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Gig guide for the Phoenix Bar in October

By 1 October 2013

From our friends at the Phoenix!
OCTOBER
Tuesday 1st 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia
Wednesday 2nd 9pm
Gooch Palms
The Fighting League
Sex Noises
Thursday 3rd 9pm
NYASH!
Cameron Ewens
Saturday 5th 9:30pm
Yard Duty
Beef Jerk
Mornings
Sex Noises
Mikey Shanahan
Monday 7th September 8pm
CMC Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Trumpet Club
The Bodies
Strange Tourist
Evan Buckley
Tuesday 8th 7:30pm
Arc Cinema presents
Trivia and Spears with Bondy and Kiers
Thursday 10th 9pm
BTCHZ
Marky Moon & Central West
Paul Heslin
Saturday [...]

Bollywood Black Tie Bonanza fundraiser at Digress

By 1 October 2013

[ 18 October 2013 at 6:30 pm; ]

Room to Read are holding a Bollywood themed fundraising dinner at Digress on the 18th of October in order to help people who would like to learn get the opportunity.

Food, entertainment, a special guest MC, and all for a noble cause.

You know what to do.

We envision a world in which all children can pursue a [...]

La Grande Fête at Telopea Park School

By 1 October 2013

[ 2 November 2013; ]

Who doesn’t love a fete?

Nobody, that’s who!

This actually looks pretty amazing so why not check it out? Seeing the Hundred Swords beat each other senseless is worth the price of admission.

Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fête 2013

Don’t miss Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fête on Saturday 2 November 2013 from 2:30pm to 7pm! One of [...]

That Place of Infested Roads, Andrew Galan’s new book launching at The Phoenix

By 30 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 23 October 2013 at 7:30 pm; ]

Andrew Galan has shared with us the very exciting news about his upcoming book launch:

On Wednesday 23 October, 7:30pm, Australian Capital Territory writer Andrew Galan launches his first poetry book, That place of infested roads, at Canberra’s Phoenix Pub. Published by leading UK alternative poetry publisher Knives Forks and Spoons Press, the book combines works [...]

Dragons Abreast Canberra 2013 Centennial Corporate Challenge

By 30 September 2013

[ 20 October 2013; ] The annual Dragons Abreast Canberra Dragon Boat challenge is on again to raise funds for Dragons Abreast and other local and national groups supporting women on their journey with breast cancer.

Corporate and social teams from hospitals, embassies, government departments, schools and fitness centres will race for fun and glory and raise funds for a [...]

British India headlining Centenary Battle of the Bands

By 30 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 15 November 2013; ]

The Centenary Team are making some noise for their band competition finale:

The Centenary of Canberra today announced that Melbourne-based indie rock band British India will headline the Smells Like Centenary Spirit – Battle of the Bands final at the National Convention Centre’s Royal Theatre on 15 November.

The General Manager of the Centenary of Canberra, Adam [...]

Wheelchair Basketball

By 27 September 2013

On the 20th of October UCFIT at the University of Canberra are hosting Wheelout in the Capital as a part of the SPIN festival.
Wheelout in the Capital is a wheelchair basketball competition aiming to raise money to support a development program in Timor-Leste.
It should be quite a bit of fun.
Hub Capital is a feature SPIN [...]

100 Harlequins needed for record breaking parade

By 27 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 October 2013 at 10:30 am; 20 October 2013 at 10:30 am; 26 October 2013 at 10:00 am; ]

Learn skills, break records, and show your love of diamond shapes!

So many good reasons to get on board with Elena Kirschbaum’s mad-capped harequin parade idea.

Sign up for a workshop and get involved!

Learn performance skills, make a costume piece and help set a world record!

As part of the Centenary Children’s Week Celebrations, we’re nodding our cap [...]

Libraries ACT brining Bollywood, Hunger Games, and craft for school holidays

By 27 September 2013

Libraries ACT are putting on their usual assortment of book (and not-so-book) related entertainment for the school holidays, including screenings of the Hunger Games, Bollywood dance lessons, and an appearance from Australian fantasy/sci-fi royalty Garth Nix.
Canberra kids will have the chance to meet their favourite authors these school holidays along with plenty of other fun [...]

What’s better than a Beth n Ben EP Launch at the Polo? Nothing. Nothing is better than that

By 27 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 October 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Very exciting news coming in via YouTube. It is guaranteed to be one awesome night at the Polo for the launch of a new Beth n Ben EP:

The Canberra Musicians Club presents
Beth n Ben ‘Scenic Roots’ EP Launch
Friday October 11th 8pm till late
@ The White Eagle Polish Club
featuring:
Brother Be [...]

Winners of the Small Brewers Beer Festival double passes

By 26 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Small Brewers Beer Festival gave us 10 double passes to give away to needy individual, so we asked to hear why you deserved to go.
I have listened to your cases, and I have made my decisions.
Winners, we will be sending you an email to the address registered in your account asking for your real [...]

Geoscience Australia putting on a pile of events for Earth Science Week

By 26 September 2013

[ 15 October 2013 to 19 October 2013. ] We’ve just gotten word of a stack of activities that are happening as a part of Earth Science Week. These events are spread between Questacon, CSIRO Discovery Centre, and Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre, are completely free, and are just chock-full of information to feed your brain mouths with.

Get to it.

Petroleum Geology: helping to secure Australia’s [...]

Good Food Month kicks off Tuesday

By 26 September 2013

[ 1 October 2013 to 31 October 2013. ] A whole month dedicated to good food? I can get behind this idea.

With almost a million festival-goers in 2012, a new, national food event is set to capture tastebuds around the country when Good Food Month presented by Citi gets underway for 2013.

In October, Sydney and regional NSW will see the return of the much-loved [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 27th of September

By 26 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 September 2013 to 30 September 2013. ]

The ends are the best parts of many things, like weeks for example!

However it’s up to you to really make sure you get those most out of these weekend thingies, so here’s a quick guide to help.

As always leave your own helpful suggestions in the comments below!

Canberra International Film Festival launches

By 25 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 30 October 2013 2:00 pm to 10 November 2013 2:00 pm. ]

The 17th Annual Canberra International Film Festival launched today with a bit of a shindig at Dendy Cinema in Civic. The expected impassioned speeches about film, and a selection of excellent movie trailers kicked off the festival in style.

The festival proper will run from the 30th of October until the 10th of November and contains [...]

POW! A Comic Strip Party at La De Da

By 25 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 September 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Comics and beer are a winning combination I can assure you, the addition of a BBQ excites me.

The super charming La De Da Bar in Belconnen are hosting some sort of magical nerdy event and I want to go there.

Pump the breaks…

The Messy Hands Collective presents POW! A Comic Strip Party like no other.
It’s [...]

Win free double passes to Small Brewers Beer Festival

By 25 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Small Brewers Beer Festival is happening this Saturday, and they’ve given us 10 free double passes to pass on to you guys.
To win one all you have to do is tell us in the comments why you deserve to to win.
Simple right? This way we know the tickets will end up in the most [...]

The Tongue + $1,000 MC battle @ ANU Refectory

By 24 September 2013

[ 22 November 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Lock in a new event on Canberra’s Hip Hop calendar.

An event built for the scene, for the fans and for the artists.

Main Event is a long overdue battle night for the capital.

A knockout contest where local and interstate MC’s can go head to head for a $1,000 winner takes all prize.

Complementing the battle are live [...]

CMC’s 5th Birthday Party at the Polo

By 24 September 2013

[ 27 September 2013 at 8:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s favourite musicians club is turning 5!

5 acts for your dancing pleasure! Zoopagoo,The Spindrift Saga, Beth ‘N’ Ben, DJ Bat Guano, DJ Degg

Join the CMC FB group for the full lowdown, or join CMC for FREE ENTRY

Check out the event page for more info.

Halloween in the City

By 24 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 October 2013 to 3 November 2013. ]

Halloween is an American tradition that I wished had more influence here.

Where I grew up as a kid had a huge American pupulation so Halloween was a really big deal, with hundreds of costumed kids and adults flocking the streets at night and mountains of candy to be had.

I was also lucky enough to spend [...]

Anger Management and the importance of personal hygiene at Nishi

By 24 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 11 October 2013 to 23 October 2013. ]

ArtsACT has the delightful news that the amazing George Rose is putting on her first exhibition at Nishi:

Anger Management and The Importance of Personal Hygiene is George Rose’s first solo exhibition. The works presented deal with idea’s surrounding expression vs interpretation and the notion of the creation of art aiding in the mental digestion [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! with Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio

By 24 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 16 October 2013; ]

Canberra’s finest and only poetry event is returning to the Phoenix next month on the 16th with special guest stars Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio.

That’s right! I said Amelia Filmer-Sankey and El Lukio!

Can you even comprehend?

Lord of co-op related events and black-belted word ninja, Amelia Filmer-Sankey will be getting all up in your word grill [...]

Momentum Under 18s Festival at UC

By 24 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 December 2013 at 12:00 am; ]

Those of you still sitting in the pre-beer-buying ages rejoice, this December the 13th sees the inaugural Momentum Festival launch at the University of Canberra.

Big name DJs and the crew behind Foreshore means this will probably quite a slick event, so check it out.

Kicks Entertainment has teamed up with Raw FM to launch Canberra’s premier [...]

Doctor Who at Dr Sketchy’s @ Scope Mount Stromlo

By 23 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 13 October 2013 at 6:00 pm; ]

I do love me some Doctor Who.

Dr Sketchy’s is kind of like having an life drawing class at a Cabaret.

Life drawing and entertainment, all out at Scope which is a pretty great space.

Featuring a Tardis Bar, the 11 Doctors, Melina Fahrenheit, Schatzi Sunshine, Anne Duffy, Abel Fox, and more.

Check out the Facebook event page for [...]

Nerd Trivia tomorrow Night at The Phoenix

By 23 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Lego Michaelangelo endorses Nerd Trivia.

Tomorrow (Tuesday the 24th) night Nerd Trivia returns with more questions about things such as Physics, Science Fiction, Doctors, Scott Bakula, Comics, Cartoons, Videogames, Maths and some other stuff!
Hosted by my-nerdthusiast-self and the actually clever Alison McGregor, Nerd Trivia challenges you to answer the questions other trivia nights dare not ask.
Your [...]

Little Shop of Horrors at Erindale Theatre

By 23 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 17 October 2013 to 2 November 2013. ]

Canberra Philharmonic are doing Little Shop of Horrors!

Feed me Seymore!

The show will be running from the 17th of October to the 2nd November at Erindale Theatre in Wanniassa.

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version [...]

Small Brewers Beer Festival at EPIC this Saturday

By 23 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Drink beer, talk about beer, drink beer AND talk about beer with people who make beer.
If you like beer, then this is probably the event for you.
Head down to EPIC this Saturday at about 11.30 and partake!
The beer war has turned into a beer crusade! The second Small Brewers Beer Festival has captured the attention [...]

Sundays in the Park launches tomorrow at Bogong Theatre

By 20 September 2013

A new series of gigs will launch tomorrow at Gorman House Arts Centre. Run by the Centenary of Canberra and Gigs Go Local, Sundays in the Park aims to show off Canberra’s music talents.
The Centenary of Canberra Creative Director, Robyn Archer, says the Sundays in the Park series of 12 gigs will, amusingly, begin with [...]

Conservation work at Mt Painter this Sunday (22 September 2013)

By 20 September 2013

Hi Rioters,
This Sunday (22 September 2013) Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Mt Painter will be doing some work at Mt Painter (Cook). FoMP group have a long history of good environmental practice in restoration work in the Mount Painter Reserve, and have been working to restore the biodiversity and the native plant population in the [...]

Waterhouse Natural Science art prize winners at National Archives

By 19 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 September 2013 to 10 October 2013. ]

The National Archives will be hosting the top 33 entries from the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize from the 20th of September. The competition explores science through art, and the National Archives is fortunate to be the only space outside of Adelaide to get the chance to host the works.

‘We’re delighted to partner with the [...]

Thomas the Tank Engine appearing at SPIN festival

By 19 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 October 2013 to 20 October 2013. ]

SPIN: Weekends on Wheels has just upped it’s profile by securing one of the world’s biggest celebrity vehicles to appear as a part of their program.

So mark the dates in your calendar, and get ready to use your offspring as an excuse to go see Thomas for yourself.

Thomas the Tank Engine, the world’s most famous [...]

Word Co-op is a new poetry night

By 19 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 September 2013 at 7:00 pm; ]

Local poetry wizards Andrew Galan and Amelia Filmer-Sankey (who you may remember we had on the RiotWRAP a few weeks back) are starting up a new bimonthly poetry event at the ANU Food Co-op.

Entry is by donation, and to kick this thing off with a bang they’ve collected a stellar bunch of poets to do [...]

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