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Wine Harvest Festival 2011

By 25 March 2011
Wine Harvest Festival 2011

[ 2 April 2011 to 3 April 2011. ]

Join us in celebrating the 2011 Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival!

A whole weekend celebration of the wine harvest in and around the region, for more details visit the website or call 1300 554 114.

Plenty of activities at 26 different locations (noted below) featuring live music, special wine tastings, winery tours, lunches, dinners and more…

Use your [...]

NIRVANA TRIBUTE SHOW!!

By 25 March 2011
NIRVANA TRIBUTE SHOW!!

[ 8 April 2011; 8:00 pm; ]

Come and join us for a night of nothing but Nirvana!!!

5 of Canberra’s top bands will be performing songs from this awesome band!!
So come and get your grunge on and watch 5 killer sets of nothing but NIRVANA songs all night long!!!!

When: Fri 8th April
Where: The Basement, Canberra
Time: 8pm
Entry: $15. 18+

BANDS:

NA MAZA – Performing songs [...]

Zonta (Dinner) Club Women’s Health Forum and Fundraising Dinner for Inanna Crisis Service for Women

By 25 March 2011

[ 6 April 2011; ] 6 April, 2011 at 6.30 for 7 pm at the Waldorf Hotel, Cnr Akuna Street and London Circuit Civic
 
The Panel members will speak on a range of women’s health issues and answer questions.  Panel members consist:
Dr Linda Welberry – long term association in women’s health
 
Professor Gabrielle Cooper – Professor of Pharmacy and Associate Dean Clinical Engagement in [...]

Out of the West exhibition at the National Gallery

By 24 March 2011
Out of the West exhibition at the National Gallery

[ 8 July 2011 to 1 April 2012. ]

The National Gallery have announced their next exhibition “Out of the West”:

Out of the West is the first survey exhibition outside Western Australia to present a large sample of artists from the past to the present from Western Australia. It takes a unique look at the art from Western Australia from pre-settlement until today.

The works [...]

Aboretum opera fest for November

By 24 March 2011
Aboretum opera fest for November

[ 12 November 2011; ]

Chief Minister Stanhope is very excited about an opera festival he has scheduled for his beloved arboretum this November.

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has announced that internationally acclaimed and GRAMMY nominated mezzo-soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter will headline an evening of opera at the National Arboretum in November.

‘Voices in the Forest’ is the first major cultural [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 25 March 2011

By 24 March 2011
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 25 March 2011

[ 25 March 2011 to 27 March 2011. ]

After the blistering pace of last weekend we’ve all had time to draw breathe and now another weekend beckons.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?

Just leave your suggestions in the comment box.

REFRESH screening at The Front

By 22 March 2011
REFRESH screening at The Front

[ 1 May 2011; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Acclaimed international playwright and local ABC radio producer Melanie Tait has made a short film and it’s screening at The Front in Lyneham for one night only.

The Facebook event page has this to say:

We done made a short film.

If it had a tacky Hollywood tagline, the tagline would be thus:

“Some people you can’t help [...]

Molonglo planning forum this Thursday

By 21 March 2011
Molonglo planning forum this Thursday

[ 24 March 2011; 6:30 pm; ]

The ACT Planning and Land Authority is asking for you to come along and have some input into the planning of the new Molonglo region:

A community display and forum will be held this Thursday on the planning for the next suburbs to be developed in Molonglo Valley.

Chief Planning Executive of the ACT Planning and Land [...]

Canberra and region heritage festival 2011

By 21 March 2011
Canberra and region heritage festival 2011

[ 9 April 2011 to 24 April 2011. ]

The Heritage Festival is kicking off in April:

To celebrate our enthusiastic and committed event organisers have created a program that will have patrons thinking, exploring and rehashing their notion of design.

Festival highlights include a Rolls Royce Rally, the ever popular Jane Austen Festival and a series of National Trust expert led guided tours.

For families there [...]

Narrabundah Community Festival 2011

By 21 March 2011

[ 26 March 2011; ] Invitation to the Narrabundah Community Festival 2011

Sat 26th March 2011 at the Narrabundah Shops,

Iluka St, Narrabundah

11am to 3pm

Old Narrabundah Community Council (ONCC Inc) invites you to attend our festival this year. We will keep to the theme of Narrabundah Prefab History as the Pre-school is 60 years old this year and the book [...]

No Carbon Tax Rally

By 19 March 2011

[ 23 March 2011; ] This is going to be BIG!

http://www.nocarbontaxrally.com/no_carbon_tax_rally.html

Date
Wednesday 23rd March 2011

Where
On the Lawn Area Out the Front of Parliament House
Capital Hill side.

All you have to do is look on how many bus loads of people are comming from all over Australia. Lets spread the word

Free performances at The Street Theatre this weekend!

By 18 March 2011
Free performances at The Street Theatre this weekend!

[ 18 March 2011; 5:30 pm; 19 March 2011; 3:00 pm; ] For all of you interested in soulful and innovative musical stylings, The Street Theatre will be presenting two free performances this afternoon (Friday 18th) from 5:30pm and tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 19th) from 3pm, supported by the Canberra Festival and You Are Here. Bookings for both events are essential and can be made over the phone [...]

Pecha Kucha- Thursday 24 March

By 18 March 2011
Pecha Kucha- Thursday 24 March

[ 24 March 2011; 7:00 pm; ]

Volume 9 of Pecha Kucha Canberra will take place this coming Thursday March 24 at the Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, from 7pm.

Pecha Kucha is a global initiative that untites creative folk. Presenters discuss their ideas, inspirations and experiences within the patented Pecha Kucha system- 20 slides, each running for 20 seconds. The brevity of the format [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 March 2011

By 17 March 2011
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 March 2011

[ 18 March 2011 to 20 March 2011. ]

Does your job involve flying a helicopter to dump acid on a breached nuclear reactor? No?

OK then having taken a moment to get some perspective what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Please make your contribution to humanity by enlightening us in the comments.

Rock ‘N’ Belle 2011 at The Maram!

By 16 March 2011

[ 19 March 2011; 7:30 pm; ] Sunset Riot

The Naddiks

Johnny Roadkill

Kathryn Hartnett

LDC (Hiphop Crew)

Jaydub (Beatboxer)

Miss Kitkas House of Burlesque

Check out the entertainment smorgasboard at The Maram this Saturday night starting 7:30pm cost is just $15:00

ReLoved Pop-Up Shop and Clothes Swap this weekend

By 16 March 2011

[ 18 March 2011 to 20 March 2011. ] For YOU ARE HERE, Re-Loved will be taking over a vacant shopfront and transforming it into a fashion mecca.

The space will be used as a studio throughout the festival, where designers will create and sell new garments in a co-operative pop-up shop.

Designers participating in the event include; Lisa Barrett, [...]

Vinnies warehouse sale

By 16 March 2011
Vinnies warehouse sale

[ 26 March 2011 to 27 March 2011. ]

One for the vintage tragics or just the thrifty.

The “Vinnies Monster Warehouse Sale” will run from 9-5 over the weekend of 26 March at 10 Buckland Street Mitchell.

Enjoy.

Canberrra Harvest Festival 2011

By 15 March 2011
Canberrra Harvest Festival 2011

[ 26 March 2011; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]

Back again this month is the long awaited, much anticipated…

Canberra Harvest Festival 2011

Celebrating Canberra’s bounty of local food and drink as a means of reducing food miles is what the festival is centred upon as well as providing a space for community organisations to promote and connect with each other and the larger community.

The Festival [...]

Candelo Village Festival 2011

By 15 March 2011
Candelo Village Festival 2011

[ 19 March 2011; ]

This has come over my desk and looks interesting:

SPOTLIGHT ON CANDELO WHEN FESTIVAL COMES TO TOWN

The spotlight turns to Candelo on Saturday 19th March when one of the region’s newest but fastest growing music festivals comes to this charming village nestled in the [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 10 March 2011

By 10 March 2011
DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 10 March 2011

[ 11 March 2011 to 13 March 2011. ]

Here we go again Hivemind!

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

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Mikelangelo and the Tin Star return to The Phoenix with Fred Smith

By 10 March 2011
Mikelangelo and the Tin Star return to The Phoenix with Fred Smith

[ 3 April 2011; ]

This has come over my desk and looks exciting as Canberra’s sons come home for a gig:

Mikelangelo and the Tin Star : FLOODHOUSE TOUR

Sun 3 April : The Phoenix : with Fred Smith

“Mikelangelo and the Tin Star” have just returned to Melbourne following their exploits on the Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under Tour. In a [...]

Candle lit Earth Hour Dinner

By 9 March 2011

[ 26 March 2011; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Here at RiotACT we are sometimes sceptical of gesture politics. But we’re quite definite about good dinners.

So it’s worth taking a look at the Greenhouse Emporium’s candle lit earth hour dinner.

In 2011 we are all encouraged to go beyond the hour, so in joining the efforts to make a difference to our world the Greenhouse [...]

Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes – racing and glamour in the Capital

By 8 March 2011

[ 13 March 2011; 11:00 am; ] Now in its 36th year, The Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes is Canberra’s premiere race day showcasing the excitement of racing and the glamour of fashion in the Capital.

With an eight race program featuring three major races and a prize pool totaling $450,000 the day is contested by top trainers both locally and interstate. Three [...]

Aging cock rock comes to Canberra in spades!

By 8 March 2011
Aging cock rock comes to Canberra in spades!

[ 30 April 2011; 6:31 pm; ]

Facebook has the frankly remarkable news that Quiet Riot, Warrant, and the LA Guns are going to play the ANU Bar!

Local rock legends Johnny Roadkill have won the lottery of life to get to be the local support.

The Intense Impact website has bios of these bands for those who need a reminder.

The video is of [...]

Pyjamanalia

By 7 March 2011
Pyjamanalia

[ 12 March 2011 to 13 March 2011. ]

What: Pyjamanalia
Where: Jugiong Community Hall, Old Hume Highway, Jugiong (approx. 75 mins drive)
When: Sat/Sun 12/13th March. Festivale Pyjamanale – Sunday 2pm till late.
How much: $20/15 (CMC members). Sunday dinner and Monday lunch – $15. Camping – Free

The Canberra Musicians Club invites you all to celebrate Canberra Day with us…. in Jugiong. We’ve hired out the [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! for March 2011

By 7 March 2011
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! for March 2011

[ 16 March 2011; 6:30 pm; ]

Bad Slam No Biscuit is returning to the Phoenix next week and has this to say about itself on Facebook:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a Poetry Slam. That means BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you five judges, two minutes, a microphone, a stage and an audience so you can take to the stage and SLAM your words at everyone in the [...]

Brisbane comedy headliner Shayne Hunter at Pot Belly, March 16

By 7 March 2011
Brisbane comedy headliner Shayne Hunter at Pot Belly, March 16

[ 16 March 2011; 8:00 pm; ]

Polished Brisbane headliner Shayne Hunter will play the Pot Belly Pub on March 16 in a huge month for Canberra comedy as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) approaches.  

Hunter, a regular feature at Brisbane’s famous Sit-Down Comedy Club, will headline the Pot Belly for one night only, supported by an array of local acts including [...]

Special sports trees at the Arboretum

By 4 March 2011

[ 7 March 2011; 11:00 am; ] Chief Minister Stanhope is letting us know that on top of luring a string of foreign dignitaries to his arboretum he’s now be able to star spot with some sportspeople:

Mr Stanhope said he was delighted that Mal Meninga, Lauren Jackson, Robert De Castella, and David Campese had agreed to attend the special tree planting [...]

Sculpture Garden Sunday at the National Gallery

By 4 March 2011
Sculpture Garden Sunday at the National Gallery

[ 6 March 2011; 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. ]

The National Gallery is welcoming families to the Sculpture Garden this Sunday for “a day of creative community fun”.

Drop-in workshops are designed for children and their families, are free of charge and all materials are provided. Activities are facilitated by local artists, Australian National University School of Art students, Gallery voluntary guides and education [...]

BarCamp Canberra returns on 19 March 2011

By 4 March 2011

[ 19 March 2011; ] For the 4th year BarCamp Canberra is on!

BarCamp Canberra is a free one-day volunteer-run ‘unconference’ where the participants are in charge.

As ever, depending the attendees, we’ll have speakers on topics such as: Social Innovation, Gov 2.0, Web, Design, Makers/Hackers, Science Communication, Skeptic/Critical Thinking, Sustainability/Environmental, interdisciplinary topics and more.

Lunch is provided, and we even have a [...]

Ellis Collective CD Launch. 26 March at the Street Theatre

By 3 March 2011
Ellis Collective CD Launch. 26 March at the Street Theatre

[ 26 March 2011; ]

The Ellis Collective have put out a media release on the plans for their CD Launch at the Street Theatre:

Alive with anticipation and pregnant with expectation, The Ellis Collective, are proud to announce the delivery of their long awaited debut album after a protracted gestation. Titled ‘Means What It Means’ , the album will launch [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 4 March

By 3 March 2011
DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 4 March

[ 4 March 2011 to 6 March 2011. ]

Another over-crowded weekend of Canberra chaos looms.

What fun and games around town would you recommend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

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