This Week in the City

This week it’s the Melbourne cup and Canberra is celebrating in style.

Get the drinks flowing and the lunch specials rolling. If you’re in the city today, visit the many bars or pubs for cheap drinks and meal specials all day.

There’s plenty on that you won’t want to miss and of course, don’t forget to place your bet!

Emirates British Film Festival: 6th November – 23rd November

To recover from a busy start to the week with the Melbourne Cup, why not head over to Palace Electric Cinema, New Acton and sit back and recuperate at the movies. The Emirates British Film Festival 2014 is showcasing the best modern British Cinema for the next few weeks with 15 new films and a specially curated program featuring 6 classic British Films in the ‘Six From The 60s’ retrospective.

Salsa: 6th November

Kick off your work boots and put on your dancing shoes. This Thursday night its Salsa night at Uni Pub.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of your dancing experience. 7:30pm-8:00pm- Salsa Intro for Complete Beginners. 8:00pm-11:30pm- Salsa Dancing. No bookings necessary, no partner or experience needed, just give it a go and have some fun. The 3.5hrs of non-stop music for your dancing pleasure is made up of a 70% salsa and 30% Latin variety.

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee: 8th November

One of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows this Saturday night at 7.30pm. Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry. This live performance takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing journey through life. This remarkable night will most definitely leave you with the most wholesome feeling of happiness.

Tickets from Canberra Ticketing.

18th Canberra International Film Festival: Until 9th November

Hungry for more films? This week is the last week of the 18th Canberra International Film Festival. With 64 films and 120 screenings this is your last chance to take in more of the world’s best films and documentaries at Dendy Canberra. Not only does it feature 21 Australian Premieres and 20 documentaries, but this is your final opportunity to be a part of the post-screening panel discussions with local experts and filmmakers.