Beauty and the Beast

This Week In The Can: Weekend Edit

HerCanberra Team


Every Monday for nearly five years, we’ve published This Week in The Can – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through!

That’s why we’ve introduced our Weekend Edit… Here are 10 things you shouldn’t miss!

Sex, murder and mayhem tours

sideshow alley

Sideshow’s adults-only accompaniment, replete with grim and grisly tales; not for the young or faint of heart! Exhibition ticket required.

The Sideshow Alley exhibition considers the official, personal and commercial uses made of images of Australian convicts and criminals throughout the 19th century.

Dates and times: Friday 8 January: 6.30-7.00pm Friday 15 January: 6.30-7.00pm Friday 22 January: 6.30-7.00pm Friday 29 January: 6.30-7.00pm Friday 5 February: 6.30-7.00pm Friday 12 February: 6.30-7.00pm Friday 19 February: 6.30-7.00pm Friday 26 February: 6.30-7.00pm.

Book your tickets here now. National Portrait Gallery, Parkes.

Bill (PG) Film Screening

bill movie

What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream in this first feature film from the team behind the hit TV series Horrible Histories.

From 7-13 January at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Thurs – Sat: 12pm, 2:30pm & 7:30pm Sun – Wed: 12pm & 2:30pm, all tickets $10. Book yours here.

Portobello Road at the Old Bus Depot Markets


This Sunday 10th January the Old Bus Depot Markets will reopen in 2016 with a favourite event – Portobello Road.

Why visit? To fossick through an eclectic mix of quirky and interesting treasures. The fun is in the hunt as you never know what you might find amongst the stalls.

Stallholders and items you’ll find: Rummage through a stack of old suitcases, funky lamp shades, tea cups and saucers and ceramic and glass flying ducks to decorate your home. Retro decorative art blends with antique jewellery, china and art glass, silver, linens and restored pieces.

Sunday 10 January Old Bus Depot Markets from 10am-4pm, Wentworth Avenue, the Kingston Foreshore.

Summernats 29


The annual Street Machine Summernats Car Festival is Australia’s biggest horse power party where over 2000 elite street machines descend on Canberra. Coming from around the world, entrants display to a crowd of over 100,000 people.

Summernats 29 delivers almost four days of high octane action including the City Cruise, the crowning of the Street Machine Summernats Grand Champion, Dyno Dynamic’s Horsepower Heroes, Federal Tyres Miss Summernats competition, and the world’s biggest burnout competition, the Liqui-Moly Burnout Masters.

An all-star concert line-up includes You Am I on Thursday, Seth Sentry on Friday, and the iconic Hoodoo Gurus on Saturday night.

Thursday 7 to Thursday 10 January at Exhibition Park in Mitchell. Thursday: 11am-11.30pm, Friday: 8.30am-12am, Saturday: 8.30am-1am, Sunday: 8.30am-6pm. Purchase tickets here.

Ickle Pickle Productions presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, and featuring all of the wonderful songs. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice’s daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle ultimately tames the Beast and he transforms into a handsome Prince.

Suitable for all ages, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is perfect school holiday entertainment! Tickets available from via the website or 02 6275 2700. Adults $30, Concession $25, Family/Group of 4 $100

Show times at Belconnen Theatre: Friday 8th – 7pm, Saturday 9th – 2pm, Thursday 14th – 2pm, Friday 15th – 11am + 7pm, Saturday 16th – 2pm, Sunday 17th – 2pm, Tuesday 19th – 7pm, Wednesday 20th – 2pm, Thursday 21st – 11am, Friday 22nd – 11am + 7pm, Saturday 23rd – 2pm.

Commemorative late-night openings at the Australian War Memorial

war memorial

See the Memorial in a different light during late-night openings of the Commemorative Area throughout January 2016. Volunteer guides will offer insights into the space and the stories of those listed on the Roll of Honour.

Listen to the recorded voices of Australian schoolchildren reciting the names of the men and women who died serving our nation during the First World War. As the sun sets visitors can watch as names from the First World War Roll of Honour are projected onto the dome above the Memorial’s Hall of Memory.

Fridays and Saturdays 7.30 pm – 10 pm from 1-30 January 2016 at the Australian National War Memorial.

Behind the Lines 2015: The year’s best political cartoons

David Pope. Canberra Times, 8 January 2015

David Pope. Canberra Times, 8 January 2015

Behind the Lines 2015: The year’s best political cartoons celebrates the role of political cartoonists in Australia and highlights the power that their drawings have in contributing to our daily political and social discourse.

With a selection of 80 cartoons from 39 cartoonists, this year’s exhibition displays some of Australia’s most controversial cartoons that test the boundaries of free speech and the freedom of the press.

Until 25 November 2016, Daily 9am – 5pm at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House. Click here for more information.

Film time at the National Portrait Gallery 


Head to the National Portrait Gallery this Summer and watch a film and create your own visual response.

All materials provided. All abilities and ages welcome. All children must be accompanied.

Limited spaces, bookings required. This week it’s Frankenweenie PG (2012) this Saturday 9 January at 3.00pm

At the National Portrait Gallery, Parkes. Saturday 9 and 16 January 2016. Book here.


a baker

A previous Eat Street Menu

A wonderment to the senses. Set in the Old Oak Tree Courtyard and serving up aromatic street food to craft beers, enchanting sights and sounds of live performers, A. BAKER plays host to Canberra’s most interactive street style experience. 

Every Friday from 6pm throughout Summer, entry is free. Food from $11.00. Beverages from $6.00. Visit the website for more information.

A. BAKER Old Oak Tree Courtyard, NewActon Pavilion, 15 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra. 

Magnified: 12 years of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

waterhouse art prize

Celebrate 12 years of The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize at the National Archives this summer. Enjoy incredible prize-winning artworks exhibited alongside inspiring historical content from the collections of the National Archives of Australia and the South Australian Museum.

A partnership exhibition developed and curated by the National Archives of Australia and South Australian Museum.

Open daily 9am-5pm, except Christmas Day and Good Friday until 28 March 2016 at National Archives of Australia. Free entry.


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