[ 2 November 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]
Michael Connell began getting laughs at the age of three in his back yard with the Hills Hoist acting as stage and curtain, and he hasn’t stopped performing since.
Over the years Michael has had great success within the Comedy Industry. He has performed several shows in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. [...]
[ 9 November 2011 at 8:00 am; ] School of Archaeology & Anthropology and the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies presents:
Inka Studies: 100 years since the discovery of Machu Picchu Conference
Wed 9 November 08:00am – Thu 10 November 13:00pm
2 day event
L.J Hume Centre, 1st floor Room 1771,
Copland Building, ANU
An international symposium that will feature the latest research from Peru. Invited speakers from Australia [...]
[ 19 November 2011 to 20 November 2011. ] Vikings Tuggeranong Chess Club Weekender 2011
1st PRIZE $1000 + other cash prizes eg 2nd, 3rd etc
Saturday 19th November 2011 and Sunday 20th November 2011
*Juniors ….. $40
GM IM WGM WIM Free
Entries accepted until 10.00 am on Saturday 19th November 2011
ROUND TIMES (7 rounds)
Saturday – 10.30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 7:00 pm
Sunday – 10:30am, 1:30pm, [...]
[ 10 February 2012 to 12 February 2012. ]
The Multicultural Festival (beer and meat on a stick to the likes of you and me) has been nailed down in 2012 for 10-12 February.
One weekend you don’t want to be down the coast.
[ 28 October 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]
Next week women and men in cities and towns around Australia will be taking to the streets for the annual Reclaim the Night march and rally. At this event women—and men who support them— will come together to protest against sexual violence, demand their right to feel safe in public spaces, and demand an end [...]
[ 3 November 2011 to 5 November 2011. ]
Little Dove is bringing a new show Cordelia to the Street Theatre for a short run:
Tapping into eternal themes of love, family and mortality, Canberra-based director Chenoeh Miller has created an immersive visual, live art experience driven by the stories and tribulations of a twisted royal family plagued by secrets and jealousy.
Serving as a [...]
[ 30 October 2011 at 2:00 pm; ]
As far as high brows go this pretty much takes the biscuit. The National Gallery describes this sunday’s event thusly:
Join exhibition curator Deborah Hart and virtuoso fortepianist Geoffrey Lancaster for a discussion on links between the art of Fred Williams and the music of Joseph Haydn, followed by the launch of Lancaster’s latest recording [...]
[ 3 November 2011 at 6:31 pm; ] Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies presents:
“Latin America and China: Beyond Trade and Investments?”
Professor Enrique Dussel
6:30pm Thursday 3 November
Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 5, ANU
The China-Latin American trade and investment relationship has deepened significantly.
But does this relationship extend beyond economic considerations? This presentation will look at the bilateral relationship from a socioeconomic perspective, [...]
[ 26 October 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and School of Archaeology and Anthropology present:
Not just the lungs of the world: Lessons from Yasuni ITT
26 October 2011 – 6pm – 8pmManning Clark Centre Theatre 3, ANU
This seminar focuses on the global common good embodied in the Yasuni National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Although much of [...]
[ 2 November 2011; ] Each year the NFSA recognises and honours a leading Australian figure in film preservation by awarding the NFSA Ken G Hall Award for Film Preservation. This year the Award will be presented during the Canberra International Film Festival, on Wednesday 2 November. This is a free event, however bookings are essential – phone 02 6248 2000.
[ 28 October 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies presents a concert and the book launch of
“Tango, transmodernidad y desencuentro”
By Guillermo Anad
This book explains tango as an empowering force in Argentine cultural memory, through a
novel transdisciplinary analysis of narrative and sonic tango expressions.
Language of publication: Spanish
The book launch will be followed with a performance by
Friday 28th of [...]
[ 21 October 2011 to 23 October 2011. ]
Finally we’ve all had a full week to get some work done. But it’s all over soon.
What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 21 October 2011 8:00 pm to 22 October 2011 9:00 pm. ] 3 Skirts & A Mustache – A brand new circus show premiering in Canberra
@ Belconnen Community Theatre, 8pm, 21st & 22nd Oct, tix $15, $45 family, available at the door.
[ 27 October 2011 at 5:45 pm; ]
This in from Paperchain:
Please join us to hear David Van Zanten speak about his new book ‘Marion Mahony Reconsidered’.
Thursday October 27
5.45 for 6.00pm
RSVP Wednesday October 26
Telephone 6295 6723 or
Marion Mahony Griffin (1871–1961) was an American architect and artist, one of the first licensed female architects in the world, designer for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chicago [...]
[ 22 October 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]
Facebook brings word of a Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens show at the Polo:
Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens will use any excuse to cook up a night of music, whimsy, fairy lights and fake flowers, and the 52nd Day of Spring seemed as good a reason as any. On October 22 (The 52nd [...]
[ 14 November 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Richard Saunders will give an overview of some of the recent success achieved by skeptical activism, including the downfall of the Power Balance company in Australia and the battle against the anti-vaccination movement. The talk will include a demonstration of the four major body tricks used by those selling magic bracelets that even fool the [...]
[ 14 October 2011 at 4:30 pm; ]
Presented by the Embassy of South Korea, a free screening of the documentary feature film Intangible Asset Number 82 followed by a performance by Korean-Australian band Daorum will take place at 6.30pm this Friday 14 October. Bookings are essential – phone 6248 2000.
In 2005, Australian musician and director Simon Barker was presented with the opportunity [...]
[ 14 October 2011 to 16 October 2011. ]
The fluff is flying, the year is drawing to a close, we’ve had more weekend days this month than seem plausible and here we are with another break coming up.
What’s worth seeing and doing around town?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 26 November 2011 to 27 November 2011. ] The 23rd Tuggeranong Festival is on the weekend of 26 and 27 November 2011. The premium event is the Family Fun Day in Tuggeranong Town Park on Saturday 26th.
Key attractions include, a live performance of the Doc Neeson, previously front man from The Angels. There will be live community performances on our brand new stage, [...]
[ 15 October 2011 at 2:30 pm; ]
With “Occupy Wall Street” spreading as a meme across the world it was only really a matter of time.
Facebook has the home for “Occupy Canberra”.
The occupy movement is a movement which is bringing attention to a corrupt system. You see, The RBA – Reserve Bank of Australia is not any part of the government. It [...]
[ 19 November 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]
Do you know you have the answers? Then join the Canberra Branch Make-A-Wish® Volunteers in a night of trivia fun.
Get a table of up to 10 people together and take up the challenge whilst assisting to raise funds to help grant the wishes of children with lifethreatening medical conditions. Munchies/finger food is provided.
Where: Italian Club [...]
[ 26 October 2011 8:00 pm to 29 October 2011 10:00 pm. ] Archibald MacLeish’s groundbreaking radio verse drama The Fall of the City plays at the ANU Arts Centre in October.
[ 5 November 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s other Roller Derby League, the Varsity Derby League (Stop sniggering at the back there! There’s nothing funny about a women’s VD League!), is throwing a roller disco.
Go on, you know you want to.
[ 13 October 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] Libraries ACT is giving notice of “stories before bed” at Kippax Library.
Canberra kids aged 3-5 years old (and their parents) are invited to bring their teddies and come along to “stories before bed? at the Kippax Library this Thursday night.
“We are excited to be offering for the first time, an evening Story Time session for [...]
[ 28 October 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]
Facebook has the word on this year’s ACT heat of the Australian Poetry Slam:
It’s that time again… time to go head to head and mic to mic with Canberra’s best poetry slammers.
This year the ACT has just one heat – the top two poets each get a spot at the national final on Sunday 27 [...]
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Watch this Fare Evader film clip and then you’ll want to see them at the Phoenix on Thursday 13 Oct.
Super Best Friends also have a new clip in the works for the track Karma Karma.
Doc Holliday Takes the Shotgun from Sydney round out the bill. Free entry.
[ 14 October 2011 at 5:00 pm; ] Peninsula Bar at National Museum Australia
Friday Night Launch October 14 5.00pm—Late
[ 23 October 2011 at 11:00 am; ] Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary needs friends like you!
[ 30 September 2011 to 29 January 2012. ]
Once again, the good burghers of Canberra are being treated to a spectacle of fine art from China. My first memory of Chinese art was when the Terracotta Warriors visited the National Gallery of Australia in about 1984. The NGA once again got the scoop with Inside Out: New Chinese Art in 2000 (the most [...]
[ 16 October 2011 at 1:00 pm; ] Little Creatures and White Rabbit food and beer matching lunch at The Durham Castle Arms on Sunday 16th October.
[ 8 October 2011 at 9:00 am; 9 October 2011 at 9:00 am; ] ACT Floorball Association is hosting the inaugural Canberra Floorball Open showcasing the talents of current men’s and women’s Australian players from the ACT and NSW.
The Canberra Floorball Open is on this weekend the 8th & 9th of October at MPowerdome Sports & Recreation Centre (56 Coyne Street, Fadden, ACT).
Men’s teams from the ACT, Newcastle and [...]
[ 12 October 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] Given the myriad issues facing the ACT music industry it is more important now than ever for all stakeholders to have a consolidated voice. MusicACT, initially called ACT Live Music Association, formed as a direct result of the initiatives that the ACT Government and departmental staff have implemented over the past 12 months, including the [...]