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The Weekend Edit

HerCanberra Team

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!

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DIGBYS MELBOURNE – CANBERRA TRUNK SHOW

Digbys Boutique is coming to Canberra and will be operating out of the Avenue Hotel, 80 Northbourne Ave, Canberra from Thursday May 10 to Sunday May 13 inclusive, from 10 am to 5 pm daily.

They’ll be bringing up 400 of their best garments, in all sizes – 8-18. They accept all cards. No appointment necessary.

Happening 10-13 May at The Avenue Hotel, 80 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon.

Check our website for details.

FAME: THE MUSICAL

Based on the beloved TV show and motion picture FAME – The Musical tells the story of the High School of Performing Arts in New York where students go to learn the craft of acting, music and dance.

The forefather of shows such as High School Musical, Glee and the upcoming Rise, FAME has proven that it’s characters and songs really will ‘live forever’.

Featuring a mix of Canberra’s up and coming and best-loved performers, with a finale that will blow your mind, FAME is a must-see musical of 2018.

Happening from 11-26 May at The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan.

Purchase tickets and find more information here.

AUDIENCE ADVICE: suitable for 16+ years – references to sex and drugs.

The Pop Inn @ Lennox Gardens

The Pop Inn in Lennox Gardens. Image supplied.

The Pop Inn is back at Lennox Gardens this Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May to take advantage of the beautiful autumn weather.

Sit back and relax under the shady trees of the gardens with a glass of wine, a beer or perhaps a gin and tonic. They have plenty of lawn games, picnic rugs and cosy blankets to make your evening as comfortable and entertaining as possible!

Happening 12-13 May from 2-6 pm at Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla.

Find more information via Facebook.

THREE SIXTY FASHION MARKET

The Three Sixty Fashion Market sells new and recycled fashion for stylish and discerning shoppers. You’ll discover quality garments of all sizes and styles, shoes, handbags, accessories and more.

Stallholders sell vintage, retro and pre-loved fashion that is far too good to just chuck in a bin. The Three Sixty Fashion Market is committed to a circular economy and to providing fabulous shopping for those who ethical choices and ecological sustainability as much as they value style and fun. You’re guaranteed to uncover some intriguing fashion and great buys.

Happening Sunday 13 May from 10 am – 3 pm at Fitters’ Workshop, Printers Way, Kingston.

See the website for more information. 

THE BLEEDING TREE

In a dirt-dry town in rural Australia, a shot shatters the still night. A mother and her daughters have just welcomed home the man of the house… with a bullet. The only issue now is disposing of the body. Will they get away with it? And do we want them to? The man was monstrous.

Triggered into thrilling motion by an act of revenge, The Bleeding Tree is an Australian murder ballad powerfully crafted for the stage, with three strong women fighting back. Throughout, Cerini’s writing is powerfully lyrical, bracingly funny and a highly original take on Australian gothic.

From the pen of Victorian playwright Angus Cerini, The Bleeding Tree premiered at Griffin Theatre Company in 2015. It immediately earned praise as “a great and complex production” (The Australian) and went on to win three Helpmann Awards – including Best Play, Best Direction and Best Female Actor – as well as the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Award. In 2017, Sydney Theatre Company presented a sold-out season of the original production. 

Happening 8 – 12 May at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic.

See the website for further information.

LIBRARY UP LATE

Expect the unexpected at Library Up Late — an evening just for adults. Ben Law and his mum, Jenny Phang, are here to save you from yourself with sage (and not-so-sage) advice for desperate lovers and sexual adventurers alike.

This event will explore relationships of all kinds, and delve into the lewd, salacious and just plain funny, with a craft beer in hand and live local music.

Scandalous comedy. Feast of strangers. Eyebrow-raising talks. Juicy collection items. 18+ 

Happening Friday 11 May at 7 pm – 9 pm at the National Library of Australia, Parkes Place.

See the website for more information.

FREE FAMILY YOGA AT THE SOUTH.POINT

Enjoy free family yoga in Centre Court at South.Point!

This is for mum, dad, the kiddies and the grandparents and is about connecting with your loved ones while we move through yoga poses to build strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Open to beginners!

Happening Saturday 12 May at 10.30 am and 11 am at Centre Court, South.Point.

Reserve a spot via Eventbrite.

BLANC DE BLANC

From the acclaimed creative minds behind Madonna’s recent Rebel Heart tour Blanc de Blanc is the sell-out sensation, delighting audiences from Sydney Opera House to London’s West End. Now it’s Canberra’s turn for a seductive, immersive and naughty night out inside the Fortuna Spiegeltent.

Blanc de Blanc serves a blend of vintage glamour, high-end spectacle and titillating acts to infatuate, illuminate and delight. Bringing the finest cabaret and acrobatic talent from around the world into a wild, shimmering night – anticipate big moves, great tunes, lots of skin, and more than a few surprises.

Blanc de Blanc is the headline show of Spiegeltent Canberra presented by Strut & Fret in association with Canberra Theatre Centre. The full Spiegeltent Canberra program, featuring some of the best nationally and internationally touring cabaret, comedy, can be found here.

Happening until 20 May at the Fortuna Spiegletent, Canberra Theatre Centre.

Find more information here.

FREE SILENT DISCO AT South.Point

Grab your friends for a dance party. Centre Court is the place to be for SILENT DISCO fun! With a dedicated dance floor, DJ and your own headsets, you can dance into the evening and choose from four different sessions.

This FREE event is for the little ones, 8 and under, who have a special session at 4 pm just for them.

Happening Friday 11 May at 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm at Centre Court, South.Point.

Reserve a spot via Eventbrite.

FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS AT OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Friday Night Drinks at Old Parliament House is back in full swing for their winter series. This will be the place to be every Friday for fabulous food, fun, music and drinks.

Throughout the month of May, there will be winter inspired drinks including bourbon and whiskey. Not a bourbon and whiskey fan? Not to worry, there will be plenty of other drinks to choose from. Additionally, there will be more themes throughout the course of the year.

This will be an indoor event located in the Hoi Polloi Restaurant.

Happening every Friday until 25 May from 4 pm until late at Hoi Polloi, inside Old Parliament House.

For further information contact [email protected], call 6261 7200 or visit the website.

FREE MOTHERS DAY YOGA AT South.Point

Celebrate Mother’s Day with free yoga sessions at South.Point.

A yoga session for you to enjoy with your children of all ages. Expect to move through a range of yoga poses to explore the body and mind through breath and movement, practising mindfulness while we develop our balance, flexibility and strength.

Happening Sunday 13 May at 9.30 am, 10.15 am, 10.45 am and 11.15 am in Centre Court at South.Point.

ROADSHOW REVEAL AT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT

 Come and celebrate with the Mint this Saturday as they kick off their national tour with the Rascals and Ratbags Roadshow Reveal.

Strike your own coin with a special ‘Australia’ counterstamp, swap existing coins or cash for freshly minted 2018 and special commemorative coins and browse the latest releases from the Mint.

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, stamp their own coin and explore the Mint.

Happening Saturday 12 May from 10.00am to 4.00pm at the Royal Australian Mint, Denison Street, Deakin. Food and drinks will be available on-site.

CARTIER: THE EXHIBITION

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.

Showing until Sunday 22 July at the National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place East, Parkes.

See the website for more information.

MOTHER’S DAY HIGH TEA

Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day at Natural Nine’s Chinese High Tea.

For $55pp, indulge in a selection of pop Chinese treats, sparkling wine and a selection of teas that are sure to delight.

Call us on 0455 333 119 to make a booking or visit the website.

Happening Sunday 13 May from 12 pm – 4 pm at Natural Nine, inside Casino Canberra, 21 Binara Street, Canberra City. See the menu here.

FREE JUNKYARD BEATS WORKSHOP AT South.Point

In the hands of Junkyard Beats, ordinary household items are transformed into musical instruments that create a booty shaking, toe-tapping, electric atmosphere that makes you want to get up and move!

Their family-friendly show draws on inspiration from everyday life, the streets, and the junkyard. It is filled with imagination, humour and a lot of rhythm!

At South.Point, you’ll have your chance to take part in two very special FREE Junkyard Beats Workshops! You’ll learn basic body percussion skills and how to perform rhythms using a range of tools such as melody pipes, broomsticks, plastic bins, drums and more!

The Junkyard Beats guys also teach people how to transform junk and recycle materials into musical instruments!

Junkyard Beats Performance happening Saturday 12 May at 11.30 am at Centre Court, South.Point.

Junkyard Beats Workshop happening Saturday 12 May at 12.15 pm and 2 pm at Centre Court, South.Point.

Reserve a spot for the workshop via Eventbrite.

SPIEGELTENT

Photography: Jacinta Oaten

Starting this month, Spiegeltent Canberra will be set up in Civic Square, featuring some of the best nationally and internationally touring cabaret, comedy, music and dance shows around.

The highlight performance of the program comes from the acclaimed creative minds behind Madonna’s recent Rebel Heart tour. BLANC de BLANC is a sell-out sensation, delighting audiences from Sydney Opera House to London’s West End. Now it’s Canberra’s turn for a seductive, immersive and naughty night out inside the Fortuna Spiegeltent.

BLANC de BLANC is happening on select dates from Thursday 26 April- Sunday 20 May. See the website for ticketing and more information on this stand out show.

The Spiegeltent will also be hosting a whole array of other outstanding performances that are not to be missed! The full program can be viewed on Spiegeltent’s website.

Spiegeltent is happening until Sunday 20 May at Civic Square, London Circuit.

PLAY UP

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.

FREE KIDS YOGA AT South.Point

Start your Saturday with the kids with a free yoga session at South.Point!

Open to children between 4-8, perfect for preschoolers and above, this class will be loads of fun allowing the imagination to take each child on a journey using creativity and incorporating basic yoga poses, visualisation, play, relaxation and mindfulness.

Happening Saturday 12 May at 9.30 am and 10 am at Centre Court, South.Point.

Reserve a spot via Eventbrite.

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