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Commando Steve to hit Canberra this weekend!

By 20 February 2014

Canberrans young and old are encouraged to get active with Commando Steve, star of Australia’s Biggest Loser, at a free Health and Fitness Day at the Patrick White Lawns (next to the National Library) this Saturday.
Organised by local fitness provider, Battle Camp Fitness, the highlights of the day will be two boot camps,where Canberrans will be put through [...]

Canberra’s Cider Festival, March 6-9

By 20 February 2014

[ 6 March 2015 12:00 pm to 9 March 2015 12:00 pm. ] The Durham Castle Arms, Green Square, Kingston and Plonk bottle shop in the heart of the Fyshwick markets are proud to bring to Canberra what is quite possibly Australia’s largest ever cider festival.

The festival is aimed at increasing the profile of cider in the ACT and introducing Canberran’s to a range of ciders never before [...]

What’s on this weekend?

By 19 February 2014

- The show – expensive, but you can stay all day checking out the vegetable sculpture, hundreds of enormous sheep, gorgeous alpacas, racing pigs and even guinea pigs. There’s also dog relays and obedience, quilts, free rockclimbing (mornings), monster trucks and freestyle motorcross, bareback showjumping, woodchopping and ponyrides.

Fri-Sat-sun at EPIC
http://canberrashow.org.au/

 - Ed Radclyffe exhibition at Canberra [...]

Looking for a Monday laugh?

By 17 February 2014

With the Canberra Comedy Festival coming up, get in early tonight at Smiths’ Alternative for ‘Schnityz and Giggles’.
Canberras’ only regular improvised comedy show, inspired by ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ (no Wayne Brady unfortunately but we are working on it). Come see some of your cities best improvisors perform for the honour of winning the ‘Golden Schnitz’. [...]

SAMMY J ready to rock the Canberra comedy festival

By 17 February 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

Smart, catchy, witty, filthy and hugely entertaining musical comedian, Sammy J, is coming to the 2014 Canberra Comedy Festival. Sammy’s hosted a national sketch comedy show and performed to sell-out crowds in Australia and the
massive international comedy festivals in Edinburgh and Montreal. His musical comedy has seen him nominated for two ARIA awards.
Sammy’s 2012 Aria [...]

Zombies and Maths: tipping the balance towards scientific thinking – Public lecture, Dr Judy-anne Osborn

By 13 February 2014

[ 4 March 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Brad Pitt’s zombie-attack movie “World War Z” may not seem like a natural jumping-off point for a discussion of mathematics, but in fact movies and maths may have more in common than you might think.Both enable us to build models of the world and explore, say, how an outbreak of zombie-ism might play out, or [...]

Roller derby: Snow Bite! VDL vs BMRDL, Sat 15 Feb

By 11 February 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

Varsity Derby League vs BMRDL. Photo: David Mackie
The first roller derby bout for 2014 in Canberra is on! Varsity Derby League‘s DisHonour Rollers will take on the Blue Mountains Roller Derby League’s Free Sisters this Saturday.
There will be some skaters having their debut bout for VDL  – come see how the hard work put [...]

Host of The Project, Charlie Pickering, at Canberra Comedy Festival

By 10 February 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

Before Rove Live, Talking About Your Generation, and The Project made him a household name, Charlie Pickering was at the top of his game as a stand-up comedian. Witty, inventive, and edgy, Pickering toured the world, selling out shows from Melbourne to Edinburgh. Now he’s hitting the stage again to say the stuff he can’t [...]

Warts and All by Bruce Hoogendoorn

By 7 February 2014

[ 7 February 2014 at 1:00 pm; ] Ever wanted to prune your family Tree? this Play’s for you!

DIY wotz on guide 7 Feb 2014

By 7 February 2014

Ok, back by popular demand. knock yourselves out.

Beer and meat on a stick festival

By 7 February 2014

Just a reminder to everyone that that much loved festival of multiculturalism, beer and meat on a stick is happening this week end. Meat on a stick started as a traditional festival in the 1600’s BC shortly after Can’tberra became a local meeting place. With the arrival of sailing ships, sheep, and the Snowy Mountains [...]

TCC Meeting 4 Feb 2014

By 4 February 2014

[ 4 February 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The Tuggeranong Community Council kicks off 31st year with its first meeting for 2014 to be held on Tuesday 4 February. The Guest Speakers include Canberra Airport Planning Director, Noel McCann, who will address the TCC on Canberra Airport’s 2014 Draft Master Plan.

The other speakers will be from the ACT Government who will talk on [...]

Hannah Gadsby Comes to Canberra for 1 Show Only!

By 3 February 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

An award winning comic who thinks quickly and moves slowly, Hannah Gadsby is coming to the Canberra Comedy Festival 2014 for one night only!
She is sardonic, laconic and, after numerous bone crunching accidents, bionic. Her droll delivery, delightful wordplay and heart-breakingly funny, self-deprecating observations have delighted audiences all over the world. You might be familiar [...]

Magnets in the sky – Public lecture, Prof Bryan Gaensler

By 31 January 2014

[ 4 February 2014 at 5:30 pm; 4 February 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] Stars, planets and galaxies are all magnetic.  “Cosmic magnetism” plays a vital role in controlling how stars and galaxies form, age and evolve. Closer to home, these naturally occurring magnetic fields drive the evolution of species, protect the Earth from harmful particles, and are vital for the navigation of birds and other animals.

Professor Bryan Gaensler [...]

Summer Song Snack at Smiths Alternative

By 28 January 2014

Join Lisa Richards for a series of Lunchtime concerts every Thursday in February
 
12.30pm – 1.30pm
at Smiths Alternative Bookshop in Civic
 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Smiths-Alternative-Bookshop/117651794965951
Fresh off a European tour Performing songs from her 5th CD “Beating of the Sun”( and giving away one copy of this CD at every show.)
“a tour de force of unflinching and honest writing with arresting [...]

Australia Day stuff

By 24 January 2014

Australia was founded in a drunken convict orgy in 1788 and today we encourage our youth to remember that spirit and intent.
To that end the Police have sent forth word that they’ll be keeping an eye on things:
ACT Policing will have a highly visible presence at the Australia Day Live concert on (Saturday, January 26) [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 24 January 2014

By 23 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 January 2014 to 27 January 2014. ]

A long weekend coming up just when you thought you’d got your 2014 groove on.

But what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments!

UN Women Australia Color Run (TM) Team, “National Committee for UN Women (Rothnie-Jones)” Wants You to Run/Walk w Their Team 16/2/14, Sun

By 23 January 2014

Consider this your invitation to UN Women Australia Team, men and women, alike:
Sunday, 16 Feb at 8AM. Commonwealth Park.
 “National Committee for UN Women (Rothnie-Jones)” is the name of the team and it will be fun, inclusive, and there will be a range of fitness so you will have team mates to run/walk with….we promise. [...]

Zine Emporium!

By 22 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 March 2014; ]

This just in!

howdy riot folks….

2014 may very well be the ‘year of the horse’ but for the collective at the canberra zine emporium we’re calling it the ‘year of the zine’!

would be super ace if you could mention our zine fair on riotact. you’ve been fabulous supporters in the past year, and were kicking of [...]

Vday Canberra “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” 2014

By 21 January 2014

[ 8 February 2014; ] V-DAY CANBERRA JOINS ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN
 
V-Day Canberra 2014
Presents A Benefit Reading of
A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT AND A PRAYER:
Writings To Stop Violence Against Women and Girls
 
WITH
Members from all facets of the Canberra Community
Join Us as we RISE, RELEASE, and DANCE to Demand Justice for Women and Girl Survivors of Violence
 
For More [...]

The Feldons kick off 2014 at The Pot

By 20 January 2014

[ 24 January 2014; ]

This just in:

The FELDONS- Back bigger and better in 2014 @ the newly refurbished Pot Belly, 8.00pm. Chance of rain, apparently…

Decades Returns to Transit for 2014

By 20 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 January 2014; ]

Decades is back for 2014 and we are kicking off with our special Australia Day Edition!

You will hear DJ’s Jay, Melina and Esme play the usual eclectic mix of Indie, Shoegaze, Pop, Manchester, Psychedelic, Prog, Mod, Post-punk, Electronic, Dub Noise, New Wave, Garage Rock and Cheese, with a healthy dose of Aussie indie classics, one [...]

Seussical the Musical

By 20 January 2014

[ 20 January 2014 to 25 January 2014. ]

Ickle Pickle Productions presents: ‘Seussical the Musical’, playing at Belconnen Theatre until 25th January.
Bookings 6275 2700 or www.canberraticketing.com.au

Seussical is suitable for all ages, and is the perfect school holiday family entertainment!

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, featuring all of your favourite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a [...]

You don’t want to miss the West Bank Festival

By 16 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 14 February 2014 to 16 February 2014. ]

The invite has hit facebook for the first ever West Bank Festival! (as in the West Bank of Sullivans Creek):

Early Bird Tickets on sale now until Friday 7th Feb (prices below).

http://www.trybooking.com/EEBZ

The Canberra Musicians Club is thrilled, and slightly terrified, to announce our most ambitious endeavour to date, the inaugural West Bank Festival. A three day [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 January 2014

By 16 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 January 2014 to 19 January 2014. ]

Still not quite in the rhythm? Neither are we.

And yet it appears the weekend is here any old how.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Tease and Tearaways presents: Let There Be ‘OZ’ Rock!

By 16 January 2014

[ 25 January 2014; ] Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night is turning up the heat to celebrate the Australia Day weekend with a night of heavy hitting Aussie rock!

And what better way to do it than with:
Australian Kingswood Factory (Melb)
Mad Charlie (Syd)
Johnny Roadkill (Canb)
And of course The Velvet Vixens with their unique style of burlesque, tailored especially for the [...]

Sculpture Bar Thursdays

By 15 January 2014

[ 16 January 2014 at 5:00 pm; ]

Some good news from the National Gallery:

Join us for the opening of the Chandon Sculpture Bar next Thursday, 16 January at 5 pm!

Enjoy a range of Peruvian-inspired food and drinks and relax to tunes by local DJs.

Enlighten spreading out again

By 15 January 2014

Enlighten at its best has concentrated food, music, and the amazing lights within a triangle running from Old Parliament House, to Questacon, to the National Gallery.
So I’m hoping they’re not cocking it up with Andrew Barr launching this year’s event which sounds a lot more spread out:
Stunning architectural projections will again transform the buildings of [...]

Simon Singh on The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

By 15 January 2014

[ 17 January 2014 at 4:00 pm; ] Questacon have word on a pretty exciting talk this Friday:

Simon Singh, best-selling author of ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ and ‘The Code Book’, will discuss his latest book ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’. He will explain how a team of mathematically gifted writers have covered everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and [...]

CSIRO rolling out the cosmos

By 13 January 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 February 2014 to 28 March 2014. ]

The CSIRO is letting us know about the fruit of their work with artists:

Canberra artists have been working with CSIRO to ‘capture the cosmos’. The result is an exhibition of astronomically inspired work by the Artists Society of Canberra’s Abstract and Experimental Group that will show at CSIRO Discovery Centre from 1 February.

Astronomical images have [...]

This month at The Phoenix

By 11 January 2014

[ 1 January 2014 to 31 January 2014. ] This just in to keep us all grooving!

Saturday 11th 8:30pm
Holy Eucharist Line Label Launch
Matthew Elias
Crmwll
Northumberland
Stenxh
Tim Pearce

Monday 13th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents Bootleg Sessions
Time and Weight
Johnny Roadkill
Bacon Cakes
Dylan Hekimian

Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday 15th 8pm
BAD!SLAM!NO!BIRTHDAY!BISCUIT!

Thursday 16th 9pm
Revellers
Yoko Oh No
The Union Pacific
Grenadiers

Saturday 18th 9:30pm
All In A Year
No Assumption
Suburban Haze
Office Jerk

Monday 20th 8pm
The Bootleg Sessions
The [...]

The New Year hasn’t really started until it’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

By 10 January 2014

[ 15 January 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings the news we’ve been waiting for:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you a stage microphones an audience MCs judges scores The Master of Conflict and adding for your two minutes of your original material on the Phoenix stage for prizes!

So many prizes, all first prizes!

BECAUSE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM!
AND WANTS YOUR WORDS!

And because we are the [...]

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