26 August 2022

Things to do in Canberra this week (26 August - 1 September)

| John Coleman
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ERTH's Prehistoric World

ERTH’s Prehistoric World on 27 August at Canberra Theatre Centre. Image: Canberra Theatre Centre.

ERTH’s Prehistoric World: dinosaur and sea reptile show

When: Friday 26 August to Saturday 27 August,
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre
How much: $42 (Adult), $32 (Child) plus $5.95 fee per booking; get your tickets here.

Love dinosaurs? Love mighty sea monsters? Who doesn’t? After a worldwide tour, ERTH’s Prehistoric World will be coming to Canberra Theatre, and in the midst of smoke and strobe light, bringing to life these creatures. Recommended for ages 5-plus.

Andrew Lutomski, Thor of Oz

Oz Comic-Con Canberra 2022. Photo: Supplied.

Oz Comic-Con: Cosplay, video game tournaments and market at EPIC

When: Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 August, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: EPIC
How much: $35; get your tickets here.

Want to meet Canberra’s own Thor – or hear from legendary comic artists? Australia’s fest of all things comic and cosplay is in Canberra for the weekend, with interviews, video game tournaments, a showcase of new gaming products and some epic selfie opportunities.

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Model on runway

Canberra Fair runway. Photo: Supplied.

Canberra Fair

When: Sunday 28 August, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Thoroughbred Park, 1 Randwick Rd, Lyneham
How much: Free. Register your attendance for the chance to win a Fiji getaway to Outrigger Resort.

Canberra Fair started as the region’s wedding fair, but it’s now a whole lot more with a Foodie Fair, market of small businesses and boutiques, live entertainment and a full runway showing new looks in lifestyle, event, travel, and bridal from designers.

Back the Green. Photo: Supplied.

Raiders v Manly

When: Saturday, 27 August
Where: GIO Stadium, Bruce
How much: $25 to 32.50; get your tickets here.

Canberra’s Raiders are clashing with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles this Saturday at GIO Stadium. It’ll be tense: if the Raiders fall at this hurdle, they’re out of the Finals.

Beard Competition

Beard growing – coming soon to an Olympics near you (probably). Image: Supplied.

King O’Malley’s Beard Competition: beard-judging and beer

When: Sunday 28 August, 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: King O’Malley’s, 131 City Walk, Civic
How much: Free.

Know a mate who might just have one of Canberra’s best beards? King O’Malleys is hosting its 10th annual beard competition and looking to award prizes for Canberra’s Best Beard, Longest Beard, Best-Styled Beard, Classic Beard, and Ned Kelly Beard. There’ll also be special guests throughout the afternoon.

Canberra Kids Market

Canberra Kids Market is the perfect spot to do some cheeky early Christmas shopping. Image: Supplied.

Canberra Kids Market

When: Sunday 28 August, 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Fitters Workshop, Printers Way, Kingston
How much: Free.

Canberra’s Kids Market is back on! Held at Fitters Workshop, there’ll be stalls offering handmade and pre-loved clothing, toys, books, games and equipment for ages 0 to 12 – including designer goods for bargain prices.

Marketplace Carnival

Marketplace Carnival. Image: Supplied.

Marketplace Carnival

When: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September, 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Gungahlin Marketplace
How much: Free.

With a Kids Zone, live entertainment and popcorn aplenty, Gungahlin Marketplace is celebrating its Carnival over two weekends. Check out the other regular Sunday markets in Canberra, including Old Bus Depot Markets, Trash and Treasure Market, and Tuggeranong Bric’a’Brac and Rummage.

Djinama Yilaga Choir performing at the Fourwinds 2020 festival. Image: Supplied.

CSO Australian Series: Hearing the Land classical performance

When: Thursday 1 September, 6:30 pm
Where: National Museum of Australia.
How much: $3o to $50; get your tickets here.

With a special piece commissioned by the National Museum of Australia, the latest iteration of Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s Hearing the Land series features work from Michael Sollis, Eric Avery, Natalie Williams, and Kirsten Milenko. From deserts to extreme weather, it’s all about the ancient beauty of the Australian landscape.

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