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What’s on in Canberra this weekend? Our Weekend Edit has you covered.
Pop Inn’s Fourth Birthday Community Party
The Pop Inn is turning four, and they have a brand new verve to celebrate!
Join them all weekend in Bowen Park for a celebration to remember with tastings, giveaways, entertainment and more.
Bring a picnic rug and a friend and join the fun at Bowen Park on February 20 and 21.
Happening 20-21 February from 2 pm each day at Bowen Park, Kingston.
See Facebook for more information.
The 2021 Jewish International Film Festival
The Jewish International Film Festival is returning to Dendy Cinemas.
From star-studded features, gripping historical dramas, and stories of iconic Jewish trailblazers and innovators, the festival returns for another year of spectacular Jewish cinema from around the world.
Happening 17-28 February at Dendy Canberra.
See jiff.com.au for more information.
Burlesque Idol Canberra
Get ready for feathers to fly as Australia’s only ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ burlesque competition returns to Canberra.
Just like a ‘choose your own adventure’, Burlesque Idol is the only show where Canberrans have a say in how the shows ends.
The ACT’s fastest rising burlesque stars will tease, shake, shimmy and tassel-twirl their way to being crowned the 2021 Canberra Burlesque Idol. But they will have to battle it out for the audiences vote first. 10 primped and primed performers will bring their most entertaining burlesque to the stage in the hopes of winning over the judges, including the most important judge—you.
Audience members should dress to the nines and come with an expectation of an exciting and thrilling show full of frivolity. Every member of the crowd will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite act of the night, an all-important decision, so remember to bring a fully charged device to take advantage of this year’s new online voting system!
Joining the judges table will be Canberra Business Award winner for the most outstanding Performing Arts, Jazida, along with Founder of Unicorn Spirits Ben Osborne, and local show stopping Kokoloco. 2020 Canberra winner Doe Dantalion to wow the crowds before the big announcement.
Happening Friday 19 February from 7-11 pm at Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah.
See burlesqueidolaustralia.com for more information.
Canberra Wedding Fair—Weddings, Events, Travel and Lifestyle
Welcome to the Canberra Wedding Fair. Designed to help create your perfect occasion, you will experience and explore the regions market leaders in Weddings, Events, Travel and Lifestyle with an array of exhibitors on show and a Fashion Runway presentation not to be missed!
The Foodie Fair will treat you to tasty delights, live entertainment and a big white jumping castle in the park.
Whether you’re newly engaged, preparing for an event, looking for a getaway, love food & live music or just have a passion for fashion, come along for all the fun of the Fair!
Happening 20-21 February at Thoroughbred Park, 1 Randwick Road, Lyneham.
See canberrafair.com.au for more information.
Haig Park Village Markets
The Haig Park Village Markets are about creating a vibrant farmers market filled with fresh, nutritious, quality produce and products at reasonable prices, with the added bonus of supporting and promoting our regional farmers and businesses.
Rosie and Alex are born and raised Canberrans who love all things markets. Their markets will be an evolving collaboration of many farmers, bakers, artisans and talented people, seeking to share their crafted specialties. They want to support local creative talent and nurture local businesses.
Working together with regional growers and local business they can create a lively and community-driven market that seeks to become a destination for locals and visitors alike.
Happening Sundays from 8 am at Haig Park, Braddon.
See Facebook for more information.
Wine Club at POP Canberra
Wine Club is a monthly event held at Workshop POP, led by wine aficionados Freddie Raimbaud and Emma Shaw.
Freddie is a French sommelier and wine educator, and Emma is a student winemaker working in the local Canberra wine region. Together they bring their knowledge, experience and love of European and local wine to POP. Join us as we gather monthly to sit back, snack on cheese and chat wine!
Freddie and Emma will bring one bottle of wine each to share and discuss—one European, one local. We’ll notify you of the wines beforehand, and where to get them, so you can purchase them ahead of time and try them at home. Or you can just turn up and taste the wines with us on the night.
The conversation will be relaxed and we’ll be guided by the questions and topics people want to explore. It’s just like a book club—but for wine!
Happening Thursday 18 February from 6-8.30 pm at POP Canberra, 27 Lonsdale Street, Braddon.
See classbento.com.au/wine-club-canberra for more information.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Join REP as they present Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning tale about the dysfunctional but wealthy Pollitt family, be entranced by this powerful portrayal as they gather to celebrate aging patriarch Big Daddy’s birthday.
For the Pollitts, the truth is as hazy as the late summer sun in Mississippi, and sometimes the only way to find it is to journey through the lies.
Happening 18 February–6 March at Canberra REP Theatre, 3 Repertory Lane, Acton.
See canberrarep.org.au/content/cat-hot-tin-roof for more information.
Drag Takeover at Boardwalk Bar
Every Drag Takeover is bringing you a bevy of local Canberran Drag Queens, Drag Kings and queer talent with and multiple stunning performers appearing at every show.
What sickening tricks will the stunning kings, queens, and deities pull to celebrate? Well, you’ll have to come and see for yourself!
Happening Saturday 20 February from 8-11.30 pm at Boardwalk Bar and Nightclub, 114 Emu Bank, Belconnen.
See phishandphreak.com for more information.
Sign of the Times
Sign of the Times is an exhibition of Canberra signs representing a history of life in the capital, from the early 1900s to the present day.
See signs and hear stories from some of our most recognisable and fondly remembered establishments and places including the Brickworks, Electric Shadows, the Cotter, Impact Records and many more.
Showing until 20 February 2021 at Canberra Museum and Gallery, Civic Square, City.
See cmag.com.au/exhibitions/sign-of-the-times for more information.
Canberra Aqua Park
That’s right, Canberra Aqua Park will return for another summer of blow-up obstacle fun in the heart of Canberra on Saturday 28 November.
The 1,600 square metre inflatable obstacle course is located at the Tarcoola Reach swimming area (park at Black Mountain Peninsula).
Canberra Aqua Park will run through the warmer months and we bet it will be a popular spot for getting the kids out of the house over the school holidays, with 50-minute sessions starting from just $20 per person.
But don’t fret—those of you that are young at heart are most definitely welcome to partake in all the fun too as there is no age limit—although there is a minimum age of five.
Happening until March 2021 at the Tarcoola Reach swimming area adjacent to Black Mountain Peninsula.
See canberraaquapark.com/tickets for more information.