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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!

BirdieBall Shootout 2015


The BirdieBall Shootout is a revolutionary golf competition played in a public park; anyone can participate!

Played with the world’s leading limited flight golf ball, the BirdieBall; it’s like golf’s traditional nearest the pin competition but with some big differences. The hole is only 35 metres long. The target is 10 metres wide. You don’t even have to be a golfer – just turn up and take your shots. All equipment supplied.

Shoot straight and you might qualify for the final at the end of the day. It is fun, fast to play, and there are fantastic prizes.

Sunday 22 November 2015: 10am-3pm on Lake Burley Griffin, Wendouree Drive, Parkes.

$10 per person, see website for more details.

DESIGN Canberra 2015


DESIGN Canberra is an annual four-day festival of craft and design-inspired public events, exhibitions and forums held across Canberra.

The challenge to locals and visitors alike is to change the way you think about Canberra and about the place of craft and design in everyday life.

See ACTivate, pop-up projects based in empty shop fronts across Canberra’s city centre. Visit Living Artists open studios, open to Canberra-region artists, designers and industry.

Take a CAPITAL of Culture tourdirected by designers, architects, artists, historians, curators and other insiders and discover a new side to our designed city.

21-29 November at various venues and various locations across Canberra City. See the website for details.

Dendy Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II High Tea


Join Dendy for High Tea on the opening weekend of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Your package will include:

  • 1 x ticket for Mockingjay
  • Cucumber sandwiches
  • Iced cupcakes
  • Scones
  • Glass of Sparkling on arrival
  • Pot of tea
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries

Tickets start at $54.50 and can be booked here.

On Saturday and Sunday November 21 and 22 at 10am, Dendy Cinemas Canberra.

Miss Muddy


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Miss Muddy is a female only obstacle and mud festival with a course of up to 5km for participants aged 13 years and over. It includes mud, colour, climbing, crawling, slipping, sliding and lots and lots of laughter.

This un-timed obstacle course is all about women supporting women in a fun and non-threatening environment!

All proceeds from the Canberra event are going to the McGrath foundation to help them in their bid to raise $380, 000 to place a breast cancer nurse in an area of need for three years.

This Sunday 22 November at Thoroughbred Park, Lyneham. Register via Standard tickets are $85.50 and close four weeks out from event day.

Last minute tickets cost $95.50 each and close three days out from event day. On the day registrations ($100 cash only) may be offered at some events if not already sold out online prior.

Taking Flight | The Runway


Don’t miss the excitement of the first ever 360 Fashion Parade. Sustainable style on the runway – from vintage charm to cutting-edge local design. Sunset ambience, champagne, drinks and canapés at the bar, retrolicious mixes from a live DJ.

Then head to the fun-filled and 360 Fashion Market the next day.

Saturday 21 November at the Fitters Workshop Kingston, see website for further details. Ticket prices vary, book here.

University of Canberra Capitals vs Townsville


Join the University of Canberra Capitals as they take on Townsville 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.

Sunday 22 November at AIS Arena from 1-3:30PM. Doors open 1 hour prior to game tip-off. Buy tickets here.

Explore Canberra’s unique architectural history

Image via the National Archives of Australia

Image via the National Archives of Australia

Canberra is one of the few cities in the world to be designed and purpose built. Join architect Dr David Rowe and GML Heritage on a walking tour to learn about the early vision through key architectural landmarks in the designed landscape.

Architectural and landscape specialists will focus on John Smith Murdoch’s work in Canberra and the landscape setting of these iconic buildings. Conclude with a glass of sparkling wine at the historic Hyatt Hotel Canberra.

  • Saturday 21 November, 4:30 – 6:30pm | Book now
  • Sunday 22 November, 10:30am – 12:30pm | Book now

These tours are part of the Design Canberra Festival

Voices in the Forest


Voices in the Forest 2014

Voices in the Forest is a spectacular outdoor concert held at the National Arboretum Canberra. This magnificent classical musical showcase features world-renowned Mexican tenor, Diego Torre; Argentinian born Australian baritone, José Carbó and Australia’s leading soprano, Cheryl Barker AO.

The program features well-known operatic arias including a selection of the most beautiful and moving arias from Puccini’s opera – La Bohème.

Add a sample of classic love songs from musical theatre, spectacular performances and incredible views over Canberra and you have a wonderful spring evening!

Saturday 21 November at the National Arboretum. Gates Open: 2.30pm, Concert: 5.30pm – 9.30pm. See website for ticket options.

The Chain Bridge


‘Almost failed’ academic Imre and his successful historian wife Sarah are preparing for the arrival of Imre’s mother Eva and her friends Katalin and Joszef, who are joining them for dinner.

When Imre receives news that he will not be allowed to return to the archives in Budapest, and thus may not be able to finish his history book about his mother’s 1940s childhood in Budapest, her survival of the 1944-45 German occupation and the destruction caused by the Hungarian fascists, the Arrow Cross, he and Sarah agree to renew their questioning of his mother and her two friends.

21-29 November at The Street Theatre. Saturdays: 7.30pm, Sunday: 6pm; Wednesday to Friday: 7.30pm. Box office opens 1.5 hours earlier. Click here to book tickets.

Escape Ferocity

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Escape Ferocity: techno to ease the ferocity of the mind is on Friday 20 November from 10 pm – 4 am at Westside Acton Park (upstairs only). Max Cooper is the first headliner for a new techno party series in Canberra.

The UK techno and electronica wizard is currently touring with his ‘Emergence’ live audio and visual tour and is the perfect way to kick off Escape Ferocity.The parties present quality, no bullshit techno and house. We want to build a quality techno culture in Canberra informed by European clubs and labels. Escape Ferocity is a new series of melodic and straight up techno in quality, late-night venues.

It is a platform for musicians to explore their darker side, allowing us to free our minds of the constant ferocity in us all: “Music was credited with the power of discharging the emotions, of purifying the soul, of easing the ferocity of the mind – precisely by means of rhythm. When the proper tension and harmony of the soul had been lost, one had to dance, following the singer’s beat: that was the prescription of this therapy.” (Nietzsche)

Max Cooper will also be playing a 2 hour ‘influences’ set in the garden of A Baker, New Acton. Melodies, sun and free Max Cooper. Supported by Logan Zingus. 5pm – 8pm. November 20.

The main ‘Emergence’ show starts at 10pm, 20 November. Max Cooper will be supported by a stellar local lineup including Doppel (live, Bassic Records), Club Junque and Gabe Gilmour (make it rain set).

You can purchase tickets here.


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