Weekend guide: What's on in Canberra February 9-11
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Weekend guide: What's on in Canberra February 9-11

Our pick of what to do this weekend in Canberra.

1. UNTAPPED FESTIVAL

Rai Thistlethwayte, centre, with Thirsty Merc band members Phil Stack and Matt Smith

Rai Thistlethwayte, centre, with Thirsty Merc band members Phil Stack and Matt Smith

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The George Harcourt Inn will host the first ever Untapped Festival this weekend, with a massive 87 beers on tap, food from pop-ups by Casey Jones, Arley and Jordan's Burger Shack and the George itself, and live music from Thirsty Merc, James Southwell Band, Marji Curran and other local support acts. Tickets $48 per person, for entry only, from untappedfestival.com.au.

2. LIFELINE BOOKFAIR

Lifeline's February Bookfair is on all weekend at Exhibition Park, with a huge range of pre-loved books, movies, music, games, comics, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles, maps and more for sale. Open Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Entry by gold coin donation, and all proceeds go to Lifeline. Saturday is family day, with activities for the kids. You can pay in cash, eftpos, and credit card, and parking is free.

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3. FOOD AND WINE EXPO

Taste your way through food and wine from exhibitors from around the country at Canberra's Food and Wine Expo at the Convention Centre. There will also be live cooking demonstrations. Open Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday Open 10am-5pm. Tickets $25 from foodandwineexpo.com.au. Under 14s free.

Disney's 1989 film The Little Mermaid

Disney's 1989 film The Little Mermaid

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Get your singing voice ready - Tuggeranong's Limelight Cinemas is hosting a Disney Sing Along Festival, with a different film on each Sunday at 2pm from February 11-March 11. To kick things off, this Sunday's flick is The Little Mermaid - the upcoming program includes Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Mary Poppins, and Moana. Tickets are $8 which includes free kids activities before the movie. See limelightcinemas.com.au.

5. SALAMI BOUQUET WORKSHOP

Forget flowers - make your true love a bouquet of meat for Valentine's Day. Salami, to be precise. Urban Providore in Fyshwick is holding a two-hour salami bouquet workshop on Saturday from 2pm, where you get to select salamis off the shelf, then turn them into a bouquet with ribbon and tissue paper. And because snacks are important, you also get to snack on local food and produce while you're at it. The workshop is $50 - book at urbanprovidore.com.

Jil Hogan

Jil Hogan is an food and lifestyle reporter at The Canberra Times.

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