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Red Album Out Now

By 19 April 2010

Finally the wait is over, after many months in the studio, The Adam Hole and Marji Curran Band have released their new Album (Red Album). Get your Copy now at

Elm Grove Open Day at Bonner – ACT Heritage Festival

By 17 April 2010

[ 17 April 2010 at 10:30 am; ] Experience and celebrate the history of early pastoralists in the Gungahlin region. The upper Ginninderra Creek area was keenly sought after and the Gillespie family had numerous land holdings stretching across the creek’s numerous flows – in the good years.

The ACT’s Heritage Festival moves to Elm Grove – a heritage listed [...]

Starry nights all night. The Masterpieces go hardcore.

By 17 April 2010

[ 17 April 2010 11:00 pm to 18 April 2010 6:00 am. ] [First filed: Apr 15, 2010 @ 9:29]

I’ve been gagging to see the masterpieces exhibition at the National Gallery, but its runaway popularity has turned me off so far.

But in a grand finale the exhibition is staying open all through the night this Saturday.

And we’ve got 5 adult double passes to give away for the midnight [...]


By 16 April 2010

Or maybe your a great filmmaker already. In which case you will want to be part of the competition!
The 15th annual Canberra Short Film Festival will be on 30 September – 2 October 2010 at the Canberra Dendy Cinemas. As in previous years we anticipate an exciting eclectic selection of entries will be screened.
Call for [...]

Every Single Saturday – Opening at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 16 April 2010

[ 11 May 2010 to 15 May 2010. ]

Canberra theatre goers like musicals, they like comedy, do they also like sport?

We’re about to find out!

Every Single Saturday (sample music on the website) is a new musical having its world premiere at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and the team has sent through a stack of material. There’s a slideshow below and here’s the media [...]

Canberra – So Cool Lady Gaga celebrated her birthday here

By 15 April 2010

News brings word that while Lady Gaga was in town for her show (and my word didn’t some of you dress up for that!) she also hung around to have her birthday party at the botanic gardens.
Suck on that Sydney.

Lloyd Allison-Young – “Of Detritus & Departures” out now

By 15 April 2010

Canberra’s star of the screen (And Insatiable Banalities #96), Lloyd Allison Young has got an album out on BandCamp.
It’s a “Pay what you want” deal. And there’s a demo track to stream.
Worth checking out!

What’s on this weekend? 17 & 18 April

By 15 April 2010

[ 16 April 2010 to 18 April 2010. ] EquineX national horse expo is back for the 2nd year at Exhibition Park, featuring a weekend packed with arena and classroom sessions and over 40 commercial exhibitors.  Olympians Heath and Rozzie Ryan are on hand, a stallion masterclass Saturday night raises money for Pegasus riding for disabled, and the spectacular Auction of the Stars culminates [...]

Beer Fest on this weekend! Free tickets for lucky Premium Subscriber

By 14 April 2010

[ 17 April 2010 to 18 April 2010. ]

The 2010 National Capital Craft Beer Festival is gracing the lovely Olims Courtyard this weekend.

More details on the website and tickets from OutInCanberra.

As a special bonus we’ve got a double pass for the Premium Subscriber who can, in 25 words or less, leave in the comments the funniest reason they should win them.

It’s not too [...]


By 14 April 2010

[ 29 April 2010 7:30 pm to 2 May 2010 6:30 pm. ]

The Street Theatre will launch the 2010 Made in Canberra season with Love Cupboard, a new full length work written by emerging Canberra playwright Emma Gibson. Part whimsical fantasy, part comedy and part drama and all love story, Love Cupboard explores the darkness and light we all hold within, and the conditions and abuses perpetrated [...]


By 14 April 2010

[ 5 June 2010; ]

PANG!, BMA MAGAZINE, & UC LIVE! presents ALL OUR FRIENDS MUSIC FESTIVAL. Spread across multiple stages featuring the hottest International, National, and Local artists.

All Our Friends Dance Music Festival
Saturday June 5
University of Canberra

The wait is over, the dance bomb has dropped: the All Our Friends line-up has swollen beautifully to deliver one of the [...]

Beth Jennings [leaving traces]

By 13 April 2010

[ 15 April 2010 at 6:00 pm; ]

leaving traces
a photography exhibition by Beth Jennings
The Front Art Gallery and Cafe
1-2 Wattle St, Lyneham
14-27 April 2010
Beth says: ‘Who can explain the connection a person feels to an old courtyard in Berlin, sand dunes in the Sahara or a field of grass in Toronto? It happens, and my role is to capture that connection.  This [...]

April at the Street Theatre

By 12 April 2010

[ 12 April 2010 to 30 April 2010. ] There are stacks of things happening Streetside this April, with music (opera! world! Russian folk!), comedy, new work, and solo performance to whet the artsy appetite.

Right now, we have legendary Aussie actor Max Cullen channelling ‘the poet of the people’, Henry Lawson, in his solo work FACES IN THE STREET (on Tuesdays – Saturdays til [...]

Enlarged Cotter Dam presentation – salvaging our heritage

By 12 April 2010

[ 14 April 2010 at 6:00 pm; ] As part of the 2010 Heritage Festival, ACTEW Corporation through the Bulk Water Alliance, has coordinated special events for people to participate in.

Enlarged Cotter Dam presentation – salvaging our heritage
Date: Wednesday 14 April 2010
Venue: King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 131 City Walk, City ACT 2611
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm

As part of the Enlarged Cotter Dam project, heritage assessments [...]

Johnny Roadkill, Activate Jetpack, Flat Earth Confederacy, Saturday 24th of April, Pot Belly Bar

By 10 April 2010

[ 24 April 2010 9:00 pm to 25 April 2010 1:00 am. ] Saturday 24th of April, 9PM, Pot Belly Bar, Free Entry
Johnny Roadkill, Activate Jetpack, Flat Earth Confederacy

Inaugural Canberra Tweed Walk this weekend

By 9 April 2010

[ 11 April 2010 at 1:30 pm; ] You might have heard about the Tweed Rides that have been popping up across the world, provding lovers of cycling and of elegant tweed sportswear the opportunity to combine these interests and meet others while enjoying the great outdoors.

Canberra has its own Tweed Ride, which is really a lot of fun to be involved with.

For [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 9 April

By 9 April 2010

So boys and girls, now’s your time to shine.
Let the rest of Canberra know what’s worth seeing and doing this weekend around town.
Just let rip in the comments.

Ich Bin Faust at the Courtyard Theatre

By 9 April 2010

[First filed: Apr 7, 2010 @ 11:22]

[Photo by 'Pling Plex]
When attending the opening night of locally written and produced theatre there is always a sense of slight, well, unease.
Will this be a conceptual train wreck (with the music up too loud) that seemed like a good idea to the cast and author when they were [...]

Run With The LAW

By 6 April 2010

[ 7 April 2010 at 12:00 pm; ]

Interested in good causes? Like running? Want to meet some local cops?

Well if you answered yes to any (or god forbid all) of those questions then the ACT leg of Run with the Law may be for you.

The run is in support of the IX National Special Olympics games which will be held in [...]

Tuggeranong United kicks off new season

By 5 April 2010

[ 9 April 2010 at 6:00 pm; ] Tuggeranong United will kickoff the 2010 Gatorade Premier League on Friday night when they take on Canberra FC at Deakin Stadium. 

It could be a blockbuster crowd for the first match of the league, with the newest Tuggies PL16s boys taking to the field at 6pm, followed by the Premier League match [...]

Majestic Magic!

By 3 April 2010

(RiotACT special reporter Beth Monzo filed this report at 2.30am from the Folk Festival on the newest addition to the event)
The talk of the National town this year is The Majestic. A new addition to the National Folk Festival, The Majestic is everything weird and wonderful you’ve been waiting for.
The tent is run by [...]

Whats on this weekend?

By 2 April 2010

So i may be the only person sticking around Canberra for Easter… and am disappointed that i cant find the regular Whats On? post.
So… whats on this weekend?

Folk Festival – who to see??

By 1 April 2010

The Folk Festival starts tonight, the season tickets (birthday present) are ready, the venue is just a short treddly ride from home, and the inner hippie is chaffing to be let out.
But just printed off the program and OMG. It is huge! Make sure you are connected to an A3 printer…
And where to start? I [...]

Three Chords & The Truth: Art Inspired By Music – ANCA Gallery

By 30 March 2010

[ 31 March 2010 6:00 pm to 11 April 2010 6:00 pm. ] ANCA Gallery is pleased to present THREE CHORDS & THE TRUTH, an exhibition of art works inspired by music and just in time for the National Folk Festival.

Wednesday 31 March – 11 April 2010
In keeping with the theme, the opening night features live music by local band Dr Stovepipe who have been playing recently around [...]

Pecha Kucha Vol 7- This Thursday

By 30 March 2010

Riot-folk interested in some inspiring, revealing provocational chatter might consider popping up to the CraftACT gallery this Thursday April 1 from 7:00 to catch the latest installment of Pecha Kucha.
For the uninitiated, Pecha Kucha is an event that takes place in over 20 cities worldwide. Creative people gather and present their work, ideas and stories [...]


By 29 March 2010

It’s with much delight that I announce to Rioters the inaugural Braidwood Billy Cart Derby of which Hoola Hoop is a sponsor.
The event is open to allcomers in a variety of categories and we’d love to see some entries from Canberra and the surrounding region. To encourrage this further, we at Hoola Hoop are looking [...]

Skyfire 2010 the biggest ever

By 26 March 2010

For all the hype in the lead up last weekends biggest ever Skyfire event i’m very surprised at how quickly we’ve all returned to normality of day to day existence.
According to all media releases the crowds were huge, the police were out trying to keep the unruly and underage drinkers locked up, [...]

National Folk Festival giveaway

By 26 March 2010

Just 7 days to go ‘til the opening of the 2010 National Folk Festival!
It really is shaping up to be the best Festival yet – buoyed by the recent win in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, ticket sales for the event are through the roof and the impressive line-up will include well-known acts from here [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for 26-28 March

By 25 March 2010

Another weekend, another Brumbies home game at the stadium in Bruce. On Saturday there is the Canberra Harvest Festival for those who want to go green in the garden. Plus there’s the Canberra Airport open day, for those who like that sort of thing, on Sunday, or you can go scouring Canberra’s streets [...]

Hall Hire recommendations for charity music program

By 25 March 2010

Hi, I am looking for a recommendation of a decent hall in Canberra region for hire . Want to do a charity musical band program. Hall needs to have around 300 theatre style seating and good acoustics. Kitchen needed to serve food. Should have a raised big stage and preferably a green room attached. [...]

Canberra Roller Derby is back on the Flat Track for Season II!

By 25 March 2010

[ 27 March 2010 at 5:00 pm; 1 May 2010 at 5:00 pm; 29 May 2010 at 5:00 pm; ] Home of women’s flat track derby in Canberra

The Surly Griffins and the Black’n’Blue Belles return to Southern Cross Stadium for:

2010: A Skate Odyssey Sat 27 March
Point Skate: Presidents of the United Skates Sat 1 May
Mad Stax: Beyond the Hyperdome Sat 29 May

Tickets are on sale NOW!

Doors open 5 pm for 6pm start

Southern Cross Basketball Stadium, [...]

Laughing all the way to the Melbourne Comedy Festival

By 25 March 2010

A group of talented local comedians will embark on a journey to the Melbourne Comedy Festival to represent the ACT.
Capital Punishment brings together 5 of Canberra’s most successful comedy acts since the Doug Anthony All Stars.
Featuring 3 stand-up comedians and two musical acts over 60 minutes Capital Punishment is guaranteed to be jam packed [...]

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