6 October 2022

Things to do in Canberra this week (9 - 15 September)

| Evelyn Karatzas
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Bianca Del Rio: Unsanitized promotional image

Bianca Del Rio: Unsanitized on 9 September at The Canberra Theatre Centre. Image: Canberra Theatre Centre.

Bianca Del Rio: Unsanitized

When: Friday 9 September 2022, 8 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square London Circuit, Canberra
How much: $110 – $160 plus transaction fee. Tickets at Canberra Theatre Centre.

Get your vaccinations and cocktails because everyone’s favourite “clown in a gown”, Bianca Del Rio, is returning to Australia and New Zealand with her new comedy tour “Unsanitized”! She’s vaxxed, she’s waxed, and she has more attitude than ever. The pandemic may be ending, but Bianca is just getting started.

Bianca Del Rio, otherwise known as Roy Haylock, is a dimple-cheeked, larger-than-life drag queen and outrageous comic who isn’t afraid to shock and offend. When it comes to insult comics, Bianca is in a class by herself. The fierce, funny, and fabulous Bianca will be performing this Friday night at the Canberra Theatre. Get your tickets quick!

The last Lifeline Bookfair was held in February earlier this year. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Lifeline Bookfair

When: Friday 9 September 2022 at 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday 10 September 2022, at 9 am – 4 pm and Sunday 11 September 2022 at 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) Cnr Northbourne Av and Flemington Rd, Mitchell
How much: Gold coin donation.

If you’re a bookworm who loves to read and support charity, then come on down to Lifeline Canberra’s Bookfair this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to grab a few books and help raise much-needed funds for our local crisis support service. As the largest gathering of book lovers in the Capital, here you’ll find a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, including rare books and collectables, children’s books, textbooks, and foreign language books. You’ll also find magazines and pamphlets, sheet music, comics, maps, and atlases, talking books, records and CDs, DVDs, games and jigsaw puzzles.

Lion dance performance at the moon festival. Photo: CMF.

2022 Canberra Moon Festival at City Walk

When: From 9 September to 11 September 2022; Friday 5 pm – 9 pm, Saturday 11 am – 9 pm, Sunday 11 am – 3 pm
Where: City Walk and Garema Place, Canberra ACT
How much: Event free of charge. For more information please visit Canberra Moon Festival.

After a two-year pause, the Canberra Moon Festival (CMF) is back in 2022. This is an annual event that brings families, friends, and communities together, to celebrate the meaning of Moon Festival harvest with a series of stunning performances, cultural activities, and gourmet street food. Running from 9 – 11 September, the Canberra Moon Festival intends to present the concept of “One Community, One World, One Big Family” to our beloved multicultural capital city.

Tulip Top Gardens

In blooming good news, the Tulip Top Gardens are back! Photo: Tulip Top Gardens.

Tulip Top Gardens

When: From 10 September to 16 October 2022. Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.
Where: 20 Old Federal Highway, Sutton, New South Wales, 2620
How much: Adults $20, seniors $18, organised and confirmed group bookings (8ppl +) $17 p/p, unlimited entry -season pass $45 and children 16 years or less – free.

It’s been a blooming long time but you can tiptoe through Tulip Top Gardens again! The soil is set, the flowers are blooming and the countdown is on as the Tulip Top Gardens prepare to spring back into life this September from Saturday 10 September to Sunday 16 October.

artist impression of South Jerra

South Jerrabomberra is opening up to the public on Saturday 10 September. Photo: Village Building Co.

South Jerrabomberra Display Village Open Day

When: Saturday 10 September 2022, 12 pm to 4 pm
Where: South Jerrabomberra, Alpine Ash Way, Tralee NSW
How much: Free entry.

Village Building Co invites the community to celebrate the launch of South Jerrabomberra’s display village at their open day. The day will include multicultural food, activities and prizes.

READ ALSO Community invited to celebrate launch of South Jerrabomberra Display Village

people holding steins of beer in the air

Ocrowberfest 2022 will be held at the Wagga Showgrounds on 10 September 2022. Photo: Thirsty Crow.


When: Saturday 10 September 2022, 12 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Showgrounds, Corner of Bourke St and Urana St, Turvey Park NSW
How much: $50 general entry, $20 kids. Tickets at Ocrowberfest.

Thirsty Crow’s version of Oktoberfest is back and bigger then ever in 2022! For the first time ever Ocrowberfest will be held during The Wagga Show. Think of it as a stein-sized day of German inspired food, craft beer, live music, rides and games. Hosted by Thirsty Crow, visitors will experience a range of independent food and beverage options as well as performances from local musicians and entertainers.

RocKwiz Live!

RocKwiz Live! on 10 September at The Canberra Theatre Centre. Image: Canberra Theatre Centre.

RocKwiz Live!

When: Saturday 10 September 2022, 8 pm
Where: Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square London Circuit, Canberra
How much: $95 plus transaction fee. Tickets at Canberra Theatre Centre.

After a couple of years of COVID-19 interrupted stops and starts, the RocKwiz Team are raring to go, excited to get back out on the road and perform for you. Taking their special brand of entertainment into theatres and concert halls, ROCKWIZ LIVE! Back on the Road 2022 features Julia, Brian, Dugald, the RocKwiz Orkestra, your favourite segments, a cracking collection of special guests and some new surprises!


This event is for every pop culture enthusiast. Photo: Old Bus Depot Markets, Facebook.

Makers-Con at the Old Bus Depot Markets

When: Sunday 11 September 2022, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: Old Bus Depot Markets
How much: Free entry.

Calling out to all pop culture fans! Coming to the Old Bus Depot Markets this weekend is the Makers Convention, a showcase of a range of hobbies, attractions, demonstrations and cosplay competitions. As well as regular stallholders, you will also see unique and specialised stalls selling costumes, comics, steampunk and more.

Love Your Sister

This family fun day is not to be missed! Photo: Love Your Sister, Facebook.

Love Your Sister, Family Fun Day with Samuel Johnson

When: Sunday 11 September 2022, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Lyneham Netball Courts (outdoor) – 435 Northbourne Ave, Lyneham ACT
How much: Gold coin donation.

Get ready for market stalls, food trucks, live music, magicians, jumping castles, face painting and more this Sunday at the Lyneham Netball Courts. Known as one of Australia’s hardest working cancer vanquishing charities, Love Your Sister, hosted by Samuel Johnson is inviting the whole family to come together and raise money at their special Family Fun Day event. With only a gold coin donation required at the door, this day is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face, while supporting a great cause within the community.

Harmonie German Club

The German Markets are springing into Canberra this Sunday. Photo: Harmonie German Club.

Spring German Markets

When: Sunday 11 September 2022, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Harmonie German Club
How much: Free entry.

Taking place at the Harmonie German Club this weekend is the Spring German Markets. There will be a variety of stalls on offer, selling anything from homemade cakes, to deli goods and groceries, to beer, wine and schnapps and of course German sausages! There will also be plenty of handmade craft stalls and other specialties, as well as a jumping castle and lots of entertainment for everyone.

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