Bryd (Dan Maginnity) Solo Exhibition – Friday 12 November
Join Thor’s Hammer gallery at 6pm for the opening of Ire Relevance, a solo exhibition by freelance graffiti muralist and conceptual sculptor, Byrd (Dan Maginnity. With themes emerging from a personal universe that explores environmental, gender and race politics, the paradoxes of the arts industry and mediated pop culture, his lens has a deep appreciation for Australia’s creatures and the natural environment. Admission is free, but you must register here.
The Wharf Revue: Can of Worms – Friday 12 and Saturday 13 November
Musical comedy, The Wharf Revue is out to sea again on a journey of satirical discovery, but this time under its own steam. Join them on a daring adventure at the Canberra Theatre as they navigate the dire Straits of COVID, sail around the treacherous Horn of Scomo, steer well clear of the empty Cape of Pauline and more! Book a seat on the Canberra Theatre’s website
British Film Festival – Friday 12 to Sunday 14 November
The British Film Festival is returning to Palace Cinemas this November for its ninth year, to celebrate the finest filmmakers and acting talents British cinema has to offer. This year, the line-up will feature some of the most anticipated films of the year, from powerful true stories and literary adaptations to biographies and documentaries. To view the full program and purchase tickets, head to their website.
McHappy Day – Saturday 13 November
Raising much-needed funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities who help seriously ill children and their families, the annual McHappy Day is on this Saturday. Once again, for every Big Mac sold on the day $2 will go directly to the charity. To learn more, head to their website.
High Jinks Interactive Cocktail Making Class – Saturday 13 November
Sake, stir and pour your way to a second career in mixology at High Jinks’ interactive cocktail class from 3-5pm. Watch, learn and of course taste as one of the team’s barmen makes three of their signature cocktails and give you the inside scoop on how to make the perfect cocktail. Then step behind the bar and try it for yourself! Tickets are $65 and also include a drink on arrival and an antipasto platter for two. Grab a ticket today and impress your friends at your next dinner party.
Clay Hand Building for Beginners – Saturday 13 November
Utilise basic hand-building techniques and clay fundamentals to learn how to make your own vessel with clay. Suitable for beginners join in this workshop from 2-4pm with the craft experts from DESIGN Canberra. Get your tickets here.
Watercolour Painting Special Objects Workshop – Saturday 13 November
Enjoy a relaxing morning from 10am to 12pm with DESIGN Canberra artist Naomi Zouwer as she takes you through watercolour techniques, helping you create a painting of a special object that you bring into the class. Purchase your ticket here.
Sky High Tea at QT Hotel – Saturday 13 November
Set amongst beautiful views of Canberra at QT’s 15th floor Lounge, join them for a 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.
Drag Takeover at Boardwalk – Saturday 13 November
Watch as Canberran drag queens, kings and queer talents take over The Boardwalk Bar and Nightclub from 8-11pm with one-of-a-kind performances. This is the perfect fun Saturday night out watching local talent. Tickets are $25, get yours here.
Shrooms and their Magic Workshop – Saturday 13 November
From 11am to 1:30pm learn everything there is to know about mushrooms! The resident mushroom growing expert at Two Before Ten café will cover foraging and identification, anatomy and spores, and the many alternatives uses for mushrooms including leather, bricks and building materials. Also get hands on and build your own mushie bags from which your home grown shrooms will grow. During the class, also enjoy a lunch feasting on shroom delights with a glass of wine or beer. Purchase your tickets to this interesting workshop here.
Lanyon Homestead Wedding Open Day – Saturday 13 November
If you’re planning your special day, explore the beautiful grounds and venue hire spaces at Lanyon Homestead wedding open day. Register for free here.
Contentious Character Fondue 70’s Dress Up Party – Saturday 13 November
Dress up in your best 70’s outfit and head to Contentious Character winery for a classic fondue night at 6:30pm. Enjoy fondue, a crudité platter and a fruit platter to finish. There is also the option of an additional 3-hour drinks package that includes a 70’s cocktail on arrival, a range of recent and museum Chardonnays and Rieslings that pair perfectly with fondue and a selection of craft beers. Book your table on their website.
Truth, Power and Free Press Exhibition – Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November
Set in Old Parliament House, Truth, Power and Free Press explores stories from those on the front line for the battle for truth. Within the exhibition witness objects from Australia’s media history brought together for the first time, and hear stories direct from some of Australia’s leading journalists including Joanne McCarthy, Hedley Thomas, Laura Murphy-Oates and more. Through an immersive audio-visual display, 12 of Australia’s leading journalists explain why they do the work they do, the courage it takes and the responsibility they feel for reporting fairly and fearlessly. Entry is free, but bookings are required. Get your tickets here.