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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 25 May 2012

By 24 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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

By 23 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 http://within-a-story.com/

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

By 18 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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

By 17 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

The Welsh tour game against the Brumbies finally announced

By 14 May 2012

[ 12 June 2012; ] The Welsh touring groups have been advertising a Canberra game for some time.

But this afternoon the Brumbies have finally got on board:

ACT Rugby fans will see international Rugby this winter with Wales committing to a game against the University of Canberra Brumbies at Canberra Stadium, 12 June.

The midweek game will be a good [...]

Free Seminar on Dealing with Depression: For people with a chronic condition with Professor Kathy Griffiths

By 14 May 2012

[ 30 May 2012 at 12:00 am; ] The RSI and Overuse Injury Association of the ACT presents a free seminar:

Dealing with Depression: For people with a chronic condition, with Professor Kathy Griffiths.

Room 6, Griffin Centre
20 Genge Street, Canberra City

You are invited to join us until 2pm for a light lunch following the seminar.

Professor Kathy Griffiths is the Director of the Centre for [...]

I’m like a bird at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 14 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 May 2012 to 21 May 2012. ]

Gosh, even art exhibitions get trailers now!

christineryan1 has posted this to YouTube with a note:

Michelle Harris is a quiet and extremely talented photographer and illustrator who hates the spotlight, unlike me. Her exhibition “I’m like a bird” was opened by ACT Minister for the Arts, Joy Burch on May 1. Michelle’s first solo exhibition runs [...]

The Great Debate – Should Illegal Drugs Laws Be Changed?

By 12 May 2012

[ 12 June 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Event

Venue: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton,
ACT 2601

Members Free/Non-Members Gold Coin Donation

The topic of illicit drugs in Australia is a topic that attracts continued controversy.  Some argue that drug policy should continue to remain based on the principle of prohibition while others argue that such prohibition should be repealed.

Canberra [...]

John Curtin School of Medical Research CLINICAL RESEARCH OPEN DAY

By 11 May 2012

[ 19 May 2012 at 10:00 am; ]

This in from the ANU:

The John Curtin School of Medical Research CLINICAL RESEARCH OPEN DAY

We invite you to come to our clinical research open day. View the newly opened clinical research suites with a guided tour of the laboratories and talk to a researcher about our studies on early childhood and adult obesity.

Learn about our [...]

Plants in 4D

By 10 May 2012

[ 18 May 2012 at 11:00 am; ]

This in from the CSIRO:

Plants in 4D,

Come find out about new techniques used to understand physical characteristics (phenotype) of a plant and how they change over the plant’s lifecycle.

Dr Xavier Sirault will take you through the novel techniques allowing scientists to follow the development of individual plant organs in four dimensions.

When: 11am 18th May, 2012
Where: [...]

Second National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery

By 10 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 May 2012 to 22 July 2012. ]

The National Gallery has announced the opening of unDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial:

unDisclosed features the work of 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from regional, remote and urban communities and is curated by Carly Lane, a Kalkadoon woman from North West Queensland with a background in curatorship, anthropology and art.

The artists featured [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 May 2012

By 10 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 May 2012 to 13 May 2012. ]

As another productive week draws down it’s time to consider the merriment of the weekend.

What is worth seeing and doing around Canebrra over the next few weeks?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Do you want a Strangeways mixtape? This Friday is your chance!

By 9 May 2012

[ 11 May 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

This in from the Strangeways team.

STRANGEWAYS: the “AFTERLIFE” MIXTAPE LAUNCH

“My only fear of death is coming back reincarnated…”
-Tupac Shakur, “Only Fear Of Death” (1997)

MIDNIGHT “BACK-FROM-THE-DEAD” SET (feat. 100% DEAD ARTISTS) / FREE MIX CD ON ENTRY / CLASSIC HORROR SCENES ALL NIGHT / DISCOUNT ENTRY IF YOU DRESS AS YOUR FAVOURITE DEAD ROCKSTAR OR RAPPER!

CANBERRA, [...]

The AIDS Candlelight Memorial

By 9 May 2012

[ 20 May 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Aids Action Council are giving notice of their upcoming memorial ceremony:

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial honours the memory of all people affected by HIV and reignites community activism in the response to HIV. With 33 million people living with HIV today, the IACM serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down [...]

The Paperback Sessions to hit Smiths

By 9 May 2012

[ 8 June 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Intriguing news in of the expanding music program at Smiths Alternative Bookstore:

The Melbourne Building in Civic is home to some sensational restaurants and cafes and it’s about to have an unlikely new live music venue, under the guise of Smiths Alternative Bookstore.

It’s almost part of the furniture, Smiths books, established in 1976 and a regular [...]

‘Belle’s v. Griffins as the CRDL kicks it old school

By 8 May 2012

[ 12 May 2012 at 5:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Roller Derby League is giving notice that this weekend sees the foundation teams go head to head at Southern Cross Stadium.

Tickets from their oztix page.

Fancy a ride from Yass to Canberra?

By 8 May 2012

[ 12 May 2012; ]

This has come in and looks like fun:

The Long Ride to Stop the Poverty Cycle
FINAL LEG: YASS TO CANBERRA

SATURDAY, 12TH MAY
CALLING ALL CYCLISTS

Matt Napier is riding from Perth to Canberra to raise awareness of world poverty. Join Matt for the final leg into the GWS Giants vs Gold Coast game at Manuka Oval and [...]

The 18th Canberra International Music Festival

By 8 May 2012

[ 11 May 2012 to 20 May 2012. ] This year’s festival brings the best of Australian, local and international classical, contemporary and jazz performers for a week of music in and around some of Canberra’s iconic landmarks.

The Government wants you to get out and look at the leaves

By 8 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 12 May 2012 to 13 May 2012. ]

Territory and Municipal Services want you to get out and about and enjoy just how good their street trees are looking at this time of year as the leaves come down:

With autumn now in full swing, people are encouraged to visit some of the streets and local parks in inner Canberra to see our trees [...]

Pink Footy Day

By 7 May 2012

[ 13 May 2012; ]

We’ve had this in for your attention:

ANU Women’s Football Club & the Gungahlin Jets Women’s Football Club in conjunction with AFL Canberra invite you to attend

PINK FOOTY DAY

Date Sunday 13th May 2012
Venue South Oval, Corner of Ward and Garran Road, ANU Campus

To acknowledge and pay tribute to all those affected by Breast Cancer, and in [...]

ANU FC 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

By 7 May 2012

[ 9 June 2012 at 7:00 pm; ] In 2012 the Australian National University Football Club (ANU FC) celebrates its 50th Anniversary as the home of football for ANU students, staff, alumni and lovers of the beautiful game. From humble beginnings in 1962, the club has grown to become an ACT football powerhouse claiming the Capital Football Club Championship in 2011.

On Saturday 9 [...]

Tuggeranong United’s FA Cup Night this Saturday

By 4 May 2012

[ 5 May 2012 at 10:00 pm; ]

Come and watch the FA Cup final this Saturday night with Tuggeranong United.  

Be at the Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club to see Chelsea and Liverpool battle for the most tradition riddled Cup in the world.  

From 10pm, game kicks off at 2:15am.

Yes, they definitely have SBS at the Southern Cross Club, they’re not Vikings you [...]

Sumi Jo to headline Voices in the Forest

By 3 May 2012

[ 24 November 2012; ]

Andrew Barr has announced the lineup for this year’s Voices in the Forest at the Arboretum:

This year’s concert features performances by Sumi Jo, a Korean soprano, and Stuart Skelton, an Australian-born tenor. The Royal Military College Band, the Voices in the Forest Orchestra, and choirs and soloists from schools and colleges across the ACT will [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 4 May 2012

By 3 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 4 May 2012 to 6 May 2012. ]

After a rare full week of work there’s a properly deserved weekend coming up here in Canberra.

So what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments!

Chrome rides forth once more to Krave

By 3 May 2012

[ 12 May 2012 at 9:00 pm; ]

The Chromites are taking another swing with Krave in the Civic, posting this to Facebook:

Chromies! The decision has been made. It was not an easy choice. The Core Chrome Corps have been negotiating, discussing, meeting and analysing feedback like people possessed.

We have worked our little butts off to give you the best event we can. [...]

Bad!Slam!No!Biscuit! May Edition

By 3 May 2012

[ 16 May 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings word of returning mayhem:

THIS IS THE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! MAY 2012 SPECIAL EDITION INVITATION

That means, prizes, yes, prizes, for poetry, special prizes for poetry

And The Batman

Because we want you onstage with your 2 minutes, your original material, and your no props

ALL SO YOU CAN WIN AT LEAST ONE OF OUR THREE, FOUR, MAYBE FIVE [...]

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