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Cracked Actor and The Monotremes at The Front

By 4 November 2010

Last night two of Canberra’s newer bands graced The Front in Lyneham.
Cracked Actor:
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 [...]

Jazz at Legends Bar

By 4 November 2010

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 [...]

Australian Poetry Slam ACT Final

By 3 November 2010

[ 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 [...]

Canberra Movie Goers

By 3 November 2010

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 [...]

City Walk Expo – Launching this Saturday (6th November 2010)

By 2 November 2010

[ 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 [...]

Where to watch the cup?

By 2 November 2010

[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.

Drummers wanted for the Belconnen Community Festival

By 1 November 2010

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 [...]


By 1 November 2010

[ 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 [...]

genuine recycling effort or price gouging?

By 1 November 2010

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 [...]

The Space Invaders Launch Party – A review

By 1 November 2010

[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 [...]


By 1 November 2010

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 [...]

Made in Canberra 2010 – Min Mae and The Street presents: Still Standing

By 30 October 2010

[ 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 – [...]

Street art creation at the National Gallery – right now!

By 30 October 2010

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 [...]

Westall ’66: A Suburban UFO Mystery.

By 29 October 2010

[ 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 [...]

Henry Parkes Oration, free at the National Library

By 29 October 2010

[ 29 October 2010 at 6:30 pm; ]

Hello Rioters,

Tonight the annual Henry Parkes Oration is on at the National Library, 6.30pm, and it’s free:

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 [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 29 October 2010

By 28 October 2010

[ 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.

Restrepo tickets, restrepo tickets… where for art though restrepo dendy tickets?

By 28 October 2010

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 [...]

Peter Engel and the Ilios Gallery

By 28 October 2010

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 [...]

Space invaders: australian . street . stencils . posters . paste-ups . zines . stickers

By 27 October 2010

[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 [...]

ActewAGL celebrates 10 years with new building and new sculpture

By 27 October 2010

[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 [...]

Bushfire Awareness Open Day

By 27 October 2010

[ 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 [...]

Woden lifts off on November 6

By 26 October 2010

[ 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 [...]

Republican Games – 6 and 7 November 7:30pm

By 26 October 2010

[ 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

Date: 6-7 November, 7:30pm

Cost: $22 or Group bookings of 5+ for [...]

Big Band Boom hits Garema Place with James Morrison

By 26 October 2010

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 [...]

Octoberfest returns to EPIC this weekend

By 26 October 2010

[ 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 [...]

Rafe Morris, In song and story at The Street

By 26 October 2010

[ 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 [...]

Anton Bruehl exhibition at the NGA

By 25 October 2010

[ 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 [...]

Wine Roses and all that Jazz 2010

By 25 October 2010

[ 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 [...]

Reclaim the Night – Friday October 29, 6 – 9.30pm

By 23 October 2010

[ 29 October 2010 at 6:00 pm; ] [First filed: Oct 22, 2010 @ 8:26]



‘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 [...]

Canberra v. Sydney Rollerderby at the AIS!

By 22 October 2010

[ 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 [...]

Canberra Ain’t Got No Soul …. but … It Sure Got Plenty of Jazz !!

By 22 October 2010

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 [...]

Raw Comedy finalist Ryan Coffey to play Tuggeranong in Nov

By 22 October 2010

[ 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 [...]

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