Events (3254 Stories)

The Darkness to play ANU


[ 10 May 2012; ]

BMA have the astonishing news that The Darkness are going to play the ANU bar on May 10.

With local act Fun Machine playing the support it’s going to be one hell of a night.

ANU Football Club 50th Anniversary Celebrations Community Day Sat 31 Mar

By 27 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 10:30 am; ] The Australian National University Football Club (ANU FC) is Canberra’s biggest football club, with over 200 players registered in 13 teams in 2012. Founded in 1962, the ANU FC is also one of Canberra’s oldest clubs and is this year marking its 50th anniversary.

The first celebration to commemorate the ANU FC’s golden anniversary takes place [...]

ACT Black Dog Ride to the Coast

By 26 March 2012

[ 29 April 2012; ] Sunday 29 April 2012 riders in the ACT will be enjoying their very own Black Dog Ride to raise awareness of mental health issues and to support Lifeline.

Register soon on the Black Dog Ride website for your very own black dog to join in for an attempt to set a world record for [...]

Questacon Invention Convention this Easter

By 26 March 2012

[ 11 April 2012 to 13 April 2012. ]

This in from Questacon which we thought would be of interest to some of you:

Travelling to the south coast over Easter?

The Questacon Invention Convention is a three-day program that visits regional areas across Australia and provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to develop their ideas further.

The Questacon Invention Convention is a [...]

2012 Harvest Festival

By 23 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 12:00 pm; ]

EcoAction has word of this year’s Harvest Festival:

Venue: Canberra Environment Centre
(Cnr Lennox Crossing & Lawson Crescent, Acton – by the National Museum)

Crash your Carbon food miles.

The Canberra Harvest Festival is on again! We’re back this year with delicious, local organic goodies, free workshops, organic gardens, a gourmet organic lunch, and great live music!! [...]

Weed Swap!

By 23 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 to 1 April 2012. ] No it’s not a social gathering for the hydro crew, rather Territory And Municipal Services are providing an opportunity for Canberrans to swap their woody weeds (small invasive trees to the average punter) for native species.

“On Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April 2012 between 8:30 am and 4.45 pm, the biannual WeedSwap will be [...]

Hoodlum Shouts album launch, Young Man Old Man

By 23 March 2012

[ 19 April 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Indy darlings Hoodlum Shouts are launching their much anticipated new album “Young Man Old Man” on 19 April at Transit.

Well worth checking out.

‘In Timber Further Out: Poems’ by Lawry Herron, Book Launch @ Paperchain

By 22 March 2012

[ 30 March 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

This in from Paperchain Manuka about the launch of local author Lawry Herron’s book of poetry:

‘In Timber Further Out – Poems’, is self-published by the writer, Lawry Herron, a former international lawyer and diplomat, later member of the Refugee Review Tribunal. He is now retired but works on a casual basis as a mediator. Lawry [...]

Bukowski night at Smiths!

By 22 March 2012

[ 29 March 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

This has come in and is far too good not to share [Video only safe for work with headphones]

Steven Bailey and Tom O’Niel will be hosting a reading of works by the decrepit American poet Charles Bukowski at Smith’s Bookshop

Thursday 29 March, 6:30pm. Wine will be served – teetotallers need not attend.

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 22 March 2012


[ 23 March 2012 to 25 March 2012. ]

OK Rioters, we know you’re all very clever.

How about helping out your fellow Canberrans by letting people know what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend.

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.


By 21 March 2012

[ 8 April 2012 at 9:30 am; ] Come and celebrate Easter at the St John’s 9:30am Church Family Eucharist.

During the service there will be a special children’s program in the Hall featuring singing, dancing, craft, stories, and special guest Dave the Talking Donkey!

An Easter egg hunt after the service caps off the fun.

Corinbank Take 2 – 30 November to 2 December


[ 30 November 2012 to 2 December 2012. ]

The Corinbank team have sent through details for their second bite at running a festival this year after record rainfall forced a much lamented postponement earlier this month.

Rain will not dampen the Corinbank spirit and – after copping an unprecedented 370mm in the Brindabellas over the scheduled festival week – Corinbank is making a courageous [...]

Maori cultural festival kicks off this week in Canberra

By 21 March 2012

[ 23 March 2012 to 24 March 2012. ] Radio New Zealand brings word Canberra is playing host to Australia’s largest Maori festival this week:

Maori living in Canberra are this week hosing the Australian regional kapa haka festival during which the top performers will be selected for the prestigious 2012 Matatini Kapa Haka Festival in Rotorua.

The ACT Maori Performing Arts Corporation won the right [...]

Open Day at Belconnen Police Station

By 21 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 10:00 am; ] ACT Policing will open its doors of the new Belconnen Police Station to the public on Saturday 31 March at a public open day to celebrate the opening of the new station.

Officer-in-Charge of Belconnen Police Station Sergeant Matt Corbitt said that it’s a rare opportunity for the public to see inside a police station, particularly [...]

Frienddad coming to Canberra

By 20 March 2012

[ 5 April 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Ex-Canberrans Callum Padgham has been in touch to let us know he’s bringing his film “Frienddad” to Canberra for a Dendy Screening. From the facebook page:


Frienddad is an Australian made independent sitcom parody, which tells the story of [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 16 March 2012


[ 15 March 2012 to 19 March 2012. ]

OK Rioters, the sun is shining and at the end of a short week there’s another weekend to plan.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Take the kids to meet the Giants

By 15 March 2012

[ 15 March 2012 at 5:00 pm; ]

For the footy mad this afternoon at Manuka Oval.

So you think you can hipster?


[ 16 March 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Well who can resist a promo video?

Not me.

You Are Here have details of this intriguing event hitting Petrie Plaza tomorrow night:

Well? Can you? In keeping with its ethos of accessibility, You Are Here present an event designed to bring to light one of Canberra’s most maligned communities: the hipster. So You Think You Can Hipster [...]

Public AMOS talk on climate change by Greg Holland

By 14 March 2012

[ 15 March 2012 at 5:30 pm; ] Greg Holland and Cindy Bruyere from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, USA will be giving a public talk on Thursday 15th March 2012 at the CSIRO Discovery Centre at 5:30pm. Greg Holland has spent his career studying extreeme weather patterns and will be discussing:

the difficulties of differentiating climate change from variability
the [...]

The Censor’s Library to launch at Paperchain Manuka

By 14 March 2012

[ 27 March 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

Paperchain sent in this news which sounded interesting enough to share with you:

Please join us for the launch of ‘The Censor’s Library: Uncovering the Lost
History of Australia’s Banned Books’ by Nicole Moore.

The book will be launched by Professor Angela Woollacott, Manning Clark Chair
of History at the ANU.

Tuesday March 27
5.45 for 6.00pm

RSVP Monday March 26
Telephone 6295 [...]

Canberra Carp-Out 2012

By 13 March 2012

[ 18 March 2012; ]

Carp Whacking Day this Sunday. What more do you need to know?

Well they’ve got a whole website for you.

The Alliance Française French Film Festival


[ 14 March 2012 to 11 April 2012. ]

“A captivating new generation of French filmmakers will showcase their productions in
the Nation’s Capital”(Phillipe Milloux, Alliance Française’s Chief Representative in Australia and Canberra’s
French Film Festival Director)
14 March – 1 April

Australia’s most successful touring film festival returns, with the NFSA’s Arc Cinema again co-hosting Canberra
screenings with the Greater Union Manuka cinemas, with [...]

Pssst. Secret gigs!

By 12 March 2012

[ 12 March 2012; ] First this one with Drew Walky, the Cashews, and Hashemoto. Starts 12.30pm.

Then another one with Zoe Norton-Lodge (of Story Club fame), Pip Smith (of Penguin Plays Rough fame), Mathew Abbott (of Mathew Abbott fame).

But let’s just keep it between you and me OK?

MEASQ Car Sound Competition sponsored by Aerpro

By 12 March 2012

[ 25 March 2012 at 9:00 am; ] MEASQ is a fair and unbiased judging format used to compare competitor’s car audio systems. Criteria includes the system’s ability to accurately reproduce audio as the original recording intended, plus provide valuable feedback to the competitor. The format is designed to ensure consistency and an objective approach while remaining easy to understand and accommodating of [...]

Local Motorsport Sunday 11th March

By 10 March 2012

[ 11 March 2012 at 9:00 am; ]

Southern District Motorsports Association

This Sunday 11th of March is the first club round of the ACT Hillclimbs for 2012. If you like grass roots motorsport then come along for a look between 9am and 3pm. Entry is free. There will be food/drink avaliable at the track (this weekends bbq proceeds to the charity HeartKids).

The track is at [...]

Coal Seam Gas Forum

By 9 March 2012

[ 4 April 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] As Australia scopes out alternatives to coal and oil, attention is increasingly turning to Coal Seam Gas (CSG). Australia’s latest Energy White Paper suggests we are entering the golden age of gas and it forecasts that the CSG industry will triply by 2030. Already comprising 13% of Australia’s domestic gas supply and heralded as emitting [...]

Star Wars burlesque to hit Canberra Theatre on Star Wars Day


[ 4 May 2012; ]

Yesterday I was getting my nerd on with obscure references to long forgotten Dungeons and Dragons monsters created by the nerdiest (and most awesome) of authors Charles Stross.

But even I feel a little dirty alerting you to the existence of Star Wars Burlesque coming to the Canberra Theatre on Star Wars Day (May the Fourth [...]

Australian premiere of “The Great White Silence” features heroic animals!

By 8 March 2012

[ 10 March 2012; 12 March 2012; 15 March 2012; ]

The British Film Institute’s new restoration of the most renowned of all early polar films: Hebert Ponting’s 1924 version of the story of Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic ‘Dash’ to the South Pole in 1911. Already established as one of England’s leading still photographers, Ponting was the first filmmaking professional and the first photographic artist to [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 March 2012


[ 9 March 2012 to 12 March 2012. ]

The worst of the rain has gone leaving us instead with miserable wind and cold.

So what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra to cheer ourselves up on this Canberra Day long weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Free Rooners and art auction at Gorman House!

By 8 March 2012

[ 30 March 2012 at 5:30 pm; ]

I mean seriously, what more could you want? Kangaroo doner kebabs, fresh doughnuts, a bar, and an art auction!

Incidentally if you have a source of doughnut grease in lots smaller than 180kg Robert would love to hear from you: guth(underscore)robert(at)hotmail(dot)com

Beer & Food @ The Durham – it’s on again

By 8 March 2012

[ 24 March 2012 at 1:00 pm; ] Heya all,

Just a quick note to let you fellow beer nerds know that The Durham in Green Square, Kingston, will be hosting another food and beer matching lunch on Saturday 24th March from 1pm. These events are great fun with lots of info about food, beer, brewing and craft beer in Australia.

The five beers [...]

Roller Derby kicks off for 2012

By 7 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Roller Derby League have announced their much anticipated 2012 schedule.

The first bout is on 31 March:

March 31st will see 2011?s champions, the Red Bellied Black Hearts, clash on the track against the Brindabelters, who came away last year with the league’s Wooden Spoon. Both teams are under new leadership and with a [...]

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