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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 24th of October 2013

By 24 October 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 24th of October 2013

[ 24 October 2013 to 28 October 2013. ]

There’s this thing that cool people do, it’s called the weekend.

It’s pretty wild and you should probably get up on that.

Trust me, if you haven’t tried it yet you have to give it a go. You’ll thank me later.

Or if you were weekending before it was cool, maybe you could help out by leaving some [...]

Red Dress Run for Pegasus – 22nd November

By 24 October 2013

[ 22 November 2013; 6:15 pm; ] The Hash House Harriers have been mentioned on this site previously. I received the below from a friend – please pass it on and attend!

Attention Hashers, Harriettes and Muggles,

It’s the Wednesday ACT (WACT) Hash, on a Friday. It’s the 1300th run, out of sequence. It’s starting at 6:30pm, which is later than [...]

Roller Derby on Oct 26! A Good Day to Skate Hard

By 24 October 2013
Roller Derby on Oct 26! A Good Day to Skate Hard

[ 26 October 2013; ]

There will be plenty of fast skating, big hits and knockout roller derby action when Varsity Derby League’s all-star team, the DisHonour Rollers, take to the track this Saturday 26 October for their third roller derby home bout for 2013. They will be playing against the (Sydney) South Side Derby Dolls’ The Force at Southern [...]

Vinyl Lounge at the NFSA

By 23 October 2013
Vinyl Lounge at the NFSA

[ 27 October 2013; 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm. ]

Think music sounded better before it was all digital? Miss the ritual of setting the needle down? Or do you just feel nostalgic about the smell of a vinyl collection?

Whatever the case may be, this will probably interest you:

NFSA sound archivists Graham McDonald and Thorsten Kaeding are passionate about their vinyl records. Those in the [...]

Critical Mass rides again this Friday

By 23 October 2013
Critical Mass rides again this Friday

[ 25 October 2013; 5:44 pm; ]

This just in:

when uranium-235 is bombarded by a neutron, it undergoes fission which in turn releases more neutrons. Some of these escape, but a portion seeds further fission events – that in turn releases more neutrons. A critical mass is the amount of fissile material needed for a sustained chain reaction.

Friday 25th October, [...]

The Haunted Sword at the ANU Arts Centre

By 23 October 2013
The Haunted Sword at the ANU Arts Centre

[ 24 October 2013; 6:30 pm; 25 October 2013; 6:30 pm; ]

A cross-dressed version of the Japanese classic drama Kagotsurube will be performed at the ANU Arts Centre this Thursday and Friday by the ANU Za Kabuki troupe.

Founded in 1976, the troupe is made of ANU students of various nationalities and backgrounds, most of whom are studying Japanese language and culture.

In traditional Kabuki only males [...]

Unbelievers showing at ANU and not many other places

By 23 October 2013
Unbelievers showing at ANU and not many other places

[ 5 November 2013; 6:00 pm; ]

ACT science lovers and fans of Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss are in for a treat, the ANU is hosting a screening of The Unbelievers, the rock and roll styled documentary on the atheist duo’s adventures.

The screening will also feature an introduction and post-show questions and answer session with co-star Lawrence Krauss, and Directors Gus [...]

RAW:natural born artists at Academy Club

By 22 October 2013
RAW:natural born artists at Academy Club

[ 13 November 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Academy Club are hosting an artistic showcase that stretches it’s net across just about every medium you care to name. It’s a fun idea and not done often enough in Canberra.

If you’re interested in checking out some films/burlesque/makeup/cartooning/art then head to Academy from 7.30 on the 13th of November.

While you’re at it check out the [...]

The Locavore’s Dinner at the Ivy Lake View Cafe

By 22 October 2013

[ 6 November 2013; 12:00 am to 11:00 pm. ] The Canberra Environment Centre would like to invite you to dinner at the Ivy Lake View Cafe next Saturday (the 2nd of November).

Join the Canberra Environment Centre for fine food, wine, music, and conversation.

This dinner is special in many ways. We’ll plate up the flavours of a Canberra spring evening with locally sourced, organic produce, [...]

Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia Gala Presentation Dinner

By 22 October 2013
Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia Gala Presentation Dinner

[ 21 November 2013; 7:00 pm; ]

Serious lovers of wine take note! Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner is being held in The Great Hall of Parliament House on Thursday the 21st of November.

Proudly hosted by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society

The Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner to be held on [...]

April’s Caravan & Hipsley Rock Lonsdale

By 22 October 2013
April's Caravan & Hipsley Rock Lonsdale

[ 26 October 2013; 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. ]

April’s Caravan and Hipsley are putting on a bit of a shindig for the lovers of retro fashion out there. Check the Facebook Page for more info.

April’s Caravan together with their new friends at Hipsley are throwing a party to colour your day with retro fun.

The weather man has given the go ahead and [...]

EYES WIDE SHUT @ Scope Mount Stromlo

By 21 October 2013
EYES WIDE SHUT @ Scope Mount Stromlo

[ 1 November 2013; 7:45 pm; ]

CRDL and Dr Sketchy’s are putting on a masquerade event out at Scope Mount Stromlo for one night only.

They promise sculpture, burlesque, life drawing, roving entertainment, a gallery of artworks, and a silent auction to raise money for community groups.

Sounds like a blast.

In conjunction with CRDL & Dr Sketchy’s

One night only Instant Gallery featuring a [...]

Vans Warped Tour bringing big names to Canberra

By 18 October 2013
Vans Warped Tour bringing big names to Canberra

[ 6 December 2013; ]

The Vans Warped tour is, thank god almighty, coming to Exhibition Park here in Canberra!

And look at that lineup!

WOOHOO!

Hey look the Feldons are playing at the Pot Belly

By 18 October 2013
Hey look the Feldons are playing at the Pot Belly

[ 25 October 2013; 8:00 pm; ] Feldons. Gig. Pot Belly. Facebook Page.

You know the drill.

A night of rollicking original music from the kings of mod the Feldons and the doyens of prog rock Magic Rob Universe. With Special Guest Mark Tonks.

You can tell it’s a Feldons gig by looking at the poster.

I mean yeah it says the Feldons on it, but [...]

2013 African Film Festival @ Tuggeranong Art Centre

By 17 October 2013
2013 African Film Festival @ Tuggeranong Art Centre

[ 23 October 2013 to 28 October 2013. ]

The African Diplomatic Women’s Group along with the Tuggeranong Arts centre have put together a showcase of films from across six African nations.

In an inspiring cinema journey, the festival will offer productions from Tunisia to South Africa, including films produced in Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

The Botswanan film Four Thirty has been selected to open [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 17th of October 2013

By 17 October 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 17th of October 2013

[ 17 October 2013 to 21 October 2013. ]

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you….

YOUR WEEKEND!

And what a weekend we have in store for you! Comedy, politics, bikes, music, ping pong, tweed…

AND THOMAS THE FREAKING TANK ENGINE!

Add your suggestions in the comments below, then get planning!

Day of the Dead: Latino Fiesta at the Croation Club

By 17 October 2013
Day of the Dead: Latino Fiesta at the Croation Club

[ 2 November 2013 4:00 pm to 3 November 2013 12:00 am. ]

Los Chavos are headlining what looks to be a fine excuse to party down and eat too much next month:

WHAT: 1 day festival of Latin American music, food, history and culture
WHEN: SATURDAY 2nd November 2013
WHERE: Australian Croatian Club [68 McCaughey St, Turner, ACT]
TIME: 4pm – Midnight
www.latinofiestacanberra.com

Los Chavos, the local Latin/Reggae band, [...]

The Front Gallery Gig Guide: 23rd October – 6th November 2013

By 17 October 2013

[ 23 October 2013 to 6 November 2013. ] From the Front Gallery and Cafe:

24th October 2013 – Kirst Arific is Present (Comedy)
7.30pm

25th October 2013 – Poetry Slam (Poetry)
$5 // 8pm
The night commences at 8pm with the Open Mike session, followed by a small slam where 8 poets will compete against each other. We will then move into presenting sets from our feature poets!

Featuring [...]

The ACT is celebrating 100 years of bio-diversity

By 16 October 2013

[ 25 October 2013 to 27 October 2013. ] We are all aware that bio-diversity isn’t something that started 100 years ago right?

At any rate I’m not going to complain, bio-diversity is a brilliant and important thing, well worth celebrating even if trying to tie it into the centenary seems a little forced.

From the 25th to the 27th of October, the ACT will be [...]

Urthboy to launch NFSA Theatrette

By 16 October 2013
Urthboy to launch NFSA Theatrette

[ 25 October 2013; 7:30 pm; ] Award winning Sydney based hip-hop artist Urthboy has been invited to launch the National Film and Sound Archive’s new theatrette.

Urthboy will be providing a talk, a presentation and a small performance about his approach to music

Urthboy, one of Australia’s most eminent hip-hop artists, will make a very special appearance at the National Film and Sound [...]

COSENTINO the Grand Illusionist @ the Royal Theatre

By 16 October 2013

[ 24 October 2013; ] Hey an illusionist is coming to Canberra!

His name is Cosentino and his show is called ‘The Magic, The Mystery, The Madness’.

If you want to see something a bit out of the norm, why not a magic show?

 Australia’s award-winning COSENTINO, the Grand Illusionist, is thrilled to launch his ‘The Magic, The Mystery, The Madness’ national tour in Wollongong this Saturday, October 12. Cosentino’s  Wollongong  fans  will  be  the  very  first  look  to  see  this  spectacular  new  [...]

Jeff Thompson is having a book launch at Smith’s

By 16 October 2013
Jeff Thompson is having a book launch at Smith's

[ 6 November 2013; 6:30 pm; ]

Jeff wrote a book.

It’s called Faceless.

You probably know Jeff, Canbera being Canberra and all, and so you already know that he’s highly likable and quite funny. One can only assume that those adjectives will also describe his book… unless it turns out to be alike a sad or scary book or something. I don’t really [...]

Kids, Creatures, & 100 Harlequins at Glebe Park

By 16 October 2013
Kids, Creatures, & 100 Harlequins at Glebe Park

[ 25 October 2013 to 26 October 2013. 25 October 2013 to 26 October 2013. ]

A massive pile of family entertainment is coming your way ladies and gentlemen. A collection of the finest performers from Canberra and interstate, headed by event mastermind Elena Kirschbaum, will turn Glebe Park into a storybook wonderland next Saturday and Friday.

Just have a look at how ridiculously fun this stuff sounds.

The packed program for Kids, [...]

Political SPIN at SPIN Fest

By 16 October 2013

[ 20 October 2013; 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] SPIN Fest is about things that spin, and there’s no spin quite like political spin.

This Sunday Political SPIN will take place from 3 till 4 and may just include more political spin than this writer can actually stomach. If you think you can handle it, the event is “free” although you still have to pay [...]

Lenin’s Love Child – Ten Days That Shook the World at the Polish Club

By 16 October 2013
Lenin's Love Child - Ten Days That Shook the World at the Polish Club

[ 31 October 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

So this is a little bit interesting, the Polish club are playing the the classic 1928 Sergei Eisenstein war film Ten Days That Shook the World accompanied by a live band.

That sounds awesome, check out their Facebook Page for more info.

This Sergei Eisenstein masterpiece has been given a contemporary live sound track by Canberra’s local [...]

Capital Cookbook 2 Launch at National Library of Australia

By 15 October 2013
Capital  Cookbook 2 Launch at National Library of Australia

[ 17 October 2013; 5:00 pm; ]

I would imagine the food available at the launch of a food cookbook would be quite good right?

We’ve mentioned the Capital Cookbook before, but we’ve just gotten a bunch of details about the event and I am currently feeling very hungry so everything about this is very appealing to me..

To celebrate the release of the [...]

Local Motorsport – SPIN Centenary of Canberra Hillclimb – Sunday 20th Oct

By 15 October 2013
Local Motorsport - SPIN Centenary of Canberra Hillclimb - Sunday 20th Oct

[ 20 October 2013; 9:30 am; ]

Hi All,

This Sunday 20th October the Canberra Hillclimb Circuit at Fairbairn Park is hosting the SPIN Centenary of Canberra Hillclimb.

We will be running Parade laps throughout the day to give you a chance to ride around the circuit in one of the race cars!!!

Event starts at 9.30am with the current Australian Hillclimb Champion Tim Edmondson [...]

Try the trail!

By 15 October 2013

[ 27 October 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] As we get more excited about the opening of the Centenary Trail, TAMS are putting forth word on their “Try The Trail” day:

The time has almost come for the official opening of the long-awaited Canberra Centenary Trail.

From 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday 27 October 2013, a ‘Try the Trail Day’ will be [...]

Positive Feedback Loop and the Feldons at Smith’s

By 14 October 2013
Positive Feedback Loop and the Feldons at Smith's

[ 18 October 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

The good Doctor has once again gotten in touch with us to let you know about upcoming boogie opportunities.

Friday at Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street in the City, the Feldons and Positive Feedback Loop will liven up your night with some original indie, mod, pop, rock (and even slightly punkish) music. At $5 a head [...]

Win a double pass to the Canberra Latin Dance Festival

By 14 October 2013
Win a double pass to the Canberra Latin Dance Festival

[ 18 October 2013 to 20 October 2013. ]

Hey Rioters!

It’s Monday and to start your week off right we’d like to hook you up with some tickets to Canberra’s Latin dancing event of the year, Canberra Latin Dance Festival.

The event will be held at the ANU’s Sports and Recreational Centre, and will run from the evening of Friday the 18th though to the [...]

Public Forum: What’s Wrong with Abbott’s Refugee Policy?

By 14 October 2013

[ 29 October 2013; 6:30 pm; ] Event starts 6:30pm. Free refreshments from 6pm. Speakers including Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. All welcome.

Location: Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), Australian National University.

A ‘three-star’ general appointed to use military force to stop asylum seekers. A ‘blackout’ on reporting the numbers of refugees arriving by boat. Sending vulnerable men, women and children seeking our assistance to remote [...]

Guided bird watching tour in Namadgi

By 11 October 2013
Guided bird watching tour in Namadgi

[ 13 October 2013; 8:00 am; ]

TAMS are offering the chance to go bird watching with an expert:

“Namadgi National Park is often described as a bird paradise or bird haven and, on Sunday13 October 2013, there is an opportunity to join a ranger for a morning of bird watching,” said Brett McNamara, Manager of Regional Operations, National Parks and Catchments.

“Namadgi [...]

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