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This Week In The Can: Weekend Edit

HerCanberra Team

10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN CANBERRA!

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 this Saturday morning to hear HerCanberra’s founder Amanda Whitley co-hosting Cam’s Breakfast Show!

THE FORAGE

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The Forage is a showcase of street food (and other food products) by our local Canberra cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. Our mission is to give our local businesses (established and new) an opportunity to get creative and showcase and feed our community in a festival style environment.

Bringing everyone together in one location, this gives our Canberra community an opportunity to sample what is happening in our city. For our vendors, it gives them a platform to engage with the public and encourage follow on trade. It’s all about feeding back into our local businesses!

This street style food and entertainment event is run seasonally (four times a year) and is a one of a kind in Canberra. The Forage has a strong commitment to delivering a high quality entertainment program, giving our local musicians/dancers/models exposure and the opportunity to move and groove in front of a live audience.

On this Saturday 9 April from 2-7pm at Little National, 21 National Circuit, Barton. Entry is free. For more information visit: theforage.com.au

FIX AND MAKE: THE ART OF KINTSUGI

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What is Kintsugi you ask? A way to repair broken dreams, they answer. If you have ever broken a treasured ceramic object this workshop is for you. Learn the art of Kintsugi – a Japanese technique for repairing smashed or chipped pottery where the damage is celebrated as a part of the object’s history rather than disguised.

Bring along broken items from home to work on and repair using a Kintsugi kit created by ceramicist, Naomi Taplin.

Happening this Saturday 9 April at Hotel Hotel from 9am until 12pm. See the website for more information and to purchase tickets: hotel-hotel.com.au/fixandmake/events/the-art-of-kintsugi

CANBERRA AND REGION HERITAGE FESTIVAL 

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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 until Monday 18 April at various locations across Canberra. Event costs vary. Visit www.act.gov.au/heritagefestival for all the details!

ROLLER DERBY 

Black 'n' Blue Belles v Red Bellied Black Hearts. Photographer: Brett Sargeant, D-eye Photography

Black ‘n’ Blue Belles v Red Bellied Black Hearts. Photographer: Brett Sargeant, D-eye Photography

Canberra is chilling down but the roller derby action is only getting hotter: Varsity Derby League’s DisHonour Rollers are heading for a fierce match against friendly rivals Canberra Roller Derby League’s Vice City Betamax.

The teams last met in a close match in 2015’s Eastern Region Roller Derby Smackdown with the DisHonour Rollers defeating Vice City Betamax 159-140.

On Saturday 9 April, doors open at 6.30 pm, start 7 pm at the Southern Cross Basketball Stadium, Tuggeranong.

Tickets $10 + booking fee online via varsityderbyleague.com or $10 at the door. Children under 12 free with paying adult.

TUNING IN: ABC TV 1964-76

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Gather round the telly and bask in the glow of vintage ABC. From Play School to raunchy romps, see Australian life reflected on screen in Tuning IN: ABC TV 1964-76.

From the National Archives of Australia audiovisual collection

Starting Friday 8 April and running until 15 May, open daily from 9am – 5pm at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Entry is free. For more information visit: www.naa.gov.au/visit-us/exhibitions/index.aspx

JO CASE IN CONVERSATION WITH MELINDA SMITH

BOOMER & ME: JO CASE AND MELINDA SMITH

Memoirist Jo Case talks with poet Melinda Smith about what an Aspergers diagnosis meant for her child, herself and her understanding of the workings of her own family.
On Sunday April 10 from  3.30pm – 4.30pm at Muse Canberra, inside the East Hotel, 68 Canberra Avenue, Kingston. See the website for more details www.musecanberra.com.au

CANBERRA DISTRICT WINE WEEK

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The 2016 season has been warm and early this year so celebrate the end of harvest with the Canberra District Wine Week. There’s a variety of dinners, cellar door opportunities and celebrations happening across the Canberra Wine Region this week with many opportunities to be one of the first to taste the 2016 harvest.

Happening from Monday 4 April across various locations. For more information visit: www.canberrawines.com.au

WESTSIDE VILLAGE MARKETS RELAUNCH

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The Westside Village Markets will relaunch on Sunday 10th April at 11am. Spend your day strolling through the revamped market at Westside Village, there is no market in Canberra like it!

Set amongst the pop-up shipping container village, at Acton Park, with beautiful views of Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin. There will be a jumping castle for the kids along with live music. Stalls including, fresh seafood, fruit & vegetables, clothing, books, handmade products and much more.

Happening this Sunday April 10, 11am – 4pm at Westside Acton Park. Barrine Drive, Acton (next to the lake).

BELL SHAKESPEARE: ROMEO AND JULIET 

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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 canberratheatrecentre.com.au

THE AUSTRALIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL 2016

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A full weekend of running events are set to take place as the Australian Running Festival and the iconic The Canberra Times Fun Run return to Canberra. Join thousands of runners from around the country as serious competitors, joggers, wheelchair athletes, pram pushers and walkers take part in one of the festivals five events.

For serious runners, the Ultra Marathon will once again be recognised by the International Association of Ultra Runner with competitors from the event eligible to be selected to represent Australia at the World Ultra Marathon Championships later in the year.

All five courses will be a one-lap route, exploring the beautiful Canberra lakeside, starting and finishing at the main festival area near Old Parliament House. For those that prefer a shorter distance the 5km and 10km races will both take place on Saturday April 9.

Tickets start at $48.00. On from April 9 – 10 in the Canberra CBD. Visit www.runningfestival.com.au for more information.

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