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Tickets to the Royal Canberra show are available now

By 9 December 2013

Got your credit card handy?
The ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show is coming up late Feb, and this time around they’ve decided to put tickets up for pre-purchase on TICKETEK.
Lock yourself in now so you can’t make excuses later!
Pre-Purchase tickets are now on sale and represent a saving of up to $30. These make a great Christmas [...]

Magpies city underground live bands

By 9 December 2013

Starting to get good turnouts for band nights seems the word is getting around that this place is the new live music venue in town. check out the facebook page (magpies underground) for upcoming events.
Come support local bands in the heart of civic.
 

The Civic Christmas Tree lights up tonight

By 6 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Bring on the pretty lights and Christmas cheer!
The festive season will kick off tonight with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Civic Square from 7pm.
There will be entertainment for the whole family with Christmas carols and a special visit from Santa Claus.
After tonight’s lighting of the tree the Christmas cheer will be taken up [...]

The Crooked Fiddle Band and Brass Knuckles Brass Band tonight at the Polo

By 6 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 December 2013; ]

This, ladies and gentleman, will be a night to dance to.

The Crooked Fiddle Band and the Brass Knuckles Brass band do what they do very well, and what they do is make you want to move your feet.

Totally worth your attention tonight.

THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND : “Moving Pieces of the Sea”
ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
w/ Brass [...]

Santa coming to Carols in Tuggeranong Town Park

By 6 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Salvation Army are putting on their annual Tuggeranong based Christmas celebration Carols in Town Park on Sunday the 15th.
This event has grown significantly over the last three years to become one of the largest community Christmas events in Canberra. This year the Vikings Group are again the main supporter, but have been joined by [...]

Christmas Carnival in the City

By 5 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 12 December 2013 to 23 December 2013. ]

You Are Here and Canberra CBD are planning 12 days of Christmas events spread about the city in Civic Square, Ainslie Avenue, City Walk, and Garema Place.

There is a whole pile of activities and entertainment listed and everything kick off next Thursday the 12th, so get amongst it.

THURSDAY 12th DEC
4.30PM – 6.30PM
ROVING PHOTOGRAPHER
6.00PM – 7.00PM
EAT [...]

Beard related BBQ times

By 5 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 8 December 2013 at 12:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s facial hair fan club, Canbeards, are putting on a bit of a BBQ this Sunday at Black Mountain Peninsular.

If you have a beard, like beards, or just really like BBQs you should probably check it out.

Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists @ National Museum

By 5 December 2013

[ 6 December 2013 to 20 July 2014. ]

The National Museum of Australia is putting on an exhibition of modern examples of classic Aboriginal art painted on bark.

Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 6 December 2013 to 20 July 2014.

The exhibition
Showcases the work of Australia’s old masters: Aboriginal painters from Arnhem [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 5th of December 2013

By 5 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 December 2013 to 9 December 2013. ]

Another week finished!

Well done, you’ve managed to make it through another week! You’ll never have to do that week again, and your pile of weeks left to make it through is now smaller.

Time to celebrate with a well deserved weekend.

As always leave your suggestions for appropriate weekend activities in the comments below.

Strong Women: Circus Sisters exhibition at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 4 December 2013

[ 5 December 2013 to 17 December 2013. ]

Warehouse Circus continue to be one of my favourite organisations ever. They do excellent work and continue to not just pump out fantastic circus performers, but straight up help people in all sorts of wonderful circussy ways.

This exhibition chronicles their work with a group of 11 young women with disability, and sounds rather cool.

It’s only [...]

Sunday by the Lake to support Snowy Hydro SouthCare

By 4 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This Sunday head down to Lake Burley Griffin to partake in champagne and Bocce, like gentlemen.
Be a gentleman this Sunday.
Wear a monocle if you have one.
This Sunday, 8 December is the inaugural Moet & Chandon ‘Sunday by the Lake’ supporting Snowy Hydro SouthCare. The event will be held in a purpose built marquee space at [...]

Guitar Wolf playing at The Basement tonight!

By 4 December 2013

[ 4 December 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Guitar Wolf ladies and gentlemen!

This is big

Guitar Wolf are an awesome Japanese hardcore punk act who deserve to be experienced. I went to a Guitar Wolf gig a few years back and got hit in the head with a dude. Not by a dude, although also that, but with a dude. He was launched. Glasses [...]

Naked Girls Reading at the Polit Bar

By 4 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 December 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]

Naked Girls reading began is Chicago in 2009 and has since spread around the world, and finally it has come to Australia.

It is as it sounds.

This

We’re very excited to present…

The very first Naked Girls Reading Canberra
AND
The very first Naked Girls Reading to ever grace the shores of our great country!

The Polit Bar will [...]

Making art just worries them a little, Princess – exhibition

By 4 December 2013

[ 5 December 2013 at 5:30 pm; ] On Thursday 5 December, join the artists completing the Certificate IV in Visual Arts at the CIT Reid campus for the opening of their end of course exhibition. 

Drinks and nibbles supplied, event starts at 17.30.

Phoenix Gig Guide for December

By 2 December 2013

[ 1 December 2013 to 31 December 2013. 1 December 2013 to 31 December 2013. ] The final gig guide for the year from those fine folks at the Phoenix:

Monday 2nd 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
Reilly Fitzalan
Second Sun
Babyfreeze
Fossil Rabbit
Aleister James

Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Advanced Remedial Massage Presents
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday 4th 8pm
Bela Farkas and Friends Sacrificial Poems CD Launch
Kooky Fandango
Hayley Shone

Thursday 5th 9pm
Lecherous Gaze (USA)
Hygiene
Gentlemen (MEL)

Saturday 7th 9:30pm
Fire on the Hill
Owen Campbell

Monday [...]

The Feldons and friends rock the Pot Belly

By 2 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 December 2013 at 8:00 pm; 6 December 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

A collection of hard working rockers are playing the Pot Belly this Friday night, begin preparations!

Friday 6 December at the newly renovated Pot Belly in Belconnen.

A night of live, original rock and rock with Daz jamieson followed by mod rockers The Feldons and rounding the night off the indipop exuberance of Positive Feedback Loop.
[...]

Christmas Carols and a Picnic at the Lanyon Homestead

By 2 December 2013

[ 8 December 2013 at 5:00 pm; ]

An upcoming event we learnt of via the Twitter-verse:

Six more sleeps. Lanyon Christmas Carols Sunday 8 Dec 5.30pm carols start at 7 Lanyon Homestead Tharwa Drive Tharwa.

Visual Design for Researchers

By 1 December 2013

Would you like to know more about visual design for creating a visual research output, like a poster or presentation? Would you like to improve your visual communication skills or learn more about how to approach visual design? The Visual Design for Researchers workshop aims to help you get started with the visual design process [...]

ACT Rescue and Foster Fundraiser – Greg Fleet and Steady Eddie ‘stand up’ for the dogs

By 1 December 2013

[ 7 December 2013; ] If you’re looking for a different type of Christmas celebration for your workplace or groups of friends this year, we could have exactly what you need… It’s a Christmas Dinner with a difference – We have world class comedians Greg Fleet and Steady Eddy, local comedians and a rising star magician who will keep you guessing [...]

Smith’s Alternative Bookshop hosts Sparrow-Folk and their very Nestie Christmas.

By 1 December 2013

[ 3 December 2013 at 7:00 pm; ] Join Fox and Lark in a night of festive musical hilarity. Two ukes, one nest and lots of feathered goodness. Escape the silly season with a night of silliness.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 for groups of 5+

Book here: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=68043

Tease and Tearaways presents: The Canberra Custom Culture Festival

By 1 December 2013

[ 14 December 2013 at 11:00 am; ] Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque event is celebrating its 1st birthday – and you’re all invited!

The Canberra Custom Culture Festival will be bringing you some of the country’s best Rockabilly bands and a day jam-packed with entertainment!

Including:
Charlie Greaser,
Dave Rumbler and the Matadors,
A Rockabilly acoustic set by Cam (Casino Rumblers) and Luke (ex- Little Mac and [...]

Canberrans helping victims of Typhoon Haiyan

By 30 November 2013

Come celebrate Christmas at the Philippine Embassy while helping to raise funds to assist victimes of typhoon Haiyan.
Canberra’s local Filipino community will be hosting its annual Christmas celebration tomorrow in the grounds of the Philippine Embassy while there’ll also be a fundraising drive to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Alistair [...]

Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, Their Makers and Readers at the National Library

By 29 November 2013

For those who like their culture historical, their history cultural, or just really dig knights and stuff like that, the NLA are holding a lecture on Medieval manuscripts:
Join Michelle Brown, Professor Emerita at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and Visiting Professor at University College London and Baylor University (Texas), as she reveals [...]

Meet the author of Blossom Possum And The Christmas Quacker at Paperchain

By 28 November 2013

Paperchain are doing another ‘Meet the author‘ day, this time featuring Gina Newton.
Gina Newton is the Canberran author behind the Blossom Possom series.
Blossom Possum And The Christmas Quacker by Gina Newton
It was Christmas Eve down under. Koala Claws’ last stop for the night. I’m sooo hot and tired, he thought. A quick nap will [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 28th of November 2013

By 28 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 November 2013 to 2 December 2013. ]

Hey gang,

Have you recovered sufficiently from last weekend yet?

Don’t both answering. This is a website, I can’t hear you.

I will assume you have, because you had better.

It’s time to plan the next weekend!

As always leave your suggestions in the comments below.

Hustle & Scout Twilight Fashion Market returns to New Acton

By 28 November 2013

[ 14 December 2013 at 3:00 pm; ]

It seems the afternoon/evening clothing market turned event was a success last time because they’ve returning on the 14th of December for a Summer edition.

The new and improved Hustle & Scout Twilight Markets will be bigger, better, and more multi-storied than ever before. There will be bands, DJs, fashion shoots, and cocktails to spruce up [...]

2013 Going out with a Bang at the Polo!

By 27 November 2013

[ 5 December 2013 to 6 December 2013. ]

The CMC stage at the Polo, lurking in the shadow of Canberra’s inner north real estate boom is winding up next week with some more awesomeness. On Thursday December 5 Tiger and Me with support from the Bearded Gypsy Band will start festivities.

Then on Friday December 6 The Crooked Fiddle Band will unleash their [...]

Get Shaken & Stirred by the Sass and Tease Collective at the Polit Bar

By 27 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 November 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s craftiest bunch of burlesque performers are starting something new!

The Sass and Tease Collective are putting together a new regular night at the Polit Bar, and the opening night is this Thursday!

You should go!

Polit Bar “la Burlesquerie” presents…

Shaken & Stirred

A night of Glamour and Elegance, Burlesque and Cabaret

Tickets $20 from the bar or [...]

Music at Midday announces its supported charities for this year

By 27 November 2013

[ 4 December 2013 at 11:00 am; 4 December 2013 at 12:30 pm; ] Like music? Dislike staying up late?

Music at Midday seems like it’s for you then!

Wednesday the 4th of December at 11AM and again at 12.30PM, the RMC Band will be playing tunes and raising money for charity at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

The concert goes for 60 minutes and the entry is by gold coin donation, [...]

Vinyl Lounge at the NFSA part 2

By 26 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 December 2013 at 2:30 pm; ]

The NFSA threw one of these events on back in October, and obviously everyone had such a good time they’ve decided to do it again.

The records are ready to spin again !!!

Sunday 1 December from 2.30pm at the Vinyl Lounge, the newly renovated Theatrette at Canberra’s National Film and Sound Archive.

NFSA [...]

End of Movember Fundraiser at Knightsbridge

By 26 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 29 November 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Who Movembered up this year?

Love them or hate them, the simple moustache has an amazing power to transform the face.

Knightsbridge are putting on an end of Movember basht his year so head along and celebrate the mo’ (or if you’re not a fan celebrate the banishment of them for another year) and raise some funds [...]

Desecrator and Malignant Monster @ The Basement

By 26 November 2013

[ 19 December 2013; ]

Desecrator are an Melbourne act that have been bouncing around overseas for a while and they’re joining forces with Malignant Monster from WA to bring their thrash metal sound to Canberra.

Canberra has a fairly dedicated metal scene that you might not have come across unless you frequent the Basement in Belconnen, so if you’re a [...]

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