Canberra Confidential / The sexy ‘spooktacular’

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Lila Luxx… “steals audiences’ hearts and then breaks them”.
Lila Luxx… “steals audiences’ hearts and then breaks them”.
“EERIE ecdysia” is the promise from Canberra’s burlesque and cabaret-inspired Sass and Tease Collective, who are putting together a sexy halloween “spooktacular” at Teatro Vivaldi in the ANU on October 31.

Ecdysia? Nude dancing, and the night’s stars include local burlesquers  Ivy Ambrosia, Ursula Wolfe and ?eker Pare, Tiffany Blue and Abel Fox and the Canberra winner of “Burlesque Idol”, Peppa Mint.

And from Brisbane, “the Sparkling Sweetheart”, Lila Luxx, who “steals audiences’ hearts and then breaks them”.

Unlike the aformentioned, for anyone inclined to dressing up there will be a costume parade with prizes for best dressed. Tickets through eventbrite.

Blessed are those who pay for parking

parking signPUBLIC servants performing the unnatural act of putting coins in a parliamentary triangle parking machine should feel truly blessed at paying only $12 a day.

Pictured is an example of parking in New York sent from one of CC’s roving local snouts Chris Emery. Despite the eye-catching prospect of an all-day special of $14.36, a closer look reveals that’s for 30 minutes. Which makes the cost of a Government working day (say, 9am to 4.50pm) $US112.43, about $128.06 in our money and that’s before we get to the issue of tax!

The Strolling Bones

HEY, hey, we’re the Grumpies… The Tuggers Arts Centre is calling out for arthritically untroubled musical codgers to form The Silver Rockers, a new rock ‘n’ roll outfit for seniors (“Think a high-school rock ‘n’ roll band for retirees,” they suggested, tongues firmly becheeked).

Tutor and professional musician Col Bernau, will help group members develop a small repertoire of popular rock ‘n’ roll pieces during the nine-week term, starting October 20. BYO groupies. Bookings to 6293 1443.


IMG_7221WHO says classified advertising is a lost art? This from the “Bungendore Mirror”.

WHILE on newspapers, here’s some news for “The Australian”: “Multimedia and breaking news out of Canberra from the website of Australia’s national daily newspaper, The Canberra Times,” says the pompous local fishwrappers’s Twitter bio.

ACT Liberals’ press release heading: “Govt. stiffles discussion with call-in”. Someone should stiffle their spell-check.


AS if Christmas isn’t bad enough, we now have to contend with “Christams”, advertised on this sandwich board in Civic. Luckily there are gift vouchers available.



ELVIS lives and was spotted at the drive-through at Maccas at Dickson? Naw, it’s the Irish pub King O’Malley’s ute.

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