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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 22 August 2008

By johnboy - 22 August 2008 14

Another exciting weekend beckons in the entertaining capital of the nation!

Being all-knowing and ever perspicacious I beg of you, fellow Rioters, let us know in the comments section what you suggest people get out to see and do.

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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 22 August 2008
Thumper 11:36 am 22 Aug 08

This is what I meant. looks like fun, I’ll be there and I’ll take a camera, if i remember.

Inviting all Gorman House Markets lovers to a exciting event.

Gorman House Markets
Grooves into the night

Saturday August 23, 10am until 9pm

A participant in the Canberra Living Artist Week.

Starring;
10am until 4pm –
Anchient Arts Fellowship
Medievil re-enactment

Laughter Club

Kidzland: Brimming with fun, activities & delights.

4pm – Open blackboard poetry.

6pm – DJ Frank Madrid.

10am – 8pm –
Handmade Glass Jewelery
by Carole Grifiths and her students in the Embroider’s guild hall.

See glass beads being made: Flame working station.

DNA dancers modelling “wearable art”.

Warming breverages:
The wine will be mulled, the chai spiced and the coffee hot!

Magnificent stalls:
Art: ceramics/paintings/photography/glass/prints.
Handicraft: Australian and world treasures.
Second hand retro wares.
Antiques and organics.
Massage & Tarot.

Fabulous international food

Live music

Experience Gorman House under lights.

Please contact Cathy for more information & stall holder bookings.
(02) 4842 2332, ghmarkets@bigpond.com or find us on facebook.

Thumper 10:41 am 22 Aug 08

Oh yeah, some sort of medieval fare tomorrow at..

Ah, I’ll get back to you on that one.

johnboy 10:09 am 22 Aug 08
blueberry 10:00 am 22 Aug 08

See Pablo Latona Enter the Cabin to start his week his week performance for Canberra Living Artist Week.

Starts Saterday and goes all week. Stop by his shop front in the Sydney Building during the week to see what he gets up to.

More info and live feed
http://www.cabinfever.com.au/

Thumper 9:35 am 22 Aug 08

Hehe, smoking jacket?

BOOTLEGS SESSIONS

The Phoenix
Monday 25 August

Tim Jacqier, The Cashews, The Feldons, Mechanical Pterodactyl.
8pm, free

Come along and buy me a beer!

johnboy 9:02 am 22 Aug 08

For mine Pasha’s Lounge on Saturday night is the upcoming highlight.

Apparently we’re supposed to wear our pyjamas and/or smoking jackets and bringing cushions and doonas.

Vic Bitterman 11:16 pm 21 Aug 08

Perhaps heading to the snow in Corin Forest and such places may be on, this weekend, according to tonight’s news….

che 7:06 pm 21 Aug 08

Australian Science Festival 2008 – website here

Supposedly there are Daleks running around the Convention Centre.

Other events copied from their website below.

Science Festival and Fringe highlights – Friday 22nd August
Speed Meet and Greet a Geek
In the tradition of speed dating, we line up 25 of Canberra’s brightest boffins and give you the chance to grill them on what makes the world go round, what keeps you from falling off the planet, and why the toast always lands butted side down!
6.30pm, CSIRO Discovery Centre Clunies Ross St, Free.

Earth from Above
Get a different view on geology as you fly over incredible landscapes, learning why they are the way they are.
5.30pm, Bradman Theatre NCC, $4.

ActewAGL’s Reptile Bonanza
Get up close and personal with some slithery friends at ActewAGL’s Reptile Bonanza, the centrepiece of the Amazing World of Science!
9am-4pm Wed-Fri, Exhibition Hall NCC, Free.

ActewAGL’s Fast Talk Your Career
Highly recommended for school leavers considering their career options or anyone interested in learning more about working in science.
11am & 1pm, Wed – Fri, Exhibition Hall NCC, Free.

ActewAGL’s Amazing World of Science
20 shows across a number of venues ranging from Amazing Drumming Monkeys to Expedition to the Brain Unravelled!
9am–4pm, Wed-Fri, National Convention Centre, Exhibition Gold Coin Donation, Activities from $1.

Science Festival and Fringe highlights – Saturday 23rd August
Great Big Science Gig
A brand new show with cutting edge research, surprising science and great music.
5pm, Bradman Theatre NCC, Free.

ActewAGL’s Reptile Bonanza
Get up close and personal with some slithery friends at ActewAGL’s Reptile Bonanza, the centrepiece of the Amazing World of Science!
10am-5pm, Exhibition Hall NCC, Free.

ActewAGL’s Fast Talk Your Career
Highly recommended for school leavers considering their career options or anyone interested in learning more about working in science.
11am & 3pm, Exhibition Hall NCC, Free.

ActewAGL’s Amazing World of Science
20 shows across a number of venues ranging from Amazing Drumming Monkeys to Expedition to the Brain Unravelled!
10am-5pm, National Convention Centre, Exhibition Gold Coin Donation, Activities from $1.

Science Festival and Fringe highlights – Sunday 24th Aug
The Science of Heaven and Earth: Get Out There
Catch the bus to be guided out to Tidbinbilla and learn about our role in buffering for climate change and sustaining the earth’s systems.
10am, Meet at National Convention Centre, Free.

Terror on the Reef
When a body is found on a sand bank in far North Queensland, forensic investigators are more concerned with what washed up with it than how it got there.
2pm, Finkel Theatre, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU, Free.

Lilli 4:06 pm 21 Aug 08

A prequel to the 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.. a public display to entice us all to attend the real thing 🙂 Staged on a 500m urban styly criterium, with riding completing up to six laps.

What: 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Public Display Event
When: Friday August 22 2008
Time: Racing will commence at 5.30pm (Entertainment starts from 5pm)
Where: Garema Placa, Canberra
Cost: FREE!

Should be a good evening for those who enjoy riding mountain bikes or are interested to see what mountain biking is all about. Will be very family friendly so a good excuse to bring the brood.

scootergal 3:31 pm 21 Aug 08

Sleeping and drug induced haze. My house. Me invited.

Wide Boy Jake 2:44 pm 21 Aug 08

Computer Fair, EPIC, Saturday 10AM – 2PM. Admission $3.00, kids free.

johnboy 2:29 pm 21 Aug 08

Che emailed this in:

    For those interested the Canberra Fun Run is coming up on Sunday 14 September, however they won’t be taking registrations on the day this year. Registrations close Friday 22 August, so anyone wanting to get their name and time recorded, will have to register online here. You’ve got the choice of 5km Bridge to Bridge, or the normal 10km now going past the new wind art. The staffy and I will be doing the Bridge to Bridge.
Overheard 12:57 pm 21 Aug 08

Friday: ‘Bliss’ and ‘Angels Are Architects’ at the Folkus Room, Serbian Club, Mawson. Doors 6pm. $15/$12. http://www.thefolkus.org.au

Friday: Maureen O’Brien and friends present ‘Borderless’ show, plus Jim Stubbs Backing Band. From 7pm-ish at the Merry Muse, Polish White Eagle Club, Turner. $15/$12. http://www.merrymuse.org.au

Friday: Daffodil Day, Cancer Councils ACT (and others). Merch on sale in most shopping centres (plus the malls and plazas on Saturday too). http://www.actcancer.org

Saturday: Maureen O’Brien jazz ensemble, Folkus Room, Serbian Club, Mawson. http://www.myspace.com/jazzatthefolkus. *** Bring your own jazz instrument and join in! ***

Sunday: KarismaKatz ‘Spirit on the Rise’ CD launch. 2pm, Olims Hotel, Ainslie. http://the-riotact.com/?p=8465

Monday: (unfortunately clashes with the next SIMS Challenge, but) ‘Trivia in the Trams’, Dickson. 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Free entry. Cash and voucher prizes. For more details, email overheard AT optusnet DOT com DOT au

jennybel75 12:57 pm 21 Aug 08

There’s the Open Days at TGA and Geoscience Australia on Sunday 24th.

For more info go here for TGA:

http://www.tga.gov.au/about/openday.htm

and here for GA (although, note this says it’s on 12 October, but it really is on this Sunday):

http://www.ga.gov.au/about/event/openday2008.jsp

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