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Nominations open for ACT Partners in Prevention Awards

By 2 September 2013

ACT Partners in Prevention Awards aim to recognise strategies, projects, and activities that help create an awareness of gendered violence, or help prevent violence and sexual assault against women and children in our community.
Nominations opened today, so if you know of a group on individual deserving you might want to put their name down.
There are [...]

Storytime 2 at Smiths with Jay Sullivan

By 2 September 2013
Storytime 2 at Smiths with Jay Sullivan

[ 3 September 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Tuesday night is suspiciously alive with events this week.

Adding to the mix is Jay Sullivan’s Storytime at Smiths in its second installment. This in from Jay:

This is a storytelling event, it just so happens that this time I have 4 Senate candidates as guests. Simon Sheikh (Greens), Kate Lundy (ALP), Dr Philip Nitschke [...]

Sass and Tease Collective bring the 80′s back

By 2 September 2013
Sass and Tease Collective bring the 80's back

[ 6 September 2013; 6:30 pm; ] Ladies and Gentlemen the Sass & Tease Collective are putting on a new show this Friday night at the Abbey, and that is exactly when and where and you should be.

Also, it’s an excellent excuse to get dressed up. Always a good thing.

There will be door prizes, best-dressed prizes, katanas, merriment, dancing, dinosaurs, music, girls, [...]

2013 Bloom Festival approaches

By 2 September 2013

[ 20 September 2013 to 21 September 2013. ] Feel like celebrating Spring? Can you wait another 18 days?

Then here is the place to do it.

I’m excited, Skywhale is going to be just around the corner from my house. We’re going to hang out.

The 2013 Bloom Festival celebrates the arrival of spring with a carnival of inner-city arts activity. Explore Gorman House and the [...]

SPIN: Weekends on Wheels program launched

By 2 September 2013
SPIN: Weekends on Wheels program launched

[ 5 October 2013 to 27 October 2013. ]

Sporting events, musical bikes, skatepark workshops, and a car-themed rock show can all be found in the newly launched program for SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels.

“The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam Stankevicius, says that SPIN: Canberra’s Weekends on Wheels will showcase the city’s love of all things that spin throughout four packed [...]

Hustle & Scout at New Acton

By 2 September 2013
Hustle & Scout at New Acton

[ 21 September 2013; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

This just in and sounding hiptastic!

A new event due to hit NewActon on 21 September – Hustle&Scout: Twilight Fashion Market (www.hustleandscout.com.au).

This seasonal market will run from 4-9pm in the Nishi Foyer and will showcase 25 high-end designers and collectors, three live music acts, food by A. Baker, $10 Hustle&Scout cocktails and a fashion show/after party [...]

September at the Phoenix!

By 1 September 2013
September at the Phoenix!

[ 1 September 2013 to 30 September 2013. ]

This just in:

Monday 2nd September 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Beth n Ben
Buck Et Al
Reptile Park
Strange Tourist

Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 5th 9pm
Marji Curran
Positive Feedback Loop
Kid You Not

Saturday 7th 9:30pm
The Dunhill Blues
The King Hits
Bacon Cakes

Monday 9th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Nyash
Drumassault
Stenxh

Tuesday 10th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema Presents
Shakespeare and his Publicist Trivia

Thursday 12th 9pm
Sun God Replica
Time [...]

Celebrate spring by looking at some flower paintings

By 30 August 2013

Canberra Botanical is an exhibition of painting of a range of botanical specimens.
So like, lots of flowers.
It’s taking place at CSIRO Discovery and is open throughout the latter half of September.
What started as an exhibition of the works of local artists has now expanded to include entries from the ACT, Victoria, NSW, Western Australia, [...]

Create your own bonsai at the Arboretum

By 30 August 2013
Create your own bonsai at the Arboretum

[ 3 September 2013 to 24 September 2013. ]

Canberrans will have the opportunity to create their own bonsai plants this September as the National Arboretum hosts the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia.

Mr Miyagi created his own bonsais, and I’ve never found a situation where asking myself “What would Mr Miyagi do” didn’t lead me to the right course of action.

So I [...]

In Canberra Tonight Election Special at Old Parliament House

By 29 August 2013
In Canberra Tonight Election Special at Old Parliament House

[ 3 September 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Don’t worry guys, In Canberra Tonight will fix everything:

STOP THE PRESS. Because it’s all gone too far. The election is annoying and awful.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Variety show, ‘In Canberra Tonight’, is taking over
Old Parliament House from 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 September,
to try to have the election conversations we all really want to [...]

DIY wotz on guide from the weekend of the 30 August 2013

By 29 August 2013
DIY wotz on guide from the weekend of the 30 August 2013

[ 30 August 2013 to 2 September 2013. ]

Gosh it’s almost the weekend!

Gee willikers!

Why does nobody say gee willikers anymore?

Ponder this, as you leave your suggestions for what to do this weekend in the comments below.

666 Breakfast Election Connection

By 28 August 2013

Ross Solly is hosting four breakfast programs in the week leading up to the election for those of you who just can’t get enough campaign coverage goodness.
Monday 2 September
FRASER – Urban Roast, Cohen St, Belconnen
Tuesday 3 September
HUME – Kaffeine 2582, Comur St, Yass
Wednesday 4 September
CANBERRA – The Brothers’ Oven, Homeworld Centre, Greenway
Thursday 5 September
EDEN MONARO [...]

Jay Leno writer, Simon Taylor is coming to Civic pub

By 27 August 2013
Jay Leno writer, Simon Taylor is coming to Civic pub

[ 4 September 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Jay Leno is the talk-show guy with the big chin whose show isn’t aired here in Australia.

We only really know because he’s parodied on other shows that are aired here.

Well the guy that writes his jokes is headlining at the Comedy Club at Civic Pub.

Comedy Club at the Civic Pub is proud to present internationally [...]

Believe Achieve Fundraiser

By 27 August 2013
Believe Achieve Fundraiser

An auction for a good cause, get to it Rioters:
Auctions, Raffles, food, beer, wine, soft drink and all proceeds coming directly back to Zac to assist in his rehabilitation.
19.30 Friday, 6 September 2013, Olympus Room, Hellenic Club Woden.

Support the Canberra Artists! RAW is coming to Canberra / Wed 4th Sept @ academy nightclub

By 27 August 2013
Support the Canberra Artists! RAW is coming to Canberra / Wed 4th Sept @ academy nightclub

[ 4 September 2013; 7:30 pm; ] RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

The Canberra Pursuit: A Call To arms Cycles (and sneak peak into the SPIN program)

By 27 August 2013
The Canberra Pursuit: A Call To <strike>arms</strike> Cycles (and sneak peak into the SPIN program)

[ 18 October 2013; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

This exciting news just in:

Centenary commissioned artist Jon Rose has recently taken up residence in Canberra, and is laying down the challenge to anyone who thinks they can build a musical bike, that they’ve got just under 2 months to do so if you’d like to take part in the Canberra Pursuit performance in this [...]

Southeast Asian Film Festival coming to Arc cinema

By 27 August 2013
Southeast Asian Film Festival coming to Arc cinema

[ 5 September 2013 to 19 September 2013. ]

Regional Intersections 2013 is Australia’s only film festival dedicated to new cinema from the Southeast Asian region, and it runs from Thursday the 5th to Thursday the 19th of September.

Cinephiles take note!

The Films:

THU 5 SEP 7PM, THU 12 SEP 2PM
HANYUT: ALMAYER’S FOLLY
Dir: U-WEI Bin Haji Saari, Malaysia/UK/Aust., 2011, 116 mins, 35mm, (unclassified [...]

Bijou a Cabaret of Secrets and Madness at the Street

By 27 August 2013
Bijou a Cabaret of Secrets and Madness at the Street

[ 29 August 2013 to 8 September 2013. ]

The Street Theatre are putting on a show, as the Street Theatre often does.

Bijou a Cabaret of Secrets and Madness will feature music, political anthems, nursery rhymes, dance, and also romance.

Sounds pretty wonderful really.

In a Parisian café bar in 1932 we meet Bijou. She is one of the night people, captured in Brassai’s revealing photographs [...]

Donate to the Conservation Council’s Fun Run Team

By 26 August 2013
Donate to the Conservation Council’s Fun Run Team

Feeling generous and looking for a cause?
The Conservation Council sent us this:
We are dedicated to protecting the environment – so dedicated that we are in training for the Canberra Times Fun Run this September as a fundraiser, and we are asking for your support as we ‘run for the environment’.
Support us by donating to the [...]

NERD TRIVIA IS A TOMORROW NIGHT KINDA THING

By 26 August 2013
NERD TRIVIA IS A TOMORROW NIGHT KINDA THING

[ 27 August 2013; 7:00 pm; ]

Come to Nerd Trivia!

Go on, I dare you!

What are you chicken?

Nerd Trivia at The Phoenix Bar Canberra. 7.30 with Joel and Ali. Get there early.

Here’s a Facebook Page!

Bring a well rounded team of specialists, like the A-Team.

NERD TRIVIA IS MOVIES, COMICS, BOOKS, GAMES, SCIENCE, MYTHOLOGY, MANGA, TECHNOLOGY, FANTASY, SCI-FI, KEVIN BACON, BEER AND OTHER STUFF.

It [...]

‘The Office’ – OPENING SOON

By 26 August 2013
'The Office' - OPENING SOON

[ 6 August 2013 to 7 August 2013. 13 September 2013 to 14 September 2013. 20 September 2013 to 21 September 2013. ]

Impro ACT’s 2013 production of ‘The Office’ starts on Friday 6 September. The 2012 premiere (and its encore performance) sold out, and with audience numbers strictly limited to 40 per show, audiences are encouraged to book early.

‘The Office’ is an improvised comedy where the audience are able to follow their favourite character and/or storyline as [...]

Bring Amanda Palmer to Canberra?

By 23 August 2013
Bring Amanda Palmer to Canberra?

Nigel of the Canberra Musicians Club is trying to make up for lazily missing the madness magic and mayhem of Amanda Palmer’s last visit to Canberra with a facebook campaign.
Today I was shocked to discover that Amanda Palmer is coming to Australia in September but not planning to play in Canberra. I lazily failed to [...]

PHOTOWALK at the NGA Sculpture Gardens

By 22 August 2013
PHOTOWALK at the NGA Sculpture Gardens

[ 25 August 2013; 1:00 pm; ]

We just got this email from Hilary about the next PHOTOWALK event.

Quite a a few of you Rioters have skills with a camera so you should probably check this out if you’re free.

Hi guys!!

The 6th PHOTOWALK Canberra is on THIS Sunday the 25th August starting 1pm at NGA Sculpture Gardens.
Meet near the shiny cones [...]

Poetry Injection at The Front

By 22 August 2013
Poetry Injection at The Front

[ 30 August 2013; 8:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ]

Poetry, as always, is the real winner.

The Front Slam slams on frontwards!

Canberra Poetry Slam: WORD INJECTION

In August the Canberra Poetry Slam features the Interstate Poets Jackson (WA) and Jennifer Compton (NSW), as well as launch the latest Burley Journal.

The night will commence with the Open Mike at 8pm. Open Mike is an opportunity for experienced [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 23rd of August 2013

By 22 August 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 23rd of August 2013

[ 22 August 2013 to 26 August 2013. ]

The prophecy speaks of the coming of the weekend!

It will be glorious!

Got any plans?

Johnboy and I will kick this off with a list of the fun things we’ve heard of, but it’s up to you to finish it.

Make sure you leave suggestions in the comments below.

The Front Gig Guide 28th August 2013 – 11th September 2013

By 22 August 2013

[ 30 August 2013 to 11 September 2013. ] The Front Gallery have sent over a guide to their next two weeks of events:

30th August 2013 – Poetry Slam (Poetry)

Canberra Poetry Slam: WORD INJECTION

In August the Canberra Poetry Slam features the Interstate Poets Jackson (WA) and Jennifer Compton (NSW), as well as launch the latest Burley Journal.
The night will commence with the Open Mike [...]

Brace yourselves Canberra. We’re having a Zombie Walk

By 21 August 2013
Brace yourselves Canberra. We're having a Zombie Walk

[ 2 November 2013; ]

Facebook brings word that you too can get your zombie on with like minded folk this November.

Welcome to the first annual Canberra Zombie Walk.

Zombie walks have been spreading across the globe for several years, raising awareness and support for various charities, and now the infection is spreading to Canberra.

As with other cities in [...]

The Cat in the Hat at the Canberra Theatre

By 21 August 2013
The Cat in the Hat at the Canberra Theatre

[ 8 October 2013 to 11 October 2013. ]

“I know it is wet
And the sun is not sunny.
But we can have
Lots of good fun that is funny.”

- Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss had a wonderful mind, and of all his creations The Cat in the Hat may be the most beloved.

Personally I’m a bit more partial to The Butter [...]

AIDS Action Council Charity Cabaret at Tilley’s

By 20 August 2013
AIDS Action Council Charity Cabaret at Tilley's

[ 21 September 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Fancy dress, fancy venue, fancy show, good cause.

Win/win/win/win ladies and gentlemen.

Get to it.

“What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come hear the music play.
Life is a Cabaret, old chum,
COME TO THE CABARET!”

Saturday 21st September
Tilley’s Devine Café Gallery
Brigalow Street, Lyneham
Doors open 7.30pm, for 8.00pm show

Your $80 ticket includes:
Delicious platters of gourmet food throughout [...]

Vivaldi for kids at the Canberra Theatre

By 20 August 2013
Vivaldi for kids at the Canberra Theatre

[ 2 October 2013; ]

They really should have called it Fisher Price: My First Vivaldi.

Sydney Opera House’s Babies Prom are bringing their Vivaldi show to Canberra.

So if you’re suddenly feeling super guilty because you haven’t exposed your toddler to enough culture, you might want to pick up some tickets.

A unique introduction to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons designed especially [...]

Chifley Preschool Spring Fair

By 20 August 2013
Chifley Preschool Spring Fair

[ 8 September 2013; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ]

This just in:

Chifley Preschool Spring Fair, to be held at the preschool, 60 Maclaurin Cres, Chifley on Sunday September 8 from 10am – 2pm.

There will be sausages, miso soup, jumping castle, ice cream, espresso coffee, cake stall, second hand books and toys, craft stall, hair spray and fake tattoos.

We will also [...]

Electric Car Show rolls in 2013

By 20 August 2013
Electric Car Show rolls in 2013

[ 12 October 2013; ]

The ACT Electric Vehicle Council is making it known that their big shindig is on again this year, albeit after a restructure:

Since 2009, Canberra has hosted the annual Canberra International Electric Vehicle Festival produced in partnership with the Australian Electric Vehicle Association Inc. (AEVA) and the ACT Electric Vehicle Council (EVC). Since its inception, [...]

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