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Weekend Edit: What’s on in Canberra

HerCanberra Team

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend!

Every Monday for more than 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 12 things you shouldn’t miss!

12 THINGS NOT TO MISS

EDEN’S BEAUTY BAR 

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A well-balanced life means finding time to relax, and enjoy the things you love. If you love a little pampering, with a side of Champagne then pop by the Beauty Bar.

Pop in at your leisure, grab yourself a glass of complimentary Champagne and let us treat you to a mini makeover or a make-up touch up from our team of experts on site. All free of charge.

Happening Saturday 22 October from 11am-4.30pm at Eden, Level 1, near Country Road, Canberra Centre. Find more information here: blog.canberracentre.com.au/events/eden-pop-up-beauty-bar

OTHELLO

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A violent exploration of the thin line that separates love and jealousy, Othello is a relentless journey of vicious passion.

A warrior on the fields of war, but felled by the sharpness of whispered words, Othello is a man swept up in desire, quickly turned to murderous ambition when he is betrayed by his military brother-in-arms, the cynically destructive Iago.

Othello will be directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans, in a gripping production that will touch audiences to their core, as envy is a weapon wielded with brazen savagery, and the complex contradictory nature of humanity is tested.

Showing Friday 14 – Saturday 22 October at The Playhouse, London Circuit, Civic Square.  Tickets from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 

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Image via visitcanberra.com.au

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns in 2016 for its 20th anniversary. There’s a huge program for the Canberra leg of the national Festival, shining a spotlight on the best of Japanese culture.

Carefully curated by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, the 2016 Festival will present exciting new films direct from Japan, including comedy, samurai and yakuza action, manga adaptations, high school romance and much more.

Screening from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 October at Capitol Cinemas, Manuka, 6 Franklin Street, Griffith. Visit www.japanesefilmfestival.net for more information.

Contour 556

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50 local, national and international artists present public works that respond to the layers of Canberra’s history in Contour 556. Experience this outdoor event, where artists respond through performance, walking, dance, soundscape, projection, song, poetry, textiles, wallpaper, text, light as well as ‘traditional’ sculpture, represented by works in steel, stone, glass, timber, and found materials. The artworks occupy land and water.

The project seeks to interrogate the relationships between artworks and space; between artists and the public; and the ways in which art or performance can influence how the public perceive space.

The event presents a series of ‘landscape activations’, both ephemeral, through a walk or performance, and static, through a placed object. Viewers are invited to respond with their perceptions and comments through a digital survey available through accessing QR codes around the event.
Artists and performers are responding to any and all of the human interventions to the Canberra’s landscape over the past 50,000 years, including:

• The natural qualities of the site
• The landscape qualities of the site
• Canberra’s cultural history
• Canberra’s political history
• and Canberra’s geological history.

Happening across a variety of locations across the Canberra foreshore from Saturday 22 October – 13 November. Click here for more details: hercanberra.com.au/cpcity/what-is-contour-556

SUNDAZE AT THE MUSEUM BAR: GHOSTNOISES AND KANION 

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GhostNoises, is a Canberra-based recording artist and producer. This multi-instrumentalist blends hip-hop beats with elaborate, classically inspired indie-pop compositions.

GhostNoises’ live show incorporates a complex arrangements of loops to produce a rich tapestry of sound that is both upbeat and moving.

Enjoy Sundaze at the Museum Bar every Sunday until 27 November 2016. Food and drink available for purchase.

From 3–7pm enjoy free entry to the Lakeside Deck with extended exhibition opening hours.

Happening Sunday 23 October from 3pm-7pm at the National Museum of Australia. Find more information www.nma.gov.au

PIALLIGO ESTATE’S  SUMMER SESSIONS

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Looking for somewhere new to go for Friday drinks? Luckily, Pialligo Estate’spicturesque Garden Pavilions are opening from 5-7 pm for happy hour drinks every Friday until Christmas! Unwind with a glass of wine and our renowned charcuterie or something else delicious from our bar menu.

Enjoy drinks from $6, live music and a breathtaking view.

No prior booking necessary. For further information please contact (02) 6247 6060.

JOIN THE SOUTHSIDE FARMERS MARKET IN CELEBRATING 10 YEARS

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On Sunday 23 October 2016 the Southside Farmers Market will be hosting a birthday party to celebrate 10 years of providing fresh produce to their customers.

The birthday celebrations will include entertainment such as face painting and balloon animals, a petting zoo provided by regular charity Lucky Stars Animal Sanctuary, along with the usual array of fresh produce from stallholders.

The official ceremony will commence at 9.30am with the cutting of the birthday cake by George Palavestra, Canberra College Principal. Local charity OzHarvest has had a long-running relationship with the market with stallholders donating produce for over eight years.

The Southside Farmers Market will invite customers to buy an extra item of food while shopping to donate to OzHarvest to feed those vulnerable in the Canberra community.

Happening Sunday 23 October from 8am until 11.20am (with the official ceremony at 9.30am) at Canberra College, Launceston Street, Phillip.

Find out more here: www.canberrafarmersmarkets.com.au/southside-farmers-market

LADY LARISSA FAUX FLOWER CROWN POP-UP SHOP LAUNCH

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Floralise your festival season outfits and race-ready frocks with a limited edition bespoke faux flower crown!

Launch drinks are happening this Saturday 15 October from 7pm until 9pm at the Lady Larissa pop-up shop at The Hamlet, 16 Lonsdale Street, Braddon (Located past the food vans through and into the back studios).

The pop-up shop will happen Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 11am – 6pm during October including:

  • SUN 23
  • TUES 25
  • WED 26
  • SUN 30

Note: Sun 16th – Sun 30th October inclusive.

For pre-orders and more contact Larissa at [email protected] or via www.ladylarissa.com.au. Follow me Lady Larissa Flowers & Styling @lady_larissa

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE: COLLECTING DR WHO

Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp displays his entire collection of Dr Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’. The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Dr Who related memorabilia.

Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Explore this cultural phenomenon through a collection that ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.

Showing until 20 November at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra. Entry is free, for more information visit www.cmag.com.au

OBJECT THERAPY EXHIBITION

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Image by Lee Grant

The ‘Object Therapy’ exhibition brings together 30 broken objects that have been creatively repaired by a designer or artist.

It helps us to rethink our consumption patterns and re-evaluate the broken objects that surround us. ‘Object Therapy’ repairers include the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Franchesca Cubillo; Adelaide designers, Daniel and Emma; curator and designer Dale Hardiman; paper engineer, Benja Harney; design anthropologist, Trent Jansen; Alice Springs collective, Elbwrkshp; music-based artist Dylan Martorell; Japanese master craftsman Yutaka Ohtaki and Sydney designer, Henry Wilson. And so many more

The ‘Object Therapy’ exhibition runs from Saturday 15 October to Sunday 30 October at Hotel Hotel. Find out more at hotel-hotel.com.au.

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM

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Discover 2 million years of human history in the one room with A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum. This major international exhibition from the British Museum explores the history of humanity – how we have shaped the world, and how the world has shaped us.

It provides an exceptional opportunity to witness compelling human stories expressed through a unique and beautiful collection of artefacts drawn from across the globe.

Each object featured in the exhibition marks a point on the journey through history, from two million years ago until the present.

Happening at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, for more information on tickets and opening hours click here: www.nma.gov.au

PARLIAMENT HOUSE SPRING PROGRAM 2016

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See a different side of ‘the people’s house’ during Parliament House’s Spring Program including Meet the Gardner Tours, Spring Teas, Landscape Walks and more.

Find out the full program of events here.

Happening at Parliament House until 13 November 2016.

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