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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!


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Hotel Kurrajong Canberra will bring together wedding stylists, florists, plus hair and makeup experts to share secrets, tips and trends in an interactive environment for their first Wedding Open Day.

There will be a variety of suppliers on show, fantastic prizes and all of Kurrajong Hotel Canberra’s stunning wedding venue options will be on display from which brides can take inspiration and visualise their perfect day.

Happening Sunday 22 May from 10am until 4pm. Entry is free so come along and be inspired.

For more information on Hotel Kurrajong visit or email [email protected].


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Get along to Canberra Girls Grammar School’s first ever Night Markets!

Each of the various stalls will portray quality products, interesting and varied culinary delights and fun activities for children and families as well as circus entertainment and the school’s very own jazz band.

Happening Friday May from 5.30pm – 8.30pm at Canberra Girls Grammar School, Melbourne Avenue, Deakin. Entry is free.

Visit the website for more information


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A fully operational factory production line will be set up at Hotel Hotel. The textile-making factory will produce a pencil case. The assembly line will open up the various steps at different stages of production from pattern making, to cutting, sewing and labeling, to quality control, pressing and packaging.

It highlights the multiple inputs of the production line process – where no one person is responsible for the item being made – and contrasts this to the designer maker’s process where one person is directly involved in each aspect of the making. Visitors are invited to join the workers from ANU at their individual stations and contribute to the production of the item being made.

The two sold-out workshops will take place in the Fix and Make Shed at Hotel Hotel on Saturday 21 May. As part of a ground breaking collaboration, the second session of Factory will be accompanied by an ensemble from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and is open to the general public as a drop in event from 2pm to 3pm (no booking is required).

Happening on Saturday 21 May from 2pm until 3pm at Hotel Hotel, 25 Edinburgh Avenue, NewActon. Free entry. Find out more information here:




On 16 April 2016 a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador — the death toll exceeds 660, more than 16,600 have people have been injured, and 25,640 are living in temporary shelters. Rescue efforts are underway and there is an urgent need for food, clean water, clothing, medical supplies and “refuge” tents to serve as provisional shelter.

In light of this tragedy, ANU Ecuadorian Society is hosting#UnitedForEcuador in conjunction with AKT Fitness and CasaBlanca-Canberra this Saturday 21 May from 4pm to 11pm at Majura Hall, Rosevear Street, Dickson.

Enjoy a Zumbathon class with AKT Fitness and enjoy entertainment from DJ Paisa, Acuarelatina, Habana Kaliente Dance SchoolSalsabor Dance Studio, Mexico Lindo Canberra, Subsdance Dance StudioRaio de Sol Canberra Community Samba BandKokoloco Dance Studio and Nelson Alcantara (aka Doctor Salsa). 

There will also be Traditional Ecuadorian food on offer plus a wide range of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (18+) including the traditional Canelazo!

Find out more here.


Artwork by George Raftopoulos

Artwork by George Raftopoulos

Join Sydney painter George Raftopoulos in Nishi Gallery for an afternoon of colouring in and chatting about travelling the world! There’ll be tables with crayons and colour pencils and children will be able to colour in printed versions of the artist’s work. This is a free event – children with their parents are welcome to drift in and sit and stay for a while between 1:30 and 3:00pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Happening this Saturday, 21 May 2016 from 1.3pm to 3pm at Nishi Gallery – 17 Kendall Lane, NewActon. Click here to register for your free tickets: Eventbrite


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The team at Lanterne will be re-creating a 5-star resort experience in Campbell!

Bring your Hawaiian shirt and your imagination, and join them in their 5-star Lanterne Rooms hotel. Check in and relax resort style… This one is going to be super fun, and of course super delicious with an amazing menu brought to you by Daniel & Aravinth.

Price: $90 p.p for full tasting menu, drinks additional. For bookings, call 62496889

Happening Friday 20 May at Lanterne Rooms, 3 Blamey Place, Campbell. Click here for more information:


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On Friday, 20 May 2016, Lifeline Canberra will be hosting their annual Gala at the Australian War Memorial. In a rare opportunity to enjoy a star studded night of entertainment under G for George in Anzac Hall, members of the community are invited to attend the event.

This elegant black tie event is the perfect occasion to reward your team and impress your clients. From arrival, you will be wowed and amazed at what the Australian War Memorial has to offer. Lifeline Canberra Patron and Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson AO will be welcoming guests along with Richard Rolfe of Audi Centre Canberra, who is kindly sponsoring the event.

Guests will be entertained by Tania Kernaghan and the local RMC Band, with hits ranging from Beyoncé to the Beetles. Our MC for the evening is Cross of Valour recipient, Allan Sparkes CV VA, who will be conducting a brief Q&A with two Canberrans who have lived experience of using Lifeline’s life-saving services.

There will be a range of auction and raffle items up for grabs, as well as the ever-popular champagne bar.

Happening Friday, 20 May from a 7pm arrival time at the ANZAC Hall, Australian War Memorial. Dress code: Black tie

Tickets are $300 per person or $3,000 for a table of ten. Visit Lifeline Canberra’s website to find out more or email [email protected]



“Witty, effervescent and playful” The Australian (Cacti)

The Sydney Dance Company’s CounterMove explores luminescence and life, humour and darkness in a double bill that celebrates the exhilaration and physicality of some of Australia’s finest dancers.

From Swede Alexander Ekman – one of the world’s most exciting choreographers – comes a hilarious, affectionate tribute that parodies modern art: Cacti. Ekman’s witty and energetic piece, employing the full Company and a string quartet, will take you in with a knowing wink, then surprise with its bracing physicality.

Time Out Sydney lauded Cacti for its ‘infectious playful energy and absolutely incisive wit’. called it ‘blindingly brilliant’ and the Daily Telegraph noted the audience’s laughter was ‘impossible to suppress’.

Rafael Bonachela’s world premiere, Lux Tenebris, provides the perfect contrast: it is a deeply emotional exploration of light, darkness and beauty emerging from a dusky sonic landscape by composer and long-term Sarah Blasko collaborator Nick Wales.

Happening Thursday 19 May and Saturday 21 May at 7.30pm at Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic. For tickets and more information click here:



Catch Aussie “sirens of satire”, Sparrowfolk when they return to Canberra with a brand new street party.

This award-winning musical comedy duo are back with a fresh batch of deliciously, hysterical songs divulging the daring and delightful underbelly of suburban life. The deceivingly sweet pair are jaw-droppingly naughty – it’s Kath and Kim on citric-acid. Following sell-out shows at home and Edinburgh Fringe, don’t miss the hilarity that is a Sparrow-Folk street party.

Happening from Thursday 19 until Saturday 21 May at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Civic. Purchase tickets via Patronbase ticketing


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Join Deborah Hart, Senior Curator of Australian Painting and Sculpture Post 1920 for a tour of Fiona Hall: Wrong way time followed by dinner done the wrong way around in the members lounge.

Happening on Friday 20 May from 6pm at the National Gallery of Australia.

Venue: Fiona Hall exhibition and Members Lounge
Price : $100 members, $120 guests

Please check the website for booking the tickets: See website for more information:


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