Exhibition – Botticelli to Van Gogh @ National Gallery of Australia – ALL WEEKEND
Spanning 450 years, Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London presents more than 60 paintings by some of Europe’s most revered artists, including Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Velázquez, Goya, Turner, Renoir, Cézanne and Gauguin. The exhibition explores seven key periods in Western European art history: the Italian Renaissance, Dutch painting of the Golden Age, Van Dyck and British portraiture, the Grand Tour, Spanish art from the seventeenth century, landscape and the picturesque and the birth of modern art.
The exhibition is open 10am – 5pm daily. Your exhibition ticket includes access to the collection and the Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now exhibition. Tickets are $28.55 and $25.55 for concession/student. Book here!
Mardi Gras Drag Takeover – FRIDAY 5th
Whether you’re in love or loving yourself, Drag Takeover has something for everyone – join Phish and Phreak and all our wonderful performers and guests for our extra special Cupid’s Curse edition of Drag Takeover! Every DRAG TAKEOVER is bringing you a bevy of local queer talent with P+Ps own artists and multiple stunning guest performers appearing at every show. What sickening tricks will our stunning kings, queens, and deities pull to celebrate? Well, you’ll have to come and see for yourself! The event starts at 8pm and ends at 11:30pm, with tickets costing $20. Book here!
Location: The Boardwalk Bar and Nightclub, 11/114 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617.
Spacey Jane @ Canberra Theatre Centre – SATURDAY 6th
It’s a brand new year and Spacey Jane are gearing up to make things a little brighter by taking their debut album Sunlight on a huge tour around Australia, with support coming from Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers. There is a 5pm and a 8:30pm show, and tickets are $69.15. Book now before tickets run out!
Tastes of Rutherglen – SATURDAY 6th AND SUNDAY 7th.
Take your partner or friends and escape to the vines in the relaxing wine region, Rutherglen for their annual Tastes of Rutherglen. A simple and scenic 4-hour drive from Canberra’s CBD, Rutherglen is the perfect destination to start your autumn with tastes of some of the country’s most exquisite wines and local food over two epic days, between 10am to 4pm.
Winemakers of Rutherglen have partnered with TAC and Dysons to provide a regional bus service from neighbouring towns to conveniently transport festival-goers to and from Rutherglen during the weekend. There is also a hop on hop off shuttle bus carrying guests around to the participating wineries so you won’t have to stress about transportation, because we know you won’t be able to stop at just one wine…and you shouldn’t have to!
Make the March long weekend your chance to unwind amongst the vines and stunning views as you taste the local offerings and meet the makers of Rutherglen. Tickets are on sale now and are only $20, grab yours today so you don’t miss out!
Location: Various Venues, Rutherglen, VIC 3685, Australia
Wild Yoga @ National Zoo & Aquarium – SATURDAY 6th and SUNDAY 7th
Relax with our Rhinos, or stand tall like a giraffe! See our animals from a different point of view whilst you master the art of downward dog during a wild yoga session this Enlighten season! Whether you are a master of relaxation or just a beginner, this session is suitable for guests of all ages and abilities. Have a hot drink and breakfast snack on us to start your day the right way! Please ensure to bring your own yoga mat and to wear comfortable clothing throughout the session. The yoga session runs from 7am to 8:30, and tickets are $56. Book here!
Hartley Hall Markets @ Hall Showground – SUNDAY 7th
Friendly atmosphere and great bargains to be found, the Hartley Hall Markets offer the best of fresh produce, baked goods, plants, furniture, clothing, pottery, jewellery, children’s toys, crafts, unique gifts, and much more. The markets are held from 10am to 3pm with gold coin entry that helps fund Hartley Lifecare’s disability services.
Twilight Tunes @ Corin Forest – SUNDAY 7th
Twilight Jazz is back at Corin! Pack your picnic blanket and enjoy music in the mountains this summer. With live music by Pulse Entertainment from 5pm-7pm and the alpine slide operating until late, Twilight Jazz has something for the whole family! Try one of their famous woodfire pizzas accompanied by local wines and craft beer. Entry is free but requires registration. Register here!
Paint Night in Canberra @ King O’Malleys – MONDAY 8th
Tap into your inner artist with a fun Night Out, and paint alongside professional artist step-by-step creating your own artwork. No experience needed, you just need to love trying something new. We use acrylic paints and provide everything you will need – just show up with your friends or be ready to make new friends and have fun! Even runs between 7:00pm to 9:00 pm, but please arrive at 6:45. Tickets are $65, book here!