It is a truth universally acknowledged that the anticipation of a long weekend kills any desire to be productive at work. You could alternate between refreshing Facebook and checking personal emails for the next seven hours, or you could use that time to plan the perfect three-day weekend.
From the RiotACT team…
Steven Bailey is going to “confront the notion [...]
[ 23 January 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
Iraq and Iran are through to the quarter finals of the Asian Cup. Head to Canberra Stadium this Friday evening to see who will make it to the semi-finals.
When: Friday 23 January 2015
Where: Canberra Stadium
Tickets start at $13.25 and are available from the Asian Cup website.
[ 12 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Village People will make their way to Canberra in March 2015 as part of their Greatest Hits World Tour.
From the event organisers:
The Village People are synonymous with good fun, great memories and true showmanship. Formed inNew York in 1977 the band became hugely popular thanks to a number of disco inspired mega-hits… ‘Macho Man’, [...]
[ 13 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 14 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 15 February 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
Buy a book (or two, or three) at Lifeline’s EPIC Bookfair next month and help keep its suicide prevention telephone crisis support service available to the community.
The three-day fair runs from Friday 13 February to Sunday 15 February with around 250,000 items for sale, including fiction and non-fiction books, rare books, collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign [...]
[ 3 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Tuggeranong Community Council has extended a special invitation to Lanyon Valley residents to attend its first meeting for 2015. The meeting, to be held on Tuesday 3 February, will discuss the recent road works that led to the closure of Tharwa Drive.
Guest speakers will include the Acting Director of Roads ACT Karl Cloos and ESA [...]
ARIA-charting artist Kayo Marbilus says that if you can make it in Canberra, you can make it anywhere.
The Ghana-born hip hop artist, songwriter and producer has lived in the nation’s capital since he was four. This year, he hopes to break into Australia’s commercial music industry without relocating to Sydney or Melbourne to do so.
[ 3 February 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Speaking, natural-sounding machines which can interact with humans using normal conversational patterns are still in the realm of science fiction – or are they?
Associate Professor James Curran is developing artificial intelligence which will revolutionise the way we interact with technology – using spoken language, the same way we interact with each other.
When: Tuesday 3 February [...]
[ 26 January 2015; ]
What’s not to love about Australia Day? It’s the perfect excuse to crack open a beer or two, wear your nicest pair of thongs and put a few lamb chops on the barbeque (to eat any other meat on 26 January would be considered un-Australian, as Sam Kekovich would have us believe).
If you don’t have plans [...]
Welcome back, Friday! We’re in for a sunny and warm weekend, with a forecast maximum of 27 degrees on Saturday and 29 on Sunday. Fingers crossed for similar weather down the coast, as that’s where I’m headed for the next few days.
From the RiotACT team…
Sophia Carlini is off to Nellijam at the Steampacket Hotel Nelligen to watch a [...]
[ 20 February 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
The 2015 Annual Molonglo AFL Football Club Golf Day is on Friday 20 February 2015 at the Murrumbidgee Country Club.
Tickets cost $50 per person, which includes golf and lunch. Drinks will also be on sale around the course, and prizes will be awarded for the following:
Best team gross Score
Best team net score
Nearest the pin on [...]
[ 17 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Readable Graffiti will launch their new EP, Out to the Races, this Saturday 17 January at Transit Bar.
It’s their first Canberra show in over a year, and they’re supported by local band Mondecreen.
When: Saturday 17 January
Time: From 8pm
Where: Transit Bar, 7 Akuna Street, Canberra City
Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more info, [...]
[ 14 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]
The battle with England continues under lights on the refurbished pitch at Manuka Oval on Wednesday 14 January.
The Prime Minister’s XI again face England’s international team in what is billed as the number one summer sporting event for the ACT community.
Enjoy the atmosphere, the crowd and the banter of the one dayer – all the [...]
[ 22 February 2015 at 8:00 am; ]
Billed as “the happiest 5k on the planet”, the Color Run (their American spelling, not ours) returns to Canberra on 22 February 2015. It’s a 5km course that focuses on having fun with friends and family rather than athletic prowess.
Individual tickets cost $60 and include an official event shirt, sweat band, wristband, shoulder bag, coloured powder at [...]
Canberra Youth Theatre’s Workshop Ensemble Program provides a place where young and emerging artists can be creative and actively develop fundamental theatre performance skills. It is a fun and engaging program all about process. Through participation in theatre games and exercises during weekly acting workshops, acting ensembles develop, extend and strengthen fundamental skills in improvisation, [...]
[ 11 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
Australian electronica musician Chet Faker will perform an all ages show at the Royal Theatre on Wednesday 11 February 2015.
This show was originally scheduled as an 18+ gig at ANU Bar on the same date, but has since changed venues to accommodate a larger crowd.
The homecoming national tour is Chet Faker’s biggest Australian tour to date and [...]
[ 22 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
This resin bowl workshop, hosted by Canberra craft extraordinaire Mikaela Danvers, teaches participants how to create layered effects with colours, using a two-part quick-setting polyurethane resin.
I did this workshop with my mum a while ago and even though neither of us are particularly crafty, we really enjoyed it.
Participants create two small dishes to take home with [...]
[ 31 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Regional Australia’s only film, comedy, music and arts festival, Flix in the Stix, is heading to Canberra at the end of this month.
The festival features a brand new collection of award-winning international short films curated by actress Deborah Mailman, live music from My Friend The Chocolate Cake and entertainment by comedy act Tripod. There will [...]
I’ll bet there are more than a few Canberrans (i.e. anyone who returned to work this week after the Christmas break) looking forward to this weekend with particular enthusiasm.
We’re in for a slightly damp weekend, with rain predicted for both days. That said, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep both you and the [...]
[ 20 February 2015 at 12:00 pm; 21 February 2015 at 10:00 am; 22 February 2015 at 10:00 am; ]
The Canberra Food and Wine Expo is an annual three-day event dedicated to celebrity chefs, food and wine, cheese, cocktails and everything gourmet. The show houses over 100 local and national exhibitors, including wine makers, distributors, gourmet restaurants, coffee, chocolate and tea.
Sample food and wine in the appreciation area, watch celebrity chefs create recipes from [...]
[ 10 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] It’s on again! – Bucky’s Budweiser Birthday Bash.
Special guest for the night will be the sensational Pugsley Buzzard, who has dazzled and delighted audiences all over the world, from the smoky jazz cellars of Berlin to downtown New Orleans – the womb of the blues. His unique blend of dark hoodoo blues, good time rollicking [...]
[ 10 January 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Asia’s biggest football tournament, the AFC Asian Cup, is coming to Australia in January. Canberra will host seven games, including a quarter final, with the rest of the 25 matches divided between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle.
The first Asian Cup game to be played in Canberra will be Korea Republic versus Oman at Canberra Stadium this [...]
[ 10 January 2015 at 10:00 am; 10 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; 11 January 2015 at 10:00 am; 11 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ] Charlie & Lola’s Extremely New Play is the sequel to Charlie & Lola’s Best Bestest Play, which sold out throughout Australia in 2012.
Enter a wonderful journey through the seasons as the stars of the hit ABC & BBC TV series and books by Lauren Child are brought to life by a magical mix of puppetry, [...]
[ 16 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra born and Merimbula raised singer/songwriter Kim Churchill returns to the nation’s capital to promote his new single, Single Spark, which is also the opening track from his Silence/Win album, released last year.
Kim is a multi-instrumentalist renowned for his deft guitar work. At only 24 years old, he has opened for both Billy Bragg and [...]
[ 9 January 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
The University of Canberra Capitals take on the West Coast Waves this Friday evening (9 January 2015) at the AIS Arena.
As seven-time Women’s National Basketball League Champions (and the most successful sporting team in ACT sporting history), the UC Capitals are fierce competitors whose speed, strength and athletic finesse will keep everyone on the edge [...]
Waxing lyrical about everything from the windswept rocky crags of the high country to ghost hunting at the Bredbo Inn, Tim the Yowie Man is certainly not your average travel writer.
Tim is also a well-known Canberra identity, mystery investigator, sometime radio host, history and ghost tour guide and the National Museum of Australia’s resident cryptonaturalist.
Ex-Canberra theatre teacher’s Ernie Glass’ Tales of Ordinary Madness and T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land presented by Mad As Productions.
A young and vibrant Cassie Brizzi from country Victoria leapt lightly upon the stage of Canberra’s Smith’s Alternative for what was a great night of theatre. A monologue devised by well-known theatre teacher Ernie Glass, Brizzi [...]
[ 12 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 13 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 14 January 2015 at 9:30 am; 15 January 2015 at 9:30 am; ] Hi All,
I am running a Summer workshop for children ages 10 – 15. From Monday January 12th – Thursday January 15th 2015.
It will be a small workshop. 5 Spots ONLY. It will be 4 half days of singing, guitar playing and song writing.
We’ll do lots of group work, writing lyrics, learning to improvise with our voices, [...]