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What’s on this weekend? 28th and 29th March 2015

By Amy Birchall - 26 March 2015 12

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How is it almost the end of March? This month seems to have raced by, probably in part because the past few weekends have been jam-packed with festivals (Art Not Apart, You Are Here, the Canberra Balloon Spectacular, Enlighten and more).

Highlights this weekend include Darren Hanlon at the Street Theatre, The Harvest Festival and CBR Brave’s season launch. What are your plans?

Fitness First Deakin Relaunch Party

Sports/outdoor activities

  • Fitness First Deakin is hosting a free, community event to celebrate the club’s new refurbishment and to say thanks to the community for their continued support. The family friendly event will be held on Saturday, 28 March (8am-2pm) at the club.
  • CBR Brave’s 2015 season launch kicks off at Reconciliation Place on Saturday from 10am. Participate in a boot camp led by Biggest Loser trainer Shannan Ponton, meet the players and sign up for a Brave membership.
  • After a hard earned summer break, your favourite Canberra Roller Derby League (CRDL) teams are back! Saturday’s 2015 season opener will see the Surly Griffins hit the track against the Red Bellied Black Hearts at Southern Cross Stadium at 6pm.
  • The Mont 24 Hour Race is on all weekend at East Kowen Forest.
  • Our own Lisa Martin is participating in the Canberra Battlefield Challenge at the Paintball Sports Ground over the weekend. She’ll be sharing her experiences on RiotACT early next week.

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Arts and culture

  • Hosted by Canberra CBD Limited, the Tocumwal Lane pARTy is on this Sunday in Tocumwal Lane. Canberra street artists will paint the blank walls in the laneway in a celebration of Canberra’s unique street art scene.
  • Celebrating six years in London’s West End, and a sell-out run in New York, Burlesque Idol stops by The Abbey this Saturday.
  • Come dressed as your best Audrey Hepburn or George Peppard to a special charity screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Palace Electric on Friday night from 6.45pm. Proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Network Australia.
  • The National Museum of Australia is hosting Night at the Museum: Joy on Friday night. Frock up and frolic as the Garden of Australian Dreams is transformed into a wonderland full of surprises, with fairy floss, cocktails, DJs, swing and samba dancing, graffiti and more.

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 Live music

  • Darren Hanlon will celebrate his new album, Where Did You Come From with a performance at the Street Theatre on Friday from 7.30pm.
  • After a two year hiatus, IVOJ NOB return to the stage – and this time they’re playing hits from Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. Catch them at the Hellenic Club on Friday from 8pm.
  • Brass Knuckle Brass Band (pictured above) launch their debut album Split Lip on Friday night at Transit Bar from 8pm. Entry is free.
  • 23-year-old musical wunderkid Richard Perso performs at the Harmonie German Club on Friday night from 8pm. Entry is free.
  • DJ and instrumentalist Sax on Legz showcases her unique, electric sound at Lucky’s Speakeasy on Friday from 10.30pm
  • Local act Skin and Bones play at Treehouse on Saturday from 9pm.

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Markets and festivals

  • The Canberra Harvest Festival returns on Saturday from 2pm to 6pm at the Canberra Environment Centre. Don’t miss free sustainability workshops, live music from bands including Rumshack (pictured above) and produce from some of the best growers in the Canberra region.
  • The Zonta preloved fashion sale is on at Albert Hall on from 9am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday at Albert Hall. All funds raised from the sale will support Zonta projects for women’s causes.

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Other

  • PCYC Erindale is hosting a family fun night this on Saturday from 5pm to 7pm .There will be face-painting, balloon modeling, science experiments, Tots tumbling as well as music from DJ Panda.
  • Join community, church, political and union groups calling for justice for asylum seekers and refugees and for a tolerant and generous Australia by participating in the Palm Sunday Rally for Refugees, which kicks off in Garema Place on Sunday at 1pm.

Have a good weekend! Add your own suggestions below, and don’t forget to tag @The_RiotACT or use the hashtag #RiotACTcbr so we can share your photos on social media. 

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12 Responses to
What’s on this weekend? 28th and 29th March 2015
dungfungus 9:59 am 28 Mar 15

Milly Withers said :

dungfungus said :

“Woo! See you there!”
Something strange here – if the lights are turned off, how are you going to see me?
Oh, the folly of save the climate stunts like this.

You’ve got me there, dungfungus.

I’ll be carrying a carbon free, solar powered, renewable candle.

Milly Withers 4:36 pm 27 Mar 15

dungfungus said :

“Woo! See you there!”
Something strange here – if the lights are turned off, how are you going to see me?
Oh, the folly of save the climate stunts like this.

You’ve got me there, dungfungus.

dungfungus 4:11 pm 27 Mar 15

Milly Withers said :

nlnlcanberra said :

No Lights No Lycra Canberra is switching off and dancing in the dark for Earth Hour this Saturday night! We’ll be dancing to the same Switch Off playlist as thousands of people across the country, and the world!

Come join us: 8-10pm, Corroboree Park Hall on Paterson St, Ainslie. $5 on the door.

All proceeds going to Earth Hour Australia to support climate change action.

Find out more on the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nlnlcanberra

Woo! See you there!

“Woo! See you there!”
Something strange here – if the lights are turned off, how are you going to see me?
Oh, the folly of save the climate stunts like this.

John Hargreaves 3:56 pm 27 Mar 15

The Snowy Hydro Open Day is on Sunday 10 to 3 at the chopper base in Hume on the Monaro Hwy.

My band the Old 45s are playing all day so rock on down. Lot’s of other fun and entry by gold coin.

switch 11:08 am 27 Mar 15

Sunday: Heritage Diesel train to Moss Vale, Steam train (Beyer-Garratt 6029) back to Canberra.

http://canberrarailwaymuseum.org/6029-homecoming

ExarKun 10:48 am 27 Mar 15

Auto Italia is to be held on the lawns of Old Parliament House this Sunday from 11am to 3pm. There’s food and drink available as well as lots and lots of fine Italian metal to stare at.

http://www.autoitaliacanberra.com

allclassifieds 9:59 am 27 Mar 15

Pick up a second hand bargain at one of these local garage sales: http://the-riotact.com/weekend-garage-sale-guide-28th-march/144085

Milly Withers 8:13 pm 26 Mar 15

nlnlcanberra said :

No Lights No Lycra Canberra is switching off and dancing in the dark for Earth Hour this Saturday night! We’ll be dancing to the same Switch Off playlist as thousands of people across the country, and the world!

Come join us: 8-10pm, Corroboree Park Hall on Paterson St, Ainslie. $5 on the door.

All proceeds going to Earth Hour Australia to support climate change action.

Find out more on the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nlnlcanberra

Woo! See you there!

nlnlcanberra 6:02 pm 26 Mar 15

No Lights No Lycra Canberra is switching off and dancing in the dark for Earth Hour this Saturday night! We’ll be dancing to the same Switch Off playlist as thousands of people across the country, and the world!

Come join us: 8-10pm, Corroboree Park Hall on Paterson St, Ainslie. $5 on the door.

All proceeds going to Earth Hour Australia to support climate change action.

Find out more on the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nlnlcanberra

Milly Withers 12:03 pm 26 Mar 15

Earth Hour this sunday!

Nightshade 9:54 am 26 Mar 15

Loriendale Apple orchard has their annual Apple Day on Saturday afternoon (1:30 – 5:00 pm). Lots of heritage apple varieties to taste and buy. http://www.loriendale.com.au/apple_day.htm

Connect and Participate Expo is on Saturday (11 – 4 pm) at the Old Bus Depot Markets. Opportunity to learn about and join many local activity/interest groups. http://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/wac/community/connect-and-participate-expo

Dame Canberra 9:10 am 26 Mar 15

The ACT Emergency Services Agency is hosting a community open day at the new South Tuggeranong Fire Station this Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/actemergencyservicesagency/posts/832654526817348

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