Event: AFL – Melb vs Syd

By lukeo at 1:10 pm on Sunday, August 5, 2007

AFL comes to Canberra.  For those who like the short shorts code of football, get yourself down to Manuka Oval on Sunday 5th of August to see Melbourne face off against Sydney.  Game starts at 1:10pm.

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Review: Ice-capades in the CBR

By kaydo at 9:49 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2007

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Some of the PANTS crew took a quick trip down to Winter Wonderland over the weekend. The idea of a giant tent of wintery goodness promised much, however it was a little lame. That being said, I still loved every second of it (lucky, because it cost $18).

Here’s the lowdown. The giant tent contains mostly an empty void. Other features: food (a la the show), rides (also show like), crazy lighting, a stage with no apparent purpose, an inflated snowman which is easily as tall as the tent itself, and computer games. Odd.

The cool bits?

A snowball shooting zone:
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A tiny skating rink:
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Pink skates!
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It’s clearly targeted at children a little younger than me, and some of the execution is lacking, but its still pretty fantastic that Canberra has something like this to celebrate an otherwise cold and lifeless winter. It’s $18 and only about two hours committment, but it’s really great juvenile fun. I hope this becomes an annual feature, but for that to happen it no doubt needs some support. Get there.

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Visages verts

By kaydo at 8:16 pm on Thursday, July 5, 2007

Green Faces is back at the Irish Club. If you don’t have geliophobia (i.e. a fear of laughter), then this should be the place for you.

You’ll see a few of the select weeks appear on the PANTS calendar, but the full schedule is:

  • Tahir (05 Jul 07)
  • Greg Fleet (12 Jul 07)
  • Steady Eddy (19 Jul 07)
  • Wil Anderson (26 Jul 07)
  • Mick Meredith (02 Aug 07)
  • Frank Woodley (09 Aug 07)
  • Tom Gleeson (23 Aug 07)
  • Simon Palamares (30 Aug 07)
  • Dave Grant (06 Sep 07)
  • ‘Best Of’ (13 Sep 07)
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Little Birdy @ the venue THIS WEEK

By kaydo at 9:00 pm on Monday, June 4, 2007

11th hour update, but constantly cool. Little Birdy are playing at the venue in Erindale on Wednesday June 6th. If you missed them at the ANU recently, or if you’ve seen them in alarming rotation on late night tv from their ‘live at the chapel’ appearance, you’ll want to get down to the southside. The venue website also allows you to purchase tickets online, so get there.

The upcoming list of gigs is also on the venue site, so check it out for some more highlights. (nope, I don’t feel the need to link to them a third time in one post)

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Event: Warren Miller’s Off The Grind

By lukeo at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2007

ITS BACK!!!  The moment, that starts the winter of skiing.  The Warren Miller Movie.

National Gallery of Australia, Thursday 31st May through Saturday 2nd of June.  Tickets from http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=WARRENMI07&searchId=e279a880-708c-49eb-a961-52af0e920138

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Handball is a sport. Come see.

By kaydo at 10:54 am on Monday, May 21, 2007

The folks at ACT Handball (the olympic kind, not the playground kind) are setting up some “Come & Try Sessions” in the next few days. If you’re interested in checking out the sport, or maybe pegging a smallish ball towards a goal (as opposed to at someone a la dodgeball) then check it out…

May 22nd and May 29th
Venue: Woden Basketball Stadium
Time: 1930 – 2100
Cost: $6

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Event/Review: Whats Next on the Postcode Pub Crawl!

By lukeo at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 5, 2007

It has been a very very busy time at PANTS of late. Ice-Hockey, Bundanoon, ANZAC Day, PANTS Postcode Pub Crawl, African Drumming, Uni Pub and more!!!!
I am tired even thinking about it!
There was a lot of interest in the PANTS Postcode Pub Crawl and the good news is we have knocked off a few postcodes, but much more fun to be had. Threeze, you have not missed the fun!!!

Whats Next:
The next instalment will be on Thursday 10th May:
7:00pm – Lighthouse (aka sails), Belconnen
After that 8:30pm? – UC Bar
How to Recognise US: We will be in possession of the official PANTS Postcode Pubcrawl Book as pictured here.

Status/Review:
After a slow start to the Pub Crawl, it was clearly evident that my 45 minute timeslots were a bit to ambitious for us, as by the time we hit the third pub we were already 2hours behind schedule.
So moving forward, we will be trying to knock off at least 2 pubs per week, and if possible 3.

Postcodes Complete:

2600 - OPH I have not been to OPH since the summer, and what a suprise to find it very very quite. As you would expect from OPH, a very relaxed atmosphere with cheap drinks. Can’t wait for spring, where this will make it back on to my regular watering holes. The only problem was the ‘DJ’ got a bit to excited while mixing a jazz tune.

2601 – Casino Canberra (Photo misplaced)
Two-Up on ANZAC Day. Was a frenzy of fun. ‘Head em Up’ rang out across the room. Great fun, lost some money and my voice while yelling.

2603 - My Cafe, Manuka Good food, cold beer and some rain is what met us at Manuka. A PANTS regular favourite.

2604 0 Belgian Beer Cafe, Kingston This is where the action was cranking up. X!mon enjoyed a mini yard while I forced Kaydo to reach out for a beer she had never tasted before. Unfortunately it was a bad choice of beer on my part 🙂
Beer is good if you get the right one, but take some money. A round will set you back a weeks pay!

2612 - Debacle, Braddon Another PANTS regular favourites. Great range of beers, great food, great place, great… etc. My choice of beverage is the Czech that comes in a 500ml stein.

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tap tap…

By kaydo at 11:24 pm on Friday, April 27, 2007

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A series of West African Drumming Classes will be starting on Tuesday 1st May and will run for 10 weeks. If you caught our post about our West African drumming experience, you’ll know that it’s a pretty kick-ass high energy activity. Join LukeO in diving head-first into drumming lessons now.

More info from www.drumeffect.com.au

Update: Revised Dates – LukeO

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Event: Rhyme Intervention at ANU

By lukeo at 4:28 pm on Friday, April 27, 2007

Canberra’s biggest Hip Hop charity event will be held on Saturday 19th May from 3pm – 12am at ANU Bar.
All profits of the event will be going to the ACT Cancer Council. So get there in support.

Some Specifics:
$25 at the door with the official after party to be held at Transit Bar.
There will be 2 stages with a total of 24 acts.


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Review: Balloon Fiesta

By kaydo at 10:14 pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2007

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Some of the PANTS crew put in an appearance at the Night Time part of the Canberra Balloon Fiesta. The above photo is my attempt to demonstrate my serious need for a tripod and the pretty pretty lights. I’ll let you be the judge.

Anyway, it was completely the place to be if you had a child in a stroller. It never occurred to me that this would be a wholesome family event. So be it. Wading through thousands of tiny children with blue light sabres we found ourselves a spot directly across from what turned out to be a sherrin football. Yes! A football full of air! (actually rather cool).

The whole shindig began, for us at least, with some skydivers landing in the middle of Manuka Oval. Then they began to fill the balloons on the oval which were somewhat dramatically tethered. Cue the music and the lighting of balloons in time. Classy stuff.

Verdict was that it was a pretty cool spectacle, and certainly worth going to next year if you didn’t make it down there for the 2007 spectacular. Its far easier to rock up at night than pre-dawn. I might go back to the parliament house lawns next year, I’ve got about a year to work up to the ridiculously early call time.

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