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

Every Monday for more than seven years, we’ve published This Week in The Canour comprehensive guide to everything happening around the city this week – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through! That’s why each Friday we publish our Weekend Edit… Here are the things you shouldn’t miss! 


Two local businesses, two boss babes, one epic event! Rebel Muse and Saloonhave joined forces to bring you “Autonomy” a night of fashion, beauty and mischief. A celebration of Autumn Winter 2018.

Friday 20 April from 6-10pm, a full-service bar in Saloon, beats from DJ’s Hamish Lardi & Ruben, free makeup touch-ups, Rebel Muse pop up shop and woodfired pizza by Pizza Artigiana. With the main event being a runway show on Lonsdale street.

Rebel Muse, Canberra’s premier fashion boutique will be bringing you all the latest Autumn/Winter trends from Australia’s top designers including Camilla and Marc, Alice McCall, By Johnny, Acler, PE Nation and many more. The runway looks will be available to shop straight after the show at the pop-up shop inside Saloon.

Saloon, Canberra’s first blow-dry and beauty bar is the brainchild of Sarah-Jane Wright. Sarah is a makeup artist and hair stylist with an impressive portfolio in TV, film and editorial and will be styling the hair and makeup looks presented on the runway. Models from Devojka modelling agency will be walking the red-carpet runway down Lonsdale street.

Autonomy ties into Rebel Muse’s Birthday month. Celebrating three years in business this year, Rebel Muse owner Alicia is throwing an event every week throughout April.

Happening Friday 20 April from 6 pm till late at Saloon – 30 Lonsdale Street Braddon.

Tickets: VIP Package $59 – Complimentary drinks from  6-7pm and a $50 Rebel Muse Voucher

Purchase tickets from Saloon, Rebel Muse or online at


Everyone’s favourite fearless pup, Skye from Nick Jr.’s Paw Patrol, will be visiting Canberra Outlet Centre from Monday 16 April – Friday 20 April to say hi to her loyal Paw Patrol gang.

Bring the kids to meet her and have their photo taken at 10.30, 11.30 & 12.30.

Skye will be located near Harris Scarfe within Canberra Outlet Centre, Iron Knob Street, Fyshwick.

More information here.


Short+Sweet is a 10-minute play festival. Thirty 10 minute plays, more than half written by people from the ACT and Capital Region, are produced and performed by local performing artists over a two week run at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

Come along to see Canberra’s creatives at their best. Professional writers, directors and actors take their place alongside our enthusiastic and talented amateurs to impress the judges and their mums.

And the best thing is, if you don’t like what you’re seeing you never have to wait more than 10 minutes for the next play to start!

Top 20 Week 1: 17-20 April, 7:30pm
Wildcards: 21 April, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Top 20 Week 2: 24-27 April, 7:30pm
Gala Final: 28 April, 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Happening Tuesday 17 April–Saturday 28 April at Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre Centre, 188 London Circuit, Canberra City. Tickets between $25.00–$30.00.

Check out the website for more information.


The most famous couple that ever lived. Antony and Cleopatra. In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world.

Mark Antony is a hero in a post-heroic world. He is torn between duty and love; his responsibility to Rome and his new life in Egypt; to the world he helped conquer; and his passion for Cleopatra. Complex, charismatic, fierce. Cleopatra is a mother, a lover, a Queen. A woman not to be defied.

Witness the insight and power of AFI and Logie winner Catherine McClements (Rake, The Time of our Lives) as she returns to Bell Shakespeare for one of the greatest roles ever written.

Showing from Thursday 12 April until Saturday 21 April at Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit.

For ticketing and more information visit the website.


The 2018 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival will be 16 days of celebration for the region’s Aboriginal, historic and natural heritage.

The theme for 2018 is ‘My Culture, My Story’. Go and explore, celebrate, share and preserve your cultural heritage. The festival will be focusing on what makes a place special by sharing the strength of cultural identities. With over 100 events, most free, you can enjoy tours, open days, dances, talks, dinners, markets and more.

Hear the stories and celebrate intangible cultural expression of dance, costume, music, poetry, storytelling, traditional games and handicrafts.

The festival raises awareness to the ongoing need to conserve the region’s natural, historic and Aboriginal heritage.

Happening from Saturday 14 until Sunday 29 April at various venues.

Visit the website for more information. 


History will be made in this fixture when the Brumbies welcomes Argentine Super Rugby outfit the Jaguares to GIO Stadium for a first-ever fixture in Canberra between the two teams. Indeed, they’ve only ever met once before with the Brumbies winning 39-15 in Buenos Aires on their way to top spot in the Australian Conference table.

Perfect for families with an early kick-off time, plus enjoy a special ticket offer whereby one junior (under 15 years of age) will get in free with each adult/concession ticket purchased through Ticketek.

Happening Sunday 22 April from 4.05pm at GIO Stadium, Battye Street, Bruce. Tickets from $12.25–$45.90.

See the website for more information. 


Cartier Paris. Crocodile necklace 1975 special order, gold, yellow diamonds, emeralds, rubies 30 and 27.3 cm (length each) Collection Cartier © Cartier Photo Nils Herrmann Made as a special order for María Félix.

Cartier: The Exhibition is a breathtaking display of some of the world’s most exquisite jewels, featuring items from royal families, celebrities and the astonishing Cartier collection showing exclusively at the National Gallery of Australia.

Immerse yourself in over 300 spectacular items, including royal tiaras, necklaces, brooches and earrings.

Never before have so many incredible diamonds, pearls, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones been seen in Australia. Highlights include the Queen’s ‘Halo’ tiara worn by Kate Middleton at her wedding to Prince William, Princess Grace of Monaco’s 10.48 carat diamond engagement ring, Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond and ruby necklace, Dame Nellie Melba’s diamond stomacher brooch, and a selection from the NGA’s exceptional Ballets Russes costumes.

Step into the dazzling world of the Maison Cartier and its clients to discover concepts of glamour throughout the 20th century, accompanied by our rich program of talks, tours and events and Cartier: The Exhibition catalogue.

Cartier: The Exhibition is on show at the NGA, exclusive to Canberra.

Happening Friday 30 March until Sunday 22 July at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information.


Discover PlayUP – The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard, where kids can explore the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child in a playful way. Adults can even join in the fun too! From listening pods and a roleplay Kindness Café to a fuzzy felt wall and craft activities, PlayUP has a range of exciting and immersive experiences that flip the traditional idea of museums completely on its head.

See the website for more information.

Free after museum admission.


Canberra’s only ‘pop Chinese” restaurant, Natural Nine, is holding a weekly Chinese High Tea! Not only does this High Tea bring a delicious Asian twist to the high tea experience, but it also allows you to purchase treat stands rather than pay per head. If you love high teas or modern Asian cooking than this event is a must!

One stand including tea selection for two: $35pp. One stand including Sparkling to begin and tea selection for two: $45pp.

Happening every Friday and Saturday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Natural Nine, Casino Canberra.

Bookings required in advance, so to book via 02 6257 7074 or online at

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