[ 25 January 2014 to 27 January 2014. ]
Before the internet existed lonely Canberra nerds had to go to CanCon to discover to our delight that there were human females who shared our interests.
It’s hard to explain today just how many suicides that would have prevented.
Having in the intervening years gone heavy on the male-centric table top war games we see they’re [...]
[ 1 January 2014 to 31 January 2014. ] This just in to keep us all grooving!
Saturday 11th 8:30pm
Holy Eucharist Line Label Launch
Monday 13th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents Bootleg Sessions
Time and Weight
Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Wednesday 15th 8pm
Thursday 16th 9pm
Yoko Oh No
The Union Pacific
Saturday 18th 9:30pm
All In A Year
Monday 20th 8pm
The Bootleg Sessions
[ 15 January 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
Facebook brings the news we’ve been waiting for:
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you a stage microphones an audience MCs judges scores The Master of Conflict and adding for your two minutes of your original material on the Phoenix stage for prizes!
So many prizes, all first prizes!
BECAUSE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM!
AND WANTS YOUR WORDS!
And because we are the [...]
[ 10 January 2014 to 12 January 2014. ]
It’s a funny old time of year but it appears we have another weekend coming up.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra in this break within a break?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 14 March 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Because so many of you are dirty nerds who like to be exploited (and there’s nothing wrong with that) it’s worth mentioning that the Canberra Theatre has a listing for The Empire Strips Back:
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away….
Finally returning to Canberra after two years, THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK: A Star [...]
[ 5 January 2014; 12 January 2014; 19 January 2014; 26 January 2014; ] This just in which may be of interest to you:
This summer, there’s never been a better time to visit Old Parliament House.
What: Sunday afternoon music and free caricatures at Old Parliament House, every Sunday in January
Where: Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
When: From 12.30pm, Sunday 5, 12, 19 and [...]
[ 3 January 2014 to 5 January 2014. ]
Somewhat alarmingly the first weekend of 2014 is hard upon us!
What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 3 January 2014 to 6 January 2014. ]
If you’re down at the coast or heading that way you might be interested in four days of access to the ANU’s Kioloa Campus:
The Australian National University is inviting people to walk in the shoes of a scientist when it opens its Kioloa Coastal Campus to the public in January.
The campus is on 348 hectares [...]
[ 2 January 2014 at 12:00 pm; ] TAMS are giving notice that the Summernats City Cruise is going down tomorrow at Midday:
The ACT Government today provided details about how people can safely enjoy the Summernats City Cruise at midday on Thursday 2 January 2014, as well as the temporary disruption it will cause to motorists and pedestrians.
The Cruise takes place between [...]
[ 27 December 2013 at 5:30 pm; ] Need something to do in this strange post-Christmas hiatus?
The Cashews are putting on a guerilla gig at O’Connor’s Brigalow St Wetlands at 5.30pm.
If you’re in town, we’re doing one last centenary-local-gold-guerrilla-style gig this Friday, 27 December 2013
To keep it simple, we’re telling you the time AND the location right now.
What? Outdoor guerrilla gig
When? 5:30 [...]
[ 31 December 2013; ] The Economic Development Directorate is somewhat worryingly* in charge of the New Years Party in Civic and have sent out a media release to let us know what they’re cooking up:
Canberra is set to welcome in 2014 with state-of-the-art pyrotechnic displays and an exciting program of free entertainment in the city centre.
Adelina La Vita from [...]
[ 8 March 2014; ]
Andrew Barr yesterday put forth word that the star of the 2014 Enlighten festival will be Charles Bradley with Le Dîner en Blanc in hot pursuit:
Among a stellar line-up of events between 28 February and 8 March, Enlighten will feature Canberra’s only concert by the Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley.
The former James Brown [...]
[ 20 December 2013 to 22 December 2013. ]
Alright party peoples the year might be winding down but we all still need to get out of our hideous domestic situations before murder is done.
What’s worth seeing and doing around town this coming weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 17 December 2013 to 1 February 2014. ] The Australian National University is getting word out there about their display of things they’ve been hiding in the archives:
Rare copperplate prints from Joseph Banks’s Florilegium have gone on display as part of the Treasures of the ANU Library exhibition, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the R.G Menzies Library.
The Treasures exhibition brings together [...]
[ 20 December 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
To celebrate Christmas, to remind people how fun being read to is, to appreciate a classic, and to raise some money for the Red Cross’s efforts in the Philippines, we’re going to do a reading of a special abridged version of A Christmas Carol which had been cut down by Dickens himself to be read [...]
[ 4 March 2014 to 9 March 2014. ] The Canberra Comedy Festival have made their first lineup announcement:
The festival will be run in venues across Canberra, including: Canberra Theatre Centre, ANU Arts Centre, Novotel Canberra, and The Civic Pub. The shows presented will be a range of Canberran, Australian, and International comedians. Among the highlights;
• On the year of their thirtieth anniversary since [...]
[ 28 February 2014 to 2 March 2014. ] According to this press release Canberra has been chosen once more to host the National Capital Rally again, which would seem to be a given due to it’s name but I really don’t know anything about it.
Rally driving, I believe, is a kind of race where nobody is racing against you and you need to [...]
[ 12 December 2013 to 16 December 2013. ]
It’s Thursday Thursday gotta get down on Thursday!
I’m so very sorry. I didn’t mean to.
Let’s just get to the weekend’s activities shall we?
Make sure to leave your own suggestions of rad events you know about that I don’t to prove how much more with it you are than me (or just so others can find [...]
[ 17 December 2013 at 7:30 pm; 17 December 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
To the wonderful nerds, cosplayers, dorks, tinkerers, freaks, techies, weirdos, hackers, larpers, bookworms, role-players, programmers, dweebs, movie-buffs, poindexters, geeks, day-dreamers, gamers, and everyone else who is completely awesome, Nerd Trivia is for you.
This month it is for you sooner than it normally would be.
Due to a certain gift giving festival we’ve been bumped forwards to [...]
[ 18 December 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
The finest night of free entertainment the Earth has ever seen happens Monthly at the Phoenix.
It is hosted by Andrew Galan and Joel Barcham because they are loud.
You should be aware of this.
YOUR FIRST AND LAST POETRY SLAM
BRINGS YOU THE DECEMBER
YES, THE DECEMBER
And in the December we want you on stage with your words for [...]
[ 12 December 2013 at 12:00 pm; ]
Camels are Australia’s greatest natural resource.
That was a silly sentence, but Camel rides are a blast, and the city is going to be full of them this Thursday.
The carnival is back with twice as many camels
The much anticipated Christmas Carnival in the City will officially open tomorrow (Thursday 12th) at 12pm.
Free activities, live performances [...]
[ 13 December 2013 to 14 December 2013. ] “Hotel Incognito” will consist of 24 shows running approximately 45 minutes, starting on the hour, every hour, from 8pm Friday 13 December and running until 8pm Saturday 14 December. That’s right there will be shows running all night and all day, so if you rock up at 3am there will be an episode being performed.
Set in [...]
[ 20 December 2013 at 11:00 am; ] BCS is proud to present Legends of Vegas, featuring tributes to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash and Elvis, supported by the Vegas Showgirls from Subsdance Studios.
Friday 20th December, 11am. Theatre@bcs, Belconnen Community Centre. Tickets are $20 or $15 Concession.
Tickets can be purchased from the Belconnen Community Centre reception or by calling 62640232.
For more information, [...]
[ 15 December 2013 at 3:00 pm; ]
Transit Bar’s super chilled out Sunday listening sessions are apparently a huge success and therefore are carrying on, here’s the December edition.
Go be relaxed.
Dreamed of a club that starts early, isn’t crowded, where you can listen to good and varied music, peruse vinyl collections, play board games, read, crochet, play pool, eat cupcakes or just [...]
[ 15 December 2013 at 4:00 pm; ] COZMO presents Capital of Australia Mandolinata’s Annual Summer Concert at the HELLENIC IN THE CITY!
All welcome to COZMO’s Annual Summer Concert, featuring the COZYMO Learning Groups (Beginning and Continuing) and the COZMO ensemble.
WHEN: Sunday 15 December 2013, 4.00–5.30pm
WHERE: Atlas Room, Hellenic Club In The City (13 Moore St)
TICKETS at the door: $10 Adults, $5 Concession*, [...]
[ 6 December 2013; ]
This, ladies and gentleman, will be a night to dance to.
The Crooked Fiddle Band and the Brass Knuckles Brass band do what they do very well, and what they do is make you want to move your feet.
Totally worth your attention tonight.
THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND : “Moving Pieces of the Sea”
ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
w/ Brass [...]
[ 12 December 2013 to 23 December 2013. ]
You Are Here and Canberra CBD are planning 12 days of Christmas events spread about the city in Civic Square, Ainslie Avenue, City Walk, and Garema Place.
There is a whole pile of activities and entertainment listed and everything kick off next Thursday the 12th, so get amongst it.
THURSDAY 12th DEC
4.30PM – 6.30PM
6.00PM – 7.00PM
[ 20 December 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Have you finished your Xmas present shopping ? Have you even started ? It’s the year two thousand and nineteen eighty thirteen and Cell Block 69 have the perfect gift for you. The gift that just keeps gifting. And that gift is Rock n Roll (and to a lesser extent, synth pop).
Corey is returning to [...]
[ 8 December 2013 at 12:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s facial hair fan club, Canbeards, are putting on a bit of a BBQ this Sunday at Black Mountain Peninsular.
If you have a beard, like beards, or just really like BBQs you should probably check it out.
[ 6 December 2013 to 20 July 2014. ]
The National Museum of Australia is putting on an exhibition of modern examples of classic Aboriginal art painted on bark.
Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 6 December 2013 to 20 July 2014.
Showcases the work of Australia’s old masters: Aboriginal painters from Arnhem [...]
[ 5 December 2013 to 9 December 2013. ]
Another week finished!
Well done, you’ve managed to make it through another week! You’ll never have to do that week again, and your pile of weeks left to make it through is now smaller.
Time to celebrate with a well deserved weekend.
As always leave your suggestions for appropriate weekend activities in the comments below.
[ 5 December 2013 to 17 December 2013. ]
Warehouse Circus continue to be one of my favourite organisations ever. They do excellent work and continue to not just pump out fantastic circus performers, but straight up help people in all sorts of wonderful circussy ways.
This exhibition chronicles their work with a group of 11 young women with disability, and sounds rather cool.
It’s only [...]