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CRDL’s Third double header – 20 September

By 28 August 2014

The CRDL home season is rolling on with unstoppable force, with the third double header of the season, and the last before the final, set to take place on the 20th of September. This home season is continuing to prove that in derby, anything can happen, with a complete reversal of last season’s standings. Last [...]

Cub Calloway, The Feldons & the Crossbones @ Smiths

By 28 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Cub Calloway, The Feldons & the Crossbones @ Smiths

[ 12 September 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

A night of rock and roll for you at Smiths Alternative.

Cub Calloway (ex Saints), modrockers the Feldons and rockabilly kings the Crossbones are teaming up to give you a night of solid, joyous, old school rock and roll.

See you there…

When: Friday 12 September
Time: 8.00pm
Where: Smiths Alternative, 76 Alinga street

Tickets $10 at the door.

Ladies, come and try dragon boating

By 27 August 2014

[ 6 September 2014; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. 11 October 2014; 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. ] Come and try the fast-growing sport of dragon boating! Females from teenagers to over fifties are invited to join Diamond Phoenix for a fun paddle on Lake Burley Griffin. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, and make new friends in a supportive environment that caters for the social to the competitive paddler.

Bring: water [...]

The Wharf Revue is back and OPEN FOR BUSINESS

By 27 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
The Wharf Revue is back and OPEN FOR BUSINESS

[ 30 September 2014; 8:00 pm; 1 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 2 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 3 October 2014; 8:00 pm; 4 October 2014; 2:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ]

Everyone’s favourite lampoonists return for another annual instalment of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire. Amanda Bishop and newcomer Douglas Hansell join revue veterans Jonathan Biggins and Phillip Scott for more razor-sharp satire in Open for Business at Canberra Theatre Centre from 30 October to 4 September.

Fresh [...]

Organic semi-conductors – Public Talk, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal

By 26 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 2 September 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] In the world of nanotechnology, organic semiconductors are potentially revolutionary.

These eco-friendly carbon-based materials have unique properties which can be used in a huge range of futuristic devices, from flexible electronics to high-tech bandages to help us heal.

In the next talk in our public speaker series, Associate Professor Vipul Bansal will discuss this emerging applications now [...]

How do we feed the world as the population soars?

By 26 August 2014

[ 28 August 2014; 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. ] ABC 666′s Genevieve Jacobs will talk with three eminent experts on one of the great challenges of our time: As the global population explodes, how do we feed ourselves and the world?

The global population is set to hit 10 billion in 2050, that’s one thousand extra mouths to feed each and every day in Australia [...]

Robin Williams Tribute Screening

By 25 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Robin Williams Tribute Screening

[ 31 August 2014; 6:00 pm; ]

The ANU Film Group, Australia’s largest film society, will be celebrating the life and legacy of the late Robin Williams with a special tribute screening of two of his most beloved films – Dead Poets Society and Good Morning, Vietnam – on Sunday 31 August at 6 PM.

Membership of the ANU Film Group is open [...]

What’s on the menu for Floriade 2014?

By 22 August 2014
What's on the menu for Floriade 2014?

Food and Wine week is set to spice up Floriade 2014, inviting visitors to spoil their tastebuds with a delicious menu of demonstrations and events – all for free!
From 22-28 September, visitors to Australia’s biggest celebration of spring can sip on some of the capital region’s most prestigious wines, explore the science behind our tastebuds [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 22 August 2014
7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight's program

7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 22nd

DAVID EASTMAN – The Supreme Court decision is handed down mid afternoon – Chris Kimball is at the court.
NORTHBOURNE FLATS – Iconic entry to Canberra with housing commission flats along the central route to the city – flats set for demolition. Heritage architects say no – but does anyone [...]

What’s on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What's on this weekend? 23rd and 24th August 2014

As we approach our penultimate Winter weekend, there is plenty going on in the Capital.
Suggestions from some of our team:
Amy Birchall is indulging her not-so-inner nerd to see astronaut Chris Hadfield speak at Llewellyn Hall for National Science week on Sunday 24th of August
Josh Mulrine is taking his daughter along to the Geoscience [...]

The Importance of Being Earnest – Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

By 22 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
The Importance of Being Earnest - Canberra Theatre Centre (Review)

The Importance of Being Earnest can feel like fairy floss: sweet, yes, but when you start to pull it apart it becomes insubstantial. The play is an outright farce and this production by the State Theatre Company of South Australia emphasises the intrinsic silliness of the story. But if this is a farce, it is [...]

Studio Underground – A season of secret theatre at the Canberra Youth Theatre

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Studio Underground - A season of secret theatre at the Canberra Youth Theatre

[ 28 August 2014; 7:30 pm; 29 August 2014; 7:30 pm; 30 August 2014; 7:30 pm; ]

Come and join us in the Underground…

The Canberra Youth Theatre Teen and Senior Ensembles have been bringing their considerable talents to bear for STUDIO UNDERGROUND – a secret theatre experience where you only find out what you are seeing when you arrive at the theatre! How many times do we dismiss an interesting looking show [...]

Little Red at Belconnen Community Centre

By 21 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Little Red at Belconnen Community Centre

[ 12 September 2014; 7:00 pm; 13 September 2014; 2:00 pm; 7:00 pm; 14 September 2014; 1:00 pm; ]

A new locally produced show is coming to the Belconnen Community Centre in September. Little Red is a cautionary tale based on the familiar ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. A funny and dark tale involving a lying wolf, a deceived girl and an unexpected path.

The show incorporates circus skills such as acrobatics, aerial skills [...]

ACT Debating Union New Competitions for students

By 20 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
ACT Debating Union New Competitions for students

The ACT Debating Union (ACTDU) is the largest organiser of schools debating in the ACT. A volunteer run organisation that aims to promote debating, public speaking and analytical skills to students in the ACT.
This year ACTDU is running two new exciting competitions! They will both involve two full days of debating over concurrent weekends, held [...]

ANU Public Lecture – The Reinvention Revolution: The makeover industries in the twenty-first century

By 19 August 2014

[ 16 September 2014; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] A public lecture by Professor Anthony Elliott, Director of the Hawke Research Institute and Research Professor of Sociology, University of South Australia.

From cosmetic surgery to self-help manuals, psychotherapy to life coaching, career design to corporate re-brandings: ours is the era of ‘reinvention’. In this provocative public lecture, acclaimed sociologist Professor Anthony Elliott assesses the spread [...]

Courtney Love comes to Canberra on Saturday night (your chance to win a double pass!)

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Courtney Love comes to Canberra on Saturday night (your chance to win a double pass!)

Courtney Love brings a whole new level of cool to the Capital on Saturday night when her first solo tour of Australia hits the UC Refectory.
Once described as the most controversial woman in the history of rock, Love’s artistic career has weathered human tragedy, varying public opinion and battles with her own personal demons. Through [...]

SciNight – Questacon

By 18 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
SciNight - Questacon

Freudian Slit, Shazaram, Penelope Asterisk, Bubble O’Kill, Behemoth Rhapsody and Berry Bad take a moment away from teaching science to pose for the camera.  Photo supplied by Canberra Roller Derby League.
If you’ve been dragged to Questacon as the involuntary guardian of a screaming child you’ve also probably wished that children weren’t allowed in.  A little [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 15 August 2014
7.30 ACT - what to expect from tonight's program

7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 15th

Asbestos House – A family suit up to go back into their Mr Fluffy house to rescue objects prior to demolition. They think the Government should have acted sooner.
Away with the Firies – 7.30 and Chris Kimball travel with ACT’s fire service for a round the clock experience.
Ranamok ran [...]

Israeli Film Festival – your chance to win a double pass

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Israeli Film Festival - your chance to win a double pass

The Australia Israel Cultural Exchange (AICE) is teaming with Palace Cinemas to present the AICE Israeli Film Festival. The Festival comes to Canberra 19th-31st August, showing at Palace Electric Cinema in New Acton.
The festival includes a range of films from rollicking comedies to sensitive dramas, from riveting, political documentaries to hot-blooded romance. Now [...]

What’s on this weekend? 16th and 17th August 2014

By 15 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What's on this weekend?  16th and 17th August 2014

After all the sun we’ve had, a bit of a rainy weekend won’t be so bad (I’ll keep telling myself that). In preparation, we’ve got a few things around town where you should keep dry-ish.
From our team:
Heather Lansdowne is heading for Portabello Road @ Old Bus Depot Markets, Sunday 17th August. She also suggests St [...]

CRDL’s 2014 Home Season Two games in one awesome night

By 14 August 2014

Hot on the heels of its seventh season’s opening double-header, Canberra Roller Derby League’s second event on the 16th of August promises to be a continuation of the league’s exciting and unpredictable home team play. The first double-header saw upsets in both bouts, with last season’s second place Brindabelters going down to wooden spooners the Surly Griffins, and two-time champions the [...]

Cheer for a cause – ACT Regional Cheerleading Competition

By 14 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Cheer for a cause - ACT Regional Cheerleading Competition

[ 17 August 2014; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]

Canberra cheerleaders will battle it out at the ACT Regional Cheerleading Competition at Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium on August 17, with high-energy routines, a good dose of glitter and a whole lot of pizzazz.

In its third year, the competition continues to grow, with coordinator Leanne Shea Langdown expecting close to 400 athletes aged from three years [...]

August FREE Learn to Skateboard Sessions

By 14 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
August FREE Learn to Skateboard Sessions

FREE Learn to skateboard sessions at Canberra Skateparks this winter!
Next session being held at Tuggeranong Skatepark on Saturday 16 August from 10am to 12pm.

Vice City Players present Pinball Wildcard Tournament 2014

By 14 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Vice City Players present Pinball Wildcard Tournament 2014

[ 16 August 2014; 6:00 pm; ]

Thanks to Canberra’s VICE CITY PLAYERS, it’s your shot at qualifying for wildcard entry into the Australian Pinball Championship being held at PINFEST in Caves Beach, Newcastle on 27 & 28 September 2014.

Here’s what you need to know;

When: 6PM Saturday August 16
Who: Open to all comers!
Cost: $25 entry (inc pizza) 16 and under FREE with [...]

Flying Bach coming to Canberra – your chance to win a double pass

By 13 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Flying Bach coming to Canberra - your chance to win a double pass

[ 13 September 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Red Bull Flying Bach is coming to Canberra in September following sell out shows in Sydney and Melbourne in 2013.

Removing boundaries between classical and urban art, Flying Bach fuse the music of 18th Century composer Johann Sabastian Bach with explosive moves thanks to world champion breakdance crew, Flying Steps who formed in 1993.

Red Bull Flying [...]

Living Green Festival 2014

By 13 August 2014

[ 12 October 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Have you heard the 2014 Living Green Festival is back for its fourth year at the Albert Hall on Sunday 12 October from 10-4pm!

As Canberra’s only vegan festival we support a tagline of a kinder shade of green for the planet, humans and other animals. The festival is a whole day of fun for all ages [...]

National Science Week 2014 begins in the ACT

By 12 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
National Science Week 2014 begins in the ACT

[ 16 August 2014 to 24 August 2014. ]

National Science Week in the ACT will launch amidst fire and ice at the Shine Dome on the 14th of August, starting a week-long celebration of science.

Now in its 17th year, National Science Week is Australia’s largest festival offering over 1,300 events around the country reaching more than 1.4 million people throughout the week.

In [...]

Canberra Blues Society Winter Blues Party

By 11 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Canberra Blues Society Winter Blues Party

[ 23 August 2014; 7:30 pm; ]

It’s time to shake off your winter blues & join in the fun at our annual Winter Blues Party.

Our headline act is Liza Ohlback Band from Sydney – Liza on vocals, Eric Rasmussen on guitar & Greg Ohlback on drums with special guest, Ali Penney on keys. This 2013 Triple Chain Awards Winner for [...]

A. Baker supports local wineries with Dinner series

By 10 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
A. Baker supports local wineries with Dinner series

A.Baker are promoting Canberra’s local vineyards with weekly wine dinners.
Located in New Acton Pavilion you will feast on delicious canapés matched with hand picked local wines.
The events kicked of last week with Long Rail Gully Wines and Eden Road Wines.
Remaining times and ticket information is listed below.
Thursday 14th August – Gallagher Wines
Thursday 21st [...]

Joseph Tawadros at the Street (win a double pass!)

By 8 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Joseph Tawadros at the Street (win a double pass!)

[ 16 August 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Double ARIA winning musician, Joseph Tawadros, is back at The Street on August 16th to celebrate the release of his 11th album, Permission to Evaporate. Inspired by a wide variety of styles and sounds from bluegrass to world, jazz and folk, the music is described as a mix of thrilling, furiously paced tracks with [...]

What’s on this weekend? 9th and 10th August 2014

By 8 August 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
What's on this weekend?  9th and 10th August 2014

It’s warming up this weekend to overnight lows that (possibly) wont dip below 0, which is surely a good sign to get out and about to see what the Capital has to offer. (Note: we are not weather experts and do not guarantee temperatures in any way shape or form)
First, a few weekend [...]

7.30 ACT – what to expect from tonight’s program

By 8 August 2014
7.30 ACT - what to expect from tonight's program

7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 8th

Canberra Cannabis Legislation – The ACT is looking at legislation to allow for the use of medical marijuana. The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury advocates for it whilst the AMA cautions against, at least for now.
Cosmo Cooma – Cooma could be the cosmopolitan capital of rural NSW. Its stories of migration [...]

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