[ 24 April, 2009 to 12 July, 2009. ] [First filed: May 01, 2009 @ 10:08]
RiotACT was pleasantly surprised to be invited to the launch of the Soft Sculpture exhibition at the National Gallery on Wednesday night.
The free booze just about took the edge off the speeches and then the small percentage of launch attendees actually interested in the exhibition went for a [...]
[ 24 April, 2009; 9:00 pm; ] [ED - Not sure what this is about but figured we'd share the desperation of the headline]
[ 24 April, 2009 to 26 April, 2009. ] [First filed: April 23, 2009 @ 09:25]
Another long weekend looms.
So aside from your Anzac Day observances what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 23 April, 2009; ]
One of Canberra’s more intriguing cultural events are “Le Chat Noir”, held once a month at the Kremlin Bar on Northbourne Avenue.
This month it features the stars of Insatiable Banalities 108, Little Sister.
Here’s the description from the Facebook page:
Le Chat Noir is inspired by the original Parisian cabaret started by Rodolphe Salisin the 1880s. This [...]
[ 17 April, 2009 to 19 April, 2009. ] [First filed: April 16, 2009 @ 09:51]
It might feel like you’ve barely cleared your in box since getting back to work, but here is the weekend once again.
So what’s worth seeing and doing out and about this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 23 April, 2009; 6:30 pm; ] SEE-Change hosts: Water Tanks: Your questions answered.
What size to get? How to locate and set up a tank? What rebates are available?
Come learn not only from the professionals but hear what advise others have, who have already experienced the potential pitfalls of installing a rainwater tank.
Julene and Ricki from local firm, Get Tanked, will [...]
[ 15 April, 2009; 9:00 pm; ] Information sessions about Snowtown’s empire expansion plans:
Thursday 16 April 2009
12:00pm to 12:30 pm and 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Friday 17 April 2009
12:00 pm to 12:30pm and 1:00pm to 1:30pm
At Alastair Swayn Theatrette, 33 and 35 Brindabella Circuit, BBP.
[ 24 April, 2009; ]
Following the stunning success of debut EP ‘Seditious Material’, Super Best Friends are back for another crack at copping flak with sophomore release ‘Ready Aim Fire!’
The 6-tracker features the amazing title track Ready Aim Fire and 5 others which are equally mind-blowing.
Some of the songs are even so unique that a keyboard gets [...]
[ 27 April, 2009; ]
I’ve just had a moderately interesting media release drift across my desk.
The “OutInCanberra Race ‘n’ Taste” is kicking off for the first time on the Anzac Day holiday Monday at the racecourse Thoroughbred Park.
Here’s the blurb:
Offering something for every level of enthusiast, taste and budget, OutInCanberra Race ‘n’ Taste will boast a wide variety of [...]
[ 9 April, 2009 to 13 April, 2009. ] [First filed: April 09, 2009 @ 08:58]
Easter is upon us!
For the brave, happy, chocolate gorged few who will remain in town over the long break what’s worth seeing and doing out and about?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 24 April, 2009; 25 April, 2009; 26 April, 2009; ]
For those of us unfortunate enough to have missed it during the Fringe Festival repeat performances have kindly been arranged.
This info from the Facebook event page:
In February 2009 Mr Fibby tore the roof off the Courtyard Theatre with their new theatre show Little Girl Lost In The Devil’s Black Beard, presented by Fringe ’09 & [...]
[ 25 April, 2009; ] With only 3 weeks to go before Anzac Day. I am looking for a club that does a bus out to the dawn service, then afterwards back to the club for a breakfast. All for a fee of course.
So many clubs used to offer this service but I am yet to find any this year.
[ 15 April, 2009 to 16 April, 2009. ] Here’s a fun announcement out of ANU in the lead-up to Anzac Day.
The Second International Gallipoli Symposium is taking place at ANU’s Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies from 15 to 16 April 2009.
“For many people, Gallipoli exists in a kind of time bubble that popped into being in 1915, a chamber of national memories [...]
[ 3 April, 2009 to 5 April, 2009. ] [First filed: April 02, 2009 @ 08:59]
If it’s Thursday it must be the hive-mind’s time to shine.
The weekend approacheth, what’s to be seeing and doing around town?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 21 April, 2009; 7:30 pm; ]
The poetry slam craze is coming to Civic with a new slam starting at the Phoenix, planned for every third Tuesday of the month.
This from the event’s Facebook page:
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! @ THE PHOENIX, East Row Civic, the third Tuesday of every month
Yes, you read right, BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! @ THE PHOENIX
Sign-up 7pm, SLAMMING starts at 7:30pm; it is [...]
[ 2 April, 2009; 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. 3 April, 2009; 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Concrete Solace is “an exploration of human parallelism through dance, film and sound.
“There’s some video here.
QL2 Centre for Youth Dance, Gorman House Arts Centre Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
Concrete Solace on Facebook.
Direct from the 2009 Adelade Fringe Festival…
Concrete Solace is a work by Melbourne’s youngest dance company, Phantom Limbs, comprised of James Welsby and Amy Macpherson. Amid a miniature [...]
[ 11 April, 2009; 4:00 pm; ] Come down to 3 Rosevear Pl in Dickson, Canberra (the canberra bicycle museum) on the 11th of april from 4pm onwards for a retro and classic swap meet.
An expo of classic, retro and single speed bikes from dragsters to custom-built and more! Bring your classic bike down for a `show and shine`
Got a bike to [...]
[ 10 April, 2009; 6:00 pm; ]
From the event page:
The inaugural ‘Chicks Rock!’ concert event will be hosted by Hush Lounge on Friday April 10, 2009 (Easter Friday). Adelaide based all-girl punk band ‘Legless’ will headline the event and will be joined on the evening by local acts “The Glaciers” and “Mudpie Princess” (formerly ‘GiLF’) for a jam packed evening of [...]
[ 3 April, 2009; 6:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s new GLBTQ publication (that’s Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and Queer to the unitiated) is having a big launch at Hush on Friday week, with after party at Cube to cover their bases, and Andrew Barr is going to launch it.
From the launch announcement:
The evening will start at Hush Lounge with the call of drums [...]
[ 3 April, 2009; 7:00 pm; 4 April, 2009; 7:00 pm; ]
The Belconnen Theatre is playing host to a Youth Week presentation of a theatrical double bill with plays by local authors.
From the media release:
Featuring a cast of young theatre makers, the two one-act plays have been devised and developed specifically for Youth Week.
Written and directed by Emma Gibson, Love Cupboard is a deceptively light [...]
[ 21 March, 2009; 24 March, 2009; 26 March, 2009; 27 March, 2009; 28 March, 2009; 2 April, 2009; 3 April, 2009; 4 April, 2009; ] [First filed: March 23, 2009 @ 10:07]
Canberra Dramatics is currently performing “The Incident At Fugue Bay” at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
The play is written and directed by Canberra local, and frequent RiotACT commenter, Trevar Alan Chilver.
From the blurb:
“He was meant to be dead…”
Anna is not really in love with Mikey, and Mikey is [...]
[ 9 April, 2009 to 13 April, 2009. ] [First filed: March 20, 2009 @ 10:13]
The National Folk Festival is on again this Easter at Exhibition Park. It’s a bit of a religion for the faithful but we asked the organisers for some reasons why one of you should go if you’ve never been before.
They came back with a list of 10 things and [...]
[ 26 March, 2009; 27 March, 2009; 28 March, 2009; 1 April, 2009; 2 April, 2009; 3 April, 2009; 4 April, 2009; ]
papermoon presents Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind
26 March to 4 April in the ANU Arts Centre Theatre 7.30pm
Tickets $25/$20 from Teatro Vivaldi, ph 6125 8009
Dinner/show packages available
From their announcement:
papermoon is proud to present its first show for 2009, Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind. The most adventurous and large scale [...]
[ 4 April, 2009 2:00 pm to 5 April, 2009 2:00 pm. ] 18th Canberra International Walking Weekend – 4/5 April 08
Looking for a challenge after the Christmas holidays or looking for an activity that the whole family can take part in, then the Canberra International Walking Weekend could be the answer for you.
In it;s 18th year, the Canberra International Walking event is a non-competitive 2 day walking [...]
[ 4 April, 2009; 7:00 pm; ] Good news sisters, the Girl Geek Dinners were such a success with round one in Canberra that they’re having another go.
They’ve booked out Indian Affair in Phillip (a top choice) and are banqueting at $32 a head.
Boy geeks are, one imagines, free to run a LAN party while the ladies are away.
(Oh, and if you [...]
[ 4 April, 2009; ]
Canberra’s number 1 display of corsetry has announced plans for April’s outing by the children of the night:
After a great Black and White party that stretched the DJs to their limits Chrome is back to “normal” with Resident DJs and and another Chrome virgin Guest DJ BadPauly!
The Chrome Corps will march through fields of gothic [...]
[ 4 March, 2009 to 5 April, 2009. ] ANU has an interesting note about an exhibition running at the Drill Hall Gallery until 5 April.
This exhibition is a major survey of the recent work of distinguished Austrian-born painter, printmaker and sculptor, Bert Flugelman. He is best known for his huge geometric public sculptures in stainless steel, such as his Spheres in Adelaide, the [...]
[ 26 April, 2009; ]
(Photo by Barbie Robinson)
Simone Penkethman has put out a media release on the very exciting in2CHANGE project which will be a celebration of the life and death of the Belconnen Bus Interchange.
in2CHANGE is a community arts project that will see Belconnen Bus Interchange become an arts installation during the last days of its life. [...]
[ 9 April, 2009 7:00 pm to 13 April, 2009 11:00 pm. ]
Over the last few years there has been discussion on The RiotACT of people not realising that early bird ticketing finished and then lamenting the fact that they had missed out. The Festival wants to give the audience of this website a little bit of a special deal. Officially the first Early Bird Ticketing [...]
[ 16 April, 2009 to 19 April, 2009. ]
As a straight man it’s difficult to express just how little interest I have in Jane Austen (if you think you’re a straight man, but your eyes lit up at the headline, I’ve got some bad news for you).
But for our large readership of non-straight men it’s worth noting that the earlybird season tickets to [...]