[ 21 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Fancy dress, fancy venue, fancy show, good cause.
Win/win/win/win ladies and gentlemen.
Get to it.
“What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
COME TO THE CABARET!”
Saturday 21st September
Tilley’s Devine Café Gallery
Brigalow Street, Lyneham
Doors open 7.30pm, for 8.00pm show
Your $80 ticket includes:
Delicious platters of gourmet food throughout [...]
[ 2 October, 2013; ]
They really should have called it Fisher Price: My First Vivaldi.
Sydney Opera House’s Babies Prom are bringing their Vivaldi show to Canberra.
So if you’re suddenly feeling super guilty because you haven’t exposed your toddler to enough culture, you might want to pick up some tickets.
A unique introduction to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons designed especially [...]
[ 21 September, 2013; 12:00 am to 9:00 pm. ]
Hustle & Scout is a quarterly event that will bring a collection of Australian fashion designers together with some high-end vintage sellers to create a market exerience at NewActon.
They’re doing exactly that on the afternoon/evening of the 21st of September and you should probably check it out.
They’ve also just announced the designers and stall [...]
[ 8 September, 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
This just in:
Chifley Preschool Spring Fair, to be held at the preschool, 60 Maclaurin Cres, Chifley on Sunday September 8 from 10am – 2pm.
There will be sausages, miso soup, jumping castle, ice cream, espresso coffee, cake stall, second hand books and toys, craft stall, hair spray and fake tattoos.
We will also [...]
[ 12 October, 2013; ]
The ACT Electric Vehicle Council is making it known that their big shindig is on again this year, albeit after a restructure:
Since 2009, Canberra has hosted the annual Canberra International Electric Vehicle Festival produced in partnership with the Australian Electric Vehicle Association Inc. (AEVA) and the ACT Electric Vehicle Council (EVC). Since its inception, [...]
[ 21 August, 2013; 12:00 am to 11:00 pm. ]
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is tomorrow night!
It is also at the Phoenix!
It is double also the first heat in this year’s ACT Australian Poetry Slam championships.
The winners will be sent to the ACT finals, the winners of the ACT finals will be sent to National Finals in Sydney, the winners of the National finals in Sydney will be [...]
[ 24 August, 2013; 9:00 pm; ]
This just in:
Coming to PJs in Tuggeranong this Saturday, driving rock and roll with the Naddiks, danceable mod/ pop with the Feldons and introducing Positive Feedback Loop. Come along, drink some beers and have a listen to some fantastic live, original local talent at one of Canberra’s rapidly growing live venues.
[ 18 September, 2013; 6:30 pm; ] The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition: 80,000 word research projects presented in just three minutes!
Join us for an evening of education and entertainment.
Come along to ANU for an hour and see a snapshot of the amazing research projects that are being conducted on the campus by PhD students.
On the night, watch eleven [...]
[ 6 October, 2013; 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] The annual Wee Jasper Markets are on Sunday 6 October 2013, from 9am to 2pm at Fitzpatrick Trackhead Reserve.
The Reserve is 4km South from the village, follow the signs. Wee Jasper is 45 minutes from Yass or just over an hour from Canberra.
The Markets take place on Wee Jasper’s busiest weekend of the year when [...]
[ 31 August, 2013; 6:00 pm; ] The Central Western Daily is talking up Orange’s Ginny Connors and her coming Australian championship cage fighting bout against Canberra’s Belinda Sedgwick.
The Storm MMA webpage has some suitably garish posters.
[ 16 August, 2013 to 28 September, 2013. ]
Erica Seccombe is using the ANU’s 3D Microcomputed X-ray Tomography (XCT) unit to get some stunning and otherworldly images of everyone’s favorite backyard crustacean, the slater.
Erica’s work will be shown at her exhibition Science Fiction, opening this week at Canberra Contempory Arts Space.
The image data from the XCT was run through a computer program developed [...]
[ 15 August, 2013 to 19 August, 2013. ]
The weather is improving!
Obviously because we live in Canberra we should all keep up a healthy level of paranoia. Actually trust the sunlight not to retreat rapidly the second we walk out in anything less than full winter gear would be foolish.
Still, it’s nice to look at.
Now, what can we do over the weekend?
[ 18 August, 2013; ] The CSIRO is hosting a couple of rad looking lectures at the Discovery centre for those of you who want to get your Science Week on in style:
Click here for a higher res version.
[ 17 August, 2013; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
Learn to skateboard for free this weekend as part of Sportenary and Skateboarding Australia’s ‘StreetWise’ sessions hosted by legit skateboarding coaches. This Saturday at 10am-12pm, Tuggeranong Skatepark, Bartlett Place, Tuggeranong.
ED – I will now shameless take this opportunity to embed what might well be the coolest video ever made.
[ 22 August, 2013; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] It’s time we got back to basics in Canberra. We’re about getting organised, thorough and providing as much help to upcoming hip hop artists as we can. We’re putting on a series of events in order to bring the music back to the capital, and inject some hip hop sensibilities into our town. More opportunities [...]
[ 14 September, 2013; 7:00 pm; ] SAN QUEANBEYAN
Counterfeit Cash’s tribute to the Man in Black.
To commemorate the 10 years since Johnny Cash’s passing and to pay tribute to his world famous Folsom/San Quentin Prison concerts.
Come and be a COUNTERFEIT PRISONER for the night and enjoy a great night of entertainment and live music. Relive the sounds of Johnny Cash and the [...]
[ 24 August, 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Those crazy cats behind all of Canberra’s best foam related events are at it again with a massive zombies versus NERF battle planned for the 24th of August.
I’ve gone and witnessed these guys in action and you couldn’t hope for a more welcoming and fun group to play with, so if you’ve got the slightest [...]
[ 17 August, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Rufino from Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen is bringing some Caribbean beats to the Polish Club with his new band Rufino and the Coconuts.
You can just tell that this is going to be a bit special.
Get ready for the sensual primitive jungle grooves of Rufino and the Coconuts. One night only – plus local [...]
[ 24 August, 2013; 5:00 pm; ] The Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2013 season continues with the fourth bout on August 24th. Clashing on the track for the first time since the 2012 grand final will be last year’s champions, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the always fierce Red Bellied Black Hearts. Previous bouts have seen these teams alternate in defeating [...]
[ 28 September, 2013 10:00 am to 12 October, 2013 10:00 am. ]
Jigsaw Theatre are inviting families to join them on a puppet filled adventure down the plughole and into the land of Elohgulp, which is where all the gross stuff that we wash down the drain ends up living.
Jigsaw do great work and you couldn’t hope for a better cast so this will probably be pretty [...]
[ 24 August, 2013; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
On Saturday the 24th of August, the Belconnen Arts Centre will play host to One River, an interactive arts event that celebrates the mighty Murray.
We’ve been promised light projections, water based art, fire installations, interactive art, dance, and music as well as local food and wine.
The event is free, so get to it.
One River is [...]
[ 31 August, 2013; 6:30 pm; ] The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire invites its friends, family and the wider community to a gala ball in honour of its 20th Anniversary. It promises to be a fun filled night, with good food, great company and plenty of music. A cash bar will be available.
The room will be decorated in Black, Silver and [...]
[ 5 October, 2013 to 3 November, 2013. ] The National Gallery have announced they’re bringing a William Kentridge retrospective to town:
William Kentridge (born 1955) is a major figure in contemporary art, who has established an international reputation as a gifted figurative artist. Working in the tradition of William Hogarth and Honoré Daumier, Kentridge explores themes of the society in which he lives, [...]
[ 21 August, 2013; 6:50 pm to 8:30 pm. 6:50 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
Rioters may remember when we launched the Our Hungry Future discussion paper in May.
The next event in our year long campaign on food security will be at 7.00 pm on Wednesday the 21st of August at the Gungahlin College Lecture Theatre, featuring local senate candidates and food security experts. More information via the [...]
[ 31 August, 2013; ] On Saturday 31st August, the Bureau of Meteorology will be running a public event on “Canberra and the Bureau – together for 100 years” at the Shine Dome of the Australian Academy of Science. This will include presentations on:
Canberra’s weather and climate – what makes it tick?
[ 22 August, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
This just in:
Please join us to hear Peter Cotton speak about his political thriller, Dead Cat Bounce.
Thursday August 22
5.45 for 6.00pm
Telephone 6295 6723 or
A federal election campaign is thrown into chaos when a popular government minister goes missing and then turns up dead on the shores of Lake Burley [...]
[ 9 October, 2013 to 18 October, 2013. ]
The Mindscapes Festival is an annual arts festival that celebrates mental health recovery, and we’ve got the dates for their upcoming events right here:
Mindscapes Short Film Festival
When: Wednesday 9 October
Where: National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT 2601
Mish Mash Variety Night
When: Thursday 10 October
Where: Polish white eagle club Canberra, 38 David St, [...]
[ 15 August, 2013; 8:00 am; ] The ABC is running a People’s Parliament from the floor of the Old House of Representatives next Thursday.
The Mornings program is convening the People’s Parliament, a chance for you to voice your opinions on what will get your vote on September 7th.
On Thursday 15th August, Genevieve Jacobs will host the People’s Parliament in the House [...]
[ 4 September, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
The National Gallery has word the the rock star of Australian Architecture Glenn Murcutt is coming to talk.
For the past 17 years the ACT Chapter of the Australian Architects Institute and the National Gallery of Australia have been presenting the engaging and exciting Contemporary Australian Architects Speaker Series sponsored by BCA Certifiers, which showcases [...]
[ 8 August, 2013 to 11 August, 2013. ]
You want a weekend?
Well here you go!
You want stuff to do on your weekend?
We’ve got that covered.
Add any suggestions you may have to the comments below.
[ 21 August, 2013; 7:30 pm; 5 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
The Canberran slam poetry scene is massive, inspiring, and challenging. If you’ve got even a passing interest in the spoken word you owe it to yourself to check out some of the wonderful local performer/writers we have here.
In fact coming to one of these heats would be a great place to do just that.
The team [...]
[ 10 August, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Fun Machine manage to be both Canberra’s best dressed, and least dressed pop-group.
What little clothes they do wear are fabulous is what I’m getting at.
See what I mean?
They’re kicking off their next tour this Saturday at the Croatian Club, and you should probably be there.