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April 2012 at The Front

By 4 April 2012

[ 1 April 2012 to 30 April 2012. ] From The Front’s Facebook post:

Wednesday 4th April: Truckstop Honeymoon with Doctor Stovepipe, 8.00pm $10 Truckstop Honeymoon are making a welcome return to these shores. For those that know them, you know what you are in for: a show at the Front is the perfect way to see this band in an intimate setting. For those [...]

Big Band Saturday with Los Chavos

By 4 April 2012

[ 28 April 2012; ] 28 April @ Digress Restaurant and Lounge

With talented guest DJs Including DJ Alex Carder and DJ Rafa Chango! 

$10 Entry – Free before 9pm
$5 for LASA Members

Presented in conjunction with ANU’s Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) the night will go off with a bang featuring the carnival sounds of LOS CHAVOS, a local 8 piece [...]

April 2012 in The Phoenix

By 1 April 2012

[ 1 April 2012 to 30 April 2012. ] For all the cool cats looking to get their life in order, here’s February’s lineup at The Phoenix.

Monday 2nd 8pm
CMC Presents the Bootlegs
The Hovering Spooks
Pocket Fox
Magic Rob Universe
Munro Melano

Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Trivia Night

Wednesday 4th 9pm
Skippy’s Brain

Thursday 5th 9pm
Truckstop Honeymoon

Saturday 7th 9:30pm

Monday 9th 8pm
BMA presents The Bootleg Sessions
Doc Holliday takes the Shotgun
Sweet Teeth

Tuesday 10th 7:30pm
Trivia Night

Thursday 12th [...]

Frogfest coming to Canberra


[ 4 May 2012; ]

This has come over my desk and looks like fun:

FROGFEST is a seven-date progressive folk festival-tour stampeding through NSW, ACT and VIC in May. The details for the Canberra event are listed below:

4 May – The White Eagle Club
The Woohoo Revue, Mr Fibby, BOB (featuring Ben Hauptmann), Dave Carr’s Fabulous Contraption, Cracked Actor.
6pm, $15 presale, [...]

Canberra’s nomadic goth night shuffles moodily to Krave. April Chrome

By 30 March 2012

[ 14 April 2012 at 9:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word that Chrome for April is heading to Krave in the bus interchange:

Our dearest Chromies and Chromettes!

Chrome is back in action, and playing all of the track’s you’ve been itching for at Krave in the heart of Civic.

We’ve worked hard with the staff from Krave to provide you with the complete Chrome experience [...]

Evatt Primary School Environment Fair

By 29 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 11:00 am; ] Come and enjoy the fun of the Evatt Primary School Fair and learn more about how you can help the environment at the same time. We’ll have local businesses demonstrating achievable, practical and affordable options for environmentally friendly improvements around your home. There’ll be fun activities for the family, including Reptiles Inc., rides, face painting, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 30 March 2012


[ 30 March 2012 to 1 April 2012. ]

2012 is hotting up (figuratively) and the blockbusters of summer are winding up.

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

Just share your thoughts in the comments.

Packwood’s EP Launch with Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens – Earth Hour candle time!

By 29 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

This Saturday night Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens are playing host to their Sydney friends, Packwood and The Falls to celebrate the launch of Packwood’s impressive debut EP, and to use unnecessary amounts of candlelight for Earth Hour. Here are some things people have said about Packwood:

“One of the most interesting things I have [...]

Speed planting for the singles?

By 28 March 2012

[ 22 April 2012 at 10:00 am; ]

Well it’s got to be better than slamming cheap sparkling white at Uni Pub.

ACT Landcare have sent in a marvellous flyer with this note:

Landcare Singles – Speed Planting, organised by ACT Landcare and Greening Australia on 22 April.

Landcare for Singles is a great opportunity to get out and meet new people while doing something [...]

Whatever “it” may be Super Best Friends want it dead. They get what they want


[ 26 April 2012; ]

Super Best Friends are the band with everything.

They’ve got a very sharp new video (above).

Sydney-based Reckoning Entertainment has sent us a media release about Super Best Friends which tells us not once, but twice that they are “killing it”. (for an unspecified value of “it”).

They’ve got quirky band photos and a poster!

And they’ve got an [...]

2012 HeartKids Hillclimb – Sunday 1st April, Fairbairn Park

By 27 March 2012

[ 1 April 2012 at 9:00 am; ]

This Sunday 1st April the Canberra Hillclimb Circuit at Fairbairn Park hosts the 2012 HeartKids Hillclimb.

The event is being run in memory of my younger brother William who died at the age of 12 from complications of a heart defect that he battled with from birth. He was a big car racing fan and this [...]

Narrabundah Community Festival – Sat 31 March 2012

By 27 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012; ] Invitation to the Narrabundah Festival 2012

Sat 31st March 2012 at the Narrabundah Shops,

Iluka St, Narrabundah

10 am to 3pm

Old Narrabundah Community Council (ONCC Inc) invites you to attend our festival this year. In 1952 Narrabundah Infants School opened, this is now Southside Community Services and still intact. Narrabundah Vinnies was their first shop [...]

The Darkness to play ANU


[ 10 May 2012; ]

BMA have the astonishing news that The Darkness are going to play the ANU bar on May 10.

With local act Fun Machine playing the support it’s going to be one hell of a night.

ANU Football Club 50th Anniversary Celebrations Community Day Sat 31 Mar

By 27 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 10:30 am; ] The Australian National University Football Club (ANU FC) is Canberra’s biggest football club, with over 200 players registered in 13 teams in 2012. Founded in 1962, the ANU FC is also one of Canberra’s oldest clubs and is this year marking its 50th anniversary.

The first celebration to commemorate the ANU FC’s golden anniversary takes place [...]

ACT Black Dog Ride to the Coast

By 26 March 2012

[ 29 April 2012; ] Sunday 29 April 2012 riders in the ACT will be enjoying their very own Black Dog Ride to raise awareness of mental health issues and to support Lifeline.

Register soon on the Black Dog Ride website for your very own black dog to join in for an attempt to set a world record for [...]

Questacon Invention Convention this Easter

By 26 March 2012

[ 11 April 2012 to 13 April 2012. ]

This in from Questacon which we thought would be of interest to some of you:

Travelling to the south coast over Easter?

The Questacon Invention Convention is a three-day program that visits regional areas across Australia and provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to develop their ideas further.

The Questacon Invention Convention is a [...]

2012 Harvest Festival

By 23 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 12:00 pm; ]

EcoAction has word of this year’s Harvest Festival:

Venue: Canberra Environment Centre
(Cnr Lennox Crossing & Lawson Crescent, Acton – by the National Museum)

Crash your Carbon food miles.

The Canberra Harvest Festival is on again! We’re back this year with delicious, local organic goodies, free workshops, organic gardens, a gourmet organic lunch, and great live music!! [...]

Weed Swap!

By 23 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 to 1 April 2012. ] No it’s not a social gathering for the hydro crew, rather Territory And Municipal Services are providing an opportunity for Canberrans to swap their woody weeds (small invasive trees to the average punter) for native species.

“On Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April 2012 between 8:30 am and 4.45 pm, the biannual WeedSwap will be [...]

Hoodlum Shouts album launch, Young Man Old Man

By 23 March 2012

[ 19 April 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Indy darlings Hoodlum Shouts are launching their much anticipated new album “Young Man Old Man” on 19 April at Transit.

Well worth checking out.

‘In Timber Further Out: Poems’ by Lawry Herron, Book Launch @ Paperchain

By 22 March 2012

[ 30 March 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

This in from Paperchain Manuka about the launch of local author Lawry Herron’s book of poetry:

‘In Timber Further Out – Poems’, is self-published by the writer, Lawry Herron, a former international lawyer and diplomat, later member of the Refugee Review Tribunal. He is now retired but works on a casual basis as a mediator. Lawry [...]

Bukowski night at Smiths!

By 22 March 2012

[ 29 March 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

This has come in and is far too good not to share [Video only safe for work with headphones]

Steven Bailey and Tom O’Niel will be hosting a reading of works by the decrepit American poet Charles Bukowski at Smith’s Bookshop

Thursday 29 March, 6:30pm. Wine will be served – teetotallers need not attend.

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 22 March 2012


[ 23 March 2012 to 25 March 2012. ]

OK Rioters, we know you’re all very clever.

How about helping out your fellow Canberrans by letting people know what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend.

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.


By 21 March 2012

[ 8 April 2012 at 9:30 am; ] Come and celebrate Easter at the St John’s 9:30am Church Family Eucharist.

During the service there will be a special children’s program in the Hall featuring singing, dancing, craft, stories, and special guest Dave the Talking Donkey!

An Easter egg hunt after the service caps off the fun.

Corinbank Take 2 – 30 November to 2 December


[ 30 November 2012 to 2 December 2012. ]

The Corinbank team have sent through details for their second bite at running a festival this year after record rainfall forced a much lamented postponement earlier this month.

Rain will not dampen the Corinbank spirit and – after copping an unprecedented 370mm in the Brindabellas over the scheduled festival week – Corinbank is making a courageous [...]

Maori cultural festival kicks off this week in Canberra

By 21 March 2012

[ 23 March 2012 to 24 March 2012. ] Radio New Zealand brings word Canberra is playing host to Australia’s largest Maori festival this week:

Maori living in Canberra are this week hosing the Australian regional kapa haka festival during which the top performers will be selected for the prestigious 2012 Matatini Kapa Haka Festival in Rotorua.

The ACT Maori Performing Arts Corporation won the right [...]

Open Day at Belconnen Police Station

By 21 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 10:00 am; ] ACT Policing will open its doors of the new Belconnen Police Station to the public on Saturday 31 March at a public open day to celebrate the opening of the new station.

Officer-in-Charge of Belconnen Police Station Sergeant Matt Corbitt said that it’s a rare opportunity for the public to see inside a police station, particularly [...]

Frienddad coming to Canberra

By 20 March 2012

[ 5 April 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Ex-Canberrans Callum Padgham has been in touch to let us know he’s bringing his film “Frienddad” to Canberra for a Dendy Screening. From the facebook page:


Frienddad is an Australian made independent sitcom parody, which tells the story of [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 16 March 2012


[ 15 March 2012 to 19 March 2012. ]

OK Rioters, the sun is shining and at the end of a short week there’s another weekend to plan.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Take the kids to meet the Giants

By 15 March 2012

[ 15 March 2012 at 5:00 pm; ]

For the footy mad this afternoon at Manuka Oval.

So you think you can hipster?


[ 16 March 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Well who can resist a promo video?

Not me.

You Are Here have details of this intriguing event hitting Petrie Plaza tomorrow night:

Well? Can you? In keeping with its ethos of accessibility, You Are Here present an event designed to bring to light one of Canberra’s most maligned communities: the hipster. So You Think You Can Hipster [...]

Public AMOS talk on climate change by Greg Holland

By 14 March 2012

[ 15 March 2012 at 5:30 pm; ] Greg Holland and Cindy Bruyere from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, USA will be giving a public talk on Thursday 15th March 2012 at the CSIRO Discovery Centre at 5:30pm. Greg Holland has spent his career studying extreeme weather patterns and will be discussing:

the difficulties of differentiating climate change from variability
the [...]

The Censor’s Library to launch at Paperchain Manuka

By 14 March 2012

[ 27 March 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

Paperchain sent in this news which sounded interesting enough to share with you:

Please join us for the launch of ‘The Censor’s Library: Uncovering the Lost
History of Australia’s Banned Books’ by Nicole Moore.

The book will be launched by Professor Angela Woollacott, Manning Clark Chair
of History at the ANU.

Tuesday March 27
5.45 for 6.00pm

RSVP Monday March 26
Telephone 6295 [...]

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