Entertainment (5742 Stories)

‘Red’ Short Film Premiere

By 30 September 2009

[ 8 October 2009 at 8:00 pm; ] Come and paint the town… ‘RED’
Red Bandit Productions announces their debut short film premiere event. Meet the cast and crew and other local filmmakers 
Where: Kremlin Bar, 65 Northbourne Avenue

When: 8pm - 9pm
Film screened promptly at 8.30pm

Tickets only available online at

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Could Canberra host a Big Day Out in 2011?

By 29 September 2009

I have watched for many years at the Sydney BDO selling out within 30mins and it makes me ask the question, Could we host a Big Day Out here in Canberra?
With so many headline acts in the country for the festival and cities such as the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth (and Auckland) why [...]

The Last Wednesday @ The Hippo

By 29 September 2009

The Canberra Musicians Club proudly presents a monthly series of concerts featuring the best of Canberra’s musical acts, pure, unadulterated and as intimate as a concert in your lounge room.
This month (Sep):
Fire on the Hill
Next Month (Oct):
Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens

What Happens to Waste?

By 28 September 2009

[ 6 October 2009 at 9:00 am; ] For those who wonder what happens with your waste and recycling the Mugga Lane Recovery Facility is conducting free tours tomorrow, Tuesday 29 Sep 2009 (which I’ve just found out is booked up) and now also Tuesday 6 Oct 2009 when there are spots still available.

So if you’re intersted in rubbish or need [...]

It Runs in the Family

By 28 September 2009

[ 19 November 2009 8:00 pm to 12 December 2009 8:00 pm. ]

It Runs in the Family
by Ray Cooney
By Special Arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd.
Directed by Walter Learning

Dr David Mortimore is about to give a speech that will probably earn him a knighthood. But the arrival of an old flame—together with her 18-year-old son, the product of their relationship all those years ago—means that David is forced [...]

A strange first birthday for the Canberra Musicians Club

By 28 September 2009

Image: The Glaciers rocking out
It was a variable first birthday for the Canberra Musicians Club on Saturday night.
The new venue of McGregor Hall (Corner of Marcus Clarke and Barry Drive in the city) has a lot going for it.
Unusually for a hall it has a high gabled ceiling which does wonders for the [...]

Olims all in readiness for the 2009 National Capital Craft Beer Festival

By 26 September 2009

[ 26 September 2009 to 27 September 2009. ]

Che and I went along to the brewers night which precedes the National Capital Craft Beer Festival at the Olims courtyard (a hidden gem of Canberra) in Ainslie. We had a lovely boozy time and tasted many great new beers, as well as the new Coopers 62 which is best described as fabulously innoffensive.

But you [...]

Floriade Night Fest 2009

By 26 September 2009

[ 24 September 2009 11:00 pm to 27 September 2009 11:00 pm. ] [First filed: September 24, 2009 @ 22:39]

Flowers by night

Well tonight, Thursday, might have been the pick of the nights to visit Floriade Night Fest 2009. Wednesday night they were showing Sparkly Vampires, plus being windy and cold. From Friday night theres going to be a cold front and strong winds coming through with [...]

The Return of the Rafe!

By 26 September 2009

[ 14 November 2009; ]

2009 has been a right bastard of a year. For mine a significant part of that has been the absence of Rafe Morris from our fair city.

Fortunately he’s sent out a media release to let us know that he’s coming back!


Having spent the past 19 [...]

Karaoke DJ Recommendations anyone??

By 25 September 2009

I am organising a fundraising Karaoke/ Poker Night for a local sporting organisation to be held late November.
Can anyone recommend a local Karaoke DJ who can supply lighting, PA, good music selection etc at a reasonable price?

Same Road Different Paths – David Pereira and Duncan n. Sargeant

By 25 September 2009

Tilley’s Devine Café presents: David Pereira and Duncan n. Sargeant “Same Road, Different Paths” an intimate night of music celebrating Mental Health Week:
8:30 pm Saturday the 10th October
Tilley’s Devine Café, cnr Wattle and Brigalow Sts Lyneham
Tickets: $20 full and $10 concession
Proceeds to: ACT Mental Health Foundation, St. Vincent de Paul and BCS Open Arts [...]

The CMC’s First Birthday! You’re invited too!

By 24 September 2009

[ 26 September 2009 at 7:00 pm; ] The Canberra Musicians Club’s first birthday is roughly about now and we’re having a celebration at MacGregor Hall, Acton (map after the jump), on Saturday 26th Sep, from 7pm-2am.

What: CMC Anniversary
Where: MacGregor Hall, Cnr Marcus Clarke St and Barry Drive, Acton
When: Sat 26th Sep, 7pm-2am
How much: $10 (full), $7 (conc), $5 (members)
Who: The line-up so [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 25 September

By 24 September 2009

[ 25 September 2009 to 27 September 2009. ] The week is nearly over!

What is worth seeing and doing over the weekend around Canberra in the wonderful spring weather?

FOSS Workshop – Installfest

By 21 September 2009

[ 26 September 2009 at 10:00 am; ] 10am to 3pm, room N101 of the CSIT building, ANU.

Interested members of the public are invited to bring their own computers along and get help from CLUG (Canberra Linux Users Group) members, to install Linux and other Open Source Software. This provides a better opportunity for people who are interested in getting into FOSS to [...]

Another Test match for Canberra! This time Fiji

By 21 September 2009

[ 5 June 2010; ] The Australian Rugby Union has announced that Canberra’s getting a second test match in two years!

This time against Fiji on 5 June, 2010.

“Canberra embraced the return of International Rugby,” said ARU Managing Director and CEO John O’Neill.

“There was a real buzz about the city and the media coverage was great.

“When it came to [...]

Hoyts Tuggeranong Closing Down – Whither the Hyperdome?

By 20 September 2009

The Canberra Times brings us the (unsurprising) news that Hoyts Tuggeranong will close its doors for the last time this Wednesday.
This can’t be good news for the Hyperdome.
Already it doesn’t really have anything that the other centres don’t have and in greater quantity.
From my observations there’s been many of the smaller stores closing [...]

Anyone see the “Insider’s Guide to Canberra” on ninemsn? Comments?

By 20 September 2009

It’s not a bad list.
But have they missed anything essential?

Pegasus to Profit from Community Fete

By 19 September 2009

[ 19 September 2009; ] Eastlake Football Club will host their inaugural community fete today with proceeds going towards Pegasus and the upkeep of the Eastlake football program.

A range of exciting activities and stalls will be on offer including home baked goods, Canberra Milk van, goal kicking and handball competitions, sponge throwing, mini golf, arts and crafts, trash and treasure, [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 19 September 09

By 18 September 2009

[ 18 September 2009 to 20 September 2009. ] [First filed: September 17, 2009 @ 06:51]

In an attempt to aid with weekend event planning we are moving the DIY weekend guide back to its traditional home of Thursdays!

So, with it possibly being a little wet, what’s your tips for weekend activities?

We are going to send one of the Riot admin team (although I haven’t [...]

Elite Physique hosts Battle of the Gyms’ to help sick kids

By 16 September 2009

[ 19 September 2009 at 10:00 am; ]  Elite Physique – be the best you can be

16 September 2009 

Elite Physique hosts Battle of the Gyms’ to help sick kids

The Goodyear Autocare battle of the Gyms’ is a power-lifting competition hosted at Elite Physique this coming Saturday, 19 September at 10:00am. Since 2007, Elite Physique has hosted this amazing event with great public support.

See [...]

Quiet Intersections

By 16 September 2009

I’m scheduled to shoot a short film next month, and I was wondering if anyone could please tell me of any quiet intersections in Canberra? I’d have to formally apply to close off at least part of the intersection, so understandably it couldn’t be one in the city, or anywhere with high traffic flow, for [...]

Software Freedom Day – 19 September

By 15 September 2009

[ 19 September 2009 at 10:00 am; ] Saturday 19 September is International Software Freedom Day. Software Freedom Day aims to promote and inform about programs that are freely available to everyone to install and use. You may be using some of these well known programs:

* Firefox – Web browser
* Thunderbird – Mail client
* Open Office – An office suite for word processing, [...]

Locally made “The Dinner Party” to premiere at the Dungog Film Festival

By 14 September 2009

[First filed: May 27, 2009 @ 09:47]

It might have been too strong for the Australian Film Commission but local film makers have finished their work “The Dinner Party” and it’s hitting the big screen this weekend at the Hunter Valley’s Dungog Film Festival.
This from the blurb:
What would you do if you found yourself at a [...]

A glorious day for Tweed2 – Canberra’s second Tweed Ride

By 14 September 2009

[First filed: September 12, 2009 @ 23:15]

It was a nice mixture of old and new faces, from the previous Tweed Ride, that braved the mean streets of Canberra bringing sartorial elegance and civility to the benighted denizens of our city.
When I left the ride around four a lovely time had been had by all. We [...]

Check out some green homes

By 11 September 2009

[ 13 September 2009 at 12:00 am; ] Sustainable House Day is on this Sunday 13/9/09 from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

There are eight homes open for inspection around Canberra, and entry is free.
Two are in Harrison (includes ours), one in Murrumbateman, two in Watson, and one in each of Narrabundah, Duffy and Lyneham.

House 1
Canberra & surrounds ACT
Daryl & Hugh Lawrence 2629
2629 Barton [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 12 September 09

By 11 September 2009

The weekend is a blank canvas & it certainly looks like a great weekend to be attending outdoor events.
What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Lioncom Extends Green Day to Green Month

By 10 September 2009

[ 1 September 2009 to 30 September 2009. ] September 2009 is Green Month @ Lioncom

The general public and businesses can drop off old computing equipment for FREE.

Taking advantage of the Free PC Recycling Month
Simply drop off surplus computer equipment at the Fyshwick Collection Centre, located at 8 Pirie St, Fyshwick.

For Businesses and Government Departments:
All of  September 2009, Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm [...]

“Cor Da Moda” – the colour of fashion – charity fashion event for the Olivia Lambert Appeal

By 10 September 2009

[ 25 September 2009 at 6:00 pm; ] As spring is bringing new light and colours into Canberra, Carmen Steffens and Audi are partnering to bring Canberra the charity fashion event of the year.

At 6pm on Friday, the 25th of September, the fashion show “Cor Da Moda – the colour of fashion” will be presented at the Audi Centre Canberra, in Phillip. Proceeds [...]

Rachel Hore singing workshop – Sing…because you can!

By 10 September 2009

[ 24 October 2009 at 10:00 am; 25 October 2009 at 12:30 pm; ] Sing…because you can! – with singer, songwriter and workshop presenter Rachel Hore.

Rachel has performed and taught throughout Australia and internationally for over 16 years and has mentored hundreds of singers in community choirs.

Learn some of Rachel’s original songs and arrangements, and songs for your choir.
For singers of all levels.

Sat 24 October, 10am–4pm
Sun 25 October, 12.30–3.30pm

St [...]

The Canberra City Band perform at Floriade 2009

By 9 September 2009

[ 26 September 2009 at 9:00 am; 26 September 2009 at 3:00 pm; ]
What: CANBERRA – The Canberra City Band play for all at Floriade and the Nara Candle Festival for 2009.

Where: Floriade – Commonwealth Park Gardens from 9:00-11:00am and Nara Candle Festival – Canberra Nara Park; Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla from 3:00pm.

When: Saturday 26th September 2009

The Canberra City Band, recently being awarded 1st place in the Australian National [...]

Belconnen Community Council – Neighbourhood Watch Forum – Sep 15 7.30 PM

By 9 September 2009

[ 15 September 2009 at 7:30 pm; ] The Belconnen Community Council invites Belconnen residents and interested citizens to a public meeting with Tanya Swift, Officer in Charge, Belconnen Station ACT Policing, and Mathew Watts, Belconnen District Coordinator for Neighbourhood Watch (NHW).

The Topics to be discussed relate to:

Rejuvenating Neighbourhood Watch in Belconnen

·               NHW working with local police;
·               Structure and History of NHW;
-      Campaigns, [...]

Nick Cave at the Library

By 8 September 2009

[ 15 August 2009 9:00 am to 29 November 2009 5:00 pm. ] “A winter day suddenly came your way
And you ran into your mind”

Take a walk through the mind of Nick Cave. The journey is a bit weird, a bit voyeuristic, and still leaves a fair chunk of mystery. On show at the National Library is an enormous collection of ephemera from a creative life.

From photos of [...]

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