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Last public stargazing night for 2013 this Friday

By 10 October 2013

If you haven’t been along to one of the ANU/CAS public viewing nights this year, or if you did but the weather was dodge, this Friday night is your last chance this year. Daylight savings makes it too late for the kids to attend after this month.
Fortunately, the weather forecast this time around is as good as [...]

Critics take the stage in public forum at the Bogon Theatre

By 10 October 2013

[ 18 October 2013; 12:00 pm; ] The Childers Group are assembling a collection of critics, reviewers, and spokespeople to participate in a public forum.

The panellists will be: Robyn Archer AO (Creative Director, Centenary of Canberra), Kerry-Anne Cousins (visual arts critic), Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak (contemporary arts critic), Roslyn Dundas (CEO, Ausdance National), Joseph Falsone (Director, Gorman House Arts Centre Inc.), Marion Halligan [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the Weekend of the 10th of October 2013

By 10 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
DIY wotz on guide for the Weekend of the 10th of October 2013

[ 10 October 2013 to 14 October 2013. ]

WEEEEEEEEKEND!

It’s getting warm out there guys, so you’re running out of excuses no to be jumping on all of these awesome events we’re throwing your way.

Get to it, and as always leave your own suggestions int he comments below.

Canberra Centennial Fanfare at Canberra Girls Grammar

By 9 October 2013
Canberra Centennial Fanfare at Canberra Girls Grammar

[ 2 November 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Hey brass music lovers, we’ve just received word of a night of traditional aural entertainment coming your way.

A cabal of Canberran music groups are plotting to fill your Saturday with trombones.

Canberra Brass, the Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band and the Woden Valley Youth Choir are combining forces to present a gala concert showcasing their musical [...]

Conservation work at Mt Painter this Sunday (13/10/2013)

By 9 October 2013

Hi Rioters,
This Sunday (22 September 2013) Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Mt Painter will be doing some work at Mt Painter (Cook). FoMP group have a long history of good environmental practice in restoration work in the Mount Painter Reserve, and have been working to restore the biodiversity and the native plant population in the [...]

I-Day Expo and Market at the National Museum of Australia

By 8 October 2013

[ 30 November 2013; 12:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] ACT Community Living Project and the National Museum of Australia are joining forces to put on an expo and markets to celebrate I-Day.

At the moment they’re looking for stall holders so if you’re keen to get involved check out their stall holders invitation.

The Expo is a celebration of the skills, abilities and achievements of people [...]

Halloween at the Basement

By 8 October 2013
Halloween at the Basement

[ 2 November 2013; 8:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ]

The Basement are not lacking in Halloween events it seems.

This particular Halloween event is kicking off on the 2nd of November, so if you’re not Halloween’d out by then check out some local talent.

Little Mac and The Monster Men, Reign of Terror, Bladder Spasms, Black Mountain, and Before Ciada

OK… Get ready for a huge lineup [...]

Centenary of Canberra Rally heads to Old Parliament House

By 8 October 2013

The Centenary of Canberra Rally doesn’t appear to be a race, which is a shame.
A procession of cars will be driving at reasonable speeds from Jervis Bay to Old Parliament House, and probably none of them will be going sidewards at any point.
Disappointing Canberra.
That being said if looking at old cars is you thing, you [...]

Doctor Who Dr. Sketchy’s

By 8 October 2013
Doctor Who Dr. Sketchy's

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 [...]

Tease And Tearaways presents: Trick or Tease – A Basement Halloween Spooktacular!

By 8 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Tease And Tearaways presents: Trick or Tease - A Basement Halloween Spooktacular!

[ 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!

Featuring:
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 [...]

Ninety 9 book launch at Smith’s

By 4 October 2013
Ninety 9 book launch at Smith's

[ 22 October 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ]

Smith’s Alternative is hosting a launch for Vanessa Berry’s new book/zine “Ninety Nine”.

It seems like a wonderful piece of nostalgia.

CanberraZine Emporium is super excited to present the Canberra launch of Ninety 9, the latest book from prolific and much loved Sydney zinester Vanessa Berry (I Am A Camera + countless others). Ninety 9 is “a [...]

2013 South and West Regional Orchid Show & Conference

By 4 October 2013
2013 South and West Regional Orchid Show & Conference

[ 5 October 2013 to 6 October 2013. ]

On this weekend at the Wesley Centre in Griffith, come along to see:

– Displays by regional orchid societies
– Conference program including presentations by orchid specialists
– Orchids from commercial and local hobbyists for sale
– Free advice and potting demonstrations
– Food and drink available

Saturday 5 October 2013
9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 6 October 2013
noon – 4:30pm

Wesley [...]

2013 Vikings Chess Weekender Tournament – 16/17 Nov

By 4 October 2013
2013 Vikings Chess Weekender Tournament - 16/17 Nov

[ 16 November 2013 to 17 November 2013. ]

Hi All,

The 2013 Vikings Weekender will take place on 16/17 November at the Erindale Vikings Club, ACT.

Full details of the event including online registration can be found at:

http://vikings.nickbeare.com

Hope to see you all there.

Cheers,
Nick Beare

Cotterfest proves that Canberra will make a “fest” out of anything

By 3 October 2013
Cotterfest proves that Canberra will make a

[ 12 October 2013; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]

There’s going to be a festival at the Cotter to celebrate the Cotter Dam!

It will most likely be a lovely day, but boy howdy do I see the word “******-fest” written on a lot of press releases. Is everywhere like this, or is Canberra going for some kind of most-festivals-per-capita record?

When we win that award, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 3rd of Oct 2013

By 3 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 3rd of Oct 2013

[ 3 October 2013 to 7 October 2013. ]

Rioters!

Start your weekend warmup stretches now!

Remember not to push it too hard, it’s just a warm up. Also no bouncing during a stretch, that’s a bad time to bounce.

Wait until the weekend to bounce.

Here’s a pile of entertainment we’ve found for you, but there’s always more to do that what we can find!

Please add your [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents World War Z-berra. Vice City Rollers Double header

By 3 October 2013
Canberra Roller Derby League presents World War Z-berra. Vice City Rollers Double header

[ 12 October 2013; 5:30 pm; ]

The VCRs are taking on two teams in one night!

The VCR B squad, aka the VCBs are taking on Northern Brisbane Rollers Raw Stars while the VCRs are taking on Paradise City Roller Derby.
Wear your purple and green and get behind your ACT representative skaters!
Doors open at 5:30

VCBS V Raw Stars starting at 6:30

VCRs V [...]

Night Falling. New Paul Summerfield exhibition at the Front

By 2 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Night Falling. New Paul Summerfield exhibition at the Front

[ 31 October 2013 to 19 November 2013. ]

Paul Summerfield is approximately 82 times more talented than any single person has any right to be, and everyone should hate him for it.*

That being said, his work will be on display at the Front Gallery and Cafe from the 30th of October so you should probably go see it because it’s always spectacular.

NIGHT FALLING

New [...]

Katy kicks off Spin!

By 2 October 2013
Katy kicks off Spin!

So you thought the Centenary was over? It’s revving up again to take us out of the year!
The Spin festival has a huge lineup of rotationally based events to keep you happy and excited.
Chief Minister Gallagher launched it today:
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, today launched SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels, the Centenary of Canberra program showcasing [...]

Scott 25 Hour mountain bike race at Stromlo Park

By 2 October 2013
Scott 25 Hour mountain bike race at Stromlo Park

Stromlo Forest Park is hosting the Scott 25 Hour Mountain Bike event this weekend.
Many roads will be “controlled” during the event, and a map highlighting them is available on the Stromlo Forest Park website www.stromloforestpark.com.au
“It’s going to be a huge week for mountain biking in October,” says Neale Guthrie, General Manager of Venue and Event [...]

Frock up ladies and gentlemen

By 2 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Frock up ladies and gentlemen

[ 12 October 2013; 7:00 pm; ]

Frocktober is upon us, and Rock Your Frock is throwing a dance party to celebrate, and raise some money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

Did you know that ovarian cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women, with one woman dying of it every 10 hours in Australia? While survival rates are [...]

Dragons Abreast Australia National Paddle Day

By 2 October 2013

[ 13 October 2013; ] Paddle across Australia with Dragons Abreast on Sunday 13 October

Join communities across the nation as we paddle together in dragon boats to support Dragons Abreast Australia

Come and experience the benefits of dragon boating for breast cancer survivors with your local Dragons Abreast group

Dragons Abreast Australia is a national Registered Charity that enables breast cancer survivors [...]

Gig guide for the Phoenix Bar in October

By 1 October 2013

From our friends at the Phoenix!
OCTOBER
Tuesday 1st 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Wednesday 2nd 9pm
Gooch Palms
The Fighting League
Sex Noises
Thursday 3rd 9pm
NYASH!
Cameron Ewens
Saturday 5th 9:30pm
Yard Duty
Beef Jerk
Mornings
Sex Noises
Mikey Shanahan
Monday 7th September 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Trumpet Club
The Bodies
Strange Tourist
Evan Buckley
Tuesday 8th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema presents
Trivia and Spears with Bondy and Kiers
Thursday 10th 9pm
BTCHZ
Marky Moon & Central West
Paul Heslin
Saturday [...]

Bollywood Black Tie Bonanza fundraiser at Digress

By 1 October 2013
Bollywood Black Tie Bonanza fundraiser at Digress

[ 18 October 2013; 6:30 pm; ]

Room to Read are holding a Bollywood themed fundraising dinner at Digress on the 18th of October in order to help people who would like to learn get the opportunity.

Food, entertainment, a special guest MC, and all for a noble cause.

You know what to do.

We envision a world in which all children can pursue a [...]

La Grande Fête at Telopea Park School

By 1 October 2013
La Grande Fête at Telopea Park School

[ 2 November 2013; ]

Who doesn’t love a fete?

Nobody, that’s who!

This actually looks pretty amazing so why not check it out? Seeing the Hundred Swords beat each other senseless is worth the price of admission.

Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fête 2013

Don’t miss Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fête on Saturday 2 November 2013 from 2:30pm to 7pm! One of [...]

That Place of Infested Roads, Andrew Galan’s new book launching at The Phoenix

By 30 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
That Place of Infested Roads, Andrew Galan's new book launching at The Phoenix

[ 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 [...]

Dragons Abreast Canberra 2013 Centennial Corporate Challenge

By 30 September 2013

[ 20 October 2013; ] The annual Dragons Abreast Canberra Dragon Boat challenge is on again to raise funds for Dragons Abreast and other local and national groups supporting women on their journey with breast cancer.

Corporate and social teams from hospitals, embassies, government departments, schools and fitness centres will race for fun and glory and raise funds for a [...]

British India headlining Centenary Battle of the Bands

By 30 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
British India headlining Centenary Battle of the Bands

[ 15 November 2013; ]

The Centenary Team are making some noise for their band competition finale:

The Centenary of Canberra today announced that Melbourne-based indie rock band British India will headline the Smells Like Centenary Spirit – Battle of the Bands final at the National Convention Centre’s Royal Theatre on 15 November.

The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam [...]

Wheelchair Basketball

By 27 September 2013

On the 20th of October UCFIT at the University of Canberra are hosting Wheelout in the Capital as a part of the SPIN festival.
Wheelout in the Capital is a wheelchair basketball competition aiming to raise money to support a development program in Timor-Leste.
It should be quite a bit of fun.
Hub Capital is a feature SPIN [...]

100 Harlequins needed for record breaking parade

By 27 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
100 Harlequins needed for record breaking parade

[ 13 October 2013; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. 20 October 2013; 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. 26 October 2013; 10:00 am to 10:45 am. ]

Learn skills, break records, and show your love of diamond shapes!

So many good reasons to get on board with Elena Kirschbaum’s mad-capped harequin parade idea.

Sign up for a workshop and get involved!

Learn performance skills, make a costume piece and help set a world record!

As part of the Centenary Children’s Week Celebrations, we’re nodding our cap [...]

Libraries ACT brining Bollywood, Hunger Games, and craft for school holidays

By 27 September 2013

Libraries ACT are putting on their usual assortment of book (and not-so-book) related entertainment for the school holidays, including screenings of the Hunger Games, Bollywood dance lessons, and an appearance from Australian fantasy/sci-fi royalty Garth Nix.
Canberra kids will have the chance to meet their favourite authors these school holidays along with plenty of other fun [...]

What’s better than a Beth n Ben EP Launch at the Polo? Nothing. Nothing is better than that

By 27 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
What's better than a Beth n Ben EP Launch at the Polo? Nothing. Nothing is better than that

[ 11 October 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Very exciting news coming in via YouTube. It is guaranteed to be one awesome night at the Polo for the launch of a new Beth n Ben EP:

The Canberra Musicians Club presents
Beth n Ben ‘Scenic Roots’ EP Launch
Friday October 11th 8pm till late
@ The White Eagle Polish Club
featuring:
Brother Be [...]

Winners of the Small Brewers Beer Festival double passes

By 26 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE
Winners of the Small Brewers Beer Festival double passes

The Small Brewers Beer Festival gave us 10 double passes to give away to needy individual, so we asked to hear why you deserved to go.
I have listened to your cases, and I have made my decisions.
Winners, we will be sending you an email to the address registered in your account asking for your real [...]

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