[ 24 May, 2013 to 26 May, 2013. ]
Morning Rioters, I hope you’ve all taken it easy this week and reserved your energies for the weekend ahead.
Let’s find out what you shall be doing!
You know the drill:
1. Find suggestions I have missed.
2. Put them in the comments.
3. Rock out.
Featuring works by local and interstate artists, PINup, the latest exhibition at the ANCA gallery opens tonight, 22 May.
Support Pegasus at the inaugural gala dinner.
[ 31 May, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night, Tease and Tearaways, will be injecting you with its latest dose of live music and dance this May by bringing you the next in their event showcase – Leave Them With A Ska!
Leave Them With A Ska is a runaway train of entertainment featuring local and interstate Ska bands, teamed with a [...]
Hey Rioters with kids (or I guess Rioters who just like storytime),
This sounds pretty cool. A nation-wide simultaneous storytime reading of a children’s book at Libraries around Australia in order to promote literacy. There are a bunch of libraries participating here in Canberra, so why not check one out?
Director of Libraries ACT Vanessa Little today [...]
[ 31 May, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Those crazy kids over at the Canberra poetry slam are running two slams there this month, this is the second.
They sent us these words about the event, because they like words.
May Poetry Slam Part 2
This month sees the social calendar bookended by two editions of the Canberra Poetry Slam.
Part 2 starts Friday the 31st at [...]
[ 1 June, 2013; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] All right thinking people agree kites are cool.
ArtsACT is giving notice of a kite flying day by Lake Ginninderra:
Kites will fill the skies on Saturday 1 June at Belconnen Arts Centre’s WIND AIR WATER – CENTENARY KITES at LAKE GINNINDERRA. Join Belconnen Arts Centre to celebrate the kites, colours and the cultures from around the [...]
A new exhibition exploring the elements and our relationship to the land is opening at the Belconnen Community Centre this Friday.
A collaborative, mixed media exhibition by Warlpiri artist Wanta Jampijinpa, Canberra artist, Lee Anne Proberts and students from the ANU School of Music
Supported by Belconnen Community Service’s Reconciliation Action Plan
May 24-June 7, Monday-Friday, 9am – [...]
[ 2 June, 2013; ]
Woo! Cars going fast!
The ACT Speedway will be getting a workout on the 2nd of June. Doors open at 8am, and races start at 10am.
[ 31 May, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
Facebook brings word that the obscure Magpies Club downstairs next to Gus’s is going to give live local music a shot under the brand of “City Underground”:
Magic Rob Universe, The Feldons and The Naddiks are venturing into the Magpies City Club (City Underground) in Civic for the first time to see if we can vibe [...]
[ 23 May, 2013; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Robert Guth is a gentleman, an interesting artist, and one hell of a chef.
This will totally be worth you time.
Duration: Thursday, May 23, 2013 – 13:00 – 14:00
Location: School of Art lecture theatre
Robert Guth is best known for two things, firstly his ability to bake bread and secondly for his use of it as an [...]
CYTC is a not for profit organisation that has been around for over 40 years teaching Canberran kids theatre skills. Most of the people I know in theatre cut their teeth doing CYTC projects and classes, and I would recommend the company to anyone.
Speaking of me recommending them, they’ve just opened up enrollments for their [...]
Canberra’s very own talkshow In Canberra Tonight happened again last night, and again I missed it because I am a bad person.
Johnboy however, was in attendance last night and not only to tell people the hottest stories from the past month, but also it seems to be crowned the king of the Skywhales. The crown [...]
Where’d the month go? It’s already time for the next public viewing night up on the mountain.
Plenty of us members of the Canberra Astronomical Society will be up there with our telescopes. And Saturn plus a new moon will make for great viewing if the weather cooperates. There will be professional astronomers from the ANU [...]
Canberran novelist John O’Neill’s new book Kafira is being launched on Wednesday the 29th at Paperchain in Manuka.
We’ve been sent the following teaster info about the book:
Kafira is a story of tragedy, unrequited love, international suspense, and driving ambition to defeat the grab for world domination.
Kafira Weiss is an Israeli Biomedical Scientist whose passionate [...]
[ 16 May, 2013 to 19 May, 2013. ]
What’s up Rioters?
It’s time to find out what you will be doing this weekend. Because you will be doing something this weekend.
It’s been decided. Don’t be a spoil-sport.
We worry about you, you look so pale.
Ahem, here’s a list of some weekend fun suggestions, be sure to leave your suggestions in the comments below!
[ 23 May, 2013; 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm. ]
It’s time we got back to basics in Canberra. We’re about getting organised, thorough and providing as much help to upcoming hip hop artists as we can. We’re putting on a series of events in order to bring the music back to the capital, and inject some hip hop sensibilities into our town. More opportunities [...]
[ 28 June, 2013; ]
In Full Swing, Canberra’s most vibrant big band, will be swinging the Hellenic Club in June.
Along with swing dancers from the Canberra Swing Katz, they’re presenting ‘Well Swung’ – an exciting evening of swing music, dance and entertainment on Friday 28 June.
In Full Swing has been entertaining Canberra audiences for over 20 years at a [...]
[ 15 May, 2013; 5:45 pm; ] This jsut in from the seemingly irrepressible Cashews:
The Cashews are playing a little set early this evening at the opening of our friend Elly’s exhibition opening
5.45 pm Wed 15 May, The Front Gallery, Lyneham
More about Elly’Ken’ts work can be found at http://thecashews.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8347576341d713b1b2c8362b2&id=22c2589389&e=495e55baff
A collection of artifacts from Canberra’s education past are being displayed in a new exhibition at the University of Canberra.
A Century of Schooling in the National Capital will include artifacts, images, and documents from a variety of collections, and will be formally opened tonight.
Ms Lombard, who is studying a Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and [...]
The Centenary of Canberra has inspired a classic martini cocktail – and to localise it even more, it has a Northside and Southside twist.
The Centenary martini – the Centini – is the creation of Schmooze founder Phillip Jones, and has the enthusiastic backing of noted Martini lover Robyn Archer, the Centenary of Canberra’s Creative Director. [...]
[ 21 June, 2013 to 6 July, 2013. ]
REP are putting on Jazz Garters, their annual song and dance show in June this year at Theatre 3.
The third production for REP’s 2013 season is Jazz Garters. Opening on 21 June, the production continues until 6 July at Theatre 3, 3 Repertory Lane Acton. Directed by Cate Clelland, with Choreographer Lisa Buckley and Musical [...]
On Sunday the 19th of May puppy lovers are invited to walk their dogs to help out the RSPCA with their ongoing work.
Speaking of their work, they’re doing quite well at it.
Check out these numbers.
Since last year’s Million Paws Walk RSPCA ACT has worked with 1,397 adult dogs and 317 puppies (1,714 in total). Domestic [...]
[ 15 May, 2013; 7:46 pm; ]
Canberra’s finest night of drunken poetry and sometimes other things is coming back to the Phoenix Bar this Wednesday.
Featuring the talents of Queensland’s warrior wordsmith Darkwing Dubs, local snake-oil merchants (and occasional musicians) Dr. Stovepipe, and a very special memorial spot appearance by Canberra’s THUNDERCAT.
Also it’s a poetry slam, so you can compete for fabulous [...]
THE DOCTOR IS HERE!
James managed to spot the TARDIS in Hall on Saturday, I hope everyone is ok.
Death and destruction usually follow in the Doctor’s wake.
If you spot the Doctor or any other evidence of aliens, please email us pictures to email@example.com.
[ 17 May, 2013; 4:00 pm; ]
TAMS are letting us know there’s a twilight stroll through Gubur Dhaura coming up:
Immerse yourself in Canberra’s Ngunnawal culture and enjoy an autumn sunset with a twilight stroll through Gubur Dhaura in Franklin on Friday 17 May at 4pm.
“Gubur Dhaura means ‘red ochre’ in Ngunnawal language, and this is a great opportunity to hear how [...]
The Centenary Team have let it be known that Skywhale might be slipping the surly bonds of earth tomorrow morning.
Or it might not depending on the weather which isn’t looking good.
Check the Centenary website from 5am for confirmation.
[Photo by Deref]
It has been 80 years since the ACT Law Society rode into Canberra on horseback and tamed this anarchic and criminal city*, and now we get to celebrate with ACT Law Week!
The ACT Attorney-General, Mr Simon Corbell MLA, will officially launch ACT Law Week at a special lunch which will feature the ACT Golden Gavel [...]
With perfect weather conditions predicted, Centenary of Canberra commission The Skywhale will make her first Canberra flight tomorrow morning, lifting off from outside the National Gallery of Australia.
The Skywhale is a 34m long, 23m high hot-air balloon sculpture designed by renowned artist and former Canberran Patricia Piccinini. It is at least twice as big as [...]
It might be easy to forget today that the SkyWhale isn’t the only piece of art paid for by the centenary, but it is not!
There are other things!
This is one of them, and it’s pretty cool too!
Knowing that someone has painted a portrait of the Soup Kitchen Lady makes me very happy.
“Faces of Canberra” is [...]
The Australia Sri Lanka Buddhist Association of Canberra cordially invites us all to 30 Jenke Cct, Kambah:
This year Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in Canberra will celebrate the Vesak on Saturday, 11 May 2013 from 5.30pm onwards.
You are cordially invited to enjoy:
- Illumintated Vesak Pandol
- Colorful Lanterns
- Traditional Vesak Celebrations
- Traditional Dance
- Drama and Devotional Songs
The biggest 10 minute theatre festival in the world is coming back to Canberra and is looking for people who like to do things. Theatre things.
Short+Sweet Canberra returns in August and the festival is on the look out for ACT based actors, directors, writers and Independent Theatre Companies (ITCs) to take part.Now in its fifth [...]