Our pick of what to do in Canberra this weekend.
1. WINE WEEK
The Canberra District Wine Week is on now, wrapping up on Sunday and this weekend it also combines with the annual Harvest Festival. There's a whole program of wine dinners, tastings, wine matching, long lunches, cellar door events and grape stomping both in the city and around Murrumbateman, Yass, Hall, Bungendore and Gundaroo. For the full program and tickets see canberrawines.com.au/events/canberra-district-wine-week/.
2. YOU ARE HERE
Popping up in carparks, rooftops, alleyways, galleries and shopfronts, the You Are Here festival is on April 5-9, filling Civic (and a few satellite locations) with mostly-free independent experimental arts events, including some for the whole family. For the full program see youareherecanberra.com.au.
3. AUSTRALIAN RUNNING FESTIVAL
It's time to put all of that training to the test - the Australian Running Festival visits Canberra this weekend. The 5km and 10km runs are on Saturday, followed by the half marathon, marathon and ultra marathon on Sunday. Races start and finish at West Lawns, Parkes Place West. For entry details and road closures see runningfestival.com.au/.
4. RICHARD 3
The Bell Shakespeare production of Richard 3 opens this Thursday at The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre. Award-winning Kate Mulvany plays the title character who schemes and kills his way to the quest to become king. It's on until April 15. Show times and tickets at canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
5. THE FORAGE
Get your stretchy pants ready - street food event The Forage is on again on Saturday. Food from some of the region's cafes, mobile food vendors and wineries, plus there's drinks and live entertainment. 2-7pm at Little National Hotel, Barton. All ages. See theforage.com.au.
6. FASHION ALLEY
Highgate Lane in Kingston will be transformed into a catwalk on Saturday evening for CARDIF Collective's Fashion Alley. Local designers will showcase their autumn/winter collections on the runway plus there's a charity auction and art show. Funds raised go to the Lost and Found initiative created by boyandgirlco supporting survivors of domestic violence. 7-10pm. Tickets start at $35 from cardifcollective.com.au/events.html.
7. QUEER SCREEN
Queen Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival is coming to Canberra for the first time, with five films screening at the National Film and Sound Archive's Arc Cinema this weekend. Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 6pm and 8pm and Sunday at 2pm and 4pm. Tickets at queerscreen.org.au.