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The Sculpture Bar extends to Wednesdays

By 10 February, 2011

[ 23 February, 2011; 5:00 pm; 2 March, 2011; 5:00 pm; 23 March, 2011; 5:00 pm; ]

The National Gallery’s been in touch to let us all know that their Veuve Clicquot Sculpture Bar in the magnificent sculpture garden is extending to run on some Wednesday nights as well as Fridays.

Just be sure to check your dates.

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 11 February 2011

By 10 February, 2011

[ 11 February, 2011 to 13 February, 2011. ]

Back on an even keel in 2011 the DIY Wotz on Guide returns to its rightful place on Thursday morning.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Warehouse 2011. First lineup announcement and tix on sale

By 9 February, 2011

[ 26 April, 2011; ]

This in from the Kicks Entertainment crew:

Kicks Entertainment is thrilled to announce the return of Warehouse to the AIS arena on Tuesday 26 April 2011 (Easter long weekend and ANZAC public holiday) with a huge national and international line-up of dance music heavyweights including….

LIST OF ARTISTS

– Deadmau5
– Martin Solveig
– Skrillex
– Bag Raiders
– Chuckie
– Wynter [...]

Pot Belly Pub open-mic comedy Feb 16

By 9 February, 2011

[ 16 February, 2011; 8:00 pm; ] Comedy returns to the Pot Belly Pub with the first open-mic event for 2011 on Feb 16 at 8pm.

Feel free to come and have a giggle or give stand-up a go (it’s not as scary as you’d think), all welcome.

It’s free and always a fun night. We have a heap of quality performers lining up [...]

The Monotremes revisit The Front

By 8 February, 2011

[ 4 March, 2011; 7:00 pm; ]

You’ve got to love a band with a bassoon in it. We had a look at The Monotremes last November. Now they’re returning to The Front:

The Monotremes would like to suggest that you consider arriving and being present for a presentation of musical entertainment comprising the use of acoustic and electronic equipment producing sound, for [...]

Fistula Fighting Fundraiser

By 7 February, 2011

[ 24 February, 2011; 7:45 pm; ]

If you’re unaware of the problem of fistulas in Africa I suggest reading up but only if you haven’t eaten lately.

So I recommend getting behind the Hamlin Fistula Relief and Aid Fund and their fundraising movie screening later in the month.

Worlds Greatest Shave

By 5 February, 2011

[ 10 March, 2011 to 12 March, 2011. ]

A good cause to support … Leukaemia Foundation of Australia http://worldsgreatestshave.com/

Donna is taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave this year.  Please support her in raising money for this good cause.

Take a look at her page by clicking this link.

Please sponsor her by making an online donation using a credit card. She is [...]

BLAZE 5 – A.C.T. Emerging Artists Showcase

By 4 February, 2011

[ 18 February, 2011 to 2 April, 2011. ]

This one looks worth checking out:

BLAZE 5 – A.C.T. Emerging Artists Showcase

Emma Beer, Chris Carmody, Tim Dwyer, Daniel Edwards, Natalie Mather, Suzanne Moss, Dan Vukovljak

Please join us for the opening of this exciting new exhibition, showcasing some of Canberra’s hottest emerging artists.

It’s on at Gorman House’s Contemporary Art Spacefrom 18 February to 2 April.

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 4 February 2011

By 4 February, 2011

[ 4 February, 2011 to 6 February, 2011. ]

Time to shine hivemind, Canberra’s waking up after the summer sleep and people want to know what’s going on.

If you know about something to see or do around town just leave your suggestion in the comments.

42nd street in your lunch

By 3 February, 2011

[ 23 February, 2011; 12:30 pm; ]

This has come across my desk and looks like fun:

Looking for something to do over your lunch break? Sick of being entertained by the same salad day after day? Come to a lunchtime concert!

The cast of Philo’s upcoming show, 42nd Street, have a musical snack that will surely delight your tastebuds while staying of your [...]

PWA Live Pro Wrestling at the Woden Tradies

By 3 February, 2011

[ 5 February, 2011; ]

PWA is pleased to announce some exciting news for 2011. PWA’s first show of the year has just been confirmed and will be held at the Woden Tradies on February 5th.

PWAC has been providing monthly action packed pro wrestling to Canberra fans for over two years.

We pride ourselves on delivering the most fast paced, [...]

SLOW WAVES (SYD) / WATERFORD / VOSS

By 2 February, 2011

[ 3 February, 2011; 8:30 pm; ]

This Thursday 3rd February, circa 8:30PM, at the Phoenix Bar…

SLOW WAVES will be trekking down from Australia’s least liveable city (Sydney) to kill it live with their incredible wide-eyed-spring reverb-blues, good looks and general life skills.

Canberra’s favourite sons (and fathers) WATERFORD will be blooding their new drummer, and bashing out new songs from their forthcoming [...]

Assassins 88/TV Colours 7″ launch

By 2 February, 2011

[ 6 February, 2011; ]

The crazy kids from Dream Damage Records have been in touch to let us know they’re launching vinyl at the Phoenix on Sunday night.

Dream Damage Records is psyched to announce the release of Assassins 88 & TV Colours Split 7? (now available to order online). Assassins have swapped the bass for guitar, with less [...]

Amanda Palmer ninja gig

By 1 February, 2011

[ 2 February, 2011; 7:00 pm; ]

Amanda F***ing Palmer (ex of Dresden Dolls) is doing a “ninja gig” tomorrow night as part of a rat patrol ride.

Be in Garema Place on a bicycle at 7pm and bring your swimmers. Mr Fibby will be involved too.

It’s going to be a thing.

UPDATE: If you’ve got images or video send them in to images@the-riotact.com [...]

Salacious Sunday at Corroboree Park

By 1 February, 2011

[ 6 February, 2011; 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]

This one’s come over my desk and I can highly recommend it:

Salacious Sundays kicks off in 2011 at Corroboree Park Hall Ainslie.

Following the awesome gig that was the Beth’n'Ben CD launch, the brilliant Big Score, fabulous Fun Machine, and bonza Beth’n'Ben reunite for your listening pleasure, with interludes by the magnificent Monka.

Time: 3-7pm
Cost: $15/$12/$10 (CMC [...]

Raize the roof Sparkle Ball

By 1 February, 2011

[ 19 February, 2011; 6:45 pm; ]

Youth lead local charity Raize The Roof are throwing their 2nd gala ball:

Following in the tradition of raize the roof’s first ever Gala Ball in 2010, Sparkle raize the roof’s 2nd Annual Gala Ball is set to be bigger and better, with more than 200 guests and some amazing auction items and prizes on the [...]

10^23 Campaign: Homeopathy Demonstration

By 1 February, 2011

[ 6 February, 2011; 10:23 am; ] On the 6th of February, in partnership with the Canberra Skeptics incorporated, I will be participating in the global 10-23 event.

It has been my observation, and that of others in the skeptical movement, that most members of the public do not understand what homeopathy really is. Most people seem to think that [...]

National Multicultural Festival 2011

By 31 January, 2011

[ 11 February, 2011 to 13 February, 2011. ]

Garema Place is filling up with marquees for the 2011 Multicultural Festival and at noon today the launch was held with Minister for Multicultural Affairs Joy Burch and the obligatory display of drums and dancers.

A Jessica Mauboy performance had been promised but did not eventuate.

A highlight was the nutty old woman abusing yours truly for [...]

Mat Kenneally headlines Comedy Club

By 31 January, 2011

[ 2 February, 2011; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

The first Comedy Club at Civic Pub night for 2011 featuring a headline set from ex-Canberran Mat Kenneally. Hosted by Jay Sullivan, with sets from Rafe Morris, Greg Kimball, Ben Harris and Marie Helou.

Upstairs at Civic Pub, 8 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets $10 at the [...]

Super Best Friends, Assassins 88, The Fighting League, and Jemist at Transit

By 29 January, 2011

[ 10 February, 2011; 8:00 pm; ]

A huge lineup of local rock power coming to Transit for a very reasonable price.

Go get some!

(Also SBF want you to go like their new Facebook Page)

Twilight picnic at Banksia St wetland – Wednesday 2 February

By 28 January, 2011

[ 2 February, 2011; 6:00 pm; ] Join your local community to celebrate World Wetlands Day and the Banksia St wetland’s 1st birthday.

Bring a picnic and enjoy the live music.

When: Wednesday 2 February at 6pm

Where: Banksia St wetland (next to the tennis courts on Banksia St, O’Connor)

For further information on the Banksia St wetland visit http://www.environment.act.gov.au/water/constructed_wetlands/banksia_st

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 28 January 2011

By 28 January, 2011

[ 28 January, 2011 to 30 January, 2011. ]

With a week totally out of whack after a Wednesday public holiday we have to face the fact the weekend is upon us.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

VACCINES IN PERIL

By 27 January, 2011

[ 11 March, 2011; 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture

Speaker: Ken McLeod
Date: Friday, 11th of March 2011
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Lecture theatre, Innovations Building, Eggleston Rd, ANU

Recent newspaper articles were most disturbing: “Polio emergency in the Congo.”  Once again Polio breaks out just when it appeared we had won that war.  In the Democratic Republic of Congo we can blame this [...]

Ellis Collective Single Launch announced.

By 25 January, 2011

[ 18 February, 2011; ]

The Ellis Collective have announced that their long awaited CD “Means What It Means” is going to be released soon.

‘Means What It Means’ is The Ellis Collective at its finest, retelling the jagged-edged disappointments of ordinary life against a backdrop of staccato string sections and multi-layered harmonies. The track characterises the band’s unconventional approach to [...]

James Williamson Enduro Challenge – 13 March 2011

By 25 January, 2011

[ 13 March, 2011; ] James Williamson Enduro Challenge – 13 March 2011

Wingello State Forest, Southern Highlands NSW

The inaugural James Williamson Enduro Challenge is to be held in memory of James Williamson, the 2008 World and 2006 Australian MTB 24 Hour champion. James passed away on 23 March 2010 while he was participating in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race [...]

DonateLife Walk 2011

By 24 January, 2011

[ 23 February, 2011; 7:00 am to 8:45 am. 7:00 am to 8:45 am. ] Show your support for organ donation and encourage others to discover, decide and discuss their wishes at the DonateLife Walk 2011 – Canberra’s largest community event during DonateLife Week.

The walk kicks off from Regatta Point at 7am on Wednesday 23 February, and will circle around Lake Burley Griffin via the Kings Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue [...]

Paint People at the Belconnen Gallery

By 21 January, 2011

[ 4 February, 2011; ]

This one came across my desk and looks interesting.

Paint People
A Selection of Portrait Paintings from the ANU Art School 2010 Graduation Show
Official Opening Tuesday Jan 25th 6pm

While browsing the Art School Grad show to select a winner for the Belconnen Gallery Emerging Artist Support Scheme prize, we noticed a great strength in the graduating students [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 21 January 2011

By 21 January, 2011

[ 21 January, 2011 to 23 January, 2011. ]

Gosh, it’s that time again already!

Do you know of something worth seeing or doing around town this weekend?

Just post it in the comments!

Orchid City exhibition coming to the Tulip Lounge

By 20 January, 2011

[ 10 February, 2011; 4:00 pm; ]

This came across my desk and looks like fun:

Orchid City
A Pop-Up Art Show by Dai
Opening night: 4-7pm, Thursday 10 February 2011
Tulip Lounge, Level 1, 8 Franklin Street Manuka
Free entry
Guests will be greeted with complimentary wine, sparkling and beer. Light refreshments will also be provided.

On the tail end of his visit to Australia, Dai is working [...]

Celebrate at Australia Day Live 2011

By 20 January, 2011

[ 25 January, 2011; ]

Australia Day Live is a national tribute to everything that is great about Australia and being Australian.

Australia Day Live 2011 will feature an all star line up of home grown talent who will rock the lawns of Parliament House on Tuesday 25th January, including a special performance by iconic children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles!

The format [...]

The Heroines launch their EP

By 19 January, 2011

[ 11 February, 2011; 7:00 pm; ]

The Heroines are launching their new EP at ANU Bar on 11 February with support from The London Circuit, Fun Machine and Pretty Crane.

It’s going to be a whole load of rock!

Look Back In Anger comes to the Courtyard Studio

By 19 January, 2011

[ 17 February, 2011 to 26 February, 2011. ]

The very talented Naomi Milthorpe sent the below media release in, it’s fair to say if she’s involved it’s likely to be pretty good.

RECOLLECTED IN FIRE AND BLOOD:

JOHN OSBORNE’S LOOK BACK IN ANGER EXPLODES ONTO THE CANBERRA STAGE THIS FEBRUARY

It’s one of the twentieth century’s most magnificent plays – a work that opened the doors [...]

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