[ 30 November, 2013; ]
The Moulin Bruise: 100 years of Can-baret; A Roller Derby Double Header Sporting Event featuring Canberra Roller Derby Leagues’ Black n Blue Belles, Brindabelters, Red Bellied Black Hearts and Surly Griffins.
Like the Moulin Rouge itself, Canberra is a city of intrigue, where glittering facades belie a seething underbelly of politics, creativity and raw sensual power. [...]
[ 14 November, 2013 to 16 November, 2013. ]
Warehouse Circus are amazing people who do amazing things, and here is one of those things.
What if school was filled with more pageantry? What if life has more sequins? or what if circus had less?
What if Warehouse, what if indeed.
[ 15 November, 2013; 12:00 am to 10:00 pm. ]
The finals of Canberra’s Smells Like Centenary Spirit competition are happening this Friday in the form of Play It Loud, a free all ages concert that looks pretty rad.
Check out the poster below for more info.
Click for a bigger version.
[ 6 December, 2013; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This will undoubtedly interest those of you who dislike the normal Christmas shopping rush.
The Canberra Environment Centre has you covered for ethical and eco-friendly gifts this Christmas. The Trade Night Market features all things fair, handmade and organic and is a relaxing way to do your Christmas shopping away from the mayhem.
This year the market [...]
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After one beer, he left Terry and Amanda but he didn’t go back to the house. He didn’t want to intrude. He didn’t want to talk to anyone or explain his sad fucked up life. He didn’t want to engage with hippies, no matter how cute and [...]
Is it too early to start talking about Christmas?
BECAUSE I LOVE CHRISTMAS.
Some of you will no doubt wish to immediately start talking about how much you hate Christmas, so feel free to skip ahead and be a Grinch in the comments below.
For the rest of us though, there’s this little release from Canberra CBD to [...]
[ 23 November, 2013 7:00 pm to 24 November, 2013 1:00 am. ]
Time for an Art Party!
They’re holding on in Canberra 2, which is a parallel Canberra that branched off from ours shortly after the events of the Infinite Crisis.
They’re promising a bunch of art, obviously, and ENDLESS cups of chai.
If you’re a chai nut, please go and put this claim to the test.
Head to the Facebook [...]
The site in Dickson off Wooley St, since the much lamented TurkOz closed, has been a graveyard of ill considered ventures.
The loser’s parade has been marked by terrible service, awful food, high prices, and confusing concepts.
The latest, a gay bagel bar cum karaoke joint (I kid you not), called Barcode has pulled up stumps according [...]
What do over 40 year old’s do in Canberra for entertainment, ie, where do they go dancing, listen to some great music, some country pubs perhaps? What else is there to do here or surrounding areas that’s fun and alive?
Where do they go for fun and to meet people?
Any place out of the ordinary or [...]
[ 16 November, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s most feel-good Poetry evening is coming back for a second round.
Hosted by Andrew Galan who is rather tall and Amelia Filmer-Sankey who is rather not, Word Co-op is a rather charming night of poetry and tea and you should probably go there.
Check out the Facebook page here.
Word Co-op is a bimonthly poetry night at [...]
[ 17 November, 2013; 11:00 am; ]
Talk radio listening wing nuts are both enraged and confused today as one of their beloved sports people has strayed from their blinkered delusional orthodoxy, in this case the Brumbies expensive bench warmer and long ago Wallabies flanker David Pockock who’s made the above video for GetUp!’s Canberra Day of Climate Action:
On 17th November, tens [...]
It’s National Recycling Week!
Now while I’m sure you all recycle all the time already, if you want to know some more about recycling, or if you just want to see some pieces of art by the community, then this info may interest you.
National Recycling Week runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November and to [...]
[ 18 November, 2013 to 24 November, 2013. ]
The Phoenix Bar is turning 20!
To celebrate, it’s doubled in size!
What once was downstairs Shooters is now an extension of the Phoenix Bar which is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in my life since I became old enough to first attend the Phoenix Bar. They’ve put in a second bar, a raised [...]
[ 15 November, 2013; 8:00 pm; ] The Feldon’s not only have a gig coming up at the Pot Belly this Friday, but they also have a sexy new poster to advertise it with.
The Feldons at the Pot this Friday playing a heap of original material and bonus extras, (no, not a bunch of blooper tapes or the making of) instead a [...]
[ 5 December, 2013; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Charity, animals, and sausages together at last!
The National Zoo and Aquarium is holding a parker day next month and a whole heap of good charities are going to be putting stuff together to raise funds to do good things.
Did I mention it’s at the zoo?
That’s where the otters are!
Here’s a flyer, check it out!
5:30 – [...]
This just in from The Ellis Collective:
Thanks to hundreds of good folks who have helped us out by downloading and reviewing the new single on Unearthed. It’s now placed up the top of the overall and Roots chart which means that a whole bunch of strangers can now find our new tunes.
By way of saying [...]
[ 25 November, 2013; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
There’s a global thing going on called Sunday Assembly for people who want the community aspects of religion, without the religious bits.
And it’s coming to Canberra with the first meeting this 25 November.
Here’s the blurb from the local organisers:
Following the unprecedented success of The Sunday Assembly in London, a group of Canberrans are organising the [...]
Local poetic dark horse Andrew Galan launched his book That place of infested roads (life during wartime) last month and to celebrate he invited a whole pile of people (including Johnboy and myself) to come read his poems at the Phoenix into a microphone.
Well he recorded all of us and has stuck us up on [...]
Bloke folk wizards the Ellis Collective have just put their new single up on Unearthed and you should quickly insert it into whichever orifice you listen through.
It’s called Walk Back Down, and I quite like it.
If you like it too, you should probably think about checking out their upcoming launch at the Polish club [...]
[ 10 November, 2013; 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Decades is an interesting attempt to create the ultimate in chilled out Sunday afternoon entertainment, combining beer and pool and… well relaxing things. There’s also a vinyl sale by Dynomite Records there this weekend.
So head down to Transit between 2-8 and just relax a bit.
Play pool, read a book, chat with friends, have a drink. [...]
Established in 2008, the Big Bang Ballers have taken the simple act of playing basketball and used it as a tool for change in 12 countries, serving over 41,000 boys and girls across social and cultural divides.
Using the game to fight social disadvantage and youth poverty, and having built schools, sponsored and supported orphanages and [...]
The Centenary of Canberra, Masters Builders Australia, and curator Vanessa Wright are opening a new new visual art exhibition tomorrow in Lonsdale Street.
The “pop-up gallery” will feature visual art pieces by many local artists stretching across many disciplines, all focused around the idea of interpreting the Canberran landscape.
Among the collection will be several photos by [...]
[ 7 November, 2013; 12:00 am to 11:30 pm. ]
Come for a dance at the Polish Club!
The good old Polo continues to be possibly the finest venue for seeing live music with an awesome variety of well run gigs playing weekly, and tonight is your chance to celebrate that.
Check out the Facebook page for more info.
Once again the Canberra Musicians and Polish White Eagle [...]
Actors and fans of the gothic and macabre take note!
Centenary Edge has put out a casting call for its upcoming gothic take on Canberra called Blood & Mortar.
CULTURAL AGENCY CENTENARY EDGE IS SEEKING ACTORS FOR A ‘NEW GOTHIC’ FEATURE FILM TO BE SHOT IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL IN MARCH – APRIL 2014.
[ 8 November, 2013; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This just in:
The sixth annual Lift Off band comp will see Canberra bands CASTERS, Pleased to Jive You, Harley Quinn, Purity, Elision and Hearing Voices battle it out this Friday 8 November at Woden Youth Centre.
Bands are competing for a prize pack worth over $5000, which includes everything they need to launch themselves into [...]
[ 7 November, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
As a part of the never ending avalanche of events that is the Woden Valley Festival, CIT Woden are hosting Home Made Jam tonight.
Canberran singer/songwriters of note will be making music and other people will be judging them harshly.
I will be one of those judges, I promise to be harsh but fair… unless I’m having [...]
[ 7 November, 2013 to 11 November, 2013. ]
The party never stops here in Canberra, and neither should you!
Stopping is for the weak, the dead, and people who must give way at intersections!
You are none of these things!
You are a go-er and you will go to everything this weekend!
I BELIEVE IN YOU!
You can tell because of how many exclamation marks there are in [...]
[ 23 November, 2013; 6:45 pm to 11:00 pm. ] Today has been full of chances to do good, and here’s another!
This release is from from the desk of the brilliant Simone Penkethman, and is about a party/art exhibition at CMAG.
Check it out.
Everything they say about volunteering is right – it is good for you! It makes you feel like you have something extra [...]
City News has the scoop on the big name in opera pulling out of this month’s Arboretum spectacular:
CityNews” has discovered that Kenny, who was to appear with soprano Emma Matthews and tenor Rosario La Spina, fell over at her home in London.
Following surgery for her injuries, a doctor has advised she will not [...]
[ 27 November, 2013; ]
Anglicare are throwing a bit of an 80′s bash, so if you feel the need to wear that outfit again (don’t pretend you don’t have one) or just feel like supporting Anglicare you might want to check this out.
Anglicare is pleased to offer an alternative to the traditional Office Christmas lunch.
Join us at Albert [...]
On the 23rd of November at the Virgin Ball at Parliament House, Geoffrey Rush will present American producer Harvey Weinstein with the inaugural Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Fellowship to honour his contribution to Australian cinema.
A whole pile of important people will be in attendance including Jack Thompson, Sam Neil, Guy Pearce [...]
Local super cool and good looking people Owen Spargo and Kellianne Lysaght have just given us a massive amount of photos from Otakufest fast week.
Otakufest is impact Comic’s annual explosion of geeky love and as a part of it they gold a cosplay contest.
What follows is 184 pictures of people having a good time.
Have a [...]