1. Meating Room – Saturday
Known for their packed Sunday sesh, family-friendly vibes and smoked Texas meats, the Meating Room in Weston is throwing a House Party to give back to their loyal following over the past three years from 12-5pm.
2. Style and Beauty Q&A with Jesinta Franklin – Saturday
Jesinta Franklin, one of Australia’s most recognisable faces in the world of fashion, beauty and style joins the Canberra Centre for a Q&A to share her fashion and beauty tips for A/W18. On arrival at 11.30am, enjoy cocktails and canapes, plus styling advice from stylist Fiona Keary and a spot of pampering at the beauty bar. Ticket cost $50 +booking fee, includes $20 Canberra Centre Gift Card and gift bag. Get tickets here.
3. Peter Rabbit activity zone – Saturday
Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Join Peter Rabbit and his friends for a fun-filled week of activities at Westfield Woden from 11am-2pm, located in Centre Court opposite Just Jeans.
4. Brumbies VS Crusaders -Saturday
The Plus500 Brumbies clash against the Crusaders at GIO Stadium for the Military Round, recognising the contribution and sacrifices made by all of our past and present service personnel. Arrive early to see rivals ADFA and RMC battle it out at 6.05pm. The Plus500 Brumbies will then take to the field against the Crusaders at 7.45pm. Tickets: Ticketek.com.au
5. Groovin’ the Moo – Sunday
Taking over University of Canberra on Sunday with huge international acts and awesome local favourites. Plus, heaps of Canberra’s finest vintage curators.
6. Collectable Sunday
On the fourth Sunday of the month from 10am-4pm, the Bus Deport Markets highlight collectables – anything from records, to furniture and antiques. If it’s worth collecting, you’ll find it there.
7. Dutch Food and Cultural Festival –Sunday
Enjoy Dutch food, drinks, culture, games, music & fun from the Netherlands. You don’t have to be Dutch to wear orange, check it out from 9.30 am – 4 pm at Albert Hall. More detail
8. BLANC de BLANC – now showing
Played to sold-out audiences from the Sydney Opera House to London’s West End – now it’s Canberra’s turn to share the champagne-fuelled party. Get tickets here.
9. Intervention Art series – now showing
The National Gallery of Australia has partnered with The Balnaves Foundation to commission an annual series of intervention art by Australian contemporary artists. Launching with Maze on 4 May, the series presents large-scale disruptive artworks by Sarah Contos, as well as virtual reality by Jess Johnson and Simon Ward that will showcase contemporary arts in surprising and unexpected ways.
10. Spanish Film Festival – now showing
See another side of Spain away from the siesta and fiesta, the 21st Spanish Film Festival is on at Palace Electric in New Acton every night from Wednesday 18 April to Sunday 6 May.