Entertainment (6061 Stories)

Cotter Dam discovery trail to open

By 9 September 2010

[ 18 September 2010 at 10:00 am; ] ACTEW’s announced you too can get up and have a look at the monster Cotter Dam expansion program.

Enjoy a day out at the Cotter, wander the new boardwalk along the river and grab a front row seat on the new amphitheatre style viewing platform to watch the live action at the Cotter Dam worksite. [...]

Skateboarder art

By 9 September 2010

[ 24 September 2010 to 27 September 2010. ]

A friend sent this in and it looks like fun.

The exhibition is going to be on City Walk just near the fountain.

More details on their website.

The ranamok glass art prize

By 9 September 2010

Kerry at the tranquiltownhouse blog has posted about the ranamok glass art prize at the Kingston glass works.
Some really beautiful photography there to check out before going to see the real thing.

Important Planning Issues for South Canberra

By 9 September 2010

[ 14 September 2010 at 7:00 pm; ] Important Planning Issues for South Canberra
Public Meeting – All Welcome

Presented by Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC)
At Eastlake Football Club Tues 7pm 14 Sept 2010
Speakers invited from ACTPLA & NCA

• What is the optimum population level for the ACT and how does the Government sees its role in facilitating residential growth to [...]

Let the sun shine in- a policy window opens

By 9 September 2010

[ 8 September 2010 at 6:00 pm; 8 September 2010 at 6:00 pm; ] I noticed that comments are now open to the discussion paper put forward by Senator Joe Ludwig on reform to the register for lobbyists.

According to Julian Fitzgerald, parliamentary press gallery journalist (2007):
Over the past twenty years lobbying in Australia has grown from a small industry of a few hundred employees to a multi billion dollar [...]

Local Music Video – Death Cult Massive’s “The Virus”

By 8 September 2010

If you like Industrial Glitch you might like this offering from Canberra’s Death Cult Massive. On the other hand you might just like the girl in the bikini.
The video’s by Ultimate Fury Productions.
(And get a load of that needle and what it does!!!)

Big night of Rock at The Basement this Friday night 10/09

By 7 September 2010

[ 10 September 2010; ] Great line-up for this Friday night (10/09/10)  at The Basement starting from 9pm;

1: John Lollback

2: The Naddiks

3: Fiasco in Solace

Will be a big night of Rock!

National Service Memorial Dedication

By 7 September 2010

[ 7 September 2010; ] This event will be held on 8 September 2010 at the War Memorial to recognise the sacrifice and service of those who served as National Servicemen from 1951 to 1972. 

Further details of the event are listed online. 

There will also be flyover.  The website does not state the actual time though.

For Two Equal Voices – CD launch at the Wesley Music Centre.

By 7 September 2010

[ 10 October 2010 at 3:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of an exciting event in October as one of the School of Music’s operatic stars, Ellen Malone, launches an album recorded with her mother Judith. From the Facebook page:

Come see mother and daughter duo, Judith and Ellen Malone, accompanied by Janette Norcott. Song duets by Monteverdi, Schumman, Dvorak and many others, [...]

Zebras heading to Holt

By 7 September 2010

The ABC informs us that the Lake George Zebras have a full dance card.
Following on from whoring themselves to the tree murdering Canberra Times they have a baby Zebra imaginatively named “Georgie” (Do the other Zebras have names?).
With the new addition they’re going to be seen at Floriade before heading to Pialligo to do something [...]

The Bohemian Masquerade Ball comes to Canberra

By 7 September 2010

[ 10 September 2010 at 8:00 pm; ] [First filed: Aug 23, 2010 @ 10:05]

Do you like dressing risque and then hiding your identity behind a tiny mask while surrounded by hundreds of people doing the same?

If so then Facebook has details of the upcoming Canberra leg of the touring Bohemian Masquerade Ball (at the Albert Hall of course).

The Bohemian Masquerade Ball is [...]

National Gallery reboot set for 1 October

By 6 September 2010

[ 1 October 2010; ] [The building site in December 2008]

The National Gallery has announced that, perhaps sick of waiting for a Prime Minister able to do the job, the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, will open the new huge expansion of the Gallery on 30 September with the unwashed masses [...]

COZMO in Concert – BACH to the FUTURE!

By 6 September 2010

[ 9 October 2010 at 2:00 pm; ] Enjoy a Saturday afternoon musical treat!  A delightful concert featuring the beautiful works of popular Baroque composers Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli and Handel.  Bach to the Future also includes works by Australian composers Robert

Kay and Robert Schulz and popular melodies from the European “zupforchester” repertoire.

COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) ~ A Canberra-based ensemble of mandolins, mandola, [...]

2010 Canberra Electric Vehicle Festival

By 6 September 2010

[ 18 September 2010; ]
[Footage of last year's festival]

It’s on again!

The second annual Canberra EV Festival will be held on Saturday, 18 September, 2010 from 10am to 4pm on the Old Parliament House lawns.

Come along and see EVs of all shapes and sizes, from sports cars to bikes.

The ACT Electric Vehicle Association, In partnership with The ACT Electric Vehicle [...]

Chic – A stylish night of theatre

By 5 September 2010

[ 10 September 2010 at 7:00 pm; 11 September 2010 at 7:00 pm; 12 September 2010 at 7:00 pm; ] Time: 7pm
Venue: Street Theatre, Cnr Childers St and University Ave, Civic
Cost: $25 (Fri-Sat), $28 (Sun), Group bookings – $21 (Fri-Sat), $24 (Sun), $5 from every ticket donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation

Details: A stylish night of theatre is on offer at the Street Theatre as Chic celebrates the talent of Canberra’s best female improvisers.

This charity [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 3 September 2010

By 3 September 2010

[ 3 September 2010 to 5 September 2010. ] [First filed: Sep 2, 2010 @ 17:50]

Now where did that week go?

And what’s worth doing and seeing around town now that it’s gone?

Just do your thing in the comments to spread the merriment around.

Another one for the ladies

By 3 September 2010

We frequently get complaints that the racier video and pictures here are pleasing only to men.
Today thanks to the magic of YouTube we present Canberra private school Year 12s gyrating wildly in states of mild undress.
What more can you ask for really?
Enjoy it while it lasts.


By 3 September 2010

[ 19 September 2010 at 11:00 am; ] The Eastlake Junior Football Club would like to invite the community to…

The 2010 Eastlake Community Fete

Sunday 19th September, 2010 11-2pm @ Kingston Oval


Jumping Castle · Trash N Treasure · Face Painting · 2nd Hand Books · BBQ · gourmet wraps & fresh juice · Home-made [...]

Local music Video – Them As Well – Yes or No

By 2 September 2010

The magic of YouTube brings us locals Them As Well smashing out some angst-rock at The Basement with their song “Yes or No”.

Stopera in Spring

By 2 September 2010

[ 12 September 2010 at 2:00 pm; ] A musical bouquet of Spring delights performed by artists from Stopera, the ACT’s award-winning opera company.

The program features beautiful music celebrating the joys of nature and romance in Spring, with songs by Schubert, Vaughan Williams and Grieg, and the violin classics Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Beethoven’s Spring Sonata.

There’s also some Spring-themed songs from [...]

Father’s Day in Weston Park

By 2 September 2010

[ 5 September 2010 at 11:00 am; ] Chief Minister Stanhope is advising us that he’s putting on a Father’s Day party in Weston Park and you’re invited:

“I encourage families to come along to this year’s Father’s Day in the Park which will be held on Sunday 5 September between 11am and 3pm,” Mr Stanhope said.

“This free event will be packed full [...]

ANU Lunchbox Concert

By 2 September 2010

[ 16 September 2010 at 12:30 pm; ] This Concert Series is a new initiative from the Tuggeranong Arts Centre providing the Tuggeranong community with easy listening at lunch time.

Senior students from the ANU School of Music will present a varied program of Early, Romantic and Modern classical repertoire.

Each concert is 45 minutes long to fit your lunch hour – bring [...]

The Pleasure Society Cabaret – Simone Penkethman and Chanel Cole

By 1 September 2010

[ 17 September 2010 at 8:00 pm; 18 September 2010 at 8:00 pm; ]

The following came across my desk and is worth a look:

The Pleasure Society Cabaret
Simone Penkethman and Chanel Cole
With Adam Cook and Paul Christiansen
Directed by Robin Davidson
17 and 18 September at 8:00pm
Tickets $25/$20 Bookings 62931443
Bar and Pleasure Gallery with outdoor smoking area open from 7pm
Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Cowlishaw Street, Tuggeranong
Canberra, Australia

…a pleasure shared is a pleasure [...]

Help a Canberran writer (me!) and have a laugh too!

By 1 September 2010

My kids short story has been published on an international website.  It’s an amusing little tale with the cutest girl reading it out, so if you want to hear it turn up your speakers. Or you can follow the subtitles on the page.
I can also win a prize if my story gets the most views, so [...]

The mind boggles

By 1 September 2010

Michael Jackson Tribute Show to launch Groovin’ in the City program
You’re invited to attend the launch of the 2010-11 Groovin’ in the City program
What: Michael Jackson Tribute Show to launch Groovin’ in the City
When: Wednesday 1 September, 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Where: Garema Place, Civic
Cost: FREE
Groovin’ in the City’s free live entertainment program will run during lunchtime, [...]

The bunyip cometh to Gungahlin.

By 30 August 2010

Back in January 2009 in the comments section on a story on tourist attraction for Canberra a Big Bunyip was suggested for Gungahlin.
By September the Gungahlinites were convinced that they were indeed going to get a bunyip.
Today Jon Stanhope has announced that the bunyip has been commissioned.
A sculpture of a popular children’s book character [...]

Live Music and Events Report Tabled

By 30 August 2010

Late last week the report by the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and
Municipal Services on its Inquiry into Live Community Events (the real report is tacked on to the back of the interim report).
Greens committee member Caroline Le Couteur put out a media release.
At its heart this is about having live music [...]

Amelia Jane Hunter at Comedy Club this week

By 30 August 2010

[ 1 September 2010 at 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy Club at Civic Pub is on this Wednesday night 1st September with a headline slot from Sydney comic Amelia Jane Hunter.

Hunter’s unique brand of energy filled character comedy provides hilarious insights into the wicked and wily workings of a well bred, lateral thinking mind. Her humour is both confronting, sensitive and intelligent, a hearty [...]

National Campus Band Competition 2010 – The ACT Final

By 30 August 2010

[First filed: Aug 28, 2010 @ 12:30]

Thursday night saw a strange scene in Civic’s Transit Bar.
A smallish low room dominated by pool tables was crowded in with hip young things some distance from any campus for the 2010 National Campus Band Competition.
(One supposes it is at least neutral ground)
Into the dim room, under dim blue [...]

Real ghost story film, interested?

By 28 August 2010

Hi, my name is Wendy.:)
I am currently studying media at the University of Canberra, and I am seeking for some people who are interested in being part of my film project (this is my last year and I’m making a major film product until the end of November).
I’d like to interview some of [...]

The Canberra City Band play for all at Floriade 2010.

By 27 August 2010

[ 9 October 2010 at 10:00 am; ] What: CANBERRA – The Canberra City Band play for all at Floriade 2010.

Where: Floriade – Commonwealth Park Gardens

The Canberra City Band, after taking out 1st place for the second time in 2 years in the Australian National Eisteddfod, will be performing on Saturday 9 October at Floriade for all to enjoy.

The performance will be [...]

No DA process for McGregor Hall

By 27 August 2010

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The bad news keeps coming for McGregor Hall.
Hot on the heels of Yesterday’s rejection of heritage status Andrew Barr has used his call in powers to kill off the Development Application process.
It’s only the third time the Minister has used these powers and if you read his media release it’s all sunshine [...]

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