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September 12 -- October 11
The Tuliptop Gardens Festival
Federal Highway, Sutton
Drive into spring at the Tuliptop Gardens Festival. This 10-acre garden of tulips, daffodils, and other
spring flowers creates a spectacular display. Hundreds of blossom trees provide a magic pathway to
the cascading waterfall and watercourse. Tulip Top Gardens is 15 minutes from Canberra on the Federal
Phone: 6230 3077 Website: tuliptopgardens.com.au Cost: Varies
The Wharf Revue
Canberra Theatre Centre
Across 15 year and 21 shows, The Wharf Revue has made a name for itself as some of Australia's
sharpest satire. This year, The Wharf Revue will be a parade of past and present indignitaries -- a who's
who of 21st century embarrassments, from politicians to celebrities -- all skewered on the stake of
seriously side-splitting satiricial silliness and musical mayhem.
Phone: 6275 2700 Website: canberratheatrecentre.com.au Cost: From $45+bf
Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds,
Murrumbateman is hosting this year's Australian Cool Climate Wine Show, so head along and find out
what makes cool climate wines so special. Sample incredible award-winning wines from the Canberra
region and across the country, or attend a masterclass tutored tasting to learn a little more.
Phone: 6227 0358 Website: accwineshow.com.au Cost: Masterclasses $35
Night at the Museum: Chance
National Museum of Australia
To take a chance is to experiment with the unknown, to face failure or wild success -- there are no
guarantees. For one night, experience the chances others have taken and take some of your own, at
Night at the Museum -- a night complete with bars, food, music and art.
Phone: 6209 5000 Website: nma.gov.au Cost: $10
Lifeline EPIC Bookfair
Exhibition Park in Canberra
Held over three huge days, with loads of fiction and non-fiction, children's books, textbooks, comics,
vinyl, CDs, DVDs and more, there's something for everyone at the Lifeline Bookfair. Saturday is Family
Day with fun activities for the kids. All proceeds go towards Lifeline Canberra's 13 11 14 Telephone Crisis
Website: act.lifeline.org.au/bookfair Cost: Gold coin donation
National Capital Tour
This event brings the best domestic road cyclists in Australia together as part of the National Road
Series, and is covered by SBS. This year it will include four stages (an individual time trial, two road
races and a criterium) plus graded races to accommodate more riders, allowing them to experience
Canberra's beautiful surrounds, tough climbs and undulating roads.
Website: nationalcapitaltour.com Cost: Free to view
Lasers Can Do Anything
The Shine Dome, Acton
This is an exciting show with fun demonstrations about the invention of the laser. Today, lasers are
everywhere: in factories and hospitals, at home, up in space and in the ground powering the internet.
Explore where they come from, how they improve our lives and what they might do for us in the future.
Presented by Patrick Helean and Professor Hans Bachor.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: science.org.au Cost: $5
September 19, 26-27 and October
Windows to the World 2015
See more than 45 of Canberra's embassies and high commissions open their doors to the public,
sharing their cultural traditions and providing a glimpse into the world of international diplomacy over four
weekends during spring
September 19 -- October 4
Canberra Botanical 2015
Nishi Gallery, NewActon
Canberra Botanical 2015 seeks to merge the disciplines of art and science, by exploring the structure of
plants and their innate beauty. Through the medium of drawing, botanical art encompasses a range of
styles, from scientific illustration to realistic painting.
Phone: 6287 6170 Website: newacton.com.au/enjoy Cost: Free
September 19 -- October 11
Breakfast with the Birds
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Breakfast with the Birds is ideal for bird lovers! Embark on an early morning tour of the Australian
National Botanic Gardens and set off on a guided bird watching expedition, finishing your morning with a
delicious hot breakfast at Floresco in the Gardens.
Phone: 6250 9548 Website: friendsanbg.org.au Cost: Members $32, General $35
Circus Oz: But Wait... There's More
Canberra Theatre Centre
Performed within a spectacular large-scale set inspired by an abandoned theatre in tatters, But Wait ...
There's More is a rollercoaster of infobesity, speed and choice mania -- a punchy, exciting and funny
vaudeville-inspired show for audiences of all ages.
Phone: 6275 2700 Website: canberratheatrecentre.com.au Cost: From $60+bf
When the sun sets on Commonwealth Park, Floriade NightFest will shine a light on Australia's biggest
celebration of spring. From live music, stand-up comedy and hip DJs to cocktails, night markets and
beautifully lit garden beds, Floriade NightFest will transform the park into an illuminated wonderland over
five magical nights.
Phone: 6205 0666 Website: floriadeaustralia.com/nightfest Cost: Varies
ASOC Spring Exhibition 2015
Albert Hall, Yarralumla
Be amazed by the quality and variety of talent Canberra's local artists display at the Artists Society of
Canberra's Spring Art Competition and Exhibition. Don't miss Family Day Sunday with hands-on art for kids.
Phone: 6282 5085 Website: asoc.net.au Cost: Free
Mt Stromlo Observatory September Public
Mt Stromlo Observatory
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society invites you to
September's public observation night. See the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon and beautiful star
clusters and nebulae. On the night, there will be talks by astronomers from Mt Stromlo Observatory and
observations on several telescopes.
Phone: 6125 6711 Website: rsaa.anu.edu.au/mount-stromlo-all-sky-camera Cost: Free
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