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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!


Explore the dazzling world of Cartier: The Exhibition with coordinating exhibition curator, Simeran Maxwell, while you sit back, relax and enjoy a three-course lunch. Price includes a complimentary exhibition ticket.

Happening Saturday 23 June from 12.30pm–2.30pm at Marble & Grain, 25 Mort Street, Braddon. Tickets from $120pp (booking fee applies).

See the website for further details.


The Australian Girls Choir is thrilled to be opening a new venue in Canberra in July 2018! Join more than 5,500 girls around the country learning to sing, dance and perform.

The AGC encourages, challenges and inspires girls as they grow in confidence and take pride in developing music and presentation skills in our dynamic classes.

We are delighted to invite girls in Kindergarten to Year 7 to come along to our Open Day on Sunday June 24. Join in a fun complimentary class, meet our staff members, and experience what it’s like to be a part of the AGC!

Bookings are essential – please rsvp if you would like to attend.

This is a free event for girls aged 5 to 12 years but bookings are essential. Phone 1800 338 142 or visit aspagroup.com.au.


The Natural Nine – Slow Cooked Degustation is coming on Friday 22 June from 7 pm, featuring an array of warm and hearty meals paired with both national and international wines. Limited spots are available, $95pp.

Happening Friday 22 June at Natural Nine, inside Casino Canberra, 21 Binara Street, Canberra City.  See the menu here.

Visit the website for more information.


To launch their truffle season, join them and the Truffle Dogs for a Truffle Dogdemonstration and talk on the lawn at the vineyard, followed by a three course lunch which you can book online.

Sit on their deck overlooking the surrounding countryside (or by the fire if preferable) while they serve up a fresh, local produce based, shared menu featuring charcuterie and wood fired dishes. Enjoy a selection of single vineyard wines from the Founders Museum collection of aged vintages or from the Contentious Character 2015-2017 vintages. Please email any dietary requirements to the email provided.

Happening Saturday 23 June from 11.30am at Contentious Character Vineyard, 810 Norton Road, NSW. Tickets cost $65pp including three course lunch and $80pp including lunch and paired wines.

Check out the website for more information.

Château De Knightsbridge: A Cold Winters (K)night

A stalwart of the Canberra hospitality scene, Knighty (as it is affectionately known) is celebrating its 14th birthday with a snow themed party of epic proportions.

Dress in your finest apres-ski gear, grab a mulled cider or wine and get down to party jams with resident DJs Mr Michael and Le Bam. P.S. (Snow is forecast…)

Happening Saturday 23 June from 8 pm–4 am at Knightsbridge Penthouse, Mort Street, Braddon.

Free entry

Find more information via Facebook.


Add a little green to your indoor space with an eye-catching terrarium! These easy to create oxygen boosters brighten up your home and add a personal touch to your decor.

Join Moxom and Whitney at Monaro Mall level 1 as they host a workshop on creating and caring for your very own terrarium.

Tickets are $20, available via Facebook and Eventbrite.

Happening Saturday 23 June at 11 am and 1.30 pm at Level One, Canberra Centre.

Find more information via Facebook.


To mark the fourth international Day of Yoga, The High Commission of India, Canberra is hosting a special yoga session.

Yoga Mandir will be leading the free class. All yoga enthusiasts are welcome, including families and children.

Kindly bring your own yoga mat and take your position by 9:55am.

Happening Sunday June 24 from 10 – 11 am at the The High Commission of India, Canberra.

Register online.


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.


ACT singles who are sick of swiping right on Patrick Swayze and then meeting his ghost, are encouraged to come out of hibernation and onto an 80s themed bar hop!

The night will begin at the alluring and mysterious 1920’s Speakeasy, Molly, at 5 pm sharp, Saturday 23 June. Here, The Real Meat will greet the lucky ticket holders in the exclusive Vault Room, with a free drink and fun, pressure-free activities to break the ice.

From here the crowd will progress to shake things up at the Cuban themed Highball Express, where a second free drink and flirting will be flowing.

The “final countdown”, free drink and karaoke will then proceed at 88MPH. At each venue, the lucky ladies and gentlemen attending will also receive VIP entry and VIP drink deals. The age group for this event is 18-35. Tickets are limited to ensure a quality over quantity experience, so “get down on it”!

Happening Saturday 23 June from 5 – 10 pm at a variety of locations around Civic.

Tickets are $64, available via Eventbrite. Find more information via Facebook or the website.


Pull on your winter woollies, laugh at the cold, enjoy some delicious canapés and a glass or two of fine Canberra District wines whilst toasting yourself by the bonfire.

Join in on the eleventh annual Winter Solstice Bonfire, where they celebrate the shortest day of the year at Yarrh Wines. Members of the Yarrh Wine club are eligible for two free tickets per membership.

Starting with speeds tastings in the cellar, you can mingle as you circulate the tastings stations! Try out some simple tastes matched with their finest wines. Limited quantities of back vintages will be available for sale on the day, along with the full range of current wines. Do not miss this one!

This year half of all the proceeds will go to the Yass River Nanima Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. The Brigade is saving for a shed extension that will house its growing number of members.

Happening Saturday 23 June from 5pm–7pm at Yarrh Wines, 440 Greenwood Road, NSW. Tickets cost $15.00 for kids (having canapés, otherwise free) and $30.00 for adults.

See the website for more details.


The ACT Storytellers Guild will be performing with some of the marvellous local storytellers – note that the stories are for an adult audience.

With special guests The Canberra Harmony Chorus

Happening Saturday 23 June from 7 pm at St James Uniting Church Hall, Gillies St Curtin.

Tickets at the door: $15 (includes supper).

For more information, see the ACT Storytellers Guild Website.


Credit: Martin Ollman

Indulge in a feast of the senses and join in the fun as The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Each year from June to August more than 250 individual events are held across the Canberra region showcasing the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle.

Taste and experience the magic of these highly-prized gems. Indulge in the special flavours and aromas of truffle dishes at local restaurants and cafes. Join a hunt and see for yourself how the talented dogs unearth truffles. Learn from the chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class or demonstration, or pop along to a market and pick up some truffle delights for yourself.

The Truffle Festival is the ultimate foodie festival, and a fabulous celebration of winter in the Canberra region.

Happening Friday 1 June–Friday 31 August at various locations around Canberra.

Check out the website for more information.


Image: facebook.com/pg/capitalbrewing.

No.10 Restaurant + Bar is excited to announce a special collaboration with Capital Brewing Co., to bring you a pop-up bar every Friday for a limited time only.

Kickstart your weekend with crisp beers on-tap from the home-grown heroes at Capital Brewing and a special mouth-watering burger menu by No.10 Restaurant + Bar.

Pick up a burger + beer for just $19. Live music sets from local artists from 4.30pm.

Happening Friday 22 June from 4.30pm–9pm at No.10 Restaurant + Bar, 10 Bowes Street, Phillip.

See the website for more information.


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 casinocanberra.com.au.


One of Australia’s most popular and successful male artists Guy Sebastian brings his hit-laden Then & Now tour to Canberra for one night only.

Audiences can expect to hear recent releases from Guy’s current album, Conscious, such as Bloodstone & Set In Stone, performed alongside songs which have shaped his illustrious career. Fans will also be treated to a sneak peek of his highly anticipated new material, set to be released later in the year.

Supporting Guy is Aussie born, Chicago based singer Fata. Since releasing her debut single Purple in late 2015 and then her debut EP Undone, Fatai has gone on to sell out multiple headline tours in North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Happening Saturday 23 June from 7.30pm–10pm at Canberra Theatre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City.

See the website for more details.


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.


The Makers & Shakers Market is an indoor event that focuses on beautiful handmade homewares, delicious gourmet foods and stunning lifestyle products.

With 50 top-notch quality stalls, you will meet established makers (from the ACT and beyond), as well as get to support emerging new talent. The Makers & Shakers Market aims to bring together people who care about where things come from, how things are made and what they are made of.

There will be coffee! Donuts! Cannoli! And many more tasty things. The full stallholder line up will be announced soon. Most stallholders accept card but it is recommended shoppers bring some cash.

Happening Saturday 23 June from 10am–3pm at Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla. Entry costs $2.00. Kids under 12 are free.

Check out the website for more information.


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