[ 26 May, 2013 9:31 am to 7 December, 2008 8:30 pm. 26 May, 2013 9:31 am to 4 December, 2008 10:30 pm. 5 December, 2008; 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. 6 December, 2008; 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. 8 December, 2008; 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. 9 December, 2008; 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ] THE NATIONAL YOUTH OPERA in association with THE STREET THEATRE & ICKLE PICKLE PRODUCTIONS present
MOZART’S THE MAGIC FLUTE
THE STREET THEATRE, 4th - 9th December at 8pm. (6pm Sunday 7th)
Mozart’s classic operetta is realised in spectacular fashion in early December at the Street Theatre. Featuring direction by Caroline Stacey, musical direction by Carl Rafferty, set design by Wayne [...]
[ 31 October, 2008 to 2 November, 2008. ] Greetings again Rioters!
So what things are worth seeing and doing in the entertaining capital of Australia this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 26 October, 2008; 11:30 am to 11:55 am. ] Defence is warning us that fighter jets will be showing off their stuff as part of the Canberra Airport Open Day.
The display will run from 11.30am to 11.55am.
For those into more sedate pastimes there will also be tethered ballon rides.
[ 30 October, 2008; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] With it looking like Barack Obama will win the US Presidential election, Socialist Alternative is holding a special meeting on Race, Class and Struggle in the US.
Come along and discuss whether Obama will make any fundamental difference to the economic crisis and the drive of the US to intervene militarily around the world.
Race, Class and [...]
[ 24 October, 2008 to 26 October, 2008. ] [First filed: October 23, 2008 @ 11:11]
So much to see and do next week for Halloween, but what’s tickling your fancy for events this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments
[ 31 October, 2008; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Canberra’s beloved Impact Comics have announced they’re running a Halloween Cosplay Costume Contest.
So what the heck is Cosplay the older and duller amongst you ask?
Wikipedia defines it thusly:
Cosplay (???? kosupure?), short for “costume play”, is a type of performance art whose participants outfit themselves, with often-elaborate costumes and accessories, as a specific character. Characters are [...]
[ 25 October, 2008; ] Entry is Fee!
Come dressed up in your favourite Haloween Costume (Optional).
It will be a family fun day full of activities, music and dancing!
Hope to see you there!
6 Parkinson Street, Weston, ACT 2611
[Schedule of events below]
09:30 Breakfast (Bacon & Egg Roll + Orange Juice only $3). Restaurant Deck
10:55 Opening Speech by Mark Mannion, CIC Secretary. Function [...]
[ 24 October, 2008; 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
After 10 years on the road, they’re still on the road. Jigzag are Caroline Trengrove, Greg Bryce and Liz Frencham — accomplished singers and musicians in their own rights, in myriad combinations and collaborations with others, and totally awesome and unmissable as this trio.
Favourites of the folk club and festival circuit, Jigzag are currently touring [...]
[ 27 October, 2008; 8:30 pm; ]
After what almost certainly would have been a wildly successful Melbourne Fringe Festival season, had very many Melbournians actually attended, my debut solo comedy show, Kale Bogdanovs is Cultured, is at The Front Gallery & Cafe for a Canberra encore performance. My combined fringe festival audience totalled about 50 over seven performances. By surpassing that total in [...]
[ 30 October, 2008 to 4 November, 2008. ]
For something a little bit different than the usual Hollywood fodder, the annual Russian Resurrection Film Festival is touring the country, including Canberra.
Details are here.
I went last year in Brisbane and had a blast. Specifically, opening night was awesome and included good vodka, champagne and live entertainment, and the films were nearly all excellent.
In any [...]
[ 23 October, 2008; 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Hey all, Just a heads up about this Thursday night.
The National Campus Band Competition is holding the finals in Canberra this year (Melbourne last year), and 7 of the best up-and-coming bands from all over Aus. will be playing a set each at the CIT music centre in Woden.
Starts around 7pm, and from memory it’s [...]
[ 25 October, 2008; 12:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend?
Check out the free Woden Valley Community Festival on Saturday 25 October, from 10am til 4pm at Eddison Park. A great day out for the whole family.
* jumping castle, slide, merry go round, fairy floss…
* Special appearance by Kenny Koala and the AFP Ceremonial Horses…
* Workshops [...]
[ 25 October, 2008; 7:00 pm; ]
Skipping Girl Vinegar are playing the ANU bar this Saturday night, I’m sure they’re very nice.
Of more interest to lovers of local live music, they’re being supported by the Hancock Basement and the Haunted Attics.
It’s been a while since I played air hockey. Rocking!
[ 22 October, 2008; 6:10 pm to 9:10 pm. ] Hastoberfest 2008 is on at the Zierholz Brewery this Wednesday, 22 October 2008.
For more details on the Hash House Harriers, see my earlier post on this topic.
Bring your running or walking gear… and possibly some rain protection. Better still, bring a designated driver.
Get to see what the Hash is all about in convivial surroundings, and [...]
[ 25 October, 2008; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Water conservation is a serious business, it’s an important business, but is it a fun business?
For example on my list of “fun things” I find such items as: Water pistols, wet t-shirts, water slides, dancing under the sprinkler, turning the hose on a friend, and sitting in a wading pool on Australia day listening to [...]
[ 20 October, 2008; 7:00 pm; ] Two interesting events clashing tomorrow night.
– Canberra Philosophy is debating the “ethical relevance of life” for those who love a good argument with no particular resolution.
– Meanwhile fans of “Enlightenment” magazine are having their own chin wag.
Decisions, decisions eh?
[ 31 October, 2008 12:00 am to 6 December, 2008 12:00 am. ] The SpringOut festival, now in its ninth year, celebrates the diversity of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities. Highlights of this year’s festival include Fair Day at Westlund House, queer film screenings, dance parties and even a cemetery walk!
Attend one of the many events and enjoy a fun filled, empowering and fabulous [...]
[ 17 October, 2008 to 19 October, 2008. ] [First filed: October 16, 2008 @ 09:45]
Election weekend is upon us!
But surely there are better things on in this town than politics?
Leave your suggestions in the comments Rioters.
[ 22 October, 2008; 9:00 pm; ]
Now here’s a night of entertainment you won’t want to miss. James Nichols, Aaron Peacey and Chris Arnott joining Konrad Lenz in the Phoenix.
[ 17 October, 2008; 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
Friday October 17: Shiny Bums Singers, Canberra Union Voices and Ecopella
Shiny Bums Singers are a vocally inspiring and visually entertaining group of mostly public servants who sing their own wicked parodies about the working life of the Australian Public Service. They routinely stray into political satire but never sedition. Based in Canberra, the Australian bush [...]
[ 27 October, 2008; 3:00 pm; ] Dear Canberra,
Computer Assistance Support & Education (CASE) is a non-profit organisation that was formed to assist Australian community organisations in making better use of information technology.
We accomplish this through education, advocacy and technical support relevant to the specific needs of the community services sector.
CASE has been operating for ten years and supports over [...]
[ 17 October, 2008; 6:30 pm; ] Hi all,
From 6.30 this Friday night at the National Library there’s a free talk by Linda Burney, which she’s called “Weaving the Australian Tapestry: building a society of ‘beauty rich and rare’ from threads of harmony and contradiction.” Link is here:
But here’s the blurb if you don’t have time to clickety click:
6.30-8.15pm, 17 October 2008,
[ 16 October, 2008; 7:00 pm; ] “The perfect metaphor for Canberra” was how The Australian described the RiotACT Sim Challenge.
The 12th and final instalment of the challenge is taking place this Thursday night at All Bar Nun in O’Connor.
If you’ve been meaning to come along to one of these, this is your last chance.
Jesus had 12 disciples, 12 men have walked [...]
[ 18 October, 2008; 6:00 pm; ] Most of you, I have no doubt, have had a gutfull of electioneering.
But election night itself is a wonderful time. Once every four years we get a very limited opportunity to pass judgment over a whole raft of heros and miscreants.
This Saturday night we’ve booked a table at All Bar Nun in O’Connor and have [...]
[ 28 October, 2008; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 29 October, 2008; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 30 October, 2008; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. 31 October, 2008; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 1 November, 2008; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] PANIC! AT ERINDALE COLLEGE !
Students at Erindale College have been happily panicking whilst in rehearsals for their upcoming production. For twelve weeks 30 young performers have been involved in the development of a new play with local playwright Hadley. During this time the rehearsal room has been host to public servants, sailors, bikini [...]
[ 15 October, 2008; 7:30 am; ]
Wednesday is National Ride To Work Day an event which defies catchy anacronisation.
This will excite some of you (who can sign up officially at the link above for a chance to win some nice bikes), and others not at all.
But to add to the excitement comes news that The Cashews are going to play an [...]
[ 16 October, 2008 to 21 October, 2008. ] www.vagabondage.com.au
The Vagabondage Art Exhibition features collaborated works of various award winning artists including Luke Brown, Tristan Still, Jim Fowlie, Nathan Mooney, Scott Brown, Rome Torti, Drew Peacock, Stella Rae-Zelnik, Dave Chami and more.
Works include paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and drawings around the theme of celebrating Canberra skateboard culture.
Showing 16th – 21st October (free, all ages).
[ 28 October, 2008 7:30 pm to 1 November, 2008 7:30 pm. ] Where: Lake Tuggeranong College theatre, Cowlishaw St, Tuggeranong
When: Tuesday 28 October to Saturday 1 November, 7.30pm
How much: $20 for adults, $15 for students
Lake Tuggeranong College and the Lakeside Players present The Who’s ‘Tommy’, a rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff.
Tommy is psychosomatically deaf dumb and blind. As a small child, he accidentally witnessed the [...]
[ 30 October, 2008 to 8 November, 2008. ] Narrabundah College Theatre Arts will present Cluedo the Musical, an original work by Hannah Tonks and Eric Butler, with an original score by Steven Bailey and students of the Music Department. This original musical, inspired by the popular board game, “Cluedo”, will feature those popular characters, Mr. Body, Mrs. White, Mrs. Peacock, Reverend Green, Colonel [...]
[ 14 October, 2008; 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. 21 October, 2008; 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. 28 October, 2008; 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. 4 November, 2008; 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. ] What would happen if all the bands in Canberra broke up?
You would have a bucketload of awesome solo artists…
Come and watch your favourite acts doin it solo as they pass one guitar around and trade new songs and their underlying stories well into the evening.
Proudly affilliated with the Canberra Musicians Club, each night [...]
[ 18 October, 2008; 9:00 pm; ]
This exciting news comes to us thanks to Facebook:
“It’s been nearly 4 months between this Lithum and the last, but it’s back!
Everybody’s formerly favourite regular indie night is returning after yet another irregular interval. The main difference this time is that I don’t feel like I have to justify our existence. You should know [...]
[ 10 October, 2008 to 12 October, 2008. ] [First filed: October 09, 2008 @ 10:10]
It’s your time to shine Rioters.
Share the benefit of your omniscience by letting people know what’s worth seeing and doing in Beautiful Canberra this weekend.
Just leave it in the comments.