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Tweed Ride 2 – Unleash the carnage!

By 13 August 2009

[ 12 September 2009 at 11:00 am; ]

The previous and inaugural Tweed Ride finished in a police complaint (by a Tweed Rider), a complaint to the Human Rights Commission (about comments made by Tweed Riders), and is still the subject of ongoing litigation such that I can’t even write much about it (and nor will we in the comments thank you).

Who would [...]

McCubbin’s Last Impressions at the National Gallery

By 13 August 2009

[ 14 August 2009 to 1 November 2009. ]

While we wait for the European masters at the end of the year the National Gallery is offering us Australia’s greatest impressionist, Frederick McCubbin, and his work between 1907 and 1917.

From the blurb:

Discover McCubbin’s free and expressive style, and the varying effects of light conveyed through striking colour in landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, portraits and interiors.

Not [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 14 August

By 13 August 2009

[ 14 August 2009 to 16 August 2009. ] No plinth pictures under the new regime!

But we’re still after your thoughts on what’s going on around town this weekend for the seeing, hearing and attending of.

Just blast away with them in the comments!

Merry Fest at The Muse

By 12 August 2009

[ 14 August 2009; ] [First filed: July 30, 2009 @ 09:51]

This one came across my desk and could not be ignored. Time to clear the schedule for many days following, the aftermath is almost certain to be regrettable. From the event’s Facebook page:

Merry Fest is the world’s smallest festival – proudly presented by The Merry Muse and The Canberra [...]

Dendy Cinema Reserved Seating

By 12 August 2009

We  went to the Dendy last night – bought tix as usual and wandered in and sat down where we like and the movie started….. then was asked to move by some people who said that they had the seats reserved.  
Lots of commotion – not just us but others were moving as well for [...]

BMA launches a music directory

By 12 August 2009

Canberra’s long lived street mag BMA appears to be making a long overdue (and very welcome) move from local reporting on global culture to local coverage of local culture.
One manifestation is their newish Exhibitionist section. Another is a very useful “Music Directory” on the navigation bar.
They’re looking for more entries for that (at a price):

GU Manuka now an Event Cinema

By 12 August 2009

I’ve just noticed that when I went to the Greater Union website, I am redirected to the Event Cinemas website.
I’m wondering what the significance is for GU Manuka – one cinema definitely in need of a major upgrade… Does anyone have any info?
Also, has anyone who has visited the new website ( worked [...]

Best Hospitality Staff in Canberra

By 12 August 2009

Upon hearing of the passing of a old bartending peer of mine over the weekend, and having seen some exceptionaly good and poor service and products of late, I got to wondering where the greatest hospitality staff in Canberra are found?
I have my own ideas, but on behalf of some of those who try to [...]

Vinnies Tuggeranong Fashion Parade – 20 years in the Valley! Less than two weeks to go! [Charity Fundraiser]

By 12 August 2009

[ 22 August 2009 at 6:30 pm; ] The Vinnies Tuggeranong Fashion Parade is almost here!The St Vincent De Paul Centre in Tuggeranong is celebrating its 20th birthday this month and is having a Spring/Summer ready-to-wear fashion parade party to show off the fabulous pieces and outfits that you can find at Vinnies! The aim is to raise awareness of Vinnies, attract customers [...]

Canberra Film – Another Day In Paradise set for 2010 debut

By 12 August 2009

The trailer has just hit YouTube for RPM Films’ latest work “Another Day In Paradise”.
While a lot of the film was shot in India’s Kolkata the lead actors; Hanna Cormick, Rubik Roy, Arun Basu, and Christina Solazzini are all local.
Here’s some of the blurb:
The filming of “Another day in Paradise” has been completed earlier this [...]

Foreshore 2009 lineup announced!

By 11 August 2009

[ 28 November 2009; ]

The first round lineup annoucement for Foreshore 2009 is now out.

With the headliner still to be announced they’ve got:

Deadmau5 (Canada)
Axwell (Swedish House Mafia)
Crookers (Italy)
Stanton Warriors (UK)
Miss Kitten & The Hacker (France)
John Dahlback (Sweden)
Zombie Nation
The Only

It’s all kicking off again in Commonwealth Place on 28 November.

Tickets are on sale now to Lexington members and to the [...]

Apparantly Climate Change is Bull….a quiet Bull

By 11 August 2009

[ 13 August 2009 at 9:30 am; ] I see that The Climate Sceptics are holding a protest against the Emissions Trading Scheme on the 13th of August at Parliament House.

This part of their website jumped out at me:

“The theme will be “Man Made Climate Change is Bull” and a quiet bull is being organised to be at the event.”

A quiet [...]

Does matinee now mean kiddie session?

By 10 August 2009

A recent trip to the theatre to see Quantum Leap youth dance was an interesting experience. We went to the matinee, and I was surprised to see that most attendees had kids with them. Including very small kids.
Predictably the toddlers in the audience cried, called out and chatted through the entire performance. At one point [...]

Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and beyond – Coming to Canberra

By 10 August 2009

[ 4 December 2009 to 5 April 2010. ]

Apparently this is the big one. The biggest and bestest art blockbuster the National Gallery will ever stage.

The NGA is trumpeting their exhibition scheduled for the summer holiday period:

Never have so many masterpieces been brought together in one exhibition in this country.

There’ll be no need to travel to Paris to see major and numerous works [...]

Balibo – Film Screening Thursday 13 August

By 10 August 2009

[ 13 August 2009 at 7:00 pm; ]

East Timor 1975 – Five Australian journalists are missing. One man searches for the truth. One man seeks justice.

Canberra Friends for Dili are hosting a screening of Balibo, a newly released film about the Balibo Five.

It’s on Thursday 13 August 7pm at Greater Union Manuka.

Tickets are only $15 a head, of which $6 goes [...]

No 10 Conditions of Love for the Canberra International Film Festival

By 8 August 2009

The Canberra Times brings the intriguing news that the Canberra International Film Festival doesn’t plan to follow the brave lead of the Melbourne Film Festival and screen “The 10 Conditions of Love” (Trailer above).
With such controversy surrounding the film one might think that audiences would be allowed to see it for themselves? Or perhaps the [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 7 August

By 7 August 2009

[ 7 August 2009 to 9 August 2009. ]

The weekend is a blank canvas my friends!

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Where’s the interesting art to be found?

By 7 August 2009

This is a call for help to all you art boffins out there.
My partner is studying Cultural Heritage at Uni and is planning to do a study on Canberra’s public art installations in a heritage context. He’ll be looking at all (or as many as he can) sculptures, murals, arty styled fixtures in [...]

Canberräng 2009

By 6 August 2009

[ 7 August 2009 to 8 August 2009. ]

This weekend sees swing dancers from around Australia and the world converge on Canberra for Canberräng 2009 – Canberra’s festival of swing.

Canberräng ’09 – “Spy vs Spy” events will be hosted at a swag of local venues, starting at Tilley’s tonight (Thursday) and finishing up at the Old Canberra Inn on Sunday evening. This [...]

Wheelchair for Scarlett appeal

By 6 August 2009

[ 11 September 2009 at 7:00 pm; ] Some very good people around town have got together to raise some money for a special little girl – Scarlett who needs a wheelchair. We all know Canberra has a big heart so please come along to the Hellenic Club and support this fundraiser.  The Hellenic Club are very kindly hosting the function for free.  [...]

E-Waste Recycling Weekend

By 6 August 2009

[ 15 August 2009 to 16 August 2009. ]

The People of Riot ask and they shall receive.

TAMS E-Waste Recycling Weekend on 15-16 August at 4 locations around Canberra and Queanbeyan.
Last time this was run there were big queues so be prepared to wait or go to one of the other sites.

Details available on the TAMS flyer.

Reminder for those interested in attending the Make-A-Wish foundations annual Wish Ball

By 6 August 2009

[ 29 August 2009 at 6:30 pm; ] **Reminder for those interested in attending the Make-A-Wish foundations annual Wish Ball**

29 August, 2009
6:30 pm

The Canberra Branch of Make-A-Wish® Australia invites you to their annual Wish Ball to be held on Saturday 29 August at the Hellenic Club of Canberra.

Commencing at 6.30 pm this wonderful evening includes a 3 course meal, beer, wine [...]

The End of Rat Patrol in Canberra?

By 6 August 2009

[First filed: August 05, 2009 @ 15:02]

There is a rumour that the Rat Patrol have nowhere to host their workshop. I can confirm the rumour is true.
Our current hosts at the Rat Pad have to move out, and all Rat Treasures need to be moved to a new space. Can you help?


Trackside 2009 announces its lineup

By 5 August 2009

The weather is warming and as the sap rises so do the music festivals.
Trackside ’09 has made its first lineup announcement. And (drum roll please) the entertainers coming to Canberra on 21 November are:
plus [...]

We have a new TV Channel – GO! is here, content goes live on 9 August

By 5 August 2009

[ 9 August 2009 at 6:30 pm; ] If you re-scan your digital tuner you’ll notice that a new channel has popped up on number 88 here in Canberra.

It’s the eagerly anticipated “GO!”, operated by Channel Nine, which seem to be where they plan to put all the shows that might actually get me watching that network for more than local news.

From the [...]

Local music video – Baterz, Fifteen

By 5 August 2009

[First filed: August 05, 2009 @ 09:27]

Readers who haven’t been following the local music scene often wonder what the fuss is all about over “that dead guy Baterz”.
Well recently I’ve discovered there’s a whole heap of his material living on thanks to YouTube.
This one pretty perfectly captures what it’s like to be young. Enjoy.

First Friday Story Time

By 5 August 2009

Looking for something fun to take your toddler or pre-schooler to that will engage their imagination and stimulate their brain? There’s a free Story Time at Brindabella Baby on the first Friday of every month, at 10am.
For August, we’re doing “That’s Not Junk!” by New Zealand author and illustrator Nikki Slade Robinson. This colourful story [...]

Skipping Girl Vinegar + Julia & the Deep Sea Sirens + Jonno Zilber @ The Front this Thursday

By 5 August 2009

[ 6 August 2009 at 8:00 pm; ] Melbourne’s Skipping Girl Vinegar are sweeping through Canberra on their ‘Music From Cold Places’ national tour this Thursday August 6 at The Front in Lyneham.

The alt-acoustic foursome’s tunes are being played nationally on JJJ and commercial radio, so you’ll probably recognise a few tunes. 

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens play support to them [...]

Wanted: Walking Class Heroes

By 5 August 2009

[ 2 October 2009; ]

On Friday 2 October, the Pedestrian Council of Australia is calling on all workers to leave their cars at home and walk to work for better health and cleaner air.

Walking is a great way to increase energy and fitness and get your brain and body working for the day ahead. Strapping on your sneakers for [...]

Auditions next week – Take Their Life

By 4 August 2009

For those who haven’t been following Canberra Dramatics’ activities this year, Take Their Life is a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in which the tragic couple, rather than dying, are forced to live with each other!
A creative team has been working since the beginning of the year on developing an altered script for the [...]

Inner North SEE-Change presents: Q&A with a Carbon Cop

By 4 August 2009

[ 17 August 2009 at 6:30 pm; ] Q&A with a Carbon CopWhen:  6.30pm 17 August Where: O’Connor Uniting Church Hall, cnr Scrivener and Brigalow Streets.Canberra based scientist, Lish Fejer, who may be better known as a Carbon Cop on the ABC series, will offer advice on how we can all make the necessary changes to reduce domestic carbon emissions. In the series Lish led [...]

Sin City (Melb) playing 26th September @ The DJ Pea’s B’day of Filth ’09 w/Moots, Johnny Roadkill & PTWT

By 4 August 2009

[ 26 September 2009 8:00 pm to 27 September 2009 2:00 am. ]

Usual deal as every other year :D

[Johnny Roadkill, Moots, and Paulie the Water Tiger supporting Sin City at the Basement.]

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