The ACT Government has announced it will spend $410,000 in next month’s Budget to upgrade security at the Canberra Theatre Centre and commit a further $50,000 to promote the staging of a major show in Canberra.
The details of the major show are yet to be announced.
The security upgrades will allow the complex to host larger [...]
[ 28 May 2016 at 7:30 pm; 28 May 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]
Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ latest art party, CANBERRA OBSCURA, is a celebration of the ACT’s weirdest sounds and strangest stories.
Inspired by the atmosphere and tropes of the Australian gothic, CANBERRA OBSCURA will challenge perceptions of our urban surrounds and interrupt the everyday with an eerie and unsettling exploration of what lies beneath. You’ll never see [...]
contour 556 is Canberra’s new public art festival is to be staged from Friday 21st October to Sunday 13th November, 2016
The festival will feature the works of 50 local, national and international artists on display from the National Library of Australia, across the National Gallery of Australia’s Sculpture Garden and Lake Burley Griffin foreshore, through Bowen Park to [...]
[ 4 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Enjoy a special screening of these remarkable stories and gain an insight into what it is like to be a Muslim woman in Canberra in the 21st century. Join Artistic Director Jenni Savigny and digital storyteller Sarwat Maqbool in conversation about this important project.
When: Saturday 4 June, 2.00pm
Where:National Archives of Australia, Cnr Queen Victoria Terrace [...]
There is plenty of live music to be enjoyed around Canberra this weekend, with former farmhand and Australian Idol runner-up Shannon Noll’s gig at the Southern Cross Club in Woden tomorrow night among the highlights. And there will be more rock’n’roll at the Southern Cross Basketball Stadium on Saturday night when the Varsity Derby League presents another feast [...]
[ 20 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
4 great Canberra Comedians come together from one great night of standup.
Fresh from there Sydney Comedy Festival run, RAMSHACKLE FIASCO are putting the show on in Canberra. The A-Team of laughs, presents a night of comedy from four of the nation’s hottest stand-ups. After touring festivals and comedy rooms of Australia with their individual shows, the [...]
Ticket holders of the World Business Forum Sydney are in for a treat next week as the event comes together for its eleventh year on the 25th and 26th of May – and RiotACT readers will receive a 10% discount.
Discussing everything from perseverance to management and marketing, the Forum brings together a collection of business [...]
Last Friday 13th May was sad day, and very much a black Friday, for many in the arts across Australia. It was not simply that many small to medium organisations had lost all or most of their Australia Council funding. What made it hurt even more was the reasons for this drastic situation.
What was being [...]
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After the working week it’s time to play and this weekend offers a host of activities, indoors and out, for Canberrans to enjoy their R and R. You can cycle the trails around Stromlo Forrest, get up close and personal with animals, or if you prefer to watch others at play, there’s plenty to see at the ACT Netball [...]
CANBERRANS WILL NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A MIDDAY SING, COURTESY OF LISA RICHARDS
Canberra, Australia – Lisa Richards, celebrated singer-songwriter and experienced voice teacher, this week announced Canberrans will now have the opportunity to engage in a lunch time singing session.
Every second Tuesday at SmithsAlternative starting May 17, Richards will host a Lunchtime Sing Fling from noon until [...]
[ 27 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; 27 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Andrew Baxter plays some of the hottest, swingiest, rockiest, soulful, funkiest blues around. His performances plays to the audience and he works hard to make sure that they go home with a smile on their face and a song on their lips.
Mike Beale is known for his raw, acoustic sounds, paired with strong rock vocals and [...]
[ 8 May 2016; ] Want to try a new sport? Croquet is a combination of physical skill and tactics. Free Come and Try on Sunday 8 May at 1pm on the lawns on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Coronation Drive Yarralumla – next to the Hyatt hotel. See www.canberracroquet.org.au
[ 15 May 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]
The Black Hat Band performs classic blues, rock and original compositions. The band plays songs from the traditional standards to lesser known songs from some great blues artists such as Charlie Musselwhite, John Mayall, Gary Moore and adds some rockabilly, R&B and soul.
BHB was formed by David Grey (lead vocals and guitar) and Derek Lark [...]
[ 20 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Join us for original Blues for and about Australia. Doggn it Blues is Graeme Druce (vocals, guitar) and John Cupit (vocals, harp).
Doggn It Blues won the SBS Blues contest Sydney in 2012 and reached the semi-finals at the International Blues Competition in Memphis in 2013.
Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave
[ 9 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Slick, modern and funky are words often used to describe multi-award winning blues band Blue Eyes Cry. Hardworking would be another. From the un-air conditioned comfort of its touring van, the band regularly journeys from its home base of Melbourne to perform at festivals and gigs across Australia.
Since the May 2013 release of its debut [...]
[ 13 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Alanna & Alicia are identical twins who blend folk, jazz and roots in their original acoustic songs. Known for their sweet sibling harmonies and natural musical rapport, their original songs sparkle with original, intimate, funny and heartfelt lyrics. Their band features the talents of Damien Neil (guitar) and Michael O’Donnell (violin).
Alanna & Alicia have won [...]
[ 6 May 2016 to 8 May 2016. ] Carl Rafferty presents…
“An Affair to Remember” May 6/7/8 at Canberra’s Albert Hall
Special MOTHER’S DAY afternoon tea concert with scones and champagne and lots of other goodies! Sunday May 8.
You’ll love this celebration of the great love affairs from movies,history and opera. Will this be the most entertaining concert I’ve yet presented?
Let these wonderful tunes remind [...]
Renowned British author AC Grayling and recent Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood are amongst an exciting first line up for the inaugural Canberra Writers Festival, set to sweep the National Capital from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August 2016.
Held across three precincts, with venues including the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, the [...]
[ 8 May 2016; ] Canberrans will be treated to an special intimate concert on Sunday May 8th at Smith’s Alternative, with Julia Johnson and Vorn Doolette; two of the city’s most successful folk songwriters coming home to play a special one off concert. With a string of fairy lights and guitars in tow, the two will be singing a [...]
Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the Mums out there. This weekend is full of activities that will delight everyone in the family. Our top picks are the Mother’s Day Classic fun run this Sunday, the ice hockey game between Canberra Brave and Sydney Bears on Saturday, and Cirque Africa, a two-hour high-energy African circus [...]
In his poem The Man From Snowy River, Banjo Paterson wrote of a place where “the white stars fairly blaze at midnight in the cold and frosty sky”. On Friday, Mount Stromlo Observatory is offering Canberrans the prospect of a similarly wondrous night sky. Elsewhere around the capital this weekend, there are free films, tall [...]
[ 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]
When | 6pm Tuesday 3 May Where | Radford College Senior School.
Big Life, published by Ginninderra Press, will be launched by Frank Fogliati, the principal 0f Black Mountain School, with some additional words by Radford Collegian, James Wanjura. Junk Sculpture will then perform a short set of Midnight Oil songs to conclude proceedings.
George Huitker was born [...]
[ 22 May 2016 at 10:00 am; ] Fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation NSW
- Guest speaker from the Leukaemia Foundation
- Jumping castle and face painting
- Sausage sizzle and pancakes
Gold coin donations will be collected on the day.
This event also celebrates the 80th birthday of John Goode, who will be shaving his head in honour of his late wife, Laura, who [...]
Canberrans will mark the 101st anniversary of the landing of Anzac troops at Gallipoli in a variety of ways this Monday, attending dawn services and partaking in the simple pleasures of life our diggers so cherished – reminiscing over a drink and a game of two-up and watching some sport.
However, there will be added poignancy at [...]
[ 28 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; ] Join Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences fashion and dress curator Glynis Jones on a walk and talk through our new exhibition as she highlights the work of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs making a mark on the fashion industry.
Saturday 28 May, 12.30pm
National Archives of Australia
Queen Victoria Terrace
Fancy a circus with a difference, some chamber music, or perhaps a trip to GIO Stadium to watch the big boys of league and union? Your options are many and varied but here we offer our selection of things to do around Canberra this long weekend.
Where | Exhibition Park, Corner Northbourne Ave and Flemington Road, [...]
[ 28 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]
INNER SOUTH CANBERRA COMMUNITY COUNCIL (ISCCC)
PUBLIC FORUM Thursday 28 April 2016
7.00 pm Wesley Uniting Church Hall
20-22 National Circuit, Forrest
PROPOSED MANUKA OVAL DEVELOPMENT
HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU?
The ACT Government has received an unsolicited bid from Greater Western Sydney Giants to re-develop the Manuka Oval and surrounds.
You will be affected if you:
live or work in Manuka, Kingston, [...]
[ 26 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] We wanna mix things up in here and leave it to the peoples choice!Do you want to feel a sense of nnostalgiawith Buffy the Vampire Slayer Do you want to expose your knowledge of the bad in you with some Breaking Bad?Is would you prefer do you have a fever and the only cure is more [...]
[ 7 May 2016; ] VAMP’s 9th Anniversary Event
Saturday May 7 2016 at The TRANSIT Bar, Akuna St Civic
Alternative Music Club eg. [Post] Punk, Dark Indie, Goth, Industrial, New Wave, Electronica, Heavy Glam Rock, EBM, Grunge, Darkwave, Bowie etc
Featuring dark electro-industrial band [SNUFF] of Sydney
+ DJs: Robot Citizen (VAMP co-ordinator) + Special Guests: Mircalla + Black Temple
Facebook Event Page:
Facebook Group [...]
[ 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
As a pioneer of stand-up comedy, Rod Quantock has more than thirty years’ experience working in cabaret, theatre, television and radio.
In 2013, Rod celebrated his 45th year in stand up with a one off show at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre which received rave reviews in the media.
He has won awards, he has performed countless shows at the [...]
When was the last time you sat down with a pen and paper and mulled over exactly just the right word, the right phrase? Or what about the last time you received a letter addressed specifically for you that wasn’t a bill?
In an age where snapchatting and emojis reign supreme, the art of written correspondence [...]