There may be rain forecasted for the weekend but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home. We have the top list of things to do in the ACT, most of which are inside. So, put on a jacket, step outside and brave the weather this weekend.

Mt Stromlo Public Astronomy Night Online – Friday 21 August

Mount Stromlo Observatory and the Canberra Astronomical Society invite you to virtually attend their free observing night for National Science Week. Attendees will be taken through a ‘tour of the universe’ with astronomers from Mt Stromlo and see craters of the moon, planets, start clusters and nebulae, and also have time at the end to ask questions. The event will be held through Facebook live, for updates on weather and other information for the night go to their Facebook page.

Feel ft. Sippy @ Fiction – Friday 21 August

Australia’s most in demand bass artist Sippy is coming to Fiction Club for her first Covid save gig since lockdown. She will be performing for two sessions on Saturday night starting at 9pm, for groups of 3-5 at $20-25 each. Have a well-deserved night out with friends, with good drinks and tunes this weekend! Find tickets on their website.

Friday the 13th @ Palace Electric – Friday 21 August

In the mood for the fright of your life? On Friday night at 8:30pm Palace Electric Cinemas is screening the first instalment of the iconic horror franchise Friday the 13th. Grab delicious buttery popcorn and choc tops from the bar and watch the undeniable horror classic on the big screen! Tickets are only $15 and $10 for members. Grab tickets quick as they are selling out fast.

Lake George Winery Truffle Dinner – Saturday 22 August

As truffle season comes to an end what better time to try the delicious rare gems. Saturday night at 5pm join Lake George Winery for a four-course dinner with locally sourced truffles and perfectly matched with their own wine or BentSpoke truffle beer. Tickets are $140 each or grab a group of 10 friends and ride in style with transfers from Canberra in a luxury stretch limo for only an additional $50 each. Find tickets and more info here.

High Jinks Cocktail Class – Saturday 22 August

Sake, stir and pour your way to a second career in mixology at High Jinks Bar’s interactive cocktail class from 3-6pm on Saturday. Watch, learn and of course taste as one of the team’s barmen makes three of their signature cocktails and give you the inside scoop on how to make the perfect cocktail. Then step behind the bar and try it for yourself! Tickets are $65 and also include a drink on arrival and an antipasto platter for two. Grab a ticket today and impress your friends at your next dinner party.  

Painting @ the Boardwalk Bar and Nightclub – Sunday 23 August

Show off your creativity at Boardwalk Bar for a night of fun and most importantly to de-stress with their painting class. You will be guided through a two-hour session and by the end you will have created your own version of a beautifully bright elephant. Tickets are $69 each and all necessary materials are provided. No experience is required so get your hands on tickets for you and your friends. More info here.

Assembly x Ramen Daddy Pop-up – Sunday 23 August

During iso Ramen Daddy was delivering some of the best at home ramen packs, keeping Canberran’s belly’s warm and full. Now iso is over and they have partnered up with Assembly for a pop-up event on Sunday from 5pm. Assembly is taking walk-ins and bookings but there is limited seating. If you miss out on a dine in spot don’t worry, they are also offering takeaway. Check their Facebook event page for all the info.  

Beautifully Mad @ Tallagandra Winery – Sunday 23 August

Back by popular demand, Tallagandra winery brings you Beautifully Mad. Join the Aria award winning band for a Sunday session, expect to hear Blues, Jazz and Folk, while enjoying a good atmosphere and food and drinks from the winery. Tickets are limited and only available for groups of 4-10, grab yours here!

Paint and Pinot – Friday 21 to Sunday 23 August

Quickly becoming a popular girls night destination, Paint and Pinot in Braddon lets you delve deep into your creative mind while sipping on good wine with friends. Classes are available every week, but this weekend choose between painting a pegasus, calf or man. Tickets are $60 each and include all the materials needed to create your artwork. BYO your favourite bottle of wine or bubbly and enjoy a selection of snacks to purchase on the night. Each session runs for three hours but starts at a different time, so head to their website for all the details and images of what to expect from your painting.