Art IRL at the NGA – Friday 13 October

If you have a passion for art (and are between 15-25 years old) spend Friday night at the National Gallery’s festival-style event, ‘Art IRL’. You’ll meet talented artists, connect with like-minded people, unwind in a casual, laidback space, and celebrate the newest addition to the Australian Gardens – Sister Charm, by Janet Fieldhouse. The event is free, but registration is essential. Book your spot here!

Sustainable Canberra Expo – Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October

If you want to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle but don’t know where to start, check out the Sustainable Canberra Expo this weekend. Held at Thoroughbred Park, you can expect an expansive showroom with over 60 exhibitors, plenty of food and drink vendors, live demonstrations and information sessions. You could even take the chance to test drive an electric car! Entry is free, find all the details here. 

10 Yards Cheese Making Workshop – Saturday 14 October

Master the art of home cheese making this Saturday, hosted by Two Before Ten. Learn to create ricotta and labneh from scratch, while enjoying local wines and charcuterie boards. Meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere, gathered around the iconic Aranda long table. Book your spot here! 

Digital Portraiture Masterclass – Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October

Whether you’re an amateur itching to try something new, or an experienced photographer broadening your portfolio, hone your skills at the 2-day digital portraiture masterclass this weekend. With the help of talented photographer, Zoe Helene, learn to capture stunning portraits and intimate moments. Enrol for the class here. 

Beekeeping for Beginners – Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October

Switch up your Saturday activity with a 2-day Beekeeping for Beginners Course. Learn the basics of backyard beekeeping and honey harvesting in an urban environment and leave confident enough to adopt a hive of your own. Save the bees! Secure your spot here.

Learn to cut Glass Tiles for Mosaics – Sunday 15 October

Learn to cut glass tiles for mosaics this Sunday and create a unique, charming piece of art you can take home with you. No experience is required to catch the fun, interactive workshop. Get your tickets here!