Get out in Canberra this weekend with ten of the best things to do and see in the capital.


1. Canberra Style Market – Saturday 18 November

The Canberra Style Market is unique to the local market scene, combining fashion, beauty, health and wellbeing products in a fun and friendly atmosphere.  Held in the lower level of the Old Bus Depot in Kingston, the market is the go-to place to find the perfect look for the upcoming events season!  Join Kimberley Sara from The Style Side for an interactive style workshop/masterclass from 1-2pm on Saturday, browse the stalls of hand-picked fashion boutiques, or hit the chill-out area for a champagne bar, coffee and food stalls. MORE INFO HERE


2. QT Sunset Sessions – Friday 17 November, 4pm

The weather is starting to heat up so QT Canberra is bringing something to town to celebrate the beginning of summer. Head to the deck at Capitol Bar & Grill for the QT Sunset Sessions, the perfect way to wind down on a Friday afternoon after a busy work week. Kick off your weekend the right way by pulling up a deckchair, soaking up the sun, and listening to music with a cocktail in hand.  The talented QT bar team will be serving up speciality $15 Aperol Summer cocktails from the pop-up bar and a DJ will be on hand to provide a chilled soundtrack for your summer afternoon. MORE INFO HERE

3. Dine and Play at Kokomo’s, all weekend

Kokomo’s on Bunda Street has taken over the city, with a tropical oasis that transports you overseas as soon as you step through the large glass front doors.  The inspiration behind the eating oasis was to bring something new and fresh to the Canberra nightlife scene, as well as the restaurant and bar scenes.  Kokomo’s serves food until 11.00pm every day of the week, but what makes Kokomo’s so entertaining is the golden pineapple-shaped disco ball that magically emerges from the roof at 10pm every Friday and Saturday night – and when the ball drops, the beats start!  What makes Kokomo’s so entertaining is the spinning, sparkly, golden pineapple-shaped disco ball that magically emerges from the roof at 10pm every Friday and Saturday night – and when the ball drops the beats start! MORE INFO HERE


4. Chinese High Tea at Casino Canberra – Saturday 18 November, 4.30pm

Take in a Chinese High Tea at Casino Canberra for a unique dining experience.  Try sake salmon and cucumber rolls, beef and kimchi spring rolls, BBQ pork puffs, mini chrysanthemum cheesecake and jasmine scones with yuzu cream.  Bookings required. MORE INFO HERE

5. Sunset Cinema – Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November, 6.30pm

The best thing to do in Canberra in summer is back, with the IMB Bank Sunset Cinema back in town.  As the warmer weather grabs hold and the days get longer, why not celebrate the seasonal change by watching your favourite films with a bunch of mates on a gorgeous summer night. As well as an awesome selection of movies including box office hits, animated marvels for the kids, critically acclaimed masterpieces and cult classics, Sunset Cinema is about getting together with your friends and family in a great social atmosphere. It’s a fully licensed event (sorry no BYO) and you’re welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks but we recommend you try out the awesome food options available at Sunset Cinema. MORE INFO HERE


6. Beauty Blogger Look Workshop – Friday 17 November, 7pm

Overhaul your look with the help of local industry experts, Kate Lily of Kate Lily Dressing Hair and Jessica Peris of The Beautique by Jessica Peris at this intensive hair and makeup workshop at The Social Club, Kingston. This workshop is perfect for all ages 16+ and suits the beauty beginner to the beauty obsessed seeking some expert direction. Focusing on achieving a versatile, day and night time appropriate look. Kate and Jess will demonstrate how to create a coveted, beauty blogger glam look with an inside out, Dutch braid demonstration and DIY dewy makeup tutorial. The ticket price also includes a grazing station courtesy of Nibble + Nourish, champagne and refreshments. MORE INFO HERE


7. Canberra in Cake Book Launch – Saturday 18 November, 10am

The Canberra in Cake book launch will run from 10.00am – 11.30am. Come along to the Belconnen Markets from 10.00am to 11.30am and buy new book Canberra In Cake and PANDSI Cake Off aprons to support PANDSI. The Canberra in Cake book is a quality 70+ page, full-colour book, with every featured cake created by a local volunteer, who dedicate their time so every dollar they raise goes directly to PANDSI. MORE INFO HERE

8. Hyper Real Nights – Friday 17 November, 6pm

The National Gallery of Australia takes the weird and wonderful Hyper Real experience to the next level with Hyper Real Nights, unforgettable evenings of cutting-edge cocktails, astonishing sculptures and live performances. MORE INFO HERE


9. Saloon, open Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November, 10pm to 7pm

Saloon is Canberra’s first blow dry bar! The concept is for Saloon to be somewhere you can get ready for a night out; everything you would normally do at home, but in a luxury environment. Drawing on their diverse range of skills, the staff at Saloon are able to do your makeup, brow waxing and tinting, lash lifts, spray tans, blow outs and more. To top it all off, Saloon is fully licensed, stocking a range of champagnes and local wines for you to enjoy while you get ready. MORE INFO HERE


10. DESIGN Canberra Festival – Saturday 18 November, 3.30pm

Legendary interior designer Mary Featherston is presenting a public talk at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the DESIGN Canberra Festival.  Mary was one of the inaugural inductees into the Design Institute of Australia Hall of Fame, and is also an influential and sometimes controversial designer of child-centred learning environments. MORE INFO HERE