[ 20 October 2013; 3:00 pm to 4:00 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 [...]
[ 31 October 2013; 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 [...]
[ 17 October 2013; 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Canberra’s Poets never stop fighting each other!
They can’t. They’re like sharks, but except instead of swimming, it’s fighting. And instead of water, it’s each other… Instead of fins they have waistcoats?
I’m losing control of that I’m saying.
Speaking of saying things, Tasnim Hossein, Aaron Kirby, Will Small, Zoe Erskine, Zohab Zee Khan, Omar Musa, and Ellie [...]
[ 18 October 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
The good Doctor has once again gotten in touch with us to let you know about upcoming boogie opportunities.
Friday at Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street in the City, the Feldons and Positive Feedback Loop will liven up your night with some original indie, mod, pop, rock (and even slightly punkish) music. At $5 a head [...]
The greatest pub ever to grace the face of Canberra, the Phoenix will be celebrating its 20th birthday next month on the 21st of November.
A collection of musical acts have been announced for the night including the Unknown Muso, The Fuelers, Pete and Fiete, and & Fun Machine.
I am ridiculously excited.
The Phoenix has been good [...]
[ 18 October 2013 to 20 October 2013. ]
It’s Monday and to start your week off right we’d like to hook you up with some tickets to Canberra’s Latin dancing event of the year, Canberra Latin Dance Festival.
The event will be held at the ANU’s Sports and Recreational Centre, and will run from the evening of Friday the 18th though to the [...]
The last three weekends of my life have been dominated, somewhat to the chagrin of Goosepig, with getting my bike ready for this Friday’s Canberra Pursuit.
Above you can see Martyo’s picture of the complete Air Raid bicycle (a magnificent piece of kludgework made possible by some serious power tool bodging and the glory of self-tapping [...]
Drink wine, eat food, and help kids who want to learn get the chance to do so.
The Sophan Kith Education Fund aims to help village children in Cambodia get an education. To help raise money for this noble goal they have enlisted a couple of wine makers and a chef to put on an [...]
Have you been to a SciNight yet?
They’re kind of awesome.
Wacky shows, Questacony-science-fun, a bar, some food, NO KIDS.
All good things.
Get your geek on at Questacon’s regular night for big kids only.
Take a peek at the world of science fiction with presentations on time travel in the movies, the baddies of Dr Who and prepare for [...]
[ 13 October 2013 to 20 October 2013. ] Are you aware of motorcycles?
If not look them up.
Now that we’re all on the same page, we’ve got a whole week worth of things to do starting this Sunday with Biker Fest at EPIC, followed by a presentation by international road racing champion Cameron Donald on the 16th at Southern Cross Club, and finishing with [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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.
That being said if looking at old cars is you thing, you [...]
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 [...]
[ 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!
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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
[ 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, [...]
[ 3 October 2013 to 7 October 2013. ]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
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 [...]