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The Last Prom at Smith Dick

By 25 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
The Last Prom at Smith Dick

[ 11 March 2011; 9:00 pm; ]

As part of the You Are Here extravaganza engulfing Civic next month Nick Delatovic is throwing The Last Prom which on Facebook is described like this:

March 11th 2011: They thought it was going to be an 80s Prom Night like any other. How were they possibly to know that the frizzy-permed festivities would be interrupted [...]

ACT Light Rail presentation at TCC on 1 March 2011

By 25 February 2011

[ 1 March 2011; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Damien Haas from ACT Light Rail will be speaking at the March meeting of the Tuggeranong Community Council. His presentation will be called ‘Is Canberra Light Rail still on track?’.

The Tuggeranong Community Council meeting begins at 7.30PM at the Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong. The ACT Light Rail presentation will begin around 8.30 PM.

All people [...]

THE DISPLACED – Theatre – 10-19 March 2011

By 24 February 2011
THE DISPLACED - Theatre - 10-19 March 2011

[ 10 March 2011 to 19 March 2011. 10 March 2011 to 19 March 2011. ]

WATCH THE TRAILER VIDEO FOR THE DISPLACED

Impro ACT presents a season of theatre performance that will explore what it’s like for ordinary Australians to be asked to leave what they know.
 
Taking improvised theatre into new terrain, actors explore the characters’ emotional and physical journeys; through heartbreak and hope, through simple and serious instances of displacement.
 
A [...]

2011 AARCMCC ACT Titles for 1/10th Radio Controled Cars

By 24 February 2011

[ 5 March 2011 to 6 March 2011. ] After an absence for arround 5 years the AARCMCC ACT Titles returne to the Kambah Track located in Jenkie Cct.  This event has attacted entries from NSW, Vic and South Australia, there is even a few comming from Hong Kong.

Racing will get underway on Saturday the 5th of March and wrap up on Sunday the [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 25 February

By 24 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 25 February

[ 25 February 2011 to 27 February 2011. ]

Time to shine hivemind!

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Cleaning up Canberra for Clean Up Australia Day

By 22 February 2011

[ 6 March 2011; ] The Beast is all a-twitter about an unpublished (at least online) Clean Up Australia Day Committee report saying Canberra has the most littered parks in Australia (possibly due to lack of maintenance, possibly because we’re filthy pigs).

But Territory And Municipal Services are focussing on the positives:

“We’re encouraging all Canberrans to do their bit on Clean [...]

Canberra Festival 2011

By 22 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
Canberra Festival 2011

[ 11 March 2011 to 20 March 2011. ]

The details for the Canberra Festival 2011 have gone live on the Events ACT website.

Here are the highlights:

Enlighten – Fri 11, Sat 12, Fri 18 & Fri 19 March
Balloon Spectacular – Saturday 12- Sunday 20 March
Symphony in the Park – Sunday 13 March
Celebrate in the Park – Monday 14 March
Canberra Day Public Holiday – Monday [...]

Carlton to play the Giants at Manuka Oval

By 21 February 2011

[ 26 February 2011; 4:00 pm; ] The Herald Sun has a story on the disappointment of Carlton that they’re going to have to come to Canberra to thrash the GWS giants:

The Blues drew the short straw of NAB Cup first round losers and will face Greater Western Sydney in a practice match in Canberra.

Clubs last week expressed concern at the [...]

You Are Here Festival kicks off in 2011

By 21 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
You Are Here Festival kicks off in 2011

[ 10 March 2011 to 20 March 2011. ] your littul heart – breaks
your littul heart – breaks

It happened that in November last year the Centenary of Canberra gave me the heads up on a proposed new initiative for March 2011, a series of arts events in shopfront spaces and found venues around Canberra’s CBD entitled You Are Here. No, I said, no. They [...]

Varilaku – Pacific arts from the Solomon Islands at the NGA

By 18 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
Varilaku - Pacific arts from the Solomon Islands at the NGA

[ 24 February 2011 to 29 May 2011. ]

The National Gallery is giving warning that next week they’re starting up an exhibition of art from the Solomon Islands:

Before World War II there was a period of peace in the Solomon Islands beginning with the 1893 establishment of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate. Prior to this era, particularly in the Western Solomon Islands, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 18 February 2011

By 17 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 18 February 2011

[ 18 February 2011 to 20 February 2011. ]

The students are back, the year has finally started for real.

So what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Ultra Micro Indoor Aerobatics in Canberra

By 16 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
Ultra Micro Indoor Aerobatics in Canberra

[ 19 February 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ]

Tiny 50gram airframes zooming around inside a basketball stadium while it’s raining outside. Larger 3D aerobatic aircraft hovering up the walls and flying through the rafters. Electric helicopters with 100 parts all vibrating in loose formation together.

Well that’s what’ll be happening this saturday night in the Tuggers basketball stadium from 7:00-9:30pm. Run by the local [...]

BOOKED OUT – Slow Food Banquet in Garema Place

By 16 February 2011

[ 11 March 2011; 6:30 pm; ] Slow Food Canberra have announced they’re doing a long table banquet in Garema Place on 11 March.

Slow Food Canberra is hosting an outdoor banquet, bringing people together in appreciation of food and community and promoting the social and health benefits of exploring different ways to integrate sustainability into their life through their choices in food.

The [...]

Groovin’ The Moo returns to Canberra

By 15 February 2011

[ 8 May 2011; ] The Groovin’ the Moo festival makes it return to Canberra in 2011. Held on the 8th of May at the University of Canberra, the line-up consists of both local and international acts.

Headlining this years festival are UK outift The Wombats. Other acts include Art vs Science, Gyroscope, Bliss ‘n’ Eso, Birds of Tokyo and [...]

Jimmy Barnes to headline Celebrate In The Park

By 15 February 2011

[ 14 March 2011; ] Chief Minister Stanhope has the intriguing news that wrinkle rocker Jimmy Barnes is going to headline the Celebrate In The Park show from Stage 88 on 14 March for Canberra’s birthday.

Fear not, the now obligatory Australian Idol washout is also on the bill.

Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes will headline Canberra’s 98th birthday party next [...]

Live at the Sculpture Garden

By 14 February 2011

[ 11 March 2011; 12 March 2011; 18 March 2011; 19 March 2011; ] The National Gallery has put out a media release on a new event “Live at the Sculpture Garden”:

“Live at the Sculpture Garden is such a great concept – art, comedy, cabaret – in a perfect setting and working with the National Gallery of Australia. I jumped at the opportunity”, said James Valentine.

Tickets will be $45 [...]

Handmade markets moving to the Convention Centre

By 14 February 2011

[ 19 February 2011; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The Handmade Markets have the exciting news that their rise and rise sees them moving to the National Convention Centre this Saturday.

It will be quite exciting to see how they work in that space.

Planet B-Boy +more at the ARC

By 14 February 2011
Planet B-Boy +more at the ARC

[ 25 February 2011; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ]

Hip Hop Artist in Residence Matt Cornell will introduce a screening of the film Planet B-Boy (2007, M).

Directed by Benson Lee the film provides an overview of break dancing throughout the world.

The screening will be followed by an open floor B-Boy jam with live band accompaniment and sampling of items from the collection dug up [...]

The Ballet Russes Costume Ball. Get your tickets

By 14 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
The Ballet Russes Costume Ball. Get your tickets

[ 4 March 2011; ]

In what looks to be a huge night the National Gallery is throwing a Ballet Russes costume ball in the Gandel Hall.

$150 a ticket and it’s black tie or costume inspired by the Ballet Russes. That includes dinner, drinks and dancing.

Tickets from ActewAGL shopfronts or 02 6240 6528 before 1 March.

There’s more info on the [...]

Thrasher Sk8 Rock

By 14 February 2011
Thrasher Sk8 Rock

[ 26 February 2011; ]

Shifty’s instore around 5pm

GIG AT THE BASEMENT, 2 Cohen Street Belconnen. round 9pm (18+, $15 entry)
Featuring: LSDemon, Bad Shit and the VeeBees

The Dinner Party at Dendy

By 13 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
The Dinner Party at Dendy

[ 21 February 2011; 6:45 pm; 23 February 2011; 6:45 pm; ]

Brendan Sloane has sent the following email through which I think will be helpful:

Hi All

Due to increasing demand for people to see this film on the big screen, THE DINNER PARTY will start screening at Dendy Canberra starting on Monday the 21 February (See attached flyer). A big thanks to Kathryn Craig and Sean at [...]

2,600 dragon boaters to descend on Canberra

By 12 February 2011

[ 31 March 2011 to 4 April 2011. ] Andrew Barr has annouced the 2011 National Dragon Boat Championships are coming to town at the end of March.

The 2011 National Dragon Boat Championships is expected to attract more than 2,600 participants from all over the country and New Zealand for a week of competition and social activity.

This will be good for the sport, [...]

Rollerderby returns to the AIS on 19 March. Canberra v. Melbourne.

By 12 February 2011
Rollerderby returns to the AIS on 19 March. Canberra v. Melbourne.

[ 19 March 2011; ]

Down and Derby reports that Canberra’s representative Rollerderby team, the Vice City Rollers are returning to the big stage at the AIS Arena on 19 March.

After belting the Sydney Assassins there last year this time our girls are taking on the national champs from Victoria.

Tickets on sale soon from Ticketek.

February’s Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit!

By 11 February 2011
February's Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit!

[ 16 February 2011; 7:30 pm; ]

One of my favourite nights of the month takes off next week at The Phoenix and has this to say about itself:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! brings you a February instalment of BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! which means YOU GET a microphone, cider in a pint glass if you want it, a stage, an audience, five judges, prizes, whiskey in a smaller [...]

Carillon concert for Valentine’s Day

By 11 February 2011

[ 14 February 2011; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The National Capital Authority (NCA) advises that if you’re looking for a cheap yet romantic valentine’s day option you could do worse than heading to Apsen Island to hear the bells ring out:

The concert has been an annual event held on 14 February since 2002. This year’s recital will feature carillonists Susan Antcliff and [...]

The Sculpture Bar extends to Wednesdays

By 10 February 2011
The Sculpture Bar extends to Wednesdays

[ 23 February 2011; 5:00 pm; 2 March 2011; 5:00 pm; 23 March 2011; 5:00 pm; ]

The National Gallery’s been in touch to let us all know that their Veuve Clicquot Sculpture Bar in the magnificent sculpture garden is extending to run on some Wednesday nights as well as Fridays.

Just be sure to check your dates.

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 11 February 2011

By 10 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE
DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 11 February 2011

[ 11 February 2011 to 13 February 2011. ]

Back on an even keel in 2011 the DIY Wotz on Guide returns to its rightful place on Thursday morning.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Warehouse 2011. First lineup announcement and tix on sale

By 9 February 2011
Warehouse 2011. First lineup announcement and tix on sale

[ 26 April 2011; ]

This in from the Kicks Entertainment crew:

Kicks Entertainment is thrilled to announce the return of Warehouse to the AIS arena on Tuesday 26 April 2011 (Easter long weekend and ANZAC public holiday) with a huge national and international line-up of dance music heavyweights including….

LIST OF ARTISTS

– Deadmau5
– Martin Solveig
– Skrillex
– Bag Raiders
– Chuckie
– Wynter [...]

Pot Belly Pub open-mic comedy Feb 16

By 9 February 2011

[ 16 February 2011; 8:00 pm; ] Comedy returns to the Pot Belly Pub with the first open-mic event for 2011 on Feb 16 at 8pm.

Feel free to come and have a giggle or give stand-up a go (it’s not as scary as you’d think), all welcome.

It’s free and always a fun night. We have a heap of quality performers lining up [...]

The Monotremes revisit The Front

By 8 February 2011
The Monotremes revisit The Front

[ 4 March 2011; 7:00 pm; ]

You’ve got to love a band with a bassoon in it. We had a look at The Monotremes last November. Now they’re returning to The Front:

The Monotremes would like to suggest that you consider arriving and being present for a presentation of musical entertainment comprising the use of acoustic and electronic equipment producing sound, for [...]

Fistula Fighting Fundraiser

By 7 February 2011
Fistula Fighting Fundraiser

[ 24 February 2011; 7:45 pm; ]

If you’re unaware of the problem of fistulas in Africa I suggest reading up but only if you haven’t eaten lately.

So I recommend getting behind the Hamlin Fistula Relief and Aid Fund and their fundraising movie screening later in the month.

Worlds Greatest Shave

By 5 February 2011
Worlds Greatest Shave

[ 10 March 2011 to 12 March 2011. ]

A good cause to support … Leukaemia Foundation of Australia http://worldsgreatestshave.com/

Donna is taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave this year.  Please support her in raising money for this good cause.

Take a look at her page by clicking this link.

Please sponsor her by making an online donation using a credit card. She is [...]

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