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Acting for the fun of it with Peter Wilkins

By 27 February 2015
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Long-time Canberra theatre teacher Peter Wilkins is running a series of acting courses throughout 2015.
Acting for the Fun of it courses

Acting for the Fun of it
Sunday February 15 – Sunday March 29
A course for beginners. Build confidence. Learn a variety of performance skills. Meet friends.
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Sunday May 10 – Sunday June 10
Practical performance [...]

Gwyn Ashton at the Harmonie German Club, Fri 13 March

By 27 February 2015
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[ 13 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Multi-instrumentalist Gwyn Ashton is an eclectic live performer blending roots, blues, alternative and ethnic music, fusing them together with alternate-tuned electro-acoustic instruments such as Weissenborn lap slide, National resonators, 12-string and electric guitars with a kick drum, blues harp along with loopers and fuzz boxes to complete his sonic palette.

He is a master of the [...]

‘In the Spirit of Banjo’ Tim the Yowie Man book launch

By 27 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 2 March 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

“Water plunges 40 metres off the cliff top with so much gusto that the morning sun rising upstream creates a rainbow through the water spray. It reaches from one side of the falls to the other. Overhead, a lone wedge-tailed eagle, flirting on the updrafts, is dwarfed by the gaping gorge that opens up like [...]

What’s on this weekend? 28th Feb and 1st March

By 27 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 February 2015 to 1 March 2015. ]

Canberrans really are spoiled for choice this weekend, with The Canberra Show, Enlighten and the Night Noodle Markets all opening today.

Enlighten / Night Noodle Markets

Culture and creativity illuminate the capital during Enlighten as the Parliamentary Triangle is transformed into a vibrant hub of activity featuring free entertainment including street artists and musical performances. The festival [...]

Old Timey made new again

By 25 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Pretty frocks and pinstriped suits will fill the RUC Turner Bowling Club this Friday night for the third Old Timey Music Revue.

The night will open with Dr Leo Joseph, Canberra’s finest exponent of N’awlins piano classics.

Next up will be local dixie-punk-jazz outfit Moochers Inc.  Fresh from performing at Queensland’s Woodford Folk Festival, Moochers Inc has established a reputation as one [...]

Ocean Film Festival Australia

By 20 February 2015
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[ 21 March 2015 at 7:00 pm; 22 March 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival Australia showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.

This carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who [...]

What’s on this weekend? 21st and 22nd February

By 20 February 2015
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We’re in for a warm and sunny weekend, with temperatures expected to reach 29 degrees on Saturday and 31 on Sunday. Perfect weather for a swim down at Manuka pool, I reckon.
Don’t forget that you can also send us your suggestions for RiotACT’s weekend guide and calendar by creating an account and submitting a post.
Here’s what’s [...]

Opera by Candlelight 2015

By 18 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 February 2015 6:00 pm to 22 February 2015 6:00 pm. ]

Late notice I know but here is a reminder that Opera by Candlelight is on again this weekend (20, 21, 22 February) at Albert Hall.

Saturday night is sold out but there are still tickets available for Friday 20th  and Sunday 22nd Feb.

When: Performances on Friday 20 February and Sunday 22 February
Where: Albert Hall

For more information [...]

Time to fight like a knight!

By 18 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 1 March 2015; ] The Canberra chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism invites Canberrans to pick up a sword and fight like a knight as they learn the arts of medieval warfare in this full speed, full contact pursuit over an 8 week “Foundations of Combat” course commencing on 1 March.

Enter into contests of skill at arms with [...]

Bell Shakespeare’s As You Like It

By 14 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 7 April 2015 to 18 April 2015. ]
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?
As You Like It is an adventure of the heart, a journey through a forest of poetry (and lions), and a tale of a love so grand all the rules are broken to win the heart of a boy. Passionate and disarming, As You Like It – one of Shakespeare’s [...]

What’s on this weekend? 14th and 15th February

By 13 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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If you have paraskevidekatriaphobia, you’re probably looking forward to the weekend more than the rest of us (it’s a long-winded term that describes an irrational fear of Friday the 13th). Today is the first of three Black Fridays we’ll see this year – the second is in March and the third in November.
But on to the weekend. Between [...]

Questacon lights up for Enlighten

By 12 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 27 February 2015 to 4 March 2015. ]
Culture and creativity will once again illuminate our capital during Enlighten between 27 February and 7 March.
Questacon will offer a range of fun-filled events for all ages, luminous landscapes and free entertainment that are sure to excite and intrigue the mind!
The whole family will enjoy Swamp Juice; a unique and entertaining adventure about life in [...]

Groovin the ANU, 20 February

By 11 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 20 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Coming up at the ANU Bar on Friday 20 February: The Feldons, Loud SO Clear, Kitten Hurricane and Capes.

Doors open 8pm, beers are cheap and entry is free.

What’s on in Canberra this Valentine’s Day

By 9 February 2015
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[ 14 February 2015; ]

Whether you’re coupled up or flying solo, there’s plenty to do in Canberra this Valentine’s Day. Why not try one of the following, or let us know what you’re planning to do in the comments!

Lifeline Book Fair
9am – 5pm Sat 14 February
Budawang Building, Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell

For all the book lovers out there, check [...]

An evening with fantasy author Joe Abercrombie

By 6 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 16 February 2015 at 6:30 pm; ] Join Harry Hartog Booksellers (Westfield Woden) for an evening with acclaimed author JOE ABERCROMBIE, who will be joining us at 6.30pm on Monday 16 February to celebrate the release of Half the World, second in the Shattered Sea series.To meet this incredible wordsmith, known for his fantasy masterpiece The First Law series, please RSVP to woden@harryhartog.com.au, (02) [...]

What’s on this weekend? 7th and 8th February 2015

By 6 February 2015
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Hey there, Friday. Good to see you. We’re in for a warm and sunny weekend in Canberra, with temperatures in the low thirties predicted for both Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s what the RiotACT team is up to this weekend…
Emily Morris is off to the Grease Sing-a-long at the Openair Cinema tonight.
Lisa Martin is heading to the first [...]

Introduction to harmony singing for women

By 4 February 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 12 February 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] Canberra Harmony, Canberra’s newest women’s barbershop choir, will be running a four-week taster course on Thursdays 7-9:00pm starting Thursday 12th February at the Belconnen Raiders Club.

Come and learning some fun songs in four-part harmony then perform them with us for your family and friends. Cost: $35.

Email cleaveranita@gmail.com for more information and to book a place.

When: [...]

Public talk: A fly on the wall – solving crime with fly poo

By 3 February 2015
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[ 3 March 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

It sounds like something out of CSI but these days the common blowfly is helping investigators to fight crime in more ways than one. Everything from helping to establish time since death to providing human DNA at the crime scene, the common blowfly is providing the missing clues to modern crimes.

As part of our Science [...]

Language walk and community celebrations, 21 February

By 1 February 2015
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[ 21 February 2015 at 10:30 am; ] This event brings together people from different communities to raise awareness of the value of all languages, especially endangered languages, in a multilingual and multicultural context.

This is the second year that the Canberra-based International Mother Language Movement (IMLM) has organised this event. Over 300 people attended in 2014.

The walk will cross Commonwealth Bridge and end [...]

Cub Callaway, The Feldons and After Hollywood, 31 January

By 30 January 2015
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[ 31 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Cub Callaway (Ex Saints, Ed Kuepper band, Coupe Deville) will be launching their latest record, Fall Of The Empire this Saturday (31 January) at Smiths Alternative.

Joining Cub on stage will be John Hoey (Died Pretty) and Phil Hall (Lime Spiders) plus Alex Ross and Zika Vuletic.

Supported by local modrockers the Feldons and up and comers [...]

What’s on this weekend (31st Jan and 1st Feb)

By 30 January 2015
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It’s back to school for Canberra students next week, which means that the city is well and truly out of its quiet January slumber. It also means that there’s plenty to do in the nation’s capital this weekend.
From the RiotACT team…
Sophia Carlini is heading to R&B night at Treehouse on Friday night, and trying out [...]

Eat Drink Paleo’s Irena Macri at Paperchain, 6 February

By 29 January 2015
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[ 6 February 2015 at 5:45 pm; ]
Food blogger Irena Macri, the woman behind the hugely popular Eat Drink Paleo blog, will speak at Paperchain Bookstore in next month to launch her new cookbook.
From the event organisers:

Passionate paleo-enthusiast Irena Macri draws on her love of world cuisines and all-natural ingredients to produce gourmet recipes that were created, taste-tested and photographed by the cook [...]

Canberra begins the countdown to Enlighten

By 29 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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In less than one month Canberra will flip the switch on Enlighten 2015, dazzling visitors with an exciting program of world-class lighting, music and entertainment.
From the twinkling sounds of indie-pop band Alpine to the stunning aerial performance, Elements, and the quirky Physics of Beer workshop at Questacon- The National Science and Technology Centre, the diversity [...]

Groovin the Moo 2015 line up announced

By 28 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 3 May 2015; ]

Australia’s only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches, Wolfmother, Hilltop Hoods, San Cisco, A$AP Ferg and more.

From the event organisers:
Roll along the open highway and let the scent of nature carry you away. Delve into an [...]

High Fidelity – a Canberra premiere

By 28 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 6 February 2015 8:00 pm to 21 February 2015 8:00 pm. ]

Nick Hornby’s book High Fidelity, and the subsequent John Cusack movie, became an instant classic for a generation that postponed entry into adulthood, or ‘coming-of-age’, from adolescence until middle age.

Local theatre company Phoenix Players is bringing Hornby’s timeless, witty story to the stage. High Fidelity is a rock musical unlike any other. With all-original music inspired by the [...]

PJ O’Brien hosts Feb Blues Jam

By 28 January 2015
Canberra Blues Society

[ 15 February 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points, PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney [...]

RAW Canberra presents Visionary, 30 January

By 26 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 January 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for what the organisers describe as a “one night creative explosion”.

When: Friday 30 January 2015
Time: From 7.30pm
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen

Tickets [...]

What’s on this weekend? 24th, 25th and 26th January 2015

By 23 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that the anticipation of a long weekend kills any desire to be productive at work. You could alternate between refreshing Facebook and checking personal emails for the next seven hours, or you could use that time to plan the perfect three-day weekend.
From the RiotACT team…
Steven Bailey is going to “confront the notion [...]

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 quarter final

By 22 January 2015
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[ 23 January 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]

Iraq and Iran are through to the quarter finals of the Asian Cup. Head to Canberra Stadium this Friday evening to see who will make it to the semi-finals.

When: Friday 23 January 2015
Time: 5.30pm
Where: Canberra Stadium

Tickets start at $13.25 and are available from the Asian Cup website.

The Village People come to Canberra

By 22 January 2015
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[ 12 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Village People will make their way to Canberra in March 2015 as part of their Greatest Hits World Tour.
From the event organisers:

The Village People are synonymous with good fun, great memories and true showmanship. Formed inNew York in 1977 the band became hugely popular thanks to a number of disco inspired mega-hits… ‘Macho Man’, [...]

Lifeline EPIC Bookfair, 13-15 February

By 22 January 2015
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[ 13 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 14 February 2015 at 9:00 am; 15 February 2015 at 10:00 am; ]

Buy a book (or two, or three) at Lifeline’s EPIC Bookfair next month and help keep its suicide prevention telephone crisis support service available to the community.

The three-day fair runs from Friday 13 February to Sunday 15 February with around 250,000 items for sale, including fiction and non-fiction books, rare books, collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign [...]

Lanyon residents invited to discuss road works at community council meeting

By 22 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 3 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Tuggeranong Community Council has extended a special invitation to Lanyon Valley residents to attend its first meeting for 2015. The meeting, to be held on Tuesday 3 February, will discuss the recent road works that led to the closure of Tharwa Drive.

Guest speakers will include the Acting Director of Roads ACT Karl Cloos and ESA [...]

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