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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 24 September 2010

By 23 September 2010

[ 24 September 2010 to 26 September 2010. ]

Once again Rioters we turn to your collective brilliance for things to see and do around town this weekend.

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.


By 23 September 2010

[ 30 September 2010; ] In the name of general entertainmant, good regional food wine, beer and cider as well as an auction of last season’s stock with the proceeds going to Frocktober Canberra (for Ovarian Cancer Research), Hoola Hoop in Braidwood is holding “A Night on Forbidden Mountain!”

One hell of a dinner with one hell of a show!! A menu consisting [...]

Launch of Belconnen’s New Bus Timetables and Stations

By 22 September 2010

[ 30 September 2010 at 12:00 pm; ] As part of the Belconnen Town Centre Improvements Project, new permanent bus stations in Belconnen are soon to be complete. These include the retail precinct bus station at the entrance of Westfield Belconnen off Lathlain Street, as well as the Belconnen Community Station located off Benjamin Way adjacent to the Community Centre.

Belconnen Community Council are [...]

Bad Slam! No Biscuit! Tonight at the Phoenix

By 21 September 2010

[ 21 September 2010; ] Just a reminder that it’s poetry slam night at The Phoenix.

Comedic/Theatrical/Poetic madness will occur from after 7 and you too can be part of it for the price of whatever you drink from the bar.

The amazing Omar Musa is the guest poet tonight.

Bush Tucker Tasting at Tidbinbilla

By 21 September 2010

[ 28 September 2010 at 1:00 pm; ] Canberra Calendar brings word that for a mere $5 next week you can chow down on unusual meats at Tidbinbilla:

Have you ever wondered what possum tastes like? Or wallaby? Here’s your chance to find out. Our Aboriginal Ranger will cook a variety of traditional bush meats on an open fire. Meet at the Visitor [...]

Collision Theory – Fri 24 and Sat 25 Sept

By 21 September 2010

[ 24 September 2010 at 7:30 pm; 25 September 2010 at 7:30 pm; ] Two completely different, completely improvised performances collide, as Impro ACT explores the nature of conflict in improvisation.

In Friday’s show, see what happens when experienced improvisers raise the stakes of their performance to the point of physical conflict, as Shakespeare and swordplay clash with hand-to-hand combat in an Australian colonial setting.

On Saturday, special guest and outstanding [...]

Wonder in Aliceland

By 20 September 2010

[ 30 September 2010 to 9 October 2010. ] Fun family musicals directed by Nina Stevenson have become a school holiday tradition for families and audiences young and young at heart in Canberra.

In this age when many young people do not go to the theatre or read the classic novels, Wonder in Aliceland is a unique opportunity for them to experience the traditional story [...]

Aviation Safety Lecture at ADFA

By 20 September 2010

[ 29 September 2010 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents


by Russell Taylor – Research Analyst, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Location: Lecture Theatre North #6, Building #32, Off Kapyong Road, UNSW @ the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra

This public lecture is FREE and all are welcome.

Light [...]

Tree bondage at Daramalan!

By 18 September 2010

[ 25 September 2010 to 26 September 2010. ]

The Canberra Bonsai society are putting on their big show next weekend at Daramalan College.

The Canberra Bonsai Society show will feature:

– Over 60 native and traditional bonsai species on display
– Demonstrations daily (11 am and 2 pm)
– A sales table with bonsai, starter plants, pots and tools
– A bonsai clinic – ask an expert for [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 17 September 2010

By 16 September 2010

[ 17 September 2010 to 19 September 2010. ]

Here we are again Rioters.

Time to tell us what’s fun to see and do around town this weekend.

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Jazz Uncovered 2010 – 4 stages 22 bands $35/25, 26 Sep

By 16 September 2010

[ 26 September 2010; ]

Canberra’s Showcase of Modern Jazz / 4 stages, 22 bands
At the Italo-Australian Club, Forrest

Just $35  ($25 conc)

Program and bands at

Jazz Uncovered returns for its second year, with a range of great Canberra jazz bands mixed with visitors to spice up the mix.

Our feature this year is the Hauptmann siblings. They are genuine [...]

Open a show for Grammy award winners Bone Thugs-N-Harmony!

By 15 September 2010

[ 15 September 2010 9:01 am to 22 October 2010 9:01 am. ]

Hey Guys!

We are giving one lucky Canberra MC or group the once in a lifetime opportunity to open a show for Grammy Award winning hip hop legends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony live in Canberra!

Plus as a bonus the winning act will get free entry to the after party of the year!

Help us find the best hip hop [...]

We’re not sure why, but we’re having a day off anyway

By 15 September 2010

[ 27 September 2010; ] Katy Gallagher is reminding us that 27 September is a public holiday for the sweet fun of it, aka Family and Community Day.

In saner polities public holidays are held in commemoration, remembrance, or to serve a specific purpose.

But here in Canberra we’re having one because we haven’t had one in a while and everyone else [...]

Canberra Nara Candle Festival

By 14 September 2010

[ 18 September 2010; ]

The ACT Governments’ Events operation’s ongoing war with Tourism continues with news of the candle festival this Saturday running into the teeth of the Floriade juggernaut on the other side of the lake.

2010 marks the 1300th anniversary of the ancient city of Nara with whom we share a Sister City relationship.

The 2010 Canberra Nara [...]

Rezzalp at The Front Sat 18 September w/ Marianne Mettes

By 13 September 2010

[ 18 September 2010 at 8:00 pm; ]

Rezzalp (a friend’s band from Melbourne) will be coming up to Canberra to play at the Front next Saturday night. Marianne Mettes is the support. Should be a sweet night. You can pre-book tickets and hear some tracks from Rezzalp’s new album at their website.

Who: Rezzalp and Marianne Mettes
Where: The [...]

Small Business operator? This looks interesting.

By 10 September 2010

[ 14 September 2010 at 5:00 pm; ] Small and Micro Business Forum – Building Human Resource Capability

Learn from three successful local businesses about how they have handled the people and talent issues that have confronted them.  This Forum will cover matters like finding and retaining skilled people, keeping your skills up as an owner manager, training options and approaches, [...]

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens album launch

By 10 September 2010

[ 25 September 2010; ] [First filed: Sep 9, 2010 @ 9:33]

RiotACT favourite Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens are launching their album at the Street Theatre. Here’s what they had to say about it in their media release:

Three years after the success of their first release, Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens launch their highly anticipated sophomore album, [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 10 September 2010

By 10 September 2010

[ 10 September 2010 to 12 September 2010. ] [First filed: Sep 9, 2010 @ 11:09]

OK rioters, time to shine.

Share with the world your knowledge and wisdom.

Tell us in the comments what’s good to see and do around Canberra this weekend.

Cotter Dam discovery trail to open

By 9 September 2010

[ 18 September 2010 at 10:00 am; ] ACTEW’s announced you too can get up and have a look at the monster Cotter Dam expansion program.

Enjoy a day out at the Cotter, wander the new boardwalk along the river and grab a front row seat on the new amphitheatre style viewing platform to watch the live action at the Cotter Dam worksite. [...]

Skateboarder art

By 9 September 2010

[ 24 September 2010 to 27 September 2010. ]

A friend sent this in and it looks like fun.

The exhibition is going to be on City Walk just near the fountain.

More details on their website.

Important Planning Issues for South Canberra

By 9 September 2010

[ 14 September 2010 at 7:00 pm; ] Important Planning Issues for South Canberra
Public Meeting – All Welcome

Presented by Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC)
At Eastlake Football Club Tues 7pm 14 Sept 2010
Speakers invited from ACTPLA & NCA

• What is the optimum population level for the ACT and how does the Government sees its role in facilitating residential growth to [...]

Let the sun shine in- a policy window opens

By 9 September 2010

[ 8 September 2010 at 6:00 pm; 8 September 2010 at 6:00 pm; ] I noticed that comments are now open to the discussion paper put forward by Senator Joe Ludwig on reform to the register for lobbyists.

According to Julian Fitzgerald, parliamentary press gallery journalist (2007):
Over the past twenty years lobbying in Australia has grown from a small industry of a few hundred employees to a multi billion dollar [...]

Big night of Rock at The Basement this Friday night 10/09

By 7 September 2010

[ 10 September 2010; ] Great line-up for this Friday night (10/09/10)  at The Basement starting from 9pm;

1: John Lollback

2: The Naddiks

3: Fiasco in Solace

Will be a big night of Rock!

National Service Memorial Dedication

By 7 September 2010

[ 7 September 2010; ] This event will be held on 8 September 2010 at the War Memorial to recognise the sacrifice and service of those who served as National Servicemen from 1951 to 1972. 

Further details of the event are listed online. 

There will also be flyover.  The website does not state the actual time though.

The Bohemian Masquerade Ball comes to Canberra

By 7 September 2010

[ 10 September 2010 at 8:00 pm; ] [First filed: Aug 23, 2010 @ 10:05]

Do you like dressing risque and then hiding your identity behind a tiny mask while surrounded by hundreds of people doing the same?

If so then Facebook has details of the upcoming Canberra leg of the touring Bohemian Masquerade Ball (at the Albert Hall of course).

The Bohemian Masquerade Ball is [...]

2010 Canberra Electric Vehicle Festival

By 6 September 2010

[ 18 September 2010; ]
[Footage of last year's festival]

It’s on again!

The second annual Canberra EV Festival will be held on Saturday, 18 September, 2010 from 10am to 4pm on the Old Parliament House lawns.

Come along and see EVs of all shapes and sizes, from sports cars to bikes.

The ACT Electric Vehicle Association, In partnership with The ACT Electric Vehicle [...]

Chic – A stylish night of theatre

By 5 September 2010

[ 10 September 2010 at 7:00 pm; 11 September 2010 at 7:00 pm; 12 September 2010 at 7:00 pm; ] Time: 7pm
Venue: Street Theatre, Cnr Childers St and University Ave, Civic
Cost: $25 (Fri-Sat), $28 (Sun), Group bookings – $21 (Fri-Sat), $24 (Sun), $5 from every ticket donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation

Details: A stylish night of theatre is on offer at the Street Theatre as Chic celebrates the talent of Canberra’s best female improvisers.

This charity [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 3 September 2010

By 3 September 2010

[ 3 September 2010 to 5 September 2010. ] [First filed: Sep 2, 2010 @ 17:50]

Now where did that week go?

And what’s worth doing and seeing around town now that it’s gone?

Just do your thing in the comments to spread the merriment around.


By 3 September 2010

[ 19 September 2010 at 11:00 am; ] The Eastlake Junior Football Club would like to invite the community to…

The 2010 Eastlake Community Fete

Sunday 19th September, 2010 11-2pm @ Kingston Oval


Jumping Castle · Trash N Treasure · Face Painting · 2nd Hand Books · BBQ · gourmet wraps & fresh juice · Home-made [...]

Stopera in Spring

By 2 September 2010

[ 12 September 2010 at 2:00 pm; ] A musical bouquet of Spring delights performed by artists from Stopera, the ACT’s award-winning opera company.

The program features beautiful music celebrating the joys of nature and romance in Spring, with songs by Schubert, Vaughan Williams and Grieg, and the violin classics Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Beethoven’s Spring Sonata.

There’s also some Spring-themed songs from [...]

Father’s Day in Weston Park

By 2 September 2010

[ 5 September 2010 at 11:00 am; ] Chief Minister Stanhope is advising us that he’s putting on a Father’s Day party in Weston Park and you’re invited:

“I encourage families to come along to this year’s Father’s Day in the Park which will be held on Sunday 5 September between 11am and 3pm,” Mr Stanhope said.

“This free event will be packed full [...]

ANU Lunchbox Concert

By 2 September 2010

[ 16 September 2010 at 12:30 pm; ] This Concert Series is a new initiative from the Tuggeranong Arts Centre providing the Tuggeranong community with easy listening at lunch time.

Senior students from the ANU School of Music will present a varied program of Early, Romantic and Modern classical repertoire.

Each concert is 45 minutes long to fit your lunch hour – bring [...]

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