21 October 2010

DIY Wotz On Guide for the weekend of 21 October 2010

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OK Rioters it’s time to shine.

The waiting world needs to know what’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend.

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Not quite on the weekend.

Radio Controlled Car Racing. Mallee Pavilion at EPIC

Tuesday night from 7pm.

Les Lozenger6:28 pm 21 Oct 10

If anyone has made it this far down the page, this weekend has lots of Rock happening in Belco.

Friday night at The Basement:

9:00 – Vintage Vulva
10:00 – Bricks (Melb) – http://www.myspace.com/bricksbandoz
11:00 – Septerrus (Melb) – http://www.myspace.com/septerrusmetal
12:00 – Godomination – http://www.myspace.com/godomination

Sat Night at The Potbelly:

John Lollback – 9pm
The Flat Earth Confederacy – 10pm
ZZG – 11pm

The Chuffs may even make a late night appearance / jam if we can con any drummers to jump onstage too!

Things my Union is suggesting we could attend.

Better Way to Bargain – Information sessions on the Service wide Bargaining Claim

Information sessions about our claim for APS-wide pay, conditions and funding are happening now. Contact your Delegate or Organiser to find out about one near you. Come along to find out more and help get a good outcome.

Once the information sessions are completed members will get an opportunity to vote on the proposed bargaining claim through an online poll in the last week of October.

YWCA Week without Violence Discussion forum – The role of men and boys in preventing violence against women

Join the YWCA for a panel discussion exploring the positive contributions men can make to reduce violence against women in Australia.

Forum participants include:

Chris Higgison, Relationships Australia
Justin Harrison, Brumbies Rugby Forwards Coach, Former Brumbies and Wallabies player
Libby Lloyd, Chair of the National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women
WHEN: Thursday 21 October 2010
TIME: 10am-12pm
WHERE: ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Room
COST: Free RSVP here or contact the YWCA of Canberra on 02 6175 9900.

Special music event at the National Gallery of Australia – Origins, Voyage, Cosmos by Synergy Percussion

A special performance and after-hours viewing of the exhibition of Life, Death and Magic: 2,000 years of Southeast Asian ancestral art.

This haunting program of new and ancient sounds is a response to the themes of the exhibition. Synergy play instruments of wood, stone, metal and skin and their music is by turns sombre, rhythmic, melodic and ethereal.

WHEN: Friday 22 October
TIME: 6.30pm
WHERE: National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT
COST: $45: $35 members/concession, exhibition ticket included. Bookings essential. Call 6240 6504

AIATSIS Seminar Series – Text and Texture

The current AIATSIS Seminar Series invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and researchers to discuss their works and consider broader ranging questions such as: Who is reading Indigenous literature? Where do authors themselves want to see Indigenous literature in the future and how would they like their texts to be read? How do authors work within the confines of Western genres and literary devices to tell an Indigenous story and centre an Indigenous standpoint?

WHEN: Monday Lunch Times – Kerry Reed Gilbert appearing 25 October
TIME: 12.30-2pm
WHERE: Mabo Room, AIATSIS Building, Acton Peninsula, Canberra
COST: Free – open to all members of the public. Indigenous and non-Indigenous people are all welcome to attend.

Time to Talk with Jenny Brockie – “The Canberra we need in 2030”
WHEN: Thursday 28 October 2010
TIME: 7-8.30pm
WHERE: The Playhouse at Canberra Theatre
COST: Free – no RSVP – just turn up!

More information here.

Reclaim the Night

Reclaim the Night is a chance for women to walk in solidarity and demand the right to live without the fear and reality of rape and male violence.

Reclaim the night recognises the valuable contribution that men can make in championing this cause. Men can show their support by participating in the march from the back. Marching from the back is important because it shows men’s support while providing women with the space to unite together and exercise their right to move freely without protection from men.

WHEN: Friday 29 October 2010
TIME: 6pm Speakers in Glebe Park, 6:45pm Reclaim the Night march, 7pm entertainment and food in Garema Place
WHERE: Glebe Park
COST: Free
For more information contact ACT Women’s Services Network ph (02) 6290 2166 fax (02) 6286 4742 or email admin@wchm.org.au

International Brain Tumour Awareness Week – Inaugural Train for the Brain Fun Run

Funds raised for Dr Charles Teo’s charity Cure for Life Foundation. Register or donate online. Register online, if you miss out you can register on the morning from 8am. Visit the website for more information.

WHEN: Saturday, 6 November 2010
TIME: 10am
WHERE: Lake Burley-Griffin – red gravel in front of Anzac Parade, Commonwealth Park

COST: Individual adult = $25, Individual child over 9 years = $20, Adult Team of 5 = $100, Adult team of 10 = $200, Children team of 5 = $80, Children team of 10 = $160, Family (2 adults) = $45, Family (2 adults + 2 children (over 9 years)) = $70

International Brain Tumour Awareness Week – Ben Donohoe Run and Walk for Fun

Funds raised for Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group and Make-a-wish. For more information go to http://www.hawkerc.act.edu.au/runandwalkforfun or http://www.btaa.org.au/

WHEN: Sunday, 7 November
TIME: 6km starts at 9:30am 3km starts at 9:45am
WHERE: Lake Ginninderra foreshore (finishing at John Knight Memorial Park)
COST: Children $5 Adults $10

National Museum of Labour Launch

The board of the National Museum of Labour together with Slater & Gordon and UnionsACT are hosting the launch of the national project to establish a National Museum of Labour. The launch will feature an exhibition of historical artefacts from Labour History.

WHEN: – Thursday, 11 November 2010
TIME: 1pm
WHERE: Fitter’s Workshop Kingston (next door to The Glassworks) 11 Wentworth Avenue Kingston, Canberra
COST: Free – light refreshments provided, RSVP to eva@scheerlinck.com.au

Canberra City Band 85th Anniversary

As Australia’s longest running community band the Canberra City Band will be celebrating their 85th Anniversary with a twilight concert at the Albert Hall.

WHEN: Wednesday, 24 November 2010
TIME: 6.30 – 8.30pm
WHERE: Albert Hall
COST: $15 General admission, $12 concession, includes a light supper

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