17 November 2016

Six things to do in Canberra this weekend

| Chester Ward
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SpringOUT Pride Parade and Family Day
Where: ACT Legislative Assembly, 196 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT 2601
When: Sat, 19th Nov 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Everyone is invited to come along to join the LGBTIQ community in their pride parade. The parade starts at the Legislative Assembly and will be led by Vanessa Wagner and the Canberra Gay & Lesbian Qwire to Glebe Park.
Kids and adult activities will be held after the parade finishes in Glebe Park, with a free sausage sizzle. Participants are encouraged to dress up as wildly as possible, with all types of rainbows, bling and hats accepted.


Queanbeyan Swap Meet
Where: The Queanbeyan Showground
When: 6:00am Saturday & 8:00am Sunday
Get over to Queanbeyan during the weekend for a swap meet with everything from children’s books to antique car parts.
Last year the swap meet had almost 500 different stalls, so there is bound to be something for everyone


Cat Film Festival
Where: Old Bus Depot Building, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston,
When: Saturday 19th 5pm to 10pm
The RSPCA is welcoming everyone to come down and enjoy a night of cinema, tasty food and drink, and interesting shopping at their cat-themed markets and film festival.
The event will have a variety of cat themed activities with a Cattoo parlour, Parisian markets, fun and games and a photo booth. All money raised will go towards helping animals at the RSPCA ACT shelter.


Voices in the Forest
Where: Llewellyn Hall, ANU Arts Centre, Childers Street
When: Saturday 19th 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Voices in the Forest is an international music concert coming back for its 6th year running. Headlining the concert this year is South Korean opera superstar Sumi Jo.
Sumi Jo has been described as having a voice that only comes along once in every 100 years. So come along and see her and other stunning vocal performers this Saturday.


Canberra Roller Derby League Grand Final
When: Saturday 19th, Competition for bronze: 4pm, Grand Final at 6:30pm
Where: AIS Arena, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce ACT 2617
Come along and sit trackside to see teams compete for the third place and first place in Canberra’s only roller derby league.
Watch the Black and Blue Belles fight the Brindabelters for third place and then see the Surly Griffins face off against the Red Bellied Black Hearts for the championship title, in this fast-paced event.


American Car Nationals
When: Sunday 20th, 8:00am
Where: Queanbeyan Showground
Come see a celebration of American automobiles. The show was established 25 years ago and still attracts American cars from all around eastern Australia.
The cars will be competing for over 20 different awards, so get down to Queanbeyan and see a huge variety of impressive models.

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Holden Caulfield12:31 pm 17 Nov 16

+1 for Undercurrent Design Market

Charlotte Harper10:41 am 17 Nov 16

My personal pick of this weekend (aside from heading to Manuka Pool for a swim) is the Undercurrent Design Market at the National Portrait Gallery:

Proudly brought to you by The Curatoreum, the annual Undercurrent Design Market – now in its seventh year at the National Portrait Gallery – will host over seventy designer-makers from across Australia.

Ideally timed five weeks from Christmas, this year’s event will be the best yet! With new and favourite designers, over three days, you’re sure to find that special something or the perfect Christmas gift. The market kicks off 5.00pm Friday 18 November with live music and a night feast with food from The Forage and continues through until 3pm on Sunday 20 November.

More info at The Curatoreum.
Bookings are not required.
Friday 18 November 2016
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 19 November 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 20 November 2016
10:00am – 3:00pm

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