[ 1 November 2011; ]
So Rioters, for those who don’t have a hilarious office party to attend, where’s a good place to check out the Melbourne Cup tomorrow?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments!
[Photo by State Library of Victoria Collections, CC BY]
[ 5 November 2011 at 2:30 pm; ] Come along to Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fête. A wonderful mix of multicultural fun, delicious international food and entertainment from all four corners of the world. Saturday 5 November 2011, 2.30pm – 7.00pm. NSW Crescent, Barton.
[ 23 November 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] The Australia Institute is giving notice that Katy Gallagher will be their guest for Politics In The Pub at the Uni Pub on 23 November:
The Australia Institute will host its final Politics in the Pub for the year in Canberra on the evening of Wednesday 23 November. We are pleased to annouce that our guest [...]
[ 29 October 2011 to 4 March 2012. ]
If not for King O’Malley we could all be in Deniliquin right now.
So it should be of some interest that the titan of Federation politics is getting his first museum exhibition, at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.
Few politicians in Australia’s history have been as colourful, and none so enigmatic, as King O’Malley. O’Malley [...]
[ 3 November 2011 at 5:30 pm; ]
This in from the CSIRO which sounds like fun:
After the lab coats come off and the lights do down, join CSIRO Discovery for some grown-up science fun including a science trivia quiz with great prizes.
CSIRO Discovery presents an evening of science fun for grown-ups, beginning with an explosive science show from Graham Walker from [...]
[ 28 October 2011 to 30 October 2011. ]
The Queen may be gone but we remain and need to find a way to pass the time.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 29 October 2011 at 10:00 am; ] 10am – 12pm Saturday 29th October
All women 16-60+ are welcome to join Diamond Phoenix Dragon Boat Club for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.
Meet at Lotus Bay, Alexandrina Drive [...]
[ 26 October 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] On Wednesday 26 October 2011 the Weston Creek Community Council is hosting a Public Forum on the ACT Government’s Transport for Canberra plan. The Forum will give residents an opportunity to discuss the transport strategy with one of its authors, Kristin Blume from the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate.
The Public Forum will be held at [...]
[ 25 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]
‘Space: the final frontier………to boldly go where no man has gone before.’ Captain James T. Kirk
For centuries man has been obsessed with staring skyward and wondering. Through Science Fiction we have been provided with an imaginative insight into what could be out there.
Come aboard the Starship Odyssey as the crew take you on a journey [...]
[ 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.