Events (3257 Stories)

Free Rooners and art auction at Gorman House!

By 8 March 2012

[ 30 March 2012 at 5:30 pm; ]

I mean seriously, what more could you want? Kangaroo doner kebabs, fresh doughnuts, a bar, and an art auction!

Incidentally if you have a source of doughnut grease in lots smaller than 180kg Robert would love to hear from you: guth(underscore)robert(at)hotmail(dot)com

Beer & Food @ The Durham – it’s on again

By 8 March 2012

[ 24 March 2012 at 1:00 pm; ] Heya all,

Just a quick note to let you fellow beer nerds know that The Durham in Green Square, Kingston, will be hosting another food and beer matching lunch on Saturday 24th March from 1pm. These events are great fun with lots of info about food, beer, brewing and craft beer in Australia.

The five beers [...]

Roller Derby kicks off for 2012

By 7 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Roller Derby League have announced their much anticipated 2012 schedule.

The first bout is on 31 March:

March 31st will see 2011?s champions, the Red Bellied Black Hearts, clash on the track against the Brindabelters, who came away last year with the league’s Wooden Spoon. Both teams are under new leadership and with a [...]

Room to Read Canberra – International Women’s Day Event

By 6 March 2012

[ 8 March 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

Room to Read’s International Women’s Day celebration event will be held at Tilley’s in Lyneham on 8 March at 6.30pm.

Room to Read works to increase literacy and access to education in the developing world by building schools and libraries, publishing books in local languages, and providing scholarships for girls’ education, across parts of Asia [...]

Wine night for the orangutans

By 5 March 2012

[ 22 March 2012; ]

Help wildlife conservation while enjoying an evening of wine (from Capital Wines) and canapes amongst the big cats and bears at the zoo (feed the big cats for an extra fee – limited numbers).

Find out from Orangutan Odyssey how you can have your own wildlife adventure.

There will a lucky door prize, a [...]

PCYC Trivia Night

By 5 March 2012

[ 24 March 2012; ]

A good cause worth checking out.

The Real & Ideal at the M16 Artspace

By 5 March 2012

[ 8 March 2012 to 25 March 2012. ]

This has come to me and sounds interesting:

The Real & Ideal is an exhibition conceived by two emerging Canberra curators, Katrina Osborne & Grace Carroll. Inspired by their shared desire to facilitate creativity and promote talent, a medium was chosen – photography and video art; a gallery was found – M16 Artspace; and the dream [...]

Critical Thinking and Cognitive Bias. Public lecture

By 3 March 2012

[ 14 March 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: Dr Karen Macpherson
Date: 14 March 2012
Time: 6.00-7.30pm
Venue: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601

Members Free/Non-Members Gold Coin Donation

The chances of winning Lotto are 8,145,060:1. Many newspapers carry astrological forecasts. Most people think they are above average drivers. And astoundingly, most university academics think their research [...]

Superset Me at Dendy

By 2 March 2012

[ 15 March 2012; ]

The following has drifted over my desk and looks interesting:

Local boy, Dan Widdowson is touring his amazing documentary ‘Superset Me’; the no-holds-barred story of his 3 month journey into the always interesting world of bodybuilding. Canberrans are lucky enough to have the first look at his movie and Dan will be there in person to [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Returns to the Phoenix

By 2 March 2012

[ 14 March 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

Poetry is the new rock and roll. If you want to rock out at the poets BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at the Phoenix is a great place to start. This from Facebook:



and that means we want your words in the Phoenix

AND YOU [...]

Corinbank consolation party at the Polish Club


[ 2 March 2012; ]

Get your gumboots out, all is not lost.

While we mourn the loss of Corinbank 2012 to the foul weather there’s still something to do on Friday night.

The Polish White Eagle Club in O’Connor is going to be playing host to the orphaned artists (musical, performing, visual) this Friday night.

More details to follow.

UPDATE 01/03/12 14:42:

This in [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 2 March 2012


[ 2 March 2012 to 4 March 2012. ]

As the dark pall of a postponed Corinbank washes over us the question becomes, what to do in Canberra with a wet weekend you’ve completely cleared the schedule for?

Suggestions of things to see and do in the comments please.

Sport for Women Day 2012

By 29 February 2012

[ 4 March 2012; ] Free festival aimed at celebrating healthy, active and balanced lifestyles with a fun filled day for the whole family.

Super Best Friends new single

By 29 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 April 2012; ]

Canberra’s kings of shouty hard rock, Super Best Friends, have announced the release of their new EP, a new track, and a national tour.

“Outraged party rock” is what Blunt Magazine calls SUPER BEST FRIENDS. That’s us. We’re a band from Canberra and we party and we rock and we’re outraged by stuff and we shout [...]


By 29 February 2012

[ 29 February 2012 to 30 June 2012. ]

FOYER GALLERY, National Film and Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit, Acton

Blizzards, radio waves, penguins, gramophone records and fi lm makers, this exhibition celebrates 100 years of Australian Antarctic Expeditions and the anniversary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1911-1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

AME School 40th Anniversary

By 28 February 2012

[ 17 November 2012 to 18 November 2012. ] AME School 1972 – 1996 40th anniversary reunion

Alom Shaha at Skeptics in the Pub

By 23 February 2012

[ 29 February 2012 at 6:30 pm; ] King O’Malley’s Irish Pub
131 City Walk, Canberra

Free Event
From the Perth Festival Website

“Alom Shaha (UK) is a filmmaker, science writer and public speaker, who also finds time to teach Physics at a Comprehensive School in London. He has a reputation for making science and other difficult ideas easy to understand for mass audiences, having [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 23 February 2012

By 23 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 24 February 2012 to 26 February 2012. ]

Summer is back!

With the warm weather returning we turn to you the hive mind components to guide and inform our entertainment options this weekend.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Lyneham Primary’s ‘Fair in February’

By 22 February 2012

[ 25 February 2012 at 3:00 pm; ] ‘Dunk’ or be ‘Dunked’
Featuring a dunking machine and stacks of things to do, the Lyneham Primary ‘Fair in February’ is on this Saturday from 3-7pm at Hall & Brigalow Streets in Lyneham

Even if you’re heading to the Canberra Show over the weekend, pop in and check out our little show with it’s own: *animals, *mini [...]

Come to the Healthy Neighbourhoods Expo:  Under One Roof

By 22 February 2012

[ 4 March 2012 at 10:00 am; ]

Sunday 4 March at Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street, Cook 10.00 am – 2.00 pm  There is no charge for a performance by Warehouse Circus at 10.00 am, facepainting for children, sausage sandwiches, tea and coffee. 

Come and have your questions about fences, trees, noise, planning, the law, community connection, and many others answered by [...]

The goths march back North

By 21 February 2012

[ 10 March 2012 at 9:00 pm; ]

If you’ve been missing the chance to dance to Rammstein we have the happy news from facebook that Chrome has ended its southside flirtation and is taking possession of the Poseidon Room at the Civic Hellenic Club:

Chrome is BACK!

The Poseidon room at the Hellenic Club in CIVC will be putting us up for the night!

Entry [...]

Mulligans Flat Friends park care activity

By 21 February 2012

[ 25 February 2012 at 9:30 am; ] Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary needs carers! Meet or join the Friends Group. Sat 25 Feb 9:30am at the main gate.

National Capital Paintball League

By 21 February 2012

[ 21 April 2012; ]

Beginning in April this year, the National Capital paintball League (NCPL) will provide the Canberra with a tournament paintball series.

To help get the word out about the series, we are offering RiotACT readers a discount code for the tournament’s novice division.

One of Canberra’s most successful new amateur teams – Scare Tactics – discovered tournament [...]

Our very own roos on the telly

By 20 February 2012

[ 21 February 2012 at 8:30 pm; ]

Cam has been in touch to remind us that the doco shot in and around Canberra Kangaroo Mob is going to be shown on the ABC this Tuesday night at 8.30 pm:

Over one year we follow mob leader Black Spot and kangaroo mum Madge with her two young joeys – mischievous Sonny and tiny [...]

Scooter giveaway for St Paddy’s bash. What could possibly go wrong

By 20 February 2012

[ 15 March 2012 at 12:00 pm; ] Undaunted by an Octoberfest linked to a fatality the ANU Bar is pushing for an early St Patricks day party at which they’ll be giving away a real working motor scooter:

Come celebrate St Patrick’s Day with us at ANU Bar on March 15th. The event kicks off at 12 noon and runs well into the [...]


By 20 February 2012

[ 1 March 2012 to 10 March 2012. ] “In A Band, It’s Always A Drama”

DATES: Thurs 1st, Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd, Thurs 8th, Fri 9th, Sat 10th March 2012
TIME: 7:30 pm
Show length: 2 hours with 20mins interval
Tickets: $28 ($22 concession or groups of 5+or Impro ACT members)
Street Two – The Street Theatre (15 Childers St, Canberra City West)
Book on 6247 1223 or

This [...]

All you need to know about Skyfire 2012

By 20 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 March 2012; ]

Like it or not Skyfire is going to happen on 17 March.

FM104 has all the details you could possibly want about this landmark event on the Canberra calendar.

For those unfamiliar with AntiSocialFifteenYearOldFire here’s our slideshow from last year:

Get Buck’d Off!

By 20 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2012 to 20 March 2012. ]

Bucking broncos and daring cowboys are set to steal the show at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre this March.

Buck’d Off is local photographer Grace Costa’s first solo photography exhibition and showcases a collection of 16 adrenalin filled images taken at rodeos around Canberra, Queanbeyan, Yass and Bungendore.

From bucking broncos and charging bulls, Ms Costa’s carefully selected [...]

The Last Prom, again. Phase one – Famine

By 17 February 2012

[ 24 February 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word that the horsepeople of the apocalypse are riding forth with The Last Prom:

2012: The final year of mortal history. Coming of age in a fallen world, The Son Of The Beast begins to ready the Ritual of Armageddon. As foretold by every ancient civilisation, he does this by reshaping the Four Horseman [...]

Drew Walky EP Launch

By 17 February 2012

[ 25 February 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

The irrepressible Drew Walky is launching his new EP at The Front in what is sure to be a great night’s entertainment.

Supported by One foot In the Gravy and the face of Canberra’s street press Julia Johnson it’s not a night you’ll want to miss.

CARMBA Clothing Swap

By 17 February 2012


CARMBA is busy planning the next Children’s Clothing Swap (venue TBA). Last year’s event was an enormous success, with over 4000 items donated, and a large number of members taking home excellent quality ‘new-to-you’ clothes for their children.

2012 is promising to be BIGGER AND BETTER. CARMBA has left over [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 17 February 2012

By 16 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 February 2012 to 19 February 2012. ]

OK Rioters, show me how clever and well informed you are.

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

Just leave your ideas in the comments.

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