Our pick of what to do in Canberra this weekend.
Update: A number of events have been postponed or cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.
Skyfire is back for another year to light up the skies above Lake Burley Griffin. Of course, there are great vantage points all around the lake but if you head to Commonwealth Park, you'll find EATS which will be featuring bars and entertainment throughout the evening. Bring your blanket, pick out a prime viewing spot and tune in to Hit 104.7 from 8.30pm, when the 20-minute soundtrack to the fireworks begins. Saturday, 6pm-midnight. Lake Burley Griffin. Free event.
Canberra's Art, Not Apart returns for its 10th anniversary this weekend. The main event on Saturday will feature more than 200 artists presenting works including performance art, music, installations, visual art, street art, film and moving image from 1pm to 7pm. Stages, exhibitions, workshops, interventions and parties will flow throughout the New Acton precinct, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia and The Shine Dome. Other events include the Today I, Tomorrow You exhibition at Nishi Gallery and Melting Pot: Art, Not Apart jam experience at Albert Hall. The extended program goes from Friday to Sunday. For more information go to artnotapart.com.
Aussie NightMarkets takes over Thoroughbred Park this Friday and Saturday. A foodies' festival of fabulous meals and desserts, there will be something for even the fussiest eater. Options include jacket potatoes, chicken schnitzels, fried halloumi, Philly steak rolls and more. And if food stalls as far as the eye can see is not enough to get you there, there will also be retail stalls and amusement rides. Friday and Saturday, 4-10pm. Gold coin entry, kids under 15 get in free.
Described as a comic drama that pulls no punches, Family Values tells the story of Roger, a retired federal judge who is forced to face old resentments when one of his daughters brings home an asylum seeker on the run from Nauru. Politics, religion, sex - no topic is off the table in this production this is written by David Williamson and stars Andrew McFarlane as Roger. Friday, 8pm and Saturday, 2pm and 8pm. Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from $30 from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Get your fill of sport this weekend as both the Brumbies and Raiders play at home. Round one of the NRL kicks off for the Green Machine on Friday evening at 6pm when the team goes head to head with the Titans. Meanwhile on Sunday at 4.05pm the Brumbies will go head to head with the NSW Waratahs in a bid to equal their best start to a season since their last title-winning year. GIO Stadium. Raiders tickets from $35 from Ticketek. Brumbies tickets from $25 from Ticketek.
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