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Rocksalt selling coffee for the homeless

By 3 August 2011

[ 5 August 2011 at 7:30 am; ]

This Friday Rocksalt is having a fundraiser for homelessness and mental health from 7.30am 12 noon. All people have to do is buy a coffee.

Costume Party at The Basement

By 3 August 2011

[ 5 August 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

A big night at The Basement this Friday, some of Canberra’s leading bands and a crowd in costume.

What more could you ask for?

Craft beer & food matching – it’s happening again!

By 1 August 2011

[ 7 August 2011; ] Hello Rioters!

Cos I just can’t keep away from good beer I’m hosting another craft beer and food matching lunch this coming Sunday 7th August.

We’re matching six courses with six of Australia’s tastiest craft beers

The beers on offer will include Little Creatures Bright Ale, Matilda Bay Dogbolter and Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale and Mountain Goat [...]

Life x 3 at Theatre 3

By 1 August 2011

[ 4 August 2011 to 20 August 2011. ]

Canberra Rep has sent this in for your edification:


Yasmina Reza’s Life x 3, directed by Garry Fry, opens on 5 August and continues until 20 August at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton.
Reza’s insightful script explores how chance, with its impact upon our actions and behaviour, changes everything.

You are invited—from three different perspectives—into [...]

NYE Comes To Canberra 2011

By 1 August 2011

[ 31 December 2011; ] Canberra, Prepare to take-off!

Forests and Climate Forum

By 28 July 2011

[ 13 August 2011; ]

For those with an interest there’s a very high powered forum on forests and climate going down at the John Curtin School of Medical Research on 13 August.

The speaker’s list is impressive

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 29 July 2011


[ 29 July 2011 to 31 July 2011. ]

Once again the weekend is upon us and we seek the wisdom of the hivemind.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Premier Film Screening: The Economics of Happiness

By 27 July 2011

[ 16 August 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] The ACT Greens will be sponsoring the premier Canberra screening of the movie “The Economics of Happiness” a documentary about the worldwide movement for localization, held at The Tank Lecture Theatre, ANU on Tuesday 16th August at 6.30pm (doors open at 6pm for pre-event drinks).

The Economics of Happiness’ features a chorus of [...]

Meditation to change world politics

By 27 July 2011

[ 1 August 2011; ] Change the politics of the world! Join Canberra Shanti Mission Harmony Centre for a special meditation to clear energy and thoughts creating negativity 

You have the power to change the way decisions are made in politics in Australia and around the world. Imagine a world where politicians worked together in a positive way to make decisions for the [...]

Ex bank manager becomes comedian

By 26 July 2011

[ 3 August 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

August Comedy Club at Civic Pub features Paul McMahon, an ex bank manager come comedian who lives in the Byron Shire.

Paul has been performing stand-up since 2008 and has grown in confidence and gained success with his laid back style of observational humour that we can all relate to. He has been a Triple J [...]

19th ANU Open Chess Championship 2011 THIS WEEKEND!

By 25 July 2011

[ 30 July 2011 to 31 July 2011. ] The 19th ANU Open Chess Championship 2011 and ANU Minor (U1600) Championship takes place next this weekend at the ANU.

The tournament consists of 7 rounds with a time control of 60 minutes plus 10 seconds from the start.

First prize for the open section is $1000 and $400 for the minor.

Players of all playing stengths and [...]

ACT Virtual Community Cabinet


[ 26 July 2011 at 12:30 pm; ]

Tomorrow at 12.30 will see the brave, nay courageous, experiment in tweet based democracy when the ACT Virtual Community Cabinet takes off on the #actvcc hashtag.

Will there be tumbleweeds rolling through? Will it be deluged by griefers, wasters, spammers, and angry old men?

Or will it be a great form of discourse?

Only time will tell and [...]

Canberrang – Canberra’s Festival of Swing

By 25 July 2011

[ 11 August 2011 to 14 August 2011. ] Canberrang 2011 – Swingin’ cities USA

Jazz, big band sounds and swing dancing take over the capital again with ‘Canberrang’: Canberra’s annual festival of swing, taking place from the 11th to the 14th of August.??Over 4 nights and 3 days, swing dancers from all over Australia (and overseas) will take to the streets of Canberra in [...]

George Smith in Belconnen Dymocks

By 22 July 2011

[ 27 July 2011 at 12:30 pm; ] The Brumbies have the exciting to rugby fans news that Australia’s greatest ever openside flanker, not to mention Brumbies stalwart, is returning to Canberra to sign his biography.

CA Technologies Brumbies fans will have a chance to say hello to one of their favorite sons this week when George Smith launches his book at Dymocks [...]

Baseball day!

By 22 July 2011

[ 28 August 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Cavalry are having a family day in August which looks like good clean fun.

These Bootlegs Are Made For Walkin’


[ 25 July 2011 at 8:00 pm; 25 July 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

This Monday will see the final Bootlegs Session as produced by Cardboard Charlie. For many of you this will mean absolutely nothing, but for those in the know, you’ll understand the sorrow that this brings.

Let me try to explain the significance of the situation for those too scared (or disgusted) to venture into [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 July 2011


[ 22 July 2011 to 24 July 2011. ]

It’s that time of the week again Rioters, your chance to help others to help you.

Know something good to get out and do around Canberra this weekend?

Let the world know in the comments.

Archibald Macleish’s Panic comes to ANU

By 20 July 2011

[ 18 August 2011 to 27 August 2011. ]

The ANU School of Cultural Inquiry, College of Arts and Social Sciences is putting on a timely production as the global financial system dances on the edge of the abyss.

Experience the unsettling power of Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Archibald MacLeish’s groundbreaking verse dramaPanic, a searing exploration of financial collapse that eerily foreshadows the contemporary [...]

Capital Jazz Project launching.

By 20 July 2011

[ 30 July 2011 to 7 August 2011. ]

The School of Music has announced the launch of the Capital Jazz Project, 9 days of jazz at the Street Theatre.

The Street Theatre and the ANU School of Music have joined forces to develop a brand new music event for the ACT. Celebrating all things jazz, a nine-day festival presents a mix of international, [...]

Canberra Short Film Festival 2011

By 20 July 2011

[ 16 September 2011 to 18 September 2011. ]

The Canberra Short Film Festival has announced that they have successfully selected their semifinalists.

Now they move on for public screenings before announcing the winners:

Opening Night: Special Opening Night Film + Practising category from 6pm on Friday 16th September – audience votes in the People’s Choice Awards.

National Schools, Grass –Roots and Emerging from 5pm on Saturday [...]

ICE CUBE with WC plus KP Records LIVE in Canberra!

By 20 July 2011

[ 19 April 2012; ]

Hip Hop TV, KP Records and MTV Classic are proud to present what could well be the biggest single headline Hip Hop concert Canberra has ever seen!

The man himself Mr Ice Cube will be visiting Australia this spring and he will be kicking off a six show tour with a first time visit to the [...]

Belconnen Community Council Meeting: Ginninderra Gorge & Development at Belconnen Fresh Food Markets

By 19 July 2011

[ 19 July 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] You are invited to this months public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council which will be addressing two issues.

1. There will be a short presentation on the proposed development next to the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets.

2. Following this will be a presentation on the proposal for a Murrumbidge – Ginninderra [...]

Canberra women talking tax

By 18 July 2011

[ 22 July 2011 at 12:00 pm; ] You’ve all heard the statistics about women’s workforce participation being lower than men’s, lower average weekly pay, and less superannuation on retirement. Some economists have said that tax and transfer systems are contributing to these problems. Canberra women will have an opportunity to tell their story and contribute to discussion of solutions at a consultation [...]

Summer Rhythm festival finds a December date


[ 9 December 2011 to 10 December 2011. ]

Summer Rhythm filled a Corinbank shaped hole this February just gone out at the Goolabri resort.

Facebook now informs us that it’s going for a double in 2011 with the next instalment taking place on 9-10 December.

2 Days of Great Bands and DJ’s, Camping, Markets.
“LIKE” Our page for competiotions and your chance [...]

Geoscience Australia Open Day

By 15 July 2011

[ 21 August 2011; ]

This has come over my desk and looks like good clean educational family fun.

Geoscience Australia’s annual Open Day is being held on Sunday 21 August 2011, as part of National Science Week. Come find out how we are Applying Geoscience to Australia’s Most Important Challenges in a fun and engaging way. Explore science displays. Listen [...]


By 15 July 2011

[ 20 July 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook warns that the Phoenix is going to get weirder still next Wednesday:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is your every Third Wednesday of the Month POETRY SLAM!

At the Phoenix

Bring words, elastic, moments, arm waving, whispering, chanting, the grand potato and your uncle to BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at 730pm.

And this month because he doesn’t have to fly on a dead zebra we [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 July 2011


[ 15 July 2011 to 17 July 2011. ]

Time to plan the weekend hivemind!

What should people be getting out to in Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Grunge Tribute night at the Basement!

By 14 July 2011

[ 26 August 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

A night of Grunge, grunge and more grunge at The Basement.

– Variodivers (cnb) – performing – NIRVANA
– Escape Syndrome (cnb) – performing – PEARL JAM
– Perpetual End (Cnb) – performing – SMASHING PUMPKINS
– Jar of Dirt (Melb)(feat members of House of Thumbs + Nine of Swords) – performing – AIC
– Limo Wreck (cnb)(feat members of [...]

Nightfest tickets go on sale


[ 28 September 2011 to 2 October 2011. ]

In another harbinger of spring Andrew Barr has announced that you can now buy tickets to this year’s nightfest extravaganza, the racier, darker, portion of Floriade.

Tickets to this year’s Floriade NightFest are now on sale. Commonwealth Park will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland featuring a diverse program of entertainment including live comedy, feature movies [...]

Waterford and Savages taking over Transit

By 13 July 2011

[ 21 July 2011; ]

Canberra Roller Derby League Presents Fire and Vice

By 13 July 2011

[ 6 August 2011 at 5:00 pm; ]

Fire and Vice will see an epic battle between two of Australia’s most passionate roller derby teams. Spawned in the hellfires of Australia’s hot tropical north come the Sun State Rollergirls’ Fancy Pants, fancy skaters and indeed wearing pants, they will challenge Canberra’s own icy maidens the Vice City Rollers.

The Rollers suffered a defeat [...]

Thylacine Cloning at The Front!

By 13 July 2011

[ 16 August 2011 at 5:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings the thrilling news that Tasmanian Tiger cloning will feature at The Front in Lyneham on 16 August.

Sadly not actual cloning, but rather a discussion on it, which is still cool:

The Australian Museum in Sydney began a thylacine cloning project in 1999. The goal was to use genetic material from specimens taken and preserved [...]

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