Last night two of Canberra’s newer bands graced The Front in Lyneham.
Featuring familiar faces playing unfamiliar instruments (Nick Delatovic on Bass, Spike Thompson on drums) Cracked Actor sound like what would happen if Radiohead shared a candle lit dinner with Fleet Foxes.
There’s a slightly folky tone, but the laptop’s up on stage and they [...]
Live jazz has a new home in Legends Spanish Retaurant.
Starting on the 11th of November Legends will be presenting live jazz every Thursday night. Entry is $10
Brass’ere, Canberra’s very own New Orleans style brass band will provide the fanfare for the grand opening.
With 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, baritone sax, sousaphone, drums, percussion [...]
[ 12 November 2010 at 7:30 pm; ] [First filed: Nov 3, 2010 @ 9:10]
The book of faces informs that after two close fought heats the ACT finals of the Australian Poetry Slam will be held at Smiths Alternative Bookshop on Alinga St Friday week.
You are invited to the sausage-fest final of the ACT heats of
the AUSRALIAN POETRY SLAM TWENTY -TEN.
Attention movie buffs?
Interested in expanding you social network, meeting new people and enjoying a film on the ‘Big Screen’ with other local movie fans?
The ‘Canberra Movie Goers’ is a new meet up group for individuals keen to enjoy movies on a regular basis with others at locations such as Dendy in Civic, or Greater Union [...]
[ 6 November 2010 to 7 November 2010. ]
VI Ambition Support Incorporated (VIASI) is proud and excited to announce the launch of City Walk Expo, an exclusive market-type event in the very heart of our Nation’s capital – the City Walk strip Canberra on the 6th of November.
The City Walk Expo will be a weekly, year round event operating from 9:30am – 5:00pm [...]
[Photo by Kerces]
So based on past experience where’s the place to be for cup watching today for those without office parties?
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments and your experiences this year.
The following’s in from Jim Sharrock who is looking for drummers to bang things up in Belconnen.
I would like to invite all drummers to participate in a drumming parade, which will take place at the Belconnen Festival on Saturday the 13th of November. This will be another spectacular production by THE BIG BANG THEORY, a [...]
[ 20 November 2010 at 10:00 am; ] This year’s Majura Festival is being held in Dickson Square, Dickson Shopping Centre on Saturday 20th November from 10am til 4pm.
The Majura Festival will be jam packed with lots of entertainment and live music, featuring Drumassault, Kulture Break and SPECIAL K.
There will be lots of offer for the kids with a FREE jumping castle and [...]
i am loathe to gripe about those involved in efforts to maintain a solid music scene here in canberra, and i am truly grateful to those who run events so save us all the pain of travelling to sydney or melbourne to see some good bands. but i do have a complaint about a new [...]
[First filed: Oct 31, 2010 @ 17:21]
The National Gallery’s Space Invaders exibition of Australia street art opened on Friday night. The exhibition is as striking and iconoclastic as you would expect from a premium collection of stencil and zine art.
As the launch was a ticketed event open to the public it’s worthy of review in [...]
Attention Canberran singers and songwriters!
My name is Justin, and I’m a local film maker with Brokenbush Films©. As Producer for my new film tentatively entitled ‘Distracted’, I and my team are currently in post-production on this exciting project and are now looking for talented singers and songwriters who may wish to submit already recorded tracks [...]
[ 28 October 2010 at 8:00 pm; 29 October 2010 at 8:00 pm; 30 October 2010 at 8:00 pm; ] [First filed: Oct 26, 2010 @ 15:23]
‘…the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable.’ E. M. Forster
For 3 performances only, Tableau artist and Canberra Critics Circle 2009 Artist of the Year, Min Mae maps a ‘pathway through vulnerability’ – experimenting with the human animal’s most essential means of communication – [...]
As part of their Space Invaders exhibition the National Gallery have an all star cast of Australian street artists in town for last night’s launch (more on that later).
An outside wall has been set aside for them to work on and they’re doing it today.
So if you have an interest in the field today’s a [...]
[ 7 November 2010 at 12:00 pm; ]
Westall ’66: A Suburban UFO Mystery?
The largest mass UFO sighting in Australia kept silent for 44 years…until now.
Mass delusion or massive cover-up?
Find out at the Canberra premier screening and discussion panel.
November 7th, 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Following the huge international success of this ground breaking Australian made documentary on Foxtel recently, you are invited to an [...]
[ 29 October 2010 at 6:30 pm; ]
Tonight the annual Henry Parkes Oration is on at the National Library, 6.30pm, and it’s free: http://www.parkesfoundation.org.au/
The importance of public education as a fundamental building block of a sustainable democracy is the theme of the Oration, to be delivered by Associate Professor Lyndsay Connors. She will argue that Henry Parkes’ vision for public education [...]
[ 29 October 2010 to 31 October 2010. ]
It’s a jam packed weekend of fun and excitement coming up around Canberra.
What do you think is worth seeing and doing in town?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
In a very sad move by Dendy, there is only one screening of Restrepo during the canberra international film festival with the ‘panel’ including MAJGEN Jim Molan.
All tickets sold out so quickly that only a small few have the privilege.
So, who has 4 tickets they don’t want anymore?
Or who knows about a screening with panel [...]
This month the Ilios Gallery located at Wilburs Cafe, Hackett shops is hosting local artist Peter Engel. I managed to get myself an invite to the launch and wandered along with Mrs G for an evening of culture without the kids.
Peter Engel paints portraits, landscapes and a bunch of other stuff displayed [...]
[First filed: Oct 20, 2010 @ 13:12]
30 October 2010 – 27 February 2011 | Project Gallery
Street art is not graffiti. Street art may have had its origins in graffiti, but graffiti is a different, more rudimentary, animal altogether.
Street art is complex, interesting, challenging. Even a cursory glance at the images contained in this ground-breaking [...]
[First filed: Oct 26, 2010 @ 8:36]
[ActewAGL Chairman John Mackay and artist Robert Foster]
ActewAGL is celebrating the 10th birthday of the organisation.
They’ve also unveiled an eye catching new sculpture in their new Bunda St headquarters.
ActewAGL celebrates its 10th anniversary by officially opening its new headquarters on 40 Bunda Street and unveiling a brand new [...]
[ 30 October 2010; ]
Bush Fire Awareness Week is all about helping residents and their families survive a bush fire. The local RFS brigades in conjunction with ACT RFS/ESA will be showcasing its many talents to the public. The local Gungahlin RFS brigade will welcome the public on Saturday, 30th October to experience the wide range of skills and [...]
[ 6 November 2010; ]
Liftoff is the youth village of the Woden Valley Festival – a free one day Festival. Liftoff was created around the idea of simulating a ‘street party vibe’ with performers / circus acts / market stalls / great food and of course… Music.
Liftoff aims to promote creativity and self expression and give expression to current [...]
[ 6 November 2010 at 7:30 pm; 7 November 2010 at 7:30 pm; ]
Forget the Commonwealth Games. See Monarchists and Republicans battle it out for your very future in a theatrical battle for Australian sovereignty.
An enjoyable night of traditional Theatresports games is assured so come along to the Republican Games and pick a side!
Bookings 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au
Date: 6-7 November, 7:30pm
Cost: $22 or Group bookings of 5+ for [...]
Katy Gallagher informs us that the ongoing circuses (sans bread) of the “Groovin in the City” program is camping in Garema Place this week with a big band theme and a performance by the much loved James Morrison.
Acting Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced legendary Jazz performer and multi-instrumentalist James Morrison will star in this [...]
[ 29 October 2010; 30 October 2010; ]
Some nights one might prefer to read a book sipping red wine.
On other nights drinking beer from huge mugs in an enourmous barn packed with sausage eating drunks trying to do the chicken dance is in order.
This weekend it’s the latter as the Harmonie Club informs us that Octoberfest is going back to Exhibition [...]
[ 3 November 2010 at 8:00 pm; 4 November 2010 at 8:00 pm; ]
Rafe Morris has announced he is putting on a show to launch his new CD “Live on Air” with his new band “The Well Dressed”.
Featuring Rafe, Bec Taylor, Zach Raffan, Nicola Menser Hearn, Catherine Keely and Nick Peddle the band is something of a local super group.
This from the media release about the show:
Rafe Morris [...]
[ 23 October 2010 to 7 February 2011. ]
The National Gallery have announced a new exhibition of works by Anton Bruehl:
The first major retrospective of the photographs of Anton Bruehl, an Australian-born photographer whose work was once seen by millions but is now largely forgotten will open tomorrow at the National Gallery of Australia. Anton Bruehl was one of the most successful [...]
[ 6 November 2010 to 7 November 2010. ]
In case you needed an excuse to get out in the region’s vineyards during the spring weather they’re throwing the “Wine Roses and all that Jazz” festival again in 2010.
Festivals and celebrations, performances. 21 cellar doors in the Canberra District come alive with entertainment, food, activities and of course wine tastings during the Wine, Roses [...]
[ 29 October 2010 at 6:00 pm; ] [First filed: Oct 22, 2010 @ 8:26]
JOIN IN SOLIDARITY FOR WOMEN TO LIVE WITHOUT THE FEAR AND REALITY OF RAPE AND VIOLENCE
WHAT IS RECLAIM THE NIGHT?
‘Reclaim The Night’ is a chance for women to walk in solidarity and demand the right to live without fear and reality of rape and violence. We demand [...]
[ 11 December 2010; ]
The Canberra Roller Derby League has the fantastic news they’re shooting for the big time and putting their rep team the Vice City Rollers up against the Sydney Assassins at the AIS on 11 December.
CRDL would like to officially announce that the CRDL Vice City Rollers will be playing Sydney City Assassins on 11 December [...]
The old cliché that Canberra hasn’t got any soul has a new response – it has plenty of jazz instead. A new exhibition of images by Brian Stewart documents the thriving local jazz scene at one of its more popular venues – The Gods Café and Bar at the ANU.
The exhibition is timed to [...]
[ 2 November 2010; ]
Versatile Melbourne comedian Ryan Coffey will headline the November show of the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC) Comedy Club on Tuesday, November 2.
A Raw Comedy national finalist in 2008, Ryan has made a name for himself in a variety of performance disciplines, including the eclectic comedy festival show The Baby Seals, has been described by [...]