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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 24th of October 2013

By 24 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 October 2013 to 28 October 2013. ]

There’s this thing that cool people do, it’s called the weekend.

It’s pretty wild and you should probably get up on that.

Trust me, if you haven’t tried it yet you have to give it a go. You’ll thank me later.

Or if you were weekending before it was cool, maybe you could help out by leaving some [...]

Red Dress Run for Pegasus – 22nd November

By 24 October 2013

[ 22 November 2013 at 6:15 pm; ] The Hash House Harriers have been mentioned on this site previously. I received the below from a friend – please pass it on and attend!

Attention Hashers, Harriettes and Muggles,

It’s the Wednesday ACT (WACT) Hash, on a Friday. It’s the 1300th run, out of sequence. It’s starting at 6:30pm, which is later than [...]

Roller Derby on Oct 26! A Good Day to Skate Hard

By 24 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 October 2013; ]

There will be plenty of fast skating, big hits and knockout roller derby action when Varsity Derby League’s all-star team, the DisHonour Rollers, take to the track this Saturday 26 October for their third roller derby home bout for 2013. They will be playing against the (Sydney) South Side Derby Dolls’ The Force at Southern [...]

Vinyl Lounge at the NFSA

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 27 October 2013 at 2:15 pm; ]

Think music sounded better before it was all digital? Miss the ritual of setting the needle down? Or do you just feel nostalgic about the smell of a vinyl collection?

Whatever the case may be, this will probably interest you:

NFSA sound archivists Graham McDonald and Thorsten Kaeding are passionate about their vinyl records. Those in the [...]

Insurgence @ Museum of Australian Democracy

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is currently hosting an exhibition exploring arts as a platform for revolutionary politics.
The exhibition features the work of Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Hookey, Jennifer Herd, Laurie Nilsen, Megan Cope, Tony Albert and Richard Bell—artists from the proppaNOW collective, along with former proppaNOW member Andrea Fisher.
proppaNOW is [...]

Critical Mass rides again this Friday

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 October 2013 at 5:44 pm; ]

This just in:

when uranium-235 is bombarded by a neutron, it undergoes fission which in turn releases more neutrons. Some of these escape, but a portion seeds further fission events – that in turn releases more neutrons. A critical mass is the amount of fissile material needed for a sustained chain reaction.

Friday 25th October, [...]

The Haunted Sword at the ANU Arts Centre

By 23 October 2013

[ 24 October 2013 at 6:30 pm; 25 October 2013 at 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 [...]

Unbelievers showing at ANU and not many other places

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 November 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

ACT science lovers and fans of Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss are in for a treat, the ANU is hosting a screening of The Unbelievers, the rock and roll styled documentary on the atheist duo’s adventures.

The screening will also feature an introduction and post-show questions and answer session with co-star Lawrence Krauss, and Directors Gus [...]

RAW:natural born artists at Academy Club

By 22 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 November 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Academy Club are hosting an artistic showcase that stretches it’s net across just about every medium you care to name. It’s a fun idea and not done often enough in Canberra.

If you’re interested in checking out some films/burlesque/makeup/cartooning/art then head to Academy from 7.30 on the 13th of November.

While you’re at it check out the [...]

The Locavore’s Dinner at the Ivy Lake View Cafe

By 22 October 2013

[ 6 November 2013 at 12:00 am; ] The Canberra Environment Centre would like to invite you to dinner at the Ivy Lake View Cafe next Saturday (the 2nd of November).

Join the Canberra Environment Centre for fine food, wine, music, and conversation.

This dinner is special in many ways. We’ll plate up the flavours of a Canberra spring evening with locally sourced, organic produce, [...]

Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia Gala Presentation Dinner

By 22 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 November 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Serious lovers of wine take note! Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner is being held in The Great Hall of Parliament House on Thursday the 21st of November.

Proudly hosted by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society

The Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner to be held on [...]

April’s Caravan & Hipsley Rock Lonsdale

By 22 October 2013

[ 26 October 2013 at 10:30 am; ]

April’s Caravan and Hipsley are putting on a bit of a shindig for the lovers of retro fashion out there. Check the Facebook Page for more info.

April’s Caravan together with their new friends at Hipsley are throwing a party to colour your day with retro fun.

The weather man has given the go ahead and [...]

Mozart lecture at Arc Cinema

By 21 October 2013

Lovers of the classical, this may interest you:
Charles Mackerras and His Infinite Gift to Mozart Scholars
24 October 2013, 5:30-6:30pm
Arc cinema, Canberra, ACT
Free, bookings required (02) 6248 2000
What difference does it make if you change the tempo of Mozart? NFSA Scholars and Artists in Residence Fellow, Dr Ian Cook, sought to answer this question when he [...]

EYES WIDE SHUT @ Scope Mount Stromlo

By 21 October 2013

[ 1 November 2013 at 7:45 pm; ]

CRDL and Dr Sketchy’s are putting on a masquerade event out at Scope Mount Stromlo for one night only.

They promise sculpture, burlesque, life drawing, roving entertainment, a gallery of artworks, and a silent auction to raise money for community groups.

Sounds like a blast.

In conjunction with CRDL & Dr Sketchy’s

One night only Instant Gallery featuring a [...]

Vans Warped Tour bringing big names to Canberra

By 18 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 December 2013; ]

The Vans Warped tour is, thank god almighty, coming to Exhibition Park here in Canberra!

And look at that lineup!


Namadgi bike race this Sunday in Namadgi National Park

By 18 October 2013

To whom it may concern, some totally sweet mountain bikes are going to be doing mountain bike related things this weekend.
The ACT Government would like to advise the public that The Namadgi Beast, a mountain bike race through the southern parts of Namadgi National Park, is on this Sunday 20 October 2013 from 8 am [...]

A week of walks in the snowy mountain high country

By 18 October 2013

The lantern property group are suggesting you go for a bike of a hike this summer, and have put together a ‘week of walks’ to encourage Canberrans to make the trip up into the mountains.
“For centuries Europeans have enjoyed walking holidays high in the mountains in summer. A pair of boots, packed picnic lunch and [...]

2013 African Film Festival @ Tuggeranong Art Centre

By 17 October 2013

[ 23 October 2013 to 28 October 2013. ]

The African Diplomatic Women’s Group along with the Tuggeranong Arts centre have put together a showcase of films from across six African nations.

In an inspiring cinema journey, the festival will offer productions from Tunisia to South Africa, including films produced in Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

The Botswanan film Four Thirty has been selected to open [...]

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

By 17 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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…


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

Day of the Dead: Latino Fiesta at the Croation Club

By 17 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 November 2013 4:00 pm to 3 November 2013 12:00 am. ]

Los Chavos are headlining what looks to be a fine excuse to party down and eat too much next month:

WHAT: 1 day festival of Latin American music, food, history and culture
WHEN: SATURDAY 2nd November 2013
WHERE: Australian Croatian Club [68 McCaughey St, Turner, ACT]
TIME: 4pm – Midnight

Los Chavos, the local Latin/Reggae band, [...]

The Front Gallery Gig Guide: 23rd October – 6th November 2013

By 17 October 2013

[ 23 October 2013 to 6 November 2013. ] From the Front Gallery and Cafe:

24th October 2013 – Kirst Arific is Present (Comedy)

25th October 2013 – Poetry Slam (Poetry)
$5 // 8pm
The night commences at 8pm with the Open Mike session, followed by a small slam where 8 poets will compete against each other. We will then move into presenting sets from our feature poets!

Featuring [...]

Urthboy to launch NFSA Theatrette

By 16 October 2013

[ 25 October 2013 at 7:30 pm; ] Award winning Sydney based hip-hop artist Urthboy has been invited to launch the National Film and Sound Archive’s new theatrette.

Urthboy will be providing a talk, a presentation and a small performance about his approach to music

Urthboy, one of Australia’s most eminent hip-hop artists, will make a very special appearance at the National Film and Sound [...]

COSENTINO the Grand Illusionist @ the Royal Theatre

By 16 October 2013

[ 24 October 2013; ] Hey an illusionist is coming to Canberra!

His name is Cosentino and his show is called ‘The Magic, The Mystery, The Madness’.

If you want to see something a bit out of the norm, why not a magic show?

 Australia’s award-winning COSENTINO, the Grand Illusionist, is thrilled to launch his ‘The Magic, The Mystery, The Madness’ national tour in Wollongong this Saturday, October 12. Cosentino’s  Wollongong  fans  will  be  the  very  first  look  to  see  this  spectacular  new  [...]

Jeff Thompson is having a book launch at Smith’s

By 16 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 November 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]

Jeff wrote a book.

It’s called Faceless.

You probably know Jeff, Canbera being Canberra and all, and so you already know that he’s highly likable and quite funny. One can only assume that those adjectives will also describe his book… unless it turns out to be alike a sad or scary book or something. I don’t really [...]

Kids, Creatures, & 100 Harlequins at Glebe Park

By 16 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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, [...]

The Wharf Revue at the Canberra Theatre, Whoops! a review

By 16 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Having been invited to opening night of the Wharf Revue at the Canberra Theatre Goosepig and I negotiated the obstacle course of the Spiegletent sprawling across Civic Square and took our seats in the Playhouse.
It’s a one act show running 90 minutes and I have to say it’s superb.
The comedy ranges from broad and childish [...]

Political SPIN at SPIN Fest

By 16 October 2013

[ 20 October 2013 at 3:00 pm; ] SPIN Fest is about things that spin, and there’s no spin quite like political spin.

This Sunday Political SPIN will take place from 3 till 4 and may just include more political spin than this writer can actually stomach. If you think you can handle it, the event is “free” although you still have to pay [...]

Lenin’s Love Child – Ten Days That Shook the World at the Polish Club

By 16 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 October 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

So this is a little bit interesting, the Polish club are playing the the classic 1928 Sergei Eisenstein war film Ten Days That Shook the World accompanied by a live band.

That sounds awesome, check out their Facebook Page for more info.

This Sergei Eisenstein masterpiece has been given a contemporary live sound track by Canberra’s local [...]

Capital Cookbook 2 Launch at National Library of Australia

By 15 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 October 2013 at 5:00 pm; ]

I would imagine the food available at the launch of a food cookbook would be quite good right?

We’ve mentioned the Capital Cookbook before, but we’ve just gotten a bunch of details about the event and I am currently feeling very hungry so everything about this is very appealing to me..

To celebrate the release of the [...]

Dendy Canberra showing Doctor Who 50th Aniversary

By 15 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

So this might be stretching the definition of Canberra based news a little, but as Johnboy and myself are both massive Whovians it can’t be helped.
Dendy Canberra (see, there’s a connection) are showing the upcoming 50th anniversary special for Doctor Who in 3D on the Sun 24 Nov.
There will be only one session, it is [...]

Mount Rogers 40th Birthday Fun Family Festival

By 15 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Mount Rogers Primary in Melba is turning 40 it seems, and to celebrate they’re putting on a festival, and it looks kind of awesome.
Laser tag? At a school fete? Brilliant.
I had friends who went to Mount Rogers so I used to go to the festivals there when I was a kid, and I always felt [...]

Win tickets to Bollywood Black Tie Bonanza

By 14 October 2013

A short while ago we posted about Bollywood Black Tie Bonanza, the charity night that combines food, dance, and helping people who want to learn get the chance to do so.
The event is happening this Friday at Digress, and kicks off at 6.30.
Well the folks behind the event have been nice enough to throw two [...]

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