Thanks to daylight savings, you’ve got an extra hour to get out in Canberra and have a great time. Here are the top 10 things to do in the nation’s capital this weekend.
Capital Collab at NewActon
12.00pm Saturday 7 October
Set in the gorgeous surrounds of the inner-city precinct of NewActon, Capital Collab will provide the best of two cities in one location for a fabulous and sophisticated afternoon of wining and dining – perfect for a sunny Saturday afternoon in spring. The event will showcase what makes Wellington one of the coolest little capitals in the world! Immerse yourself in a fusion of culture through a celebration of craft beer, food, wine and tunes.
Wedding Open Day at Old Parliament House
11.00am Saturday 7 October
Searching for a stunning backdrop to your special day? Then look no further than Old Parliament House, a unique, heritage building that creates the wow-factor to elevate your wedding ceremony and reception. Come along to the Wedding Open Day and discover a venue like no other that caters to weddings of all styles and sizes, from an extravaganza of 350+ to a more intimate affair of thirty of your nearest and dearest – and everything in between!
Student Race Day at Thoroughbred Park
Friday 6 October
The Students in Canberra Race Day is on again at Thoroughbred Park. Students from each Canberra institution are trackside for fun, frivolity and fashion, with entertainment from DJ ZARES, the Canberra Makeup Academy giving complimentary foot massages and makeup touch-ups, and a professional photographer on hand to take your picture for the Canberra Centre orb wall.
Canberra Style Market at the Old Bus Depot in Kingston
Saturday 7 October
The Canberra Style Market is unique to the local market scene, combining fashion, beauty, health and wellbeing products in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The stalls include hand-picked fashion boutiques with on-trend clothing for sale and hire; local designers of fashion, active-wear, jewellery, millinery, and accessories; selected pre-loved and vintage labels; and beauty services such as free manicures and makeup tips.
Closing night of Molly
Friday 6 October
Canberra’s own speakeasy bar Molly is sadly closing its doors so it’s your last chance to toast the popular watering hole. Molly’s wine list focuses on drops designed by local aficionado and part-owner, Dean Brown, and is matched by a range of bottled beers and ciders designed to take your tastebuds on a tour around the world. For the whiskey lover, there is a range of contemporary drams through the exclusive and rare, and you can work your way up to purchasing your very own bottle. A range of charcuterie is also on offer to cater for the peckish, featuring the cheeses, cured meats and succulent olives.
HIT104.7’s Operation S*** Your Pants
Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8
Be part of Canberra’s largest zombie event of 2017! From the creators of Operation Blackhawk comes this truly spine chilling event. Named Operation S Your Pants this is a Zombie walk with a twist. Are you brave enough for the twist? Only one way to find out….
Crazy Horse Paris at Canberra Theatre Centre
Friday and Saturday, October 6-7
Celebrating 65 years of Parisian Glamour and inspired by the endless theme of femininity and sophistication, Canberra audiences can experience the tantalising Parisian cultural phenomenon of the iconic and legendary Crazy Horse Paris. Featuring the best of acts from the legendary Cabaret, Forever Crazy features a multicultural cast of eleven stunningly beautiful and classically trained dancers clad only in textured lighting and projection. The effect is so stunning that it is hard to determine where skin ends and the reflections begin! The result is a unique show that engages the mind as much as the eye.
Eden Family Yoga at Canberra Centre
11.00am Saturday October 7
Yoga will help your little one develop their social, emotional and physical well-being. Along with the help of parents, children will learn yoga poses, play games and do relaxation exercises. Family Yoga is recommended for ages 4 – 8.
gallery of small things at Watson
11.00am Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8
Canberra’s newest gallery marks history as the smallest walk-in gallery space to showcase emerging artists. The gallery of small things (GOST) is a beautiful representation of the supportive art community, offering a platform for artists and makers of Canberra and beyond. Founded and operated by local ceramicist Anne Masters, the less than six-metre space was created with a focus on the little things in life that makes us happy. GOST’s program showcases ceramics, jewellery, mixed media, paintings, photography, print media and textiles in the leafy streets of Watson. The Nordic space will be Canberra’s smallest gallery – designed with a minimalist feel and a sense of intimacy this area equates to the calmness and harmony of the artworks within.
Capital Brewing Co. brewery and taproom at Fyshwick
12.00pm Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8
Blow the froth off a locally-produced beer at the Capital Brewing Co. brewery and taproom. An independently owned beer enterprise formed by close mates who ‘froth on delicious brews, surfing waves and good vibes’, the new taproom is open until ‘lateish’. The guys also run brewery tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2.00pm and 4.00pm, bookings essential.