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A rare chance to ride with the rats, and hear The Cashews

By 8 December, 2010

[ 8 December, 2010; 6:00 pm; ]

You normally need to be extremely well connected to get a chance to cycle with Rat Patrol.

But tonight is a rare occasion when the public is being invited along. There’s a special guest in town and along the (not particularly taxing) route there’s going to be a guerilla gig by The Cashews.

Wheels roll at [...]

Art walking off the walls at M16

By 8 December, 2010

[ 10 December, 2010 to 19 December, 2010. ] [Click for larger]

The M16 artspace (now at 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith) is working on a cash and carry basis for Christmas from Friday.

Artists include: Brett Bailey, Julie Bradley, Leah Bullen, Brenda Dabrook, Michelle Day, Nicky Dickson, Linzie Ellis, Lee Grant, Katherine Griffiths, Blaide Lallimand, Payal Mahajan, Timo Nest, Derek O’Connor, Gary Smith, Kensuke Todo, [...]

Comedian Michael Connell – TONIGHT, 8pm @ Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 8 December, 2010

[ 8 December, 2010; 7:30 pm; ] A very funny man will be on stage some some very funny thing tonight at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre Comedy Club @ The Space. (139 Reed Street, Greenway).

This is the last TAC comedy night of the year and should be a huge night. Supporting the hilarious (and clean – so bring your mum) Michael Connell [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 3 December 2010

By 3 December, 2010

[ 3 December, 2010 to 5 December, 2010. ] [First filed: Dec 2, 2010 @ 12:54]

Do you know of something worth seeing or doing around town this weekend?

Go on, be a devil, tell us about it in the comments.

The tree lights up on 3 December – CANCELLED

By 3 December, 2010

[ 3 December, 2010; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] [First filed: Nov 19, 2010 @ 10:27]

[Picture from the 2008 tree lighting]

Chief Minister Stanhope has the ominous news that you’ll no longer be able to pretend Christmas isn’t coming when the Giant Christmas Tree lights up in Civic Square amongst gala celebrations on 3 December.

“Christmas in the City is Canberra’s official Christmas celebration, and [...]

Tranquil Deception, Mornings, Spasticardo – Pot Belly Bar – Fri Dec 17 – Free

By 2 December, 2010

[ 17 December, 2010; 9:00 pm; ]

9 – Spasticardo
10 – Mornings
11 – Tranquil Deception

Feedback session for the Brickworks redevelopment

By 2 December, 2010

[ 4 December, 2010; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]

The Land Development Agency has put out a spiffy flyer for a drop-in feedback session on their proposed plans for the 60 hectare Yarralumla brickworks site in the geographic heart of the city.

There’s more info on the plans on the LDA website.

Harmonic Generator (France), The Heroines, Spasticardo – The Basement – Thurs Dec 16 – $10

By 2 December, 2010

[ 16 December, 2010; 8:00 pm; ]

Doors at 8PM
9 – Spasticardo
10 – Harmonic Generator
11 – The Heroines

Free public lecture @ CSIRO Discovery: Biodiversity and You

By 1 December, 2010

[ 7 December, 2010; 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm. ] There’s a free public lecture at 7:15 pm on 7 December @ CSIRO Discovery: ”Biodiversity and You”. The event is sponsored by  the Council of Australasian Museum Directors International Year of Biodiversity 2010 project.

The panel will be chaired by Professor Tony Peacock, CEO of the CRC Association.

The panellists are three international ecologists:

Dr Peter Bridgewater, Chair of the [...]

Scaramouche and The Naddiks, the last Rock Concert for 2010!

By 1 December, 2010

[ 18 December, 2010; 12:00 am to 11:45 pm. ] Canberra Rock groups Scaramouche and The Naddiks will cap off 2010 with a final rock concert at PJ O’Reilly’s Irish Pub in Tuggeranong on the 18th December, starting at 9:00pm.

Both groups have had excellent reviews for their latest EP releases, The Naddiks are being featured on Jango international radio on 1/12/10 all day which has [...]

Terribly British on this weekend.

By 1 December, 2010

[ 5 December, 2010; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]

The Weekly Times is giving warning that this Sunday sees the Patrick White Lawns of the National Library playing host to the Terribly British day.

The motoring festival, a celebration of British vehicles of all kinds, is organised by the Jaguar Drivers Club and draws enthusiasts from around the country.

Event chairman Paul Sutton said this [...]

NYE in Canberra 2010?

By 30 November, 2010

[ 31 December, 2010; ] Calling out to all locals!

We all know NYE in this town is fairly average, so who has some awesome ideas? Anything good on this year for a change? Any quirky ideas for something cool to do?

Tuggeranong Arts Centre Comedy Club 2010 FINALE!

By 30 November, 2010

[ 7 November, 2010; 8:00 pm; ] A bumper year for the Tuggeranong Arts Centre (TAC) Comedy Club is set to finish with a bang on Tuesday, December 7.

The consummate and clean-working Michael Connell, in his exclusive Canberra show, will head up a killer line-up of comedians that includes Toby Halligan, Johnno Davies, Jay Sullivan and much more. 

Michael is a talented musician, [...]

Last chance to run on Deek’s Drive

By 26 November, 2010

[ 28 November, 2010; 9:00 am; ] Chief Minister Stanhope is letting us all know that in order for construction to start in Wright and Coombs the running area known as Deeks Forest is going to have to close, so Sunday is a last chance to run it for a while.

Sunday will be a nostalgic day for Canberra’s running fraternity, as [...]

Carols by Candlelight 2010

By 26 November, 2010

[ 15 December, 2010; 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] The Canberra City Band perform at Carols by Candlelight 2010

What: CANBERRA – The Canberra City Band play for all at Carols by Candlelight 2010.

Where: Stage 88 – Commonwealth Park Gardens from 7:00pm

When: Wednesday 15 December 2010

After a very successful night’s full house concert to celebrate the Canberra City Band 85th Anniversary at the Albert Hall [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 26 November 2010

By 26 November, 2010

[ 26 November, 2010 to 28 November, 2010. ] [First filed: Nov 25, 2010 @ 8:55]

OK rioters, it’s your time to shine.

Do you know of interesting things to see or do this weekend in Canberra?

If so please share the love in the comments.

The Canberra Cup at Thoroughbred Park!

By 25 November, 2010

[ 28 November, 2010; ] [First filed: Nov 18, 2010 @ 17:39]

Whether it’s a corporate Christmas party, a family outing, a be seen fashion queen or a social get-together, the CanPrint Communications Canberra Cup provides a day out that everyone can enjoy. Canberra’s Cup is now in it’s 75th year and is one of the exciting race days at [...]

Can anyone beat Canberra’s Movember King??

By 24 November, 2010

[ 25 November, 2010; 7:00 pm; ]

Ryan Mongan has won the honour of being crowned Canberra’s Man of Movember two years in a row, begging the question is there a Mo-man out there capable of stopping his trifecta.

The Man of Movember is judged at the official Movember Gala Parté which every year is held at King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, the home [...]

Fun Machine launch their tour at The Clubhouse

By 24 November, 2010

[ 26 November, 2010; ]

Canberra’s hot new music venue, The Clubhouse, is waving goodbye to Fun Machine as they head off on tour.

Here’s what we’ve got:

Fun Machine Tour Launch
Theme: Jungle!
Friday the 26th Nov at the Clubhouse (above the Pancake Parlour in Civic)
$10 with a free Fun Machine CD.
With Rubycon and the Howling Cats.

Spoken Word Showcase

By 23 November, 2010

[ 26 November, 2010; 7:30 pm; ]

Canberra’s lords of performance poetry, Andrew Galan and Julian Fleetwood, are putting a show on this Friday at The Front in Lyneham.

From the Facebook page:

What-for Tenettabaum? Avuncular!

Canberra’s 2nd
Annual Spoken Word Showcase
at The Front Gallery & Cafe
hosted by Andrew Gayland and Julian Fleetwood

Featuring:

JACINTA, Alison McGregor, CJ Bowerbird,
Josh Inmania, Miranda Lello, Joel [...]

Woden SEE Change Christmas Op Swap

By 23 November, 2010

[ 4 December, 2010; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Woden SEE Change invites you to a morning of live music and sustainable shopping at our Christmas Op Swap
 
Does your wardrobe need a spring clean? Is it cluttered with fancy clothes you know you’ll never wear again? Why not bring along your excess pieces to our fashion swap meet and pick up some fancy [...]

Open day at the Cotter Dam Expansion

By 22 November, 2010

[ 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 [...]

White Ribbon Barefoot Bowls – Sunday 28th November

By 22 November, 2010

[ 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 [...]

Brace For War Canberra – Hits The Royal Theatre January 15th 2011

By 22 November, 2010

[ 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 [...]

Beat the heat

By 21 November, 2010

[ 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 [...]

Linkin Park Coming to Canberra

By 21 November, 2010

[ 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’ [...]

A dance-fitness marathon – Sunday 28th November

By 19 November, 2010

[ 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 [...]

Paul Andrews and Glenroi Heights at The Front

By 19 November, 2010

[ 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.

Since [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 19 November 2010

By 19 November, 2010

[ 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.

Vinnying it up lakeside style

By 18 November, 2010

[ 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
Time: 7:00pm
Location: The Deck, Barrine Drive, Parkes (just off Commonwealth Avenue Bridge, easy and free parking).
Cost: $25pp [...]

The Blue Marquessa – cheap tix for you now!

By 18 November, 2010

[ 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 [...]

My Disco ANU Bar Wednesday 24 November

By 17 November, 2010

[ 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 [...]

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