Events (3256 Stories)

The AIDS Candlelight Memorial

By 9 May 2012

[ 20 May 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Aids Action Council are giving notice of their upcoming memorial ceremony:

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial honours the memory of all people affected by HIV and reignites community activism in the response to HIV. With 33 million people living with HIV today, the IACM serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down [...]

The Paperback Sessions to hit Smiths

By 9 May 2012

[ 8 June 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Intriguing news in of the expanding music program at Smiths Alternative Bookstore:

The Melbourne Building in Civic is home to some sensational restaurants and cafes and it’s about to have an unlikely new live music venue, under the guise of Smiths Alternative Bookstore.

It’s almost part of the furniture, Smiths books, established in 1976 and a regular [...]

‘Belle’s v. Griffins as the CRDL kicks it old school

By 8 May 2012

[ 12 May 2012 at 5:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Roller Derby League is giving notice that this weekend sees the foundation teams go head to head at Southern Cross Stadium.

Tickets from their oztix page.

Fancy a ride from Yass to Canberra?

By 8 May 2012

[ 12 May 2012; ]

This has come in and looks like fun:

The Long Ride to Stop the Poverty Cycle


Matt Napier is riding from Perth to Canberra to raise awareness of world poverty. Join Matt for the final leg into the GWS Giants vs Gold Coast game at Manuka Oval and [...]

The 18th Canberra International Music Festival

By 8 May 2012

[ 11 May 2012 to 20 May 2012. ] This year’s festival brings the best of Australian, local and international classical, contemporary and jazz performers for a week of music in and around some of Canberra’s iconic landmarks.

The Government wants you to get out and look at the leaves


[ 12 May 2012 to 13 May 2012. ]

Territory and Municipal Services want you to get out and about and enjoy just how good their street trees are looking at this time of year as the leaves come down:

With autumn now in full swing, people are encouraged to visit some of the streets and local parks in inner Canberra to see our trees [...]

Pink Footy Day

By 7 May 2012

[ 13 May 2012; ]

We’ve had this in for your attention:

ANU Women’s Football Club & the Gungahlin Jets Women’s Football Club in conjunction with AFL Canberra invite you to attend


Date Sunday 13th May 2012
Venue South Oval, Corner of Ward and Garran Road, ANU Campus

To acknowledge and pay tribute to all those affected by Breast Cancer, and in [...]

ANU FC 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

By 7 May 2012

[ 9 June 2012 at 7:00 pm; ] In 2012 the Australian National University Football Club (ANU FC) celebrates its 50th Anniversary as the home of football for ANU students, staff, alumni and lovers of the beautiful game. From humble beginnings in 1962, the club has grown to become an ACT football powerhouse claiming the Capital Football Club Championship in 2011.

On Saturday 9 [...]

Tuggeranong United’s FA Cup Night this Saturday

By 4 May 2012

[ 5 May 2012 at 10:00 pm; ]

Come and watch the FA Cup final this Saturday night with Tuggeranong United.  

Be at the Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club to see Chelsea and Liverpool battle for the most tradition riddled Cup in the world.  

From 10pm, game kicks off at 2:15am.

Yes, they definitely have SBS at the Southern Cross Club, they’re not Vikings you [...]

Sumi Jo to headline Voices in the Forest

By 3 May 2012

[ 24 November 2012; ]

Andrew Barr has announced the lineup for this year’s Voices in the Forest at the Arboretum:

This year’s concert features performances by Sumi Jo, a Korean soprano, and Stuart Skelton, an Australian-born tenor. The Royal Military College Band, the Voices in the Forest Orchestra, and choirs and soloists from schools and colleges across the ACT will [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 4 May 2012


[ 4 May 2012 to 6 May 2012. ]

After a rare full week of work there’s a properly deserved weekend coming up here in Canberra.

So what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments!

Chrome rides forth once more to Krave

By 3 May 2012

[ 12 May 2012 at 9:00 pm; ]

The Chromites are taking another swing with Krave in the Civic, posting this to Facebook:

Chromies! The decision has been made. It was not an easy choice. The Core Chrome Corps have been negotiating, discussing, meeting and analysing feedback like people possessed.

We have worked our little butts off to give you the best event we can. [...]

Bad!Slam!No!Biscuit! May Edition

By 3 May 2012

[ 16 May 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of returning mayhem:


That means, prizes, yes, prizes, for poetry, special prizes for poetry

And The Batman

Because we want you onstage with your 2 minutes, your original material, and your no props


Mothers Day concert from the Canberra City Band

By 3 May 2012

[ 13 May 2012 at 2:30 pm; ]

If you’re wondering what to do this mother’s day this looks worth a guernsey.

The Transit of Venus

By 2 May 2012

[ 6 June 2012; ]

The Transit of Venus is a pretty exciting deal and going to be visible from Canberra between 08:16 and 14:44 on 6 June 2012.

The Astronomical Society of Australia has produced a fact sheet for your edification but most importantly don’t try and look at it directly!:

FREE Special Fringe Event to the 2012 Audi Festival of German Films

By 2 May 2012

[ 5 May 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]

Banned by censors, lauded by Sigmund Freud,  now performed live by Justus Neumann at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

FREE Special Fringe Event to the 2012 Audi Festival of German Films

Celebrated Austrian performer, Justus Neumannwill perform a theatrical reading of exerpts from the controversial play ‘Der Reigen/La Ronde’by Arthur Schnitzler on May 5.

Originally [...]

Skill Shares kicks off at the Food Co-op with Bike Maintenance!

By 1 May 2012

[ 1 May 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]

From Facebook:

The ENVIRONMENT COLLECTIVE and the FOOD CO-OP SHOP present to you, friends, the very FIRST Skill Share!

** Bike Maintenance **

Hosted by a man who sure knows his derailleurs from his downtubes, Mr. Dan Hunt.

Bring your bike, tools (if you have any) and a collaborative spirit!

When? 7pm,Tuesday 1st May,
Where? Food Co-Op Shop, [...]

May at The Phoenix

By 30 April 2012

[ 1 May 2012 to 31 May 2012. ] Tuesday 1st 7:30pm
Mind Games Presents
Andrew and Shannon’s Classic Trivia

Thursday 3rd 9pm
The Skronks
Space Party
Peking Shears

Saturday 5th 9:30pm
Owen Campbell

Monday 7th 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club presents The Bootleg Sessions
Los Chavos
No Hausfrau
State College
Dan Musil

Tuesday 8th 7:30pm
Alison and Joel’s Geeky Trivia

Thursday 10th 9pm
Xav Ier
Tom Woodward
Dylan Hekimian

Saturday 12th 9:30pm

Monday 14th 8pm
Canberra Times FLY presents The Bootleg Sessions
Cracked Actor
Elisha Bones

Tuesday 15th 7:30pm
ARC Cinema [...]

Your entries wanted for The Phoenix Short Film Festival


[ 17 June 2012; ]

The Phoenix has sent in the entry form for their upcoming Short Film Festival (which I’m entertaining vague hopes of maybe getting on the judging panel for hence the plug as much as anything).

Here’s the blurb:

The Phoenix Pub is holding a short film festival on the 17th June and we’re looking for short films.

The films [...]

Eugene von Guérard, Nature revealed. New exhibition at the National Gallery


[ 27 April 2012 to 15 July 2012. ]

The National Gallery has lifted the lid on their latest exhibition:

Eugene von Guérard (1811–1901) is arguably Australia’s, and certainly Victoria’s, most important colonial landscape painter. Born in Vienna and trained as a painter in the European art centres of Rome, Naples and Düsseldorf; von Guérard migrated to Australia in 1852.

Von Guérard’s meticulous landscapes are remarkable [...]

Nuclear Issues in Australia and Beyond; One Perspective

By 27 April 2012

[ 14 May 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Date: Monday, 14 May 2012
Time: 6.00-7.30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601
Speaker: Professor Dr George Dracoulis, FAA

Members Free/Non-Members Gold Coin Donation

Nuclear issues in Australia have had a conflicted history.  We are a country with significant uranium resources but no nuclear power. This talk will cover selected aspects [...]

Mikelangelo and the Tin Star bring a mini festival to ANU

By 26 April 2012

[ 11 May 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of an awesome night of local talent coming to ANU:

Mikelangelo and the Tin Star return to Canberra on the No Sign Of A Pipeline tour Friday 11th May.

The group are touring to celebrate the release of the first official film clip from their debut album ‘The Surf’n’Western Sounds Of…’ which was [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 27 April 2012


[ 27 April 2012 to 29 April 2012. ]

It’s been a damn funny week with a public holiday in the middle to confuse us all.

But the weekend is hard upon us!

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Paul Summerfield’s Sky Aquarium at The Front

By 26 April 2012

[ 2 May 2012 to 21 May 2012. ]

Local artist Paul Summerfield has put out a media release and artists’s statement on his new exhibition “Sky Aquarium” opening at The Front in Lyneham next week.

In this refreshing body of work, Summerfield has used his unique digital painting style to create fantastical landscapes that evoke glimmers of other worlds, past and future.

All are welcome [...]

RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2012

By 24 April 2012

[ 20 May 2012 at 9:00 am; ]

In its seventh year at Commonwealth Park, our Million Paws Walk continues to be one of RSPCA’s most popular outdoor events for animal lovers and their furry friends. This year our theme is a lazy Sunday – and we want you to share what you do on your Sunday. Perhaps you chill on the couch [...]

Beer & food matching on again at The Durham

By 24 April 2012

[ 28 April 2012; ] Another fun beer & food matching event at The Durham!

Phoenix Player’s How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. It turns out there’s an app for that too


[ 11 May 2012 to 26 May 2012. ]

Phoenix Players have announced their upcoming production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at the ANU Arts Centre.

There’s also a lengthy info page on the production.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is one of the funniest and most loved musicals of all time. Based on the book of the [...]

Anzac Day dawn service details from the War Memorial

By 23 April 2012

[ 25 April 2012 at 4:30 am; ]

The War Memorial has published details of what’s going on Wednesday morning for the Dawn Service.

The service is running from 5.30am to 6, but they suggest arrival at 4.30.

– Large numbers are expected; members of the general public should arrive from 4.30 am.
– It is suggested you wear warm clothing and bring a torch.
– On-site [...]

Hashemoto and Mr Fibby live at the Stromlo Palais Sunday 29 April


[ 29 April 2012 at 3:00 pm; ]

Hello Rioters,

Hashemoto and Mr Fibby are heading again to the top of Mount Stromlo to play at the site of the Yale-Columbia telescope as the sun sets over the Brindies, and you are all invited! BBQ provided by the CMC, although I haven’t asked yet, so maybe not.  
If you came along last year then [...]

Jay Sullivan is the Drunk Monk


[ 1 May 2012 8:00 pm to 2 May 2012 10:00 pm. ]

Jay Sullivan is the drunk monk. Well, almost. He is a bald semi-Buddhist and, by his own admission, “has no sex or possessions.” Sounds like a monk to me. Not for the faint hearted but with wisdom to impart, Jay’s new show: “I Am the Drunk Monk” shows why he is not only Canberra’s favourite [...]

Take A Stand Forum – tomorrow morning!

By 19 April 2012

[ 20 April 2012 at 7:30 am; ] Take A Stand 2012

National Convention Centre

Take A Stand is an annual forum designed to challenge and discuss the issues around development, aid and campaigning.  With presentations by the Global Poverty Project and Pierre Johannessen, this forum is an opportunity for anyone passionate about a cause to discover the  most efficient, effective, sustainable ways to  Take A Stand and make [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 19 April 2012


[ 20 April 2012 to 22 April 2012. ]

It’s not shaping up as a great weekend to be outdoors. So what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend as the wet weather rolls on?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

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