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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!


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Suitcase Rummage is setting up their suitcases in Canberra! At this mini scaled market you’ll find suitcases filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies! There will be brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper… you name it!

Happening Sunday 29 May at NewActon Precinct, 15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra. Entry is free.



When meek, down-and-out floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new and unusual plant species it seems like a serendipitous ticket to fame and fortune.

He names it after his stunning but vulnerable co-worker, Audrey. As Audrey II grows and grows into a foul-mouthed, smooth-talking, soul-singing carnivore, Seymour discovers that feeding his ambition starts to require juicier and less justifiable ingredients. Before he knows it, our accidental hero Seymour and the gutsy but guileless Audrey must battle the perilous and persuasive plant – not just for their lives, but for the very future of planet earth!

Happening Wednesday 25 – Sunday 29 May at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra. For tickets visit



This weekend the Bisonhome showroom in Pialligo will be hosting the launch of theBrian Tunks capsule collection of pure linen products — throws, cushions and scarves.

The launch will feature floral arrangements from Moxom and Whitney throughout the store and on Sunday, Brian and Lou Lou will be discussing their personal tips for styling florals and home wares.

Check out the collection on its launch weekend from 10am to 4.30pm, this Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May at the Bisonhome Flagship Store, 6/8 Beltana Rd Pialligo. Read the full article here.



The Sandman last appeared on Australian television as Sandman, the phlegmatic Anthony-Robbins-in-reverse character in 2009 on the show Sunrise. This is a navel-gazing look at the life and times of Steve, the artist formerly known as Sandman, with an emphasis on the time after his brush with fame… and how bird-watching helped him overcome the malaise that almost swallowed him.

Happening Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 May at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra. For tickets visit



Burrumbutoock Hay Runners are proud to be holding a series of six concerts across Australia to help raise money for the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners, with 100% of proceeds going towards drought relief for Aussie farmers.

The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners take thousands of bales of donated hay to the drought affected farmers in Queensland. These concerts will be held in Canberra, Sydney, Griffith, Newcastle, South East Queensland and Bundaberg. With six artists in each six hour show, playing music for all tastes. Get amongst it and help show Aussie farmers, how much we care!

On Saturday 28 May from 7pm – 11.30pm at the Harmonie German Club Canberra, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah. Book your tickets here



For many years, April’s Caravan has been Canberra’s undisputed home of all things vintage and retro. The woman behind it all, Netti Vonthehoff, is holding one last big hurrah to celebrate the life of April’s Caravan.

This Saturday 28 May at her house in Dickson, vintage frocks and suits, retro fabrics, lots of fabulous furniture, vinyl records, trinkets, shag pile rugs and more – all have to go. Out front there will be a yard sale open to the public accompanied by live bands and DJs. Entry to the house will be $10 which grants access to the most special items from Netti’s personal collection and registration to the coveted silent auction.

For the past few months, Netti has been working tirelessly to transform her family home for the sale. Partygoers will be stepping into a time machine when they enter on Saturday – it has to be seen to be believed.

April’s Vintage Bon Voyage Sale – free yard sale and ticketed silent auction, live music, waffles and milkshakes. Happening from 10am until 4pm, Saturday 28 May at 12 Moncrieff Street, Dickson. For more information click here:


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Canberra’s biggest motorsport event, the National Capital Rally, roars into town the last weekend in May. This is your chance to witness the best rally drivers in the country do battle on Canberra’s fast and technical forest roads. Catch all the action starting on Friday night with a ceremonial start at Westside Acton from 5pm, followed by the best spectator action in Canberra – a 2km Super Special Stage around Barrine Drive and the Westside Acton Car parks.

This lakeside blast will be repeated on Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm. For the diehard fans wanting the true forest rally experience, there are multiple spectator points available over the weekend in forests just a short drive from Canberra’s central business district. Dress appropriately with warm clothes and covered footwear. All spectator access is free of charge! For further details see their website, check their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter with #natcap16 throughout the event.

Happening Friday 27 to Sunday 29 May at Westside Acton Park, Commonwealth Ave, Parkes ACT. Entry is Free.



See the Aquis Brumbies v Sunwolves at GIO Stadium. The Brumbies will welcome Japan’s Sunwolves to the Super Rugby competition when they meet for the first time in Canberra. While the Brumbies have history on their side, the Sunwolves have mystery on theirs and a first-time encounter is always one for the record books. Both squads will boast a fair contingent of World Cup players for what promises to be an exciting and entertaining game of rugby.

Happening Saturday 28 May at GIO Stadium Canberra. For tickets visit Ticketek



Join Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences fashion and dress curator Glynis Jones on a walk and talk through the National Archives of Australia’s new exhibition. She’ll highlight the work of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs making a mark on the fashion industry.

Faith Fashion Fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia will open at the National Archives of Australia on Friday 27 May. The exhibition explores the emerging modest fashion market and the work of Muslim designers and entrepreneurs – from swimwear to denim to red carpet gowns.

Developed by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, with advice and assistance from Multicultural NSW, Australian Muslim organisations and community members who shared stories, loaned objects and took part in the film and fashion shoots that make the exhibition visually and emotionally rich.

The exhibition includes commentary by Sydney’s first, and highly influential, Muslim fashion blogger Delina Darusman-Gala. Delina shares her love of clothing and offers advice on modest fashion, where to buy outfits and accessories, and how to make mainstream fashion trends more modest.

Faith Fashion Fusion also provides a space where Muslim women speak more broadly about themselves, their experiences and their faith, countering misconceptions that exist in Australian society. The women share their opinions, challenges and achievements through photographs, treasured objects and interviews; including author Randa Abdel-Fattah, academic and media commentator Susan Carland, Australia’s first Muslim surf lifesaver Mecca Laalaa and author Arwa Abousamra.

Inspired by the work of photo bloggers such as Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, the exhibition also captures the diversity and creativity of Muslim women’s style through a street style photo shoot undertaken at locations around Sydney.

Faith Fashion Fusion is on show at the National Archives in Canberra until 4 September. The Archives is the final venue of its extensive national tour.

The talk will be happening Saturday 28 May at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Entry is free so come along and be inspired.

The exhibition will be showing until 4 September 2016 at the National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes from 9am–5pm daily with free entry.

1 + 1 @ LILOTANG

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Lilotang’s 1 + 1 dinners will see a collaboration between Lilotang’s Head Chef Shunsuke Ota and Dave Young (Rockpool, Cafe Sopra, Mirabelle London) to create a menu that suprise and delight in a clash of East & West.

1 + 1 will be a great clash of traditional of modern, where the two chefs will collaborate to push the boundaries and create a surprising and exciting dining experience for you.

Happening for three nights only: Friday 27 May and Friday 3 Jun at Lilotang, 1 Burbury Close, Barton. Price: $90 p.p for full tasting menu, drinks additional. For bookings, call 62731424


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