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The best of Latin American cinema returns to Canberra

18/02/2010 by OutInCanberra

From March 1 – 5, 2010, Canberra's Latin American Embassies, in collaboration with the National Museum of Australia will present the ‘6th Latin American Film Festival in Australia’ (LAFF). Entry to all LAFF films will be free of charge and there will be 2 films per day, at 6pm and 8pm. LAFF will present a selection of the best films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cube, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The chosen films include international award winning pieces from recent releases in Latin American cinema.

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Aussie influenced Parisian design

15/02/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Virginie Castaway is a French label known for it's refined and often un-buttoned fashion forward elagance. But who is Virgine Castaway and how did Australia influence this chic Parisian's style aesthetic? Virginie grew up in an artist’s family in the North of France. “My parents have always taught me to open my eyes and they gave me the chance to express myself through a lot of things like drawing, music and by taking dancing classes," Virginie said.

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Starry Nights at National Gallery of Australia

09/02/2010 by OutInCanberra FreeStuff

WIN TICKETS Enjoy a unique experience of this extraordinary exhibition with late night viewings of Masterpieces from Paris, introductory art talks each half hour, music and shopping in the gallery, and a live concert followed by DJ in the picturesque Sculpture Garden. This weekend's Starry Nights feature headlining acts are Clare Bowditch Trio on Friday 12 March and Tim Rogers Band on Saturday 13 March. We've got 5 double passes to giveaway for both Starry Nights. To WIN a double pass, simply answer the following question:

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Shakespeare in the Vines @ Mount Majura

09/02/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

On an uncomfortably hot Sunday, it was with relief that the afternoon saw the clouds descend on the sky and a soft breeze pick up in the air. The weather man changed his tune, and it was just in time, because at 3pm hundreds of sun hat wearing punters filled Mount Majura Vineyard for their open-air cinema annual event ‘Shakespeare in the Vines.' There was a laid back vibe at the vineyard, as punters arranged themselves on picnic rugs, lounged on outdoor furniture and sipped chilled local wine. High spirited chatter hung in the cool afternoon air.

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Where to dine this Valentine's Day

08/02/2010 by OutInCanberra FreeStuff

Book your V-Day rendezvous at one of Canberra's best restaurants through OutInCanberra and you could WIN a case of Mount Majura wines and a beautiful bouquet of roses from Lil' Blossom hand delivered to your sweetheart! This Valentine’s Day impress the one you love, the one you aspire to love, or just entertain your friends in celebration of singleton. For the partnered, thoughtfulness is not just an option on V-Day- it's compulsory, and there is nothing as impressive as a dreamy dinner for 2 at one of Canberra’s finest.

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Pastries, brioche & cake now at Ostani

08/02/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Ostani @ Hotel Realm isn't just the hottest spot for after work drinks and dinner, it's also a relaxing location to kick back and indulge with coffee and cake, 7 days a week. The team now offer fresh pastries, decadent petite cakes and brioche, along with gourmet sandwiches and smooth, rich coffees. Relax inside in the contemporary dining space or outside on the sunny terrace.

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Vampire Weekend, Silverchair, Tegan & Sara + more in Canberra!

04/02/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Big time regional music festival Groovin' the Moo is coming to Canberra this May! With a line-up bigger than Avatar, 'nash cap' folk will have the treat of boogying down to Silverchair, Empire of the Sun, Vampire Weekend, Grinspoon, Tegan and Sara and more. The travelling music event is like no other in Australia, with the GTM team setting up their shows in regional cities. Ok, Canberra may not be so 'regional' but if it means we get to host Groovin' the Moo in Canberra - they can call us whatever they like.

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New Hackett cafe brings shops to life

03/02/2010 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Hackett Shops has been a ghost town for years, with IGA the sole source of traffic for this inner north local shopping centre. The suburb's prime location means it's always had the potential to be a bustling local shopping area, with Watson Shops, Ainslie and Dickson all showing suburban success. Thankfully Wilbur's Cafe has swept in, launching their Cafe/Bar out the back of shops. Situated against an urban graffiti art wall, Wilbur's has that cosy and unique feel we love about suburban cafes.

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Lupe Fiasco live (USA)

02/02/2010 by OutInCanberra

Win tickets! Get ready Canberra - Lupe Fiasco is set to take his live show to stages across Australia with dates scheduled in February 2010 in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and a very special show in Canberra! Lupe exploded onto the hip-hop scene in 2004 with a verse on Kanye West’s ‘Touch The Sky’. Since then he’s gone from strength to strength, with the release of not one, but two Grammy nominated albums - 2006’s Food & Liquor and last year’s LP The Cool.

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Do you have what it takes?

01/02/2010 by OutInCanberra

Move over America's Next Top Model, the search for the next Myer Face of Canberra Racing has begun! With style, finesse and sophistication, the Myer Face of Canberra Racing is much more than a 'model,' she's the package. The winning face will go onto represent Thoroughbred Park at VIP events, in the local fashion scene and on Canberra Racing advertising material, posters, brochures, and websites. She will also be required to make appearances at various cocktail parties and functions hosted by Thoroughbred Park.

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