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January 28, 2015

Movie Review - Amercian Sniper

26/01/2015 by OutInCanberra

Clint Eastwood certainly isn’t shy of a war film. 2006’s impressive Letters from Iwo Jima and its companion piece, Flags of Our Fathers was a fascinating examination of the famous World War 2 battle as told from both sides of the conflict.

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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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5 Things to Do This Weekend

16/01/2015 by OutinCanberra

Canberra is in full swing this weekend, with a cool and comfortable couple of days making a very busy Canberra easy to enjoy. Here's our pick of the coming days. 1. Beer Tasting at The Durham Castle Arms Saturday at midday and 7.00pm. Beer lovers unite! Nail Brewery and The Durham Castle Arms link up once more for an informal four-course beer and food matching lunch and dinner. Delicious!

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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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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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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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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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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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