Events (3073 Stories)

Walk A Loop for kids with a disability

By 10 November 2011

[ 2 December 2011 at 9:00 pm; 3 December 2011 at 8:00 am; ]

This in from the folks at TADACT:

Technical Aid for the Disabled, ACT (TADACT) is excited to announce its first BIG Charity Event “Walk A Loop”. Our bridge to bridge 5km walk is being held at 9pm on Friday 2 December and 8am on Saturday morning 3 December 2011.

We have local identities walking the loop including [...]

Belconnen Community Council Public Forum 15 Nov – 7.30pm

By 10 November 2011

[ 30 November -0001 at 12:00 am; ] Belconnen residents are invited to the November meeting of the Belconnen Community Council. This month is the second part of our ‘Transport Forum’ and Officers from ‘Transport Planning & Projects’ will answer questions about ‘Parking in the Belconnen Town Centre’ and ‘After hours access to the Westfield Bus Interchange’.

Following a short coffee break, [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 11 November 2011

By 10 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 November 2011 to 13 November 2011. ]

As 2011 races towards its conclusion we face the prospect of another weekend.

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

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

Paint & Play in Glebe Park

By 10 November 2011

[ 19 November 2011 at 10:00 am; ]

This has come over my desk and looks worthwhile.

‘Salsa: We are the Colombian Pacific’ swings into town

By 9 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 November 2011 at 10:30 am; ] From the street corners of Colombia come the award winning dancers of Swing Latino to pass on the secrets of salsa to Canberra…

Scaramouche with Looking Glass and The London Circuit Friday November 11 ANU Bar

By 9 November 2011

[ 11 November 2011; ] Melbourne-based rock band Scaramouche will return to their hometown of Canberra for a blistering one-night-only show on Friday 11 November at the ANU Bar, to follow up the release of their debut EP Access Denied.

For more information, see

Scaramouche will share the stage with local bands Looking Glass and The London Circuit. Entry is $10.

CYT presents Artists Unite 22 – 26 Nov

By 9 November 2011

[ 22 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 22 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 23 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 23 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 24 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 24 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 25 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 25 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 2:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 2:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; ] A series of 4 World Premiere productions written by emerging playwrights, directed by emerging directors and designed by emerging set, costume, lighting and sound designers.   Each play has its own creative team, mentored by professionals in their field.

Silver Gelatin by Camilla Sheather-Neumann
A photographer attempts to capture the beauty of a blind model in this hauntingly [...]

David Branson tribute at The Street

By 9 November 2011

[ 11 December 2011 at 12:30 pm; ]

David Branson’s legacy in the Canberra arts scene remains huge with many of those he inspired going on to great things.

Facebook brings word of a tribute to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his tragic passing:

A man beloved by many, David Branson, fell from this mortal coil 10 years ago on 11 December 2001 in a [...]

Comedy Club at the Civic Pub

By 9 November 2011

[ 11 November 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] One of Australia’s funniest underground comedians Tom Gibson is bringing his stand-up comedy show ‘The Awesomeness of the Tomodo Dragon’ to the Civic Pub on Friday 11 November.

Hosted by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Emo Parsonson, the night will feature popular folk music comedian Rafe Morris, Sydney’s Comedy on the Rox wonder woman Kathyrn Bendall, the dry wit [...]

Queanbeyan Show this weekend

By 8 November 2011

[ 12 November 2011 to 13 November 2011. ] I know theres a word for something you find while googling for something else, but I dont know what it is. This caught my attention while engaging in such a task – The Queanbeyan Show.

A media report is in the Queanbeyan Age, but briefly – it starts on Saturday and there will be fireworks [...]

Trivia night for Make A Wish

By 8 November 2011

[ 19 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

At the Italian Club.

Barons of Tang and Mr Fibby to rock the Polo

By 8 November 2011

[ 11 November 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook informs us that Canberra’s Mr Fibby and Melbourne’s The Barons Of Tang are going to be mixing with that dangerous Polish beer on Friday night:


Street Soccer for the Big Issue

By 8 November 2011

[ 14 December 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

This came across my desk this morning and looks like fun for a good cause..

Pegasus Trivia Night – Spring edition

By 7 November 2011

[ 18 November 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] Test your knowledge, have a great night and..  support Pegasus!

After a first successful first Trivia Night, Pegasus has decided to organize another one (one of many more to come, hopefully!).

When: Friday 18 November 2011, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Where: Kaleen Sports Club, 16 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen

Who: Everyone interested, but please RSVP Pegasus (details below).

Lianne Brink, project officer: 9190

Tech N9ne, D12, Obie Trice – HeatWave fest Canberra.

By 7 November 2011

[ 21 January 2012 at 12:00 am; 21 January 2012 at 3:00 pm; 21 January 2012 at 3:00 pm; 21 January 2012 at 3:00 pm; ]

Canberra Hip Hop fans brace yourself for a Heatwave this summer.

HeatWave summer festival Canberra.

Presented by KP Records

Be part of the biggest hip hop event the Nations Capital has ever seen.

Music, culture and atmosphere as the city unites for a blend of top shelf local and international hip hop.

– Tech N9ne (US)
– D12 (US)
– Obie Trice [...]

Japanese Film Festival

By 4 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 November 2011 to 24 November 2011. ]

The National Film and Sound Archive is letting us know they’re kicking off the 15th Japanese Film Festival.

Opening Night (Wednesday 9 November) will again be presented FREE to the public by the Embassy of Japan. This year’s opening film will be Railways – the new heartwarming drama from the team behind the hit TV series [...]

Bad Slam No Biscuit – November edition

By 4 November 2011

[ 16 November 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook gives warning that poetry based madness and mayhem is, regular as the calendar, about to return to Civic.

What can we say?


Which means you get an audience a microphone five judges two MCs a MASTER OF CONFLICT a Score Adder a stage a pub with alcohol two minutes AND THE CHANCE TO [...]

The Phoenix comes of age this November

By 3 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 November 2011 to 27 November 2011. ]

The Phoenix have sent through their events listing for November, complete with the very exciting news that the bar is turning 18!

A Way Hip Antelopes re-union is not to be missed.

Ruinous pints of cider and guiness all round.

(Click poster below for larger version)

Spirits of the Dead at the Phoenix!

By 3 November 2011

[ 13 November 2011; ]

This in from Konrad Lenz!

On Sunday November 13 The Spirits of the Dead will return to their spiritual home, the Phoenix Pub, to play their last Canberra show for the next few months.

Also featuring RKPK (the musical lovechild of Inflatable Ingrid and Inflatable Ingrid)

PLUS theatrical stuff from A KREWD Ensemble

Cost of entry [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 4 November 2011

By 3 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 4 November 2011 to 6 November 2011. ]

Another weekend upon us, and not a damn thing we can do about it.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

[Win Wine!] Canberra’s wineries to lure visitors with Wine, Roses and All that Jazz

By 2 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 November 2011 to 6 November 2011. ] [We have six double packs of Canberra Wine to give away to our Premium Members as part of the festival. To win either be a premium member or upgrade your membership and let us know via the contact form that you'd like to be in the draw before 5pm, 5 November 2011]

Canberra District Wineries [...]

Canberra filmmaker getting a run at CIFF

By 2 November 2011

[ 5 November 2011 at 8:15 pm; ]

This in from the ARC Cinema at the National Film And Sound Archive:

Canberra documentary filmmaker Rob Nugent takes a fascinating and poetic look at the troubled relationship between man and locust
Saturday 5 November 8.15pm – Introduction and Q&A with Director Rob Nugent

Since the dawn of time, human civilisation has [...]

First Bloke’s XI vs Australian Transplant Cricket Club – This Sunday

By 1 November 2011


Pack up a picnic and bring the family and friends this Sunday 6 November 2011 to Phillip Park, Woden to cheer on the First Bloke’s XI versus the Australian Transplant Cricket Club from 11am – 4pm.
The Prime Minister’s partner Tim Mathieson [...]

Women Who Rock! Gig in Canberra to support Movember

By 1 November 2011

[ 19 November 2011 at 3:00 pm; ]

The Maram
Gartside Street Erindale
Canberra, Australia
BMA, Mudd Promotions and Ruff N Ready Present…..

‘Women Who Rock’ is a celebration of the contribution women make to our music scene.

When people think of the numerous forms of rock, metal and punk, they usually think of sweaty men with long hair. We are hoping this, and events like this, will [...]

Where to watch the Cup?

By 31 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 November 2011; ]

So Rioters, for those who don’t have a hilarious office party to attend, where’s a good place to check out the Melbourne Cup tomorrow?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments!

[Photo by State Library of Victoria Collections, CC BY]

Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fête

By 31 October 2011

[ 5 November 2011 at 2:30 pm; ] Come along to Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fête. A wonderful mix of multicultural fun, delicious international food and entertainment from all four corners of the world. Saturday 5 November 2011, 2.30pm – 7.00pm. NSW Crescent, Barton.

Politics in the pub with Katy Gallagher

By 29 October 2011

[ 23 November 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] The Australia Institute is giving notice that Katy Gallagher will be their guest for Politics In The Pub at the Uni Pub on 23 November:

The Australia Institute will host its final Politics in the Pub for the year in Canberra on the evening of Wednesday 23 November. We are pleased to annouce that our guest [...]

King O’Malley at CMAG

By 28 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 29 October 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]

If not for King O’Malley we could all be in Deniliquin right now.

So it should be of some interest that the titan of Federation politics is getting his first museum exhibition, at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

Few politicians in Australia’s history have been as colourful, and none so enigmatic, as King O’Malley. O’Malley [...]

Discovery After Dark at the CSIRO

By 27 October 2011

[ 3 November 2011 at 5:30 pm; ]

This in from the CSIRO which sounds like fun:

After the lab coats come off and the lights do down, join CSIRO Discovery for some grown-up science fun including a science trivia quiz with great prizes.

CSIRO Discovery presents an evening of science fun for grown-ups, beginning with an explosive science show from Graham Walker from [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 28 October 2011

By 27 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 October 2011 to 30 October 2011. ]

The Queen may be gone but we remain and need to find a way to pass the time.

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

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Women’s Dragon Boating COME & TRY DAY

By 26 October 2011

[ 29 October 2011 at 10:00 am; ] 10am – 12pm Saturday 29th October

All women 16-60+ are welcome to join Diamond Phoenix Dragon Boat Club for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.

Meet at Lotus Bay, Alexandrina Drive [...]

Public Forum on transport policy with guest speaker from the ACT government

By 26 October 2011

[ 26 October 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] On Wednesday 26 October 2011 the Weston Creek Community Council is hosting a Public Forum on the ACT Government’s Transport for Canberra plan. The Forum will give residents an opportunity to discuss the transport strategy with one of its authors, Kristin Blume from the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate.

The Public Forum will be held at [...]

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