Weekend actionovich

By lukeo at 5:05 pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2007

We are back with the fun!
After some sickness, a few overseas trips and some landscaping, we are all back on board for fun this weekend.
Friday night is where it is at this weekend with Warren Millers flick. If you have not got your tickets, you can’t say you were not warned. Still might be time, so get on to Ticketek. If you do have tickets, meet us in the NGS lobby at 6:15 and join us for food and beverages after.

This weekend also holds the Rally of Canberra, which is a fine way to spend a free day. It gets dusty, so best not to wear anything white.

If you are after something completely different, Sunday at Glebe Park is the venue for the Traditional German Lantern Walk. Kicks off at 6pm. Find further details in our calendar.

If you have any other event that we have missed coming up, please shoot us an email.

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Check it Out – African Drumming by Drum Effect

By lukeo at 12:23 pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

You may have seen on previous posts that we at PANTS have been getting into some african drumming. I am currently involved in a 10 week drumming course and I am loving it.
If you are not familiar with African Drumming and what to check it out before any committment, then check out Drum Effect playing at the Kingston Markets this Sunday.

Drum Effect
Sunday, 27 May 2007
11:00am – 1:00pm
Kingston Markets

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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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Want to learn to Curl?

By kaydo at 9:59 pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Last May some PANTSters took a trip to Bendigo for 9 hours of non-stop hilarity that was curling. Now is your chance to join the fun, rather than hijacking a competitive tournament like we did. It’s more than just running in slipperly sneakers along an ice rink, there’s sweeping, yelling and lots of friendly sledging. Gold.

From the Victorian Curling Association (which PANTS hold a membership):

The Victorian Curling Association has secured the services of Sharon Delver who is the Regional Coach of the Okanagan Training Centre in British Columbia, Canada. Sharon offers consultations for teams and coaches and at high performance camps, as well as providing services to clubs.

There are coaching clinics to be held in Bendigo on the Tuesday (22nd), Wednesday (23rd) and Thursday (24th) of May at the Bendigo ice rink.

If you are interested in attending please contact us for the paperwork or contact Janet Cobden on 5441 1519 or janet@farmdesign.com.au

Yay for crazy winter sports and many many canadians.

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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.

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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Weekend actionovich

By kaydo at 11:14 pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Looking for fun?

Saturday eve is where it’s at. Begin with a quick trip to see the Canberra Knights at the ice hockey from 5pm, then head over to the Best of Backyard Backanalia at Gorman house from 7pm. Good times.

Also, if you haven’t got your ticket yet to Warren Miller’s flick, check out Ticketek now. It’s only a month away!

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Review: Uni Pub

By kaydo at 11:12 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Uni_Pub 19-04-2007 9-08-16 PM

If you followed some of our earlier posts here and here, you’ll know that we made a recent journey to the newish Uni Pub to check out what they had to offer. The answer is four and a bit floors of fun. The basic rundown is a ground floor pub, followed by a bistro (with a cook your own steak type deal), a pool hall, an ‘executive’ bar (seriously!) and night club. Word on the street is that its owned by the same folks at the Civic Pub and the Kingo, so it’s a little along those lines but a bit cooler and less colonial inspiration. The downstairs pub is where I think I’d spend most time, the bar is big, reasonably well stocked for beer and its large and the staff are friendly. The bistro is a bit much work for me, but if you like the equivalent stuff at Civic Pub this one will probably suit you also. Unfortunately the executive bar and nightclub were closed when we were there, but I imagine they look precisely the same as every other floor, though with different lighting (assuming the floors we saw were anything to go on).

Overall, it’s cool that Canberra finally has a mega pub (no Mooseheads has never counted), and it’s much more likely a Sydney or Melbourne pub downstairs.

I know from applying a degree of rocket science that a number of you have found our site searching for the Uni Pub. In an attempt to actually provide useful information, I’ve included a link to the google map of the location. It’s on the corner of University Avenue and London Circuit, just across from the Police Station. If they have a website, let us know and we’ll provide appropriate links.

Verdict: Go there. This will be a PANTS regular location. We rate it. If you go there, let us know, we like fun.

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Event: Bundanoon is Brigadoon

By lukeo at 12:00 am on Saturday, April 28, 2007

What the?  You must go, just to find out what the hell goes on at a Brigadoon.  Head to Bundanoon on April 28 to find out.  From all accounts it is very popular, so get there early.  More information at http://www.highlandsnsw.com.au/brigadoon/

PANTS is attending.

Update 28/04: Proper information will be added later, but check out the caber toss:

PANTSBundanoon 28-04-2007 1-00-53
The Caber Toss – Step 1. Approach the log.

PANTSBundanoon 28-04-2007 1-00-59 PM
The Caber Toss – Step 2. Befriend the log.

PANTSBundanoon 28-04-2007 1-01-01 PM
The Caber Toss – Step 3. Lift the log.

PANTSBundanoon 28-04-2007 1-01-17 PM
The Caber Toss – Step 4. Flip the log.

PANTSBundanoon 28-04-2007 1-01-23 PM
The Caber Toss – Step 5. Defeated, post caber-tossing


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Announced: Triple P Crawl

By lukeo at 10:01 am on Thursday, April 26, 2007

PANTS Postcode Pubcrawl

The Challenge: Drink a beer at an establishment in each of Canberra’s postcodes (32 of them!)
The Date: Starting Wednesday for the week while Simon is back in Canberra
The Route: Full details for each day are to be determined.
Friday Night 27/04 Route:

6:45pm – Old Parliament House (Meeting Place: We will have some PANTS signs with us, so keep a look out)
7:30pm – My Cafe including food – Manuka
8:30pm – Belgian Beer Cafe – Kingston
9:15pm – Stockmans in Curtin
10:00pm – Contented Soul in Woden
10:45pm – Irish Club in Weston Creek
11:30pm – Mawson Club

The Rules:

  • All postcodes must be visited once before the end of the week (deadline midnight 29/04);
  • An alcoholic beverage must be consumed by one or more participating PANTSters at each location;
  • First we seek a pub, then a cafe, then a restaurant, then a club and if none exist then we bring our own;
  • Photographic evidence is required;
  • All stupid or impractical suggestions will be seriously considered.

The current list of postcodes, suburbs and proposed pubs is online here.

Send an email to us if you are interested, or put your own team together and we will arrange a meeting place. If you know anyone at Jervis Bay, please let us know!

Of course, if you can recommend a favourite establishment in your postcode, please let us know also. Email us or throw a suggestion in the comments.

UPDATED 23/04 to add the proposed rules and pubs list, and to point out we don’t mean 32 drinks in one night. We don’t like danger that much – kaydo

UPDATED 26/04 to add the route for friday. Kaydo is working on a twitter solution so that we can SMS our location along the way – LukeO

UPDATED 26/04 to bump the post to the top of the list – kaydo

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buttons o fun

By kaydo at 11:58 pm on Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I’ve seen posters around town advertising this, but I didn’t trust it was true until I saw it on the interweb. Sounds like the makings of a cool event, and thanks to Ximon’s brilliant research, we have the details:

    Push Your Buttons
    24 April – 5 May
    Ten Canberra artists address the theme Politics
    and Pop through the miniature but multiple
    format of the buttonbadge.
    On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th a free workshop
    will offer members of the public the chance to
    design and produce their very own badges. A
    selection of these will be displayed during the
    second week of the exhibition. This project is
    suppor ted by the ACT Government through
    artsACT funding.

    Opening 6pm Tuesday 24 April

Shamelessly lifted from the ANU School of Art website which has more info.

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