A message from Caroline Stacey:
Did you know that The Street Theatre is a not-for-profit arts organisation?
That means we run a tight ship, with all our resources being directed to achieve our purpose – to be a creative space connecting people in Canberra through making live theatre-performance
experiences that inspire possibilities, foster critical thinking and offer changing [...]
[ 21 June, 2013 to 23 June, 2013. ]
Hey Rioters, it’s nearing the end of the working week and maybe the real week depending on which calendar system you prescribe to so it’s time to start planning your weekend!
As always here are some things we know about here at the RiotACT mobile bunker, and you can leave your tips in the comments below!
[ 28 June, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
It’s that time of the month again where Canberra’s newest slam team invade the Front Cafe and get up to all sorts of poetic themed mischief.
Its the Winter for Haikus and Kantas. Maybe you were born with it. Maybe its Cold Outside! Regardless The June Canberra Poetry Slam is ON!
On Friday the 28th of [...]
The ANU are rather pleased (and quite rightly) that a book written by one of their professors about Australian sex lives has made the PMLA shortlist this year.
Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno’s book The Sex Lives of Australians: A History has been shortlisted for a 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award.
Dr Bongiorno’s book has been described by [...]
The National Film and Sound Archive are celebrating the film making scene in Canberra and surrounds with two free exhibitions based around local productions.
Tegan the Vegan is a colourful new addition to the Main Gallery exhibition. Tegan the Vegan is a short animated film made by Marisa Martin from Queanbeyan. Based on her own [...]
Are you (or do you know someone) under 25, creative, and would do some really cool stuff if you (they) could just afford to?
Here. This is for you (or them):
The first application round of the Creative Young Stars Program opened on Saturday 1 June 2013! Applications close at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on [...]
666 ABC is launching Exhumed, a competition dedicated to helping you find interesting unsigned local music.
This is a good idea, so good that I’m amazed nobody has already made a contest with the same goals that has more or less the exact same name.
Snark aside this sounds pretty cool. The program seems to be formatted [...]
[ 22 June, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Or is it City 2 Underground? Underground 2 City? 2 Underground City?
I have no idea.
What I do know is that it’s a gig, happening at the Magpies City Club and if you don’t have plans this Saturday you should probably go check it out.
[ 21 June, 2013; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
Questacon is having another SciNight!
SciNight! Is where you go to Questacon, check out the exhibits, watch a show or two, all the while drinking a beer and enjoying the lack of children in your way.
It’s a pretty special thing.
Kick off the weekend with science with Questacon’s SciNight, a geeky night for grown-ups served with a [...]
This has come in which will no doubt be quite exciting to literary bods:
The Trust Company, as Trustee of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and the 2013 judges, will be announcing the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award Winner, tomorrow Wednesday 19 June 2013.
The Miles Franklin Literary Award is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious literary prize [...]
[ 21 June, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Photo by Martin Ollman
Now is the Winter of our content.
Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens are finally returning to our favourite Canberra stage after a successful season touring the nation – we’re readying candles and melodies to melt the frost off even the coldest windshield.
WHEN: This Friday, June 21st @ 8pm
WHERE: The Polish Club, O’Connor [...]
[ 19 June, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]
Do you think your house is the coldest in Canberra – poor insulation, big draughty gaps and single glazed windows that run with water each morning?
Don’t despair because you can fix it – and it won’t cost the earth. Book a free seat at the Coldest House in Canberra Retrofitting Workshop this Wednesday evening and [...]
[ 20 June, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
In Canberra Tonight is Canberra hottest talk show, and our esteemed editor will be returning to tell Canberra what news it liked the most over the past month.
As a bonus, we’ve managed to get Johnboy over his crippling addiction to cold and flu drugs so this time he’ll probably remember where he is at all [...]
[ 5 July, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
Breathe Dance Studios are a new dance school opened in Canberra by local dance wizard Alex Ewans. To celebreate the end of their second semester, they’d like to party with and dance for you.
So its that time again! End of term 2 performance party for Breathe Dance Studio!
Please come support and enjoy an evening [...]
[ 20 June, 2013 to 21 June, 2013. ]
What is the number one fear of most people? Well according to research studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking and number two is death, believe it or not. Prompting Jerry Seinfeld to quip that most people at a funeral would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy!
Tom Kelsall, the trainer, [...]
[ 22 June, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
This season’s third bout will see the Brindabelters and the Surly Griffins smash it out! Will the Griffins take revenge after getting the wooden spoon while the Belters took 3rd place at the finals last year? Come down and see all the action
Event details: Brindableters Vs Surly Griffins
Date: Saturday 22nd June 2013
Time: Doors open 5pm, [...]
A two-day forum entitles Inside Out: new actions for change by First Australians will take place in Canberra next month.
The event will cost $440 and you can grab tickets through the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies website at www.aiatsis.gov.au/.
Registrations are now open for Inside Out: new actions for change by First [...]
Today Joy Burch formally launched this year’s Voices in the Forest event at the National Arboretum today, which is a little confusing as the event isn’t on until late November.
Ahh well, no harm is getting excited early.
I have never made it to one of these events, but Rioter Poetix wrote us a review of last [...]
The second annual University of Canberra Book of the Year competition has just announced the shortlist of novels, as well as the panel of judges. Margaret Pomeranz joins the judging panel this year, which is awesome because she is awesome.
The shortlist, announced today, is the following five novels, drawn from books that have been Commonwealth [...]
Derek Scott is a talented man, and he will be running a 3 hour clowning workshop at the Street Theatre on July the 5th.
It sounds pretty amazing.
Derek Scott is an internationally acclaimed actor, clown, director, producer and teacher, who has performed around the world, including on Broadway and London’s West End.
He has performed and [...]
The National Gallery of Australia has made a lengthy statement on their ongoing ownershop of a 12th century bronze sculpture of Shiva as a result of the man they bought it from facing criminal charges for looting.
The Gallery is quite rightly insisting they have followed all the protocols and await the result of the trial.
[ 14 June, 2013 to 17 June, 2013. ]
It may be getting colder and wetter out there, but you’re not going to let that get the better of you are you Canberra?
I thought not!
Add your suggestions for winter-blues-busting events and happenings this weekend in the comments below.
[ 22 June, 2013; 8:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, delivers its second hardhitting sideshow at the Basement this June with a murderous line up of Australia’s best industrial metal bands, teamed with a fatally tempting selection of burlesque acts.
Our Last Enemy (NSW)/Witchgrinder (Melb)
And burlesque by Canberra’s hottest trio and creative force behind the Tease [...]
GLBTIQ mag Same Same has the news that Dickson is getting a bagel cafe and gay bar.
Because this is 2013 after all.
Barcode is not just a place for people to come and party the night away – the venue will pull a double duty for daytime relaxing too. It’s a café by day and a [...]
Canberra’s most majestic ambassador, the Skywhale, is heading down to Hobart for the weekend to appear in the Dark Mofo festival.
The Dark Mofo festival apparently celebrates “the dark through large-scale public art, food, music, light and noise” and I am wondering why I’ve never heard of it before because it sounds brilliant.
Centenary of Canberra Creative [...]
[ 22 June, 2013; 1:00 pm; ]
Welcome to Australia and Amnesty International would like to invite you on a walk.
Walk Together Canberra
To celebrate Refugee Week, you’re invited to Walk Together from Reconciliation Place at 1pm, across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, to Stage 88 at Commonwealth Park.
Join us for the walk at 1pm and a celebration concert at Stage 88 from 2pm. [...]
[ 19 June, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
The days when the likes of me were invited to the Press Gallery’s Midwinter Ball are long behind us.
But they are letting us know that there’s an ebay auction battle you can all place bids in:
Casting aside rivalries, our political leaders have generously donated themselves to be auctioned off online on eBay to help [...]
Turbobelco, headed by the always charming Baron Von Kreep, play Selfdestructo Bust at the Phoenix Bar.
[ 14 June, 2013; ]
This just in from The Feldons:
This Friday, the Feldons and friends, the weird and wonderful Magic Rob Universe plus bluesy soul with Chris and Shedea.
From 8.00. Free entry. See you there for some homegrown original live music….
Whenever discussion of where to get your hair cut happens on the RiotACT, the name Adam Ciaccia innevitably gets mentioned.
Well now he has a webseries.
TEASE is a light hearted internet based documentary series about Axis Hairdressing, our amazing city Canberra, and the beautiful people that live here. We hope that this will shine a positive [...]
Quick listen to this!
About this time last year Readable Graffiti released their music video for their track Feathers, now we’re getting the remix.
Super Magic Hats is a Melbourne based musician and has done a fine job twisting Feathers into something new and pretty.
READABLE GRAFFITI ‘FEATHERS (SUPER MAGIC HATS REMIX)’
Before the imminent release of new material [...]
[ 19 June, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s most serious and longest running poetry event is coming back to the Phoenix Bar this month on the 19th of June.
This month we will be featuring Queensland’s finest entertainers Ghostboy and Sir lady Grantham who will be providing music, words, and sex appeal.
Get to it.