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Around Town - Charlie Teo Unplugged

Thu 18 Feb Professor Charlie Teo opens up about his work, his love of orang-utans, his fierce devotion to his family and his unique perspective on life. Get an insight...

Music - Prince

Mon 29 Feb The artist formerly known as Prince has surprised fans with a big announcement – he's coming to Sydney soon, like really soon. The enigmatic pop star...

Seven Shillings Beach, Point Piper

There are several stories as to how this harbourside beach in the exclusive suburb of Point Piper got its name: 1. Named as such when a Mrs Busby gave an Aboriginal seven shillings compensation for fishing rights, or for a catch of fish; 2. Show More Summary

Quitting the public service to travel

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

2015 was my year of travel. I packed up my house, rented out my room, packed my bags and headed off on a three month round the world trip starting in San Francisco and ending in Athens. That trip had actually begun as only a three-week trip but travel research led to more and more places I [...]

farewell Little Creatures

Little Creatures was an ambitious addition to Brunswick St when it opened seven and a half years ago. It closed last week after the company established a combined brewery and hospitality venue in Geelong, which replicates the concept of their original Fremantle venue.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Restaurants - Ferris Wheel Dining Experience

We know what you’re thinking, ‘What the heck is a ferris wheel dining experience’? Let us enlighten you. Every Sunday night for six months of the...

Art - The Blake Prize

13 Feb-24 Apr This exhibition of the 80 finalists in the 64th Blake Prize – awarded to works of contemporary art and poetry that deal with the spiritual and religious...

Theatre - Swan Lake

01-20 Apr Commissioned in 2012 to celebrate the Australian Ballet's 50th anniversary, Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake is a return to the romantic tragedy of tradition,...

Bars & Pubs - Tiger Woks of Art

Thu 11 Feb For Tiger Beer’s ‘Woks of Art’, an art series being held in five Sydney bars, Sydney artist James Dive searched Singapore’s hawker laneways, brought...

Bars & Pubs - Tiger Beer Woks of Art: Live Wall Art at the Village Inn

Thu 18 Feb Tiger Beer and James Dive have teamed up with 20 Australian and New Zealand artists to commission a series of 'Woks of Art': repurposed woks, sourced...

Art - Performance Space's Day For Night: 24HRS

Performance Space are putting even more art in the party for this year’s edition of their popular queer party.

Bars & Pubs - Collaboration Brew launch

Wed 10 Feb Our friends at Bottled Lightning Co have teamed up long-time member Jakkii Musgrave with Batch Brewing Co in mid-January to create a brand new beer. The...

Ask RiotACT: Managing your own property

Hello Rioters, In short, I’m sick of a real estate agent managing my property. Each month I pay them to do practically nothing except take the tenants money, take their cut and other expenses and put the little money remaining in my account. I had to move in with my carer as I am too unwell to take [...]

Teen to face court over hoax call to school in Calwell

A teenager will face the ACT Children’s Court following a threatening phone call made to Calwell High School yesterday. Around 1pm yesterday, a staff member at Calwell High School received a threatening phone call which led to the school’s evacuation as a precaution whilst the veracity of the threat was investigated. As a result of police investigations, [...]

Needed: stem cell transplant for true Canberran

Donna Faull is a true Canberran. Her grandparents were original residents of the Causeway and then Ainslie, her father was involved in building the Commonwealth Bridge whilst her mother worked at the old Canberra Hospital where Donna was born in 1968. Her school days were spent firstly at North Ainslie Primary school then Campbell and [...]

Art - Art At Night - Art Month

Thu 03 Mar These precinct parties an open invite to take a strolling (or cycling) stickybeak inside the galleries in Sydney's hottest art precincts after work, followed...

Politics in the Pub: Sam Dastyari

[ 3 February 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] The Australia Institute are excited to announce that Senator Sam Dastyari will be kicking off our Politics in the Pub 2016 series, 7pm Wednesday 3rd February. A Labor senator from New South Wales, Senator...Show More Summary

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend (05, 06 and 07 February 2016)

With summer rapidly disappearing, it’s best to take the opportunity to be outdoors in the warm sun while you have the chance. This weekend, we recommend the Summerside Festival, presented by The Poachers Way, with it’s Wine and Literary Dinner at Muse in East Hotel; enjoy a movie with family and friends on the lawns [...]

Travel - 28 reasons to visit Melbourne in Feb

Just a one hour flight away, Melbourne's got all the necessary ingredients required to make this February a cracker.

‘Legal rape’ advocate targets Canberra

Pick-up artist and misogynist Daryush Valizadeh, founder of the organisation/publication Return of Kings has announced a trip to Australia to stage ‘tribal meetings’ in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, with Canberra his first stop. Top...Show More Summary

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