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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 6 October 2011

By 6 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 7 October 2011 to 10 October 2011. ]

Here we go Rioters, it’s your chance to impress members of your preferred gender with your wit and perspicacity!

Just tell us in the comments what’s worth seeing and doing around and in Canberra this weekend!

Australian Breast Cancer Day Dinner

By 5 October 2011

[ 24 October 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] Bosom Buddies ACT Inc

Australian Breast Cancer Day Dinner – Celebration of Life

Monday, 24 October 2011 from 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Top of the Cross, Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden

This year our guest speaker will be the one and only Alex Sloan from the ABC 666 Morning Show and our MC for the night will be Annette Ellis.

There [...]

“Autumn Leaves” A Picture Book by Annika Romeyn

By 4 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 October 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Launch of Original Picture Book Autumn Leaves by Annika Romeyn
Supported by the National Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Artists (JUMP).

Boffin QandA on Australia’s space activities

By 4 October 2011

[ 12 October 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

This has come over my desk and looks interesting:

The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and the CSIRO Discovery Centre proudly present a panel discussion on…

AUSTRALIA’S SPACE ACTIVITIES

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2011
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, Canberra

Listen, learn and ask questions of three [...]

Woden ready to come Alive

By 4 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 October 2011 to 5 November 2011. ]

Canberra’s first regional week long celebration, Woden Alive, will see the Woden Valley community and everything it has to offer on display from Oct 30 – Nov 5. Woden Alive is an exciting new initiative that takes place at various venues and businesses throughout the Woden Valley and climaxes at the Woden Valley Festival on [...]

Skateicus! Rollerderby Grand Final and double header at the AIS Arena

By 4 October 2011

[ 22 October 2011 at 4:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Roller Derby League has announced their Grand Final lineup to be smashed out at the AIS Arena later this month.

It’s a double header with the Surly Griffins and the Brindabelters staging the curtain raiser before the Red Bellied Black Hearts and the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles contest the Grand Final with the after [...]

St John’s Community Fair

By 30 September 2011

[ 22 October 2011 at 9:00 am; ] Come and enjoy all the fun of an old-fashioned, family-friendly fair on the beautiful grounds of Canberra’s most historic church.

Plenty of low- or no-cost activities on offer, including a free jumping castle, free patting paddock, free vintage fire-engine rides, maypole dancing, and a packed entertainment schedule that includes performances by Ryebuck (formerly the Murrumbidgee [...]

Genres Collide at Poetry In Film Festival 2011

By 30 September 2011

[ 10 October 2011; ]

Poetry will be brought to life through film in Canberra when the best films of the Poetry in Film Festival take to the screens the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia on October 10.

Hot off the heels of the Awards Night in Melbourne, Canberra is the first stop in PIFF’s national tour showcasing this [...]

Nara Candle Festival!

By 30 September 2011

[ 22 October 2011 at 5:00 pm; ]

Events ACT have details for this year’s Canberra Nara Candle Festival:

The event will feature Wadaiko Rindo, a Japanese drum ensemble renowned for energetic and dynamic drumming performances. Other fantastic performances will be by Japanese group Manpuku Band, dance group Hokkai Ahondarakai, Nara University High School, Narrabundah College and the ACT Senior Concert Band.

The festival [...]

Real Estate 4 Ransom – Canberra Screening, Tuesday October 4, 2011

By 29 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 4 October 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]

Ever wondered why Canberra property prices are among the highest in the country?

Real Estate 4 Ransom is a new documentary about global property speculation and its impact on the economy. Real Estate 4 Ransom considers changing motivations behind property investment and challenges the notion that the Global Financial Crisis was caused by bank lending alone.

We investigate [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 30 September 2011

By 29 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 September 2011 to 2 October 2011. ]

OK hivemind, what pleasure await the Canberran this weekend?

What do you know about worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Community Fair and Swap Meet

By 29 September 2011

[ 22 October 2011 at 10:00 am; ] Swap Meet and Community Fair 10 – 2 Saturday 22 October

Mia Wasikowska’s new film Restless to headline the Canberra International Film Festival

By 28 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 October 2011 to 6 November 2011. ]

The Canberra International Film Festival have announced the launch of their 2011 outing.

Gus Van Sant’s “Restless” starring Canberra’s own Mia Wasikowska is going to headline the festival (trailer above) and they have this to say:

The 2011 program consists of 58 extraordinary films (17 Australian premieres) that include family films, comedy, drama, mayhem and breathtaking [...]

Canberra the “craic” centre. Australia’s biggest annual Irish set dancing event

By 28 September 2011

[ 7 October 2011 to 9 October 2011. ] We’re letting you in on Canberra’s best kept secret: Canberra is the location for Australia’s biggest annual Irish set dancing event on 7-9th October at the Cook Neighbourhood Hall.

SET dancing is Irish social dancing with reel rhythm – it’s not Riverdance! Set dancing is couples dancing in a group of eight to great Irish [...]

Open Source Developers Conference 2011, Examining the role of open source technologies in Canberra

By 28 September 2011

[ 16 November 2011 to 18 November 2011. ] The Open Source Developers Conference (OSDC) is a not-for-profit conference bringing together developers, technologists, & advocates working in various fields leading toward open technology – including software, open data, mobile technologies, visualisation, cloud computing, programming languages, system administration, licensing and open source in government. This year, starting November 16th, the Open Source Developers Conference is [...]

Spirits of the Dead to hit the Front

By 27 September 2011

[ 29 October 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of Día de los Muertos festivities at The Front, and who better to lead them than Konrad Lenz and the Spirits of the Dead?

Jorge Bontjes and others are also promised!

Gatica, el Mono (Monkey Gatica)

By 27 September 2011

[ 20 October 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of the Republic of Argentine presents the third film of the Argentine Film Festival:

“Gatica, el Mono”(Monkey Gatica)
1993
Directed by Leonardo Favio

Thursday 20 October, 6:30pm
Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 3
The Australian National University

This movie is about 1940´s Argentine boxing idol José Marìa Gatica, nicknamed “the monkey”, from [...]

Luna de Avellaneda (Moon of Avellaneda)

By 27 September 2011

[ 13 October 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the
Embassy of the Argentine Republic presents the second film of the Argentine Film Festival:

“Luna de Avellaneda” (Moon of Avellaneda”
2004
Directed by:  Juan Jose Campanella

Thursday 13th October, 6.30pm
Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 3
The Australian National University

“Moon of Avellaneda” is a suburban social and sporting club that is at risk of being [...]

“DESORDEN PÚBLICO”

By 27 September 2011

[ 4 October 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela presents a forum with:

The Latin American Ska band

“DESORDEN PÚBLICO”

Tuesday 4th October 6pm
Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 1
The Australian National University

After 20 years of popularity and success in Latin America, including eight studio albums, several greatest hit releases and live [...]

Nicci Haynes prints & drawings & photographs by Geoffrey Dunn

By 26 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 October 2011 to 23 October 2011. ]

Geoff from Lushpup is one of the most talented photographers in Canberra (and very generous in sharing his work with us.

He’s sent in this note about an upcoming exhibition at M16 Artspace featuring new works by printmaker and artist Nicci Haynes and himself which has certainly got me intrigued:

Just a quick note to invite [...]

10 Centuries of manuscripts at the National Library. Handwritten

By 26 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 November 2011 to 18 March 2012. ]

There’s very little on the National Library’s website about this yet but Andrew Barr has announced that he’s spending $200,000 promoting a pretty amazing sounding exhibition of handwritten manuscripts at the National Library:

The Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript – Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin exhibition will feature manuscripts, letters, sketches and musical scores handwritten [...]

Traverse poetry slam at The Front

By 25 September 2011

[ 30 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of the Traverse Poetry Slam taking place this Friday:

Warm up for the ACT heats of the Australian Poetry Slam with… another poetry slam!

Sign up at 7.30pm – open mic at 8.00pm

3 minutes, no props or musical accompaniment…. fun for the whole family*!

Now with extra fantastical prizes found in my house!

—>May feature music [...]

Animals Asia Foundation-Moon Bear Rescue: Trivia Night

By 23 September 2011

[ 12 November 2011 at 6:00 pm; ]

On Saturday, 12 November from 6-9.30pm, we are hosting our 2nd biennial Trivia Night at the beautiful bookplate cafe at the equally beautiful National Library of Australia.

Canberra’s very own gardening guru and ABC weatherman, Mark Carmody, will once again MC the event and delight us with his witty repartee!  We have terrific raffle prizes too.

You [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 23 September 2011

By 22 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 September 2011 to 25 September 2011. ]

It’s spring, it’s the weekend coming up!

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments!

2011 Canberra International Electric Vehicle Festival

By 21 September 2011

[ 25 September 2011 at 10:00 am; ] West Lawns, Old Parliament House
Free Entry
http://www.electricvehiclefestival.com.au/

The 2011 Canberra International Electric Vehicle Festival will be a fantastic opportunity to experience the latest electric vehicles and witness exciting developments in electric vehicle technology here in Canberra.

Come along to check out electric vehicles in all shapes and sizes, as well as a host of exhibitions showcasing new infrastructure [...]

2011 ACT Amateur Brewing Championships

By 21 September 2011

[ 24 September 2011 to 25 September 2011. ]

This should get many of your hearts aflutter:

The Brumbies and the Raiders may not have given the ACT much to cheer for this year, but Canberra’s beer brewers have been showing good form in the lead-up to this year’s amateur brewing championships.

Canberra Brewers Inc has received a record 210 entries for this year’s ACT championships, [...]

2011 Thomas Rome Lecture with Chris Winter

By 21 September 2011

[ 27 September 2011 at 12:30 pm; ]

The National Film and Sound Archive has sent this in and it looks interesting:

Chris Winter presents
2011 Thomas Rome Lecture
at Arc cinema, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

Chris Winter is Manager of New Services at ABC Innovation, and has a
long background in new media, digital TV, technology marketing and
radio. Amongst [...]

Canberra ‘Punk Commute’

By 20 September 2011

[ 21 September 2011 at 12:30 pm; ] Bells, bicycles & sustainable transport!

Q. Why has the latter flopped in Australia?

…in a nutshell…

A. Bicycle helmet law & promotion!

Ignore shrill protestations trotted out by bicycle helmet promoters, politicians,  car & bicycle clubs!!! – bicycle helmet law & bicycle helmet promotion are the reasons…

…& Australians are not happy!

This Wednesday 21st September 2011, a small group [...]

The Big Draw 2011 at the National Gallery

By 19 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 September 2011 at 11:00 am; ]

The National Gallery has announced their Big Draw 2011:

Big Draw is about the sensory experience of engaging with art and the world around you. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in an atmosphere of creativity, with 22 workshops located throughout the Gallery and musicians performing pieces inspired by the Gallery’s collection. Big Draw encourages [...]

Summer Sixes ‘Six-a-Side’ is on again

By 19 September 2011

[ 6 October 2011 at 5:00 pm; ] The Jako TUFC Summer Sixes is on again this summer at Wanniassa playing fields.

The bad slam to be refused biscuit this Wednesday

By 19 September 2011

[ 21 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] Facebook brings word that the madness of Bad!Slam!No!Biscuit! is going to be chewing up the furniture in the Phoenix this Wednesday (a grim task if ever there were).

Welcome to the invitation to the next instalment of BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is where we bring you a stage, a microphone, two minutes, a ding stating Score Adder, an audience, [...]

Comedy Trivia Night hosted by Jay Sullivan

By 16 September 2011

[ 22 September 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

This should be a really fun night. 6 rounds of trivia hosted by Jay Sullivan, interspersed with short comedy performances from Emo Parsonson and Hamish Hudson. Trivia topics include Music, Science and Technology, Sports, Film and Television, Trivial Trivia, History and Geography.

The night is being run by CIT 1st year Music Technical Production students as [...]

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