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Weekend Edit: what’s on in Canberra

HerCanberra Team

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this weekend!

Every Monday for more than 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!



Bisonhome celebrates spring in the ACT with Botanica. This annual design festival features floral displays, an art exhibition from Tiffany Brown and master classes from leading local and national stylists. There’s chefs, providores and a killer bake-off!

Keep checking their website for details.

Happening from 24 September – 17 October at Bisonhome, 6/8 Beltana Road, Pialligo. For more information click here: www.bisonhome.com


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Keep your heel on the pulse of fashion’s latest trends, and learn the style secrets of the trade from one of Canberra’s leading image consultants and Canberra Centre’s new stylist, Fiona Keary of Style Liberation.

Focusing on helping women increase their confidence and presence through their sense of style, Fiona will be hosting workshops to teach you essential tips for investing in a capsule wardrobe that will see you through every season.

From work to play, monochrome to colour, Fiona’s expertise will invigorate your style and have you mix and matching outfits like a pro in no time.

Covering both how to create a capsule wardrobe, and how to work colour into your style set, in two seperate workshops, Fiona will take you through her top need-to-know tips to give you the confidence to master the new season trends.

Happening from 24 September – 9 October at Eden, Level 1, near Country Road, Canberra Centre, Bunda Street, Canberra. For more information click here: blog.canberracentre.com.au


Image courtesy of hotel-hotel.com.au

Image courtesy of hotel-hotel.com.au

Coinciding with the 125th anniversary of Government House’s construction, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and Lady Cosgrove will host the 2016 Government House Open Day.

This will be a pleasant opportunity to tour the historic residence and enjoy a picnic on the property lawns. Local SES personnel will run a sausage sizzle, cake stall, and a tea and coffee stand.

Public parking will be available along Dunrossil Drive. Please note, visitors may need to submit to a bag search at the gate.

Happening on 24 September from 11am – 2pm at the Government House, Dunrossil Drive, Yarralumla. Entry is free. For more information click here.



Join us at King O’Malley’s on Wednesday, September 21 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm for another great night of Colouring and Cocktails. This month’s theme is ‘Oktoberfest’ and celebrates this timeless German tradition as we gear up for King O’Malley’s own month of Oktoberfest to follow.

Try your hand at the popular adult colouring craze while sampling King O’Malley’s wide selection of cocktails and beer. And of course, King O’Malley’s usual selection of drinks will be available, along with mocktails.

Coloured pencils and colouring pages will be provided, there will be free nibbles, a colouring contest, and of course cocktails will be available for purchase. Free entry to the event.

Happening on 21 September from 5.30pm at the King O’Malley’s Pub 131 City Walk, Civic. Entry is free. For more information click here.



Floriade 2016: Life in Bloom is finally here! There’s a lot on for the first week of Floriade, with quirky roving performers to entertain and delight, Matilda’s Farmyard animals in Kids’ Corner, cooking and floral inspired workshops.

Stage 88 will also come to life as local school bands take over between Monday and  Friday providing a backdrop of jazz, classical and popular music, followed by performances from a selection of local and regional community groups and performers on Saturday and Sunday. See the program details below to find out what’s on in week one of Floriade.

Floriade will be happening at Commonwealth Park from the opening weekend beginning on Saturday 17 September 2016. Find the entire opening weekend program here.

For information on the location, events, and ticketing, visit the Floriade website here: www.floriadeaustralia.com or read our 11 things not to miss here.


360 three sixty fashion

The fabulous, fun-filled and award winning 360 Fashion Market is on again!

Happening on 25 September from 10am – 3pm at the Fitters Workshop Kingston Foreshore, Printers Way, Kingston ACT. Entry is free. Find more information here: threesixtyfm.com.


Helm Winery

Helm Winery

The Australian Cool Climate Wine Show is a national wine show dedicated to benchmarking the unique wine styles produced from cool climate wine regions. An increasing number of winemakers are submitting entries to the wine show and more and more visitors are coming along to the public events. While the actual show judging week is not open to the public, there are masterclasses and public tasting events planned for you to try and where you can learn about cool climate wines. Bookings are essential. Check their website for full details.

Happening 19 – 24 September at the Murrembateman Recreation Grounds. More information here: ACC Wine Show



“A fabulous night of nonsense and brilliance” Stagenoise

The Wharf Revue’s irresistible blend of vitriol and vaudeville returns. Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott turn their delightfully poisonous gaze on the antics of our indignitaries, past and present – but mostly present. Phillip Scott’s virtuosity on piano contributes to the feeling that this is “like Gilbert and Sullivan on speed.” (Stagenoise)

If there’s one thing that a federal election year brings, it’s a smorgasbord of satirical goodies. There’ll be minor party pies, red meat, blue cheese and don’t forget your greens. More than enough food for thought.

The Wharf Revue has become a Canberra institution. Its superbly delivered political satire gives the audience a chance to let off steam. We’ve all had a year of closely observing the truth that is stranger than fiction in Parliament House. Now, our not so revered leaders are centre stage: dancing, singing, wearing crazy wigs and misbehaving in a humourous tour de force. Don’t miss it – we all need a good laugh.

Happening from 13-24 September at Canberra Theatre Centre. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au.



Discover 2 million years of human history in the one room with A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum. This major international exhibition from the British Museum explores the history of humanity – how we have shaped the world, and how the world has shaped us.

It provides an exceptional opportunity to witness compelling human stories expressed through a unique and beautiful collection of artefacts drawn from across the globe.

Each object featured in the exhibition marks a point on the journey through history, from two million years ago until the present.

Happening at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, for more information on tickets and opening hours click here: www.nma.gov.au



See a different side of ‘the people’s house’ during Parliament House’s Spring Program including Meet the Gardner Tours, Spring Teas, Landscape Walks and more.

Find out the full program of events here.

Happening at Parliament House until 13 November 2016.


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