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No Carbon Tax Rally

By 19 March 2011

[ 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

Free performances at The Street Theatre this weekend!

By 18 March 2011

[ 18 March 2011 at 5:30 pm; 19 March 2011 at 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 [...]

Pecha Kucha- Thursday 24 March

By 18 March 2011

[ 24 March 2011 at 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 [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 March 2011


[ 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.

Rock ‘N’ Belle 2011 at The Maram!

By 16 March 2011

[ 19 March 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] Sunset Riot

The Naddiks

Johnny Roadkill

Kathryn Hartnett

LDC (Hiphop Crew)

Jaydub (Beatboxer)

Miss Kitkas House of Burlesque

Check out the entertainment smorgasboard at The Maram this Saturday night starting 7:30pm cost is just $15:00

ReLoved Pop-Up Shop and Clothes Swap this weekend

By 16 March 2011

[ 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, [...]

Vinnies warehouse sale

By 16 March 2011

[ 26 March 2011 to 27 March 2011. ]

One for the vintage tragics or just the thrifty.

The “Vinnies Monster Warehouse Sale” will run from 9-5 over the weekend of 26 March at 10 Buckland Street Mitchell.


Canberrra Harvest Festival 2011


[ 26 March 2011 at 12:00 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 [...]

Candelo Village Festival 2011

By 15 March 2011

[ 19 March 2011; ]

This has come over my desk and looks interesting:


The spotlight turns to Candelo on Saturday 19th March when one of the region’s newest but fastest growing music festivals comes to this charming village nestled in the [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 10 March 2011


[ 11 March 2011 to 13 March 2011. ]

Here we go again Hivemind!

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

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Mikelangelo and the Tin Star return to The Phoenix with Fred Smith


[ 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 [...]

Candle lit Earth Hour Dinner

By 9 March 2011

[ 26 March 2011 at 6:30 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 [...]

Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes – racing and glamour in the Capital

By 8 March 2011

[ 13 March 2011 at 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 [...]

Aging cock rock comes to Canberra in spades!


[ 30 April 2011 at 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 [...]


By 7 March 2011

[ 12 March 2011 to 13 March 2011. ]

What: Pyjamanalia
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 [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! for March 2011

By 7 March 2011

[ 16 March 2011 at 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 [...]

Brisbane comedy headliner Shayne Hunter at Pot Belly, March 16

By 7 March 2011

[ 16 March 2011 at 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 [...]

Special sports trees at the Arboretum

By 4 March 2011

[ 7 March 2011 at 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 [...]

Sculpture Garden Sunday at the National Gallery


[ 6 March 2011 at 10:30 am; ]

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 [...]

BarCamp Canberra returns on 19 March 2011

By 4 March 2011

[ 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 [...]

Ellis Collective CD Launch. 26 March at the Street Theatre


[ 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 [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 4 March


[ 4 March 2011 to 6 March 2011. ]

Another over-crowded weekend of Canberra chaos looms.

What fun and games around town would you recommend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Art-Is-An BREAD Civic Edition


[ 12 March 2011 1:00 pm to 19 March 2011 1:00 pm. ]

Insanely talented bread maker (and all round nice guy) Robert Guth is bringing his fusion of art and delicious bread to Civic for the You Are Here Festival.

He had this to say about it:

Who does not like BREAD? Well, there are the gluten intolerant wheat haters – but other than that most people.

The question [...]

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Fundraiser

By 1 March 2011

[ 3 March 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] Come and support Canberras best comedians and help them represent the national capital at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2011 with TWO shows on one night here in Canberra!!

Capital Punishment is back in 2011 after a sell-out season in 2010!

The Stevenson Experience present their debut show in the 2011 comedy festival!

Performers on [...]

Acoustic Soup returns in 2011

By 28 February 2011

[ 16 March 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]

This has popped into my inbox and seems like wholesome fun:

We are super excited about the upcoming launch of Acoustic Soup for 2011!!

Acoustic Soup is held from 6.30 – 9.30 at the ANU Food Co-Op every third Wednesday of the month, starting on Wednesay 16th of March! The Co-op is located on [...]

Brass and Things at Mt Stomlo

By 28 February 2011

[ 5 March 2011; ] Come and join us for a fantastic afternoons entertainment on the 5th of March from 4pm til 6.30pm.


Mt Stromlo Observatory is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year and the 5th of March heralds the start of a variety of concerts to be held throughout the year.

The first event features Brass’ere, Raw Honey Choir and [...]

TOO EASY TO BELIEVE? Skepticism and the Psychology of Suggestibility

By 28 February 2011

[ 13 April 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: Dr Krissy Wilson
Date: 13 April 2011,
Time: 6.00-7.30pm
Location: Lecture Theatre, Innovations Building, Eggleston Road, ANU
Cost: Free
Dr Krissy Wilson will review the nature, mechanism and psychological impact of suggestibility, including hypnotic suggestibility and how this relates, for example, to false memories.
Dr Wilson is a graduate of the University of London. Formerly at the University of Tasmania, she [...]

The Last Prom at Smith Dick

By 25 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 March 2011 at 9:00 pm; ]

As part of the You Are Here extravaganza engulfing Civic next month Nick Delatovic is throwing The Last Prom which on Facebook is described like this:

March 11th 2011: They thought it was going to be an 80s Prom Night like any other. How were they possibly to know that the frizzy-permed festivities would be interrupted [...]

ACT Light Rail presentation at TCC on 1 March 2011

By 25 February 2011

[ 1 March 2011 at 7:30 pm; 1 March 2011 at 7:30 pm; 1 March 2011 at 7:30 pm; 1 March 2011 at 7:30 pm; ] Damien Haas from ACT Light Rail will be speaking at the March meeting of the Tuggeranong Community Council. His presentation will be called ‘Is Canberra Light Rail still on track?’.

The Tuggeranong Community Council meeting begins at 7.30PM at the Southern Cross Club Tuggeranong. The ACT Light Rail presentation will begin around 8.30 PM.

All people [...]

THE DISPLACED – Theatre – 10-19 March 2011

By 24 February 2011

[ 10 March 2011 to 19 March 2011. 10 March 2011 to 19 March 2011. ]


Impro ACT presents a season of theatre performance that will explore what it’s like for ordinary Australians to be asked to leave what they know.
Taking improvised theatre into new terrain, actors explore the characters’ emotional and physical journeys; through heartbreak and hope, through simple and serious instances of displacement.
A [...]

2011 AARCMCC ACT Titles for 1/10th Radio Controled Cars

By 24 February 2011

[ 5 March 2011 to 6 March 2011. ] After an absence for arround 5 years the AARCMCC ACT Titles returne to the Kambah Track located in Jenkie Cct.  This event has attacted entries from NSW, Vic and South Australia, there is even a few comming from Hong Kong.

Racing will get underway on Saturday the 5th of March and wrap up on Sunday the [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 25 February

By 24 February 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 25 February 2011 to 27 February 2011. ]

Time to shine hivemind!

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

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