[ 19 September, 2013; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ]
Swords, conversations, performance, and music.
Sounds pretty magical, and all for the price of nothing.
Get amongst it.
Chinese Full Moon
Thursday 19 September 2013, 5:30-6:30pm
Arc cinema, Canberra, ACT
Part conversation, part performance, this poignant sojourn traces specific events in the migration history of the Chinese in Australia. Nicholas’s narrative references the time-honoured Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival and unapologetically [...]
[ 21 September, 2013 to 13 October, 2013. ] Andrew Barr just launched Windows to the World, a Centenary program in which visitors will be permitted to go explore Canberra’s embassies and high commissions.
Over four spring weekends from September 21-22, 33 missions will showcase their nation and culture to visitors.
This unique event could only happen in Canberra, where missions form part of the suburban [...]
[ 13 September, 2013 to 14 September, 2013. ] One of my favourite pieces of stupidity is people who try and live “chemical free”.
It’s by far the most wonderfully ridiculous of all the ‘new age’ nonsense that people like to sprout.
Short of ejecting their consciousness from their bodies and floating around some astral plane, I really don’t see it happening.
Peter Wothers is presenting a [...]
[ 18 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
EVERYTHING IS OK NOW.
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a poetry slam at the Phoenix Bar Canberra.
It has been called Canberra’s best night of free entertainment.
Poets will POET into a MICROPHONE which will then poet into your ears through TECHNOLOGY.
This month we feature Candy Royalle.
Candy Royalle is a performance artist and poet who fuses cinematic storytelling, poetry [...]
[ 23 September, 2013 to 13 October, 2013. ] CAMEL RIDES AT THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM!
Sorry I just really enjoy camel rides.
The National Arboretum is putting on a whole pile of events these school Holidays, including camel rides and a whole bunch of stuff that is not camel rides so I don’t care about it anymore.
The best part of the camel ride is the start [...]
[ 12 September, 2013 to 16 September, 2013. ]
Hey weekend warriors!
What challenges await you this weekend?
Here are some conquests we’ve heard of that you can undertake.
Add your own suggestions of weekend quests in the comments below.
[ 27 September, 2013; 8:00 pm; ] It’s gonna be a MEGA FUNK Birthday Party cause CMC is turning 5!
Come and celebrate Friday 27/09/2013 8pm till late @ White Eagle Polish Club, O’Connor.
Get down and dance all night if ya like cause the grooves just wont quit with;
The Zoopagoo funk monster, 8 piece mayhem!
Spindrift Saga – funk rock Peppers style, they’re tight, [...]
[ 21 September, 2013; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Hey Zine lovers!
Some more sweet Zine action is happening at Gorman House as a part of the Bloom Festival.
Check it out.
step into spring by purchasing some new ZINE wares!
as part of the gorman house arts centre ‘bloom’ festival – the CZE collective are holding a ZINE FYRE.
check out the hotbed of ACT / surrounding [...]
[ 14 September, 2013; 1:30 pm; 15 September, 2013; 1:30 pm; ]
If you’ve ever seen the Princess Bride, I don’t need to sell you on going to see it at the movies. So instead watch this terrible trailer for it and get excited.
If you have not seen the Princess Bride, don’t watch the trailer. It reveals way too much, has terrible music, and it might turn [...]
[ 11 October, 2013 to 13 October, 2013. ]
Duck Bunny Theatre are hitting the Street Theatre with their new satyrical work The Fridge next month.
In a re-imagining of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, Duck Bunny Theatre’s new satirical play The Fridge, mocks the powerful, and exposes the foolish in a comedic fable about the clash of want versus need premiering at The Street Theatre [...]
[ 20 September, 2013 to 22 September, 2013. ]
An Opera set during the 2003 bush fires is kicking off its season on the 20th of September at the Street Theatre.
In January 2003 when the fires raged and the seemingly impossible happened in Canberra, our city and the people in it changed. From a Black Sky is a gripping chamber opera set in the [...]
[ 6 December, 2013 to 21 April, 2014. ]
Andrew Barr has announced that the last Gallery blockbuster for 2013 will be: Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru.:
This new exhibition – which I launched this morning – is a one-off exclusive to Canberra. It will open in December and run over the first three months of next year.
It will provide another compelling [...]
[ 13 September, 2013 to 16 September, 2013. ]
The Canberra Short Film Festival is about to turn 18, and will celebrate the coming of age milestone with a three-day event featuring a line up of the best short films from Canberra, Australia and around the world.
The festival received over 300 entries – a new record – and the best 49 films will be screened at [...]
[ 13 September, 2013; 5:30 pm; ]
The National Museum of Australia are putting on an evening event based around superstitions.
I’d say it sounds cool, but I don’t want to jinx it.
Why do superstitions still exist in the modern age? Have you ever tried to ward off bad luck by ‘touching wood’ or wearing a charm?
This Friday the 13th of September, [...]
[ 28 September, 2013; 1:00 pm; ]
TJ James is launching his new album “All the Pieces Fit” at Belconnen Arts Centre on the 28th this month.
SOMETIMES IT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC … THAT MAKES THE MUSIC COME ALIVE
You may remember him as the guy who used to busk outside McDonalds in Woden, playing at the Hellenic Club or one [...]
[ 5 September, 2013 to 9 September, 2013. ]
Hey sex party, you sure have just pasted your posters over a bunch of gig posters for gigs that are still yet to come… so that’s kinda wrong.
Poor poster board etiquette. TSK TSK.
Anyways, it’s almost the weekend!
How did that happen?
Time happened, and speaking of time and happenings, it’s time to check what is happening this [...]
[ 11 September, 2013 to 25 September, 2013. ] Those fine fellows at the Front have let us know what’s coming up with their gig guide.
11th September 2013: Wattleseed Pavlova (Comedy)
“Whether it be collecting Pez, gardening or relationship advice, we’ve got it covered with the ‘best’ of Australian radio.”
This show is an 8 episode digest of the “best” of Australian radio.
EPISODES 4 [...]
[ 12 September, 2013; 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ]
Canberra’s film-making scene is as talented and rich as any of its arts scenes, which is to say heaps talented and rich.
Those interested in what’s going on or wanting to get involved could do worse than to check out this panel coming up at the NFSA.
Canberra, 100 years old, has an interesting film history, and [...]
[ 25 September, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
The Canberra Refugee Action Committee is hosting a free screening of Welcome, the award winning film by French director Philippe Lioret. The film follows the story of Bilal, a 17 year old Kurdish boy from Iraq, as he tries to make his way across Europe to England.
Wednesday 25 September at Manning Clarke Centre Lecture Theatre [...]
[ 3 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Tuesday night is suspiciously alive with events this week.
Adding to the mix is Jay Sullivan’s Storytime at Smiths in its second installment. This in from Jay:
This is a storytelling event, it just so happens that this time I have 4 Senate candidates as guests. Simon Sheikh (Greens), Kate Lundy (ALP), Dr Philip Nitschke [...]
[ 6 September, 2013; 6:30 pm; ] Ladies and Gentlemen the Sass & Tease Collective are putting on a new show this Friday night at the Abbey, and that is exactly when and where and you should be.
Also, it’s an excellent excuse to get dressed up. Always a good thing.
There will be door prizes, best-dressed prizes, katanas, merriment, dancing, dinosaurs, music, girls, [...]
[ 20 September, 2013 to 21 September, 2013. ] Feel like celebrating Spring? Can you wait another 18 days?
Then here is the place to do it.
I’m excited, Skywhale is going to be just around the corner from my house. We’re going to hang out.
The 2013 Bloom Festival celebrates the arrival of spring with a carnival of inner-city arts activity. Explore Gorman House and the [...]
[ 5 October, 2013 to 27 October, 2013. ]
Sporting events, musical bikes, skatepark workshops, and a car-themed rock show can all be found in the newly launched program for SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels.
“The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam Stankevicius, says that SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels will showcase the city’s love of all things that spin throughout four packed [...]
[ 21 September, 2013; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This just in and sounding hiptastic!
A new event due to hit NewActon on 21 September – Hustle&Scout: Twilight Fashion Market (www.hustleandscout.com.au).
This seasonal market will run from 4-9pm in the Nishi Foyer and will showcase 25 high-end designers and collectors, three live music acts, food by A. Baker, $10 Hustle&Scout cocktails and a fashion show/after party [...]
[ 1 September, 2013 to 30 September, 2013. ]
This just in:
Monday 2nd September 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben
Buck Et Al
Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 5th 9pm
Positive Feedback Loop
Kid You Not
Saturday 7th 9:30pm
The Dunhill Blues
The King Hits
Monday 9th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 10th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema Presents
Shakespeare and his Publicist Trivia
Thursday 12th 9pm
Sun God Replica
[ 3 September, 2013 to 24 September, 2013. ]
Canberrans will have the opportunity to create their own bonsai plants this September as the National Arboretum hosts the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia.
Mr Miyagi created his own bonsais, and I’ve never found a situation where asking myself “What would Mr Miyagi do” didn’t lead me to the right course of action.
So I [...]
[ 3 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Don’t worry guys, In Canberra Tonight will fix everything:
STOP THE PRESS. Because it’s all gone too far. The election is annoying and awful.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Variety show, ‘In Canberra Tonight’, is taking over
Old Parliament House from 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 September,
to try to have the election conversations we all really want to [...]
[ 30 August, 2013 to 2 September, 2013. ]
Gosh it’s almost the weekend!
Why does nobody say gee willikers anymore?
Ponder this, as you leave your suggestions for what to do this weekend in the comments below.
[ 4 September, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Jay Leno is the talk-show guy with the big chin whose show isn’t aired here in Australia.
We only really know because he’s parodied on other shows that are aired here.
Well the guy that writes his jokes is headlining at the Comedy Club at Civic Pub.
Comedy Club at the Civic Pub is proud to present internationally [...]
[ 4 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ] RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.
[ 18 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This exciting news just in:
Centenary commissioned artist Jon Rose has recently taken up residence in Canberra, and is laying down the challenge to anyone who thinks they can build a musical bike, that they’ve got just under 2 months to do so if you’d like to take part in the Canberra Pursuit performance in this [...]
[ 5 September, 2013 to 19 September, 2013. ]
Regional Intersections 2013 is Australia’s only film festival dedicated to new cinema from the Southeast Asian region, and it runs from Thursday the 5th to Thursday the 19th of September.
Cinephiles take note!
THU 5 SEP 7PM, THU 12 SEP 2PM
HANYUT: ALMAYER’S FOLLY
Dir: U-WEI Bin Haji Saari, Malaysia/UK/Aust., 2011, 116 mins, 35mm, (unclassified [...]