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The Front turns 7!

By 17 June 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 June 2012 to 6 July 2012. ]

The jewel of the Inner North’s boho set, The Front, has let it be known they’re turning 7 this Saturday night!

One of Canberra’s most loved artistic institutions, The Front Gallery and Café is about to turn seven, and everyone is invited to join in the celebrations.

Starting on Saturday 30 June, The Front will host seven [...]

NAIDOC on the peninsula

By 17 June 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 July 2012 at 10:30 am; ]

Facebook brings word of a very big day of festivities for NAIDOC week in Canberra.

NAIDOC on the Peninsula 2012

IT’s ON! A fun day of free entertainment for all the family to celebrate NAIDOC week. Includes the official opening of NAIDOC Week and flag raising ceremony at 10.30am.

Featuring performances by: Dan Sultan (acoustic show), Microwave [...]

Shifty’s Game of Skate 23 June

By 17 June 2012

[ 23 June 2012 at 11:30 am; ]

Free entry! $500 cash for 1st prize.

When: Sat 23 June, come and register at 11.30am.
Where: Eddison Park Skatepark (Woden), Cnr of Launceston Street and Yamba Drive, Phillip

http://canberraskateboarding.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ShiftysGOS.jpg

Black Mountain, a natural order @ CSIRO

By 14 June 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 14 June 2012 to 27 June 2012. ]

The CSIRO is letting people know they’ve got an exhibition running about “the textures and patterns of Black Mountain, a small yet diverse area of wilderness in the middle of Canberra City”.

Photographer Michael John Hood has captured this bushland by studying the surfaces and details of the mountain up close with high resolution macro imagery.

These [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 June 2012

By 14 June 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 June 2012 to 17 June 2012. ]

The short week is over nearly before it’s begun.

But what are we going to do in and around Canberra this winter weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Fats Homicide at the Loft

By 14 June 2012

[ 26 June 2012 at 9:00 pm; ]

This has come in and looks like fun:

Tuesday 26th June
The Loft Dickson
9pm, $15/$12

Fats Homicide
After a long hiatus, the boys have put
the band back together for this special
concert. Prepare to be bludgeoned,
bewildered and caressed, often in the
same moment.

Chinnery – traps
Lustri – gats
Milman – flaps

MEA-ACT Car Sound Competition Season Final SPONSORED BY FOCAL

By 14 June 2012

[ 8 July 2012 at 9:00 am; ] The season final for the MEA[ACT] Car Sound Competition Series is almost upon us.
BDL Car Stereo in Fyshwick will be hosting the round on the 8th July 2012 which is proudly sponsored by Focal Australia
Come and see some of the best sounding and loudest cars in Australia. There will also be show cars, demo cars [...]

Smiths gig

By 13 June 2012

[ 21 June 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

This looks interesting. Anything Simon Milman’s doing is worth checking out.

LAKESIDE RECORDS PRESENTS
Thursday, 21 June 2012 20:00
Smiths Alternative Bookshop
S. Milman J. Lake A. Fedorovitch
N. Ew Band F. Irst Gig
Hecklers and Dancers invited

Game of Foams in Weston Park

By 12 June 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 June 2012 at 11:30 am; ]

The Nerf Warriors are going melee as explained on Facebook:

This one’s for the mad melee enthusiasts out there!
Equipment:

Melee weapons – up to 180cms max
Shields – width and length up to 75cms max.
Bows – foam arrow firing bows only i.e. Nerf BBB.
Pistols – single shot ONLY.

Melee rules & Construction:

Melee weapons are for tags only – excessive [...]

Sunchaser & The Wayward Orchestra CD Launch

By 12 June 2012

[ 16 June 2012 at 8:30 pm; ]

This in from Sunchaser & The Wayward Orchestra which we highly recommend!

Sunchaser & the Wayward Orchestra launch their brand new EP at Transit Bar on Saturday , June 16th. Guaranteed to be a huge night! The band have also confirmed Putty & Lavers will be performing!

Pre Sale tickets available http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=57366 and at Landspeed [...]

You Are Here locks in for 2013

By 12 June 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 14 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

The excellent You Are Here festival has announced next year’s dates for 10 days of mayhem.

And now, to business. The dates for the 2013 You Are Here festival have been confirmed, and we will be running from Thursday 14 – Sunday 24 March. Begin getting excited, we are.

Secondly, if you’re interested in being involved – [...]

Room to Read’s Bollywood Bonanza Night

By 9 June 2012

[ 17 June 2012 at 6:30 pm; ] Join us for a night of Bollywood-themed fun at Room to Read’s Bollywood Bonanza, raising funds for Room to Read’s literacy programs in 10 developing world countries.

APSCON 2012

By 9 June 2012

[ 15 September 2012 to 21 September 2012. ]  50th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION
AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
OPEN TO EVERYONE
From 15-21 September 2012 the Australian Photographic Society will hold its annual convention at the Southern Cross Club, Corinna Street, Phillip ACT. This year’s event is to celebrate their 50th anniversary and is open to everyone!

This event held over 7 days will include top Australian and overseas speakers, workshops [...]

Rock returns to Civic as The Greenroom migrates to the Hellenic Club in the City

By 8 June 2012

[ 13 July 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

The Hellenic Club’s turning into the go-to guys for fun events in Civic. Today we see the nomadic Greenroom has found a new home!

Who: Barrel of Monkeys + Escape Syndrome + Septimus Prime + Variodivers
When: Fri 13th July
Where: The Greenroom. (At The Hellenic Club. 13 Moore St, Civic)
Doors: 8pm
Entry: $15+bf

The Underground Ark @ The Canberra Theatre Centre

By 7 June 2012

[ 13 June 2012 to 23 June 2012. ]

Bruce Hoogendoorn’s new play is opening at The Courtyard Studio, The Canberra Theatre Centre, on the 13th of June. The climate has changed and an elite group of professionals are now living underground with the goal of repopulating the country when, and if, it cools down. Five of the women are pregnant, but all are [...]

Twitter cabinet with added n00b horror @ACTVCC

By 7 June 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 12 June 2012 at 12:30 pm; ]

We have in the past been less than enthusiastic about Twitter Community Cabinets.

But the ACT Government is to be congratulated for finding a way to make it even more horrible.

They’re promoting the upcoming 12 June TwitCab and (here’s the evil genius part) are encouraging non twitter users to take a quick Library course on Twitter [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 June 2012

By 7 June 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 8 June 2012 to 11 June 2012. ]

A Jubilee Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend is upon us.

It’s too cold for the beach so what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit! Back at the Phoenix

By 6 June 2012

[ 20 June 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook has the good news:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is your poetry slam in June.

And that means bring your words, your crimes against poetry, your rants, your intent to coagulate on stage, your witticisms, your HERE I AM JUDGE ME BECAUSE I DON’T CARE FOR YOUR JUDGING, all for prizes, all for poetry, all for their poetry, ALL FOR [...]

MIC Comedy Night

By 5 June 2012

[ 14 June 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

On June 14 come check out the best of Canberra’s comedy talent at the CIT Music Industry Centre. Also featuring some musical interludes from Lavers. The gig will be filmed by CIT Media students. Some parts of the show might include coarse language and potentially offensive material.

Doors open 7:30pm for 8:00pm [...]

Special event: Canberra Premiere with Director

By 5 June 2012

[ 14 June 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]

HOME BY CHRISTMAS Introduced by Director Gaylene Preston, followed by Q+A after the screening.

 NZ DIRECTOR GAYLENE PRESTON’S ODE TO A LOST GENERATION OF WORLD WAR TWO VETERANS

In the late 1980s New Zealand filmmaker Gaylene Preston began researching the lives of local NZ women during World War Two. She began with the stories she thought [...]

And they’re off for the CAPO Gala Arts Fundraiser!

By 5 June 2012

[ 8 September 2012; ] The Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation is letting everyone know tickets are now on sale for their fundraiser dinner:

CAPO has begun selling tickets to its annual arts auction party and fundraising event on Saturday 8 September at M16 Artspace in Griffith. M16 is an artist-run organisation that provides valuable visual arts infrastructure and development to artists, [...]

Summernats dates 2013

By 5 June 2012

[ 3 January 2013 to 6 January 2013. ]

We’ve been getting a lot of google traffic from people looking for the summernats dates next year.

Just to help everyone out it’s going to be 3 January to 6 January. More details on their website.

Enjoy.

Special event: THE LONGEST NIGHT AT THE NFSA

By 4 June 2012

[ 22 June 2012 at 5:30 pm; ]

Restricted entry to 15+

To mark our Extreme Film and Sound Exhibition, the centennial of Australia’s engagement with the Antarctic continent, plus the traditional polar explorer’s Longest Night festivities, the NFSA will become the ultimate in Canberra chill-out zones.

 From 5.30pm our theatrette will be screening a selection of filmic experiments beyond the circles of the Antarctic [...]

90s music festival at the Basement

By 4 June 2012

[ 31 August 2012 at 1:00 pm; ]

Well you’ve got to admit this looks like a bit of fun:

Shananigans Entertainment Presents:

The 90′s Music Festival!!

Come and see some of Canberra’s best musicians perform songs from some of your favourite bands from the 90′s!!

Including:

* Faith No More * Rage Against The Machine * Nine Inch Nails * Marilyn Manson * Primus * Weezer * [...]

The Transit of Venus at Scope, Mount Stromlo

By 4 June 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 June 2012; ]

Thanks to skidbladnir for the tip. Scope Mount Stromlo are advising that you can safely view Wednesday’s last-chance-to see transit of Venus with them:

On the 6th of June 2012, the planet Venus will pass directly in front of our sun and will be visible in Australia from 8:15am until 2:45pm.

The transit of Venus became [...]

June at The Phoenix

By 1 June 2012

[ 1 June 2012 to 30 June 2012. ] Sat 2nd 9:30pm
Dusker
Yae Tiger

Mon 4th 8pm
CMC presents the Bootleg Sessions
James Fahy Trio
Shop Girl
Matthew Simpson-Morgan

Tue 5th 7:30pm
The Phoenix Quiz

Thursday 7th 9pm
Southerly Change
Alice Cottee

Saturday 9th 9:30pm
NOZL
Cuddlefish
Jude Kohn

Monday 11th 8pm
BMA Presents the Bootleg Sessions
Yes/No
Joe Oppenheimer and the Psy Folk,
James Fahy
The Mitchell Fyshwick Experience

Tue 12th 7:30pm
The Phoenix Quiz

Thursday 14th 9pm
Science in the Pub
Ology
Simon Pampena

Saturday 16th 9:30pm
Flat Earth [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 1 June 2012

By 31 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 June 2012 to 3 June 2012. ]

Well the RiotACT team is going to Melbourne to watch the Brumbies bounce back into form.

But for those who remain what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Canberra Tweed Ride 2012

By 30 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 June 2012 at 11:00 am; ]

Canberra Tweed Ride is back for its fifth edition!

Tweed Ride is a global event to celebrate all-season cycling in its simplest form: a social ride, non-competitive, politely sharing the paths and roads at an easy pace with numerous stops at cafes and landmarks.

Join us at The Front Cafe, Lyneham, between 10 and 11am on 11 [...]

Readable Graffiti EP Launch this Saturday

By 30 May 2012

[ 2 June 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Local party kings Readable Graffiti are launching their most excellent EP Male Mood Swings this Saturday at Transit.

Facebook has more details:

READABLE GRAFFITI are throwing down a massive party to celebrate the release of their new EP, ‘Male Mood Swings’. After taking their sweet time to get the new tunes together, the boys are ready to [...]

An Inspector Calls at the Belconnen Community Centre

By 29 May 2012

[ 25 May 2012 to 2 June 2012. ]

We’ve had a poster in for Tempo Theatre’s “An Inspector Calls” on this week.

Tickets are available from Canberra Ticketing.

Enjoy.

Toby Halligan headlines Comedy Club

By 28 May 2012

[ 6 June 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Ex-Canberran comic Toby Halligan headlines Comedy Club at The Civic Pub on June 6.

Toby Halligan is one of Australia’s most exciting young comedians and improvisers. A NSW Raw Comedy semi-finalist, and winner of the Worlds Debating Comedy Award in 2003, he’s performed at the Midsumma Festival, LOL Comedy at Melbourne Fringe, on [...]

Australia’s desert heartlands: a vibrant future or a victim in decline?

By 24 May 2012

[ 5 June 2012 at 5:30 pm; ]

Free public lecture at the Shine Dome, Gordon Street Canberra.

Dr Mark Stafford Smith
Science Director
CSIRO, Climate Adaptation Flagship

The lightly inhabited remote rangelands are the quintessential imagery of Australian advertising. When compared to their population, these lands are a disproportionate source of the country’s wealth, particularly through mining and tourism, and a source of the country’s angst [...]

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