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Captain’s Flat Hotel – Friday 24 – Saturday 25

Raise the fun fest: a great initiative to provide support as a result of the devastating fires across NSW and to bring people together to create a dynamic community that will help those who have been affected. This will involve a two-day music fundraiser, running from 6pm Friday the 24th of January to Saturday night @12am the 25th of January at Captain’s Flat southwest of Canberra and it will involve a range of artists playing to assist in raising funds for NSW Rural Fire Services and Wildcare Queanbeyan.


Hotel Kurrajong – Saturday 25 Jan

Ladies who brunch: Grab your girl crew and join us for Hotel Kurrajong’s second ‘Ladies Who Brunch’. Just like their first sell out event, this will be a morning of indulgence including chocolate syrup coated waffles, smashed avocado and free flowing beverages including bottomless mimosas and their signature “Ladies who Brunch” cocktail. There will be live entertainment on the day provided by one of our favourite local ladies plus a photo booth to capture all the fun!

Tickets: $85. Book your tickets here.

BentSpoke, Braddon – Saturday 25 Jan

GABS Hottest 100 Party: Hot tunes and cold beers to count down the Hottest 100 tunes and beers of 2019. Enjoy pub games including Beer Bingo, food specials and GABS beers canapes throughout the day.

Assembly, Braddon– Saturday 25 Jan

Hottest 100 Party: Catch the hottest 100 at assembly in the beer garden. What better way to spend a Saturday. Music & drink specials kick off at 12 pm. DJ Set After by Josh Beck along with $5 Tinnies Specials and $25 Pimms Jugs.

limited tables available for booking
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Capital Brewing, Fyshwick – Saturday 25 Jan

Hottest 100 Party: Celebrate the best beers and tunes of 2019 at the Taproom. Share a froth in celebration of delicious indie beer getting the recognition it deserves in the GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beers poll. Running giveaways and games all day with Triple J’s Hottest 100 blasting to satisfy your ear holes. A small army of tinnies will be handed out each time a Capital Brewing beer appear in the Great Australian Beer Spectapular – GABS Hottest 100 Craft Beer Countdown.

Mooseheads – Saturday 25 Jan 9pm

Moosie’s Beach party with Coca-Cola: The beach dress theme is crucial at this party, as such there will be relaxed dress rules so guests can party in their swimwear. The annual party is one of the biggest in the year, there will be heaps of giveaways from Coca-Cola Australia.

Public – Sunday 26 Jan

Bushfire Charity fundraiser: Bringing the community together on Sunday from 3pm to support and celebrate our firefighters, volunteers and emergency services for their hard work and commitment throughout such a difficult time. From 4-7pm offering $10 Aperol Spritz and $6 Furphy schooners with proceeds being donated to NSW Rural Fire Services and WIRES Wildlife Rescue. Donations are available at the bar and every $5 donation provides one entry to our raffle to win Raiders tickets, GWS signed jersey, Made wine, A&C Sparkle gift voucher, golf package for 4 from Fairbairn Gold Club.

Bookings and walk-ins welcome.

Dendy – Sunday 26 Jan 10.30am

Like a boss high tea: Includes a drink on arrival, pot of tea, and a mix of sweet and savoury items.  Like a Boss is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Sam Pitman & Adam Cole-Kelly. The film stars Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Coolidge, Billy Porter, and Salma Hayek. Two female friends with very different ideals decide to start a beauty company together. One is more practical, while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle.

Tickets here.

QT Canberra – all weekend

Cause a racquet: It’s Australian Open season in the city, and QT is serving up viewing experiences to make your rivals grunt with envy. Sip pretty courtside as they throw a refreshing amount of QT shade. Specialised Aussie cocktails made for the perfect tennis match. Join for a smashing weekend with sporty concoctions, match screenings and beer specials with proceeds going to the NSW RFS. Drop by Capitol Bar and Grill to get amongst an intimate grand slam crowd for a slice of sophistication and on-point QT fun.

National Gallery Australia – all weekend

Matisse & Picasso is the first exhibition in Australia to tell the story of the artistic relationship between two of Europe’s greatest twentieth-century artists.

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National Library Australia – all weekend

Story Time: Australian Children’s Literature is an exhibition of much-loved children’s books from the colonial period through to the present day that will appeal to anyone who has experienced the magic of stories.

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