Events (3113 Stories)

Preserve Mt Painter this Sunday with Conservation Volunteers

By 15 November 2011

[ 20 November 2011; ]

If you are looking to get out and enjoy the springtime sunshine this weekend, Conservation Volunteers has a great project on this Sunday (20th November) at Mt Painter Nature Reserve in Belconnen.

The team will participate in diverse activities to assist with the long term environmental goals for the reserve – to restore native vegetation and [...]

A Mighty Day – Christmas Concert with the Resonants Choir, 3rd December

By 15 November 2011

[ 3 December 2011 at 5:00 pm; ]

The Resonants choir are getting in early this year to celebrate the Christmas season with an evening concert of sacred and secular choral music. The concert is entitled ‘A Mighty Day’ – and will feature Christmas songs, carols and highlights from Handel’s Messiah.  The program will include unaccompanied and accompanied pieces with organ, clarinet and [...]

Christmas Markets at EPIC

By 15 November 2011

[ 9 December 2011 to 11 December 2011. ] For those with the chrimbo bug I’ve had a media release in which is likely to intrigue:

Immerse yourself in everything festive from 9-17 December 2011 at the Capital’s first ever Christmas Markets, to be held at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

For the first time, Canberrans will be able to celebrate Christmas in the spirit of Europe’s [...]

Shootout at the Polo

By 14 November 2011

[ 19 November 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of a fun night at the Polish Club:

The Canberra Musicians Club Presents: The Fuelers and Doctor Stovepipe in ‘Shootout at the Polish’.

Fans of country, western, country and western, western swing,, bluegrass, big hats, boots, short skirts, checked shorts, pig tails, black vests, dancing in lines, straw bales and horse shit take [...]

Beyond the Intervention: Evening forum this Thursday 17 November

By 14 November 2011

[ 17 November 2011 at 7:15 pm; ] With the Northern Territory intervention due to expire next year, it’s a good time to talk about what comes next.  There’ve been much discussion and criticism of the Intervention.  We’d like to spend an evening talking about positive solutions, building on community’s strengths.  This is the David Hunter Memorial lecture [...]

2011 Motorcyclists Toy Run

By 14 November 2011

[ 10 December 2011 at 8:30 am; ] The Motorcycle Riders Association has announced their 2011 Toy Run.

Toy Run is back and we need you to make it bigger and better than any other. 31 years of raising money and donating goods for those in need at Christmas. This is an historic event so please be part of it and get [...]

Sunchaser & The Wayward Orchestra Film Clip Launch

By 11 November 2011

[ 12 November 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

This in from facebook:

The Sunchaser & the Wayward Orchestra film clip launch date has been set!
We’d love to see you all there!

For those of you who were part of the audience during the shoot…come check out how pretty & ridiculously good looking you are on camera! Boi yaaa! Grrrrr!! ; )

For those who weren’t [...]

Want to learn more about keeping bees?

By 11 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 November 2011 at 2:00 pm; ]

Territory And Municipal Services have the wonderful news that they’re teaching the public to keep backyard bees:

See a demonstration hive, taste some honey and learn all about keeping your own backyard bees at Kippax Library this Tuesday 15 November 2011.

“Come along and learn about backyard beekeeping in Canberra, including the basic fundamentals of beekeeping like [...]

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 [...]

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