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What's on in Canberra!

Events ACT is your guide to what's on in Canberra this week. Here are 9 events you shouldn't miss! Why not sign up to our newsletter and get our weekly wrap up sent straight to your inbox?

Night at the Museum: Uncharted

Are you a risk taker? Step into the unknown at Night at the Museum: Uncharted. 

From deep history to deep space, to the depths of the human mind … Delve into the weird and the wonderful, the alien and the exotic, as we discover what lies beyond. 

Push the boundaries. Travel the unknown. Discover the unexpected. Let the night unfold and reveal itself.

Held Friday 18 August at the National Museum of Australia.

World Photo Day

World Photo Day is a social enterprise that's inspiring a better world through photography and it all started here in Canberra. Snap, share, meet and learn!

Held Saturday 19 August at various locations across Canberra.

Strictly Science

Seriously? Science, Sex, Dance, Paint, Music, Song and Dance....it's Strictly Science. National Science Week closes with an explosion of science and art. Some of Canberra’s most fabulous performers join internationally renowned scientists explaining what on earth is going on…

Held Saturday 19 August at Belconnen Arts Centre from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

Tom Gleeson – Cheer Up

There is no other comedian that can command the stand-up stage quite like Three time Best Comedy Nominee, Helpmann Awards, Tom Gleeson. Fresh from sold out runs around Australia, Gleeson is bringing his brand new hour of razor-sharp comedy to the nation’s capital for one night only.

Held Saturday 19 August at the Canberra Theatre Centre at various times.

Big Boys Toys – The Ultimate Playground

Time to play big! Like a play park for adults, The Ultimate Playground is stacked with some serious fun both indoors and outdoors. Enjoy drone racing action, old school arcade games, strongman competitions, mini paintball, virtual reality and a nerf arena...plus every other big boy toy you can possibly imagine!

Held Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

Geoscience Australia Open Day

Find out how earthquakes are detected, learn how agriculture relies on discovery of precious water resources, discover how satellites have revolutionised our ability to access positioning information at the touch of a button, and learn how critical commodities make your smart phone work. 

Held Sunday 20 August at Geoscience Australia from 9am to 2pm.

Truffle Infused Winter Weekends at Cellar Door

Come into the cellar door at Mount Majura Vineyard to taste a flight of three wines matched with truffled brie. Is there anything better than truffles, cheese and wine?

Held each weekend from Saturday 3 June to Sunday 27 August from 10am to 5pm.

Tower of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks

With intricate models towering over three metres high, kids and big kids alike will be impressed by creative models of some of the world’s most iconic buildings. Create your own tower of tomorrow with more than 200,000 loose Lego bricks in the hands-on-construction area.

Held Friday 28 July to Sunday 8 August at the National Museum of Australia from 9am to 5pm. Each session is 45 minutes in length.  

Night Ski & Ride

There is something thoroughly thrilling about skiing beneath the stars in the picturesque Tidbinbilla Mountain Ranges. Test your snow skills before warming up in front of an open fireplace and roasting giant, well-deserved marshmallows. Each night there is a different theme – try to master a new trick on Wednesday Park Night, take your fav girl for free on Girls Night, or indulge in a $10 woodfire pizza on Friday Family Pizza Night.

Held each Wednesday to Saturday from Wednesday 12 July to Saturday 2 September at Corin Forest from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.

Events to look forward to…

Canberra Writers Festival

This three day festival attract book lovers, readers and writers from around the nation. Engage in an array of activities from panel and conversation sessions, workshops to lunches and intimate dining events. 

The 2017 festival theme is Power, Passion, Politics, reflecting the city's love affair with learning, knowledge and leadership. Hear about the great stories of our time, the history and current state of Australia's democracy and the role of the media and free speech in our public dialogue. 

Held Friday 25 August to Sunday 27 August at various locations in Canberra. 

25 Aug 17
Peter Byrne

45th Anniversary of Neil Diamond's Hot August Night

Canberra Southern Cross Club

Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Neil Diamond's Hot August Night. Be there when the Canberra Symphony Orchestra recreate one of the greatest live albums of the 70's . A 30 piece symphony will take...

31 May 17
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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...

27 Aug 17
Lady with her dog in leafy Commonwealth Park

A Walk in the Park 2017: Parkinson's ACT

Rond Terrace

Take a Walk in the Park, starting at Rond Terrace on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin and proceeding through beautiful Commonwealth Park. Every dollar raised will go to help people living with...

25 Mar 17
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8 Oct 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...

18 Aug 17
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20 Aug 17
Antique dealer Gayle from Sawbrook Antiques with some of her best pieces for sale

ACT 2017 Springtime Antique and Collectables Fair

Albert Hall

See curious collectables and a range of antiques from Georgian to Art Nouveau at the 2017 ACT Springtime Antiques and Collectables Fair. Shop for or browse amongst high-quality antiques and...

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