Entertainment (6114 Stories)

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.

Learn to improvise!

By 8 October 2010

[ 14 October 2010; ] ‘Prepare to be Unprepared’ introductory Improvisation course

Learn the basic skills that make all group improvised performance possible, plus performance “games” (commonly used in Theatresports shows), should you wish to appear on stage with us.

Improvisation skills are also useful for enhancing acting skills as students learn to fully commit and be ‘in the moment’ in any [...]

Cirque du Soleil coming – but not to Canberra (waah!!)

By 8 October 2010

I’ve just got an e-mail to say that Cirque du Soleil are coming back to Oz with their show Saltimbanco next year .
But Canberra is missing out :-(  
Given their popularity on previous visits, I can only assume the space behind the National Library is no longer available…?

Belconnen Community Festival is go in 2010

By 8 October 2010

[ 13 November 2010; ] warns that the Belconnen Community Festival returns to Margaret Timpson Park (across the road from the Mall) on 13 November:

2010’s festival theme, “Circo Belco and the Future Footprints Sideshow” emerged from community feedback collected at the 2008 festival, from long-term participants and other stake holders; as well from the enthusiastic festival team here BCS. [...]

ACT Participants Required for ‘The National IQ Test’

By 8 October 2010

[ 12 October 2010 at 6:30 pm; ] Participate in Channel 9’s ‘sneak preview’ of their national IQ test

Before the telecast of The National IQ Test later this year, Channel 9 will be touring the country to find out which state is the smartest – and they need you to represent your home town in the search for Australia’s Number One. They will [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 October 2010

By 7 October 2010

[ 8 October 2010 to 10 October 2010. ]

Bad news people, you’re going to have to make do with a two day weekend this time around.

But in that truncated, inadequate, and yet sun drenched space what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.


By 7 October 2010

[ 16 October 2010 at 12:00 am; ]



Location: West Belconnen Leagues Club, Hardwick Crescent,  Holt, ACT


* Psychic Readers
* Free Talks & Workshops
* Natural Therapies
* Aura Photography
* New Age Products for sale ~ CD’s, Books, Crystals, Jewellery, Fairies, Angels, Feng Shui

More details can be found at:

Public Meeting on the Future of Vikings Capital Golf Course

By 6 October 2010

[ 9 October 2010 at 4:00 pm; ] PUBLIC MEETING
German Harmonie Club

Organized by the Old Narrabundah Community Council, Inc. and the
Capital Golf Club Preservation Action Group

PowerPoint presentations by various stakeholders on the background, current situation and possible outcomes regarding the proposed development

An opportunity to voice your opinion about a development impacting on the character of our suburb

Government representatives and members of the Vikings [...]

Your opinions wanted on Events

By 6 October 2010

Katy Gallagher has announced the release of the finalised Loxton review and the start of the howling of the luvvies community consultation.
If you haven’t been following the issue here’s a key par from the executive summary of the review:
There are a large number of events and festivals in the ACT receiving some form of funding [...]

Harmonic Generator (from France) play at The Basement

By 6 October 2010

[ 9 October 2010; ] Great line-up of both local and international talent this Saturday night (09/10/10) when Harmonic Generator, on their international tour from France, blast off at The Basement in Belconnen. The show starts at 9pm and opens with;

– The Naddiks;
– Ansence of State;
– Jacobson’s Organ;

Then the headline act : Harmonic Generator will overload the place with their [...]

A Frocking Good Night

By 5 October 2010

[ 7 October 2010 at 6:00 pm; ]

This Thursday (7/10) the annual Frocktober fundraising initiative will be holding their Frocktacular Fashion Show and Cocktail Party.

Dubbed ‘An Evening Frocktacular’, the night is inspired by the talent and flair of local designers. The event will showcase creations by local designers and performances by local music and performing artists.

Guests will be greeted with champagne on [...]


By 5 October 2010

[ 5 October 2010 11:00 am to 12 October 2010 11:00 am. 5 October 2010 11:00 am to 12 October 2010 11:00 am. ] Community Radio 2XX is commencing general radio training courses over the next two months for people interested in learning basic radio presenting and producing.

On completion of the course opportunities may arise for involvement in regular radio shows, or submitting new show proposals. The course costs $195 (or $95 concession) to help cover basic overheads.

Courses go [...]

Book Prize shortlists announced

By 5 October 2010

Katy Gallagher is making the most of being acting arts minister, today announcing the short lists for the ACT Book of the Year Award, and the Judith Wright Prize.
The Book of the Year Award nominees are:
– Andrew Byrnes, Hilary Charlesworth, and Gabrielle McKinnon for Bills of Rights in Australia: history, politics and law, UNSW Press, [...]

Space invaders – Street Art comes to the National Gallery

By 5 October 2010

[ 30 October 2010 to 27 February 2011. ]

Correlation does not prove causation. But we can certainly say that following so many of you expressing a desire to see an exhibition of street art at the National Gallery they’ve announced that it’s on the way.

Drawn entirely from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, the first Australian institution to have collected this [...]

Rocking for the forest

By 5 October 2010

[ 4 December 2010; ]

Not so much a fundraiser as a fully fledged festival is coming to Ainslie’s Corroboree Park in December. Here’s what Facebook has to say:


$10 unwaged, $20 unwaged, families are negotiable!

Come and enjoy a wonderful day in support of the beautiful Tassie Forests!

The Line-up:

– George Bishop
– Feral Highway
– Ungus Ungus Ungus (Sydney)
– Winiata
– Rafe [...]

E.L.K. Online

By 5 October 2010

Fans of the stencil artist known as E.L.K. will be thrilled to know he’s launched a new website.
I’m sure Steve Pratt will be on there buying one of everything. and particularly enjoying the favicon.


By 5 October 2010

[ 9 October 2010; ]

If you love to dress up and have fun join us for a Magical evening of fun, fantasy, music and entertainment. So don your masks and costumes and be transported to another time and place!!

Where: Top of the Cross, Southern Cross Club, Corinna Street, Woden, ACT

Tickets: Meal & Show – $52, Show Only – $25

International [...]

Dayne Rathbone at Comedy Club this Wednesday Night

By 5 October 2010

[ 6 October 2010 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra comic Dayne Rathbone will be headlining Comedy Club at Civic Pub this Wednesday night October 6.

A Canberra crowd favourite who performed in the Green Faces final and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year, Rathbone has thrilled audiences with unpredictably bold performances and hilariously awkward character pieces. His act frequently includes audience interaction, [...]

Michael Cove and Sotiris Dounoukos the 2010 Creative Arts Fellows

By 4 October 2010

Katy Gallagher with her feet well under the Chiefly Desk has announced the ACT’s 2010 Creative Arts Fellows who each get $45,000 to take their minds off the daily grind.
“Michael Cove and Sotiris Dounoukos have demonstrated excellence in their fields and are deserving of the recognition and investment that being awarded an ACT Creative [...]

A Poem reflecting the start of Daylight Savings.

By 4 October 2010

Daylight wrap

it happens once a year
a time to change gear
daylight savings time
for city people it’s fine

but living on a farm
with a rooster for an alarm
the cows they hold back
’cause they’re still in the sack

the chooks they won’t lay
they’re still in the hay
the dogs in the manger
the cats still with a stranger

so please spare a thought
for [...]

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