Whats On (1719 Stories)

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
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 [...]

Finding S___ T____ @ QL2 Theatre

By 19 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 3 October 2013 7:00 pm to 5 October 2013 7:00 pm. ]

Dean Cross is returning to Canberra with his first solo show, Finding S___ T____.

I’m assuming we have to actually go to the show to learn what S and T stand for, and as a marketing device goes it’s working because I really, really, want to know.

The premise sounds rather interesting also.

Finding S___ T____ is [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 20th of September

By 19 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 September 2013 to 23 September 2013. ]


I am excited for the weekend, as should you be.

There is a bunch of radness happening this weekend, and I demand that you take full advantage of it.


As always leave your own suggestions in the comments below, because that’s the whole “DIY” side of things.

Artist on display at Gudgenby

By 19 September 2013

TAMS are celebrating their successful luring of an international artist (Michael Brennand Wood) to take up residence in the Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage:
“We started the search for a unique and enthusiastic artist for the spring 2013 artist in residence program in January this year and are happy to announce that, for the first time, an international [...]

The Front Gig Guide 25th of September to the 9th of October

By 18 September 2013

From your friendly neighborhood Front Cafe:
The Front Gig Guide
25th September – 9th October 2013
25th September 2013 – Osloh (Music)
8.30pm // Free Entry
Osloh are a new group from Adelaide, South Australia. Blending an array of influences, from down-tempo electronica to film music, the jazz trained instrumentalists will be performing their intimate audio-visual show around the East [...]

Governor-General’s Centenary Family Picnic Day this Saturday

By 18 September 2013

[ 21 September 2013 at 10:00 am; ] The Governor General (or GG as her mates know her) is throwing a bit of a bash this Saturday at her place. It’s a free event, so get ready to party on with the Queen’s representative.

These days are good family fun, and the Governor general’s property and house are gorgeous.

There’s usually a heap of entertainment. [...]

The Feldons play the Pot Belly

By 18 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

We’ve just received word from the Doctor that the Feldons will be playing at the pot this Friday, and they’re bringing friends.
You should bring friends too, because then it’s a party.
Friday at the Pot Belly Bar and Bistro.
A treat of thumping, foot stomping rock-a-billy, pyscho-billy with the Crossbones, as well as the original retro power [...]

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