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Every Monday for nearly 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 10 things you shouldn’t miss!

Canberra Zombie Walk 2015


The Canberra Zombie Walk involves participants dressing as zombies and the undead, who then limp, shuffle and walk through the city streets and malls. The walk is purely for fun and for those who enjoy dressing up, and those with a love of brains!

This free event for the whole family also raises awareness for the Brain Foundation.

Even though the walk is free, all participants must register. You are asked to bring a gold coin to donate.

Saturday 31 October: 3pm for a 3.30pm start at Regatta Point. More information here.

2015 BBC British Film Festival 

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This year marks the third annual British Film Festival. This year it’s being hosted by Palace Electric Cinemas in NewActon and features films from all over the British Isles.

There are an amazing range of new films spanning all genres, as well as a series of award winning romance films, grouped under the title of ‘Love Actually’ that run alongside the festival’s films.

This year sees a number of films with a strong focus on inspirational and courageous women.

From director Sarah Gavron (London Road) comes this year’s BFI London Film Festival opening night selection, Suffragette, an intense drama tracking the fight for women’s voting rights, starring a powerful ensemble cast including Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep and Queen of the Desert, from legendary director Werner Herzog, telling the thrilling adventures of traveller, writer, archaeologist and political attaché for the British Secret Service, Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman).

There’s also Dare to be Wild, the true story of Irish heroine Mary Reynolds (Emma Greenwell), who was a prodigy in the field of landscape design and shared the uncompromising beauty and power of wild nature with the world.

Read about our giveaway for the film festival here.

Palace Electric Cinemas, October 29-November 18. See website for program details.

Canberra Girls Grammar School P&F Fete 2015

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CGGS welcomes the Canberra community to the annual P&F Fete this Saturday. Come and see the 50 stalls; hot food, cakes, salads, fairy floss, Greek sweets, trash and treasure, plants, high quality pre-loved books, clothing, farm animals, carnival rides and show bags for all ages and entertainment for the whole family.

Don’t forget to watch this year’s student-run Fashion Parade.

Entry is free, for more information visit On Saturday October 31 from 10am – 3pm at Canberra Girls Grammar School, Melbourne Avenue, Deakin.  

Pink Ribbon Silent Auction (in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation) 

Image of 'pink ribbon breast cancer' via Shutterstock, click here for link:

Image of ‘pink ribbon breast cancer’ via Shutterstock, click for link.

Everyone knows someone who has had Breast Cancer. The only way to find better treatments and, one day, a cure is to raise money and awareness.

Major Sponsors include Nick Kygrios and Hotel Hotel. Other contributors include: Dendy, Tennis Australia, eightysix, Bentspoke, Pulp Kitchen, Therese Crowe, Shaw Vineyard, Wily Trout, Lake Crackenback, Royal Canberra Golf Club, Fitness First, Kundalini and Geranium House (Just to name a few).

This Pink Ribbon Silent Auction is being held at the Nishi Gallery in NewActon on Saturday October 31 from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. For more details contact Tara Blacker at

Amber Nichols live @ the Arboretum

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The Arboretum presents singer-songwriter Amber Nichols live in concert, as seen on The Voice. With special guests fellow contestant on The Voice, Grace Pitts, and local rising star, 14 year old Lucy Sugerman.

Licensed event. Refreshments available from Ginger Catering. The Curatoreum gift shop will be open.

CDs available for purchase and signing before the show.

Friday 30 October at the National Arboretum. Adult: $30.00, Child: $20.00, Family: $75.00. Doors open 6pm. Concert 7-9pm CD’s for sale and signings, meet and greet from 6pm. See website for details.


NFSA Fright Fest – All Nite Late Show


Where else should you spend Halloween but one of Australia’s most haunted buildings? Head to the National Film and Sound Archive for a seriously spooky old-fashioned, all-night movie-thon in Arc Cinema. Kick off with a haunting ghost story from local ghost hunter Tim the Yowie Man, followed by a program of locally-grown celluloid horror.

Ticket price includes all-night tea and coffee (served in the Gallery) and breakfast of bacon and egg burgers for those who last the distance.

The café will be selling the kind of fuel you’ll need to make it through the night.

Saturday October 31 from 10pm-9am Sunday 1 November at the National Film and Sound Archive. $25 per person, click here to book tickets.

Fair Day By The Lake

Westside Street Party will be the precinct's first major event.

Westside Street Party will be the precinct’s first major event.

Fair Day By The Lake is happening at the vibrant pop-up park on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin. A day for the whole family; celebrate Canberra’s diverse LGBTIQ community. There’s a raft of fun activities with markets, gourmet food, social groups and advocacy stalls, live music, drag and dancing exhibitions.

Win some great prizes showing off your spoilt pooch at the popular pet parade.

After Party 6-11pm at Westside’s sky high saloon. Chill out or dance the night away with your besties!

Further information and tickets available via the AIDS Action Council.

Saturday 31 October 11am-11pm. See website for more details.

Introduction to Fermentation 

Image of sauerkraut and carrots in a wooden plate via shutterstock. Click for link.

Image of sauerkraut and carrots in a wooden plate via shutterstock. Click for link.

Join health and wellness coach Jane McIntyre in a hands on cooking demonstration with a focus on fermentation. Jane will walk us through the process of pickling and fermenting beetroot and carrots and then will teach us how to make sauerkraut and sour cream. You will walk away with a jar of each. Visit the website for more information: On October 31 from 10am – 1pm at YMCA Bush Capital Lodge, 191 Dryandra Street, O’Connor.

University of Canberra Capitals vs Melbourne

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Join the University of Canberra Capitals as they take on Melbourne in their 30th WNBL season and 8th Championship title tilt.

You get even more UC Caps action and excitement this season. Be there in prime position at the AIS Arena games as stars Steph Talbot, Jess Bibby, Carly Wilson and Lauren Jackson lead the UC Caps to the playoffs.

“This could well be one of our most exciting season on and off the court in a long time” – Head Coach Carrie Graf.

Saturday 31 October from 7-9:30PM. Doors open 1 hour prior to game tip-off at AIS Arena. Click here to buy tickets.



Bewaaare! Those who miss out on Boogong – our frighteningly fun Halloween event – are destined to regret their choice… FOR ALL ETERNITY. Not surprising, really, when you consider all the great things happening. So dress up as your favourite Halloween creature, pack a picnic, enjoy the live music and let your little monsters out to play in the specially spookified Beltana Park. It’ll be so fun… it’s scary!

Here’s what’s on at Boogong:
• Trick or treating for the kids at the Googong Display Village (5.00–6.30pm)
• ‘Lavers’ playing live in Beltana Park (7.30-8.30pm)
• Roaming street performers and entertainers
• Haunted graveyard
• Mad scientist
• The Witch’s Den
• Giant spider web
• A horrifying blood pond* (*May not be real blood)


Get more information from the Googong website

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