Article Archive

January 27, 2015

Lazing by the Lake

27/01/2015 by Maeve Bannister

It’s difficult to think of Canberra without also thinking of Lake Burley Griffin. Walter Burley Griffin designed the Lake to be the centrepiece of the city – and what a centrepiece it is. Driving over the bridge on a sunny day when the fountain’s on is the best. With Canberra being well into summer, there’s no better time than now to head outside and take advantage of the Lake. Here are a few ideas to get started … Mr Spokes Bike Rental


FASHFEST model casting is just around the corner. Have you got what it takes?

26/01/2015 by Carly Jade Devine

Have what it takes to strut your stuff on the runway of Canberra’s largest fashion event? FASHFEST is looking for male and female models to attend the open casting call for the annual four-day event. The casting will be held at the National Convention Centre on 1 February


Movie Review - Amercian Sniper

26/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Clint Eastwood certainly isn’t shy of a war film. 2006’s impressive Letters from Iwo Jima and its companion piece, Flags of Our Fathers was a fascinating examination of the famous World War 2 battle as told from both sides of the conflict.


Great Tips for the Barbecue!

23/01/2015 by Sarah Pritchard

Barbecuing is a typical part of the Australian summer; cooking outside in the beautiful weather with family and friends around. My own memories however, always involved a lot of grease that had to be cleaned off before anything could be done; and then guessing whether the meat was cooked enough on the inside. To save you from my pain, here are a few helpful hints to help create the perfect Aussie barbecue! 1. Be organised!


5 Things to Do This Weekend

23/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

The Australia Day weekend: does it get any better than this? It doesn’t. Save your boozing by the barbecue for Monday, there’s still two more days to get out and about across Canberra. Here are our picks. Enjoy! 1. Asian Cup at Canberra Stadium Friday from 5.30pm. Ask your parents about how much Iran and Iraq fought in the early 80s, and then grab yourself some tickets to the last match of the tournament at Canberra Stadium.


How to 'Do' Australia Day

20/01/2015 by Department of Deportment

Dear Department of Deportment, Hooray! Australia Day is this weekend. How should I prepare for my friend’s backyard party in the modern age? Thanks, Ozzie Cossie. __________________________________________ Dear Aussie Cossie, Great question! While 20 years ago it might have meant turning up in your swimmers armed with a bottle of unwooded Chardonnay and a plate of pork snags from Coles, we’ve all moved along a bit. Still, we can’t have you getting your bikini knickers in a knot, so here are our top tips for our national day.


Australia Day Style Edit - Four Essentials

20/01/2015 by Carly Jade Devine

Only a couple more days until the Australia Day Long Weekend kicks off! And we bet you have a host of events and activities planned. Whether you are going to park yourself at the beach for a day, host an old fashioned Aussie BBQ or head down to your local watering hole to celebrate with friends and family — looking great for this nation-wide celebration is essential! Here are four essentials to create the perfect Aussie Day outfit: 1. Sass & Bide - Things To Do In The South Knitted Tank


Film Review - Birdman

20/01/2015 by Sam Tremayne

‘Tis the Oscar season, and around this time of the cinema calendar, the movie-goer is treated to a different style of film. Gone are all the sequels and special effects , and in enters the more stripped-back and thought provoking stories. So while most people wait for the middle of the year blockbusters (like Avengers 2), true cinephiles who want to see what baits the Academy into a golden statue have a slew of options to see


WIN tickets to THE GAMBLER starring Mark Wahlberg

19/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Jim Bennett (Academy Award-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake.


WIN Bottle Service for You and 9 Friends at Tongue & Groove!

19/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

FR Events is hosting DJ ZANNON in another insane instalment of ILLUMINATE at Tongue and Groove on Saturday, January 31! ZANNON is a master of 'mash up', boasting both national & international bookings which has launched him into the ARIA Charts and gained him a reputation for delivering high energy sets. Special guests FRANCO, and locals ELDRED & Rawson will also be on hand to deliver the ILLUMINATE atmosphere you have grown to love.