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Events ACT is your guide to what's on in Canberra this week. Here are 5 events you shouldn't miss! Why not sign up to our newsletter and get our weekly wrap up sent straight to your inbox? 

Frozen Mash: Cinema Antarctic Style

Experience cinema through the eyes of the Australian Antarctic Division’s ‘midwinterers’. Locked in for months on end, and tired of watching the same movies over and over, they got creative – splicing and dicing prints, adding voice-overs – and the NFSA is proud to share some of these oddities.Drink hot toddies, enjoy a super special sci-fi screening and (blizzards permitting) say hello to the Australian Antarctic Division team via Skype to Antarctica!

Held 21 June at the National Film and Sound Archives of Australia. Entry is free; however, bookings are essential.

Rockwiz Live!

Free from the constraints of the small screen and revelling in the freedom, anarchy and sheer joy of performing live with a rotating cast of legends and up and coming young stars … join Julia, Brian, Dugald and the RocKwiz OrKestra as they light up the nation’s capital.

Held Thursday 22 June at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

Fash N Treasure Market

Fash N Treasure Market is a Canberra based fashion market specialising in new, vintage and recycled clothing and accessories. It's fashion styling with everything in one location. The market also hosts collectible items including books, DVDs, vinyl records and household items.

Held Saturday 24 June at Exhibition Park in Canberra from 10am to 3pm.

Raiders v Broncos

The Brisbane Broncos are the team that everyone wants to beat. The Raiders and the Broncos both have a proud history of gripping encounters and this rugby league match is shaping up to be another blockbuster.

Held Saturday 24 June at GIO Stadium from 5:30pm to 7pm.

The Truffle Festival

Indulge in a feast of the senses with The Truffle Festival. Taste and experience the magic of these highly-prized gems. Join a hunt and see for yourself how talented dogs unearth truffles. Learn from chefs and other truffle experts at a cooking class, or pop along to a market and pick up some truffle delights for yourself.

Our pick for this week is the Truffle Market Day at Westfield Belconnen. With a mouth-watering line-up of events, you are sure to enjoy a fabulous day out full of live cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and kids’ activities. We hear there will be lots of giveaways as well!

Held from Thursday 1 June to Thursday 31 August 2017 at various locations in the Canberra region.


Events to look forward to…

Hurly Burley Winter Fair

Celebrate winter with the Hurly Burley Winter Fair. Enjoy delicious locally made food to warm the belly. Browse the marketplace to the sound of live music. Discover stunning sculptures under a sea of fairy lights. Perfect the art of roasting marshmallows over a fire pit. Remember to rug up warm and head down for a memorable evening.

Held Friday 30 July at Hobart Place from 4pm to 9pm. 

31 May 17
30 Jan 18
A black and white photograph of Indigenous rights activist Ray Peckham standing at a podium

A Change Is Gonna Come

National Museum of Australia

Inspired by the 1964 civil rights song of the same name, this exhibition invites visitors to consider the 1967 referendum and the 1992 Mabo decision within the context of their time, through events...

25 Mar 17
23 Jul 17
A family viewing the ocean from above on a big screen

Above and Beyond

Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

Visit Questacon and join the epic journey into the sky and beyond! Above and Beyond is the ultimate interactive and multi-sensory flight exhibition celebrating the power of innovation to make...

2 Apr 17
9 Jul 17
Tiered cake stand with Afternoon Tea treats

Afternoon Tea at The Conservatory

The Conservatory Restaurant

Book now to enjoy a special Afternoon Tea at The Conservatory Restaurant and magnificent views over Canberra. Located in the Village Centre at the National Arboretum Canberra, The Conservatory...

30 Nov 16
16 Jul 17
Portrait of Dawn Didrickson

Athol Shmith Fashion Photographs

National Library of Australia

Enter the elegant, bold and often glamorous world of Melbourne photographer Athol Shmith (1914–1990). A selection of stunning black and white prints from the National Library of Australia's large...

12 Sep 15
30 Jul 17
Four ceramic ground parrots


Canberra Museum and Gallery

Aviary presents a gaggle of bird sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings drawn largely from the CMAG collection, which will be flocking into the gallery and nesting for several months. Artists...

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