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Vikings Crace Nocturne Criterium

By 26 May 2011

[ 28 May 2011 at 4:00 pm; ]

On Saturday 28 May, at 4pm, Vikings Cycling Club will be running the “Vikings Crace Nocturne Criterium”, on a new criterium circuit, at Narden St, Crace. The Major Sponsor is Crace Joint Venture.

This is a unique opportunity to race on a closed street criterium circuit, under lights at night. This will be [...]

The ‘Logues at Theatre 3!

By 25 May 2011

[ 27 May 2011; 28 May 2011; 29 May 2011; ]

Canberra Rep has a page up for the finals of their local scriptwriting competition being held this weekend.

Canberra Rep STUDIO has presented a variation on the ‘Logues competition for four years. Heats were held in March – May 2011 and the scripts voted first or second place for each heat will be performed for an [...]

‘Retracing Our Steps’ Photography Exhibition to be held in Civic Library, Canberra City

By 25 May 2011

[ 2 June 2011 to 29 June 2011. ] The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Australia in association with Libraries ACT will be presenting the “Retracing our steps” Photography Exhibition and the Taiwan rare stamps Exhibition during 2nd – 29th June, 2011, at Civic Library, Canberra City.

The “Retracing our steps” Photo Exhibition features the history of the development of the Republic of [...]

Fun Machine launch Desert Creatures at the Polo! (!!!)


[ 18 June 2011; ]

Facebook brings word of a big night coming up at the O’Connor Polish Club as the irrespressible Fun Machine launch their new EP “Desert Creatures”.

Pride is the relevant sin as we announce launch event for our new EP!

The independent state of Ecstasy is appropriate for the enclosed:


Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens
Gyöngyös bokréta dance group
Jacinda [...]

Snowy Hydro SouthCare Auto Spectacular

By 23 May 2011

[ 29 May 2011 10:00 am to 30 May 2011 12:30 am. ] The American Car Club of Australia is hosting an Auto Spectacular in aid of Snowy Hydro SouthCare this SUNDAY – May 29 at Exhibition Park (Show ground), Mitchell.

Car lovers are invited to put their car on display from 8am ($10 donation per vehicle).

The public are invited to attend from 10 -2:30pm (gold coin donation entry fee).

There will [...]

The RSPCA ball

By 22 May 2011

[ 18 June 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]

This one has come over my desk and is a better reason than most to frock up:


It’s Showtime in the Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra.

Saturday 18 June 2011
6.30pm for pre-dinner drinks & canapes
Dress: Black Tie

Peter Byrne is Australia’s very own Neil Diamond concept artist.
His spectacular multi award winning show has been captivating audiences for [...]

Pop The Pot 2011 – Saturday June 4

By 21 May 2011

[ 4 June 2011; ] A celebration on local Canberra music – FREE!!!!!!!!!!!

6:00 – Dylan Hekimian
6:30 – Bailey Judd
7:00 – Holly Rose
7:30 – Pete Akhurst
8:00 – Meraki

8:45 – Mushmellow
9:30 – Fiasco In Solace
10:15 – West of the Sun
11:00 – MAD CHARLIE (Syd)
12:05 – Vintage Vulva

Canberra Instagram Photomeet – 5 June

By 19 May 2011

[ 5 June 2011 at 2:30 pm; ] This is a notice to all Canberra Instagramers that there will be a photomeet on Sunday, 5th of June, 2.30pm at Gus’ Café.  Other cities and regional areas are meeting and greeting, even organising exhibitions with interested parties (e.g.:

The intent is to meet, swap sordid IG addiction stories, tips, tricks, and create something [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 20 May 2011


[ 20 May 2011 to 22 May 2011. ]

It’s going to be a big one!

What do you think is worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Slutwalk comes to Canberra

By 18 May 2011

[ 4 June 2011 at 2:00 pm; ] With gender studies academics waging war through opinion columns on the global phenomena that is Slutwalk it was just a matter of time and now Facebook informs that Canberra women too will get their chance to dress trashy, and walk:

We are tired of being oppressed by slut-shaming; of being judged by our sexuality and feeling [...]

Find Alex Beddows fundraiser

By 17 May 2011

[ 22 May 2011 at 4:00 pm; ]

Transit Bar are hosting a fundraiser this Sunday for missing Rioter Alex Beddows lost in New Orleans.

Much loved Canberra man and d’n’b DJ veteran Alex Beddows aka DJ Escha went missing in New Orleans over a week ago. Alex is a popular figure in the Canberra music scene, a veteran DJ, dedicated public servant, and [...]

Mushrooms, Stinkhorns, Cannonball Fungi and more

By 17 May 2011

[ 19 May 2011 at 2:30 pm; ] How could we resist this gem of an event on Facebook?

Come along to discover the mysterious nature of Fungi
This week’s subject: Fungal ecology, part 1 – Thursday 19 May 2.30pm & Sunday 22 May 11.00am
Fungal lifestyles and the ecological roles of fungi.
Free public lectures by Heino Lepp, Honorary Scientific Associate, Gardens Cryptogam Herbarium

Every Thursday 5 [...]

Craft beer and food matching lunch

By 15 May 2011

[ 22 May 2011; ] I’m an avid beer nerd and may have met a few of you while working at Plonk or through the Canberra Brewers club. Some of you may remember I hosted a craft beer and food matching lunch at the Durham Castle Arms a couple of years ago and I mentioned it here – it was [...]

Belconnen Burglaries and how to prevent them – BCC May Forum

By 13 May 2011

[ 17 May 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] Belconnen is one of Canberra’s largest urban areas with over 91,000 residents – and growing. Sadly, one aspect of all societies is crime and even family friendly Belconnen is not immune from it. One of the most common crimes in Canberra is burglary and in April 2011 the Australian Federal Police reported 38 burglaries in [...]

Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music

By 12 May 2011

[ 10 June 2011 to 13 June 2011. ]

This has come over my desk and will be of interest to some of you:


The Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music is snowballing – the snow has arrived, earlybird tix are closing and we’re [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 13 May 2011


[ 13 May 2011 to 15 May 2011. ]

2011′s really getting it’s groove on now.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Connect with your Environment – Come and try it this Saturday

By 10 May 2011

[ 14 May 2011 at 10:00 am; ]

This Saturday Conservation Volunteers is hosting a Come and Try Day at Mount Ainslie for new and existing volunteers who want to make a difference to their environment.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet some regular local volunteers as well as the Conservation Volunteers Staff.  It’s also a great chance to learn more about the [...]

Merry Fest 3 to rock the Polo!


[ 20 May 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word that Canberra’s best live music venue, the Polish Club in O’Connor, is hosting the third installment of Merry Fest “The world’s longest running mini-festival”.

A cerebral lineup will pit folk versus rock as the Ellis Collective and Mr Fibby take it up to Super Best Friends and Waterford. A fifth band is stiill [...]

Theatresports North vs South – The Battle For Canberra


[ 22 May 2011; 29 May 2011; 5 June 2011; ] Theatresports North vs South is a fast and fun-filled theatre ride which combines wit, comedy, drama and fearless public performance to answer Canberra’s definitive question ‘which side of the lake is best?’

Live at the High Court. “Swelling the ranks of the peripatetic unemployed”


[ 8 June 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

The High Court of Australia has sent in a flyer for their first public lecture of 2011.

‘Swelling the ranks of theperipatetic unemployed’:
The first decade of the High Court of Australia

‘The judicial power of the commonwealth shall be vested in a Federal Supreme Court, to be called the High Court of Australia’.

Despite this confident constitutional pronouncement, [...]

Witch-hunters, Injustice and Superstition: How Science and Skepticism Will Benefit Africa?

By 6 May 2011

[ 18 August 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Africans stand to gain a lot by embracing the skeptical outlook; what are those gains?
Will Africans ever harvest them? And how do we ensure that Africa reaps the fruits of skeptical rationality?
Mr Leo Igwe will talk about how science and skepticism has been used to challenge irrational beliefs systems that have resulted in children being [...]

Time to Register for the Million Paws Walk

By 5 May 2011

[ 15 May 2011 at 9:00 am; ]

The RSPCA is banging the drum for this year’s million paws walk.

RSPCA ACT wants you to join the fun at the 2011 Million Paws Walk and help us save the lives of thousands more animals.

This year’s walk celebrates pets’ superpowers and honours the real-life heroes who protect them.

Everyone is welcome! You don’t need to live [...]

Quidditch comes to Canberra


[ 7 May 2011 at 12:00 pm; ] Rejoice Potter Nerds!

Facebook has the news that ANU’s Chifley Oval is playing host this Saturday to a Quidditch match.

If you’re wondering how this is done without broomsticks details are on the International Quidditch Association.

Wonders will never cease.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 6 May 2011


[ 6 May 2011 to 8 May 2011. ]

The days grow shorter, the mornings, colder, and the weekend is upon us again.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Wedded Bliss launch their third CD at the Muse


[ 13 May 2011 at 7:00 pm; ]

Stalwarts of the local music scene “The Wedded Bliss” are launching their third album “Tailor Made Heartache” at the Merry Muse (aka the Turner Bowlo).

Details are on Facebook:

Launch gig for the new CD “Tailor Made Heartache” at one of our favourite Canberra venues, The Merry Muse. We had a great time at the NFF, and [...]

The Little Stevies w/ Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens

By 4 May 2011

[ 5 May 2011 at 8:00 pm; ] After their packed-out shows in The Majestic at The National Folk Festival, Canberrans Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens will be supporting The Little Stevies and Gossling at The ANU Bar on Thursday May 5.  JDSS have recently been heralded by The Canberra Times and The Canberra Weekly as the ‘Fresh Faces of Folk’.  They [...]

Inspiring Life Planning Workshop for Young Women

By 3 May 2011

[ 14 May 2011 at 9:30 am; ] Enjoy your own personalised life and finance makeover!
All for less than the price of a good pair of shoes or a night out.

Tickets available at
Use discount code girl_network to receive this day for only $90. Yay!


· Interactive 8 hour workshop: explore ways to create and achieve your life goals in a grounded and [...]

The Book That Changed The World on exhibition at Parliament House


[ 6 May 2011 to 28 June 2011. ]

It’s budget day and the most exciting media release I’m going to get is about an exhibition of the history of the King James Bible that’s opening at Parliament House.

If you’re unfamiliar with this crucial piece of English language history then a good starting place is renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens’ Vanity Fair article:

A culture that [...]


By 3 May 2011


The artists paint, from the heart, for basic human dignity that is compromised in China, for human rights that transcend culture,  portraying real stories of suffering, triumphant courage and enduring beauty.

Venue:  Main entrance of ANU School of Art on Ellery Cirt. – Foyer Gallery.

Opening:  Tuesday May 3 at 12.30 pm [...]

Melbourne comedian Mick Neven at Civic Pub this week

By 2 May 2011

[ 4 May 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Melbourner Mick Neven has been a regular performer at Stand Up Comedy venues around the country for the last 7 years. In that time he’s opened for Meatloaf, auditioned for Puppetry of the Penis and worked in a Cheese Factory, truly experiencing life’s highs and lows. From sharp observations to engaging [...]

Coral Sea battle marked in Canberra

By 2 May 2011

[ 2 May 2011 at 12:30 pm; ] The 69th anniversary of the World War II Battle of the Coral Sea will be marked during a commemoration service at the Australian American Memorial in Blamey Square, Russell, beginning at 1.30pm.

The service is organised every year by the Canberra Division of the Australian American Association (AAA) with the full support of the Australian and [...]

OPH Rose Gardens Mother’s Day Lunch

By 29 April 2011

[ 8 May 2011 at 12:00 pm; ] A little short notice but The Friends of the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens are holding a fund-raising lunch on Mother’s Day. If you (or your mum!) enjoy roses or just want to come along and have some scrummy food from the Lobby Restaurant and share a glass of wine with some friends please think about [...]

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