[ 30 November, -0001 12:00 am to 4 December, 2008 10:30 pm. 30 November, -0001 12:00 am to 7 December, 2008 8:30 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 [...]
[ 21 November, 2008 10:00 am to 30 November, 2008 6:00 pm. ] [First filed: November 17, 2008 @ 15:28]
I was going to rabbit on here about all of the things going on during the Radiothon, but the poster pretty much says it all.
Tune in and turn up on Sunday 30 November for the open day — lots of music of all genres, including a bit of gritty [...]
[ 28 November, 2008 to 30 November, 2008. ] [First filed: November 27, 2008 @ 11:54]
The ants seem calm…
So what’s good to go this weekend in the entertaining capital of the nation?
Just post your suggestions in the comments.
[ 6 November, 2008; ]
We are the stinkest punk country trash band this side of the petticote.
We play loud and we play anywhere, anytime.
We drink, smoke and rarely exercise.
We don’t have cool hair, we don’t wear girl’s jeans and we love our mums.
We are playing The Phoenix on Saturday, December 6th.
Come along for beer and a whole lotta fun….. giddy up!!!!!!!!
[ 29 November, 2008 to 30 November, 2008. ] Young choreographers from Canberra’s Quantum Leap (aged 16–19) have created 8 new short dance works.
Mostly contemporary dance, and all under 10 minutes.
Two shows each night, runs for about an hour.
Last year’s was great!
And there’s a fundraising sausage sizzle between the shows – hang around and have a chat with the choreographers and [...]
[ 29 November, 2008; 10:00 am; ] The advice on the Oxfam Christmas Fair explains one of the concerns raised by Genie about the Handmade Fair – Oxfam is charging an entry fee.
Nevertheless, Oxfam are a worthwhile organisation and you might consider supporting them too.
The Christmas Fair will be held Saturday 29 November. It’s a great chance to get your Christmas shopping [...]
[ 29 November, 2008; 6:30 pm; ] One of Canberra’s longest running, and most claustrophobic, live music festivals is kicking off on Saturday night when “POP THE POT ’08″ grumbles into gear.
Getting there early to get a seat is highly recommended, as are multiple rounds of chicken wings and meat balls to keep you going through the long long night. Pints of [...]
[ 27 November, 2008; 5:30 pm; ] This Thursday RiotACT turns 8.
27 November 2000 was the dawn of the RiotERA, a cranky old 486 with 16MB of RAM running PHP Nuke code on a borrowed fixed IP and a come.to address pointing it in. We still have readers arriving on that come.to.
We’ll be having a few quiet drinks at Edgars in [...]
[ 21 November, 2008 9:00 am to 23 November, 2008 9:00 am. ] [First filed November 20, 2008 @ 08:10]
Another week has just flown by, there’s a lot to see and do in Canberra this weekend.
What do you recommend?
[ 22 November, 2008; 3:00 pm; ] [First filed: November 18, 2008 @ 08:39]
The following has graced my inbox from the RSPCA:
Next Saturday is our annual pets’ party. Come on out to the animal shelter at Weston from 3.00pm for a great afternoons entertainment. We have a jazz band, wine and cheese tasting, plenty of dogs games and an [...]
[ 26 November, 2008 to 2 December, 2008. ]
give-and-take also give and take (gvn-tk)
n.1. The practice of compromise.
2. Lively exchange of ideas or conversation
A few months ago, Canberra Artist Karin Maier created a work a day for 30 days and gave them all away. In its madness, this project crossed countries and time zones and went from Canberra to Japan and back. You [...]
[ 21 November, 2008 to 23 November, 2008. ]
The Dutton Rally is holding its NSW leg this weekend. The action is largely taking place in the Canberra region:
The event comprises over 30 individual driving exercises and will be based in Goulburn, NSW. Wakefield Park, Fairbairn Park and Sutton Road venues have been confirmed for both Friday and Saturday.
Dan Cummins from Cummins racing, a [...]
[ 22 November, 2008; 8:00 pm to 11:55 pm. ] The first time The Ellis Collective ventured Newcastle way, we returned armed with the good music of Mojo Juju & The Snake Oil Merchants.
Most recently, we returned with more amazing music.
This Saturday evening at the Phoenix for absolutely nix, it is our amazing pleasure to be playing with more of Newcastle’s [...]
[ 29 November, 2008; 7:30 pm; 30 November, 2008; 3:00 pm; ] Great Hall, University House, ANU
Saturday 29th November 7.30pm, Sunday 30th November 3.00pm
Wayfarers Australia, directed by Judith Clingan AM, will be presenting the Australian premiere of New Zealand composer David Hamilton’s A CHILD COMES FORTH, together with Benjamin Britten’s A CEREMONY OF CAROLS.
Both works are for soprano and alto voices and harp, and Hamilton specifically [...]
[ 30 November, 2008; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Everyone’s invited to come along to the Tuggeranong Arts Centre, enjoy a glass of wine, and hear a reading of a new locally-written play! This will be the first public reading of Trevar Alan Chilver’s latest play, The Incident at Fugue Bay.
After the reading Canberra Dramatics will celebrate 2008 with a few drinks and canapés. [...]
[ 21 November, 2008; 7:00 pm; ] [First filed: October 14, 2008 @ 11:57
Second filing: November 06, 2008 @ 12:36]
Last May’s Jester Ball put on by Tom Woodward was a raging success with a good time had by all.
A new mob have now taken up the torch and are trying to move the concept on.
So if dressing up and freaking out at [...]
[ 16 November, 2008; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] One for the woofers.
The Chief Minister is frantically coming to grips with Territory and Municipal Services and seems determined to play the part of Mayor for the next four years.
As part of the catch up he is this morning letting us know that tomorrow is the “Dog’s Day Out” on the shores of Lake Ginninderra.
[ 14 November, 2008 to 16 November, 2008. ] [First filed: November 13, 2008 @ 08:38]
So dear Rioters, once again it comes to this.
Share with us all (via the comments) your insights into entertainment options over the coming weekend.
It’s your time to shine.
[ 14 November, 2008; ]
GET SEXY This Fri (14 Nov) at the THE POT BELLY with MOOTS, SISTER SCARLETTE, BASTARDS, ANNIE FINELLE.
$10 entry. It’ll be better than visiting Mitchell!
[ 12 November, 2008; ] [First filed: November 12, 2008 @ 16:16]
The Phoenix turns 15 tonight.
I imagine a larger than average number of pints will cross the bar tonight.
Anyone want to reminisce with favourite Phoenix memories?
UPDATED: Laurel Waits has sent in some photos of the evening, slideshow below. If you’ve got more photos ping them in to firstname.lastname@example.org
[ 28 November, 2008; 8:00 pm; ] [First filed: November 12, 2008 @ 09:22]
Arguably Canberra’s most successful band at the moment, Using Three Words are launching their new self titled album at the ANU Bar on 28 November.
Support from Dopus & Roshambo, Tonk and Alta Volante.
For more details on the band check out their website and to have a listen there’s always [...]
[ 15 November, 2008; ] Volunteers are needed to help support the Belconnen Festival Saturday 15 November 10am -5pm at Margaret Timpson Park, Belconnen ACT.
The Belconnen Festival hosts a full program of music and dance performance, kids’ space, arts and craft village, food stalls, youth festival, and the new Future Footprints environment and sustainability expo.
The Belconnen Festival [...]
[ 20 November, 2008; 6:30 pm; ] [First filed: October 28, 2008 @ 09:44
Second filing: October 29, 2008 @ 13:56]
Local film maker Dave Farrell’s latest project is a look at the strange underground world of wrestling in Canberra.
This from his website:
“The Young & The Wrestlers” is a Documentary following a group of Canberrans who share a common hobby: Professional Wrestling!
The feature [...]
[ 12 November, 2008; ] Simon Corbell has announced that you should all be wearing orange tomorrow.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, today called on Canberrans to show their support for the ACT State Emergency Service (ACT SES) tomorrow (12 November) by taking part in the annual ‘Wear Orange To Work Day’.
“This is a great opportunity for [...]
[ 14 November, 2008; 8:00 pm; ] Setting the bench-mark high, Casual Projects’ first single ‘Move Along’ earned the band a position as one of the winners of the International Songwriting Competition in the top 15 songs of the pop category ahead of 15,000 others. It then went on to be selected as a Rage ‘Indie Clip of the Week’ and was [...]
[ 12 November, 2008 to 14 November, 2008. ] Hi All,
THIS WEEK ONLY ‘Damned if you Duo 4 – Voyage of the Damned’ as part of the Hunting Season ’08.
Its a set of duologues. with Scripts, direction and performances by such lovely people as Max Barker, Ali McGregor, Adam Hadley, Joel Barcham, Joshua Bell and Cameron Thomas and many more.
Music by Andy Walker (One foot in the Gravy) and Sam [...]
[ 23 November, 2008; 3:00 pm; ] In 2006 and 2007 Al Gore came to Australia to train 250 everyday people to go out and present his climate change slide show made famous in the movie “An Inconvenient Truth”.
“Telling The Truth” follows seven of the Climate Project presenters as they take their message out into the community.
Vanessa Morris, a local Canberran, former [...]
[ 21 November, 2008 to 29 November, 2008. ] Desperate, dateless and deranged…
Five desperately lonely singles head out in search of a good night out. As the evening unfolds, inhibitions and social restraint are abandoned, exposing the foibles, pain and humour of the characters’ inner lives. In this hilarious Australian comedy from the man who brought you Lantana and Strictly Ballroom, nothing is quite [...]
[ 15 November, 2008; 10:00 pm; ]
The things that drift across my desk would curl your hair.
From the Facebook event page:
A call is going out to all Masters and Slaves, Doms and Subs, Daddies, Dominatrix, Leather Men, Sex Pigs and others in the art of fetish to the Raunch Dance Party at Cube Nightclub.
Come and show Canberra your darker side. [...]
[ 8 November, 2008; 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm. ] [First filed: November 03, 2008 @ 10:48]
[As a Foundation Sponsor of the Canberra Musicians Club, The Riot Act has two single pass tickets to give away to Riot Act Premium members. Email here to go in the draw to win, entries close 5pm, Friday 31 October]
November marks the start of the Australian music festival [...]
[ 7 November, 2008 to 9 November, 2008. ] [First filed: November 06, 2008 @ 09:05]
Greetings once more to the hive-mind.
It might feel like we haven’t had much of a week, but the weekend is again upon us.
Share in the comments below what events can be enjoyed this weekend!
[ 7 November, 2008; 8:00 pm; ] [First filed: October 23, 2008 @ 14:56]
The Canberra Musicians Club has announced its next big deal, Waistcoats, Whiskers and Whiskey @ Corroboree Park Hall, Ainslie.
Don your waistcoat, eschew your razor, decanter your favourite hard licker and mosey, saunter, sashay or stroll down to Corroboree Park Hall for a Friday night of fearsome fretboard fondling, frivolous [...]