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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
From our friends at the Phoenix!
Tuesday 1st 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Wednesday 2nd 9pm
The Fighting League
Thursday 3rd 9pm
Saturday 5th 9:30pm
Monday 7th September 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 8th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema presents
Trivia and Spears with Bondy and Kiers
Thursday 10th 9pm
Marky Moon & Central West
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 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 [...]
[ 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
Brother Be [...]
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 [...]