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More poster bollards

By 18 May 2010

The Department of Territory And Municipal Services (TAMS) have announced they’ll be putting up more “bill poster silos” around town:
New bill poster silos are being installed at shopping centres and other locations across Canberra in 2010. The silos will provide a legal site for poster advertisements and community notices, and can be freely used by [...]

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in Canberra 27-29 May

By 18 May 2010

[ 3 June 2010 6:00 pm to 29 June 2010 9:00 pm. 3 June 2010 6:00 pm to 29 June 2010 9:00 pm. ] Bringing the best films and artwork from all over the globe, the annual Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) will challenge, touch and inspire audiences from all walks of life.
Here in Canberra the festival will be held at the Arc Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archives from May 27-29.

On Opening [...]

World Environment Day Trivia Night

By 18 May 2010

[ 5 June 2010 at 7:00 pm; 5 June 2010 at 7:00 pm; ] Hi to all the Trivia Hounds out there,

Just giving you all the heads up that the discounted price of $20pp for the Conservation Council’s Trivia Night Tickets will end at the end of this week. After which tickets will be $25pp.

You can either book tickets per person or per table (8 per table). You MUST [...]

Casino Rumblers, The Veebees Bulldoze All Bowlos, The Basement, Saturday May 22

By 17 May 2010

[ 22 May 2010 9:00 pm to 23 May 2010 1:00 am. ]

9PM – $10

Public Lecture by CEO of Orbital Sciences Corporation

By 17 May 2010

[ 24 May 2010 at 6:30 pm; ] The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SPACE EXPLORATION, DEFENCE & COMMERCE

by David Thompson – Chairman & CEO, Orbital Sciences Corporation

Date: Monday 24th May 2010 at 6:30pm
Location: Japan Theatre, Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Canberra

This public lecture is FREE and all are welcome.
No RSVP required. For more [...]

Top-quality comedy in Tuggeranong Valley

By 14 May 2010

Top quality comedy returns to the Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Tuesday, June 2 (and the first Tuesday of every month until Armageddon strikes us all down).
After a great opening night in May, next month we’re pumped to welcome Luke McGregor (Raw Comedy national finalist 2008) and John ‘Cambo’ Campbell (Lallapalooza winner 2009) to Canberra to [...]

Canberra Knights take on the Melbourne Ice

By 14 May 2010

[ 15 May 2010 at 5:00 pm; ]

The ‘Top of the Table’ Canberra Knights take on the second placed Melbourne Ice this Saturday for round 4 of the Australian Ice Hockey League. Both coming off strong wins last week, it will be a tight game that no fan should miss.

When: This Saturday 15th May
Location: Phillip Icehouse
Doors: 5:00pm Game Starts: 5:30pm

Adult: $15.00
Student: $13.00
Child [...]

Michael Bolton: One World, One Love

By 13 May 2010

[ 21 May 2010; ]

For the first time in 17 years, Grammy award-winning vocalist, Michael Bolton, is coming Australia. He is currently touring throughout America and Canada on his, ‘One World, One Love Tour’.

Michael Bolton is best known for his big ballads, tender vocals and timeless hits including ‘’When a Man Loves a Woman’, ‘How am I Supposed to [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 14 May 2010

By 13 May 2010

[ 14 May 2010 11:00 am to 16 May 2010 11:00 am. ] OK folks, time to inform and entertain your fellow denizens of this bright but frigid city.

Just post in the comments what’s worth seeing and doing around town.

Politics in the Pub

By 13 May 2010

[ 19 May 2010 at 5:30 pm; ] Got this in an email today from The Australia Institute.
GREENWASH: HAS TAX REFORM AND THE BUDGET SOLD THE ENVIRONMENT SHORT?

The Australia Institute’s Executive Director Richard Denniss will discuss the state of play in environmental policy in the context of tax reform, the Budget and the deferral of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.

Wednesday, 19 May
5.30pm for [...]

BCC Meeting: Community Participation in ACT Government Planning Processes

By 13 May 2010

[ 18 May 2010 at 7:30 pm; ] All Belconnen residents  are invited to a public meeting about Community Participation in ACT Government Planning Processes. An information evening will be presented by Kirsten Miller, Principal Solicitor, Environmental Defenders Office and Gabrielle McKinnon, Legal and Policy Advisor to the Human Rights Commission, ACT.

7.30pm, Tuesday 18 May 2010
Community Room, upstairs Belconnen Library, Chandler Street, Belconnen

An [...]

Impro Secret & The Target

By 11 May 2010

[ 22 May 2010; 23 May 2010; ]

Impro Theatre ACT have two shows coming up on May 22nd and 23rd at the Street Theatre – Impro Secret and The Target

Impro Secret is a classic Theatresports style show (along the lines of Thank God You’re Here or Whose Line Is It Anyway?), completely improvised and set around the theme of secrets.

The Target will [...]

Why yes, we have Juggers!

By 10 May 2010

It may come as a surprise to some to learn that there’s a Jugger Canberra group.
Most of you however will have either never heard of, or completely forgotten, the 1989 film The Blood of Heroes, released in Australia as The Salute of the Jugger.
Jugger is a fictional sport from the future:
A violent game has [...]

The Greens’ Active Transport Forum

By 10 May 2010

[ 12 May 2010 at 12:15 pm; ] The Greens are hoping to get some of the transport policy tragics down to the Assembly on Wednesday lunchtime for a bit of a chinwag.

Two speakers with expertise in local and international transport and planning issues will present on ‘active transport’ issues in Canberra:

– Karen Wright is a Canberra urban planning consultant and currently the [...]

Spam a lot of fun

By 10 May 2010

Bill Stephen’s best summed up the opening night of ‘Spamalot’ last night….”delightfully silly”! Supa’s adaptation of the Monty Python production was full of hilarious classic Python gags, witty dialogue and skits.
The show gives the birdie to political correctness with the sexually-confused Sir Lancelot character and the stereotyping of the French outrageously funny.  The Lady of [...]

Gay Pride Week @ ANU

By 10 May 2010

[ 17 May 2010 to 21 May 2010. ]

ANU students of the LGBTI — lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex — persuasion may be interested to know about the upcoming Gay Pride Week, 17-21 May.

Under the theme of “Come so far; so far to go” (no giggling please), ANU students will celebrate the positive advances made in recent years, while committing to making the campus [...]

Flashmobbing Pillow Fight in the middle of a biker rally

By 9 May 2010

[First filed: May 08, 2010 @ 12:30]

Turning up to today’s flashmob in Garema Place we were a little surprised to discover a large motorbike rally was taking place.
So were the organisers, standing around with their video cameras we asked when they were kicking off?
“Er… We’ll wait until this other thing has finished”
“No dudes, you can’t [...]

Israeli art scam back but this time they’re French…

By 9 May 2010

I just got “hit” in O’Connor. 
This was so obviously dodgy I politely shooed him off.  And of course when I found an example of the Israeli version from last year, the painting the poor scammed woman was holding was exactly the same as one he was trying to sell for $250 which you can [...]

Mad Charlie, Sunset Riot, Flat Earth Confederacy

By 7 May 2010

[ 15 May 2010 at 11:59 am; 15 May 2010 at 11:59 am; ]

9:00 – Flat Earth Confederacy – http://www.myspace.com/theflatearthconfederacy
10:00 – Sunset Riot – http://www.myspace.com/sunsetriotmusic
11:00 – Mad Charlie – http://www.myspace.com/madcharliespace

But is it art?

By 7 May 2010

[First filed: May 6, 2010 @ 8:06]

s-s-a has sent in the above with the following question:
At first I thought a crane had broken down in the new construction zone at
the corner of Cotter Rd and Streeton Drive. But since it’s been there for several days (or longer?) with the same load hanging in mid-air, I [...]

Purchasing with Purpose Expo

By 6 May 2010

[ 1 June 2010; ] From 10am to 4pm on 1 June, National Disability Services will be hosting a Trade Fair / Expo for Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) to showcase their goods and services.  The event is designed to raise awareness of how purchasing choices can improve employment opportunities for people with disability.  Some 600 ADEs employ more than 20,000 people with [...]

Mother’s Day in Glebe Park

By 6 May 2010

[ 9 May 2010 at 11:00 am; ] The Chiefly Stanhope is encouraging us to join his Mother’s Day jamboree in Glebe Park.

The Mother’s Day Party will be held from 11am to 3pm and feature one of Australia’s top tribute shows, The Robbie Williams Experience, who will play the major hits from the ultimate show man, Robbie Williams.

Which reminds me of the [...]

The best of Bad Slam! No Biscuit! – April 2010

By 6 May 2010

For your listening pleasure we’re hosting audio highlights of the Phoenix’s monthly poetry/theatre mashup of a poetry slam known as Bad Slam! No Biscuit!
Here’s the highlights of April, which include a lot more detail about Adam Hadley’s exciting love life than many might wish to know.
Funny in parts, touching in others, generally well intentioned. It’s [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 7 May 2010

By 6 May 2010

[ 7 May 2010 to 10 May 2010. ] Here we are again at the end of a busy week.

What’s worth seeing or doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your advice in the comments.

Celebrate World Environment Day

By 5 May 2010

[ 4 June 2010 at 11:00 am; ] The ACT Government is holding a World Environment Day celebration in Garema Place on Friday 4 June from 11.00am to 2.00pm.

The interactive event will include displays from local organisations and government agencies to celebrate our environment as well as showcase environmental inititatives and programs that can help our community.

Come and visit us in Garema Place [...]

Diversity is a nine letter word

By 5 May 2010

[ 5 May 2010 10:00 am to 30 May 2010 4:30 pm. 5 May 2010 10:00 am to 30 May 2010 4:30 pm. ] DiVerSiTY is a nine letter word is an exhibition by nine Canberra Photographic Society Members – Brian Rope, Judy Parker, Andree Lawrey, Steve Caress, Genrikh Salata, Ray Osmotherly, Barb Smith, Ross Gould and Lisbeth Westra. 

The exhibition is to be held at the Strathnairn Homestead Gallery, 90 Stockdill Street, Holt on the last three weekends in [...]

Poi in the Park

By 5 May 2010

A lot of Canberra’s more interesting young women are getting into fire twirling right now (possibly the ones who can’t rollerskate).
Glebe Park in turn is fast becoming the mecca for fringe sports to meet and train (more on some of the others another day).
So it should come as little surprise that if you want to [...]

The Small Poppies Don’t Care

By 4 May 2010

[ 6 May 2010 8:00 pm to 15 May 2010 10:00 pm. ]

THE SMALL POPPIES DON’T CARE
(the end of the world is nigh)

“If Stephen Fry and Trey Parker had a love child, it would be the Small Poppies.”

With climate change a hot topic and war a favourite human pastime, Melbourne comedy trio [but Canberra derived] The Small Poppies invite you on a rollercoaster ride of apocalyptic [...]

Inflatable Ingrid pump up one last time

By 4 May 2010

[ 9 May 2010 at 6:00 pm; ]

One of Canberra’s best ever party bands are coming back together for a one off show at the Phoenix on Sunday night.

From Facebook:

Back by popular demand (the demands of one person), Inflatable Ingrid are doing it for the kids one last time. After being requested for a fan’s birthday party the previous night, the ‘Grid [...]

Wilderness Society ‘democracy’ comes to Canberra

By 1 May 2010

[ 2 May 2010; ] [First filed: Apr 25, 2010 @ 15:03]

UPDATE: The ABC informs us that the meeting will go ahead after last ditch legal action to stop it was slapped down by Hobart’s Judge Evans who ordered the society to pay costs.

On Sunday 2 May, there’s a general meeting of the Wilderness Society at the National Convention Centre.

Wilderness [...]

Michelago Mayfair…a grand day out.

By 1 May 2010

Bring your Mum (just before mothers day) down to the country to enjoy the 2010 annual Michelago Mayfair. Located an easy 20 minutes drive south of Tuggeranong down the Monaro Hwy, you will enjoy a day of country fun, with entertainment, craft stalls, great food and fun and games for the whole family.
Held at the [...]

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