Say farewell to Autumn and hello to winter. Rain, hail or shine Canberra’s pumping with events near you!

No Limits at The Duxton – Fri 31 May

Join The Duxton for an exclusive event with no limits. The talented Aerial Pole Academy Showgirls will perform live to wow the crowd. Enjoy two hours of unlimited drinks and canapes and live music! Be there at 8pm. Tickets are just $49 and you can win one of ten $150 food & beverage vouchers at The Duxton for booking. Buy tickets here. 

Rodd & Gunn Launch at Canberra Centre – Fri 31 May

Rodd & Gunn invites you to celebrate the launch of their brand new lodge at Canberra Centre. Shop the new Autumn/Winter 2019 collection whilst enjoying some of New Zealand’s finest wine from Amisfield and some small bites. Customers will receive a gift bag with purchase to celebrate!

Frisky Reaper Wing Challenge – Sat 1 June

Think you can handle the heat from Young & Frisky’s Carolina Reaper Chilli Wings? Or do you have that mate that talks up how much heat they can handle? Then sign up for the fourth annual Reaper Wing Challenge. If you can handle the heat, you could win a $200 bar tab! Head down at 5pm to watch the action or sign up here to participate. They will kick on with live tunes from 6pm and Karaoke from 9pm. Call them on 6171 6257 to book a table in prime viewing position.

Vodka Brunch at National Press Club – Sat 1 June

If you love your cocktails and also your brunch, then this is the perfect combo to start your weekend. National Press Club are serving up a 5-course gourmet brunch with 6 vodka cocktails that feature award-winning local and international vodkas. Live music will take the stage with Chicago Charles. Book a table with your friends, family or work colleagues in the beautifully renovated Club Lounge from 11am – 2.30pm. The event is $90 for members or $110 for non-members. Book online here.

Pets in the Park – Sun 2 June

All people and pets who live around Wright and Coombs are invited to come down for an afternoon party to celebrate your neighbourhood and the animals that live in it. The Molonglo Valley Mingle are hosting an event with RSPCA at Dot Butler St in Wright for all pets and owners to unite! There will be fundraising opportunities available with all funds raised on the day will support the RSPCA. There will be live music, coffee and food vans and a pop up bar.

NBA Finals – Game 2 at The Duxton – Sun 2 June

Join The Duxton to catch every minute of game 2 of the NBA Finals from 11am. Kick back with friends, relax and enjoy a great selection of local beers and wines, your favourite classic pub eats and all of the NBA action on the big screens. Call 6162 0799 to book a table!

Italian National Day – Sun 2 June

Celebrate Italian National Day and their rich culture at the Italian Cultural Centre of Canberra! It will be a celebration of all things Italian with music, food, cooking demonstrations, face painting, a jumping castle, Italian car display and authentic Paradiso Ceramics!

World Environment Tree Planting Day – Sun 2 June

Join Molonglo Conservation Group, Jerrabomberra, Googong and Queanbeyan Landcare Groups plant trees for world environment day. The plantings will form part of a project to plant 10 000 trees and shrubs to restore woodlands and provide habitat for threatened species in Jerrabomberra and Googong. Simply bring along a hat, gardening gloves, long sleeves, long pants, sturdy boots and water and you’re set! A barbeque lunch and refreshments will be provided as well as tools, equipment and instruction will be provided. Access to the planting site and parking is the last right turn of old Cooma Road from Queanbeyan before the entrance into Googong. See a map here.