Established in 2008, the Big Bang Ballers have taken the simple act of playing basketball and used it as a tool for change in 12 countries, serving over 41,000 boys and girls across social and cultural divides.
Using the game to fight social disadvantage and youth poverty, and having built schools, sponsored and supported orphanages and [...]
The Centenary of Canberra, Masters Builders Australia, and curator Vanessa Wright are opening a new new visual art exhibition tomorrow in Lonsdale Street.
The “pop-up gallery” will feature visual art pieces by many local artists stretching across many disciplines, all focused around the idea of interpreting the Canberran landscape.
Among the collection will be several photos by [...]
[ 7 November 2013 at 12:00 am; ]
Come for a dance at the Polish Club!
The good old Polo continues to be possibly the finest venue for seeing live music with an awesome variety of well run gigs playing weekly, and tonight is your chance to celebrate that.
Check out the Facebook page for more info.
Once again the Canberra Musicians and Polish White Eagle [...]
[ 8 November 2013 at 4:00 pm; ]
This just in:
The sixth annual Lift Off band comp will see Canberra bands CASTERS, Pleased to Jive You, Harley Quinn, Purity, Elision and Hearing Voices battle it out this Friday 8 November at Woden Youth Centre.
Bands are competing for a prize pack worth over $5000, which includes everything they need to launch themselves into [...]
[ 7 November 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]
As a part of the never ending avalanche of events that is the Woden Valley Festival, CIT Woden are hosting Home Made Jam tonight.
Canberran singer/songwriters of note will be making music and other people will be judging them harshly.
I will be one of those judges, I promise to be harsh but fair… unless I’m having [...]
[ 7 November 2013 to 11 November 2013. ]
The party never stops here in Canberra, and neither should you!
Stopping is for the weak, the dead, and people who must give way at intersections!
You are none of these things!
You are a go-er and you will go to everything this weekend!
I BELIEVE IN YOU!
You can tell because of how many exclamation marks there are in [...]
[ 23 November 2013 at 6:45 pm; ] Today has been full of chances to do good, and here’s another!
This release is from from the desk of the brilliant Simone Penkethman, and is about a party/art exhibition at CMAG.
Check it out.
Everything they say about volunteering is right – it is good for you! It makes you feel like you have something extra [...]
City News has the scoop on the big name in opera pulling out of this month’s Arboretum spectacular:
CityNews” has discovered that Kenny, who was to appear with soprano Emma Matthews and tenor Rosario La Spina, fell over at her home in London.
Following surgery for her injuries, a doctor has advised she will not [...]
[ 27 November 2013; ]
Anglicare are throwing a bit of an 80′s bash, so if you feel the need to wear that outfit again (don’t pretend you don’t have one) or just feel like supporting Anglicare you might want to check this out.
Anglicare is pleased to offer an alternative to the traditional Office Christmas lunch.
Join us at Albert [...]
On the 23rd of November at the Virgin Ball at Parliament House, Geoffrey Rush will present American producer Harvey Weinstein with the inaugural Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Fellowship to honour his contribution to Australian cinema.
A whole pile of important people will be in attendance including Jack Thompson, Sam Neil, Guy Pearce [...]
Fancy a chat with Andrew Leigh? He’s gonna be leading a discussion/workshop about social capital later this month in New Acton.
A CONVERSATION WITH DR ANDREW LEIGH MP
How connected are we in our communities?
And how has this changed over time in Australia?
Is Canberra the insular, disconnected place it’s made out to be? Or is there more [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 14 November 2013; ] Comedy from 9. All beers at $5 a schooner
Thursday November 14
[ 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’s now legendary early album releases sent shockwaves [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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, [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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
Positive Feedback Loop
Bubbles and Yeti
Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Advanced Remedial Massage Presents
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 7th 9pm
Little mac and the monster men
Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Super Best Friends
Bacon Cakes and the Z-50 Jays
Monday 11th September 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]