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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 29 August 2008

By johnboy - 29 August 2008 36

[First filed: August 28, 2008 @ 08:43]

And so once more we charge headlong into the weekend in this, the entertaining capital of the nation.

But what should we be doing? Where should we be going?

If you have the answers drop them into the comments box below.

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DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 29 August 2008
papadoc 4:36 pm 28 Aug 08

ACT Rugby Union grand finals on Saturday.

$100 Deep Stack Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament @ Eagle Hawk Hotel on Saturday. Registration from 11am, start at 1pm.

Overheard 4:32 pm 28 Aug 08

Ggreg said :

Overheard: it’s great that Canberra can support two folk clubs – but why on the *same night*?

That, my friend, is a very long story. And since I came in well after the beginning of the start of the beginning of the end, and I have patchy knowledge of the middle bits, AND only know bits and pieces of the end-game: ‘no comment’!

But really, folk is such a many splendoured thing that on one night you might have two totally different sub-genres represented across town. One night Bill might be absolutely packed to the rafters at Mawson while the crickets are making more noise at Turner, and vice versa.

Tomorrow at Mawson, you’ve got a young singer-songwriter with a support act of a bunch of crusty old yet genre-hopping traditionalists playing rusted on folk, blues and a bit of rock and roll, while the Turner option has a mob of absolutely kick-ar$e bluegrass musos supported by two of God’s gifts to trad and contemporary music and just plain bl00dy nice people.

(Actually, Craig and I had an innocuous little incident at the Illawarra Folk Festival earlier this year which involved a mad dash from one venue to the main venue in the teeming rain because (as Craig quite astutely put it) ‘The beer’s in the main pavilion!’ and it ended up spawning two songs! They may do one or both tomorrow night.)

But further than that, Ggreg, you’ll probably find that there are other venues doing similar-ish things on Fridays too. Blues night at the Old Canberra Inn, for example, and maybe even something similar at the Phoenix. I have a radio colleague who believes rather than Canberra having “nothing to do” as is often the criticism levelled, it’s more a case of too much going on, as some venues struggle to draw a crowd. I know for a fact it’s a malady the Folkus and the Muse struggle with some nights.

And then on other nights, they’re putting up the ‘house full’ signs. On topic, put this one in your diairies now, if you’d like to take a recommendation: ‘women in docs’ at the Muse, Friday 10 October. http://www.womenindocs.com/ — link to myspace from there for tracks. That will be a sell-out. Conversely, the Folkus will be standing room only on Saturday 13 September when Frencham/Smith are on.

It all balances out! I love MC-ing once every cracker day at the Muse and I’ll have a beer or three with big Bill A at the Folk Alliance in Sydney this weekend.

Ggreg 4:12 pm 28 Aug 08

Overheard: it’s great that Canberra can support two folk clubs – but why on the *same night*?

New Yeah 2:59 pm 28 Aug 08

As discussed earlier on the riotact http://the-riotact.com/?p=8198, the documentary about Kenja ‘Beyond our Ken’ is screening at Dendy at 2pm on Saturday 30 August.

http://www.dendy.com.au/event_detail.asp?Event_ID=281

Watch out for ladies in fake beards!

Manageable Ann 2:29 pm 28 Aug 08

Muso Night at the Pot Belly every Thursday from 9pm, bring along your intruments and general creative spirit.

For slots and more information contact me at: seansme@hotmail.com

It’s not the same without you!

Tonka 12:50 pm 28 Aug 08

Tonk supporting Cog & Sleep Parade (Bris)in Jindabyne this staurday night at the Station Resort.

Overheard 12:32 pm 28 Aug 08

fnaah said :

Usually drink. Usually dance. Usually babble.

Indeed. 🙂

If the ute muster only takes a handful of idiot ute drivers out of town, then it’s a good thing. (I’m not saying all ute drivers are idiots, nor am I saying all idiots are ute drivers. Caveat: everyone is a good person. Warning: this post may offend some drivers. Especially idiot ute drivers.)

So if I used to drive a crew cab, did that make me a half-wit?!

Back on topic.

Tonight: Jazz with French Dressing at the Folkus Room, Serbian Club, Mawson. http://www.myspace.com/jazzatthefolkus

* Friday: Blue Mountain Bluegrass plus Craig and Simone Dawson at the Merry Muse, Turner. http://www.merrymuse.org.au

* Friday: Rita (Marchant) album launch and the Fyrepigs at the Folkus Room, Serbian Club, Mawson. http://www.thefolkus.org.au/Folkus_program1.html (See the front page of this week’s Canberra Chronicle Entertainment section for a decent blurb on Rita’s music. Tracks available for a listen at her myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/ritamarchant )

* I’ve got some free tix to give away to these two shows on Artsound FM (92.7/90.3 T’nong) on Friday morning between 7-9am.

Monday: ‘Trivia in the Trams’ at Dickson. Rego at 7pm, quiz from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Cash and voucher prizes. Details from overheard AT optusnet DOT com DOT au

Enjoy your various weekends; I’ll be here: http://www.folkalliance.org.au/facon/

fnaah 12:04 pm 28 Aug 08

Usually drink. Usually dance. Usually babble.

Indeed. 🙂

If the ute muster only takes a handful of idiot ute drivers out of town, then it’s a good thing. (I’m not saying all ute drivers are idiots, nor am I saying all idiots are ute drivers. Caveat: everyone is a good person. Warning: this post may offend some drivers. Especially idiot ute drivers.)

Fiona 11:47 am 28 Aug 08

According to the BMA – the two “something differents” friday night are Ms Kitka’s burleque at Ainslie football club and the drag show at Cube.

bubzie 11:06 am 28 Aug 08

tertiary open day on saturday, all the ..uni’s/reid cit are open, 9 – 4. (I’ll go just for the freebies. And possibly information.)

che 10:46 am 28 Aug 08

ADFA Open Day this Saturday 30 August 2008 from 9 AM to 4 PM.

More details here.

G-Fresh 10:33 am 28 Aug 08

Usually drink. Usually dance. Usually babble.

ant 10:22 am 28 Aug 08

Wide Boy Jake said :

Bredbo Ute Muster – Bredbo Inn Hotel, Saturday.

I bet that Brindie Boys ute will be there. Anyone else seen it (hard to miss it).

Wide Boy Jake 9:36 am 28 Aug 08

Bredbo Ute Muster – Bredbo Inn Hotel, Saturday.

Davo111 9:31 am 28 Aug 08

ANU OPEN DAY – Saturday – 30th August!

Open Day is the best time to come down and visit the uni for information in preparation for next year.

Residential College Tours – All the colleges will be offering guided tours – there will be show-bags, free food and lollies, music, etc. Most of the colleges will give you a free lunch too! Come along, keep an open mind, and just try and soak up the atmosphere.

Visit Union court for the ‘ANU open day’ show bag with information on faculty lectures & ANU tours throughout the day. Tours start at 9am, and lectures are generally earlier in the day, rather than later – so my advice would be to get there early.

http://info.anu.edu.au/studyat/_Student_Recruitment/_openday.asp

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