Chef’s Table at Capitol Bar & Grill – Friday 15 July  

QT Canberra’s lavish Capitol Bar & Grill is bringing the heat this winter, offering a unique dining experience for Canberrans to enjoy for this month only. Capitol’s Chef’s Table experience will see a 16-seat intimate Italian-inspired six-course journey take place every Friday, led by Executive Chef Michael Box. A tour of seasonal tastes, highlighting the best of the region with farm-to-table dining, book the best seats in the house and treat yourself to a truly decadent evening. Book via their website.

Pinot & Picasso ‘Ti Amo Tuscany’ – Friday 15 July

Get your creative juices flowing with the help of a little liquid courage and a helpful instructor. From 7-10pm be inspired by a place you’d rather be and paint a beautiful summery Tuscan scene. All painting equipment is supplied, the only thing you need to bring is your favourite bottle of vino and some nibbles! Book your tickets on Pinot & Picasso’s website.

Southern Cross Club Christmas in July Feast – Friday 15 July

Southern Cross Club Jamison is putting on an epic Christmas feast buffet. Including a range of delicious traditional dishes, load your plate up with seafood, roast ham, turkey, Christmas pudding and more! Starting at 6pm, book your table on their website.

Pialligo Estate Christmas in July – Friday 15 July

For one weekend only, Pialligo Estate is transforming their Glasshouse into a winter wonderland. Think trees, twinkly lights, carols and of course a delicious Christmas feast. Start with a glass of mulled wine on arrival, then tuck into charcuterie from the Estate’s smokehouse, followed by glazed ham and roast turkey with all the homely sides and then finish with a classic pavlova. Book via their website.

Scandinavian Film Festival – Friday 15 to Sunday 17 July

Head to Palace Cinema this weekend as they run screenings from the Scandinavian Film Festival. Showcasing the best contemporary cinema from the Nordic region that have been selected from international film festivals, watch new releases, classic titles, sweeping epic, historical dramas, charming comedies and so much more. Check out the screening times here.

Winter in the City – Friday 15 to Sunday 17 July

Lace-up your skates, Winter in the City is back for another year during the winter school holidays. Turning Civic Square into an open-air ice-skating arena, practice your technique and have fun with your friends before you warm up with a hot chocolate next to the firepits. To book an ice-skating session and to find out what’s on each day, head to ACT City Renewal Authority’s website.

QT Christmas in July – Saturday 16 July

Christmas is coming around twice this year at QT! Celebrating a wintery Christmas in July, join them in the Lounge for a festive feast with that famous QT flair. With a menu including some Christmas faves such as lobster, oysters, roast chicken and bombe Alaska, not to mention a three-hour beverage package, who said you can’t enjoy an epic Christmas dinner twice a year? Book a table online.

Poachers Pantry Winter Truffle Dinner – Saturday 16 July

Get the perfect taste of winter black truffles at Poachers Pantry’s truffle dinner. Using local Blue Frog Truffles, enjoy a 5 course locally sourced dinner with paired wines from the Poachers vineyard. Book now.