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O Week 2013 at ANU

By 11 February, 2013

[ 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 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 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

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!


By 7 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

[ 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

[ 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

[ 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

[ 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

[ 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 [...]

February 2013 at the Phoenix

By 1 February, 2013

[ 1 February, 2013 to 28 February, 2013. ] This just in:

Saturday 2nd 9:30pm
La bastard
Space Party
The King Hits

Monday 4th 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club Presents the Bootleg Sessions
Jason Recliner
Beth n Ben
Drew Walky

Tuesday 5th 7:30pm
Andrew & Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 7th 9pm
The In The Out
The Dead Heads
Box Of F***

Saturday 9th 9:30pm
Pocket Fox

Monday 11th 8pm
2XX Local n Live Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Rachel Haircut
Billy Erupto

Tuesday 12th 7:30pm
Jaimee’s all rolled into [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre 2013 Workshops

By 1 February, 2013

CYT’s acting workshops and ensemble groups are now enrolling for 2013! For more information, or to enrol, visit

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 1 February 2013

By 31 January, 2013

[ 1 February, 2013 to 3 February, 2013. ]

It’s all go around town this weekend with much to see and do.

What do you recommend your fellow rioters get along to?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 25 January 2013

By 24 January, 2013

[ 25 January, 2013 to 27 January, 2013. ]

It’s a long long weekend coming up.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 18 January 2012

By 17 January, 2013

[ 18 January, 2013 to 20 January, 2013. ]

The year is stepping up into high gear and the weekend is upon us.

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

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

2013 screen grants announced

By 15 January, 2013

Joy Burch has announced the $80,000 first round of ACT Screen Arts Fund recipients:
“There are nine screen-based artists in this first round of $80,000 funding and I am delighted that a broad range of projects have been selected,” Ms Burch said.
James Batchelor, a talented young dancer and film maker, has been supported to make Ersatz [...]

Tease and Tearaways presents: The Psychobilly Freakout!

By 15 January, 2013

[ 25 January, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, is back with their second killer event and a never before seen line up of Australia’s best psychobilly bands!

Tease And Tearaways presents: The Psychobilly Freakout!
The Casino Rumblers (NSW);
Captain Reckless and the Lost Souls (NSW);
Little Mac and the Monster Men (ACT);

And burlesque by Canberra’s own…
The Velvet Vixens!

Friday [...]

Palace Electric opens 24 January

By 14 January, 2013

The good folk at Palace Electric have tweeted that they’re opening the doors to Canberra’s newest cinema on 24 January.
We’ll be lighting up @newactonnishi on Jan 24! That’s right, we’re opening next Thursday! Tickets available online soon…
— Palace Electric (@PalaceElectric) January 14, 2013

We can’t wait!

Jobseekers and Employers Join Canberra Arts Freelancers it’s great!

By 13 January, 2013

Canberra Arts Freelancers is useful to both arts jobseekers and employers looking for talent.
Arts jobseekers in Canberra can create an account and upload your CV as a PDF. Notifications can be set up so you can receive an email when jobs become listed in the category(ies) of your choice. Then you can bid on the [...]

Canberra Comedy Festival lineup announced

By 11 January, 2013

Last night at the Casino the lineup for the inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival was announced.
And cudos to the organisers, it’s looking really really good, with Stephen K Amos and Tripod the really big names in a very strong lineup.
Running from 19 to 23 March at the ANU Arts Centre, Civic Pub, and Ainslie Football Club [...]

Bad! Slam! No! Biscuit! returns in 2013

By 11 January, 2013

[ 16 January, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook has a warning for all your souls:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is inside the Phoenix Pub for 2013, which means you get two microphones, a stage, plenty of sound, prizes and more prizes, audience, clapping, prizes, judges, cheering, heckling, and the chance of glory! With MCs too, and scoring along with adding, prizes, conflicting, and poetry, especially poetry, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 11 January 2013

By 10 January, 2013

[ 11 January, 2013 to 13 January, 2013. ]

A fresh year lies before us dear reader.

But what is worth seeing and doing around town this weekend in Canberra?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments!

January at the Phoenix

By 10 January, 2013

[ 8 January, 2013 to 31 January, 2013. ] This just in:

Tuesday 8th 7:30pm
Andrew Galan’s Our Dystopian Futures Trivia

Thursday 10th 9pm
Chainsaw Hookers
Johnny Roadkill
Renegade Peacock

Saturday 12th 9:30pm
The Mouldy Lovers (Bris)
Underscore Orkestra (USA)
The Brass Knuckle Brass Band

Sunday 13th 8pm
Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band, Melbourne)
Lincoln LeFevre (Hobart)
Isaac Graham (Sydney)
Ben David (Adelaide)

Tuesday 15th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema Presents
Liz and Bolings Quiz of Fortune

Wednesday 16th 8pm

Saturday 19th 9:30pm
Bob Log III
Crash [...]

Your thoughts wanted for the Babylon Village

By 7 January, 2013

This via Facebook:
We are bringing together artists with past associations with Splinters to create a new event in collaboration with The Village for the Centenary of Canberra.
Get Involved:
Please let us know your interest/availability by 20th January 2013.
We are asking that you come to one of the meetings below with some creative suggestions of [...]

This is my curator freakout about the You Are Here Festival in 2013

By 5 January, 2013

Dear Riot folk,
I’m writing to say hey, happy new, and ah also the You Are Here Festival is happening from 14-24 March.
I’ve been involved with both the 2011 and 2012 festivals, and I can say without a glimmer of doubt that this is the most intense, challenging and exciting of the three. In [...]

Looking for the end of the world in Canberra?

By 29 December, 2012

My son and some friends are doing an amateur video production about what would have happened if the world really did end on 12.21.12. They’re looking for suitably end of the world shooting locations that are publicly accessible. It is okay if the locality is on private property but can be filmed as background from [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 28 December and the New Year

By 27 December, 2012

[ 28 December, 2012 to 31 December, 2012. ]

So once more with feeling for the last time in 2012.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend and on New Year’s Eve?

Share your wisdom in the comments.

A comedy festival for Canberra

By 24 December, 2012

[ 19 March, 2013 to 23 March, 2013. ] A little christmas cheer for you with the news Canberra is getting a comedy festival next year:

The festival will run from 19th March – 23rd March 2013, opening with an All-Star Comedy Gala on the 19th of March, featuring short sets of all the festival’s best comedians plus a special international headliner in critically acclaimed [...]

Palace Electric opening late January

By 21 December, 2012

The Palace Electric Cinema under the Nishi building has had to defer its opening from Boxing Day to the end of January, but RiotACT got invited in today for a look around the still under construction site.
(Let it be noted we were signed in, inducted, and clad in both hi vis and helmets)
The Nishi building’s [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 21 December 2012

By 20 December, 2012

[ 21 December, 2012 to 23 December, 2012. ]

The last regular weekend of 2012, what summer fun is to be had in and around Canberra?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Warehouse Circus School Holiday Program

By 18 December, 2012

Warehouse Circus School Holiday Programs cater to young people who have never done any circus before right up to those who are experienced circus performers.
Many participants come to a School Holiday Program in order to experience the full range of what Warehouse Circus can teach in just one week – [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 14 December 2012

By 13 December, 2012

[ 14 December, 2012 to 16 December, 2012. ]

2012 is showing no signs of going quietly into that good night.

What’s do you know about that’s worth seeing and doing this weekend in and around Canberra?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.


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