So the awkward period between Christmas and New Years when you’re stuck in limbo is over and 2020 is officially here! As always, it’s starting out with another big year in the Capital. Check out some of the highlights that January has to offer.
American Express Openair Cinema
Date: 8 Jan – 16 Feb
Long days, warmer weather and an outdoor cinema – what else could you want? The American Express Openair Cinema returns to the Patrick White Lawns this January. Perfect for a date night, girls night out or just something fun to do, the openair cinema is a must-do this summer. With a fabulous movie line-up and stacks of snacks and drinks you’ll be nothing but entertained.
Located: Patrick White Lawns, Patrick White Lawns, Parkes Pl West
More info: http://openaircinemas.com.au/canberra/home
Paint & Pinot
Date: All Jan
Grab your squad, pick up a paintbrush and enjoy a glass of wine while creating a masterpiece in a laid back studio – no experience necessary! Just be open-minded and enjoy the atmosphere, who knows you might surprise yourself. There’s a variety of activities to choose from in January so check it out and reserve your spot.
Location: Studio 1, 27 Lonsdale St Braddon
More info: https://www.paintpinot.com.au/studio1
Australia Day in the Capital
Date: 26 Jan
Grab your squad and head off to Regatta Point to celebrate this Australia Day with music, food and fireworks. Kicking off at 5pm, celebrations will be going all night until the firework display from the lake and Commonwealth Avenue Bridge at 9pm.
Location: Regatta Point
More info: http://www.events.act.gov.au/australia-day
Speed Dating & Singles Party – Ages 20-33
Date: 30 Jan
Alright, this one is for all you single ladies! Hit up Kokomo’s for a speed dating and single’s party. Meet some people, find your potential new bae and enjoy some delicious food and cocktails while you’re at it.
Location: Kokomo’s, 1 Genge St Canberra City
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/speed-dating-singles-party-ages-20-33-canberra-tickets-85050986791
The Empire Strips Back
Date: 31 Jan
An absolute must see for any Star Wars fan, The Empire Strips Back has become one of the biggest burlesque events in the world. Returning home to Australia for its national annual tour before going back overseas, be prepared for some seriously sexy stormtroopers, be seduced by Bobba Fett, find the droids you’re looking for and so much more!
Location: Canberra Theatre Centre
More info: https://canberratheatrecentre.com.au/show/the-empire-strips-back
Ladies Wine & Design
Date: 31 Jan
The Canberra chapter of Ladies Wine & Design bring you their first event for 2020 – Burgers & Business Cards. Bring your business cards, get a burger and a brew and network with other women and designers in Canberra. Share your goals and ideas and meet new people! Places are limited so make sure you RSVP.
Location: Capital Brewing Co. 1 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ladies-wine-design-burgers-business-cards-tickets-73377029671