Early bird tickets close on Friday 2 November for Music at the Creek (Majors Creek, NSW), Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November 2007.What is Music at the Creek? A friendly festival of music, dance, poetry, children’s activities, sessions and workshops. It’s the festival where the person sitting next to you is probably the next act.
Now that it is heading for a lovely Friday afternoon, many public servants will be preparing to retire to their various dark or cramped social function rooms at around 3-4pm to knock back a couple of beers with their colleagues. The trestle tables will be out and the plug in radio fired up with a [...]
The Canberra International Film Festival has begun and will be running until Sunday 4 November 2007. Movies will be on show at Dendy Cinema and the ARC Cinema at the National Film and sound Archives. A list of movies and times and can be seen here.
Anyone out there who can recommend the pick [...]
Help disambiguate the weekend by telling us whats happening that shouldn’t be missed by those in Canberra.
As part of V-Day 2008, a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues is taking to the stage in the Canberra region.
Actors, stage managers, techies, set and costume designers and most importantly; those women who want to get involved and have their voices heard, are needed to make it happen!
What is V-Day? V-Day is a global [...]
Steve Pratt is a man that might not know much about art, but he knows what he likes.
And he doesn’t like the new $750,000 sculpture lining the Gungahlin Drive Extension.
In fact, Mr Pratt has called series of metal spikes apparently representing indigenous grasses another of Jon Stanhope’s “self-aggrandizing follies with little or no benefit to [...]
Many long-term Canberra residents have warm feelings for Corin Forest – the adventure playground 20 minutes drive from Canberra in the Brindabella Mountains.
The site is about to generate new feelings of fondness at it prepares to host an awesome musical event from February 29 – the Corinbank Music Festival!
Corinbank will feature an impressive local, national [...]
The Doodle 4 Google competition is searching for the next logo to be displayed on the Google website on Australia Day next year.
The entries are in, and these are the finalists from the ACT:
1–3 year group
Rachel Toohey, Year 3, Sacred Heart Primary
4–6 year group
Teegan Blakers, Year 6, Bonython Primary School
7–8 year group
Michaella Guilfoyle, Year 8, [...]
I am reporting to you after having attended a unique phenomenon referred to as a bacchanalia – a Backyard Backanalia, originally a festive homage to the god Bacchus, (the Greek god for wine – whingeing). In modern times the backy, as it is colloquially referred to, has morphed and has re-emerged as the premiere platform [...]
In addition to the usual fun and hilarity that occurs at the weekly Phoenix Bar Bootleg Sessions, tonight Inflatable Ingrid will be extending their ‘Urgent! Put This On Right Now!’ launch parties to their beloved Phoenix bar and would love it if you would come down, check out the marvelous talent that precedes them and [...]
Dallas Frasca and her gentlemen with Special Guests Adam Hole and The Marji Curran Trio will be performing Live @ The Pot Belly Bar in Belconnen Friday 26th October.
$10 at the Door or pre-book tickets at the Venue.
Yes folks, the Backyard Backanalia returns for the summer of 2007/8. If you’d like to come along, email us through Loadedog for details.
Want a free double pass to see the Mike-Moore-sytle doco on Mike Moore?
The ABC has a double pass to the premiere at the Canberra International Film Festival to give away.
After the Scott we’ve now got the Mont and Floriade is over. So what else is happening this weekend that people will be doing. Let us know in the comments.
Posts worth reading are few and far between these days, so appreciate this one while it lasts.
Fresh off their North Coast Tour, The Ellis Collective graces the inner north this Friday…
This will also be a very rare opportunity to hear the solo genius of local boy wonder genius man Sam Thomas KIng.
Opening tomorrow night is the 12th Canberra Short Film Festival. Screenings, workshops, filmmaking forums and networking events are included on the program. The Festival runs from 18 – 20th October.
Films by school aged filmmakers screen Thursday 18th at 6pm in the University of Canberra Shortlist
Canberran filmmakers screen Thursday 18th at 8pm in the EoR [...]
Hilarious? Culture jamming? A good excuse to go to the pub? Soooo 2003? Or just a way for hip cats with a large set of Facebook friends to make other people feel awkward?
In any event the wonder of YouTube brings you the latest effort in the Canberra Centre on October 13.
I thought the singing was [...]
MMF ACT presents:
BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES
Film Screening and Industry Panel Discussion
Wednesday 17th October,
Members/Networking Session 6:00pm, Film Commences 7:00pm
Panel starts at 8:30-9.30 pm
Venue: UC Theatre, located next to The Green Room, University of Canberra Bar, Belconnen ACT
MMF Members FREE, Students $5, Public $10
The ACT branch of the Music Managers Forum (MMF) Australia is proud to [...]
Counting Down Friday and Saturday Every Weekend Until Summer
After months of experimenting and feedback The Venue is giving you exactly what you want.
Fridays & Saturdays
Free Pool 5-8pm
Free champagne for girls 8-9pm
Top 40s/Dance/RnB from 9pm
(Saturdays with a twist of retro)
Free Entry for anyone who is a member of our mailing list or Facebook group.
(Join at [...]
Besides Trivia Night at the Gerringong Fishermans Club Friday and the Scott 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race what else is happening this weekend people? Let us know in the comments.
PS. Good luck to Kramer, GnT and any other Rioters going in the Scott this weekend.
Has anyone seen the light display at the National Gallery? Apparently it is called ‘Electric Canvas’ and is on from 6 – 10 until the 15th, and there will be projections of ‘famous works of art’ on two sides of the building.
I rang the NGA but they didn’t have a lot of details – has [...]
MEATBEE’s video Don’t Come Over has made it to round 2 of SunScreen
Independent Music Video Festival, held at the Festival of the Sun music
festival on December 14 and 15 this year.
You have one week from today in which to vote for the MEATBEE clip
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU??
If you vote, you go into the draw [...]
G’day folks. I posted the other day about an advanced screening of the movie 30 Days of Night. Well now it looks like the folks hosting it are doing a short horror film competition to go with it. They have named it 300 Seconds of Fright, which is a little clever as [...]
I photographed an All Ages thrash/scream metal gig at Jamison Inn last Sunday. The line-up was 4 Dead, 50Lions, and Parkway Drive –all from north coast NSW. Disclosure: I am late 40′s.
Anyway, from the first chord of the first song of the first band there was a LAM, large area mosh. It was like someone [...]
Ray Gill, writing in the Age last Saturday, has come up with this interesting, and slightly humourous piece about setting movies in Canberra.
I put it to all those movie directors out there in movie land that Gill is correct in his premise.
Canberra is a great place to set a political thriller. Let’s see one.
Seems there are simply loads of gigs in the next six weeks. Spoilt for choice!
The biggie is Stonefest but there’s great nights at the ANU too and the JButler Trio and Trackside and Elton and…
I am looking forward to Paul Kelly ETC at Stonefest (Fri 26-Sat27) which is preceded by the ANU’s Vasco Era, The [...]
Bowing to pressure from the minions for more Danman pixel grabbing I present the following.
This picture is a classic story of photography – being in the right place at the right time and knowing how to capture what you see….
I called it Asian Infiltration because those sneaky bronze sculptures look like they are up to [...]
Signets in Commonwealth Park (Canon EF100mm Macro, 1/250, ISO 200)(Copyright 2007)
Floriade is without a doubt a popular and colourful display of flowers. After taking some 350 shots, it was nice to take a break from photographing the tulips and bees and take a minute to capture these signets paddling in the pond at Commonwealth Park.
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This from over on comic book website CBR.com.
Its about a Canberra lad, Jon Sommariva.
Jon Sommariva, formerly of this parish, and artist on books like “Noble Causes,” “Go Boy 7″ and “Star Wars Tales” has been missing for about four years.
Well, he’s back with a new Jay Faerber project for Image. It’s called “Gemini.”
If you scroll [...]
The joy of a short working week is with us still and while we bask in
the euphoria of getting 20% off the working week, why not let us know
wotz on this weekend to get out and do.
A mate from Hoyts Theatre in Woden, let me know of an upcoming movie advanced screening.
It’s for 30 days of Night, the comics book vampire movie (imdb), which I guess makes sense that a Canberra comic book shop is organising it.
I found details on their website here.
The movie has an Aussie conection, with Melissa George [...]