24 November 2022

Things to do in Canberra this week (25 November to 1 December)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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There’s so much happening in the region this week as Christmas quickly approaches.

If you’re stuck for what to do with your friends and family, we’ve got you sorted with some of our favourites to end the month.

Enjoy an adults-only SciNight at Questacon, a comedian at Canberra Theatre or a Latin night at the Mile High Club. Maybe a design exhibition, wine-tasting event, or a high tea at Pialligo are more to your taste. There’s plenty to choose from, where will you go first?

Questacon SciNight poster

Canberra’s national science and technology centre is hosting an adults-only night this Friday. Photo: Supplied.

SciNight 2022

When: Friday 25 November, 6 to 9 pm
Where: Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Parkes
How much: Tickets are from $23 per person, book here

An adults-only, one-time event is coming to Questacon. Under the theme ‘Nostaglia’, over 18s are invited to relive their childhood and be electrified by the lighting cage, enjoy the Spectacular Science Show in the Japan Theatre, participate in trivia, play Mario Kart, visit all the galleries and exhibits and get their face painted by the Gecko Gang. There will also be a box fort challenge and blue light disco to dance the night away.

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From 5 pm, a DJ will be playing on the Rear Science Terrace and from 5:30 pm, the Atomic Glow Bar on the Rear Science Terrace will be open for early arrivals. There will also be dining options including a Nostalgic Grazer Box available for pre-order.

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Canberra’s Biggest Latin Party takes place this Friday. Photo: Eventbrite.

Noche De Travesura – Canberra’s Biggest Latin Night

When: Friday 25 November, 9 pm to 4 am
Where: Mile High Club Canberra
How much: Tickets are $20, and can be purchased here

Undisputed Music is presenting Canberra’s biggest Latin party – Noche De Travesura at Mile High Club Canberra.

This night is one not to be missed, as it will feature a live performance from Escola De Canberra’s ‘Sambinhas’ plus a dance competition hosted by crowd favourites the Queenz. There will also be music by DJ Spink and Ebert Haze, plus special guests soon to be announced. A complimentary glass of champagne will be given to each lady who enters before 10 pm.

Rob Beckett - Wallop!

Rob Beckett – Wallop! on 25 November at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Photo: Canberra Theatre Centre.

Rob Beckett – Wallop!

When: Friday 25 November at 8 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square London Circuit, Canberra
How much: Tickets are $79.90, plus transaction fee and can be purchased here

English comedian Rob Beckett is touring Australia for the first time, and is making a stop in Canberra.

He is one of the UK’s top-10 comedians, and the star of BAFTA-nominated Rob and Romesh Vs, Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Mock The Week. He is also the host of a popular podcast called Parenting Hell, co-presented with Josh Widdicombe, which has had more than 25 million downloads.

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The Undercurrent Design Market is on at National Portrait Gallery from 25 to 27 November. Photo: Undercurrent.

Undercurrent Design Market

When: Friday 25 November, 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturday 26 November, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 27 November, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: National Portrait Gallery Canberra, King Edward Terrace, Parkes
How much: Free

The Undercurrent Design Market is coming to Canberra this weekend to bring you something unique and handmade. It features an array of contemporary, leading-edge, Australian-made design treats, gifts and objects made from a wide range of materials, including ceramics, jewellery, textiles and glass.

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Farrah’s Annual Christmas Tasting. Photo: Katrina Condie.

Farrah’s Annual Christmas Tasting

When: Saturday 26 November, 9 am to 6 pm
Where: 8 Townsville St, Fyshwick
How much: Free entry

Make your Christmas event a memorable one with the perfect wines from Farrah’s Liquor Collective.

Taking place this weekend, Farrah’s will be hosting a wine tasting with over 80 wines on offer. They will also have a massive range of beer and spirits on offer.

I Catch Killers LIVE

I Catch Killers LIVE on Saturday 26 November at Canberra Theatre Centre. Photo: Supplied.

I Catch Killers LIVE

When: Saturday 26 November at 8 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra
How much: Tickets are from $89.90, and can be purchased here

Australian fans were left in awe after witnessing the inaugural I Catch Killers LIVE show earlier this year. Now, due to overwhelming demand, the former homicide detective, best-selling author, and host of the award-winning, no.1 true crime podcast I Catch Killers, Gary Jubelin will be taking his show to Tamworth, Albury, Dubbo, Bathurst and Canberra this November.

Fans will have the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts from Jubelin as he is interviewed by special guest host, actor and Silver Logie Award-winner, Rob Carlton.

This is a live show; there is no safety net here, it will be raw and brutally honest just like the world Gary inhabited.

You will find out what being a real homicide cop is all about, the price that is paid and how it changes you. Rob will be probing the tough cases, ruthless criminals, controversies, and regrets. You will be taken on a journey from the crime scene to the interview room and discover sometimes at the end of a case there is nothing left except darkness. But the audience will also discover that humanity, kindness, and humour make this dark world a little brighter for all those involved. Ensuring nothing is left on stage, you will also have the chance to question Gary in a no-holds-barred Q and A session.

High Tea

Come and enjoy a high tea at Pialligo. Photo: Pialligo Estate.

Festive High Tea

When: Sunday 27 November at noon
Where: Pialligo Estate Glasshouse
How much: Tickets are from $30 per person, and can be purchased here

Come along to Pialligo Estate this Sunday to enjoy a nice high tea with your family and friends.

You will receive a glass of sparkling on arrival, and get the opportunity to indulge in a three-tiered tea selection of sweet festive favourites including mince pies, white rocky road and rum truffles. And for savoury treats, you’ll get to enjoy an assortment of savoury sandwiches including turkey and cranberry sauce, smoked ham and grain mustard and smoked salmon with capers, dill and creme fraiche, alongside baked raisin scones with clotted cream and estate preserves.

Canberra Theatre War on 2022 poster

War on 2022 on 30 November at Canberra Theatre Centre. Photo: Supplied.

War on 2022

When: Wednesday 30 November at 7:30 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Cct, Canberra
How much: Tickets are from $49, and can be purchased here

Some of the biggest names in Australian satire are coming to take you on a dazzling journey through the most ridiculous, tumultuous and flat-out frightening year since 2021.

Charles Firth (co-founder of The Chaser and director of Chaser Digital), James Schloeffel (founder of The Shovel) and Mark Humphries (the tall guy who does the satirical sketches on ABC’s 7:30) are joined for the first time by the outrageously talented musical comedian Gabbi Bolt (“Best Newcomer – Sydney Comedy Festival”, “Best of the Week – Adelaide Fringe”, winner of the 2021 Moosehead Award – Melbourne Comedy Festival).

Featuring a round-up of the top headlines from The Chaser and The Shovel, musical performances, political sketches and awkward audience interaction, they’ll touch on topics such as the war in Ukraine, the impending climate apocalypse, destruction of women’s bodily autonomy in America and how to be as charismatic as Peter Dutton.

Emilia, 1–3 December at Canberra Theatre Centre.

Emilia, 1–3 December at Canberra Theatre Centre. Photo: Canberra Theatre Centre.


When: Thursday 1 December, Friday 2 December, Saturday 3 December
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square London Circuit, Canberra
How much: Tickets are from $79, and can be purchased here

Four hundred years ago, Emilia Bassano raised her voice. The world didn’t listen. Who was Emilia? Was she the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? What of her own poems? And why was her story erased from history?

In this boisterous, groundbreaking play, Emilia and her sisters call out to us across the centuries. A call to arms that cannot be ignored. With a cast of 13 incredible women who collectively embody diversity rarely seen on our stages – Emilia is a riotous ride that leaves audiences breathless.

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