[ 14 September, 2013; 7:00 pm; ] SAN QUEANBEYAN
Counterfeit Cash’s tribute to the Man in Black.
To commemorate the 10 years since Johnny Cash’s passing and to pay tribute to his world famous Folsom/San Quentin Prison concerts.
Come and be a COUNTERFEIT PRISONER for the night and enjoy a great night of entertainment and live music. Relive the sounds of Johnny Cash and the [...]
Afghanistan and the Middle East are now indelibly linked to Australia’s national story.
Australia’s mission is clear: to combat international terrorism, to help stabilise Afghanistan, and to support Australia’s international alliances. Yet a mission statement cannot capture the challenges, the successes, and the comradeship of the Australian men and women who pursue it. Nor the joys [...]
[ 24 August, 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Those crazy cats behind all of Canberra’s best foam related events are at it again with a massive zombies versus NERF battle planned for the 24th of August.
I’ve gone and witnessed these guys in action and you couldn’t hope for a more welcoming and fun group to play with, so if you’ve got the slightest [...]
[ 17 August, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Rufino from Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen is bringing some Caribbean beats to the Polish Club with his new band Rufino and the Coconuts.
You can just tell that this is going to be a bit special.
Get ready for the sensual primitive jungle grooves of Rufino and the Coconuts. One night only – plus local [...]
Dendy have announced their Spring season of cult classics, which looks awesome.
Aliens on the big screen? YES.
Good to see Gemlins getting some love too.
I imagine the Labyrinth session will be rather difficult to get tickets to.
[ 24 August, 2013; 5:00 pm; ] The Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2013 season continues with the fourth bout on August 24th. Clashing on the track for the first time since the 2012 grand final will be last year’s champions, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the always fierce Red Bellied Black Hearts. Previous bouts have seen these teams alternate in defeating [...]
[ 28 September, 2013 10:00 am to 12 October, 2013 10:00 am. ]
Jigsaw Theatre are inviting families to join them on a puppet filled adventure down the plughole and into the land of Elohgulp, which is where all the gross stuff that we wash down the drain ends up living.
Jigsaw do great work and you couldn’t hope for a better cast so this will probably be pretty [...]
[ 24 August, 2013; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
On Saturday the 24th of August, the Belconnen Arts Centre will play host to One River, an interactive arts event that celebrates the mighty Murray.
We’ve been promised light projections, water based art, fire installations, interactive art, dance, and music as well as local food and wine.
The event is free, so get to it.
One River is [...]
[ 5 October, 2013 to 3 November, 2013. ] The National Gallery have announced they’re bringing a William Kentridge retrospective to town:
William Kentridge (born 1955) is a major figure in contemporary art, who has established an international reputation as a gifted figurative artist. Working in the tradition of William Hogarth and Honoré Daumier, Kentridge explores themes of the society in which he lives, [...]
[ 31 August, 2013; ] On Saturday 31st August, the Bureau of Meteorology will be running a public event on “Canberra and the Bureau – together for 100 years” at the Shine Dome of the Australian Academy of Science. This will include presentations on:
Canberra’s weather and climate – what makes it tick?
[ 22 August, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
This just in:
Please join us to hear Peter Cotton speak about his political thriller, Dead Cat Bounce.
Thursday August 22
5.45 for 6.00pm
Telephone 6295 6723 or
A federal election campaign is thrown into chaos when a popular government minister goes missing and then turns up dead on the shores of Lake Burley [...]
[ 9 October, 2013 to 18 October, 2013. ]
The Mindscapes Festival is an annual arts festival that celebrates mental health recovery, and we’ve got the dates for their upcoming events right here:
Mindscapes Short Film Festival
When: Wednesday 9 October
Where: National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT 2601
Mish Mash Variety Night
When: Thursday 10 October
Where: Polish white eagle club Canberra, 38 David St, [...]
[ 15 August, 2013; 8:00 am; ] The ABC is running a People’s Parliament from the floor of the Old House of Representatives next Thursday.
The Mornings program is convening the People’s Parliament, a chance for you to voice your opinions on what will get your vote on September 7th.
On Thursday 15th August, Genevieve Jacobs will host the People’s Parliament in the House [...]
Just a reminder theatre lovers. The world’s biggest short theatre festival is happening now, so maybe go check it out at the Courtyard Theatre.
DATE: Tuesday 6 August – Saturday 17 August 2013
LOCATION: The Courtyard Studio – Canberra Theatre Centre
TICKET PRICES: Top 20 (Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th) – $33/$28
Wildcards (Saturday 10th) – $30/$28
Finals (Saturday 17th) [...]
I just returned from the launch of National Science Week at Questacon.
There were several impassioned speeches from members of the Government and of the scientific community, however it was the live demonstrations and hilarious antics of Science Communicator Graham Walker and Excited Particle David Cannell along with emcee Alison McGregor which best captured the spirit [...]
[ 8 August, 2013 to 11 August, 2013. ]
You want a weekend?
Well here you go!
You want stuff to do on your weekend?
We’ve got that covered.
Add any suggestions you may have to the comments below.
So this story is mostly about Harry Potter.
I figured I’d warn you guys right off the bat so those of you who dislike all that ridiculous stuff and nonsense can hit the back button on your browser right now.
Go on, you don’t need to know about this rubbish.
Ok now that those heartless, fun-hating, boring [...]
[ 21 August, 2013; 7:30 pm; 5 September, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
The Canberran slam poetry scene is massive, inspiring, and challenging. If you’ve got even a passing interest in the spoken word you owe it to yourself to check out some of the wonderful local performer/writers we have here.
In fact coming to one of these heats would be a great place to do just that.
The team [...]
[ 10 August, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Fun Machine manage to be both Canberra’s best dressed, and least dressed pop-group.
What little clothes they do wear are fabulous is what I’m getting at.
See what I mean?
They’re kicking off their next tour this Saturday at the Croatian Club, and you should probably be there.
[ 21 August, 2013 to 22 August, 2013. ] I just received a press release that describes someone as “Australia’s classical music bad boy” and I could not be happier about it.
At 7.30pm on Wednesday the 21st and Thursday the 22nd of August you should probably be at Llewellyn Hall in order to discover just how much of a bad boy Matthew Hindson is! [...]
[ 13 August, 2013; 6:30 pm; ]
ACT Senate Candidate Steven Bailey is putting on a Q&A/party/hootenanny at Smith’s Alternative.
The always charming Chris Endrey will be emcee, there will be music by Sanjiva De Silva, drinks and… well a Q&A with Steven, a member of Katter’s Australian Party.
Also Steven’s dog Bruce will be there, which is a good thing.
While ever other politician [...]
[ 9 August, 2013; ] This just in:
This Friday at the hottest small venue in town, Smiths Alternative Bookshop in the City.
Comedy act from 7.30ish followed by groovie 70s prog rock maestros the MagIc Rob Universe and 60s mod popsters the Feldons.
Wine, beer, comedy, original music, ubercool venue. What more could you want? Hope to see you there.
[ 18 August, 2013; 5:00 pm; ] The Phoenix Pub and A Gender Agenda are hosting a A Very Queer Frosty Festival, which should be fun and hopefully not actually all that cold.
A Very Queer Frosty Festival is being held at the Phoenix Pub Canberra, as our second in our A VERY QUEER events…
A Gender Agenda are hosting a best dressed competition… [...]
The NSFA are now taking applications to be a part of their artist and/or scholar in residence for 2014.
It’s a pretty amazing opportunity so if you work with film get to it.
Are you an academic, an artist, a performer or a professional working in the audiovisual area? The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia [...]
[ 6 September, 2013 to 21 September, 2013. ] An interactive, roving show where the audience are able to follow their favourite character and/or storyline as the actors navigate an actual workplace.
[ 21 August, 2013 to 23 August, 2013. ] Expect a bunch of fantastic independent films at the ARC cinema when the eighth annual Possible Worlds Film Festival hits Canberra later this month.
Screening in Canberra for the very first time will be Sarah Polley’s award-winning documentary STORIES WE TELL; NORTHERN LIGHT, which charts the daily lives of families in recession-ravaged Michigan; LUNARCY!, a [...]
[ 18 August, 2013; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Dreamed of a club that starts early, isn’t crowded, where you can listen to good and varied music, play board games, read, crochet, play pool, eat cupcakes or just quietly drown your sorrows from the week…then this is for you.
What sort of music will you hear from our resident DJ’s Jay and Melina?
Indie, Shoegaze, Pop, [...]
[ 10 August, 2013 to 11 August, 2013. ] Let’s face it, it’s hard to get motivated about going out during winter, but it’s worth a trip to the Brick Expo.
Head to the Hellenic Club next weekend (10-11 August) to see a huge collection of amazing Lego creations.
Tickets only available online, with all proceeds going to PatCH: Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital. For [...]
Scott Baker is a Canberra-based film-maker who has recently returned from middle earth, working with Peter Jackson on his epic trilogy – The Hobbit. The Rule of Knowledge is Scott’s first novel, and has been described as ‘an adventure with heart that will keep you guessing until the very last page’.
Scott’s own life [...]
Belconnen Arts Centre are putting together a dance program for people with Parkinsons, and running a workshop for dance teachers afterwards:
1:00–2:00pm, Tuesday 13 August, with Q&A following
Interested in building your skills as a dance teacher? Curious about new ways of using dance in your community? Want to connect with some new groups in the ACT?
[ 25 September, 2013 to 29 September, 2013. ] Andrew Barr has let it be known that Nightfest is upon us, and you may buy tickets for it now.
Tickets to Canberra’s annual moonlit extravaganza, Floriade NightFest, go on sale today.
Now in its sixth consecutive year, Floriade’s ticketed twilight event will showcase stellar light shows and a great line up of well-known comedians and [...]
[ 9 August, 2013; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
To kick off Science Week Questacon is putting on another one of their fanastic SciNights.
SciNights are where you get to go to Questacon, have a drink or two, and then play with all the hand on exhibits without having to worry about any children getting in your way.
It’s pretty rad, and if you still haven’t [...]