DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 14 August

johnboy 13 August 2009 14

No plinth pictures under the new regime!

But we’re still after your thoughts on what’s going on around town this weekend for the seeing, hearing and attending of.

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14 Responses to DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 14 August
Genie Genie 1:36 pm 15 Aug 09

Canberra Raiders v St George Dragons

Sat 15th – Gates Open 3pm.
Bruce Stadium

Under 20’s – 3.15pm
Australian School Boys – 5.15pm
Main Game – 7.30pm

Get cheap tickets with the Canberra Milk promotion, or student cards.

hk0reduck hk0reduck 5:09 pm 13 Aug 09

All weekend (through to next weekend) as part of National Science Week you can see a message to another planet! 🙂

This is “What’s On in Canberra” because the messages will be sent from Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex in Tidbinbilla!

lula lula 4:38 pm 13 Aug 09

Hoodlum Shouts EP launch at the Phoenix on Saturday night from 9, joined by the exquisitely voiced Olivia Bartley, returning from Melbourne to knock your socks off.
All good, all free!

Igglepiggle Igglepiggle 3:23 pm 13 Aug 09

Don’t forget the free ewaste collection this weekend

layne layne 3:03 pm 13 Aug 09

Sunday 16th

Clarinet Ballistics at the Llewellyn Hall
(audience must be seated by 2.45 pm) but if you are not in town you can watch the concert live at –

– Sounds pretty interesting

Thumper Thumper 2:52 pm 13 Aug 09

Sunday 16 August “Portobello Road”

This is the final Portobello Road theme event for 2009 where visitors can stroll the aisles looking for unusual collectables, small antiques, crystal and china, retro decorative arts, collectable books and maps, linen and lace, antique jewellery and other curios. Antique and collectable dealers from around the region come to offer the old and the unique!

Thumper Thumper 2:16 pm 13 Aug 09

From Culturazi

Thursday 13th Aug

The CMC and Cardboard Charlie present: Domus Adultus @ Hippo Bar
Joe Oppenheimer, Rachael Cooper, Arthymia, Mudpie Princess.
8pm, $7/5 (CMC members).

Dub Dub Goose @ The Front Cafe and Gallery
8.30pm, $5.

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

Wax Lyrical @ Rose Cottage Inn

DJ Gosper and the Hot Flush Blues Band @ National Press Club

Exhibition Opening @ CCAS Manuka
“Pod” by Tye McBride
6pm, runs til Sunday 23 August.

East Meets West @ Bogong Theatre, Gorman House Arts Centre
A melding of minds from each side of Oz. With authors Chris Pash, Jon Doust and Diane Wolfer.
5.30pm, $5.

Friday 14th Aug

King Curly @ Folkus
Doors open at 6pm, music from 8pm, $23/$18 (full/conc and Italo Club members).

Merry Fest @ The Merry Muse
Fire and Rope Band, The Ellis Collective, Dub Dub Goose, Mr Fibby and a Poetry Slam battle!
7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm), tix $17/$14/$12 (full/conc/MFS members).

Playjerise @ The Front Cafe and Gallery
also Margaret Helen King and Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
8pm, $15.

The Chuffs @ The Potbelly Bar
with Teen Skank Parade and Loud So Clear.

The Idea of North @ The Street Theatre
Session 1 – Ballads by Candlelight, Session 2 – Jazz and Gospel
7.30pm and 9pm, tix $25/$23 (single session tix), $19.50/$17.50 (2 session tix)

James Moffett in Random Acts of Wrongness @ The Street Theatre
7.30pm $25/$20 (full/conc).

Saturday 15th Aug

Guy the Sound Guy Presents: A Tribute to Woodstock @ Polish Club
The Wedded Bliss, The Chris Harland Blues Band, Bob Rodgers, The Lenders, Victoria McGee.

The Hoodlum Shouts @ The Phoenix
9pm, free.

Peter Harrison @ Beyond Q Bookstore

The Idea of North @ The Street Theatre
Session 1 – Ballads by Candlelight, Session 2 – Jazz and Gospel
7.30pm and 9pm, tix $25/$23 (single session tix), $19.50/$17.50 (2 session tix).

James Moffett in Random Acts of Wrongness @ The Street Theatre
7.30pm $25/$20 (full/conc).

Nick Cave: The Exhibition @ National Library of Australia
Discover the sources of his iconic vision through lyrics, notebooks, artworks and more. Runs til 29 November.

Sunday 16th Aug

Asleigh Mannix / Ed Patrick @ Folkus
Doors open at 6pm, music from 8pm, $23/$18 (full/ conc and Italo Club members).

Rhythm Project Trio @ The Front Cafe and Gallery
6pm, $3.

The Canberra Blues Society Monthly Blues Jam @ The Statesman Hotel
Hosted by Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys
1pm-4.30pm, $2 .

The Bridge Between @ Gundaroo Wine Bar

Monday 17th Aug

Cardboard Charlie presents: Bootleg Sessions @ The Phoenix
Duncan Sergeant, David Bath, Suzie Stapleton, Starfish Hill.
8pm, free.

Ozhair Ozhair 1:41 pm 13 Aug 09

Final week of Canberra Rep’s production of “Deathtrap” at Theatre 3. Tonight, Friday and Saturday night, 8pm, and 2pm matinee on Saturday.

Features yours truly in a supporting role 🙂

Ms Villain Ms Villain 1:04 pm 13 Aug 09

Friday, 14 August 2009 SLAMFEST! Presents TOE TO TOE @ the Basement (Belconnen)
18+ $15 entry doors opens 8pm

The Basement will see the welcomed return of Aussie hardcore heavyweights TOE TO TOE with I EXIST, EYE-GOUGE! and ALL IN BRAWL.

TOE TO TOE have been around since 1992, 3 albums, 4 EPs a stack of overseas tours in addition to their relentless attack on ours shores has concreted TOE TO TOE as the most accomplished homegrown hardcore band to grace our fine country.

I EXIST are far from newcomers to the scene. Featuring members of Slowburn and Hardluck, these guys have earnt their stripes! Keep your eye out for the new release – Three Nails and a Book of Flaws out soon on Midnight Funeral Music

EYE-GOUGE! is one of Canberra’s finest hardcore bands at the moment. They play hard, fast, aggressive hardcore with pissed off, honest lyrics. With influences from bands such as Infest, Negative FX and Black Flag, EYE-GOUGE! are staying true to the hardcore genre and becoming a band that people all over Australia are talking about.

ALL IN BRAWL is a local oi/hardcore band who’ve blended working class oi and aggressive 80’s sounding hardcore into their own sound. With influences ranging from hardcore bands such as 86Mentality and Negative Approach to more traditional oi bands like the 4Skins and Condemned 84, ALL IN BRAWL are fast becoming a force in the Australian oi and hardcore scenes.

Swan Swan 12:03 pm 13 Aug 09

Parkway Drive DVD Launch Tour

Sunday 16/08/2009 2:00PM
Southern Cross Woden Basketball
All Ages
Cost: uuhhhhhhh…..?
Tickets on sale from Moshtix outlets and

Mossey Mossey 11:57 am 13 Aug 09

Melbourne band [Me] at ANU bar on friday night:

Rage feature video:

trevar trevar 10:58 am 13 Aug 09

Canberra Dramatics is holding auditions for ‘Take Their Life’ on Saturday. Those who could play characters aged 40+ are in especially great demand!

Info on the site.

Trunking symbols Trunking symbols 10:04 am 13 Aug 09

Computer Fair, Southern Cross Woden Basketball Stadium, Phillip. Saturday 10AM-2:30PM. Admission $3.00, kids free.

Friska Friska 9:21 am 13 Aug 09

Pink @ Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)- Sunday

Pink – Australia’s biggest selling international recording artist of 2006-7 – is back, at the top of her game, and raring to perform live for your entertainment. Expect a dazzling carnival-styled stage set, feats of aerial daring and surprises that can only be hinted at… and at the core, the confident and charismatic vocal powerhouse that is unmistakably P!nk. Special Guest Faker. Tickets starts from $139.90+bf, Starts at 7.30pm.

RANDOM ACTS OF WRONGNESS @ Street Theatre – Friday

TheDirect from the St Kilda Laughs Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy festival, and the middle of Nowhere… don’t miss stand up comedian, James Moffett in his hour long show, “Random Acts Of Wrongness!”

Tickets from $20.00

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party @ Du Jour – Sunday

Enjoy a day of decadence with Du Jour’s spin on the traditional high tea. Just like Alice, you’ll be knocked absolutely senseless with the array of stunning sweet treats and be so stuffed you won’t fit down the rabbit hole! The Queen of hearts, tarts & rabbit sandwiches will turn your world upside down and feel free to celebrate your unbirthday! For more information please visit or call 6162 4588. Starts at 1.00pm.

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