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Looking for a Monday laugh?

By 17 February, 2014

With the Canberra Comedy Festival coming up, get in early tonight at Smiths’ Alternative for ‘Schnityz and Giggles’.
Canberras’ only regular improvised comedy show, inspired by ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ (no Wayne Brady unfortunately but we are working on it). Come see some of your cities best improvisors perform for the honour of winning the ‘Golden Schnitz’. [...]

A moment on hitler parody

By 11 February, 2014

With Giulia Jones and Jeremy Hanson appointing themselves the last arbiters of taste for performances they haven’t seen and calling for drastic sanction against people only remotely involved I thought in my capacity as a private citizen I’d like to throw my own 2c in via the great Charlie Chaplin.

Host of The Project, Charlie Pickering, at Canberra Comedy Festival

By 10 February, 2014

Before Rove Live, Talking About Your Generation, and The Project made him a household name, Charlie Pickering was at the top of his game as a stand-up comedian. Witty, inventive, and edgy, Pickering toured the world, selling out shows from Melbourne to Edinburgh. Now he’s hitting the stage again to say the stuff he can’t [...]

Warts and All by Bruce Hoogendoorn

By 7 February, 2014

[ 7 February, 2014; 1:00 pm; ] Ever wanted to prune your family Tree? this Play’s for you!

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 24 January 2014

By 23 January, 2014

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

A long weekend coming up just when you thought you’d got your 2014 groove on.

But what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments!

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 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

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,” [...]

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 [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 3 January 2014

By 2 January, 2014

[ 3 January, 2014 to 5 January, 2014. ]

Somewhat alarmingly the first weekend of 2014 is hard upon us!

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

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

David Finnigan with you don’t have to be rich

By 31 December, 2013

Arguably the best thing to come out of Canberra David Finnigan has graced the Rizal Fountain Raps and it’s worth looking at:
The fourth series of The Rizal Fountain Raps sees Too Many Weapons (or David Finnigan, Georgie McAuley, Jordan Prosser & Sam Burns-Warr) return to the creativity-breeding grounds of Penrith in NSW to perform a [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 20 December 2013

By 19 December, 2013

[ 20 December, 2013 to 22 December, 2013. ]

Alright party peoples the year might be winding down but we all still need to get out of our hideous domestic situations before murder is done.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this coming weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Naked Girls Reading impressions

By 12 December, 2013

So last night I went to go see Naked Girls Reading at the Polit Bar.
Now in interest of full disclosure: Naked Girls Reading event is run by Tiffany Blue who happens to be a member of the Sass & Tease Collective which I am also a part of. Also most of the readers were also [...]

Hotel Incognito! 24 hours of improvised comedy

By 11 December, 2013

[ 13 December, 2013 to 14 December, 2013. ] “Hotel Incognito” will consist of 24 shows running approximately 45 minutes, starting on the hour, every hour, from 8pm Friday 13 December and running until 8pm Saturday 14 December. That’s right there will be shows running all night and all day, so if you rock up at 3am there will be an episode being performed.

Set in [...]

Cell Block 69 – Christmas with Corey !

By 5 December, 2013

[ 20 December, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Have you finished your Xmas present shopping ? Have you even started ? It’s the year two thousand and nineteen eighty thirteen and Cell Block 69 have the perfect gift for you. The gift that just keeps gifting. And that gift is Rock n Roll (and to a lesser extent, synth pop).

Corey is returning to [...]

You Are Here secures $85,000 in funding

By 3 December, 2013

They look fairly happy about it.
Today Joy Burch and Andrew Barr announced $85,000 in joint funding for You Are Here, Canberra’s little festival that could.
They did this in the alleyway behind Impact Comics.

You Are Here have used this space as a venue during the festival before, but on those occasions the traffic had been blocked [...]

Weinstein bails on Canberra

By 21 November, 2013

The SMH has the bombshell news that Harvey Weinstein is standing Canberra up and won’t be coming for the huge celebrations being planned for him.
When we hear more on the impacts of this we’ll let you know but we’re hearing the events are being shelved.

Canberra International Film Festival in trailers

By 31 October, 2013

Last night the Canberra International Film Festival kicked off for 2013 with some rather nice speeches (including by the US Ambassador who’s under some heat back home over the content of the festival he’s promoting).
There was champagne for the important people (I know Goosepig and I were because the girl who handed me my tickets [...]

Biami in Glebe Park

By 25 October, 2013

Word reaches us of something a little bit different in town for the Centenary of Canberra Children’s Festival:
Biami, a local production specially commissioned for the Centenary of Canberra children’s festival, is a cross-country collaboration between a Wiradjuri man from central western NSW and a Noongar playwright and poet from Western Australia.
Co-creator Duncan Smith, who hails [...]

Carnival of Venice Opera at Albert Hall

By 24 October, 2013

[ 1 November, 2013 to 3 November, 2013. ] A night of opera, a banquet, masquerade masks, some fireworks, and ice cream you say?

Carnival of Venice is a thing that is happening at Albert Hall and you should go for all the reasons I mentioned above.

This event contains more culture than I know what to do with. You could go to this night and [...]

The Haunted Sword at the ANU Arts Centre

By 23 October, 2013

[ 24 October, 2013; 6:30 pm; 25 October, 2013; 6:30 pm; ]

A cross-dressed version of the Japanese classic drama Kagotsurube will be performed at the ANU Arts Centre this Thursday and Friday by the ANU Za Kabuki troupe.

Founded in 1976, the troupe is made of ANU students of various nationalities and backgrounds, most of whom are studying Japanese language and culture.

In traditional Kabuki only males [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 17th of October 2013

By 17 October, 2013

[ 17 October, 2013 to 21 October, 2013. ]

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you….

YOUR WEEKEND!

And what a weekend we have in store for you! Comedy, politics, bikes, music, ping pong, tweed…

AND THOMAS THE FREAKING TANK ENGINE!

Add your suggestions in the comments below, then get planning!

Kids, Creatures, & 100 Harlequins at Glebe Park

By 16 October, 2013

[ 25 October, 2013 to 26 October, 2013. 25 October, 2013 to 26 October, 2013. ]

A massive pile of family entertainment is coming your way ladies and gentlemen. A collection of the finest performers from Canberra and interstate, headed by event mastermind Elena Kirschbaum, will turn Glebe Park into a storybook wonderland next Saturday and Friday.

Just have a look at how ridiculously fun this stuff sounds.

The packed program for Kids, [...]

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