Live Music at The RUC – Friday 14 May

Head on down to The RUC for their weekly live music performance from 7:30 – 11pm, Friday night. This week hear music from local artist Azlan. Find all the info on their Facebook page.

Banff Mountain Film Festival – Friday 14 and Saturday 15 May

The 2021 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a 3-hour celebration of the mountain and adventure sport world. Sharing over 2 hours of the most exhilarating short films, shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world, join the National Film and Sound Archive from 7pm for an action-packed program. Grab tickets here.

CraftAlive – Friday 14 to Sunday 16 May

Held over four big days, CraftAlive is coming to Canberra’s Thoroughbred Park Racecourse. Featuring both local and interstate craft experts, the show is packed full of the latest craft supplies, kits and equipment. CraftAlive is very much a hands-on event, giving you the chance to learn from world class specialists with a range of interactive classes held on each day. Open from 9:30am-4pm, general tickets and workshops are now available to purchase.

Taste Local Festival – Friday 14 to Sunday 16 May  

The Canberra Centre is giving local businesses the chance to showcase their talents, inviting you to their month-long Taste Local Festival. Enjoy unique experiences of blending workshops, tasting adventures, masterclasses, live music and more. Every Friday night from 5-8pm there will also be complimentary drink and nibbles in the centre’s cosy pop-up bar, that will share local wine and freshly made cocktails, alongside live music. Check out what events are on this weekend here. 

The Pop-Inn at Telopea Park – Saturday 15 May

Canberra’s favourite pop-up wine bar, The Pop Inn will be at Telopea Park from 1-6pm serving up top notch wines for you to try, along with delicious meat and cheese tasting plates. Get all the latest updates on their website.

Canberra Huge Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale – Saturday 15 May

If you’re looking to add some low-light plants to your house this Autumn, this is for you. Located at The Jungle Collective in Kingston, free registration is required for you to browse their selection of over 200 species of plants. There are also a large range of designer pots and experts in horticulture and interior design to help you with your specific needs. And get $5 off your purchase if you wear a wild and wonderful hat for their mad hatter themed day. Purchase your tickets here.

BANG the Dore: Music in the Village – Saturday 15 May

Celebrating local musical talent, BANG the Dore invites you to a great day out featuring a variety of musicians of all ages. In the morning listen to musical buskers perform in different locations and then join them in the afternoon for headliner acts from emerging musicians from Braidwood, Bungendore and Queanbeyan. Find out all the info for the day online.

Geek Markets – Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 May

Take part in activities inspired by TV and film, meet popular actors, cartoonists and digital creators, and shop local and interstate geeky artists, creators and traders at the Geek Markets in Exhibition Park. Find all the info here.

EMODIED Self-Love Retreat – Sunday 16 May

Local wellness brand Adytum is hosting EMODIED – a one day body positivity, mindfulness and self-love retreat to help transform the relationship between body and mind, by exploring what body image is and the role it plays in our sense of self. Hosted at The Social Club in Kingston, be guided through sessions with ceramic artist Fran Romano, clinical psychologist Alisha Polsen, anxiety mindset coach and nutritionist Georgie Collinson and yoga, Pilates and barre instructor Sarah Moloney. To compliment the socially conscious themes of the day, local café Gather will be contributing a vegan morning tea and kombucha spread, while Monster Kitchen and Bar will be delivering a plant-based, waste-reduced lunch. Participants will also be given a gift bag and one free pass to Adytum’s highly anticipated bathhouse and wellness space. Get your tickets here.

Your Local Wedding Guide Expo – Sunday 16 May

Get help creating your perfect wedding day with some of the best wedding industry suppliers in the Canberra region at the National Convention Centre. Explore products and ideas, listen to live music, see gorgeous displays and go in the draw to win prizes. Register online and turn your dream wedding into a reality.