[ 2 April 2011 to 3 April 2011. ]
Join us in celebrating the 2011 Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival!
A whole weekend celebration of the wine harvest in and around the region, for more details visit the website or call 1300 554 114.
Plenty of activities at 26 different locations (noted below) featuring live music, special wine tastings, winery tours, lunches, dinners and more…
Use your [...]
[ 8 April 2011; 8:00 pm; ]
Come and join us for a night of nothing but Nirvana!!!
5 of Canberra’s top bands will be performing songs from this awesome band!!
So come and get your grunge on and watch 5 killer sets of nothing but NIRVANA songs all night long!!!!
When: Fri 8th April
Where: The Basement, Canberra
Entry: $15. 18+
NA MAZA – Performing songs [...]
[ 6 April 2011; ] 6 April, 2011 at 6.30 for 7 pm at the Waldorf Hotel, Cnr Akuna Street and London Circuit Civic
The Panel members will speak on a range of women’s health issues and answer questions. Panel members consist:
Dr Linda Welberry – long term association in women’s health
Professor Gabrielle Cooper – Professor of Pharmacy and Associate Dean Clinical Engagement in [...]
[ 8 July 2011 to 1 April 2012. ]
The National Gallery have announced their next exhibition “Out of the West”:
Out of the West is the first survey exhibition outside Western Australia to present a large sample of artists from the past to the present from Western Australia. It takes a unique look at the art from Western Australia from pre-settlement until today.
The works [...]
[ 12 November 2011; ]
Chief Minister Stanhope is very excited about an opera festival he has scheduled for his beloved arboretum this November.
Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has announced that internationally acclaimed and GRAMMY nominated mezzo-soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter will headline an evening of opera at the National Arboretum in November.
‘Voices in the Forest’ is the first major cultural [...]
[ 1 May 2011; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Acclaimed international playwright and local ABC radio producer Melanie Tait has made a short film and it’s screening at The Front in Lyneham for one night only.
The Facebook event page has this to say:
We done made a short film.
If it had a tacky Hollywood tagline, the tagline would be thus:
“Some people you can’t help [...]
[ 24 March 2011; 6:30 pm; ]
The ACT Planning and Land Authority is asking for you to come along and have some input into the planning of the new Molonglo region:
A community display and forum will be held this Thursday on the planning for the next suburbs to be developed in Molonglo Valley.
Chief Planning Executive of the ACT Planning and Land [...]
[ 9 April 2011 to 24 April 2011. ]
The Heritage Festival is kicking off in April:
To celebrate our enthusiastic and committed event organisers have created a program that will have patrons thinking, exploring and rehashing their notion of design.
Festival highlights include a Rolls Royce Rally, the ever popular Jane Austen Festival and a series of National Trust expert led guided tours.
For families there [...]
[ 26 March 2011; ] Invitation to the Narrabundah Community Festival 2011
Sat 26th March 2011 at the Narrabundah Shops,
Iluka St, Narrabundah
11am to 3pm
Old Narrabundah Community Council (ONCC Inc) invites you to attend our festival this year. We will keep to the theme of Narrabundah Prefab History as the Pre-school is 60 years old this year and the book [...]
[ 23 March 2011; ] This is going to be BIG!
Wednesday 23rd March 2011
On the Lawn Area Out the Front of Parliament House
Capital Hill side.
All you have to do is look on how many bus loads of people are comming from all over Australia. Lets spread the word
[ 18 March 2011; 5:30 pm; 19 March 2011; 3:00 pm; ] For all of you interested in soulful and innovative musical stylings, The Street Theatre will be presenting two free performances this afternoon (Friday 18th) from 5:30pm and tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 19th) from 3pm, supported by the Canberra Festival and You Are Here. Bookings for both events are essential and can be made over the phone [...]
[ 24 March 2011; 7:00 pm; ]
Volume 9 of Pecha Kucha Canberra will take place this coming Thursday March 24 at the Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, from 7pm.
Pecha Kucha is a global initiative that untites creative folk. Presenters discuss their ideas, inspirations and experiences within the patented Pecha Kucha system- 20 slides, each running for 20 seconds. The brevity of the format [...]
[ 18 March 2011 to 20 March 2011. ]
Does your job involve flying a helicopter to dump acid on a breached nuclear reactor? No?
OK then having taken a moment to get some perspective what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Please make your contribution to humanity by enlightening us in the comments.
[ 19 March 2011; 7:30 pm; ] Sunset Riot
LDC (Hiphop Crew)
Miss Kitkas House of Burlesque
Check out the entertainment smorgasboard at The Maram this Saturday night starting 7:30pm cost is just $15:00
[ 18 March 2011 to 20 March 2011. ] For YOU ARE HERE, Re-Loved will be taking over a vacant shopfront and transforming it into a fashion mecca.
The space will be used as a studio throughout the festival, where designers will create and sell new garments in a co-operative pop-up shop.
Designers participating in the event include; Lisa Barrett, [...]
[ 26 March 2011; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
Back again this month is the long awaited, much anticipated…
Canberra Harvest Festival 2011
Celebrating Canberra’s bounty of local food and drink as a means of reducing food miles is what the festival is centred upon as well as providing a space for community organisations to promote and connect with each other and the larger community.
The Festival [...]
[ 3 April 2011; ]
This has come over my desk and looks exciting as Canberra’s sons come home for a gig:
Mikelangelo and the Tin Star : FLOODHOUSE TOUR
Sun 3 April : The Phoenix : with Fred Smith
“Mikelangelo and the Tin Star” have just returned to Melbourne following their exploits on the Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under Tour. In a [...]
[ 26 March 2011; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Here at RiotACT we are sometimes sceptical of gesture politics. But we’re quite definite about good dinners.
So it’s worth taking a look at the Greenhouse Emporium’s candle lit earth hour dinner.
In 2011 we are all encouraged to go beyond the hour, so in joining the efforts to make a difference to our world the Greenhouse [...]
[ 13 March 2011; 11:00 am; ] Now in its 36th year, The Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes is Canberra’s premiere race day showcasing the excitement of racing and the glamour of fashion in the Capital.
With an eight race program featuring three major races and a prize pool totaling $450,000 the day is contested by top trainers both locally and interstate. Three [...]
[ 30 April 2011; 6:31 pm; ]
Facebook has the frankly remarkable news that Quiet Riot, Warrant, and the LA Guns are going to play the ANU Bar!
Local rock legends Johnny Roadkill have won the lottery of life to get to be the local support.
The Intense Impact website has bios of these bands for those who need a reminder.
The video is of [...]
[ 12 March 2011 to 13 March 2011. ]
Where: Jugiong Community Hall, Old Hume Highway, Jugiong (approx. 75 mins drive)
When: Sat/Sun 12/13th March. Festivale Pyjamanale – Sunday 2pm till late.
How much: $20/15 (CMC members). Sunday dinner and Monday lunch – $15. Camping – Free
The Canberra Musicians Club invites you all to celebrate Canberra Day with us…. in Jugiong. We’ve hired out the [...]
[ 16 March 2011; 6:30 pm; ]
Bad Slam No Biscuit is returning to the Phoenix next week and has this to say about itself on Facebook:
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a Poetry Slam. That means BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you five judges, two minutes, a microphone, a stage and an audience so you can take to the stage and SLAM your words at everyone in the [...]
[ 16 March 2011; 8:00 pm; ]
Polished Brisbane headliner Shayne Hunter will play the Pot Belly Pub on March 16 in a huge month for Canberra comedy as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) approaches.
Hunter, a regular feature at Brisbane’s famous Sit-Down Comedy Club, will headline the Pot Belly for one night only, supported by an array of local acts including [...]
[ 7 March 2011; 11:00 am; ] Chief Minister Stanhope is letting us know that on top of luring a string of foreign dignitaries to his arboretum he’s now be able to star spot with some sportspeople:
Mr Stanhope said he was delighted that Mal Meninga, Lauren Jackson, Robert De Castella, and David Campese had agreed to attend the special tree planting [...]
[ 6 March 2011; 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. ]
The National Gallery is welcoming families to the Sculpture Garden this Sunday for “a day of creative community fun”.
Drop-in workshops are designed for children and their families, are free of charge and all materials are provided. Activities are facilitated by local artists, Australian National University School of Art students, Gallery voluntary guides and education [...]
[ 19 March 2011; ] For the 4th year BarCamp Canberra is on!
BarCamp Canberra is a free one-day volunteer-run ‘unconference’ where the participants are in charge.
As ever, depending the attendees, we’ll have speakers on topics such as: Social Innovation, Gov 2.0, Web, Design, Makers/Hackers, Science Communication, Skeptic/Critical Thinking, Sustainability/Environmental, interdisciplinary topics and more.
Lunch is provided, and we even have a [...]
[ 26 March 2011; ]
The Ellis Collective have put out a media release on the plans for their CD Launch at the Street Theatre:
Alive with anticipation and pregnant with expectation, The Ellis Collective, are proud to announce the delivery of their long awaited debut album after a protracted gestation. Titled ‘Means What It Means’ , the album will launch [...]