[ 15 November, 2013; ]
The Centenary Team are making some noise for their band competition finale:
The Centenary of Canberra today announced that Melbourne-based indie rock band British India will headline the Smells Like Centenary Spirit – Battle of the Bands final at the National Convention Centre’s Royal Theatre on 15 November.
The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam [...]
[ 13 October, 2013; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. 20 October, 2013; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. 26 October, 2013; 10:00 am to 10:45 am. ]
Learn skills, break records, and show your love of diamond shapes!
So many good reasons to get on board with Elena Kirschbaum’s mad-capped harequin parade idea.
Sign up for a workshop and get involved!
Learn performance skills, make a costume piece and help set a world record!
As part of the Centenary Children’s Week Celebrations, we’re nodding our cap [...]
[ 11 October, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Very exciting news coming in via YouTube. It is guaranteed to be one awesome night at the Polo for the launch of a new Beth n Ben EP:
The Canberra Musicians Club presents
Beth n Ben ‘Scenic Roots’ EP Launch
Friday October 11th 8pm till late
@ The White Eagle Polish Club
Brother Be [...]
[ 15 October, 2013 to 19 October, 2013. ] We’ve just gotten word of a stack of activities that are happening as a part of Earth Science Week. These events are spread between Questacon, CSIRO Discovery Centre, and Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre, are completely free, and are just chock-full of information to feed your brain mouths with.
Get to it.
Petroleum Geology: helping to secure Australia’s [...]
[ 21 October, 2013 to 18 November, 2013. ]
Pedal Power ACT want people to ride their bikes more.
This is a good thing.
They’ve come up with a bit of a plan to aid people in getting on their bikes, it’s called The Recreational Cycling in the Workplace Program.
Over 6 weeks, Pedal Power ACT will host lunchtime rides in Belconnen, Civic, Woden, and Tuggeranong.
Pedal Power [...]
[ 1 October, 2013 to 31 October, 2013. ] A whole month dedicated to good food? I can get behind this idea.
With almost a million festival-goers in 2012, a new, national food event is set to capture tastebuds around the country when Good Food Month presented by Citi gets underway for 2013.
In October, Sydney and regional NSW will see the return of the much-loved [...]
[ 26 September, 2013 to 30 September, 2013. ]
The ends are the best parts of many things, like weeks for example!
However it’s up to you to really make sure you get those most out of these weekend thingies, so here’s a quick guide to help.
As always leave your own helpful suggestions in the comments below!
[ 27 September, 2013; 5:45 pm; ]
The Critical Mass movement is a great bit of fun if you like cycling.
Even better is that it’s come to Canberra starting this Friday:
Gathering 5:45pm, Launching 6pm, Garema Place, ending at The Civic Pub in Braddon.
Last Friday of every month
To bring: a self-powered vehicle with wheels, as many lights/bike-accesories as you can muster, a [...]
[ 30 October, 2013 2:00 pm to 10 November, 2013 2:00 pm. ]
The 17th Annual Canberra International Film Festival launched today with a bit of a shindig at Dendy Cinema in Civic. The expected impassioned speeches about film, and a selection of excellent movie trailers kicked off the festival in style.
The festival proper will run from the 30th of October until the 10th of November and contains [...]
[ 26 September, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
Comics and beer are a winning combination I can assure you, the addition of a BBQ excites me.
The super charming La De Da Bar in Belconnen are hosting some sort of magical nerdy event and I want to go there.
Pump the breaks…
The Messy Hands Collective presents POW! A Comic Strip Party like no other.
[ 22 November, 2013; 8:00 pm to 11:45 pm. ]
Lock in a new event on Canberra’s Hip Hop calendar.
An event built for the scene, for the fans and for the artists.
Main Event is a long overdue battle night for the capital.
A knockout contest where local and interstate MC’s can go head to head for a $1,000 winner takes all prize.
Complementing the battle are live [...]
[ 27 September, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s favourite musicians club is turning 5!
5 acts for your dancing pleasure! Zoopagoo,The Spindrift Saga, Beth ‘N’ Ben, DJ Bat Guano, DJ Degg
Join the CMC FB group for the full lowdown, or join CMC for FREE ENTRY
Check out the event page for more info.
[ 28 October, 2013 to 3 November, 2013. ]
Halloween is an American tradition that I wished had more influence here.
Where I grew up as a kid had a huge American pupulation so Halloween was a really big deal, with hundreds of costumed kids and adults flocking the streets at night and mountains of candy to be had.
I was also lucky enough to spend [...]
[ 11 October, 2013 to 23 October, 2013. ]
ArtsACT has the delightful news that the amazing George Rose is putting on her first exhibition at Nishi:
Anger Management and The Importance of Personal Hygiene is George Rose’s first solo exhibition. The works presented deal with idea’s surrounding expression vs interpretation and the notion of the creation of art aiding in the mental digestion [...]
[ 16 October, 2013; ]
Canberra’s finest and only poetry event is returning to the Phoenix next month on the 16th with special guest stars Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio.
That’s right! I said Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio!
Can you even comprehend?
Lord of co-op related events and black-belted word ninja, Amelia Filmer-Sankey will be getting all up in your word grill [...]
[ 13 December, 2013; 12:00 am to 11:00 pm. ]
Those of you still sitting in the pre-beer-buying ages rejoice, this December the 13th sees the inaugural Momentum Festival launch at the University of Canberra.
Big name DJs and the crew behind Foreshore means this will probably quite a slick event, so check it out.
Kicks Entertainment has teamed up with Raw FM to launch Canberra’s premier [...]
[ 13 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
I do love me some Doctor Who.
Dr Sketchy’s is kind of like having an life drawing class at a Cabaret.
Life drawing and entertainment, all out at Scope which is a pretty great space.
Featuring a Tardis Bar, the 11 Doctors, Melina Fahrenheit, Schatzi Sunshine, Anne Duffy, Abel Fox, and more.
Check out the Facebook event page for [...]
[ 17 October, 2013 to 2 November, 2013. ]
Canberra Philharmonic are doing Little Shop of Horrors!
Feed me Seymore!
The show will be running from the 17th of October to the 2nd November at Erindale Theatre in Wanniassa.
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version [...]
[ 20 September, 2013 to 10 October, 2013. ]
The National Archives will be hosting the top 33 entries from the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize from the 20th of September. The competition explores science through art, and the National Archives is fortunate to be the only space outside of Adelaide to get the chance to host the works.
‘We’re delighted to partner with the [...]
[ 19 October, 2013 to 20 October, 2013. ]
SPIN: Weekends on Wheels has just upped it’s profile by securing one of the world’s biggest celebrity vehicles to appear as a part of their program.
So mark the dates in your calendar, and get ready to use your offspring as an excuse to go see Thomas for yourself.
Thomas the Tank Engine, the world’s most famous [...]
[ 21 September, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
Local poetry wizards Andrew Galan and Amelia Filmer-Sankey (who you may remember we had on the RiotWRAP a few weeks back) are starting up a new bimonthly poetry event at the ANU Food Co-op.
Entry is by donation, and to kick this thing off with a bang they’ve collected a stellar bunch of poets to do [...]
[ 3 October, 2013 7:00 pm to 5 October, 2013 7:00 pm. ]
Dean Cross is returning to Canberra with his first solo show, Finding S___ T____.
I’m assuming we have to actually go to the show to learn what S and T stand for, and as a marketing device goes it’s working because I really, really, want to know.
The premise sounds rather interesting also.
Finding S___ T____ is [...]
[ 19 September, 2013 to 23 September, 2013. ]
WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND!
I am excited for the weekend, as should you be.
There is a bunch of radness happening this weekend, and I demand that you take full advantage of it.
As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below, because that’s the whole “DIY” side of things.
[ 21 September, 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The Governor General (or GG as her mates know her) is throwing a bit of a bash this Saturday at her place. It’s a free event, so get ready to party on with the Queen’s representative.
These days are good family fun, and the Governor general’s property and house are gorgeous.
There’s usually a heap of entertainment. [...]
[ 18 October, 2013; 5:00 pm; 5:00 pm; 5:00 pm; 5:00 pm; ]
See Greg Kimball’s Man Baby at Civic Pub on October the 18th.
Man Baby is Greg Kimball’s show. That’s its name. He is not, to our knowledge, bringing a man sized baby to the pub.
That joke was mine, so it in no way represents the quality of Greg’s jokes.
Hilarious, popular and good looking Canberra comedian (wrote [...]
[ 17 September, 2013; 1:00 pm; 21 September, 2013 to 22 September, 2013. ] Models are cool.
The Canberra Model Shipwrights Society are putting on their annual expo this weekend at the Belconnen Arts Centre,
You can go, if you like.
Marking Canberra’s Centenary and the Canberra Model Shipwrights Society’s quarter-century, the expo will include up to 150 museum-quality period ships and warships, as well as radio-controlled vessels on Lake Ginninderra. The [...]
[ 21 September, 2013 to 22 September, 2013. ]
Hackett is turning 50, and it’s inviting you to its birthday party.
It’s not called the “Hackett Half Centenary” for reasons unknown.
Hackett’s 50th birthday bash will be held over the weekend 21 – 22 September 2013 to commemorate 50 years since the suburb was officially established.
The celebrations will be officially launched at 12 noon on the [...]
[ 19 October, 2013; ] The TAMS depot in Fyshwick is a bloody astonishing space and just how an aircraft hangar manages to hide out there is just as astonishing.
So it’s great it’s going to be getting community use as part of the SPIN festival.
Particularly the Centenary Team are waving the flag for what will be a fantastic way to [...]
[ 27 September, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s only poetry slam named after Canberra is at the Front next Friday (the 27th) and it’s featuring local slam poet and championship boxer Ellie Malbon which will be all sorts of awesome.
One of the things I just claimed isn’t true.*
Canberra Poetry Slam returns on the 27th of September, with the lovely Ellie Malbon [...]
[ 9 October, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
PechaKucha Canberra are back next month with another selection of people trying to say as much as they can in a very short time.
Spread the word, the next Pecha Kucha Canberra event is scheduled for Wednesday 9/10/13 6:00pm at Knightsbridge Penthouse. Don’t miss it!
[ 21 September, 2013; ]
CRDL will celebrate its 5th birthday with their next home season in what has become the most anticipated match of the year, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the Brindabelters will be going head to head looking to steamroll their way into the final. Both teams are undefeated this season and both are looking incredibly [...]
[ 3 October, 2013 to 17 October, 2013. ]
October the 6th to the 14th is mental health week, and Mindscapes Festival has a stack of events during and surrounding that week for you get sink your mind-teeth into.
Have a look at the flier above (larger version here) or head over to the Facebook page to get started with the mind-teeth sinking.