Make the most out of your long weekend with our top activities and events available in the capital.
Crooked Colours at UC refectory – Friday 7 June
After wowing audiences at St Jerome Laneway Festival and Groovin’ The Moo Festival, the indie electronic trio Crooked Colours are coming to Canberra for one memorable concert. At only $35 a ticket it would be a shame to miss out on seeing one of Australia’s biggest rising stars at the intimate UC refectory venue. Grab tickets here.
Sponsors Race Day at Thoroughbred Park – Friday 7 June
Put on your suit and tie and slip on your tallest heels for an afternoon of watching the horse races. You can purchase tickets to a range of different areas depending on how you want to spend your time. Have the chance to enjoy the benefits of Black Opals Members Room, including perfect views of the track, a buffet station and bar and a TAB. Tables with up to 30 guests are available if hosting a function or party. There is free entry for members and a $15 day pass is available on the day for non-members. For more information head to Thoroughbred Park’s website.
Yours & Owls: Ruby Fields – Friday 7 June
Placing number 8 on the Triple J’s Hottest 100 this year, Australian Singer-Songwriter Ruby Fields is showcasing her pop-grunge style music at the Kambri Precinct at ANU. The concert kicks off at 8pm with special guests. Tickets are $30 and are available here.
Monet’s Tea Salon – Friday 7-10 June
In honour of their new exhibition the National Gallery of Australia will be hosting a high tea amongst their mesmerising art collection. Choose from two session times at 11am-1pm or 2-4pm and enjoy delicate savoury and sweet treats with champagne and catch up with friends as you soak up the atmosphere. Tickets also include entry to the Monet: Impression Sunrise exhibition. Find tickets here.
Flower Hat Box Workshop – Saturday 8 June
Start your morning by creating a flower hat box and other flower creations at the Nibble and Flourish Florist. Enjoy with family or friends or come along and meet new people. Tickets include snacks and refreshments and your take-home creation. Tickets are available here.
Saturday Night Drinks at QT Hotel – Saturday 8 June
Kick off the long weekend with Saturday night drinks at the QT Hotel’s Capitol Bar and Grill at 7pm. Relax at the bar and warm up to the fireplace on their comfy lounges, while you enjoy a drink from the bar’s extensive drinks menu and snack list. Then later head over to the restaurant and enjoy a hearty Italian meal. To request to join the event and for their online drinks and food menu click here.
Truffle Infused Weekends at Mount Majura Vineyard – 8-9 June
Savour the flavours and aromas of the delightful truffle this truffle season at Mount Majura Vineyard. Located right next door to The Truffle Farm where their truffles are sourced, there is no better place to try the highly prized gems. Guests will enjoy a flight of wines matched with truffled brie from Flinders Estate next to the vines of the scenic vineyard. $5 from each tasting will also go to Raw Potential Canberra, previously known as Youthcare Canberra who aims to empower disadvantaged youth by providing non-judgemental support and opportunities. Book your tickets here.
The Class of 89: Rock & Roll Circus Tour – Saturday 8 June
The Rock & Roll Circus Tour rolls in to Canberra this year for a two hour concert at the Canberra Theatre Centre at 8pm. The production celebrates the talent and the hits of the original stars of rock N’ Roll, including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. A night of foot tapping, head bopping and jiving is guaranteed as you are taken back to the era of some of the greatest music legends. Tickets are available here.
Harvest Festival – 8-9 June
The Long weekend calls for a weekend away, drive to the Central Coast in NSW for the Harvest Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the views and soak up the live music, free entertainment and celebrate their local produce from around the region. There are many activities and events to get involved with on the weekend including, fruit picking, workshops, quarry and farm tours and food tastings. For event dates, participating venues and accommodation information, visit their website.
Kids in the Shed – Sunday 9 June
The Old Bus Depot Markets is hosting an epic day for kids, with stacks of produce that kids will love including handcrafted toys, room accessories, artworks, handmade clothing and of course delicious foods! Enjoy a family day out at the markets this Sunday. For more information click here.
Monster’s Afternoon Delight – Sunday 9 June
Monster Kitchen and Bar is presenting a little extra flavour to your lazy Sunday with their very own high tea. With a range of exclusive tea flavours by Tea Garden Co, tea inspired cocktails, champagne and exceptional interior design this afternoon delight is like no other. Guests can choose from three exotic ticket choices depending on what food and drink they would like to enjoy. Bookings are essential, to secure your spot click here.
Doggo Day – Secret Life of Pets 2 at Limelight Cinemas – Sunday 9 June
Bring your dog to the movies day! Treat your dog to this special dog friendly screening of The Secret Life of Pets 2 with Pupcorn. Tickets are $20 and if you would like you can also purchase your pup their own seat. However, the staff do ask that you bring a blankie or a bed for your dog to sit on, whether they are sitting on the floor or a seat. Check out their website for tickets.
Photo Skills: Editing Techniques – Monday 10 June
Make your Instagram profile picture perfect with this photo-editing class. At the Apple Store in the Canberra Centre learn editing techniques using the photos app on iPhone and iPad. You will be shown how to make quick edits, crops to photos, adjustments by using filters, manipulating levels of light, adding colour and more. This is suitable for all skill levels, so if you want to improve how you edit check out Apple’s website.