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!



Winter Festival in the City is a wintery wonderland styled on European winter markets which will be held in iconic locations in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Perth. Each Winter Festival will host a wide range of snow and ice related activities including open air ice skating, powder snow pits, toboggan rides and European style pop up food stalls, live music, professional ice skating performances and interactive fun and games. 

Romantic European styling plus loads of food and beverage options make for fun “après festival” options as well. The inner city locations in all cities not only provide stunning backdrops but also immediate and easy access to public transport.

At $22 for an adult ticket, $60 for a family pass and either $5 or $12 per child (depending on age) and with discounts for groups of 10 or more, it’s a fun, healthy and affordable activity.

Winter Festival in the City will be held in Garema Place, the heart of Canberra City.Two new exciting rides, the real snow Toboggan Terror and the Giant Inflatable Ice slide, will sit alongside the ice skating rink and European style market stalls.

Winter Festival in the City is located within easy walking distance of the Civic bus interchange. You can find out details of bus routes at The Canberra Centre has over 5000 parking spaces, with access to car parking along Ainslie Ave, Petrie Street and Scott’s Crossing. There are also various open air car parking options around the City. For details go to and search for ‘Canberra’.

Winter Festival in the City is running from 23 June to 17 July. Find more details here:

Grease Monkey’s First Birthday Party


Canberra burger and beer venue, Grease Monkey, will mark their first birthday by giving away free burgers to the first 50 customers attending their celebrations this Saturday, 25 June!

To applaud the success of their first year of business, Grease Monkey will giveaway 50 of their infamous ‘Greasy’ burgers to the first 50 customers who have shared the event of Facebook.

They will also donate $2 from each burger sold on their birthday to the Fundraiser for Alicia Madrid. Alicia is a local Canberra girl who was involved in a serious head on collision earlier this year. The contribution made from Grease Monkey’s birthday will go towards medical bills and day-to-day costs to assist with her recovery.


Once referred to as ‘the new kids on the block’, Grease Monkey has since shaken up the Canberra burger scene and established itself as a reputable American-style burger expert in just 12 months.

To celebrate, the burger bar will play host to a ‘Garage Party’ consisting of free burgers, burger drag races, DJs and merchandise giveaways throughout the day. Celebrations begin at 3pm, but it’s when they shut the garage doors at 9:30pm that the real party starts.

Happening Saturday 25 June from 3pm –late (lock-in begins at 9:30pm) at Grease Monkey, 19 Lonsdale Street, Braddon. For more information on the event visit Grease Monkey’s Facebook Page.



Sharpen your style with men’s style expert Huw Bennett, contributing Style & Lifestyle Editor for men’s style website Oliver Grand.

He’ll be sharing his practical advice on how to develop your personal style and share his tips for taking on the season’s trends. This masterclass will be held on level 1 between Jigsaw and Country Road. Spaces are limited so make sure to book online in advance.

Happening Friday June 24 from 7pm until 8pm at Canberra Centre.

Book online here:



hotDocs at Palace Cinemas is the first Australian edition of the renowned Canadian festival Hot Docs, the world’s leading documentary film festival. The program includes 24 inspiring and thought-provoking films from 15 different countries.

Thoughtfully curated by artistic director Richard Moore, the festival will bring the best documentary films from all over the world for their Australian premiere. With films that cover a wide range of topics, hotDocs at Palace Cinemas is a festival for the curious mind, screening critically acclaimed hard-to-catch films and festival hits as well as promoting Q&As with filmmakers and special events.

hotDocs will be screening until Sunday 26 June at Palace Electric Cinemas, 2 Phillip Law Street, City ACT. For tickets and session times visit



Westfield Woden will be creating a bespoke market day event that celebrates Canberra’s truffle produce and local chef talent on 25 June in their Centre Court. 

The day’s events will consist of live cooking demonstrations, appearances by local truffle growers and their truffle dogs and wine and beer tastings from local producers. There will also be market stalls set up within the centre where customers can purchase truffle products and fun market style foods. 

Westfield retailers will be offering samples and there will be a variety of activities for the kids including face painting, balloon bending and craft.

Canberra FM will also be broadcasting live from the centre on the day. 

Happening Saturday 25 June at Westfield Woden from 10am until 4pm, Keltie Street, Woden. Click here for more details:


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The Pop Up Beauty Bar at the Canberra Centre is the place to be pampered and get the goss on the latest makeup trends. Grab a glass of complimentary champagne and treat yourself to a mini makeover or a make-up touch up from the team of experts, all free of charge. The Beauty Bar will be located outside Witchery on Level 1 of the Canberra Centre.

Happening Saturday 25 June from 11am until 4pm at the Canberra Centre. Click here for more details:


Subsdance is one of Canberra’s leading dance studios, with styles offered ranging from afro samba to Caribbean, Brazilian and more.

Their June show will be a diverse showcase of all levels of skill and style, with special guest, Paulini Productions.

It’s happening this Friday 24 June from 7pm (doors open 7.30pm) at the ANU Arts Centre, Union Court (off Barry Drive), Acton. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets:



The Truffle Festival- Canberra Region is the ultimate foodie festival. Each year from June to August individual events are held across the region highlighting the rare Black Winter Truffle. Participating venues offer a range opportunities to 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 farmers market.

Visit the website for more information.

Happening Wednesday 1 June – Wednesday 31 June in the Canberra Region. For more information visit


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Tune your style dial to 360FM! Three Sixty Fashion Market is an exciting, niche market dedicated to recycled, up-cycled, handmade and locally designed fashion. It’s creative, community based and promotes local talent. You’ll find a plethora of pre-loved designer labels, quality retro and vintage fashion and new labels from up-and-coming local designers and artisans.

The market attracts a large variety of stallholders, bringing together a vibrant array of sellers, designers and craftspeople. Cutting-edge couture rub shoulders with lovingly collated vintage collections, locally designed and handmade jewellery and colourful fashion accessories.

Happening Sunday 26 June at Fitters Workshop Kingston Foreshore, Printers Way, Kingston ACT. For more information visit

Saturday 10am – 3pm &  Sunday from 11am

With an expanded program this year, the Central School Gymnasium is the venue for Saturday’s truffled food expo and farmers market featuring local produce. Braidwood Farmers Market, Garlicious Grown Black Garlic, Tarago Truffles and Wynlen House will be there.



New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor (Sachin Joab) is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest promotion of his life. But beneath all the trappings, success has come at a price.

When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging.

In dialogue that bristles with wit and complexity, Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under the microscope. The result is a fiercely intelligent and sensationally entertaining drama that reveals the prejudices and compromises of modern Western culture.

Guided by Sydney Theatre Company Resident Director Sarah Goodes (Switzerland), Disgraced is a complex and fearless production that will leave you breathless and keep you talking long after.

Disgraced is showing from June 22 at 8pm – June 25 at 10pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Find more information and tickets here:

A ‘guess the weight of the truffle’ competition will be running during the event

Executive Chef Christian Hauberg will work with students to produce a range of truffle delicacies available for purchase for breakfast, brunch and lunch on Saturday.

There will be truffled scrambled egg and soups, sweet treats and coffee available.


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