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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!

Fix and Make Market


A free day of live making and communal action to introduce the Fix and Make program and collaborators. Local food market curated by Monster kitchen and bar. Free event. All ages.

SEE / DO: Invent an instrument with Dylan Martorell, make a utility apron from old jeans with Suzan Dlouhy and whittle long-life chopsticks from salvaged wood with Tom Skeehan.

FOOD / DRINK: A. Baker, Lark Hill Winery, Stone and Wood Brewery, Barrio Collective Coffee, Monster kitchen and bar, Močan and Green Grout and Parlour Wine Room.

Visit the website for more information. On Saturday 7 November, 10am – 2pm, Nishi Gallery, Kendall Lane, NewActon.

Day of The Dead Afro-Latin Festival


Over two nights, Canberra will be treated to a stellar line-up of musicians & dancers from around the country who come together to showcase the deep cultural links that unite Latin America and Africa.

United under the theme of the 3000 year old Mexican tradition of “Day of the Dead”,which celebrates friends and family members who have departed, the weekend is divided into two separate and unique nights.

Acoustica! Friday 6 November will be a night dedicated to the human voice and the melodic vibes of the guitar; hosted in the intimate Teatro Vivaldi at the ANU campus. A sit down evening of acoustic Afro-Latin music and poetry headlined by the Oscar Jimenez Trio and a host of local artists, poets and musicians.

Fiesta! at the Croatian Club in Turner from 4pm on Saturday 7 November will be an all ages fiesta focused on the dance and the power of the drum. With arts and craft stalls, food stalls, face painting and DJs, the night will feature the latin ska of locals Los Chavos, Keyimba – Australian’s leading West African band, Amaru Tribe’s amazing blend of Andean and Caribbean music, a rare and unique show by Melbourne’s Afro-Brazilian percussion and dance group Esterla Du Mar, and a special masked performance from Sydney’s Bolivian dance troupe Sabor Boliviano. Closing out of the line up is the local latin fusion group FunkyTrop and the multicultural reggae vibes of Jambalaya.

Purchase your tickets online at trybooking.

Canberra Beer Week and Beer Day Out 


Canberra Beer Week is almost upon us, launching officially next Thursday 5 November.

This is the time of the year when your otherwise food-uninterested partners might actually prefer a five course meal to a pub lunch and you can catch up with your friends over a pint of boutique cider from Sydney rather than cocktails.

Apart from making really fun days out or dates, the Canberra Beer Festival is a great way to expand your palette and get to know both the Canberra region breweries as well as a handpicked selection from interstate.

You may be a wine buff who can smell their way around the Canberra Region Wineries, but now’s the time to learn how to pair beer and cider with food – and cook with it too!

This year sees the festival expand to 50 events across 20 venues until Wednesday 11 November including tap takeovers, tasting events, food matchings and much more.

Happening over two days, Beer Day Out is for those obsessed with the sweet science of hops, barley and malt. They will showcase over 30 Australian and International craft breweries.

There will be prizes, draws and all things BEER, beer and food matching sessions and more beer-ducation than you can poke a bottle at.

Buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Check out their website for the various locations and venues, and check out our ‘10 events not to miss during Canberra Beer Week‘ too!

Jewel of Canberra at Old Bus Depot Markets


November is the time the Old Bus Depot Markets transform into a giant jewellery box of sorts, celebrating the amazing local and regional jewellery makers and designers at Jewel of Canberra on Sunday 8 November.

Browse the many jewellery stalls and find a unique handcrafted piece of jewellery to make you stand out from the crowd. You’ll find a large range of jewellery styles, price points and individual pieces because the stallholders are all independent designers and craftspeople who work within a small business environment.

Jewel of Canberra is on at the Old Bus Depot Markets on Sunday 8 November from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free. For more information visit the website.

Murrumbateman Uncorked – Vines and Wines Tours

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Vines and Wines is a Canberra based wine tour company who pick you up, take you to wineries, share their knowledge and expertise and then drop you home again. Murrumbateman is located approximately 30km from Canberra and although located in NSW, is arguably the capital of Canberra’s cool climate wine region. This weeksitinerary includes Eden Road Wines, Brindabella Hills Winery, Surveyors Hill Winery (2 course lunch + glass of wine) and Pankhurst Wines. Visit the website for more information and to book. On Saturday November 7 from 9.30am.

Telopea Park School’s La Grande Fete


La Grande Fête brings a strong French polish to the traditional Australian school fête at the Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra, combining multicultural fun, food and entertainment stretching into the twilight hours.

There’s something for everyone – including carnival rides, a display of a range of French Cars, entertainment, market stalls, and a veritable cornucopia of food and drinks. You can also purchase a ticket in the Raffle Extraordinaire for a chance to win $5000 towards two return airfares to Paris!

From 2:30pm to 7pm this Saturday 7 November at Telopea Park School, New South Wales Crescent, Barton.

Canberra Timber & Working With Wood Show

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Don’t miss the Canberra Timber and Working With Wood Show!

It’s ideal for everyone from Do-it-yourselfers through to passionate enthusiasts. Hear the best in the industry share their expertise. Go, try, learn and buy – and experience some of the world’s finest timbers all at one location!

Join internationally renowned experts for demonstrations and workshops. The show features hundreds of woodworking products, suppliers and experts, you will see the latest operating machinery.

Thursday-Sunday 6-8 November at Exhibition Park In Canberra, 10am-4pm each day. Ticket prices are as follows: Adult: $16.00 – Children 0-14 Free with accompanying Adult.

ActewAGL Queanbeyan Show


The 120th ActewAGL Queanbeyan Show is on at the Queanbeyan showground.Children (and adults) have an opportunity to cuddle the animals in the free farmyard nursery. The ‘Civil Construction Hire’ bull ride is returning on Saturday night followed by a huge fireworks display. On Sunday a special ceremony will be held to commemorate the Snowy River Route March and the ‘Snowy River Mob’ children’s choir will perform. There’s so much more to see and do at the 120th Queanbeyan Show. Visit the website for more information. On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November. Gates open at 8.30am at the Queanbeyan Showground, Glebe Avenue, Queanbeyan. 

Frock Up Canberra – ‘The Way We Wear’ Vintage Fashion Fair

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Frock Up Canberra brings together vintage dealers from Sydney, ACT and Victoria selling fabulous vintage and antique clothing, accessories, jewellery, exotic textiles, fashion art, buttons and bows, linen and lace as well as fashion ephemera and collectables.

The free weekend workshops include millinery making classes, swing dancers, burleque performers and talks. Divine vintage and also the chance to win ‘Ms (or Mr) Vintage Canberra’.

Entry starts at $12, visit the website for more information. On Friday 6 to Sunday 8 November at Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla.

Festa Italiana in the Embassy Gardens


Italy comes alive right here in Canberra for a day! The first Festa Italiana in the Embassy Gardens. Come and enjoy Italian food and drinks, live musical entertainment, a raffle with Italian prizes, luxury Italian cars and much more. All proceeds are donated to purchase Italian resources for the bilingual Yarralumla Primary School and to support the Italian retirement village Sant’Antonio in Page. Ambassador Pier Francesco Zazo and his wife Svetlana are inviting everyone to attend.

Entry is free. On Sunday November 8 from 11am to 4pm at 78 National Cct, Deakin.


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