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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, our comprehensive guide to everything happening around the city this week – but sometimes it’s just too epic to get through! That’s why each Friday we publish our Weekend Edit… Here are the things you shouldn’t miss!



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How many times have you looked at what someone else is wearing and thought ‘I wish I had that in my closet?’ Well now you can.

You can shop someone else’s wardrobe – well multiple wardrobes – all in one place and all for a good cause –Karinya House.

On Sunday September 10, Debby Harrington is hosting a charity clothing swap where you come along and swap your clothes for someone elses.

Thanks to generous Canberra ladies, she have collected a vast selection of pre-loved but very well looked after items from jackets to tops, dresses and pants.

Come along to A Flick of Hares in Kingston, bring with items you no longer wear and swap it for something ‘new’.

Happening Sunday 10 September from 10am-3pm at A Flick of Hares in Kingston, Level 1, Cusack Centre, 27 Eyre Street, Kingston.

Find more information here.



Celebrate Spring/Summer 2017 at Westfield’s Fashion Weekend in both North and South Canberra.

At Westfield Belconnen enjoy Stay N Play – a service for parents to drop their kids off, while they have time alone to go shopping. Kids will be entertained with craft activities and puzzles. Children must be three years and older.

Happening Saturday: 10am – 5pm and Sunday: 11am – 4pm. Also, spend $120 or more at selected specialty fashion and beauty retailers and receive a bonus Dusk Feather range Candle valued at $27.

At Westfield Woden, explore the SS17 Fashion Weekend Playground to join in the fun with their Sunnylife Prize Wall, live music and giant games!

Happening 9-10 September from 10am-4pm at Westfield Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip and Westfield Belconnen, Benjamin Way, Belconnen.



Dog lovers and their furry four-legged friends are invited to Corin Forest’s inaugural Snow Dogs Weekend. For one weekend only, your dog is invited to discover the wonders of the snow at one of Corin Forest’s renowned Snowplay sessions. Purchase any 2.5 hour Snowplay session online for this weekend and take your dog for free!

The cafeteria will be open so take the chance to warm up by the open fireplace, roast giant marshmallows and enjoy a wide selection of meals, including gourmet wood-fired pizzas. Please ensure your dog is on a leash at all times. It’s only a 45-minute drive from the heart of Canberra. Corin Forest is an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to get amongst the snow.

Snowplay sessions 8 am, 11 am and 2 pm. Resort open from 8 am – 5 pm. Tickets available through evets website.

Happening Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 September at Corin Forest, 1268 Corin Dam Rd, Paddys River.


The Song Company Dreamers

From ambiguous start to surprising finish, this program sets out to fragment and distort the listener’s experience of slowly waking from sleep, with the focus on changing perceptions of time – at times pulsing and pacy, at others hazy and elusive – with new arrangements of some iconic pieces of Classical music, culminating in a part-minimalist, part-improvisatory soundtrack of four pianos plus electronic and real percussion, a talking clock, and a twilight heroine on a kaleidoscopic ride through states of semi-consciousness, where the stretching of the harmonic rhythm of the final Contrapunctus from J.S.Bach’s Art of Fugue portrays the fluidity of psychological time against the primordial relentlessness of the clock and Time itself.

Happening Friday 8 September from 7pm at The Street Theatre, Childers Street, Civic

Tickets from $20. Purchase tickets here.


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Now in its third year, the Project Independence Rubik’s Cube fundraising event has taken on a new twist this year turning the traditional ball into a glamorous and exciting Cocktail Party.

They’ve kept all the good bits – live music, Alex Sloan as the MC, great silent auction items and live ones, tremendous raffle prizes and an atmosphere that will break you out of your winter hum drum.  This always entertaining event will held on the 8 September from 6.30pm at the amazing Rolfe Classic BMW show rooms, 2 Botany Street, Phillip.

Not sure what to wear? Well this event is perfect timing to shake off those dowdy black winter clothes and get into some After Five style Spring Fashions.

So choose your favourite Rubik’s Cube colour, get glammed up and come join in for terrific food, great entertainment and some good old fashioned fun all whilst helping a great cause.

Entertainment: Professional Magician Amaze ‘O’ and the Kokoloco Dancers

Live Music:  The Baker Boys 

MC: Canberra Citizen of the Year – Alex Sloan

Ticket price of $60 includes entry to the cocktail party, canapes, beer, wine, soft drink and live entertainment only.

Happening Friday 8 September from 6.30pm at the Rolfe Classic Showrooms, 2 Botany Street, Phillip.

Find more information and book your tickets here.


The Planner Academy

The Planner Academyis a collaboration between two dedicated #plannergirls. Aline from @vipplanner and Wita from @doodlesdostickers & @designisyay are getting together to bring you the very first creative planner workshop in Australia.

We are excited to bring you tons of creative tips on how to set up, customise and decorate your very own planner. The workshop is a fun day where you will be immersed in the planner world, or as we call it, “The Planner Community” and you will learn to organise your life in a super creative way.”

Happening Saturday 9 September from 10am-2pm at WOTSO Dickson, Northbourne Avenue.

Sign up now via Eventbrite and find out more and www.theplanneracademy.co.


Cerebral Palsy Spring Fashion Show

Join Cerebral Palsy Alliance for their ninth annual Spring Fashion Parade at Hotel Realm on Saturday 9 September.

Tickets include a High Tea and a glass of sparkling on arrival, plus a fashion parade and much more!

Tickets are $99.00 each or $990.00 for a table of 10.

Happening Saturday 9 September from 1.30pm for a 2pm start in The Ballroom at Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton.

Purchase tickets here.


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Canberra Fashion Market is a Canberra based market specialising in new, vintage and recycled clothing and accessories. It’s fashion styling with everything in one location. The market also hosts collectible items including books, DVDs, vinyl records and other cool objects.

Happening Saturday 9 September from 10 am – 3 pm at Fitzroy Building, Exhibition Park in Canberra, Cnr Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue.

Find more information on the website.


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Experience a two or three course Argentinian-style Sunday roast at Pialligo Estate, each Sunday from 12pm. Find more information here.

Sunday Roast is just $45 for adults and $20 for children (2-12 years old) and includes a main featuring two roast varieties and dessert, live music and lawn games for the kids and young at heart.

To book, contact the reservations team on 6247 6060 or make an enquiry here.

Canberra Vikings vs Perth Spirit



Come down and support the Canberra Vikings, Canberra’s National Rugby Championship (NRC) team, this Sunday at Viking Park. Canberra Vikings will play against Perth Spirit at 1.00pm in the second round of the season.

The two teams are coming off wins after the first round of the season and this game is predicted to be a nail biter.

Head down to Viking Park for a great family day out and cheer on Canberra’s local NRC team.

Happening Sunday 10 September from 1pm at Viking Park, 4 Amsinck St, Wanniassa.

Entry is $12 per person and children under 18 are free.


Josh Wade

In this audio visual spectacular, comedian Josh Wade explores his relationship with the many masks and characters developed throughout his lifetime as an attempt to fit in, and his 20 year quest to find his comedic alter-ego- ‘Cunny’. No topic is left untouched and this show promises to be shocking, crude, uncomfortable, but most of all – the truth.

At 22 years old and with four sell-out national tours under his belt, Josh Wade has been taking the comedy scene by storm with his character-driven comedy since he was a teenager. Josh’s journey of discovery embarks on the many issues facing Gen Y today – from religion and spirituality, drugs and alcohol, to domestic violence and sexual abuse. How did these experiences lead to the creation of ‘Cunny’?

Happening Saturday 9 September at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Acton.

Purchase tickets here.



Visit Questacon and join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Above and Beyond is the ultimate interactive and multi-sensory flight exhibition celebrating the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. From flying cars and supersonic planes to space elevators and mega-rockets, Above and Beyond takes you faster, further and higher for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Design and test-fly your own supersonic jet. Pilot a drone into the eye of a hurricane to measure nature’s fury. Spread your wings and experience flight as a bird or a futuristic wing-flapping aircraft. Or take an elevator ride to the edge of space.

Packed with fun interactive challenges, vehicle concept models and prototypes, immersive media presentations, and inspiring stories, this thrilling exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to make the “impossible” possible. Explore advanced aircraft and spacecraft that change our lives and transform our world. And join the epic journey into the sky and beyond!

Experience it each day from 9am-5pm at Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, King Edward Terrace, Parkes. Find more information here.

Still want more? Check out This Week in The Can for sooooo many things to do!


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