Events (2782 Stories)

Wedded Bliss launch their third CD at the Muse


[ 13 May 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

Stalwarts of the local music scene “The Wedded Bliss” are launching their third album “Tailor Made Heartache” at the Merry Muse (aka the Turner Bowlo).

Details are on Facebook:

Launch gig for the new CD “Tailor Made Heartache” at one of our favourite Canberra venues, The Merry Muse. We had a great time at the NFF, and [...]

The Little Stevies w/ Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens

By 4 May 2011

[ 5 May 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] After their packed-out shows in The Majestic at The National Folk Festival, Canberrans Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens will be supporting The Little Stevies and Gossling at The ANU Bar on Thursday May 5.  JDSS have recently been heralded by The Canberra Times and The Canberra Weekly as the ‘Fresh Faces of Folk’.  They [...]

Inspiring Life Planning Workshop for Young Women

By 3 May 2011

[ 14 May 2011 at 9:30 am; ] Enjoy your own personalised life and finance makeover!
All for less than the price of a good pair of shoes or a night out.

Tickets available at
Use discount code girl_network to receive this day for only $90. Yay!


· Interactive 8 hour workshop: explore ways to create and achieve your life goals in a grounded and [...]

The Book That Changed The World on exhibition at Parliament House


[ 6 May 2011 to 28 June 2011. ]

It’s budget day and the most exciting media release I’m going to get is about an exhibition of the history of the King James Bible that’s opening at Parliament House.

If you’re unfamiliar with this crucial piece of English language history then a good starting place is renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens’ Vanity Fair article:

A culture that [...]


By 3 May 2011


The artists paint, from the heart, for basic human dignity that is compromised in China, for human rights that transcend culture,  portraying real stories of suffering, triumphant courage and enduring beauty.

Venue:  Main entrance of ANU School of Art on Ellery Cirt. – Foyer Gallery.

Opening:  Tuesday May 3 at 12.30 pm [...]

Melbourne comedian Mick Neven at Civic Pub this week

By 2 May 2011

[ 4 May 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Melbourner Mick Neven has been a regular performer at Stand Up Comedy venues around the country for the last 7 years. In that time he’s opened for Meatloaf, auditioned for Puppetry of the Penis and worked in a Cheese Factory, truly experiencing life’s highs and lows. From sharp observations to engaging [...]

Coral Sea battle marked in Canberra

By 2 May 2011

[ 2 May 2011 at 12:30 pm; ] The 69th anniversary of the World War II Battle of the Coral Sea will be marked during a commemoration service at the Australian American Memorial in Blamey Square, Russell, beginning at 1.30pm.

The service is organised every year by the Canberra Division of the Australian American Association (AAA) with the full support of the Australian and [...]

OPH Rose Gardens Mother’s Day Lunch

By 29 April 2011

[ 8 May 2011 at 12:00 pm; ] A little short notice but The Friends of the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens are holding a fund-raising lunch on Mother’s Day. If you (or your mum!) enjoy roses or just want to come along and have some scrummy food from the Lobby Restaurant and share a glass of wine with some friends please think about [...]

Humble Boy – Brought to you by Canberra Rep


[ 6 May 2011 to 21 May 2011. ]

I’ve had the following in from Canberra Rep and it looks interesting:

Charlotte Jones’ Humble Boy, directed by Corille Fraser, opens on 6 May and continues until 21 May at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Jones crafts a multi-layered and poetic story,
combining images and ideas from literary history, science and nature–which will take your breath [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 28 April 2011


[ 29 April 2011 to 1 May 2011. ]

Half of Canberra’s still at the coast sneaking a break and the last weekend is still clouding many of our minds, but the new one is fast upon us.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Mother’s Day in the Park

By 27 April 2011

[ 8 May 2011 at 11:00 am; ] Events ACT are letting us know they’re putting on a show for mother’s day in Glebe Park.

Celebrate your mum’s special day with a fun outing in one of Canberra’s most beautiful urban parks.

The party will feature an incredible stage show line-up, including the Stilettos. This all-female trio will ‘wow’ you – from the Andrews [...]

MEASQ Car Sound Competition

By 26 April 2011

[ 15 May 2011 at 10:00 am; ] MEASQ is a fair and unbiased judging format used to subjectively compare a competitor’s car audio system’s ability to accurately reproduce audio, as the original recording intended, plus provide valuable feedback to the competitor. It is designed to ensure consistency and an objective approach while remaining easy to understand and accomodating of various skill and [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 April 2011


[ 22 April 2011 to 26 April 2011. ]

With a five day weekend coming up is there anything happening in town that isn’t the folk festival or heading to the coast?

(Also beware the double demerits over the weekend.)

Just leave your suggestions in the comments!

Live Rock Show at The Maram 6th May

By 19 April 2011

[ 6 May 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] Live Rock show promoting local and regional talent, excellent line-up;

– Point of View

– The Naddiks

– No Longer I   (Goulburn)

Cost is just $5 at the door to cover the sound engineer, will be an excellent night!

Where : The Maram  Erindale

When: 6th May starting 8:00pm

Cost: $5

Drag show coming to Petrie Plaza

By 18 April 2011

[ 7 May 2011 at 7:00 pm; ] Facebook brings word that the Red Herring cafe in Petrie is going to play host to a drag show for those of you who are into that sort of thing.

fter the first and very memorable Fiery Rainbows, we’re vamping up for another night of debauchery, drinks and drag! Fiery Rainbows II will host compilation of [...]

Geese at the Courtyard Studio


[ 26 April 2011 to 30 April 2011. ]

This has crossed my desk and will be of interest to some of you, particularly as it features some of Canberra’s most alluring women:

Come to Shadow House PITS’ new production of GEESE: An exciting non-traditional blending of dance, drama, music and ritual.

I have attached a short press release concerning GEESE.

We have been very fortunate [...]

2011 Vinnies CEO Sleepout – Canberra


[ 16 June 2011 7:00 pm to 17 June 2011 7:00 am. ]

From making decisions to making a difference.

CEOs used to making decisions in the comfort of their boardrooms will soon be sleeping outdoors on a cold Canberra winter’s night to raise awareness of, and funds for, the plight of those living without a roof over their head.

The 2011 Vinnies CEO Sleepout was launched on Wednesday, 13 [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 April 2011


[ 15 April 2011 to 17 April 2011. ]

Here comes the weekend.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Slow Art at the National Gallery


[ 16 April 2011; ]

The National Gallery has had enough of you philistines not taking the time to appreciate the true genius of the art works they go to the trouble of placing before you.

To that end they’re running Slow Art Canberra 2011 as part of a global Slow Art Day.

On average, a visitor spends 17 seconds or less [...]

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled open day!

By 13 April 2011

[ 7 May 2011; ] Pegasus Riding for the Disabled OF THE ACT
Saturday 7th May, from 11am to 3pm

Pegasus opens its doors TO the public on the 7th of May! There will be plenty of activities, food stalls, other stalls and demonstrations!

Please come and join us, everybody is welcome!


11.30am          Riding Demonstration
12.30pm          Parade of Pegasus horses
1.00pm            [...]

Botanic Art Exhibition at the Botanic Gardens

By 12 April 2011

[ 13 April 2011 to 27 April 2011. ]

The Friends of the Botanic Gardens Art Group are giving notice that they have an exhibition running this month at the Gardens, with some works available for sale.

Rallies to support funding of the National Health and Medical Research Council.

By 12 April 2011

[ 12 April 2011 at 12:30 pm; ] Professor Julio Licinio of the John Curtin School of Medical Research has written a beautiful blog about the need to fund medical research in Australia, in response to suggestions that the National Health and Medical Research Council may suffer budget cuts in the next federal budget.

There are rallies across Australia today to show your support [...]

Wish the kids would go outside with their Nerf guns?


[ 17 April 2011 at 11:00 am; ]

Well they can!

Canberra & Southern NSW Dart Tag (Nerf Wars, HvZ) run events every month in Canberra. It’s an all ages event with appropriate safety and supervision. And best of all – totally free!

We are hosting an event this Sunday at 57 Ormond St, Turner (Haig Park). You can check out the event details on [...]

Landspeed spearheads International Record Store Day

By 10 April 2011

[ 16 April 2011; ]

Faster Louder brings word that Garema Place’s Landspeed Records is going to play host to the Canberra leg of International Record Store Day.

For the first time ever, Canberra’s leading independent music store Landspeed Records is getting on board with a second-hand vinyl fair on Saturday 16 April.

The inaugural International Record Store Day has celebrated independently [...]

Candle Lighting Ceremony

By 9 April 2011

[ 4 May 2011 at 5:45 pm; ] Candle Lighting Ceremony to remember those who have died as a result of domestic violence, 4th May, 5.45pm Garema Place

2XX FM launches its new radio program

By 8 April 2011

[ 18 April 2011 at 4:00 pm; ] LOCAL ‘N’ LIVE
Sat April 16th 2011
Garema Place, Civic 10-4 pm


Brass’ere                    12.30pm

The Ellis Collective      1.15pm

D’Opus & Roshambo 2.30pm

+ Pete Akhurst, Alice Cottee, Heidi Gill

and more great local acts throughout the day

The Local ‘n’ Live Radio show starts April 18th 4-6 pm, Monday to Friday on 98.3FM

For more information or live streaming visit

Giralang Community Fair

By 8 April 2011

[ 9 April 2011 at 10:00 am; 9 April 2011 at 10:00 am; ] GIRALANG COMMUNITY FAIR

This Saturday, 10am – 2pm.
Giralang Primary School, Atalumba Close, Giralang.

Come along and have a great day at our Fair. There will be nearly 30 stalls.

Here’s what you’ll find:

Great Carnival rides.
Dig for dinosaur eggs and win a prize.
Face-painting and games – bean-bag toss, sponge throwing.
The Scouts, Giralang Playgroups, and the SES will be running [...]

Open Mic Comedy night – Pot Belly Pub – FREE

By 8 April 2011

[ 20 April 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] Wooping it up just before the Easter break is the Open Mic Comedy night at the Pot Belly Pub. Tap a friend on the shoulder and say ‘Its Time’, you need to get up on stage ROOKIE and have a lash at it, or maybe you are EXPERIENCED and want to kick it fun stylee, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 April 2011


[ 8 April 2011 to 10 April 2011. ]

The days grow shorter, the nights grow darker, and once again we cast our thoughts to how we should amuse ourselves this weekend.

Come one hivemind, leave your suggestions in the comments.

Symposium of Australian Gastronomy


[ 13 May 2011 to 16 May 2011. ]

Here’s one for you foodies:

Bookings are now open for the 18th Symposium of Australian Gastronomy which will be held at Old Parliament House, Canberra, from Friday 13 to Monday 16 May 2011. You can register now at

The theme for the symposium is The Federation of Taste which aims to explore the implications of governance [...]

“What’s It Worth?” hits the Albert Hall this Sunday


[ 10 April 2011 at 10:00 am; ]

This one’s come across my desk and is sure to excite some of you:

What is What’s it Worth?

What’s it Worth (WIW) is based on the Antique Road Show Concept where people can bring in items have them appraised by an expert and learn a little more about the item and its approximate value. It is [...]

Australia’s Foreign Aid: Who For? What For?

By 5 April 2011

[ 13 May 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Does aid reflect Australia’s domestic political wishes and worries of the voter or is it a tool in the Government’s outward looking foreign policy kit?  Where should aid sit as a diplomatic instrument?

This talk will assess foreign aid as a tool of the Government and as an industry.  AusAID is seen by most officials and [...]

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