6 February 2009

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 6 February

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[First filed: February 05, 2009 @ 08:15]

The pillar might be silent as to what’s worth doing this weekend, but I think we here at RiotACT can do better.

The comment box awaits your ideas as to things worth seeing and doing this weekend.

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There’s another big event in town tomorrow (Sunday) from 11am to 5pm: the annual ACT Contact or is it Contact ACT, where all Canberra’s clubs and associations and little groups get the chance to tell the populace about what they do. Hit the Festival page (see my comment above) for more details.

I took a swing around the lake and through the city this morning and it’s already buzzing.

A few pictures for starters here: http://picasaweb.google.com/OverheardProductions/2009Feb07MCultFestival#

Spitfire3 said :

Bring your membership card or you won’t get in.

Sorry, bit more info: they will let you in if you become a member at the gate on the day. Also, apparently kids under 4 can get in without membership.

Raiders Members’ Day
From 2pm Saturday

Raiders HQ Eade St Bruce (not Canberra Stadium)
There’s parking lot nearby at the south end of Eade St.

Bring your membership card or you won’t get in.
Also remember to slip slop slap, coz they surely won’t be cramming 3000 people indoors and it’ll be a hot one.

The Jules Verne Project Cave Concert
Saturday 4:30 for 5:00pm start $33 per head Bookings essential. The fabulous acoustic environment of Carey’s Cave is the setting for an evocative musical experience inspired by Verne’s Journey To The Centre Of The Earth on the eve of the great man’s birthday. Encompassing music from classical to contemporary folk. Cello, flute, guitar, mandolin, keyboard, voice.

Bookings and enquiries: Geoff or Suzanne ph 62277247 or

I’m so looking forward to this. I’d go for Rockstars & Royalty alone, but there’s going to be so many nice handmade things 🙂

Although Tackanalia sounds like fun too.

Inappropriate said :

With the weather looking like this:

Saturday. Fine, sunny.
Min 19. Max 39.

Will make for superb conditions for the Food and Wine Spectacular (a.k.a. meat on a stick/foreign beer day/night mentioned above) throughout the city centre, 11am-11pm. I’ll be helping out for some of the time at the Scottish Fijian Women’s Friendship Association stall near Akuna Street: champagne with strawberries and chocolate-dipped strawberries — not my thang personally, but the punters can never get enough.

Also, the Fringe Festival kicks off Friday night and runs until Saturday 14 Feb in Civic Square in front of the Canberra Theatre/City Library. Loads of free stuff EVERY night, including the Canberra Musicians Club night on Monday 9 Feb.

Heaps of other good stuff related to the Multicultural Festival here: http://www.multiculturalfestival.com.au/

Radio stuff on Artsound FM 92.7FM/90.3FM: Friday 5-7pm (The Crooked Fiddle Band playing live in the studio and chatting ahead of their Fringe gigs); Sunday 10am-midday (Simone Penkethman chatting, playing, singing ahead of Wed night album launch at the Fringe); and Sunday 7-8pm (just me and the CD library at this stage).

Monday: Trivia in the Trams at the Dickson Tradies, from 7.15pm. Free. Special subject: Yoof Culture.

Inappropriate3:32 pm 05 Feb 09

With the weather looking like this:

Saturday Fine, sunny. Min 19 Max 39
Sunday Fine, partly cloudy. Min 22 Max 38

I won’t be spending much time out doors…

Computer Fair, Southern Cross Woden Basketball Stadium, Saturday 10AM – 2:30PM. $3.00 admission, accompanied kids free.

Sydney band erase.release play at Transit Bar on Saturday night.

Holden Caulfield2:26 pm 05 Feb 09

I’m a complete goober as I’ll be at Top Gear LIVE in Sydney. 🙂

The infamous Sparrow Tour moutain bike race, which is part of the CORC club race series is on Sunday morning. Riders in the top categories will get to race a full lap of Sparrow Hill (ACT Forestry plantation, 10Km out of Queanbeyan on the Kings highway), covering virtually every bit of single track in the forest.

The couple of years have seen 200+ riders turn up for this event, including a few enthusiastic punters from Sydney!

More details on the CORC website:

and no-one, but no-one, wants to be a complete goober.

yum, s’all i can say… ; )

then i’m off out after the feast to canberra stadium for the matilda’s 4pm kick-off against the italian girls. after a 2-2 first up encounter in parramatta last week, should be all to play for.

if you don’t go to the multicultural festival on saturday, you are a complete goober

Writers Festival/Workshops – Gorman House this weekend.

Manageable Ann11:19 am 05 Feb 09

Pot Belly open mike/muso night tonight (Thursday 5th) from 9pm, get there early for a refreshing ale and great tunes.

Put your name on the blackboard and show us your special talents!!!!

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot10:01 am 05 Feb 09

This will probably be the ONLY show anyone will need to attend in Canberra this year –

Acid Mothers Guru Guru Australian Tour 2009

Mani Neumeier : drums, percussion, voice
Tsuyama Atsushi : bass, voice
Kawabata Makoto : guitar

Sunday 8th @ Basement CANBERRA

meat on a stick and foreign beer day in City Walk on Saturday.

For those not keen to brave the blazing heat though the Backyard Backanalia is holding a “Little Tackanalia” at the Dickson Pool from 2-6pm.

No smoking or booze but swimming, splashing, and the Cashews!

Les Lozenger9:06 am 05 Feb 09

The Chuffs – farewell show – Saturday night at The Potbelly with Bad Voodoo (Sydney) and Boundless.

Handmade Markets are on at Albert Hall on Saturday from 10am til 6pm. Live music on the lawns from 3pm.

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