DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 25 September

Joe Canberran 24 September 2009 10

The week is nearly over!

What is worth seeing and doing over the weekend around Canberra in the wonderful spring weather?

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10 Responses to DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 25 September
random random 3:45 pm 24 Sep 09

Lifeline book fair at EPIC!

Friday, 10am-6pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 10am-4pm

Trunking symbols Trunking symbols 2:56 pm 24 Sep 09

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

H1NG0 H1NG0 12:35 pm 24 Sep 09

Canberra Nara Candle Festival is on this weekend I think….let me trawl through my inbox….yep….copy/paste:

Canberra Nara Candle Festival on This Weekend
When: Saturday 26 September (3pm – 9pm)
Where: Canberra Nara Park – Lennox Gardens (on the lake’s edge behind the Hyatt Hotel)

Enjoy the spectacle of more than 2000 shimmering candles at the Canberra Nara Candle Festival to be held this Saturday 26th September in celebration of the 16th anniversary of our Sister City Relationship with Nara, Japan.

This festival of friendship and goodwill offers plenty of free family entertainment including the world-class Taiko drumming troupe TaikOz, performing with Riley Lee, grand Shakuhachi player. The Manpuku Band, Narrabundah College and Yosakoi Dance group are just some of the fantastic performers who will feature at this year’s Candle Festival.

Activities such as lantern making, calligraphy, origami, kite flying and face painting will provide hours of entertainment for the kids and visitors will be able to browse the stalls selling beautiful Japanese handicrafts all day.

Not to be missed is the delicious range of Japanese cuisine, including sushi, yakitori and gyoza dumplings.

Enjoy the Official Candle Ceremony from 6.30pm followed by the lighting of more than 2,000 candles in Canberra’s Nara Park.

Parking is available in the parliamentary zone, with a free shuttle bus running every 15 minutes to Nara Park.

For more information please visit or phone
13 22 81.

ACT Special Events are now on Facebook, please visit to stay up-to-date on all of our great events!

Thumper Thumper 12:34 pm 24 Sep 09

I should add,

Waterford (with guests The Feldons)

@ Filthy McFadden’s Kingston

8pm, free.

Thumper Thumper 12:33 pm 24 Sep 09

From Culturazi

Thursday 24th Sep

The CMC and Cardboard Charlie present: Domus Adultus @ Hippo Bar
Sally Holiday, Greg Carlin, Second Sun, Infinite Decimals
8pm, $7/5 (CMC members).

FasterLouder 5th Birthday Party @ The Front Cafe and Gallery

Open Mic Night @ The Pot Belly
9pm, free.

Wax Lyrical @ Rose Cottage Inn

Gypsy Fire @ Southern Cross Club
8.30pm, 25. Bookings 6283 7288.

Exhibition Opening @ CCAS Manuka
“Copy Cat: Fakes, Forgeries and Appropriations” by CCAS Members

Expressive Arts Workshop Taster @ Beyond Q Bookstore
6.30pm. Bookings 61623999.

Friday 25th Sep

Michelle & Mick Mulcahy; Aoife Granville @ Folkus
Doors open at 6pm, music from 8pm, $23/$18 (full/conc, Italo Club members).

Phil Garland (NZ’s finest balladeer) @ The Merry Muse
with Queen Juanita and Dr Zot
7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm), tix $17/$14/$12 (full/conc/MFS members).

Poetry Slam @ The Front Cafe and Gallery
7.30pm, $3.

The Feldons @ The Ginger Room, OPH

Jazz Night @ Alliance Francaise
with the Pollen Trio

Hard Act to Follow (All Ages Launch) @ Woden Youth Centre
Stigmata, Friend of Enemy, Corgi Crisis, Inpowered. 6pm- 9pm, $5.

Saturday 26th Sep

The Canberra Musicians Club’s 1st Birthday @ MacGregor Hall
Ukuleus, La Gata, David Bath and The Hot Tubs, Feline MC, Nicki Maher, Jim Williams, The Glaciers, Chris Harland Blues Band, George Bishop, Julia Johnson, Second Sun, The Feldons, Drew Walky… MacGregor Hall (Cnr Marcus Clarke St & Barry Drive, Acton). $10 (full), $7 (conc), $5 (CMC members)

Kosmos Laboratory @ The Front Cafe and Gallery

Wicked City @ The Phoenix
with Athol
9pm, free.

Waterford @ Filthy McFadden’s
8pm, free.

Pedestrian Orchestra Showcase @ Beyond Q Bookstore
James Fahy, Joe Oppenheimer, Josef Salvat

The ANU Choral Society presents ‘Sweet Love Doth Now Invite, Songs of Love and Heartbreak from Tudor England’ @ St Andrews Church, State Circle, Forrest
A program of popular love songs from the 16th century
3pm – 4.30pm, $20/$15/$12 (full/conc/ANU students).

Queen Juanita and The Zydeco Cowboys @ Gundaroo Colonial Inn
7.30pm, free.

Tribute to Mamady Keita live drumming show @ Currie Crescent Hall, Kingston
Drumassault, Mamady Keita, Mohamed Bangoura
8pm, $10 / $6 (adult/under 18). More info.

National Capital Craft Beer Festival @ Olims Hotel
Live music and 80 types of beer!!!

Sunday 27th Sep

OzIrish with The Hazy Gates @ Folkus
Doors open at 6pm, music from 8pm, $23/$18 (full/conc, Italo Club members).

Vorn Doolette @ The Front Cafe and Gallery
6pm, $5.

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens @ Beyond Q Bookstore

Second Sun @ Beyond Q Bookstore

Queen Juanita and The Zydeco Cowboys @ Pangeas Restaurant, Manuka
2pm, free.

Monday 28th Sep

Cardboard Charlie presents: Bootleg Sessions @ The Phoenix
Glenroi Heights, Cuddlefish, The James Fahy Trio, Cartesian Discotec
8pm, free.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 11:59 am 24 Sep 09

HARD ACT TO FOLLOW launch this friday night!

The beer soaked bit is at the Basement, 9pm until everyone gets kicked out. $10 (Futility, Bent Hen, Loud So Clear, System Addict).

All ages is at Woden Youth Centre 6pm-9pm. $5 (Stigmata, Friend or Enemy, Corgi Crisis, Impowered).

‘Hard act to follow’ is a compilation CD of of live tracks from some of the best rock, punk and metal bands from the ACT region featuring: Bent Hen, Boonhorse, The Chuffs, Corgi Crisis, Earwig Mantra, Escape Syndrome, Friend Or Enemy, Futility, Lamexcuse, Loud So Clear, Moots, Na Maza, Penguin, Reign of Terror, Stigmata, System Addict, and Tortured. CDs available in stores from September 26.

Check out for more details.

johnboy johnboy 11:53 am 24 Sep 09

The craft beer festival is on at Olims this weekend:

ABC129 ABC129 11:46 am 24 Sep 09

Rotary Club Spring Cycle around Lake Burley Griffin – or further if you’re game…

Nambucco Deliria Nambucco Deliria 11:37 am 24 Sep 09

Hell City Glamours, Transit Bar, Saturday, with support from Gay Paris. $10.

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