31 August 2015

10 things to do in Canberra this weekend (29 and 30 August 2015)

| Amy M
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This weekend’s highlights include a LEGO exhibition, the ADFA open day and free ice cream in Garema Place. What are your plans?


1. Journey of a Curator with Dr Deborah Hart
Join Deborah Hart, a senior curator at the National Gallery of Australia, as she takes you behind the scenes and reveals her passion for curating and writing about great artists in history such as Grace Cossington Smith, Joy Hester and Arthur Boyd, as well as today’s living artists. It’s on from 2pm this Sunday at the National Library of Australia. More information.

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2. ADFA open day
Watch obstacle course training demonstrations, see military displays, find out about life at ADFA and keep an eye out for the Roulettes stunt planes this Saturday from 9am at the ADFA open day. Even if you have no interest in a military career, it looks like a great way to spend a Saturday morning. More information.


3. Raise money for people with Parkinson’s at A Walk in the Park
A Walk in the Park is your chance to celebrate, support and empower people living with Parkinson’s. It brings together people from all walks of life – those living with Parkinson’s, families and carers, and health professionals. Every dollar raised by A Walk in the Park helps to support people living with Parkinson’s in Australia. The walk starts at 11am on Sunday at Rond Terrace. More information.


4. Brick Expo at the Hellenic Club
LEGO-lovers, unite. Brick Expo is an annual Canberra event exhibiting LEGO creations from around the world. There will be static, moving and robotic models in themes including Star Wars, trains, planes, space ships, racing cars, monuments and sculptures. It’s on all weekend at the Hellenic Club. More info.


5. Wassail ceremony at the Old Cheese Factory in Braidwood
Toast the cider gods, chase off evil spirits, and wake up the apple trees to ensure a good harvest at the Old Cheese Factory’s Wassail ceremony this Sunday. It’s all part of a fun day of singing, dancing, cider and Celtic ceremonies. More info.


6. Free gelato and merry-go-round rides in Garema Place
The heading says it all. Head of Garema Place this Friday between 10am and 6pm for free gelato, merry-go-round rides and more. More info.


7. West Belconnen Commitment to Community launch
The Community Services Directorate is celebrating its commitment to the West Belconnen community this Saturday from 11.30pm to 12.30pm at Kippax Fair. There will be a barbecue, face painting by UnitingCare Kippax, free basic health checks and a visit from Constable Kenny Koala. More info.


8. Night Attack Canberra at EPIC
If you’re bored of regular 5km, obstacle-free runs during daylight hours, then Night Attack is the challenge for you. It’s a nighttime obstacle course with 17 obstacles, lasers, smoke machines and more. It’s on this Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm. More info.

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9. Uni Pub Comedy featuring Josh Earl
Josh Earl is an award winning comedian, cake enthusiast and host of TV show Spicks and Specks. As a solo artist he now sports nine sold out festival seasons and is a favourite with festival audiences all over the country. He’s performing at Uni Pub this Friday from 8pm. More info.

10. Storm Damage 7 – Mixed martial arts in Canberra
Storm Damage MMA fighting returns to Canberra this weekend, featuring the return of the Grand Prix Eliminator Gauntlet. Come and see MMA at its finest this Saturday from 6pm at Erindale Vikings. More info.

Let us know your plans in the comments. Have a good weekend!

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not just adfa open day, but all unis and cit have open days. apparently brad haddin is back at his anu today…

Not the weekend, but Raiders v Panthers 7pm kick off on Monday 31st August. Last home game of the year.

I’ve already got my tickets to the Storm Damage event! 🙂

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