Nine things to do around Canberra this weekend (21-23 October)

Amy McPhillips 20 October 2016 2


It’s shaping up to be a very cultured weekend in the capital. Don’t miss your last chance to see Bell Shakespeare’s Othello, enjoy a feast inspired by actress and opera singer Silvia Colloca’s latest cookbook, or take a drawing workshop at the National Portrait Gallery. If that’s all a bit fancy, you can always check out the camping gear (and more) at the Canberra Home Show. Have a good one!

All weekend

Bell Shakespeare’s Othello
When: 7.30pm Friday, 2.30pm and 7.30pm Saturday | Where: Canberra Theatre Centre
Don’t miss Bell Shakespeare’s production of one of William Shakespeare’s most famous and passionate tragedies, Othello, this weekend. The production stars Ray Nee Chong as Othello and Yalin Ozucelik as Iago. Tickets from $37.50, available from Canberra Theatre Centre.


Ian Potter National Conservatory Design Competition exhibition
When: Opens 8.30am on Saturday 22 October, runs until Sunday 6 November | Where: Australian National Botanic Gardens visitor concourse
An exhibition of the top five entries in the Ian Potter National Conservatory Design Competition will open at the Australian National Botanic Gardens this weekend. The exhibition features the stunning winning conservatory design by Sydney firm CHROFI, and designs by Grimshaw Architects, BVN, Sean Gidsell Architects and Terroir.

Canberra Home Building Tourism Caravan 4WD and Camping Show
When: 10am to 5pm, Friday and Saturday; 10am to 4pm Sunday | Where: Exhibition Park in Canberra
Calling all grey nomads, 4WD fans and camping enthusiasts. The Canberra Home Building Tourism Caravan 4WD and Camping Show is the ACT’s largest consumer trade show. Drop in to pick up fishing tips, meet local builders and landscapers or book your next holiday. Entry is $15 for adults, $12 for concession.



70s Disco Mania – Hot Chocolate and The Real Thing
When: From 8pm, Friday |Where: Canberra Southern Cross Club
Are you a Hot Chocolate fan? Head to the Southern Cross Club this Friday to be treated to all the hits, including You Sexy Thing and You Win Again. An evening of groove and delicious disco for all music fans. Tickets start at $83.25, available from Ticketek.

Meet the Chef Dinner – Silvia Colloca
When: From 6.15pm, Friday | Where: The Great Hall, University House
Silvia is a professional actress and opera singer, published author, blogger and sensational cook. Meet Silvia and enjoy food inspired by her latest book as part of University House’s Meet the Chef dinner series. Tickets are $85 and include dinner.



The Forage
When: 2pm to 7pm, Saturday | Where: Little National Hotel, 21 National Circuit, Barton
For the uninitiated, The Forage is a seasonal showcase of street food and other food products from local cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. There’s also live music and entertainment. It’s on at the Little National Hotel in Barton. Let’s hope for sunny weather.

Canberra Cares
When: 10am to 2pm, Saturday | Where: Carers ACT, 80 Beaurepaire Crescent, Holt
Canberra Cares is a festival that recognises and celebrates family carers. There will be main stage entertainment all day, craft markets, wood-fired pizzas, ice cream, a jumping castle, face painting, a photo booth and a puppet show, as well as local community services information.



behemoth film

Asia and the Pacific Screens presents Behemoth
When: 2pm to 4pm, Sunday | Where: The Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), ANU
Asia and the Pacific Screens is a free monthly film series offering a fresh window on social realities, cultural transformations and creative imaginings from across Asia and the Pacific, through documentary and feature films. This month’s film is Zhao Liang’s Behemoth, which combines a poetic apocalyptic vision with documentary footage from Inner Mongolia. Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles.

Big Draw 2016
When: 10am to 2pm, Sunday | Where: National Portrait Gallery
Explore surprising approaches to drawing including artist-facilitated workshops, drawing to live music, and other creative activities inspired by the steampunk aesthetic and technology. For all ages and abilities, all materials provided. The event is free (no need to book), but donations are welcome.

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2 Responses to Nine things to do around Canberra this weekend (21-23 October)
Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:35 pm 21 Oct 16

The Forage has been postponed until 12 November.

Mess Mess 2:29 pm 21 Oct 16

According to the Bombolini doughnuts Instagram feed the Forage has been postponed due to the weather forecast. It’s on the Forages Facebook page as well.

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