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Well Canberra girls (and guys), this is it. The month where winter here really picks up, snow season begins and there’s literally nothing better than being wrapped in a blanket, with the heater on, eating a bowl of ice cream and watching netflix (are we right?).
While restrictions have eased, it’s no reason to get complacent. We can enjoy the fact that Canberra as a city is slowly reopening and finding a new sense of “normal”, but make sure you still comply with social distancing rules! Check out what’s going on both out and about and digitally in the Capital.
Move-In Car, Canberra Drive-In Cinema
Date: 1-19 July
Where: Questacon Science Garden Parking
You read that right! The classic concept of the drive-in cinema is gaining popularity again (thanks COVID!) with one landing right in the cultural heart of our city. Starting from 1 July and running through until 19 July, check out some old favourites and relatively new feature films from the socially-distanced comfort of your own car! Tune in through your car radio to hear the movie, and take advantage of the licensed bar and catering providing a range of pizza, snacks, wine, beers and soft drinks!
Handmade Winter Virtual Market
Date: Saturday 11 July
Where: Your couch!
The handmade markets are a favourite for canberrans, it’s sad to not be able to wander the multiple exhibition centres and peruse all the incredible stalls and their goods. Handmade have moved to a virtual setting, with all the regular stall holders available on their website and offering special virtual market discounts!
More info: https://handmadecanberra.com.au/
Date: Every weekend until 31 August
Where: The Truffle Farm, Mt Majura Rd
It’s truffle season! The time where all of Canberra’s favourite restaurants go crazy with new truffle inspired flavours on the menus. Head on over to Canberra’s truffle farm and go on a truffle hunt to see just how those delicious items end up on our plates – plus you get to hang out with some of the cutest puppies too!
More info: https://www.thetrufflefarm.com.au/
Canberra Theatre Centre @ Home
Date: Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s
Where: Live Streamed on the CTC Facebook from the comfort of your couch
It’s hard to imagine a Canberra Theatre where there isn’t something amazing scheduled every week. Unfortunately a number of the seasons shows are now post-poned or cancelled but that didn’t stop them! CTC have created a digital season of free, streamed performances ranging from family friendly, literary readings, comedy, drama and so much more! All featuring local Canberran artists and personalities. Mixing live performances with pre-recorded, we’re certain you’ll find something!
National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020
Date: Until 26 July
Where: National Portrait Gallery
With National attractions opening to limited visitors, we can finally check out the entries and winners of the National Photographic Portrait competition for 2020. Make sure you book a time slot to visit the gallery as you still can’t just walk on in, but alongside the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020, you can also view the Darling Portrait Prize and Shirley Purdie’s exhibition, Ngalim-Ngalimbooroo Ngagenybe (From my women), as the permanent collection still isn’t available to the public.
More info: https://www.portrait.gov.au/
Alpaca Meet and Greet
Date: Saturday 4 and 18 July (unless otherwise advised)
Where: One Tree Hill Alpacas, Murrumbateman
Okay, so this one is a little bit outside of Canberra but hear us out – you can spend your afternoon hanging out with alpacas! As if that doesn’t sound like a great idea. You can meet, cuddle and get that perfect selfie with some seriously adorable alpacas.
More info: https://blackwattlealpacas.com.au/meet-our-alpacas/