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Maiden Oz: The Iron Maiden Tribute Show

By 9 December 2011

[ 17 December 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

MAIDEN OZ: The Iron Maiden Tribute Show: Sat 17th December, The Transit Bar, Canberra City.

A huuuuuuuge night of Maiden, featuring all the classic hits, a few surprises, and a very special guest.

Tickets are available via moshtix http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=52902 or at the door (the venue only fits 200 punters -so get in early before it sells out). [...]

Elixir of Love. Comic opera at the ANU Arts Theatre

By 9 December 2011

[ 9 December 2011 to 11 December 2011. ]

The Canberra Opera Workshop is putting on a performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s Elixir of Love this weekend.

Gaetano Donizetti’s opera, L’Elisir D’Amore (The Elixir of Love), written in 1832, will be set in a mid C19th Italian village.

It is customary, even expected, that C21st productions of classics should relocate or update their settings. Our decision to [...]

From Chris Isaak to Clare Bowditch, Enlighten trims down

By 9 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 March 2012; 3 March 2012; 9 March 2012; 10 March 2012; ]

The Enlighten festival website has been launched for the 2012 event.

In stark contrast to last year they’re downplaying the performers and there has been no helicopter arrival by ageing rock stars.

This is probably a good move. One suspects people will come for the lights and some good music as much as to see well past [...]

CELL BLOCK 69 – LIVE IN CANBERRY – AN AWESOME ROCK SPECTACULAR

By 8 December 2011

[ 23 December 2011; ]

A Thunderous Drum Roll (like the pounding fists of Jean-Claude Van Damm) announces the return of The World’s Greatest Rock Pop Band™ CELL BLOCK ’69!!! Unbelievably, the band appear to be reforming for the 10th year in a row to perform a LAST EVER WORLD TOUR™ in Canberry on December 23rd.

Tickets available through [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 December 2011

By 8 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 December 2011 to 11 December 2011. ]

The year draws to a close, the students are heading home, but the Christmas festivities are just hotting up.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Tugger salvos do carols in Town Park

By 6 December 2011

[ 18 December 2011 at 7:00 pm; ] The Tuggeranong Salvation Army have let us know about their caroling plans for Tuggeranong Town Park.

Community activities are an important ingredient in “building community” and the Salvation Army’s Carols in Town Park – Tuggeranong has developed into a large and great event to Celebrate Christmas – the Christmas Story and Community with in excess of [...]

New Years in the City

By 5 December 2011

[ 31 December 2011; ]

Events ACT have published details of the show they’re putting on for those who remain in town this New Year’s Eve.

The city will be in party mode on New Year’s Eve with two celebrations to bring in 2012.

Civic Square will play host to a family-friendly music line-up while Garema Place brings in the New Year [...]

Comedy Club Christmas Special

By 5 December 2011

[ 7 December 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s the last Comedy Club at Civic Pub for the year and almost Christmas time so in the festive spirit we’re letting heaps of local comedians get up for short sets. Should be a fun night.

Hosted by Jay Sullivan, the night will feature short sets from Marcus Amann, Jasper Burfoot, Kale Bogdanovs, [...]

The 17th Santa Claus Bar Crawl is on 16 December 2011.

By 4 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

Word has reached us that the Santa Bar Crawl for 2011 is kicking of on 16 December.

It’s a great way to meet people, get silly, go to bars you normally wouldn’t darken the door of, buy website editors drinks (very important tradition trust me on this, it brings luck).

There’s a facebook event up for it [...]

World of Women’s Cinema

By 2 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 December 2011 at 2:00 pm; 10 December 2011 at 2:00 pm; ]

The National Film & Sound Archive has announced their “World of Women Film Festival”

The World of Women Film Festival touring program, now in its 17th year, returns to Arc Cinema this fortnight, presenting the best short films made by Australian women filmmakers. It’s a rare opportunity for Canberra audiences to see this year’s selection of [...]

Rare ANU fossils to be displayed at CMAG

By 2 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 December 2011 to 26 February 2012. ]

The ANU is letting us know a collection of their rare fossils will be on display at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

The fossils come from the ANU’s collection and were gathered from the Wee Jasper area.

The exhibition will run from 3 December to 26 February next year.

Canberra hosting Australian triathlon championships

By 1 December 2011

[ 18 December 2011 11:00 am to 29 January 2012 11:00 am. ] With Lake Burley Griffin being open for the first time in three years, Canberra will host an Australian triathlon championship and a World Championship qualifying race over the summer. 

On 18 December, the World Champs qualifier will be held over the Olympic distance (1500 metre swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) at Acton Ferry.  On 29 January, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 2 December 2011

By 1 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 December 2011 to 4 December 2011. ]

The rains have cleared, the weather is glorious, the forecast is pretty good.

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

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Mt Stromlo Observatory Open Day this Sunday

By 1 December 2011

[ 4 December 2011 at 12:00 am; ] Mt Stromlo Observatory will be open to the public during its Annual Open Day this Sunday 4th December 2011 10am to 4pm. Entry to the event is free.

Mt Stromlo Observatory is the research headquarters for the Australian National University Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. It’s home to the country’s leading research in optical and [...]

Eco Christmas Market – Think & Shop Outside the Gift Box this Christmas!

By 30 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 10:00 am; ] Everybody loves to give, but at Christmas we can give a little too much away.

The Canberra Environment Centre’s inaugural Eco Christmas Market will be taking place on Saturday 10th December from 10am – 4pm at the Canberra Environment Centre (Cnr Lawson Cres & Lennox Crossing, Acton, by the National Museum), and is [...]

67th Carols by Candlelight

By 29 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 14 December 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

Carols by Candlelight has been bringing the joy of Christmas to Canberran families for more than six decades, and Woden Valley Youth Choir would like to invite you and your family to share in the spirit of Christmas at Commonwealth Park on 14 December.

Ian McLean will again host the event, and Woden Valley Youth Choir [...]

Veiled Attitude

By 28 November 2011

[ 29 November 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

This has come over my desk and looks interesting:

Veiled Attitude: Presenting the fabulous Isistars!

The much anticipated annual National Youth Belly Dance Festival ‘Veiled Attitude’ is back for its sixth year in a row.

This festival has quickly become a firm favourite in Canberra’s yearly calendar due to the great choreography, enthusiasm, modern songs and colourful costumes [...]

Skate in the city revived for summer

By 28 November 2011

[ 5 January 2012 to 6 February 2012. ] Canberra CBD Ltd announced an open air roller skating rink will be opened in Garema Place in the new year.

The rink will be open From 5 January, to 6 February in 2012.

The rink will feature roller discos, retro movie nights, and the seemingly obligatory roller derby.

The rink will be similar to the ice skating rink [...]

PWA Live Pro Wrestling Saturday December 3rd

By 28 November 2011

[ 3 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Pro Wrestling Alliance returns to the Woden Tradies, Saturday December 3rd for it’s final show for 2011.

A huge main event has already been announced as the number 1 contender for the PWA National title Ahmed Iblis challenges Crofty for his PWA National Championship.

A huge interstate challenge will also take place. Three of the best [...]

Ray Martin: The stories behind the legends

By 26 November 2011

[ 1 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; 1 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Ray Martin will be giving a free public lecture at the ANU next week.

Canberra Times ANU Literary Event, Meet the Author Series 2011

Award-winning journalist Ray Martin, one Australia’s most loved personalities, brings together some of his most memorable interviews in his latest book, Ray Martin’s Favourites: The stories behind the legends

Ray Martin’s Favourites offers an [...]

Impressions at the Portrait Gallery

By 25 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 November 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]

The National Portrait Gallery has announced their new exhibition: Impressions: Painting light and life.

At what point does an artist’s ‘impression’ of colour, light and form become a work sufficiently finished to show to someone else? At what point does an ‘impression’ of a certain look on a certain face become a portrait of a [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 25 November 2011

By 24 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 November 2011 to 27 November 2011. ]

The whole world might be coming to an end but that’s no reason not to dance.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Jay Sullivan’s European Vacation at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 23 November 2011

[ 2 December 2011 to 3 December 2011. ]

Facebook informed me of this and it seemed too good not to share:

My new solo show. 2 NIGHTS ONLY! Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Check out the poster. 2nde and 3rd.

Kale Bogdanovs and other special guests will help me paint a picture of Europe.

I’m starting to get excited…

Have you got room for an extra tail?

By 22 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 27 November 2011 at 2:00 pm; ]

Hi Rioters,

Domestic Animal Services (DAS or the pound) has one of the best rehoming percentages Australia wide with around 93% of dogs going back to their owners or finding new homes.  This is in part due to the hard work of Canberra rescue groups, who take dogs in when their time is running out.

The Christmas [...]

The Australian Beer Pong Squad’s Launch Party & Tournament! Saturday 3 December @ The Lighthouse!

By 21 November 2011

[ 3 December 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

THE AUSTRALIAN BEER PONG SQUAD IS PROUD TO PRESENT THEIR OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY & BEER PONG TOURNAMENT

 This will be the FIRST big beer pong event hosted here in the ACT!

 LAUNCH PARTY

- Come down to check out the sport and what it’s all about, play a game or two, or just have a beverage or ten [...]

Renowned globalisation expert Saskia Sassen giving a Public Lecture at ANU on 23 November

By 21 November 2011

[ 23 November 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Come and hear one of the most eminent thinkers of our time talk about the implications that radical changes to the nation state have for our ways of life.

Wednesday 23 November 6-7.30pm at Theatre 3 Manning Clark Centre, Union Court, ANU (building 26A http://campusmap.anu.edu.au/) followed by a wine reception.

The lecture is free, but for catering [...]

Last chance to watch the Cotter Dam go up from closeup

By 18 November 2011

[ 26 November 2011; ]

ACTEW are letting us know they’re having a final open day on the Cotter Dam worksite on 26 November.

Visitors to the open day will be able to see roller compacted concrete being placed, talk to the people behind the project and enjoy a scenic riverside walk along the Cotter Dam Discovery Trail. A sausage sizzle [...]

Eyes to the Sky, Knights of the Spatchcock, Point of View, Delinquent @ The Basement

By 18 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] Location: The Basement Belconnen, 2 Cohen Street, Belconnen, Australia

More info

$10 ENTRY
18+ ID required

8pm doors open for 9pm start

Pool, drinks and great music! There also is a kitchen there for those needing solids

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9pm Delinquent (Nowra)
http://www.facebook.com/delinquent101

10pm Eyes to the Sky
http://www.facebook.com/eyestotheskyband

11pm Knights of the Spatchcock
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Knights-of-the-Spatchcock/62134248984

12am Point of View
http://www.facebook.com/pointofviewact

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The Basement
http://www.facebook.com/thebasementact

The Basement Kitchen
http://www.facebook.com/groups/151994371564318/

Mudd Nicole O’brien

An Introduction to MPS (Management PseudoScience): Or Why a Hard Nose is No Protection for a Soft Head

By 18 November 2011

[ 13 December 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: John Smyrk

Location: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre,
Clunies Ross Street Acton ACT 2601

Free Admission

The field of management has provided particularly rich soil for the cultivation and propagation of nonsense.  This observation lies in sharp contrast to the common perceptions of managers as cold, hard, evidence-based decision makers.  Entire cottage industries [...]

Mr. Fibby’s Excellently Disappointing Wireless Adventure Time! Kicks off on 2XX this weekend

By 17 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 November 2011 at 9:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 9:00 pm; 3 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; 10 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; 17 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; ]

Where do arts grants go?

Facebook has the details of one of the more accessible outcomes:

THIS EVENT IS FOR A RADIO SHOW RUN OVER SIX WEEKS — YOU CAN TUNE IN FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD THROUGH MRFIBBY.COM OR BY STREAMING COMMUNITY RADIO 2XX 98.3FM!

FOR MORE INFO ON LAUNCH PARTY GO HERE: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=269876649714692

Join Mr. Fibby, [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 18 November 2011

By 17 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 18 November 2011 to 20 November 2011. ]

Obama may be leaving us today, but the weekend beckons!

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree 2011

By 16 November 2011

[ 2 December 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

For the many of you into this sort of thing Events ACT are letting you know that the Civic Square lighting of the Christmas Tree is good to go.

Christmas festivities are sure to entertain the entire family with the official start of the festive season at the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Civic [...]

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