Good Lekker at The Basement – Friday 21 January
To celebrate the release of their new single Belligerene, Wollongong indie-rock band Good Lekker are performing at The Basement. Becoming a local favourite in 2017 for their energetic performances, the band have already clocked up a run of sold-out shows and appeared in a number of Aussie festivals. Grab tickets for their show here.
First Edition Kids High Tea Garden Party – Friday 21 January
Before school goes back, dress the kids up in their favourite summer outfit and treat them to a kids high tea with First Edition. From 11am to 1pm there will be music, face painting, craft activities, a themed high tea menu and more! Plus, each child will get to take home their very own seeded pot plant that they will get the opportunity to make on the day. To book your kids in, visit First Edition’s website.
Lerida by the Lake Tasting – Friday 21 and Saturday 22 January
Lerida Estate has gone lakeside this summer, popping up on Lake Burley Griffin. While their 300 Wine Club Members get a complimentary wine tasting for free, join them on Friday and Saturday from 4-5pm for a $60 wine tasting for two with antipasto from The Italian Place. Book your tasting here.
Twisted Nature Ceramics Exhibition – Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January
Contemporary Canberra ceramics artists Anna O’Neale and Mahala Hill have come together to produce a joint exhibition. Twisted Nature encourages viewers to perceive nature through new eyes, featuring multi-media sculptures of animals and plants in a different light. The exhibit is free, read more on Canberra Potters Centre online.
Capital Region Farmers Market – Saturday 22 January
Join Exhibition Park for great offers on seasonal produce and support local growers. Find a great variety of fruit and vegetables, poultry, seafood, handmade goods and delicious made-to-order foods. The markets will be open from 7:30 to 11:30am. For further information, head to their website.
High Jinks Cocktail Making Class – Saturday 22 January
Sake, stir and pour your way to a second career in mixology at High Jinks’ interactive cocktail class from 3-5pm on Saturday. 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.
Highland Cow at Paint Pinot – Saturday 22 January
Get arty this weekend with a Paint Pinot art class that delves deep into your creative mind while you sip on good wine with friends. Classes are available every week, but this weekend paint a colourful long-haired cow. 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.
Magic Beach at the Canberra Theatre – Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 January
For family fun at the Canberra Theatre, join them for the play adaptation of the book Magic Beach by Alison Lester. The book tells a story of a family who go to a magic beach where everything you can imagine becomes real. Through a wonderful world of text, song, light, shadow and movement, watch this classic come to life. Book your seats online.
Live Music at The Dock – Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January
This weekend, The Dock has live music every day with a different local artist. On Friday from 7-10pm, grab a bite to eat and listen as Ice Tea Duo take the mic. On Saturday from 7-10pm Marty Kooistra will be on the guitar and on Sunday from 1-4pm Chicago Charles will performing. Check out what’s on and book a table via The Dock’s website.
The Pop Inn at Telopea Park – Sunday 23 January
Canberra’s favourite pop-up wine bar, The Pop Inn will be at Telopea Park from 2-7pm 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.