Entertainment (5998 Stories)

Channel 7 in the 70′s and 80′s

By 7 August 2010

Does anyone have video of, or access to,  Canberra TV archives from the 70′s and 80′s?
A friend was a child actor on “What’s Happening” and “Meeting in the Middle” both broadcast on Capital 7 in the 70′s and 80′s.
My friend has a really crappy copy of a maybe 8mm film of their claim to fame [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 6 August 2010

By 6 August 2010

[ 6 August 2010 to 8 August 2010. ] [First filed: Aug 5, 2010 @ 12:43]

So Rioters, what are you seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave us some suggestions in the comments.

THE ARTISTS ARE COMING, M16 Artspace opens at Griffith

By 6 August 2010

[ 13 August 2010 at 6:00 pm; ] The wait is over! Come and indulge your senses at the launch of the new and improved M16 Artspace. Canberra’s newest cultural destination will be opened by Mr Jon Stanhope MLA, Chief Minister ACT, at 6pm on Friday 13 August.

A place to make, share and experience art, M16 at Griffith is the largest community-based visual [...]

Tuggeranong Lions Club Annual Dinner Dance

By 5 August 2010

[ 21 August 2010 at 6:30 am; ]

Looking for some light entertainment on Election night (Saturday August 21)?

The Canberra Lake Tuggeranong Lions Club is holding its annual auction and dinner dance that night at the Vikings Club in Erindale,  featuring acclaimed stand-up comedian Anh Do (as seen on Thank God You’re Here), and Annie and the Armadillos.

In keeping with tradition, the Lions Club [...]

Asset management fail at Dickson College

By 4 August 2010

The ABC has a strange story of Dickson College celebrating what could have been a tragic failure:
A rare collection of Aboriginal art has been unearthed in a cupboard at a college in Canberra.
The National Gallery and the National Museum have confirmed the paintings are part of an Arnhem Land collection; some are by well-known [...]

Time to have your say on arts in the ACT.

By 4 August 2010

[First filed: Aug 3, 2010 @ 11:09]

Jon Stanhope has announced the release of the Loxton review of arts in the ACT (with an intriguingly low-key cover for an arts report).
It’s a whopper at 189 pages and lacks bullet points to simply summarise, even the Executive Summary and Recommendations sections run to many pages.
The report [...]

Philo presents The Boy From Oz

By 4 August 2010

[ 13 August 2010 to 4 September 2010. ] Canberra Philharmonic Society in association with Erindale Theatre presents the musical Boy From Oz from 13th Aug to 4th Sept 2010.

For the first time in Canberra – The Boy from Oz!  With original music by Peter Allen, this show is sure to excite audiences and leave everyone wanting to go to Rio!

The Boy From Oz [...]

Parents and Job Changers at the Careers Market

By 4 August 2010

[ 4 August 2010 to 5 August 2010. ] Perhaps it’s late, but the Canberra Careers Market is on today and tomorrow (4 and 5 August), and there are three special information sessions happening for parents and career changers tonight.

Session 1: 6.00pm – 6.30pm in the Visitors centre theatrette
Supporting Young Peoples Career Transition Choices: the role of parents!
Parents are one of young people’s primary [...]

Casino Rumblers, VeeBees, Rotten Opera & Short Fuse – Saturday 7 August @ PJ’s Tuggeranong

By 4 August 2010

[ 7 August 2010 at 8:30 pm; ] Punk Rock Pub Rock!

Casino Rumblers, VeeBees, Rotten Opera & Short Fuse
Saturday, 7 August 2010 – Doors Open 8.30pm
PJ’s Tuggeranong

With a bitch slapping, bone crushing double bass, vocals straight from the belly of the beast, some obsessive guitar riffs, vein ripping, eye popping brass and a fucking psycho drummer, will leave a scorching impression on your [...]


By 3 August 2010

I’m a CIT media student and for this semester I have to produce a 15 minute program.
I’m going to do a Chaser’s War On Everything type program, but for people with a disability, and I’m looking for people with a disability to appear in it.
At present, I am looking for two people to be the [...]

New program on Artsound 92.7

By 3 August 2010

Tune into the Movie Club!
The new weekly radio show on ArtSound FM.
This new show will supply Canberra with it’s own movie news, views and reviews. As well as all the Local film news from Canberra and Australia.
So tune into Artsound 92.7 on Fridays at 3:30pm! Or listen to it on the web:

The McGregor Hall closeout as it happened

By 2 August 2010

[First filed: Aug 2, 2010 @ 9:47]

“qedbynature” has posted the above video of the shutdown at McGregor hall.
Bearing in mind this came the day after the ACT Heritage Council and the ABC’s Stateline showed an interest in the building, and after many decades of use with just a month of further operation planned I leave [...]

Loose Ends- The Feldons

By 2 August 2010

The Feldons
Loose Ends (Hunstone)
Mark Hunstone- Guitars & vocals
James Montgomery- Bass & piano
Nick Giles- Drums

Comedy Club at Civic Pub on Wednesday

By 2 August 2010

[ 4 August 2010 at 8:00 pm; ] Kale Bogdanovs will be hosting this month’s edition of Comedy Club at Civic Pub. The night will feature sets from winner of last week’s Green Faces heat Emo Parsonson, as well as Tom Gibson, Dayne Rathbone, Pat Hornby, newcomer Marcel Green, and a couple of special guests.

Please note that Herbie and the Coleslaws will not [...]

Zebras vandalised =(

By 31 July 2010

[Zebras pre-vandalisation by ozmackem]
The ABC has a story on the recently beloved Zebras of Lake George have been assaulted by vandals.
overnight one zebra was beheaded while another is missing a tail and has been dragged 60 metres from the herd.
So if you find a zebra’s head in your bed, you’ll know where it came [...]

Jorian Gardner stood down from WIN News?

By 31 July 2010

[First filed: Jul 30, 2010 @ 9:51]
WIN have confirmed to us that Lachlan Kennedy is now the acting Chief of Staff for WIN News.
We’re currently chasing down why this would be the case and what’s up with the controversial and colourful news director, Jorian Gardner.
More on this as it comes to hand. We’ve requested comment [...]

Art for the Stanhope memorial gardens

By 31 July 2010

The Canberra Times brings word (for some reason there’s been no media release, just a highly selective media event) of a $242,000 sculpture for the new arboretum.
It’s the words “Wide brown land” written in steel (brown steel mind you).
One would think we’ve moved beyond the hackneyed dross of Dorothea Mackellar’s My Country but hey, [...]

McGregor Hall closed without warning

By 31 July 2010

[First filed: Jul 30, 2010 @ 14:16]

We’ve just been informed that McGregor Hall has been closed without warning.
Ostensibly for asbestos issues, but one suspects that emergency heritage applications and community protest might have moved some hands.
The fundraiser for the ACT Women’s Legal Centre, Frau Now, booked for tonight will now be held at Corroboree [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 30 July 2010

By 30 July 2010

[ 30 July 2010 to 1 August 2010. ] [First filed: Jul 29, 2010 @ 12:19]

Here we go campers, your chance to shine in the local knowledge stakes.

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

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

The amazing ex de medici – exhibition at AWM

By 30 July 2010

Superb local artist ex de medici (Midnight Oil portrait in the NPG) has an exhibition on show at the War Memorial from 3 September, about a stint with soldiers in the Solomon Islands.
An item in the Australian says that, even though a major celebrity in the art world, she refuses to be photographed, or reveal [...]

By The Numbers presents: The Phoenix v. The Kennedy Room

By 29 July 2010

By The Numbers is the creation of local musician Jessica Fryer. She usually runs a child-focused piano and preschool music studio but she has launched By The Numbers to have a bit of more grown-up fun with local news and events.
In this episode Jessica ponders the dilemma of being cool and finding somewhere entertaining [...]

War Porn and Yarramundi Reach: Why?

By 29 July 2010

[First filed: Jul 28, 2010 @ 10:22]

The miracle of YouTube has thrown up the above video which appears to have been shot at the *other* arboretum, across the lake from the Yarralumla Nursery.
It’s by “DynamicMediaCompany” and comes with the following strange note:
Shot on Canon 5d for the Defence Community Organisation.
Dynamic Media Pty Ltd
Address 43 / [...]

Smart Casual to play Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 29 July 2010

[ 3 August 2010; ] Triple j favourites ‘Smart Casual’ to play EXCLUSIVELY at
Tuggeranong Arts Centre Comedy Club

After people queued out the door to for the State of Origin special in July, Tuggeranong Arts Centre Comedy Club’s August show is set to be even bigger with popular Melbourne duo ‘Smart Casual’ playing its exclusive Canberra show.

The TAC has stamped [...]

Help raise funds for Student Partnership Worldwide

By 29 July 2010

[ 14 August 2010 at 6:30 pm; ] Hosted by Fame Trivia
Saturday 14th August at 6:30pm
Majura Hall, Dickson
$20/person, includes nibbles on the table plus a FREE GIFT for the first 100 people.
Tables are 6-10 people or come along and join a table
Bookings essential, contact Elise (m) 0402 903 081 or (e)

We’ve got some great prizes lined up including wine, crust pizza vouchers and [...]

‘The Girls’ promo teaser

By 28 July 2010

[ 29 July 2010 to 31 July 2010. ]

At the Street Theatre 29-31 July 2010.

As part of ‘Made in Canberra’ from The Street Theatre and featuring well known Canberran performers Dianna Nixon, Leah Baulch, Hanna Cormick and Hannah Ley.
6 show over 3 nights.
Book at or by phoning 6247 1223

Clip created and promoted by the performers.

Cello community – cooee!

By 27 July 2010

Hi Riot-ers ….
I have a friend who lives northside, works full-time, and is keen to try the cello.
Before using Google to search for a cello tutors, does anyone have any recommendations?  Northside would be first preference, but otherwise not too choosey.   A tutor who has lots of patience for a first-timer would be good [...]

Free event: Medicines and You: Chronic Condition Alliance

By 27 July 2010

[ 11 August 2010 at 7:30 pm; ] Free event brought to you by the Chronic Pain Alliance. All welcome. Come along and have all your questions answered on the subject of…

‘Medicines and You’

Where: Woden Community Centre, 26 Corrina Street Phillip.

This presentation will answer your questions on prescription medicines, including-

What should you ask your doctor?
How can you minimize side-effects?
 How can you save money on [...]

What half a tonne of bread will get you

By 26 July 2010

We reported that over the weekend Robert Guth was baking and giving away bread at The Front.
Last night Rat Patrol dropped into the front for an impromptu BBQ making use of the bread. Pictured is what Inner Northicans traded for bread over the weekend. With a large ELK stencil in the mix the average price [...]

Nightfest anyone?

By 26 July 2010

[ 22 September 2010 to 26 September 2010. ]

It appears we have a new harbinger of spring.

Andrew Barr is letting us all know that tickets are now on sale for the “NightFest” part of Floriade.

“This year’s Floriade NightFest promises five nights of fun for the whole family and I urge patrons to buy tickets in advance to avoid missing out. I also encourage [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 23 July 2010

By 24 July 2010

[ 23 July 2010 to 25 July 2010. ] [First filed: Jul 22, 2010 @ 12:27]

How best to escape from the most tedious election in living memory over the weekend?

Please leave suggestions for what’s better to see and do around Canberra in the comments.


By 24 July 2010

[ 23 July 2010 to 25 July 2010. ] [Photos by 'Pling]

[First filed: Jul 20, 2010 @ 9:58]

[UPDATE: The bread is truly sensational! Popped in last night!]

I’m intrigued to see this event coming up, this weekend, at the Front.

As a student who recently finished her phd in political science (which was a feral and evil, hard slog – something I would recommend to no [...]

Looking for Santa in Canberra?

By 23 July 2010

I know it’s a bit out of season to find him but does anyone know where you can hire Santa’s from in Canberra?
I’ve noticed most of the other big cities  have companies dedicated to it but can’t find anything here and I figure Myers must get their Santa’s from somewhere.
Any ideas?

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