[ 21 June, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Photo by Martin Ollman
Now is the Winter of our content.
Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens are finally returning to our favourite Canberra stage after a successful season touring the nation – we’re readying candles and melodies to melt the frost off even the coldest windshield.
WHEN: This Friday, June 21st @ 8pm
WHERE: The Polish Club, O’Connor [...]
[ 19 June, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]
Do you think your house is the coldest in Canberra – poor insulation, big draughty gaps and single glazed windows that run with water each morning?
Don’t despair because you can fix it – and it won’t cost the earth. Book a free seat at the Coldest House in Canberra Retrofitting Workshop this Wednesday evening and [...]
[ 20 June, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
In Canberra Tonight is Canberra hottest talk show, and our esteemed editor will be returning to tell Canberra what news it liked the most over the past month.
As a bonus, we’ve managed to get Johnboy over his crippling addiction to cold and flu drugs so this time he’ll probably remember where he is at all [...]
[ 5 July, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
Breathe Dance Studios are a new dance school opened in Canberra by local dance wizard Alex Ewans. To celebreate the end of their second semester, they’d like to party with and dance for you.
So its that time again! End of term 2 performance party for Breathe Dance Studio!
Please come support and enjoy an evening [...]
[ 20 June, 2013 to 21 June, 2013. ]
What is the number one fear of most people? Well according to research studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking and number two is death, believe it or not. Prompting Jerry Seinfeld to quip that most people at a funeral would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy!
Tom Kelsall, the trainer, [...]
[ 22 June, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
This season’s third bout will see the Brindabelters and the Surly Griffins smash it out! Will the Griffins take revenge after getting the wooden spoon while the Belters took 3rd place at the finals last year? Come down and see all the action
Event details: Brindableters Vs Surly Griffins
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2013
Time: Doors open 5pm, [...]
A two-day forum entitles Inside Out: new actions for change by First Australians will take place in Canberra next month.
The event will cost $440 and you can grab tickets through the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website at www.aiatsis.gov.au/.
Registrations are now open for Inside Out: new actions for change by First [...]
Today Joy Burch formally launched this year’s Voices in the Forest event at the National Arboretum today, which is a little confusing as the event isn’t on until late November.
Ahh well, no harm is getting excited early.
I have never made it to one of these events, but Rioter Poetix wrote us a review of last [...]
Derek Scott is a talented man, and he will be running a 3 hour clowning workshop at the Street Theatre on July the 5th.
It sounds pretty amazing.
Derek Scott is an internationally acclaimed actor, clown, director, producer and teacher, who has performed around the world, including on Broadway and London’s West End.
He has performed and [...]
[ 14 June, 2013 to 17 June, 2013. ]
It may be getting colder and wetter out there, but you’re not going to let that get the better of you are you Canberra?
I thought not!
Add your suggestions for winter-blues-busting events and happenings this weekend in the comments below.
[ 22 June, 2013; 8:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, delivers its second hardhitting sideshow at the Basement this June with a murderous line up of Australia’s best industrial metal bands, teamed with a fatally tempting selection of burlesque acts.
Our Last Enemy (NSW)/Witchgrinder (Melb)
And burlesque by Canberra’s hottest trio and creative force behind the Tease [...]
Canberra’s most majestic ambassador, the Skywhale, is heading down to Hobart for the weekend to appear in the Dark Mofo festival.
The Dark Mofo festival apparently celebrates “the dark through large-scale public art, food, music, light and noise” and I am wondering why I’ve never heard of it before because it sounds brilliant.
Centenary of Canberra Creative [...]
[ 14 June, 2013; ]
This just in from The Feldons:
This Friday, the Feldons and friends, the weird and wonderful Magic Rob Universe plus bluesy soul with Chris and Shedea.
From 8.00. Free entry. See you there for some homegrown original live music….
[ 19 June, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s most serious and longest running poetry event is coming back to the Phoenix Bar this month on the 19th of June.
This month we will be featuring Queensland’s finest entertainers Ghostboy and Sir lady Grantham who will be providing music, words, and sex appeal.
Get to it.
[ 15 June, 2013; 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Canberra’s mightest warriors The Hundred Swords are holding another of their large scale foam sword battle events this weekend at Black Mountain Peninsula.
Fancy yourself as Thorin Oakenshield fighting the goblin and orc hordes? Then get on down to Black Mountain Peninsula this Saturday and join the valiant defenders in trying to turn back the green [...]
[ 26 July, 2013; 7:00 pm; ] HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Since 2008, we’ve taken care of over 38,000 kids in 11 countries and donated over $250,000 worth of cash, school supplies, books, toys, sports equipment, food and medical supplies to schools, orphanages and local youth-based charities, bringing together the most at-risk kids together and developing leaders and carers from the rivers of Bangladesh to the peaks of [...]
[ 11 June, 2013; 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Canberra Untapped is a community focused social event being run in support of locally based not-for-profit humanitarian development organisation Abundant Water.
[ 7 June, 2013 to 9 June, 2013. ]
The wheel turns, the Game of Thrones season approaches its end, and we’ve got another weekend coming up.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 7 June, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
This just in:
Monnone Alone depart their insular Melbourne comfort zone to make the return trek to their favourite bookshop in their favourite national capital. Joining them will be likeminded local bookish snobs Waterford and Mikey Shanhan, partaking in a night of pop songs and other misdemeanours.
Since the break-up of The Lucksmiths in 2009, [...]
[ 29 June, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
Take a radical ride back to the 80s with Varsity Derby League as we host a truly truly truly outrageous 1980s roller disco – the SK80s! – at Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium on Saturday June 29 at 6 pm. The dance floor will be open to all roller and inline skaters to like, totally, show off [...]
[ 7 June, 2013; ]
Facebook has the happy news that the lovely lads from the Brass Knuckle Brass Band are launching their new EP at the beloved Polish Club this Friday.
Entry: $20 (full)/$15 (conc.)/$10 (CMC members).
Presale tickets available here: http://www.trybooking.com/CZHG
Members of the Brass Knuckle Brass Band finally got sick of staring at our shoes and muttering when [...]
Phil Moriarty has facebooked the rather exciting news that the Canberra derived Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen have taken out Best Cabaret Act at the Brighton Festival’s Latest Fringe Awards.
This is the award for the Best Cabaret Act, Latest Fringe Awards, Brighton Festival 2013 won by Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen. Hooray [...]
Pam Merrigan, previously the artistic programs manager, has now taken the director’s seat at Canberra’s favourite beard and banjo festival.
Merrigan has been involved with several folk festivals around Australia and founded Yass’ Turning Wave Festival, and she comes into the National’s directorship role after a rather successful 2013 for the festival.
Best of Luck Pam.
The National Film and Sound Archive are putting together a whole bunch of classic British crime and thriller films of the 1940s, 50s and 60s for the Sydney International Film Festival, which is good news for anyone going to the SIFF.
It turns out it’s good news for Canberrans also as these films will then be [...]
Fine dining, new people in a warm and cozy place at the top of Red Hill?
Dinner night for singles looking for like-minded friends or a potential partner at one of Canberra’s breathtaking views.
Relaxed conversation and dining to allow a natural environment to meet and get to know other
participants. No online profiles or rushed speed [...]
[ 20 June, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
This in from P.S. Cottier:
The evening will kick off at 6pm with a half hour set from local band Jason Recliner.
This will be followed by readings from our three writers Nigel Featherstone, PS Cottier and JC Inman.
Please feel free to let your friends and family know!
Knit a sheep in a day and help create a flock of miniature sheep in the Gordon Darling Hall. Bring your knitting needles, all other materials supplied.
For all ages and abilities.
Bringing in the sheep c. 1936 by Hilda Rix Nicholas, oil on canvas, Bega Valley Art and Craft Society’s Permanent Collection, Bega Valley Regional Gallery
[ 14 June, 2013; ]
Coolio Desgracias has just let us know that Housemouse and himself will be dropping their new EP on us on the 14th of June.
Ready yourselves Canberra!
Housemouse and Coolio made a pact to release something as a duo in 2012 after collaborating on ‘Dubbo Zoo’ and ‘You Got Papped’ on ‘My Private Jet’. Fast forward a [...]
Canberra writer/actors/film makers, it is time to get to work! The Canberra Short Film Festival is calling for entries!
Think big and film short – that’s the cry going out to ACT filmmakers, young and old, experienced or first timers, as the Canberra Short Film Festival launches its official call for entries for 2013 from Cockington [...]
The National Folk Festival is one of my favourite events on the Canberran calendar, and tomorrow they’ll be accepting applications for performers from tomorrow.
Performer applications are open from 1 June to 1 July 2013
To apply visit the festival website
Please ensure you read all the information provided prior to submitting your application.
Also they’re looking for a [...]
The Village was a magnificently odd little festival that snuck in and out of Canberra back in March. Sadly March was the month of hell festival wise and I don’t think it got as much attention as it deserved.
Still for those that headed out a really fun time was had by all.
Also they let Johnboy [...]
[ 1 June, 2013 11:00 am to 2 June, 2013 3:00 pm. ]
Kites will fill the skies on Saturday 1 June at Belconnen Arts Centre’s Wind Air Water Centenary kites festival at Lake Ginninderra.
All ages will be entertained with kite making master-classes, face painting and watching the flying of dozens of community kites made by groups, businesses and organisations over the past six months.
Bring along your own [...]