I’ll bet there are more than a few Canberrans (i.e. anyone who returned to work this week after the Christmas break) looking forward to this weekend with particular enthusiasm.
We’re in for a slightly damp weekend, with rain predicted for both days. That said, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep both you and the kids busy in the event of bad weather.
From the RiotACT team…
Sophia Carlini is taking a road trip down the coast. Like Canberra, the forecast for Bateman’s Bay is mild and wet all weekend, so we hope the weather stays nice for you, Sophia!
James McMahon is looking forward to watching Korea Republic take on Oman as part of the AFC Asian Cup at Canberra Stadium on Saturday.
Lisa Martin will head to The Old Bus Depot Markets, which reopen for 2015 on Sunday morning.
Emily Morris is taking her family to Summer Sounds at the Botanic Gardens (weather permitting).
Here’s what else is happening around the capital this weekend…
Chet Faker is playing at the Royal Theatre on Saturday night.
The Australian War Memorial is offering a free screening of the 1937 film La Grand Illusion at 1.30pm on Sunday. La Grande Illusion is Renoir’s anti-war masterpiece that tells the story of two French pilots shot down during the First World War.
In sport, the University of Canberra Capitals take on the West Coast Waves at the AIS Arena on Friday night, while the Canberra Cavalry are up against the Brisbane Bandits at the Fort at Narrabundah. Tickets are available from the Canberra Cavalry website.
Take the kids to see Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play at the Canberra Theatre at 10am and 12.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Alternatively, they might like to watch Japanese animated film Spirited Away, which is screening for free on Saturday afternoon at the National Portrait Gallery