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Ripple Effect – Abundant Water Fundraiser

By 17 June 2010

[ 3 July 2010 at 2:00 pm; ] Ripple Effect : Because everyone deserves clean water

Abundant Water, a Canberra based, global organisation has a very simple goal: to work with Lao communities to provide them with a basic essential – Water – through a simple and effective clay pot water filter.

Be part of a global community, making history by empowering people to provide [...]

The Emergenza Festival cancelled for Canberra!

By 17 June 2010

Yes, it’s that time of year when The Emergenza festival, a huge promo for unsigned Australian musical talent gets rolling. I am the manager for a band called The Naddiks (
They are some of the hardest working young men I know of when it comes to their music, and what are they’re chances of [...]

Women in Climate Change event

By 17 June 2010

[ 24 June 2010 at 7:15 am; ] The 1 Million Women Campaign presents – OUR CANBERRA BREAKFAST, JUNE 24 - Women in Climate Change, a national forum series.

Following sell-out events in five state capital cities drawing over 1700 women of Australia, the 1 Million Women campaign ( is delighted to bring our Women in Climate Change (WICC) national forum series to CANBERRA.

JOIN US at this special event to hear [...]

Save McGregor Hall?

By 16 June 2010

[First filed: Jun 15, 2010 @ 10:07]

The Canberra Musician’s Club is launching a campaign via Facebook to save McGregor hall.
The hall, notionally home to the Canberra Pensioner’s Club has been an on and off redoubt of local entertainment endeavour (and also rightly famous for the devastatingly handsome bar staff) for many long years but the [...]

New Single from Waterford

By 16 June 2010

Canberra rock outfit Waterford have been busily recording with producer Bruce Callaway (who has worked with the Saints, the Triffids, Ed Kuepper and Damien Lovelock amongst others…), and the first fresh fruits of this collaboration are available now, for you, for free.
Download the single ‘London, England’ at Birds Love Fighting Records.

But is it art?

By 15 June 2010

Down where Sullivan’s Creek enters the ANU lurks the great shopping trolley collection.
Well they had to end up somewhere didn’t they?
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

Big Bangs Cocktail Fundraiser 2010!

By 15 June 2010

[ 21 June 2010; ] Dear RA-ers,

It’s on again in 2010!  You are cordially invited to the 2010 Big Bangs Fundraiser, proudly presented by Tongue & Groove!

This year the event begins at 7pm, on Monday 21st June, at Tongue & Groove, on Bunda Street.  Tickets are $50, which includes cocktails, canapés, music and of course some great people!

All proceeds will [...]

Pecha Kucha Volume 8

By 15 June 2010

[ 16 June 2010 at 7:00 pm; ]

The latest Pecha Kucha shindig happens this Wednesday, 16 July at the CraftACT Gallery from 7pm.

Pecha Kucha is a global talkfest, featuring creative folk detailing their work, ideas and inspirations. They keep it snappy via the patented PK 20×20 system- 20 slides on screen for 20 seconds.

We’ve got musicians, artists, designers and architects lined up, [...]

True Logic of the Future – at the Belconnen Arts Centre

By 15 June 2010

[ 13 July 2010 to 17 July 2010. ]

The following has crossed my desk and looks interesting:

Science-theatre ensemble Boho presents new interactive performance True Logic of the Future at the Belconnen Arts Centre this July.

Drawing on the ideas of 19th century economist, meteorologist, logician, musician, programmer, 3D photographer, philosopher and cloud-maker William Stanley Jevons, cross-artform ensemble Boho weave narrative theatre, interactive sequences [...]

nostalgia isn’t what it used to be; what was it again?

By 14 June 2010

astress has unearthed the final electric shadows poster from the end of 2006 and i realise that, while i knew it then but now can’t recall (though didn’t get to the screening for some reason now forgotten) can anyone recall the ‘surprise’ final film they showed..?
and so while i’m on topic, how do people rate [...]

Leisure Suit Lenny, Tetanus Rig, Fat Controller & Robert The Bruce

By 14 June 2010

[ 18 June 2010 at 8:00 pm; ]

9PM $10
Friday 18th of June
-Robert The Bruce
-Fat Controller
-Tetanus Rig
-Leisure Suit Lenny

Exit through the gift shop – A short season at the NGA

By 13 June 2010

[ 11 June 2010; 12 June 2010; 13 June 2010; 14 June 2010; ]

[Review by Mrs Brown]

If you are looking for something indoorsy to do in Canberra this long weekend then I would definitely recommend you see the first film of the elusive street artist, Banksy at the National Gallery of Australia.

Not only well it give you 90 minutes of genuine, laugh out loud entertainment but it [...]

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 125 – James Fahy

By 11 June 2010

Canberra’s (possibly the world’s) least reliable podcast goes from the sublime to the ridiculous and manages to get out the James Fahy edition a mere 6 hours before the man himself opens the doors to his CD Launch tonight.
(So if you’re on the fence about the CD launch, download now, have a listen, and come [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 11 June 2010

By 11 June 2010

[ 11 June 2010 to 13 June 2010. ] [First filed: Jun 10, 2010 @ 14:15]

Ok Rioters, it’s over to you now.

Let the public know what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend.

Just leave your contribution in the comments.

Are our lives improved by a dearth of fireworks?

By 11 June 2010

The ABC’s got a po-faced story reminding us that not only can you not buy fireworks this year, but if you get caught with them you’re in big trouble:
Work Safety Commissioner Mark McCabe says the ban was implemented following a number of reviews.
“The ban was eventually considered necessary in the interests of public safety [...]

“Student painting” door-to-door scammers in Canberra again

By 11 June 2010

In Manuka, this evening, we met a charming French student selling paintings, fraudulently represented as done by her and her fellow students, from her third year at L’ecole des beaux arts in Paris, but actually from Chinese site
If you get visited, call the police ASAP. It’s time for this scam to end.

E.L.K just doesn’t understand why Mark Parton does not take drugs?

By 10 June 2010

[ 9 July 2010 to 21 July 2010. ]

Introducing the much anticipated debut solo show of stencil artist E.L.K, Opening on the 9th of July 6-9pm at the Front, all welcome.

Joe Oppenheimer and James Fahy launch their respective CDs

By 9 June 2010

[ 11 June 2010; ]

A few weeks ago I got a lift with James Fahy and Joe Oppenheimer. James was playing guitar with the neck out the window. Joe was playing a melodica. Then I realised no-one was actually driving.

I suspect this Friday at Macgregor Hall is going to be a bit like that. Only with less chance of [...]

Cue Theme Music – ’2001 A Space Odyssey’

By 9 June 2010

[First filed: Jun 8, 2010 @ 8:35]

A crazy thing to do I know…….Woolworths Dickson early on a Monday night…..walking along ipod in ears and almost smacked bang into this giant monolith, well largish white column thingy.
2001 A Space Odyssey came to my mind, yeah yeah it’s white not black, and there are no monkeys banging [...]

Kapa Haka Festival at EPIC this weekend

By 8 June 2010

[ 12 June 2010; ] Communities Online has the intriguing news that EPIC is playing host this weekend to the Australian Kapa Haka Regional Festival:

This event is the celebration of Maori Performing Arts. Kapa Haka (song and dance) groups from all over Australia compete for the opportunity to go home to New Zealand to compete for the \”Best of the [...]

Local places to display art

By 8 June 2010

I’m relatively new to Canberra and the country all together.
People on this site seem to always know what’s going on and I was wondering if anyone knew of local businesses that might be looking for some art to decorate their walls as I am looking for some local places to display my work at no [...]

Local Music Video – The Glaciers with Red Raw

By 8 June 2010

Something to rock up your day! Canberra’s The Glaciers doing their song “Red Raw” at Belconnen’s The Basement on 27 February 2010

ZZG – Trapped in the Mirror – “Launch” with Scaramouche, The Chuffs and Tom Stone.

By 7 June 2010

[ 18 June 2010 at 8:00 pm; ]

ZZG – “Trapped in the Mirror”
With Special Guests:
The Chuffs
Tom Stone and the Soldiers of Fortune (Sydney)

Friday 18th JUNE

8PM ANU Union Bar
An Evening of classic style rock, classic style riffs and moments of blues and psychodelia
note: The Kevin Windross band has cancelled and will be replaced by Scaramouche,,,

The Basement’s New Ownership Weekend Party June 11 + 12

By 7 June 2010

[ 11 June 2010 to 12 June 2010. ]

June Friday 11, 9PM, $10:
9:00 – 9:30 THE HEROINES
9:50 – 10:30 DOCTOR JOHNSON
10:50 – 11:30 SUNSET RIOT (SYD)
11:50 – 12:30 JOHNNY ROADKILL

June Saturday 12, 9PM, $10:
9:00 – 9:30 STEADY THE FALL
10:40 – 11:10 TALIESIN
11:30 – 12:00 FUTILITY
12:20 – 12:50 TEEN SKANK PARADE

Bachelor of Classical Studies now offered at ANU

By 6 June 2010

Although it launched last year ( I thought I’d advertise that the ANU now offers a Bachelor of Classical Studies degree. Rather than simply completing a bachelor for arts and including ancient history or languages course this is a specialized degree that involves either a major in ancient history plus 6 greek/latin courses or a [...]

The fireworks are gone, but bonfires are still permitted.

By 4 June 2010

[ 4 June 2010 at 3:00 pm; ] From Saturday the 5th until Sunday the 20th of June, we are allowed bonfires on residential land for the purposes of celebration.

You can check the legislation, see  “Division 2.3, Schedule 1, Part 1.2, item 6″, or you can try the more user-friendly flier.

In the latter they claim legal requirements that must arise from other legislation [...]

Date Night in Canberra?

By 4 June 2010

Hello All,
Was wondering if any one has any ideas for me to do for a date night?
Doesn’t have to be pricey and can be a bit lame as long as it’s fun!

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 4 June 2010

By 4 June 2010

[ 4 June 2010 to 6 June 2010. ]

OK Rioters, it’s your time to shine.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

International Men’s Volleyball – Sat June 26th

By 4 June 2010

[ 26 June 2010 at 7:30 pm; ] On Saturday the 26th of June at Southern Cross Stadium in Tuggeranong, you can witness high quality international men’s volleyball with Australia taking on Canada at 7.30pm.

Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Under 18′s.

Tickets available from Volleyball ACT office now on 6247 9587.

ComedyACT Presents Sammy J

By 4 June 2010

[ 10 June 2010 at 8:00 pm; ]

From Melbourne to Edinburgh, Sammy J has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting and inventive performers on the international comedy scene. You may have seen him on Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, or Talkin’ Bout Your Generation.

Sammy recently won the 2010 Barry award for the “most outstanding comedy act” at the [...]

Under Age House Party at The Street

By 3 June 2010

[ 3 June 2010 to 6 June 2010. ]

A one man show is the theatrical equivalent of climbing Everest. And there is nothing in the world of theatre quite like the moment when that one man comes out on to the stage.

From start to finish he stands alone in front of the audience without cease or respite.

Writer (and occasional RiotACT commenter) David Finnigan’s [...]

Women’s Australian Volleyball League

By 3 June 2010

[ 4 June 2010 to 6 June 2010. ] Volleyball ACT is hosting Round 1 of the 2010 Women’s Australian Volleyball League at the AIS Volleyball Courts from Friday 4th through to Sunday 6th June.

The Canberra Heat women have been preparing hard over Summer and are ready to take on the nation’s best again this season.

There will be 10 games played across the weekend [...]

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