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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! Also make sure to tune in to Mix 106.3 at 8.20am this Saturday morning to hear HerCanberra’s founder Amanda Whitley chatting with Cam about this weekend’s top picks!


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Oysters. Love ‘em or hate ‘em. For those that love ‘em come along to this workshop and honour the mollusc with us. Participants will start the day by making their own handmade oyster shucker with Alison Jackson, a Canberra-based gold and silversmith.

Monster kitchen and bar head chef Dan Flatt, will teach participants how to make a number of dressings designed to bring out an oyster’s delicate flavour. Then, Steve Feletti from Moonlight Flat Oysters (cultivators of the famous Clair de Lune) will show participants how to shuck like a pro.

The workshop includes plenty of oyster tasting and a light lunch prepared by Monster kitchen and bar.

Happening Saturday 2 April from 9am until 2.30pm at Hotel Hotel, 25 Edinburgh Avenue NewActon. See the website for more information:


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Canberrans are invited to dig up the past and re-explore their region at this year’s Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. Supported by the ACT Government, this year’s festival theme Discovery and Rediscoveries.

With ghost trains, torchlight tours, cycling events, open days and historical re-enactments all around Canberra and the surrounding region, there’s something for every age and stage!

It’s on from Saturday 2 April until Monday 18 April at various locations across Canberra. Event costs vary. Visit for all the details!


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Fasten your seatbelt for the Canberra Airport Open Day! See planes of all shapes and sizes, exciting aerobatic displays, plus loads of fun for the whole family. Climb aboard aircraft from Qantas, QantasLink, Virgin Australia, and RAAF, or take a step back in time with a display from the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

There is something for everyone including children’s rides, great food and entertainment for the whole family.

Held on Sunday 3 April at Brindabella Business Park. Entry is free. For more information, visit


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Get along to The Loft Bar & Grill during March for their Let’s Do Dinner set menu special. With a fresh new menu each week, select from the two featured entrees & two mains each with a perfectly matched glass of wine.

Dinner is $49pp and bookings can be made from Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm. To book a table contact us The Loft on 6247 733023.


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Violence rumbles through the streets, with two families at war. From such angry beginnings flame the fire of passion and forbidden love.

From the first intimate blush to the tragic finale, Romeo And Juliet is a story for all ages. A tale of a chance meeting, love at first sight, the passion of youth, and old family feuds spilling blood.

In a city divided by anger and from rival families, Romeo and Juliet come together in a dangerous union of love. Beautiful and intimate, Romeo And Juliet will be directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans, who will breathe new life into one of the greatest love story’s ever told.

Visually stunning in its nod to the layers of storytelling and the history of the play, it will feature a talented cast, including Alex Williams (Underground:The Julian Assange Story, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart) as Romeo, and Kelli Paterniti (As You Like It) as Juliet.

Showing from Friday 1 April until Saturday 9 April at Canberra Theatre Centre. For more information and the purchase tickets see the website


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This series of talks has been designed for you to discover something different by exploring culture and identity through the lens of sportspeople who engage in unconventional sports.

This Sunday, join Daniel Savage, Canberra-based artist and wheelchair rugby player.

Held on Saturday 3 April at the National Portrait Gallery. Entry is free. For more information, visit


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Canberra Choral Society brings 400 years of English Choral Music to Ainslie for its first performance at the refurbished arts precinct. A beautiful program featuring swans, souls, bluebirds, Bedlam, an impassioned prayer and one of the most beautiful masses ever written.

It will include movements of Byrd’s Mass for five voices, Britten’s Missa Brevis, works by Parry, Elgar, Stanford, Vaughan Williams and Holst, and England’s greatest composer, Henry Purcell. Conducted by CCS Artistic Director Tobias Cole, with the CCS Chorus, Vocal Envy and Organist Samuel Giddy.

Held from Saturday 2 April to Sunday 3 April at the Ainslie Arts Centre. For tickets visit or


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Operation Blackhawk is seven kilometres of military themed obstacles of mud, mud and more mud! Do something different on your next visit to Canberra and complete the course with friends or family.

Think mud, trenches, walls, tunnels, water and barbed wire. Think yelling, laughing and fun with friends. Slip on the camos, clip on the webbing and slap on the camo cream… this is like no other mud and obstacle event on earth… these are Special Forces obstacles on steroids.

Proudly supporting Autism Spectrum Australia.

Held from Saturday 2 April to Sunday 3 April at Paintball Sports ACT. For entry details contact the venue on 0420 615 547 or visit


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Challenge yourself by walking 10 to 29, or even 42 kilometres during the Canberra Walking Festival weekend. Enjoy a walk along the Centenary Trail on Saturday. On Sunday, walk around Lake Burley Griffin. Start your walk at the appointed time (7am) at the Control Centre in Barton and return by 4pm. Participants may walk one or both days.

A non-competitive event, the 25th Canberra Two Day Walk is open to walkers of all ages.

Saturday 2 April to Sunday 3 April at Charles Sturt University. Adult entry is $25. For tickets and more information visit the Canberra Two-Day Walk Association website.


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Peace Works, a community writing project, is calling for contributions to a publication about the battlefront and home front during World War I. This master class will assist you to prepare submissions for the November deadline. Funded by an Anzac Centenary Local Grant.

The master class if free but bookings are required and can be made here:

On Saturday 2 April from 9am–1pm at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes

Visit the website for more information


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