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DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 May

By johnboy - 22 May 2009 17

[First filed: May 21, 2009 @ 09:40]

Another week whizzes by and thoughts turn to having fun.

What’s worth seeing and doing in this entertaining capital of the nation this weekend?

Just leave it in the comments.

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DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 22 May
Wellington Sludge 4:02 pm 22 May 09

Wotz On – Celluloid edition

ANU Film Group – tonight it’s angst and grief, with I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG at 8pm followed by the award-winning UNFINISHED SKY with William McInnes at around 10pm. Saturday early evening it’s time to go Disney with The Rock in RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN at 6pm. Saturday evening it’s the classic STARSHIP TROOPERS (you know you want to see that shower scene again!) at 8pm. Membership available at the door from $15, see http://www.anufg.org.au for more details.

Arc – the Bunuel retorspective continues with L’AGE D’OR and SIMON OF THE DESERT from 4.30pm. At 7.30pm, it’s time for a little classical music, with THE SILENCE BEFORE BACH. http://www.nfsa.gov.au/whats_on/arc

Reel McCoy Film Society – MEI YU HANG PIAO TI HO LIAO (On A River Without Navigation Marks), presented in association with the Australia-China Friendship Society. 6pm Wednesday at the National Library, http://www.reelmccoy.org.au

OzChick 3:59 pm 22 May 09

Domestic Animal Services Open Day

• Are you an animal lover?
• Find your new best friend!

Domestic Animal Services (DAS) will open its doors to the public this coming Saturday. ACT Rangers will be there to give you advice and information about DAS and the services the shelter provides. ACT Rangers will also be giving guided tours through the facility.

Free entertainment for families will be provided in the form of dog obedience displays, face painting, jumping castle and demonstrations from the ACT Corrective Services dogs.

The DAS Animal Recovery ARK trailers and Disease Control Centre, which assisted in the recent Victorian Bushfire disaster, will also be on exhibition.

Domestic Animal Services are also seeking volunteers to assist with exercising the dogs. Volunteer induction and information sessions will be run throughout the day.

WHAT: Domestic Animal Services Shelter Annual Open Day
WHEN: Saturday, 23 May 2009
WHERE: Mugga Lane, Symonston, ACT
TIME: 10am — 3pm

This is a free community event for the whole family. Personal dogs are also welcome as long as they are registered and remain on a lead at all times.

Authorised by Kay Austin, Director, Strategic Coordination, Department of Territory and Municipal Services

Fiona 10:36 am 22 May 09

Handmade markets saturday at Albert Hall, 10-4

http://the-riotact.com/?p=12091

Thumper 9:34 am 22 May 09

DJ will be singing at this…

Local acoustic band No Idea will be hosting a special evening of music to raise funds for Bosom Buddies. Bosom Buddies Inc. is an ACT-based volunteer organisation that actively supports individuals living with breast cancer, and assists their families, friends and other supporters

Come along to The Pot Belly Bar, Weedon Close, Belconnen on Saturday 23rd May. The music starts at 8pm, and entry is by a $5 donation to Bosom Buddies.

Date: 23 May 2009
Time: 20:00 – 23:00
Location: The Pot Belly Bar
Street: Weedon Close
Town/City: Belconnen, Australia

Thumper 9:16 am 22 May 09

DJ and the Karismakats at Pot Belly on Saturday night.

This girl can really, really sing…

And plays a mean blues harp…

Thumper 9:14 am 22 May 09

Mr Coffin,

you neglected to add the date.

?

hairy nosed wombat 3:47 pm 21 May 09

TASTES OF TWO REGIONS

Showcasing wines & produce from Rutherglen & the King Valley, Rydges Lakeside Canberra, Sunday 24 May 2009, 10am – 6pm

Tickets $25 per person – includes produce sampling and wine tastings, souvenir glass and entry into the Grape Escape competition.

further details see http://www.visitkingvalley.com.au or http://www.winesofthekingvalley.com.au

johnboy 2:55 pm 21 May 09

War Memorial are opening the Treloar Centre to the public to see all their amazing treasures:

Treloar C Building
Callan Street Mitchell ACT
12pm – 4pm (media access from 11am)
Sunday 24 May 2009

CoffinRX2 12:05 pm 21 May 09

EH EJ 4th Annual Show & Shine

Tuggeranong opposite Bunnings

9:30pm til 3

Free entry

Brandi 10:09 am 21 May 09

RIDE OF SILENCE,
Sunday, 23 June

The Ride of Silence is held yearly in cities across the world.

Join other Canberra cyclists in a silent ride two abreast at a slow pace to promote safer roads for all road users.

The 2009 Canberra Ride of Silence aims to:

– remember those killed or injured whilst cycling on roads.
– raise awareness of the need for all road users to respect one another and to use roads in a considerate manner.
– promote the importance for cyclists and motorists to obey the road rules.
– remind the community that cyclists are ordinary people who have a right to safety on our roads.

Where: Start and finish at Regatta Place, north of Commonwealth Avenue bridge.

When: Sunday, 23 June. Arrive at 9am for a 9.30 start.

The ride: Approx. 6 km in length at a slow pace (max 20 km/h) in a loop that includes part of the Parliamentary Triangle.

The Ride of Silence will take place on open roads and participants will be expected to ride safely and considerately and obey all traffic laws. Those that take part in the Ride of Silence must be aware that they do so at their own risk. All welcome; all you need is a bike and a helmet. Riders are encouraged to wear armbands: black for everyone, or red for those who have been injured by motorists.

http://www.pedalpower.org.au/events/details.asp?IntContId=3324

fnaah 10:08 am 21 May 09

Also, if you’re into 8-ball, the first round of the ACT Open Singles championships is being played across various pubs and clubs over the weekend, including The Basement, The Maram (Ernidale – ex Venue), Ojo’s cafe in Tuggers, The Labor Club in Belconnen, the Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club, and the Fyshwick Tavern.

Competition isn’t open (registrations closed in April), however spectators are most welcome. Most venues will have competition running from about 10am on Saturday and Sunday.

Brandi 10:07 am 21 May 09

RIDE OF SILENCE

The Ride of Silence is held yearly in cities across the world.

Join other Canberra cyclists in a silent ride two abreast at a slow pace to promote safer roads for all road users.

The 2009 Canberra Ride of Silence aims to:

remember those killed or injured whilst cycling on roads.
raise awareness of the need for all road users to respect one another and to use roads in a considerate manner.
promote the importance for cyclists and motorists to obey the road rules.
remind the community that cyclists are ordinary people who have a right to safety on our roads.
Where: Start and finish at Regatta Place, north of Commonwealth Avenue bridge.

When: Arrive at 9am for a 9.30 start.

The ride: Approx. 6 km in length at a slow pace (max 20 km/h) in a loop that includes part of the Parliamentary Triangle.

The Ride of Silence will take place on open roads and participants will be expected to ride safely and considerately and obey all traffic laws. Those that take part in the Ride of Silence must be aware that they do so at their own risk. All welcome; all you need is a bike and a helmet. Riders are encouraged to wear armbands: black for everyone, or red for those who have been injured by motorists.

http://www.pedalpower.org.au/events/details.asp?IntContId=3324

fnaah 10:03 am 21 May 09

Benjamin’s Way, The Glaciers and Hannah (from Hobart) @ The Pot Belly, Friday from 8pm, $5.

Thumper 9:58 am 21 May 09

From culturazi

Thursday 21st May

The CMC and Cardboard Charlie present: Domus Adultus @ Hippo Bar
Drew Walky, Jacquie Nicole, The Blue Ruins, Julia and The Deep Sea Sirens. 8pm, $7/$5 (CMC members)

Stand Up ACT presents Open Mic Comedy Night @ The Front Cafe and Gallery
8pm, free.

Friday 22nd May

Richard Steele and Jonno Zilber @ Folkus
9pm, doors open at 6pm. $23/$18

Saturday 23rd May

Na Maza, Friend or Enemy, Tortured @ The Basement
8pm, $10 at the door

Michael Lemmur @ Beyond Q Books (Curtain Shops)
4pm

Lucie Thorne @ Corroboree Park Hall, Ainslie
Doors open 7.30pm, $20/$15 (tix available at the door only).

Sunday 24th May

Yogo x String Dogs @ Beyond Q Books (Curtain Shops)
2pm

Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys @ Old Canberra Inn
3pm

Monday 25th May

Cardboard Charlie presents The Bootleg Sessions @ The Phoenix
8pm, free

Wednesday 27th May

CC the Cat @ The Front Cafe and Gallery
plus Ben Drysdale and Beth Monzo

Steady Eddie 9:56 am 21 May 09

Computer Fair EPIC Saturday 10AM-2:30PM. Admission $3.00, kids free.

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