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A great tragedy as fire engulfs the Polo

By 21 January, 2014

ACT Policing is investigating a fire in O’Connor which occurred in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, January 21).
Around 2.05am, police responded to reports of a structure fire at the Polish White Eagle Club on David Street in O’Connor.
On arrival, police located a significant amount of smoke coming from the rear of the building.
ACT [...]

Vday Canberra “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” 2014

By 21 January, 2014

[ 8 February, 2014; ] V-DAY CANBERRA JOINS ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN
 
V-Day Canberra 2014
Presents A Benefit Reading of
A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT AND A PRAYER:
Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls
 
WITH
Members from all facets of the Canberra Community
Join Us as we RISE, RELEASE, and DANCE to Demand Justice for Women and Girl Survivors of Violence
 
For More [...]

The Feldons kick off 2014 at The Pot

By 20 January, 2014

[ 24 January, 2014; ]

This just in:

The FELDONS- Back bigger and better in 2014 @ the newly refurbished Pot Belly, 8.00pm. Chance of rain, apparently…

Decades Returns to Transit for 2014

By 20 January, 2014

[ 26 January, 2014; ]

Decades is back for 2014 and we are kicking off with our special Australia Day Edition!

You will hear DJ’s Jay, Melina and Esme play the usual eclectic mix of Indie, Shoegaze, Pop, Manchester, Psychedelic, Prog, Mod, Post-punk, Electronic, Dub Noise, New Wave, Garage Rock and Cheese, with a healthy dose of Aussie indie classics, one [...]

Seussical the Musical

By 20 January, 2014

[ 20 January, 2014 to 25 January, 2014. ]

Ickle Pickle Productions presents: ‘Seussical the Musical’, playing at Belconnen Theatre until 25th January.
Bookings 6275 2700 or www.canberraticketing.com.au

Seussical is suitable for all ages, and is the perfect school holiday family entertainment!

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, featuring all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a [...]

COME AND PLAY MANDOLIN!

By 20 January, 2014

COME AND PLAY MANDOLIN!
COZYMO (Capital of Australia Youth Mandolinata)
The next one-semester length COZYMO Learning Group (Beginning) and COZYMO Learning Group (Continuing) programs start on Sunday 2 February 2014 (Session times below). All ‘youth’ – whether in experience or in age – are most welcome!
These Semester-length programs offer you a great opportunity to begin or to [...]

Who’s up for a naked Hottest 100 party?

By 20 January, 2014

[ 26 January, 2014; ] The ACT Nudist Club is letting it be known they’re welcoming the public in for a Hottest 100 Party:

Break away from the ordinary, bring your mates and enjoy 2013′s best beats in the buff! Canberra’s local nudist club is throwing open the gates and cranking up the sound for a Hottest 100 Pool Party [...]

Legal advice for Canberra artists

By 17 January, 2014

Joy Burch is putting the word out there that the ACT Government is chipping in for the Arts Law Centre of Australia:
ACT artists and arts organisations will have access to free or subsidised legal advice thanks to a national partnership to revamp the Arts Law Centre of Australia, to which the ACTGovernment is contributing $10,000. [...]

Little Mac and The Monster Men present Monster Stomp. Local music video

By 17 January, 2014

Here’s fun one to get us into the weekend.
Monster Stomp! The title track from Little Mac and The Monster Men’s first EP, released 2013.
It has therefore been duly added to our Canberra Music Playlist, now 111 songs strong!:

You don’t want to miss the West Bank Festival

By 16 January, 2014

[ 14 February, 2014 to 16 February, 2014. ]

The invite has hit facebook for the first ever West Bank Festival! (as in the West Bank of Sullivans Creek):

Early Bird Tickets on sale now until Friday 7th Feb (prices below).

http://www.trybooking.com/EEBZ

The Canberra Musicians Club is thrilled, and slightly terrified, to announce our most ambitious endeavour to date, the inaugural West Bank Festival. A three day [...]

Look out for the snow lol

By 16 January, 2014

from google keep a eye out for it peeps lol

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 January 2014

By 16 January, 2014

[ 17 January, 2014 to 19 January, 2014. ]

Still not quite in the rhythm? Neither are we.

And yet it appears the weekend is here any old how.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Tease and Tearaways presents: Let There Be ‘OZ’ Rock!

By 16 January, 2014

[ 25 January, 2014; ] Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night is turning up the heat to celebrate the Australia Day weekend with a night of heavy hitting Aussie rock!

And what better way to do it than with:
Australian Kingswood Factory (Melb)
Mad Charlie (Syd)
Johnny Roadkill (Canb)
And of course The Velvet Vixens with their unique style of burlesque, tailored especially for the [...]

Sculpture Bar Thursdays

By 15 January, 2014

[ 16 January, 2014; 5:00 pm; ]

Some good news from the National Gallery:

Join us for the opening of the Chandon Sculpture Bar next Thursday, 16 January at 5 pm!

Enjoy a range of Peruvian-inspired food and drinks and relax to tunes by local DJs.

Enlighten spreading out again

By 15 January, 2014

Enlighten at its best has concentrated food, music, and the amazing lights within a triangle running from Old Parliament House, to Questacon, to the National Gallery.
So I’m hoping they’re not cocking it up with Andrew Barr launching this year’s event which sounds a lot more spread out:
Stunning architectural projections will again transform the buildings of [...]

Simon Singh on The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

By 15 January, 2014

[ 17 January, 2014; 4:00 pm; ] Questacon have word on a pretty exciting talk this Friday:

Simon Singh, best-selling author of ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ and ‘The Code Book’, will discuss his latest book ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’. He will explain how a team of mathematically gifted writers have covered everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and [...]

Hats, Heels and Handbags (Wanted!)

By 13 January, 2014

Verve Promotions will again present the Canberra Show Fashion Parade from the 21st to 23rd February. 
The fashion parade entitled Hats, Heels and Handbags will showcase a variety of fashion wares and promoters are searching for Canberra’s biggest, oldest, most expensive and weirdest handbags, heels and hats. 
If you own something of the sort please [...]

CSIRO rolling out the cosmos

By 13 January, 2014

[ 1 February, 2014 to 28 March, 2014. ]

The CSIRO is letting us know about the fruit of their work with artists:

Canberra artists have been working with CSIRO to ‘capture the cosmos’. The result is an exhibition of astronomically inspired work by the Artists Society of Canberra’s Abstract and Experimental Group that will show at CSIRO Discovery Centre from 1 February.

Astronomical images have [...]

Cosplay at CANCON 2014

By 13 January, 2014

[ 25 January, 2014 to 27 January, 2014. ]

Before the internet existed lonely Canberra nerds had to go to CanCon to discover to our delight that there were human females who shared our interests.

It’s hard to explain today just how many suicides that would have prevented.

Having in the intervening years gone heavy on the male-centric table top war games we see they’re [...]

This month at The Phoenix

By 11 January, 2014

[ 1 January, 2014 to 31 January, 2014. ] This just in to keep us all grooving!

Saturday 11th 8:30pm
Holy Eucharist Line Label Launch
Matthew Elias
Crmwll
Northumberland
Stenxh
Tim Pearce

Monday 13th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents Bootleg Sessions
Time and Weight
Johnny Roadkill
Bacon Cakes
Dylan Hekimian

Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday 15th 8pm
BAD!SLAM!NO!BIRTHDAY!BISCUIT!

Thursday 16th 9pm
Revellers
Yoko Oh No
The Union Pacific
Grenadiers

Saturday 18th 9:30pm
All In A Year
No Assumption
Suburban Haze
Office Jerk

Monday 20th 8pm
The Bootleg Sessions
The [...]

The New Year hasn’t really started until it’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

By 10 January, 2014

[ 15 January, 2014; 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings the news we’ve been waiting for:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you a stage microphones an audience MCs judges scores The Master of Conflict and adding for your two minutes of your original material on the Phoenix stage for prizes!

So many prizes, all first prizes!

BECAUSE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM!
AND WANTS YOUR WORDS!

And because we are the [...]

Canberra Comedy Festival complete their full unveiling!

By 10 January, 2014

The Canberra Comedy Festival have made a further announcement on their jam packed lineup for 2014:
Canberra Comedy Festival have added even more shows to their already massive line-up that will run between 4 and 9 March at various venues around Canberra.
The festival’s first announcement in December included two special shows by Doug Anthony All [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 January 2014

By 9 January, 2014

[ 10 January, 2014 to 12 January, 2014. ]

It’s a funny old time of year but it appears we have another weekend coming up.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra in this break within a break?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Star Wars Burlesque returns to the Canberra Theatre

By 9 January, 2014

[ 14 March, 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Because so many of you are dirty nerds who like to be exploited (and there’s nothing wrong with that) it’s worth mentioning that the Canberra Theatre has a listing for The Empire Strips Back:

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away….

Finally returning to Canberra after two years, THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK: A Star [...]

The Canberra Poems of P.S Cottier on Immortal Muse

By 9 January, 2014

The Immortal Muse website has featured the works of P.S. Cottier related to Canberra.
There’s a lot there, and a lot worth thinking about.
Perhaps best of all is “Houses of Gungahlin”:
What space for expansive thought or emerald memory
in these distorted castles, hunch­backed yet grown giant,
perched on desecrated hills, cubist shrines to ugly Gods?
With their whole [...]

The Carnival Parade needs you

By 8 January, 2014

Community Services has just tweeted its need jigglers and jugglers for the Beer And Meat On A Stick Day Parade!
Email the intriguing info@subsdance.com.au to get involved if you have “special talents”.
Be a part of #CBR most exciting street parade at this year's @NatMultiFest pic.twitter.com/eq3eN0BTp1
— Community Services (@CSD_ACT) January 7, 2014

Canberra is not as it seems

By 7 January, 2014

…for many reasons.
Canberra is being over-run by the resistance. We are an enlightened city, full of enlightened people (mostly), but the ‘intel map’ is depicting that this is not the case. The enlightened seem to be losing the battle. We need more help!
If you’re over 16 and based in the Australian Capital Territory, have an [...]

Because what we needed was another zombie film

By 6 January, 2014

Joy Burch has announced a funding round to local film makersL
More than $80,000 has been provided to nine screen-based artists through the 2014 ACT Screen Arts Fund, ACT Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
“The ACT Screen Arts Fund provides opportunities for the ACT community to access funding for film and screen projects,” [...]

Jonathan Metters with You’re a Stranger. Local Music Video

By 6 January, 2014

This just added to YouTube and worth a look:
You’re a Stranger
Jonathan Mettes
I used a loop pedal to layer tracks live. Lyrics written by Marianne Mettes.
It has been duly added to the local music playlist:

nightride tomorrow night (tuesday) + free bike fix workshop this weekend

By 6 January, 2014

hey guys
couple of casual cycling events this week.
tomorrow I’m organizing a nightride from belco to the city.  more social than a training ride, we will stopping along the way for a moonlit picnic.  no need to wear stretchy clothes
details via
www.bikeact.org
this weekend cyclejam is running their monthly bikefix at gormon house markets.  use some tools, get [...]

Amy Dunham takes over Creative Production of the Fringe

By 2 January, 2014

This just in from Jorian Gardner for Fringe 2014:
Fringe Director Jorian Gardner today announced the appointment of Amy Louise Dunham to the position of Creative Producer for the February 2014 event.
“Amy is a well-loved and accomplished young artist working across a range of fields including theatre, live music and dance,” said Gardner. “Aside from her [...]

Sunday Sessions at Old Parliament House

By 2 January, 2014

[ 5 January, 2014; 12 January, 2014; 19 January, 2014; 26 January, 2014; ] This just in which may be of interest to you:

This summer, there’s never been a better time to visit Old Parliament House.

What: Sunday afternoon music and free caricatures at Old Parliament House, every Sunday in January
Where: Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
When: From 12.30pm, Sunday 5, 12, 19 and [...]

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