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 [...]
[ 18 May 2013 at 7:30 pm; 25 May 2013 at 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
[ 28 April 2013; ]
The AIS are having an open day on the 28th of April, and the Training Squad will be there with their roving performance piece Not Yet It’s Difficult.
I caught these guys at the Canberra Day celebrations and thought it was an awesome and bizarre little show that blurred the line between art and sport.
The video [...]
[ 18 April 2013 to 21 April 2013. ]
– Jane Austen Festival Australia @ St John’s Church Hall (until 21 April)
– History @ M16 Artspace, 12pm-5pm (Wed-Sun) (until 5 May)
– Rugby League Test – Australia V New Zealand @ Canberra Stadium, 7:45pm
– Morris 100 @ Langton Crescent car park in front of the Treasury building, 10am-3pm
– The National Dinosaur Museum’s 20th Birthday [...]
[ 19 April 2013 to 21 April 2013. ]
The unstoppable tide that is 2013 continues to roll over us (and we’d be alarmed if it were otherwise).
But like it or not the weekend is nearly here.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?
Just leave your brilliant suggestions in the comments.
[ 18 April 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
There’s a new local variety show kicking off at the O’Connor Polish Club tomorrow night.
It’s so awesome they’re even getting us to do a segment on local news which will feature all of you (in a way).
Here’s the details as received from Maestro Chris Endrey:
In Canberra Tonight is a spanking new live variety show to [...]
This week, Canberra Youth Theatre’s 35 Degrees 17 South is showing in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Australia – you can watch it unfold on ABC TV.
On 15 May, Boho Interactive’s Word Play opens at CSIRO Discovery. Word Play is a ‘live cinema’ work about the outbreak of a new disease that [...]
[ 12 April 2013 to 14 April 2013. ]
The wild year rolls on and the weekend turns up yet again.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 7 May 2013 to 12 May 2013. ]
Word has reached us that the Audi Festival of German Films 2013 is coming to Palace Electric.
Presenting a wonderfully audacious collection of contemporary German cinema, the 12th annual Audi Festival of German Films celebrates the rich diversity of one of Europe’s most dynamic and creatively renowned cultures.
Presented by the Goethe-Institut in association [...]
[ 13 April 2013; ]
That’s Darren Hanlon, he’s pretty good. He’s also playing at No Need To Be Told amongst a bunch of other people who are quite good.
The Centenary of Canberra and local funny singing man Rafe Morris are putting together an afternoon/evening of celebratory things to celebrate Youth Week. Youth Week is this week, and this event [...]
The Canberra Comedy Festival is letting us know how their first year went!
The inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival, which ran from March 19th March 23rd, showed that Canberrans have an appetite for Comedy – posting whopping audience numbers in its first year.
The festival hosted a range of local, interstate, and international comedians performing over 28 shows, [...]
Who is Dendy cinema’s target market with this session times:
SAVING GENERAL YANG
Not yet rated (Subtitled)
Fri 5 Apr
Sat 6 Apr
Sun 7 Apr
Mon 8 Apr
Tue 9 Apr
Wed 10 Apr
I’m trying to see if they are flexible before i draw a conclusion. Will keep Canberra [...]
It’s common practise when reviewing musical theatre to review the production and not the show.
This is because musical reviews are generally written for musical fans and not for anyone else. This seems kind of ridiculous, so I’m going to review both.
Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision is a mock Eurovision competition. It contains almost everything you expect [...]
[ 5 April 2013 to 7 April 2013. ] Because Canberra needs even more festivals!
FESTIVAL OF SHOWS - Impro ACT Showcase!
Impro ACT presents a short festival of improvised theatre from 5-7 April 2013 in the Galaxy Nightclub at Casino Canberra.
Over three great nights Impro ACT will showcase the freshest and most fantastic Canberra-devised one-act and completely improvised shows.
Each one-act show features the cream of the ACT’s [...]
[ 5 April 2013 to 7 April 2013. ]
The festival season has finally come to a close.
So is anything still on?
Leave us your suggestions in the comments.
The third You Are Here festival has come to a close. Fletcher Jones has once again become a torso and clothes-hanger filled wasteland, the Ellis Collective aren’t singing to you during your lunchbreak, and Canberra’s arts scene caught up on some sleep. It was a wonderful and exhausting ride, and already people are talking about [...]
[ 28 March 2013 to 31 March 2013. ]
The long break is upon us.
Surely there are things to see and do around town for those who have not fled to the coast?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
The SMH has listed their top ten picks for the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Canberra’s Dayne Rathbone has made the list!
9. Dayne Rathbone
I’m going out on a limb to predict that Dayne Rathbone’s debut show will be a worthy inclusion in this list. Rathbone won Raw Comedy in 2011 with his awkward, nervous stage persona [...]
Supa Productions are putting on EUROBEAT – Almost Eurovision this April and we want to give you a chance to go. GO FOR FREE!
The first paid RiotACT member to email us at email@example.com and ask us nicely will win won free double pass to the musical for their opening night on Friday the 5th of [...]
[ 6 April 2013; ]
A day long French themed festival followed by an evening of dance? Not a bad way to spend a 6th of April I’d say.
The event, which will be officially opened by the Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra, Robyn Archer, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Alliance Francaise de Canberra and the 90th anniversary [...]
To quote SBS Chief Political Correspondent Karen Middleton: “Canberra is a bit like your little sister, you’ll defend her ‘til you bleed, but occasionally give her a wallop of your own, and you’re allowed, because you’re family”. I feel this expression captures the overall sentiment of the Canberra Roast at Smith’s Alternative Bookshop on Thursday [...]
You Are Here continues to be one of the most exciting and exhausting events in the Canberran calendar. I hope you’ve been taking advantage of it Rioters.
Last night I saw a pair of time travelling scientists attempt to sell an audience insurance, I saw a pub full of rowdy drunks kept entranced by an even [...]
[ 22 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]
So what’s on this weekend? EVERYTHING. That’s what.
Where are you going this weekend?
[ 19 March 2013 to 23 March 2013. ] I was lucky enough to be a guest of the Canberra Comedy Festival for their gala showcase tonight.
While Andrew Barr was speaking (and making a pretty well delivered joke about having to play the straight man) his staff emailed out a media release sharing his thoughts:
This evening I officially opened the inaugural Canberra Comedy Festival, [...]
The scent of freshly made crepes floated upon the light breeze, mingling with the music and conversation as the Art, Not Apart festival took a hold on New Acton this past Saturday. A fresh-eyed crowd filled the precinct, eager to absorb the jumble of art and artists that were breathing life into this local festival.
[ 21 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]
Canberra’s festival season shows no sign of slowing down. The next big thing to step out into the city in the name of showing you a good time is the Village Festival.
From their website:
The Village is a beautiful, beguiling festival that exists to provide an intimate environment in which professional and non professional artists and [...]
It’s lunchtime and a man calling himself Fossil Rabbit is making the most wonderful and chilled sounds with a guitar. I swear this music is helping me digest. I don’t have the science to back that up, so I’ll just have to ask you to trust me.
A collection of people are sitting around the room [...]
You Are Here writer in residence, Andrew Galan has submitted this article about the You Are Here festival breakfasts, which you should all probably go to, because why not spend breakfast with lovely people.
Nic Delatovic’s Festival Breakfast with Matty Ellis and Luke McGrath
YouAreHere’s series of festival breakfasts are informal chats occurring most days between one [...]
[ 21 March 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
This just in from the inimitable Josh Inman:
Dear robots of poetry,
Kicking off at 7:30 at the Front Gallery in Lyneham on the 21st, the March edition of the Canberra Poetry Slam starts with an open mike.
The slam is open to all*, with a 1 poem 3 minute limit; the poem has to be of your [...]
The video above is the playlist, it will update once a day as new episodes are released. Check below for individual episodes.
Fight Scenes, music, and beautiful women. Heartbroken Assassin is a new Canberra based web series being created over the course of the You Are Here festival. A new episode will be filmed and released [...]
You Are Here has descended upon our fair City for the third time. In a time where random d-list personalities are making fun of Canberra for attention and profit, and birthday celebrations maybe don’t have enough food vans, it can be easy to fall into despair. Fear not though, there is a cure. No it’s [...]
[ 15 March 2013 to 17 March 2013. ]
It feels like last weekend is barely over and yet thoughts turn to the vast throbbing multiplicity of things to see and do around Canberra this coming end of week.
What are your hot tips?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.