What will you do this weekend…

On Repeat: Taylor Swift Fearless Party – Friday 16 July

Sing your heart out to your favourite Taylor Swift songs at a tribute party for the popstar at Kambri ANU. Prove you’re the ultimate Tay Swift fan and come dress in merch or get creative and put together a version of one of her iconic costumes. Doors open at 7pm, grab your tickets here.

90’s Tribute Night – Friday 16 July

Feel like reliving the best of 90’s music? The Basement in Belconnen has you covered, with a whole tribute night featuring sets of some of the biggest acts to come out of the 90’s, including Rage against the Machine, Foot Fighters, Guns N Roses, Metallica and Beastie Boys. Buy your tickets here.

Dawn of the Dark at Old Canberra Inn – Friday 16 July

From Friday 4pm the Old Canberra Inn will be pouring eight unique Australian dark beers on tap for you to delve into. Some taps to feature include, Dark Ale from Moo Brew Brewery in Tasmania, White Russian White Stout from Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co in Victoria and Malt Choc Shake Dessert Stout from Mismatch Brewing Co in South Australia. For more info check out their Facebook page. 

Handmade Markets – Friday to Sunday 18 July

Bringing some of the county’s best handmade and Australian made products all under one roof, the Handmade Markets at EPIC are back for 2021. This weekend shop unique jewellery, fashion, homewares, gifts and so much more! To grab free tickets and search all the market stalls, head to their website.

Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience – Friday 16 to Sunday 18 July

The international smash hit Harry Potter parody, Potted Potter returns for a second season due to popular demand and is coming to the Canberra Theatre Centre. Condensing all seven books and even a real-life game of Quidditch into one epic 70-minute show, it will have you roaring with laughter. Tickets for this weekend are available now!

Carl Barron – Friday 16 July to Sunday 18 July  

Voted number one comedian two years running, come along and see Carl Barron’s brand-new show, Skating Rink for Flies at the Royal Theatre in the National Convention Centre. Performing three shows in Canberra over the weekend, join Carl as he ponders things we all think about but never mention. To grab tickets for one of his shows, head to Ticketek.

ARCHIE Band Greener Single Launch Concert – Saturday 17 July

Since their debut as a band in July 2019, the four-piece indie-pop powerhouse band ARCHIE have begun to make their mark on the Australian music scene. Playing alongside well-established Aussie artists Moaning Lisa, Citizen Kay, Aya Yves and more, as well as headlining for superstar BENEE, the band has certainly touched fans with their electrifying recordings. Working on their latest release Greener, which was released July 9, the Canberra band are now touring the East Coast with a show in Canberra at UC Hub this Saturday. To hear them live, purchase a ticket on Moshtix.

Dendy French Film Festival – Saturday 17 July

Presenting a curation of essential classic French cinema, Dendy Cinema is celebrating Bastille Day with twelve iconic titles. Between romance and drama, comedy and adventure, experience these films are they were meant to be on the big screen and rediscover artistic cinematography, creative directing and the classic splendour of these truly essential masterpieces of French cinema. Book your tickets on Dendy’s website.

QT Sky High Tea – Saturday 17 July

Set amongst beautiful views of Canberra at QT’s 15th floor Lounge, join them for a ddelicious high tea experience. Featuring a beautiful array of dishes including mini pollie pies, pretzel rubens with wagyu pastrami, tiramisu cannoli, white chocolate scones and a glass of champagne on arrival, this is decadence at its best. Grab your tickets online.

Bastille Day at Pialligo Estate – Saturday 17 July

Discover the highlight of French culture – the food! Pialligo Estate is celebrating Bastille Day with a French feast! From irresistible gooey raclette cheese and delectable Beef Bourguignon to a cracking Crème Brûlée for dessert, experience these iconic French dishes in the hands of the talented chefs at Pialligo Estate for Bastille Day.

Hartley High Tea – Sunday 18 July

Hartley Lifecare are hosting their annual High Tea and fashion parade to raise funds for the very special One Million Harts campaign, supporting the redevelopment of Hartley Court. On Sunday from 2-5pm at Albert Hall, join them for an afternoon of high tea and fashion while dressed in this year’s ‘Posh Op Shop’ theme, supported by The Green Shed. Tickets are on sale now, to find out more about the event head here.