This just in to us via Twitter.
ArtsACT need to try harder on vandal-proofing.
Or just electrify after hours.
Saddened to see Keld Moseholm's "On the staircase" is missing a man again. Disgusting vandalism. cc @The_RiotACT http://t.co/1wOeN2TQkm
— Sonja Barfoed (@SonjaBarfoed) December 8, 2013
When I realised the VANS Warped tour was coming to Canberra there was no question I had to go.
If for no other reason that we all need to support major acts coming to Canberra until they get back in the habit.
And yes there was a lot of nostalgia in the lineup.
So Friday rolled around, I [...]
[ 15 December, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] COZMO presents Capital of Australia Mandolinata’s Annual Summer Concert at the HELLENIC IN THE CITY!
All welcome to COZMO’s Annual Summer Concert, featuring the COZYMO Learning Groups (Beginning and Continuing) and the COZMO ensemble.
WHEN: Sunday 15 December 2013, 4.00–5.30pm
WHERE: Atlas Room, Hellenic Club In The City (13 Moore St)
TICKETS at the door: $10 Adults, $5 Concession*, [...]
Bring on the pretty lights and Christmas cheer!
The festive season will kick off tonight with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Civic Square from 7pm.
There will be entertainment for the whole family with Christmas carols and a special visit from Santa Claus.
After tonight’s lighting of the tree the Christmas cheer will be taken up [...]
[ 6 December, 2013; ]
This, ladies and gentleman, will be a night to dance to.
The Crooked Fiddle Band and the Brass Knuckles Brass band do what they do very well, and what they do is make you want to move your feet.
Totally worth your attention tonight.
THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND : “Moving Pieces of the Sea”
ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
w/ Brass [...]
The Salvation Army are putting on their annual Tuggeranong based Christmas celebration Carols in Town Park on Sunday the 15th.
This event has grown significantly over the last three years to become one of the largest community Christmas events in Canberra. This year the Vikings Group are again the main supporter, but have been joined by [...]
[ 12 December, 2013 to 23 December, 2013. ]
You Are Here and Canberra CBD are planning 12 days of Christmas events spread about the city in Civic Square, Ainslie Avenue, City Walk, and Garema Place.
There is a whole pile of activities and entertainment listed and everything kick off next Thursday the 12th, so get amongst it.
THURSDAY 12th DEC
4.30PM – 6.30PM
6.00PM – 7.00PM
The National Gallery’s new summer show is opening tomorrow and RiotACT was lucky enough to be invited to join the media horde at today’s preview.
This exhibition, really truly is a must see over the coming summer.
It’s full of sex and death and beauty and, of course, gold.
In our mass produced highly machined age you sometimes [...]
[ 20 December, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Have you finished your Xmas present shopping ? Have you even started ? It’s the year two thousand and nineteen eighty thirteen and Cell Block 69 have the perfect gift for you. The gift that just keeps gifting. And that gift is Rock n Roll (and to a lesser extent, synth pop).
Corey is returning to [...]
[ 8 December, 2013; 12:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s facial hair fan club, Canbeards, are putting on a bit of a BBQ this Sunday at Black Mountain Peninsular.
If you have a beard, like beards, or just really like BBQs you should probably check it out.
[ 6 December, 2013 to 20 July, 2014. ]
The National Museum of Australia is putting on an exhibition of modern examples of classic Aboriginal art painted on bark.
Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 6 December 2013 to 20 July 2014.
Showcases the work of Australia’s old masters: Aboriginal painters from Arnhem [...]
[ 5 December, 2013 to 9 December, 2013. ]
Another week finished!
Well done, you’ve managed to make it through another week! You’ll never have to do that week again, and your pile of weeks left to make it through is now smaller.
Time to celebrate with a well deserved weekend.
As always leave your suggestions for appropriate weekend activities in the comments below.
Mess and Noise have announced their Tracks Of The Year 2013 and Canberra band TV Colours have taken out the very top spot!
1. TV Colours
(From the album Purple Skies, Toxic River)
As much a dark horse as the album it came from, ‘Beverly’ might seem an unlikely list-topper. But every time it kicks in, it’s all-consuming [...]
Sam King has great hair, and works his butt off in the Canberra music scene.
He’s been recording and producing albums for Canberra bands since he was a teenager, and he’s pretty darn good at it.
He’s put up a Pozible to get together the last of the cash he needs to build his own studio space, [...]
[ 5 December, 2013 to 17 December, 2013. ]
Warehouse Circus continue to be one of my favourite organisations ever. They do excellent work and continue to not just pump out fantastic circus performers, but straight up help people in all sorts of wonderful circussy ways.
This exhibition chronicles their work with a group of 11 young women with disability, and sounds rather cool.
It’s only [...]
This Sunday head down to Lake Burley Griffin to partake in champagne and Bocce, like gentlemen.
Be a gentleman this Sunday.
Wear a monocle if you have one.
This Sunday, 8 December is the inaugural Moet & Chandon ‘Sunday by the Lake’ supporting Snowy Hydro SouthCare. The event will be held in a purpose built marquee space at [...]
[ 7 December, 2013; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Known for their delicate touch, their love of craft, and their impeccable attention to aesthetic detail, a meat-tray (that’s the collective noun) of footballers will graciously punch, chew on, slam dunk, wrap your Christmas presents for you in exchange for a gold coin donation to charity.
It’s the thought that counts.
I joke, but this is a [...]
[ 4 December, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Guitar Wolf ladies and gentlemen!
This is big
Guitar Wolf are an awesome Japanese hardcore punk act who deserve to be experienced. I went to a Guitar Wolf gig a few years back and got hit in the head with a dude. Not by a dude, although also that, but with a dude. He was launched. Glasses [...]
[ 11 December, 2013; 6:30 pm; ]
Naked Girls reading began is Chicago in 2009 and has since spread around the world, and finally it has come to Australia.
It is as it sounds.
We’re very excited to present…
The very first Naked Girls Reading Canberra
The very first Naked Girls Reading to ever grace the shores of our great country!
The Polit Bar will [...]
[ 5 December, 2013; 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. ] On Thursday 5 December, join the artists completing the Certificate IV in Visual Arts at the CIT Reid campus for the opening of their end of course exhibition.
Drinks and nibbles supplied, event starts at 17.30.
Our super hip and bodacious friends over at BMA have posted up a list of their top 5 young bands to keep an eye on in 2014. Have a look, make note., check them out.
I’ve not seen any of them yet so I’ve now got my first collection of goals for next year.
Anyways we were [...]
They look fairly happy about it.
Today Joy Burch and Andrew Barr announced $85,000 in joint funding for You Are Here, Canberra’s little festival that could.
They did this in the alleyway behind Impact Comics.
You Are Here have used this space as a venue during the festival before, but on those occasions the traffic had been blocked [...]
[If you're coming in late, start at Part 1]
Judy and Raymond sat on the double bed in what had become ‘their’ room in the house. They sat cross-legged facing each other. Judy at one end and Ray at the other. Holding hands. Eyes closed. Breathing.
“There’s something blocking your base chakra Ray, I can feel it. [...]
Lovers of jazz, local music, and local jazz music take note!
The Monotremes are a selection of handsome individuals wielding some equally handsome instruments.
After a few years of gigs and experimentation, The Monotremes have made their first release, Phantasmagorganism.
It’s an EP, coming in at 25 minutes, with three tracks.
The Monotremes have been writing and performing extended [...]
[ 1 December, 2013 to 31 December, 2013. 1 December, 2013 to 31 December, 2013. ] The final gig guide for the year from those fine folks at the Phoenix:
Monday 2nd 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Advanced Remedial Massage Presents
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Wednesday 4th 8pm
Bela Farkas and Friends Sacrificial Poems CD Launch
Thursday 5th 9pm
Lecherous Gaze (USA)
Saturday 7th 9:30pm
Fire on the Hill
[ 6 December, 2013; 8:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ]
A collection of hard working rockers are playing the Pot Belly this Friday night, begin preparations!
Friday 6 December at the newly renovated Pot Belly in Belconnen.
A night of live, original rock and rock with Daz jamieson followed by mod rockers The Feldons and rounding the night off the indipop exuberance of Positive Feedback Loop.
[ 8 December, 2013; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
An upcoming event we learnt of via the Twitter-verse:
Six more sleeps. Lanyon Christmas Carols Sunday 8 Dec 5.30pm carols start at 7 Lanyon Homestead Tharwa Drive Tharwa.
Would you like to know more about visual design for creating a visual research output, like a poster or presentation? Would you like to improve your visual communication skills or learn more about how to approach visual design? The Visual Design for Researchers workshop aims to help you get started with the visual design process [...]
[ 7 December, 2013; ] If you’re looking for a different type of Christmas celebration for your workplace or groups of friends this year, we could have exactly what you need… It’s a Christmas Dinner with a difference – We have world class comedians Greg Fleet and Steady Eddy, local comedians and a rising star magician who will keep you guessing [...]
[ 3 December, 2013; 7:00 pm; ] Join Fox and Lark in a night of festive musical hilarity. Two ukes, one nest and lots of feathered goodness. Escape the silly season with a night of silliness.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 for groups of 5+
Book here: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=68043
[ 14 December, 2013; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque event is celebrating its 1st birthday – and you’re all invited!
The Canberra Custom Culture Festival will be bringing you some of the country’s best Rockabilly bands and a day jam-packed with entertainment!
Dave Rumbler and the Matadors,
A Rockabilly acoustic set by Cam (Casino Rumblers) and Luke (ex- Little Mac and [...]
Come celebrate Christmas at the Philippine Embassy while helping to raise funds to assist victimes of typhoon Haiyan.
Canberra’s local Filipino community will be hosting its annual Christmas celebration tomorrow in the grounds of the Philippine Embassy while there’ll also be a fundraising drive to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Alistair [...]