Tastes of Two Regions brings the wine and food of two magnificent regions to Canberra.
King Valley and Rutherglen, located side by side in North East Victoria, are known for innovative wine styles and excellent produce. King Valley Prosecco Road sidles up alongside Rutherglen’s boutique Muscat and Durif cellars, in a setting of rolling hills, mountain ranges, vines, open skies and historic townships.
The festival includes an exhibition with over 200 wines to taste, masterclasses, live entertainment, picnics and platters, as well as a Prosecco breakfast, Italian family lunch and Alternative Variety dinner.
Tickets $35pp, includes 3hr tasting session, masterclasses and a gorgeous day out at Pialligo Estate.
Happening Sunday 13 August from 10am – 5pm at Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.
Get up close and personal with producers, find a new favourite wine style and enjoy some excellent cuisine. Last year’s event sold out, so we recommend you get booking!
Find more information and book tickets here: www.tastesoftworegions.com.au.
MAKING DO: UTILITY WEAR WITH ANNIE WU
A Fix and Make workshop with Annie Wu of Articles of Clothing. During World War II, the British Government introduced the Utility Scheme CC41. The scheme encouraged clothing manufacturers throughout the UK to use cloth supplied by the government. The style of the items was regulated. Straight cuts and slim silhouettes with no embellishments and unnecessary pleats maximised the number of items that could be cut from the cloth and minimized waste by reducing offcuts. While these austerity measures created some hostility, they saved millions of metres of fabric and clothed thousands of people in a time of extreme scarcity.
Leaping from the CC41 scheme, Annie Wu will teach you how to create unconventional patterns for functional garments that reduce waste. You’ll make a template for a contemporary utilitarian uniform (that can be worn every day) and cut the pattern from supplied cloth. Pieces can then be assembled at home or be handed over to Peter Kongmalavong at the end of the workshop for completion. Peter will be able to provide you with a quote to sew and return your new garments. This workshops encourages us to think about how we might dress ourselves differently.
Hotel Hotel’s ‘Making Do’ Fix and Make series looks at alternative ways of making and repairing things and is designed to encourage us to consider the objects and raw materials that already surround us in new ways.
Happening Saturday 12 August from 2pm at Hotel Hotel, Philip Law Street, NewActon.
Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite.
FLYING HIGH IN THE GOOGONG SKY
Flying High in the Googong Sky – a free day of kites and fun!
Googong’s utterly uplifting kite festival is back with a host of new flying friends for you and your kids to meet, including a giant whale shark, dragons, bunny rabbits, a stingray, astronauts and a flying pig! So bring a kite and join in the fun. There will be a sausage sizzle – or bring your own picnic – while our DJ provides the inflight entertainment.
Happening Sunday 13 August from 11am-2pm at Rockley Oval, Googong.
Visit googong.net for more information.
EAT CANBERRA FOOD TOUR
Get involved in the Eat Canberra Food Tour! Walk around Braddon and the City stopping at 6+ hot spots and hidden gems sampling food, drinks and learning about Canberra’s incredible foodie scene. Expect to eat lots of delicious food, drinks and meet new people!
Happening Saturday 12 August 2017 from 1pm to 5pm at BentSpoke Brewing Co, Braddon.
Find more information on the website.
ARABIAN NIGHTS AT POLIT
A range of cultures, dance styles and feminine body types, including an 8-month pregnant belly will be celebrated through a belly dance showcase at Arabian Nights at Polit (produced by #JazidaProductions) in Manuka on 11 August.
Performance art enthusiasts, belly dance lovers and people looking for a fun and different way to spend a Friday evening in Canberra have a great solution available! The show takes place every three months at Polit Bar in Manuka, which is a small cocktail lounge with no formal stage. It’s a very intimate venue, where dancers interact with the crowd and the audience has an opportunity to see Australian talent up close and personal!
The show will feature Jacqui Princi, who the founder of Bedazzled Bellydance School and will be dancing her 8-month pregnant belly. It will also feature Fifi Noir, a prestigious tribal fusion belly dancer who is coming from Queensland to perform at the event. Fifi will be treating the audience to her full figured technical dancing as well as fire manipulation skills. They will share the stage with the local professional Belly Up Bellydance troupe.
While Fifi Noir is in town, #JazidaProductions is facilitating workshops so she can share their skills within the Canberra community. Fifi is running an Expressions Lab workshop focusing on dance presentation as well as a Deco Darling workshop focusing on fusion belly dance technique on 27 August.
Happening Friday 11 August from 8pm at Polit Bar, upstairs at 11 Franklin Street, Manuka.
Purchase tickets here.
Brick Expo is a entertaining and interesting exhibition of rare and unique LEGO creations by interstate and local collectors and modellers. Hundreds of static, moving and robotic models in themes including: Star Wars, Trains, Planes, Space Ships, Racing Cars, Monuments and Sculptures.
Happening Friday 11 August 2017 till Sunday 13 August 2013 at Hellenic Club, Phillip. For information on opening hours and ticket purchasing visit the website.
CBR BRAVE VS MELBOURNE ICE
This weekend is your last chance to see the CBR Brave in action at the Brave Cave in 2017! The Melbourne Ice are coming to town for what’s set to be two huge games so don’t miss out.
On Saturday, they’re kicking things off early with beers and a BBQ from 3pm. Then, they’re teaming up with Anytime Fitness to present the annual purple jersey charity game.
On Sunday, they’re firing the BBQ up and putting the beers on ice again from 3pm with an opportunity to meet the team and wish them well for the remainder of the season. Then, it’s time for the final showdown – the puck will drop on their final home game for season 2k17 at 5pm.
Happing Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August. Get your tickets now at shop.cbrbrave.com.au/home-tickets.
REFRESH YOUR MAKEUP MASTERCLASS WITH BONNIE GILLIES
During her in-centre masterclass, makeup artist and beauty vlogger Bonnie Gillieswill share her foundation basics and top tips for using colour to enhance the complexion. Plus, come watch her live model demonstration on how to create a soft yet impactful eye makeup look.
Each ticket is redeemable for a $20 gift voucher at Canberra Centre. All guests will be treated to a glass of sparkling, catering and a gift bag.
Happening Saturday 12 August from 11am-12pm at Canberra Centre’s event space, opposite Endota Spa in the new beauty precinct.
Tickets from Eventbrite.
Music from Baker’s Trumpet. The music of Chet Baker has always fascinated audiences. At the heart of his playing there was a fragile lyricism that was somehow sophisticated, yet raw and untrained. His performances often teetered on a knife edge and coupled with his unpredictable personal life it is easy to understand this fascination.
Now Canberra audiences have the chance to experience a taste of this music as three of the cities’ finest musicians combine to examine the music of his later career. In the format of a drum-less trio, a combination often used by Baker, guitarist Lachlan Coventry, double bassist James Luke and trumpeter Ben Marston re-imagine some of the great standards of the twentieth century.
With references to Doug Raney, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and obviously Baker himself, the trio provide a clear vision of lyrical melodies, rich harmonic colourings and occasional virtuosic punctuation. Timeless music treated in a respectful yet contemporary way
Happening Friday 11 August from 8.30pm at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Acton.
Purchase tickets here.