[ 14 March, 2013; 8:30 pm; ]
The ABC want you to know they’re having a look at the darker side of Canberra:
CANBERRA CONFIDENTIAL – A CENTURY OF LIES, SPIES AND SCANDALS WITH ANNABEL CRABB
Nothing much happens in Canberra, never has. That’s what most people think. ABC presenter Annabel Crabb is set to change your mind in Canberra [...]
[ 9 March, 2013; 2:00 pm; ]
Well this looks like fun:
The Small Brewers Beer Festival is about showcasing some of the unique and exquisite beers made by the smaller breweries and beer companies from around Australia.
Participation to this festival is strictly limited to small breweries as on-going battle to level the playing field against the big breweries.
Over 55 different beers [...]
[ 14 February, 2013 to 17 February, 2013. ]
A happy Valentines to you all. May your partners be affectionate and if single your prospects at least hopeful.
Now let us turn our attention to what there is to see and do around Canberra this weekend.
Just leave your thoughts in the comments hmmm?
[ 17 February, 2013; 2:00 pm; 24 February, 2013; 2:00 pm; ] The War Memorial has the intriguing news that they’re getting into the movie business:
To complement Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt and its unique images of Australians on the Western Front, the Australian War Memorial presents a series of classic films that all present distinct visions of the First World War. This is a [...]
[ 3 March, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Word has gone out that the next Photowalk is aiming for sunset and the lake at night:
The next PHOTOWALK Canberra will be on SUNDAY 3rd March at 6pm – 8pm at Lake Burley Griffin. the next PHOTOWALK Canberra is on Sunday March 3rd 6pm-8pm. We will meet at Regatta Point near the Flag Pole [...]
[ 1 March, 2013 to 24 March, 2013. ] So it’s not the Spiegel Tent we’re getting, which explains some disquiet. It’s a Spiegel Garden. It might be in a tent too.
The Centenary team are letting it be known that the delayed program is now out.
Gosh! Robyn Archer in concert!
The programme – which runs from March 1st to 24th – includes such famous [...]
[ 11 February, 2013 to 17 February, 2013. ]
The ANU Students Association have tweeted at us to let us know about their rather slick music video promoting their O-Week activities.
For more detail they’ve got a page.
[ 19 June, 2013 to 29 June, 2013. ] The economy is in trouble and The Business Council is very worried about its members. So they take drastic action – they blackmail a wealthy young tax avoider to start spending in their members’ shops. But there’s a problem – he’s a Scrooge who hates shopping!
[ 20 February, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
The best reason in the world to start drinking early in the Phoenix on a Wednesday night is to get a decent seat at the Phoenix from one of Canberra’s two poetry slams.
Facebook has details:
Have you been to BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!?
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is the poetry slam that wants your words on stage for two minutes for 1st prizes.
[ 8 February, 2013 to 10 February, 2013. ]
2013 tears up to full speed this weekend with the new year well and truly under way now.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 11 March, 2013; ]
The Centenary Team have announced what’s going down around Lake Burley Griffin on Canberra Day:
“Starting from midday on the south side of the lake there will be Canberra… in So Many Words – you can help build and come and play in the words all around the lake. There’s stuff for kids at Regatta Point, [...]
[ 8 February, 2013 to 16 June, 2013. ]
The National Gallery have announced a new exhibition:
Vanuatu is very different from other Pacific nations. Traditional practices better known as Kastom remain strong even after a century of dual colonial religious influences. Kastom: Art of Vanuatu presents for the first time the unique collection of arts from this area held by the National Gallery [...]
[ 17 February, 2013; 4:00 pm; ]
This just in will be of interest to some of you:
Nomad Percussion is a new music ensemble comprised of young musicians William Jackson, Yvonne Lam, Bart Haddock, Jonathan Griffiths, Anna Ng, and Veronica Bailey. The percussionists, aged 19 – 27, will present their new concert, TRANS/MUTE, on February 19 at the ANU Arts Centre. Nomad [...]
[ 24 February, 2013 to 3 March, 2013. ] DonateLife ACT urge all Canberrans to discuss organ and tissue donation with their families
and to understand their decisions during DonateLife Week, which will be held on Sunday
24 February – Sunday 3 March 2013. One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of
ten or more people. So please have the conversation about organ and tissue [...]
[ 8 February, 2013 to 10 February, 2013. ]
The Australia New Zealand Water Ski Challenge are putting the word out there:
Canberra will host its first international water skiing event this weekend (8-10 February) when Australia lines up against New Zealand on the Molonglo River.
The Australian New Zealand Water Ski Challenge will feature the Australian pair, 2012 “International Water Skier of the Year” Tim [...]
[ 2 March, 2013; ]
Lisa Ridgley has popped up to let the world know that the Dinner en Blanc pop-up picnic is coming to Canberra for Enlighten.
Diner en Blanc, the pop-up picnic phenomenon that has been embraced by cities around the world, is coming to Canberra this March as part of Enlighten. Canberra will host its first Diner en [...]
[ 8 February, 2013; 7:00 pm; ] The Brumbies are reminding rugby lovers they’re holding a trial match against an ACT XV this Friday:
ACT XV Head Coach Craig Robberds will assemble a strong squad to take on the Brumbies this Friday night at Viking Park, with all John I Dent Cup players available for the fixture.
On the back of a [...]
[ 11 February, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
We’ve had a shout from the fabled ANU Film Group that they’re getting into the groove of the new year with a free screening of Skyfall:
Kick off O-Week and the ANU Film Group screening year with Bond… James Bond by joining us for our free screening of SKYFALL on Monday 11 February at 8 [...]
[ 15 February, 2013 to 2 March, 2013. ]
This in from Canberra Rep:
The first production for Rep’s 2013 season is Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls. Opening on 15 February, the production continues until 2 March at Theatre 3,
3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Catherine Hill the play is based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth.
Based on [...]
[ 30 November, 2013 to 1 December, 2013. ]
This has come up on YouTube and will no doubt be of interest to some of you:
Obstacle Course Racing is coming to Canberra. To be held 30 Nov and 1 Dec 13 at the beautiful Caloola Farm, the race is going to be an epic experience of mud, sweat and fun.
Sign up at: http://callofthebeast.com/
[ 14 February, 2013; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] You and your friends are cordially invited to attend The Friends of the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens St Valentine’s Day Cocktail Party. We will also be launching a Sunshine and Roses CD, which contains a unique compilation of 24 rose-related songs from the 1920s and 30s. Proceeds are going to support the Friends.
When: Thursday, [...]
[ 8 February, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
This looks rather exciting:
night of HEAVY HEAVY AFRO-FUNK with The Liberators!
Supported by local brass funk jazz masters PARTY GRAVY!
8pm / 8th Feb / Polish Club
***—-MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL WEEKEND—-**
The Liberators is an 9 piece collective based in Sydney; a solid example of the type of new afro-inspired funk that is rivaling the greatness [...]
[ 1 March, 2013; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Book Launch: The Jungle School by Butet Manurung
Bogong Theatre, Gorman House, Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
The Jungle School, adapted from the personal diaries kept during her first year in the jungles of Sumatra, tells of Butet Manurung’s journey from outsider, to trusted teacher, friend and advocate of the hunter gatherer Orang Rimba (People of the Forest) and [...]
[ 1 March, 2013 to 9 March, 2013. ]
Andrew Barr has announced the launch of this year’s Enlighten festival:
Now in its third year, Enlighten captures the cultural and innovative essence of our city with free and ticketed events from 1 to 9 March. During Canberra’s centenary year the event promises to be more exciting than ever, with the final weekend of Enlighten leading [...]
[ 1 February, 2013 to 28 February, 2013. ] This just in:
Saturday 2nd 9:30pm
The King Hits
Monday 4th 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club Presents the Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben
Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Andrew & Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 7th 9pm
The In The Out
The Dead Heads
Box Of F***
Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Monday 11th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 12th 7:30pm
Jaimee’s all rolled into [...]
[ 12 February, 2013; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] ArtsFest, as the name suggests, is an arts festival. But not just that. It is a celebration of student art, music and intellect at the ANU. Tuesday 12th of February at ANU’s Union Court from 12pm – 6pm. There will be a student art exhibition and live music stage with acts [...]
[ 1 February, 2013 to 3 February, 2013. ]
It’s all go around town this weekend with much to see and do.
What do you recommend your fellow rioters get along to?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 2 February, 2013; 12:00 pm; ]
This just in from Canberra Philo:
Come along to Woden Plaza Centre Court this Saturday 2 February at 12pm and hear cast members sing selections of the amazing music from this wonderful show!
[ 9 February, 2013; ]
There is no day so joyous in the Canberra calendar as BAMOASD. So it’s with some joy I note the marquees are going up in Civic Square.
It’s coming up on 9 February.
[ 1 February, 2013; ]
This Friday The Feldons are rocking Belconnen’s Pot Belly with the Marji Curran Band and Dave Williams Blues Band.
This Friday at the Pot Belly, Canberra’s lovable mod garage popsters, the Feldons will be blasting out an hour or so of their original three piece English mod sound.
Described as “something very Ferry on the [...]
[ 2 February, 2013; 1:00 pm; ]
This Saturday at Belco Skatepark there is $1000 up for grabs in the TRILOGY Game of Skate! Streetwise Learn to Skate session 10am – 12pm. Rego’s for the game of skate commence at 1pm, free entry. Under 18′s need a parent or guardian to sign off on the rego form.
[ 3 February, 2013; 10 February, 2013; 17 February, 2013; 24 February, 2013; ]
Fans of The Ellis Collective (which is pretty much any sane person who’s heard them) will be thrilled to read they’re booked solid at The Front this February:
Each week will feature a special guest performer and will include:
• The Understudy (Feb 3): The Understudy is the performing name of Novocastrian Lucy Hearn, performing a studious [...]