[ 20 November 2013 at 4:00 pm; 4 December 2013 at 7:30 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 at 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 [...]
[ 22 November 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Just a quick one, The Feldons and the Marji Curran Band are doing their thing this Friday at everyone’s favourite bookstore turned venue.
Friday at Smiths Alternative Bookshop. Rock, blues, roots with the Marji Curran Band and mod rockers the Feldons.
$5.00 on door.
[ 23 November 2013 at 10:00 am; ]
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 [...]
[ 28 November 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]
It’s been a long time coming but Canberra’s own Zombie flic Theatre of The Dead has a cinematic release!
[ 23 November 2013 at 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 [...]
[ 14 November 2013 to 18 November 2013. ]
Let’s go bake us a weekend!
Here are your ingredients, choose wisely.
As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below!
[ 16 November 2013 at 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 at 10:00 am; ]
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. [...]
[ 14 November 2013 to 16 November 2013. ]
Warehouse Circus are amazing people who do amazing things, and here is one of those things.
What if school was filled with more pageantry? What if life has more sequins? or what if circus had less?
What if Warehouse, what if indeed.
[ 15 November 2013 at 12:00 am; ]
The finals of Canberra’s Smells Like Centenary Spirit competition are happening this Friday in the form of Play It Loud, a free all ages concert that looks pretty rad.
Check out the poster below for more info.
Click for a bigger version.
[ 6 December 2013 at 5:00 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 5:30 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 at 7:30 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 at 2:00 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. [...]
[ 7 November 2013 at 12:00 am; ]
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 [...]
[ 8 November 2013 at 4:00 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 [...]
[ 7 November 2013 at 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 23 November 2013 at 6:45 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 9 November 2013 at 10:00 am; ]
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 [...]
[ 14 November 2013; ] Comedy from 9. All beers at $5 a schooner
Thursday November 14
[ 9 November 2013 at 6:00 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’s now legendary early album releases sent shockwaves [...]