[ 29 May 2016 at 5:00 pm; ]
Warren Miller is back to celebrate winter with snow fans across the globe. This year the latest ski and snowboard film, Chasing Shadows travels to the world’s most exotic winter playgrounds including Alaska, Nepal, Switzerland and Japan in search of the ultimate line.
Showing one night only on Sunday 29 May at 5.00pm, Warren Miller’s ‘Chasing Shadows’ is a [...]
It is 63 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest and Canberrans can mark the feat this Friday with an Indian feast and a talk about current developments in the Himalayas. Elsewhere, there is a feast of high-powered sport at Canberra Stadium and in the forests surrounding Canberra.
Little Shop [...]
[ 3 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
It’s been a while since Beats Workin’ blew the roof off in Canberra and we couldn’t wait to get the band back! They rarely play away from Sydney so make sure you don’t miss Geoff Cartwright (vocals, guitars), Neil Marr (drums) Geoff Marr (bass, backing vocals), David Peach (lead guitar), Lynda-Rae Harris (vocals) and Marcy [...]
[ 27 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; 28 May 2016 at 11:00 am; 28 May 2016 at 2:00 pm; 30 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; 31 May 2016 at 12:30 pm; 1 June 2016 at 12:30 pm; 2 June 2016 at 12:30 pm; 3 June 2016 at 12:30 pm; ] We are proud of the Indigenous records in our collection so we’ve arranged free guided tours during Reconciliation Week to point out some of those on display.
You can hear the story of the Larrakia petition to the Queen that was torn in a scuffle when Indigenous people tried to present it to Princess Margaret during [...]
[ 28 May 2016 at 7:30 pm; 28 May 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]
Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ latest art party, CANBERRA OBSCURA, is a celebration of the ACT’s weirdest sounds and strangest stories.
Inspired by the atmosphere and tropes of the Australian gothic, CANBERRA OBSCURA will challenge perceptions of our urban surrounds and interrupt the everyday with an eerie and unsettling exploration of what lies beneath. You’ll never see [...]
[ 4 June 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] Enjoy a special screening of these remarkable stories and gain an insight into what it is like to be a Muslim woman in Canberra in the 21st century. Join Artistic Director Jenni Savigny and digital storyteller Sarwat Maqbool in conversation about this important project.
When: Saturday 4 June, 2.00pm
Where:National Archives of Australia, Cnr Queen Victoria Terrace [...]
There is plenty of live music to be enjoyed around Canberra this weekend, with former farmhand and Australian Idol runner-up Shannon Noll’s gig at the Southern Cross Club in Woden tomorrow night among the highlights. And there will be more rock’n’roll at the Southern Cross Basketball Stadium on Saturday night when the Varsity Derby League presents another feast [...]
[ 20 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
4 great Canberra Comedians come together from one great night of standup.
Fresh from there Sydney Comedy Festival run, RAMSHACKLE FIASCO are putting the show on in Canberra. The A-Team of laughs, presents a night of comedy from four of the nation’s hottest stand-ups. After touring festivals and comedy rooms of Australia with their individual shows, the [...]
Ticket holders of the World Business Forum Sydney are in for a treat next week as the event comes together for its eleventh year on the 25th and 26th of May – and RiotACT readers will receive a 10% discount.
Discussing everything from perseverance to management and marketing, the Forum brings together a collection of business [...]
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After the working week it’s time to play and this weekend offers a host of activities, indoors and out, for Canberrans to enjoy their R and R. You can cycle the trails around Stromlo Forrest, get up close and personal with animals, or if you prefer to watch others at play, there’s plenty to see at the ACT Netball [...]
CANBERRANS WILL NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A MIDDAY SING, COURTESY OF LISA RICHARDS
Canberra, Australia – Lisa Richards, celebrated singer-songwriter and experienced voice teacher, this week announced Canberrans will now have the opportunity to engage in a lunch time singing session.
Every second Tuesday at SmithsAlternative starting May 17, Richards will host a Lunchtime Sing Fling from noon until [...]
[ 27 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; 27 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Andrew Baxter plays some of the hottest, swingiest, rockiest, soulful, funkiest blues around. His performances plays to the audience and he works hard to make sure that they go home with a smile on their face and a song on their lips.
Mike Beale is known for his raw, acoustic sounds, paired with strong rock vocals and [...]
[ 6 May 2016 to 8 May 2016. ] Carl Rafferty presents…
“An Affair to Remember” May 6/7/8 at Canberra’s Albert Hall
Special MOTHER’S DAY afternoon tea concert with scones and champagne and lots of other goodies! Sunday May 8.
You’ll love this celebration of the great love affairs from movies,history and opera. Will this be the most entertaining concert I’ve yet presented?
Let these wonderful tunes remind [...]
[ 8 May 2016; ] Canberrans will be treated to an special intimate concert on Sunday May 8th at Smith’s Alternative, with Julia Johnson and Vorn Doolette; two of the city’s most successful folk songwriters coming home to play a special one off concert. With a string of fairy lights and guitars in tow, the two will be singing a [...]
Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the Mums out there. This weekend is full of activities that will delight everyone in the family. Our top picks are the Mother’s Day Classic fun run this Sunday, the ice hockey game between Canberra Brave and Sydney Bears on Saturday, and Cirque Africa, a two-hour high-energy African circus [...]
In his poem The Man From Snowy River, Banjo Paterson wrote of a place where “the white stars fairly blaze at midnight in the cold and frosty sky”. On Friday, Mount Stromlo Observatory is offering Canberrans the prospect of a similarly wondrous night sky. Elsewhere around the capital this weekend, there are free films, tall [...]
Canberrans will mark the 101st anniversary of the landing of Anzac troops at Gallipoli in a variety of ways this Monday, attending dawn services and partaking in the simple pleasures of life our diggers so cherished – reminiscing over a drink and a game of two-up and watching some sport.
However, there will be added poignancy at [...]
Fancy a circus with a difference, some chamber music, or perhaps a trip to GIO Stadium to watch the big boys of league and union? Your options are many and varied but here we offer our selection of things to do around Canberra this long weekend.
Where | Exhibition Park, Corner Northbourne Ave and Flemington Road, [...]
[ 28 April 2016 at 7:00 pm; ]
INNER SOUTH CANBERRA COMMUNITY COUNCIL (ISCCC)
PUBLIC FORUM Thursday 28 April 2016
7.00 pm Wesley Uniting Church Hall
20-22 National Circuit, Forrest
PROPOSED MANUKA OVAL DEVELOPMENT
HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU?
The ACT Government has received an unsolicited bid from Greater Western Sydney Giants to re-develop the Manuka Oval and surrounds.
You will be affected if you:
live or work in Manuka, Kingston, [...]
When was the last time you sat down with a pen and paper and mulled over exactly just the right word, the right phrase? Or what about the last time you received a letter addressed specifically for you that wasn’t a bill?
In an age where snapchatting and emojis reign supreme, the art of written correspondence [...]
This weekend be transported back to a time before technology: join the Jane Austen Festival at Albert Hall and indulge yourself in everything Regency, attend a guided workshop in the (nearly lost) art of letter writing, or purchase a few retro-inspired homewares from the Old Bus Depot Markets.
Jane Austen Festival
Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth [...]
[ 13 April 2016 to 17 April 2016. ] An inner suburban house transforms into a theatre hotspot. An old night club becomes a hub for political debate. Mysteries linger in the Civic Interchange. Where are you?
Playful, irreverent and lo-fi, You Are Here is a curated festival which showcases the best of Canberra’s diverse independent and experimental arts and culture.
From April 13-17, [...]
[ 14 May 2016; ] Righto folks, Bunker Comedy 2016 is back on May 14 with a double header featuring David Smeidt and special guest MC Sean Woodland. Smiedt has been delighting audiences around the country and overseas with his brand of warm inclusive comedy for over six years and is now one of Australia’s finest comedian MCs and corporate performers. [...]
It’s a mixed bag this weekend: join other runners from the Capital region in the 2016 Australian Running Festival; brush up on your Shakespeare at Canberra Theatre Centre with Bell Shakespeare’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet; and, eat some amazing local street style food at The Forage.
2016 Australian Running Festival
Where: Event Village is at [...]
[ 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]
Whisky Straits is yet another band which grew out of the Canberra Blues Society.
Back when the monthly jam sessions were held at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin, Owen Cooper (bass, trombone & vocals) & Jake Cussens (guitar, harmonica & vocals), visiting CBS for the first time, were directed by someone to ask Ken Nosworthy to [...]
[ 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Phil Emmanuel is known as Australia’s Greatest Electric Guitar Player and has a resume of amazing performances with musical legends from Jazz – James Morrison, Don Burrows to big-band – Ed Wilson, the Royal Military College Band, to Country – Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan, Dolly Parton, to rock and blues – Jimmy Barnes, Roy Buchanan, Don [...]
[ 31 March 2016 to 15 July 2016. ]
An exhibition now at the ANU’s China In The World gallery.
Using the words from the pamphlet – the exhibition is about young Mainland Chinese who are moving to Hong Kong from all over China, leaving their homes because of family interests or in search of better education and career prospects. Such migrants find themselves in majority [...]
Get out into the fresh air this weekend: take the Canberra Walking Festival challenge running on both Saturday and Sunday, join ‘Catherine Fysh’ as she takes you through her experiences in 1947 Canberra with a guided walk at the National Museum of Australia, or head to Canberra Airport to explore aircraft as part of their [...]
[ 4 April 2016 4:30 pm to 13 April 2016 5:30 pm. ] Take a peek at the secret spaces of the historical East Block building that now houses the National Archives. Home to many government departments throughout its 82-year history, including the Postmaster General and ASIO. Hear stories of haunted rooms, missing mail bags, pneumatic tubes to Parliament House and the ASIO ‘green door’. Suitable for families
With the cool change in weather, we recommend long cosy lunches with friends and family. However, Canberra doesn’t disappoint if getting out and about is your thing. We’ve selected the top five things to do in the capital this weekend.
National Folk Festival
Where: Exhibition Park in Canberra, Flemington Road, Mitchell; When: 24-28 March
Join the celebration [...]
[ 31 March 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] Thursday March 31, 7:00pm at Yarralumla Primary School Hall Loftus Street Yarralumla
The ACT government will shortly invite developers to submit proposals to develop the Canberra Brickworks Precinct.
The Canberra Brickworks Precinct Community Panel has been meeting since November 2015 to formulate a set of objectives, parameters and perspectives that will shape the future development.
The forum will [...]