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You Are Here locks in for 2013


[ 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 – [...]

Room to Read’s Bollywood Bonanza Night

By 9 June 2012

[ 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.


By 9 June 2012

[ 15 September 2012 to 21 September 2012. ]  50th ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION
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 [...]

Rock returns to Civic as The Greenroom migrates to the Hellenic Club in the City

By 8 June 2012

[ 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)
Doors: 8pm
Entry: $15+bf

The Underground Ark @ The Canberra Theatre Centre

By 7 June 2012

[ 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 [...]

Twitter cabinet with added n00b horror @ACTVCC


[ 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 [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 June 2012


[ 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.

Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit! Back at the Phoenix

By 6 June 2012

[ 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 [...]

MIC Comedy Night

By 5 June 2012

[ 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 [...]

Special event: Canberra Premiere with Director

By 5 June 2012

[ 14 June 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]

HOME BY CHRISTMAS Introduced by Director Gaylene Preston, followed by Q+A after the screening.


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 [...]

And they’re off for the CAPO Gala Arts Fundraiser!

By 5 June 2012

[ 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, [...]

Summernats dates 2013

By 5 June 2012

[ 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.



By 4 June 2012

[ 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 [...]

90s music festival at the Basement

By 4 June 2012

[ 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 * [...]

The Transit of Venus at Scope, Mount Stromlo


[ 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 [...]

June at The Phoenix

By 1 June 2012

[ 1 June 2012 to 30 June 2012. ] Sat 2nd 9:30pm
Yae Tiger

Mon 4th 8pm
CMC presents the Bootleg Sessions
James Fahy Trio
Shop Girl
Matthew Simpson-Morgan

Tue 5th 7:30pm
The Phoenix Quiz

Thursday 7th 9pm
Southerly Change
Alice Cottee

Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Jude Kohn

Monday 11th 8pm
BMA Presents the Bootleg Sessions
Joe Oppenheimer and the Psy Folk,
James Fahy
The Mitchell Fyshwick Experience

Tue 12th 7:30pm
The Phoenix Quiz

Thursday 14th 9pm
Science in the Pub
Simon Pampena

Saturday 16th 9:30pm
Flat Earth [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 1 June 2012


[ 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.

Canberra Tweed Ride 2012


[ 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 [...]

Readable Graffiti EP Launch this Saturday

By 30 May 2012

[ 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 [...]

An Inspector Calls at the Belconnen Community Centre

By 29 May 2012

[ 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.


Toby Halligan headlines Comedy Club

By 28 May 2012

[ 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 [...]

Australia’s desert heartlands: a vibrant future or a victim in decline?

By 24 May 2012

[ 5 June 2012 at 5:30 pm; ]

Free public lecture at the Shine Dome, Gordon Street Canberra.

Dr Mark Stafford Smith
Science Director
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 [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 25 May 2012


[ 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.

Putting on a Show at Honkytonks. Photography by Sophie Penkethman-Young, Matthew Roll and Janis Lejins


[ 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.

Exhibitor, [...]

Within a Story: Scheherazade

By 22 May 2012

[ 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

50% off the ticket price for RiotACT readers if you book online with the code 50riotact

Camp Quality Supper Club

By 21 May 2012

[ 24 May 2012; ] Camp Quality Supper Club is an exclusive fundraising event combining luxury dining and fine wine in support of children with cancer and their families.

Diners will be served a stunning dinner complete with French champagne from Champagne Taittinger and local wines from award-winning McWilliam’s, both new sponsors for 2012, as well as water from FIJI Water. Each [...]

MEASQ Car Sound Competition sponsored by Aerpro

By 21 May 2012

[ 3 June 2012 at 10:00 am; ] MEASQ is a fair and unbiased judging format used to compare competitor’s car audio systems. Criteria includes the system’s ability to accurately reproduce audio as the original recording intended, plus provide valuable feedback to the competitor. The format is designed to ensure consistency and an objective approach while remaining easy to understand and accommodating of [...]

Toulouse-Lautrec the summer blockbuster for 2012-13


[ 14 December 2012 to 2 April 2013. ]

The National Gallery has announced Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris & the Moulin Rouge is the big summer drawcard coming up.

‘The National Gallery of Australia is excited to bring together Australia’s first Toulouse-Lautrec retrospective exhibition, showing only in Canberra. Together with our own collection of works, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive insight into the artistic life of [...]

Burlesque Bazaar is on again!

By 18 May 2012

[ 20 May 2012 at 11:00 am; ] When: Sunday 20th May 11am-4pm

Where: Canberra Irish Club, Weston

May is the month of mums, and a lot of mums are superheroes, so in the 50 free Showbags for the May Bazaar, you get a Wonder Woman Lipstick!

$5 entry gets you 5 Kitka dollars that is redeemable at any stall when you spend over [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 18 May 2012


[ 18 May 2012 to 20 May 2012. ]

And so we come to the end of another fun filled week in the Capital.

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

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

Big lineup of singer songwriters launching Bryony Aziz’s EP this Saturday

By 17 May 2012

[ 19 May 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

Self described “hip pop folk punk” and all round good sort Bryony Aziz is launching her EP this Saturday night at Digress and she’s put together a top flight list of singer songwriters to support her.

It’s amazing value with Drew Walkey, Rafe Marris, Matty Ellis and Nigel Mcrae all worth far more than $5 to [...]

The Sam Sessions, a big weekend in music

By 16 May 2012

[ 1 June 2012 to 2 June 2012. ]

We’ve been sent details on a great reason to look forward to the start of June with two big nights of music to celebrate the opening of Sam King’s new recording studio.

Musicians will use any excuse for a party… and the opening of Canberra’s newest studio ‘I Am Merloc Studios’ was all the opportunity that [...]

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