Five things to do in Canberra this weekend, December 7-9
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Five things to do in Canberra this weekend, December 7-9

ROOFTOP SESSIONS

Every Saturday and Sunday this summer there will be early afternoon happy hours, live music, and snacks and drinks at the capital's first rooftop bar. The Howling Moon will also have cocktail pitchers, including watermelon sangria and moscow mule punch. The bar is fully enclosed, so your flesh wont singe in the sun and your hair wont resemble the kraken after some rain. Howling Moon, Braddon. Saturday and Sunday, happy hour 12pm-2pm, live music 1pm-4pm. Bookings via howl@thehowlingmoon.com.au.

The Howling Moon's new summer oasis event.

The Howling Moon's new summer oasis event.Credit:The Howling Moon

LGBTQIA+ DATING WITH DOGS

Quit swiping and get patting. For those who believe there is no better wingwoman or wingman than a dog, the Old Canberra Inn is the place to be this Sunday. Do the single mingle at Dating With Dogs, and bring along your canine compatriot for an afternoon of meeting cool strangers. A portion of funds from ticket sales will go to local small dog-rescue organisations. The Old Canberra Inn, Lyneham. Sunday 2-4pm. Tickets via Eventbrite.

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POLISH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

The bazaar is returning with more Polish goods, plus an appearance from Daddy Claus himself. You've got your Polish food, your cakes, your arts and your crafts. A beer hamper raffle is also good to go. Polish White Eagle Club, Turner. Saturday 10am-3pm. Free entry.

GERMAN MARKETS

And if you haven't had your fill, there's Sunday. The German Markets will have German bread, cake, beer, wine, schnapps, a deli, plus handmade crafts and specialty stores. Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah. Sunday 9am-1pm. Free entry.

IMPROV FEST

If you like people thinking on their feet, or revel in the slight discomfort of performances without a plan, the Canberra International Improv Festival is here. The Street Theatre will have performers from Australia, New Zealand, Poland, the US, Taiwan and the Netherlands taking to the stage in theatre challenges and their answer to Eurovision - the Improvision Song Contest. The Street Theatre, City West. From Tuesday to Sunday. Tickets via www.thestreet.org.au. $15-28.

Serena Coady is a lifestyle reporter at The Canberra Times

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