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March 5, 2015

Checking out Westside

04/03/2015 by OutInCanberra

After tempting Canberrans for over six months as we all drove along Commonwealth Avenue, Westside, the pop-up entertainment precinct built from shipping containers, will be open to the public from Friday afternoon. On Tuesday, Stomping Ground Collective, who have been responsible for pulling Westside together over the last year or so, gave us a sneak preview of what can be expected from this repurposing of the long-neglected futsal field.

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Vote Now - OutInCanberra's Favourite Face of Racing

03/03/2015 by OutInCanberra

Yay! It’s that time of year again. Get busy and get voting in the 2015 OutInCanberra Favourite Face competition to decide who should be out-and-about with us for the rest of 2015! All they had to do was answer the following question: “Why should you be the Westfield Face of Canberra Racing for 2015?” Simple enough, really, but we were excited to see the broad range of style and personalities that represent all aspects of our city.

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The Royal Shakepeare Company presents, Love's Labour's Lost - Win Tickets

02/03/2015 by OutInCanberra

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s highly anticipated Love’s Labour’s Lost, is directed by long–time RSC collaborator, Christopher Luscombe and has earned rave reviews in the UK. Excitingly it's set to broadcast at Canberra's Palace Electric direct from Stratford-upon-Avon from Saturday 7 March.

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Jupiter Ascending - Movie Review

02/03/2015 by Sam Tremayne

This movie should be called ‘Stupider Ascending’. Seriously. It’s a film so fantastical and cluttered with nonsense that even as a reviewer whose job it is to watch movies, I could hardly follow what was going on. With a running time of over two hours you’d be led to believe that’s more than enough time to setup a universe, its characters, its complication and, ultimately, its resolution. You’d think.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service - Movie Review

25/02/2015 by Sam Tremayne

James Bond has a great history in the ‘spy movie’ genre - a series with 23 films to its name must be doing something right! The only other franchise that comes close is the US offering in Mission Impossible. Every now and then another comes along that piques interest in the masses; The Bourne Series for example, and, to a different extent, Austin Powers. The great news is that Kingsman: The Secret Service is ticking enough boxes that this could be the start of a fresh spy series unlike any of the others.

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Off and Racing with the 2015 Black Opal Stakes

24/02/2015 by OutInCanberra

Autumn racing in the Capital is all about the 43rd running of the Seppelt Black Opal Stakes at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday 8 March 2015 and excitement is in the air. And now that the Black Opal has been upgraded to a Group 3, you can be guaranteed of an amazing day at the track with everything you’d expect and more! For the racing enthusiasts Thoroughbred Park’s eight-race program is certainly the focus. This year’s programme includes: -$275,000 Seppelt Black Opal Stakes, -$200,000 tab.com.au Canberra Cup, -$120,000 Mercedes-Benz (Canberra) National Sprint, and

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CBR Fit - The Countdown is On!

24/02/2015 by OutInCanberra

There’s less than two weeks until Canberra’s exciting new social fitness movement kicks off. With CBR Fit, not only do you get access to the city’s best trainers - you become part of a greater collective of excited participants who are there to motivate and support each other over the course of three months. This is what makes CBR Fit amazing and why it is so much more than just attending a gym…. You’ll be part of a new fitness community!

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10 Amazing Instagrammers

23/02/2015 by Eliza Ackland

Some people take this Instagram thing pretty seriously. Really, really seriously. Gone are the days where people only post photos of their morning latte art, ‘grammers’ are using this app to showcase some serious photographic talent. So if your Instagram feed is full of cats, selfies and what your friends are having for lunch then perhaps it’s time to explore some new accounts! Here’s our list of Instagram accounts that will keep your feed beautiful, inspiring, and filled with colour and edge.

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The Secrets of Enlighten Festival

23/02/2015 by Sarah Pritchard

Canberra will be at its brightest this autumn. Enlighten Festival has been growing every year, lighting up some of our most iconic buildings with fantastical projections and creative installations, but that’s not all. This year, for 10 days, the Capital will also be host to music, food and exciting events.

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Sit Back and Unwind at Capitol & Co

23/02/2015 by Eileen Tang

Not just a bar for Rydges Capital Hill guests, Capitol & 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 Summer Menu from the Fig Tree Restaurant offers some great dishes to share with friends.

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