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Meditation to change world politics

By 27 July 2011

[ 1 August 2011; ] Change the politics of the world! Join Canberra Shanti Mission Harmony Centre for a special meditation to clear energy and thoughts creating negativity 

You have the power to change the way decisions are made in politics in Australia and around the world. Imagine a world where politicians worked together in a positive way to make decisions for the [...]

Ex bank manager becomes comedian

By 26 July 2011

[ 3 August 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

August Comedy Club at Civic Pub features Paul McMahon, an ex bank manager come comedian who lives in the Byron Shire.

Paul has been performing stand-up since 2008 and has grown in confidence and gained success with his laid back style of observational humour that we can all relate to. He has been a Triple J [...]

19th ANU Open Chess Championship 2011 THIS WEEKEND!

By 25 July 2011

[ 30 July 2011 to 31 July 2011. ] The 19th ANU Open Chess Championship 2011 and ANU Minor (U1600) Championship takes place next this weekend at the ANU.

The tournament consists of 7 rounds with a time control of 60 minutes plus 10 seconds from the start.

First prize for the open section is $1000 and $400 for the minor.

Players of all playing stengths and [...]

ACT Virtual Community Cabinet


[ 26 July 2011 at 12:30 pm; ]

Tomorrow at 12.30 will see the brave, nay courageous, experiment in tweet based democracy when the ACT Virtual Community Cabinet takes off on the #actvcc hashtag.

Will there be tumbleweeds rolling through? Will it be deluged by griefers, wasters, spammers, and angry old men?

Or will it be a great form of discourse?

Only time will tell and [...]

Canberrang – Canberra’s Festival of Swing

By 25 July 2011

[ 11 August 2011 to 14 August 2011. ] Canberrang 2011 – Swingin’ cities USA

Jazz, big band sounds and swing dancing take over the capital again with ‘Canberrang’: Canberra’s annual festival of swing, taking place from the 11th to the 14th of August.??Over 4 nights and 3 days, swing dancers from all over Australia (and overseas) will take to the streets of Canberra in [...]

George Smith in Belconnen Dymocks

By 22 July 2011

[ 27 July 2011 at 12:30 pm; ] The Brumbies have the exciting to rugby fans news that Australia’s greatest ever openside flanker, not to mention Brumbies stalwart, is returning to Canberra to sign his biography.

CA Technologies Brumbies fans will have a chance to say hello to one of their favorite sons this week when George Smith launches his book at Dymocks [...]

Baseball day!

By 22 July 2011

[ 28 August 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Cavalry are having a family day in August which looks like good clean fun.

These Bootlegs Are Made For Walkin’


[ 25 July 2011 at 8:00 pm; 25 July 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

This Monday will see the final Bootlegs Session as produced by Cardboard Charlie. For many of you this will mean absolutely nothing, but for those in the know, you’ll understand the sorrow that this brings.

Let me try to explain the significance of the situation for those too scared (or disgusted) to venture into [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 July 2011


[ 22 July 2011 to 24 July 2011. ]

It’s that time of the week again Rioters, your chance to help others to help you.

Know something good to get out and do around Canberra this weekend?

Let the world know in the comments.

Archibald Macleish’s Panic comes to ANU

By 20 July 2011

[ 18 August 2011 to 27 August 2011. ]

The ANU School of Cultural Inquiry, College of Arts and Social Sciences is putting on a timely production as the global financial system dances on the edge of the abyss.

Experience the unsettling power of Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Archibald MacLeish’s groundbreaking verse dramaPanic, a searing exploration of financial collapse that eerily foreshadows the contemporary [...]

Capital Jazz Project launching.

By 20 July 2011

[ 30 July 2011 to 7 August 2011. ]

The School of Music has announced the launch of the Capital Jazz Project, 9 days of jazz at the Street Theatre.

The Street Theatre and the ANU School of Music have joined forces to develop a brand new music event for the ACT. Celebrating all things jazz, a nine-day festival presents a mix of international, [...]

Canberra Short Film Festival 2011

By 20 July 2011

[ 16 September 2011 to 18 September 2011. ]

The Canberra Short Film Festival has announced that they have successfully selected their semifinalists.

Now they move on for public screenings before announcing the winners:

Opening Night: Special Opening Night Film + Practising category from 6pm on Friday 16th September – audience votes in the People’s Choice Awards.

National Schools, Grass –Roots and Emerging from 5pm on Saturday [...]

ICE CUBE with WC plus KP Records LIVE in Canberra!

By 20 July 2011

[ 19 April 2012; ]

Hip Hop TV, KP Records and MTV Classic are proud to present what could well be the biggest single headline Hip Hop concert Canberra has ever seen!

The man himself Mr Ice Cube will be visiting Australia this spring and he will be kicking off a six show tour with a first time visit to the [...]

Belconnen Community Council Meeting: Ginninderra Gorge & Development at Belconnen Fresh Food Markets

By 19 July 2011

[ 19 July 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] You are invited to this months public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council which will be addressing two issues.

1. There will be a short presentation on the proposed development next to the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets.

2. Following this will be a presentation on the proposal for a Murrumbidge – Ginninderra [...]

Canberra women talking tax

By 18 July 2011

[ 22 July 2011 at 12:00 pm; ] You’ve all heard the statistics about women’s workforce participation being lower than men’s, lower average weekly pay, and less superannuation on retirement. Some economists have said that tax and transfer systems are contributing to these problems. Canberra women will have an opportunity to tell their story and contribute to discussion of solutions at a consultation [...]

Summer Rhythm festival finds a December date


[ 9 December 2011 to 10 December 2011. ]

Summer Rhythm filled a Corinbank shaped hole this February just gone out at the Goolabri resort.

Facebook now informs us that it’s going for a double in 2011 with the next instalment taking place on 9-10 December.

2 Days of Great Bands and DJ’s, Camping, Markets.
“LIKE” Our page for competiotions and your chance [...]

Geoscience Australia Open Day

By 15 July 2011

[ 21 August 2011; ]

This has come over my desk and looks like good clean educational family fun.

Geoscience Australia’s annual Open Day is being held on Sunday 21 August 2011, as part of National Science Week. Come find out how we are Applying Geoscience to Australia’s Most Important Challenges in a fun and engaging way. Explore science displays. Listen [...]


By 15 July 2011

[ 20 July 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook warns that the Phoenix is going to get weirder still next Wednesday:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is your every Third Wednesday of the Month POETRY SLAM!

At the Phoenix

Bring words, elastic, moments, arm waving, whispering, chanting, the grand potato and your uncle to BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at 730pm.

And this month because he doesn’t have to fly on a dead zebra we [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 July 2011


[ 15 July 2011 to 17 July 2011. ]

Time to plan the weekend hivemind!

What should people be getting out to in Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Grunge Tribute night at the Basement!

By 14 July 2011

[ 26 August 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

A night of Grunge, grunge and more grunge at The Basement.

– Variodivers (cnb) – performing – NIRVANA
– Escape Syndrome (cnb) – performing – PEARL JAM
– Perpetual End (Cnb) – performing – SMASHING PUMPKINS
– Jar of Dirt (Melb)(feat members of House of Thumbs + Nine of Swords) – performing – AIC
– Limo Wreck (cnb)(feat members of [...]

Nightfest tickets go on sale


[ 28 September 2011 to 2 October 2011. ]

In another harbinger of spring Andrew Barr has announced that you can now buy tickets to this year’s nightfest extravaganza, the racier, darker, portion of Floriade.

Tickets to this year’s Floriade NightFest are now on sale. Commonwealth Park will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland featuring a diverse program of entertainment including live comedy, feature movies [...]

Waterford and Savages taking over Transit

By 13 July 2011

[ 21 July 2011; ]

Canberra Roller Derby League Presents Fire and Vice

By 13 July 2011

[ 6 August 2011 at 5:00 pm; ]

Fire and Vice will see an epic battle between two of Australia’s most passionate roller derby teams. Spawned in the hellfires of Australia’s hot tropical north come the Sun State Rollergirls’ Fancy Pants, fancy skaters and indeed wearing pants, they will challenge Canberra’s own icy maidens the Vice City Rollers.

The Rollers suffered a defeat [...]

Thylacine Cloning at The Front!

By 13 July 2011

[ 16 August 2011 at 5:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings the thrilling news that Tasmanian Tiger cloning will feature at The Front in Lyneham on 16 August.

Sadly not actual cloning, but rather a discussion on it, which is still cool:

The Australian Museum in Sydney began a thylacine cloning project in 1999. The goal was to use genetic material from specimens taken and preserved [...]

Arab Film Festival coming to Canberra


[ 14 July 2011 to 21 July 2011. ]

Word reaches me that the Arab Film Festival is coming to Canberra from 14 July to 21 July.

A week of Arab cinematic sensations is about to arrive in the nation’s capital. Canberra’s Arc Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive will host the Arab Film Festival Australia from Thursday 14 July to Thursday 21 [...]

Costco Opening This Month!

By 13 July 2011

[ 22 July 2011; ] With Costco due to open in a week and a half, I thought I would have a poke around the internet to see what we are in for. Having been to Costcos in Canada and the US, I am excited about the prospect of discounted groceries but also wondering how the typical Canberra home will [...]

2nd Annual Yass Spring Ball

By 12 July 2011

[ 20 August 2011; ] The 2nd annual Yass Spring Ball is being held on Saturday August 20th 2011 at the Yass Soldiers Club. Thanks to the support of the Lions Club of Bowning and District the event expects to attract over 140 people.

In 2010 the Yass Spring Ball was masquerade themed and guests were adorned from head to toe [...]


By 12 July 2011

[ 29 July 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Time: 8PM
Entry: $15

ACT Cancer Council – Fun Run Rescued

By 11 July 2011

[ 17 July 2011 at 10:00 am; ] Zoe Routh, an ex pat Canadian who has lived in Canberra for the past 15 years has vowed to rescue the Canada Fun Run which for the past 20 years has raised funds for the Cancer Council ACT.

“Until this year the run, inspired around the world by Canadian Terry Fox, has been supported by the [...]

Na Maza and supports rocking the Woden Youthie

By 8 July 2011

[ 29 July 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]



Time: 6PM

Entry: $5

2nd National Day of Action to End Live Export – Canberra Rally

By 8 July 2011

[ 30 July 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

Join us in Canberra to support the second National Day of Action to End Live Export. This second rally is in response to the ban on live exports to Indonesia which has been just been lifted by the Federal Government.

Rallies are being held across the nation, and we need to be louder and bigger than [...]

Fred Smith to launch Dust of Uruzgan at the Playhouse


[ 3 September 2011; ]

Local singer songwriter (and international man of mystery) Fred Smith has put out this missive:

Fred Smith will be taking the stage accompanied by his double bass playing performing partner Liz Frencham to launch his (already) highly acclaimed new album Dust of Uruzgan. The performance will be accompanied by projections of a remarkable set of [...]

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