[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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, [...]
[ 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 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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.
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 [...]
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’ [...]
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, [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 13 July, 2013 to 14 July, 2013. ] It had to be said.*
Canberra’s coldest gaming convention is coming up this weekend, so dust off your Space Orks and grab your Nerf Gun, this weekend is Wintercon.
Wintercon 2013 will be held on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of July 2013.
Venue: Fitzroy Pavilion, EPIC. Near the McDonalds.
The venue will open from 8:30am each [...]
[ 19 July, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
For your information Rioters so you can make a completely informed decision to go see this Friday week:
The third release from Ungus Ungus Ungus, Rumpapo presents a
psychedelic meeting point between raucous gypsy sounds and
progressive rock. Referencing Klezmer and Balkan music and
travelling from epic rock and to jazz, this is not music for [...]
[ 17 July, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a wild beast and cannot be contained, and it is returning to the Phoenix.
The following release should answer any questions you have.
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM IN CANBERRA.
We give you a stage, 2 minutes, 2 microphones, an audience, The Master or Mister or Mistress of Conflict, 5 judges, 2 toilets, 2 MCs, and [...]
[ 12 July, 2013; ]
Three masters of the spoken word are planning at make your brain and the ears it’s attached to super happy this Friday at Smith’s.
National Poetry Slam winner and local handsome man CJ Bowerbird, is combining forces with a crack team of Northerners who are travelling down from Queensland to fire red hot barbs of poetry [...]
The AIDS Action Council of the ACT is delighted to invite you to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones at our Winter Warmer Party—a casual evening for you to see what’s happening at the Council and to meet others from the community who have been impacted by HIV and AIDS.
WHEN: Friday [...]
[ 31 July, 2013 7:00 pm to 3 August, 2013 7:00 pm. ] I was recently given the opportunity to take some photos behind the scenes at a rehearsal for Hit the Floor Together, an upcoming dance performance at the Canberra Theatre Centre. The contemporary work brings together young indigenous and non-indigenous dancers to explore young people’s understanding of each other, despite differences in culture and geography.
The show explores [...]
The Visitor Centre Gallery of the National Botanic Gardens are hosting an exhibition of Duncan Smith’s works based around the Wiradjuri Scar Trees.
Duncan Smith, a Wiradjuri man from central western NSW and a well-known professional artist of traditional and contemporary art, explores traditional patterns from Scar Trees and transposes them onto canvas.
The exhibition also consists [...]
Wondering what to do with your progeny during the holidays? Wonder no more!
Everywhere is sending me press releases about their holiday programs:
Does your child like monsters, robots, and drawing all over stuff? Maybe send the little tyke to the library:
“We have an extremely diverse line up of school holiday activities happening across our libraries this [...]
Well maybe not the frog itself, but a story about the frog.
Every Sunday in July the story of the Corroboree Frog will be told to any and all who would like to hear it at the Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre.
“Since the 2003 bushfires, staff at Tidbinbilla have worked to save the iconic species from extinction through [...]
[ 13 July, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
There’s hot roller derby action in Canberra on Saturday 13 July when Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers take on the Misfit Militia at Southern Cross Stadium Tuggeranong!
VDL’s all-star team will clash with a squad of skaters from the South West Sydney Rockets, Wollongong Illawarra Roller Derby, Coastal Knockouts and Port Macquarie Roller Derby in [...]
[ 13 July, 2013; 2:00 pm; ]
From our friends at CMC and Bird’s love Fighting, we see the return of Gangbusters:
Dear Canberra, people bring the Gangbusters to you.
SATURDAY 13 JULY
White Eagle Polish Club (Turner)
2PM to LATE
18+ entry. $15 limited tickets available on the door.
TWO STAGES TO FIT ALL THIS:
- The Ocean Party (MLB)
- Day Ravies (SYD)
- TV Colours (CBR)
- Orbits (MLB)
Stallholders and artists are now invited to apply for Woden Valley Festival event, The Carnival held on Saturday 9 November, where Eddison Park comes alive with music, markets, food, and community goodness!
Performers of all sorts are encouraged to apply to perform, from musicians, dancers, choirs, and any other act that requires an audience and stage. [...]
[ 5 July, 2013 to 7 July, 2013. ]
Don’t mind if I do!
Got any suggestions for activities this weekend? Put them in the comments below (and throw in a link to something about them if you can!)
[ 9 July, 2013; 7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; ]
The Street Theatre would like to invite you to a first showing of COLD LIGHT.
Novelist Frank Moorhouse loves Canberra. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel COLD LIGHT
set in 1950’s Canberra and featuring one of Australia’s greatest fictional characters Edith Campbell Berry.
Frank has never had a novel adapted for the stage but [...]
[ 6 August, 2013 to 10 August, 2013. 17 August, 2013; ]
The worlds largest short play festival returns to Canberra for its 5th year.
Short + Sweet features 30 short plays. There are no rules regarding the content of the plays, the only rule is that they must be under 10 minutes.
The result is always a bit of a roller-coaster of entertainment. Some plays are awful, but [...]
[ 25 July, 2013; 6:30 pm; ] The American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and the Royal Aeronautical Society proudly presents a free public lecture entitled
LIVING AND WORKING ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION: OUR GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE
by Dr Greg Chamitoff – NASA Astronaut & Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney
Date: Thursday 25 July 2013
Location: Theatre 1, Manning Clarke [...]
Floriade will return for its 26th year in september, and today they have announced their charity partners for this year’s event.
Both charities will assist in the flowery festival by running various events and stalls in order to raise awareness about their work.
This year the partners are the Yellow Van Food Rescue Program:
“The Yellow Van Food [...]
Time is running out for Canberra bands looking to get involved with the centenary’s ‘Smells like Centenary Spirit’ youth battle of the bands competition.
Registrations close at midnight July the 15th.
Get amongst it bands!
Jeremy Lasek would also like you to get involved.
“This opportunity is too good for our city’s young musicians to miss out on,” Mr [...]
[ 9 July, 2013 to 26 July, 2013. ]
Now is a good time to be an art lover in Canberra. Exhibitions galore!
Here’s another from the constantly updating BCS gallery:
An exhibition of paintings by young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from the Ginar Maliyan Mob, and Barnardos in celebration of NAIDOC Week
Exhibition runs July 9th –26th with and official opening by Mary Porter [...]