DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 29 August

Jazz 28 August 2009 14

The last weekend of Winter is upon us, and looking out my window it looks to be a great day to start it early despite the doom and gloom predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology who tell me we’re in for some rainy periods from late tonight.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

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14 Responses to DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 29 August
fnaah fnaah 9:51 am 29 Aug 09

Sunday Sessions @ Hush, Phillip, from 3pm with The Glaciers. Free.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 6:37 pm 28 Aug 09

Is it too soon to make another joke about the computer market?

Steady Eddie Steady Eddie 4:29 pm 28 Aug 09

Bredbo Ute Muster, Bredbo Pub, Saturday all day.

Genie Genie 2:44 pm 28 Aug 09

Canberra Raiders last home game for the season.

7pm Kick off
Vs Newcastle Knights

QL2 QL2 2:11 pm 28 Aug 09

Contemporary dance at the Portrait Gallery.

Saturday & Sunday

Here’s the artists’ statements from 3 of the 9:

5. Notions of the Self in Four Dimensions
Created and Performed by James Welsby
An examination of youth self portraiture focusing on sound’s influence on perception and re-contextualizing the idea of the “frame.” The work is inspired by and references Hugh Marchant, Kate Murphy, Helen Herbertson, and Bill Viola.

7. Barry and the Quick Chat
Created and Performed by Brian Lucas
Career : (noun) Vocation, calling, profession, occupation.
Career : (verb) Lurch rapidly onwards.
Barry seems to agree.

8. Uncharted Course
Created and Performed by Julie Baker
3 Women, 3 Adventures, 3 Stories.

grundy grundy 1:02 pm 28 Aug 09

‘Crescendo’ art exhibition at ANCA in Dickson.

The Gallery has standard opening hours:
Wednesday – Sunday
12 midday to 5 pm

Mr Evil Mr Evil 12:32 pm 28 Aug 09

Canberra Tertiary Open Day, 29th August: ANU, UC, ACU and ADFA/UNSW.


(with F/A-18 Hornet flypast at ADFA at approx 12.30pm)

Ms Villain Ms Villain 12:30 pm 28 Aug 09

Friday 28 August –Slamfest! The Basement (2 Cohen Street, Belconnen) – 18+ $15

Local legends LAMEXCUSE’s final show TONIGHT!!! With:

The Quickening return for a quick run of shows to promote their 2nd studio album, White Blossoms – a 9 track serving of killer melodic metal. Kicking the trip off in Canberra, they’re joined by Sydney’s The Optionals and Mr Vengeance in support of local popadm/punk heroes Lamexcuse at the Basement in Belconnen.
This Canberra show is a celebration of all things punk, from the high-melody, ‘fat wreck chords’ style of Lamexcuse, through the Descendants/Seaweed-esque husky-punk of The Optionals; from the hard-edged, erratic guitarmonies of Mr Vengeance, to the classic metal mega-beat epics of The Quickening that have made them an underground favourite throughout the country, any self-respecting punk fan would be crazy to miss out.

Saturday 29 August – Rollerball – The Basement – 18+ $15

Queensland rockers ROLLERBALL launch the new album SUBMARINE at The Basement in Canberra 29th August with LOOKING GLASS and Syd outfit BUZZARD

Take a mix of AC/DC, Kyuss, Blue Oyster Cult & Thin Lizzy & you get a hint of the unique Rollerball sound- massive riffs, surrealist lyrics, tribal rhythms & pounding grooves.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 11:58 am 28 Aug 09

I don’t think so…

eyeLikeCarrots eyeLikeCarrots 11:53 am 28 Aug 09

Is there a computer fair on this weekend at EPIC ?

Jivrashia Jivrashia 9:35 am 28 Aug 09

Computer Markets at Exhibition Park in Mitchell (EPIC) this Saturday 10am ~ 2:30pm.
$3 entry fee, free for kids.

Thumper Thumper 9:29 am 28 Aug 09

And I’ll be out at the George Harcourt for The Adam Hole and Marji Curran Band.

When did they change from trio to band?

Trunking symbols Trunking symbols 9:29 am 28 Aug 09

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

Thumper Thumper 9:28 am 28 Aug 09

From Culturazi

Friday 28th Aug

Kate & Ruth @ Folkus
Doors open at 6pm, music from 8pm, $20/$15 (full/conc and Italo Club members).

Begg, Borrow Steal; Lighthouse; Hashemoto @ The Merry Muse
7.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm), tix $17/$14/$12 (full/conc/MFS members).

The Drunk Uncles @ The Phoenix
5.30-7.30pm, free

Traverse Poetry presents a Green Poetry Slam @ The Front Cafe and Gallery
featuring US plant poet, Berkley Walker and music by local acoustic duo Rex and Helen.
7.30pm, $3.

The S.A.D. sessions 09 @ Corroboree Park Hall
featuring Sanjiva de Silva, Aaron Peacy, Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
8.00pm, $10.

Unplugged @ The Pot Belly
Final Lies, Escape Syndrome and Double on Hearts
8pm, $5 entry, proceeds go to Camp Quality.

Exhibition Openings @ CCAS Gorman House
Julia Boyd, Rachael Freeman, Rose Montebello, Tess Stewart-Moore and r e a., “Borderlife”; Nicola Dickson’s, “An “Other” Vision” and Lily Hibberd’ “Deadman Monologue”
6pm. All run until 3 October.

Saturday 29th Aug

The Fuelers @ The Phoenix
9pm, free.

Hoodlum Shouts EP Launch with Athol @ The Front Cafe and Gallery
7pm-10pm, donation appreciated.

The Adam Hole and Marji Curran Band @ The George Harcourt Inn

Little Sister @ Belconnen Arts Centre Launch “2617 for life, suckas”

Second Sun @ Beyond Q Bookstore, Curtin

Shortis and Simpson present: We Don’t Need Another Euro @ The Q
8pm, $35/$30 (full/conc).

ANU v ImproACT Tradies Impro Throwdown @ The Dickson Tradies Club
6.30pm-9pm. $10/$5.

“Unusualist” Raymond Crowe @ The Playhouse
Shadow puppetry, dancing jackets, ventriloquism and magic
7pm, $34.90/$31.90.

Exhibition opening @ Strathnairn Homestead Gallery
Painting with Parkinsons, an exhibition by the Canberra art group for people with Parkinson’s and their carers
3pm. Runs to Sunday 13 September.

Sunday 30th Aug

Reuben and Andy Jazz Duo @ The Front Cafe and Gallery
4pm-6.30pmish, gold coin entry.

Music For Everyone Open Day @ Ainslie Arts Centre, Braddon
1pm-4pm, free.

Monday 31st Aug

Cardboard Charlie presents: Bootleg Sessions @ The Phoenix
Adam Cook, Drew Walky, Second Sun, The Glaciers.
8pm, free.

Tuesday 1st Sep

James Le Fevre Quintet @ The God’s Cafe
8pm, $18/$12 (full/conc).

Wednesday 2nd Sep

The CMC presents: Captain my Captain @ The Phoenix
Love; Sage, The Eko’s, Ben Drysdale/Beth Monzo, Jonno Zilber. 8pm, free.

Reuben Lewis Quintet & Andy Campbell @ The Front Cafe and Gallery
7:30pm-9.30pm, $5.

Acoustic Soup @ The ANU Food Co-op
Live Acoustic Music and organic vegie soup
6pm, tix $7/$8.50.

Pedestrian Orchestra @ Garage, 18 Pedder St, O’Conner
Open mic night.
8pm, free.

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