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DIY weekend guide – 23-25 Oct 2009

By RiotPost - 22 October 2009 26

Well the Roller Derby is sold out (and I missed getting a ticket -grrr!) but what other wild, interesting and fun events are taking place in out fair city this weekend?

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DIY weekend guide – 23-25 Oct 2009
smilesallround 2:15 pm 23 Oct 09

Dragonsabreast Corporate Challenge Dragon Boat Regatta!

In October each year, on the weekend nearest to Australia’s Breast Cancer Day, Dragons Abreast ACT holds its Corporate and Social Challenge Regatta. The Pink Lady Shield, generously donated by Brendan Smyth MLA, is awarded each year to the fastest team. The Sylvia Flaxman Cup, donated by the Flaxman family, is awarded to the social team most in keeping with Dragons Abreast aims of participation and inclusiveness. The Maggie Sharp Award is for an all female crew.

There are 34 teams competing from around Canberra, including government departments and schools.

8:30-2:30 on Saturday! Should be a great day!!

Jim Jones 10:31 am 23 Oct 09

Live Evil (the band responsible for a rash of heavy metal tribute shows, including the sold out Iron Maiden and Dio shows) are playing at the Wanniassa Tavern friday night from 9-30. A boozy night of classic heavy metal: Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne.

Vonbare 10:17 am 23 Oct 09

Gambling with the Climate – a performance by comedian Rod Quantock.
Lawns in front of Parliament House
24 October 1.30pm

This Saturday won’t be like anything you’ve ever seen before.

In more than 170 countries, over 4000 actions will be taking place to highlight the important number 350.

The latest science tells us that 350 (parts per million) is the level of carbon dioxide that we need to fall below to have a chance of a safe climate (we are currently at 387), and a global campaign has been launched to get there:

Canberra’s 350 action, on the lawns in front of new Parliament House, will include a performance by comedian ROD QUANTOCK, with games, festivities and prizes for the best dressed (come as a polar bear, politician, polluter – anything)!

It’s called ‘GAMBLING WITH THE CLIMATE’ and it kicks off at 1.30pm! It’s fun, free, and everyone is welcome!

This Saturday, let’s all be part of one voice across the world for a safe climate!

Spread the word!
• Forward this email!
• Invite your friends on Facebook.
• Print off and hand around some (local or general) fliers.
• Spread the word using
• Let your community know (work bulletin boards, school newsletters, etc)

bloodnut 6:29 am 23 Oct 09

sancha paza, cuaba and lagavulin at university house gardens in 10 hours.

but who’s counting.

Funky1 4:19 am 23 Oct 09

ACT Gridiron Round 9

Saturday 24 Oct

Game 1 – 12:30 – Centurions v Tuggeranong Tornadoes
Game 2 – 3:00 – Gladiators v Uni of Canberra Firebirds

@ Greenway Enclosed Oval, Soward Way (behind Centrelink building), Tuggeranong

sexynotsmart 9:14 pm 22 Oct 09

+1 for Chat Noir.

Well, not me. I’ll be living the 30-something urban professional’s dream of minding other people’s kids.

LoveBumps and girlfriends are going. Last weekend they all ‘had’ to buy lingerie that matches their dresses. Frak! With that dress code, I want to go!

willo 6:29 pm 22 Oct 09

speedway sunday from 10 am

Les Lozenger 4:08 pm 22 Oct 09

Friday Night at The Potbelly:

The Chuffs
Ffat Controller

Saturday Night at the Basement:

Megafauna Fest – A HUGE night of hard Rock and Metal featuring:

Looking Glass, Hytest (NSW), Kimbo (VIC), Radical Surf Ninjas From Hell On Fire, The Chuffs, Inside the Exterior, Buttnugget, Super Best Friends, Bent Hen, Leisure Suit Lenny + More.

All proceeds donated to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

For more details, see:

pmcb 12:57 pm 22 Oct 09

You can watch Roller Derby on Stateline.
ABC1 Friday at 7.30pm Repeated Midday Saturday.

Matt Sheppard 12:37 pm 22 Oct 09

Impro Match Point

Sunday, 25 October, 8 pm
Tickets : $5!
Woden Tradies
Book on 0416 007 197.

A unique ‘never to be repeated’ night of improvisation with scenes and stories created from audience suggestion that will flow from comedy, cute and quirky to melodrama and potentially dark drama.

A great night for those audiences who are fans of improvisation shows like Who’s Line Is It Anyway? and Thank God You’re Here as well as those people looking for an INEXPENSIVE new type of theatre experience.

See for all the details

R. Slicker 11:42 am 22 Oct 09

Bungendore Rodeo, rodeo grounds 5km past Bungendore on the coast road. All day Sunday.

Thumper 10:09 am 22 Oct 09

Thursday 22nd Oct

The CMC and Cardboard Charlie present: Domus Adultus @ Hippo Bar
The Amazing Brainboy, Rachael Cooper, One Foot in the Gravey, Bec Taylor and The Kits
8pm, $7/5 (CMC members).

The Summer Sessions @ The Front Café and Gallery
An organic mix of live roots music and a vibrant new surf/art/lifestyle film, Seaworthy by Nathan Oldfield. The show opens with a viewing of the film Seaworthy, followed by solo performances from Mike McCarthy (whose music features on the film) and Sam and the Circle Cycle.
7pm-10.30pm, $15.

Le Chat Noir @ Kremlin Bar
DJs Metavirus and IDOC; Little Sister; Miss Kitka’s House of Burlesque; Penny Murdoch fasions and harpist Madame Q
8pm, $10.

Open Mic Night @ The Pot Belly
9pm, free.

Wax Lyrical @ Rose Cottage Inn

Exhibition Opening @ CCAS, Manuka
Fictionary. Runs til 1 November.

Undertow: An Evening of Readings @ Smith’s Alternative Bookshop
Annual anthology of UC students work with guest poet Melinda Smith and live music by Cathy Petocz

Friday 23rd Oct

Rachael Cooper @ Folkus
Doors from 6pm, music from 8pm, $23/$18 (full/conc).

The Cyrenes CD launch @ The Merry Muse
Doors open at 6.30pm, music from 7.30pm, tix $17/$14/$12 (full/conc/MFS members).

Rhythm Project Trio @ The Front Café and Gallery
8pm, donation.

Chris Harland Blues Band @ The Soul Bar

Favourite Son LP Launch @ The Street Theatre

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival @ Kangaroo Valley Showground

Saturday 24th Oct

Soul on Fire @ The Front Café and Gallery
8pm, Gold coin donation.

Mechanical Pterodactyl @ The Phoenix
With Aaron Peacey
9pm, free.

Chris Harland Blues Band @ Filthy McFaddens

Canberra Roller Derby presents Hell-On-Wheels: A Halloween Bout @ Tuggeranong Southern Cross Sports Stadium

Singing workshop with Rachel Hore @ St Ninian’s Uniting Church Hall, Lyneham
10am-4pm. $95. Contact Virginia Cooke at or 0411 952 598.

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival @ Kangaroo Valley Showground

Sunday 25th Oct

The CMC and Cardboard Charlie present Salacious Sundays @ Old Canberra Inn
Beth and Ben; Big Score
4pm-7pm, free.

Hello Square Sunday Social @ The Front Café and Gallery
2pm-4pm, $5

Ladies Sing @ The Front Café and Gallery
Heidi Gill, Sally McKittrick and Adelaide Jones
5pm – 10pm

Singing workshop with Rachel Hore @ St Ninian’s Uniting Church Hall, Lyneham
12.30pm-3.30pm. $65. Contact Virginia Cooke at or 0411 952 598.

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival @ Kangaroo Valley Showground

Poetry and Prose @ Filthy McFadden’s

Irish Jam Session @ King O’Malley’s, Civic
Come and have a fiddle.

Monday 26th Oct

Cardboard Charlie presents The Bootleg Sessions @ The Phoenix
Judith Kohn, Owen Woolcock, Manouche a Trois and Fierce Beige.
8pm, free.

Sadly, no Feldons this week. Their drummer is going overseas for a few weeks) ;(

Clown Killer 10:02 am 22 Oct 09

Canberra Girls Grammar School Fete

For more info:

Inappropriate 9:58 am 22 Oct 09

The Roller Derby is booked out?! (>.<) Didn't know it was ticketed. 🙁

Trunking symbols 9:30 am 22 Oct 09

Computer Fair, Uni of Canberra Recreation Centre (off Ginninderra Dr) Saturday 10AM-3PM. Admission $3.00, kids free.

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