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The Carnival at Woden Valley Festival

By 6 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 November 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Join the fight against Canberra’s postcode prejudice, and visit the Woden Valley this Saturday.

Many of us are quick to taunt Sydneysiders for their unwillingness to travel outside their own postcode; but the invisible borders between Canberra’s suburbs and regions can sometimes be just as pervasive.

However, there’s plenty to be gained if you venture outside [...]

Comedy and Beer at the Durham

By 6 November 2013

[ 14 November 2013; ] Comedy from 9. All beers at $5 a schooner
Thursday November 14

Marcus Popp at the NFSA

By 6 November 2013

[ 9 November 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

Lovers of beeps and bops and all the other wonderful sounds that make up electronica take note! German electronic musician and sound theorist Markus Popp is doing this thing this Saturday at the NFSA Theatrette alongside Spartak and Hinterlandt.

You can go if you like, it’s free.

Markus Popp
Markus Popp’s now legendary early album releases sent shockwaves [...]

Media Release Canberra Pride presents SpringOUT 2013

By 5 November 2013

Canberra Pride presents SpringOUT 2013
A celebration of Queer culture in the Canberra Region. Topped and tailed by signature events Fairday 9 November and Bushdance 23 November, the two week festival is crammed with events for people of all ages to meet, watch, learn, flirt, cook, dance, swim, listen, discuss, network, sing, inquire, eat, drink and [...]

Are you game to enter… The Tunnel?

By 5 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 10 November 2013 at 4:30 pm; ]

The Commonwealth Avenue underpass near the Albert Hall is a relic of a bygone age.

So it will be intriguing to see what “The Tunnel Project” does with the space:

You are invited to witness…

THE OPENING OF THE PORTAL…

Within the pedestrian underpass underneath Commonwealth Ave, near Albert Hall.

On Sunday November 10.

Between 4.30 and 6.00pm.

Experimental/fringe performers will [...]

Linda Blair coming to town

By 4 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 November 2013 at 2:30 pm; ]

Yes, THAT Linda Blair.

She’s coming to town as a guest of Monster Fest, a 12 hour horror movie festival at CIT’s Woden Campus that runs from from 3pm on Saturday the 30th of November right through to 3am the next day.

It also includes a special anniversary screening of the Exorcist at Greater Union, [...]

Garden of the East Photo exhibit at National Gallery

By 4 November 2013

[ 21 February 2014 to 22 June 2014. ] Curator Gael Newton of the NGA has put together an exhibition of photography from Indonesia from the 1850s to the 1940s.

Prominanty featuring the Woodbury brothers and their successors, Garden of the East opens in February next year.

In 1852, at the age of eighteen, Walter B Woodbury left behind his engineering apprenticeship in Manchester to [...]

Phoenix gig guide for November

By 4 November 2013

[ 4 November 2013 to 30 November 2013. 4 November 2013 to 30 November 2013. ] From our good friends at the Phoenix:

Monday 4th November 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
Party Gravy
The Monotremes
Positive Feedback Loop
Bubbles and Yeti

Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Advanced Remedial Massage Presents
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 7th 9pm
The Bennies
Revellers
Thrownup
Little mac and the monster men

Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Super Best Friends
Bacon Cakes and the Z-50 Jays
Sincerely, Grizzly

Monday 11th September 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Conversation
Cherry [...]

Indigenous culture tours around Canberra

By 4 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

TAMS are getting word out on a pretty special way to find out about Canberra’s deep history:
Canberrans and visitors alike have the unique opportunity to experience local Aboriginalhistory and culture in the Murumbung Yurung Murra cultural tours which are led by Aboriginal rangers in the parks and reserves that surround the ACT.
“Canberra’s cultural heritage [...]

Fred Smith at All Saints Ainslie

By 3 November 2013

[ 23 November 2013 to 24 November 2013. ]

Star of Australian Story and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Fred Smith is putting on two nights of shows at All Saints Anglican Church in Ainslie:

Fred Smith will be returning (inshallah) from a final stint in Afghanistan and playing a series of concerts around Australia in November. These two concerts in the All [...]

Friday night drinks returning to Old Parliament House

By 2 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

As the Barton set look to drown their sorrows or celebrate that they still have their health it’s good to hear that Friday drinks are coming back to Old Parliament House.
Raise a flute of sparkling, a glass of great wine or a well mixed cocktail to the re-opening of the long standing Friday night drinks [...]

Otakufest 2013 at Impact Comics today!

By 1 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 November 2013; ]

On my personal ’100 things to like about Canberra’ list Impact Comics would be found fairly high on it, many of the other top spots would be filled in with a list of the staff’s names.

What I’m saying is they’re good people, and as good people they like to do good things.

Otakufest is one such [...]

Depths of the Divine. Exhibition by Abyss .607 at Tuggeranong Hyperdome

By 1 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 November 2013 to 30 November 2013. 1 November 2013 to 30 November 2013. ]

For the lovers of the bizarre and beautiful work of Abyss .607:

Exhibition by Abyss .607.

Depths Of The Divine will showcase a new body of work drawing major influence from mythology and ancient art.

Also many new collage and paintings.

Displaying at Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Shop front down from commonwealth bank
Opens 1st November till the end of the month.
6.pm [...]

Spring gem show 2013

By 1 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 November 2013 to 3 November 2013. ]

“The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Spring Gemcraft and Mineral Show will be held at EPIC from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 November. Entrance is $5 adults, $9 family, $2 children/concession.

Dealers will be selling minerals, fossils, jewellery, rough and cut gemstones, lapidary equipment, opals, beads and other supplies.

Lapidary Club members’ collections [...]

Colours of Our Country @ BCS Gallery

By 31 October 2013

[ 4 November 2013 to 15 November 2013. ]

The gallery out at Belconnen Community Centre always has something going on, and from the 4th that thing they have going on will be this:

gallery@bcs ‘Piece of Mind’ series presents
Colours of Our Country

An exhibition of landscape paintings by Keith Carfrae
November 4th – 15th

Official opening Wednesday November 6th 6pm

Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

My [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 31st of October 2013

By 31 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 October 2013 to 4 November 2013. ]

Happy Halloween Rioters!

Quick poll, how many of you are upset I said that?

“Why you cant say that! We’re Autsralian, Halloween isn’t Australian! Rabble rabble!”

You are correct, and I assume you don’t celebrate Christmas either.

Or watch television.
Or wear jeans.
Or eat sushi.
Or use the English language.

Which means you’re can’t be reading this so I can stop addressing [...]

Bruce Hawker talking Rudd Rebellion at Paperchain Bookstore

By 31 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 November 2013 at 5:45 pm; ]

Those of you with a perchant for politics may well be interested in this little event, or maybe this little book that the event is about.

One of Rudd’s mates, Bruce Hawker has written a book about that period of time when Rudd was not our prime minister. To promote it, he’s having an interview with [...]

NFSA takes a nostalgic trip through Canberra’s music scene

By 30 October 2013

Who misses the Gypsy bar?
Sound Check sounds wonderfully nostalgic, and I can imagine there will be a fair amount of older people hanging around trying to explain to younger people exactly what they missed out on.
It’ll be fun.
Remember the Canberra live music scene over the past 20 years?
Sound Check, the new foyer exhibition [...]

The Ellis Collective new single launch at the Polish Club

By 30 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 November 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Those pucking rogues the Ellis Collective are launching their new single at the Polo on the 15th of November.

It’ll be a whole big thing, and you should make yourself a part of it.

With really, really special guests, Burrows, and The Burley Griffin. What a night it will be.

What a night it will be indeed rather [...]

Nerd Trivia rises from the grave at the Phoenix!

By 28 October 2013

[ 29 October 2013 at 7:30 pm; ] Nerd Trivia at the Phoenix Bar Canberra is hosted by Joel Barcham and Alison McGregor and is coming at you with its special Halloween episode of awesomeness tomorrow night because tomorrow night is the last Tuesday of the month!

That last sentence was way wack.

You know what isn’t wack?

Jake’s dancing, that’s what’s not wack.

This is a [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Bout 6 “Day of the Shred”

By 28 October 2013

[ 2 November 2013 at 5:00 pm; ] ‘

Bout 6: Red Bellied Black Hearts vs Surly Griffins

THIS Saturday November 2nd!

Canberra Roller Derby League are starting November off right by having their second-last event of the 2013 season, an epic bout between the Surly Griffins and the Red Bellied Black Hearts.

The Surly Griffins have been laying out hits and biff on the flat track [...]

Aberrant Lodge at Corroboree Park Hall

By 28 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 9 November 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

Alrighty, so here’s a thing… C. Edge (the C stands for Cultural, Cutting, Critical, Centenary, Capital, and Canberra apparently) are a group of… well I don’t know what they’re a group of… but they’re dedicated to marking the Centenary of Canberra in a different way, and I’m fairly sure I met one of them on [...]

Music at Midday at Canberra Theatre

By 25 October 2013

CTC are putting on another Music at Midday concert to raise money for the YWCA, if you enjoy music at a reasonable hour, then this is probably for you.
Canberra Theatre Centre are pleased to announce that the next Music at Midday concert will be held on Wednesday 4 December with donations going to YWCA Canberra. [...]

Biami in Glebe Park

By 25 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Word reaches us of something a little bit different in town for the Centenary of Canberra Children’s Festival:
Biami, a local production specially commissioned for the Centenary of Canberra children’s festival, is a cross-country collaboration between a Wiradjuri man from central western NSW and a Noongar playwright and poet from Western Australia.
Co-creator Duncan Smith, who hails [...]

SHAKE IT (like a polaroid picture!) at UC.

By 24 October 2013

[ 16 November 2013; ]

Hey people in your late-20s/early-30s, and event to prey on your nostalgia!

Ahh Ug Beats, ahh Lithium, ahh excessive drinking and dancing at Toast, ahh early 20s.

What: Noughties Dance Party with DJ sets from LITHIUM, PANG, REV, UG BEATS + STRANGEWAYS DJS
Where: Zierholz @ UC
When: Saturday 16 November 2013

UC Live! & STRANGEWAYS DJS present… SHAKE IT [...]

Smells Like Centenary Spirit: PLAYitLOUD Band Competition @ the Royal Theatre

By 24 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 November 2013 4:00 pm to 16 November 2013 10:00 pm. ]

MusicACT is hosting a free youth concert event at the Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre from 4-10pm on the 15th of November called Smells Like Centenary Spirit: PLAYitLOUD Band Competition.

That’s quite a name.

They’re promising market stalls, special guests, roving entertainment, and a whole bunch of other fun stuff. This will most likely be worth a [...]

IMB Sunset Cinema at the Botanic Gardens

By 24 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 November 2013 to 21 December 2013. 15 November 2013 to 21 December 2013. ]

An impressive line up of movies will be getting some (open) air time at the Botanic Gardens throughout November and December. Food, a bar, the gardens, and Top Gun.

What more could one wish for?

Kicking off summer, and back for their second season, the IMB Sunset Cinema is the perfect urban escape, located at the foot [...]

Carnival of Venice Opera at Albert Hall

By 24 October 2013

[ 1 November 2013 to 3 November 2013. ] A night of opera, a banquet, masquerade masks, some fireworks, and ice cream you say?

Carnival of Venice is a thing that is happening at Albert Hall and you should go for all the reasons I mentioned above.

This event contains more culture than I know what to do with. You could go to this night and [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 24th of October 2013

By 24 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 October 2013 to 28 October 2013. ]

There’s this thing that cool people do, it’s called the weekend.

It’s pretty wild and you should probably get up on that.

Trust me, if you haven’t tried it yet you have to give it a go. You’ll thank me later.

Or if you were weekending before it was cool, maybe you could help out by leaving some [...]

Red Dress Run for Pegasus – 22nd November

By 24 October 2013

[ 22 November 2013 at 6:15 pm; ] The Hash House Harriers have been mentioned on this site previously. I received the below from a friend – please pass it on and attend!

Attention Hashers, Harriettes and Muggles,

It’s the Wednesday ACT (WACT) Hash, on a Friday. It’s the 1300th run, out of sequence. It’s starting at 6:30pm, which is later than [...]

Roller Derby on Oct 26! A Good Day to Skate Hard

By 24 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 October 2013; ]

There will be plenty of fast skating, big hits and knockout roller derby action when Varsity Derby League’s all-star team, the DisHonour Rollers, take to the track this Saturday 26 October for their third roller derby home bout for 2013. They will be playing against the (Sydney) South Side Derby Dolls’ The Force at Southern [...]

Vinyl Lounge at the NFSA

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 27 October 2013 at 2:15 pm; ]

Think music sounded better before it was all digital? Miss the ritual of setting the needle down? Or do you just feel nostalgic about the smell of a vinyl collection?

Whatever the case may be, this will probably interest you:

NFSA sound archivists Graham McDonald and Thorsten Kaeding are passionate about their vinyl records. Those in the [...]

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