[ 28 November, 2010; 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. ] Engineering nerds will rejoice at the following which has crossed my desk:
The gates to the Cotter Dam worksite are opening to the public this Sunday 28 November, so join us for a special ‘behind the scenes’ opportunity to see work happening on the biggest construction project in the ACT.
Since work began on the new dam [...]
[ 28 November, 2010; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Domestic Violence Crisis Service is hosting a Charity Barefoot Bowls Day on Sunday 28th November to raise awareness for White Ribbon Day – International day for the Elimination of Violence .
It will be a fun day out for the whole family. There will be lawn bowls, raffle (1st prize = $1000 cash), BBQ (gluten free food will [...]
[ 15 January, 2011; ]
Australia’s Most Exciting Mixed Martial Arts Event Series “Brace For War” brings the cage to the capital with a BANG!a
Mixed Martial Arts Action at it’s very best. Athletes from across the country will do battle in the cage. See why Brace For War has continued to sell out shows across the country when [...]
[ 25 November, 2010; 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ] Woden SEE Change invites you to share a drink with us and beat the heat by sharing your ideas on how to make your home more thermally efficient and keep your home cool through a long hot Canberra summer!
• Add to our growing list of hot tips to stay cool
• Hear expert advice on thermal [...]
[ 16 December, 2010; ]
These days they might sound more like the Beach Boys than the nu-metal trailblazers who brought us Hybrid Theory a decade ago.
But the Entertainment Depot brings word that Linkin Park has added a Canberra date to their “A Thousand Suns” world tour.
Linkin Park have added a one-off Canberra show to their ‘A Thousand Suns’ [...]
[ 28 November, 2010; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ]
Canberrans young and old, fit and not-so-fit are all invited to join the HumanFusion ‘Dance Fitness Marathon’ all day on Sunday the 28th November at Brand Depot. It’s a movement marathon, a quantum of quickstep, a concord of choreography that promises to be a fantastic spectacle for people who love to participate in dance, sport [...]
[ 27 November, 2010; ]
I’ve this in which sounds interesting:
One of Sydney’s best kept songwriting secrets, Paul Andrews from the group Lazy Susan, will be playing Canberra’s The Front Gallery (1 Wattle Place, Lyneham) on Saturday, 27 November.
Since forming in 1998, Lazy Susan have dug, carved and scraped with their bare hands a unique place in Australia’s musical landscape.
[ 19 November, 2010 to 21 November, 2010. ] [First filed: Nov 18, 2010 @ 14:40]
Ok, for the new players we do this every week.
If you know something fun to do in Canberra over the weekend then let everyone else know in the comments.
[ 2 December, 2010; 7:00 pm; ]
I’ve had the following sent in which I’m sure some of you will be keen to know about.
EXPERIENCE FEEL GOOD SHOPPING
Mums, daughters and friends are invited to a fun fashion evening with Vinnies.
Date: Thursday, 2nd December 2010
Location: The Deck, Barrine Drive, Parkes (just off Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, easy and free parking).
Cost: $25pp [...]
[ 2 December, 2010 7:00 pm to 4 December, 2010 9:00 pm. ]
The Blue Marquessa is tickled to illuminate a programme of refined entertainments for ladies and gentlemen of discerning taste. The Blue Marquessa is a venue with a heart that beats, and sometimes screams, presenting acts to distress and delight.
Want cheap tickets? Discounted tickets if you buy them by Monday 22nd for Riotact readers. Say “I’m [...]
[ 24 November, 2010; 7:31 pm; ]
MY DISCO ANU Bar Nov 24 w/ Hoodlum Shouts & Spartak
HellosQuare Recordings is offering a free gift upon entry: MYDISCO Live in ‘Atlanta’.
As always with Melbourne trio My Disco, the best thing about their new album Little Joy is its weird kind of absence. Ever since their first shows back in 2003, it?s like there’s been [...]
[ 20 November, 2010; 8:00 pm; ]
Saturday November 20 @ The Basement
Doors at 8PM – $15
8:30 – 9:00 – The Drill – http://www.myspace.com/thedrillpunkrock
9:30 – 10:00 – Teen Skank Parade – http://www.myspace.com/teenskankparade
10:40 – 11:10 – No Longer I – http://www.myspace.com/nolongerimusic
11:50 – 12:20 – Absence of State – http://www.myspace.com/absenceofstate
9:00 – 9:30 – Na Maza – http://www.myspace.com/namaza
10:00 – 10:40 – Witchgrinder (Melb) [...]
[ 26 November, 2010; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] If you’re in the market for objet ‘dart the ANU has let us know the annual glass sale is coming up:
Annual Glass Sale
Unique hand-made glass by students,staff and graduates from the ANU
Outside the School of Art Library
[ 18 November, 2010; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
Comedian Daniel Townes has been seen on Good News Week, Stand Up Australia and the NRL Footy Show, and this Thursday night he will appear in the flesh at Civic Pub in Braddon.
Daniel Townes began performing comedy in late 2003 and since emerging on the scene as one of the countries hottest comedy [...]
[ 28 November, 2010; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
Come down to Flint Dining Room and Bar Sunday 28th Nov 1:00pm-5:00pm for live music, afternoon drinks and Canapés in the sun and help raise funds for the “BIG BANG BALLERS”!
The Big Bangs Ballers are an international not-for-profit who use the game of basketball to fight youth poverty and social disadvantage worldwide. Their CEO, [...]
[ 18 November, 2010; 8:00 pm; ] Doors @ 8, $10
8:20 – John Lollback – http://www.myspace.com/johnlollback
9:00 – CC Thornley (Melb) – http://www.myspace.com/thebsot
10:00 – Ross Royce (Melb) – http://www.myspace.com/rossroyce
11:00 – Shoe (Tas) – http://www.myspace.com/shinemyshoesbrother
[ 18 November, 2010; 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm. ]
Join Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson and Sea Shepherd Canberra as we celebrate “A Night for the Whales” at Tilley’s Cafe Gallery this THURSDAY NIGHT. Unfortunately, we have only sold 66 tickets to the event, we have capacity to hold over 200 people. This event will raise funds for our upcoming Antartic Whale Defense Campaign [...]
[ 20 November, 2010; ]
Come support some of the best local and Australian talent with the Pro Wrestling Alliance. The PWA will be holding a huge Pro Wrestling event at the Woden Tradies. With all tickets only $10 it is a very affordable night out for the whole family.
PWAC has been providing monthly action packed pro wrestling to [...]
[ 24 November, 2010; ] Hancock Basement – ‘One In A Million Does’ from Jordan Prosser on Vimeo.
Holy Moley will you look at the production values on this thing?! Really raising the bar for music videos in the local scene!
If you like the song it’s available for download on soundcloud.
It’s also worth noting Hancock Basement is supporting You Am I [...]
[ 20 November, 2010; 7:00 pm; 21 November, 2010; 6:30 pm; ]
Kitten of the Year 2010 hosted by Carlotta is on November 20 and 21 at the Irish Club in Weston.
Launched in 2009, Kitten of the Year aims to provide amateur Burlesque performers the opportunity to make a step into the semi-professional world of Burlesque performance in Australia.
Tickets are $35 and available [...]
[ 12 November, 2010 to 14 November, 2010. ] [First filed: Nov 11, 2010 @ 9:53]
As the year evaporates before your eyes it’s time to think about what will be fun to see and do around town this weekend.
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 10 December, 2010 to 20 March, 2011. ] [First filed: Nov 10, 2010 @ 11:03]
The NGA has announced ActewAGL is the lead sponsor for this summer’s major exhibition “Ballet Russes”:
One of the world’s richest collections of costumes from the famed Ballets Russes resides at the National Gallery of Australia and will be on display in December 2010 in this major exhibition. Through [...]
[ 13 November, 2010; 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. ] A jaunty Chief Minister is letting you all know “Tours acquaint commuters with Belco bus stations”
The new Belconnen Bus Stations will be showcased this weekend during free tours of the facilities which includes six new bus platforms, an indoor waiting lounge and outdoor bus shelters, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, [...]
[ 19 November, 2010; 7:00 pm; ] [First filed: Nov 10, 2010 @ 8:47]
The following in from Matty Ellis on what should be a sensational night:
Merryfest, the world’s smallest festival is back! Proudly presented by The Merry Muse and The Canberra Musicians Club, ‘Merryfest II: Return of the Folk’ is the perfect accompaniment to a cold ale from famed Turner Bowlo Taps [...]
[ 20 November, 2010; 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
This looks like a fun, free evening in Garema Place.
[ 7 November, 2010; 1:00 pm; ] On 11 December 2010, from 11.00am to 1.00pm, you will have the chance to meet and greet local Canberra author Troy Simpson.
Troy will be at Borders Books in the Canberra Centre to answer your questions and sign your copy of the popular new book Funny English Errors and Insights: Illustrated, which was launched last week [...]
[ 16 November, 2010; 7:30 pm; ]
The Minister for Planning, Andrew Barr, is hosting a public panel discussion on planning and somehow I’ve ended up on the panel.
Here are the details:
Walter Burley Griffin is Dead Forum
The forum will be held on Tuesday 16 November at 7.30pm at the ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Room.
The format will be in the style [...]
[ 13 November, 2010; 6:30 pm; ] [First filed: Sep 29, 2010 @ 10:27]
The following came across my desk and was deemed to be worthy of your attention:
Date: Saturday, 13 November 2010
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Venue: Rydges Lakeside, Canberra City
Join Master of Ceremonies, comedian Corinne Grant for an amazing night of great food and entertainment by Canberra’s premier cover band, The Remnants and [...]
[ 5 November, 2010 to 7 November, 2010. ] [First filed: Nov 4, 2010 @ 10:56]
So what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
It’s over to you Hive Mind.
Just leave your contributions in the comments.
[ 12 November, 2010; 7:30 pm; ] [First filed: Nov 3, 2010 @ 9:10]
The book of faces informs that after two close fought heats the ACT finals of the Australian Poetry Slam will be held at Smiths Alternative Bookshop on Alinga St Friday week.
You are invited to the sausage-fest final of the ACT heats of
the AUSRALIAN POETRY SLAM TWENTY -TEN.
[ 6 November, 2010 to 7 November, 2010. ]
VI Ambition Support Incorporated (VIASI) is proud and excited to announce the launch of City Walk Expo, an exclusive market-type event in the very heart of our Nation’s capital – the City Walk strip Canberra on the 6th of November.
The City Walk Expo will be a weekly, year round event operating from 9:30am – 5:00pm [...]
[ 20 November, 2010; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] This year’s Majura Festival is being held in Dickson Square, Dickson Shopping Centre on Saturday 20th November from 10am til 4pm.
The Majura Festival will be jam packed with lots of entertainment and live music, featuring Drumassault, Kulture Break and SPECIAL K.
There will be lots of offer for the kids with a FREE jumping castle and [...]