Events (3183 Stories)

Corinbank consolation party at the Polish Club


[ 2 March 2012; ]

Get your gumboots out, all is not lost.

While we mourn the loss of Corinbank 2012 to the foul weather there’s still something to do on Friday night.

The Polish White Eagle Club in O’Connor is going to be playing host to the orphaned artists (musical, performing, visual) this Friday night.

More details to follow.

UPDATE 01/03/12 14:42:

This in [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 2 March 2012


[ 2 March 2012 to 4 March 2012. ]

As the dark pall of a postponed Corinbank washes over us the question becomes, what to do in Canberra with a wet weekend you’ve completely cleared the schedule for?

Suggestions of things to see and do in the comments please.

Sport for Women Day 2012

By 29 February 2012

[ 4 March 2012; ] Free festival aimed at celebrating healthy, active and balanced lifestyles with a fun filled day for the whole family.

Super Best Friends new single

By 29 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 April 2012; ]

Canberra’s kings of shouty hard rock, Super Best Friends, have announced the release of their new EP, a new track, and a national tour.

“Outraged party rock” is what Blunt Magazine calls SUPER BEST FRIENDS. That’s us. We’re a band from Canberra and we party and we rock and we’re outraged by stuff and we shout [...]


By 29 February 2012

[ 29 February 2012 to 30 June 2012. ]

FOYER GALLERY, National Film and Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit, Acton

Blizzards, radio waves, penguins, gramophone records and fi lm makers, this exhibition celebrates 100 years of Australian Antarctic Expeditions and the anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

AME School 40th Anniversary

By 28 February 2012

[ 17 November 2012 to 18 November 2012. ] AME School 1972 – 1996 40th anniversary reunion

Alom Shaha at Skeptics in the Pub

By 23 February 2012

[ 29 February 2012 at 6:30 pm; ] King O’Malley’s Irish Pub
131 City Walk, Canberra

Free Event
From the Perth Festival Website

“Alom Shaha (UK) is a filmmaker, science writer and public speaker, who also finds time to teach Physics at a Comprehensive School in London. He has a reputation for making science and other difficult ideas easy to understand for mass audiences, having [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 23 February 2012

By 23 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 February 2012 to 26 February 2012. ]

Summer is back!

With the warm weather returning we turn to you the hive mind components to guide and inform our entertainment options this weekend.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Lyneham Primary’s ‘Fair in February’

By 22 February 2012

[ 25 February 2012 at 3:00 pm; ] ‘Dunk’ or be ‘Dunked’
Featuring a dunking machine and stacks of things to do, the Lyneham Primary ‘Fair in February’ is on this Saturday from 3-7pm at Hall & Brigalow Streets in Lyneham

Even if you’re heading to the Canberra Show over the weekend, pop in and check out our little show with it’s own: *animals, *mini [...]

Come to the Healthy Neighbourhoods Expo:  Under One Roof

By 22 February 2012

[ 4 March 2012 at 10:00 am; ]

Sunday 4 March at Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street, Cook 10.00 am – 2.00 pm  There is no charge for a performance by Warehouse Circus at 10.00 am, facepainting for children, sausage sandwiches, tea and coffee. 

Come and have your questions about fences, trees, noise, planning, the law, community connection, and many others answered by [...]

The goths march back North

By 21 February 2012

[ 10 March 2012 at 9:00 pm; ]

If you’ve been missing the chance to dance to Rammstein we have the happy news from facebook that Chrome has ended its southside flirtation and is taking possession of the Poseidon Room at the Civic Hellenic Club:

Chrome is BACK!

The Poseidon room at the Hellenic Club in CIVC will be putting us up for the night!

Entry [...]

Mulligans Flat Friends park care activity

By 21 February 2012

[ 25 February 2012 at 9:30 am; ] Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary needs carers! Meet or join the Friends Group. Sat 25 Feb 9:30am at the main gate.

National Capital Paintball League

By 21 February 2012

[ 21 April 2012; ]

Beginning in April this year, the National Capital paintball League (NCPL) will provide the Canberra with a tournament paintball series.

To help get the word out about the series, we are offering RiotACT readers a discount code for the tournament’s novice division.

One of Canberra’s most successful new amateur teams – Scare Tactics – discovered tournament [...]

Our very own roos on the telly

By 20 February 2012

[ 21 February 2012 at 8:30 pm; ]

Cam has been in touch to remind us that the doco shot in and around Canberra Kangaroo Mob is going to be shown on the ABC this Tuesday night at 8.30 pm:

Over one year we follow mob leader Black Spot and kangaroo mum Madge with her two young joeys – mischievous Sonny and tiny [...]

Scooter giveaway for St Paddy’s bash. What could possibly go wrong

By 20 February 2012

[ 15 March 2012 at 12:00 pm; ] Undaunted by an Octoberfest linked to a fatality the ANU Bar is pushing for an early St Patricks day party at which they’ll be giving away a real working motor scooter:

Come celebrate St Patrick’s Day with us at ANU Bar on March 15th. The event kicks off at 12 noon and runs well into the [...]


By 20 February 2012

[ 1 March 2012 to 10 March 2012. ] “In A Band, It’s Always A Drama”

DATES: Thurs 1st, Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd, Thurs 8th, Fri 9th, Sat 10th March 2012
TIME: 7:30 pm
Show length: 2 hours with 20mins interval
Tickets: $28 ($22 concession or groups of 5+or Impro ACT members)
Street Two – The Street Theatre (15 Childers St, Canberra City West)
Book on 6247 1223 or

This [...]

All you need to know about Skyfire 2012

By 20 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 March 2012; ]

Like it or not Skyfire is going to happen on 17 March.

FM104 has all the details you could possibly want about this landmark event on the Canberra calendar.

For those unfamiliar with AntiSocialFifteenYearOldFire here’s our slideshow from last year:

Get Buck’d Off!

By 20 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2012 to 20 March 2012. ]

Bucking broncos and daring cowboys are set to steal the show at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre this March.

Buck’d Off is local photographer Grace Costa’s first solo photography exhibition and showcases a collection of 16 adrenalin filled images taken at rodeos around Canberra, Queanbeyan, Yass and Bungendore.

From bucking broncos and charging bulls, Ms Costa’s carefully selected [...]

The Last Prom, again. Phase one – Famine

By 17 February 2012

[ 24 February 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word that the horsepeople of the apocalypse are riding forth with The Last Prom:

2012: The final year of mortal history. Coming of age in a fallen world, The Son Of The Beast begins to ready the Ritual of Armageddon. As foretold by every ancient civilisation, he does this by reshaping the Four Horseman [...]

Drew Walky EP Launch

By 17 February 2012

[ 25 February 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

The irrepressible Drew Walky is launching his new EP at The Front in what is sure to be a great night’s entertainment.

Supported by One foot In the Gravy and the face of Canberra’s street press Julia Johnson it’s not a night you’ll want to miss.

CARMBA Clothing Swap

By 17 February 2012


CARMBA is busy planning the next Children’s Clothing Swap (venue TBA). Last year’s event was an enormous success, with over 4000 items donated, and a large number of members taking home excellent quality ‘new-to-you’ clothes for their children.

2012 is promising to be BIGGER AND BETTER. CARMBA has left over [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 February 2012

By 16 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 February 2012 to 19 February 2012. ]

OK Rioters, show me how clever and well informed you are.

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

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

Free Tickets for Friendly Yen and Black Creek at Transit.

By 16 February 2012

[ 18 February 2012; ]

This has come over my desk and looks quite enticing:


The best $10 you will ever spend!

You are most welcome to enjoy the sounds of FRIENDLY YEN, who will be popping their collars and pulling their short shorts up real high to [...]

Recreational Uses of Lake Ginninderra: 21 Feb BCC Meeting

By 14 February 2012

[ 21 February 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] At the 21 February public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council, we will discuss Belconnen residents’ preferences for the type of recreational use of Lake Ginninderra as well as the maintenance of the health of the lake. All members of the public are welcome.

Recently, excessive levels of blue-green algae have closed other Canberran lakes. [...]

Calling all Canberra photographers!

By 13 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 March 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

Its official , Saturday 31st March 2012, Australian nationwide mobile photography photo walk & Canberra photo walk

Calling ALL Australian photographers. At 7am (AEDT) there will be an official Google+ photo walk in capital city, and some regional cities all over Australia. The event will receive national coverage from Channel7′s Weekend Sunrise program and will feature every half hour photo’s [...]

Capital Punishment – Canberra Comedy Showcase

By 13 February 2012

[ 16 February 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

A bunch of Canberra comedians will be representing the Can’ at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival in April, with the return of Capital Punishment.

In an effort to ready themselves for the big smoke, the gang from ComedyACT are putting on a preview show this Thursday night in order to see what jokes don’t work.

Come [...]

Canberra Festival kicking off for 2012

By 13 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 2 March 2012 to 18 March 2012. ]

With the Multicultural Festival retreating as a happy blur in our memories Andrew Barr has launched the Canberra Festival which will run in the first half of March.

Today I launched the 2012 Canberra Festival, a diverse ’I7-day program featuring more than 50 events to celebrate our city’s birthday.

This year’s Festival will be the [...]

gallery@bcs presents La Petite Mort, A debut exhibition of paintings by Imogen McKenzie

By 10 February 2012

[ 21 February 2012 to 9 March 2012. ]

This has come across my desk and looks worthwhile:

A debut exhibition of paintings by Imogen McKenzie

Imogen McKenzie is a Canberra based artist who explores the nature of addiction through the medium of abstract expressionism. With a background in drug abuse and recovery, she derives her inspiration from the endless cycle of chaos through [...]

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.

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