[ 13 November, 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 14 November, 2009; 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Arab Films Touring Australia 1-29 November
This November, the Arab Film Festival is travelling across Australia for the first time. The national tour kicks off in Sydney before heading to Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Experience the diversity, complexity and beauty of the Arab world through its film.
This special touring program features the most entertaining, moving and [...]
[ 13 November, 2009; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] I know that many people have different opinions on this issue but I thought I’d pass this on anyway:
Instead of bringing refugees picked up by an Australian Customs ship to Australia, the Government has tried for four weeks to force them to get off in Indonesia. Indonesia is not a signatory to the UN Convention [...]
[ 13 November, 2009 to 15 November, 2009. ] [First filed: Nov 12, 2009 @ 8:43]
As the heat has ramped up (turned the fan on for the first time last night!) I’m sure so has the summer-ry (late spring?) activities.
So let us know – What are your top picks for events and activities this weekend!
[ 14 November, 2009 7:00 pm to 15 November, 2009 12:00 am. ] THE FANTASY MASQUERADE BALL IS YOUR CHANCE TO DRESS UP IN A MASK/COSTUME FOR ONE MAGICAL NIGHT OF MUSIC, DANCING & MYSTERY.
• Fir Croi (Men of Heart)
• Phantom Drums
• Bellyup bellydancers
• Burns Club Pipe Band
• Best Mask & Costume Prize
• Crowning of the Belle of the Ball
Venue: Burns Club
Kett St, Kambah
TICKETS ~ $25
Tickets are available from reception at the Burns Club, [...]
[ 11 November, 2009; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] The Australian Privacy Founation invites everyone to the Australian ‘Big Bother Awards’ 2009 (BBA2009), 11 November, at the Pot Belly.
The call for nominations for the BBA2009 was very successful. The Orwells are the Big Brother Awards that recognise organizations, technologies and people that have invaded or threaten to invade privacy. The Smiths acknowledge [...]
[ 28 November, 2009; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] COZMO presents a concert featuring Australian compositions and arrangements and other well known mandolin ensemble pieces.
This will include Canberra premieres of a number of Australian compositions by Robert Schulz and Rob Kay, performances of works and arrangements by Richard Charlton and Russell Reinhardt and the Australian premiere of well known composer Betty Beath’s “Though [...]
[ 6 November, 2009 to 8 November, 2009. ] [First filed: Nov 5, 2009 @ 6:48]
Once again it’s time for RiotACT’s laziest weekly post – the one where you are expected to do all the work!
Jump into the comments and let the masses know what events, activities, gigs, etc are on in our fair city this weekend.
If you don’t tell us how are we [...]
[ 6 November, 2009; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ]
Canberra Repertory Society launches its 2010 Season, on 6 November, at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton.
Walter Learning, currently directing the final production for Rep’s 2009 season, will launch Rep’s journeys through theatre 2010.
Join guests, subscribers, members and friends of Canberra Repertory for this special event at Theatre 3.
With surprises at every turn, join us [...]
[ 18 November, 2009; 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 19 November, 2009; 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Daniel Wurm from the GreenPainters Ltd, (a non-for-profit organisation), will be presenting an 1 hour information session for Builders, Architects, and Consultants on Wednesday 18th November at 5-6pm. Free.
And on Thursday 19th November, Daniel will also be conducting a 6 hour specialist training course for both professional painters and keen DYI’s from 3-9pm.Cost $80 (free [...]
[ 7 November, 2009 9:00 pm to 8 November, 2009 1:00 am. ] We are gathering donations to send clothing and learning supplies to Ghana, free entry, tasty tunes, should be fun
[ 7 November, 2009; 6:30 am to 12:30 pm. ] For those who are into their running and looking for something to do this weekend there is the Mt Majura Vineyard Three Peaks run this Saturday morning and provides a uniquely challenging event over three of Canberra’s best known mountains, Mt Majura, Mt Ainslie and Mt Pleasant. Competitors have the choice of entering the 26 [...]
[ 2 November, 2009 11:00 pm to 12 November, 2009 11:00 pm. ] Local indie band Hancock Basement has been selected by The Music Network magazine as a media pick in Tooheys Extra Dry’s national Uncharted competition, which puts them in the top 10 out of thousands of bands. The ‘Cock now has a 1 in 10 chance of playing the whole Big Day Out tour! But they [...]
[ 28 October, 2009 to 8 November, 2009. ] [First filed: Oct 28, 2009 @ 7:25]
The next two weeks sees screening some of the best films from around the world as part of the Canberra International Film Festival.
As part of this our good friends and fans over at Canberra CBD Limited have kindly provided some free double passes which we are offering to Premium [...]
[ 30 October, 2009 to 1 November, 2009. ] If you don’t know the drill by now you haven’t been paying attention!
Jump into the comments and leave us a run down of all the great events and activities that are on in our fair city this coming weekend. You know things are more fun when shared with others.
[ 11 November, 2009; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ]
PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Date: Wednesday 11th November
Time: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
Location: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre, Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave & Hindmarsh Dr, Symonston, Canberra
RSVPs Essential: By 6th November to email@example.com
Following it’s success last year, Mars Society Australia and the AIAA Sydney Section are proud to once again present:
PLANETARY GEOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
Fascinated by the latest [...]
[ 31 October, 2009; 5:00 pm to 11:59 pm. ]
On the 31 October 2009 (this Saturday), a fundraiser is being held at The Old Canberra Inn, Lyneham to raise further awareness of a rare deadly illness called Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS).
SADS is a rare fatal heart related problem that tragically cuts down very few young people each year in their prime. Since [...]
[ 24 October, 2009; 9:30 am to 10:30 am. 25 October, 2009; 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. 29 October, 2009; 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. 30 October, 2009; 7:00 am to 8:00 am. 31 October, 2009; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="image of the 2008 Pink Ribbon Ride, sourced from the Got'M website. "][/caption]Canberra Motorcycle Awareness Week runs from the 24th to the 31st of October and is a joint initiative between the MRAACT (Motorcycle Riders Association of the ACT), the Canberra branch of the Ulysses Club, Got’M (Girls on the Move) [...]
[ 24 October, 2009; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ] One of our literate readership pointed us in the direction of Dymocks ACT events page informing us that Australian action/thriller author Matthew Reilly will be in town doing some book signings this weekend.
If you are unfamiliar with Mr Reilly’s works ample info can be found on either of the above links.
Book signings will be [...]
[ 28 October, 2009; 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Did you know that Canberra has Australia’s most generous solar power incentives available?
Join thousands of Australian homes and businesses that are receiving the financial and environmental benefits from this renewable energy source. Find out how you can save up to $70,000* by installing a grid connect solar system.
Solar Shop Australia, Australia’s largest provider of grid [...]
[ 23 October, 2009 to 25 October, 2009. ] Well the Roller Derby is sold out (and I missed getting a ticket -grrr!) but what other wild, interesting and fun events are taking place in out fair city this weekend?
We wont know unless you tell us.
[ 24 October, 2009; 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. ] [Ed] First filed here but now with more info
GetUp! and 350.org have joined forces to hold events all over the planet on Saturday, 24 October. They want governments in every country to take action to keep our CO2 levels below 350ppm (parts per million) to prevent catastrophic climate change.
Details from GetUp!’s website, where you can [...]
[ 27 October, 2009 6:45 pm to 30 October, 2009 10:00 pm. ]
The Lakeside Players are a troupe of Lake Tuggeranong College graduates, who have mentored the college’s students in their drama productions for the past five years. They will now perform together for the first time in Moliere’s ‘The Miser’ – a story of love and deception told with wit, charm and comedy.
The Lakeside Players won [...]
[ 1 November, 2009; ] The following has crossed my desk thanks to the wonder of facebook.
Elena Kirschbaum, green candidate for the Legislative Assembly, whip cracking acrobat, and flourishing event organiser is putting on “The Halloween Hunt” for your enjoyment:
The Halloween Hunt is a treasure hunt suitable for families, groups or fly solo. Get a map at the beginning of [...]
[ 16 October, 2009; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 17 October, 2009; 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] If you’ve got kids who like dance, or you like seeing young dancers do interesting stuff, then get along to this. A new 45 minute dance work by 38 young dancers (aged 8-16) from Canberra and the region, working with professional choreographers.
Just a Stage is about youth, age, and teetering on the edge of the future.
[ 24 October, 2009; 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. ] An invitation to a celebration of life in the Inner North!
The Majura Festival has been run as an annual event by Northside Community Service since 2000. This year, it will be held on the 24th October from 10 am to 10pm in Woolley St, Dickson with road closures arranged to enable the event to take [...]
[ 16 October, 2009 7:00 pm to 18 October, 2009 9:00 pm. ]
You are warmly invited to attend the charity event of the year … the glittering opening of our massively successful Cranleigh Capital Chemist Art Show, complete with finger food, wine, music and over 200 high quality works entered for sale by 67 artists from Canberra and the surrounding regions, including paintings, photography, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.
A range of beautiful children’s [...]
[ 14 October, 2009 to 15 October, 2009. ] [First Filed - Oct 13, 2009]
Tomorrow, Wednesday 14 October is National Ride to Work Day. As one of the most cycle friendly cities in Australia, I’m hoping to see Canberrans out in force on their bikes tomorrow. Personally, I’m planning to cruise to work on my “fun” bike (long travel, freeride mountain bike). It’s [...]
[ 24 October, 2009; 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. ] GAMBLE WITH THE CLIMATE
A play by hilarious Melbourne comedian ROD QUANTOCK
1.30PM, Saturday, 24 October, on the lawns of Parliament House
CLIMATE ACTION CANBERRA is pleased to announce a wonderful afternoon of free entertainment around 350 Day of Global Action featuring Melbourne’s premier funnyman ROD QUANTOCK.
Rod will perform a climate change play with some audience participation [...]
[ 14 October, 2009; 7:00 am to 8:30 am. 15 October, 2009; 7:00 am to 8:30 am. 16 October, 2009; 7:00 am to 8:30 am. 17 October, 2009; 7:00 am to 8:30 am. ] Exactly one year to the day of the very first Band Broke Up nights the Canberra Musicians Club presents a sequel of Hollywood proportions. This time around the concept is being expanded slightly to incorporate a much wider spectrum of Canberra artists including musicians, actors and poets. What remains the same is the format – [...]
[ 17 October, 2009; ] ‘DANCING WITH DARCY’
PRIDE & PREJUDICE BALL WITH SUPPER
Saturday 17 October 2009
St Johns Church Hall, Constitution Ave, Reid
A chance to step back in time two hundred years to the era of Jane Austen….
Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy are giving a Ball at St Johns Church Hall in Reid on Saturday 17 October 2009, 7.30pm-11.30pm.
[ 13 October, 2009; 5:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Tuesday 13th October
For the 13th straight year, Parliament House Security Officers will run laps of Parliament House to raise money for Make A Wish Foundation. This is a 12 hour run starting at 5am.
There will be an all day BBQ and drinks.
Last year $11,000 was raised and given to Make A Wish, who also come [...]
[ 14 October, 2009 to 17 October, 2009. ] From the 14th-17th of October, the Canberra Musicians Club and Cardboard Charlie bring you the Speakeasy Fringe Club in Street Two as part of the Street Theatre’s Made in Canberra season. More details after the jump.
Featuring two shows each night the Speakeasy Fringe Club will kick off the first show from 7pm-8:30pm every night as [...]