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Flare – A photographic retrospective of the National Multicultural Fringe Festival 2004-2009

By 23 February 2010

Belconnen Gallery, Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court Belconnen

Feb 23nd – March 12th
Photos by ‘pling, Silas Brown, Cole Bennetts

Official opening by former Fringe director, Jorian Gardner,

Wednesday February 24 6:30pm

All welcome, light refreshments provided 
The National Multicultural Fringe Festival grew from humble beginnings into a major festival in its own right over the course of its six [...]

Lifeline Autumn Bookfair Dinner

By 23 February 2010

You are cordially invited to the
Bookfair Dinner
Proudly sponsored by CIT
Date:          Thursday 25th March
Place:         Restaurant@CIT
Block K Constitution Avenue Reid
Time:          6.30pm for 7.00pm
Donation:  $100.00
Includes 3 course meal and drinks package
There will be a free gift for every guest, a silent and main auction, which includes:
A framed and signed Fender Guitar from AC/DC

An Anzac 1915 Framed Print with [...]

Tropfest Canberra a Seriously Green Event

By 18 February 2010

The Tropfest screening at Stage88 in Commonwealth Park this Sunday is a Seriously Green Event and hopefully, the initiatives implemented at this gig will become the norm for all other outdoor events in the ACT.  With more than 23,000 people expected, the impact on sometimes sensitive public areas can be pretty harsh and, with that [...]

National Folk Festival Giveaway

By 18 February 2010

Yes, today is Thursday, but not just any Thursday mind you – this particular Thursday is the one that’s exactly six weeks out from the opening of the 2010 National Folk Festival!
Speaking of the number six, if you want to avoid the queues and save by purchasing your tickets to the Festival early, you only [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for 19-21 Feb

By 18 February 2010

Chinese New Years got called off last week (it doesn’t mean the year starts late though) due to rain but is back on again this weekend with dragons and fireworks going off around the city. So let us know about any other events that were rain delayed or not rain delayed and were always [...]

Feb 19, Pot Belly, Paranoia Club, Paulie The Water Tiger & Teen Skank Parade

By 17 February 2010

[ 19 February 2010 at 8:00 pm; ]

[Ed] sorry lost the original post and posters, if they want to comment it can be sorted out.

Capoeira, cabaret and collaborations: the Corinbank 2010 program has landed!

By 16 February 2010

The 2010 Corinbank program has landed and its as magnificently diverse as the directors promised, not to mention an absolute monster!
Within this year’s program lay a huge array of performing and visual arts from cabaret to tableaux vivants, and beautiful images of nature on silk. If you prefer having a go yourself, you can jump [...]

Tom Woodward’s New Album: Canoelands Launch and Download

By 16 February 2010

Written over five years and sporadically recorded in six months at various locations across Melbourne, Tom Woodward’s third solo album, Canoelands, is out now as a ”pay as you want” online download. The ten joyously sad songs of Canoelands were arranged and worked over by Woodward’s good friend and fellow ex-Canberran, Yen Nguyen (Mechanical Pterodactyl, [...]

The Necks @ The Street Theatre

By 16 February 2010

Legendary Australian improvisers The Necks are one of Australia’s most highly regarded musical ensembles. Critical acclaim worldwide reflects a growing realisation that these three Australians have created a way of making music unlike anything else. 
Highly respected music writer Richard Williams, in his book The Blue Moment: Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue and the Remaking of [...]

Tina Harrod – Underneath Your Spell

By 16 February 2010

Thursday February 25th @ 8pm 
ALL TICKETS – $30 - go to or ph: 6247 1223

‘Not even Billie Holiday can cast a shadow here’ – Michael Dwyer, The Age (4 stars)  
“There are really only two great Australian soul and R&B singers: Renee Geyer and Tina Harrod…Harrod connects with the [...]

Elizabeth Herfort – 1990 Inquest Info.

By 14 February 2010

I was reading all about Elizabeth’s Dissappearance from Canberra 28 + yrs ago now and some of the posts mentioned a 1990 ACT Coroner’s Inquest into her Disappearance as finding that she was presumed murdered. However, when I search for this document there is absolutlely no match for it to be found.
Does anyone have any knowledge of where this [...]

Movie Extra 2010 Tropfest

By 11 February 2010

The best sixteen short films in Australia will be screened at Stage 88 in Commonwealth Park on Sunday 21st February.
The lights…camera…..ACTION begins at 3.00pm with Chris and Ashleigh from 104.7 hosting the screening of TropJnr – 12 films chosen as finalists in the Under 15 year category and oh my – these kids are CLEVER!
After [...]

Murder in Canberra

By 11 February 2010

We are thinking of holding a murder mystery night for my friend’s hen’s night in June and would love some suggestions on a suitable location for eating, drinking, dining with atmosphere in Canberra and surrounds. We will be a mixed group of ages and abilities.
Anywhere that would be a little spooky and in theme ….any [...]

Daysend at the ANU Bar

By 11 February 2010

Liveguide tells me that on friday night ex-Canberra rocker Meredith Webster is playing with her band Daysend at the ANU Bar.  Some might remember Meredith from late 90′s early 00′s band Psi.Kore. 
Other bands on the night are Lord, Templestowe and Chud.
Entry is $15- and starts at 8pm.

DIY Wotz On Guide for 12-14 Feb

By 11 February 2010 FEATURED ARTICLE

Dear rioters another weekend is upon us and those of a romantic nature will be jumping on board the greeting card celebration that is Valentines Day, but its also Chinese New Years celebrations this weekend with dragons and fireworks going off around the city, but I thing the big event will be in Dickson on [...]

Wee Jasper awaits you this weekend

By 11 February 2010

[ 13 February 2010 to 14 February 2010. ] This weekend (13 & 14 February)  the tiny village of Wee Jasper opens its doors to you! As the community tries to attract visitors to the area and to entice some tree-changers, a number of activities are on to show just what this hidden hamlet has to offer.

It’s also the summer edition of Wee Jasper [...]

13th Feb @ the Basement

By 9 February 2010

[ 13 February 2010 at 7:00 pm; ] A night of Metal: 13th Feb @ the Basement,  2 Cohen St,  Belconnen. 7Pm, 18+, $10 at the door.

Featuring the talents of :

Na Maza

Blind Eyed Gods

Reign Of Terror


& DJ Palladium

Hoyts feeling the Limelight Pinch

By 9 February 2010

The new Tuggeranong Limelight cinema’s pricing schedule may have have created some much needed relief for consumers. Amongst yesterday’s junk mail was a glossy card that entitles us to $9.00 movies until the end of June. Tellingly, $9.00 is what Limelight cinemas are now charging for all sessions (excluding 3D). Whilst I am delighted that [...]

Beer and BBQ’d Meats of the World

By 8 February 2010

[First filed: Feb 6, 2010 @ 19:53]
The Beer and BBQ’d Meats of the World day (also know as the Multicultural Festival) was another grand success when I left the scene after imbibing as many continents as I could find, both food and beer wise.

Hope everyone else had as good a day/night as I did.
See you [...]

The best venue for…

By 8 February 2010

… a 6 piece high energy funk band who will be in Canberra right after playing at the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival.
It is my job to book them in to the best place possible, but I’m not sure where to start.
Where do you think is the best live venue in Canberra for a [...]

Playdate for the Planet, Canberra – Thursday 25th February 2010

By 8 February 2010

[ 25 February 2010 at 10:00 am; ] Just wanted to let any interested people know about an upcoming event:

Playdate for the Planet, Canberra
Thursday 25th February 2010
From 10am, BYO morning tea
Black Mountain Peninsula play area
Southern end of Garryowen Dr, Acton

This first playdate is just a basic get together, to see what interest there is, to then establish an ongoing playgroup, or regular outings/ [...]

Where’s Rockin’ Around Canberra???

By 8 February 2010

I moved to Canberra from Melbourne about 3 months ago. Back in Melbourne my partner and were very much into the live Rockabilly music scene with a particular interest in dancing. On a visit to Sydney we were lucky enough to see Charlis Greaser perform live and were delighted to discover that he and his band are from Canberra [...]

The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance at theQ

By 6 February 2010

The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance consists of works from internationally acclaimed artists. 
The artists paint for a basic human dignity that is compromised in China, human rights that transcend culture, drawing from and depicting real stories of extremes:  brutal suffering, triumphant courage and enduring beauty. 
In telling this untold story words come from the [...]

DIY Wotz On Guide for 5-7 Feb

By 4 February 2010

So dear rioters another weekend is upon us and the glorious Canberra Festival that we know as the Beer and BBQ’d Meats of the world (also known as the Multicultural Festival) is on this Saturday. On Sunday you can recover down by LBG as desperate corporate types take on the public servants in the [...]

The Burlesque Hour: Not Just Tassles and Tease

By 4 February 2010

[ 11 February 2010 8:00 pm to 20 February 2010 8:00 pm. ] [First Filed Feb 2, 2010]

Working at the Street there are a lot of exciting things going on but this one is SUPER DUPER exciting: the return of Finucane & Smith’s The Burlesque Hour with a new show, appropriately (though perhaps not very inventingly) titled SHE’S BACK!

It’s a new show with some old favourite acts (like [...]

Four fab Canberra finalists in Tropfest short film festival

By 4 February 2010

Who said Canberra doesn’t have a creative heart and soul?
On Tuesday, four finalists from Canberra were announced at the annual Movie Extra Tropfest short film festival which demonstrates the pool of talent lurking in the national capital.
Shannon Wilson and Duane Fogwell, finalists in 2009, named their film Fishlips and is a story about love, about [...]

roastytoasty man of the year

By 4 February 2010

Hello everybody! My webcomic was referenced here in December last year and it was so well received by my local Canberrans that I thought I’d work on a series that would reach the Canberran psyche, so I’ve based it on my life…within the public service.
It’s called Man of the Year and I’ll be posting daily [...]

Opera by Candlelight -Stage 88 – this weekend

By 2 February 2010

[ 6 February 2010; 7 February 2010; ] As the evening shadows fall over the lawns of Commonwealth Park the stage will be illuminated by spectacular candelabra. When the birdsong fades at twilight, twenty five of Australia’s finest operatic voices will fill the night air with the best tunes from the great operas. They will be joined by superb musicians.

 Enjoy wonderful and glamorous [...]

Eighteenth birthday party venue suggestions

By 1 February 2010

Hi, just wondering if Rioters have any suggestions for 18th birthday party venues (we live southside if that helps).  I’m very unkeen to have the party at my house (I worry about gatecrashers/security etc).  I know that lots of Canberra venues won’t even entertain the idea of hiring out rooms for 18ths.  I like the [...]


By 1 February 2010

Is it safe to visit  masterpieces from paris or are the queues still insane …

The 2 Brians @ The Gods

By 31 January 2010

The 2 Brians is a joint exhibition of photography by two friends, Brian Stewart of Yarralumla and Brian Rope of Melba. The prints will be exhibited from 1 February at The Gods Café and Bar, situated in the Arts Centre, Union Court, Australian National University, Canberra. The Gods is open Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 5pm, [...]

Belco Flicks want to screen your film

By 28 January 2010

After the success of the inaugural Belconnen Flicks in October 2009, Belco Flicks II – Tropfest Dropouts will hit the screen in Belconnen Theatre, Belconnen Community Centre, March 4 2010.
 Belco Flicks is a night of locally made short films of up to 10 minutes duration.  Belco Flicks seeks films to be part of a diverse [...]

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