Mais oui, your favourite foreign film festival is back, and with it, your annual chance…
There’s nothing happening over summer in Canberra, right? Wrong.
Check out our suggestions for how to spend the next week in Canberra—and if you need even more inspiration, why not read our 100 ways to spend 100 days article, which gives you (you guessed it) 100 ways to spend your summer in Canberra and surrounds.
The Jungle Giants at Assembly
Indie rock darlings The Jungle Giants are busting out a live DJ set at Braddon’s Assembly this Sunday from 2 pm…Sunday sesh, anyone?
Sunday 16 January from 2 pm | Assembly, 11 January | Facebook
Pop some fizz at the House of Bubbles
Weekend afternoons done right! Right? Kick back and relax with a glass of champagne at Norgrove Park when The House of Bubbles pops up this Sunday,
Chairs, tables and rugs provided—just gather your mates! Bookings preferred for larger groups.
Sunday 19 December from 2 pm | Norgrove Park, Kingston| facebook.com
Celebrate the return of Transit Bar
Icon of Canberra’s music scene Transit Bar reopens in a new location this Wednesday 12 January, with a show featuring Slow Dial, The Narcissists and Box Dye.
Read more about the new venue here.
Wednesday 12 January from 8 pm | Transit Bar, Bailey’s Arcade, London Circuit | Facebook
Stretch it out with family yoga
ReNewYou is back with another cracking line-up of free, outdoor and COVID Safe wellness events. This Wednesday, get bendy (and zen) with this relaxing family yoga session hosted by Yoga Garden. Don’t you feel more relaxed already?
It’s a free session but you’ll have to register on Eventbrite to secure your spot.
Tuesday 11 January | Haig Park | Facebook
Indulge in bottomless brunch
Bottomless brunch is back at Pialligo Estate! Grab your mates, your girlfriends, your better half or just yourself (no judgement here) and head to Pialligo Estate’s Glasshouse for a Sunday brunch to remember, featuring their award-winning bacon, farm fresh eggs, pastries and even pancakes.
Sunday 16 January from 10 am | Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo | Facebook
Get cultured at Jeffrey Smart
The year 2021 marks one hundred years since the birth of acclaimed Australian artist Jeffrey Smart. The National Gallery of Australia’s major exhibition celebrates and commemorates this significant centenary.
One of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Smart sought inspiration from the world around him – looking to the environment of urban and industrial modernity – which he transformed through his imaginative sense of theatre and intimate understanding of geometry and composition. These potent and intriguing images have become emblematic of 20th and 21st-century urban experience.
Showing until 15 May 2022 | National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes | nga.gov.au
Gather your friends and family, sit back, relax and watch the stars at your new summer local! Open multiple nights each week in November through to February at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
The season is packed with new release blockbusters, quirky comedies, award-winning features and cult classics—perfect for a date night, girls’ night out or some family fun.
Until 26 February | Australian National Botanic Gardens | sunsetcinema.com.au/canberra
Lerida By The Lake
Join Lerida Estate at the Canberra Visitors Centre at Regatta Point for a one-hour personal wine tasting for two people with delicious antipasto and the best views in town—the only way to spend summer, in our opinion.
One of the team will guide you through five different wines whilst you graze on meats and cheeses. When your wine tasting session concludes, grab a seat in the wine bar and relax with award-winning wine and views over Lake Burley Griffin.
Various times and dates | Canberra Visitors Centre, Regatta Point | Tickets via eventbrite.com.au
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021 (final weeks!)
Audience favourite, the National Photographic Portrait Prize, is back bigger and for longer this year at the National Portrait Gallery. Selected from a national field of entries, this iteration incorporates photographs from the maelstrom that was late 2019 and 2020.
Accordingly, they’ve called it Living Memory to acknowledge a time like no other. This exhibition always reflects the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.
Until 16 January | National Portrait Gallery | portrait.gov.au
Feature image: facebook.com/sunsetcinemacanberra