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DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 8 April 2011


[ 8 April 2011 to 10 April 2011. ]

The days grow shorter, the nights grow darker, and once again we cast our thoughts to how we should amuse ourselves this weekend.

Come one hivemind, leave your suggestions in the comments.

Symposium of Australian Gastronomy


[ 13 May 2011 to 16 May 2011. ]

Here’s one for you foodies:

Bookings are now open for the 18th Symposium of Australian Gastronomy which will be held at Old Parliament House, Canberra, from Friday 13 to Monday 16 May 2011. You can register now at

The theme for the symposium is The Federation of Taste which aims to explore the implications of governance [...]

“What’s It Worth?” hits the Albert Hall this Sunday


[ 10 April 2011 at 10:00 am; ]

This one’s come across my desk and is sure to excite some of you:

What is What’s it Worth?

What’s it Worth (WIW) is based on the Antique Road Show Concept where people can bring in items have them appraised by an expert and learn a little more about the item and its approximate value. It is [...]

Australia’s Foreign Aid: Who For? What For?

By 5 April 2011

[ 13 May 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] Does aid reflect Australia’s domestic political wishes and worries of the voter or is it a tool in the Government’s outward looking foreign policy kit?  Where should aid sit as a diplomatic instrument?

This talk will assess foreign aid as a tool of the Government and as an industry.  AusAID is seen by most officials and [...]

“Out of Africa” Gala Ball 2011

By 4 April 2011

[ 7 May 2011 at 7:00 pm; ] The Snowy Hydro SouthCare “Out of Africa” Gala Ball 2011 is on Saturday May 7 @ The National Convention Centre, Canberra.

The evening commences at 7pm with pre-dinner drinks.

Featuring Big Band “Who’s Ya Daddy” and African troupe and drummers “Kai Feech”.

Dress: Black Tie / Glamorous

To reserve your ticket visit
or contact Show Pony Events on 0419 [...]

Want to be a foster carer for needy dogs?

By 4 April 2011

[ 10 April 2011 at 3:00 pm; ]

ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) is an incorporated association of people in the Canberra (Australia) and surrounding region who rescue dogs from euthanasia and foster them temporarily in our own homes for as long as it takes to find them loving, permanent homes.

We are looking for people who may be interested in becoming a foster [...]

Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night – Tuesday 12 April

By 4 April 2011

[ 12 April 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] To celebrate Yuri’s Night and the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight, the AIAA Sydney Section proudly presents…


Date: Tuesday 12 April 2011
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 131 City Walk, Canberra City
Cost: $5 per person at the door
RSVPs essential: To aiaa.sydneysection[at] by Friday 8 April

The Space & Sci-Fi Trivia Night [...]

PWA Live Pro Wrestling at the Woden Tradies

By 4 April 2011

[ 9 April 2011 at 8:00 am; ]

After a massive, standing room only show in February. PWA Canberra is back at the Woden Tradies, Saturday the 9th of April. The Canberra fans were treated to some of the very best wrestling in the country. A new PWA National Champion was crowned as Melbourne’s own Slex defeated crowd favourite Luke Watts.

PWA has [...]

Conservation Volunteers Australia’s Mt Rogers Woody Weed Berry Blitz

By 1 April 2011

[ 10 April 2011; ] Sunday the 10th of April will see Conservation Volunteers Australia and Mount Rogers Landcare Group join in an attempt to stage a blitz on woody environmental weeds including Cotoneaster, Privet, Pyracantha, Briar rose and the occasional Broom & Hawthorn.

These weeds all produce berries which are eaten and dispersed by birds, spreading them around the area and [...]

Dancing in Jane Austen’s shoes

By 1 April 2011

[ 14 April 2011 to 17 April 2011. ]

The Jane Austen Festival Australia is entering its 4th year. Although it still takes place over three days in the middle of April, and is still centered around the beautiful historic St John’s Church in Reid, the program has grown from a single stream to three simultaneous streams, making use of every hall and room [...]

Relay For Life – Something a little bit different

By 1 April 2011

[ 2 April 2011 4:00 pm to 3 April 2011 3:00 pm. 2 April 2011 4:00 pm to 3 April 2011 3:00 pm. ] In a land not so far away, two men embarked on an epic journey to spread understanding, celebration and raise some funds for cancer research.

This Saturday heralds The Cancer Council’s Relay For Life, and with it, something the track has not seen. Two men with wind instruments will be playing your requests for a $15 donation.

They will be [...]

Express Yourself exhibition at the Belconnen Community Centre

By 31 March 2011

[ 31 March 2011 to 14 April 2011. ]

As part of Youth Week in the ACT there’s an exhibition opening tonight at the Belconnen Community Centre of self-portraits taken by young people.

Relay for Life. Another Cancer Council Event

By 31 March 2011

[ 2 April 2011 4:00 pm to 3 April 2011 3:00 pm. ] This Saturday is the Relay for Life event being held at the AIS Athletics track.  The event starts at 4pm Saturday and concludes 3pm Sunday. 

If you have never seen this before then pop in and have a look.  These people are here to celebrate the life of people who defeated cancer and to remember the [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the April Fools


[ 1 April 2011 to 3 April 2011. ]

So that’s the first quarter of 2011 done and dusted. Were you productive?

Either way the weekend is here.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just make your mark in the comments.

Cancer Council Fundraiser Saturday 9/4 at Pearce


[ 9 April 2011 at 12:00 pm; ]

My mate Mike and I will be travelling from Brisbane to Darwin via Central Queensland in our crappy Mercedes.  The trip will take us thought the most remote roads in Australia, through the Queensland outback, million acre cattle stations, several river crossings with crocs (yes, big crocs) and the Kakadu. 

This isn’t just a Sunday [...]

Black ‘n’ Blue Belles v Surly Griffins THIS SATURDAY!

By 30 March 2011

[ 2 April 2011 at 5:00 pm; ] Come watch the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles go up against the Surly Griffins in their first rematch after last season’s grand final showdown THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!

With new skaters joining your faves in the best season yet the new-look teams are bristling with excitement and anticipation at making this Saturday night one to down in history.

Tickets [...]

Baroque concert – St John’s, Reid, Fri and Sat 1 and 2 April

By 29 March 2011

[ 1 April 2011 at 6:00 pm; 2 April 2011 at 6:00 pm; ] “Splendiferous Baroque”

A twilight concert of virtuosic baroque fireworks in historic and beautiful
St. John’s Church Reid Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2 at 6pm.

All tickets $30 Pre-booking is essential Book now! or by phone: 6254 3135 or 0417 429 899

Featuring sopranos Kate Rafferty and Anna Rafferty, mezzo-soprano
Diana Tulip, with Zach Raffan (trumpet) and Carl Rafferty [...]

American Car Day Sunday 3rd April Queanbeyan Showgrounds

By 29 March 2011

[ 3 April 2011; ] The American Car classics show, sponsored by Shannons Insurance, will be held at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds this coming Sunday 3rd of April.

If you are a car nut or just like to admire what in some cases are works of art on wheels, then please drop by.

All manner of well known US cars will be on [...]

Passages to Perception Exhibition

By 29 March 2011

[ 2 April 2011 to 17 April 2011. ] This exhibition at M16 Artspace is outstanding for its luminous colour.

It presents experiments by the artists in expressing the landscapes of south eastern NSW – principally Charlotte Pass, Rosedale Beach and Murramarang National Park.

Ross Andrews shows how varied and experimental watercolour can be. There are au premier coup, single, fast-paced attacks that execute the painting all at once. And there are systematic layers of foreground detail flooded into tiny peaks and contours of rock-like texture that can be enjoyed as infinitesimal micro-landscapes, in compositions that draw the eye toward the mid-picture colours.

Rick Cochrane borrows the gorgeous palette of Gustav Klimt to explore the colours of the Rosedale coastline and the Snowy Mountains. He finds genius loci of the landscape often takes over, making him a medium for its expression, via the sensuous qualities of his oil paint.

Live music at the Phat Burger Cafe

By 28 March 2011

[ 1 April 2011 at 6:30 pm; ] Jarrad and Inoeg from “FusedGrooves” will be playing their own brand of Blues & Jazz for your listening pleasure.  Their music is mostly original with loads of improvisation!

Names like Justin Beiber, Kei$ha and Miley Cyrus are unknown to these guys so please come along, enjoy dinner and a coffee with some great music.

Bookings essential call [...]

Native plant sale at the botanic gardens

By 28 March 2011

[ 9 April 2011 at 8:30 am; ] A rare opportunity for all you gardeners out there has made its way onto facebook.

Location: Small carpark behind the Crosbie Morrison building, Australian National Botanic Gardens

More Info: Find unique plants for sale produced from cuttings and seeds of species from within the Gardens. Be early for best selection and bring a bag or box for [...]

Belco Flicks returns


[ 31 March 2011 at 7:30 pm; ]

Belco Flicks returns to the Belconnen Community Centre this Thursday and has this to say for itself:

Belco Flicks III – OFFSPRING
Short films – Big stories
Screening at Belconnen Theatre
Belconnen Community Centre
Swanson Court Belconnen
7:30 – 9pm Thursday March 31
FREE Bookings recommended 62640232

Belco Flicks III – OFFSPRING promises a program of short films that range from hilarious [...]

Make-A-Wish Trivia Night – 8/4/11

By 26 March 2011

[ 8 April 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]

The Canberra Make-A-Wish branch will be holding a trivia night this Friday 8th April to raise some valuable funds for kids with life threatening medical conditions.  If you would like to join in, then get together a team of up to 10 people, and register a table.  All necessary information can be found below.

Where: Italo [...]

Wine Harvest Festival 2011


[ 2 April 2011 to 3 April 2011. ]

Join us in celebrating the 2011 Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival!

A whole weekend celebration of the wine harvest in and around the region, for more details visit the website or call 1300 554 114.

Plenty of activities at 26 different locations (noted below) featuring live music, special wine tastings, winery tours, lunches, dinners and more…

Use your [...]


By 25 March 2011

[ 8 April 2011 at 8:00 pm; ]

Come and join us for a night of nothing but Nirvana!!!

5 of Canberra’s top bands will be performing songs from this awesome band!!
So come and get your grunge on and watch 5 killer sets of nothing but NIRVANA songs all night long!!!!

When: Fri 8th April
Where: The Basement, Canberra
Time: 8pm
Entry: $15. 18+


NA MAZA – Performing songs [...]

Zonta (Dinner) Club Women’s Health Forum and Fundraising Dinner for Inanna Crisis Service for Women

By 25 March 2011

[ 6 April 2011; ] 6 April, 2011 at 6.30 for 7 pm at the Waldorf Hotel, Cnr Akuna Street and London Circuit Civic
The Panel members will speak on a range of women’s health issues and answer questions.  Panel members consist:
Dr Linda Welberry – long term association in women’s health
Professor Gabrielle Cooper – Professor of Pharmacy and Associate Dean Clinical Engagement in [...]

Out of the West exhibition at the National Gallery


[ 8 July 2011 to 1 April 2012. ]

The National Gallery have announced their next exhibition “Out of the West”:

Out of the West is the first survey exhibition outside Western Australia to present a large sample of artists from the past to the present from Western Australia. It takes a unique look at the art from Western Australia from pre-settlement until today.

The works [...]

Aboretum opera fest for November

By 24 March 2011

[ 12 November 2011; ]

Chief Minister Stanhope is very excited about an opera festival he has scheduled for his beloved arboretum this November.

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has announced that internationally acclaimed and GRAMMY nominated mezzo-soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter will headline an evening of opera at the National Arboretum in November.

‘Voices in the Forest’ is the first major cultural [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 25 March 2011


[ 25 March 2011 to 27 March 2011. ]

After the blistering pace of last weekend we’ve all had time to draw breathe and now another weekend beckons.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra?

Just leave your suggestions in the comment box.

REFRESH screening at The Front


[ 1 May 2011 at 5:00 pm; ]

Acclaimed international playwright and local ABC radio producer Melanie Tait has made a short film and it’s screening at The Front in Lyneham for one night only.

The Facebook event page has this to say:

We done made a short film.

If it had a tacky Hollywood tagline, the tagline would be thus:

“Some people you can’t help [...]

Molonglo planning forum this Thursday

By 21 March 2011

[ 24 March 2011 at 6:30 pm; ]

The ACT Planning and Land Authority is asking for you to come along and have some input into the planning of the new Molonglo region:

A community display and forum will be held this Thursday on the planning for the next suburbs to be developed in Molonglo Valley.

Chief Planning Executive of the ACT Planning and Land [...]

Canberra and region heritage festival 2011

By 21 March 2011

[ 9 April 2011 to 24 April 2011. ]

The Heritage Festival is kicking off in April:

To celebrate our enthusiastic and committed event organisers have created a program that will have patrons thinking, exploring and rehashing their notion of design.

Festival highlights include a Rolls Royce Rally, the ever popular Jane Austen Festival and a series of National Trust expert led guided tours.

For families there [...]

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