The weekend is almost upon you!  Here are ten things to do across our fair capital to ensure you have a great time when you’re out in Canberra.

Capital Region Farmers Markets – Exhibition Park – Saturday

With more than 100 passionate stall holders, the Capital Region Farmers Markets is a meeting place for local producers and foodie fanatics. Here you’ll find local fruit and veggies, fresh meats and handmade items from pasta to pastries, as well as food vendors and live music. A great place to grab a coffee, fresh groceries and yummy street food, there is also an informative events program including cooking demonstrations. MORE DETAILS

Laminex Race Day – Thoroughbred Park – Friday

Enjoy a great afternoon of horse racing in the nation’s capital on one of the best tracks in the country at Thoroughbred Park. Book a table in the members-only Black Opal Room for a carvery lunch or enjoy superb bar facilities in the Winning Post Bar. MORE DETAILS

Wine and Tapas – The Pedlar – all year round

Enjoy a bottle of Nick O’Leary Riesling or Rose and Tapas plates for $49 all day, every day! MORE DETAILS

Canberra Writers Festival – multiple venues – until Sunday

Celebrate the best in Australian writing at the Canberra Writers Festival. Meet favourite authors and discover some new reads as the Library again hosts several exciting events as part of the 2018 program. MORE DETAILS

Disney Classics Film Festival – Dendy Canberra Centre – Saturday and Sunday

Take a walk down memory lane and revisit your childhood during the Disney Classics Film Festival. More information and tickets HERE

Last Light – Beaver Galleries – until Sunday 2 September

Alexander Boynes’ Last Light exhibition has opened in the gallery, dealing out one such punch. Boynes’ work deals with the damage that industry is dealing to Australia’s environment, and stands as a call to action about the loss of our country’s indigenous history. The content may be sad, but the aesthetic is anything but drab. The pieces are immense aluminium panels of brilliant colour, with dark scenes of spiritual ghosts haunting industrial spaces. MORE DETAILS

Heath Ledger: A Life In Pictures – NFSA – until 10 February

Heath Ledger lives on in his films, photographs, and the relationships he built throughout his time on Earth. This exhibition at the NFSA gives you an insight into who Heath was, not only as an actor, but as a person with a big smile and an even bigger heart. MORE DETAILS

High Tea Masterclass – Pavilion on Northbourne – Saturday

Presented by Michelle Milton, Director of High Tea Society, you are cordially invited to join us for a High Tea Masterclass. Over a High Tea service, that includes a glass of sparkling on arrival and tea from Adore Tea, you will learn the history behind High Tea, the elements that make a High Tea experience, as well as etiquette tips. Each attendee will receive a goodie bag and have the opportunity to win amazing prizes including a wonderful prize from Pinkster Gin and a $500 prize from Royal Albert!

Drinks at Old Parliament House – Friday

Gather your friends and head to Old Parliament House for Friday Night Drinks. This weekly event is back with new themes, great food and entertainment to match.

Venus in Fur – The Street Theatre – until 2 September

Thomas Novachek, a New York playwright-director, has adapted a scandalous 19th century novella for the stage. Known as the birthplace of sado-masochism, the original Venus in Furs charted an obsessive relationship between a man and the mistress to whom he becomes enslaved.