Our pick of what's happening in Canberra this weekend.
Sydney International Bachata Festival
It's time to get down and boogie in the capital as the Sydney International Bachata Festival goes ahead in 2021 in Canberra. The three-day event is being broadcast live online and in person, inviting all people of different skill levels to participate and learn to dance Bachata, featuring a Bachata challenge workshop, a live band and top national dance instructors. It will be running from Friday to Sunday at the City Walk in Canberra ACT. Tickets from $90 from Trybooking.
Autumn High Tea at Pialligo
As winter quickly approaches, so does Pialligo Estates final Autumn High Tea. Come along and treat yourself to a delicious High Tea this Sunday, gorging yourself on decadent cakes, mini pastries, finger sandwiches, scones (with jam and cream, you'd hope) and more, whilst sipping on an autumn cocktail or glass of wine followed by a nice tea or coffee. It will be held at the Piallago Estate Glasshouse. Cost is $66.50 per person. thepiallligoestate.com.au.
Tuscan Scene at Paint Pinot
Paint Pinot is holding an afternoon of painting and sipping wine on Lonsdale St in Braddon at 4pm. A perfect Saturday afternoon awaits, especially with the thought that within three hours (give or take), you'll get the opportunity to paint like Picasso and create a masterpiece to take home and show off to your loved ones. With no artistic skills required, and all materials supplied, simply come on down and drink some bubbles, have some snacks and channel your inner artiste - if you dare! Tickets are $60, via paintpinot.com.au.
NRL 2021 - Raiders v Storm
What better way to celebrate the weekend than going to watch the Saturday night footy? Catch the Canberra Raiders compete against the Melbourne Storm and get your serious viking clap on - it's set to be an unpredictable match, with the team's star trio - Josh Papalii, Josh Hodgson and Jack Wighton - stood down as part of the NRL's crackdown on foul play. Up against the Storm, the team will need all the good thoughts it can get this Saturday at 7:35 pm at GIO Stadium Canberra. Gates open at 5:20pm. Tickets start from $15, available at Ticketek.
Canberra Mini Golf Open and Match Play
If you're still fired up from the footy the night before, you can putter up and get ready to swing - a much more refined but just as competitive experience. The Mini Golf Federation Square collaborates with the Thornleigh Mini Golf club in hosting the Canberra Open and Canberra Match this Sunday. It consists of four rounds, taking place from 8:30 am at Gold Creek Village Canberra. Tickets are $10 each, via minigolf-fedsquare.com.au.