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Kevin Bennett & The Flood – Saturday 19 December at 7 PM

By 17 December 2015
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[ 19 December 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Kevin Bennett – well respected singer/songwriter with Sydney roots band The Flood, CMAA Gold Guitar winner in 2006 (with The Flood for Best Group) and 2011 (with Kasey Chambers for Vocal Collaboration) also Aria Nominee for 2006 – writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of Blues, Rock and Country, telling stories of where he’s [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (12 and 13 December 2015)

By 11 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 12 December 2015 to 13 December 2015. 12 December 2015 to 13 December 2015. ]

Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 20 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.

Wragge Place, Florey
Saturday, 9am-3pm
Items for sale at in this garage include: books, DVDs, baby items (toys, baby gates, shoes), cherries, plants, a Honda trike, some linen, [...]

NGA Photography – The world is beautiful

By 11 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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In amongst the many changes across the National Gallery of Australia has been the opening up of a new exhibition of photographs from their own collection.
The exhibition is titled: The world is beautiful.
The curator, Shaune Lakin, has chosen some of the gems from the NGA’s vast photography collection.
For the lovers of photography as a way [...]

14 Things to do in Canberra this weekend (11, 12 and 13 December)

By 10 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 11 December 2015 to 13 December 2015. ] This weekend will be all about Christmas for many of us, whether it’s attending parties with friends, colleagues or neighbours or shopping for gifts online, in our malls or at one of the many Christmas markets or festive art events going on around town. Some of us might rather be lounging by the pool, but [...]

Ask RiotACT: Do you know a drummer?

By 10 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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DRUMMER WANTED – Canberra Based Metal Band
So, here’s an interesting one. Canberra based band BEAST IMPALOR are looking for a new drummer.
After recently parting ways with our last member, we’re now ready to start the search for a new member, and get back into rehearsal, recording and performing.
We draw inspiration mainly from progressive metal and [...]

The Feldons (plus Noti, Tessa Devine and Happy Axe) at the Bootleg Sessions

By 10 December 2015

[ 14 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] This Monday the 14th of December get along to the Phoenix in the bus interchange in Civic to catch the Feldons, Noti, Tessa Devine and Happy Axe.

8.00pm – Happy Axe

Emma Kelly’s new solo project Happy Axe uses violin, musical saw, vocals, digital manipulation, looping and effecting to create layers of sound.

8.45pm – Tessa Devine

She’s immediately [...]

Clowning around with The Illusionists 1903

By 9 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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We have become accustomed to seeing “magic” in the movies, from flying elves to fantastical car chases and explosions so is there any room left for real magic in our lives?
Having seen the The Illusionists 1903 last night, I can say there most definitely is. I was transported back to my eight-year old self when [...]

CMAG lands John Olsen’s ‘Brindabellas’

By 9 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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One of Australia’s greatest living artists, landscape painter John Olsen, has gifted his new work, Brindabellas, to the Canberra Museum and Gallery for its permanent collection.
Mr Olsen (AO OBE) gifted the painting last night at an event for donors to the Museum’s Canberra Region Treasures Fund.
The work is already on display at the gallery and [...]

Highly recommended – Tom Roberts at the NGA

By 8 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has launched a major exhibition of paintings by Tom Roberts. This is a very special exhibition that anyone with even a remote interest in this era of painting must see.
You may be aware that the bulk of the paintings have been borrowed from collections all over Australia. There’s a [...]

Friday Night Live – Pat Powell Band: BB King Tribute – 18 December at 8 pm

By 7 December 2015
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[ 18 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

With the tragic loss of BB King earlier this year, a group of the best blues musicians in the country band together to bring you A Night At The Regal as a tribute to the Ambassador of the Blues, the world’s greatest blues singer, Mr BB King.

Featuring Pat Powell on vocals and Dave Blanken on [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (5 and 6 December 2015)

By 4 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 20 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.

Curlew Place, Conder
Saturday 8am-1pm
The whole street has come together for this garage sale. Some of the top items on offer include: pool table, boxing bag, prams, baby [...]

Maruki plays Beethoven 3 Eroica & more

By 3 December 2015

[ 6 December 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] Maruki Community Orchestra / Conductor John Gould

3pm, Sunday 6 Dec 2015, Albert Hall

JS Bach – Orchestral Suite no.3 Dmaj BWV1068
Brahms – Academic Festival overture Op.80
Glinka – Ruslan and Ludmila overture
Beethoven – Symphony no.3 Ebmaj “Eroica”

Tix – includes afternoon tea after the concert
At the door: $25/$20 conc
Or buy online ($5 discount): $20/$15 conc
http://marukicommunityorchestra.org.au/index.php

Friday Night Live with Pugsley Buzzard – 8pm 11 December

By 3 December 2015
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[ 11 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Like a cantankerous mule towing a speakeasy full of drunken gorillas through a glass factory. Like a grizzly bear in a porkpie hat rummaging through a piano. Warm fuzzy and charming Dr Buzzard can cure all your ills with his genuine bona fide 100% pure elixir tonic and balm. His musical vibrations will warm your [...]

Roger Bone Band hosts Bucky & Jeffro’s Pro Blues & Roots Jam – Sunday 6 December at 2 pm

By 3 December 2015
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[ 6 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

The local rock band legend is back! While many local musical acts seem happy to create a “vibe”, any Roger Bone outing has always been the epitome of tight. Few guitarists can match Bone’s economy and sense of melody, not to mention his impeccable tone, invention and brevity. Nary a note extraneous or out of [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (4, 5 and 6 December 2015)

By 3 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It’s the first weekend of summer and the opening weekend of this year’s holiday blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia. Tom Roberts is the pick of this weekend in our book, but you have till March to see it so don’t panic if tickets have sold out. A major exhibition opened at the [...]

Lloyd Spiegel – Sunday 13 December at 5 pm

By 3 December 2015
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[ 13 December 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Finally!! Australian Blues Man Lloyd Spiegel returns to Canberra for the Canberra Blues Society.

December 13 – Harmonie German Club 5pm.
General $20 CBS Members $15.
Enquiries 0419 607 710 or 0418 633 239

Support from US singer/songwriter Tim Moyer.

Simon Baker stars at NGA’s Tom Roberts launch

By 2 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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Star of The Mentalist Simon Baker is the new ambassador for National Gallery of Australia, and his presence has already attracted some big national media coverage for the gallery’s summer blockbuster exhibition Tom Roberts, which opens on Friday.
As RiotACT left the media preview at the gallery this morning, Today Show entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins was [...]

Forde Christmas Parties at the Shops

By 2 December 2015

[ 5 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Parties at the Shops ends the year on a festive note with Christmas parties at the Forde shops.

Pastel Exhibition

By 30 November 2015
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[ 27 November 2015 to 31 January 2016. ]

Amanda McLean, one of the region’s best loved pastel artist, is having her final 2015 exhibition at Robyn Rowe Chocolates. Opening this weekend, the exhibition provides an opportunity to see some the gorgeous Canberra/Local scenes that have caught Amanda’s eye over the past year, including iconic views of the lake and Black Mountain, stunning rural landscapes, and [...]

This weekend’s top picks for the DESIGN Canberra festival

By 27 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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DESIGN Canberra raced out of the gate proving that the capital is very much en vogue. The festival—now in its second year—is putting on more than 70 events and activities, many free and something for all ages and interests.
The festival is about connecting you with artists, designers, architects, interior designers, landscape designers, craftspeople and other [...]

Garage Sales on this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 27 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 28 November 2015 to 29 November 2015. ]

Today, we present to you a selection of the garage sales on around the capital on this weekend. For the full list, with over 25 advertisements, head to the allclassifieds website.

15 Andado Place, Hawker
Sunday, 11am-2pm
A massive garage sale on this Sunday at Hawker, with items including: a dining set, coffee table, wardrobes, freedom sofa, bookshelves, [...]

What’s on in Canberra this weekend (28 and 29 November 2015)

By 26 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 28 November 2015 to 29 November 2015. ] The Christmas season is in full swing as of this weekend. The Street Theatre presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an alternate telling of Dickens’ classic tale; Christmas in the City starts with a Guinness World Record attempt for most number of lights on an artificial Christmas tree; and the Undercurrent Design Market will help kick-off [...]

Friday Night Live – Clayton Doley & Illya Szwec

By 24 November 2015
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[ 4 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Clayton Doley is Australia’s finest Hammond organist. He has dedicated his life to exploring the full potential of the B3 Hammond and utilising its dynamics, depth of tone and it’s bass pedals. Not just an organist, Clayton has a deep and rich and soulful singing voice and his bluesy songwriting combines modern structure and harmony [...]

ALOHA! 13th Annual Pro Blues & Roots Charity Fundraiser

By 24 November 2015
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[ 5 December 2015 at 2:30 pm; ] Presented by Lone Wolf Promotions, Canberra Blues Society & ACT/Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group

Clayton Doley & Illya Szwek (Sydney)
Owen Campbell (Sydney)
P J O’Brien Band (Sydney)
Backbeat Drivers
The Groove Kings
Johnny Reynolds Band
The Sisters & Brothers Community Choir lead by Queen Juanita

Great raffle prizes.
Entry $5 – all proceeds to The ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group
Enquiries – Bucky [...]

Forget Scrooge, it’s time to hear Marley’s side of the story…

By 22 November 2015

[ 27 November 2015 7:30 pm to 29 November 2015 4:00 pm. ]

One of the world’s best known Christmas Stories is coming to the stage but it’s not quite the way you remember it.

“Scrooge? I have to redeem old Scrooge? The one man I knew who was worse than I was? Impossible.”

So begins the real story behind Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – the story of Jacob Marley’s [...]

Three Sides of Love and Death – 8pm 27 November, The Q Theatre

By 21 November 2015

[ 27 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Southern Tablelands Arts presents the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra in performance at the Q Theatre in Queanbeyan.
Tickets are $25 full prince and $18 concession. Bookings can be made at www.theq.net.au
Three Sides of Love and Death takes audiences on a transformative journey and is one of the most memorable experinces to come out of Sydney [...]

Coming Soon — ‘Magnified’: 12 years of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

By 20 November 2015

[ 27 November 2015 to 28 March 2016. ] Celebrate 12 years of The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize at the National Archives this summer.

Enjoy incredible prize-winning artworks exhibited alongside inspiring historical content from the collections of the National Archives of Australia and the South Australian Museum.

A partnership exhibition developed and curated by the National Archives of Australia and South Australian Museum.

Opening next Friday, [...]

Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra Public Workshops Saturday 28 November 2015

By 20 November 2015

[ 28 November 2015; ] Three public music workshops are on offer on Saturday 28 November 9 – 12 at the Jerrabomberra Community Centre, The Parkway Jerrabomberra with musicians who are part of the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra performing on Friday night at the Q Theatre.

Empowering the Female Voice is open to women and girls of all skill levels [...]

Garage Sales this weekend (21 and 22 November 2015)

By 20 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 21 November 2015 to 22 November 2015. ]

Allclassifieds has a spiffy new website and it’s definitely worth a look. We’ve collected five sales on this Saturday, but for all of the sales, check out the website.

Alda Place, Melba
8am-1pm
This family is moving after 43 years of living in the same home. There are so many items, you’ll find something for everyone you know. Items [...]

Piano Blues Night – Friday 27 November at 8 pm

By 20 November 2015
Blues Piano Night

[ 27 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

The annual Blues Piano Night hosts four players with different styles showing what blues piano means to them. And, to top it off, the four players mix and match on the two on stage pianos to play duos and trios and then that crowd favourite, the eight-handed boogie-woogie!

The concept was born in New Orleans, with [...]

Design Canberra: Archives, Experts and an Arboretum

By 19 November 2015

[ 21 November 2015 at 10:00 am; ] As part of Design Canberra, the National Archives of Australia invites you to

Join the experts to explore the horticultural aspects of Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffins’ vision for Canberra.

See the Griffins’ original plans and discover their sensitivity to the physical features of the national capital site.

Learn about the Griffins’ plans for reforestation, a botanical [...]

What’s on this weekend in Canberra (20, 21 and 22 November 2015)

By 19 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 November 2015 to 22 November 2015. ] The top picks from me for this weekend are the DESIGN Canberra Festival, which asks us what design is and how it influences our life; Free Coffee from Coffee Lab on Friday, because everyone likes coffee – or at least some form of hot drink; and the BirdieBall Shootout at Lake Burley Griffin, where I [...]

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