It seems like ages ago that we put together a guide for a long weekend. But, rejoice this weekend we get three days off for the Queen’s birthday – and there’s plenty to do! Here is your guide to what’s going on around town and our top 10 picks to help you make the most out of your well-earned three days off.
Urthboy at Academy Club
8:30pm Friday 10 June
Dropping arguably one of the best albums of the year, Urthboy’s fifth solo album is going on tour. The Second Heartbeat Australian tour is dropping into Academy this Friday – make sure you buy your tix now to reserve your space on the dance floor.
Wine & Food Spectacular at The National Press Club of Australia
5:30pm Friday 10 June
Meet the winemakers and fine food providers this Friday at the Wine & Food Spectacular to kick off your long weekend with a bang. With more than 20 stalls, including some old favourites, join The National Press Club in celebrating the finest food and wine.
Discovery! Daft Punk Tribute Show Tron Tour at Treehouse
9:00pm Friday 10 June
Discovery is Australia’s tribute show to the music and image of Daft Punk. Hailing from Melbourne, duo Damian Andres and Matt Campbell combine more than 20 years of DJ’ing experience with their passion for the pioneering influence of French electro-house outfit, Daft Punk.
Things I Know To Be True at Canberra Theatre Centre
Finishing Saturday 11 June
Showing at The Canberra Theatre Centre for this weekend only, Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell is surely one not to be missed. The performance explores a family’s love, loss, grief and connection.
10:00pm Saturday 11 June
Wear all-white and glow all night this Saturday at Mooseheads. With UV lights, white clothing, decorations and prizes, Canberrans are in for a sensory overload. Join in the fun at the annual Moose White Party.
Handmade Market June 2016 at EPIC
10:00am Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June
Canberra’s award-winning designers, artists and foodies are coming together this weekend for the June instalment of the Handmade Market’s. Showcasing over 220 Australian designers/makers with all products Australian made and designed – this is definitely one to try out this long weekend.
Apia Good Times Tour at Canberra Theatre Centre
7:30pm Sunday 12 June
The Apia Good Times Tour is returning to Canberra for its fourth year in a row. This year the concert brings with it another stellar line-up of legends including, Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Ceberano, Jon Stevens and John Paul Young backed by a six-piece band.
Capital Jazz Project at The Street Theatre
Jazz is on the program for the June long weekend at The Street Theatre. The Capital Jazz Project is hosting a number of jazz performances over the three days including FinnLand, Paolo Angeli + Mirko Guerrini, Stu Hunter, Lloyd Swanton and Mulatu Astatke + BlackJesus Experience.
This year marks the 50 years of Australia’s longest-running children’s television program. Drop in to National Museum of Australia to see all your favourite characters, the Rocket Clock and all the windows.
Truffle season celebrations are in full swing and this long weekend is the perfect time to be a part of the festivities. Indulge in truffle dishes at local restaurants, join in the hunt or cook your own truffle dish at home. This weekend perhaps start your Sunday with a truffle hunt with the Majura Valley Experience. Head to the Mount Majura vineyard for truffled brie and wine tasting, before indulging in a 3 course lunch at Pod Food to complete the experience.