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January 31, 2015

5 Things for the Weekend

30/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Sadly folks, we’re faced with an old-fashioned two-day weekend. Sigh. Still, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening. As always in the summer months, Canberra is killing it with plenty to see and do in the warm, warm weather. Enjoy! ___________________ 1. RAW Artists at Belconnen Arts Centre Friday from 7.30pm. If you’re new to Canberra, don’t be deceived by the wide avenues and artificial lake. You barely need to scratch the surface to discover a world of adventurous artists and amazing performers.

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From Little Things Big Things Grow

27/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

There’s a lot to love about DEEKS Café – a Canberra institution that has led the way for the last decade in providing a healthy alternative to typical café culture. While the story of Rob de Castella is well known across the community, it was a shared passion for positive eating and fitness that led to Rob pairing with clinical biologist Bill Giles to develop the Deeks brand, and with it, a range of grain-free breads, pastries and pies that give a delicious alternative to those with dietary restrictions.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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Cultivated Cool with Farmers Daughter

06/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Canberrans have grown to love Farmer’s Daughter since their first store opened in Yarralumla. Since then, the family has grown, and now, a third shop in Braddon brings a new edition to the bustling precinct. Here, there is everything you have come to love about Farmers Daughter. There are delicious pastries and macarons (yum!) and plenty of wraps and rolls to grab and take for lunch on the go.

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