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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, (02) [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 email@example.com for more information and to book a place.
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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
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 [...]
[ 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
Where: Canberra Stadium
Tickets start at $13.25 and are available from the Asian Cup website.
[ 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’, [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 3 February 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Speaking, natural-sounding machines which can interact with humans using normal conversational patterns are still in the realm of science fiction – or are they?
Associate Professor James Curran is developing artificial intelligence which will revolutionise the way we interact with technology – using spoken language, the same way we interact with each other.
When: Tuesday 3 February [...]
[ 26 January 2015; ]
What’s not to love about Australia Day? It’s the perfect excuse to crack open a beer or two, wear your nicest pair of thongs and put a few lamb chops on the barbeque (to eat any other meat on 26 January would be considered un-Australian, as Sam Kekovich would have us believe).
If you don’t have plans [...]
Welcome back, Friday! We’re in for a sunny and warm weekend, with a forecast maximum of 27 degrees on Saturday and 29 on Sunday. Fingers crossed for similar weather down the coast, as that’s where I’m headed for the next few days.
From the RiotACT team…
Sophia Carlini is off to Nellijam at the Steampacket Hotel Nelligen to watch a [...]
[ 20 February 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
The 2015 Annual Molonglo AFL Football Club Golf Day is on Friday 20 February 2015 at the Murrumbidgee Country Club.
Tickets cost $50 per person, which includes golf and lunch. Drinks will also be on sale around the course, and prizes will be awarded for the following:
Best team gross Score
Best team net score
Nearest the pin on [...]
[ 17 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Readable Graffiti will launch their new EP, Out to the Races, this Saturday 17 January at Transit Bar.
It’s their first Canberra show in over a year, and they’re supported by local band Mondecreen.
When: Saturday 17 January
Time: From 8pm
Where: Transit Bar, 7 Akuna Street, Canberra City
Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more info, [...]
[ 14 January 2015 at 12:30 pm; ]
The battle with England continues under lights on the refurbished pitch at Manuka Oval on Wednesday 14 January.
The Prime Minister’s XI again face England’s international team in what is billed as the number one summer sporting event for the ACT community.
Enjoy the atmosphere, the crowd and the banter of the one dayer – all the [...]
[ 22 February 2015 at 8:00 am; ]
Billed as “the happiest 5k on the planet”, the Color Run (their American spelling, not ours) returns to Canberra on 22 February 2015. It’s a 5km course that focuses on having fun with friends and family rather than athletic prowess.
Individual tickets cost $60 and include an official event shirt, sweat band, wristband, shoulder bag, coloured powder at [...]
Canberra Youth Theatre’s Workshop Ensemble Program provides a place where young and emerging artists can be creative and actively develop fundamental theatre performance skills. It is a fun and engaging program all about process. Through participation in theatre games and exercises during weekly acting workshops, acting ensembles develop, extend and strengthen fundamental skills in improvisation, [...]
[ 11 February 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
Australian electronica musician Chet Faker will perform an all ages show at the Royal Theatre on Wednesday 11 February 2015.
This show was originally scheduled as an 18+ gig at ANU Bar on the same date, but has since changed venues to accommodate a larger crowd.
The homecoming national tour is Chet Faker’s biggest Australian tour to date and [...]
[ 22 January 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
This resin bowl workshop, hosted by Canberra craft extraordinaire Mikaela Danvers, teaches participants how to create layered effects with colours, using a two-part quick-setting polyurethane resin.
I did this workshop with my mum a while ago and even though neither of us are particularly crafty, we really enjoyed it.
Participants create two small dishes to take home with [...]