12 November 2020

Nine things to do in Canberra this week (13 - 19 November)

| Sharon Kelley

Artworks will be projected on our national icons during NAIDOC week. Photo: Supplied.

Our top picks for this week include a perfect party for our canine friends who love to dress up in Haig Park, and the sometimes hilarious, sometimes serious Out of this World – Australia in the Space Age exhibition at the National Archives. Have a great week Canberra!

Thursday to Saturday

Man wearing a snorkel

Vivian Bedwell, Body Cues. Photo: Joan Parcel Pascual.

Agency by Design: Design for Disability Exhibition

When: Until 14 November, from 10:00 am
Where: Gallery 2, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway
Cost: Free.

Agency by Design: Expressive Design for Disability explores how design for disability does not follow a one size fits all model and is not just about functionality.


Sneaky Sound System

Sneaky Sound System are performing at Lake George Winery on Saturday, 14 November. Photo: Supplied.

Sneaky Sound System at Lake George Winery

When: Saturday, 14 November, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Lake George Winery
Cost: $75 to $85 with bus tickets available from $35 one way. Tickets available here.

Sneaky Sound System are performing at Lake George Winery in November as part of the NSW Government’s initiative to kick-start the recovery of the live music industry with COVID-Safe gigs.

German Shepherd pawsing in Haig park

Take your fabulous furry friend to the Haig Park Paw Party on Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

Haig Park Paw Party: Furry Fashion (AKA RuPaw’s Drag Race)

When: Saturday, 14 November, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Haig Park, adjacent to the Mandalay Bus at the end of Mort Street, Braddon
Cost: Free, registrations essential through Humanitix.

We’re inviting our furry canine friends to strut their stuff on the catwalk for our fashion-themed Haig Park Paw Party. Feel free to get crazy with your canine and channel your inner RuPaw’s Drag Race!


National Carillon

Don’t miss the amazing illuminations at the Carillon for NAIDOC week. Photo: Supplied.

NAIDOC Week Indigenous Art Illuminations

Where: The Carillon
When: 7:45 pm to 12:00 pm, from Monday, 9 November to Sunday, 15 November
Cost: Free.

Celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020 with a spectacular curated projection of Indigenous artworks, vibrant and bold on the National Carillon.

Tour of Mulligans Flat’s Aboriginal History

When: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Sunday, 15 November
Where: Mulligans Flat – meet at the woolshed
Cost: Free but bookings are required. Book here.

Join Richie Allen, director of the Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, for a tour of Mulligans Flat. Learn about the history of scar trees, traditional bush foods and the traditional uses for native plants as Richie Allen shares his Ngunnawal knowledge.

Cooma Roots and Blues Festival and Cooma Rotary Markets

When: Sunday, 15 November, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Centennial Park, Cooma
Cost: Free.

Now in its third year, the Cooma Country Roots and Blues (CRAB) festival started in 2018 as part of the Cooma Rotary Markets. Entry is free and in addition to great music, there are also market stalls to visit and awesome food.



Two Minutes to Midnight: This is Suburbia. Photo: Supplied.

Two Minutes to Midnight: This Is Suburbia

When: Monday, 16 November, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Midnight Hotel, Eloura Street, Braddon
Cost: $25, bookings through TryBooking.

Two Minutes to Midnight is a new DESIGN Canberra event series that invites designers and thought-leaders to engage in deeper conversations with the community about the spaces, places, and values we need in order to survive and thrive.


Angels in Orbit

Angels in Orbit fashion parade 1969. Photo: Supplied.

Out of this World – Australia in the Space Age

When: Daily until 14 March 2021, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Where: National Archives of Australia, National Office, Kings Avenue, Parkes
Cost: Free, bookings essential via Eventbrite.

From the 1950s through to the 1970s, Australia was gripped with excitement as humanity made its first forays beyond Earth’s atmosphere. From cutting-edge scientific research to architecture, design, television, and more, ‘Out of this World’ explores Australia’s role in the space race.

Beyond The Farm Gate at Lanyon Homestead

When: November 19 and 26, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa Drive, Tharwa
Cost: $25 – $30, Bookings essential through Eventbrite.

Our experienced guide will lead you away from the house and gardens to places not usually seen by the public within the Lanyon Homestead precinct. Learn about the farming and irrigation of the Homestead, see the homes of workers past and enjoy a delicious damper and billy tea at ‘Bluebeard’s Cottage’ on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.

Original Article published by Sharon Kelley on The RiotACT.

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