The weekend is almost upon you! Here are ten things to do across our fair capital to ensure you have a great time when you’re out in Canberra.
Tipsy Tea – White Rabbit Rooms – Saturday and Sunday
Join Alice at White Rabbit for Tipsy Tea, a high tea with a twist! Guests can indulge in a bountiful array of delectable savoury bites and moreish dessert treats, and be treated to your choice of White Rabbit signature cocktails or the finest French sparkling. Tipsy Tea at White Rabbit is the best kind of tea party. It’s perfect for bridal showers, birthday parties or a simple catch up with friends! Bookings are essential, RESERVE YOUR TABLE HERE.
Gamma.Con – Exhibition Park – Saturday and Sunday
Head to Exhibition Park for a celebration of all things pop culture this weekend. There’ll be video games, retro, arcade, VR, pinball, esport and indie game free play, tournaments, board games, cosplay, vendors and artists, panels and workshops, wrestling, guests, kids’ entertainment, face painting, movie, TV and anime screening, and comic book artists. [email protected] on Saturday is an over-18 event offering tasty cocktails, stage shows, cospole dancing, mature gaming and screenings.
Harry Potter Trivia Night – Limelight Cinema – Friday
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good… Muggles and Wizards alike, grab your wands and cloaks and pop down to Limelight Cinemas as they present Harry Potter and the Trivia Night on the big screen! All ticket proceeds go to [email protected], and be there by 7pm for a 7.30pm start. MORE DETAILS HERE
Literary Nonfiction Workshop – Muse – Saturday
Join writer Maria Tumarkin for a workshop on literary nonfiction’s hard bits and dig deep into the ways autobiographical material can take us to writing and thinking that goes well beyond the personal. The workshop is on from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. BOOK TICKETS HERE
Charity Comedy Hypnotism Night – Mercure Canberra – Friday
Back by popular demand and the amount of laughs that were had last year, Mercure Canberra are putting on a show with Comedy Hypnotist, GerardV. The event is to raise money for AccorHotels Community fund that covers, AMIE, Garvan Research Foundation, Kokoda Youth Foundation and Lifeline. This family friendly event will get everyone giggling. MORE DETAILS HERE
The Judas Kiss – Canberra Theatre Centre – until Sunday
An award-winning and provocative play on the plight of poet Oscar Wilde, The Judas Kiss, by Mockingbird Theatre, is David Hare’s celebrated play about the last years of the great dramatist’s life. It is 1895 and Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest is playing in the West End after a triumphant premiere, but already the wheels are in motion which will lead to his imprisonment, downfall and vilification. The Judas Kiss is Mockingbird Theatre’s first production in Canberra, directed by Karina Hudson and featuring Mockingbird founder and director Chris Baldock as Oscar Wilde. MORE DETAILS HERE
Cosmo’s Midnight – UC Refectory – Friday
After claiming the title of triple J’s #1 most played song of 2017, Australia’s favourite twins have set out on tour. The duo has curated a unique sound which magically blends R’n’B, house and electronic music. They now boast fans from every corner of the globe, with their tour going worldwide. TICKET DETAILS IN THE GIG GUIDE
Greg Stott Trio – National Press Club – Friday
Enjoy a night of music with local classic jazz guitar group the Greg Stott Trio. Listen to swing, latin, pop and blues, all delivered with creative improvised spirit, at a gig that is free for members and guests.
First Swiss-Australian Military Concert – Australian War Memorial – Friday
Switzerland’s National Day will be celebrated in a very special way this year in Canberra with the Swiss Military Small Band performing with the Royal Military College Band. See 16 of the finest young military musicians, whose repertoire not only includes traditional Swiss songs and various Swiss marches, but also the national anthems of host countries and favorites of popular and classical repertoires.