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December 18, 2014

Six Day Spas to Really Pamper Yourself

18/12/2014 by Sarah Pritchard

How do you like to relax? I usually find that a big mug of tea and a good book does the trick. But sometimes, especially during one of the busiest times of year, tea doesn’t quite cut it in the quest for a bit of R&R. That’s when you know it’s time to pamper yourself, so here are six day spas you should definitely try: Canberra Day Spa Garema Place, Canberra City


Sage and Mint Bring Festive Flavours

16/12/2014 by OutInCanberra

Are you still scrambling for last-minute presents or something to do on New Year’s Eve? No matter who the foodie or gourmet is in your life, Sage Dining Room and Mint Garden Bar have got a few ideas to put under the tree this Christmas.


In the Groove at Marble & Grain

16/12/2014 by OutInCanberra

After only a couple of weeks, Marble & Grain at The Avenue Hotel in Braddon has already seen amazing success. We were wondering what it might be that is bringing the crowds to the new venue. Is it just ‘the vibe of the thing’? Well, maybe… but here are a couple of other aspects that caught our eye when dining there last week. 1. The Bar


Pharoahe Monch at Transit Bar - Win A Double Pass

15/12/2014 by OutInCanberra

Full/Frequency, in conjunction with Joint Adventure, are proud to announce the return of PHAROAHE MONCH to the Transit Bar stage on Friday December 19th. Supported by a full slate of awesome Canberra talent in D’Opus & Roshambo (back in action), Flawlezz, Jimmy Pike, Coda Conduct and Lash. With thanks to Transit Bar we have a double pass to the gig up for grabs! To enter, fill in the competition form and answer this question: 'What is Pharoahe Monch real name?'


5 Things to Do this Weekend

12/12/2014 by OutInCanberra

For a lot of people, this is the last weekend of the working year. If you're one of the lucky ones, be sure to keep yourself entertained with a stack of stuff on offer over the coming days. Enjoy! 1. James Turrell at National Gallery of Australia All weekend. It’s art, but not as you know it. While recent blockbusters at the NGA have looked to classic landscapes and South American antiquities, bringing the contemporary works of James Turrell is a wonderful curtain-call for recently-retired Director, Ron Radford.


10 things I Loved About Canberra in 2014

10/12/2014 by Sarah Pritchard

There are lots of things I like about Canberra. It’s a small city… or a big town that you can cross in under an hour. You could stop and enjoy everything that this town has to offer in every suburb, every month of the year. Here are some of my picks for 2014. The National Folk Festival is a long weekend of sharing music, food and culture. Early in the morning until late at night, campers stay out in the open autumn air at Canberra’s Exhibition Park to dance and sing along with the performers.


Exodus: Gods and Kings - Review

10/12/2014 by Sam Tremayne

Given the epic stories contained within, The Bible provides pretty good source material for Hollywood epics. Every couple of decades, as special effects and camera quality improve, a new slew of biblical films appear. Exodus is the newest offering and, for the first time since Scorsese’s story of Jesus, there’s a big name director at the helm: Ridley Scott. Known for Alien and Gladiator, Ridley Scott is famous for no-holds-barred storytelling and plots that are riddled (pun definitely intended) with big-name actors and even bigger sets.


Violent Soho - Live at ANU Bar

08/12/2014 by Jen Taylor

It’s problematic trying to label Queensland’s Violent Soho with a genre, as they sit across a combination of punk/rock/grunge/garage. Sometimes they’re a screaming band, and at other times their guitar riffs and instrument build-ups make them sound like The Pixies. Last Wednesday, they fronted up to a full capacity ANU Bar with two other very noisy and frantic bands in tow. Trophy Eyes were loud. They had lots of energy, and solid music, but the screaming was abrasive and distorted. It’s often difficult to relate to music without any tune or melody.


5 Things to do this Weekend

05/12/2014 by OutInCanberra

Summer is finally here! Hooray! As usual, there’s a stack of stuff on this weekend. We’ve got everything from lakeside boozing to big beats at ‘A-cadz’. Enjoy! 1. Scrambled for La De Da’s birthday, Belconnen Friday from 8.00pm. La De Da is the cultural hub of Belconnen, It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of Aaron Ridler’s contribution o the creative community of Canberra over the years.


2014 People's Choice Awards... The Winners!

04/12/2014 by OutInCanberra

Well, it’s finally done and dusted. The punters have spoken, and the winners of this year’s People’s Choice Awards have been announced. Last night (Wednesday) we had the great honour of taking the stage at the Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards to make the presentations.