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Decades at Transit Bar

By 8 November 2013
Decades at Transit Bar

[ 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. [...]

40th Anniversary Celebration Dance at the Polish Club

By 7 November 2013
40th Anniversary Celebration Dance at the Polish Club

[ 7 November 2013; 12:00 am to 11:30 pm. ]

Come for a dance at the Polish Club!

The good old Polo continues to be possibly the finest venue for seeing live music with an awesome variety of well run gigs playing weekly, and tonight is your chance to celebrate that.

Check out the Facebook page for more info.

Once again the Canberra Musicians and Polish White Eagle [...]

Lift Off Band comp for your listening pleasure!

By 7 November 2013
Lift Off Band comp for your listening pleasure!

[ 8 November 2013; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

This just in:

The sixth annual Lift Off band comp will see Canberra bands CASTERS, Pleased to Jive You, Harley Quinn, Purity, Elision and Hearing Voices battle it out this Friday 8 November at Woden Youth Centre.

Bands are competing for a prize pack worth over $5000, which includes everything they need to launch themselves into [...]

Home Made Jam at Woden CIT

By 7 November 2013
Home Made Jam at Woden CIT

[ 7 November 2013; 7:00 pm; ]

As a part of the never ending avalanche of events that is the Woden Valley Festival, CIT Woden are hosting Home Made Jam tonight.

Canberran singer/songwriters of note will be making music and other people will be judging them harshly.

I will be one of those judges, I promise to be harsh but fair… unless I’m having [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 7th of November 2013

By 7 November 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 7th of November 2013

[ 7 November 2013 to 11 November 2013. ]

The party never stops here in Canberra, and neither should you!

Stopping is for the weak, the dead, and people who must give way at intersections!

You are none of these things!

You are a go-er and you will go to everything this weekend!

I BELIEVE IN YOU!

You can tell because of how many exclamation marks there are in [...]

CAPO 30th Art Aution and Party at CMAG

By 6 November 2013
CAPO 30th Art Aution and Party at CMAG

[ 23 November 2013; 6:45 pm to 11:00 pm. ] Today has been full of chances to do good, and here’s another!

This release is from from the desk of the brilliant Simone Penkethman, and is about a party/art exhibition at CMAG.

Check it out.

Everything they say about volunteering is right – it is good for you! It makes you feel like you have something extra [...]

The Great 80′s Office Party at Albert Hall

By 6 November 2013
The Great 80's Office Party at Albert Hall

[ 27 November 2013; ]

Anglicare are throwing a bit of an 80′s bash, so if you feel the need to wear that outfit again (don’t pretend you don’t have one) or just feel like supporting Anglicare you might want to check this out.

Anglicare is pleased to offer an alternative to the traditional Office Christmas lunch.

Join us at Albert [...]

The Carnival at Woden Valley Festival

By 6 November 2013
The Carnival at Woden Valley Festival

[ 9 November 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]

Join the fight against Canberra’s postcode prejudice, and visit the Woden Valley this Saturday.

Many of us are quick to taunt Sydneysiders for their unwillingness to travel outside their own postcode; but the invisible borders between Canberra’s suburbs and regions can sometimes be just as pervasive.

However, there’s plenty to be gained if you venture outside [...]

Comedy and Beer at the Durham

By 6 November 2013

[ 14 November 2013; ] Comedy from 9. All beers at $5 a schooner
Thursday November 14

Marcus Popp at the NFSA

By 6 November 2013
Marcus Popp at the NFSA

[ 9 November 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Lovers of beeps and bops and all the other wonderful sounds that make up electronica take note! German electronic musician and sound theorist Markus Popp is doing this thing this Saturday at the NFSA Theatrette alongside Spartak and Hinterlandt.

You can go if you like, it’s free.

Markus Popp
Markus Popp’s now legendary early album releases sent shockwaves [...]

Are you game to enter… The Tunnel?

By 5 November 2013
Are you game to enter... The Tunnel?

[ 10 November 2013; 4:30 pm to 6:28 pm. ]

The Commonwealth Avenue underpass near the Albert Hall is a relic of a bygone age.

So it will be intriguing to see what “The Tunnel Project” does with the space:

You are invited to witness…

THE OPENING OF THE PORTAL…

Within the pedestrian underpass underneath Commonwealth Ave, near Albert Hall.

On Sunday November 10.

Between 4.30 and 6.00pm.

Experimental/fringe performers will [...]

Linda Blair coming to town

By 4 November 2013
Linda Blair coming to town

[ 23 November 2013; 2:30 pm; ]

Yes, THAT Linda Blair.

She’s coming to town as a guest of Monster Fest, a 12 hour horror movie festival at CIT’s Woden Campus that runs from from 3pm on Saturday the 30th of November right through to 3am the next day.

It also includes a special anniversary screening of the Exorcist at Greater Union, [...]

Garden of the East Photo exhibit at National Gallery

By 4 November 2013

[ 21 February 2014 to 22 June 2014. ] Curator Gael Newton of the NGA has put together an exhibition of photography from Indonesia from the 1850s to the 1940s.

Prominanty featuring the Woodbury brothers and their successors, Garden of the East opens in February next year.

In 1852, at the age of eighteen, Walter B Woodbury left behind his engineering apprenticeship in Manchester to [...]

Phoenix gig guide for November

By 4 November 2013

[ 4 November 2013 to 30 November 2013. 4 November 2013 to 30 November 2013. ] From our good friends at the Phoenix:

Monday 4th November 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
Party Gravy
The Monotremes
Positive Feedback Loop
Bubbles and Yeti

Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Advanced Remedial Massage Presents
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 7th 9pm
The Bennies
Revellers
Thrownup
Little mac and the monster men

Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Super Best Friends
Bacon Cakes and the Z-50 Jays
Sincerely, Grizzly

Monday 11th September 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Conversation
Cherry [...]

Fred Smith at All Saints Ainslie

By 3 November 2013
Fred Smith at All Saints Ainslie

[ 23 November 2013 to 24 November 2013. ]

Star of Australian Story and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fred Smith is putting on two nights of shows at All Saints Anglican Church in Ainslie:

Fred Smith will be returning (inshallah) from a final stint in Afghanistan and playing a series of concerts around Australia in November. These two concerts in the All [...]

Friends of Mount Majura Wildflower Walk

By 1 November 2013

[ 3 November 2013; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Hey nature lovers, this may be of interest:

The Friends of Mount Majura Wildflower Walk on 3 November will give flower fanciers across the region a chance to enjoy all that spring has to offer in the national capital.

“For those who did not get their fill of flowers at Floriade, local botanist Michael Doherty will [...]

Otakufest 2013 at Impact Comics today!

By 1 November 2013
Otakufest 2013 at Impact Comics today!

[ 1 November 2013; ]

On my personal ’100 things to like about Canberra’ list Impact Comics would be found fairly high on it, many of the other top spots would be filled in with a list of the staff’s names.

What I’m saying is they’re good people, and as good people they like to do good things.

Otakufest is one such [...]

Depths of the Divine. Exhibition by Abyss .607 at Tuggeranong Hyperdome

By 1 November 2013
Depths of the Divine. Exhibition by Abyss .607 at Tuggeranong Hyperdome

[ 1 November 2013 to 30 November 2013. 1 November 2013 to 30 November 2013. ]

For the lovers of the bizarre and beautiful work of Abyss .607:

Exhibition by Abyss .607.

Depths Of The Divine will showcase a new body of work drawing major influence from mythology and ancient art.

Also many new collage and paintings.

Displaying at Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Shop front down from commonwealth bank
Opens 1st November till the end of the month.
6.pm [...]

Spring gem show 2013

By 1 November 2013
Spring gem show 2013

[ 2 November 2013 to 3 November 2013. ]

“The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Spring Gemcraft and Mineral Show will be held at EPIC from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 November. Entrance is $5 adults, $9 family, $2 children/concession.

Dealers will be selling minerals, fossils, jewellery, rough and cut gemstones, lapidary equipment, opals, beads and other supplies.

Lapidary Club members’ collections [...]

Colours of Our Country @ BCS Gallery

By 31 October 2013
Colours of Our Country @ BCS Gallery

[ 4 November 2013 to 15 November 2013. ]

The gallery out at Belconnen Community Centre always has something going on, and from the 4th that thing they have going on will be this:

gallery@bcs ‘Piece of Mind’ series presents
Colours of Our Country

An exhibition of landscape paintings by Keith Carfrae
November 4th – 15th

Official opening Wednesday November 6th 6pm

Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

My [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 31st of October 2013

By 31 October 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 31st of October 2013

[ 31 October 2013 to 4 November 2013. ]

Happy Halloween Rioters!

Quick poll, how many of you are upset I said that?

“Why you cant say that! We’re Autsralian, Halloween isn’t Australian! Rabble rabble!”

You are correct, and I assume you don’t celebrate Christmas either.

Or watch television.
Or wear jeans.
Or eat sushi.
Or use the English language.

Which means you’re can’t be reading this so I can stop addressing [...]

Bruce Hawker talking Rudd Rebellion at Paperchain Bookstore

By 31 October 2013
Bruce Hawker talking Rudd Rebellion at Paperchain Bookstore

[ 15 November 2013; 5:45 pm; ]

Those of you with a perchant for politics may well be interested in this little event, or maybe this little book that the event is about.

One of Rudd’s mates, Bruce Hawker has written a book about that period of time when Rudd was not our prime minister. To promote it, he’s having an interview with [...]

Local Food Security Mini Expo

By 31 October 2013
Local Food Security Mini Expo

[ 16 November 2013; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]

Fusion Canberra will host a Local Food Security Mini-Expo on the 16th of November at their premises at the Carleton Street Shops, Kambah, to demonstrate different ways to get fresher, healthier and cheaper food closer to home.  From 11 am to 3 pm, a variety of fun and engaging activities will be available for everyone [...]

The Ellis Collective new single launch at the Polish Club

By 30 October 2013
The Ellis Collective new single launch at the Polish Club

[ 15 November 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Those pucking rogues the Ellis Collective are launching their new single at the Polo on the 15th of November.

It’ll be a whole big thing, and you should make yourself a part of it.

With really, really special guests, Burrows, and The Burley Griffin. What a night it will be.

What a night it will be indeed rather [...]

FIT Women and Girls Canberra Centenary Triathlon

By 30 October 2013

[ 1 December 2013; ] December 1 2013 is the date to put in your diary for the FIT Women and Girls Canberra Centenary triathlon.

There is something for everyone, with a choice of a full or half course, and to celebrate the 100th birthday of Canberra every participant in this year’s race will receive a specially minted FIT Canberra Centenary triathlon medal! The barrel draw this year includes winning a road bike donated by the Bike Shed. Register at www.fitact.org.au

Woden Valley Festival 2013!

By 29 October 2013

[ 9 November 2013; ] Woden Community Service proudly welcomes back the Woden Valley Festival with plenty of goodies on offer in the 2013 program for all Canberrans, regardless of what side of the lake you live on!

Here’s a snapshot of the program, but head to the website for more detail:  www.wodenvalleyfestival.org.au

Main event: Sat 9 November 10am-4pm The Carnival

Music [...]

Nerd Trivia rises from the grave at the Phoenix!

By 28 October 2013
Nerd Trivia rises from the grave at the Phoenix!

[ 29 October 2013; 7:30 pm; ] Nerd Trivia at the Phoenix Bar Canberra is hosted by Joel Barcham and Alison McGregor and is coming at you with its special Halloween episode of awesomeness tomorrow night because tomorrow night is the last Tuesday of the month!

That last sentence was way wack.

You know what isn’t wack?

Jake’s dancing, that’s what’s not wack.

This is a [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Bout 6 “Day of the Shred”

By 28 October 2013
Canberra Roller Derby League presents Bout 6

[ 2 November 2013; 5:00 pm; ] ‘

Bout 6: Red Bellied Black Hearts vs Surly Griffins

THIS Saturday November 2nd!

Canberra Roller Derby League are starting November off right by having their second-last event of the 2013 season, an epic bout between the Surly Griffins and the Red Bellied Black Hearts.

The Surly Griffins have been laying out hits and biff on the flat track [...]

Aberrant Lodge at Corroboree Park Hall

By 28 October 2013
Aberrant Lodge at Corroboree Park Hall

[ 9 November 2013; 6:00 pm; ]

Alrighty, so here’s a thing… C. Edge (the C stands for Cultural, Cutting, Critical, Centenary, Capital, and Canberra apparently) are a group of… well I don’t know what they’re a group of… but they’re dedicated to marking the Centenary of Canberra in a different way, and I’m fairly sure I met one of them on [...]

SHAKE IT (like a polaroid picture!) at UC.

By 24 October 2013
SHAKE IT (like a polaroid picture!) at UC.

[ 16 November 2013; ]

Hey people in your late-20s/early-30s, and event to prey on your nostalgia!

Ahh Ug Beats, ahh Lithium, ahh excessive drinking and dancing at Toast, ahh early 20s.

What: Noughties Dance Party with DJ sets from LITHIUM, PANG, REV, UG BEATS + STRANGEWAYS DJS
Where: Zierholz @ UC
When: Saturday 16 November 2013

UC Live! & STRANGEWAYS DJS present… SHAKE IT [...]

Smells Like Centenary Spirit: PLAYitLOUD Band Competition @ the Royal Theatre

By 24 October 2013
Smells Like Centenary Spirit: PLAYitLOUD Band Competition @ the Royal Theatre

[ 15 November 2013 4:00 pm to 16 November 2013 10:00 pm. ]

MusicACT is hosting a free youth concert event at the Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre from 4-10pm on the 15th of November called Smells Like Centenary Spirit: PLAYitLOUD Band Competition.

That’s quite a name.

They’re promising market stalls, special guests, roving entertainment, and a whole bunch of other fun stuff. This will most likely be worth a [...]

IMB Sunset Cinema at the Botanic Gardens

By 24 October 2013
IMB Sunset Cinema at the Botanic Gardens

[ 15 November 2013 to 21 December 2013. 15 November 2013 to 21 December 2013. ]

An impressive line up of movies will be getting some (open) air time at the Botanic Gardens throughout November and December. Food, a bar, the gardens, and Top Gun.

What more could one wish for?

Kicking off summer, and back for their second season, the IMB Sunset Cinema is the perfect urban escape, located at the foot [...]

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