What’s on this weekend? 17th and 18th January 2015

Amy McPhillips 19 January 2015


Welcome back, Friday! We’re in for a sunny and warm weekend, with a forecast maximum of 27 degrees on Saturday and 29 on Sunday. Fingers crossed for similar weather down the coast, as that’s where I’m headed for the next few days.

From the RiotACT team…

Sophia Carlini is off to Nellijam at the Steampacket Hotel Nelligen to watch a bunch of bands play on Saturday. On Sunday she’s thinking of driving up to Wild Brumby in Jindabyne for lunch.

Alexandra Craig is heading to Flynn to volunteer in a letterbox drop to try and find a three-legged cat that went missing on Boxing Day.

Emily Morris is making the most of the good weather and taking the kids to Dickson Pool.

Here’s what else is happening in Canberra this weekend…

Readable Graffiti launch their new EP on Saturday night at Transit Bar; Poncho Circus presents Underground at Gorman House with multiple shows across the weekend; Palace Electric is offering advanced screenings of Reese Witherspoon’s latest film, Wild; and and the Ben and Jerry’s Openair Cinema opens for the summer with a screening of the next installment of The Hunger Games.

In sport, defending Asia Series champions the Canberra Cavalry take on Perth Heat on both Saturday and Sunday at The Fort at Narrabundah Ballpark. Tickets are available from the Canberra Cavalry website. Meanwhile, China and Korea’s best soccer players will clash at Canberra Stadium on Sunday evening as part of the AFC Asian Cup.

Fancy something a little more cultured? Don your best renaissance-style gear on Saturday night for the Twelfth Night Ball, hosted by Earthly Delights and the Jane Austen Festival Australia. Everyone is welcome, no partners are necessary and costumes are admired but not required. Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 online.

Alternatively, try the Sunday afternoon jazz session from 1.30pm in the House of Representatives Courtyard. $30 gets you a share platter and two glasses of Sangria, which sounds like a decent deal to me.

If you’re new to Canberra (or want to see some familiar sights in a new light), this weekend also marks the first morning sightseeing cruise on Lake Burley Griffin for 2015. This one-hour cruise features national icons including the National Museum of Australia, the National Library, the High Court of Australia and the National Gallery, and runs on Saturdays until the end of March. Tickets are $17.99 for adults and $11.88 for children.

Happy Friday! What are your plans?

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