PANTaSk – Judge

By kaydo at 1:08 pm on Monday, September 24, 2007

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Event: Tropicana 5

By lukeo at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 20, 2007

For those not going to the Majura Festival, get yourself to Tropicana 5 at the Hellenic Club (HBlock for those who are more familiar with the public service name) on Friday Night.

Details:  Friday 21st September 2007, 7:30pm.  Tickets at the door for $30.

Promises to be a night of crazy salsa, samba and all that great stuff.  For more info, check out the Hellenic Club.

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Event: Majura Festival – This weekend

By lukeo at 6:56 pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Details are a bit sketchy on this one, but the Majura Festival kicks into gear this Friday 21st September 2007 in Woolley Street Dickson.  For all you drivers out there, you better find alternate routes because the road is closed from 3pm Friday to 8pm Saturday Night.

Drumassult will be playing Friday night at 10pm after battle of the bands.

I hope to get a few more details before Friday, otherwise see you there at 10pm.

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By kaydo at 12:00 am on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It’s talk like a pirate day.

Here’s more: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

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PANTaSk: Make a creepy friend

By kaydo at 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 16, 2007

This week’s PANTaSk is something that you may have already anticipated, that is to make a new creepy friend.  I’m not suggesting wandering the bus interchange for hours on end, but instead you can buy the friend you need!

By the time you’re reading this, we’ve all missed the 16/09 4pm cutoff to actually be a part of the Floriade gnome-painting competition.  I saw the competition today, we could have won the whole thing.  Less Boony and Steve Irwin, and far more vegemite than I expected.  Regrets aside, you can still buy the creepy little terracotta gnomes around town for about $10 a piece.  If you ignore the whole Floriade link you can keep your keepy friend until the unsealed paint wears off.

Good times ahead, get there.

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Review: Wander with thousands

By kaydo at 9:27 pm on Sunday, September 16, 2007

FunRun-Floriade-2If you’re interested in such things, you may recall last week’s PANTaSk invited you to wander with thousands, and based on the turnout on the day, for once I didnt exaggerate.  Give it time.

The event began with a lazy wander down a closed Adelaide avenue towards Parliament house:

FunRun-Floriade-1You can almost see the competition amongst the competitors as they wandered and jostled for position.

FunRun-Floriade-4No, I don’t have a lot to say of any substance. It was a fun 5km walk on a kick-ass Canberra day. The roads were closed, and we had the run of the place. The walk was flat and not challenging, but it was a great new perspective of the city. That being said, our time sucked:

FunRun-Floriade-7Maybe I’ll run next year.  Was a fun event, if you didn’t give it a shot, plan to join in for 2008.  Not many things get so many Canberrans in one place.

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PANTaSk: Wander with thousands

By kaydo at 10:56 pm on Sunday, September 9, 2007

This week’s PANTaSk is a simple opportunity to wander around town with a few thousand others.  The Canberra Times Fun Run/Walk is on again this Sunday September 16th.

It’s $22 to enter in the walk, and a bit more for the run and they do take different routes.  There will be roads closed around the lake for the event, so it’s a great chance to see a different view of Canberra with a few thousand others.

Online entries appear to have closed, but you can still enter on the day.  Check the website for more details.

Get there.

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Upcoming in the CBR

By kaydo at 4:09 pm on Thursday, September 6, 2007

Our google calendar seems a bit sicker and less functional than usual.  So below is a summary of some of the exciting events in the next few weeks:

Saturday, 8 September
Gorman House Markets – 21st birthday
Gnome Painting
 

Sunday, 9 September
Festival of the Winds (Kites) @ Bondi
Wagga Lake to Lagoon Fun Run
PANTaSk
 

Monday, 10 September
Festival of the Winds (Kites) @ Bondi
 

Tuesday, 11 September
Across the great divide (Silverchair & Powderfinger)
 

Friday, 14 September
Evermore
 

Saturday, 15 September
Floriade
Mad Hatter’s Ball (8:00pm)
 

Sunday, 16 September
Canberra Times Fun Run [tix required]
Floriade
Grinspoon
PANTaSk
 

Thursday, 27 September
RMC: Beat Retreat Ceremony
 

Friday, 28 September
RMC: Beat Retreat Ceremony
 

Friday, 5 October
Regurgitator
 

Sunday, 7 October
The Lodge & Government House Open Day
 

Saturday, 13 October
24hr Australian Mountain Bike Championships
 

Sunday, 14 October
Rotary Club Scenic Cycle Tour of Canberra

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Upcoming: Floriade

By kaydo at 11:00 pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2007

There’s probably many things we could get excited about which are a tad better than a flower show.  But really, its spring in Canberra and so people go a little crazy with the sudden lack of cold.  Along with an apparently Australiana-themed Floriade brings some outstanding events for September and October.  A few highlights:

  • Frickin GNOMES.  I’ve already established that I think this idea is grand.  We entered Run DMC gnomes for the ‘Rock n Roll’ theme a few years ago.  This year is Australiana.  I predict 1000s of either Boonie or Steve Irwin.  I will enter when I can think up something a little more inspired.* 
  • Sand Sculptures.  I gather these are just a part of the overall exhibition, but I still think it’s great.  I gather it’s Canberra/National Icons made out of sand.  Inspired.
  • Learn Bonsai.  For a generation of children, they watched Karate Kid and wanted to learn the moves.  I watched it and wanted to learn bonsai.  Unfortunately I’ve killed every one of my previous attempts, and it’s still my favourite movie.  I might reconsider my Bonsai career between the 15th and 16th of September.
  • RMC Band Beat Retreat performance.  I stumbled upon this a few years back by following noise and fireworks (yes, just follow me if disaster strikes).  Perhaps this year I’ll actually attend.
  • Breakfast with the Birds @ the Botanic Gardens.  Saturdays and Sundays from 22 September – 14 October.
  • AIS Sportex Exhibition.  I’ve wanted to go to this for ages, but they’re donating part of the proceeds to charity during Floriade, PLUS they have some free sport demo days.  Sounds good.

Oh and these guys, are appearing regularly. 
Kangaroo men at the running of the sheep in Boorowa

PANTS last crossed paths with them during the Running of the Sheep a few years ago.  If you do nothing else, definately check out the crazy Kangaroo men.  They’re actually called Roo’d from Icarus and are apparently appearing on 15-16 September, 29 September – 7 October.  Gold.

* can you already guess next week’s PANTaSk?

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Proposed: Gnome Painting

By kaydo at 9:16 pm on Monday, September 3, 2007

I wish I didn’t think this was a great idea but I do.  The Rotary Club are holding a gnome painting event in the park this weekend.  Details are below.

Gnome painting

Last time Floriade got into the gnome action, we created our own little gnome-y version of Run DMC, complete with Adidas sneakers and bling.  We then went and saw the gnomes in their natural surrounds, and ours were clearly the best (aside from the very real need for some sort of sealant). 

No idea what we should do this year, but we should definately get into it.

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