[ 2 May, 2013 to 29 June, 2013. ]
Local artist Angus Comyns’ new exhibition Colour Revolution will be launching on the walls of Soju Girl on the 2nd of May and remaining there until the 29th of June.
The Colour Revolution exhibition showcases Comyns’ radical use of colour, photographic imagery and text, and will add a new dimension to the space.
Diners and drinkers who [...]
[ 26 April, 2013 to 28 April, 2013. ]
UC National Security Lectures – MS Michelle Grattan, Political Editor of The Age @ The University of Canberra, 12:30pm-2pm
Lions International 61st MD201 Convention @ National Convention Centre (until 29 April)
Coming Home Soon by Alana Valentine @ Lieder Theatre, Goulbourn (until 11 May)
Sportenary – ANZAC Parade Memorial Walk @ ANZAC Parade, 10am-3pm
2013 Sherco Australian Women’s [...]
[ 26 April, 2013 to 28 April, 2013. ]
It’s the weekend!
Well it is for most of you, you’ve probably taken today off on leave.
Here in the mobile RiotACT bunker however we don’t rest. So let’s get to it.
Sorry the guide wasn’t up yesterday, but Anzac Day and all that.
Hope your dawn services weren’t too cold, and here’s what’s on for the weekend.
If you [...]
[ 22 June, 2013; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire proudly presents its 20th Anniversary Gala Concert. This momentous event in the history of the Qwire will be an occasion not to be missed. The programme will feature songs from throughout the past 20 years. Old favourites like “Everything Possible”, “Deepening Twilight” & “True to Myself” will be performed [...]
[ 4 May, 2013; ] After an explosive and tense season opener that came down to one final jam and two points, Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2013 season has the makings to be the most exciting yet. This upcoming bout promises all that excitement and more. Veteran spectators will recognise the two teams playing, as they are CRDL’s two original teams the Surly Griffins [...]
ACT Greening Australia and Canberra Centenary would like to celebrate the work done by volunteers during and after the Canberra Bushfires 10 years ago, so they’re putting on an event at the Cotter.
The Lower Cotter Catchment is again teeming with life thanks to the efforts of thousands of volunteers and a partnership between Greening Australia [...]
[ 1 June, 2013; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] World Environment Day Dinner – 1 June 2013
Celebrate World Environment Day with a four-course feast and live entertainment at the Conservation Council’s annual fundraising dinner.
‘Think, Eat, Save’ is the United Nations theme this year, and ‘Eat’ will be emphasised as you feast on some of the tastiest local food around fresh from the sustainable kitchen [...]
2XX is a pretty great thing to have here in Canberra.
They’re running a Radiothon, which is a weeklong fundraising event where they plan to give away hundreds of prizes.
Prizes are pretty great to have also, so this is like win/win.
Jamie Freestone, station manager at 2XX FM, is “really excited to be re-launching Radiothon again. [...]
[ 28 April, 2013; ]
The AIS are having an open day on the 28th of April, and the Training Squad will be there with their roving performance piece Not Yet It’s Difficult.
I caught these guys at the Canberra Day celebrations and thought it was an awesome and bizarre little show that blurred the line between art and sport.
The video [...]
Canberra CBD Limited’s ‘Skate in The City’ 2013 is on the way!
I’ve never actually gotten up on the ice myself, but I wander through Garema Place every day and adore seeing it all prettied up. The ice, the lights, the skaters, the fact that the music seems to be Billie Jean on repeat.
It’s pretty great.
Hey, we’re all invited to Jerrabomberra Wetlands for their open day!
Warren Nicholls, Chair, Capital Woodland and Wetlands Trust, today encouraged Canberrans to
attend the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Open Day on Sunday 28 April 2013.
“This free event will be held on Sunday 28 April, from 9.30 am to 2 pm. It will be a great way to spend
In Canberra Tonight was totally a thing that was apparently fantastic. I was out having dinner with my Mum and missed it.
Fortunately CIT are filming all of it, so I can catch up.
For those of you who were absent, our Commander in Chief Johnboy was given 5 minutes to recount the top stories of the [...]
[ 24 April, 2013; ] Awesome Melbourne band and Oz rock stalwarts ‘King of the North’ are heading our way to The Basement on 24th April.
Catch these guys before their rock explosion goes viral.
Following on from supporting ‘Cold Chisel’ last year and many residencies including the iconic Esplanade Hotel (home of RocKwiz), this surprisingly huge-sounding 2-piece are on an Australian [...]
[ 4 May, 2013; ]
May the Fourth is International Star Wars Day, as all good Star Wars fans should know.
Apparently Mooseheads is holding a Star Wars party to celebrate.
Allow me to comment on this via the medium of meme:
Trust me fellow geeks, the second you walk through those doors in your Jedi robe a bunch of meathead jocks are [...]
[ 24 May, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
This sounds pretty cool. An awesome looking gig/zine launch/panel/ep launch? That’s just so crazy it might work. I’m in.
Jeremy Staples, the editor and creator of the final and free retrospective book of Bizoo titled ‘The Best, the Worst & the Trash that never made it’ is excited to be launching the massive book in Canberra [...]
YouTube user anj mariner has just posted a rather nice video of the Diner en Blanc that occured during the Enlighten Festival.
Randomly wandered into this “diner” party in Canberra while I was there for the Enlightenment Festival. Needless to say it was a great opportunity to capture people living in the moment.
This timeless guaranteed [...]
[ 27 April, 2013; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
The Invisible Thread is a publication of 75 Canberran writers.
To celebrate its release, NewActon is combining the words of three authors with the music of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.
Alex Miller, Alan Gould and Sara Dowse have each chosen two musical compositions to bookend their poem or prose works. These will be performed by an [...]
LifeCircle ACT presents a Life Matters Event Final Gifts: understanding the special awareness and needs of the dying.
A one-day gathering of speakers, community organisations and business specialising in palliative care, advanced care planning and end of life care.
Southern Cross Club
Saturday, July 6 2013
MC: Clair Hochstetler, Head Chaplain, Pastoral Care, Canberra Hospital
- Welcome to Country [...]
[ 18 April, 2013 to 21 April, 2013. ]
– Jane Austen Festival Australia @ St John’s Church Hall (until 21 April)
– History @ M16 Artspace, 12pm-5pm (Wed-Sun) (until 5 May)
– Rugby League Test – Australia V New Zealand @ Canberra Stadium, 7:45pm
– Morris 100 @ Langton Crescent car park in front of the Treasury building, 10am-3pm
– The National Dinosaur Museum’s 20th Birthday [...]
[ 18 May, 2013; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 19 May, 2013; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
The Canberra Bonsai Society is letting us know about their upcoming exhibition as party of the 26th Association of Australian Bonsai Clubs National Bonsai Convention.
Over the last sixty years the Australian bonsai community has grown from enthusiasts working alone or in small, unconnected groups to a national community that is connected to the international bonsai [...]
[ 19 April, 2013 to 21 April, 2013. ]
The unstoppable tide that is 2013 continues to roll over us (and we’d be alarmed if it were otherwise).
But like it or not the weekend is nearly here.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?
Just leave your brilliant suggestions in the comments.
The Australia Institute is inviting us to a conversation between Richard Denniss and Bob Brown.
Since the last time Bob Brown spoke to Politics in the Pub he has resigned from Parliament, created the Bob Brown Foundation which aims to help front-line environmentalists, as well as led a Sea Shepherd anti-whaling mission.
In an election year [...]
[ 18 April, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
There’s a new local variety show kicking off at the O’Connor Polish Club tomorrow night.
It’s so awesome they’re even getting us to do a segment on local news which will feature all of you (in a way).
Here’s the details as received from Maestro Chris Endrey:
In Canberra Tonight is a spanking new live variety show to [...]
[ 19 April, 2013 to 22 April, 2013. ]
There’s more than one centenary to celebrate this year, with the Morris 100 Canberra Celebration and Tour set to mark 100 years since the first Morris car left the factory In Oxford, England.
This weekend, anyone with an interest in cars built by William Morris, later Lord Nuffield, can celebrate not only the Centenary of Canberra [...]
[ 19 April, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
Facebook brings word of a magnificent shindig:
Way back in the year 2012, the Polish Club played host to a night of old-fashioned shuckin’, jivin’, hootin’, hollerin’ and other apostrophed verbs: The Old Timey Music Revue.
It’s now time to be nostalgic for the last time we were nostalgic, and to do it all over again with [...]
Autumn is a beautiful time in Canberra, and what better way to appreciate it then with an afternoon of tree planting in the Cotter Catchment?
Join Jindii EcoSpa, SEE-Change Woden and Greening Australia at our second tree planting event to support the Jindii Sustainability Fund – a program of activities that includes planting trees and fund [...]
The National Trust are hosting an afternoon lecture “Thinking Differently About Heritage”. Former Commissioner of the National Capital Development Commission Tony Powell will be the guest speaker at the event.
In addition to his role as the NCDC Commissioner, Mr Powell was Chairman of the Darwin Reconstruction Commission post Cyclone Tracy (1975) and a leading town [...]
ACT Law Week is running from the 13-18 May and will feature a variety of different events.
Law Week’s goal is to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. Law Week events are developed to include people from diverse backgrounds, organisations and perspectives.
Locally, Law Week is sponsored by LawCover, and seeks [...]
The Canberra Archaeological Society has been active in local archaeology and heritage protection for most of its 50 years.
At this presentation, Helen Cook will start with a panoramic view of Canberra Archaeological Society involvement in identifying, recording, excavating, conserving and promoting cultural heritage in Gungahlin, including embarrassing photos, the ghosts of history past and [...]
[ 8 May, 2013 to 9 May, 2013. ]
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra is putting word out on the next concert they’re putting on:
The second concert in the popular Llewellyn Series is proudly supported by the Embassy of the Russian Federation as a Centenary gift to Canberra. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Commonwealth of Australia Mr Vladimir Morozov expressed [...]
[ 19 April, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
The Mt Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite all of us to attend their public observing night.
Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as beautiful star clusters and nebulae. On the night attendees will be taken on a ‘tour of the universe’ with talks [...]
Are you interested in becoming a Foster Carer?
Marymead’s next information session will be held at
– 255 Goyder Street Narrabundah
– 18 April at 6.00pm.
Children are always welcome and light refreshments are provided.
If you are unable to attend an information session but are interested in finding out about foster [...]