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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 six things you shouldn’t miss!

SIX THINGS NOT TO MISS

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Christmas In The City – Canberra Celebrates

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Enjoy a series of food, drink, music, handcrafted and arts markets and entertainment at Christmas in the City – Canberra Celebrates. Don’t miss this month-long festive extravaganza with something special for the young and young-at-heart.

See the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most number of lights on an artificial Christmas tree. See Shannon Noll headline the Christmas In The City Concert on Friday 16 December with Lah-Lah and her Big Live Band, the Brindabella Chorus and Santa!

The Christmas Food Markets will be a foodies’ dream, featuring a number of delicious culinary themed nights such as Burgers, Sweet Treats, Street Food and Cocktails & Canapes. Next door you’ll find the Christmas Handcrafted Gifts and Arts Markets under a canopy of fairy lights.

Entry is by donation to Red Nose.

Happening until Saturday 24 December on City Walk. Find more information here.

CHRISTMAS EVE AT HIGHBALL 

Photo: Ashley St George.

Photo: Ashley St George.

Highball have made a list, and checked it twice – they honestly don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice!

Join them on Christmas Eve for a cocktail or two before the ‘big man’ makes an appearance. They’ll be opening the doors up from 4pm, so get your friends together, book a book and celebrate Christmas the Cuban way: with a bowl of punch and a Santa-sack full of laughs.

Happening 24 December from 4pm at Highball Express, Odgers Lane. Entry is free.

Visit the website for more information www.highballexpress.com.au

See website for more information.

MONICA MOORE TRIO AND MOONDOG J

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There are three things you need to know about this event.

1. It’s the last Friday Night Live for the year – make the most of it as we all know there’s a shortage of live music in January.

2. Anyone who’s heard Monica Moore and/or Moondog J knows how fabulous the music is going to be – and if you haven’t, it’s time to find out.

3. It’s free!

Happening Friday 23 December, 8pm – 10.30pm at Harmonie German Club of Canberra, Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah.

See website for more information.

Versailles Treasures from the Palace

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The NGA has worked with the French Government and the Palace of Versailles to deliver a major exhibition opening this Friday.

More than 7 million people make the journey to the Palace of Versailles every year to experience a phenomenon central to French history – Louis XIV’s architectural masterpiece, the centre of his court of absolute rule and the embodiment of luxury. The luxurious interiors and gardens were often the backdrop to enchanting and extravagant celebrations including masked balls, theatre, opera, concerts, sumptuous feasts and fireworks.

With the support of the French Government, the NGA’s partnership with Versailles has brought this experience to Australia, which has never before been seen outside France.

“We are very excited to be working with Versailles to bring exclusively to Canberra a truly astonishing exhibition and look forward to sharing more details in coming months,” said Gerard Vaughan, NGA Director.

Book your tickets here: nga.gov.au/Versailles

Open until Monday 17 April, 2017 at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. See website for more information: nga.gov.au/Versailles

ATHOL SHMITH FASHION PHOTOGRAPHS

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Enter the elegant, bold and often glamorous world of Melbourne photographer Athol Shmith (1914–1990). A selection of stunning black and white prints from the National Library of Australia’s large collection will be on display.

Happening until Sunday 16 July 2017, 10am – 5pm at National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West, Parkes.

See website for more information.

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

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