Hannah has sent in this touching effort on the part of the local wildlife to heal the drunken damage to public art.
It’s good to see On The Staircase make it to three!
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[ 1 May, 2013 to 31 May, 2013. ] This just in:
Thursday 2nd 9pm
Saturday 4th 9:30pm
Gilded Palace of Sin
Monday 6th 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Nyte Mare (The Murder Magician)
Tuesday 7th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Thursday 9th 9pm
Saturday 11th 9:30pm
Monday 13th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Present The Bootleg Sessions
Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Trivia and [...]
[ 26 May, 2013; 1:36 pm; ] In June 2013 I’m starting a poetry reading/talking about/writing/sharing group at the really cool cafe ” A Bite to Eat” in Chifley.
As the cafe poet I’m there every Tuesday from 12.00 to 2pm. If you’re a poetry lover, come and see me there or if you’d like to join a new group, you can [...]
Some brave souls created a 4 person high mosh tower at Groovin the Moo on the weekend. It’s fairly impressive.
Skills like these may have helped some people get free entry into the event.
The old man in me is worried about their health, the young man in me thinks it’s awesome, while the circus man in [...]
Jo Parkinson and Sandra Bown are to local ladies who are planning to ride the 565kms from North to South Vietnam in support of the Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Jo and Sandra have chosen the Cure Cancer Foundation because like most of us, they too have unfortunately both been touched by cancer, and with 1 in [...]
[ 4 May, 2013; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] On Saturday May 4, the Canberra Brewers Club and the Wig and Pen will be hosting the International Homebrew Day “Big Brew”.
This year, seven of Canberra’s finest homebrewers will face off, each taking a different take on a Belgian ale recipe.
There will be a wide range of brewing setups, from inexpensive beginner’s extract brewing gear, [...]
[ 5 May, 2013; ] The National Capital Motor Sports Club are presenting the 2013 Speedway Titles this year.
They sent me a very polite and calm email about it:
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL MOTOR SPORTS CLUB ARE HOSTING THE 2013 SPEEDWAY TITLES SUPPORTED BY ACT BRAKES THIS COMING SUNDAY AT ACT SPEEDWAY PIALIGO AVE MAJURA (FAIRBURN PARK).
THER WILL BE SIX SEDAN BASED [...]
A national day to remember those who have died because of domestic and family violence.
The ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service will be conducting a Candle Lighting Ceremony
1 May 2013
Garema Place, Civic
Science writer Julian Cribb will be opening a new art exhibiton at CSIRO Discovery this wednesday that explores environmental issues with our food.
Titled Food for Thought, the exhibition is the work of two emerging Canberra artists, Rosina Wainwright and Dianna Budd.
The exhibition will feature Rosina’s challenging sculptural works and Dianna’s quirky work in paint and [...]
ACT Emergency Services are asking Canberrans to learn to look after their hearts, through exercise and education.
ACT Fire & Rescue has invited colleagues in other Emergency Services and the community to join them in the annual Darren Wall ACT Emergency Services Heart Challenge at Lake Burley Griffin on Sunday.
“To celebrate Heart Week, we have invited [...]
[ 3 May, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
This just in:
May Poetry Slam Part 1
This month sees the social calendar bookended by two editions of the Canberra Poetry Slam
Part 1 starts Friday the 3rd at the Front Gallery. As with all our slams, we start with the open mic at 7:30 before moving onto the Slam.
The slam rules:
– 3 minute limit
– 1 [...]
Went to collect some tickets from Ticketek in the City and was shocked to find that they are no longer there!
They’ve been replaced by some sort of Mini Bar opening soon..anyone know any more info?
ArtsACT are running an arts workshop out at Belconnen Arts Centre in term 2 for kids.
Children aged from 5 to 12 years are invited to come and get artistically creative and a bit messy at Belconnen Arts Centre in Term 2. Join us for a six week Small Art Adventures course for 5 to [...]
[ 30 April, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
ATTENTION ALL YOU CLEVER PEOPLE, QUIT USING COMPUTERS TO MAKE MAGIC WOMEN!
YOU HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO!
Nerd Trivia at the Phoenix Bar Canberra is coming back tomorrow night and there will be blood on the trivia dance floor! Joel Barcham and Alison McGregor will be there to judge the bloodletting!
Actually there will probably won’t [...]
Local musician/film maker/wrestler Nick Delatovic has taken out this season’s short::seasons film competition with his script “Lights”.
short::seasons is a short film festival focusing on showcasing the work of filmmakers from Canberra, Australia. It is a non-competitive short film festival with the aim being to demonstrate the strength and quality of the work of [...]
Rioters might have noticed that next week sees the first ever Fashfest, Canberra’s very own celebration of all things fashion.
Above all, it’s a celebration of what a bunch of committed and creative Canberrans can do when we put our minds to something. Designers, models, hair salons, production companies, and the list goes on and on … [...]
Two forces for good, The Orangutan Project and Free the Bears, have combined their strengths to run a trivia night!
Here’s what they sent me:
Come on a trivia safari to help save the orangutans and bears!
There will be great prizes, live and silent auctions, wildlife merchandise for sale, raffles and games.
Jungle attire encouraged [...]
Canberra’s US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich is a big fan of Canberra, which endears him to us here at RiotACT.
He’s also a big fan of Game of Thrones, which also has a fair amount of popularity with us.
He has posted on his official Facebook account a very polite request for Australia to please to stop downloading [...]
“Head Full of Flames: Punk in the Nation’s Capital 1977 to 1992″ is a book being written to cover the forgotten history of Punk in Canberra from 1977 to 1992. If you were, or know of anyone, active in the scene at that time please contact local author Chris Shakallis who has put out a [...]
[ 2 May, 2013 to 29 June, 2013. ]
Local artist Angus Comyns’ new exhibition Colour Revolution will be launching on the walls of Soju Girl on the 2nd of May and remaining there until the 29th of June.
The Colour Revolution exhibition showcases Comyns’ radical use of colour, photographic imagery and text, and will add a new dimension to the space.
Diners and drinkers who [...]
[ 26 April, 2013 to 28 April, 2013. ]
UC National Security Lectures – MS Michelle Grattan, Political Editor of The Age @ The University of Canberra, 12:30pm-2pm
Lions International 61st MD201 Convention @ National Convention Centre (until 29 April)
Coming Home Soon by Alana Valentine @ Lieder Theatre, Goulbourn (until 11 May)
Sportenary – ANZAC Parade Memorial Walk @ ANZAC Parade, 10am-3pm
2013 Sherco Australian Women’s [...]
[ 26 April, 2013 to 28 April, 2013. ]
It’s the weekend!
Well it is for most of you, you’ve probably taken today off on leave.
Here in the mobile RiotACT bunker however we don’t rest. So let’s get to it.
Sorry the guide wasn’t up yesterday, but Anzac Day and all that.
Hope your dawn services weren’t too cold, and here’s what’s on for the weekend.
If you [...]
Smiths Alternative Bookshop was relaunched last night as Smiths Alternative under Jorian Gardner and Domenic Mico’s stewardship.
It’s going to be a very funky little venue, now with a dedicated stage so keep your eyes peeled.
David Howe has sent in some pictures from the opening. The man who looks like John Howard is in fact former [...]
[ 22 June, 2013; 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
The Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire proudly presents its 20th Anniversary Gala Concert. This momentous event in the history of the Qwire will be an occasion not to be missed. The programme will feature songs from throughout the past 20 years. Old favourites like “Everything Possible”, “Deepening Twilight” & “True to Myself” will be performed [...]
[ 4 May, 2013; ] After an explosive and tense season opener that came down to one final jam and two points, Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2013 season has the makings to be the most exciting yet. This upcoming bout promises all that excitement and more. Veteran spectators will recognise the two teams playing, as they are CRDL’s two original teams the Surly Griffins [...]
Centenary of Canberra and MusicACT are kicking off a new battle of the bands competition in September.
It’s called ‘Smells like Centenary Spirit’.
Centenary of Canberra Executive Director, Jeremy Lasek, says the Smells Like Centenary Spirit competition encourages bands and musicians across all genres to get involved.
“From The Gadflys to the church, Canberra has produced some of [...]
[ 18 May, 2013; 7:30 pm; 25 May, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
“Burning The Midnight Oil” – a tribute show that shakes and moves featuring George Huitker & Junk Sculpture.
Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant (at ANU). May 18 & 25 at 7pm.
Dinner and show.
Bookings essential – 02 62572718
ACT Greening Australia and Canberra Centenary would like to celebrate the work done by volunteers during and after the Canberra Bushfires 10 years ago, so they’re putting on an event at the Cotter.
The Lower Cotter Catchment is again teeming with life thanks to the efforts of thousands of volunteers and a partnership between Greening Australia [...]
[ 1 June, 2013; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] World Environment Day Dinner – 1 June 2013
Celebrate World Environment Day with a four-course feast and live entertainment at the Conservation Council’s annual fundraising dinner.
‘Think, Eat, Save’ is the United Nations theme this year, and ‘Eat’ will be emphasised as you feast on some of the tastiest local food around fresh from the sustainable kitchen [...]
We are only a few days to close the inaugural story contest “Latin America in 100 words”. I would encourage you to send us your short stories. It doesn’t matter if you have never been in Latin America. You would just need to tell us in a sentence, two or more (up [...]
2XX is a pretty great thing to have here in Canberra.
They’re running a Radiothon, which is a weeklong fundraising event where they plan to give away hundreds of prizes.
Prizes are pretty great to have also, so this is like win/win.
Jamie Freestone, station manager at 2XX FM, is “really excited to be re-launching Radiothon again. [...]
“On the Staircase” by Keld Moseholm has been a favourite piece of public art on Petrie Plaza for some time.
It’s such a pity it was not built to withstand the mindless fury of the Canberra public.
Where once four little men created an exercise in perspective we’re now down to two.
It seems like a real pity.