[ 19 December 2013; ]
Desecrator are an Melbourne act that have been bouncing around overseas for a while and they’re joining forces with Malignant Monster from WA to bring their thrash metal sound to Canberra.
Canberra has a fairly dedicated metal scene that you might not have come across unless you frequent the Basement in Belconnen, so if you’re a [...]
[ 29 May 2014; 8:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ] Sit down, you need to be sitting down to hear this.
Alright you’re sitting? Good.
The world’s greatest player of the world’s greatest instrument is coming to Canberra!
The world’s greatest instrument is a harmonica by the way.
You know that bit in the Romatics’ song ‘What I like about you’ when the harmonica kicks in and just [...]
[ 29 November 2013; 8:00 pm; ] Just got word of the final Canberra Poetry Slam event for 2013.
Amelia Walker and Hayley shone are headlining and you should probably just mark this off in your Calendar right now.
Check out the Facebook page for more info.
Friday the 29th of November will be the last Canberra Poetry Slam of the Year. Come join us, [...]
[ 29 November 2013; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] BRACE – Australia’s Mixed Martial Arts event series hits Canberra for our 24th Event.
After touring across Australia BRACE arrives in the nations capital and we are bringing the Australian Featherweight Title Fight to your city.
Luke Standing vs Martin Nguyen – two undefeated fighters looking to be crowned the champion.
BRACE 24 – Friday 29th November 2013 [...]
[ 14 January 2014; ] Events ACT are banging the drum for the Prime Minister’s XI game against England at the revamped Manuka Oval.
Come and watch the old enemy England take on the Prime Ministers XI under lights at Manuka Oval.
International stars such as England’s Kevin Petersen, Alistair Cook, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Matt Prior and Graeme Swan [...]
[ 24 November 2013; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
This Sunday the 24th just so happens to be Lakewalk 2013, so you know what to do.
It’s simple math.
The walkathon is on this Sunday 24th November, between 10am and 1pm. It starts at regatta point, commonwealth park and takes a loop circuit to Aspen Island and back. All monies raised go towards funding therapies [...]
[ 24 November 2013; 3:00 pm; ]
Peddlers of good old fashion tunes, Doctor Stovepipe have put together a family show!
Doctor Stovepipe presents their musical family show ‘zoology for beginners’. It’s a show that features songs about chickens and many of the lesser animals known to science. There will be three part harmonies, guitar, double bass, fiddle, dancing, audience participation and medical [...]
[ 3 December 2013 to 13 December 2013. ]
The ever busy folk over at Belconnen Community Centre have a new exhibit coming up.
A multimedia exhibition in celebration of I-Day by Belconnen Community Service and Woden Community Service
December 3rd – 13th
Official Opening Wednesday December 4th 3pm
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Join local artists and play-makers to celebrate the 21st anniversary of [...]
[ 20 November 2013; 4:00 pm; 4 December 2013; 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
Bela Farkas is BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUITS! eternal sacrificial poet, and is launching his first CD of poetry next month at the Phoenix Bar.
You should probably go.
Serial celebrity name dropper Bela Farkas is a Canberra-based poet. A lot of his work has been heavily influenced by popular culture and current events. He has featured at Canberra’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, Traverse [...]
[ 23 November 2013; 5:00 pm; ]
Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers clash on the track with WA Roller Derby’s Wards of the Skate this Saturday 23 November at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong. Doors open 5 pm.
This event will celebrate 50 years of our favourite time traveller with the theme Blocktor Who: Time and Rollertive Dimensions in Skate! Fans are encouraged to [...]
[ 23 November 2013; 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. ]
Tuggeranong Festival is now official more street than you.
Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that there is a bunch of great talent in Canberra’s urban art scene, and that talent is going to be on display at the Tuggeranong Festival. Suppoting the artists will be a selection of Canberra’s finest DJ’s doing that [...]
[ 30 November 2013 3:00 pm to 1 December 2013 3:00 am. ]
12 monster movies coming for you.
I’ve got nothing.
Check out the Facebook page for more info!
12 films in 12hrs at the J Block Grindhouse, CIT Woden on Sat 30 Nov. 3pm to 3am.
It’s about the best horror and genre films, beer, food & music.
It’s about blackened cinemas with awe-struck patrons sitting on the edge [...]
[ 23 November 2013; 4:00 pm; ]
There’s a beard and moustache club in Canberra!
This is excellent!
If you’re facially endowed you should head along!
Canbeards – The Beard and Moustache Club of Canberra
“Canbeards is the inaugural Beard and Moustache Club of Canberra! Our aim is to promote facial hair growth, enjoy life and raise money for charity. We are proud members of Beard [...]
[ 22 November 2013 to 24 November 2013. ]
The Canberra International Film Festival Board is honoring producer Harvey Weinstein and his body of work later this month with a series of events spaced out over 3 days (the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of November).
We’ve mentioned if before if you want to read up on it.
If you’re not a movie buff you might not [...]
[ 16 November 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
A really good looking gig being played for a great cause.
Go be entertained, and help with something really important.
Typhoon Yolanda (known internationally as ‘Haiyan’), the strongest in recorded history, reached the Philippine landmass on the evening of November 7th 2013, at speeds of over 300km/h. Subsequently, significant damage was caused to several areas of the [...]
[ 23 November 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Aeoncademy are having a bit of a celebration. Who are Aeoncademy? Well according to their press release…
WHO ARE AEONCADEMY?
Aeon Academy Aeoncademy; “nurturing the creative spark”, education through creativity.
Artist and artistic director Teffany Thiedeman attended Yarralumla Primary School herself as a child 30 years ago. She lives in Yarralumla with her partner, fellow ANU [...]
[ 30 November 2013; ]
The Moulin Bruise: 100 years of Can-baret; A Roller Derby Double Header Sporting Event featuring Canberra Roller Derby Leagues’ Black n Blue Belles, Brindabelters, Red Bellied Black Hearts and Surly Griffins.
Like the Moulin Rouge itself, Canberra is a city of intrigue, where glittering facades belie a seething underbelly of politics, creativity and raw sensual power. [...]
[ 6 December 2013; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This will undoubtedly interest those of you who dislike the normal Christmas shopping rush.
The Canberra Environment Centre has you covered for ethical and eco-friendly gifts this Christmas. The Trade Night Market features all things fair, handmade and organic and is a relaxing way to do your Christmas shopping away from the mayhem.
This year the market [...]
[ 23 November 2013 7:00 pm to 24 November 2013 1:00 am. ]
Time for an Art Party!
They’re holding on in Canberra 2, which is a parallel Canberra that branched off from ours shortly after the events of the Infinite Crisis.
They’re promising a bunch of art, obviously, and ENDLESS cups of chai.
If you’re a chai nut, please go and put this claim to the test.
Head to the Facebook [...]
[ 16 November 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s most feel-good Poetry evening is coming back for a second round.
Hosted by Andrew Galan who is rather tall and Amelia Filmer-Sankey who is rather not, Word Co-op is a rather charming night of poetry and tea and you should probably go there.
Check out the Facebook page here.
Word Co-op is a bimonthly poetry night at [...]
[ 17 November 2013; 11:00 am; ]
Talk radio listening wing nuts are both enraged and confused today as one of their beloved sports people has strayed from their blinkered delusional orthodoxy, in this case the Brumbies expensive bench warmer and long ago Wallabies flanker David Pockock who’s made the above video for GetUp!’s Canberra Day of Climate Action:
On 17th November, tens [...]
[ 18 November 2013 to 24 November 2013. ]
The Phoenix Bar is turning 20!
To celebrate, it’s doubled in size!
What once was downstairs Shooters is now an extension of the Phoenix Bar which is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in my life since I became old enough to first attend the Phoenix Bar. They’ve put in a second bar, a raised [...]
[ 15 November 2013; 8:00 pm; ] The Feldon’s not only have a gig coming up at the Pot Belly this Friday, but they also have a sexy new poster to advertise it with.
The Feldons at the Pot this Friday playing a heap of original material and bonus extras, (no, not a bunch of blooper tapes or the making of) instead a [...]
[ 5 December 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Charity, animals, and sausages together at last!
The National Zoo and Aquarium is holding a parker day next month and a whole heap of good charities are going to be putting stuff together to raise funds to do good things.
Did I mention it’s at the zoo?
That’s where the otters are!
Here’s a flyer, check it out!
5:30 – [...]
[ 25 November 2013; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
There’s a global thing going on called Sunday Assembly for people who want the community aspects of religion, without the religious bits.
And it’s coming to Canberra with the first meeting this 25 November.
Here’s the blurb from the local organisers:
Following the unprecedented success of The Sunday Assembly in London, a group of Canberrans are organising the [...]
[ 10 November 2013; 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Decades is an interesting attempt to create the ultimate in chilled out Sunday afternoon entertainment, combining beer and pool and… well relaxing things. There’s also a vinyl sale by Dynomite Records there this weekend.
So head down to Transit between 2-8 and just relax a bit.
Play pool, read a book, chat with friends, have a drink. [...]