Pialligo Estate Spanish Fiesta – Friday 26 November

For a fiery start to your weekend join Pialligo Estate’s Spanish Fiesta. From 6:30pm be transported to the streets of Barcelona with a night full of Spanish food, music and culture. Enjoy the best of Spanish cuisine from bottomless traditional and vegetarian paella, bottomless sangria and tradition Spanish beers, and for dessert, Crème Catalana. Book a table on their website.

One22 Cassettes For Kids – Friday 26 November

Dancing is back Canberra! And celebrating a great summer, One22 has announced their first event for the season. Cassettes For Kids will feature Australia’s newest and hottest artist Tseba on the beats, providing the clubs iconic house party vibes and techno music. Entry is free until 9pm, visit Facebook for more.

Sly Withers at UC Refectory – Friday 26 November

Sly Withers are heading out on tour with Teenage Joans and Noah Dillon to celebrate the release of their sophomore album, Gardens. Premiering at #10 on the ARIA charts, Gardens is “a top shelf album of cathartic, introspective and exciting punk rock.” Taking their biggest tour to date to the capital, catch them live at the UC refectory from 9pm. Tickets are available on Moshtix.

Comedy at Bean Central – Friday 26 November

Bringing all the laughs and comedy hits, Bean Central in Queanbeyan is hosting a comedy night with headliner Nick Schuller and a raft of hilarious local acts. Performing across Australia and around the world supporting some of the biggest names in comedy, Nick promises an act that will have you in stitches. MC of the night, Sam Silla is also an up-and-coming comedian who’s hit the ground running in Sydney and Canberra. Kicking off 7pm, tickets are available to purchase online.

Sunflowers at Paint Pinot – Friday 26 November

Get arty this weekend with a Paint Pinot art class, and delve deep into your creative mind while sipping on good wine with friends. Classes are available every week, but this weekend go Van Gogh style and paint sunflowers. Tickets include all the materials needed to create your artwork. BYO your favourite bottle of wine or bubbly and enjoy a selection of snacks to purchase on the night. The session begins at 6pm and runs for three hours. Head to their website for all the details, tickets and images of what to expect from your painting.

British Film Festival – Friday 26 to Sunday 28 November

The British Film Festival is returning to Palace Cinemas this November for its ninth year, celebrating 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.

Smith’s Spring Series – Saturday 27 November

Smith’s Alternative is getting back into business, hosting the best local musical culture Canberra has to offer, and are ready to present Smith’s Spring Series – 10 weekend afternoon gigs from 2-4pm, featuring 10 of their local bands. This week, The Burley Griffin will kick things off with post religious folk hymns. Tickets are now available on their website.

Sophie Edwards EP Launch – Saturday 27 November

Live at the Polo in Turner is delighted to host Sophie Edward as she launches her EP Feel Again Soon. Special guests Lucy Ridge, Derby Windows and Samantha Sly will also help sooth the post covid blues. If you’re craving a little local live music, grab tickets now!

OCI Blues Festival – Saturday 27 November

After a year off, the Old Canberra Inn’s Blues Festival makes a vibrant return. Featuring a mix of seven local artists, including Moondog, Sunbears and James Southwell. Entry is free and all ages are welcome, so pop down for great food and drink and live music for your Saturday afternoon from 12pm. Get all the info on their Facebook page.

Online Handmade Canberra Market – Saturday 27 November  

What better way to get your Christmas shopping done than by supporting local and exploring a unique range of handmade gifts from the Handmade Canberra markets. Connecting customers with Australian-made products a little differently, the markets have decided to go online this time around. Customers can now shop an even wider range of goods from the comfort of their own home, including art and design, food, body products, children’s toys, fashion, indoor plants, homewares, jewellery, accessories and more. On the day, the market can be accessed through their website and will be up from 9am to 9pm. To find more info and get a little preview of the gifts that will be available, head to their website.

QT Sky High Tea – Sunday 27 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.

Craft ACT Embroidered Wall Hanging Workshop – Saturday 27 November  

If you’re in the mood to try your hand at a new craft, decorate and personalise your very own embroidery wall hanging. All equipment and expert knowledge is provided to take you through the workshop, and later take home a printed booklet with instructions and a project bag. The session goes from 10am to 12:30pm, tickets are available here.

Bottoms Up at Fenway Public House – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November

ROK MUSIQ and Fenway Public House have teamed up to bring you the ultimate summer deal, Bottoms Up – a bottomless drinks and high tea package. Enjoy a two-hour session with bottomless Moet and Carlton with a 3-tiered high tea including cheese, meats, seafood and cakes and tarts. Live music and DJ’s will also be turning it up all weekend. Grab your tickets online.

Country Rocks Festival – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November

Sidestep through your weekend with a country music festival that promises great local talent performing hits you know and love and some unheard goodies. For additional inclusions, choose VIP tickets and enjoy access to the VIP area and bar, four beers or wine per person, two pizza slices, a hot platter to share, and a VIP stubby holder and lanyard. Gates open from 2pm at Rose Cottage, general admission and VIP tickets are available here.

The Pop Inn at Telopea Park – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November

Canberra’s favourite pop-up wine bar, The Pop Inn will be at Telopea Park from 1-7pm serving up top notch wines for you to try, along with delicious meat and cheese tasting plates. Get all the latest updates on their website.

Pialligo Estate Sunday Roast – Sunday 28 November

Sunday Roasts at Pialligo Estate are back! And as we start getting in the Christmas feasting mood, so does Pialligo. Serving their signature charcuterie board, roast sirloin and spring greens, and gingerbread pudding. Join them in their Glasshouse from 11:30am to 2:30pm for a delicious roast lunch, paired with regional wines. Book your table on their website.

Southside Farmers Markets – Sunday 28 November

Every Sunday, head to the Southside Farmers Markets at Canberra College from 7-11:30am for your weekly fresh food shop. From fresh seasonal veggies, fruits, nuts, eggs, seafood, fresh and smoked meats, to baked treats, fresh pasta, sauces, spices, olive oils and more! There is a large range of great produce. Veggie seedlings, native plants and pet treats are also available. Get all the info here.

Canberra Kids Market – Sunday 28 November

If you’ve got kiddies from 0-12, discover a wonderful range of new, handmade and pre-loved clothes, toys, books, games, accessories, furniture, equipment at the Canberra Kids Markets. From 10am to 3pm at the Canberra Showground, explore all the stalls and snatch up great bargains with big-name brands such as Country Road, Jack & Milly, Esprit and Seed available. Find out more on their website.

Pop Up Black Friday Bar at the Canberra Centre – Friday 26 to Sunday 28 November  

Black Friday is almost here! And to celebrate one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Ampersand Projects and the Canberra Centre are giving shoppers a complimentary ginger beer, pink gin or watermelon vodka paired with a yummy treat at their pop-up Black Friday bar. Plus, enjoy live performances from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra from 12-3pm or sit back and relax as Dana Hassall plays on Friday from 5-8pm. Pre-bookings are required, make yours here.