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March 7, 2015

Frugii Dessert Laboratory is Now Open

14/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Great news for Canberra's lovers of cold treats! Fruggii's Dessert Laboratory has opened in the brand new Ori building on Lonsdale Street Braddon! Owners John and Ed have thrown all their passions into their first bricks-and-mortar cafe to bring you a range of seductive selections just in time for Summer's heat. Head on in to the cafe - located just off the street in the cool surrounds of an amazing new building - to check out the ice-creams, sorbets and gelatos that have made Fruggii so sought-after in recent years.

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Q&A with Nik Bulum - Designer and Retailer

14/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

It’s almost three years since we caught up with Nik Bulum. Imagine that! Back in those days, Braddon was relatively serene. Since then, Lonsdale Street Traders has come and gone, a slew of bars and restaurants have appeared, and the scene just keeps growing and growing… So, what does Braddon’s gourmet developer and retailer think about his favourite suburb, as well as Canberra as a whole? Urban renewal is a delicate process. What approach does your company, B&T Constructions, take to designing new social spaces?

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Taken 3 - The End of the Trilogy

13/01/2015 by Sam Tremayne

Taken 3, or Tak3n (or whatever name they’ve given it) would be more appropriate to call it The Next Liam Neeson Action Movie. Neeson only agreed to return to conclude the trilogy under the condition no one is taken in this one, so in this latest instalment the story is similar to many of the cat-and-mouse type of suspenseful action movies of the last few decades - like The Fugitive. In this iteration, Bryan Mills (Neeson) is once again on the hunt for revenge after his wife, played by Famke Janssen, is murdered (or maybe taken?) and he has been setup as the killer.

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The 'STRAYA' version of Outkast's 'Hey Ya' - Watch It Here!

13/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Just in time for Australia Day, some of our fellow Aussie's have made a cover song to Outkast's hit song 'Hey Ya'... aptly titled 'STRAYA'! The song was uploaded to Youtube by user, Coach Bombay, and features everything 'Strayan' including cricket using wheelie bins as stumps, Kylie Minogue shakin' it, backyard barbies and shots of our iconic spots. Even Johnny Howard makes an appearance. Watch it here ---------->

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Australia Day is Coming!

12/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

One of the great things about January is that, just as you’ve finally dragged yourself back to work, the Australia Day public holiday arrives like another Christmas gift. Hooray! If you’re one of those lucky enough to still be on holidays, then despite every single day being like another glorious Saturday morning, there’s plenty of reason to get out and celebrate with your country-folk.

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Gold Creek Goings-on...

12/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

There’s a hidden gem in Gold Creek waiting to be discovered. It’s a little something that you probably haven’t come across unless you’ve spent a day strolling through the area. Behind the George Harcourt Inn, those who’ve already discovered the gem whilst browsing have now become regulars. The gem we write of is Gininderra Square: a perfect little precinct which houses Staghead (a local vintage boutique), Armadillo’s Cafe, Aha Moments, Artistic Photography, Funny Bone Counselling, Times Square restaurant, photography studios and a hair dresser.

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Paper Lions - Live at Transit Bar

12/01/2015 by Jen Taylor

It’s always fun to have international acts grace Transit Bar with their presence, and we were particularly lucky to have Canadian indie pop band Paper Lions swing by on the last performance of their Australian tour. The night featured an abundance of Fender guitars, vocal reverb and a whole lot of talent.

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Food from The Fig Tree - Dining at Capital & Co

12/01/2015 by Eileen Tang

Not just a bar for Rydges Capital Hill guests, Capital & Co offers a casual meeting place for Canberra locals – perfect for Friday night drinks or a week-day after work catch up. Settle into one of the comfy couches and enjoy some drinks and bites from the Unwind Menu. Available every Monday to Friday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, the menu offers a range of drinks and snacks for only $5.00. If you’re after something more substantial than bar snacks, the new Summer Menu from the Fig Tree Restaurant offers some great dishes to share with friends.

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Transit Bar January Gig Guide

12/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Transit Bar is one of the best places for live music in Canberra. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night you are guaranteed a great local, national or international act! Friday 23 January Wretch Long weekend Friday grindcore 8pm, tickets on the door Saturday 24 January Summer Slam ’15 Birthday boys Scissor Kick Champs help you celebrate the Australian Day weekend with a whole slew of awesome - The Vee Bees, Australian Kingwood Factory, Mucho Sonar, Turbobelco, Time & Weight and Casters 6pm, tickets on the door Thursday 29 January Glass Ocean

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5 Things for the Weekend

09/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Welcome back fro 2015. Here's to another great year in Canberra. There's no such thing as a 'sleepy January' anymore. Here's the best on for this weekend. Enjoy! 1. James Turrell at National Gallery of Australia From 11.00am every day. You’ve heard this from us before, but JUST GO AND SEE IT. There’s pretty much nothing (apart from the leftovers from Jim Morrison’s pockets) that can prepare you for the sensory overload that is James Turrell’s masterful manipulation of light.

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