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Game Camp at ANU

By 21 October 2010

[ 23 October 2010 to 24 October 2010. ]

The Australian National University informs us they’re hosting the Imagine Cup Game Camp this weekend:

The Imagine Cup Game Camp, hosted by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, is a free two-day games development workshop. The event is part of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and will include a speaker from Microsoft to lead participants through [...]

Festival brings Woden Valley to life

By 21 October 2010

[ 6 November 2010; ]

The Woden Valley is often seen primarily as a business and employment centre.

The upcoming Woden Valley Festival on Saturday November 6 may help to start changing that perception with a diverse range of entertainment and activies planned in the ever improving Eddison Park.

Eddison Park is fast becoming one of Canberra’s ‘premier parks’ with some high profile improvements [...]

Congratulations to ANU’s Steven Lade

By 20 October 2010

[First filed: Sep 20, 2010 @ 12:55]

Directed transport without net bias in physics and biology from Steven Lade on Vimeo.
The ANU brings word that their former PhD phyics student has won a competition for expressing his research through dance:
On Friday, Science magazine declared Steven Lade, of the Research School of Physics and Engineering, winner of [...]

The Whitlams to headline NY Eve

By 20 October 2010

[ 31 December 2010; ] [Thanks to Erg0 for suggesting an appropriate song for the video]

Katy Gallagher has the happy news that The Whitlams are going to headline Canberra’s New Year’s Eve celebrations in the City:

Acting Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has announced that one of Australia’s favourite bands, The Whitlams, will headline the free entertainment at this year’s [...]

Frocktober Finale Party

By 20 October 2010

[ 31 October 2010 at 3:00 pm; ]

Join us for the most exclusive party of Frocktober! Presented by Flint Dining Room.

Celebrate the success of Canberra’s first ever Frocktober with a Sunday afternoon party in the sun. Wear your most fabulous frock (prizes for best dressed) and be prepared to bid on some amazing auction items.??

Champagne, canapes, live music, fabulous frockettes and frockafellas! [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Australian Poetry Slam ACT Heats!

By 19 October 2010

[ 19 October 2010 at 7:30 pm; ]

The following facebook event is highly recommended by your’s truly:

October 19, at The Phoenix Bar
Sign up from 7.30 – 8pm, maximum of 20 poets.
Top 5 poets by points will progress to the final.

Stop the facebook press…


He will also be sacrificed for your judging pleasure.

The [...]

Win two tickets to the Ball!

By 19 October 2010

[Last filed: Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:00]

Good news Rioters!
We’ve got two tickets to the St Vincent de Paul Red Carpet Charity Ball to give away! (face value $200)
Our premium members are frequently showered with goodies and now they’re in the running for this prize.
To win you must be (or become) a premium member and email [...]

Capital Radio picks up the ACRA gongs

By 18 October 2010

Our friends at Capital Radio (2CA/2CC) are very excited by their success at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs).
Mike Welsh went over the line for the 4th year in a row to win the Best Talk Show Host award. His Producer Monica Masters went past the post to win the Best Talk Show Producer award. [...]

Canberra through the eyes of Justin Bieber fans

By 18 October 2010

Those readers with hair growing from places they don’t really want it may have missed the Justin Bieber phenomena, or just figured it was something to do with Twilight.
But above one can discover the teen world of Bieber adulation as Sydney girls try to use Canberra to lure the floppy haired one to Australia.
That which [...]

We’re announcing arts funding recipients, but not saying who they are. Now with winners announced.

By 18 October 2010

[First filed: Oct 16, 2010 @ 14:29]
The chaos in the Acting Chief Minister’s office continues with an “announcement” headlined “OVER 50 ARTS PROJECTS RECEIVE FUNDING” which doesn’t actually include the recipients.
Acting Minister for the Arts, Katy Gallagher, today announced the successful applicants to the 2011 ACT Arts Fund’s Project Funding and Communities Working With Artists [...]

for those who lose their life to illicit drugs…

By 18 October 2010

[ 18 October 2010 at 12:30 pm; ] Late notice I know but Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform are conducting a commemoration today “for those who lose their life to illicit drugs”:

15th Annual Remembrance Ceremony
‘for those who lose their life to illicit drugs’
Monday 18th October, 2010
12.30pm – 1.30pm
at Weston Park, Yarralumla, ACT

Amanda Bresnan, ACT Greens member of the Legislative Assembly
Rev’d [...]

Mean Feet Brass Band at the Phoenix

By 17 October 2010

[ 23 October 2010 at 8:00 pm; ] Mean Feet Brass Band will be playing the Phoenix next Sat Oct 23 from 8pm.

Mean Feet is an 8-peice, accoustic brass and drums band playing raucous big-beat dance music.

We’ll also be featuring the Mean Feet Treats where players from the band show-off their special individual talents.

The Phoenix is at 21 East Row in Canberra. It’s FREE!

Even funnier than the Commonwealth Games

By 16 October 2010

You can still get your fix of comedy and sport all from the safety of your sandwich at Groovin’ In The City.
‘Air Tennis’ and Slo Mo AFL will have you laughing in your lunchbox in Garema Place as IMPRO ACT present their take on bad line calls, umpire disputes and impossible goals as part of [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 15 October 2010

By 15 October 2010

[ 15 October 2010 to 17 October 2010. ] [First filed: Oct 14, 2010 @ 10:02]

Now I know you’ve all been a little traumatised by this five day week thing.

But it’s nearly over now.

To recover, what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Location for 18th birthday party?

By 15 October 2010

Hey there fellow Canberrans,
My 18th birthday is in the coming months and I’d like to have a party to celebrate. Unfortunately my house isn’t big enough to hold a party so I’m in need of another location.
An indoor space would be preferable in case of poor weather conditions. Pubs and clubs won’t do as [...]

Comic book class?

By 15 October 2010

Are there any comic book art classes for teens in Canberra? 
I have an interested teen. I have looked in the yellowpages and  have googled until my fingers are numb.
Thanks in advance!

ACT Fire Brigade Calendar Launch

By 14 October 2010

[ 15 October 2010 at 6:30 pm; ]

Stepping out of their comfort zones comes naturally to the members of the ACT Fire Brigade who this Friday (15 October) will do just that at the launch their annual fundraising calendar at King O’Malley’s Irish Pub.

Featuring 12 local heroes showing some skin for a good cause, the calendar also contains important fire safety messages for [...]

A Frockin’ Good Fundraiser: Eat, Pray, Love

By 14 October 2010

[ 20 October 2010 at 5:30 pm; 20 October 2010 at 5:30 pm; ] A perfect evening for girlfriends, sisters, mothers, daughters, granddaughters to enjoy a film and support a great cause.

Frocktober is a festive charitable initiative that raises funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). Frocktober is all about increasing awareness of ovarian cancer, promoting women’s health and wellbeing, and having fun! This event is presented by [...]

Dance Classes in Canberra?

By 14 October 2010

I’m looking for good ‘jive’ or ‘boogie woogie’ classes in Canberra.
Has anyone got any ideas on this?
I have been through the books and online, but no go! Thanks.

MegaFauna 2010 lineup!

By 13 October 2010

[ 6 November 2010; ]

This just in for a great night out:

After three successful shows in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and with over $13,000 raised for Cancer Research, Megafauna music festival is back in 2010. On Saturday November 6th from 6pm we’ll be taking over the Basement in Belconnen with a diverse selection of popular local acts. As always, [...]

Cutter – local short film

By 13 October 2010

Do you like your incidental music heavy, your dialogue light, and your camera work shaky and monochomatic?
If so this shortish locally made film by JaarGil0n is for you.
The shorter Part 2 is also available.

The High Court opens up

By 13 October 2010

I’ve had the following in from the High Court which may interest some of you:
‘String Theory’ and Peace
The High Court’s public hall is a spacious light filled venue which is open to visitors for a free Sunday afternoon concert and AusAID exhibition on Sunday (17 October 2010), noon to 4pm.
‘String Theory’, an ANU string quartet, [...]

Lift Off 2010 Band Comp!

By 12 October 2010

[ 15 October 2010 at 6:00 pm; ] Heat1 of Lift Off 2010 gets off to a bang with 6 of Canberra’s newest and latest bands strutting their stuff on stage, what’s more – it’s free! It’s also open to all ages and is drug and alcohol free, so come on down and support your local and favourite bands!

Line-up is;

– The Naddiks
– Five [...]

Help Bring “The Brotherhood” to Canberra

By 11 October 2010

Hi guys,
I know some of you have enjoyed my past Lights! Canberra! Action! entries, “Brotherhood of the Y” 1 & 2. I’m currently taking part in a competition run by the Movie Extra channel to win a $50,000 budget to turn the concept into a 7-part web series. This means I’d finally be able to [...]

Match Point – Woden Tradies

By 11 October 2010

[ 17 October 2010 at 7:30 pm; ] Four teams of two will compete in a round robin with you the audience deciding who won each match.

Each doubles partnership will perform three sets of improvisation with scenes and stories created for your entertainment that will flow from comedy to drama, well known genres, melodrama and the absurd.

A unique night of truly enjoyable entertainment [...]

Pyros in the Park

By 11 October 2010

[ 14 October 2010 at 7:30 pm; ] In the last year it has become a bit of a tradition that women running away from their past do two things before leaving Canberra. One of them is sleep with me.

The other is to take up fire twirling.

My calendar is a little full at the moment. But the Canberra Fire Twirlers are doing their [...]

Geoscience Australia Open Day 2010

By 11 October 2010

[ 17 October 2010 at 10:00 am; ]

Geoscience Australia celebrates Earth Science Week 2010

Geoscience Australia will celebrate Earth Science Week 2010 with a range of activities.

 The main event, Geoscience Australia’s annual Open Day, will be held on Sunday 17 October from 10am-4pm. Open Day offers a diverse program of activities, science displays, tours and talks that will showcase our agency’s latest research [...]

3 v 3 Paintball Tournament 27th November

By 11 October 2010

[ 27 November 2010 at 8:00 am; ]

The next 3 v 3 tournament to be held at Paintball Sports ACT in Fairbairn pines has been announced!

Check out the website for more details and entry forms:

– Restricted to players that have no formal tournament experience (i.e., M7)
– $30 / Person
– Field Paint only
Meteor – $80/2000
Elixir – $90/2000
DraXXus Gold – $100/2000
– [...]

Be Part of Hashemoto’s CD

By 11 October 2010

Yep, we’ve finally given in! People have been asking us to record some songs for a long time now, and we’ve decided to do it.
But the studio isn’t for us – we’re going to record our set live. So if you’ve been keen to have a CD, come along and be on it as well!
Here’s [...]

Min Mae’s Still Standing

By 8 October 2010

Facebook brings word of a fascinating performance at The Street later in the month:
The Street Theatre and Min Mae presents;
…the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable. – E.M. Forster
Still Standing unearths the autobiographical body in a primal excavation of the human heart…
Still Standing is a rare opportunity to look into [...]

Finding love at Tilleys?

By 8 October 2010

koolerkenproductions has posted this sweet little piece to YouTube.
I’ll never look at a fallen pen in quite the same way.

A new southside option for Friday drinkies

By 8 October 2010

Our friends at Urban Pantry are launching a summer of Friday evening jazz on the lawns in Manuka.
If you haven’t had the pleasure it’s at 5 Bougainville St.

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