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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 12 April 2013

By 11 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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.

Hurra! Das Audi Festival des deutschen Films kommt wieder nach Canberra!*

By 9 April 2013

[ 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 [...]

I need to tell you about No Need To Be Told

By 9 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Comedy Festival declares victory!

By 8 April 2013

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? the unemployed and kid-less?

By 7 April 2013

Who is Dendy cinema’s target market with this session times:

SAVING GENERAL YANG

Not yet rated (Subtitled)

Fri 5 Apr

12:00pm
4:15pm

Sat 6 Apr

12:00pm
4:15pm

Sun 7 Apr

12:00pm
4:15pm

Mon 8 Apr

12:00pm
4:00pm

Tue 9 Apr

12:00pm
4:15pm

Wed 10 Apr

12:00pm
4:15pm

I’m trying to see if they are flexible before i draw a conclusion. Will keep Canberra [...]

Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision review

By 5 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

Festival of Improvised Entertainment

By 4 April 2013

[ 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 [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 April 2013

By 4 April 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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.

What’s next for You Are Here in 2014?

By 28 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

DIY wotz on guide for Easter 2013

By 28 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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.

Canberra’s Dayne Rathbone makes the SMH’s Comedy Festival list

By 27 March 2013

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 [...]

Want free tickets to EUROBEAT – Almost Eurovision?

By 26 March 2013

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 contact@the-riotact.com and ask us nicely will win won free double pass to the musical for their opening night on Friday the 5th of [...]

Vive la France at the Albert Hall

By 26 March 2013

[ 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 [...]

Canberra Roast. A Papercuts review

By 22 March 2013

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 [...]

How is your You Are Here?

By 21 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 March 2013

By 21 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 22 March 2013 to 24 March 2013. ]

So what’s on this weekend? EVERYTHING. That’s what.

Where are you going this weekend?

Canberra Comedy Festival kicks off with a bang

By 19 March 2013

[ 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, [...]

Art, Not Apart. A Papercuts review

By 19 March 2013

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.
One [...]

The Village Festival descends on Canberra

By 19 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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 [...]

Lunchtime with You Are Here

By 18 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 festival breakfasts

By 17 March 2013

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 [...]

Canberra Poetry Slam for 21 March

By 16 March 2013

[ 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 [...]

Heartbroken Assassin [COMPLETE]

By 15 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 – It begins

By 14 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 15 March 2013

By 14 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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.

Tease And Tearaways presents: Are You Feeling Lucky?… Punk!

By 13 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 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.

Featuring:
Topnovil (NSW)
Batfoot (NSW)
Revellers (ACT)

And [...]

Hit Him in the Comic Cuts hits the National Film and Sound Archive

By 13 March 2013

[ 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)

By 12 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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’ [...]

TODAY CANBERRA CELEBRATES

By 11 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

AFL match goes meat pie free for first time since 1897

By 9 March 2013

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 [...]

Forget ‘Keep Calm’ these performers are here to Carry On!

By 8 March 2013

[ 13 May 2013; ] Press your uniform and polish your aviators! It is time for a morale-boosting concert Pin-Up style!

Festival madness

By 8 March 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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 [...]

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