26 April 2012

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 27 April 2012

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It’s been a damn funny week with a public holiday in the middle to confuse us all.

But the weekend is hard upon us!

What’s worth seeing and doing around town?

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Hey dominique, thanks for the heads-up! I took my daughter to the Dutch fete and it was fantastic! Great food, fun and free games, and lots of great stuff for sale. My daughter declared it, “The best festival ever!”

Dont forget the Raiders are playing the Sharks this weekend.

Sunday 29th – Main game kicks off at 2pm.

Support your local crafters! Markets on this weekend include:

Saturday 28th
Tuggers Hyperdome Courtyard Markets
(Up between the Good Guys building and the Target entrance)

Saturday 28th
Gorman House Markets
10am – 4pm

Sunday 29th
Old Bus Depot Markets
10am – 4pm

We saw Ross Noble last night. If you can beg borrow steal or buy a ticket for tonight or tomorrow’s show. do it, funniest show I’ve seen in Canberra since Bill Bailey hit town last.

Big up for the t-shirt and gloves girl!

Tonight (Friday 27 April)

Alanna and Alicia Egan band, feat. Damien Neil and Michelle Meehan (all from Vic.)
plus two-thirds of new folk uber-youth sensations from this year’s National Folk Festival, The Miss Chiefs:
Amelia Gibson and Vendulka Wichta plus Vasek Wichta

The Merry Muse
Canberra Southern Cross Club Turner (Turner Bowls Club)
54 McCaughey Street, Turner

Doors 7.30pm, support 8pm, main act 9pm.
Adults $17, concessions $14, Monaro Folk Society members $12


Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/371406472897624/

Youtube of the Miss Chiefs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m50bbe6j-7I

Ross Noble, Canberra Theatre

Ross Noble brings a brand new tour, Nonsensory Overload to Australia, following the success of last year’s UK 160 date THINGS tour.…

Nonsensory Overload is Noble back fresh from his travels, not to mention his own TV show, doing what he does best; spinning forth hilarious nonsense for your amusement. Now is your chance to see one of the best live comics working internationally today.

Prepare your brain for a Nonsensory Overload!

“Brilliantly inventive, quirky stand-up… see him and marvel” The Sun

‘Noble turns over as many good ideas in one night as most comics do in a year .. gleeful, free-wheeling silliness’ – Chortle

‘It’s impossible to single out highlights when the entire show is a series of you-had-to-be-there moments’ – Time Out Sydney

‘Every night is different and every night is a total joy’ – Time Out

‘The great improviser’ – The Guardian


Friday 27 – Sunday 29, Budawang Building Exhibition Park, Canberra
After six years in Sydney, and many requests from vintage lovers and vintage dealers, the original Love Vintage Clothing Show & Sale is coming to Canberra in 2012!

Shop with the best vintage dealers from all over Australia selling retro, vintage and antique clothing and accessories, antique and vintage jewellery, linen, lace and textiles and small collectables. The show will also feature presentations of vintage fashions on the stage, lectures by guest speakers, workshops and demonstrations of vintage makeup and hairstyle techniques and other fabulous entertainment.
There will be lots of prizes for Best Dressed in Vintage at our special Friday night ‘Red Carpet’ event, so come dressed to impress in your favourite vintage outfit (or come as you are to enjoy the entertainment and shopping!). Lucky door prizes will be given away, the café will be open, there is lots of parking, and easy access by public transport.


What: Dutch Embassy fete & fundraiser
Where: 120 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla
When: 28 April from 9am – 1pm (Dutch games between 10 & 12)

It is tradition in the Netherlands that kids & adults sell their unwanted / no longer needed goods on 30 April (the Queen’s birthday public holiday) in the streets of the city they live in.
This year on the 28th of April between 9.00 hours and 13.00 hours, we will use the Netherlands Embassy terrain to hold a Queens birthday fete and fundraiser. People with a Dutch interest and / or Dutch background are selling secondhand or new, handmade goods at this market. This is the third edition of this event.
Besides the stalls with secondhand and handmade goods on the fete, there will be old-fashioned Dutch games like: koekhappen, zaklopen, sjoelen en boerengolf and they will take place between 10.00 and 12.00. Volunteers of the ACT Dutch school & playgroup as well as from the Embassy will be there to help in explaining how to play the games. Dutch pancakes, kroketten, cheese , licorice and more Dutch food will be sold on the day too.

The beneficiary of this years fundraising effort is Ms Niki van Buuren.
Here’s why:
As you may or may not know, Nikki was attending her horse in 2003 when she and her mother Wendy got trapped in the firestorm that swept through Canberra on 18 January 2003 and which eventually cost 4 lives and burned 500+ homes.
Niki received approximately 66% surface area burns, predominantly third degree and she spent 10 months recovering from her injuries in a Sydney hospital.
During her recovery she became inspired to continue riding as a para equestrian and set herself the goal of competing at an international level in dressage.
She is now at a point where she is ready to participate in the 2012 World Para Equestrian Driving Championships, which will be held in Breda (the Netherlands) from 30 August till 2 September 2012. Since she and the team she will be travelling with do not receive any government financial support, the team relies on sponsorship, fundraising and grants funding to reach their target of a minimum of $50.000 by mid July. We’ve decided to join in the effort to get Niki to Breda in August.
Niki herself will be at the Dutch Queens birthday market on 28 April to talk to people about her quest to get to Breda.

I’m taking my daughter to milk a cow at Duntroon Dairy on Sunday morning (part of the Heritage festival), and then it’s off to Cockington Green with some friends.

The Battle for Canberra rages on at the Street Theatre this Saturday night in ‘Theatresports North vs South’.

Show starts at 7:30pm.

More details at: http://www.impro.com.au/act/theatresports

Bookings: 6247 1223 or http://www.thestreet.org.au

Friday 27th April – 7.30pm
Lights! Canberra! Action!
Encore Screening of Top Twelve Films
CSIRO Discovery Centre
Entry is free
Ages 15+ (under 15s with an adult)

An excellent collection of the top twelve films from the LCA 2012 competition… Look especially for Top Award Winning “Winning the Fox Hunt”; as well as (in no particular order) “Blue World Order”, “Inner Ninja”, “Gone Postal”, “The Final Pact” and “Me My Mouse and I” – my personal faves 🙂

This Saturday, the first Giants match at Manuka is upon us for those of us who are into the footy.

Could even be halfway competitive with the Bulldogs being not very good.

From our Calendar:

Thursday Night:

Super Best Friends Album launch @ Transit


Beer & food matching on again at The Durham

Big Band Saturday with Los Chavos @ Digress


Hashemoto and Mr Fibby live at the Stromlo Palais Sunday 29 April

ACT Black Dog Ride to the Coast

All weekend:

Jeff Moorfoot exhibiting at Manning Clark House

Heritage Festival

Titanic the Musical at the ANU Arts Centre


On at The Front:

Thursday 26th April: Roesy + James Fahy, 8.00pm $10
Acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Roesy has moved to Melbourne, bringing with him a canon of instant classics influenced by the age-old Irish guilds of story telling and folk song. Roesy’s record speaks for itself with six albums and ten years of extensive touring throughout the US and Europe under his belt. Refreshingly devoid of pretension or cliché, Roesy’s music is best appreciated in a live setting. Although not long established in Australia, Roesy has already started to make a deep impression upon local listeners.

“Roesy was a standout for me at Woodford. We only gave him three gigs but as it turned out, our audiences would have been much happier had there been six. Solo performers rarely cut it at Woodford, Roesy did…there’s just that bit of magic in his music. It’s to do with that blarney blood; Irish artists reinventing,Roesy is one of those” (Bill Hauritz, Festival Director – Woodford Folk Festival)

Friday 27th April: Poetry Slam, 7.30pm Free

On at The Phoenix:

Thursday 26th 9pm
Chicks who love guns

Saturday 28th 9:30pm
We all want too

Sunday 29th 3pm
Poetry in the Pub

Sunday 29th 8pm
The Bennies

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