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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!



Imagine an entire theatre of bubbles. Millions of tiny bubbles floating through the audience. Bubbles so big you can stand inside of them. Bubble sculptures that defy belief. Bubbles filled with smoke shooting across the stage.

It’s all here in the Gazillion Bubble Show and these acts of brilliance are why its creators, the Yang family, have earned over 17 Guinness World Records.

A mainstay on Broadway for the past 10 years, Gazillion Bubble Show has toured the world. Now, Melody Yang brings this extraordinary family tradition to Australia for the very first time.

“Our passion is encouraging children to express their creativity and use their imagination through the magic and science of bubbles,” Miss Yang said. “We are looking forward to interacting with children and families in theatres across Australia”.

Your kids will love the chance to step into an interactive bubble world, with spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry.

Happening from 1-4 July at Canberra Theatre Centre. Click here for information and more tickets:


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The Forage is a showcase of street food (and other food products) by local Canberra cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries.

Enjoy the benefits as local businesses (established and new) get creative and showcase and feed the community in a festival style environment. 

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 also has a strong commitment to delivering a high quality entertainment program, giving local musicians/dancers/models exposure and the opportunity to move and groove in front of a live audience.

Happening Saturday 2 July at Little National,
 21 National Circuit, Barton. For more information visit



After the sold out success of seven consecutive Gala concerts, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra proudly presents a first time Icon Water Gala collaboration with Australia’s flagship opera company, Opera Australia. The magnificent repertoire of opera features sublime creations from a range of composers, including some of the best loved arias from Puccini, Rossini, Saint Saens, and Bizet.

Happening Saturday 2 July at Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, Acton ACT. For tickets visit



From magicians to musical performers, the inaugural Canberra Youth Talent Show will showcase the diverse talents of local children and youth. Featuring over fifty performers with entries from individuals, bands, school groups and dance schools, the competition carries a $1000 grand prize and other awards for those who can win over the judges and audience.

Happening Monday 27 June – Saturday 2 July at Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square London Circuit, Canberra ACT. For tickets and more information visit



Spoil yourself with a bountiful spread including savouries, charcuterie, cheeses and decadent desserts. Every Saturday at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar.

It’s not breakfast, it’s not lunch … but it is an indulgent feast for all the senses. The Buvette Petit Feast features freshly made savouries and sweets as well as lavish desserts. In addition to tea and coffee, you can order a Bloody Mary, French Champagne and Rosé.

Available between 11:30am – 2:30pm every Saturday at $65 per guest, including a complimentary glass of Rosé. For $15 guests can add unlimited Mimosas. Buvette is fully licensed and has free parking all weekend, outdoor covered seating and complimentary WiFi.

For bookings, call 02 6163 1818 or email [email protected]. Find out more at



Kristy’s Pudding Day at Pialligo Estate

Join Kirsty at Pialligo Estate for an afternoon of nibbles, drinks and the chance to start getting ready for Christmas by starting your puddings.

Each group member will be responsible for an ingredient as everyone creates their puddings together — this is a social workshop based around home-cooking and team bonding. All guests leave with their own pudding.

What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Happening Sunday 3 July from 1pm until 4pm at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo. Grab your tickets from

Midwinter Christmas Feast at Pialligo Estate

Guests will find themselves a beautifully styled communal tables for a decadent feast to celebrate Christmas in July. Roasts carved on the table, live music and flowing drinks will embrace the Christmas spirit and warm guests from the inside out.

Small touches like Christmas crackers will create a festive feel, but ultimately the feast will be a beautifully dark and mysterious evening to kick off Pialligo Estate’s winter series.

Get a group of friends together for a wonderful night of food, drink and friends.

Happening Friday 1 July from 7pm until 11pm at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo. Grab your tickets from


Credit: Andrew Meares

Credit: Andrew Meares

Lounge Bar open from 5.30pm with all the election coverage on the big screens! Menu available 5.30pm – 9.30pm with lucky door prizes with thanks to Robert Oatley.

Happening Saturday 2 July from 5.30pm at The Press Club of Australia, 16 National Circuit, Barton. No need to book!



Winter has well and truly set in here in the nation’s capital, so it might be a little hard to be picturing the summer. But picturing summer is exactly what the organisers of Subsonic Music Festival are hoping Canberrans will do, as they bring a launch party for the festival to Transit Bar this July. Last year’s launch party was a highlight of Canberra’s 2015 techno calendar, and the crew expect this one to again be a favourite.

Happening Saturday 2 July at Transit Bar, 7 Akuna St, Canberra. For tickets and more information visit



Winter Festival in the City is a wintery wonderland styled on European winter markets which will be held in iconic locations in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Perth. Each Winter Festival will host a wide range of snow and ice related activities including open air ice skating, powder snow pits, toboggan rides and European style pop up food stalls, live music, professional ice skating performances and interactive fun and games. 

Romantic European styling plus loads of food and beverage options make for fun “après festival” options as well. The inner city locations in all cities not only provide stunning backdrops but also immediate and easy access to public transport.

At $22 for an adult ticket, $60 for a family pass and either $5 or $12 per child (depending on age) and with discounts for groups of 10 or more, it’s a fun, healthy and affordable activity.

Winter Festival in the City will be held in Garema Place, the heart of Canberra City.Two new exciting rides, the real snow Toboggan Terror and the Giant Inflatable Ice slide, will sit alongside the ice skating rink and European style market stalls.

Winter Festival in the City is located within easy walking distance of the Civic bus interchange. You can find out details of bus routes at The Canberra Centre has over 5000 parking spaces, with access to car parking along Ainslie Ave, Petrie Street and Scott’s Crossing. There are also various open air car parking options around the City. For details go to and search for ‘Canberra’.

Winter Festival in the City is running from 23 June to 17 July. Find more details here:



The Truffle Festival- Canberra Region is the ultimate foodie festival. Each year from June to August individual events are held across the region highlighting the rare Black Winter Truffle. Participating venues offer a range opportunities to taste and experience the magic of these highly prized gems.

Indulge in the special flavours and aromas of truffle dishes at local restaurants and cafes. Join a hunt and see for yourself how the talented dogs unearth truffles. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration or pop along to a farmers market.

Happening throughout July and August in the Canberra Region. For more information visit


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