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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 20 December 2013

By 19 December, 2013

[ 20 December, 2013 to 22 December, 2013. ]

Alright party peoples the year might be winding down but we all still need to get out of our hideous domestic situations before murder is done.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this coming weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

ANU’s treasures going on display

By 17 December, 2013

[ 17 December, 2013 to 1 February, 2014. ] The Australian National University is getting word out there about their display of things they’ve been hiding in the archives:

Rare copperplate prints from Joseph Banks’s Florilegium have gone on display as part of the Treasures of the ANU Library exhibition, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the R.G Menzies Library.

The Treasures exhibition brings together [...]

A Christmas Carol reading at the Phoenix for charity

By 13 December, 2013

[ 20 December, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

To celebrate Christmas, to remind people how fun being read to is, to appreciate a classic, and to raise some money for the Red Cross’s efforts in the Philippines, we’re going to do a reading of a special abridged version of A Christmas Carol which had been cut down by Dickens himself to be read [...]

Early Bird Tickets for the Canberra Marathon now available

By 12 December, 2013

Attention people with great legs and a love of pain and sweat, your event approaches!
Any keen running Rioters out there. I started getting into running whenI’ve finally hit that age where I can’t eat whatever I want without having to buy progressively larger trousers, but I’ve never gotten enthusiastic enough to try a running event [...]

National Rally Championships kicking off in Civic Square in Feb

By 12 December, 2013

[ 28 February, 2014 to 2 March, 2014. ] According to this press release Canberra has been chosen once more to host the National Capital Rally again, which would seem to be a given due to it’s name but I really don’t know anything about it.

Rally driving, I believe, is a kind of race where nobody is racing against you and you need to [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 12th of December 2013

By 12 December, 2013

[ 12 December, 2013 to 16 December, 2013. ]

It’s Thursday Thursday gotta get down on Thursday!

I’m so very sorry. I didn’t mean to.

Ahem…

Let’s just get to the weekend’s activities shall we?

Make sure to leave your own suggestions of rad events you know about that I don’t to prove how much more with it you are than me (or just so others can find [...]

Breathe Dance Studios host Typhoon Haiyan Zumba Fundraiser

By 12 December, 2013

Get fit, have fun, raise money for some unfortunate people who really need it.
Breathe Dance Studio will be holding a Zumba charity event to be hosted by Zumba instructor Julia Eaton (and some special guests) on Sunday 15 December with all proceeds to go to Unicef.
The event will be held at the studio (the [...]

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at the Phoenix with too many guests

By 11 December, 2013

[ 18 December, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

The finest night of free entertainment the Earth has ever seen happens Monthly at the Phoenix.

It is hosted by Andrew Galan and Joel Barcham because they are loud.

You should be aware of this.

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

YOUR FIRST AND LAST POETRY SLAM

BRINGS YOU THE DECEMBER

YES, THE DECEMBER

And in the December we want you on stage with your words for [...]

Christmas in the City gears up for some Christmas camel rides

By 11 December, 2013

[ 12 December, 2013; 12:00 pm; ]

Camels are Australia’s greatest natural resource.

That was a silly sentence, but Camel rides are a blast, and the city is going to be full of them this Thursday.

The carnival is back with twice as many camels

The much anticipated Christmas Carnival in the City will officially open tomorrow (Thursday 12th) at 12pm.

Free activities, live performances [...]

Hotel Incognito! 24 hours of improvised comedy

By 11 December, 2013

[ 13 December, 2013 to 14 December, 2013. ] “Hotel Incognito” will consist of 24 shows running approximately 45 minutes, starting on the hour, every hour, from 8pm Friday 13 December and running until 8pm Saturday 14 December. That’s right there will be shows running all night and all day, so if you rock up at 3am there will be an episode being performed.

Set in [...]

Rioters get to buy their 2014 Canberra Comedy Festival Gala tickets early

By 10 December, 2013

Pre-purchase future mirth before anyone else has a chance to gobble it all up by heading over to the Canberra Theatre website and entering a special code!
What code? Well you’ll need to be a premium-member to find out!
Email tim@the-riotact.com from the same email you used to create your membership here and he’ll give you the [...]

Legends of Vegas at Belconnen Community Centre

By 9 December, 2013

[ 20 December, 2013; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] BCS is proud to present Legends of Vegas, featuring tributes to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash and Elvis, supported by the Vegas Showgirls from Subsdance Studios.

Friday 20th December, 11am. Theatre@bcs, Belconnen Community Centre. Tickets are $20 or $15 Concession.

Tickets can be purchased from the Belconnen Community Centre reception or by calling 62640232.

For more information, [...]

Decades. Chilled out Sundays at Transit

By 9 December, 2013

[ 15 December, 2013; 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Transit Bar’s super chilled out Sunday listening sessions are apparently a huge success and therefore are carrying on, here’s the December edition.

Go be relaxed.

Dreamed of a club that starts early, isn’t crowded, where you can listen to good and varied music, peruse vinyl collections, play board games, read, crochet, play pool, eat cupcakes or just [...]

Tickets to the Royal Canberra show are available now

By 9 December, 2013

Got your credit card handy?
The ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show is coming up late Feb, and this time around they’ve decided to put tickets up for pre-purchase on TICKETEK.
Lock yourself in now so you can’t make excuses later!
Pre-Purchase tickets are now on sale and represent a saving of up to $30. These make a great Christmas [...]

Magpies city underground live bands

By 9 December, 2013

Starting to get good turnouts for band nights seems the word is getting around that this place is the new live music venue in town. check out the facebook page (magpies underground) for upcoming events.
Come support local bands in the heart of civic.
 

The Civic Christmas Tree lights up tonight

By 6 December, 2013

Bring on the pretty lights and Christmas cheer!
The festive season will kick off tonight with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Civic Square from 7pm.
There will be entertainment for the whole family with Christmas carols and a special visit from Santa Claus.
After tonight’s lighting of the tree the Christmas cheer will be taken up [...]

The Crooked Fiddle Band and Brass Knuckles Brass Band tonight at the Polo

By 6 December, 2013

[ 6 December, 2013; ]

This, ladies and gentleman, will be a night to dance to.

The Crooked Fiddle Band and the Brass Knuckles Brass band do what they do very well, and what they do is make you want to move your feet.

Totally worth your attention tonight.

THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND : “Moving Pieces of the Sea”
ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
w/ Brass [...]

Santa coming to Carols in Tuggeranong Town Park

By 6 December, 2013

The Salvation Army are putting on their annual Tuggeranong based Christmas celebration Carols in Town Park on Sunday the 15th.
This event has grown significantly over the last three years to become one of the largest community Christmas events in Canberra. This year the Vikings Group are again the main supporter, but have been joined by [...]

Christmas Carnival in the City

By 5 December, 2013

[ 12 December, 2013 to 23 December, 2013. ]

You Are Here and Canberra CBD are planning 12 days of Christmas events spread about the city in Civic Square, Ainslie Avenue, City Walk, and Garema Place.

There is a whole pile of activities and entertainment listed and everything kick off next Thursday the 12th, so get amongst it.

THURSDAY 12th DEC
4.30PM – 6.30PM
ROVING PHOTOGRAPHER
6.00PM – 7.00PM
EAT [...]

Beard related BBQ times

By 5 December, 2013

[ 8 December, 2013; 12:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s facial hair fan club, Canbeards, are putting on a bit of a BBQ this Sunday at Black Mountain Peninsular.

If you have a beard, like beards, or just really like BBQs you should probably check it out.

Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists @ National Museum

By 5 December, 2013

[ 6 December, 2013 to 20 July, 2014. ]

The National Museum of Australia is putting on an exhibition of modern examples of classic Aboriginal art painted on bark.

Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists is on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 6 December 2013 to 20 July 2014.

The exhibition
Showcases the work of Australia’s old masters: Aboriginal painters from Arnhem [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 5th of December 2013

By 5 December, 2013

[ 5 December, 2013 to 9 December, 2013. ]

Another week finished!

Well done, you’ve managed to make it through another week! You’ll never have to do that week again, and your pile of weeks left to make it through is now smaller.

Time to celebrate with a well deserved weekend.

As always leave your suggestions for appropriate weekend activities in the comments below.

Strong Women: Circus Sisters exhibition at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

By 4 December, 2013

[ 5 December, 2013 to 17 December, 2013. ]

Warehouse Circus continue to be one of my favourite organisations ever. They do excellent work and continue to not just pump out fantastic circus performers, but straight up help people in all sorts of wonderful circussy ways.

This exhibition chronicles their work with a group of 11 young women with disability, and sounds rather cool.

It’s only [...]

Sunday by the Lake to support Snowy Hydro SouthCare

By 4 December, 2013

This Sunday head down to Lake Burley Griffin to partake in champagne and Bocce, like gentlemen.
Be a gentleman this Sunday.
Wear a monocle if you have one.
This Sunday, 8 December is the inaugural Moet & Chandon ‘Sunday by the Lake’ supporting Snowy Hydro SouthCare. The event will be held in a purpose built marquee space at [...]

Guitar Wolf playing at The Basement tonight!

By 4 December, 2013

[ 4 December, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Guitar Wolf ladies and gentlemen!

This is big

Guitar Wolf are an awesome Japanese hardcore punk act who deserve to be experienced. I went to a Guitar Wolf gig a few years back and got hit in the head with a dude. Not by a dude, although also that, but with a dude. He was launched. Glasses [...]

Naked Girls Reading at the Polit Bar

By 4 December, 2013

[ 11 December, 2013; 6:30 pm; ]

Naked Girls reading began is Chicago in 2009 and has since spread around the world, and finally it has come to Australia.

It is as it sounds.

This

We’re very excited to present…

The very first Naked Girls Reading Canberra
AND
The very first Naked Girls Reading to ever grace the shores of our great country!

The Polit Bar will [...]

Making art just worries them a little, Princess – exhibition

By 4 December, 2013

[ 5 December, 2013; 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. ] On Thursday 5 December, join the artists completing the Certificate IV in Visual Arts at the CIT Reid campus for the opening of their end of course exhibition. 

Drinks and nibbles supplied, event starts at 17.30.

Phoenix Gig Guide for December

By 2 December, 2013

[ 1 December, 2013 to 31 December, 2013. 1 December, 2013 to 31 December, 2013. ] The final gig guide for the year from those fine folks at the Phoenix:

Monday 2nd 8pm
CMC presents The Bootleg Sessions
Reilly Fitzalan
Second Sun
Babyfreeze
Fossil Rabbit
Aleister James

Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Advanced Remedial Massage Presents
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday 4th 8pm
Bela Farkas and Friends Sacrificial Poems CD Launch
Kooky Fandango
Hayley Shone

Thursday 5th 9pm
Lecherous Gaze (USA)
Hygiene
Gentlemen (MEL)

Saturday 7th 9:30pm
Fire on the Hill
Owen Campbell

Monday [...]

The Feldons and friends rock the Pot Belly

By 2 December, 2013

[ 6 December, 2013; 8:00 pm; 8:00 pm; ]

A collection of hard working rockers are playing the Pot Belly this Friday night, begin preparations!

Friday 6 December at the newly renovated Pot Belly in Belconnen.

A night of live, original rock and rock with Daz jamieson followed by mod rockers The Feldons and rounding the night off the indipop exuberance of Positive Feedback Loop.
[...]

Christmas Carols and a Picnic at the Lanyon Homestead

By 2 December, 2013

[ 8 December, 2013; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

An upcoming event we learnt of via the Twitter-verse:

Six more sleeps. Lanyon Christmas Carols Sunday 8 Dec 5.30pm carols start at 7 Lanyon Homestead Tharwa Drive Tharwa.

Visual Design for Researchers

By 1 December, 2013

Would you like to know more about visual design for creating a visual research output, like a poster or presentation? Would you like to improve your visual communication skills or learn more about how to approach visual design? The Visual Design for Researchers workshop aims to help you get started with the visual design process [...]

ACT Rescue and Foster Fundraiser – Greg Fleet and Steady Eddie ‘stand up’ for the dogs

By 1 December, 2013

[ 7 December, 2013; ] If you’re looking for a different type of Christmas celebration for your workplace or groups of friends this year, we could have exactly what you need… It’s a Christmas Dinner with a difference – We have world class comedians Greg Fleet and Steady Eddy, local comedians and a rising star magician who will keep you guessing [...]

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