Eleven things to do this week in Canberra (10 – 16 July)

Sharon Kelley 9 July 2020
National Museum of Australia

Make your own toy pig with the National Museum of Australia in the Fun @ Home series. Photo: Supplied.

School holidays are here and there are heaps of activities for kids on our events calendar this week.

There’s a Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Kids High Tea at First Edition, you could make your own toy pig with the National Museum of Australia or explore the National Dinosaur Museum by torchlight – check out all the events on the RISE Canberra website.

Over the weekend, visit ‘Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngagenybe – the Shirley Purdie Exhibition’ at the National Portrait Gallery, head to the Handmade virtual market for beautiful handmade gifts and celebrate Bastille Day with dinner at the Alliance Française building reopening.

Let your inner dragon roar and take up Chinese dragon dance lessons with the Yut Hung Kung Fu Academy at the University of Canberra Refectory. During the week, check out the Halve Your Household waste seminar online, have a Sparkling Experience at Lark Hill Winery while learning all about how they make their sparkling wines or try the curated cocktails and desserts at Amici Bar.

All weekend

Rainbow Serpent by Shirley Purdie

Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngagenybe: Memories – Goollabal (Rainbow Serpent), 2018 by Shirley Purdie. Photo: Supplied.

Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngagenybe – the Shirley Purdie Exhibition

Where: National Portrait Gallery
When: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

The National Portrait Gallery presents Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngagenybe (From my women) by Shirley Purdie, a series of panels containing stories about Aboriginal history and identity and ways of seeing and understanding the world. The exhibition is running until 1 November.

For more information and to book, please visit the RISE Canberra website.

Friday

First Edition Restaurant & Bar

Teddy Bear Picnic and Kids High Tea at First Edition Restaurant & Bar. Image: Supplied.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Kids High Tea

Where: First Edition Restaurant & Bar
When: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cost: $30

First Edition is inviting all parents and children (along with their favourite teddy bear) to their Kids High Tea in celebration of Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day. Kids will enjoy a range of morning activities while parents relax in a COVID-safe environment.

For bookings and more information visit the RISE Canberra website.

Lark Hill Winery

Enjoy a ‘Sparkling Experience’ with Lark Hill Winery. Photo: Lark Hill Winery Australia.

A Sparkling Experience at Lark Hill Winery

Where: Lark Hill Winery, Bungendore
When: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Cost: $95 per person

Start your Friday off the right way and join winemaker Chris Carpenter as he walks you through the process of making sparkling wine, followed by a tasting and light lunch overlooking the beautiful Lark Hill Winery – plus there’s a bottle of 2011 sparkling brut to take home!

For more information and to book visit the RISE Canberra website.

Cube Nightclub

Outside The Cube with DJ RAWSØN. Image: Supplied.

Outside the Cube with DJ Rawson

Where: Online
When: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am
Cost: Free

Catch DJ RAWSØN live streaming all your favourite dance party music every Friday night from Outside The Cube presented by Cube Nightclub and BoomBox2U. Tune in online, host your own dance party or just listen in for some uplifting beats.

Visit the RISE Canberra website to listen now.

Saturday

Handmade Virtual Market

Handmade Virtual Market – handmade. Image: Supplied.

Canberra’s Handmade Virtual Market

Where: Online
When: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Canberra’s handmade Virtual Market will be held in July bringing you handmade gifts, fashion, food and homewares online for your shopping pleasure and delivered straight to your door. Jump on your device and support your favourite small local businesses.

For more information visit the RISE Canberra website.

Saturday

Bastille Day Dinner

Join Alliance Française’s Bastille Day Dinner on 11 July. Image: Supplied.

Bastille Day Dinner

Where: Alliance Française, 66 McCaughey St, Turner
When: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Cost: $90 per person (members of Alliance Française save 15 per cent)

Come and celebrate France’s national day and the reopening of Alliance Française’s building!

Savour a three-course meal with a glass of wine included. The bar will be open for more delicious French wines and there is live entertainment plus the unveiling of a big surprise. Places are limited so book now.

For more information and bookings, visit the RISE Canberra website.

Sunday

National Museum of Australia

Make your own toy pig with the National Museum of Australia in the Fun @ Home series. Photo: Supplied.

Fun @ Home with the National Museum of Australia

Where: Online
When: From 10:30 am to 11:00 am
Cost: Free

Be inspired by the National Museum of Australia and get your hands dirty with DIY craft projects through fun and creative videos.

Check out the RISE Canberra website and discover the Fun @ Home activities!

Yut Hung Kung Fu Academy - Dragon Dance

Yut Hung Kung Fu Academy – Dragon Dance. Photo: Supplied.

Traditional Lion and Dragon Dancing

Where: Radford College and University of Canberra
When: Between 4:00 pm and 8:30 pm
Cost: $95 for 10 lessons (the first lesson is free, family discounts available)

Yut Hung Kung Fu Academy in Canberra holds classes every Monday and Thursday during school terms and Sundays all throughout the year teaching you traditional Chinese martial arts including lion and dragon dancing.

For more information, visit the RISE Canberra website.

Monday

Kick On Cocktails

Finish your evening at Amici Bar with Kick On Cocktails from 9:00 pm. Image: Supplied.

Kick On Cocktails at Amici Bar

Where: Amici Bar, 59 Northbourne Ave, Canberra
When: From 9:00 pm
Cost: See the curated cocktail list and the dessert menu!

Carry on your night with some Kick On Cocktails!

Your night doesn’t have to end at dinner. Close the night with a curated cocktail and dessert menu, available daily from 9:00 pm. Bookings are essential, so get your amici together and close your night with some delicious sips and desserts, and support our local hospitality industry!

Tuesday

Halve your Household Waste

Halve your Household Waste. Photo: Supplied.

Halve Your Household waste – A workshop with Mia Swainson

How much waste does your household produce each week? Mia Swainson set a challenge. One shopping bag of rubbish over one week. And they succeeded! Find out more about how you can reduce your waste at home with Mia.

Where: Canberra Environment Centre, corner of Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula
When: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 + Booking fee

For further information and bookings go to the RISE Canberra website.

Wednesday

Dinosaur night tours at the National Dinosaur Museum

Dinosaur night tours at the National Dinosaur Museum. Photo: Supplied.

School Holidays Dinosaurs at Night Tours

Where: National Dinosaur Museum, 6 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls
When: 6:00 pm
Cost: Adults $20, children $15, concession $18, family $60

Experience the National Dinosaur Museum by torchlight this school holidays! These exclusive one-hour guided tours are fun and fact-filled showing the exhibits in a whole new light!

Bookings essential (min age 10 years, max 20 people per tour).


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