Canberra Weekender

September 3, 2014

Jil Hogan

Entertainment and lifestyle reporter

Face of the Canberra Times fun run Jesinta Campbell.

Face of the Canberra Times fun run Jesinta Campbell. Photo: Jay Cronan

Your guide to what’s going on around the capital this weekend.

Friday

5.30pm VINYL LOUNGE The Vinyl Lounge has moved to a new day. On the first Friday of each month, end your week with a glass of wine, nibbles and listen to what’s spinning on the National Film and Sound Archives turntables. You can also bring your own LPs. 5.30-6.30pm. National Film and Sound Archive Theatrette. Free entry, no booking required.

The Magic Flute: Christopher Hillier. left, as Papageno and Sam Roberts-Smith as Tamino.

The Magic Flute: Christopher Hillier. left, as Papageno and Sam Roberts-Smith as Tamino. Photo: Albert Comper

6pm WHISKY CULTURE Local whisky connoisseur Nathanael Kennedy will walk guests through the world of whisky, sampling five from around the world including Starward Whisky from Australia. Each will be served with hors d’oeuvre to complement each drop. 6-8.30pm at the Hub, Level 1 Canberra Centre. Tickets $60 – to book email customerservice@canberracentre.com.au.

7.30pm THE DREAM Bell Shakespeare’s production of The Dream will see a reawakened version of the classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tickets $48-$79. Showing at Canberra Theatre Centre until September 13. For tickets and show times visit canberratheatrecentre.com.au.

Saturday

The Ellis Collective play this weekend at The Street Theatre.

The Ellis Collective play this weekend at The Street Theatre. Photo: Supplied

From 7am ” THRIFT SHOPPING Browse and shop from a wide range of books, bric-a-brac, collectables, linen, clothes and furniture from as little as 50c and raise money for the Canberra Bridge Club. Sausage sizzle by Canberra South Lions Club. 6 Duff Place, Deakin.

9am LUNGES AND LATTES Get your heart racing with a free boot camp session at the Lionheart Fitness “come and try day”. Meet outside 38 Espresso at Kingston Foreshore, and return after you’ve worked up a sweat for a coffee. Register your details at lionheartfitnessclub.weebly.com.

From 11am POWER KARTS OPEN DAY Power Kart Raceway in Griffith will officially open with an unveiling ceremony, and special appearances by Volvo V8 Supercar young guns Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren. The event also features a barbecue, gift bags, jumping castle, face painting, local car club displays and discounted go karting. Free entry.

Iryana Shaposhnykova and Lucien Williams in a portrait by photographer Sean Davey.

Iryana Shaposhnykova and Lucien Williams in a portrait by photographer Sean Davey. Photo: Sean Davey

10am SEASONAL COOKING Learn to make the most of in-season vegetables in the kitchen. Evangeline Lam will teach you how to make a vegetarian curry using cauliflower as a rice substitute, and nam prik, without help from a jar. 10am-1.30pm. YMCA Bush Capital Lodge. $80 per person which includes all ingredients, lunch, and a glass of local organic wine. Bookings essential at ecoaction.com.au.

From 10am PORTRAITURE Get a free portrait of yourself taken by photographer Sean Davey at the Gorman Arts Centre between 10am and 3pm. The artist is collecting the photos as part of his artistic residency. All welcome. Subjects will be sent a free digital copy of the shot. Currong Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre. No booking required.

From 10am FASH’N’TREASURE Shop from the wardrobes of locals and plus designers, shops, milliners and stylists at Fash ‘n’ Treasure. Trawl through a wide range of pre-loved and new clothes, shoes, bags, hats and accessories. 10am-3pm, EPIC. Entry $3 an adult.

Eighties electro-rockers Pseudo Echo will take the stage at the National Museum of Australia.

Eighties electro-rockers Pseudo Echo will take the stage at the National Museum of Australia. Photo: Supplied

From 10am ART & CRAFT Browse and buy from local artists and view a display of antique and classic cars. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Entry by gold coin donation. 10am-4pm, Wattle Park Uniting Church, Barton Highway, NSW.

From 12pm MAKERS DAY Connect with creative types at The Makers Day. Get a taste of multiple crafts, creative activities, live art and making experiences in a market setting, and take part in a range of competitions and workshops including paper crafts, ceramics, stencilling, watercolour painting, kids art and more. Food, tea, coffee and cold drinks available. 12-4pm, Majura Community Centre Hall, Dickson. Free entry, with workshops ranging in price from $5 to $20.

2pm FREE HEALTH TALK Learn from nutrition consultant Kyle Webber all about health plus how you can achieve your nutrition goals at this free talk. Func Fitness, Vicars Street, Mitchell. RSVP essential through memberships@funcfitness.com.au.

From 3pm WORLD BEARD DAY Regardless of your facial hair status, celebrate World Beard Day with the Canbeards, Canberra’s beard and moustache club. 3-7pm. King O’Malley’s, Civic. Free entry.  For more visit facebook.com/canbeards.

7pm ABSOLUTELY 80S Get your 80s on at the National Museum of Australia. Influential electro-rockers Pseudo Echo will take the stage with Absolutely 80s pop idols, Scott Carne (Kids in the Kitchen), Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men) and David Sterry (Real Life). 7-10pm. Tickets Adult $45/Concession $40/Museum Friends $35 from nma.gov.au.

7.30pm THE MAGIC FLUTE It’s Mozart meets Indiana Jones. The Magic Flute transforms Mozart’s final work into an adventure set in 1930s Egypt. Canberra Theatre. Tickets $29-$109 from canberratheatre.com.au. Also showing September 4 and 6.

8pm ALBUM LAUNCH Following the success of their first album, The Ellis Collective return to launch their new album Carry. The Street Theatre. Tickets $25 at thestreet.org.au or $30 at the door.

Sunday

ALL DAY FATHER’S DAY Don’t forget to spoil Dad. Venues all over town are celebrating with special events. Bookings are recommended.

From 8am CANBERRA TIMES FUN RUN Get running and raise money for charity in the process at the Canberra Times Fun Run. Choose from the 5km, 10km and 14km route. Entry fee starts at $45 for Adults running the 5km. To enter visitcanberratimesfunrun.com.au.

From 11.30am ” SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY Learn from some of the region’s most knowledgeable sustainability experts and enjoy live music, a sausage sizzle and kids entertainment. 11.30-4pm. Free entry. Beltana Avenue, Googong (near Club Googong)

Source : The Canberra Times

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