HUGE PLANT WAREHOUSE SALE – PURIFYING PLANT PARTY, KINGSTON. SATURDAY 7 – 8 MARCH.
For a very special long weekend we have a very special What’s on Weekend for you. If you dress up in beach attire you’ll receive a $5 discount courtesy of the organisers The Jungle Collective! Must wear at least 2 items to qualify (boardies, sunnies, inflatables…) All your gardening needs will be under one roof, from the casual planter to the horticulturist. Previously we’ve featured over 150 different species including Fiddle Leaf, Giant Birds of Paradise, Mothers in Law Tongue, String of Pearls, Bangalow palms, Kentia palms etc. This year has a strong focus on Air Purifying plants available. Embrace your inner green thumb and take in the flora. Event starts 8am – 4pm. Tickets are available HERE
BUBBLY BREAKFAST FOR BREAST CANCER AT WALT & BURLEY. SUNDAY 8 MARCH.
Held on Sunday 8th March from 7:30am – 9:30am, Walt & Burley’s Bubbly Breakfast for Breast Cancer invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day over bubbly, breakfast canapes, and blooms. Enjoy a mimosa on arrival to kickstart the day followed by tables to graze, tea and coffee and mingling with women from all walks. You’ll be inspired by guest speaker and author Lisa Portolan with more to be announced!
Tickets are $38.01 per person and can be purchased HERE.
JOHN McGRATH AUTO GROUP BLACK OPAL STAKES RACE DAY / TAB CANBERRA CUP RACE DAY, THOROUGHBRED PARK. SUNDAY 8 MARCH – 9 MARCH.
Take the reins this long weekend as the John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes is kicking off at Thoroughbred Park as one of the most popular events for 2020. Gates open 11.30am on Sunday 8 March which will see Thoroughbred park fill with race goers, fashionistas and socialites alike.
The crowds will create a unique electric atmosphere, with a live band and on-course entertainment keeping up the vibe all day long. Enjoy fashions on the field and watch as Canberra gets all dressed up in their best autumn carnival wear with the incentive of great prizes to be won! Along with flowing drinks, delicious food and local racing kicking off from 1pm.
Free buses will run from Thoroughbred Park to the official after party at The Duxton every 30 minutes from 3.30pm. For those looking to celebrate race day a little longer, free Brookvale Union vodka peach ice tea on arrival for the first 250 guests.
Monday is the inaugural TAB Canberra Cup Race Day. It’s the perfect family outing, with free entry for children, including family entertainment such as pony rides, petting zoo, giant slide, face painters, Jumping castle and many more other attractions- the whole family will have a ball. Joining the fun is children’s comedy band, Mr Tim and the Fuzzy Elbows. Mr Tim and the Fuzzy Elbows are for the inner child in everyone; inspired by “The Muppets” and “Sesame Street” with music to get the little ones excited. With a family show full of spontaneous songs, comedy and witty music all ages will enjoy this spellbinding mix of blues, folk, rock, country and what can only be described as a ‘Hypnotic Transylvanian polka.’
Book your (1-2 day) tickets through TICKETEK or at the gate on the day.
RETRO DEPOT IN MARCH, OLD BUS DEPOT MARKETS KINGSTON. SUNDAY 8 MARCH.
Rummage and scavenge for a bargain on everything second-hand and make some friends along the way. Whether that’s retro clothes, mid-century furniture, homemade specialist items, weathered jewelry and accessories or appliances from yesterday the Depot will have something for you! This FREE event commences at 10am – 4pm.
OH MY GOTH! RELOAD BAR AND GAMES. NORTHBOURNE AVENUE. SUNDAY 8 MARCH.
It is time for a healthy dose of alternative rock, punk and synthpop. DJ’s Black Temple, Robot Citizen & Xyberjunk will be spinning hits from all your favourite angsty bands of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s: Marilyn Manson, The Cure, The Eurythmics, Ministry, White Zombie, New Order, Placebo, and many more! This FREE event commences 8pm – 2 am.
90’s NIGHT – CANBERRA DAY LONG WEEKEND, 88mph HOBART PLACE. SUNDAY 8 MARCH.
Canberra’s favourite 80’s bar – 88mph is having a special one-night-only event of 90’s music. Come for the cocktails, stay for music like Britney Spears, The Smashing Pumpkins, Mariah Carey, TLC, The Prodigy, The Verve and many more tacky classics. So for the Canberra Day long weekend break out your pleather jackets, Air Jordans and tartan skirts – it’s time to party like it’s 1999! Doors open 8pm – 2am.
CANBERRA DAY AT DENDY, BUNDA STREET. MONDAY 9 MARCH.
For Canberra Day all standard movie tickets are $8 and Premium Lounge tickets are $15! On top of that, there’s Limited Edition Montana Mint & Cookie with Peppermint Crisp Choc Tops and enjoy a 2-for-$12 deal on all Capital Brewing Beers all day! Whether you’re seeing Jojo Rabbit, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Sonic the Hedgehog, 1917, or the Oscar winning Parasite you’re in for a bargain of a movie experience. Tickets available HERE
THE CANBERRA TIMES NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS, RECONCILIATION PLACE. MONDAY 9 MARCH.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Night Noodle Markets organisers have extended the duration of the event to 11 days. Sunday night is the last opportunity you will have to feast on delicious dishes from across the world and give your palette a real treat! This FREE event commences 4pm – 10:30pm.