7 August 2009

DIY Wotz on guide for the weekend of 7 August

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The weekend is a blank canvas my friends!

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

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Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Is the hockey a licensed event (ie can I drink beer in a big cup)? Serious question – couldn’t see anything on the Kuniggits website.

You sure can mate, upstairs in the bar overlooking the ice.

Simone Penkethman at the bootlegs at the Phoenix on Monday night will actually be Simone and the Soothsayers together on stage for the first time since their Circus Funhouse show for Fronge 08 – they promise to play selected old crap and maybe even something new! http://www.myspace.com/simoneandthesoothsayers

Woody Mann-Caruso2:14 pm 07 Aug 09

Is the hockey a licensed event (ie can I drink beer in a big cup)? Serious question – couldn’t see anything on the Kuniggits website.

Oh and tickets for under 12’s are only $8 (Students are $13). Makes for a good evening activity – usually finishes up around 7/7.30pm.

See http://www.canberraknights.com.au/index.html

Our local ice hockey team, The Canberra Knights, are playing at Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre on Saturday @ 5.30pm. Tickets are $15ea, and it’s a great spectator sport 🙂

Canberra Philharmonic Society12:55 pm 07 Aug 09

Canberra Philharmonic Society – We would really appreciate 6 to 8 people who can help tomorrow (Saturday) with our upcoming show, West Side Story, set construction as there are plenty of jobs and only two weeks till bump in.

Construction held at the ‘Philo Hut’ – 18 Collie Street, Fyshwick,

please email Kate Tricks at Kate.Tricks@finance.gov.au for more details.


The final Settlers Music and Dance Night
Polish Australian White Eagle Club, Turner

After eight years Settlers is bowing out, and a wake will be held tonight.
7.30pm, Friday 7 August 2009

Come along tonight and bid a rousing farewell to the dedicated band of musicians who have played for the dancers over the years.


Despair, thats wotx on.

Itchy Triggers, Friday night at The Tradies, Dickson from 9pm.

Motorsport hillclimb.

Sunday, starts about 9.30am.

Queanbeyan end of Sutton Road, beside the old Police Driver Training complex.

Free admission.

Wellington Sludge5:41 pm 06 Aug 09

Wotz On – Celluloid Edition

ANU Film group – tonight, it’s Rusty Crowe and Helen Mirren in STATE OF PLAY. Friday night, see STAR TREK followed by Viggo Mortensen in GOOD. Saturday night, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2 is followed by the classic Terry Gilliam film BRAZIL. Wednesday night we have Seth Rogen as the mall cop from hell in OBSERVE AND REPORT. All screenings start at 8pm, membership available at the door from $15, http://www.anufg.org.au

Arc – J-Noir continues tonight, Harold Pinter concludes on Saturday, new seasons on Australian Films 1968-72, Bert Haanstra and Jerry Skolimowski start over the weekend and, if you’re in the mood for Cliff Richard and jiggly bits (not Cliff Richard’s jiggly bits) then EXPRESSO BONGO will fill that need. http://www.nfsa.gov.au/whats_on/arc

And there’s a Q&A preview of BALIBO at Dendy on Tuesday night, but apparently it’s sold out.

Sunday 9th

Slow Food by the Fireside @ Fireside Festival @ Mount Majura Vineyard
Learn more about local produce and how to cook with it in a series of workshops throughout August. Each workshop matches a local producer with a local chef and what they cook gets matched to the wines. $50/ person includes wine, lunch and recipes! Bookings essential,Starts at 12.00pm.

RMB 314
Majura, ACT 2609

ContactPhone: (02) 6262 3070

Oops! Thanks, caf. I got the wrong iteration of DJ’s personas!

But here’s another:

KarismaKatz 4 piece at The Soul Bar
Host: The Soul Bar
Time: Friday, 07 August 2009 17:00
Location: Woden Town Square (near the PO)

As part of Canberräng 2009:

* “Shaken not Stirred” featuring Mike McQuaid and the Canberräng Allstars, Yarralumla Woolshed, Friday 7:30pm – Midnight, $30.

* Blamey St Big Band and Spectrum Big Band battle it out in “Spy vs Spy” at the Albert Hall, Saturday 7:30pm – 11:30pm, $40.

* DJ Gosper and the Hot Flush Blues Band play at “Mission Complete”, Old Canberra Inn, Sunday 7pm – late, FREE.

(see the web site for the full list of events)

Sunday 9 August
DJ and the KarismaKatz plus the Jumptown Swing Dancers
Old Canberra Inn, Lyneham

This is the culmination of the weekend-long “Canberrang: Festival of Swing”.

More details here: http://www.canberrang.org/

Nambucco Deliria1:01 pm 06 Aug 09

UG Beats at Transit tomorrow night has some sort of ‘rock’ theme, as opposed to the usual ‘repetitive beats’ theme.

Also Downsyde are at the same venue tonight. You’ll have to pay to get in (a tenner I believe), which is unusual, but there you go.

yay for feldons.

Skipping Girl Vinegar + Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens (duo) + Jonno Zilber tonight (thurs) at The Front in Lyneham. You might recognise Skipping Girl Vinegar’s tunes from JJJ or commercial radio, it’s a cosy night of alt-acoustic pop. doors at 7:30pm, $18 I think.

Doomsday Festival is $15 not $25 due to a reduction in the original amount of bands that were going to play .

Saw the Melbourne show last weekend and Looking Glass were amazing .

Doomsday Festival at the Basement on Saturday night:

Pod People
Looking Glass
Space Bong


Trunking symbols9:27 am 06 Aug 09

Computer Fair, Recreation Centre – Building 4 (off Ginninderra Drv) Uni of Canberra, Saturday 10AM-3PM, Admission $3.00, kids free.

The most exciting weekend of the year for quilters, the Quilt and Craft Fair starts today at Epic and runs until sunday.


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