[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 17 October, 2013 to 21 October, 2013. ]
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you….
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!
[ 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, [...]
Mrs Deref and I went to the circus last night.
Empire is set up in the Spiegeltent – a glorious retro creation worthy of the Skywhale – in Civic Square. A significant crowd had already gathered by 7:00pm, half an hour before the advertised start, the early arrivers sitting at tables and the rest standing around [...]
[ 18 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
This sounds fascinating.
Forget dinner and a show, wine and a show sounds much more my speed.
Canberra District winery, Shaw Vineyard Estate will be supporting and actively participating in the annual Good Food Month program – a month long food and wine program by Fairfax which, for the first time in 2013, expands beyond Sydney to [...]
Burlesque Life Drawing blows a hole in the space-time continuum to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Wh0
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Canberra, Impact Comics and Scope Mt Stromlo have combined forces to save you from the sterile, boring, badly lit, life drawing studios and the bored, silent, robotic models.
Come and draw amazing models dressed as your [...]
[ 25 October, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night is conjuring up a night of ghoulish entertainment on 25th October at the Basement in Belconnen!
Darkc3ll: Brisbane’s industrial rockers who’ll be celebrating the release of their second album, ‘Dark Verses’.
Horrorwood Mannequins: A 4 piece horror punk riot from Sydney.
Domino: A Sydney based metal/prog monstrosity who’s debut album has been receiving [...]
[ 23 October, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Andrew Galan has shared with us the very exciting news about his upcoming book launch:
On Wednesday 23 October, 7:30pm, Australian Capital Territory writer Andrew Galan launches his first poetry book, That place of infested roads, at Canberra’s Phoenix Pub. Published by leading UK alternative poetry publisher Knives Forks and Spoons Press, the book combines works [...]
The Hindmarsh Group have announced their patronage of the Canberra Theatre Centre for the next three years:
Hindmarsh, one of Australia’s leading property and construction companies, will become a principal sponsor of the Canberra Theatre Centre in 2014 with a three year commitment to help kick-start the Centre’s vocational education and training program.
ACT Arts Minister Joy [...]
[ 26 September, 2013 to 30 September, 2013. ]
The ends are the best parts of many things, like weeks for example!
However it’s up to you to really make sure you get those most out of these weekend thingies, so here’s a quick guide to help.
As always leave your own helpful suggestions in the comments below!
Canberra has produced many extraordinary poets in recent times. So many, and so good, that they reach out of the poetry niche and startle members of the general public bored with bad poetry in long ago schoolrooms.
Chris Huet (aka CJ Bowerbird) is one such and TEDxCanberra has been good enough to put his recent presentation [...]
[ 17 October, 2013 to 2 November, 2013. ]
Canberra Philharmonic are doing Little Shop of Horrors!
Feed me Seymore!
The show will be running from the 17th of October to the 2nd November at Erindale Theatre in Wanniassa.
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version [...]
[ 3 October, 2013 7:00 pm to 5 October, 2013 7:00 pm. ]
Dean Cross is returning to Canberra with his first solo show, Finding S___ T____.
I’m assuming we have to actually go to the show to learn what S and T stand for, and as a marketing device goes it’s working because I really, really, want to know.
The premise sounds rather interesting also.
Finding S___ T____ is [...]
[ 19 September, 2013 to 23 September, 2013. ]
WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND!
I am excited for the weekend, as should you be.
There is a bunch of radness happening this weekend, and I demand that you take full advantage of it.
As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below, because that’s the whole “DIY” side of things.
[ 12 September, 2013 to 16 September, 2013. ]
Hey weekend warriors!
What challenges await you this weekend?
Here are some conquests we’ve heard of that you can undertake.
Add your own suggestions of weekend quests in the comments below.
[ 11 October, 2013 to 13 October, 2013. ]
Duck Bunny Theatre are hitting the Street Theatre with their new satyrical work The Fridge next month.
In a re-imagining of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, Duck Bunny Theatre’s new satirical play The Fridge, mocks the powerful, and exposes the foolish in a comedic fable about the clash of want versus need premiering at The Street Theatre [...]
[ 20 September, 2013 to 22 September, 2013. ]
An Opera set during the 2003 bush fires is kicking off its season on the 20th of September at the Street Theatre.
In January 2003 when the fires raged and the seemingly impossible happened in Canberra, our city and the people in it changed. From a Black Sky is a gripping chamber opera set in the [...]
[ 13 September, 2013 to 16 September, 2013. ]
The Canberra Short Film Festival is about to turn 18, and will celebrate the coming of age milestone with a three-day event featuring a line up of the best short films from Canberra, Australia and around the world.
The festival received over 300 entries – a new record – and the best 49 films will be screened at [...]
[ 5 September, 2013 to 9 September, 2013. ]
Hey sex party, you sure have just pasted your posters over a bunch of gig posters for gigs that are still yet to come… so that’s kinda wrong.
Poor poster board etiquette. TSK TSK.
Anyways, it’s almost the weekend!
How did that happen?
Time happened, and speaking of time and happenings, it’s time to check what is happening this [...]
[ 3 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Tuesday night is suspiciously alive with events this week.
Adding to the mix is Jay Sullivan’s Storytime at Smiths in its second installment. This in from Jay:
This is a storytelling event, it just so happens that this time I have 4 Senate candidates as guests. Simon Sheikh (Greens), Kate Lundy (ALP), Dr Philip Nitschke [...]
[ 30 August, 2013 to 2 September, 2013. ]
Gosh it’s almost the weekend!
Why does nobody say gee willikers anymore?
Ponder this, as you leave your suggestions for what to do this weekend in the comments below.
The Age has the word on Canberra’s Stef Dawson landing a major role in the next two Hunger Games movies.
It’s nice to see a local doing well in Hollywood.
But, it would be remiss of me to not point out that The Hunger Games is downright evil, pure poison, and damn close to being Mein Kampf [...]
[ 18 October, 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This exciting news just in:
Centenary commissioned artist Jon Rose has recently taken up residence in Canberra, and is laying down the challenge to anyone who thinks they can build a musical bike, that they’ve got just under 2 months to do so if you’d like to take part in the Canberra Pursuit performance in this [...]
[ 6 August, 2013 to 7 August, 2013. 13 September, 2013 to 14 September, 2013. 20 September, 2013 to 21 September, 2013. ]
Impro ACT’s 2013 production of ‘The Office’ starts on Friday 6 September. The 2012 premiere (and its encore performance) sold out, and with audience numbers strictly limited to 40 per show, audiences are encouraged to book early.
‘The Office’ is an improvised comedy where the audience are able to follow their favourite character and/or storyline as [...]
[ 22 August, 2013 to 26 August, 2013. ]
The prophecy speaks of the coming of the weekend!
It will be glorious!
Got any plans?
Johnboy and I will kick this off with a list of the fun things we’ve heard of, but it’s up to you to finish it.
Make sure you leave suggestions in the comments below.
[ 8 October, 2013 to 11 October, 2013. ]
“I know it is wet
And the sun is not sunny.
But we can have
Lots of good fun that is funny.”
- Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat
Dr Seuss had a wonderful mind, and of all his creations The Cat in the Hat may be the most beloved.
Personally I’m a bit more partial to The Butter [...]