Our pick of what's happening in Canberra this weekend.
1. Sooshi Mango
After a completely sold-out 2019 tour, Sooshi Mango is back with a new live show, Off the Boat. Sooshi Mango is an Australian comedy troupe made up of brothers Joe and Carlo Salanitri and their friend Andrew Manfre. Their characters - most notably their ethnic mum and dad characters - have made their way from video skits in their parents' garages, to television screens across the country and stages around the globe. Friday, 7.30pm Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from $65 from canberrratheatrecentre.com.au. There are also shows on Wednesday and Thursday.
2. Circus Illusion
Who couldn't use a bit of an escape right now? Circus Illusion has you covered, bringing you into a world of sawdust and sequins combined with cutting-edge illusions. The ringmaster will take you on a journey blending world-class circus artists with spellbinding magic that will leave you mesmerised. Sunday, 2pm and 7pm. Canberra Theatre Centre. Tickets from $59 from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
3. Tastes of the Mediterranean Wine Tour
So Lake Burley Griffin isn't quite the same as the Mediterranean, but we can imagine, right? A lot of wine varieties have made their way from the Mediterranean to be produced in Australia. On this cruise, hosted by Winederlust, you will enjoy five wines made in Australia but originally from Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal. You will also enjoy an individual grazing box by Nibble and Nourish. Saturday, 2pm. Lake Burley Griffin. Tickets from $129 from Humanitix.
4. Flazéda Open Day
Belconnen's alternate performing arts hub is hosting an open day this weekend. Come and try one or more of the classes on offer. Kicking off the day is Babes and Beats with Rebelle - a babywearing, low-impact dance class for carers and their little ones. Also included in the line-up is sword dancing, fan veils and feather fan classes, a twerking lesson and Stretch and Flex with Ella Phoenix, which aims to strengthen and improve your range of movement. Sunday, 9.30am to 4pm. Flazéda. To book a class go to flazedahub.com.
5. The Princess Bride
Continuing the National Film and Sound Archive's series of interactive, out loud screenings this week is a screening of The Princess Bride. A swashbuckling comedy filled with inconceivable adventure and romance, The Princess Bride has become a cult classic for children of the 80s and 90s. This beloved tale is still very enjoyable and highly quotable. And don't worry about holding your enjoyment in - you can happily quote-a-long to your favourite parts with a room full of other super fans. Friday, 8pm. National Film and Sound Archive. Tickets are $12 from nfsa.gov.au.
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