The heatwave isn’t holding us back from getting out and about this weekend! Check out these fun summer events around the capital!

Wine and Pizza by the lake at Pop Inn- Friday 18th January

Join the Pop Inn for pizza, wine and pets by the lake at Bowen Park in Kingston this Friday! For those wanting to get creative, you can book in to Social Creative’s Paint Your Pet Masterclass. You can purchase tickets on their website here.  Your Friday night is sorted!

Photography After dark at the National Botanical Gardens – Friday 18th January

Want more photography skills? Join Irene Lorbergs from Canberra School of Photography for an exclusive three hour guided night photography workshop at the Crosbie Morrison Amphitheatre at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Irene will instruct you on how to ‘paint with light’ during sunset, dusk and the black of night. Gates open at 7.45pm and the event commences at 8pm. The event is suitable for intermediate to advanced photographers aged 15+. For more info and ticketing visit their website.

Summer Lovin’ with Osher Gunsberg- Saturday 19th January

Join Australian TV host Osher Gunsberg for a summer party in the beautiful Australian Gardens of the National Gallery of Australia. Enjoy an evening picnic at 6pm in the garden with plenty of food, entertainment and even love advice from the romance expert himself. Ticket prices include a picnic for one and entry to the exhibition Love & Desire: Pre Raphaelite Masterpiece from the Tate. For tickets visit their website.

The Magic Show at Cooleman Court- Saturday 19th – Tuesday 22nd January

If you would like to see the impossible happen before your very eyes, then head down to Cooleman Court and catch ‘The Magic Show’. Master of hocus pocus Elio Simonetti is at the helm of this wonder filled show. A resident of Melbourne, Simonetti performs around the world and is the only Australian illusionist to have been invited to appear before the Prince and Princess of Wales and The President of Italy. You can catch the sorcery of Elio Simonetti in ‘The Magic Show’ for four days only at Cooleman Court with shows at 11am and 1pm each day. Admission is free.

American Express Openair Cinemas- Friday 18th – Sunday 20th

Take in the warm summer nights under the stars at the American Express Openair Cinemas. Gates open at 6pm daily and the film starts when the sunsets around 8.30pm. AMEX gusts can gain access to the VIP cinema experience by purchasing a ticket to the American Express Lounge, as well as complementary blanket hire. All guests can relax with a variety of seating options available which can be hired as part of the ticket package. For film and ticket info, visit their website.

High Tea at Parliament House – Friday 18th – Sunday 20th January

Enjoy a Summer High Tea at Parliament House with sweet and savoury delicacies created by the Executive Chef. This event runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout summer. Pre-booking is essential. Call on 6277 5239 or email [email protected]. For more info on session times and menu options click here.