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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 19 April 2012


[ 20 April 2012 to 22 April 2012. ]

It’s not shaping up as a great weekend to be outdoors. So what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend as the wet weather rolls on?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Jeff Moorfoot exhibiting at Manning Clark House

By 18 April 2012

[ 22 April 2012 to 6 May 2012. ] “The Elephant Stamp”, a fine-art photography exhibition by Jeff Moorfoot, opens at 5pm, Sunday April 22 at Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle Forrest ACT.

EVENT: Blue Labour – Lessons for Australia (7pm, 19th April)

By 18 April 2012

[ 19 April 2012 at 7:00 pm; ] Join the ACT Fabians and ANU Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno in
discussing whether Blue Labour offers any lessons for Australia.

Top 100: 100 songs and 100 stories

By 16 April 2012

[ 10 May 2012 6:00 pm to 27 May 2012 6:00 pm. 10 May 2012 6:00 pm to 27 May 2012 6:00 pm. 10 May 2012 9:00 pm to 27 May 2012 9:00 pm. ] Top 100 – the latest project from Canberra artist Karin Maier, is a collection of songs and stories.

Most songs tell a story, for both the songwriter and the listener. Songs end up forming a soundtrack to events in your life. You know what it’s like – hearing a particular song can trigger a memory, a [...]

Land Sales and sources of ACT Revenue – Belconnen Community Council April Forum

By 16 April 2012

[ 17 April 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] All Belconnen residents are invited to the Belconnen Community Council’s April Public Meeting.

This months public forum will focus on sources of revenue in the ACT and land sales, particularly in Belconnen.

Speakers for this meeting will be from the ACT Treasury and the Land Development Agency (LDA).

The initial presentation from ACT Treasury will [...]

Munchkin Tournament at Good Games

By 15 April 2012

[ 19 April 2012; ]

On 19 April at 7pm we will be holding  MunchkinTournament at Good Games at Lanyon. It is $10 entry, cash prizes for the top 4.

Munchkin is a card game that involves you trying to reach a certain level while crippling other players in whatever way possible. It is great fun, relatively cheap and can be played by almost anyone.

See [...]

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled Open day and Mini fete!

By 14 April 2012

[ 5 May 2012 at 11:00 am; ] Pegasus opens its doors to the public on the 5th of May! There will be plenty of activities, food stalls, other stalls and demonstrations.

Please come and join us, everybody is welcome!


11.30am          Riding demonstrations by a group of our riders
12.30pm          Rhythm work; groundwork with the horse, demonstrated by participants of our ‘Horsing Around’ program.
1.00pm            Horse parade

Cracked Actor CD Launch at The Polo


[ 20 April 2012 at 7:00 pm; ]

Experimental local super group Cracked Actor are having an EP Launch next Friday at O’Connor’s Polish Club in what is sure to be an intense experience.

BMA’s Sophia McDonald has gone so far as to give the album five stars:

With each spin the debut EP from locals Cracked Actor pours out my speakers too quickly. [...]

What’s it Worth returns to the Albert Hall

By 13 April 2012

[ 22 April 2012 at 10:00 am; ]

The Rotary Club of Canberra and the National Trust are bringing back Canberra’s answer to the antique roadshow and even have a facebook event:

We believe that just about every home contains hidden treasures. Whether they be family heirlooms passed on through the generations, a painting, old coins or a stamp collection, or perhaps something that [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 13 April 2012


[ 13 April 2012 to 15 April 2012. ]

It’s been a short week (you know you’ve got a proper job when you come to hate the disruption of long weekends instead of celebrating the chance to bludge) but wishing won’t make it otherwise and here comes the weekend.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Vice City Rollers v. the Dockyard Dames

By 12 April 2012

[ 5 May 2012 at 5:00 pm; ]

The Canberra Roller Derby League brings word that Canberra’s rep derby team, the Vice City Rollers, are going to be taking on Newcastle’s Dockyard Dames at the AIS Arena in what is sure to be good show.

Care to dance? Some say roller derby is like a dance…a competitive, powerful and at times brutal dance. [...]

In My Eyes Photography Exhibition

By 11 April 2012

[ 2 May 2012 12:00 pm to 16 May 2012 12:00 pm. ] The Australian National University (ANU) is holding a photography exhibition at The Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre that will showcase images that represent what Canberra means to its students. All photographic submissions that are in line with the theme will be accepted, with all photographs being shown on the exhibition website and on a slideshow during [...]

The Harden Gold Trail Festival 2012

By 10 April 2012

[ 13 April 2012 to 15 April 2012. ]

The good folk of Harden are keen for you to know about their Gold Trail Festival on this weekend.

Who could say no to a festival fringe which includes a re-enactment of the “Battle of Wallendbeen” just 90 minutes drive away?

Are you excited about the Heritage Festival?

By 10 April 2012

[ 14 April 2012 to 29 April 2012. ]

Simon Corbell is trying to drum up enthusiasm for the 120 events of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.

“The Heritage Festival celebrates all things that make Canberra what it is today—our Aboriginal past, our historical buildings and our unique bushland. Our heritage is a legacy from our past and is integral to our life today,” [...]

Titanic Tickets!


[ 14 April 2012 to 5 May 2012. ]

With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic coming up this week it’s hard to say whether it’s the media or the public with more interest in the photogenic event anniversary.

It could really only be overdone with the introduction of zombies.

But fear not, Canberra will not miss out on the global nostalgia kick! [...]

Wine Harvest Festival this weekend


[ 14 April 2012 to 15 April 2012. ]

Happy news for our many wine lovers, the 2012 Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival is on this weekend.

Lots to see and do but make sure you can find a sucker to be the designated driver.

Canberra Model Submarine Regatta 2012

By 7 April 2012

[ 7 April 2012 to 8 April 2012. ] This weekend there is the Canberra Model Submarine Regatta and it is being held at the Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre, Irving Street, Phillip, ACT.

Venue times are 10am to 4pm this Saturday and Sunday over the Easter Weekend.

Model submariners come from around Australia to run there models for the two days. The models are [...]

The Atlas of Living Australia: an online tool for discovering Australia’s biodiversity

By 6 April 2012

[ 17 April 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

A Canberra Skeptics Lecture
Speaker: John La Salle, Director Atlas of Living Australia
Date: 17 April 2012
Time: 6.00-7.30pm
Venue: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601
Members Free/Non-Members Gold Coin Donation
The Atlas of Living Australia is a national initiative to deliver web-based information about Australian plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms.  Existing information about Australian [...]

The Harp of Paraguay

By 5 April 2012

[ 15 May 2012 at 6:30 pm; ] The Australian National centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador present:
The Harp of Paraguay
A performance by international artist Mariano Gonzalez

6:30pm Tuesday 15 May

Great Hall, University House, ANU

The Paraguayan harp is a cultural emblem, which represents not only the nation of Paraguay and its traditional music, but also a collective [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the Easter weekend 2012


[ 5 April 2012 to 9 April 2012. ]

It’s the longest of long weekends, so what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?

If you’re so smart you must know about something right?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

‘Letter from my Father’ Book Launch @ Paperchain

By 5 April 2012

[ 19 April 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

Another local author launching their book at Paperchain:

Please join us for the launch of ‘Letter from my Father’ by Dasia Black-Gutman.

The book will be launched by Julia Ryan.

Thursday April 19
5.45 for 6.00pm

RSVP Wednesday April 18
Telephone 6295 6723 or

‘Letter from my Father’ is a powerful story of a young child’s struggle to survive the [...]

Literary lunch with Karen Middleton

By 4 April 2012

[ 18 April 2012 at 12:00 pm; ]

Paperchain Manuka have sent in details of an upcoming literary lunch with locally based politicial correspondent and author Karen Middleton:

nibblez catering and Paperchain Bookstore present a literary lunch with Karen

Wednesday April 18, 2012
12 noon for a 12:30 start

2 Courses for $25 per person, themed tasting plates followed by

For bookings ring Catriona Maurice on 0438 [...]

Gungahlin Jets Trivia Night

By 4 April 2012

[ 11 May 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

A May trivia fundraiser for those so inclined:

The Gungahlin Lakes Function Room (Cnr Gundaroo & Gungahlin Drives, NICHOLLS ACT)

$20 per person (complimentary drink and some food included. No BYO food or drinks.)

Tables of 8

All players, family, friends, sponsors and supporters are welcome.
The night includes a live and silent auction with many great [...]

April 2012 at The Front

By 4 April 2012

[ 1 April 2012 to 30 April 2012. ] From The Front’s Facebook post:

Wednesday 4th April: Truckstop Honeymoon with Doctor Stovepipe, 8.00pm $10 Truckstop Honeymoon are making a welcome return to these shores. For those that know them, you know what you are in for: a show at the Front is the perfect way to see this band in an intimate setting. For those [...]

Big Band Saturday with Los Chavos

By 4 April 2012

[ 28 April 2012; ] 28 April @ Digress Restaurant and Lounge

With talented guest DJs Including DJ Alex Carder and DJ Rafa Chango! 

$10 Entry – Free before 9pm
$5 for LASA Members

Presented in conjunction with ANU’s Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) the night will go off with a bang featuring the carnival sounds of LOS CHAVOS, a local 8 piece [...]

April 2012 in The Phoenix

By 1 April 2012

[ 1 April 2012 to 30 April 2012. ] For all the cool cats looking to get their life in order, here’s February’s lineup at The Phoenix.

Monday 2nd 8pm
CMC Presents the Bootlegs
The Hovering Spooks
Pocket Fox
Magic Rob Universe
Munro Melano

Tuesday 3rd 7:30pm
Trivia Night

Wednesday 4th 9pm
Skippy’s Brain

Thursday 5th 9pm
Truckstop Honeymoon

Saturday 7th 9:30pm

Monday 9th 8pm
BMA presents The Bootleg Sessions
Doc Holliday takes the Shotgun
Sweet Teeth

Tuesday 10th 7:30pm
Trivia Night

Thursday 12th [...]

Frogfest coming to Canberra


[ 4 May 2012; ]

This has come over my desk and looks like fun:

FROGFEST is a seven-date progressive folk festival-tour stampeding through NSW, ACT and VIC in May. The details for the Canberra event are listed below:

4 May – The White Eagle Club
The Woohoo Revue, Mr Fibby, BOB (featuring Ben Hauptmann), Dave Carr’s Fabulous Contraption, Cracked Actor.
6pm, $15 presale, [...]

Canberra’s nomadic goth night shuffles moodily to Krave. April Chrome

By 30 March 2012

[ 14 April 2012 at 9:00 pm; ]

Facebook brings word that Chrome for April is heading to Krave in the bus interchange:

Our dearest Chromies and Chromettes!

Chrome is back in action, and playing all of the track’s you’ve been itching for at Krave in the heart of Civic.

We’ve worked hard with the staff from Krave to provide you with the complete Chrome experience [...]

Evatt Primary School Environment Fair

By 29 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 11:00 am; ] Come and enjoy the fun of the Evatt Primary School Fair and learn more about how you can help the environment at the same time. We’ll have local businesses demonstrating achievable, practical and affordable options for environmentally friendly improvements around your home. There’ll be fun activities for the family, including Reptiles Inc., rides, face painting, [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 30 March 2012


[ 30 March 2012 to 1 April 2012. ]

2012 is hotting up (figuratively) and the blockbusters of summer are winding up.

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

Just share your thoughts in the comments.

Packwood’s EP Launch with Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens – Earth Hour candle time!

By 29 March 2012

[ 31 March 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

This Saturday night Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens are playing host to their Sydney friends, Packwood and The Falls to celebrate the launch of Packwood’s impressive debut EP, and to use unnecessary amounts of candlelight for Earth Hour. Here are some things people have said about Packwood:

“One of the most interesting things I have [...]

Speed planting for the singles?

By 28 March 2012

[ 22 April 2012 at 10:00 am; ]

Well it’s got to be better than slamming cheap sparkling white at Uni Pub.

ACT Landcare have sent in a marvellous flyer with this note:

Landcare Singles – Speed Planting, organised by ACT Landcare and Greening Australia on 22 April.

Landcare for Singles is a great opportunity to get out and meet new people while doing something [...]

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