10 – YMCA Belconnen Fete

A relaxed morning with coffee, food, market stalls and games! A great chance for current families to spend time together and new families to check out the YMCA service. The fete will feature food stalls, fresh coffee, face painting, balloon animals and much more.

May 12, 8:30am – 12pm

YMCA Belconnen Early Learning Centre, Joy Cummings Place, Belconnen


Cost: free!


9 – Flick, Bubbles and Pop!

Experience a private screening of the 2017 romantic comedy “Finding Your Feet” with all the money raised to go to Love Your Sister for cancer research. Take your partner, bestie, sister, brother, mum, dad, or whoever you fancy sharing an uplifting movie with! Tickets include popcorn, glass of bubbles and goodie bag. Special lucky door prizes and raffles too!

May 12, 4pm – 7pm

Palace Electric Cinema, Phillip Law St, Canberra


Cost: $50


8 – The Mint’s Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow

The Mint is taking the minting experience to towns and cities around Australia on its Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow! Before the team leave Canberra, they’re hosting a launch event on Saturday! It’ll feature pop-up stalls where the public can strike a special counterstamp onto a $1 uncirculated coin, swap existing coins or cash for freshly minted coins and browse a selection of commemorative coins. The tour theme ‘Rascals & Ratbags’ commemorates Australia’s convict era.

May 12, 10am – 4pm

Royal Australian Mint, Denison St, Deakin


Cost: free!


7 – Paw Patrol LIVE!

It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first! The pups will need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including some help from the newest pup Tracker!

May 12, 10:30am, 1:30pm & 4pm

AIS Arena, 26 Leverrier St, Bruce


Cost: tickets from $29.90


6 – Midnight Oil 1984

This film is an up close and personal look at the iconic rock band whose music inspired a generation of young Aussies. Midnight Oil 1984 gives you an Access All Areas pass to see the band behind the scenes. It also features the biggest hits from some of their most legendary shows. Feel the energy on stage and learn of the band members personal struggles. See it all on the big screen for the first time!

May 12 & 13 (various session times)

Dendy Canberra, Palace Electric Canberra, Limelight Cinema & Event Cinemas Manuka


Cost: check ticket prices at your preferred choice of cinema


5 – MRA ACT Blanket Run

Be part of this community event for a good cause! Bring donations of blankets, non-perishable food and cash for the Salvation Army. Everyone’s welcome! Invite friends and family to watch the host of riders depart and return to Old Parliament House.

May 12, meet from 8:30am for a 10am departure

Old Parliament House


Cost: donations encouraged


4 – Fame the Musical

Based on the beloved TV show and motion picture FAME – The Musical tells the story of the High School of Performing Arts in New York where students go to learn acting, music and dance. Featuring a mix of Canberra’s up and coming and best loved performers, with a finale that will blow your mind, FAME is a must-see musical of 2018.

May 11 – May 26

The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, Crawford St


Cost: tickets from $45


3 – Brumbies vs Rebels

The Australian Conference clash between the Brumbies and the rejuvenated Rebels could have a huge bearing on the outcome of the final Conference positions and the hosts will be keen to assert their dominance over the team from Melbourne. Last season the Brumbies secured top spot and the Australian Conference trophy. Could history repeat?

May 12, kick-off at 7:45pm

GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce


Cost: $26.55 adult general admission


2 – Raiders vs Sharks

The two sides have had a strong rivalry in recent seasons which looks set to continue this year! Cheer on the green machine to victory as they look to make it three consecutive wins! As the weather gets cooler, this Sunday afternoon game is a great opportunity to head to GIO Stadium for some great arvo footy action!

May 13, gates open at 2:55pm with the main game at 4:10pm

GIO Stadium, Battye St, Bruce


Cost: Tickets from $25 for an adult & $17.50 for a junior


1 – Mother’s Day Classic

Walk or run 5km or 10km on Mother’s Day to help raise funds for breast cancer research. There’ll be talks on the main stage, warm-up aerobics, award presentations, face painting, jumping castles, roving performers, free massages, a sausage sizzle and more! Take part or cheer on the participants!

May 13 from 7am to 12 noon

Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park


Cost: registration fees start from $25

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