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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 11 things you shouldn’t miss!


Show & Tell Market 


Show & Tell is Canberra’s contemporary design market, showcasing the work of designers, makers, illustrators and graphic artists. At Show & Tell there’s something for everyone: artwork, terrariums, jewellery, homewares, candles, ceramics, textiles, accessories, and more. With delicious food and live music thrown into the mix, we’ve got the perfect recipe for a fun night of Christmas shopping.

A range of options are available from local vendors including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Most of the stallholders at Show & Tell have card facilities available, and there will be an automatic teller machine on site.

The building has disabled access including parking.

There are a range of parking options available along Emu Bank as well as public transport.

Happening 26 November, 4pm – 9pm at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen.

See website for more information.

The Nutcracker


At midnight on Christmas Eve, little Clara begins a magical journey into a wondrous world of toys who come to life, King Rat and his giant mice, delicate dancing snowflakes and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy, who reigns over the Kingdom of Sweets.

The Nutcracker is one of world’s most beloved ballets. Accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s famous score, this is an enchanting experience for the whole family.

For the first time in its 55-year history, Queensland Ballet will bring The Nutcracker (one of its sentimental favourites) to the national capital.

Happening 23 – 27 November, Wednesday to Saturday – 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday – 1.30pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Civic Square.

See website for more information.

Kites for Karralika


Canberrans are invited to enjoy food stalls, live entertainment and free activities for kids including a rock climbing wall, jumping castle and face painting on Saturday 26 November at Kites for Karralika.

Happening Saturday 26 November, 11am – 2pm at John Dunmore Lang Place, King Edward Tcc.

See website for more information.

Bottle Your Own Sangiovese At Murrumbateman Winery

wine feature

Ever thought about bottling your own wine? Probably not, but they bet you are now! In November, Murrumbateman Winery will be bottling their 2016 Sangiovese and they want to share the experience. Come along and bottle six of your very own wines.

They’ll guide you through each step from filling the bottles to capping and labelling your wine.

Two sessions are available on each date, at 10.30am or 3pm.

Happening 25 and 26 November at Murrumbateman Winery, 131 McIntosh Circuit, Murrumbateman Winery, Murrumbateman.

See website for more information.

MicFest 2016


With live performances from Rick ‘N’ Roll, Flawless Attendance, The Couch Crushers, The Lumberjacks Whites as well as solo, duo and electronica performances, MICfest 2016 presented by Canberra Institute of Technology will be a great experience for all! With free entry combined with a BBQ and thirsty quenching drinks available for purchase, MICFest 2016 will showcase those skills of students undertaking Music Business, Performance, Electronica and Technical subjects. Whether you are a student, their family or their friend, faculty, Industry professional or even someone who just enjoys live music experiences, this event will be one not to be missed!

Happening Friday 25 November, 1pm – 10pm at CIT Music Industry Centre, 160 Ainsworth Street PHILLIP.

See website for more information.

Sundaze At The Museum Bar – Brother Be and Angus Dibden


Head to National Museum of Australia for Sundaze with quality DJs, live acts and great food and drinks this spring. It’s also a chance to check out A History of the World in 100 Objects, with extended Sunday opening hours.

Armed with a mission to put a smile on your face, Brother Be’s music is a celebration of all good things in life. Traversing the worlds of folk, pop, funk and rock, the resulting sound is somewhere between Of Monsters and Men and Mumford and Sons. Their upbeat party anthems will have you putting aside your troubles to enjoy the bright side of any day.

Food and drink available for purchase. Free entry at the Lakeside Deck. Exhibition entry is ticketed.

Happening 27 November, 3pm – 7pm at National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Canberra. See website for more information.

Three Sixty Fashion Market

360 three sixty fashion

Sunday 27 November our fabulous, fun-filled and award winning 360 FASHION MARKET. Free entry

Happening Sunday 27 November, 10am – 3pm at Canberra Fitters Workshop, Printers Way, Kingston.

See website for more information.


sunset cinema

Watch the stars under the stars with Sunset Cinema.

Round up the crew and book yourself a spot at Sunset Cinema! Sit back, relax and enjoy the Canberra twilight with friends & family this November. Oh, and throw in some good food, great film (AND a bean bag) for good measure!

This year the program is brimming with new releases, thrillers, adventure, family flicks… And the list goes on!

Happening on Friday 18 November and Saturday 19 November at the National Botanical Gardens, Clunies Ross Street, Acton. To find out about screenings, special offers and tickets join their free movie club via their website.



Design Canberra is an annual festival celebrating and promoting Canberra as a global city of design.

Canberra is Australia’s cool little capital. Design Canberra, now in its third year, showcases design excellence across all disciplines—the best the ACT has to offer. From 27 October to 25 November, Design Canberra will present over 100 exhibitions, events, activations and workshops, covering landscape design, architecture, industrial design, technology, fashion, jewellery and more. This year features a tribute to internationally renowned designer, Robert Foster, a youth workshop with Francis Sollano, a ‘trashion’ and installations artist from the Philippines, tours of the living rooms of acclaimed Canberra houses, and open artist studios.

Design Canberra is for all interests and ages. Most events are free to the public. More than 26,000 visitors flock to the festival, including from interstate.

Presented by Craft ACT: Canberra Craft and Design Centre. Explore the full program on their website.

Happening 27 October – 25 November 2016 at the Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Level 1, 180 London Circuit, Canberra. Contact event organisers for details via [email protected] or 02 6262 9333.



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:




Get along and enjoy a relaxed sophisticated summer afternoon in Canberra. This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the end of the year festive season in style with friends on the lawns by the lake with a decadent gourmet BBQ lunch, sparkling champagne and live music under Showpony’s beautiful high top Sperry tent.

There will be a gourmet sizzling BBQ cooked on site by Little Lauren Catering, drinks flowing for the duration of the afternoon and live music by Silk Entertainment. You can dine in under the Sperry Tent or relax out on the lawns under the umbrellas and picnic rugs or if you are feeling energetic you can play one of the lawn games. including Giant Jenga, chess, Connect Four and croquet.

Tickets are limited so book now. The event is for 18 yrs and over and includes a five hour drinks package including beer, wine champagne and soft drink. Ticket price is $150.30 (includes booking fee).

Happening Saturday 10 December from 12.30-5.30pm at the Patrick White Lawns. Purchase your ticket here. Event brought to you by Show Pony Events, if you have any further questions or queries please send to [email protected].


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