Friday Night Drinks at Old Parliament House – Friday 14 April

Kickstart your weekend at Old Parliament House with the return of Friday Night Drinks. Starting from 5pm, grab a beer, wine or cocktail, a woodfired pizza and enjoy the outdoor atmosphere of The Courtyard Café. Get all the information via their website.

Canberra Cocktail Expo – Friday 14 April

Join Canberra Cocktail Expo and sample a delicious range of cocktails through masterclasses and tastings. Whether you like gin, whisky, vodka, rum or cognac cocktails, sample everything from the classics to contemporary. There will also be a delicious assortment of food to enjoy alongside your drinks and goodies to take home, including cocktail recipes and a cocktail glass. Get tickets.

Rugby Union Brumbies vs Drua – Friday 14 April

Watch the ACT Brumbies take on the Fijian Drua at Friday night’s game. Kicking off at 7:35pm, bring the whole family and watch what is set to be a great game! Get tickets.

ACT Heritage Festival Twisted Tales at Twilight – Friday 14 April

Join ACT Heritage Festival for Twisted Tales under the stars at the historic grounds of Blundells Cottage. Gather around the campfire with your favourite camp chair and hot drink as you listen to spooky stories and maybe even tell one yourself. Book now.

Macbeth at the Canberra Theatre Centre – Friday 14 April to Sunday 16 April

Watch Shakespeare’s most haunting thriller come to life in Peter Evans’ Macbeth. Following the story you know and love, go on an intense and compelling journey into the dark heart of humanity. Performing in The Playhouse at the Canberra Theatre, book your tickets online.

Australian National Botanic Gardens High Country Natives Exhibition – Friday 14 to Sunday 16 April

Visit the National Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Gallery for an exhibition focusing on native plants. Showcasing on plants from the alpine, subalpine, montane and tableland region in a variety of forms including watercolours, pastels and acrylic paints, the artworks follow intricate and highly realistic designs. See something you like? All works are for sale with proceeds going to the Friends of the ANBG. Get all the information via their website.

Tuff Nutterz: Australia’s Biggest Inflatable Obstacle Course – Friday 14 April to Sunday 16 April

Australia’s largest inflatable obstacle course is coming to Canberra for a whole lot of family fun during the school holidays. Located at Parkes Place Lawns from 9am to 5pm, the 300 square metre inflatable maze with 30 fun and challenging obstacles is at your disposal for an hour and 45-minute session. Bookings can be made here.

Cypher Brewing Co Grand Opening Saturday 15 April

Gungahlin’s first brewery, Cypher Brewing Co is officially opening this weekend. Kicking off at 11am, hop on the light rail and stop by for beers on tap, delicious food, live music and games. Get all the information here.

10 Yards Garden Dinner – Saturday 15 April

Sit back, graze on local produce and sip on locally sourced wine in the beautiful Aranda Garden with 10 Yards. Start the night with a tour of the garden, then enjoy a delicious menu that utilises what the garden is currently growing and learn more about healthy eating and growing your own produce. Book now.

Hippo Co Whisky Tasting – Saturday 15 April

Join Hippo Co for their weekly Saturday night whisky tasting from 6pm. The team are experts on all things Scotch, American, Irish and international whisky and will take you through 6 whiskies from around the world while you enjoy the flavours and learn about the history, production and tasting techniques. Tickets are $70 and also include a cheese plate for the table. Secure your spot here.

EPIC Farmers Market – Saturday 15 April

Join EPIC 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 7:30-11:30am. For further information head to their website.

Canberra Beatdown Beat Battle at Transit Bar – Saturday 15 April

Canberra Beatdown is back, bringing you the best local and interstate beatmakers battling it out head-to-head for the title of Canberra Beatdown Champion. Hosted at Transit Bar, joining them on the night will also be live beat sets from interstate acts. Get tickets online.