And so, once again we ask you: What’s worth going out and seeing and doing this weekend?
Let us know in the comments!
Just saw ad on TV for a ‘Massive’ Book/CD/DVD and clothing sale on at Epic.. Open until 8pm everyday.. Fitzroy pavillion
Join one of the thousands of Rides Around the Lake this weekend. All rides start somewhere near the water and finish near the water. Great scenery as you pedal. Just turn up, no entry fee and no rules other than common ettiquette. Those who don’t want to cycle can join one of the thousands of Walk Around the Lake events happening each and every weekend.
Support the Raiders (vs Manly)
Kick off at 2pm. Little earlier than usual!!
Already mentioned but dont forget this weekend is Hall Markets. 10-4pm
A little further afield is the Thredbo Jazz Festival, one of Australia’s better such events music-wise and possibly the best atmosphere-wise.
Bhangra/Bollywood night at the Holy Grail Civic this Sat night – see here
Anyone wanting to pick up a ticket to Choppers harden the f*ck up Australia on Saturday night is advised to email me, randomgit at gmail etc etc etc etc
Adam Hole and Carra at the Phoenix Saturday 5th
Does anyone know of any decent regular stand-up comedy (etc) venues in Canberra (any day of the week)?
Ice Hockey on Saturday night (plenty of time to get there and away before Backyard Backanalia
Oh and Khin Myint and Matty Ellis @ the Front on Sunday 7pm
With thanks to Loadedog….
What: The Best of the Backyard Backanalia
Where: Australian Choreographic Centre Theatre, Gorman House
When: Saturday 5th May, 7pm-12am
How much: $10/5 (conc. and early birds – pre-7.00 )
Since October 2005 the Backyard Backanalia has been providing a monthly showcase of local music and other performing arts at a secret location in a back yard near you.
With the colder weather upon us, the Backanalia goes into recess until the next season starts in October, but not before having one last fling in the rather more upmarket surrounds of the Australian Choreographic Centre’s Theatre at the Gorman House Arts Centre.
Touted as ‘The Best of the Backyard Backanalia’, this event also forms the finale concert of Inclusion ’07, an all-day festival that commences with a performance by The Cashews at 9.30am and continues with talks, theatre performances, poetry recitals and workshops (dance/life drawing/voice) until the BBB at 7pm. It’s $15/25 for the morning session and $5 for the afternoon ‘Come and Try’ (for details contact Jeff on 62577088 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
This Backanalia features the best (as voted by the audience) of the acts appearing at the BB over the last two years: Julia Johnson (solo), Hashemoto, Australian Kingswood Factory, Sanjiva de Silva, The Cyclone Rangers, The Cashews, Fire on the Hill and Dahahoo (and possibly more).
As usual, drinks and food will be provided at very reasonable prices from Bar Quebequois. In addition, the good folks from Lark Hill Winery (Bungendore) will be setting up a table and purveying their fine, biodynamically grown, wine wares. Entry to the Backanalia costs $10 or $5 for concessions and early birds (pre-7pm).
Pimp My Wheelchair – Friday night at the greenroom.. Barrel of monkeys, Spoil, Gasma,Cold Heart Projects, Cool Weapon, Dog Act.
Kicks off at 8… $15 and a good cause
Live from the Underground @ The Transit Bar â€“ Akuna St , Civic
Thu 3 May
Playing with Breasts 8pm
Marianne Mettes 9pm
Little Smoke 10pm
& Smitten â€“ who have headhunted Graham to add fab Cello (ex One Night Jam) & are v excited about it! 11pm
hall markets Sunday 10am till 3pm – Hall showgrounds. Thats where i got my schnoodle last month !!
The Australian War Memorial plans to spend $498 million on extensions and will demolish their 17-year-old ANZAC Hall. How would you honour our veterans?