[ 14 June 2012 to 27 June 2012. ]
The CSIRO is letting people know they’ve got an exhibition running about “the textures and patterns of Black Mountain, a small yet diverse area of wilderness in the middle of Canberra City”.
Photographer Michael John Hood has captured this bushland by studying the surfaces and details of the mountain up close with high resolution macro imagery.
[ 15 June 2012 to 17 June 2012. ]
The short week is over nearly before it’s begun.
But what are we going to do in and around Canberra this winter weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 26 June 2012 at 9:00 pm; ]
This has come in and looks like fun:
Tuesday 26th June
The Loft Dickson
After a long hiatus, the boys have put
the band back together for this special
concert. Prepare to be bludgeoned,
bewildered and caressed, often in the
Chinnery – traps
Lustri – gats
Milman – flaps
[ 8 July 2012 at 9:00 am; ] The season final for the MEA[ACT] Car Sound Competition Series is almost upon us.
BDL Car Stereo in Fyshwick will be hosting the round on the 8th July 2012 which is proudly sponsored by Focal Australia
Come and see some of the best sounding and loudest cars in Australia. There will also be show cars, demo cars [...]
[ 21 June 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]
This looks interesting. Anything Simon Milman’s doing is worth checking out.
LAKESIDE RECORDS PRESENTS
Thursday, 21 June 2012 20:00
Smiths Alternative Bookshop
S. Milman J. Lake A. Fedorovitch
N. Ew Band F. Irst Gig
Hecklers and Dancers invited
[ 30 June 2012 at 11:30 am; ]
The Nerf Warriors are going melee as explained on Facebook:
This one’s for the mad melee enthusiasts out there!
Melee weapons – up to 180cms max
Shields – width and length up to 75cms max.
Bows – foam arrow firing bows only i.e. Nerf BBB.
Pistols – single shot ONLY.
Melee rules & Construction:
Melee weapons are for tags only – excessive [...]
[ 16 June 2012 at 8:30 pm; ]
This in from Sunchaser & The Wayward Orchestra which we highly recommend!
Sunchaser & the Wayward Orchestra launch their brand new EP at Transit Bar on Saturday , June 16th. Guaranteed to be a huge night! The band have also confirmed Putty & Lavers will be performing!
Pre Sale tickets available http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=57366 and at Landspeed [...]
[ 14 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]
The excellent You Are Here festival has announced next year’s dates for 10 days of mayhem.
And now, to business. The dates for the 2013 You Are Here festival have been confirmed, and we will be running from Thursday 14 – Sunday 24 March. Begin getting excited, we are.
Secondly, if you’re interested in being involved – [...]
[ 17 June 2012 at 6:30 pm; ] Join us for a night of Bollywood-themed fun at Room to Read’s Bollywood Bonanza, raising funds for Room to Read’s literacy programs in 10 developing world countries.
[ 15 September 2012 to 21 September 2012. ] 50th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION
AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
OPEN TO EVERYONE
From 15-21 September 2012 the Australian Photographic Society will hold its annual convention at the Southern Cross Club, Corinna Street, Phillip ACT. This year’s event is to celebrate their 50th anniversary and is open to everyone!
This event held over 7 days will include top Australian and overseas speakers, workshops [...]
[ 13 July 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Hellenic Club’s turning into the go-to guys for fun events in Civic. Today we see the nomadic Greenroom has found a new home!
Who: Barrel of Monkeys + Escape Syndrome + Septimus Prime + Variodivers
When: Fri 13th July
Where: The Greenroom. (At The Hellenic Club. 13 Moore St, Civic)
[ 13 June 2012 to 23 June 2012. ]
Bruce Hoogendoorn’s new play is opening at The Courtyard Studio, The Canberra Theatre Centre, on the 13th of June. The climate has changed and an elite group of professionals are now living underground with the goal of repopulating the country when, and if, it cools down. Five of the women are pregnant, but all are [...]
[ 12 June 2012 at 12:30 pm; ]
We have in the past been less than enthusiastic about Twitter Community Cabinets.
But the ACT Government is to be congratulated for finding a way to make it even more horrible.
They’re promoting the upcoming 12 June TwitCab and (here’s the evil genius part) are encouraging non twitter users to take a quick Library course on Twitter [...]
[ 8 June 2012 to 11 June 2012. ]
A Jubilee Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend is upon us.
It’s too cold for the beach so what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 20 June 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]
Facebook has the good news:
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is your poetry slam in June.
And that means bring your words, your crimes against poetry, your rants, your intent to coagulate on stage, your witticisms, your HERE I AM JUDGE ME BECAUSE I DON’T CARE FOR YOUR JUDGING, all for prizes, all for poetry, all for their poetry, ALL FOR [...]
[ 14 June 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]
On June 14 come check out the best of Canberra’s comedy talent at the CIT Music Industry Centre. Also featuring some musical interludes from Lavers. The gig will be filmed by CIT Media students. Some parts of the show might include coarse language and potentially offensive material.
Doors open 7:30pm for 8:00pm [...]
[ 14 June 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]
HOME BY CHRISTMAS Introduced by Director Gaylene Preston, followed by Q+A after the screening.
NZ DIRECTOR GAYLENE PRESTON’S ODE TO A LOST GENERATION OF WORLD WAR TWO VETERANS
In the late 1980s New Zealand filmmaker Gaylene Preston began researching the lives of local NZ women during World War Two. She began with the stories she thought [...]
[ 8 September 2012; ] The Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation is letting everyone know tickets are now on sale for their fundraiser dinner:
CAPO has begun selling tickets to its annual arts auction party and fundraising event on Saturday 8 September at M16 Artspace in Griffith. M16 is an artist-run organisation that provides valuable visual arts infrastructure and development to artists, [...]
[ 3 January 2013 to 6 January 2013. ]
We’ve been getting a lot of google traffic from people looking for the summernats dates next year.
Just to help everyone out it’s going to be 3 January to 6 January. More details on their website.
[ 22 June 2012 at 5:30 pm; ]
Restricted entry to 15+
To mark our Extreme Film and Sound Exhibition, the centennial of Australia’s engagement with the Antarctic continent, plus the traditional polar explorer’s Longest Night festivities, the NFSA will become the ultimate in Canberra chill-out zones.
From 5.30pm our theatrette will be screening a selection of filmic experiments beyond the circles of the Antarctic [...]
[ 31 August 2012 at 1:00 pm; ]
Well you’ve got to admit this looks like a bit of fun:
Shananigans Entertainment Presents:
The 90′s Music Festival!!
Come and see some of Canberra’s best musicians perform songs from some of your favourite bands from the 90′s!!
* Faith No More * Rage Against The Machine * Nine Inch Nails * Marilyn Manson * Primus * Weezer * [...]
[ 6 June 2012; ]
Thanks to skidbladnir for the tip. Scope Mount Stromlo are advising that you can safely view Wednesday’s last-chance-to see transit of Venus with them:
On the 6th of June 2012, the planet Venus will pass directly in front of our sun and will be visible in Australia from 8:15am until 2:45pm.
The transit of Venus became [...]
[ 1 June 2012 to 30 June 2012. ] Sat 2nd 9:30pm
Mon 4th 8pm
CMC presents the Bootleg Sessions
James Fahy Trio
Tue 5th 7:30pm
The Phoenix Quiz
Thursday 7th 9pm
Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Monday 11th 8pm
BMA Presents the Bootleg Sessions
Joe Oppenheimer and the Psy Folk,
The Mitchell Fyshwick Experience
Tue 12th 7:30pm
The Phoenix Quiz
Thursday 14th 9pm
Science in the Pub
Saturday 16th 9:30pm
Flat Earth [...]
[ 1 June 2012 to 3 June 2012. ]
Well the RiotACT team is going to Melbourne to watch the Brumbies bounce back into form.
But for those who remain what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 11 June 2012 at 11:00 am; ]
Canberra Tweed Ride is back for its fifth edition!
Tweed Ride is a global event to celebrate all-season cycling in its simplest form: a social ride, non-competitive, politely sharing the paths and roads at an easy pace with numerous stops at cafes and landmarks.
Join us at The Front Cafe, Lyneham, between 10 and 11am on 11 [...]
[ 2 June 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]
Local party kings Readable Graffiti are launching their most excellent EP Male Mood Swings this Saturday at Transit.
Facebook has more details:
READABLE GRAFFITI are throwing down a massive party to celebrate the release of their new EP, ‘Male Mood Swings’. After taking their sweet time to get the new tunes together, the boys are ready to [...]
[ 25 May 2012 to 2 June 2012. ]
We’ve had a poster in for Tempo Theatre’s “An Inspector Calls” on this week.
Tickets are available from Canberra Ticketing.
[ 6 June 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]
Ex-Canberran comic Toby Halligan headlines Comedy Club at The Civic Pub on June 6.
Toby Halligan is one of Australia’s most exciting young comedians and improvisers. A NSW Raw Comedy semi-finalist, and winner of the Worlds Debating Comedy Award in 2003, he’s performed at the Midsumma Festival, LOL Comedy at Melbourne Fringe, on [...]
[ 5 June 2012 at 5:30 pm; ]
Free public lecture at the Shine Dome, Gordon Street Canberra.
Dr Mark Stafford Smith
CSIRO, Climate Adaptation Flagship
The lightly inhabited remote rangelands are the quintessential imagery of Australian advertising. When compared to their population, these lands are a disproportionate source of the country’s wealth, particularly through mining and tourism, and a source of the country’s angst [...]
[ 25 May 2012 to 27 May 2012. ]
Well the all important Brumbies v Reds game looms large. But what else is on around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 30 May 2012 to 13 June 2012. ]
This has come across my desk and seems worthwhile.
Putting on a Show at Honkytonks
Photography by Sophie Penkethman-Young, Matthew Roll and Janis Lejins
People Objects Fetish
May 30 – June 13
Opening 7pm, May 20
Three students from the ANU School of Art Photomedia department will combine their powers to adorn the walls of Garema Place Bar, Honkytonks.
[ 9 June 2012 to 10 June 2012. ]
1001 stories, fighting to be told.
Join us for a night of improvised adventure, desire and betrayal, inspired by the 1001 arabian nights.
$10 ($8 concession)
theatre@bcs (Belconnen Theatre)
June 9th & 10th, 7:30 pm
Book now at http://within-a-story.com/
50% off the ticket price for RiotACT readers if you book online with the code 50riotact