Our pick of what's on in Canberra this weekend.
1. The hunt is on
The Canberra Treasure Hunt is on again, giving the opportunity to explore a new part of the city. Sign up for Canberra Treasure Hunt and race to solve clues and explore three suburbs. Will you be able to complete the hunt and discover Canberra's treasures? Join the team for coffee and breakfast from 9am on Saturday before the hunt starts at 10am. Starting location to be announced closer to the date. To sign up and get your starter pack for $35 go to canberratreasurehunt.com.
2. Double feature
Head to the National Film and Sound Archive for a double feature of Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street and A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 initially received a lacklustre reception but it became a cult classic in the gay community thanks to its queer subtext. In Scream, Queen! actor Mark Patton sets the record straight about the controversial sequel to A Nightmare on Elm Street and the experience that halted his career. Confronting the cast and crew for the first time, Patton attempts to make peace and embrace his legacy as cinema's first male scream queen. Friday, 6pm and 8pm. Tickets are $12 for one film or $20 for both from nfsa.gov.au.
3. Drop the beat
Think you're too old for bingo? 88mph's Gimme A Beat! Bingo is a new version of an old favourite where the numbers are replaced by your favourite 80s songs. Resident DJ Norm will be back in the house playing musical trivia for the night. The night will be a healthy dose of musical mayhem, proving that bingo isn't just for little old ladies anymore. Happy Hour is on Friday from 4pm to 6pm before the 80s beats drop from 7pm. To book a table go to 88mph.bar.
4. Taking on a legend
Capital Punishment returns to Smith's Alternative with the theme of Myths and Legends. Think you're punny? Canberra's competitive pun slam challenges you to strut your stuff against Australia's pun champions. Register to compete, or just come to groan at the puns. Friday, 8pm. Smith's Alternative. Entry is free for contestants. Tickets are $20 for audience members. To register or buy tickets go to smithsalternative.com.
5. Pooches and prosecco
What better way to spend Sunday afternoon than a walk over to the Yarralumla lakeside with your dog? House of Bubbles is hosting Prosecco with Pooches at the new location at the entrance to Weston Park in Yarralumla. There will be plenty of options for bubbles, beers, cider or soft drink, along with snacks available. Tables, chairs and other other seating options are also available. Bring your family and friends for a lazy Sunday session. Sunday from 1pm to 6pm.