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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 March 2013

By 7 March 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 March 2013

[ 8 March 2013 to 11 March 2013. ]

It’s here! Can you feel the excitement? It’s the Canberra Day long weekend!

What’s worth seeing and doing around this extraordinary city this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

The Near and How, now?

By 6 March 2013
The Near and How, now?

Adelaide Rief (YAH Coordinator) spoke to her good friend and animateur, Cathy Petocz a sprightly young theatre maker about one of her two You Are Here Festival shows, “The Near and How”

Folkie Program is out

By 5 March 2013
Folkie Program is out

[ 28 March 2013 to 1 April 2013. ]

The National Folk Festival program for 2013 is out! As usual it is full of all sorts of really awesome fun things and some folk music. I kid because I love.

Check it out, get excited, and I’ll see you in the line for drink tickets!

Or outside the Majestic wearing a tri-corner hat…

Cell Block 69 are here to Rock you ! In Canberry. On the 15th and 16th of MARCH !!!!!!!

By 5 March 2013
Cell Block 69 are here to Rock you ! In Canberry. On the 15th and 16th of MARCH !!!!!!!

[ 15 March 2013 to 16 March 2013. ]

It’s only 10 sleeps until Cell Block 69 return to sunny Canberry to show Canberrians just how awesome Cell Block are in Rock (and to a lesser extent – synth pop) concert.

The Canberrian mayor has also announced a display of fireworks to be held on Lake Burley Griffin, in honor of Cell Block 69′s triumphant [...]

If Sinsations lasts 100 years will we celebrate Canberra girls going to work there? [With poll]

By 4 March 2013
If Sinsations lasts 100 years will we celebrate Canberra girls going to work there? [With poll]

The Canberra Times is very excited the local girl Fuchsia Bullot will be getting her clothes off for tourists in Paris:
Canberra’s Fuchsia Bullot has become a member of an exclusive – and long-legged – club.
She’s the third student of Tuggeranong’s Legs Dance Studio to join the high-kicking cancan line of the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
The [...]

Have You Are Here told you yet how many events they have?

By 1 March 2013
Have You Are Here told you yet how many events they have?

Hi y’all!
I’m another one (we are so many!) of the You Are Here festival producers/curators this year and I just wanted to say hi. I’m such a fan girl about this festival, I can’t say enough nice things about what we do and the insanely wonderful people I get to work with. This is my [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 1 March 2013

By 28 February 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 1 March 2013

[ 1 March 2013 to 3 March 2013. ]

It’s going to be wet and if we’re lucky it’s going to be wild.

What’s worth doing and seeing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Imagining The Capital: Canberra on Film

By 26 February 2013

[ 10 March 2013; 7:30 pm; ] Word reaches us of a collaboration between the Spiegel Garden and the National Film and Sound Archive:

Imagining The Capital: Canberra on Film is a free programme of Canberra-related memories, which will be presented by The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia on March 10 from 7.30pm.

The magical evening – set in the beautiful [...]

Bailey goes Bush

By 26 February 2013

Steven Bailey (KAP Senate candidate for the ACT), and Bruce (dog), are fleeing Canberra for a while in order to finish scoring an opera.
“it’ll be great to get back to the bush for some inspiration. I’ll go on a few motor bike rides and walks through the bush with my dog Bruce”
“I’ll shoot a few [...]

Blunder in You Are Here communications

By 26 February 2013
Blunder in You Are Here communications

The You Are Here email has been getting regularly hit by emails asking ‘Where do we buy tickets?’ and ‘How much does this cost?’, so it looks like we’re doing something wrong in terms of communcations -

Design Studio || Canberra Youth Theatre

By 26 February 2013

Applications extended until March 1st!
Visit www.cytc.net for more info and to enroll

You Are Here meets Fletcher Jones Menswear

By 22 February 2013
You Are Here meets Fletcher Jones Menswear

In its third year, the You Are Here festival has finally achieved its dreams and got hold of the keys to two of our favourite vacant shopfronts in the whole of Canberra: Fletcher Jones menswear and the Garema Place Police Station.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 February 2013

By 21 February 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 February 2013

[ 22 February 2013 to 24 February 2013. ]

Some of you will be heading off to Soundwave this weekend, you lucky sods. So what’s left for those of us left behind?

First Canberra Poetry Slam of 2013

By 21 February 2013
First Canberra Poetry Slam of 2013

[ 23 February 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Local wordsmiths Varisht Gosain and Josh Inman are once again amassing a clan of poets to do battle at the Front in Lyneham.

What: 1st Canberra Poetry Slam of 2013
Where: The Front Gallery and Cafe, Lyneham
The Canberra Poetry Slam is Canberra’s longest running poetry slam. The CPS kicks off at 730 with an open mic. [...]

The Village shows off its program

By 21 February 2013

The Centenary Team are letting it be known that the intriguing “The VIllage” has unveiled what they’re going to be doing in Glebe Park for free at the end of March:
Travelling arts community The Village has unveiled the program for itsCanberra debut, which will celebrate the Centenary year with four days of theatre, art [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre – Senior Actor Ensemble

By 15 February 2013
Canberra Youth Theatre – Senior Actor Ensemble

Designed for actors who have completed secondary school, Senior Actors Ensemble develops core skills in acting technique, movement, voice, improvisation, script analysis and audition technique. The program provides opportunities to put those skills to practical use, in a myriad of performance settings.

For more info, visit http://cytc.net/workshops/senior-actors-ensemble

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 February 2013

By 14 February 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 February 2013

[ 14 February 2013 to 17 February 2013. ]

A happy Valentines to you all. May your partners be affectionate and if single your prospects at least hopeful.

Now let us turn our attention to what there is to see and do around Canberra this weekend.

Just leave your thoughts in the comments hmmm?

Movies at the War Memorial

By 13 February 2013

[ 17 February 2013; 2:00 pm; 24 February 2013; 2:00 pm; ] The War Memorial has the intriguing news that they’re getting into the movie business:

To complement Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt and its unique images of Australians on the Western Front, the Australian War Memorial presents a series of classic films that all present distinct visions of the First World War. This is a [...]

Win an Electric Night Out with Palace Electric

By 12 February 2013
Win an Electric Night Out with Palace Electric

Palace Electric Cinema is giving RiotACT readers the exclusive chance to win one of three VIP Electric Night Out experiences!
Be one of the first to experience the Electric difference at Palace Electric with two x VIP passes to any session of your choice, followed by dinner for two at Mezzalira to the value of $200 [...]

The Gorman House revival

By 11 February 2013

Having last year strenuously denied any difficulties Gorman House is now recruiting for senior roles and tweeting about their revival.
Be part of the @gormanhouseartsrevival. Now recruiting 2 FT roles: Administrator, and Program & Marketing Manager. gormanhouse.com.au
— Gorman House (@gormanhousearts) February 11, 2013

Good luck to them, it’s a special part of this town.

Inaugural MultiFringe stormed home

By 11 February 2013

Creative Producers PJ Williams and Nick Byrne are delighted with the response to their take on a multicultural fringe festival.

Spiegel Garden program is out

By 11 February 2013

[ 1 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ] So it’s not the Spiegel Tent we’re getting, which explains some disquiet. It’s a Spiegel Garden. It might be in a tent too.

The Centenary team are letting it be known that the delayed program is now out.

Gosh! Robyn Archer in concert!

The programme – which runs from March 1st to 24th – includes such famous [...]

O Week 2013 at ANU

By 11 February 2013
O Week 2013 at ANU

[ 11 February 2013 to 17 February 2013. ]

The ANU Students Association have tweeted at us to let us know about their rather slick music video promoting their O-Week activities.

For more detail they’ve got a page.

Canberra Youth Theatre, Design Studio

By 8 February 2013
Canberra Youth Theatre, Design Studio

Canberra Youth Theatre is excited to announce our new Independent Artists program, Design Studio! Weekly workshops aimed at developing talent in theatrical design, including costumes, set, make up.
Visit http://cytc.net/emerging-artists-pathways/300-designstudio2013 for more info.

gRage: all the fun of late night music videos on the couch, live in the city as part of You Are Here

By 8 February 2013
gRage: all the fun of late night music videos on the couch, live in the city as part of You Are Here

The You Are Here festival is paying homage to the ABC’s iconic TV show with our gRage series, featuring a lineup of artists guest-programming their favourite music videos accompanied by live performance. For free, at Smiths.

The Reluctant Shopper by Bruce Hoogendoorn

By 8 February 2013

[ 19 June 2013 to 29 June 2013. ] The economy is in trouble and The Business Council is very worried about its members. So they take drastic action – they blackmail a wealthy young tax avoider to start spending in their members’ shops. But there’s a problem – he’s a Scrooge who hates shopping!

BAD! SLAM! NO! BISCUIT! FEBRUARY! 2013!

By 7 February 2013
BAD! SLAM! NO! BISCUIT! FEBRUARY! 2013!

[ 20 February 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

The best reason in the world to start drinking early in the Phoenix on a Wednesday night is to get a decent seat at the Phoenix from one of Canberra’s two poetry slams.

Facebook has details:

Have you been to BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!?

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is the poetry slam that wants your words on stage for two minutes for 1st prizes.

And [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 February 2013

By 7 February 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 February 2013

[ 8 February 2013 to 10 February 2013. ]

2013 tears up to full speed this weekend with the new year well and truly under way now.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Reasons to stick around for the Canberra Day long weekend

By 7 February 2013
Reasons to stick around for the Canberra Day long weekend

[ 11 March 2013; ]

The Centenary Team have announced what’s going down around Lake Burley Griffin on Canberra Day:

“Starting from midday on the south side of the lake there will be Canberra… in So Many Words – you can help build and come and play in the words all around the lake. There’s stuff for kids at Regatta Point, [...]

The ANU Film Group kicks off 2013 with free SKYFALL

By 5 February 2013
The ANU Film Group kicks off 2013 with free SKYFALL

[ 11 February 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

We’ve had a shout from the fabled ANU Film Group that they’re getting into the groove of the new year with a free screening of Skyfall:

Kick off O-Week and the ANU Film Group screening year with Bond… James Bond by joining us for our free screening of SKYFALL on Monday 11 February at 8 [...]

Canberra Rep to bring us Calendar Girls

By 4 February 2013
Canberra Rep to bring us Calendar Girls

[ 15 February 2013 to 2 March 2013. ]

This in from Canberra Rep:

The first production for Rep’s 2013 season is Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls. Opening on 15 February, the production continues until 2 March at Theatre 3,
3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Catherine Hill the play is based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth.

Based on [...]

Enlighten 2013 launched

By 1 February 2013
Enlighten 2013 launched

[ 1 March 2013 to 9 March 2013. ]

Andrew Barr has announced the launch of this year’s Enlighten festival:

Now in its third year, Enlighten captures the cultural and innovative essence of our city with free and ticketed events from 1 to 9 March. During Canberra’s centenary year the event promises to be more exciting than ever, with the final weekend of Enlighten leading [...]

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