So my merry Rioters, where will you be revelling this weekend?
What’s worth seeing and doing out and about?
Big Things at Mitchell
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex Open Day
Friday: Dirtbird, Jamie-Leigh Basic, and Eva Popov at the Folkus Room, Serbian Club, Mawson. $15/$12. Doors at 6pm, support at 8pm, main act at 9pm. http://www.thefolkus.org.au/Folkus_program1.html
Friday: Sam Burke and Humbug at the Merry Muse, Polish White Eagle Club, Turner. $15/$12. Doors at 7pm, support at 8pm, main act at 9pm. http://www.merrymuse.org.au
Sunday: I’m presenting ‘Patchwork’ folk music program on Artsound FM from 10am to midday.
Monday (technically on t’other side of the weekend but I’m sneaking it in): I’m presenting club trivia in Dickson from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Details: overheard AT optusnet DOT com DOT au
qwerky’s organising a team if any Rioters want to join in. Contact her at: ACTGadabouts at gmail dot com if interested.
—GANGBUSTERS at Bar 32.
For Friday I’ve got:
— Eva Popov at the Folkus
— The Hive – which I gather is a theatrical thingy – at the C-Block theatre, Gorman House.
— Alternatively there’s Vamp at the Holy Grail.
— The greatest show on earth – AKA the Cashews CD Launch.
— Chuck Hahn and the Canberra Brewers sharing their secrets at the ANU
Then Monday has bootleg sessions at the Phoenix.
Computer Fair, Old Bus Depot Kingston, Saturday 10AM – 2PM. Admission $3.00, kids free.
Couple of things – Saturday 10am till 4pm Flight Centre Canada and Alaska Expo. Always worth a look, I’ve gotten some fantastic travel deals at these things over the years, and its free.
Sunday Raiders v Knights 2pm kick off, Bruce Stadium. Both teams are in good form, and looking to consolidate for the finals, so it should be a cracker of a game, and the Raiders deserve a bigger crowd than the paltry 6500 (of which i was a part) people who showed up to watch the Raiders post a record score over the Panthers. Get out and support the Raiders!!
Apparently today is the RSPCA cupcake day in the ACT.
They’re available at Fairbairn and Curtin with a stand near Muffin Break in the Hyperdome tomorrow (won’t Muffin Break be thrilled?)
Also Dianne Fogwell – works on paper is opening at the Beaver Gallery, Nude Studies at the Solander Gallery, and Canberra Dance Theatre’s CDT Teens is opening.
Just got my grubby little hands on a copy of the Cashews album (Small Ponds) which is being launched tomorrow: http://the-riotact.com/?p=8233
Only up to track six, but so far, so great.
If you were listening to JB and Marianne’s Riot ACT wrap on 2XX this afternoon, you would have heard ‘things you do’. I’m now doing a mixed show on Artsound FM tomorrow from 11.30am to 2pm and will play a couple of Cashew Alison Procter’s fave tracks at about midday.
Tomorrow’s launch gig at Ainslie should be an absolute cracker.
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