[ 30 November, 2013; ]
The Moulin Bruise: 100 years of Can-baret; A Roller Derby Double Header Sporting Event featuring Canberra Roller Derby Leagues’ Black n Blue Belles, Brindabelters, Red Bellied Black Hearts and Surly Griffins.
Like the Moulin Rouge itself, Canberra is a city of intrigue, where glittering facades belie a seething underbelly of politics, creativity and raw sensual power. [...]
[ 14 November, 2013 to 16 November, 2013. ]
Warehouse Circus are amazing people who do amazing things, and here is one of those things.
What if school was filled with more pageantry? What if life has more sequins? or what if circus had less?
What if Warehouse, what if indeed.
[ 15 November, 2013; 12:00 am to 10:00 pm. ]
The finals of Canberra’s Smells Like Centenary Spirit competition are happening this Friday in the form of Play It Loud, a free all ages concert that looks pretty rad.
Check out the poster below for more info.
Click for a bigger version.
[ 6 December, 2013; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
This will undoubtedly interest those of you who dislike the normal Christmas shopping rush.
The Canberra Environment Centre has you covered for ethical and eco-friendly gifts this Christmas. The Trade Night Market features all things fair, handmade and organic and is a relaxing way to do your Christmas shopping away from the mayhem.
This year the market [...]
Is it too early to start talking about Christmas?
BECAUSE I LOVE CHRISTMAS.
Some of you will no doubt wish to immediately start talking about how much you hate Christmas, so feel free to skip ahead and be a Grinch in the comments below.
For the rest of us though, there’s this little release from Canberra CBD to [...]
[ 23 November, 2013 7:00 pm to 24 November, 2013 1:00 am. ]
Time for an Art Party!
They’re holding on in Canberra 2, which is a parallel Canberra that branched off from ours shortly after the events of the Infinite Crisis.
They’re promising a bunch of art, obviously, and ENDLESS cups of chai.
If you’re a chai nut, please go and put this claim to the test.
Head to the Facebook [...]
[ 16 November, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s most feel-good Poetry evening is coming back for a second round.
Hosted by Andrew Galan who is rather tall and Amelia Filmer-Sankey who is rather not, Word Co-op is a rather charming night of poetry and tea and you should probably go there.
Check out the Facebook page here.
Word Co-op is a bimonthly poetry night at [...]
[ 18 November, 2013 to 24 November, 2013. ]
The Phoenix Bar is turning 20!
To celebrate, it’s doubled in size!
What once was downstairs Shooters is now an extension of the Phoenix Bar which is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in my life since I became old enough to first attend the Phoenix Bar. They’ve put in a second bar, a raised [...]
[ 15 November, 2013; 8:00 pm; ] The Feldon’s not only have a gig coming up at the Pot Belly this Friday, but they also have a sexy new poster to advertise it with.
The Feldons at the Pot this Friday playing a heap of original material and bonus extras, (no, not a bunch of blooper tapes or the making of) instead a [...]
[ 10 November, 2013; 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Decades is an interesting attempt to create the ultimate in chilled out Sunday afternoon entertainment, combining beer and pool and… well relaxing things. There’s also a vinyl sale by Dynomite Records there this weekend.
So head down to Transit between 2-8 and just relax a bit.
Play pool, read a book, chat with friends, have a drink. [...]
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; 12:00 am to 11:30 pm. ]
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; 4:00 pm to 9:00 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; 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; 6:45 pm to 11:00 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; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
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; 6:00 pm to 8:00 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; 4:30 pm to 6:28 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; 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 [...]