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Bell Shakespeare’s As You Like It

By 14 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 April 2015 to 18 April 2015. ]
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?
As You Like It is an adventure of the heart, a journey through a forest of poetry (and lions), and a tale of a love so grand all the rules are broken to win the heart of a boy. Passionate and disarming, As You Like It – one of Shakespeare’s [...]

Questacon lights up for Enlighten

By 12 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 February 2015 to 4 March 2015. ]
Culture and creativity will once again illuminate our capital during Enlighten between 27 February and 7 March.
Questacon will offer a range of fun-filled events for all ages, luminous landscapes and free entertainment that are sure to excite and intrigue the mind!
The whole family will enjoy Swamp Juice; a unique and entertaining adventure about life in [...]

Your guide to the National Multicultural Festival

By 12 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 13 February 2015 to 15 February 2015. ]

Whether you’re interested in gorging your way across the world’s myriad of cuisines, embracing your heritage or learning more about the precious diverse cultures of other communities, this weekend’s 2015 National Multicultural Festival has something for people of all ages, tastes and interests.

The FREE three-day festival, which kicks off tomorrow afternoon (Friday 13 February), is [...]

Groovin the ANU, 20 February

By 11 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Coming up at the ANU Bar on Friday 20 February: The Feldons, Loud SO Clear, Kitten Hurricane and Capes.

Doors open 8pm, beers are cheap and entry is free.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 Shell Prom Concert: A Touch of Tartan

By 10 February 2015
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[ 14 February 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

This Valentine’s Day thousands of Canberrans will take their picnic baskets and their loved ones to the lawns of Government House as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra invokes the intoxicating music of the British Isles in the 33rd Shell Prom Concert.

Held in conjunction with the National Multicultural Festival, the concert program, themed A Touch of Tartan, [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Valentine’s Day

By 9 February 2015
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[ 14 February 2015; ]

Whether you’re coupled up or flying solo, there’s plenty to do in Canberra this Valentine’s Day. Why not try one of the following, or let us know what you’re planning to do in the comments!

Lifeline Book Fair
9am – 5pm Sat 14 February
Budawang Building, Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell

For all the book lovers out there, check [...]

An evening with fantasy author Joe Abercrombie

By 6 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 February 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Join Harry Hartog Booksellers (Westfield Woden) for an evening with acclaimed author JOE ABERCROMBIE, who will be joining us at 6.30pm on Monday 16 February to celebrate the release of Half the World, second in the Shattered Sea series.To meet this incredible wordsmith, known for his fantasy masterpiece The First Law series, please RSVP to woden@harryhartog.com.au, (02) [...]

Introduction to harmony singing for women

By 4 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 12 February 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] Canberra Harmony, Canberra’s newest women’s barbershop choir, will be running a four-week taster course on Thursdays 7-9:00pm starting Thursday 12th February at the Belconnen Raiders Club.

Come and learning some fun songs in four-part harmony then perform them with us for your family and friends. Cost: $35.

Email cleaveranita@gmail.com for more information and to book a place.

When: [...]

Canberrans urged to light a candle for death row prisoners in Indonesia

By 4 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 5 February 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Canberra residents will light candles in solidarity with at least 64 people who are on death row in Indonesia for drug smuggling offences on Thursday night (5 February).

“Amnesty International is a worldwide movement that opposes the death penalty in any circumstance, for any person,” ACT community organiser Bede Carmody said.

“We invite Canberra residents to the [...]

Public talk: A fly on the wall – solving crime with fly poo

By 3 February 2015
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[ 3 March 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

It sounds like something out of CSI but these days the common blowfly is helping investigators to fight crime in more ways than one. Everything from helping to establish time since death to providing human DNA at the crime scene, the common blowfly is providing the missing clues to modern crimes.

As part of our Science [...]

Queanbeyan Relay for Life, 21-22 February

By 2 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 21 February 2015 9:15 am to 22 February 2015 10:00 am. ]
Help to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer in the Queanbeyan City community by donating or participating in Queanbeyan’s Relay for Life event this month.
Organisers are encouraging all local community members and businesses to get involved and hit the track during the 24-hour event.
From the event organisers:

Relay For Life is a chance for communities to [...]

Language walk and community celebrations, 21 February

By 1 February 2015
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[ 21 February 2015 at 10:30 am; ] This event brings together people from different communities to raise awareness of the value of all languages, especially endangered languages, in a multilingual and multicultural context.

This is the second year that the Canberra-based International Mother Language Movement (IMLM) has organised this event. Over 300 people attended in 2014.

The walk will cross Commonwealth Bridge and end [...]

Cub Callaway, The Feldons and After Hollywood, 31 January

By 30 January 2015
Cub Callaway Band

[ 31 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Cub Callaway (Ex Saints, Ed Kuepper band, Coupe Deville) will be launching their latest record, Fall Of The Empire this Saturday (31 January) at Smiths Alternative.

Joining Cub on stage will be John Hoey (Died Pretty) and Phil Hall (Lime Spiders) plus Alex Ross and Zika Vuletic.

Supported by local modrockers the Feldons and up and comers [...]

Eat Drink Paleo’s Irena Macri at Paperchain, 6 February

By 29 January 2015
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[ 6 February 2015 at 5:45 pm; ]
Food blogger Irena Macri, the woman behind the hugely popular Eat Drink Paleo blog, will speak at Paperchain Bookstore in next month to launch her new cookbook.
From the event organisers:

Passionate paleo-enthusiast Irena Macri draws on her love of world cuisines and all-natural ingredients to produce gourmet recipes that were created, taste-tested and photographed by the cook [...]

Groovin the Moo 2015 line up announced

By 28 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 3 May 2015; ]

Australia’s only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches, Wolfmother, Hilltop Hoods, San Cisco, A$AP Ferg and more.

From the event organisers:
Roll along the open highway and let the scent of nature carry you away. Delve into an [...]

High Fidelity – a Canberra premiere

By 28 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 6 February 2015 8:00 pm to 21 February 2015 8:00 pm. ]

Nick Hornby’s book High Fidelity, and the subsequent John Cusack movie, became an instant classic for a generation that postponed entry into adulthood, or ‘coming-of-age’, from adolescence until middle age.

Local theatre company Phoenix Players is bringing Hornby’s timeless, witty story to the stage. High Fidelity is a rock musical unlike any other. With all-original music inspired by the [...]

Learn to play mandolin!

By 28 January 2015

[ 1 February 2015; ] COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) Learning Groups 2015

The next semester-long COZYMO Learning Group programs start on Sunday 1 February 2015 . Whether you’re young in experience or in age, you are most welcome!

These programs offer you a great opportunity to begin or to continue to learn a plucked stringed instrument: mandolin, mandola, mandocello and guitar.

Did you catch [...]

PJ O’Brien hosts Feb Blues Jam

By 28 January 2015
Canberra Blues Society

[ 15 February 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points, PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney [...]

RAW Canberra presents Visionary, 30 January

By 26 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 January 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for what the organisers describe as a “one night creative explosion”.

When: Friday 30 January 2015
Time: From 7.30pm
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen

Tickets [...]

Letterboxing for puppies dumped in Higgins

By 23 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 25 January 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
As inspectors continue to appeal to the community for information relating to a serious case of animal cruelty regarding several abandoned puppies this week, RiotACT contributors Steven Bailey and Alexandra Craig have organised a letterbox drop to help find the culprit. 
From Steven and Alexandra:

Please help us to help the RSPCA by letterboxing the suburb of [...]

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 quarter final

By 22 January 2015
AFC Asian Cup Australia

[ 23 January 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Iraq and Iran are through to the quarter finals of the Asian Cup. Head to Canberra Stadium this Friday evening to see who will make it to the semi-finals.

When: Friday 23 January 2015
Time: 5.30pm
Where: Canberra Stadium

Tickets start at $13.25 and are available from the Asian Cup website.

The Village People come to Canberra

By 22 January 2015
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[ 12 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Village People will make their way to Canberra in March 2015 as part of their Greatest Hits World Tour.
From the event organisers:

The Village People are synonymous with good fun, great memories and true showmanship. Formed inNew York in 1977 the band became hugely popular thanks to a number of disco inspired mega-hits… ‘Macho Man’, [...]

Lifeline EPIC Bookfair, 13-15 February

By 22 January 2015
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[ 13 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 14 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 15 February 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Buy a book (or two, or three) at Lifeline’s EPIC Bookfair next month and help keep its suicide prevention telephone crisis support service available to the community.

The three-day fair runs from Friday 13 February to Sunday 15 February with around 250,000 items for sale, including fiction and non-fiction books, rare books, collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign [...]

Lanyon residents invited to discuss road works at community council meeting

By 22 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 3 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Tuggeranong Community Council has extended a special invitation to Lanyon Valley residents to attend its first meeting for 2015. The meeting, to be held on Tuesday 3 February, will discuss the recent road works that led to the closure of Tharwa Drive.

Guest speakers will include the Acting Director of Roads ACT Karl Cloos and ESA [...]

Public talk: Artificial Intelligence, machines on the rise

By 20 January 2015

[ 3 February 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Speaking, natural-sounding machines which can interact with humans using normal conversational patterns are still in the realm of science fiction – or are they?

Associate Professor James Curran is developing artificial intelligence which will revolutionise the way we interact with technology – using spoken language, the same way we interact with each other.

When: Tuesday 3 February [...]

What’s on in Canberra this Australia Day

By 19 January 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE
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[ 26 January 2015; ]

What’s not to love about Australia Day? It’s the perfect excuse to crack open a beer or two, wear your nicest pair of thongs and put a few lamb chops on the barbeque (to eat any other meat on 26 January would be considered un-Australian, as Sam Kekovich would have us believe).

If you don’t have plans [...]

2015 Annual Molonglo AFL Football Club Golf Day, 20 February

By 15 January 2015
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[ 20 February 2015 at 11:00 am; ]

The 2015 Annual Molonglo AFL Football Club Golf Day is on Friday 20 February 2015 at the Murrumbidgee Country Club.

Tickets cost $50 per person, which includes golf and lunch. Drinks will also be on sale around the course, and prizes will be awarded for the following:

Best team gross Score
Best team net score
Nearest the pin on [...]

Readable Graffiti EP launch, 17 January 2015

By 14 January 2015
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[ 17 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Readable Graffiti will launch their new EP, Out to the Races, this Saturday 17 January at Transit Bar.

It’s their first Canberra show in over a year, and they’re supported by local band Mondecreen.

When: Saturday 17 January
Time: From 8pm
Where: Transit Bar, 7 Akuna Street, Canberra City

Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more info, [...]

Prime Minister’s XI versus England, 14 January

By 13 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
PM's XI vs England January 2015

[ 14 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]

The battle with England continues under lights on the refurbished pitch at Manuka Oval on Wednesday 14 January.

The Prime Minister’s XI again face England’s international team in what is billed as the number one summer sporting event for the ACT community.

Enjoy the atmosphere, the crowd and the banter of the one dayer – all the [...]

The Color Run returns to Canberra in February

By 12 January 2015
Color Run Canberra

[ 22 February 2015 at 8:00 am; ]

Billed as “the happiest 5k on the planet”, the Color Run (their American spelling, not ours) returns to Canberra on 22 February 2015. It’s a 5km course that focuses on having fun with friends and family rather than athletic prowess.

Individual tickets cost $60 and include an official event shirt, sweat band, wristband, shoulder bag, coloured powder at [...]

Chet Faker in Canberra, 11 Feb 2015

By 11 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 11 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Australian electronica musician Chet Faker will perform an all ages show at the Royal Theatre on Wednesday 11 February 2015.

This show was originally scheduled as an 18+ gig at ANU Bar on the same date, but has since changed venues to accommodate a larger crowd.

The homecoming national tour is Chet Faker’s biggest Australian tour to date and [...]

Make your own resin bowls at The Makers’ Hub

By 9 January 2015
resin bowl workshop makers' hub

[ 22 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

This resin bowl workshop, hosted by Canberra craft extraordinaire Mikaela Danvers, teaches participants how to create layered effects with colours, using a two-part quick-setting polyurethane resin.

I did this workshop with my mum a while ago and even though neither of us are particularly crafty, we really enjoyed it.

Participants create two small dishes to take home with [...]

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