[ 17 November, 2012; 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. ] Opera underground, with Three’s a Crowd in Wee Jasper
[ 6 November, 2012; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. ] This just in:
The national poets’ organisation, Australian Poetry Ltd (AP), and the School of Music Poets present:
Meet your Neighbours: Poetry and readings by Indonesian and Australian writers
at Biginelli Expresso Café, level 5 of School of Music at 12.30-2.00pm on Tuesday 6 November. Entry is gold coin donation.
The event will feature Indonesian performer/writer/researcher, Khairani Barokka, and [...]
[ 7 December, 2012 6:30 pm to 8 December, 2012 5:30 pm. ] Snowy Hydro SouthCare Christmas Gala
FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER
A picturesque setting for guests to enjoy Drinks & Canapes on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin commencing at 6:30PM. Followed by a 3-coursemeal in a stylish marquee at Rond Terrace overlooking the Central Basin and the Parliamentary Triangle
$195 per individual or $1950 Table (10)
$2500 Christmas function package – [...]
[ 1 November, 2012 to 30 November, 2012. ] Thursday 1st 9pm
Saturday 3rd 9:30pm
Suzie Stapleton (Melb)
Monday 5th 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
Jake and Ange
The New Gods of Thunder
Buck et al
Tuesday 6th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Quiz
Wednesday 7th 9pm
Mojo Juju (Melb)
The King Hits
Thursday 8th 9pm
Too Soon! (Melb)
Super Best Friends
Saturday 10th 9:30pm
Elliot The Bull (Newcastle)
Sunday 11th 8pm
The Barons of Tang (Melb)
[ 2 November, 2012 to 3 November, 2012. ]
This in from the indefatigable Los Chavos:
Canberra based LOS CHAVOS will host a ‘Day Of The Dead’ mini-festival to launch their debut album and showcase Latin American music and culture in Canberra!
Spread over two different shows on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd November, the festival will combine music and dance performances exploring traditional roots [...]
[ 4 November, 2012 to 10 November, 2012. ] The Woden Valley Festival has been growing steadily over the past five years and 2012 sees it grow bigger still!
It is a week of fun, from 4-10 November with over 200 performers, taking part in 15 events throughout the Woden Valley area, all free, fun and local.
[ 16 November, 2012; 6:00 pm; ]
Facebook brings word of another adults only night at Questacon:
Questacon opens the doors once more to Big Kids Only!
Come and experience Questacon without being judged by a 12 year old.
Tickets are $10 (Q Club Members Free). Tickets available at Questacon from 6:00 pm 16 November.
This is an 18+ event.
New Deep Oceans Exhibition!
New 360 degree [...]
This in from the National Gallery:
The Big Draw 2012 will be held at the National Gallery of Australia on Sunday 28 October from 11am until 2pm. Big Draw is an annual event dedicated to exploring drawing in its many manifestations. Now firmly established on the Canberra calendar Big Draw provides a wonderful opportunity for [...]
By Professor Margaret Alston OAM
Director of Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability research unit, Monash University
This lecture will explore the changes and uncertainties relating to climate, policy, population movements and socio-economic factors on Australia’s rural heartland.
Tuesday 6 November 2012
Lecture and live streaming from 6pm, Refreshments from 5:30 pm (gold coin donation)
Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra
Free entry [...]
[ 3 November, 2012; 6:00 pm; ]
This just in and looks like a worthy cause:
“Come and enjoy a night of fun and frivolity, hat parade, on line and on site auction, dancing and dining in style at the Hellenic Club in Woden.
Bring a friend – or arrange a table of ten!
Proceeds from the event are in support of local families impacted [...]
[ 27 October, 2012; 4:00 pm; ] Drink and Click ™ is simple. We meet to have a drink and talk about Photography and Social Media.
By Professor Richard de Grijs
Professor of Astrophysics at the Kavli Institute, Peking University, China
Distances in the Universe, even those in our solar system, are beyond the comprehension of most people. This lecture aims at leading the audience through the cosmic distance scale, from our own Earth to the neighbouring planets, the nearest stars, our own [...]
Hi there Rioters,
Long time lurker, first time poster. I like to keep up to date with what is happening in our fair capital so regularly check in with the likes of The RiotACT and HerCanberra.
Stumbled upon a wonderful idea from Jacinta at HerCanberra earlier in the week and felt it deserved some wider coverage. [...]
[ 26 October, 2012 to 28 October, 2012. ]
A year that never really got started begins to wind down. But the weather is getting nice and the weekend is upon us!
So what’s worth doing and seeing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 9 December, 2012 to 16 December, 2012. ]
Facebook brings an intriguing option for seasonal cheer and/or christmas parties:
COME ALL YE FAITHFUL!
This December, the Masters of Space and Time invite you enjoy a night of festive frivolity and fabulous food, in conjunction with Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant.
‘Tis the night before Christmas and the Candlegrove Club is feeling the pinch, in the Masters of Space [...]
[ 2 November, 2012 to 10 November, 2012. ]
What’s cooler than an exhibition of hand painted skateboards?
A hand painted skateboard show, By local Canberra based contemporary artists, at Canberra City Framing Gallery from the 2nd to 10th of November, One week show! 20 skateboards,
Curated by Adam Kinninmont
[ 26 October, 2012; ]
In case there’s not enough mod in your life!
Meet Ian Rankin, one of the world’s most famous crime fiction writers, in conversation with Colin Steele.
Ian’s new book, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, sees the return of his detective, John Rebus, five years after Rebus’s retirement. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin’s latest [...]
Voices in the Forest have launched a competition to uncover Canberra’s favourite aria.
If you like free stuff, then this competition is for you. Two fortnightly draws of two tickets and a picnic hamper are up for grabs as well as a grand prize of two tickets and dinner for two at the post-concert VIP dinner, [...]
Since the 2001 detention of David Hicks in Afghanistan, increasing attention has been given to the plight of Australian citizens detained overseas and the legal and policy issues that confront the Australian Government in responding to their plight. Successive Australian Foreign Ministers during this period have acknowledged the increasing workload associated with these consular cases, [...]
[ 26 October, 2012; 8:00 pm; ]
This in from Facebook:
Come and join a bunch of whacked out poets thus coming Friday for the Poetry Slam AT the Front.
There will be an open mike from 730pm onwards followed by the slam comp from 8.
The theme, if you wish to call it that is:
“the Halloween of no conscience!”
Bring your favourite anti horror poems [...]
Paul Daley will be in conversation with Chris Hammer on Daley’s new book, Canberra, part of the critically acclaimed City Series.
“Canberra is a city of orphans. People arrive temporarily for work, but stay on because they discover unanticipated promise and opportunity in a city that the rest of the country loathes but can’t really do without,” says [...]
The Holocaust is a water shed event in the history of the 20th century for both Jews and non-Jews. It forces us as human beings to look at ourselves and ask the eternal question: how was this humanly possible? The universal dimensions of this particular story can and do speak to us all. This presentation [...]
[ 19 October, 2012 to 21 October, 2012. ]
The fluff is flying, the Canberra Times has called an end to the election, so what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?
Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
[ 27 October, 2012; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] All women 16–60+ are welcome to join us for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin followed by a sausage sizzle BBQ. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.
Meet at Lotus Bay, [...]
A Short Introduction to Climate Change by Tony Eggleton
A Short Introduction to Climate Change was written to explain climate change – one of the most important issues of our time – to everyday people with enquiring minds. It covers developments in climate science over the past 250 years and shows that recent climate change is [...]
[ 25 October, 2012; 6:00 pm; ]
This in from Paperchain Manuka about a local author’s book launch:
Please join us for the launch of Black Bag Moon by Susan Woldenberg Butler.
The book will be launched by Dr Cameron Webber OAM.
Thursday October 25
5.45 for 6.00pm
RSVP Wednesday October 24
Telephone 6295 6723 or
Black Bag Moon: Doctors’ Tales from [...]
[ 2 November, 2012 to 4 November, 2012. ] You can now make plans to invite your friends to enjoy the most entertaining concert of the year. Historic ALBERT HALL is the perfect venue for this exuberant celebration of the JAZZ AGE.
Invite your friends, book your table; pack your dinner and wine.
Come to Albert Hall, enjoy your supper, then settle back for a fun [...]
Tomorrow, Wednesday 17th October, is Ride2Work Day and Pedal Power will be hosting a big free breakfast for all bike riders in Garema Place. There will be porridge, Bakers’ Delight goodies and bananas laid on for the hungry riders as well as stands offering free physiotherapy, bike-fitting services and advice on healthy living. There will [...]
[ 17 October, 2012; 8:00 pm; ]
This just in:
A unique music and film event to launch the debut album from FATS HOMICIDE!
Kay Chinnery (Owen Campbell), Matt Lustri (Los Chavos) and Simon Milman (Coolio Desgracias) will perform a LIVE SOUNDTRACK to Luc Besson’s 1983 b&w Sci Fi film “LE DERNIER COMBAT” (The Last Battle).
CDs available on the night for $10, limited [...]
Australia and Europe in Conversation at the ANU Centre for European Studies 31 October 2012
Meet “Australia’s literary microphone mistress”. Times Literary Supplement.
Former presenter of ABC’s Radio National The Book Show, Ramona Koval, will speak about By the Book, a story about reading and living, and of the authors that have written themselves into her life: from Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde, Christina Stead to Grace Paley.
In it, Koval discusses her [...]