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DIY Wotz-On Guide weekend of 20-22 Nov

By RiotPost 21 November 2009 30

[First filed: Nov 19, 2009 @ 7:07]

Once again the weekend is almost upon us, and some would say not soon enough.

Which means it’s also time for you, our loyal and enthusiastic readership, to stretch those typing fingers and get tapping in the COMMENTS to let us and all your fellow readers know what are the interesting and awesome events and activities on this weekend.


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gordo13 4:26 pm 20 Nov 09

If you’re going to the Trackside Festival tomorrow, make an effort to get there by 11am.

Canberra’s very own Hoodlum Shouts have been given the homour of kicking off the festival. Awarded the spot as part of Triple J’s unearthed competition, the band will set your pants on fire with their unique brand of infectious rock.

Let the Hoodlum Shouts help you knock the top off your first beer of the day.

Get out there and support local music y’all!

Nambucco Deliria 3:25 pm 20 Nov 09

Jim Jones said :

Pommy bastard said :

Pommy bastard 2:14 pm 20 Nov 09

No worries Jim, it would have been company for me on the journey,so I wasn’t being totally altruistic. (Oh, and I’m going up on Saturday, coming back on Sunday, was what I should have said!)

I’ll be taking my pocket camera, not the Canon, if I get any good snaps I’ll send you a link.

Jim Jones 1:50 pm 20 Nov 09

Pommy bastard said :

RatsNest 12:49 pm 20 Nov 09

National Welcome Home Parade for Iraq war Veterans
2pm Saturday ANZAC parade ending at the War Memorial.
Includes a F18 flyover at about 3pm

From the Defence media release:
More than 300 current and former ADF veterans and Defence civilians who have served on Operation CATALYST in Iraq from July 2003 to July 2009.

The welcome home parade will mark the conclusion of Operation CATALYST and will recognise the contribution of ADF and Defence personnel to the stabilisation and rehabilitation of Iraq.

The parade will feature Australia’s Federation Guard, the Band of the Royal Military College of Australia and the Royal Australian Navy Band, marching from Anzac Parade onto the Memorial’s Parade Ground. They will be followed by Navy, Army and Air Force contingents, Defence civilians and ex-ADF members in a march-past.

Pommy bastard 12:08 pm 20 Nov 09
Lilli 10:18 am 20 Nov 09

Michele – thanks for the comment! I might even be tempted to attend now 🙂

Jim Jones 9:10 am 20 Nov 09

Pommy bastard said :

I don’t know if you’re taking the mickey or not there Jim, but I’ll take it at face value.

Every metalhead worth his/her salt should at least know of Budgie through their influence on the NWOBHM (if not through Metallica covers of Breadfan and Crash Course in Brain Surgery – back when Metallica were an actual heavy metal band).

Michele the Celebrant 11:24 pm 19 Nov 09

Lilli said :

Trackside Festival (back for its third year)
Saturday 21/11/09 @ Thoroughbred Park (11am – 11pm)

Line Up:
Hilltop Hoods
Karnivool + Midnight Juggernauts
The Mess Hall + Parkway Drive + Drapht
Miami Horror (live) + Tame Impala + After The Fall
The Basics + Cut Off Your Hands + Cassette Kids
Calling All Cars + The Galvatrons
Low Budget + Hercules In NY
Purple Sneakers DJS – PHDJ, Ben Lucid and M.I.T
Triple J Unearthed Winner

Not sure if tickets are still available (more than likely not) but see http://www.myspace.com/tracksidefestival for more info.

My son bought a Trackside ticket today from Landspeed Records in Garema Place. There’ll be plenty of tickets at the gate on Saturday he found out. Looks like a great day out for him and his mates.

pmm 10:22 pm 19 Nov 09

Great SHOPPING EVENT from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd at THE GOOD GUYS in Tuggeranong to raise funds for the Vinnies Night Patrol Van.

There will be great discounts across the store, and a percentage of profits will go to Vinnies.

There will also be a CELEBRITY APPEARANCE by star of Prime’s BEAUTY AND THE GEEK, and Night Patrol volunteer, PAUL AMORES on Friday night and Saturday morning!!

The Vinnies Night Patrol is a service that provides a mobile outreach service offering refreshments and friendly faces to people on the streets at various hours of the night. It is a service which engages with people by offering friendship, support, and compassion.

The weekend is a great opportunity get your Christmas gifts from the Good Guys in Tuggeranong, and support a fantastic cause at the same time.

Visit http://www.vinnies.org.au/shop-for-our-streets-act for more info.

anonymous gungahlian 6:39 pm 19 Nov 09

The Harrison School Fair will be on!
Saturday 21st November, 3PM – 7PM.
This year’s Fair will be Huge!!! Proudly supported by Westpac Gungahlin plus lots of other local businesses.
As well as all the favourites from last year, there will also be: An International Food Court, the RAAF Hot Air Balloon, Artillery Field Gun, Naval Display, Reptile Display, SRC Sideshow Alley, Rides including The Super-Slide, Monster Raffle, Chocolate Trailer and a Cake Stall (where I will be helping) with lots of yummy homemade cakes and treats.
= ) See you there.

Pommy bastard 6:28 pm 19 Nov 09

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot said :

Jim Jones said :

Earth (legendary Melbourne metal band)

They can’t be too legendary if they share a name with what is already the legendary American band led by Dylan Carlson.

Also the name Black Sabbath used before their more famous incarnation

cranky 5:09 pm 19 Nov 09

Marques in the Park, Patrick White Lawns @ The National Library. Sunday 10 to 3pm.

Pommy bastard 4:22 pm 19 Nov 09

Jim Jones said :

OMFG. Budgie. That’s so awesome it’s beyond words.

I don’t know if you’re taking the mickey or not there Jim, but I’ll take it at face value. I’m surprised anyone outside of the UK has heard of them to be frank. Burke Shelley is the only original member left, Budgie has been Burke plus others since it’s inception though. A “lame to fame” of mine is that my mate Pete Boot was their drummer for a couple of albums, (notabley “In for the Kill”, which I rate their best.)

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 4:18 pm 19 Nov 09

Jim Jones said :

Earth (legendary Melbourne metal band)

They can’t be too legendary if they share a name with what is already the legendary American band led by Dylan Carlson.

KandyA 4:14 pm 19 Nov 09

Henry Padovani
The first guitarist of the band “The Police”
Thursday 19 November, 8.15pm
http://www.afcanberra.com.au/
Cost: $35 members – $45 Non members includes:
A glass of Beaujolais and French fine charcuterie

played in, lived the UK Punk explosion of the 70s
something special! – saw his docco last night at the Dendy, a rare priveledge to meet a scenester from this pivotal punk pop period.

pfn 3:45 pm 19 Nov 09

7:30pm Saturday at Llewellyn Hall – as heard on ABC 666 and fresh from the Moruya Jazz Festival, the Strange Weather Gospel Choir performs their most frequently requested songs. Special guests are the unbeatable John Mackey Saxessions and Canberra’s new African drumming ensemble Tanamasi. Unbeatable jazz, African drumming and pure fun. Tickets selling fast through Ticketek on 132 849. Tickets available at the door. Child, family, group discount and concession prices available.

glenroiheights 3:16 pm 19 Nov 09

the rundown for that Old Parliment House show is as follows (for Thumper and other interested readers- hello!)

Friday 20 Nov
5 – 6pm DJ
6 – 6:45 Old Ace
6:45 – 7:30 DJ
7:30 – 8:15 Waterford
8:15 – close DJ

I expect that the as-yet unnamed DJ/s will be super awesome.

wishuwell 2:54 pm 19 Nov 09

We will be melting the ice away at Waves. I’m sure they will be Impeckable. Not my fav lineup but hey could be last chance.

emd 2:13 pm 19 Nov 09

Music For Everyone presents
NED KELLY
A musical for children and their families

Ainslie Arts Centre Elouera St Braddon

Bushrangers in Braddon! Music For Everyone presents Ned Kelly, an original
musical written specifically for children to perform to children. This show
is a thoughtful retelling for young audiences of an iconic Australian story,
with an outstanding musical score. The young performers aged 7-11 years
from Music For Everyone’s Act Up Sing Out Junior Music Theatre Program are
directed by Dianna Nixon, with assistant director Vanessa Nimmo. The
performance is 40-45 minutes long with no interval. Ideal for families, a
great end-of year activity for primary schools.

FAMILY SHOWS:
Sunday 22 November 3pm
Monday 23 November 6pm
All tickets $4 No bookings: tickets at the door only

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