Events (2983 Stories)

Second Twitter community cabinet

By 19 August 2011

[ 30 August 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

As someone with a who’s been involved in the practical application of information technology since the mid 90s the use of Twitter for community cabinets appals my sense of “the right tool for the right job”.

But Twitter is what every glib suit in the political-media nexus is gibbering about (mostly to justify their use of [...]

Convoy of unreal Australians. Express disagreement with “real Australians”.

By 19 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 August 2011 at 8:00 am; ]

As most of you should know on Monday “real Australians” are coming to Canberra in big trucks with the stated aim of tearing up the Constitution of Australia so that there might be no carbon tax, gay marriage, animal welfare, or red-headed women in the Lodge.

A thoughtful person even in favour of some of their [...]

Check out my awesome Southern Cross Tattoo!!! (Counter Protest)

By 18 August 2011

[ 22 August 2011 at 12:30 pm; ] Word coming from Australian Youth Climate Coalition about a counter-protest against the ”True Australians™ democratic blockade of the  latte-sipping, chardonay-swilling, chattering class, shiny-bum, mung-bean munching, green extremists who will destroy this great nation and everything it stands for AND MAKE US STARVE IN THE DARK”

Yes, apparently there’s a counter protest:


Rugby World Cup Luncheon

By 18 August 2011

[ 7 October 2011 at 12:00 am; ] Join Snowy Hydro SouthCare at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra for a luncheon that will mark the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

This fundraiser will include guest speeches from prominent Rugby figures that have represented their country at an elite level (including newly appointed Snowy Hydro SouthCare CEO Owen Finegan, Jeremy Paul and Stephen Larkham).

The event [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 19 August 2011

By 18 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 August 2011 to 21 August 2011. ]

So Rioters, here’s your chance to impress your peers with how well hooked in to the grid you are.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Science horror double bill at ARC for Science Week

By 17 August 2011

[ 19 August 2011 at 7:00 pm; ] The National Film and Sound Archive have the happy news that they’re putting on an old school double bill of the old school science horror classics “Re-Animator” and “The Fly” this Friday night.

Just $15 for both!

All part of Science Week of course!

The Pirate Hunt is coming to town

By 16 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 September 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] The Pirate Hunt is back and bigger than ever! Once again taking over the city of Canberra, this time on Friday 16th September, in honour of International Speak Like A Pirate Day. $15, 8pm.

PWA Live Pro Wrestling this Saturday Woden Tradies

By 16 August 2011

[ 20 August 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

After a huge, standing room only event at Clash in the Capital. PWA returns to the Woden Tradies this Saturday August 20.

A fantastic night of wrestling was seen at Clash and Crofty was able to capture the PWA National championship from Melbourne’s best Slex. With a new champion crowned a new number 1 contender must [...]

Infinite Horizons. Fred Williams retrospective at the National Gallery

By 11 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 12 August 2011 to 6 November 2011. ]

The National Gallery is kicking off a new exhibition tomorrow showcasing the work of Fred Williams.

Fred Williams is one of Australia’s greatest painters. He created a highly original and distinctive way of seeing the Australian landscape and was passionate about the painting process itself. This is the first major retrospective of Williams’ work in [...]

Diy wotz on guide for the weekend of 12 August 2011

By 11 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 12 August 2011 to 14 August 2011. ]

A wet miserable weekend looms.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra to lighten our spirits?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments!

BCC Meeting – 16 August – Buses, Plastic bag ban and Ginninderra Gorge National Park

By 11 August 2011

[ 16 August 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] The next Belconnen Community Council Public Meeting will be held at 7.30pm, Tuesday 16 August 2011, Upstairs Belconnen Library, Chandler Street, Belconnen.

All members of the public are welcome to attend and ask questions of our guests.

At this months meeting there are three presentations:

Shannon Savage (AECOM) on the proposed Belconnen to Civic bus transit way (Belconnen [...]

Stonefest 2011 lineup

By 11 August 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 29 October 2011; ]

Stonefest has announced it’s lineup for Belconnen’s biggest of days:

The Grates
The Vines
Josh Pyke
Jonathan Boulet
Crash The Curb
triple j ‘Unearthed’ winner
Purple Sneakers DJs

The Aston Shuffle
Tonite Only
Flight Facilities
Sampology (AV/DJ Set)
D’Opus and Roshambo
Dept of Defiance

Ball Park Music
Owl Eyes
Lanie Lane
Hunting Grounds
Big Scary
The Snowdroppers
The Bedroom Philosopher
Fun Machine
Vacant Field

hosted by The Hump Day [...]

Open Mic Comedy night – Pot Belly Bar

By 10 August 2011

[ 10 August 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] LOVE LOVE the randomness of the Pot Belly Open Comedy night…the king of the kick off EMCEE Justin Newbury will be whipping the night along, electric avenue stylee.

So be like Eddie Grant and rock down to the el Potto Maximus.

Rookies are especially liked at this venue, with a TellyTubby Group hug on offer [...]

Ban Live Export Rally Sunday 14 August

By 10 August 2011

[ 14 August 2011 at 11:00 am; ] This Sunday (14 August) at 11am, rallies are being held all over Australia to call for an end to cruel live export of animals to countries where they are subject to horrific treatment. The Canberra rally is out the front of Parliament House.

This event is being run by Animals Australia and the RSPCA. These organisations [...]

AFFIRM Business Lunch brings you Good Mental Health in the Workplace

By 10 August 2011

[ 6 September 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

AFFIRM’s Executive Business Luncheon is delighted to have Craig Hamilton as our guest speaker.

Craig Hamilton is a broadcaster with ABC Radio who has worked on National Rugby League games for the last eight seasons.

On the eve of the biggest undertaking of his career – the Sydney Olympics – Craig suffered a mental breakdown which almost [...]

Dinosaur petting zoo!

By 9 August 2011

[ 12 August 2011 to 14 August 2011. ]

The CSIRO has been in touch to let us know about activities for National Science Week.

But the thing that really fired the imaginations up here in the Eagle’s Nest was the promise of a Dinosaur Petting Zoo* at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.

The show is being put on by the Erth puppetry troop.

* disappointingly puppet based, [...]

See The Mousetrap and raise money for OzHarvest

By 9 August 2011

[ 8 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

The 2011 Science Scramble


[ 12 August 2011 to 22 August 2011. ]

The CSIRO is letting you know about the Great Canberra Science Scramble kicking off on 12 August.

The Science Scramble encourages people to get out and explore some of the many little-known aspects of science and technology in the national capital. Created especially for the Canberra community, the event features 4 separate challenges suitable for people [...]

Say Yes Events Canberra

By 5 August 2011

[ 6 August 2011; 8 August 2011; 13 August 2011; ]

We are hosting 3 events in Canberra over the next 2 weeks.

1. On Saturday August 6 and Saturday August 13 we will be at the Gorman House Markets to talk to the public about the carbon price and what it means for you and Australia.


2. on Monday August 8 in the evening;

Grassroots Public Forum
Monday [...]

Building a Sustainable Canberra

By 4 August 2011

[ 31 August 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] The Building Science Forum of Australia’s – ACT Division (BSFA-ACT) will be holding a forum with the aim of discussing this years proposed variations to the land development, commercial and residential sections of the Territory Planning Codes and whether these changes will assure Canberra’s long term sustainable future.

Seminar will be held on Wednesday 31st August [...]

Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit! August 2011.

By 4 August 2011

[ 17 August 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of the next installment of Canberra’s lewdest poetry slam:

More Info
and a stage, 2 minutes, a microphone, the Master of Conflict,
an audience, five judges, at least three first prizes and two MCs

And puts all that in a pub with cider, beer, whiskey and all kinds of [...]

Diy wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 August 2011


[ 5 August 2011 to 7 August 2011. ]

Here comes the weekend again, do you know what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

If so why not let the world know in the comments?

The Dumb Waiter

By 4 August 2011

[ 2 September 2011 to 3 September 2011. ] J.Q. Productions is putting on a performance of Harold Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter”.

Pinter is famous for leaving Audiences both shocked and it fits of laughter at the same time.

Directed by the talented young Tom Atkin featuring two of Canberra’s finest junior actors Sam Kennedy-Hine and Jordan Shaw.

So for an un-forgetable night of groundbreaking, [...]

Snowy Hydro SouthCare Golf Day

By 3 August 2011

[ 27 October 2011; ] The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Golf Day is approaching this October, and like last year’s event promises to be a great day on the course. In 2010 the Golf Day raised $15,000 for Snowy Hydro SouthCare.

Teams of 4 players will be asked to arrive at the Federal Golf Club at 10:30am for a breakfast registration and [...]

Rocksalt selling coffee for the homeless

By 3 August 2011

[ 5 August 2011 at 7:30 am; ]

This Friday Rocksalt is having a fundraiser for homelessness and mental health from 7.30am 12 noon. All people have to do is buy a coffee.

Costume Party at The Basement

By 3 August 2011

[ 5 August 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

A big night at The Basement this Friday, some of Canberra’s leading bands and a crowd in costume.

What more could you ask for?

Craft beer & food matching – it’s happening again!

By 1 August 2011

[ 7 August 2011; ] Hello Rioters!

Cos I just can’t keep away from good beer I’m hosting another craft beer and food matching lunch this coming Sunday 7th August.

We’re matching six courses with six of Australia’s tastiest craft beers

The beers on offer will include Little Creatures Bright Ale, Matilda Bay Dogbolter and Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale and Mountain Goat [...]

Life x 3 at Theatre 3

By 1 August 2011

[ 4 August 2011 to 20 August 2011. ]

Canberra Rep has sent this in for your edification:


Yasmina Reza’s Life x 3, directed by Garry Fry, opens on 5 August and continues until 20 August at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton.
Reza’s insightful script explores how chance, with its impact upon our actions and behaviour, changes everything.

You are invited—from three different perspectives—into [...]

NYE Comes To Canberra 2011

By 1 August 2011

[ 31 December 2011; ] Canberra, Prepare to take-off!

Forests and Climate Forum

By 28 July 2011

[ 13 August 2011; ]

For those with an interest there’s a very high powered forum on forests and climate going down at the John Curtin School of Medical Research on 13 August.

The speaker’s list is impressive

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 29 July 2011


[ 29 July 2011 to 31 July 2011. ]

Once again the weekend is upon us and we seek the wisdom of the hivemind.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Premier Film Screening: The Economics of Happiness

By 27 July 2011

[ 16 August 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] The ACT Greens will be sponsoring the premier Canberra screening of the movie “The Economics of Happiness” a documentary about the worldwide movement for localization, held at The Tank Lecture Theatre, ANU on Tuesday 16th August at 6.30pm (doors open at 6pm for pre-event drinks).

The Economics of Happiness’ features a chorus of [...]

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