Today is forecast to be a scorcher, but don’t fret there is relief in sight! With cooler temps ahead why not enjoy some of the amazing events that Canberra has in store this weekend. Here are our top 10 picks.


Ben & Jerry’s Open-air Cinema Canberra at Patrick White Lawns

All weekend  

Ben and Jerry’s Open-air Cinema is back for 2017, bringing you a range of new films as well as the classics all to enjoy in the great outdoors with family and friends. So pack a picnic or purchase food from their wood-fired pizza stall and enjoy this unique viewing experience.

Arboretum After Hours

4:30pm Friday 13 January

 Make the most of this wonderful warm weather by experiencing the Arboretum After Hours! With breathtaking views, fantastic food, drinks and soothing live music from The Black Hat Band this is an awesome way to spend your Friday night. As an added school holidays bonus, the Arboretum will be extending the hours of the Curatoreum gift, the Village Centre, National Bonsai and Penjing Collection as well as the Pod Playground to entertain the kids!

Friday the 13th at Arc Cinema

7:00pm and 9:30pm Friday 13 January

It’s Friday the 13th, which means that it is the perfect time watch this double horror movie feature at NFSA. The night will open at 7:00pm with the classic Rosemary’s Baby followed by a 9:30pm screening of Pet Sematary. Tickets are $12 for concession or $14 for adults.

Peter Pan the Musical at the Belconnen Theatre

7:00pm Friday 13 January, 2:00pm Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January

Cure that school holiday boredom at the Belconnen Theatre this weekend and support some local talent with Ickle Pickle’s Production Peter Pan the Musical! Tickets are on sale now for $30 per adult, $25 kids/ concession, family tickets for $100 or their special Fairydust VIP package at $40 per person which includes a bunch of premium offers to ensure you enjoy the ultimate viewing experience.

Meet Jack Fardell at Belconnen Skate Park

9:30am Saturday 14 January

Skater Jack Fardell will be visiting Belconnen skate park this Saturday to teach kids of all ages the basic skills of skating, as well as running various games and competitions for kids aged 12 and under. From 1pm there will be a BBQ, making this the perfect event for families with children who are budding skaters. To join this event, you must register at the Surf Dive & Ski website.


Also, don’t miss…

SKEGSS at Transit Bar  – 8:00pm Friday 13 January

Canberra Cavalry Vs Melbourne Aces at Narrabundah Ball Park – 7:00pm Friday 13 and Saturday 14 January

Trance Capital V feat. Simon Lovell at Academy Club – 10:00pm Friday 13 January

East Hotel Canberra Challenger Final at Canberra Tennis Centre (pictured) – 9:00am Saturday 14 January

Sniffing Around the Pet Show at the National Portrait Gallery – 2:00pm Sunday 15 January