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Cub Callaway, The Feldons and After Hollywood, 31 January

By 30 January 2015
Cub Callaway Band

[ 31 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Cub Callaway (Ex Saints, Ed Kuepper band, Coupe Deville) will be launching their latest record, Fall Of The Empire this Saturday (31 January) at Smiths Alternative.

Joining Cub on stage will be John Hoey (Died Pretty) and Phil Hall (Lime Spiders) plus Alex Ross and Zika Vuletic.

Supported by local modrockers the Feldons and up and comers [...]

What’s on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do in the nation’s capital this weekend.
From the RiotACT team…
Sophia Carlini is heading to R&B night at Treehouse on Friday night, and trying out [...]

Eat Drink Paleo’s Irena Macri at Paperchain, 6 February

By 29 January 2015
eat drink paleo cookbook

[ 6 February 2015 at 5:45 pm; ]
Food blogger Irena Macri, the woman behind the hugely popular Eat Drink Paleo blog, will speak at Paperchain Bookstore in next month to launch her new cookbook.
From the event organisers:

Passionate paleo-enthusiast Irena Macri draws on her love of world cuisines and all-natural ingredients to produce gourmet recipes that were created, taste-tested and photographed by the cook [...]

Wanted: Young artists to perform live on radio

By 29 January 2015

Youth Matters on Valley FM is offering one spot each week (starting on 6 February 2015) to young musicians, singers or bands who would like the opportunity to perform live on air.
Students in high school, college or young adults in the post-school years from across the ACT are welcome to participate. Participants will be required to [...]

Canberra begins the countdown to Enlighten

By 29 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In less than one month Canberra will flip the switch on Enlighten 2015, dazzling visitors with an exciting program of world-class lighting, music and entertainment.
From the twinkling sounds of indie-pop band Alpine to the stunning aerial performance, Elements, and the quirky Physics of Beer workshop at Questacon- The National Science and Technology Centre, the diversity [...]

A sci-fi filmed in Canberra? This local filmmaker says it’s possible

By 29 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Cloning is a bad idea and Australian animals will kill you.
…At least, this is what Canberra filmmaker Christian Doran would have you believe. And he’s just been awarded an arts grant of $10,000 from the ACT government to help convince you.
Inspired by the works of Isaac Asimov, movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and television [...]

Groovin the Moo 2015 line up announced

By 28 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 3 May 2015; ]

Australia’s only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches, Wolfmother, Hilltop Hoods, San Cisco, A$AP Ferg and more.

From the event organisers:
Roll along the open highway and let the scent of nature carry you away. Delve into an [...]

High Fidelity – a Canberra premiere

By 28 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
high fidelity play canberra

[ 6 February 2015 8:00 pm to 21 February 2015 8:00 pm. ]

Nick Hornby’s book High Fidelity, and the subsequent John Cusack movie, became an instant classic for a generation that postponed entry into adulthood, or ‘coming-of-age’, from adolescence until middle age.

Local theatre company Phoenix Players is bringing Hornby’s timeless, witty story to the stage. High Fidelity is a rock musical unlike any other. With all-original music inspired by the [...]

Learn to play mandolin!

By 28 January 2015

[ 1 February 2015; ] COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Learning Groups 2015

The next semester-long COZYMO Learning Group programs start on Sunday 1 February 2015 . Whether you’re young in experience or in age, you are most welcome!

These programs offer you a great opportunity to begin or to continue to learn a plucked stringed instrument: mandolin, mandola, mandocello and guitar.

Did you catch [...]

Canberra’s picnic isle – Springbank Island on Lake Burley Griffin

By 28 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Fighting it out salad and tongs down by Lake Burley Griffin is a Canberra institution, but have you ever been out to any of the islands on the lake?
I just spent Australia Day out on Springbank Island and can report that this place is one of Canberra’s best-kept picnic spots with a difference.
Surprisingly, Springbank Island [...]

PJ O’Brien hosts Feb Blues Jam

By 28 January 2015
Canberra Blues Society

[ 15 February 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points, PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney [...]

RAW Canberra presents Visionary, 30 January

By 26 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 January 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for what the organisers describe as a “one night creative explosion”.

When: Friday 30 January 2015
Time: From 7.30pm
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen

Tickets [...]

Letterboxing for puppies dumped in Higgins

By 23 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 25 January 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
As inspectors continue to appeal to the community for information relating to a serious case of animal cruelty regarding several abandoned puppies this week, RiotACT contributors Steven Bailey and Alexandra Craig have organised a letterbox drop to help find the culprit. 
From Steven and Alexandra:

Please help us to help the RSPCA by letterboxing the suburb of [...]

Foreshore, Canberra misses you. Please come back

By 23 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
foreshore

My last Foreshore was in 2010. Work took me overseas for 2011, but when I returned in 2012 Foreshore had been moved from the lake to Stage 88. After that it never returned.
Foreshore should have been a sure thing for Canberra. With established and celebrated local talents like Peking Duk and Safia, a population of 350,000 and [...]

Canberra mourns 2XX presenter Sylvie Stern

By 23 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The Canberra arts community grieved on Wednesday morning with the passing of Sylvie Stern, long-term arts promoter and host of 2XX’s popular Art ‘N’ Soul and Artbeat programs. Sylvie had been diagnosed with cancer and passed away in hospital.
The many tributes that came in spoke of her passion and enthusiasm, especially for young artists. Movement [...]

What’s on this weekend? (24th, 25th and 26th January 2015)

By 23 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that the anticipation of a long weekend kills any desire to be productive at work. You could alternate between refreshing Facebook and checking personal emails for the next seven hours, or you could use that time to plan the perfect three-day weekend.
From the RiotACT team…
Steven Bailey is going to “confront the notion [...]

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 quarter final

By 22 January 2015
AFC Asian Cup Australia

[ 23 January 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Iraq and Iran are through to the quarter finals of the Asian Cup. Head to Canberra Stadium this Friday evening to see who will make it to the semi-finals.

When: Friday 23 January 2015
Time: 5.30pm
Where: Canberra Stadium

Tickets start at $13.25 and are available from the Asian Cup website.

The Village People come to Canberra

By 22 January 2015
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[ 12 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Village People will make their way to Canberra in March 2015 as part of their Greatest Hits World Tour.
From the event organisers:

The Village People are synonymous with good fun, great memories and true showmanship. Formed inNew York in 1977 the band became hugely popular thanks to a number of disco inspired mega-hits… ‘Macho Man’, [...]

Lifeline EPIC Bookfair, 13-15 February

By 22 January 2015
lifeline bookfair

[ 13 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 14 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 15 February 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Buy a book (or two, or three) at Lifeline’s EPIC Bookfair next month and help keep its suicide prevention telephone crisis support service available to the community.

The three-day fair runs from Friday 13 February to Sunday 15 February with around 250,000 items for sale, including fiction and non-fiction books, rare books, collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign [...]

Lanyon residents invited to discuss road works at community council meeting

By 22 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 3 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Tuggeranong Community Council has extended a special invitation to Lanyon Valley residents to attend its first meeting for 2015. The meeting, to be held on Tuesday 3 February, will discuss the recent road works that led to the closure of Tharwa Drive.

Guest speakers will include the Acting Director of Roads ACT Karl Cloos and ESA [...]

Artist or not, painting sessions are worth a try

By 22 January 2015
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Looking for something new to try in Canberra, I came across a one off painting session on Groupon and thought I’d give it a go.
I signed up with the knowledge that I can’t draw or paint. My skills in this area are as basic as folding paint inside a piece of paper and opening it [...]

Local Leaders – Kayo Marbilus

By 21 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Kayo Marbilus

ARIA-charting artist Kayo Marbilus says that if you can make it in Canberra, you can make it anywhere.
The Ghana-born hip hop artist, songwriter and producer has lived in the nation’s capital since he was four. This year, he hopes to break into Australia’s commercial music industry without relocating to Sydney or Melbourne to do so.
“I [...]

Public talk: Artificial Intelligence, machines on the rise

By 20 January 2015

[ 3 February 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Speaking, natural-sounding machines which can interact with humans using normal conversational patterns are still in the realm of science fiction – or are they?

Associate Professor James Curran is developing artificial intelligence which will revolutionise the way we interact with technology – using spoken language, the same way we interact with each other.

When: Tuesday 3 February [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Australia Day

By 19 January 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 26 January 2015; ]

What’s not to love about Australia Day? It’s the perfect excuse to crack open a beer or two, wear your nicest pair of thongs and put a few lamb chops on the barbeque (to eat any other meat on 26 January would be considered un-Australian, as Sam Kekovich would have us believe).

If you don’t have plans [...]

What’s on this weekend? 17th and 18th January 2015

By 16 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Welcome back, Friday! We’re in for a sunny and warm weekend, with a forecast maximum of 27 degrees on Saturday and 29 on Sunday. Fingers crossed for similar weather down the coast, as that’s where I’m headed for the next few days.
From the RiotACT team…
Sophia Carlini is off to Nellijam at the Steampacket Hotel Nelligen to watch a [...]

2015 Annual Molonglo AFL Football Club Golf Day, 20 February

By 15 January 2015
murrumbidgee country club

[ 20 February 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

The 2015 Annual Molonglo AFL Football Club Golf Day is on Friday 20 February 2015 at the Murrumbidgee Country Club.

Tickets cost $50 per person, which includes golf and lunch. Drinks will also be on sale around the course, and prizes will be awarded for the following:

Best team gross Score
Best team net score
Nearest the pin on [...]

Readable Graffiti EP launch, 17 January 2015

By 14 January 2015
readable graffiti canberra

[ 17 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Readable Graffiti will launch their new EP, Out to the Races, this Saturday 17 January at Transit Bar.

It’s their first Canberra show in over a year, and they’re supported by local band Mondecreen.

When: Saturday 17 January
Time: From 8pm
Where: Transit Bar, 7 Akuna Street, Canberra City

Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more info, [...]

RSPCA ACT Benefit Concert with Ricki-Lee and Nathaniel, 14 February 2015

By 14 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
RSPCA Benefit Concert Canberra

[ 14 February 2015 at 6:30 pm; 14 February 2015 at 6:30 pm; 14 February 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Join RSPCA ACT for a benefit concert starring Ricki-Lee (fresh from her appearance on Dancing with the Stars) and Nathaniel (of X Factor fame) this Valentine’s Day.
The concert will be held at the Royal Theatre at the Canberra Convention Centre with all funds raised supporting RSPCA ACT as they continue to help more than 7000 [...]

Prime Minister’s XI versus England, 14 January

By 13 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
PM's XI vs England January 2015

[ 14 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]

The battle with England continues under lights on the refurbished pitch at Manuka Oval on Wednesday 14 January. 

The Prime Minister’s XI again face England’s international team in what is billed as the number one summer sporting event for the ACT community. 

Enjoy the atmosphere, the crowd and the banter of the one dayer – all the [...]

The Color Run returns to Canberra in February

By 12 January 2015
Color Run Canberra

[ 22 February 2015 at 8:00 am; ]

Billed as “the happiest 5k on the planet”, the Color Run (their American spelling, not ours) returns to Canberra on 22 February 2015. It’s a 5km course that focuses on having fun with friends and family rather than athletic prowess.

Individual tickets cost $60 and include an official event shirt, sweat band, wristband, shoulder bag, coloured powder at [...]

Drama Workshops with Canberra Youth Theatre Semester 1 2015!

By 12 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra Youth Theatre’s Workshop Ensemble Program provides a place where young and emerging artists can be creative and actively develop fundamental theatre performance skills. It is a fun and engaging program all about process. Through participation in theatre games and exercises during weekly acting workshops, acting ensembles develop, extend and strengthen fundamental skills in improvisation, [...]

Chet Faker in Canberra, 11 Feb 2015

By 11 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Chet Faker

[ 11 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Australian electronica musician Chet Faker will perform an all ages show at the Royal Theatre on Wednesday 11 February 2015.

This show was originally scheduled as an 18+ gig at ANU Bar on the same date, but has since changed venues to accommodate a larger crowd.

The homecoming national tour is Chet Faker’s biggest Australian tour to date and [...]

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