28 August 2009

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 29 August

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

Woody Mann-Caruso6:37 pm 28 Aug 09

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

Steady Eddie4:29 pm 28 Aug 09

Bredbo Ute Muster, Bredbo Pub, Saturday all day.

Canberra Raiders last home game for the season.

7pm Kick off
Vs Newcastle Knights

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.

‘Crescendo’ art exhibition at ANCA in Dickson.


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

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


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

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 Smashed11:58 am 28 Aug 09

I don’t think so…

eyeLikeCarrots11:53 am 28 Aug 09

Is there a computer fair on this weekend at EPIC ?

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

Trunking symbols9:29 am 28 Aug 09

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

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