This weekend Canberrans can choose between a mixed bag of goodies that includes meeting Patissez owner Anna Petridis (mastermind of Manuka’s freakshake phenomenon), celebrating the fifth annual Living Green Festival and escaping the heat for a while at Canberra Botanical’s art exhibition.
Reminder! Daylight Savings starts this Sunday. Don’t forget to change your clocks!
Open Day at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia
What do you really know about Croatia? This Saturday, learn more about this country’s natural beauties, history and culture at the Embassy’s open day. Particular highlight: an Australia-Croatia soccer match played by robots. More info.
The Living Green Festival turns five!
Interested in sustainable, fair trade and cruelty-free produce? Meet over 80 food and market stall-owners selling just that on Sunday as part of the Living Green Festival. Worried about the kids? Don’t be: the festival’s Kidzone includes an 8m rock climbing wall, face painting and art activities! Starts at 10am.
Put pencil to paper at The Big Draw 2015
As part of the National Portrait Gallery’s month-long The Big Draw event, Sunday’s Drawn In opens the doors to everyone, young and less-young, to create a masterpiece while listening to folk songs. You’ll also have the opportunity to get your caricature drawn by cartoonists Andrew Hore and Chris Wilson. More info.
Footy finals weekend is here!
We may not get a grand final-eve public holiday, but footy fever is definitely in the air. If you’re not heading to a party, think about hitting your local pub or football club to watch with die hard fans supporting the Broncos, Cowboys, Hawks or Eagles. The AFL grand final is at 2.30pm on Saturday, while the NRL grand final is at 7.15pm on Sunday.
Meet Anna Petridis, owner of Patissez
We know all about the insta-worthy Freakshakes, but where exactly did they come from? Regardless of whether you want to know about viral marketing or creative product development, Anna’s Patissez story is sure to inspire you. Free event on Monday evening.
Meet the Parliament House gardener
Ever wondered what it takes to be a gardener for one of the nation’s most recognisable icons? On Sunday, the gardeners of Parliament House show you around the truly magical courtyards while giving tips and hints on how they keep these gardens looking amazing. Bookings are essential.
afterDARK Lantern Tours
There are only two of these Lantern Tours happening this year, and the first is on this Saturday! Make your own lantern and then be guided through the Australian National Botanic Gardens with a ranger to enjoy the beautiful spring evening. More info.
Enjoy spring inside with Canberra Botanical
If the heat gets just a little too much this weekend, step into an art gallery for a break. Canberra Botanical exhibits botanical artworks during spring, and has done so for the past ten years. This is your last chance to see this year’s exhibition. Located at the Nishi Gallery.
Floriade is stilling going strong
The capital’s favourite flower festival continues this weekend. With only two weekends left, if you haven’t been, you’ll want to get to it. Floriade is open all weekend from 9am, and entry is free. More info.
And that’s all from us. Enjoy the weekend!
Are you heading to an event we haven’t mentioned? Please let us know what, where and when in the comments below.