The first weekend of winter has arrived and Canberra offers a ton of activities to keep you warm.
If staying indoors to escape the cold is your thing, the National Museum’s Aboriginal Culinary Exhibition continues this weekend or you can catch one of the performances at the Canberra Theatre.
Outside for those brave enough to face the cold, the Hall Markets are back with local produce and handicrafts. Do you want to save on petrol? Go to the EV Experience Day and check out some of the local electric vehicles.
For sports fans, see the Brumbies at home against the Hurricanes in a Super Rugby Pacific knockout quarterfinal on Saturday night, and the Raiders at home against the Roosters on Sunday afternoon.
Here’s a list of things you could do on the weekend:
brumbies: The local Super Rugby franchise takes on the Hurricanes in a knockout quarter-final at GIO Stadium Canberra on Saturday, June 4, 7:45 PM. Tickets: premier.ticketek.com.au
robbers: The Green Machine will take on the Roosters in Round 13 of the NRL on Sunday, June 5 at 4:05 PM at GIO Stadium Canberra. Tickets:
Craft Alive Canberra: Calling all creatives, Craft Alive is at the Old Bus Depot in. Come take a class, buy supplies and grab some food. Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June 9.30 am – 4 pm; www.craftalive.com.au
Hartley Hall Markets: The first Sunday of the month means the Hall Markets are back. Sunday, June 5, 10am-3pm, Hall showgrounds, Hall; www.hartley.org.au/
Markets for old bus depots: Canberra’s beloved Kingston markets are back every Sunday. June 5, 9.30am – 2.30pm; obdm.com.au
Jessica Spencer: Nginha Ngurambang Marunbunmilgirridyu: This is one of three exhibitions honoring First Nations artists—Rechelle Turner, Aidan Hartshorn and Jessika Spencer—running through July 16 at the Tuggeranong Arts Center; tuggeranongarts.com/type/exhibitions/
The Murray walk: A collection of paintings by Canberra-based artist Nicola Dickson, through June 11, Beaver Galleries, Deakin; beavergalleries.com.au
Twisted and twisted: Canberra Member Spinners and Weavers exhibition filled with light and natural fiber fashion items and artwork. Until June 12, Canberra Textile Works, Chifley; canberraartworkshop.org.au
Australians & Hollywood: A great opportunity to see how Aussies have made an impact on the silver screen, continuing at the National Film and Sound Archive until July 17, Acton; www.nfsa.gov.au/
Shakespeare to Winehouse: More than 80 portraits from the London Portrait Gallery stop in Canberra. Step inside and discover world-class portraiture from the sixteenth century to today. Until July 17, National Portrait Gallery; portrait.gov.au/
An Aboriginal Culinary Journey – Designed to Live: See traditional culinary tools and modern appliances redesigned with native artworks† Until August 7 at the National Museum of Australia; nma.gov.au/
Dragon Boat Festival Celebration: A concert of traditional Chinese song, dance, martial arts and more will be organized by the Canberra Chinese Community Federation. Sunday, June 5, 10am-1:30am, Beijing Garden, Yarralumla; Free entrance.
Plume – Global Nibble: Local author Tania McCartney shares her children’s book about a penguin who loves to cook and explore the planet. Saturday, June 4, 11am, Harry Hartog at South.Point; southpointcanberra.com.au/
EV experience day: The ACT Electric Vehicle Association invites locals to come see a range of electric vehicles and learn more about gasoline-free driving. Sunday 5 June 10am-2pm, Knowles Place-London Circuit car park; aeva.asn.au/
radio tone: ArtSound FM Community Radio Station Holds Its On-Air Fundraiser; this year’s theme is Artsound Earfest† Until Sunday 5 June; artsound.fm/
Willie and the correspondents: Local roots country folk band playing their best songs of the past 20 years. Friday, June 3, 7 p.m., Smiths Alternative; smithsalternative.com/
Lisa Mitchell: Celebrating the release of her latest album A place to fall apart† Mitchell has embarked on a nationwide tour hitting Canberra Saturday, June 4, 8pm, Canberra Theatre;canberratheatrecentr.com.au/
Darren Coggan: In this tribute to the country music legend, The Poems, Prayers, and Promises of John Denver, Coggan returns to his roots in the country. Saturday, June 4, 8pm, Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan; theq.net.au
SONDHEIM Tribute to a Broadway Legend: For one night only, a cast of Bungendore natives will perform songs by Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim. Saturday, June 4, 7:30 PM, Bungendore War Memorial Hall; www.ticketebo.com.au/
Hilary Geddes and Claire Cross: The Street presents a one-off jazz performance with two award-winning powerhouses. Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m., The Street, City West; www.thestreet.org.au/
Guess How Much I Love You: A play based on the classic books by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram. Friday 3 – Saturday 4 June, Canberra Theatre; canberratheatrecentr.com.au
Ben Ottewell and Ian Ball: Members of the Gomez make their Australian debut as a duo in this intimate performance. Sunday, June 5, 7 p.m., The Playhouse, Civic; canberratheatrecentr.com.au
21 Forsterstraat: The unique story of a listed house in Bungendore from 1860 to the present. June 2-4 in the Q, Queanbeyan; theq.net.au/