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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 31st of May


[ 31 May 2013 to 2 June 2013. ]

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing YOUR WEEKEND!

Here is the what’s what guide to kicking back over the next few days.

Leave your suggestions in the comments!

NERD TRIVIA: Episode 13 @ The Phoenix Bar Tuesday night

By 27 May 2013

[ 28 May 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Ladies and gentlemen Canberra’s smartest and best dressed Trivia Night is happening again at the Phoenix Bar.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) night the Phoenix will be host to questions, beer challenges, cartoon sing-a-longs, and COSTUMES.

Nerd Trivia is here.


– Nerd Trivia is about Nerd Trivia.

– Nerd Trivia is at 7.30.

– Nerd Trivia [...]

Its Me Dayne I’m Back Again

By 26 May 2013

[ 30 May 2013 to 31 May 2013. ]

Since starting his comedy career in Canberra in 2010, hilariously-awkward comedian Dayne Rathbone has gone on to national and international success. In 2011 he took out Australia’s biggest comedy competition, Raw Comedy, followed by second place in So You Think You’re Funny at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Last year he supported Anthony Jeselnik (USA) on his debut [...]

Paris to Monaro: Pleasures from the studio of Hilda Rix Nicholas @ The Portrait Gallery

By 24 May 2013

[ 31 May 2013 to 11 August 2013. ] As part of Canberra’s centenary celebrations, the National Portrait Gallery will honour the life and work of Hilda Rix Nicholas.

Autumn evening’s golden glow c. 1942 by Hilda Rix Nicholas, oil on canvas, Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, PerthNicholas, born in Ballarat in 1884, travelled widely overseas between 1907 and 1926 and achieved considerable success [...]

The Centenary weekly rundown: 24-26 may


[ 24 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. 24 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. ]

24 May
Symmetries – The Australian Ballet @ Canberra Theatre Centre (until 25 May)
Prime Time @ The Q – Queanbeyan Arts Centre, Queanbeyan (until 1 June)
Luke Chiswell Launches New Collection @ Hippo Bar, Garema Place, 5pm
Digest Curated By Scott Chaseling @ Canberra Glass Words (until 20 June)
Public Education Centenary Dinner @ National Press Club, 7pm-11:30pm
Veteran Women [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 24th of May


[ 24 May 2013 to 26 May 2013. ]

Morning Rioters, I hope you’ve all taken it easy this week and reserved your energies for the weekend ahead.

Let’s find out what you shall be doing!

You know the drill:

1. Find suggestions I have missed.
2. Put them in the comments.
3. Rock out.

Tease and Tearaways presents: Leave Them With A Ska!


[ 31 May 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, will be injecting you with its latest dose of live music and dance this May by bringing you the next in their event showcase – Leave Them With A Ska!

Leave Them With A Ska  is a runaway train of entertainment featuring local and interstate Ska bands, teamed with a [...]

Canberra Poetry Slam at the Front


[ 31 May 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Those crazy kids over at the Canberra poetry slam are running two slams there this month, this is the second.

They sent us these words about the event, because they like words.

May Poetry Slam Part 2

This month sees the social calendar bookended by two editions of the Canberra Poetry Slam.

Part 2 starts Friday the 31st at [...]

City Underground kicking off as a new music venue in the heart of Civic

By 20 May 2013

[ 31 May 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word that the obscure Magpies Club downstairs next to Gus’s is going to give live local music a shot under the brand of “City Underground”:

Magic Rob Universe, The Feldons and The Naddiks are venturing into the Magpies City Club (City Underground) in Civic for the first time to see if we can vibe [...]

Robert Guth makes bread and art at the School of Art

By 20 May 2013

[ 23 May 2013 at 1:00 pm; ] Robert Guth is a gentleman, an interesting artist, and one hell of a chef.
This will totally be worth you time.

Duration: Thursday, May 23, 2013 – 13:00 – 14:00
Location: School of Art lecture theatre

Robert Guth is best known for two things, firstly his ability to bake bread and secondly for his use of it as an [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17th of May


[ 16 May 2013 to 19 May 2013. ]

What’s up Rioters?

It’s time to find out what you will be doing this weekend. Because you will be doing something this weekend.

It’s been decided. Don’t be a spoil-sport.

We worry about you, you look so pale.

Ahem, here’s a list of some weekend fun suggestions, be sure to leave your suggestions in the comments below!

The Next Movement. Canberra’s hip hop at it’s finest.

By 16 May 2013

[ 23 May 2013 at 9:00 pm; ]

It’s time we got back to basics in Canberra. We’re about getting organised, thorough and providing as much help to upcoming hip hop artists as we can. We’re putting on a series of events in order to bring the music back to the capital, and inject some hip hop sensibilities into our town. More opportunities [...]

Cashews at The Front tonight

By 15 May 2013

[ 15 May 2013 at 5:45 pm; ] This jsut in from the seemingly irrepressible Cashews:

The Cashews are playing a little set early this evening at the opening of our friend Elly’s exhibition opening

5.45 pm Wed 15 May, The Front Gallery, Lyneham

More about Elly’Ken’ts work can be found at

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! coming on the 15th of May


[ 15 May 2013 at 7:46 pm; ]

Canberra’s finest night of drunken poetry and sometimes other things is coming back to the Phoenix Bar this Wednesday.

Featuring the talents of Queensland’s warrior wordsmith Darkwing Dubs, local snake-oil merchants (and occasional musicians) Dr. Stovepipe, and a very special memorial spot appearance by Canberra’s THUNDERCAT.

Also it’s a poetry slam, so you can compete for fabulous [...]

Twilight tour of Franklin’s indigenous heritage


[ 17 May 2013 at 4:00 pm; ]

TAMS are letting us know there’s a twilight stroll through Gubur Dhaura coming up:

Immerse yourself in Canberra’s Ngunnawal culture and enjoy an autumn sunset with a twilight stroll through Gubur Dhaura in Franklin on Friday 17 May at 4pm.

“Gubur Dhaura means ‘red ochre’ in Ngunnawal language, and this is a great opportunity to hear how [...]

Get naked with Fun Machine


[ 31 May 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

In what promises to be one hell of a blast Fun Machine have announced their upcoming single launch at the Polo:

Fun Machine are releasing a new single, Canberra, and you’re invited to celebrate it with us on the 31st at the Polish Club.

THEME: Don’t trust unnaked bodies.
TRANSLATION: Come a little bit naked or as [...]

Meet the SkyWhale, here to join the Centenary Celebrations


[ 13 May 2013; ]

Think of Canberra and visions of hot air balloons drifting over the lake on a crisp autumn morning come to mind.

It’s therefore no surprise that in our Centenary year a hot air balloon sculpture has been commissioned to celebrate Canberra’s love of, and reputation for, hot air ballooning. What might be a surprise [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 10th of May

By 9 May 2013

[ 10 May 2013 to 12 May 2013. ]

The weekend approches and there is nothing you can do to stop it!

So don’t fight it, invite it! Let’s work out what we’ll all be up to come Friday night.

As always leave your suggestions int he comments below.

Seize the Day Movement at the Albert Hall

By 8 May 2013

[ 23 May 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Carpe Diem’s exciting first event is titled Seize the Day Movement, developed in proud support of the Because I Am a Girl Campaign. Carpe Diem will be uniting Canberra’s finest performers & sports talents with the support of select interstate acts, for a one night special event. Seize the Day Movement will showcase talent, entertain and inspire, [...]

Shifty’s Game of SKATE

By 8 May 2013

[ 11 May 2013 at 1:00 pm; ]

Shifty’s Skatestore and Skateboarding Australias ACT Hub are running a Game of SKATE at Tuggeranong this Saturday at 1pm.

Shifty’s vouchers and gear up for grabs!

Come along and check it out!

New theatre show looks at the little guys in politics

By 7 May 2013

[ 29 May 2013 to 1 June 2013. ] The Major Minor Party is a new theatre show that examines the minor parties that make up our political landscape.

Commissioned for Canberra’s Centenary, the highly entertaining and thought provoking world premiere of version 1.0’s The Major Minor Party, opens at The Playhouse from 29 May to 1 June.

The Major Minor Party explores the realm of [...]

Feldons at The Pot

By 7 May 2013

[ 10 May 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

This just in:

This Friday at the Pot, the incredible voice of Jenny Sawer (Freya’s Rain, Ultraviolet), Tim Martin Sinclair and the Gaps (driving raunchy blues based rock), and some other plodders called the Feldons who seemingly just drink and abuse the audience, oh, and play some pretty catchy original mod pop tunes.

A fiver [...]

Apia Time of My Life Tour at the Canberra Theatre Centre

By 6 May 2013

[ 8 May 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Daryl Braithwaite fans, hold onto your seats, the man will be riding on into Canberra (possibly on a horse) to perform as a part of the Apia Time of My Life Tour.

Does anyone know who any of the other guys on this list are?

Bah! Doesn’t matter right? BRAITHWAITE! WOO!!

The Apia Time of My Life Tour [...]

Canberra Toyota means serious business this May 3 day Sale


[ 9 May 2013 to 11 May 2013. ] .

Music, cabaret, burlesque, and frivolity at the Abbey


[ 17 May 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]

The Abbey and the Sass and Tease Collective present Jay Gatsby Requests, a night of dancing girls, drunken writers, and of course music.

Jay Gatsby Requests is a new show created by a collection of Canberra’s finest burlesque performers, and features those loveable lads Moochers Inc.

I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. [...]

Spend Sunday listening to The Cashews and planting trees at the Cotter

By 3 May 2013

[ 5 May 2013 at 9:30 am; 5 May 2013 at 9:30 am; ] This Sunday (5th May) at the Cotter Catchment Restoration Celebration you can go plant some trees.

That seems like a lovely enough way to spend a Sunday, but to make the deal even sweeter, The Cashews will be playing, followed by the Burley Griffin and the Lavers!

Tree planting (yes, this could be you!) starts at 9.30am.

We’ll [...]

Unvined at the George. A wine tasting

By 2 May 2013

[ 5 May 2013 at 11:00 am; ]

The George Harcourt Inn is inviting the punters down to help choose their wine list.

We think this is an excellent approach!

Canberra’s multi-award winning pub, The George Harcourt Inn, is taking customer participation to a whole new level, inviting patrons to “Unvined” and choose their own wine list during a “grape” day of wine and song [...]

Silent auction for community art at Belconnen Gallery

By 2 May 2013

[ 8 May 2013 at 6:00 pm; ] The BCS Gallery are holding a silent auction to help raise funds so they can continue their fantastic community driven exhibitions.

You should probably check it out.

Over the years gallery@bcs has developed a number of community driven exhibition series designed to provide opportunities for disadvantaged or emerging artists to exhibit their work where they may have [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 3rd of May


[ 3 May 2013 to 5 May 2013. ]

Happy Weekendmas!

That’s not a thing, but weekends are!

Let’s see what going on during this particular weekend.

As always leave your suggestions in the comments.

Fancy a night at the opera? Go see the magic flute


[ 3 May 2013 to 5 May 2013. ]

This weekend Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute will be appearing at The Albert hall for three shows only.

Pack a picnic supper – anything from a plate of simple canapés to an elaborate eight-course banquet – to share at candlelit tables before the show. All shows are BYO beverages – just make sure you pack your [...]

Speed dating is out, speed planting is in

By 30 April 2013

[ 26 May 2013 at 9:00 am; 26 May 2013 at 9:00 am; ]

Tired of staying home on a Friday night with only your green thumb to keep you company? Fancy spreading some seeds? Well Speed Planting may be just the event for you.

Are you single in Canberra looking to meet new people, make new friends or even looking for romance? ACT Landcare, in partnership with [...]

May at the Phoenix

By 30 April 2013

[ 1 May 2013 to 31 May 2013. ] This just in:

Thursday 2nd 9pm
Joe Oppenheimer
Elisha Bones

Saturday 4th 9:30pm
The Re-Mains
Gilded Palace of Sin

Monday 6th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Kingston Crown
Adam Cook
Tobias Moldenhauer
Nyte Mare (The Murder Magician)

Tuesday 7th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 9th 9pm
Sex Noises
TV Colours
Beach Slut

Saturday 11th 9:30pm
Royal Chant
New Brutalists

Monday 13th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
The Sinbirds
Cold House

Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Trivia and [...]

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