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Japan Dolphins Day comes to Canberra


[ 31 August 2012 at 4:00 pm; ]

I’ve had this in which may be of interest to some of you:

On August 31, 2012 rallies and peaceful protests will be held in over 70 locations worldwide to protest the September 1st start of the annual Taiji dolphin cull as seen in the Academy-award winning documentary The Cove. I am helping organise [...]

Free Film Festival celebrating Diversity Week – 6 to 11 August

By 4 August 2012

[ 6 August 2012 to 11 August 2012. ] Come along to the ANU Film Group from August 6 to 11 for the 2012 Diversity Week Film Festival, a week-long celebration of diversity in film that’s open to everyone and (in the spirit of economic diversity) absolutely free!

From an Indian-set adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s quintessentially British novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” (Trishna) to a [...]

LIMB: A new music concert

By 3 August 2012

[ 16 August 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

This in from Yvonne:

Limb is an extension of the body. LIMB is a concert that will open your mind.

Percussionist Yvonne Lam (and drummer with Canberra experimental rock band Mornings) has programmed a concert of new music from some of Australia’s most exciting composers.

The concert aims to free ‘classical’ contemporary music from its conservatism. [...]

Local Feats, a retrospective of local feature films 1971-2010


[ 16 August 2012 to 20 December 2012. ]

This in from New Acton and sounding very interesting:

Local Feats is a retrospective of local feature films made in Canberra between 1971 and 2010.

Starting 1971, screened from an old 16mm projector, we will travel through the years each fortnight with the director and one of his/her short films. After a talk and the screenings, the [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 3 August 2012


[ 3 August 2012 to 5 August 2012. ]

The new month is upon us, the temperatures seem to get ever lower, but the weekend is almost here.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Anime.AU.12 coming to Canberra

By 31 July 2012

[ 11 August 2012; ] Do you like disturbing gender roles? The ANU Anime Society has announced that we’re playing host to Australia’s big Anime bash:

For immediate release

ANU Anime Society hosts Anime.AU.12 convention.

The ANU Anime Society will be hosting Anime.AU.12; an anime, manga and gaming convention in the Manning Clarke Centre at the Australian National University on Saturday between [...]

John Foulcher’s The Sunset Assumption launching at Paperchain

By 31 July 2012

[ 9 August 2012 at 5:45 pm; ] John Fouclher was far and away the best poetry teacher I ever had in my education.

Paperchain have sent details of his latest book launch:

Please join us for the launch of ‘The Sunset Assumption’ by John Foulcher.

The book will be launched by Susan Hampton.

Thursday August 9
5.45 for 6.00pm

RSVP Wednesday August 8
Telephone 6295 6723 or

John Foulcher’s [...]

The Durham Winter Christmas Charity Party

By 31 July 2012

[ 4 August 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] Saturday 4th of August, 6-10pm.  The Durham Castle Arms will be giving $1 from every drink sold between 6 and 10pm to the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation  The NICF aims at giving this regions babies the best chance at living normal, healthy lives.

To help get into the festive spirit, the Durham will be giving [...]

UberGlobal at CareersXpo featuring RiotACT, Yepgot, Stagebitz


[ 1 August 2012 11:00 am to 2 August 2012 11:00 am. ]
Attendees at this year’s Canberra CareersXpo will have the unique opportunity to hear from some of the region’s youngest and most successful business people.

Among the companies that will be sharing their expertise is UberGlobal, one of Australia’s most successful and fastest growing web technology services companies. UberGlobal provide customised domain and web hosting solutions to [...]

HUNG: Canberra street artist exhibit


[ 2 August 2012 to 30 September 2012. ]

We’ve been informed of a free art exhibit showcasing the work of Canberran street artists at Soju Girl gallery:

Local artist Dale Newbery has assembled a collection of works by some of Canberra’s best street artists to be [...]

August 2012 at The Phoenix

By 30 July 2012

[ 1 August 2012 to 31 August 2012. ] For your calendars:
Thursday 2nd 9pm
The Streetlight Parade
Pocket Fox

Saturday 4th 9:30pm
The Vee Bees
The Vaginabillies

Monday 6th 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club presents The Bootleg Sessions
The Glaciers
Zoi (Japan)
Amber Nichols
Hayley Shone

Tuesday 7th 7:30pm
The Phoenix Quiz
Andrew and Shannon’s Classic Trivia

Thursday 9th 9pm
Los Chavos

Saturday 11th 9:30pm
The King Hits
The Professor
Bacon Cakes

Monday 13th 8pm
2xx Local ‘n’ Live presents The Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben Band
The Burley [...]

Canberra Celebrity Charity Apprentice Campaign


[ 24 November 2012; ]

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance has contacted us to let us know about their Canberra Celebrity Charity Apprentices Campaign, which has so far raised over $13,000.
The concept for this campaign consists of 12 high profile Canberrans to become Canberra Celebrity Charity Apprentices. Each Apprentice is fundraising for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance for a period of [...]

Cultural History of Climate Change conference at ANU – 27-28 August 2012

By 29 July 2012

[ 27 August 2012 to 28 August 2012. ] Here’s the stonking line-up:

Timothy Morton, This Is Not My Beautiful Biosphere
Nick Mansfield, Deconstructing the Sovereignty of the Earth: Bataille, Derrida and the Natural Politics of Climate Change
Elaine Kelly, Dwelling in the Future
Linda Williams, The ‘Little Ice Age’ and the 18th Century European concept of the Sublime
Angi Buettner, From Climate Change to Cultural Change: How to [...]

Nerd Trivia returns to the Phoenix Bar

By 27 July 2012

[ 31 July 2012 at 7:00 pm; ] So I heard this was pretty good last time:
Ladies and Gentlemen, the ultimate battle for you inner geek has once again come around!

NERD TRIVIA AT THE PHOENIX BAR! Hosted by Joel Barcham, local Ninja Turtle enthusiast and professional MASTER OF CONFLICT, sponsored by April’s Caravan Vintage Clothes store and of course the Phoenix [...]

A Cabaret cure for Mondayitis hits the capital

By 27 July 2012

[ 13 August 2012 at 7:00 pm; ] Launched on the 30th April 2012 Mondayitis Cabaret is a fringe night spanning genres from burlesque to ballroom and comedy to cabaret; begun by local burlesque performer Chocolate e Claire to give local performers a venue to display their talents and to raise funds for the ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service. Their first show sold out and after a few technical difficulties was a great success.
Mondayitis Cabaret has launched their next event ‘Secret Lives’ for Monday August 13th to a fantastic response. Hosted by production manager and local burlesque performer Ivy Ambrosia and with a line up including local burlesque and drag performers, musicians, singers and pole dancers it’s promising to be a great night with a little something for everyone.

Allie’s Angels Fundraiser Sat 18 August

By 22 July 2012

[ 18 August 2012; ]

One-year-old Allie Matthews is still far too young to appreciate the glamour of burlesque dance and vintage-style fashion. However Allie and her family are the inspiration for a special, glittering event that will be held in Canberra by Miss Kitka’s House of Burlesque and The Darling Sisters on 18 August at [...]

The Canberra Poetry Slam at The Front

By 19 July 2012

[ 27 July 2012; ]

This in from Rutager Inmania:

Canberra Poetry Slam – Jazz Slam!

This month, Canberra’s longest running poetry slam will blend swing music and poetry on the 27th of July. The venue is the Front Cafe and Gallery in Lyneham and it kicks off at 7:30.

The Slam begins with an open mic, so if you feel competition cramps [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 20 July 2012


[ 20 July 2012 to 22 July 2012. ]

So here we are again.

What’s worth seeing and doing in Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Free Burrito Day comes to Canberra

By 18 July 2012

[ 3 August 2012 at 11:00 am; ]

Guzman Y Gomez have certainly got the punters in Sydney raving about them.

Now they’re coming to Canberra (which one hopes if nothing else will encourage Zambreros to stop stinging me $2 for a miserable smear of avocado).

What’s of interest is they’re promising Free burritos on 3 August between 11am and 8pm at their Canberra [...]

Raw Comedy Winner Headlines Comedy Club

By 18 July 2012

[ 1 August 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Since winning the prestigious national Raw Comedy Competition in 2010, Luke Heggie has gone on to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on national television, and sold out runs of shows at the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals. Heggie will be performing his festival show, “Master of None”, as part of the next Comedy [...]

Arc Cinema is growing up!

By 16 July 2012

[ 1 August 2012 to 31 August 2012. ]

August marks the fifth birthday of the National Film and Sound Archive’s Arc Cinema. To celebrate, there’ll be a month and more of special screenings and events.

Five years since Australian director Rolf de Heer’s last feature, Dr. Plonk had its Australian premiere at Arc, the director will return with a Canberra premiere of his new [...]

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Challenging Pseudoscience in the most scientific of all ages

By 16 July 2012

[ 11 August 2012 at 2:00 pm; ] Location: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601
Speaker: Professor John Dwyer, AO, PhD, FRACP, FRCPI, Doc Uni (Hon) ACU

Free Entry

Towards the end of 2011, the Skeptics’ Tim Mendham published a table documenting the universities in Australia that seemed to be teaching various “pseudosciences” as if they were underpinned by credible scientific [...]

Corinbank Unplugged! @ Honkytonks for a Sunday Session

By 13 July 2012

[ 15 July 2012 at 4:00 pm; ] Facebook has details of a local musical milestone with what could be Hashemoto’s last show.

Pots and Damo have, with various accompaniment, been producing some of the most spellbinding acoustic music in the Canberra scene (2007 podcast with us here).

And they’re doing a benefit gig for the Corinbank team this Sunday before their dynamic pianist Bec [...]

Hot Pink Bits-All Singing, All Dancing and All Wrong!

By 13 July 2012

[ 14 July 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]

July 14th, Dinner at 7pm, Show at 8.30pm. Show Only $40, Three Course Meal and seated in Section C $70, Section B $80, Section A $90. Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant, ANU Arts Centre, University Avenue, Canberra Bookings: 6257 2718

Whatever happened to Divine Brown?  Can a phone sex operator get RSI? Do people really [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 13 July 2012


[ 13 July 2012 to 15 July 2012. ]

The weekend appears to be coming if we like it or not?

So what’s good to see and do around town while we’re deprived of our workplace nirvanas?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Melbourne rockers EMPRA @ The Basement, Sat 14 July

By 11 July 2012

[ 14 July 2012; ] Rock music is often shunned in Canberra.

Our hipster/indie/scarf-wearing scene thrives, and you can’t navigate a Canberra music forum without reading want-ads for metal/thrash/death bands and performers constantly looking for each other. We’ve even got a hip-hop scene, I hear.

At this point, i was going to opine about the handful of local stalwarts that strive to [...]

Community Group cooperation – BCC July Public Forum

By 11 July 2012

[ 17 July 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] All Belconnen residents are invited to be part of a joint public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council and See-Change Belconnen.

The object of the evening is to discuss and consider ways for all community groups in Belconnen to work effectively
together to address concerns about amenities, public transport and infrastructure in your local neighbourhood and Town [...]

Belco Skatepark Sat 14 July

By 10 July 2012

[ 14 July 2012 at 9:00 am; ]

Free skateboard coaching clinic, demonstrations and Hip Hop Day at Belconnen Skatepark, Sat 14 July commencing at 9am.

It’s a leap year, so it must be time for the Rat-lympics!


[ 11 August 2012 at 11:00 am; ]

2humpZ has sent word that the Rat-lympics will be taking place on 11 August at Downer Oval.

If you’re interested in Canberra’s only truly worthwhile cycling subculture, or just like seeing people trying to do things on funny bikes, or just like beer, it will be well and truly worth checking out.

July Bad! Slam! With bonus Rafe

By 10 July 2012

[ 18 July 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Last month’s Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit! featured a full brass band playing the poets in and out for what became a memorable evening despite the rivers of beer flowing.

This month facebook informs that RiotACT’s escaped musician Rafe Morris is performing. Which guarantees some good songs, but will he stay on duty providing the stings throughout [...]

2012 Arab Film Festival at the Film and Sound Archive


[ 12 July 2012 to 19 July 2012. ]

This just in:

For the fourth year, Arc Cinema is hosting the Arab Film Festival. Each year the festival is growing in popularity, and this year sees a host of World Premiere and Australian Premiere screenings (details below).

Tickets $11/$9 concession. Bookings call 6248 2000 or at the NFSA Box Office.
Details [...]

The Magic Flute

By 9 July 2012

[ 13 July 2012 to 22 July 2012. ]

Canberra Opera Workshop will be performing it’s second opera production – Mozart’s Magic Flute – from 13 to 22 July.

The cast has been assembled from graduate singers and students of classical voice based in Canberra. The production is accompanied by a chamber orchestra conducted by Jennifer Groom, and located in Lyneham High School’s new, state-of-the-art [...]

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