After all the sun we’ve had, a bit of a rainy weekend won’t be so bad (I’ll keep telling myself that). In preparation, we’ve got a few things around town where you should keep dry-ish.
From our team:
Heather Lansdowne is heading for Portabello Road @ Old Bus Depot Markets, Sunday 17th August. She also suggests St [...]
Hot on the heels of its seventh season’s opening double-header, Canberra Roller Derby League’s second event on the 16th of August promises to be a continuation of the league’s exciting and unpredictable home team play. The first double-header saw upsets in both bouts, with last season’s second place Brindabelters going down to wooden spooners the Surly Griffins, and two-time champions the [...]
[ 17 August 2014 at 9:00 am; ]
Canberra cheerleaders will battle it out at the ACT Regional Cheerleading Competition at Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium on August 17, with high-energy routines, a good dose of glitter and a whole lot of pizzazz.
In its third year, the competition continues to grow, with coordinator Leanne Shea Langdown expecting close to 400 athletes aged from three years [...]
[ 16 August 2014 at 6:00 pm; ]
Thanks to Canberra’s VICE CITY PLAYERS, it’s your shot at qualifying for wildcard entry into the Australian Pinball Championship being held at PINFEST in Caves Beach, Newcastle on 27 & 28 September 2014.
Here’s what you need to know;
When: 6PM Saturday August 16
Who: Open to all comers!
Cost: $25 entry (inc pizza) 16 and under FREE with [...]
[ 13 September 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Red Bull Flying Bach is coming to Canberra in September following sell out shows in Sydney and Melbourne in 2013.
Removing boundaries between classical and urban art, Flying Bach fuse the music of 18th Century composer Johann Sabastian Bach with explosive moves thanks to world champion breakdance crew, Flying Steps who formed in 1993.
Red Bull Flying [...]
[ 12 October 2014 at 10:00 am; ] Have you heard the 2014 Living Green Festival is back for its fourth year at the Albert Hall on Sunday 12 October from 10-4pm!
As Canberra’s only vegan festival we support a tagline of a kinder shade of green for the planet, humans and other animals. The festival is a whole day of fun for all ages [...]
[ 16 August 2014 to 24 August 2014. ]
National Science Week in the ACT will launch amidst fire and ice at the Shine Dome on the 14th of August, starting a week-long celebration of science.
Now in its 17th year, National Science Week is Australia’s largest festival offering over 1,300 events around the country reaching more than 1.4 million people throughout the week.
[ 23 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
It’s time to shake off your winter blues & join in the fun at our annual Winter Blues Party.
Our headline act is Liza Ohlback Band from Sydney – Liza on vocals, Eric Rasmussen on guitar & Greg Ohlback on drums with special guest, Ali Penney on keys. This 2013 Triple Chain Awards Winner for [...]
A.Baker are promoting Canberra’s local vineyards with weekly wine dinners.
Located in New Acton Pavilion you will feast on delicious canapés matched with hand picked local wines.
The events kicked of last week with Long Rail Gully Wines and Eden Road Wines.
Remaining times and ticket information is listed below.
Thursday 14th August – Gallagher Wines
Thursday 21st [...]
[ 16 August 2014 at 8:00 pm; ]
Double ARIA winning musician, Joseph Tawadros, is back at The Street on August 16th to celebrate the release of his 11th album, Permission to Evaporate. Inspired by a wide variety of styles and sounds from bluegrass to world, jazz and folk, the music is described as a mix of thrilling, furiously paced tracks with [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 8th
Canberra Cannabis Legislation – The ACT is looking at legislation to allow for the use of medical marijuana. The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury advocates for it whilst the AMA cautions against, at least for now.
Cosmo Cooma – Cooma could be the cosmopolitan capital of rural NSW. Its stories of migration [...]
[ 15 August 2014 at 7:00 pm; 15 August 2014 at 11:59 pm; ]
Limelight Cinemas is hosting a MIDNIGHT screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on the 15th August. The functions team at Limelight are very excited to bring this cult classic back on the big screen to experience it as it should be, with all the traditions included!
The Limelight Classics Series is all about bringing those [...]
Bundah Blues Band will be hosting our special Youth Jam on Sunday 17 August at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah.
The band consists of Year 11 and 12 music students from Narrabundah College.This particular version of the band came together for the first time at the beginning of 2014. They have had a couple [...]
“Even in Arcadia, there is death.” But that’s fine, there’s plenty of sex to balance things out. Stoppard’s sex comedy/romantic ode to science still delights in a decent but flawed production by Canberra Repertory and veteran director Aarne Neeme.
This is a play of two halves. In the early 1800s live-in tutor Septimus (Matthew Barton) tries [...]
[ 7 August 2014 at 7:00 pm; 8 August 2014 at 7:00 pm; 9 August 2014 at 2:30 pm; 9 August 2014 at 7:00 pm; ]
Warehouse Circus Inc. are bringing their high flying cast of young artists to shatter your idea of extraordinary with their new show Refract.
An ignorant sailor attracts the attention of a cheeky siren who is determined to rock the boat. Travel with the pair down the river and see what lies just beyond each bend.
[ 6 September 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
Mt Rogers Primary School is holding a Fun Family Festival on Saturday 6 September 2014.
The event also celebrates the school’s 41st Birthday.
On the sunny foothills of Mt Rogers – come along and enjoy a day packed full of fun events for the whole family.
Multicultural food and entertainment for the whole family
Carnival Rides and [...]
On Friday 8 August, Varsity Derby League will be holding an information night for its August “fresh meat” intake. VDL is a gender-inclusive league and we have a men’s team and mixed team as well as our women’s teams. We also welcome people of any gender who want to become a referee or non-skating official. [...]
Thursday night saw the gala opening night for the greatly anticipated Stronger than Fiction documentary film festival at Palace Electric cinemas.
Upon arrival I was greeted with a glass of wine and the light chatter of the sophisticated film festival crowd.
Stronger than Fiction opened with the festival creators Simon Weaving and Deborah Kingsland sharing their [...]
It’s Friday night, and I’m dancing alone in a dark room full of strangers. Oh, and everyone is sober. Welcome to No Lights No Lycra.
No Lights No Lyrca (NLNL) is a movement that was created by Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett in Melbourne in 2009. It has become a global dance community where a bunch [...]
[ 16 August 2014 at 10:00 am; ]
Have the winter snuffles got you down? Come along to our Cooking with truffles workshop and truffle your blues away.
The Canberra Environment Centre is collaborating with Owen Saddler of Dream Cuisine fame to bring you something warm and delicious on Saturday 16th of August from 10-2pm.
We’ll teach you how to make a potato and [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday August 1st
SLIDING SCALES OF JUSTICE – In a climate of government cutbacks, more people are representing themselves – contributing to even further court delays. Lawyers are being asked to do more pro bono work to make up some of the shortfall. The already vulnerable are the most at risk.
[ 5 August 2014 at 7:30 pm; ]
Local ACT/SNSW Amnesty International group will be hosting its monthly meaningful movie on Tuesday 5 August.
This month ‘Think Global Act Rural’ will be presented on the peddle powered screen. The documentary presents an insightful look into the fascinating state of the global agriculture industry.
Think Global Act Rural
When: Tuesday 5 August 2014
Where: Food Co-op, [...]
[ 22 November 2014 at 6:30 pm; ]
6 X Australian Mixed Martial Arts Titles are on the line in this massive end of season event.
Live from the AIS Arena in Canberra the Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight BRACE Australian MMA Titles will be contested. The best fighters from across Australia have competed throughout the year in knock out elimination [...]
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this show. I caught Toby Halligan and Matthew Kenneally’s performance at the Canberra Comedy Festival back in 2013 and I was looking forward to another hour of their manic, intelligent approach to political comedy. This was also a bit of a farewell concert: Kenneally is running off to [...]
7.30 ACT on the ABC
Friday July 25th
“Kill the Pig” – feral pigs in Namadgi National Park are being rounded up and killed humanely by the park rangers. Meanwhile illegal hunters are sneaking into the park with dogs to hunt and kill the pigs in a brutal and barbaric manner. ( This story has several short [...]
With a strong international line up of award-winning documentaries from France to Bangladesh, the Stronger than Fiction festival will provoke thought, inspire discussion, and embrace the richness and diversity of different cultures within our city.
Co-directors of the festival Simon Weaving and Deborah Kingsland, envisage a bold future for the festival with a vision to transform [...]
[ 23 November 2014 at 2:00 pm; ] Alanna Davis of Celebrity Sport for Charity – Canberra has organised a Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to help raise awareness and much needed funds to support White Ribbon Australia’s work to end men’s violence against women. All funds raised will support primary prevention initiatives in schools, workplaces and the broader community.
We are [...]
To get things started, we have a few picks from the RiotACT team…
Hannah is going to
Guyy and the fox
The front gallery
Saturday 27th July
Josh is heading to
Stomp Mythology Latin Fundraiser 2014
The Albert Hall
Saturday 26th July
John L is checking out
26th July to 3rd August
Heather likes the look of
National Portrait Gallery
Sunday 27th July
Susan is going [...]
[ 26 July 2014 at 8:30 am; ]
The Capital Region Farmers Market will this weekend welcome a very special visitor, international celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio, at the market this coming Saturday 26 July.
Antonio will tour the Market, do a book signing and take part in a cooking demonstration with Andrew Barr MLA from 8.30-10.30am.
Mr Carluccio is in town in July as the [...]