1 September 2022

Things to do in Canberra this week (2 September - 8 September)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Noah Dillon

Noah Dillon is performing at the UC Hub this Friday. Photo: UC Hub.

Noah Dillon ‘Kill The Dove’ Tour – UC Hub Canberra

When: Friday 2 September, from 8 pm
Where: University of Canberra
How much: $23.18.

Fremantle singer-songwriter Noah Dillon is coming to UC Hub this Friday as part of his biggest national tour ever after previously touring and supporting other musicians such as Holy Holy, San Cisco, Spacey Jane and Teenage Jones.

Most known for his early 90’s-tinged indie-rock music, Noah will be sharing his latest single and video for ‘Nothing Matters’. Get down to UC Hub and enjoy the lush instrumentation and vocal arrangements.

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UC’s annual Open Day takes place this weekend. Photo: UC.

University of Canberra Open Day 2022

When: Saturday 3 September, from 9 am
Where: University of Canberra
How much: Free entry.

Want to expand your world but don’t know where to start? There’s no need to stress – the University of Canberra’s annual Open Day is back and on campus this Saturday. You’ll get the chance to explore the campus and everything that UC has to offer, network with a wide range of students and educators, attend information sessions and enjoy a few nibbles along the way. Register here.

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There are so many exciting activities taking place at Haig Park this Saturday. Image: Haig Park.

Never Too Old to Play Outside

When: Saturday 3 September, from 12 pm
Where: Haig Park, Braddon
How much: Free entry.

There’s no such thing as being too old to play outside, so the Council of the Ageing has decided to host a ‘play outside day’ which will feature a variety of exciting activities to cater to the most seasoned users of our public spaces. With live music being showcased from 12 to 3 pm, dancing and moving activities and performances from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, special performers, table tennis, mindfulness colouring, reading, sudoku, a suitcase rummage and more, this weekend is full of fun for everyone.

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Caribe: Una Nueva Vida is coming to the Belco Arts this Saturday. Photo: ArtsACT.

Caribé: Una Nueva Vida

When: Saturday 3 September, from 7 pm
Where: The Theatre, Belconnen Arts Centre
How much: Adult $45, Concession $40.

Are you a fan of Cuban music and dance? Then come along to The Theatre at the Belconnen Arts Centre this weekend to watch as Caribé’s new production Una Nueva Vida (A new life) celebrates the experiences of Caribé’s Latin American artists, and their stories as seen through their eyes and those of family members.

Una Nueva Vida is a spectacular collision of beautiful memories, creativity and multiculturalism set against a repertoire of original Latin Jazz. Caribé invites you to dance, sing and interact with us and our stories of a new life.

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Give Dad a SUPER Father’s Day this year at Eastlake. Image: Eastlake FC.

Father’s Day at Eastlake FC

When: Sunday 4 September
Where: Eastlake Football Club, 3 Oxley St, Griffith; Eastlake Gungahlin, 51 Hinder St, Gungahlin; and Eastlake Calwell, 1 Were St, Calwell
How much: $39.95.

Give Dad a SUPER Father’s Day this year with Eastlake’s Super Grill – a 300-gram aged sirloin with pork sausage, bacon rashers, fried egg, battered onion rings, grilled mushroom and tomato, served with chips, peas and a sauce of your choice. As an extra little treat, all dads dining in the Bistro will receive a complimentary schooner to feel a little more special!

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Every first Sunday of the month at Old Bus Depot Markets is Multicultural Sunday. Photo: OBDM.

Themed Sunday: Multicultural Sunday

When: Sunday 4 September, 9: 30 am – 2: 30 pm
Where: Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston
How much: Free entry. Find more information at Old Bus Depot Markets.

Every first Sunday of the month, the Old Bus Depot Markets hold a unique multicultural market, adding a touch of international flavour to Canberra – it’s like travelling the world without leaving Kingston. Here you’ll find a variety of stallholders offering handcrafted items from around the world, such as gorgeous jewellery, clothing, accessories and homewares with a multicultural feel – and of course, plenty of tasty international cuisine in the food hall.

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The Sutton Village Country Markets kick off this weekend. Photo: Region.

Sutton Village Country Markets

When: Sunday 4 September, 8 am to 2 pm
Where: Camp Street, Sutton, NSW
How much: Free entry

The fortnightly market, the Sutton Village Country Markets is kicking off this weekend. Here you will find a market focused on local makers and growers that offers a range of homemade/grown produce and products. With plenty of delicious food and fun activities, this relaxed, country-feel market in Sutton is worth the visit.

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Kitefest is back for the first time since 2019. Photo: Jay Trivedi.

Kitefest 2022

When: Sunday 4 September, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Rockley Oval, Googong, NSW
How much: Free entry

The Googong- favourite, Kitefest, is back for the first time in three years with plenty of fun for the whole family.

Is there a better way to spend Father’s Day with dad (or your fatherly figure) than flying a kite? Or watching a giant whale shark, dragons, bunny rabbits, a stingray, astronauts and a flying pig kite up high in the sky? Make some new friends, enjoy a nice lunch at The Meat Wizard and Cinnaglaze, or even have your own little sausage sizzle, all while enjoying entertainment provided by a DJ. Bring your kite, bring your dad and get ready to have some fun in Googong this weekend!

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Ausdance ACT’s Youth Dance Festival on 5-6 September at Canberra Theatre Centre. Photo: Canberra Theatre.

Ausdance ACT’s Youth Dance Festival: Transience & Permanence

When: Monday 5, Tuesday 6 September, from 7: 30 pm
Where: The Canberra Theatre
How much: $35 plus transaction fee. Get tickets here.

Ausdance’s Youth Dance Festival is taking the Canberra Theatre stage next week, providing a platform for young people to express their ideas and opinions, and to have their voices heard through dance. With a theme of Transience and Permanence, Ausdance ACT presents a multimedia delivery of film and live performance.

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