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Bubblesoup – 7:30pm – Fri 28, Sat 29, Sun 30 Jan

By 19 January, 2011

[ 28 January, 2011; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. 29 January, 2011; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. 30 January, 2011; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Impro ACT’s first show of 2011 featuring local and interstate performers in a format devised by international guest Caspar Schjelbred.

The Australia Day Program

By 18 January, 2011

[ 26 January, 2011; ]

Chief Minister Stanhope is giving a push to a raft of activities planned for Australia Day so that we may all feel more dinky di and special for the accident of our birth.

There’s a great big web page of activities in fact.

In a way it’s nice to see Mr Stanhope sticking it to the twatters [...]

Charity chest waxing at The Basement

By 18 January, 2011

[ 22 January, 2011; 7:00 pm; ]

This terrifying, yet worthy, event has this to say about itself:

Come along and tear strips off us. We have 10 hairy blokes who are going to WAX THEIR CHESTS to raise money for breast cancer research. Of course, being at the basement, you know there will also be some great bands involved, plus raffles and [...]

Hell and High Water – fundraiser show/event to help QLD flood victims

By 17 January, 2011

[ 5 February, 2011; 12:00 pm to 11:59 pm. ] Those all-round-cool-guys behind Canberra’s well-loved Green Room have teamed up with The Maram and a whole slew of local and interstate bands and acts to bring you Hell and High Water, A Fund Rasier for the Qld Flood Relief Appeal.

WHAT: a 12-hour, over-18′s only, two-stage musical extravaganza
WHERE: The Maram, Gartside St Wanniassa (ERINDALE)
WHEN: Noon – [...]

Skateboarding Australia Dew Series comes to Canberra

By 17 January, 2011

[ 22 January, 2011; ]

Chief Minister Stanhope is encouraging folks to get down to Eddison Park for the Skateboarding Australia Dew Series ACT round.

This is a fantastic opportunity to watch the best talent locally and from interstate vie for their chance to make the national final in April,” Mr Stanhope said. “Entry is free and I encourage Canberrans to [...]

Hey Dad, can you pick me up from Josh’s, otherwise it’s like two buses

By 16 January, 2011

[ 12 February, 2011; 13 February, 2011; ]

Hey Dad, can you pick me up from Josh’s, otherwise it’s like two buses is an exciting two day mini-festival showcasing 14 of the best up and coming independent bands Canberra has to offer. Performing at the event are triple j unearthed winners Crash the Curb, Party Bus, Assassins 88, The Fighting League, Voss, Kasha, [...]

Whites to host QLD Floods Fundraiser

By 14 January, 2011

[ 4 February, 2011; 6:00 pm; ] Hi there

In the midst of all the fundraising for the victims of the Queensland Floods, the Queanbeyan Whites Rugby Union Club will be hosting a fundraising raffle evening.

The funds will be going directly to a Queensland Rugby Club (or two) to replace lost equipment and get the clubs back on track before the upcoming rugby [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 14 January 2010

By 13 January, 2011

[ 14 January, 2011 to 16 January, 2011. ]

Alrighty Rioters, time to show off just how clued in you are.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Cavalry to play ‘Fight the Floods’ match

By 13 January, 2011

[ 16 January, 2011; 3:00 pm; ] The Canberra Cavalry will play an All Stars team this Sunday (16/1) in a ‘Fight the Floods’ game from 3.00pm at Narrabundah Ballpark to raise money for Queensland flood relief.

The ‘Fight the Floods’ game has been scheduled following the postponement of the Cavalry and Brisbane Bandits series that was due to take place in Brisbane [...]

Hansel and Gretel at the Belconnen Theatre

By 13 January, 2011

[ 14 January, 2011 to 29 January, 2011. ]

This has come across my desk and looks like fun for the young and/or young at heart:

Hansel & Gretel
By Peter Mcdonald
Belconnen Theatre – 14th to 29th January 2011
Bookings 02 6262 6977
for more information please visit

Ickle Pickle Productions, celebrating five years of holiday productions in Canberra, returns to Belconnen Theatre in January with another fun-filled [...]

World Naked Bike Ride 2011 needs organisers and calls for volunteers

By 13 January, 2011

[ 13 March, 2011; ] [Photo by Silas]

World Naked Bike Ride 2010 was surreal but immense fun today the Canberra part of the operation is calling for help:

Peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy.

WNBR Canberra needs people willing to help organise it. The leading 2010 Organisers have [...]

Rock Concert at The Maram

By 12 January, 2011

[ 14 January, 2011; 9:00 pm; ] Great line-up at The Maram in The Green Room this Friday night. Starts at 9:00pm, the line-up is;

The Flat Earth Confederacy

The Naddiks


Cost is just $5 at the door!

Summer Sounds at the Botanic Gardens hits its strides

By 11 January, 2011

[ 15 January, 2011; 16 January, 2011; 22 January, 2011; 23 January, 2011; 29 January, 2011; 30 January, 2011; ] The Australian National Botanic Gardens are running their much loved summer sounds program again.

Saturdays and Sundays you can chill on the lawns from 6pm to 7.30pm listening to some of Canberra’s best local talent.

This weekend features RiotACT favourites The Wedded Bliss on Saturday and The Cashews on Sunday, but the rest of the program is [...]

Why We Should be Buying Kidneys from ‘Donors’ from Poor Countries

By 8 January, 2011

[ 14 February, 2011; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Shearmur
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Lecture theatre, Innovations Building, Eggleston Rd, ANU

There is currently a shortage of kidneys in Australia – in the sense of there being people who will live poor-quality lives on dialysis, and die, because of kidney failure. Things will soon get much worse, not least [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 7 January 2011

By 6 January, 2011

[ 7 January, 2011 to 9 January, 2011. ]

Our first for the year.

Aside from Summernats surely there are things worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

“The King’s Speech” – Movie Night

By 6 January, 2011

[ 12 January, 2011; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] The ACT Branch of Speech Pathology Australia and Dendy Cinemas invite you and your friends to a special screening of “The King’s Speech”, the story of King George VI and the Australian speech therapist who helped him to overcome his stutter.

To celebrate the release of the film and the important role speech pathology played [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the Christmas Weekend

By 23 December, 2010

[ 24 December, 2010 to 26 December, 2010. ]

Christmas Eve is often one of the nicest nights out on the town for those without family, or trying to get away from family.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend other than Christmas dinner?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Summer Rhythm to rock February 2011

By 21 December, 2010

[ 19 February, 2011 to 20 February, 2011. ]

If you thought you were going to miss Corinbank in 2011, due to that festival’s hiatus, well the Summer Rhythm Festival is looking like an alternative.

That’s one hell of a local lineup!

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 December 2010

By 16 December, 2010

[ 17 December, 2010 5:00 pm to 19 December, 2010 5:00 pm. ]

It’s the last weekend to get out and about before Christmas consumes all.

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

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

Blast from the Past Trivia Night – Tonight

By 16 December, 2010

[ 16 December, 2010; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] A trivia night with an historical bent.
When: From 6pm Tonight – 16 December 2010
Where: Castle Room King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, Civic
How much: $15

The Warehouse Circus Presents: Projected

By 16 December, 2010

[ 18 December, 2010 to 20 December, 2010. ] The Warehouse Circus is Canberra’s longest running youth circus, celebrating its 20th birthday this year. The Warehouse circus works with young people all over Canberra.

This weekend Warehouse Circus’s Premiere performance troupe will be presenting their major work for 2010, Projected.

Projected is a high level circus performance based on the story of an old picture theatre [...]

And the PM’s XI is…

By 15 December, 2010

[ 10 January, 2011; ] Cricket Australia’s announced the line-up of the Prime Minister’s XI to take on the rampaging poms at Manuka Oval on 10 January.

– Tim Paine (TAS – Captain),
– Callum Ferguson (SA – Vice captain),
– Dan Christian (SA),
– Xavier Doherty (TAS),
– Josh Hazlewood (NSW),
– Alex Keath (VIC),
– Usman Khawaja (NSW),
– [...]

Tropfest 2011 details announced

By 14 December, 2010

[ 20 February, 2011; 3:00 pm; ]

ACT Events have published the details for the Canberra leg of Tropfest 2011 at Stage 88.

The popularity of Movie Extra Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, continues to grow rapidly in the national capital. In 2010 over 23,500 movie fans enjoyed the fine weather, great venue and pre-screening entertainment making the 18th annual [...]

The Naddiks’ Last Rock Concert for 2010

By 14 December, 2010

[ 18 December, 2010; 9:00 pm; ] PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub in Tuggeranong is hosting both The Naddiks and Scaramouche’s last rock concert for 2010.

Will be an awesome night of original rock music, both bands receiving excellent reviews in many rock and roll publications and online.

Show starts at 9:00pm, a special Christmas price of just $5:00 at door for a great night [...]

Cell Block 69 – ANU Bar / Stadium Dec 23rd!

By 14 December, 2010

[ 23 December, 2010; 8:00 pm; ]

Leaping vibrantly from the Rock flames of their recent sizzling performance for the grand Roller Derby showdown at Bruce’s Stadium, Cell Block 69 return to the ANU Bar and Stadium as part of their current 1980-2010 world “Annual Last Show Ever” (TM) tour.

This news comes despite previous announcements from Duanne Le Corey Michaels that [...]

Chrimbo April’s Caravan

By 14 December, 2010

[ 17 December, 2010; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Facebook brings word that April’s Caravan, where the vintage clothes comes with live ammunition (ok maybe that only happened once, but it did happen) is returning for an evening turn with free music by The Cashews and Dr Stovepipe.

Dearest Blossoms, April and Santa have had a little chat and decided that as you have all [...]

Peak oil enthusiasts get a peak oil expert

By 13 December, 2010

[ 13 December, 2010; 5:30 pm; ] Green MLA Shane Rattenbury has announced a peak oil doomfest for those of you who’re into that sort of thing:

Peak Oil – an end to economic growth?

With special guest Professor Kjell Aleklett, International President of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO)

Professor Aleklett is professor in physics at the Global Energy [...]

Are you ready for “Enlighten”?

By 13 December, 2010

[ 11 March, 2011; 12 March, 2011; 18 March, 2011; 19 March, 2011; ]

Andrew Barr has this morning launched Enlighten an Autumn festival intended to keep Canberra’s hotels full.

This from their “About” page:




Julian Assange protest comes to Canberra

By 11 December, 2010

[ 16 December, 2010; 5:30 pm; ] [As seen in the Inner North]

Facebook brings word of a “Protest to Defend Wikileaks and Julian Assange – Canberra”, set to happen in Garema Place next Thursday.

Join the protests around Australia and the world to defend Assange and Wikileaks. The Canberra demo will be on Thursday the 16th of December – two days after [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide – 9 December 2010

By 9 December, 2010

[ 10 December, 2010 to 12 December, 2010. ]

Another weekend is fast upon us.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Warehouse Circus at the Belconnen Community Theatre

By 9 December, 2010

[ 18 December, 2010 to 20 December, 2010. ]

This crossed my desk this morning and sounds like fun:

Canberra’s premiere youth circus Warehouse Circus presents its major theatre production for 2010: Projected, at the Belconnen Community Theatre, 18th, 19th and 20th of December, 2010.

Projected is an energetic, witty and awe inspiring performance by the Warehouse Circus advanced performance troupe. It is the culmination [...]

A rare chance to ride with the rats, and hear The Cashews

By 8 December, 2010

[ 8 December, 2010; 6:00 pm; ]

You normally need to be extremely well connected to get a chance to cycle with Rat Patrol.

But tonight is a rare occasion when the public is being invited along. There’s a special guest in town and along the (not particularly taxing) route there’s going to be a guerilla gig by The Cashews.

Wheels roll at [...]


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