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DIY wotz on guide from the weekend of the 30 August 2013

By 29 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 August 2013 to 2 September 2013. ]

Gosh it’s almost the weekend!

Gee willikers!

Why does nobody say gee willikers anymore?

Ponder this, as you leave your suggestions for what to do this weekend in the comments below.

Bijou a Cabaret of Secrets and Madness at the Street

By 27 August 2013

[ 29 August 2013 to 8 September 2013. ]

The Street Theatre are putting on a show, as the Street Theatre often does.

Bijou a Cabaret of Secrets and Madness will feature music, political anthems, nursery rhymes, dance, and also romance.

Sounds pretty wonderful really.

In a Parisian café bar in 1932 we meet Bijou. She is one of the night people, captured in Brassai’s revealing photographs [...]


By 26 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 27 August 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Come to Nerd Trivia!

Go on, I dare you!

What are you chicken?

Nerd Trivia at The Phoenix Bar Canberra. 7.30 with Joel and Ali. Get there early.

Here’s a Facebook Page!

Bring a well rounded team of specialists, like the A-Team.


It [...]

‘The Office’ – OPENING SOON

By 26 August 2013

[ 6 August 2013 to 7 August 2013. 13 September 2013 to 14 September 2013. 20 September 2013 to 21 September 2013. ]

Impro ACT’s 2013 production of ‘The Office’ starts on Friday 6 September. The 2012 premiere (and its encore performance) sold out, and with audience numbers strictly limited to 40 per show, audiences are encouraged to book early.

‘The Office’ is an improvised comedy where the audience are able to follow their favourite character and/or storyline as [...]

PHOTOWALK at the NGA Sculpture Gardens

By 22 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 August 2013 at 1:00 pm; ]

We just got this email from Hilary about the next PHOTOWALK event.

Quite a a few of you Rioters have skills with a camera so you should probably check this out if you’re free.

Hi guys!!

The 6th PHOTOWALK Canberra is on THIS Sunday the 25th August starting 1pm at NGA Sculpture Gardens.
Meet near the shiny cones [...]

Poetry Injection at The Front

By 22 August 2013

[ 30 August 2013 at 8:00 pm; 30 August 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Poetry, as always, is the real winner.

The Front Slam slams on frontwards!

Canberra Poetry Slam: WORD INJECTION

In August the Canberra Poetry Slam features the Interstate Poets Jackson (WA) and Jennifer Compton (NSW), as well as launch the latest Burley Journal.

The night will commence with the Open Mike at 8pm. Open Mike is an opportunity for experienced [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 23rd of August 2013

By 22 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 August 2013 to 26 August 2013. ]

The prophecy speaks of the coming of the weekend!

It will be glorious!

Got any plans?

Johnboy and I will kick this off with a list of the fun things we’ve heard of, but it’s up to you to finish it.

Make sure you leave suggestions in the comments below.

The Front Gig Guide 28th August 2013 – 11th September 2013

By 22 August 2013

[ 30 August 2013 to 11 September 2013. ] The Front Gallery have sent over a guide to their next two weeks of events:

30th August 2013 – Poetry Slam (Poetry)

Canberra Poetry Slam: WORD INJECTION

In August the Canberra Poetry Slam features the Interstate Poets Jackson (WA) and Jennifer Compton (NSW), as well as launch the latest Burley Journal.
The night will commence with the Open Mike [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! kicks off the ACT championships

By 20 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 August 2013 at 12:00 am; ]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is tomorrow night!

It is also at the Phoenix!

It is double also the first heat in this year’s ACT Australian Poetry Slam championships.

The winners will be sent to the ACT finals, the winners of the ACT finals will be sent to National Finals in Sydney, the winners of the National finals in Sydney will be [...]

Original music comes to Tuggeranong

By 19 August 2013

[ 24 August 2013 at 9:00 pm; ]

This just in:

Hey groovers

Coming to PJs in Tuggeranong this Saturday, driving rock and roll with the Naddiks, danceable mod/ pop with the Feldons and introducing Positive Feedback Loop. Come along, drink some beers and have a listen to some fantastic live, original local talent at one of Canberra’s rapidly growing live venues.

Saturday [...]

Women cage fighters

By 16 August 2013

[ 31 August 2013 at 6:00 pm; ] The Central Western Daily is talking up Orange’s Ginny Connors and her coming Australian championship cage fighting bout against Canberra’s Belinda Sedgwick.

The Storm MMA webpage has some suitably garish posters.

Science Fiction lands at the Canberra Contempory Art Space

By 15 August 2013

[ 16 August 2013 to 28 September 2013. ]

Erica Seccombe is using the ANU’s 3D Microcomputed X-ray Tomography (XCT) unit to get some stunning and otherworldly images of everyone’s favorite backyard crustacean, the slater.

Erica’s work will be shown at her exhibition Science Fiction, opening this week at Canberra Contempory Arts Space.

The image data from the XCT was run through a computer program developed [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 16th of August 2013

By 15 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 August 2013 to 19 August 2013. ]

Hey gang!

The weather is improving!


Obviously because we live in Canberra we should all keep up a healthy level of paranoia. Actually trust the sunlight not to retreat rapidly the second we walk out in anything less than full winter gear would be foolish.

Still, it’s nice to look at.

Now, what can we do over the weekend?

Be [...]

CSIRO delivers free lectures for Science Week

By 14 August 2013

[ 18 August 2013; ] The CSIRO is hosting a couple of rad looking lectures at the Discovery centre for those of you who want to get your Science Week on in style:

Click here for a higher res version.

Learn to skateboard this Saturday. for FREE

By 14 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 August 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Learn to skateboard for free this weekend as part of Sportenary and Skateboarding Australia’s ‘StreetWise’ sessions hosted by legit skateboarding coaches. This Saturday at 10am-12pm, Tuggeranong Skatepark, Bartlett Place, Tuggeranong.


ED – I will now shameless take this opportunity to embed what might well be the coolest video ever made.

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

By 14 August 2013

[ 22 August 2013 at 8:00 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 [...]

Zombies of Black Mountain

By 13 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 August 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Those crazy cats behind all of Canberra’s best foam related events are at it again with a massive zombies versus NERF battle planned for the 24th of August.

I’ve gone and witnessed these guys in action and you couldn’t hope for a more welcoming and fun group to play with, so if you’ve got the slightest [...]

Rufino and the Coconuts at the Polish Club

By 13 August 2013

[ 17 August 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Rufino from Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen is bringing some Caribbean beats to the Polish Club with his new band Rufino and the Coconuts.

You can just tell that this is going to be a bit special.

Get ready for the sensual primitive jungle grooves of Rufino and the Coconuts. One night only – plus local [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Bout 4. 2013. Black ‘n’ Blue Belles Vs Red Bellied Black Hearts

By 13 August 2013

[ 24 August 2013 at 5:00 pm; ] The Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2013 season continues with the fourth bout on August 24th. Clashing on the track for the first time since the 2012 grand final will be last year’s champions, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the always fierce Red Bellied Black Hearts. Previous bouts have seen these teams alternate in defeating [...]

One River arts project comes to Belconnen Arts Centre

By 12 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 August 2013 at 4:00 pm; ]

On Saturday the 24th of August, the Belconnen Arts Centre will play host to One River, an interactive arts event that celebrates the mighty Murray.

We’ve been promised light projections, water based art, fire installations, interactive art, dance, and music as well as local food and wine.

The event is free, so get to it.

One River is [...]

Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire’s 20th Anniversary Ball

By 12 August 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 August 2013 at 6:30 pm; ] The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire invites its friends, family and the wider community to a gala ball in honour of its 20th Anniversary. It promises to be a fun filled night, with good food, great company and plenty of music. A cash bar will be available.
The room will be decorated in Black, Silver and [...]

You Can’t Eat Your Words

By 10 August 2013

[ 21 August 2013 at 6:50 pm; 21 August 2013 at 6:50 pm; ]

Rioters may remember when we launched the Our Hungry Future discussion paper in May.  

The next event in our year long campaign on food security will be at 7.00 pm on Wednesday the 21st of August at the Gungahlin College Lecture Theatre, featuring local senate candidates and food security experts.  More information via the [...]

Upcoming event – 100 years of Canberra’s weather

By 10 August 2013

[ 31 August 2013; ] On Saturday 31st August, the Bureau of Meteorology will be running a public event on “Canberra and the Bureau – together for 100 years” at the Shine Dome of the Australian Academy of Science. This will include presentations on:

Canberra’s weather and climate – what makes it tick?
A [...]

Peter Cotton’s Dead Cat Bounce launching at Paperchain

By 9 August 2013

[ 22 August 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

This just in:

Please join us to hear Peter Cotton speak about his political thriller, Dead Cat Bounce.

Thursday August 22
5.45 for 6.00pm

Telephone 6295 6723 or

A federal election campaign is thrown into chaos when a popular government minister goes missing and then turns up dead on the shores of Lake Burley [...]

The People’s Parliament at Old Parliament House

By 9 August 2013

[ 15 August 2013 at 8:00 am; ] The ABC is running a People’s Parliament from the floor of the Old House of Representatives next Thursday.

The Mornings program is convening the People’s Parliament, a chance for you to voice your opinions on what will get your vote on September 7th.
On Thursday 15th August, Genevieve Jacobs will host the People’s Parliament in the House [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 9th of August 2013


[ 8 August 2013 to 11 August 2013. ]


You want a weekend?

Well here you go!

You want stuff to do on your weekend?

We’ve got that covered.

Add any suggestions you may have to the comments below.

Australian Poetry Slam heat dates announced


[ 21 August 2013 at 7:30 pm; 5 September 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

The Canberran slam poetry scene is massive, inspiring, and challenging. If you’ve got even a passing interest in the spoken word you owe it to yourself to check out some of the wonderful local performer/writers we have here.

In fact coming to one of these heats would be a great place to do just that.

The team [...]

Fun Machine – The Naked Body Tour at the Croatian Club


[ 10 August 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Fun Machine manage to be both Canberra’s best dressed, and least dressed pop-group.

What little clothes they do wear are fabulous is what I’m getting at.

See what I mean?

They’re kicking off their next tour this Saturday at the Croatian Club, and you should probably be there.

Classical music and bad boys at Llewellyn Hall

By 6 August 2013

[ 21 August 2013 to 22 August 2013. ] I just received a press release that describes someone as “Australia’s classical music bad boy” and I could not be happier about it.

At 7.30pm on Wednesday the 21st and Thursday the 22nd of August you should probably be at Llewellyn Hall in order to discover just how much of a bad boy Matthew Hindson is! [...]

Q&A plus drinks and music with Steven Bailey @ Smith’s


[ 13 August 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]

ACT Senate Candidate Steven Bailey is putting on a Q&A/party/hootenanny at Smith’s Alternative.

The always charming Chris Endrey will be emcee, there will be music by Sanjiva De Silva, drinks and… well a Q&A with Steven, a member of Katter’s Australian Party.

Also Steven’s dog Bruce will be there, which is a good thing.

While ever other politician [...]

The Feldons and Magic Rob at Smiths

By 6 August 2013

[ 9 August 2013; ] This just in:

This Friday at the hottest small venue in town, Smiths Alternative Bookshop in the City.

Comedy act from 7.30ish followed by groovie 70s prog rock maestros the MagIc Rob Universe and 60s mod popsters the Feldons.

Wine, beer, comedy, original music, ubercool venue. What more could you want? Hope to see you there.

A Very Queer Frosty Festival

By 5 August 2013

[ 18 August 2013 at 5:00 pm; ] The Phoenix Pub and A Gender Agenda are hosting a A Very Queer Frosty Festival, which should be fun and hopefully not actually all that cold.

A Very Queer Frosty Festival is being held at the Phoenix Pub Canberra, as our second in our A VERY QUEER events…

A Gender Agenda are hosting a best dressed competition… [...]

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