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 [...]
[ 1 November, 2013; ]
On my personal ’100 things to like about Canberra’ list Impact Comics would be found fairly high on it, many of the other top spots would be filled in with a list of the staff’s names.
What I’m saying is they’re good people, and as good people they like to do good things.
Otakufest is one such [...]
[ 1 November, 2013 to 30 November, 2013. 1 November, 2013 to 30 November, 2013. ]
For the lovers of the bizarre and beautiful work of Abyss .607:
Exhibition by Abyss .607.
Depths Of The Divine will showcase a new body of work drawing major influence from mythology and ancient art.
Also many new collage and paintings.
Displaying at Tuggeranong Hyperdome, Shop front down from commonwealth bank
Opens 1st November till the end of the month.
[ 2 November, 2013 to 3 November, 2013. ]
“The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Spring Gemcraft and Mineral Show will be held at EPIC from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 November. Entrance is $5 adults, $9 family, $2 children/concession.
Dealers will be selling minerals, fossils, jewellery, rough and cut gemstones, lapidary equipment, opals, beads and other supplies.
Lapidary Club members’ collections [...]
[ 4 November, 2013 to 15 November, 2013. ]
The gallery out at Belconnen Community Centre always has something going on, and from the 4th that thing they have going on will be this:
gallery@bcs ‘Piece of Mind’ series presents
Colours of Our Country
An exhibition of landscape paintings by Keith Carfrae
November 4th – 15th
Official opening Wednesday November 6th 6pm
Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
[ 31 October, 2013 to 4 November, 2013. ]
Happy Halloween Rioters!
Quick poll, how many of you are upset I said that?
“Why you cant say that! We’re Autsralian, Halloween isn’t Australian! Rabble rabble!”
You are correct, and I assume you don’t celebrate Christmas either.
Or watch television.
Or wear jeans.
Or eat sushi.
Or use the English language.
Which means you’re can’t be reading this so I can stop addressing [...]
[ 15 November, 2013; 5:45 pm; ]
Those of you with a perchant for politics may well be interested in this little event, or maybe this little book that the event is about.
One of Rudd’s mates, Bruce Hawker has written a book about that period of time when Rudd was not our prime minister. To promote it, he’s having an interview with [...]
Who misses the Gypsy bar?
Sound Check sounds wonderfully nostalgic, and I can imagine there will be a fair amount of older people hanging around trying to explain to younger people exactly what they missed out on.
It’ll be fun.
Remember the Canberra live music scene over the past 20 years?
Sound Check, the new foyer exhibition [...]
[ 15 November, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Those pucking rogues the Ellis Collective are launching their new single at the Polo on the 15th of November.
It’ll be a whole big thing, and you should make yourself a part of it.
With really, really special guests, Burrows, and The Burley Griffin. What a night it will be.
What a night it will be indeed rather [...]
[ 29 October, 2013; 7:30 pm; ] Nerd Trivia at the Phoenix Bar Canberra is hosted by Joel Barcham and Alison McGregor and is coming at you with its special Halloween episode of awesomeness tomorrow night because tomorrow night is the last Tuesday of the month!
That last sentence was way wack.
You know what isn’t wack?
Jake’s dancing, that’s what’s not wack.
This is a [...]
[ 2 November, 2013; 5:00 pm; ] ‘
Bout 6: Red Bellied Black Hearts vs Surly Griffins
THIS Saturday November 2nd!
Canberra Roller Derby League are starting November off right by having their second-last event of the 2013 season, an epic bout between the Surly Griffins and the Red Bellied Black Hearts.
The Surly Griffins have been laying out hits and biff on the flat track [...]
[ 9 November, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
Alrighty, so here’s a thing… C. Edge (the C stands for Cultural, Cutting, Critical, Centenary, Capital, and Canberra apparently) are a group of… well I don’t know what they’re a group of… but they’re dedicated to marking the Centenary of Canberra in a different way, and I’m fairly sure I met one of them on [...]
CTC are putting on another Music at Midday concert to raise money for the YWCA, if you enjoy music at a reasonable hour, then this is probably for you.
Canberra Theatre Centre are pleased to announce that the next Music at Midday concert will be held on Wednesday 4 December with donations going to YWCA Canberra. [...]
Word reaches us of something a little bit different in town for the Centenary of Canberra Children’s Festival:
Biami, a local production specially commissioned for the Centenary of Canberra children’s festival, is a cross-country collaboration between a Wiradjuri man from central western NSW and a Noongar playwright and poet from Western Australia.
Co-creator Duncan Smith, who hails [...]
[ 16 November, 2013; ]
Hey people in your late-20s/early-30s, and event to prey on your nostalgia!
Ahh Ug Beats, ahh Lithium, ahh excessive drinking and dancing at Toast, ahh early 20s.
What: Noughties Dance Party with DJ sets from LITHIUM, PANG, REV, UG BEATS + STRANGEWAYS DJS
Where: Zierholz @ UC
When: Saturday 16 November 2013
UC Live! & STRANGEWAYS DJS present… SHAKE IT [...]
[ 15 November, 2013 4:00 pm to 16 November, 2013 10:00 pm. ]
MusicACT is hosting a free youth concert event at the Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre from 4-10pm on the 15th of November called Smells Like Centenary Spirit: PLAYitLOUD Band Competition.
That’s quite a name.
They’re promising market stalls, special guests, roving entertainment, and a whole bunch of other fun stuff. This will most likely be worth a [...]
[ 15 November, 2013 to 21 December, 2013. 15 November, 2013 to 21 December, 2013. ]
An impressive line up of movies will be getting some (open) air time at the Botanic Gardens throughout November and December. Food, a bar, the gardens, and Top Gun.
What more could one wish for?
Kicking off summer, and back for their second season, the IMB Sunset Cinema is the perfect urban escape, located at the foot [...]
[ 1 November, 2013 to 3 November, 2013. ] A night of opera, a banquet, masquerade masks, some fireworks, and ice cream you say?
Carnival of Venice is a thing that is happening at Albert Hall and you should go for all the reasons I mentioned above.
This event contains more culture than I know what to do with. You could go to this night and [...]
[ 24 October, 2013 to 28 October, 2013. ]
There’s this thing that cool people do, it’s called the weekend.
It’s pretty wild and you should probably get up on that.
Trust me, if you haven’t tried it yet you have to give it a go. You’ll thank me later.
Or if you were weekending before it was cool, maybe you could help out by leaving some [...]
[ 22 November, 2013; 6:15 pm; ] The Hash House Harriers have been mentioned on this site previously. I received the below from a friend – please pass it on and attend!
Attention Hashers, Harriettes and Muggles,
It’s the Wednesday ACT (WACT) Hash, on a Friday. It’s the 1300th run, out of sequence. It’s starting at 6:30pm, which is later than [...]
[ 26 October, 2013; ]
There will be plenty of fast skating, big hits and knockout roller derby action when Varsity Derby League’s all-star team, the DisHonour Rollers, take to the track this Saturday 26 October for their third roller derby home bout for 2013. They will be playing against the (Sydney) South Side Derby Dolls’ The Force at Southern [...]
[ 27 October, 2013; 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm. ]
Think music sounded better before it was all digital? Miss the ritual of setting the needle down? Or do you just feel nostalgic about the smell of a vinyl collection?
Whatever the case may be, this will probably interest you:
NFSA sound archivists Graham McDonald and Thorsten Kaeding are passionate about their vinyl records. Those in the [...]
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is currently hosting an exhibition exploring arts as a platform for revolutionary politics.
The exhibition features the work of Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Hookey, Jennifer Herd, Laurie Nilsen, Megan Cope, Tony Albert and Richard Bell—artists from the proppaNOW collective, along with former proppaNOW member Andrea Fisher.
proppaNOW is [...]
[ 25 October, 2013; 5:44 pm; ]
This just in:
when uranium-235 is bombarded by a neutron, it undergoes fission which in turn releases more neutrons. Some of these escape, but a portion seeds further fission events – that in turn releases more neutrons. A critical mass is the amount of fissile material needed for a sustained chain reaction.
Friday 25th October, [...]
[ 24 October, 2013; 6:30 pm; 25 October, 2013; 6:30 pm; ]
A cross-dressed version of the Japanese classic drama Kagotsurube will be performed at the ANU Arts Centre this Thursday and Friday by the ANU Za Kabuki troupe.
Founded in 1976, the troupe is made of ANU students of various nationalities and backgrounds, most of whom are studying Japanese language and culture.
In traditional Kabuki only males [...]
[ 5 November, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
ACT science lovers and fans of Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss are in for a treat, the ANU is hosting a screening of The Unbelievers, the rock and roll styled documentary on the atheist duo’s adventures.
The screening will also feature an introduction and post-show questions and answer session with co-star Lawrence Krauss, and Directors Gus [...]
[ 13 November, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Academy Club are hosting an artistic showcase that stretches it’s net across just about every medium you care to name. It’s a fun idea and not done often enough in Canberra.
If you’re interested in checking out some films/burlesque/makeup/cartooning/art then head to Academy from 7.30 on the 13th of November.
While you’re at it check out the [...]
[ 6 November, 2013; 12:00 am to 11:00 pm. ] The Canberra Environment Centre would like to invite you to dinner at the Ivy Lake View Cafe next Saturday (the 2nd of November).
Join the Canberra Environment Centre for fine food, wine, music, and conversation.
This dinner is special in many ways. We’ll plate up the flavours of a Canberra spring evening with locally sourced, organic produce, [...]
[ 21 November, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
Serious lovers of wine take note! Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner is being held in The Great Hall of Parliament House on Thursday the 21st of November.
Proudly hosted by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society
The Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia™ Gala Presentation Dinner to be held on [...]
[ 26 October, 2013; 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. ]
April’s Caravan and Hipsley are putting on a bit of a shindig for the lovers of retro fashion out there. Check the Facebook Page for more info.
April’s Caravan together with their new friends at Hipsley are throwing a party to colour your day with retro fun.
The weather man has given the go ahead and [...]
Lovers of the classical, this may interest you:
Charles Mackerras and His Infinite Gift to Mozart Scholars
24 October 2013, 5:30-6:30pm
Arc cinema, Canberra, ACT
Free, bookings required (02) 6248 2000
What difference does it make if you change the tempo of Mozart? NFSA Scholars and Artists in Residence Fellow, Dr Ian Cook, sought to answer this question when he [...]
[ 1 November, 2013; 7:45 pm; ]
CRDL and Dr Sketchy’s are putting on a masquerade event out at Scope Mount Stromlo for one night only.
They promise sculpture, burlesque, life drawing, roving entertainment, a gallery of artworks, and a silent auction to raise money for community groups.
Sounds like a blast.
In conjunction with CRDL & Dr Sketchy’s
One night only Instant Gallery featuring a [...]