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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 31st of October 2013

By 31 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 October 2013 to 4 November 2013. ]

Happy Halloween Rioters!

Quick poll, how many of you are upset I said that?

“Why you cant say that! We’re Autsralian, Halloween isn’t Australian! Rabble rabble!”

You are correct, and I assume you don’t celebrate Christmas either.

Or watch television.
Or wear jeans.
Or eat sushi.
Or use the English language.

Which means you’re can’t be reading this so I can stop addressing [...]

Nerd Trivia rises from the grave at the Phoenix!

By 28 October 2013

[ 29 October 2013 at 7:30 pm; ] Nerd Trivia at the Phoenix Bar Canberra is hosted by Joel Barcham and Alison McGregor and is coming at you with its special Halloween episode of awesomeness tomorrow night because tomorrow night is the last Tuesday of the month!

That last sentence was way wack.

You know what isn’t wack?

Jake’s dancing, that’s what’s not wack.

This is a [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 24th of October 2013

By 24 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 October 2013 to 28 October 2013. ]

There’s this thing that cool people do, it’s called the weekend.

It’s pretty wild and you should probably get up on that.

Trust me, if you haven’t tried it yet you have to give it a go. You’ll thank me later.

Or if you were weekending before it was cool, maybe you could help out by leaving some [...]

Roller Derby on Oct 26! A Good Day to Skate Hard

By 24 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 October 2013; ]

There will be plenty of fast skating, big hits and knockout roller derby action when Varsity Derby League’s all-star team, the DisHonour Rollers, take to the track this Saturday 26 October for their third roller derby home bout for 2013. They will be playing against the (Sydney) South Side Derby Dolls’ The Force at Southern [...]

Vinyl Lounge at the NFSA

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 27 October 2013 at 2:15 pm; ]

Think music sounded better before it was all digital? Miss the ritual of setting the needle down? Or do you just feel nostalgic about the smell of a vinyl collection?

Whatever the case may be, this will probably interest you:

NFSA sound archivists Graham McDonald and Thorsten Kaeding are passionate about their vinyl records. Those in the [...]

Critical Mass rides again this Friday

By 23 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 October 2013 at 5:44 pm; ]

This just in:

when uranium-235 is bombarded by a neutron, it undergoes fission which in turn releases more neutrons. Some of these escape, but a portion seeds further fission events – that in turn releases more neutrons. A critical mass is the amount of fissile material needed for a sustained chain reaction.

Friday 25th October, [...]

The Haunted Sword at the ANU Arts Centre

By 23 October 2013

[ 24 October 2013 at 6:30 pm; 25 October 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]

A cross-dressed version of the Japanese classic drama Kagotsurube will be performed at the ANU Arts Centre this Thursday and Friday by the ANU Za Kabuki troupe.

Founded in 1976, the troupe is made of ANU students of various nationalities and backgrounds, most of whom are studying Japanese language and culture.

In traditional Kabuki only males [...]

April’s Caravan & Hipsley Rock Lonsdale

By 22 October 2013

[ 26 October 2013 at 10:30 am; ]

April’s Caravan and Hipsley are putting on a bit of a shindig for the lovers of retro fashion out there. Check the Facebook Page for more info.

April’s Caravan together with their new friends at Hipsley are throwing a party to colour your day with retro fun.

The weather man has given the go ahead and [...]

Hey look the Feldons are playing at the Pot Belly

By 18 October 2013

[ 25 October 2013 at 8:00 pm; ] Feldons. Gig. Pot Belly. Facebook Page.

You know the drill.

A night of rollicking original music from the kings of mod the Feldons and the doyens of prog rock Magic Rob Universe. With Special Guest Mark Tonks.

You can tell it’s a Feldons gig by looking at the poster.

I mean yeah it says the Feldons on it, but [...]

2013 African Film Festival @ Tuggeranong Art Centre

By 17 October 2013

[ 23 October 2013 to 28 October 2013. ]

The African Diplomatic Women’s Group along with the Tuggeranong Arts centre have put together a showcase of films from across six African nations.

In an inspiring cinema journey, the festival will offer productions from Tunisia to South Africa, including films produced in Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

The Botswanan film Four Thirty has been selected to open [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 17th of October 2013

By 17 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 October 2013 to 21 October 2013. ]

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you….


And what a weekend we have in store for you! Comedy, politics, bikes, music, ping pong, tweed…


Add your suggestions in the comments below, then get planning!

The Front Gallery Gig Guide: 23rd October – 6th November 2013

By 17 October 2013

[ 23 October 2013 to 6 November 2013. ] From the Front Gallery and Cafe:

24th October 2013 – Kirst Arific is Present (Comedy)

25th October 2013 – Poetry Slam (Poetry)
$5 // 8pm
The night commences at 8pm with the Open Mike session, followed by a small slam where 8 poets will compete against each other. We will then move into presenting sets from our feature poets!

Featuring [...]

The ACT is celebrating 100 years of bio-diversity

By 16 October 2013

[ 25 October 2013 to 27 October 2013. ] We are all aware that bio-diversity isn’t something that started 100 years ago right?

At any rate I’m not going to complain, bio-diversity is a brilliant and important thing, well worth celebrating even if trying to tie it into the centenary seems a little forced.

From the 25th to the 27th of October, the ACT will be [...]

Urthboy to launch NFSA Theatrette

By 16 October 2013

[ 25 October 2013 at 7:30 pm; ] Award winning Sydney based hip-hop artist Urthboy has been invited to launch the National Film and Sound Archive’s new theatrette.

Urthboy will be providing a talk, a presentation and a small performance about his approach to music

Urthboy, one of Australia’s most eminent hip-hop artists, will make a very special appearance at the National Film and Sound [...]

COSENTINO the Grand Illusionist @ the Royal Theatre

By 16 October 2013

[ 24 October 2013; ] Hey an illusionist is coming to Canberra!

His name is Cosentino and his show is called ‘The Magic, The Mystery, The Madness’.

If you want to see something a bit out of the norm, why not a magic show?

 Australia’s award-winning COSENTINO, the Grand Illusionist, is thrilled to launch his ‘The Magic, The Mystery, The Madness’ national tour in Wollongong this Saturday, October 12. Cosentino’s  Wollongong  fans  will  be  the  very  first  look  to  see  this  spectacular  new  [...]

Kids, Creatures, & 100 Harlequins at Glebe Park

By 16 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 October 2013 to 26 October 2013. 25 October 2013 to 26 October 2013. ]

A massive pile of family entertainment is coming your way ladies and gentlemen. A collection of the finest performers from Canberra and interstate, headed by event mastermind Elena Kirschbaum, will turn Glebe Park into a storybook wonderland next Saturday and Friday.

Just have a look at how ridiculously fun this stuff sounds.

The packed program for Kids, [...]

Political SPIN at SPIN Fest

By 16 October 2013

[ 20 October 2013 at 3:00 pm; ] SPIN Fest is about things that spin, and there’s no spin quite like political spin.

This Sunday Political SPIN will take place from 3 till 4 and may just include more political spin than this writer can actually stomach. If you think you can handle it, the event is “free” although you still have to pay [...]

Lenin’s Love Child – Ten Days That Shook the World at the Polish Club

By 16 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 October 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

So this is a little bit interesting, the Polish club are playing the the classic 1928 Sergei Eisenstein war film Ten Days That Shook the World accompanied by a live band.

That sounds awesome, check out their Facebook Page for more info.

This Sergei Eisenstein masterpiece has been given a contemporary live sound track by Canberra’s local [...]

Capital Cookbook 2 Launch at National Library of Australia

By 15 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 October 2013 at 5:00 pm; ]

I would imagine the food available at the launch of a food cookbook would be quite good right?

We’ve mentioned the Capital Cookbook before, but we’ve just gotten a bunch of details about the event and I am currently feeling very hungry so everything about this is very appealing to me..

To celebrate the release of the [...]

Local Motorsport – SPIN Centenary of Canberra Hillclimb – Sunday 20th Oct

By 15 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 October 2013 at 9:30 am; ]

Hi All,

This Sunday 20th October the Canberra Hillclimb Circuit at Fairbairn Park is hosting the SPIN Centenary of Canberra Hillclimb.

We will be running Parade laps throughout the day to give you a chance to ride around the circuit in one of the race cars!!!

Event starts at 9.30am with the current Australian Hillclimb Champion Tim Edmondson [...]

Try the trail!

By 15 October 2013

[ 27 October 2013 at 10:00 am; ] As we get more excited about the opening of the Centenary Trail, TAMS are putting forth word on their “Try The Trail” day:

The time has almost come for the official opening of the long-awaited Canberra Centenary Trail.

From 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday 27 October 2013, a ‘Try the Trail Day’ will be [...]

Positive Feedback Loop and the Feldons at Smith’s

By 14 October 2013

[ 18 October 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

The good Doctor has once again gotten in touch with us to let you know about upcoming boogie opportunities.

Friday at Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street in the City, the Feldons and Positive Feedback Loop will liven up your night with some original indie, mod, pop, rock (and even slightly punkish) music. At $5 a head [...]

Win a double pass to the Canberra Latin Dance Festival

By 14 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 18 October 2013 to 20 October 2013. ]

Hey Rioters!

It’s Monday and to start your week off right we’d like to hook you up with some tickets to Canberra’s Latin dancing event of the year, Canberra Latin Dance Festival.

The event will be held at the ANU’s Sports and Recreational Centre, and will run from the evening of Friday the 18th though to the [...]

Public Forum: What’s Wrong with Abbott’s Refugee Policy?

By 14 October 2013

[ 29 October 2013 at 6:30 pm; ] Event starts 6:30pm. Free refreshments from 6pm. Speakers including Senator Sarah Hanson-Young. All welcome.

Location: Haydon-Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), Australian National University.

A ‘three-star’ general appointed to use military force to stop asylum seekers. A ‘blackout’ on reporting the numbers of refugees arriving by boat. Sending vulnerable men, women and children seeking our assistance to remote [...]

Guided bird watching tour in Namadgi

By 11 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 October 2013 at 8:00 am; ]

TAMS are offering the chance to go bird watching with an expert:

“Namadgi National Park is often described as a bird paradise or bird haven and, on Sunday13 October 2013, there is an opportunity to join a ranger for a morning of bird watching,” said Brett McNamara, Manager of Regional Operations, National Parks and Catchments.

“Namadgi [...]

Motorcycle Awareness Week has a whole bunch of stuff to do

By 11 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 October 2013 to 20 October 2013. ] Are you aware of motorcycles?

If not look them up.

Now that we’re all on the same page, we’ve got a whole week worth of things to do starting this Sunday with Biker Fest at EPIC, followed by a presentation by international road racing champion Cameron Donald on the 16th at Southern Cross Club, and finishing with [...]

Critics take the stage in public forum at the Bogon Theatre

By 10 October 2013

[ 18 October 2013 at 12:00 pm; ] The Childers Group are assembling a collection of critics, reviewers, and spokespeople to participate in a public forum.

The panellists will be: Robyn Archer AO (Creative Director, Centenary of Canberra), Kerry-Anne Cousins (visual arts critic), Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak (contemporary arts critic), Roslyn Dundas (CEO, Ausdance National), Joseph Falsone (Director, Gorman House Arts Centre Inc.), Marion Halligan [...]

Shaw Vineyard Estate Blind Tasting Show at the Street Theatre

By 10 October 2013

[ 18 October 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

This sounds fascinating.

Forget dinner and a show, wine and a show sounds much more my speed.

Canberra District winery, Shaw Vineyard Estate will be supporting and actively participating in the annual Good Food Month program – a month long food and wine program by Fairfax which, for the first time in 2013, expands beyond Sydney to [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the Weekend of the 10th of October 2013

By 10 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 10 October 2013 to 14 October 2013. ]


It’s getting warm out there guys, so you’re running out of excuses no to be jumping on all of these awesome events we’re throwing your way.

Get to it, and as always leave your own suggestions int he comments below.

Tease And Tearaways presents: Trick or Tease – A Basement Halloween Spooktacular!

By 8 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 October 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night is conjuring up a night of ghoulish entertainment on 25th October at the Basement in Belconnen!

Darkc3ll: Brisbane’s industrial rockers who’ll be celebrating the release of their second album, ‘Dark Verses’.
Horrorwood Mannequins: A 4 piece horror punk riot from Sydney.
Domino: A Sydney based metal/prog monstrosity who’s debut album has been receiving [...]

Ninety 9 book launch at Smith’s

By 4 October 2013

[ 22 October 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

Smith’s Alternative is hosting a launch for Vanessa Berry’s new book/zine “Ninety Nine”.

It seems like a wonderful piece of nostalgia.

CanberraZine Emporium is super excited to present the Canberra launch of Ninety 9, the latest book from prolific and much loved Sydney zinester Vanessa Berry (I Am A Camera + countless others). Ninety 9 is “a [...]

2013 South and West Regional Orchid Show & Conference

By 4 October 2013

[ 5 October 2013 to 6 October 2013. ]

On this weekend at the Wesley Centre in Griffith, come along to see:

– Displays by regional orchid societies
– Conference program including presentations by orchid specialists
– Orchids from commercial and local hobbyists for sale
– Free advice and potting demonstrations
– Food and drink available

Saturday 5 October 2013
9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 6 October 2013
noon – 4:30pm

Wesley [...]

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