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Nerd Trivia is coming

By 29 April, 2013

[ 30 April, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]



Nerd Trivia at the Phoenix Bar Canberra is coming back tomorrow night and there will be blood on the trivia dance floor! Joel Barcham and Alison McGregor will be there to judge the bloodletting!

Actually there will probably won’t [...]

The Centenary weekly rundown:

By 26 April, 2013

[ 26 April, 2013 to 28 April, 2013. ]


UC National Security Lectures – MS Michelle Grattan, Political Editor of The Age @ The University of Canberra, 12:30pm-2pm

Lions International 61st MD201 Convention @ National Convention Centre (until 29 April)

Coming Home Soon by Alana Valentine @ Lieder Theatre, Goulbourn (until 11 May)

Saturday :

Sportenary – ANZAC Parade Memorial Walk @ ANZAC Parade, 10am-3pm

2013 Sherco Australian Women’s [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 26th of April

By 26 April, 2013

[ 26 April, 2013 to 28 April, 2013. ]

It’s the weekend!

Well it is for most of you, you’ve probably taken today off on leave.

Here in the mobile RiotACT bunker however we don’t rest. So let’s get to it.

Sorry the guide wasn’t up yesterday, but Anzac Day and all that.

Hope your dawn services weren’t too cold, and here’s what’s on for the weekend.

If you [...]

Sport and art meet at the AIS Open Day

By 23 April, 2013

[ 28 April, 2013; ]

The AIS are having an open day on the 28th of April, and the Training Squad will be there with their roving performance piece Not Yet It’s Difficult.

I caught these guys at the Canberra Day celebrations and thought it was an awesome and bizarre little show that blurred the line between art and sport.

The video [...]

King of the North tour Canberra (With local supports)

By 22 April, 2013

[ 24 April, 2013; ] Awesome Melbourne band and Oz rock stalwarts ‘King of the North’ are heading our way to The Basement on 24th April.

Catch these guys before their rock explosion goes viral.

Following on from supporting ‘Cold Chisel’ last year and many residencies including the iconic Esplanade Hotel (home of RocKwiz), this surprisingly huge-sounding 2-piece are on an Australian [...]

Woven Words: Prose and music meet at New Acton

By 19 April, 2013

[ 27 April, 2013; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

The Invisible Thread is a publication of 75 Canberran writers.

To celebrate its release, NewActon is combining the words of three authors with the music of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Alex Miller, Alan Gould and Sara Dowse have each chosen two musical compositions to bookend their poem or prose works. These will be performed by an [...]

The Centenary weekly rundown

By 18 April, 2013

[ 18 April, 2013 to 21 April, 2013. ]


– Jane Austen Festival Australia @ St John’s Church Hall (until 21 April)

– History @ M16 Artspace, 12pm-5pm (Wed-Sun) (until 5 May)


– Rugby League Test – Australia V New Zealand @ Canberra Stadium, 7:45pm


– Morris 100 @ Langton Crescent car park in front of the Treasury building, 10am-3pm

– The National Dinosaur Museum’s 20th Birthday [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 19 April 2013

By 18 April, 2013

[ 19 April, 2013 to 21 April, 2013. ]

The unstoppable tide that is 2013 continues to roll over us (and we’d be alarmed if it were otherwise).

But like it or not the weekend is nearly here.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?

Just leave your brilliant suggestions in the comments.

In Canberra Tonight at The Polo

By 17 April, 2013

[ 18 April, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

There’s a new local variety show kicking off at the O’Connor Polish Club tomorrow night.

It’s so awesome they’re even getting us to do a segment on local news which will feature all of you (in a way).

Here’s the details as received from Maestro Chris Endrey:

In Canberra Tonight is a spanking new live variety show to [...]

Morris Cars take over Canberra

By 17 April, 2013

[ 19 April, 2013 to 22 April, 2013. ]

There’s more than one centenary to celebrate this year, with the Morris 100 Canberra Celebration and Tour set to mark 100 years since the first Morris car left the factory In Oxford, England.

This weekend, anyone with an interest in cars built by William Morris, later Lord Nuffield, can celebrate not only the Centenary of Canberra [...]

TICKET GIVEAWAY! Old Timey Music Revue returns to the Polo

By 17 April, 2013

[ 19 April, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of a magnificent shindig:

Way back in the year 2012, the Polish Club played host to a night of old-fashioned shuckin’, jivin’, hootin’, hollerin’ and other apostrophed verbs: The Old Timey Music Revue.

It’s now time to be nostalgic for the last time we were nostalgic, and to do it all over again with [...]

LIVE, LOCAL and ORIGINAL music at the Pot Belly

By 17 April, 2013

[ 20 April, 2013; ]

The Feldon’s have written us to let us know that a whole stack of great music is hitting the Pot Belly this on the 20th of April.

This Saturday at the Pot Belly, LIVE, LOCAL and ORIGINAL.

From the laid back blues influenced Chris and Shedea, to the madness that is the Magic Rob Universe (think Through [...]

Showing the public the Stars

By 16 April, 2013

[ 19 April, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]

The Mt Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invite all of us to attend their public observing night.

Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as beautiful star clusters and nebulae. On the night attendees will be taken on a ‘tour of the universe’ with talks [...]

Record Store Day at Landspeed Records

By 15 April, 2013

[ 20 April, 2013; ]

Hey April the 20th is Record Store Day! Feeling nostalgi for vinyl? Pretending to feel nostalgic for vinyl because you’re too young to actually feel nostaligic for it but understand that it’s the cool thing to feel nostalgic for? Me too.

Vinyl is pretty cool, but independent music stores are even cool. Head down [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 12 April 2013

By 11 April, 2013

[ 12 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ]

The wild year rolls on and the weekend turns up yet again.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Rock Swap 2013!

By 11 April, 2013

[ 13 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ]

Word reaches us that the Canberra Lapidary Club is holding their Rock Swap this weekend at EPIC:

The Canberra Lapidary Club’s Rock Swap is a fun day out for all the family.

It will be held on 13-14 April 2013 from 8.30am to 5.00pm at Wagtail Way, EPIC.

Entry is FREE!

Sieve for sapphires, pan for [...]

Shake Your Family Tree at the National Archives

By 10 April, 2013

[ 16 April, 2013; ] Special guests will be sharing their family histories at the National Archives’ Shake Your Family Tree day on Tuesday the 16th.

The annual event is a great drawcard for both experienced and novice family historians, with experts on hand from a range of institutions to share their knowledge. The National Archives is encouraging people to visit [...]

Canberra Craft Beer and Cider Festival at Mercure Hotel

By 10 April, 2013

[ 13 April, 2013; ]

Beer and cider festival! This Saturday the 13th!

What else do I have to say?

Over 80 beers and ciders to try! Local Gourmet Food Stores! LIVE Entertainment! Entertainment throughout the day! Lots of Giveaways! Beer and Food matching! Beer Quiz! Meet the Brewers! Jumping Castle! Brewers Table Tennis Championship! Charity Auction!

Formerly known as The National Capital [...]

TEDxCanberraSalon 2013: Bring out your ideas!

By 10 April, 2013

[ 17 April, 2013; ] Now that you’ve recovered from You Are Here and The Village, it’s time to get ready for TEDxCanberraSalon. On Wednesday 17 April, TEDxCanberraSalon will showcase TED talks and Australian presenters with ideas on climate change, technology, and urban design.

If you’re wondering what TEDxCanberra is, it’s been running every Spring since 2010 as an independently organised [...]

Activate Jetpack record launch at ANU

By 10 April, 2013

[ 27 April, 2013; 8:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ]

Activate Jetpack are serious contenders in the ‘who has the coolest band name in Canberra’ competition, and they are planning to drop a new record on you. Possibly while flying over your head with their jetpacks.

I really want a jetpack. You probably want details.

Here they are:

What’s that you say? “I want my Jetpack!” the [...]

Chicken or Egg at the CSIRO Discovery Centre

By 9 April, 2013

[ 25 April, 2013; 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. ]

A night of Science and Philosophy based entertainment is being presented on ANZAC day at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. What came first, the chicken or the egg. It’s not important. What is important is arguing about it I say. So let’s go argue at Chicken or the egg? A talk about paradoxes, proof and poultry.

Big [...]

Lavers single launch at Transit

By 9 April, 2013

[ 13 April, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook has the happy news that local music ornament Lavers is launching a single at Transit this Saturday:

LAVERS – “I’ve Been Waiting For You” single launch
supported by Amber Nichols and Nite Society DJs.


LAVERS new single, ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You’, was recorded at Sydney’s Studios [...]

The Young Ones Exhibition at the Front

By 9 April, 2013

[ 9 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ]

Emerging artists and photographers are being showcased at the Front in The Young Ones – an exhibition presented by Us Folk magazine in association with national Youth Week. It opens tonight and runs until Sunday so get down tot he Front to check it out.

The exhibitors are all Canberra locals aged 25 and under. The [...]

Monotremes, Nozl, and Party Gravy at the Polo!

By 9 April, 2013

[ 12 April, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Fresh from unleashing the remarkable “Sand Newts!” upon an unsuspecting internet Monotremes are playing live this Friday at the Polo:

Come along. Polish Club format: 7.30pm start. $10. Bands. Beers.

The Monotremes will have a free online single by the time this event is on, so we could technically call this a launch.

We’ll also have a [...]

Boori Monty Pryor visits Woden Library

By 9 April, 2013

[ 11 April, 2013; ] Award winning author and Australian Children’s Laureate, Boori Monty Pryor, will visit Woden Library on Thursday 11 April 2013 for an hour of stories, singing and dancing.

Boori Monty Pryor will be making an appearance at Woden Library on Thursday the 11th of April for some singing, dancing and storytelling.

“We expect this special event will [...]

Matt Dent album launch at the Polo. Welcome to the Sky

By 9 April, 2013

[ 20 April, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of a very exciting album launch later in the month:

Over 4 years ago Matt Dent envisioned a unique style of acoustic folk woven into good old Aussie pub rock. His Debut LP “Welcome to The Sky” features a new, yet hauntingly traditional sound, dubbed “Blokey folk rock” by the Riot Act’s John [...]

I need to tell you about No Need To Be Told

By 9 April, 2013

[ 13 April, 2013; ]

That’s Darren Hanlon, he’s pretty good. He’s also playing at No Need To Be Told amongst a bunch of other people who are quite good.

The Centenary of Canberra and local funny singing man Rafe Morris are putting together an afternoon/evening of celebratory things to celebrate Youth Week. Youth Week is this week, and this event [...]

The Hundred Swords behind the National Library

By 8 April, 2013

[ 27 April, 2013; 10:30 am; ]
Canberra’s finest collection of foam warriors, The Hundred Swords, is calling for willing soldiers.

This is our public ‘coming out’, and we’ll be playing at Commonwealth Place. More specifically the new Patrick White Lawns (the old car park behind the National Library) and – maybe controversially – the ‘peace park’ memorial between the lawns and [...]

Tharwa’s Big Weekend

By 8 April, 2013

[ 13 April, 2013 to 14 April, 2013. ] Those uppity folk down in Tharwa are reminding us they’re turning 151 this weekend to Canberra’s measly 100.

Anyway check the link out, there’s a lot to do down there.

Local Motorsport: Canberra round, 2013 NSW Hillclimb Championship

By 5 April, 2013

[ 7 April, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]

Hi All,

This Sunday 7th April Canberra will play host to a SDMA Reliance Automotive round of the 2013 NSW Hillclimb Championship at the Fairbairn Park Hillclimb circuit. There will be Australia’s best hillclimb race cars competing so make sure you come and have a look at what elite level Hillclimb Motorsport is about!

Spectator entry is [...]

Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival. With Wine Giveaway!!!

By 5 April, 2013

[ 6 April, 2013 to 7 April, 2013. ]

This weekend sees the annual Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival on again. 26 local wineries are offering a variety of tasting adventures, entertainment (music & artwork), delicious food and the opportunity for a great day (or days) out in the country.

Its a great opportunity to meet some of the makers of the Canberra District’s [...]

Festival of Improvised Entertainment

By 4 April, 2013

[ 5 April, 2013 to 7 April, 2013. ] Because Canberra needs even more festivals!


Impro ACT presents a short festival of improvised theatre from 5-7 April 2013 in the Galaxy Nightclub at Casino Canberra.

Over three great nights Impro ACT will showcase the freshest and most fantastic Canberra-devised one-act and completely improvised shows.

Each one-act show features the cream of the ACT’s [...]


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