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!

Alliance Francaise Christmas Fair


Enjoy a family event with an early taste of Christmas!
Hand crafted products, good food, jewelleries, music and much more to make a magical Christmas!

Saturday 14 November 9am-2pm at the Alliance Francaise, 66 McCaughey Street Turner. See website for more details.

The Beehive


‘Bee’ whisked away to an era gone by, surrendering to the magical tunes delivered by  A-Class musician’s and entertainers. The BeeHive is an elegant; classy meeting place showcasing jazz influenced, worldly tunes, ranging from the 1920’s to Motown.

Hounored to have the world-acclaimed Cuban Ballet Musical Director,  Osmar ‘Chiky’ Salazar showcasing a range of worldly jazz tunes and accompanied by Canberra’s own hand-picked high caliber musicians.

Tickets are $55 each and  include canapés and a cocktail. Visit the events Facebook page for more information. On Saturday November 14 from 7pm at Westside Acton Park, Aviary Bar, 3 Barrine Drive, Acton. 

Cat Film Festival

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RSPCA ACT is embracing all things cats this November with their Cat Film Festival! With the booming fandom of hilarious cat videos, they have decided to host Canberra’s very own film festival full of quirky internet cat videos -think Colonel Meow, Grumpy Cat, and more!

They have the best and the funniest compilation of furtastic fun ever to hit the screen right here in Canberra. Best of all, all proceeds go towards the animals in care at the RSPCA ACT shelter.

Other CAT-ivities include: Full moon night markets full of yummy food and handmade stalls, beer and wine bar, Coffee catté lounge, whiskers photobooth, life-sized games and MORE!

 Tickets are $20 each. Visit the website for more information.
On Friday November 13 at 6pm at the Old Bus Depot Building, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. 

Making Camembert 

Artisan cheesemaker Gurkan Yeniceri will host this hands on workshop where you will learn the delicate art of making Camembert.

The course will begin with an introduction to the general principles of cheese making, followed by a guided participatory workshop in which you will make your own wheel of Camembert. Handouts provided.

Please bring a container for taking home your cheese wheel. Visit the website for more information.

On November 14 from 10am-1pm at Canberra Environment Centre, cnr Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Acton.

Stephen Fry – Telling Tales Tour


Stephen Fry is coming to Canberra this November telling some of the most marvellous stories ever heard in an evening of fun, frolic and uniquely Fryish delight.

As the long-time host of ABC’s QI, Stephen has had a distinguished career from the Cambridge Footlights where he met his long time collaborator Hugh Laurie to many television shows including Blackadder, Kingdom, Bones, V for Vendetta, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Live Another Day, The Master of Laketown in The Hobbit trilogy and the documentary Out There.

Saturday and Sunday 14-15 November at 8pm at the Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre. Purchase tickets here.

Indonesia Fair 2015


Indonesia Fair 2015 celebrates a country with over 1128 ethnic groups speaking more than 500 languages on more than 13.466 islands. Each group has its own uniqueness variety of culture, art, culinary and other traditional heritage.

With this massive diversity of cultural treasure, they would like to show it to the world and build a new perspective of Indonesia as a Cultural Diversity Country.

Learn more about Indonesia at the fair.

Saturday and Sunday 14/15 November : 11am – 5pm at the National Covention Centre. Click here for more information.

University of Canberra Capitals vs Adelaide

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Join the University of Canberra Capitals as they take on Adelaide in their 30th WNBL season and 8th Championship title tilt.

You get even more UC Caps action and excitement this season. Be there in prime position at the AIS Arena games as stars Steph Talbot, Jess Bibby, Carly Wilson and Lauren Jackson lead the UC Caps to the playoffs.

“This could well be one of our most exciting season on and off the court in a long time” – Head Coach Carrie Graf

Saturday 14 November from 7-9pm at AIS Arena, Bruce. See website for ticket

Personal Styling Sessions at Canberra Centre 


Chat to Victoria and Francesca during a 45-minute styling session. They’ll share their tips for wearing the season’s latest looks and show you how to make them work for you. Each session includes a style kit and gift bag to take home.

Dates and times:

Saturday 14 November, 9am – 4pm

Sunday 15 November, 10am – 3pm

Cost: $50, redeemable for a Canberra Centre Gift Card

Location: The Hub

To book: Send an email to [email protected]

Bookings are essential.

In the Spotlight: Deborah Cheetham AO


Join Deborah Cheetham AO, Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator as she explores culture and identity in this spring’s In the Spotlight talk at the National Portrait Gallery.

Bookings essential, donations welcome. Click here to book.

Sunday 15 November, 2-3pm at the National Portrait Gallery.

David Pereira Presents: Rachel Scott – Visionary Musician


Join the final instalment of the David Pereira Presents concert series for 2015, when Pereira will be joined onstage by celebrated fellow cellist, Rachel Scott.

Together, Pereira and Scott will present a suite of beautiful cello duets by masters such as Gabrieli, Bach, Haydn, Dotzauer and Vivaldi, as well as several of Pereira’s own compositions.

Get involved after the performance in a discussion with Scott about her practice, and her unique experience as a professional musician. There will also be the opportunity for audience participation, both during the discussion itself, and afterwards in the form of interactive music-making.

Sunday 15 November from 2-4pm at Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera Street Braddon, Canberra City.

Tickets available here.


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