10) NatureArt Lab
Canberra’s botanic art studio, NatureArt Lab, is offering short courses and workshops for the budding or experienced artist! Students can learn to use watercolour, coloured pencils, ink, pen and more while immersing themselves in science and nature studies. This Sunday, Canberrans can look at nature and find their inspiration in a natural world journaling workshop. Students will learn to observe nature in a new light and use a variety of drawing skills to create their own art journal. There’ll also be other courses in February and March.
Sunday February 2, 10am – 12:30pm
Australian National Botanic Gardens
9) Subsdance Open Day
It’s time to try something new! Check out FREE half hour taster classes of all the styles available on the Term 1 timetable! Sign up on the day to get 15% off your term 1 term fees! Styles include Afro Fusion, Brazilian Samba, Brazilian Funk, Caburlesque, After Dark, Reggaeton, Dancehall, Sass, Boogie Babies, Zumba and Stretch and Conditioning. No need to sign up – just show up on the day!
Saturday February 1, 9am – 4pm
Subsdance Dance Studio, Kingston
8) Tennis Canberra Open Day and Bushfire Fundraiser
Canberrans of all ages are invited to this great event to raise much needed funds for WIRES (Wildlife Rescue) and the NSW RFS. There’ll be free junior and adult skills sessions, open court social adult sessions and more!
Saturday February 1, 9am – 12pm
Old Parliament House Tennis Club
Cost: check website for details
7) Bushfire Relief Benefit Concert
The Concert is a fundraising event with all proceeds going to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal, to raise money for Australians affected by the devastating bushfires. The show will feature performances from dance studios across Canberra, as well as musical performances from local musicians.
Saturday February 1, 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Adult $25, Concession $20
6) 4WD Spectacular
With over 170 exhibitors, check out the latest 4WD vehicles, off road caravans and camper trailers, fully equipped touring and off road vehicles, 4WD accessories and ACT & Regional 4WD Club displays. There’ll also be camping, cooking and equipment demonstrations, visitors can ride on the exciting test track, as well as kids activities and a huge range of camping gear!
Saturday February 1, 8:30am – 5pm and Sunday February 2, 8:30am – 4pm
Cost: Adult $15, Concession $10, Children under 16 free
5) By the Water Concert with Dami Im
Experience Eurovision royalty with an unmissable performance by X Factor winner, Dami Im! Chill out to the relaxed country strains of ARIA chart-topper, Caitlyn Shadbolt, as the sun sets over the city. When the stars come out, be swept away as Dami Im brings her unique contemporary style to the stage. There’ll also be local food vans and a cash bar. A great way to spend a summer night in the capital!
Saturday February 1, 6pm – 9pm
National Museum of Australia
Cost: $100 VIP meet and greet, Adult $55, Concession $45, Museum Friends $40, Family $130, Child under 16 $20, RFS members free
4) Bungendore Country Music Muster
This all Australian Country Music Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary with a fantastic weekend of country music. Among the performers – Pete Denahy and the Travelling Country Band performing Slim Dusty songs, Roo Arcus, Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters, Owen Blundell, Red Poole and Terry Gordon, Keith Jamieson with Alisha Smith and Caitlyn Jamieson, Ernie Constance, Di Lindsay and Peter Simpson, Brian Letton, Laura Downing, Graham Rodger and Anita Ree, Justin Standley, Col Hardy and Greg Bain. There’ll also be the SignFlair Busking Competition with $1000 in prize money up for grabs.
Saturday February 1 and Sunday February 2
3) Open Air Cinema
Make a night of it under the stars at American Express Openair Cinemas! Head along to Patrick White Lawns for an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen. Showing this weekend is Frozen II and Jojo Rabbit.
January 11 – February 25
Patrick White Lawns
Cost: General Admission $20, Concession $17, Prime Video Lounge $42, Group Pass $70
2) UC Capitals vs Adelaide Lightning
Join the reigning WNBL champions, the UC Capitals, for the final round of the regular season as they take on the Adelaide Lightning. Adelaide’s just below the Caps on the ladder, so it’s expected to be a competitive match. Let’s pack out the NCCC and show the Caps that Canberra pride as they fight to defend their title.
Saturday February 1, doors open 4pm, main game 5pm
Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre
Cost: tickets from $10
1) Women’s T20
Enjoy a big weekend of cricket at Manuka Oval in the Women’s T20, with the Australian squad going in as the favourites! The Aussie take on England on Saturday then India on Sunday. Saturday is Indigenous Reconciliation Day, with the teams and crowd to take part in a small ceremony to recognise and celebrate the original owners of the land.
Saturday February 1 and Sunday February 2, gates open 1pm, play starts 2pm
Cost: Adult $15, Concession $10, Junior under 15 free