[ 11 October 2013 to 23 October 2013. ]
ArtsACT has the delightful news that the amazing George Rose is putting on her first exhibition at Nishi:
Anger Management and The Importance of Personal Hygiene is George Rose’s first solo exhibition. The works presented deal with idea’s surrounding expression vs interpretation and the notion of the creation of art aiding in the mental digestion [...]
[ 16 October 2013; ]
Canberra’s finest and only poetry event is returning to the Phoenix next month on the 16th with special guest stars Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio.
That’s right! I said Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio!
Can you even comprehend?
Lord of co-op related events and black-belted word ninja, Amelia Filmer-Sankey will be getting all up in your word grill [...]
[ 13 October 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]
I do love me some Doctor Who.
Dr Sketchy’s is kind of like having an life drawing class at a Cabaret.
Life drawing and entertainment, all out at Scope which is a pretty great space.
Featuring a Tardis Bar, the 11 Doctors, Melina Fahrenheit, Schatzi Sunshine, Anne Duffy, Abel Fox, and more.
Check out the Facebook event page for [...]
[ 17 October 2013 to 2 November 2013. ]
Canberra Philharmonic are doing Little Shop of Horrors!
Feed me Seymore!
The show will be running from the 17th of October to the 2nd November at Erindale Theatre in Wanniassa.
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version [...]
[ 20 September 2013 to 10 October 2013. ]
The National Archives will be hosting the top 33 entries from the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize from the 20th of September. The competition explores science through art, and the National Archives is fortunate to be the only space outside of Adelaide to get the chance to host the works.
‘We’re delighted to partner with the [...]
[ 21 September 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]
Local poetry wizards Andrew Galan and Amelia Filmer-Sankey (who you may remember we had on the RiotWRAP a few weeks back) are starting up a new bimonthly poetry event at the ANU Food Co-op.
Entry is by donation, and to kick this thing off with a bang they’ve collected a stellar bunch of poets to do [...]
[ 3 October 2013 7:00 pm to 5 October 2013 7:00 pm. ]
Dean Cross is returning to Canberra with his first solo show, Finding S___ T____.
I’m assuming we have to actually go to the show to learn what S and T stand for, and as a marketing device goes it’s working because I really, really, want to know.
The premise sounds rather interesting also.
Finding S___ T____ is [...]
[ 19 September 2013 to 23 September 2013. ]
WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND!
I am excited for the weekend, as should you be.
There is a bunch of radness happening this weekend, and I demand that you take full advantage of it.
As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below, because that’s the whole “DIY” side of things.
TAMS are celebrating their successful luring of an international artist (Michael Brennand Wood) to take up residence in the Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage:
“We started the search for a unique and enthusiastic artist for the spring 2013 artist in residence program in January this year and are happy to announce that, for the first time, an international [...]
Multi-Academy Award winning producer Harvey Weinstein is the subject of the Canberra International Film Festival’s inaugural Body of Work retrospective, so he’s coming to town.
Details are sketchy ahead of the official announcement of the program this week but the multi-Academy Award-winning producer of Shakespeare in Love and Pulp Fiction will be in the nation’s capital [...]
From your friendly neighborhood Front Cafe:
The Front Gig Guide
25th September – 9th October 2013
25th September 2013 – Osloh (Music)
8.30pm // Free Entry
Osloh are a new group from Adelaide, South Australia. Blending an array of influences, from down-tempo electronica to film music, the jazz trained instrumentalists will be performing their intimate audio-visual show around the East [...]
[ 21 September 2013 to 22 September 2013. ]
Hackett is turning 50, and it’s inviting you to its birthday party.
It’s not called the “Hackett Half Centenary” for reasons unknown.
Hackett’s 50th birthday bash will be held over the weekend 21 – 22 September 2013 to commemorate 50 years since the suburb was officially established.
The celebrations will be officially launched at 12 noon on the [...]
[ 27 September 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s only poetry slam named after Canberra is at the Front next Friday (the 27th) and it’s featuring local slam poet and championship boxer Ellie Malbon which will be all sorts of awesome.
One of the things I just claimed isn’t true.*
Canberra Poetry Slam returns on the 27th of September, with the lovely Ellie Malbon [...]
[ 9 October 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]
PechaKucha Canberra are back next month with another selection of people trying to say as much as they can in a very short time.
Spread the word, the next Pecha Kucha Canberra event is scheduled for Wednesday 9/10/13 6:00pm at Knightsbridge Penthouse. Don’t miss it!
[ 3 October 2013 to 17 October 2013. ]
October the 6th to the 14th is mental health week, and Mindscapes Festival has a stack of events during and surrounding that week for you get sink your mind-teeth into.
Have a look at the flier above (larger version here) or head over to the Facebook page to get started with the mind-teeth sinking.
[ 19 September 2013 at 5:30 pm; ]
Swords, conversations, performance, and music.
Sounds pretty magical, and all for the price of nothing.
Get amongst it.
Chinese Full Moon
Thursday 19 September 2013, 5:30-6:30pm
Arc cinema, Canberra, ACT
Part conversation, part performance, this poignant sojourn traces specific events in the migration history of the Chinese in Australia. Nicholas’s narrative references the time-honoured Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival and unapologetically [...]
[ 18 September 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
EVERYTHING IS OK NOW.
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a poetry slam at the Phoenix Bar Canberra.
It has been called Canberra’s best night of free entertainment.
Poets will POET into a MICROPHONE which will then poet into your ears through TECHNOLOGY.
This month we feature Candy Royalle.
Candy Royalle is a performance artist and poet who fuses cinematic storytelling, poetry [...]
[ 12 September 2013 to 16 September 2013. ]
Hey weekend warriors!
What challenges await you this weekend?
Here are some conquests we’ve heard of that you can undertake.
Add your own suggestions of weekend quests in the comments below.
Me and my Mates Vs the Zombie Apocalypse Crowd Funding Video **Strong Language Warning** from Daniel Sanguineti on Vimeo.
As a member of the crew, I wanted to let you all know that the crowd-funding campaign for local zombie feature film, Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse is now inside its final two days. [...]
[ 21 September 2013 at 10:00 am; ]
Hey Zine lovers!
Some more sweet Zine action is happening at Gorman House as a part of the Bloom Festival.
Check it out.
step into spring by purchasing some new ZINE wares!
as part of the gorman house arts centre ‘bloom’ festival – the CZE collective are holding a ZINE FYRE.
check out the hotbed of ACT / surrounding [...]
[ 14 September 2013 at 1:30 pm; 15 September 2013 at 1:30 pm; ]
If you’ve ever seen the Princess Bride, I don’t need to sell you on going to see it at the movies. So instead watch this terrible trailer for it and get excited.
If you have not seen the Princess Bride, don’t watch the trailer. It reveals way too much, has terrible music, and it might turn [...]
[ 11 October 2013 to 13 October 2013. ]
Duck Bunny Theatre are hitting the Street Theatre with their new satyrical work The Fridge next month.
In a re-imagining of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, Duck Bunny Theatre’s new satirical play The Fridge, mocks the powerful, and exposes the foolish in a comedic fable about the clash of want versus need premiering at The Street Theatre [...]
[ 20 September 2013 to 22 September 2013. ]
An Opera set during the 2003 bush fires is kicking off its season on the 20th of September at the Street Theatre.
In January 2003 when the fires raged and the seemingly impossible happened in Canberra, our city and the people in it changed. From a Black Sky is a gripping chamber opera set in the [...]
A couple of years ago I used riotACT to recruit some Canberrans for a photography documentary/portrait project. Here is the result, finally online. See if you can spot anyone you know.
A really beautiful girl with a real sad story. Her words appear below. Tattooed Canberrans reveal the stories behind their ink: http://danielspellman.com/2013/09/tattooproject/
I got my [...]
[ 6 December 2013 to 21 April 2014. ]
Andrew Barr has announced that the last Gallery blockbuster for 2013 will be: Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru.:
This new exhibition – which I launched this morning – is a one-off exclusive to Canberra. It will open in December and run over the first three months of next year.
It will provide another compelling [...]
[ 13 September 2013 to 16 September 2013. ]
The Canberra Short Film Festival is about to turn 18, and will celebrate the coming of age milestone with a three-day event featuring a line up of the best short films from Canberra, Australia and around the world.
The festival received over 300 entries – a new record – and the best 49 films will be screened at [...]
[ 28 September 2013 at 1:00 pm; ]
TJ James is launching his new album “All the Pieces Fit” at Belconnen Arts Centre on the 28th this month.
SOMETIMES IT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC … THAT MAKES THE MUSIC COME ALIVE
You may remember him as the guy who used to busk outside McDonalds in Woden, playing at the Hellenic Club or one [...]
[ 5 September 2013 to 9 September 2013. ]
Hey sex party, you sure have just pasted your posters over a bunch of gig posters for gigs that are still yet to come… so that’s kinda wrong.
Poor poster board etiquette. TSK TSK.
Anyways, it’s almost the weekend!
How did that happen?
Time happened, and speaking of time and happenings, it’s time to check what is happening this [...]
[ 11 September 2013 to 25 September 2013. ] Those fine fellows at the Front have let us know what’s coming up with their gig guide.
11th September 2013: Wattleseed Pavlova (Comedy)
“Whether it be collecting Pez, gardening or relationship advice, we’ve got it covered with the ‘best’ of Australian radio.”
This show is an 8 episode digest of the “best” of Australian radio.
EPISODES 4 [...]
[ 12 September 2013 at 5:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s film-making scene is as talented and rich as any of its arts scenes, which is to say heaps talented and rich.
Those interested in what’s going on or wanting to get involved could do worse than to check out this panel coming up at the NFSA.
Canberra, 100 years old, has an interesting film history, and [...]
Ben_Dover’s adventures continue.
[ 25 September 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]
The Canberra Refugee Action Committee is hosting a free screening of Welcome, the award winning film by French director Philippe Lioret. The film follows the story of Bilal, a 17 year old Kurdish boy from Iraq, as he tries to make his way across Europe to England.
Wednesday 25 September at Manning Clarke Centre Lecture Theatre [...]