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Strong Women: Circus Sisters exhibition at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 4 December 2013

[ 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 [...]

Naked Girls Reading at the Polit Bar

By 4 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 December 2013 at 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.

This

We’re very excited to present…

The very first Naked Girls Reading Canberra
AND
The very first Naked Girls Reading to ever grace the shores of our great country!

The Polit Bar will [...]

Making art just worries them a little, Princess – exhibition

By 4 December 2013

[ 5 December 2013 at 5:30 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.

What bands to watch in 2014?

By 3 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

You Are Here secures $85,000 in funding

By 3 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Faceless by Jeff Thompson. A serialisation, Part 4

By 3 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[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. [...]

Monotremes digital EP available

By 2 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Visual Design for Researchers

By 1 December 2013

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 [...]

ACT Rescue and Foster Fundraiser – Greg Fleet and Steady Eddie ‘stand up’ for the dogs

By 1 December 2013

[ 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 [...]

Theatre of the Dead. A flawed but fun Zom-Com

By 29 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Last night I went to see Theatre of the Dead, an impressive feature-length zombie movie birthed into this world, more or less, by the collective will of Canberra’s musical theatre scene.
Sadly, it’s not a musical.
Missed opportunity there guys.
I said I’d review it, although the value of the review is questionable because… well you can’t go [...]

Get Shaken & Stirred by the Sass and Tease Collective at the Polit Bar

By 27 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 November 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s craftiest bunch of burlesque performers are starting something new!

The Sass and Tease Collective are putting together a new regular night at the Polit Bar, and the opening night is this Thursday!

You should go!

Polit Bar “la Burlesquerie” presents…

Shaken & Stirred

A night of Glamour and Elegance, Burlesque and Cabaret

Tickets $20 from the bar or [...]

Vinyl Lounge at the NFSA part 2

By 26 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 December 2013 at 2:30 pm; ]

The NFSA threw one of these events on back in October, and obviously everyone had such a good time they’ve decided to do it again.

The records are ready to spin again !!!

Sunday 1 December from 2.30pm at the Vinyl Lounge, the newly renovated Theatrette at Canberra’s National Film and Sound Archive.

NFSA [...]

Invent An Event with Scissors Paper Pen!

By 26 November 2013

For one of the last events in Scissors Paper Pen’s 2013 Program, and the very last of our SERIOUS SERIES events for the year, we want you to join us and INVENT AN EVENT.
An event about events?! Yup, mega meta.
It’ll be held 6pm to 8.30pm this Friday the 29 November at Gorman House Arts Centre. [...]

ACT Libraries full of Christmas crafts, story times, and also books.

By 26 November 2013

ACT Libraries always seems to have some massive program or another running, it’s amazing they find the time to loan out books.
Here are their plans for the Christmas period, make sure to book ahead by visiting www.library.act.gov.au or calling 6205 9000.”.
The festive season is starting early at the ACT’s public libraries this year, with special [...]

UC Architecture Grads showcase their final works for 2013

By 26 November 2013

The University of Canberra Student Architecture Society are pleased to announce the Graduate Exhibition, showcasing the talent of students in both the Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture courses from the University of Canberra in 2013.
These end-of-semester works are themed according to the studies of each course, with the Masters’ theme ‘Interrupt’ under the [...]

The greatest harmonica player alive is coming to Canberra

By 25 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 29 May 2014 at 8:00 pm; 29 May 2014 at 8:00 pm; ] Sit down, you need to be sitting down to hear this.

Alright you’re sitting? Good.

The world’s greatest player of the world’s greatest instrument is coming to Canberra!

The world’s greatest instrument is a harmonica by the way.

No seriously.

You know that bit in the Romatics’ song ‘What I like about you’ when the harmonica kicks in and just [...]

Deadset, a “place to converge” at New Acton

By 22 November 2013

New Acton are letting you know about their new “space” they’d like you to check out:
The NewActon Precinct’s latest space, Deadset, is giving a peek this weekend, starting today at noon.
Deadset is a bar; a lounge room; a library stocked with a growing collection of artisan books; and a secret garden.
While Deadset sits [...]

Faceless by Jeff Thompson. A serialisation, Part 3

By 21 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[If you're coming in late, start at Part 1]
Paul needed to talk to Terry. He knocked on his door.
“It’s open.” Amanda’s voice. Amanda sat on the bed, reading. She was wearing a tight velour top and tracksuit pants. The room was a mess.
“I was looking for Terry.”
“Gone to the shops.”
“Can you let him know I’m [...]

Weinstein bails on Canberra

By 21 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The SMH has the bombshell news that Harvey Weinstein is standing Canberra up and won’t be coming for the huge celebrations being planned for him.
When we hear more on the impacts of this we’ll let you know but we’re hearing the events are being shelved.

‘Zoology for Beginners’ A Doctor Stovepipe Family Show at Gorman House

By 21 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 November 2013 at 3:00 pm; ]

Peddlers of good old fashion tunes, Doctor Stovepipe have put together a family show!

Doctor Stovepipe presents their musical family show ‘zoology for beginners’. It’s a show that features songs about chickens and many of the lesser animals known to science. There will be three part harmonies, guitar, double bass, fiddle, dancing, audience participation and medical [...]

21 Reasons at BCS Gallery

By 21 November 2013

[ 3 December 2013 to 13 December 2013. ]

The ever busy folk over at Belconnen Community Centre have a new exhibit coming up.

21 Reasons
A multimedia exhibition in celebration of I-Day by Belconnen Community Service and Woden Community Service
December 3rd – 13th
Official Opening Wednesday December 4th 3pm
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen

Join local artists and play-makers to celebrate the 21st anniversary of [...]

Bela Farkas Sacrifical Poems CD Launch at the Phoenix

By 21 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 November 2013 at 4:00 pm; 4 December 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Bela Farkas is BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUITS! eternal sacrificial poet, and is launching his first CD of poetry next month at the Phoenix Bar.

You should probably go.

Serial celebrity name dropper Bela Farkas is a Canberra-based poet. A lot of his work has been heavily influenced by popular culture and current events. He has featured at Canberra’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, Traverse [...]

What’s your favourite Harvey Weinstein movie? Part 2. [Competition]

By 20 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Congrats to Wellington Sludge and BimboGeek for winning last weeks round, you both get a free double pass out of the deal.
Please send us an email at contact@the-riotact.com with your full name and home email address by lunchtime tomorrow and we’ll pass them on so you can get your tickets.
That was last weeks round, now [...]

Write it up! and Hip Hop Live! at Tuggeranong Festival!

By 19 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 November 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Tuggeranong Festival is now official more street than you.

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that there is a bunch of great talent in Canberra’s urban art scene, and that talent is going to be on display at the Tuggeranong Festival. Suppoting the artists will be a selection of Canberra’s finest DJ’s doing that [...]

Monster Fest at CIT Woden

By 18 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 November 2013 3:00 pm to 1 December 2013 3:00 am. ]

12 monster movies coming for you.

OooooOOooOoOh!

I’ve got nothing.

Check out the Facebook page for more info!

12 films in 12hrs at the J Block Grindhouse, CIT Woden on Sat 30 Nov. 3pm to 3am.
It’s about the best horror and genre films, beer, food & music.

It’s about blackened cinemas with awe-struck patrons sitting on the edge [...]

Sculpture in the Street hits Downer tonight

By 15 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This just in from Nancy Porker:
Head on down to Rennie St, Downer from 6pm tonight for the first ever Sculpture in the Street exhibition.
Residents have made their front yards available for 32 artists to populate with installations for the weekend long event.
Organiser and Rennie St local, Stephen Harrison’s sculpture of a sea [...]

Faceless by Jeff Thompson. A serialisation, Part 2

By 12 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[If you're coming in late, start at Part 1]
After one beer, he left Terry and Amanda but he didn’t go back to the house. He didn’t want to intrude. He didn’t want to talk to anyone or explain his sad fucked up life. He didn’t want to engage with hippies, no matter how cute and [...]

Art Party Canberra 2 in Lyneham

By 12 November 2013

[ 23 November 2013 7:00 pm to 24 November 2013 1:00 am. ]

Time for an Art Party!

They’re holding on in Canberra 2, which is a parallel Canberra that branched off from ours shortly after the events of the Infinite Crisis.

They’re promising a bunch of art, obviously, and ENDLESS cups of chai.

If you’re a chai nut, please go and put this claim to the test.

Head to the Facebook [...]

National Recycling Week inspires art

By 11 November 2013

It’s National Recycling Week!
Now while I’m sure you all recycle all the time already, if you want to know some more about recycling, or if you just want to see some pieces of art by the community, then this info may interest you.
National Recycling Week runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November and to [...]

The Phoenix gets a hole in the wall for its 20th birthday

By 11 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 18 November 2013 to 24 November 2013. ]

The Phoenix Bar is turning 20!

To celebrate, it’s doubled in size!

What once was downstairs Shooters is now an extension of the Phoenix Bar which is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in my life since I became old enough to first attend the Phoenix Bar. They’ve put in a second bar, a raised [...]

Recordings of us reading poetry at a book launch

By 8 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Local poetic dark horse Andrew Galan launched his book That place of infested roads (life during wartime) last month and to celebrate he invited a whole pile of people (including Johnboy and myself) to come read his poems at the Phoenix into a microphone.
Well he recorded all of us and has stuck us up on [...]

My Team Is Strong – Photo Exhibition

By 8 November 2013

Established in 2008, the Big Bang Ballers have taken the simple act of playing basketball and used it as a tool for change in 12 countries, serving over 41,000 boys and girls across social and cultural divides.
Using the game to fight social disadvantage and youth poverty, and having built schools, sponsored and supported orphanages and [...]

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