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This Week In The Can: Weekend Edit

HerCanberra Team


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! Also make sure to tune in to Mix 106.3 at 8:20am this Saturday morning to hear HerCanberra’s founder Amanda Whitley chatting with Cam about this weekend’s top picks on Cam’s Breakfast Show!



Dust off your platforms, get off the Featherston, and channel your inner hipster. Get along to Retro Depot at the Old Bus Depot Markets! Retro Depot is a celebration of all things retro cool. Browse fashion, homewares, furniture, jewellery and accessories that are all designed to push your ‘groove button’.

It’s all happening from 10am to 4pm this Sunday 17 April at the Old Bus Depot Markets on Wentworth Avenue in Kingston. Free entry.

Find out more at obdm.com.au.



Pranayama is the yogic practice of controlling or regulating the breath or lifeforce energy (prana) in order to increase lung capacity, vitality, and overall wellbeing. Yogic Breathing is a wonderful key to good health, longevity and spiritual advancement.  It is also a superb lead-in to meditation.
During this 2 and a half hour masterclass Ash will guide you through:
•       Gentle Asana (Hatha yoga and Yin Yoga) class to open up the energy channels that allow the prana (life force) to flow freely.
•       Introduce some basic pranayama techniques which will have an effect on energizing, relaxing and healing the body
•       Introduction to Mudra
•       Visualisation Techniques

This workshop will give you a good basic understanding of what pranayama is and how it works, enabling you to supercharge your whole body with regular practice!
Ash has been teaching yoga all over the world including 10 years in India where she was first introduced to pranayama.
Tickets are $75. On Sunday 17 April from 1.30pm – 4pm at Flourish Yoga,62/28 Mort St, Braddon.

Visit the website for more information www.flourishyoga.com.au


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The Star Wars Immersive Zone is an interactive zone with a tech hub, obstacle course and the sphere! Lots of Star Wars themed fun for all ages!

They would love to see you geared up in your best Star Wars costumes, plus they’re expecting a visit from the Southern Cross Garrison, the local branch of the 501stGarrison (an international society of Star Wars fans who love to attend events in their Star Wars costumes & enjoy all things Star Wars!)

Want to relive the movie experience? Limelight will be showing Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Check out session times here: limelightcinemas.com.au/tuggeranong/film/star-wars-episode-vii-the-force-awakens-1177

Happening at the Tuggeranong Hyperdome Centre Court from Monday April 11 – Friday 22 April from 11am-2pm daily. Find out more via the website: www.hyperdome.com.au/whats-on/star-wars-school-holidays


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The greatest show from Africa is in Canberra for the first time ever and is guaranteed to be 100% African, 100% energy and 100% fun!

Cirque Africa is a two-hour high energy African circus production, bursting with colorful costumes, live music, dance and acrobatics. The show features 38 of Africa’s finest artists, along with an acrobat contortionist from 6 different African countries performing to a 9-piece live band playing original music composed for the show. It is a cultural, educational and visually spectacular production without animals and the only five-star rated show currently touring Australia!

Cirque Africa will be showing at Exhibition Park from 7 April until 29 May. Show times are Wednesdays to Fridays at 7.30pm; Saturdays at 1.00pm & 7.30pm; and Sundays at 1.00pm. There will also be additional shows during the school holidays.

For more information and the full show schedule, visit: www.cirqueafrica.com.au.


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Canberrans are invited to dig up the past and re-explore their region at this year’s Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. Supported by the ACT Government, this year’s festival theme Discovery and Rediscoveries.

With ghost trains, torchlight tours, cycling events, open days and historical re-enactments all around Canberra and the surrounding region, there’s something for every age and stage!

It’s on until Monday 18 April at various locations across Canberra. Event costs vary. Visit www.act.gov.au/heritagefestival for all the details!



The Urban Polaris rides again – all over Canberra. Forming part of the Canberra & Region Heritage Festival and Australian Heritage Week the event will take in heritage sites spread throughout Canberra.

Come and make tracks in the Capital as teams of 2 riders take to the cycle paths, forests and roads seeking out a choice of checkpoints in a seven-hour event that is open to serious riders, recreational riders and teams of all ages.

Urban Polaris is a navigating and cycling event where teams must find their way around control points. Each control point is given a point value that the competitors accumulate during the day. The team with the most points at the end of the seven hours is declared the winner. Successful teams will require good tactics to ensure they visit enough control points while allowing themselves time to return to base without incurring too many penalties.

Despite its competitive undertone the event suits everybody from those teams who will endeavour to reach every point to those who see it as an opportunity to have a day out riding with friends and taking in areas of Canberra they may not otherwise visit. There are categories and prizes.

On Saturday 16 April from 6am-5pm at Old Bus Depot Markets, Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. All tickets are $80. For more information visit: www.urbanpolaris.com.au

Tuning In: ABC TV 1964–76

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Gather round the telly and bask in the glow of vintage ABC. From Play School to raunchy romps, see Australian life reflected on screen in Tuning IN: ABC TV 1964-76.

From the National Archives of Australia audiovisual collection

Starting Friday 8 April and running until 15 May, open daily from 9am – 5pm at National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. Entry is free. For more information visit: www.naa.gov.au/visit-us/exhibitions/index.aspx



The Westside Village Markets will relaunch on Sunday 10th April at 11am. Spend your day strolling through the revamped market at Westside Village, there is no market in Canberra like it!

Set amongst the pop-up shipping container village, at Acton Park, with beautiful views of Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin. There will be a jumping castle for the kids along with live music. Stalls including, fresh seafood, fruit & vegetables, clothing, books, handmade products and much more.

Happening this Sunday April 10, 11am – 4pm at Westside Acton Park. Barrine Drive, Acton (next to the lake).


Join us for some school holiday fun and watch Snoopy and the gang from Peanuts perform live at Westfield!

Show times at Westfield Woden: Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 April. Two shows per day at 11am (followed by a meet and greet at 12pm) and 1pm.

It’s happening at Centre Court Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Woden. Bookings are not required.

Show times at Westfield Belconnen: Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 April. Two shows per day at 11am (followed by a meet and greet at 12pm) and 1pm.

It’s happening at Centre Court Westfield Belconnen, Benjamin Way, Belconnen. Bookings are not required.



AFL (Australian Football League) action at it’s finest when the Giants vs Geelong in Round 4 of the AFL Toyota Premiership Season. See the stars of the Giants in Cameron, Patton, Mummy and Ward take on Ports’ Boak, Ryder and Wingard in a game not to miss.

Tickets from Ticketek. Transaction fees apply.

On Sunday 17 April, kick off is at 1.10pm at StarTrack Oval, Manuka Circle, Griffith. For more information visit: membership.gwsgiants.com.au


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