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DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 23 January

By johnboy 23 January 2009 32

[First filed: January 22, 2009 @ 08:43]

OK hive minders, it’s time to get busy like the bees and post information about fun events on this weekend in the comments.

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Thumper 8:46 am 26 Jan 09

No idea, but the Bootlegs sessions are on tonight at the Phoenix for those still in the mood to party.

Genie 12:12 am 26 Jan 09

Prob a little late to be asking… But what festivities are on Monday for the Chinese New Year… ?

Tracker 9:55 am 24 Jan 09

The National MTB Champs should be pretty good. Best bits are on tonight and Monday.

Tonight is the Mountain Cross or Four Cross, it’s essentially BMX on steroids, the course is great for spectators – big jumps, turns, obstacles etc. with 4 riders racing each other in a round-Robin style format. Fast paced racing, elbow-to-elbow, crashes-a-plenty, and a big crowd and great atmosphere.

If you like Cross Country, which is like road racing only on technical trails made of dirt and rock, Sunday has most of that action. It can be great to see how the story of that racing unfolds, as the top riders swap positions fiercely over the 4 hour-ish race.

Monday sees the DH (downhill) finals – those people are crazy. See what riders jumping over fire-roads and much bigger gaps looks like, along with doing 70+ km/hr over rocks most struggle to walk over. Easier to spectate than you’d think too, just wander up the hill (walking trails are there for spectators) and find a spot you like (Triple Treat, about mid-way up, often has the largest crowd and best atmosphere).

And, there’s also Trials on most of the time, which is those weird bikes without seats hopping over cars, pallets, oil drums, and other stuff not designed for bikes 🙂 Very cool to see.

nyssa76 8:25 am 24 Jan 09

For the ‘nerds’ out there – my husband is one, CANCON 2009 (Warhammer etc) is on Sat-Mon 9am-4pm at NATEX (I refuse to refer to it as ‘epic’).

che 10:10 am 23 Jan 09

If you can’t be bothered with the physical effort of offroad mountain biking then you might want to give the National Offroad Titles for 1/10 electric powered buggies a go.
Radio controlled mini monster trucks racing around a dirt course all weekend at the Canberra Off-road Model Car Club in Narrabundah.
Live video and timing results can be seen here, if its not rained out.

Timberwolf65 11:30 pm 22 Jan 09

Going up to my mates place, having a few drinks and skating 80’s music.

Rabble 10:56 pm 22 Jan 09

Overheard is right about Friday Night 23rd January at the Street Theatre.

Circle of Rythm – renowned percussion trio Greg Sheehan, Bobby Singh and Ben Walsh appear at 8.30pm.

They’re supported by Favourite Son at 7pm. I don’t know a lot about them either but they’re lead by Mathew from Oka so it’s got my recommendation as Oka are a great band.

It’s part of The Street’s Exile on Childers Street program and will be held under the trees if it’s fine but will be exiled to Street One if it rains. Limited outside seating bring a cushion – if it rains 250 seats in the theatre.

Best of all it’s free thanks to the sponsors Alba and ANU exchange (not to mention ACT governement).

CleptaK 8:47 pm 22 Jan 09

The Bandits at King O’Malley’s on Friday night (10 til 2, I think). A cover band, yes, but geez they’re good…

Fiona 8:37 pm 22 Jan 09

Friday night – Australia Gay @ Cube…

Overheard 6:52 pm 22 Jan 09

Oh, and if anyone’s up for a walk/run on the public holiday Monday, there are two Hash House Harriers runs (actually four in total on that day) but two to mention here are from the same spot: BBQs in Glebe Park, opposite Amaroo St/Coranderrk St, Reid.

7am Dawn Busting Hash Run — an annual institution
4pm Canberra Hash — BYO a couple of beers or whatever

Just turn up and make yourself known as a newbie/virgin.

Overheard 6:14 pm 22 Jan 09

Thursday: Mayhaps a tad late as it’s starting soon-ish: Domus Adultus (Home Grown) at the Hippo Bar, Civic from 8pm-midnight. AMAX, Owen Campbell, One Foot in the Gravy, Feline. $7/$5 CMC members.

Friday: Karismakatz live on Artsound FM 92.7/90.3FM from 8pm. Details for Facebookers on the Artsound page (and no doubt at

Friday: I don’t have all the details to hand but there’s a sensational group called ‘Circle of Rhythym’ playing at the Street Theatre Happy Hour thing from 7pm (I think) — check local guides. These guys are seriously good musicians. Appearing with Favourite Son who I know zip about.

Monday: Trivia in the Trams at the Tradies, Dickson from 7.15pm-ish to register for a 7.30pm start. Free to enter. Special round: 1980s music — that part will be rather daggy and untidy. But always lots of fun, and the crowds are up, now that some regulars are back from their Xmas/New Year break.

justbands 3:44 pm 22 Jan 09

The Canberra leg of the Triathlon Challenge series over the whole weekend around the lake….including a Fun Run, Lake Swim, Kids Triathlon, Enticer Triathlon & Olympic Triathlon (that’s what I’m doing).

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