Exhibition on Screen: a wonderful new film about the art and life of Frida Kahlo | Dendy: 24-28 October and Palace Electric: 24-25 October

Renowned British art filmmakers Exhibition on Screen are delighted to return to Australian cinemas this spring. Frida Kahlo is the first film by Exhibition on Screen which explores the life and work of this extraordinary artist. Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows her, but who was the woman behind the bright colours, the big brows, and the floral crowns? Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often-turbulent life.

Created in collaboration with experts who knew Kahlo, and those that have studied and curated her work, Exhibition on Screen’s trademark combination of interviews, commentary and a detailed exploration of her art delivers a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy. Delving deeper than any film has done before, engaging with world-renowned experts on the artist, the film allows art-lovers to discover the real Frida Kahlo. Filmed extensively at Kahlo’s home, The Blue House in Mexico City, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience, and her unmatched lust for life, politics, men and women.

Using letters Kahlo wrote to guide the film’s creators, this definitive film reveals her deepest emotions and unlocks the secrets and symbolism contained within her art.

View Trailer here.

RENEWYOU BOOTCAMP | 21st – 28th October

Free fitness classes in the heart of the city! The City Renewal Authority has some exciting free activities happening in the city as part of our ReNewYou program, a program of free, weekly healthy activity classes to encourage people to get out and enjoy their city centre. We have free Bootcamp classes for the next 3 weeks and then yoga twice a week each week throughout the month of November, these classes are for everyone of all ages! Get out, get active and get moving with us!


Where: Glebe Park

When: 12 pm – 1 pm, Wednesday 21 & 28 October and Wednesday 4 November 2020.

For more information and to register click here.


The chef-driven food hall, Verity Lane Market, will open in Northbourne Avenue’s historic Sydney Building this Thursday, October 22! Verity Lane Market will see some of Canberra’s best chef’s congregate in the professional kitchens to create a gastronomic ground zero in the heart of the city. The market will open with three kitchens:

Enoki Project is driven by Gerald Ong of Chairman and Yip fame and features a menu inspired by favourite Asian flavours and Gerald’s modern sensibility.

Ramen Daddy the venture of locals Eddy Tsai and John Leverink who have collided French and Japanese cultures to create a modern menu of Ramen delights.

While Silvio Miceli’s Pizza Artigiana serves up traditional Italian pizza like it’s an art form, making any Nonna proud.

Of course, every great food hall comes equipped with world-class drinks. At Verity Lane Market, these will be served directly from the early 20th century inspired Verity Bar and feature an array of exceptional wines, spirits and craft beers, as well as a cocktail list curated by the cocktail connoisseur, Benito Drovandi. This will be a fantastic place to gather with friends and to share great good and drinks in a beautifully renovated heritage setting!

For more information visit their website.

Location: 50 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601


The best wine are the ones we share with friends! Book a dinner for four adults and receive a complimentary bottle of house wine for your table. Enjoy our seasonal dinner menu design by executive head chef Jennie Tressler. Book Here.

Girls Night Out | 23rd October

Need an excuse to get together? Join us at Pialligo Estate for “Girls Night Out”….enjoy 4 courses with 4 delicious cocktails! Our favourite DJ, Ashley Zmijewski, will set the mood with his signature melodic vibe!
Date | Friday 23 October 2020
Time | From 6.30 pm
Price | $135 per person
Includes | 4 courses & 4 Cocktails
Location | Pialligo Glasshouse


Are you ready to devour 1kg of wings? Grab the crew, there’s eating to do every Friday for lunch or dinner. Includes four schooners of Beer.

Price: $25

Every Friday – Lunch: 12-3pm. Dinner: 5-9pm

See the menu here. 


With over 100 passionate stallholders, the Capital Region Farmers Markets is a meeting place for local producers and foodie fanatics. Here you’ll find local fruit and veggies, fresh meats and handmade items from pasta to pastries, as well as food vendors and live music. A great place to grab a coffee, fresh groceries and yummy street food, there is also an informative events program including cooking demonstrations.


Conveniently located on the Canberra College campus in Woden, the Southside Farmers Markets are a great place to get your weekly groceries, and meet the producers! With farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, meat, fish, bread, eggs, honey and much more, you can browse the stalls and chat with locals with a coffee in one hand and a tasty snack in the other.


Come along to Marymead’s ‘NEXGEN Spring Fling Charity High Tea’ and indulge in decadent spring, dining delights including two beverages of sparkling, beer or soft drink. Additional wine, tea, coffee or other beverages can be purchased on the day. Funds raised on the day will help Marymead’s Family and Relationships team, contributing to much needed mental health and counselling services. Located at The Glasshouse, Pialligo Estate 11 am or 2:30 pm, $85 or $105 for a larger donation to Marymead. All donations make a difference.

Morning session tickets here.

Afternoon session tickets here.