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Netball ACT – State League Grand Finals

By 3 July 2009

[ 5 July 2009; ] The 2009 ACT CCC `Canterbury` State League Grand Finals will be played on Sunday 5th July 2009 at the ACT Netball Centre, Lyneham.

Six Districts/teams will be represented in the Grand Finals in 2009. Queanbeyan will be playing in their first grand final for some years, whilst SERAS are in their second consecutive Grand Final. Tuggeranong [...]

CD Review – Simone Penkethman – “Fall”

By 3 July 2009

Simone Penkethman has been a local musician for more years than she will thank us to remind her of.
Her album “fall” consists of  thirteen eclectic songs, which focus on the quirky aspects of human nature.
Her album is laid back with bluesy guitar and soft drumming by Ken Vatcher.
I noticed myself giggling quietly to [...]

Knitting mafia to stitch up Soft Sculpture

By 3 July 2009

With the wonderful Soft Sculpture exhibition due to end in a week’s time the National Gallery have announced that they’re bringing it to a conclusion with a festival dedicated to the widely feared knitting community.
The National Gallery of Australia will be holding Knitta Please, a festival of events starting from Sunday 5 July. The week [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 3 July

By 3 July 2009

[ 3 July 2009 to 5 July 2009. ] [First filed: July 02, 2009 @ 08:10]

For our American friends it’s a red, white and blue Fourth of July weekend coming up.

But here in Canberra what’s worth seeing and doing around town?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Tools, Weapons and Artefacts at Tidbinbilla

By 3 July 2009

[ 10 July 2009 at 10:00 am; ] Here’s an interesting listing on Canberra Calendar:

Hear stories about how indigenous people survived in this area in the past. Learn about the tools, weapons and artefacts that were crucial to their survival. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Bookings essential on 6205 1233.

Sounds like a good one for those trying to entertain inquisitive kids.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Charity Ball – August

By 3 July 2009

[ 29 August 2009 at 6:30 pm; ] The Canberra Branch of Make-A-Wish® Australia invites you to their annual Wish Ball to be held on Saturday 29 August at the Hellenic Club of Canberra.

Commencing at 6.30 pm this wonderful evening includes a 3 course meal, beer, wine and soft drinks as well as live music by Heuristic. There will also be live and [...]

National Film and Sound Archive – Thursday afternoon screenings at Arc, begin today!

By 2 July 2009

Arc Cinema, located at the National Film and Sound Archive today commences it’s first Thursday afternoon screening of the new calender. Also lookout for the upcoming re-release of the film Wake in Fright.
“After a decades-long search for the original negatives it’s been restored by the NFSA in partnership with The Wake in Fright Trust [...]

Belconnen Arts Centre wants you

By 2 July 2009

The recently incorporated Belconnen Arts Centre is on a membership drive, looking for businesses and organisations with an interest in the Belconnen area.
From the media release:
“A considerable amount of work has been going on behind the scenes in consultation with the previous Advisory Group, the arts community and key stakeholders” “We are now keen for [...]

Fashion for Charity: MUSE ’09

By 1 July 2009

[ 31 July 2009 at 7:30 pm; ] Clothing for a good cause…

Mikaela Hiew, a 17-year-old year 12 student, is holding a fashion show in memory of her grandmother Marie Matthews, who died of cancer a year ago.

All garments have been designed and made by Hiew, and all proceeds will go to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Friday 31st July 2009
Canberra Southern Cross Club, [...]

Tagger with a sense of whimsy?

By 1 July 2009

Normally I’d be the first to condemn taggers as the lowest of the low. The human equivalent of dogs weeing on lamp posts, only without the house training, uglier, and harder to clean up after.
But this one on City Walk took my fancy. For a start the bloon is rather well done. Also I’m a [...]

The SAD Sessions – A Review

By 1 July 2009

[First filed: June 29, 2009 @ 12:37]

Sam King (of Mr Fibby and Ellis Collective fame) is running an unusual series of concerts on Saturday nights at the Corroboree Park hall in Ainslie.
As much a recording session as a concert the SAD Sessions (SAD standing for Seasonally Affected Disorder, a reference to the effect of short [...]

Lanyon redevelopment leaves Nolan Gallery to rot

By 1 July 2009

Vicki Dunne is taking a swing at plans to do up the Lanyon homestead which neglect to do anything about the Nolan Gallery.
“While I support the enhancing of Lanyon’s value as a heritage tourism destination, this Stanhope-Gallagher government is creating the classic donut effect,” said Ms Dunne.
“The access road will be improved, there will be [...]

Impro hits The Street all weekend long.

By 30 June 2009

[ 3 July 2009 to 5 July 2009. ] If you like your theatre competitive it looks like this weekend at the Street Theatre is a good one for you:

Heats on Friday and Saturday, the grand final is on Sunday.

Substantial group discounts available for groups of 10 or more on the Friday and Saturday.

2009 Woden Blues Trivia Night – where you won’t need to be really smart to win….

By 30 June 2009

[ 25 July 2009 at 7:00 pm; ]

This one came across my desk thanks to Facebook and sounded like fun.

From the blurb:

The Woden Blues Annual 2009 Trivia Night is being held on Saturday 25th July.

Trivia, games and random competitions including the world famous coin toss for grog.

Hosted by MC Razz, this years event has the theme ‘Release Your Inner Bogan, [...]

Where Can I Find a Garret?

By 30 June 2009

No, not the bald one with the extra “T”
I mean just a space where one can splash some paint around without stinking out Chez Nous… I gather M16 is really geared towards those with hopes (or at least pretensions) of becoming commercially viable.  
Anyone know where else one can find a space to indulge whenever [...]

Lowbrow art wanted

By 30 June 2009

I am currently drumming up artists interested in showing pieces in a lowbrow collaborative art exhibition.
What is lowbrow? It’s a pretty broad term that covers art which is underground, not ‘highbrow’…so this includes street, cartoon, graf, subculture art, punk, rockabilly, hot-rods…It can pretty much be in any medium too- from scultpure to spray paint, photography, [...]

Canberra Gaming Arcades?

By 28 June 2009

Since intencity was cut in half at belconnen mall the arcade scene in canberra has been pretty lame.
Anyone know of any other good arcades around canberra?

Centrebet vs. ACTTAB for online gambling

By 28 June 2009

Last week an American friend texted me asking if I could put $40 on the USA to beat Spain in the Confederation Cup (soccer).
The American betting agencies were offering 10/1, he had a good feeling about them, and was in transit so not able to get much money on himself.
I duly pointed my browser at [...]

Calling all Woden Valley Youth Choir Alumni

By 27 June 2009

On the weekend of the 18th to the 20th of September the Woden Valley Youth Choir will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a Bush dance, a Picnic and most of all a Concert in Llewellyn Hall on the 19th.
To commemorate 40 years in the community they are desperately seeking Alumni to join in the festivities [...]

New clubs on the way?

By 27 June 2009

The Canberra Times informs us that the merged Tradies/Labor Clubs are going to hand back a portion of their enormous allocation of poker machines:
CFMEU ACT branch secretary Sarah Schoonwater said the Tradies was committed to handing in some of its pokies licences provided they went to a new club in a new area to [...]

The Blues – A Musical Comedy show featuring Michael Connell

By 26 June 2009

[ 17 September 2009 8:00 pm to 19 September 2009 9:00 pm. ]

Blues music and comedy; at first sight it would seem to be a strange mix. One makes you cry, the other makes you laugh. However mixing them together is just what Comedian and Harmonica player Michael Connell is planning to do in a new comedy show. “I’ve been doing comedy for over eight years, and [...]

Want to learn how to bang the drum?

By 26 June 2009

This one’s drifted across my desk and I though it sounded like fun. From the blurb:

Music For Everyone announces a new program of classical PERCUSSION tuition for youth and adults, beginner to advanced levels. This new program will focus on the percussion instruments played in bands and orchestra: snare drum, timpani, marimba, xylophone and [...]

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 26 June

By 26 June 2009

[ 26 June 2009 to 28 June 2009. ] [First filed: June 25, 2009 @ 08:34]

The year might be getting away from us all, but we can can wave to the weeks as they fly by.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend as the days slowly start to get longer?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

Letting the whole Assembly horn in on the multicultural festival

By 25 June 2009

The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan, triumphant in State of Origin rivalry, is thrilled that the always controversial Multicultural Festival is to be freed from John Hargreaves idea of fun:
ACT Greens Multicultural Affairs Spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA has welcomed the Government’s announcement to develop a formal monitoring and evaluation process for the Multicultural Festival…
“But the current arrangement, [...]

The Pocket Score Company presents: NachtMusik

By 25 June 2009

[ 5 July 2009 at 3:00 pm; ] ‘Vocal music from German-speaking lands: rarified, rustic, tender, profound and just plain gorgeous’

Canberra’s small but beautifully formed fullrange male-voice consort brings you a Germanic selection from mediaeval times to the Baroque era: you’ll hear Neidhart von Reuenthal’s celebration of Spring, Isaac’s hypnotically beautiful take on the Song of Songs, the angular elegance of Walther and [...]

Revolt and Repression in Iran: a socialist analysis

By 24 June 2009

[ 25 June 2009 at 6:00 pm; ] Support the mass movement against the Iranian regime. Protest at noon Friday 26 June Iranian Embassy, 25 Culgoa Cct O’Malley ACT.

John Passant is talking this week at the regular Socialist Alternative meeting on Iran: from rigging to revolt. It’s at 6 pm on Thursday 25 June in room G039 of the Copland Building at the [...]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Belconnen Theatre

By 23 June 2009

[ 8 July 2009 to 18 July 2009. ] Here’s one fresh across my desk for those of you trying to figure out how to entertain kids these holidays.

From the blurb:

These July school holidays The Child Players children’s theatre group is performing the classic tale of Charlie and his adventures with Willy Wonka in his magical chocolate factory live on stage at the Belconnen [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League Info Nights

By 23 June 2009

Canberra Roller Derby League is up ‘n rolling, and looking for new members!
Canberra Roller Derby League is a non-profit association, run by the skaters and for the skaters, and dedicated to promoting the sport of women’s roller derby.
CRDL will be holding two information nights:
The Front in Lyneham on Thursday June 25 from 8pm
at Hush Lounge [...]

Melon and Skull to cause mayhem at Wests?

By 23 June 2009

[ 26 June 2009; ] Word has it that Westies have a Sportsmans Luncheon this Friday featuring Owen ‘Melon’ Finnegan and Kerry ‘Skull’ O’Keefe at their Jamison Club.

Tickets can be obtained by ringing the club.

[ED - Don't expect participants to get much done with the afternoon following this one]

Pop the Pot ’09 – A review

By 23 June 2009

[First filed: June 21, 2009 @ 15:19]

Ten rocking bands on a hectic schedule running from 5pm until after 1am.
It’s the world’s smallest rock festival and it arrives every year at The Pot Belly of Weedon Close, Belconnen.
Last night it took off again and RiotACT was there, trying to reconnect to our inner rockers.
There were [...]

Hell City Glamours – Friday night at the ANU – a review

By 22 June 2009

There’s been tough times at the ANU recently – US punk legends Flipper pulled less than 50 paying punters last week – so when Canberran hard rockers The Escape Syndrome opened proceedings last Friday to a crowd in a region of, say, less than ten (and not one of those men had thought to bring a [...]

Strip bars OK in the middle of the city as long as they float?

By 22 June 2009

In the discussion surrounding threepaws’ image of a party boat on the lake Realityskin (who has a nose for these things) pointed out the Lakeside Ferry Cruises’ Party Strippers page.
On their “Showboat Girls” page they promise topless waitresses and lap dances in an “Adult Floating Nightclub” every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
There’s also a dedicated website [...]

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