Next week we will be sharing our fair city with real life Royalty. As ‘Wils and Kate’ or ‘the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’ (depending on how familiar you feel, or how formal you may or may not be) prepare to visit, and my house goes into some form of light excitement over this, it [...]
[ 4 May, 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]
ACT Landcare will hold the Landcare for Singles Tree Planting day at Jerrabomberra Wetlands on 4th May 2014.
If you’re on the lookout for that special someone, this event is a great opportunity to try a new and unique form of speed dating – Speed planting!
Join in and plant a new tree with a new partner [...]
Look up as you’re leaving work this evening and you’ll be treated to a rare spectacle.
The eastern coast of Australia will be lucky enough to witness a twilight total lunar eclipse tonight, with the moon expected to glow a striking shade of blood red.
The moon will already be eclipsed when it rises over Canberra at [...]
[ 30 May, 2014; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
The Brumbies have announced a date and venue for the 2014 State of the Union Lunch. This annual fundraising event has been held for over a decade with the Brumbies raising money to assist with the development of rugby in the ACT and Southern NSW.
The State of the Union Lunch has become a well-known fixture [...]
[ 19 April, 2014; 10:00 am; ]
Canberra’s Landspeed Records will be celebrating Record Store Day on Saturday 19 April at 10am.
Record Store Day is an international celebration of independently owned music stores with physical locations where customers can browse the racks and talk to expert staff about new music and artists.
Record Store Day kicked off in 2008 and has grown bigger [...]
[ 17 April, 2014 to 21 April, 2014. ]
The National Folk Festival hits Canberra again 17-21st April (the Easter weekend). The festival has now been running in Canberra for 22 years. For 5 days Exhibition Park becomes another world – one filled with music, colour and general artistic and creative celebrations.
Along with the music, the festival includes multicultural food stands to keep your [...]
[ 30 April, 2014 to 3 May, 2014. ]
With the buzz around Melbourne Fashion Week and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, one could be forgiven for thinking that Sydney and Melbourne are the places to be if you want to see the future of fashion in Australia.
But those in the know will beg to differ. Here in the nation’s capital we have a burgeoning [...]
[ 2 May, 2014; 12:30 pm; ] In Partnership with Aristocrat & The Vikings Group; Vikings Rugby presents:
The Sportsmans Lunch
Friday 2 May 12:30pm
MC: Rupert McCall (Modern Day Poet)
GUESTS: Buck Shelford (Former All Blacks Captain) & Billy Birmingham (The 12th Man)
VENUE: The Auditorium, Erindale Vikings Club
DRESS: Business Attire (No Denim)
TICKETS: $110 per person or $1000 for a table of 10 (includes a 3 [...]
[ 6 May, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Forty five per cent of all young Australian injury deaths are due to road traffic crashes. It’s a persistent and global road safety problem which was first recognised more than 50 years ago.
But rather than asking the same questions and getting the same answers, in this lecture Dr Scott-Parker will explain her innovative approach to [...]
[ 6 April, 2014; ]
VW enthusiasts from far and wide took part in the VW Drive for the Community this morning.
Hundred’s of old and new VW’s took part in the convoy that started at Thoroughbred Park, and then proceeded along Anzac Parade.
The after party is still in progress (Sunday 6 April) at Thoroughbred park. It is a perfect [...]
This week marked the start of this year’s Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.
The 2014 theme is “journeys” and is inspired by the first steam train arriving in Canberra 100 years ago. The full list of events can be found online.
The event lasts for 16 days and entry to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old [...]
[ 5 April, 2014 to 6 April, 2014. ]
The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Rock Swap will be held at EPIC from 8.30am to 5pm from Saturday 5 April until Sunday 6 April. Entrance is free. A fun day out for all the family!
Wagtail Way, Exhibition Park (EPIC)
Flemington Road Mitchell
Buy jewellery, crystals, minerals, fossils, opals, and gemstones
Stock up on lapidary equipment and beading supplies
[ 6 April, 2014; ]
The Canberra Airport Open Day is happening again on Sunday 6 April from 9.30am to 1.30pm, and will feature loads of aircraft displays and children’s activities. Let’s hope the weather is kinder on the weekend!
[ 29 March, 2014; ] What do ancient arts, bush dancing, film buffs, ukulele, scrabble and cartooning have in common? They’re all alive and well in Canberra, they’re inclusive of all ages and all abilities, and they’re all represented at the inaugural Connect and Participate Expo which will be held at the Kingston Markets this Saturday the 29th of March.
#Who Faux Faux Amis
#What Garage Punk Rock
#Where Open Air Stage – Ainslie Place (off Garema Pl)
#When You Are Here Festival 14/03/14
#So Find them at venues like The Phoenix
Nothing fake about these friends
Words by Steve Boardman.
Tonight I venture in to the CBD to check out the painfully hipster ‘You Are Here’ festival. I actually like [...]
Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt, Professor Brian Boyle and Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith, with forum host ABC 666 presenter Genevieve Jacobs, will tackle one of the most exciting science and technology projects of this century, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.
Based in remote Western Australia and South Africa the SKA will be the largest and most [...]
[ 30 March, 2014; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The next Photowalk Canberra is on March 30th between 3-5pm. We will be meeting in the carpark of the National Museum and walking around the exterior of the peninsula but also taking in the sculptural delights of the National Museum building itself.
#photowalkCanberra is the hashtag to follow on twitter for any updates, especially if [...]
[ 15 March, 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] The Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster is on Saturday 15th March at Sutton Primary School, Bywong St, Sutton – just ten minutes from Canberra.
It is a community day of fun for all with entertainment, music, games, rides, raffles and prizes, plus the popular Ute Muster.
Check out the Utes competing for prizes in various categories [...]
Learners have been teaching themselves for many centuries. However in our highly connected time learning practices have truly gone feral. Twitter drips out 140 character learning bites around the clock. Google Scholar gives you, on demand, as many resources as you need. Scoop.It lets you connect with experts in your field who are curating the [...]
[ 5 March, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] This may be of interest to couples planning their wedding day…
Wedding Information Night
Planning a wedding? Want to know more? Come along to The Chapel Crew wedding information night to find out all the tips from the industry experts.
Date: Wednesday 5th March 2014
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Where: The Chapel at Gold Creek - 17 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls, ACT
couple of fun events for the casual bicycling enthusiast in canberra this weekend
tomorrow (friday) night critical mass is having its monthly bike ride starting from the city and ending at sly fox cafe for a couple of drinks
then on saturday cyclejam is hosting its monthly “market jam” at gorman house markets. bring your bike and [...]
[ 4 March, 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Canberra Rotaract would like to invite all fellow Canberrans to a seminar titled ‘Gen Y, Gen X and the Baby Boomers: Working past the stereotypes’. This seminar will explore the motivations and traits characteristic of the generations of working age, and how they can better engage to work towards common goals. This is especially useful [...]
[ 4 March, 2014 to 9 March, 2014. ]
Best known for his hosting role on cult hit Backberner and The Einstein Factor, Peter Berner is returning to his roots as a stand-up comic to say all the stuff he can’t get away with on the telly!
Peter Berner is one of Australia’s best known media personalities, and has been on TV and Radio for [...]
Do you own a four-legged furry friend and interested in meeting other owners of four-legged furry friends around Canberra.
‘Canberra Canine Companions’ is a relaxed, casual and friendly meetup group for those with a canine companion, or even those without but who loves dogs, who’d like to get out and about with our pooches and socialise [...]
Canberrans young and old are encouraged to get active with Commando Steve, star of Australia’s Biggest Loser, at a free Health and Fitness Day at the Patrick White Lawns (next to the National Library) this Saturday.
Organised by local fitness provider, Battle Camp Fitness, the highlights of the day will be two boot camps,where Canberrans will be put through [...]
[ 6 March, 2015 12:00 pm to 9 March, 2015 12:00 pm. ] The Durham Castle Arms, Green Square, Kingston and Plonk bottle shop in the heart of the Fyshwick markets are proud to bring to Canberra what is quite possibly Australia’s largest ever cider festival.
The festival is aimed at increasing the profile of cider in the ACT and introducing Canberran’s to a range of ciders never before [...]
- The show – expensive, but you can stay all day checking out the vegetable sculpture, hundreds of enormous sheep, gorgeous alpacas, racing pigs and even guinea pigs. There’s also dog relays and obedience, quilts, free rockclimbing (mornings), monster trucks and freestyle motorcross, bareback showjumping, woodchopping and ponyrides.
Fri-Sat-sun at EPIC
- Ed Radclyffe exhibition at Canberra [...]
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’. [...]
Smart, catchy, witty, filthy and hugely entertaining musical comedian, Sammy J, is coming to the 2014 Canberra Comedy Festival. Sammy’s hosted a national sketch comedy show and performed to sell-out crowds in Australia and the
massive international comedy festivals in Edinburgh and Montreal. His musical comedy has seen him nominated for two ARIA awards.
Sammy’s 2012 Aria [...]
[ 4 March, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Brad Pitt’s zombie-attack movie “World War Z” may not seem like a natural jumping-off point for a discussion of mathematics, but in fact movies and maths may have more in common than you might think.Both enable us to build models of the world and explore, say, how an outbreak of zombie-ism might play out, or [...]
Varsity Derby League vs BMRDL. Photo: David Mackie
The first roller derby bout for 2014 in Canberra is on! Varsity Derby League‘s DisHonour Rollers will take on the Blue Mountains Roller Derby League’s Free Sisters this Saturday.
There will be some skaters having their debut bout for VDL – come see how the hard work put [...]
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 [...]