[ 24 November, 2013; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
This Sunday the 24th just so happens to be Lakewalk 2013, so you know what to do.
It’s simple math.
The walkathon is on this Sunday 24th November, between 10am and 1pm. It starts at regatta point, commonwealth park and takes a loop circuit to Aspen Island and back. All monies raised go towards funding therapies [...]
[ 24 November, 2013; 3:00 pm; ]
Peddlers of good old fashion tunes, Doctor Stovepipe have put together a family show!
Doctor Stovepipe presents their musical family show ‘zoology for beginners’. It’s a show that features songs about chickens and many of the lesser animals known to science. There will be three part harmonies, guitar, double bass, fiddle, dancing, audience participation and medical [...]
[ 3 December, 2013 to 13 December, 2013. ]
The ever busy folk over at Belconnen Community Centre have a new exhibit coming up.
A multimedia exhibition in celebration of I-Day by Belconnen Community Service and Woden Community Service
December 3rd – 13th
Official Opening Wednesday December 4th 3pm
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Join local artists and play-makers to celebrate the 21st anniversary of [...]
Tim Reeves and Alan Roberts wrote a book about houses in Canberra for the centenary, because centenary.
They’re going to be at Paperchain Bookstore on the 30th if you’d like to meet them, or ask why your house was/was not included in their book.
In celebration of Canberra’s Centenary, a new book, 100 Canberra Houses, tells the [...]
[ 21 November, 2013 to 25 November, 2013. ]
Let no man say that there is nothing to do in Canberra!
Well ok, do let him say it.
I mean it’s a free country after all.
He’d be wrong though.
As always add your suggestions to mine int he comments below, and have a rad weekend guys!
Too often people define a city by what it lacks or compare cities of vastly different sizes and sociocultural structures. Canberra isn’t Sydney or Melbourne, and they’re not New York or Berlin. Our myriad arts communities have suffered because of the nation’s metonymic notion that Canberra is the Government and APS. What The MusicACT Annual Music [...]
[ 20 November, 2013; 4:00 pm; 4 December, 2013; 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
Bela Farkas is BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUITS! eternal sacrificial poet, and is launching his first CD of poetry next month at the Phoenix Bar.
You should probably go.
Serial celebrity name dropper Bela Farkas is a Canberra-based poet. A lot of his work has been heavily influenced by popular culture and current events. He has featured at Canberra’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, Traverse [...]
Congrats to Wellington Sludge and BimboGeek for winning last weeks round, you both get a free double pass out of the deal.
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and home email address by lunchtime tomorrow and we’ll pass them on so you can get your tickets.
That was last weeks round, now [...]
Today’s pre-made attention grabbing headline is courtesy of Dr Charles Lineweaver, an Associate Professor with the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences who tonight will be giving a lecture about the “linkages between the origins of multi-cellularity, sex and death” and “where we’ve come from and how the evolution of gender differences has shaped [...]
[ 22 November, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Just a quick one, The Feldons and the Marji Curran Band are doing their thing this Friday at everyone’s favourite bookstore turned venue.
Friday at Smiths Alternative Bookshop. Rock, blues, roots with the Marji Curran Band and mod rockers the Feldons.
$5.00 on door.
[ 23 November, 2013; 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. ]
Tuggeranong Festival is now official more street than you.
Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that there is a bunch of great talent in Canberra’s urban art scene, and that talent is going to be on display at the Tuggeranong Festival. Suppoting the artists will be a selection of Canberra’s finest DJ’s doing that [...]
[ 30 November, 2013 3:00 pm to 1 December, 2013 3:00 am. ]
12 monster movies coming for you.
I’ve got nothing.
Check out the Facebook page for more info!
12 films in 12hrs at the J Block Grindhouse, CIT Woden on Sat 30 Nov. 3pm to 3am.
It’s about the best horror and genre films, beer, food & music.
It’s about blackened cinemas with awe-struck patrons sitting on the edge [...]
[ 28 November, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
It’s been a long time coming but Canberra’s own Zombie flic Theatre of The Dead has a cinematic release!
This just in from Nancy Porker:
Head on down to Rennie St, Downer from 6pm tonight for the first ever Sculpture in the Street exhibition.
Residents have made their front yards available for 32 artists to populate with installations for the weekend long event.
Organiser and Rennie St local, Stephen Harrison’s sculpture of a sea [...]
[ 23 November, 2013; 4:00 pm; ]
There’s a beard and moustache club in Canberra!
This is excellent!
If you’re facially endowed you should head along!
Canbeards – The Beard and Moustache Club of Canberra
“Canbeards is the inaugural Beard and Moustache Club of Canberra! Our aim is to promote facial hair growth, enjoy life and raise money for charity. We are proud members of Beard [...]
[ 22 November, 2013 to 24 November, 2013. ]
The Canberra International Film Festival Board is honoring producer Harvey Weinstein and his body of work later this month with a series of events spaced out over 3 days (the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of November).
We’ve mentioned if before if you want to read up on it.
If you’re not a movie buff you might not [...]
[ 14 November, 2013 to 18 November, 2013. ]
Let’s go bake us a weekend!
Here are your ingredients, choose wisely.
As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below!
[ 16 November, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
A really good looking gig being played for a great cause.
Go be entertained, and help with something really important.
Typhoon Yolanda (known internationally as ‘Haiyan’), the strongest in recorded history, reached the Philippine landmass on the evening of November 7th 2013, at speeds of over 300km/h. Subsequently, significant damage was caused to several areas of the [...]
[ 23 November, 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Aeoncademy are having a bit of a celebration. Who are Aeoncademy? Well according to their press release…
WHO ARE AEONCADEMY?
Aeon Academy Aeoncademy; “nurturing the creative spark”, education through creativity.
Artist and artistic director Teffany Thiedeman attended Yarralumla Primary School herself as a child 30 years ago. She lives in Yarralumla with her partner, fellow ANU [...]
[ 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 [...]