[ 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.
[ 22 March 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, is back and this time they’ll be serving up an evening of non-stop punk rock!
Are you feeling lucky?… Punk! brings you a relentless line up of local and interstate bands, as well as hard-hitting burlesque acts with an added punk rock edge especially for the occasion.
[ 19 March 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]
Continuing their fine tradition of creating events that defy simple entry into the RiotACT’s categories database, You Are Here is hosting an exciting mix of old films, live performance, music and who knows what else at the National Film and Sound Archives on Tuesday the 19th.
The You Are Here festival and the National Film and [...]
Canberra (I Miss You) from Jordan & Sam on Vimeo.
David Finnigan wants me to show you this. He’s usually right!
Canberra (I Miss You)
from Jordan & Sam PLUS 16 hours ago / via Final Cut Pro NOT YET RATED
Performed by Jordan Prosser & Sam Burns-Warr.
Shot by Benjamin Hamey.
The Landlords perform ‘A Stitch in Time Saves Brian’ [...]
It’s the day we have all been waiting for – the public holiday Monday that sees all of Canberra get together around Lake Burley Griffin for the party of a century.
Big numbers are expected to the event, which starts at noon and continues until 11pm.
Event organisers heaved a sigh of relief late last week as [...]
Tonight I attended the AFL pre-season NAB Cup match at Manuka Oval, to see Essendon and Greater Western Sydney trial their latest crop of youngsters and watch old stagers like Dustin Fletcher, Brendon Goddard and Jobe Watson run around the paddock. Manuka Oval was in superb condition, and the new lights are lovely. The match [...]
[ 13 May 2013; ] Press your uniform and polish your aviators! It is time for a morale-boosting concert Pin-Up style!
Anyone else think this month is a getting a little ridiculous in terms of festivals? It’s ludicrous how much stuff is crammed into these 31 days. Anyone who complains Canberra is dull has never been here in March.
Let’s go over it shall we?
Canberra Comedy Festival. March 19-23.
The Village Festival. March 21-24.
The National Folk Festival.March 28-April [...]
[ 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.
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”
[ 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…
[ 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 [...]
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.
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 [...]