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11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)

By Amy Birchall - 3 September 2015 3

This weekend’s highlights include the Korean Film Festival, a Father’s Day steam train ride to Bungendore and the Australian War Memorial opens its Mitchell storage facility to the public.

Have a good weekend, and happy Father’s Day!

ghosts in the scheme

1. Last chance to see Ghosts in the Scheme at Canberra Theatre Centre
In the 1950s Cooma played host to an extraordinary influx of people from around the world to work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Ghosts in the Scheme explores the complex friendship of three of these residents. Final performances on Saturday at 2pm and again at 8pm. More info.

awm open day

2. Australian War Memorial storage facility open day
The Treloar Technology Centre is the Australian War Memorial’s conservation facility and storage hub. Its doors are rarely opened to the public, but this Saturday visitors will be allowed inside to uncover its secrets, which include a vast array of aircraft, rockets, vehicles, tanks, artillery, and equipment used by – or against – Australians in war for over a century. More info. 

xavier rudd

3. Xavier Rudd & The United Nations at UC Refectory
Following their appearance at Splendour In The Grass this July, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations are heading to Canberra to celebrate the release of Flag, the second single from their acclaimed debut album, Nanna. See them at the UC Refectory this Sunday from 7pm. More info.

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4. The Ramayana at Canberra College
After a series of sold-out shows, Sydney’s Indian Dance Centre will present its Ramayana dance drama production at the Canberra College of Performing Arts Centre this Saturday at 6:30pm. It’s also hosting Indian dance workshops on Sunday. More info. 

korean film festival

5. Korean Film Festival at Palace Electric
The Korean Film Festival returns to Australia for its sixth year this weekend. A dynamic array of action, comedy, drama and romance which will give you great perspective into the heart and mind of Korea and will resonate a unique chord with each viewer. Catch it this weekend only at Palace Electric. More info.

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6. Newborn Intensive Care Foundation 20th anniversary gala concert
Louise Page OAM, Rachael Duncan, Jeremy Tatchell, the National Capital Orchestra and a mass choir combine their unique talents to bring you a music extravaganza. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation to mark its 20th anniversary.  It’s on this Saturday from 7.30pm at Llewellyn Hall. More info.

made with love markets

7. Made with Love Markets at Weston Creek Community Centre
This is the first ever Made with Love Market, and it’s on this Saturday. There will be 26 stalls, food, face painting, raffles and free promotional bags to the first 100 visitors. More info.

coda conduct paint it gold

8. Coda Conduct perform at Transit Bar
Coda Conduct are taking their brand new single, Paint It Gold, on the road. See them at Transit Bar this Saturday from 8pm. More info.

Queen Juanita

9. Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys at Harmonie German Club
Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys play swing, rockabilly, rock and roll, zydeco two step. See them at the Harmonie German Club this Sunday afternoon from 2pm. More info.

bushranger steam train

10. The Bushranger: Father’s Day steam train to Bungendore
Take Dad on a trip back in time on a beautifully-restored heritage steam locomotive. Be fascinated by the wide range of scenery the train travels through en route to Bungendore. The train leaves Canberra Railway Station at 12.15pm on Saturday and Sunday and arrives in Bungendore a little after 1pm – but be prepared, there could be a hold up! More info.

westside sunday markets

11. Westside Sunday markets
Celebrate Father’s day with a spot of present shopping from local makers, live music, some tasty food and beverages from the rooftop bar! Afterwards, you can go for a paddle boat ride or cycle around the lake in the lovely Spring weather! 10am to 4pm this Sunday. More info.

That’s all from us for this weekend! What are your plans?

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3 Responses to
11 things to do in Canberra this weekend (5 and 6 September)
zllauh 4:32 pm 08 Sep 15

the ramayana act was pretty amazing !

recyclewarrior 1:06 am 08 Sep 15

Checked out the new Westside container Sunday markets at lakeside Acton and found some interesting stalls, good music and great food from the container food vendors. Market is small but mix of good quality products made and/or designed locally, vintage clothes – I bought a warm jumper, skin products, antique & retro stuff and artworks including items produced on 3D printers. Worth a visit before or after a walk around the lake. And there is plenty of parking.

Genie 12:58 pm 03 Sep 15

Hall Markets are also on this Sunday.

10am – 4pm, Hall Showground.

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