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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 [...]

Insurgence @ Museum of Australian Democracy

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is currently hosting an exhibition exploring arts as a platform for revolutionary politics.
The exhibition features the work of Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Hookey, Jennifer Herd, Laurie Nilsen, Megan Cope, Tony Albert and Richard Bell—artists from the proppaNOW collective, along with former proppaNOW member Andrea Fisher.
proppaNOW is [...]

Critical Mass rides again this Friday

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 October 2013 at 5:44 pm; ]

This just in:

when uranium-235 is bombarded by a neutron, it undergoes fission which in turn releases more neutrons. Some of these escape, but a portion seeds further fission events – that in turn releases more neutrons. A critical mass is the amount of fissile material needed for a sustained chain reaction.

Friday 25th October, [...]

The Haunted Sword at the ANU Arts Centre

By 23 October 2013

[ 24 October 2013 at 6:30 pm; 25 October 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]

A cross-dressed version of the Japanese classic drama Kagotsurube will be performed at the ANU Arts Centre this Thursday and Friday by the ANU Za Kabuki troupe.

Founded in 1976, the troupe is made of ANU students of various nationalities and backgrounds, most of whom are studying Japanese language and culture.

In traditional Kabuki only males [...]

Unbelievers showing at ANU and not many other places

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 November 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

ACT science lovers and fans of Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss are in for a treat, the ANU is hosting a screening of The Unbelievers, the rock and roll styled documentary on the atheist duo’s adventures.

The screening will also feature an introduction and post-show questions and answer session with co-star Lawrence Krauss, and Directors Gus [...]

RAW:natural born artists at Academy Club

By 22 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 November 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Academy Club are hosting an artistic showcase that stretches it’s net across just about every medium you care to name. It’s a fun idea and not done often enough in Canberra.

If you’re interested in checking out some films/burlesque/makeup/cartooning/art then head to Academy from 7.30 on the 13th of November.

While you’re at it check out the [...]

The Locavore’s Dinner at the Ivy Lake View Cafe

By 22 October 2013

[ 6 November 2013 at 12:00 am; ] The Canberra Environment Centre would like to invite you to dinner at the Ivy Lake View Cafe next Saturday (the 2nd of November).

Join the Canberra Environment Centre for fine food, wine, music, and conversation.

This dinner is special in many ways. We’ll plate up the flavours of a Canberra spring evening with locally sourced, organic produce, [...]

Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia Gala Presentation Dinner

By 22 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 November 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Serious lovers of wine take note! Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner is being held in The Great Hall of Parliament House on Thursday the 21st of November.

Proudly hosted by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society

The Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner to be held on [...]

April’s Caravan & Hipsley Rock Lonsdale

By 22 October 2013

[ 26 October 2013 at 10:30 am; ]

April’s Caravan and Hipsley are putting on a bit of a shindig for the lovers of retro fashion out there. Check the Facebook Page for more info.

April’s Caravan together with their new friends at Hipsley are throwing a party to colour your day with retro fun.

The weather man has given the go ahead and [...]

Mozart lecture at Arc Cinema

By 21 October 2013

Lovers of the classical, this may interest you:
Charles Mackerras and His Infinite Gift to Mozart Scholars
24 October 2013, 5:30-6:30pm
Arc cinema, Canberra, ACT
Free, bookings required (02) 6248 2000
What difference does it make if you change the tempo of Mozart? NFSA Scholars and Artists in Residence Fellow, Dr Ian Cook, sought to answer this question when he [...]

EYES WIDE SHUT @ Scope Mount Stromlo

By 21 October 2013

[ 1 November 2013 at 7:45 pm; ]

CRDL and Dr Sketchy’s are putting on a masquerade event out at Scope Mount Stromlo for one night only.

They promise sculpture, burlesque, life drawing, roving entertainment, a gallery of artworks, and a silent auction to raise money for community groups.

Sounds like a blast.

In conjunction with CRDL & Dr Sketchy’s

One night only Instant Gallery featuring a [...]

Vans Warped Tour bringing big names to Canberra

By 18 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 6 December 2013; ]

The Vans Warped tour is, thank god almighty, coming to Exhibition Park here in Canberra!

And look at that lineup!

WOOHOO!

Namadgi bike race this Sunday in Namadgi National Park

By 18 October 2013

To whom it may concern, some totally sweet mountain bikes are going to be doing mountain bike related things this weekend.
The ACT Government would like to advise the public that The Namadgi Beast, a mountain bike race through the southern parts of Namadgi National Park, is on this Sunday 20 October 2013 from 8 am [...]

A week of walks in the snowy mountain high country

By 18 October 2013

The lantern property group are suggesting you go for a bike of a hike this summer, and have put together a ‘week of walks’ to encourage Canberrans to make the trip up into the mountains.
“For centuries Europeans have enjoyed walking holidays high in the mountains in summer. A pair of boots, packed picnic lunch and [...]

2013 African Film Festival @ Tuggeranong Art Centre

By 17 October 2013

[ 23 October 2013 to 28 October 2013. ]

The African Diplomatic Women’s Group along with the Tuggeranong Arts centre have put together a showcase of films from across six African nations.

In an inspiring cinema journey, the festival will offer productions from Tunisia to South Africa, including films produced in Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

The Botswanan film Four Thirty has been selected to open [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 17th of October 2013

By 17 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 October 2013 to 21 October 2013. ]

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you….

YOUR WEEKEND!

And what a weekend we have in store for you! Comedy, politics, bikes, music, ping pong, tweed…

AND THOMAS THE FREAKING TANK ENGINE!

Add your suggestions in the comments below, then get planning!

Day of the Dead: Latino Fiesta at the Croation Club

By 17 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 November 2013 4:00 pm to 3 November 2013 12:00 am. ]

Los Chavos are headlining what looks to be a fine excuse to party down and eat too much next month:

WHAT: 1 day festival of Latin American music, food, history and culture
WHEN: SATURDAY 2nd November 2013
WHERE: Australian Croatian Club [68 McCaughey St, Turner, ACT]
TIME: 4pm – Midnight
www.latinofiestacanberra.com

Los Chavos, the local Latin/Reggae band, [...]

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