Skip to content Skip to main navigation


Canberra Writers Festival
23-26 Aug 2018

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 October

By johnboy 9 October 2008 19

[First filed: October 09, 2008 @ 10:10]

It’s your time to shine Rioters.

Share the benefit of your omniscience by letting people know what’s worth seeing and doing in Beautiful Canberra this weekend.

Just leave it in the comments.

What’s Your opinion?

Please login to post your comments, or connect with
19 Responses to
DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 October
Showing only Website comments
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
Granny 12:24 pm 20 Oct 08

Is trivia on tonight, Overheard?

I’m not sure how I’m getting there as I had an accident the other night and the car’s in for repairs, but I’m thinking maybe I’ll *gasp* try the bus!!

I do hope the others will be there as me and astronomy are not *like that* exactly ….

Loquaciousness 11:33 am 13 Oct 08

Overheard said :

Monday: Trivia in the Trams at the Tra dies Club in Dickson. From 7pm. Free entry. Cash, vouchers, yadda, yadda. Please see the drivel I’ve added below.

8< snip 8<

Aurelius, Locquaciousness (sp?) and Granny may be back to defend their trophy as first-place-getters from this week. ***

“Loquaciousness”, for the record (you nearly had it!), but I’ll answer to L, if it’s easier.

And yes, I’ll be there … I’ll drag Aurelius along too, I guess 😛


Overheard 8:14 am 11 Oct 08

Oh. bugger it, who needs sleep. Sleep can be wonderful and reviving, but it can also be over-rated when there are other opportunities and opportunity costs of shutting yourself down from the world and all in it.

It’s a superb day outside and while the stock markets plummet, and the V8s do whatever they do across Mt Panorama, and the carbon keeps emitting, and whatever else is happening in the world keeps happening, I’m leaving my six-cylinder VX (shortly to be sold in favour of something more ethical and sustainable) in the driveway and going for a long, slow walk and a sing and maybe some breakfast at Hudson’s in Dickson or Kitschen in Braddon or maybe even Carlos of Watson en route to this:

Saturday: Festival of Belonging – Celebrating Mental Health Week 2008. 10am – 4pm. The Rainbow, H Block, Canberra Technology Park, Phillip Ave, Watson.
Free, Fun, Family Entertainment. and scroll down.

Disclaimer: I have a brain which is occasionally bouncing off walls or lying dormant and unused. Much like its owner.

GB 9:41 am 10 Oct 08

{declaration: I’m involved}

If you’re looking for something for the kids, QL2 has the “Pig Out” youth dance performances on Sat & Sun. No sequins. One of the choreographers is Marko Panzic who you might have seen on SYTYCD — but he’s great working with kids and has got those boys dancing! Some of them are just starting out, so they’re a bit wobbly, but the passion is there. And its not a dance about boy-meets-girl-and-mimes-video-hits-song. I think there’s even a food fight in it (but I haven’t seen the whole piece).

5pm & 7pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday, Tim Murray Theatre, Monaro Crescent, Red Hill

or search for “QL2” on facebook or look here on riotact–

LurkerGal 5:54 pm 09 Oct 08

Thanks JB. I still check in from time to time, but don’t post as much as I’ve been busy and organising weddings (yes, I am finally off the shelf!)

Overheard 5:28 pm 09 Oct 08

Man, what a day. I have an in-tray here piled high with Murphy’s legal bills. Bah!

To business (and I’ll drink to that — I’m going to drain that Irish pub in Essendon dry tonight; if anyone’s lurking in Melbourne and isn’t at the shin-dig in Federation Square, I’ll be the one with the RiotACT pin in the shirt lapel and a daffodil pin on both jacket lapels. Appearing at the bar until closing then in the gutter until dawn. Actually, Dawn only eats ice cream at Irish pubs, so she’ll be home by the midnight news while I could possibly be on it.)

Where was I?

Friday: Women in Docs plus Sam Buckingham plus Bill Quinn at the Merry Muse, Polish White Eagle Club, David Street, Turner from 7.30pm. www and the Women in Docs (plus one bloke in docs) will be on Artsound FM having a chat to me from 5pm and playing a couple of songs. 92.7FM and 90.3FM in Tuggeranong. And I’ll have two comp tickets to give away.

Friday: Mal Webb at the Folkus Room, Serbian Club, Herd Street, Mawson. Doors from 6pm. Music from 8pm.

Saturday: Festival of Belonging – Celebrating Mental Health Week 2008. 10am – 4pm. The Rainbow, H Block, Canberra Technology Park, Phillip Ave, Watson.
Free, Fun, Family Entertainment. www and scroll down.

Sunday: GetUp Climate Change Torch Relay culminates in the convergence of the four torches at Reconciliation Place followed by four hours of entertainment, information stalls, market stalls, food and fun (plus a few people in suits doing very quick speeches before being chased off stage by the MC — that would be me). More information here:

Monday: Trivia in the Trams at the Tra dies Club in Dickson. From 7pm. Free entry. Cash, vouchers, yadda, yadda. Please see the drivel I’ve added below.

*** Please note I’ve left a couple of spaces in some web addresses so you’ll have to cut and paste and take the space out. This is because I’m taking a punt on the RiotACT Overlords maybe being elsewhere ahead of tonight’s Sim City Challenge and knowing that if two or more web addresses are gathered together here, yea and verily may they possibly go into moderation, ne’er to be released until the poster says five Hail Marys. The spaces in the Tra dies ad is a whole other story — come along on Monday — Aurelius, Locquaciousness (sp?) and Granny may be back to defend their trophy as first-place-getters from this week. ***

ant 3:40 pm 09 Oct 08

Landcare are doing a wildflower walk on Sunday 12 October, where plant people identify the various plants that grow east of Qbn and Canberra. It’s amazing what grows here, tiny little native orchids for instance.

It starts at 9am Sunday, with the group meeting on the corner of captain’s flat road and Clydesdale road (about 5 kms in from the coast road).
They’ll be looking at teh bush next to the road, and then Stoney Creek Nature Reserve.

loadedog 2:45 pm 09 Oct 08

What would happen if all the bands in Canberra broke up?

You would have a shiteload of awesome solo artists… come and watch your favourite acts doin it solo as they pass one guitar around and trade new songs and their underlying stories well into the evening.

Proudly affiliated with the Canberra Musicians Club, each night will start with an introductory set by an emerging Canberra artist.

This four week residency at The Front is hosted by Matty Ellis and will run each Tuesday night between 7:30 and 10:00. Next week (14 October):

Alison (The Cashews)
Alice Cottee
Pete (The Cashews)
Introduction by Teddy Conrick
Hosted by Matty Ellis

FredJ 12:59 pm 09 Oct 08

Motorcycle awareness week launch:
1. Launch 11th October 2008 10:00 Civic Square (between North and South Building in Front of the Canberra Theatre)
2. BBQ at Black Mountain Pensinsula 11th October 2008 (near boat ramp) commencing at 11:00

Les Lozenger 12:34 pm 09 Oct 08

Whoops – There’s also circus performers at Megafauna Fest

Les Lozenger 12:33 pm 09 Oct 08

Megafauna Fest at The ANU – Saturday

The Nation Blue, Cuthbert & the Night Walkers, Casual Projects, Pod People, Hytest, Hancock Basement, Super Best Friends, Boonhorse (previously LOG), Penguin, Cool Weapon, Tres Terros, Inside the Exterior, The Chuffs, Pink & Diabolik.

Doors at 2pm
Entry $20
(All proceeds go to Cancer Research Foundation)

toriness 11:56 am 09 Oct 08

Gay and Lesbian Documentary Festival comes to Canberra

The world’s premiere Gay and Lesbian documentary festival is touring
Australia, and Canberra is the first destination en route.

Presented by Queer Screen, the queerDOC festival has screened in Sydney
annually for 11 years. In 2008, for the first time, audiences in Canberra,
Byron Bay, Hobart and Adelaide will also get the chance to enjoy the best of
GLBT documentaries from around the world.

The line up includes a ground breaking documentary about gender-reassignment
in Iran, BE LIKE OTHERS. While homosexuality is illegal in Iran, punishable
by death, changing your gender is not only accepted, it is subsidised by the
state. BE LIKE OTHERS explores the lives of a number of young gay men who
choose gender reassignment and life as a woman over being imprisoned, tortured
and disowned by their families.

Iran is also highlighted in FOOTBALL UNDERCOVER, in which a German women’s
soccer team travel to Tehran to be the first international team ever allowed
to play against the Iranian women’s soccer league. Only women may watch the
match and players must wear hijab at all times on the field.

The program opens with THE AMAZING TRUTH ABOUT QUEEN RAQUELA, part
documentary, part fantasy, the film charts an extraordinary journey of a
Filipino ‘lady-boy’ from street-worker in Cebu, to internet celebrity working
in a fish factory in Iceland, to her dream life in Paris.

queerDOC screens at the Dendy Cinema, Canberra Centre, October 10th – 12th.
All the details can be found on

Bookings through the cinema box office, ph: 6221 8900

dr.evil 11:56 am 09 Oct 08

The 2008 Scott Australian 24hr Mountain Bike Championships will be on 11-12 October at Stromlo Forest Park. This is the 10th year of the Canberra Off-Road Cyclist’s 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race. More than 8,000 riders and spectators are expected to be at Stromlo this weekend.

neanderthalsis 10:46 am 09 Oct 08

For all those who like to torture small plants andd bend them to your will, there is a bonsai show on at Ainslie Arts Centre, Elouera St, Braddon Sat, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

johnboy 10:38 am 09 Oct 08

Nice to see you back LG. I think it was just a message not a group.

LurkerGal 10:34 am 09 Oct 08

JB: What facebook group did that come from?

LG, who may or may not be appearing in the festival.

Danman 10:23 am 09 Oct 08

Err Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest 2008

10th – 12th October 2008 at Thoroughbred Park

Friday and Saturday $20

Sunday $5

Bring yer grog goggles and leiderhosen

Skidbladnir 10:16 am 09 Oct 08

Geoscience Open Day on Sunday.

It would seem their negotiation issues have been resolved, one way or another.

johnboy 10:13 am 09 Oct 08

This in from Facebook:

    Friday 10 October – Sunday 12 October 2008
    at Theatre 3
    Ellery Crescent Acton ACT

    Friday 10 Oct 7pm
    Sat 11 Oct 2pm and 7pm
    Sun 12 Oct 2pm
    Awards presentation 7pm

    Buy a weekend pass and save!
    Single session $12.00
    Weekend Pass $30.00
    Awards presentation Free entry
    Bookings phone: 02 6257 1950

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Copyright © 2018 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. | | |

Search across the site