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Roller derby: Jam Free or Skate Hard. VDL vs WDD

By 28 July, 2013

[ 3 August, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]

The Varsity Derby League DisHonour Rollers will take to the track on Saturday 3 August for their second roller derby home bout against the Wagga Derby Dolls’ Murderous Crows at Southern Cross Stadium, Tuggeranong.

The DisHonour Rollers won their July 13 bout against the Misfit Militia – can they win again against the Murderous Crows, eager [...]

Go plant a tree of three this weekend

By 26 July, 2013

Shane Rattenbury is inviting all of you lot along to Mount Majura this Sunday for a tree planting day.
There are worse ways to spend a Sunday.
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, is calling on all nature enthusiasts to join him and members of Friends of Mount Majura, Watson Woodland ParkCare and the ACTConservation [...]

This week on 7.30 ABC

By 26 July, 2013

Our buddies from the ABC have just sent this in:
Residents of the little heritage town are alarmed and angry about the arrival of a big supermarket – and the fact that heritage buildings must make way for its carpark.
2. [...]

Cosplay in the cold this Sunday

By 26 July, 2013

Last weekend I went to PAX which was full of some amazing cosplay, but that amazing cosplay took place on concrete.
This Sunday, people in ridiculous costumes will be attempting to do so on ice, which is way harder. I look forwards to it.
As well as costumes there will be several activities based around Japanese culture [...]

Science Week at the library

By 26 July, 2013

National Science Week is the 10-18th of August, and Libraries ACT have enlisted Graham Walker to come and perform Science Shows to entertain the kids.
This sounds pretty cool and Graham Walker is a fantastic science communicator, go check it out.
“There is always something exciting to discover in the weird and wonderful world of science and, [...]

Belco Mall wants you to play for free

By 25 July, 2013

Westfield Belconnen are looking for their next live performer!
They’re also looking not to pay them!
We are looking for talented musicians to provide ambience and entertainment to our customers. We’ll give you the space to busk in centre, you just need to bring your talent!
If you’re interested please email belconnenmarketing@au.westfield.com with the following information.
-A sound [...]

Whiskey live coming to Albert Hall

By 25 July, 2013

I do like a good whiskey… maybe RiotACT needs to go review this event.
This Saturday the 27th July, you can go try some fancy whiskey.
Whisky Live Canberra 2013.
Join us for a great collection of whiskies, all under one roof at Albert Hall.
Taste some of the world’s long-time favourites and some exciting new brands.
Speak [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 26th of July 2013

By 25 July, 2013

Hey Rioters!
It’s time to start thinking about your weekend and what you want from it.
Do you want to go to some rad things?
We can help you there.
As always gang here’s a bunch of stuff we’ve had sent to us, and an opportunity for you to share any suggestions you have for the weekend.

Three Minute Thesis Competition today at UC

By 25 July, 2013

This actually sounds quite interesting, and if your in the market to learn a bunch of interesting things in a short amount of time you should check it out.
The University of Canberra final of this year’s Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) will see seven candidates have only 180 seconds to present their thesis topic and [...]

Pay for your parking at the Arboretum

By 25 July, 2013

The Arboretum is concerned that you’ve forgotten what paid parking means, and would just like to remind you to pay your $2 an hour.
Or else!
“With the recent school holidays, the Arboretum has been swarming with activity and it is important people remember to pay for their parking or risk being issued a parking infringement notice,” [...]

Our Mob: Celebrating Through Art @ BCS

By 25 July, 2013

[ 30 July, 2013 to 9 August, 2013. ]

The always busy gang over at BCS have yet another exhibition opening up.

A Multimedia exhibition by Participants in the West Belconnen Child and Family Centre ‘Koori Kids’ and Yurwang Bullarn (Strong Women’s) groups

July 30th –August 9th
Official Opening Wednesday July 31st 6pm

gallery@bcs Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
Open 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

This exhibition [...]

Life drawing workshops at the Holy Cross Church

By 24 July, 2013

For the more artistic Rioters, there are life drawing workshops taking place in Belconnen on Thursdays.
The Life Drawing Workshop has been running continuously for nearly 27 years.
The Life Drawing Workshop offers a supportive and creative environment within which to explore yourcreative and technical drawing skills by observing the life model.
While there is no tuition, be [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League Thriller Dance Party fundraiser

By 23 July, 2013

[ 27 July, 2013 6:00 pm to 28 July, 2013 12:00 am. ] Canberra Roller Derby League are fundraising to get our VCR Squad to Queensland to face off against the Brisbane City Rollers and Sun State Roller Girls! And what better way than to dance!

Join members of CRDL and DJ Raven in the Atlas Room -Hellenic in the City from 6pm-7:30pm for a Kids Dance Party, followed [...]

Canberra Poetry Slam is a cat.

By 18 July, 2013

[ 26 July, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

This just in:

When the PURR of the blizzard bristles naked branches, they meow at NIGHT!

EVEN SO – The July Canberra Poetry Slam is ON!

On Friday the 26th of July join Host Josh Inman and minion Varisht Gosain to listen and enjoy great performance Slam Poetry.

The night will commence with the Open Mike at [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 19th of July 2013

By 18 July, 2013

[ 19 July, 2013 to 21 July, 2013. ]

Hey Rioters, are you ready for the weekend?

What’s the plan?

Well if you’re totally awesome you’ll be heading down to PAX Aus like me.

I’ll see you there.

But if you’re less awesome than that and not going, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out.

Here’s a few ideas to get your rocking weekend started.

As always leave [...]

Skyfire might have to tighten its belt

By 17 July, 2013

That’s silly. Skyfire doesn’t wear a belt.
The ACT Government has raised the cost of dangerous substances licenses which covers, amongst other things, fireworks.
This will cause Skyfire’s costs to skyrocket.
Sorry about that, I couldn’t resist.
Andrew Blyth from the ACT Chamber of Commerce says fee increases vary from 250 per cent to 5,000 per cent.
“This is [...]

Story Slam at the Front tonight!

By 17 July, 2013

[ 17 July, 2013; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

Story slams are popping up all over the place, mostly because they are an awesome idea.

Tonight at the Front Cafe go talk about when you have been in trouble, or hear about when other people have been int rouble.

It’s your call.

Theme: And that’s when I knew I was in trouble …

Facebook message Cris Clucas [...]

‘At Home At The Zoo’, Opening Thursday!

By 17 July, 2013

[ 18 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 19 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 20 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

Hi Rioters,

We’re launching a new Canberra theatre company with Edward Albee’s ‘At Home At The Zoo’ – the show opens on Thursday at Smith’s Alternative. It’s a smart, quirky play with some… ‘contemplative’ themes (not a family show), delivered by a stellar local cast in the smooth, cozy confines of the ‘new’ Smith’s Alternative. Not [...]

Gangbusters 2013 in photos

By 16 July, 2013

Anna Boy Dell has sent us a collection of shots from Saturday night’s Gangbusters gig.

The Conscious Club comes to the Albert Hall

By 16 July, 2013

[ 18 July, 2013; ] We just got word of this interesting event heading to Albert Hall on the Thursday 18th July.

Conscious Club is coming to Canberra!

Considering the shenanigans of the last week, we believe dropping a “conscious bomb” on Capital Hill is just what’s required.

They wouldn’t let us hold Conscious Club at Parliament House, so we’ve [...]

Home at the End @ the Courtyard Studio

By 15 July, 2013

[ 4 September, 2013 12:00 pm to 14 September, 2013 12:00 pm. 4 September, 2013 12:00 pm to 14 September, 2013 12:00 pm. ]
Duncan Ley’s new work, Home at the End is kicking off at the Courtyard Studio on the 4th of September as a part of the Collected Works 2013 Subscription Season.

The names attached to this press release read like a who’s who of Canberra theatre which can only be a good sign.

Commissioned by Everyman Theatre specifically [...]

Brumbies final this Sunday afternoon

By 15 July, 2013

[ 28 July, 2013; 4:10 pm; ] Despite disgracing themselves, their team, their families, and this city on Saturday night the Brumbies are still in the finals (could have had the saloon passage but we’re doing it the hard way now).

The team has details of the Sunday afternoon extravaganza in Bruce:

The University of Canberra Brumbies will host the Cheetahs on Sunday, [...]

Queen Hooey’s Nest by Michael William Marriott

By 13 July, 2013

[ 20 July, 2013; 3:00 pm; ]

This in from Paperchain seemed worthy of attention:

Paperchain Kids: Meet the Author and Book Launch

Please join us to celebrate the release of Queen Hooey’s Nest by Michael William Marriott.

Alex reckons that something funny is going on with the big bullant nest on the mountain behind his house. But it takes the arrival of [...]

A centenary of floral art in the Canberra centre

By 12 July, 2013

A display of floral art has been installed in the Canberra Centre overnight. It can be found upstairs near Zara and is the result of some hard work from the Floral Art Guild of the ACT.
Go check it out next time you duck up that side of the Canberra Centre for an ice cream.
From the [...]

The Collective – Another Life live at Belconnen Mall

By 11 July, 2013

[ 19 July, 2013; 5:00 pm; ]

Ladies and gentlemen hold on to your underpants, Australia’s latest and greatest boy-band that I have never heard of but have just decided I’m a huge fan of are playing at Belconnen!


Meet Australia’s favourite boy band, The Collective when they perform at a secret location in-centre on Friday 19 July 2013. The Collective will [...]

Last week in Canberra – YouTube series

By 11 July, 2013

Hey Rioters,
So we’re reviving the idea of the RiotACT Newsletter, but instead of simply putting more words online we’ve decided to take a different angle.
Johnboy and I will put our glorious faces online and discuss the news.
That is we’ll do a Google hangout with each other which you can watch live or watch later on [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 12 of July 2013

By 11 July, 2013

[ 12 July, 2013 to 14 July, 2013. ]

I’m heading down to some town a few hours out of Warnnambool whose name I don’t know this weekend!

Seriously, I don’t know where I am going.

So anyways the following events are just for you, I hope you attend all of them and have the best time.

As always leave your suggestions in the comments and have [...]

Pop Art Party at NewActon

By 10 July, 2013

[ 19 July, 2013 8:30 pm to 20 July, 2013 12:00 am. ]

NewActon certainly never lacks for new different events.

This is their latest and looks to be super fun.

Expect colourful cocktails, pop-rock band Fun Machine, improv jazz band Xavier Dunn and the best, or maybe worst, music of the pop art era.

Party like its 1963 at Palace Electric and the Grand Stair of Nishi, NewActon.

Dotted [...]

Game of Thrones Burlesque coming to Canberra

By 10 July, 2013

The fabulous people who brought us Star Wars burlesque and Batman Follies of 1929 just announced via Facebook that their new show Game of Thrones Burlesque will be coming to Canberra on October the 25th.
No further details have been announced but we can probably assume it’ll be at the Canberra Theatre again, and that again [...]

2 free double passes to Catalogue of Dreams

By 10 July, 2013

Hey Rioters!
Urban Theatre Projects are being awesomely generous and have offered up 2 double passes to our paid subscribers to their new show Catalogue of Dreams for Friday 19 July at 8.15pm.
So if you are both a paid subscriber and free on the 19th, then you should make sure to email us!
Put the word ‘doublepass’ [...]

Puppies and kittens and cupcakes oh my!

By 9 July, 2013

Hey do you like puppies and/or kittens?
Well that you’ll want to be cooking them some cupcakes!
Are the cupcakes for them? Or for other people?
I don’t know, I far too excited to stop and read THIS WEBSITE to find out.
But you who are not currently riding on a sugar high may have the discipline to stop, [...]

Catalogue of Dreams at the Canberra Theatre Centre

By 9 July, 2013

[ 17 July, 2013 to 27 July, 2013. ]

Opening next week is a new piece of theatre, created by award winning professionals in collaboration with local artists, telling stories relevant to Canberra.

It sounds pretty wonderful actually.

Catalogue of Dreams is a charismatic and compelling new work created by the award winning Urban Theatre Projects.

Bold, evocative images collide as wannabe kings and make-believe queens jostle [...]


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