[ 22 November 2013; 8:00 pm to 11:45 pm. ]
Lock in a new event on Canberra’s Hip Hop calendar.
An event built for the scene, for the fans and for the artists.
Main Event is a long overdue battle night for the capital.
A knockout contest where local and interstate MC’s can go head to head for a $1,000 winner takes all prize.
Complementing the battle are live [...]
[ 28 October 2013 to 3 November 2013. ]
Halloween is an American tradition that I wished had more influence here.
Where I grew up as a kid had a huge American pupulation so Halloween was a really big deal, with hundreds of costumed kids and adults flocking the streets at night and mountains of candy to be had.
I was also lucky enough to spend [...]
[ 11 October 2013 to 23 October 2013. ]
ArtsACT has the delightful news that the amazing George Rose is putting on her first exhibition at Nishi:
Anger Management and The Importance of Personal Hygiene is George Rose’s first solo exhibition. The works presented deal with idea’s surrounding expression vs interpretation and the notion of the creation of art aiding in the mental digestion [...]
[ 16 October 2013; ]
Canberra’s finest and only poetry event is returning to the Phoenix next month on the 16th with special guest stars Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio.
That’s right! I said Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio!
Can you even comprehend?
Lord of co-op related events and black-belted word ninja, Amelia Filmer-Sankey will be getting all up in your word grill [...]
[ 13 December 2013; 12:00 am to 11:00 pm. ]
Those of you still sitting in the pre-beer-buying ages rejoice, this December the 13th sees the inaugural Momentum Festival launch at the University of Canberra.
Big name DJs and the crew behind Foreshore means this will probably quite a slick event, so check it out.
Kicks Entertainment has teamed up with Raw FM to launch Canberra’s premier [...]
[ 13 October 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
I do love me some Doctor Who.
Dr Sketchy’s is kind of like having an life drawing class at a Cabaret.
Life drawing and entertainment, all out at Scope which is a pretty great space.
Featuring a Tardis Bar, the 11 Doctors, Melina Fahrenheit, Schatzi Sunshine, Anne Duffy, Abel Fox, and more.
Check out the Facebook event page for [...]
Lego Michaelangelo endorses Nerd Trivia.
Tomorrow (Tuesday the 24th) night Nerd Trivia returns with more questions about things such as Physics, Science Fiction, Doctors, Scott Bakula, Comics, Cartoons, Videogames, Maths and some other stuff!
Hosted by my-nerdthusiast-self and the actually clever Alison McGregor, Nerd Trivia challenges you to answer the questions other trivia nights dare not ask.
[ 17 October 2013 to 2 November 2013. ]
Canberra Philharmonic are doing Little Shop of Horrors!
Feed me Seymore!
The show will be running from the 17th of October to the 2nd November at Erindale Theatre in Wanniassa.
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version [...]
Drink beer, talk about beer, drink beer AND talk about beer with people who make beer.
If you like beer, then this is probably the event for you.
Head down to EPIC this Saturday at about 11.30 and partake!
The beer war has turned into a beer crusade! The second Small Brewers Beer Festival has captured the attention [...]
A new series of gigs will launch tomorrow at Gorman House Arts Centre. Run by the Centenary of Canberra and Gigs Go Local, Sundays in the Park aims to show off Canberra’s music talents.
The Centenary of Canberra Creative Director, Robyn Archer, says the Sundays in the Park series of 12 gigs will, amusingly, begin with [...]
This Sunday (22 September 2013) Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Mt Painter will be doing some work at Mt Painter (Cook). FoMP group have a long history of good environmental practice in restoration work in the Mount Painter Reserve, and have been working to restore the biodiversity and the native plant population in the [...]
[ 20 September 2013 to 10 October 2013. ]
The National Archives will be hosting the top 33 entries from the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize from the 20th of September. The competition explores science through art, and the National Archives is fortunate to be the only space outside of Adelaide to get the chance to host the works.
‘We’re delighted to partner with the [...]
[ 19 October 2013 to 20 October 2013. ]
SPIN: Weekends on Wheels has just upped it’s profile by securing one of the world’s biggest celebrity vehicles to appear as a part of their program.
So mark the dates in your calendar, and get ready to use your offspring as an excuse to go see Thomas for yourself.
Thomas the Tank Engine, the world’s most famous [...]
[ 21 September 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
Local poetry wizards Andrew Galan and Amelia Filmer-Sankey (who you may remember we had on the RiotWRAP a few weeks back) are starting up a new bimonthly poetry event at the ANU Food Co-op.
Entry is by donation, and to kick this thing off with a bang they’ve collected a stellar bunch of poets to do [...]
[ 3 October 2013 7:00 pm to 5 October 2013 7:00 pm. ]
Dean Cross is returning to Canberra with his first solo show, Finding S___ T____.
I’m assuming we have to actually go to the show to learn what S and T stand for, and as a marketing device goes it’s working because I really, really, want to know.
The premise sounds rather interesting also.
Finding S___ T____ is [...]
[ 19 September 2013 to 23 September 2013. ]
WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND!
I am excited for the weekend, as should you be.
There is a bunch of radness happening this weekend, and I demand that you take full advantage of it.
As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below, because that’s the whole “DIY” side of things.
TAMS are celebrating their successful luring of an international artist (Michael Brennand Wood) to take up residence in the Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage:
“We started the search for a unique and enthusiastic artist for the spring 2013 artist in residence program in January this year and are happy to announce that, for the first time, an international [...]
From your friendly neighborhood Front Cafe:
The Front Gig Guide
25th September – 9th October 2013
25th September 2013 – Osloh (Music)
8.30pm // Free Entry
Osloh are a new group from Adelaide, South Australia. Blending an array of influences, from down-tempo electronica to film music, the jazz trained instrumentalists will be performing their intimate audio-visual show around the East [...]
[ 21 September 2013; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The Governor General (or GG as her mates know her) is throwing a bit of a bash this Saturday at her place. It’s a free event, so get ready to party on with the Queen’s representative.
These days are good family fun, and the Governor general’s property and house are gorgeous.
There’s usually a heap of entertainment. [...]
We’ve just received word from the Doctor that the Feldons will be playing at the pot this Friday, and they’re bringing friends.
You should bring friends too, because then it’s a party.
Friday at the Pot Belly Bar and Bistro.
A treat of thumping, foot stomping rock-a-billy, pyscho-billy with the Crossbones, as well as the original retro power [...]
This portrait of Dally Messenger, ‘The Master’ was taken during the 1908-09 Kangaroos tour of Great Britain.
The National Museum of Australia would really like you to come check out its Glorious Days: Australia exhibit.
It wants this so much, that it’s letting you get free entry on Sundays.
That’s a pretty good deal.
Glorious Days celebrates life in [...]
[ 18 October 2013; 5:00 pm; 5:00 pm; 5:00 pm; 5:00 pm; ]
See Greg Kimball’s Man Baby at Civic Pub on October the 18th.
Man Baby is Greg Kimball’s show. That’s its name. He is not, to our knowledge, bringing a man sized baby to the pub.
That joke was mine, so it in no way represents the quality of Greg’s jokes.
Hilarious, popular and good looking Canberra comedian (wrote [...]
[ 17 September 2013; 1:00 pm; 21 September 2013 to 22 September 2013. ] Models are cool.
The Canberra Model Shipwrights Society are putting on their annual expo this weekend at the Belconnen Arts Centre,
You can go, if you like.
Marking Canberra’s Centenary and the Canberra Model Shipwrights Society’s quarter-century, the expo will include up to 150 museum-quality period ships and warships, as well as radio-controlled vessels on Lake Ginninderra. The [...]
[ 21 September 2013 to 22 September 2013. ]
Hackett is turning 50, and it’s inviting you to its birthday party.
It’s not called the “Hackett Half Centenary” for reasons unknown.
Hackett’s 50th birthday bash will be held over the weekend 21 – 22 September 2013 to commemorate 50 years since the suburb was officially established.
The celebrations will be officially launched at 12 noon on the [...]
[ 19 October 2013; ] The TAMS depot in Fyshwick is a bloody astonishing space and just how an aircraft hangar manages to hide out there is just as astonishing.
So it’s great it’s going to be getting community use as part of the SPIN festival.
Particularly the Centenary Team are waving the flag for what will be a fantastic way to [...]
Tim Ferguson is a rather friendly and funny man.
If you’d like to meet him, you should head to Paperchain Bookstore on the 28th of September. That would be a solid plan.
Tim will be signing copies of his new book Carry a Big Stick.
The frank and fearless story of a man fighting MS with comedy.
This is cool, there’s an expo dedicated to groups that do things that allow people to engage socially.
The Connect and Participate Expo is dedicated to those groups that bring people together, which is a good thing.
They’re looking for groups to get involved now, so if you run a book club, operate a hacker-space, or [...]
[ 27 September 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
Canberra’s only poetry slam named after Canberra is at the Front next Friday (the 27th) and it’s featuring local slam poet and championship boxer Ellie Malbon which will be all sorts of awesome.
One of the things I just claimed isn’t true.*
Canberra Poetry Slam returns on the 27th of September, with the lovely Ellie Malbon [...]
Who likes wine?
“We like wine.”
For the wine lovers amongst you, Canberra Wines is doing something in early November.
Details are sparse at the moment, but the most important detail is the word wine so save the date.
Cellar doors in the Canberra District come alive with entertainment, food, activities and of course wine tastings during the [...]