10 – CPW: Indestructible 2019

Capital Pro Wrestling returns to the Canberra PCYC to present: Indestructible. Watch wrestling stars compete like Adrian Axton, Addicus Slain, Benny Whiplash, Dozer, Gimpy, John Crossfire, Luna Flare, Mike Kelly, Nyx Jade, CPW Champion Rex, Rob Mezzenger, Sam Driver, Tank, Wrath, Xander Bolt and more. All ages are welcome – fun for the whole family!

Saturday August 24, doors open 6:30pm, show starts 7pm

Canberra PCYC Erindale Centre

https://www.facebook.com/events/698196683871590/?active_tab=about

Cost: Adults $10, Kids $5, under 5’s free

 

9 – Harry Potter Family Yoga

Head along to a fun and memorable yoga class for the whole family! The lighter side of yoga will be explored and participants can feel its impact on our minds and hearts with those closest to us – our family. The theme for this class is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, with the class combining traditional yoga practices with games and imaginative play.
Sunday August 25, 9am – 10am

Yogasana Fitness, Belconnen

https://www.facebook.com/events/2542471399349163/?active_tab=about

Cost: $12 (book online)

 

8 – Canberra Writers Festival

The Canberra Writers Festival program has something for everyone, with a stellar line-up of 160 local, national and international authors gathered under the festival themes of Power. Politics. Passion. Get involved in a range of events like exciting panel discussions and in-depth conversations with a great line-up of thinkers and provocateurs.

August 21 – 25

Various Canberra venues

https://www.canberrawritersfestival.com.au/

Cost: check online program for details

 

7 – Master Builders Open Day

Master Builders ACT invites you to experience the many benefits of working in the construction industry. Check out the Open Day and experience a range of activities, demonstrations, tours and presentations. Meet trainers, industry experts, local builders, apprentices and suppliers of the industry.

Saturday August 24, 10am – 3pm

Master Builders Skills Centre, Fyshwick

https://www.mba.org.au/home/

Cost: free

 

6 – Alpaca National Show

This flagship event will see the best of Australian breeding and alpaca products judged by top judges. The show is open to members of the public and all visitors are welcome. Enjoy 3 days of everything alpaca including trade stands and displays, Alpaca of the State announcement, National Fleece Show, AAA National Show, alpaca fibre and yarn craft demonstrations and information sessions, camel rides, fashion parade and much more.

August 23 – 25

Exhibition Park

https://www.alpaca.asn.au/shows-events

Cost: free

 

5 – Kambri Family Film Fest

Each weekend throughout July and August, gather family and friends and swap a day on devices for an adventure at ANU Kambri – Canberra’s newest community precinct, with everything you need for a fabulous day out. Watch recent and classic films, with ‘Sgt Stubby An American Hero’ and ‘Mamma Mia Here We Go Again’ screened this weekend.

Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25

ANU Cultural Centre

https://kambri.anu.edu.au/culture-events/kambri-family-film-fest

Cost: $11.54

 

4 – Legally Blonde

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun!

August 22 – September 7

Erindale Theatre

http://philo.org.au/tickets/legally-blonde/

Cost: Adult $55, Concession $45, Group $50, Child $25, Family $35

 

3 – Swingin Circus Cabaret

Step right up to Swingin’ Circus Cabaret, a circus variety show set to live jazz and swing music! Inspired by the 20’s, this cabaret hosts a talented cast of Canberrans performing acrobatics, unicycling, juggling and belly dancing, accompanied by Spectrum Big Band. Saturday night will be a classy affair with a Dinner and Show Package, raffle and more. Sunday afternoon is an opportunity to see the same show at a family friendly time. There will be plenty to keep the kids busy with close-up magic, stilt walking, face painting and balloon twisting!

Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25

The Abbey

https://www.facebook.com/events/518758252199584/

Cost: tickets from $30

 

2 – Festival of the Forest

Say goodbye to winter with Haig Park’s Festival of the Forest! The diverse program celebrating the transition from winter to spring includes live music and performances by local Canberra talent across 3 stages, activities, light installations, local food and drink stalls and more!

Saturday August 24, 1-7pm

Park area between Northbourne Avenue and Torrens Street

https://www.haigparkcbr.com.au/Home

Cost: free

 

1 – Raiders vs Manly

The Raiders and Manly have produced nail bitting contests in recent times with a number of those heading towards golden point. With the season reaching its climax you can expect an absolute thriller at GIO Stadium! With a big crowd expected and three matches, members and fans are encouraged to get to the ground early to avoid any queues or delays prior to kick-off.

Sunday August 25, gates open 11:30am, kick off 4:05pm

GIO Stadium

https://www.raiders.com.au/

Cost: tickets from $20