10 November 2016

Seven things to do in Canberra this weekend

| Chester Ward
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The ActewAGL Queanbeyan Show
Time: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th 8.30am
Where: Queanbeyan Showground, Glebe Avenue, Queanbeyan
The Queanbeyan Show is back for its 121st outing. There will be animal nurseries, camel rides, bull-riding and professional BMX teams putting on a show. There will also be a variety of different craft and food stalls plus the annual cake-baking competition judging.


Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix
When: Saturday 12th 5.35pm
Where: GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce ACT 2617
Hyundai A-league football returns to Canberra after seven years away, with the Central Coast Mariners facing off against the Wellington Phoenix. Come early to catch the W-League match between Canberra United and Melbourne City FC. It kicks off at 3pm.


Sri Lanka Festival 2016
When: Saturday 12th, 11am to 06.30pm
Where: Sri Lanka High Commission, 61 Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla ACT 2600
Sri Lanka’s High Commission is hosting a festival designed to help introduce Australians to their unique culture. There will be traditional Sri Lankan music and dance throughout the day. The festival also gives people the chance to enjoy delicious Sri Lankan food, tea and beer as well as learning about traditional medicines.


Alliance Française de Canberra Christmas Fair
When: Saturday 12th 10am – 3pm
Where: Alliance Française de Canberra, 66 McCaughey Street, Turner 2612
The Alliance Française de Canberra is hosting its annual Christmas Fair for the fourth year running. Come along and have a taste of incredible French pastries and sweets. Or check out some of the handmade jewelry, books and other crafts on sale.


Canberra Bush Dance
When: Saturday, 12th 7:30pm
Where: Yarralumla Woolshed, 208 Cotter Road Yarralumla, 2600
Note: This is an 18+ event so bring ID
Be active and get dancing at the Canberra Bush Dance. There will be a BBQ, bar and a live band to help keep you dancing all night. So come along, dance and help to raise some money for the local LGBTQI community. This is event is part of Canberra’s annual SpringOut Pride Festival.


Venezuela and its Culture
When: Saturday 12th, 06:30pm
Where: Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, 180 London Cct, Canberra
The Australia-Venezuela Cultural Association invites you to come experience the culture of Venezuela and other countries from Latin America. The event will feature authentic Venezuelan food, traditional dances and Latin American performances. Money raised will help to support rural schools in Venezuela so enjoy yourself and help others.

Rainbow Pet Parade

Rainbow Pet Parade
When: Sunday 13th 1pm-3pm
Where: Corroboree Park, Ainslie 2602
Come down to Corroboree Park with your pets of all shapes and sizes to help raise money for local animal services and encampment, an initiative aimed at providing support, information, networking and education to young people aged 13 to 17 who identify as LGBTQI. There will be a sausage sizzle and pet cafe to feed everyone and children’s entertainment to keep everyone entertained. There will be competitions like waggiest tail, best trick and pet and owner look alike. Even if you don’t have a pet come down and meet some cute furry friends. This is event is part of Canberra’s annual SpringOut Pride Festival.

There’s plenty more on around town, including more Beer Week and Design Canberra events, the Jewish International Film Festival and Iranian Film Festival, the first weekend of Sunset Cinema screenings at the National Botanic Gardens, the Forage at the Little National Hotel in Barton on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday the Walk for Brain Cancer on in the morning plus a Country Fair at the National Portrait Gallery from 10am-2pm. What’ve we missed? Please share details of your event or an event you’re attending in the comments below.

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