The countdown is on for the Easter long weekend. But, before we get to that, let’s take a moment to focus on the weekend ahead. With a bunch of gigs, performances, sport, wine and food, there is something for everyone in our ’10 things’ round-up this week!

Jessica Mauboy All The Hits Live at National Convention Centre

7:30pm Saturday 8 April

Jessica Mauboy will take you on a journey of her career this weekend at her All The Hits Live Australian tour. This performance will feature tracks from her new album, songs from the TV Series The Secret Daughter,  movie The Sapphires’ and all of her greatest hits from the last 10 years.

The Forage at Little National Hotel (pictured) 

2pm Saturday 8 April

After a disappointing end to 2016 due to a weather washout, organisers of The Forage markets have come back swinging this weekend. Discover local food and beverage vendors from cafés, food vans, wineries and breweries from across the ACT.

Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival at various winery venues

All weekend

Take the time out to enjoy, sit back and relax while appreciating some of the region’s finest wines this weekend at the Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival across a number of venues. Some of our favourites include: Food, wine and live music at Shaw Vineyard and the Capital Wines Sunday lunch at the Wandering Goose.

You Are Here Festival at various venues in the city

All weekend

Now in its seventh year, Canberra’s You Are Here festival is a showcase and celebration of all things art. Including independent and experimental arts in the heart of Canberra, the festival highlights new works created by ACT, interstate and international artists in the city environment. The free events will take over Canberra CBD to engage, entertain and intrigue audiences of all ages.

CARDIF Collective Fashion Alley at Highgate Lane, Kingston

7:30pm Saturday 8 April

Kingston’s retail outlet and studio, CARDIF Collective, is hosting a fashion event that will bring fashion to the streets and flip the normal convention of a runway inside out. Transporting a fashion runway out into the service alleyway of Highgate Lane in Kingston, CARDIF Collective has teamed up with other local artists in the capital to offer a new kind of fashion experience that will raise money and awareness for the Heart Foundation.

Also, don’t miss …

Kate Miller-Heidke and the National Pops Orchestra at Canberra Theatre Centre – 7pm Friday 7 April

Luke Chiswell Borrow Tomorrow at Nishi Gallery – Launch Friday 7 April

Plus500 Brumbies V Queensland Reds at GIO Stadium – 7:45pm kick-off Saturday 8 April

Richard 3 at Canberra Theatre Centre – First weekend

Australian Running Festival 2017 commencing at Old Parliament House – All weekend


Image credit: The Forage