Anyone feel like a field trip?
WHAT CAN THE MONARO TELL US ABOUT EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL VOLCANOES?
Led by: Dr Jonathan Clarke and Dr Ian Roach
Date: Saturday, 27 April 2013
Time: Start at 8:00am sharp and finish at about 3:00pm
Location: Meet at Cooma MacDonald’s (24 Sharp St, Cooma NSW). Cooma is about 1.5 hours south of Canberra’s CBD.
Are you [...]
The Canberra and Region Heritage Festival kicked off today in Civic.
In 2013 Australia’s national capital the symbol of the country’s recent federation, democratic freedom, achievements and aspirations is 100 years old. Canberra is one of the most successful planned cities in the world and now home to some 370,000 residents.
To celebrate this important time for [...]
[ 20 April, 2013; ]
Hey April the 20th is Record Store Day! Feeling nostalgi for vinyl? Pretending to feel nostalgic for vinyl because you’re too young to actually feel nostaligic for it but understand that it’s the cool thing to feel nostalgic for? Me too.
Vinyl is pretty cool, but independent music stores are even cool. Head down [...]
The irresistable Melanie Poole has sent through details about an upcoming conference:
‘Let’s Get Loud’ is a conference that will bring together NGOs, academics and students to
tackle critical issues in women’s rights. We will provide a deeper understanding of the
global and Australian context in which attacks on women’s rights occur.
Over the course of one day attendees [...]
[ 4 May, 2013; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire invites its friends, family and the wider community to a fundraising trivia night. The Qwire is a not for profit organisation which relies on fundraising events such as this to assist in covering the costs associated with the community programmes/performances we run/give. The night promises to be a fabulous [...]
To celebrate Yuri’s Night (Monday the 15th), ADFA are hosting a public lecture on mining and manufacturing in space. Daniel Faber of Deep Space Industries in Belgium will be talking talk about prospecting near Earth asteroids.
That sounds pretty awesome.
Deep Space Industries prospects, harvests and processes space resources and is developing a fleet of low cost [...]
[ 2 May, 2013; ]
Visit any one of twenty two restaurants from in and around the ACT on Thursday 2nd May, eat awesome food, and help out camp quality.
This is a win/win kind of situation Rioters.
Apparently bookings are filling up fast, so make sure you get on board.
Camp Quality Supper Club is a one-of-a-kind fundraising experience marrying fine [...]
TAMS are letting us know that the Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association are celebrating thirty years (think Daughters of the American Revolution but for settlers in the Tidbinbilla region) as an association.
Meanwhile Mayor Rattenbury is letting us know there’s a Tidbinbilla Extravaganza on this Sunday:
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, is encouraging Canberrans to head [...]
[ 12 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ]
The wild year rolls on and the weekend turns up yet again.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
Over the next 12 months the stories of 100 Canberran, or ex-Canberra scientists will be told at Questacon as a part of 100°C – Stories of Canberra Scientists.
Here’s the next two!
– Dr Beth Mantle, Collection Manager at the CSIRO, is responsible for the security, integrity and on-going development of the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC), [...]
[ 13 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ]
Word reaches us that the Canberra Lapidary Club is holding their Rock Swap this weekend at EPIC:
The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Rock Swap is a fun day out for all the family.
It will be held on 13-14 April 2013 from 8.30am to 5.00pm at Wagtail Way, EPIC.
Entry is FREE!
Sieve for sapphires, pan for [...]
[ 16 April, 2013; ] Special guests will be sharing their family histories at the National Archives’ Shake Your Family Tree day on Tuesday the 16th.
The annual event is a great drawcard for both experienced and novice family historians, with experts on hand from a range of institutions to share their knowledge. The National Archives is encouraging people to visit [...]
[ 13 April, 2013; ]
Beer and cider festival! This Saturday the 13th!
What else do I have to say?
Over 80 beers and ciders to try! Local Gourmet Food Stores! LIVE Entertainment! Entertainment throughout the day! Lots of Giveaways! Beer and Food matching! Beer Quiz! Meet the Brewers! Jumping Castle! Brewers Table Tennis Championship! Charity Auction!
Formerly known as The National Capital [...]
[ 17 April, 2013; ] Now that you’ve recovered from You Are Here and The Village, it’s time to get ready for TEDxCanberraSalon. On Wednesday 17 April, TEDxCanberraSalon will showcase TED talks and Australian presenters with ideas on climate change, technology, and urban design.
If you’re wondering what TEDxCanberra is, it’s been running every Spring since 2010 as an independently organised [...]
[ 27 April, 2013; 8:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ]
Activate Jetpack are serious contenders in the ‘who has the coolest band name in Canberra’ competition, and they are planning to drop a new record on you. Possibly while flying over your head with their jetpacks.
I really want a jetpack. You probably want details.
Here they are:
What’s that you say? “I want my Jetpack!” the [...]
2014 seems way too future to actually be a year we will live in, but live in it we shall and while we are living there will will feast on beer and foreign meats!
Canberra’s cultural diversity will again be on display at the 2014 National Multicultural Festival, when the three-day event is held on 7, [...]
Simon Corbell launched the Centenary Heritage Festival today.
“Canberra is an important part of the festival but this year the Capital Region will also feature heavily in the program of events to mark Goulburn’s 150th Birthday and Queanbeyan’s 175th birthday as well as the contribution that other towns like Yass, Bungendore and Braidwood make to the [...]
[ 25 April, 2013; 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. ]
A night of Science and Philosophy based entertainment is being presented on ANZAC day at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. What came first, the chicken or the egg. It’s not important. What is important is arguing about it I say. So let’s go argue at Chicken or the egg? A talk about paradoxes, proof and poultry.
[ 7 May, 2013 to 12 May, 2013. ]
Word has reached us that the Audi Festival of German Films 2013 is coming to Palace Electric.
Presenting a wonderfully audacious collection of contemporary German cinema, the 12th annual Audi Festival of German Films celebrates the rich diversity of one of Europe’s most dynamic and creatively renowned cultures.
Presented by the Goethe-Institut in association [...]
A cake baking contest will be held to celebrate Canberra’s 100th birthday and I only just realised the connection between those two while typing this sentence. Ahhh birthday cakes.
At any rate there will be prizes and judges and cakes! I like all of those things.
Canberra cake creators are invited to enter online for the [...]
[ 13 April, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Facebook has the happy news that local music ornament Lavers is launching a single at Transit this Saturday:
LAVERS – “I’ve Been Waiting For You” single launch
supported by Amber Nichols and Nite Society DJs.
ALSO FEATURING A VERY SPECIAL FOR-ONE-NIGHT-ONLY DJ SET BY LAVERS!
LAVERS new single, ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You’, was recorded at Sydney’s Studios [...]
[ 9 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ]
Emerging artists and photographers are being showcased at the Front in The Young Ones – an exhibition presented by Us Folk magazine in association with national Youth Week. It opens tonight and runs until Sunday so get down tot he Front to check it out.
The exhibitors are all Canberra locals aged 25 and under. The [...]
[ 11 April, 2013; ] Award winning author and Australian Children’s Laureate, Boori Monty Pryor, will visit Woden Library on Thursday 11 April 2013 for an hour of stories, singing and dancing.
Boori Monty Pryor will be making an appearance at Woden Library on Thursday the 11th of April for some singing, dancing and storytelling.
“We expect this special event will [...]
[ 20 April, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Facebook brings word of a very exciting album launch later in the month:
Over 4 years ago Matt Dent envisioned a unique style of acoustic folk woven into good old Aussie pub rock. His Debut LP “Welcome to The Sky” features a new, yet hauntingly traditional sound, dubbed “Blokey folk rock” by the Riot Act’s John [...]
[ 13 April, 2013; ]
That’s Darren Hanlon, he’s pretty good. He’s also playing at No Need To Be Told amongst a bunch of other people who are quite good.
The Centenary of Canberra and local funny singing man Rafe Morris are putting together an afternoon/evening of celebratory things to celebrate Youth Week. Youth Week is this week, and this event [...]
Mindfulness is a proven technique that goes back thousands of years and is now being widely used to manage chronic pain. Psychologist Randolph Sparks, who gave a very engaging and insightful talk on “Managing Chronic Pain” last year, will talk about how mindfulness can work for you.
WHEN: Monday 15 April, 12.30-1.30 PM
WHERE: Room 9, 2nd [...]
[ 27 April, 2013; 10:30 am; ]
Canberra’s finest collection of foam warriors, The Hundred Swords, is calling for willing soldiers.
This is our public ‘coming out’, and we’ll be playing at Commonwealth Place. More specifically the new Patrick White Lawns (the old car park behind the National Library) and – maybe controversially – the ‘peace park’ memorial between the lawns and [...]
[ 10 May, 2013; ]
The thinking hipster’s obscure band Waterford have announced they’re recording a live album at the Polish Club in May.
Canberra beat rock combo Waterford will record an album’s worth of new material live onstage this May. The group, who have been working on a follow up to 2011’s critical favourite Say Ok, will perform a set [...]
[ 13 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ] Those uppity folk down in Tharwa are reminding us they’re turning 151 this weekend to Canberra’s measly 100.
Anyway check the link out, there’s a lot to do down there.
It’s common practise when reviewing musical theatre to review the production and not the show.
This is because musical reviews are generally written for musical fans and not for anyone else. This seems kind of ridiculous, so I’m going to review both.
Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision is a mock Eurovision competition. It contains almost everything you expect [...]
[ 7 April, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
This Sunday 7th April Canberra will play host to a SDMA Reliance Automotive round of the 2013 NSW Hillclimb Championship at the Fairbairn Park Hillclimb circuit. There will be Australia’s best hillclimb race cars competing so make sure you come and have a look at what elite level Hillclimb Motorsport is about!
Spectator entry is [...]
[ 5 April, 2013 to 7 April, 2013. ] Because Canberra needs even more festivals!
FESTIVAL OF SHOWS - Impro ACT Showcase!
Impro ACT presents a short festival of improvised theatre from 5-7 April 2013 in the Galaxy Nightclub at Casino Canberra.
Over three great nights Impro ACT will showcase the freshest and most fantastic Canberra-devised one-act and completely improvised shows.
Each one-act show features the cream of the ACT’s [...]