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Shaw Vineyard Estate Blind Tasting Show at the Street Theatre

By 10 October, 2013

[ 18 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

This sounds fascinating.

Forget dinner and a show, wine and a show sounds much more my speed.

Canberra District winery, Shaw Vineyard Estate will be supporting and actively participating in the annual Good Food Month program – a month long food and wine program by Fairfax which, for the first time in 2013, expands beyond Sydney to [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the Weekend of the 10th of October 2013

By 10 October, 2013

[ 10 October, 2013 to 14 October, 2013. ]


It’s getting warm out there guys, so you’re running out of excuses no to be jumping on all of these awesome events we’re throwing your way.

Get to it, and as always leave your own suggestions int he comments below.

Canberra Centennial Fanfare at Canberra Girls Grammar

By 9 October, 2013

[ 2 November, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Hey brass music lovers, we’ve just received word of a night of traditional aural entertainment coming your way.

A cabal of Canberran music groups are plotting to fill your Saturday with trombones.

Canberra Brass, the Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band and the Woden Valley Youth Choir are combining forces to present a gala concert showcasing their musical [...]

Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia @ The National Library

By 9 October, 2013

[ 7 November, 2013 to 10 March, 2014. ] Hey cartophiles, the National Library are hosting an exhibition of the world’s greatest and rarest maps. I hear you guys might be into that kind of thing.

Mapping Our World is a free event that runs from November until March next year, and contains what is considered the “most important map documenting Australia’s presence prior to [...]

I-Day Expo and Market at the National Museum of Australia

By 8 October, 2013

[ 30 November, 2013; 12:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] ACT Community Living Project and the National Museum of Australia are joining forces to put on an expo and markets to celebrate I-Day.

At the moment they’re looking for stall holders so if you’re keen to get involved check out their stall holders invitation.

The Expo is a celebration of the skills, abilities and achievements of people [...]

Halloween at the Basement

By 8 October, 2013

[ 2 November, 2013; 8:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ]

The Basement are not lacking in Halloween events it seems.

This particular Halloween event is kicking off on the 2nd of November, so if you’re not Halloween’d out by then check out some local talent.

Little Mac and The Monster Men, Reign of Terror, Bladder Spasms, Black Mountain, and Before Ciada

OK… Get ready for a huge lineup [...]

Tease And Tearaways presents: Trick or Tease – A Basement Halloween Spooktacular!

By 8 October, 2013

[ 25 October, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night is conjuring up a night of ghoulish entertainment on 25th October at the Basement in Belconnen!

Darkc3ll: Brisbane’s industrial rockers who’ll be celebrating the release of their second album, ‘Dark Verses’.
Horrorwood Mannequins: A 4 piece horror punk riot from Sydney.
Domino: A Sydney based metal/prog monstrosity who’s debut album has been receiving [...]

Ninety 9 book launch at Smith’s

By 4 October, 2013

[ 22 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ]

Smith’s Alternative is hosting a launch for Vanessa Berry’s new book/zine “Ninety Nine”.

It seems like a wonderful piece of nostalgia.

CanberraZine Emporium is super excited to present the Canberra launch of Ninety 9, the latest book from prolific and much loved Sydney zinester Vanessa Berry (I Am A Camera + countless others). Ninety 9 is “a [...]

2013 South and West Regional Orchid Show & Conference

By 4 October, 2013

[ 5 October, 2013 to 6 October, 2013. ]

On this weekend at the Wesley Centre in Griffith, come along to see:

– Displays by regional orchid societies
– Conference program including presentations by orchid specialists
– Orchids from commercial and local hobbyists for sale
– Free advice and potting demonstrations
– Food and drink available

Saturday 5 October 2013
9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 6 October 2013
noon – 4:30pm

Wesley [...]

2013 Vikings Chess Weekender Tournament – 16/17 Nov

By 4 October, 2013

[ 16 November, 2013 to 17 November, 2013. ]

Hi All,

The 2013 Vikings Weekender will take place on 16/17 November at the Erindale Vikings Club, ACT.

Full details of the event including online registration can be found at:

Hope to see you all there.

Nick Beare

Cotterfest proves that Canberra will make a “fest” out of anything

By 3 October, 2013

[ 12 October, 2013; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]

There’s going to be a festival at the Cotter to celebrate the Cotter Dam!

It will most likely be a lovely day, but boy howdy do I see the word “******-fest” written on a lot of press releases. Is everywhere like this, or is Canberra going for some kind of most-festivals-per-capita record?

When we win that award, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 3rd of Oct 2013

By 3 October, 2013

[ 3 October, 2013 to 7 October, 2013. ]


Start your weekend warmup stretches now!

Remember not to push it too hard, it’s just a warm up. Also no bouncing during a stretch, that’s a bad time to bounce.

Wait until the weekend to bounce.

Here’s a pile of entertainment we’ve found for you, but there’s always more to do that what we can find!

Please add your [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents World War Z-berra. Vice City Rollers Double header

By 3 October, 2013

[ 12 October, 2013; 5:30 pm; ]

The VCRs are taking on two teams in one night!

The VCR B squad, aka the VCBs are taking on Northern Brisbane Rollers Raw Stars while the VCRs are taking on Paradise City Roller Derby.
Wear your purple and green and get behind your ACT representative skaters!
Doors open at 5:30

VCBS V Raw Stars starting at 6:30

VCRs V [...]

Night Falling. New Paul Summerfield exhibition at the Front

By 2 October, 2013

[ 31 October, 2013 to 19 November, 2013. ]

Paul Summerfield is approximately 82 times more talented than any single person has any right to be, and everyone should hate him for it.*

That being said, his work will be on display at the Front Gallery and Cafe from the 30th of October so you should probably go see it because it’s always spectacular.


New [...]

Frock up ladies and gentlemen

By 2 October, 2013

[ 12 October, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]

Frocktober is upon us, and Rock Your Frock is throwing a dance party to celebrate, and raise some money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

Did you know that ovarian cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women, with one woman dying of it every 10 hours in Australia? While survival rates are [...]

Dragons Abreast Australia National Paddle Day

By 2 October, 2013

[ 13 October, 2013; ] Paddle across Australia with Dragons Abreast on Sunday 13 October

Join communities across the nation as we paddle together in dragon boats to support Dragons Abreast Australia

Come and experience the benefits of dragon boating for breast cancer survivors with your local Dragons Abreast group

Dragons Abreast Australia is a national Registered Charity that enables breast cancer survivors [...]

Bollywood Black Tie Bonanza fundraiser at Digress

By 1 October, 2013

[ 18 October, 2013; 6:30 pm; ]

Room to Read are holding a Bollywood themed fundraising dinner at Digress on the 18th of October in order to help people who would like to learn get the opportunity.

Food, entertainment, a special guest MC, and all for a noble cause.

You know what to do.

We envision a world in which all children can pursue a [...]

La Grande Fête at Telopea Park School

By 1 October, 2013

[ 2 November, 2013; ]

Who doesn’t love a fete?

Nobody, that’s who!

This actually looks pretty amazing so why not check it out? Seeing the Hundred Swords beat each other senseless is worth the price of admission.

Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fête 2013

Don’t miss Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fête on Saturday 2 November 2013 from 2:30pm to 7pm! One of [...]

That Place of Infested Roads, Andrew Galan’s new book launching at The Phoenix

By 30 September, 2013

[ 23 October, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Andrew Galan has shared with us the very exciting news about his upcoming book launch:

On Wednesday 23 October, 7:30pm, Australian Capital Territory writer Andrew Galan launches his first poetry book, That place of infested roads, at Canberra’s Phoenix Pub. Published by leading UK alternative poetry publisher Knives Forks and Spoons Press, the book combines works [...]

Dragons Abreast Canberra 2013 Centennial Corporate Challenge

By 30 September, 2013

[ 20 October, 2013; ] The annual Dragons Abreast Canberra Dragon Boat challenge is on again to raise funds for Dragons Abreast and other local and national groups supporting women on their journey with breast cancer.

Corporate and social teams from hospitals, embassies, government departments, schools and fitness centres will race for fun and glory and raise funds for a [...]

British India headlining Centenary Battle of the Bands

By 30 September, 2013

[ 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 [...]

100 Harlequins needed for record breaking parade

By 27 September, 2013

[ 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 [...]

What’s better than a Beth n Ben EP Launch at the Polo? Nothing. Nothing is better than that

By 27 September, 2013

[ 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 [...]

Geoscience Australia putting on a pile of events for Earth Science Week

By 26 September, 2013

[ 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 [...]

Pedal Power ACT want to take you on a ride for lunch

By 26 September, 2013

[ 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 [...]

Good Food Month kicks off Tuesday

By 26 September, 2013

[ 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 [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 27th of September

By 26 September, 2013

[ 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!

Critical Mass coming to Canberra

By 26 September, 2013

[ 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 [...]

Canberra International Film Festival launches

By 25 September, 2013

[ 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 [...]

POW! A Comic Strip Party at La De Da

By 25 September, 2013

[ 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.
It’s [...]

The Tongue + $1,000 MC battle @ ANU Refectory

By 24 September, 2013

[ 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 [...]

CMC’s 5th Birthday Party at the Polo

By 24 September, 2013

[ 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.


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