Events (3123 Stories)

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 February 2012

By 9 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 10 February 2012 to 12 February 2012. ]

OK rioters, time to show us all how linked in and juiced up you are.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

The Universe Revealed @ the Street Theatre

By 9 February 2012

[ 10 March 2012; ] The Universe Revealed is a unique experience that takes you on a journey revealing  nothing less than how the universe came to be and how life began on Earth. World class speakers deliver up-to-the-minute knowledge of the universe, the solar system and life on earth with a series of presentations covering diverse fields. The sequential [...]

The Court of Swing Caractacus

By 8 February 2012

[ 11 May 2012 to 26 May 2012. ] Canberra’s best (in my opinion) Writer/Performer Andrew Hackwill is at it again with his latest offering
“The Court of Swing Caractacus” is currently in rehearsals and will be presented at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre MAY 11 – 26 of this year. Andrew has over the last 4 years written the scripts, composed the music, built the [...]

If things go badly this Valentines there’s always comedy at the Civic Pub

By 8 February 2012

[ 14 February 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Comedy at the Civic Pub on Valentine’s Day.

Just in case you need a laugh.

MEASQ/MEASPL Bass Battle Car Sound Competition

By 6 February 2012

[ 19 February 2012 at 9:00 am; ] MEASQ is a fair and unbiased judging format used to subjectively compare competitor’s car audio systems. Criteria includes the system’s ability to accurately reproduce audio as the original recording intended, plus provide valuable feedback to the competitor. The format is designed to ensure consistency and an objective approach while remaining easy to understand and accommodating [...]

CRDL Trivia Night

By 6 February 2012

[ 24 February 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Roller Derby League is giving notice that they’re on a fund raising drive to take on their rival Leagues in the Great Southern Slam:

Come along for a night of brain-teasing bicep-tearing action (Aunty Aggro has been in training).

You may leave the Hellenic Club in the City with an empty wallet but your contributions [...]

ZoOpaGOo, Nozl and the bIG fUnk SHaKeUP 18/2/2012

By 6 February 2012

[ 18 February 2012 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra get ready for some booty shakin, funk-o-matic good times when Zoopagoo heads up a triple header at The BIG FUNK SHAKEUP! Live at the Pot Belly (26 Weedon Close Belconnen), Saturday 18/2/2012 from 8pm till late.

This time we are stretchin out to an 8 piece with added brass as well as sharing musical festivities [...]

Wind instrument performance by Micaela Chauque

By 6 February 2012

[ 3 February 2012 at 12:00 pm; ] The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic present:
Wind instrument performance by
Micaela Chauque
 6.30pm Thursday 16 February
Larry Sitsky Recital Room, School of Music,


Micaela Chauque is an Argentine indigenous musician and composer. She is considered one of the best interpreters of indigenous wind instruments from the Argentine north-west.

Micaela Chauque [...]

All Ford Day

By 2 February 2012

[ 18 March 2012; ]

If for no other reason than we love a really good poster.


DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 3 February 2012

By 2 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 February 2012 to 5 February 2012. ]

Summer appears to have deserted us, but there’s still a weekend to be revelled in.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Let us know in the comments.

To silence at the Street Theatre

By 2 February 2012

[ 16 February 2012 to 26 February 2012. ]

Local playwright Subhash Jaireth’s play “to silence” is getting a world premiere at The Street Theatre this February.

Connecting a 15the century Indian poet with Chekov’s younger sister certainly sounds like a wild ride.

More details on The Street website

See Questacon in a different light!

By 1 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 March 2012 to 10 March 2012. ]

As part of the ENLIGHTEN festival over four nights Questacon — The National Science and Technology is offering exclusive after hours performances and talks. Tickets are priced from $10-$15 and are available for purchase through Ticketek.

Friday 2 March
8-10 pm
Music Today – How do you play it that way?
Top Australian DJ/Producer Tom Piper Ministry of Sound [...]

Tharwa Village 150th Birthday Picnic Markets

By 26 January 2012

[ 17 March 2012 to 18 March 2012. ] Tharwa village celebrated 150 years of existence last weekend, and the community is set to celebrate in March – a luncheon on the historic (and beautifully restored) Tharwa bridge on Saturday March 17th, and a family Picnic Markets under the bridge and on the “Common”  on Sunday 18th.

Entertainment, local artisans at work, quality produce [...]

Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter Base Open Day

By 25 January 2012

[ 1 April 2012 at 12:00 am; ] The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter Base will be open to the public on Sunday April 1st (10am – 3pm)

This is a great day out for the entire family offering activities, live entertainment, market stalls and more!

Snowy Hydro SouthCare are also inviting past patients and their families to come to the helicopter base, meet the crew and share [...]

David Guetta to play Stage88 for the Foreshore team

By 25 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 4 May 2012; ]

The Kicks Entertainment team (Foreshore, Warehouse etc) have announced they’re bringing the big, big name of David Guetta to Canberra to play Stage88 in Commonwealth Park.

4th of May see’s Canberra play host to the world’s biggest music star David Guetta, brought to you by Canberra’s hit music station, 104.7 and Kicks Entertainment.

With in excess of [...]

Fred Smith brings the Dust of Uruzgan to The Street

By 24 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 4 February 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

The Amazing Fred Smith has sent word that he’s bringing his “Dust of Uruzgan” tour to the Street Theatre.

Songwriter Fred Smith recently returned from 18 months working as a tribal and political advisor alongside Australian Forces in Uruzgan Province. He wrote a collection of songs from his experiences, and played concerts on the Multinational Base [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the long, long weekend of 25 January 2012

By 24 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 January 2012 to 29 January 2012. ]

The Australia Day long weekend basically starts tomorrow night which means here we are again with a Wotz on Guide.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra over the next five days and nights?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Jerrabomberra Wetlands family fun day

By 24 January 2012

[ 5 February 2012 at 11:00 am; ] Territory And Municipal Services have an interesting piece on their plans celebrate World Wetlands Day:

Free children’s activities include a jumping castle, face painters, balloons, parachute games, a patting zoo and the largest ibis bird you’ll ever see.

Take a walk through the wetlands and enjoy unique wildlife in their natural habitat. Bring your binoculars to [...]

Looking Glass and The Veebees

By 23 January 2012

[ 25 January 2012 at 8:30 pm; ] Looking Glass, The VeeBees and Mother Mars
Wednesday 25th of January (public holiday the next day)
The Basement, Belconnen
Doors 8:30pm

Looking Glass are performing in its entirety their latest offering Looking Glass III in track by track order, as well as tracks off previous releases.

This will the only Looking Glass show in Canberra for 2012, with drummer Clinton [...]

Old Parliament House Rose Garden Valentines Day Soiree

By 22 January 2012

[ 12 February 2012 at 4:00 pm; ] The Friends of Old Parliament House Rose Gardens are hosting a function to kick off a romantic start to 2012.

On the evening of Sunday 12th February starting at 4pm – 6pm we are hosting a St Valentine’s Day garden party in the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens (On the east side of Old Parliment House, King [...]

A very Darling party

By 20 January 2012

[ 21 January 2012 at 6:30 pm; ] To celebrate the first anniversary of Darling Central, please join us at the Canberra Irish Club on Saturday for a FABULOUS festival of fashion.

- A fashion parade with guest MC the charming Captain Spitfire and featuring fashions for 2012 from Darling Central
- Burlesque performances by Deb Delicious, Melina Fahrenheit and Miss Tiffany Blue
- Grooming [...]

FREE Australia (dog) Day afternoon @ Arc Cinema

By 19 January 2012

[ 26 January 2012; ]

1pm – Shaggy Dog Tales from the NFSA Collection (Unclassified 15+)

In honour of Australia Day and the success of Red Dog, we explore the NFSA’s archive of 100-plus years of dog-eared and dog-gone films from the collection, including classic and not quite classic newsreels, documentary, short fiction and animation. From the NFSA collection.

2pm – Red [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 20 January 2012

By 19 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 January 2012 to 22 January 2012. ]

Canberra’s coming back to life and this weekend is it’s time to shine.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Free Slurpees on Australia Day

By 19 January 2012

[ 26 January 2012 at 10:00 am; ] I sure hope it warms up by then.

Public Lecture by South Korean Astronaut

By 15 January 2012

[ 20 January 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and the CSIRO Discovery Centre proudly present a free public lecture by South Korea’s first astronaut, Dr Soyeon Yi, entitled…


Date: Friday 20 January 2012
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, Canberra
RSVPs essential: Online via or [...]

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Diagnosis by “Dr Google”

By 15 January 2012

[ 15 February 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: Dr. Rachael Dunlop
Date: Wednesday 15th February 2012
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre,
Clunies Ross Street Acton ACT 2601

Free Admission

With so much information proliferating on the internet and no mechanisms in place to check for accuracy, how can consumers distinguish what is right and what is not? [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 13 January 2012

By 12 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 January 2012 to 15 January 2012. ]

The weather can’t get any colder and Canberrans are returning to normal life.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments!

Belco Flicks IV – Reconciliation

By 11 January 2012

[ 7 March 2012; ] If you want to check out some Australian short films, Belco Flicks IV will be screening on the evening of Wednesday March 7, 2012 at the Theatre@BCS to coincide with the launch of Belconnen Community Service’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan. Films included in the program will in some way express or explore the theme [...]

Tent Embassy turning 40 and drumming up a big gathering

By 11 January 2012

[ 26 January 2012 to 29 January 2012. ]

Last June we had a look at planning for the Aboriginal Tent Embassy’s 40th anniversary.

Today pink little birdie has reminded me that’s it’s full steam ahead.

This from the Facebook event page:

Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters and other members of the general public, to come together at the ‘Aboriginal Tent Embassy’ site, on Thursday [...]

Bad Slam! No Biscuit! Returning to the Phoenix in 2012

By 10 January 2012

[ 18 January 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

2012′s looking up already as facebook informs us the mirth and mayhem of slam poetry at The Phoenix returns:

And you have just killed a unicorn with your pick-up truck
that means it is BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! time.
“Why did you bring a cop to my command center? “
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you a microphone, a stage, an [...]

Katie Noonan and INXS to play the Australia Day concert

By 10 January 2012

[ 25 January 2012; ]

With the tiny numbers turning out to Enlighten you’d think booking the same sort of acts again would be a no no.

But the Celebrate Australia Day facebook page brings word of what to expect:

Hi everyone, INXS and Katie Noonan will be performing at the Australia Celebrates Live concert on the 25th January. If you’re in [...]

Bicycle Show & Shine

By 7 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 8 January 2012 at 11:00 am; ]

The Canberra One Gear Society: COGS (not to be confused with the Canberra Organic Garden Society) is hosting a bicycle Show & Shine at Lennox Gardens tomorrow from 11am.

So if you don’t have a V8 to enter into Summernats and prefer the human powered variety, come down for a bbq and a chat about bicycles. [...]

Follow The RiotACT
Get Premium Membership
Advertisement Newsletter Sign Up

Images of Canberra

RiotACT Proudly Supports
Copyright © 2014 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.