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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!



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Canberra’s favourite fun run The Canberra Times Fun Run presented by Westpac is here again. The event is comprised of a 14km, 10km and 5km fun runs. The three events provide an opportunity for everyone to get involved while running past some of Canberra’s most iconic scenery and tourist attractions!

The Canberra Times Fun Run is a long standing event in the Canberra community raising both money and awareness for various charities.

Happening Sunday 4 September from 7.30am­11am at Rond Terrace, Parkes Way, Parkes. For entry details visit



The Canberra Baby & Kids Market provides excellent quality pre­loved items by great brands at bargain prices. From prams to cots, toys to books and clothes to shoes – this market has it all. You will find great brands in the best pre­loved condition, such as Country Road, Jack & Milly, Esprit, Fred Bare, Peg Perego, Mini Haha, Seed – just to name a few!

The Baby & Kids Markets always attract a great crowd of parents and expecting parents. There is s a huge selection of large items (prams, cots, highchairs, etc), and an incredible number of clothes, toys, books, shoes and other items are looking for a new home too. Browse through a range of new items for sale and services such as kids entertainment businesses and photographers.

Held indoors, the market has a cafe for snacks and coffee. Free parking. Entry $4.00

Happening Saturday 3 September from 9am ­ 12pm at the Fitzroy Building, Exhibition Park In Canberra, 5 Flemington Road, Lyneham. Click here for more information:



The Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Korean Cultural Centre are pleased to present the 7th Korean Film Festival in Canberra.

Four exclusive Korean movies will be open to the public. See blockbusters ‘Veteran’, ‘The priests’ along with Baeksang Award winner director Lee Joon­Ik’s ‘The throne’ and ‘Dongju: The portrait of a poet.’

Happening Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September from 4pm ­ 7pm at Palace Electric Cinema, 2 Phillip Law Street. For tickets visit



Cleverly fusing electrifying modern Irish Dance with mind­blowing magical elements, the spectacular stage show Celtic Illusion has now returned to Australian stages for limited tour, bigger and better than ever. With incredible new choreography, spellbinding magic, heart­racing music and a sensory experience like no other, audiences will be kept on the edge of their seats and left wanting more.

Showcasing a stellar cast of champion and internationally­acclaimed dancers, including performers from both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, Celtic Illusion offers some of the fastest taps in the world as the dancers’ thunderous rhythm fills the stage in perfect unison. The show is led by Australia’s very own Anthony Street, the first Australian to perform leading roles in Michael Flatley’s widely­acclaimed Lord of the Dance, including the very role that Michael Flatley originally performed himself.

Celtic Illusion also offers an incredible soundtrack composed by a stellar team, including Angela Little who co­composed Baz Luhrman’s film Australia, as well as Steve Skinner who has arranged and produced for artists such as Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and the Broadway musical Rent.

Happening Saturday 3 September from 8pm at the Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City. For tickets visit


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The 24th Canberra Vintage Event from the Way We Wear Fairs is the popular Frock Up Pop Up at Narrabundah. One hundred and fifty years of fabulous fashion and fashion accessories for sale over one weekend. Then there is the fashion art, fashion books, textiles, buttons and bows, linen and lace and fashion ephemera. So much for the fashionista!

Entry is $2.00 donation supports Women of Empire 1914­1918 Exhibition

Happening Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September from 10am ­ 5pm at the Narrabundah Community Hall, 63 Boolimba Crescent, Narrabundah. Find out more information here:


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Treat Dad to a delicious two-course brunch feast this Father’s Day at Buvette.

It’s not breakfast, it’s not lunch … but it is an indulgent feast for all the senses. The Buvette Petit Feast features freshly made savouries and sweets as well as lavish desserts. In addition to tea and coffee, you can order a Bloody Mary, French Champagne and Rosé.

Buvette is fully licensed and has free parking all weekend, outdoor covered seating and complimentary WiFi.


Charcuterie sliced meat
Duck liver parfait
Mini sandwiches
Olives and cheese

Mini tartlets
Crème brûlée
Chocolate tartlets

To purchase tickets and for more information visit:


Carols at the High Court.

Carols at the High Court.

Voices in Space, featuring Tobias Cole and the Canberra Choral Society (CCS), will perform contrasting choral works that exploit the unique acoustic qualities of the High Court of Australia. Including Charles Villiers Stanford’s exquisite ‘Blue Bird’, listeners will be amazed by the power of ‘Voices in Space’. Audience members will also have the opportunity to discover the wonders of singing in this vibrant space.

From humble beginnings in 1952 as a small group of people singing for pleasure, the CCS has become one of the most innovative and exciting choirs in the capital. Led by Artistic Director Tobias Cole, CCS is known both for traditional choral repertoire such as Handel’s Messiah and for surprising audiences with new music, new venues, and new ways to experience old favourites.

Tobias Cole is a singer, conductor and educator who, as director of several choirs including CCS Chorus, CCS New Voices, Turner Trebles, Vocal Fry and Lyneham High Voices, has inspired many people of all ages to sing.

Bookings essential, entry free

Happening Sunday 4 September from 1.30pm at the High Court of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. Find out more here:



Ray, The Faithful Servant, has given his all to the medical NGO he founded to help poor communities in Africa. His adopted daughter from Mozambique, Caroline, refuses to follow him – her life is with her family in Australia and her GP practice. Pereira has been Ray’s right­hand man in Mozambique for decades, but now wants to transform the NGO into a faith­based organisation.

As the play winds its way back from Ray’s death in Australia to his first encounter with Africa, the conflict between the differing interpretations of goodness takes on a visceral intensity. Being good, it becomes clear, is neither straightforward nor easy. And it poses moral dilemmas that strike at the core of our understandings of community and family.

Happening 3­-18 September at The Street Theatre, 15 Childers Street, Canberra. For more information visit



Great opportunity to learn Greek dances in preparation for a Greek Dance Partywith live music on 5 November. No experience or partners required. All welcome to both or either of these events.

Tickets $10.00

Happening Sunday 3 September from 1.30pm ­ 4.30pm at the Folk Dance Canberra Hall, 114 Maitland Street Hackett. Find out more information:



Gather your fellow glory-hunters and get ready to go head-to-head in the ultimate anti-gravity dodgeball league at Skyzone Westfield Belconnen.

The winning team will head to Sydney for the grand final and battle it out for the ultimate prize….a FREE trip to Las Vegas to represent Australia in the 2017 Ultimate Dodgeball Challenge.


  • A team of five players
  • An awesome team name
  • A big ol’ hunk of enthusiasm and good sportsmanship


  • $1000 cash prize
  • A private party to celebrate the team victory (valued at $500)
  • Sky Zone vouchers (valued at $500)
  • Dodgeball Winner’s Trophy & Tees for you to flaunt in the next season
  • Next season entry cost covered (valued at $750)
  • Spot in the 2017 semifinals for UDC. Semifinal winners head to Sydney for the grand final and battle it out for the ultimate prize… a FREE trip to LAS VEGAS to represent Australia in the 2017 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship!

Happening from 31 August – 2 November at SkyZone Westfield Belconnen, Lathlain Street, Belconnen. Sign up and find more information here:


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