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August 28, 2016

10 things to do this weekend

26/08/2016 by OutInCanberra

Spring is just under a week away… but hey we’ve decided to celebrate early. With festivals, gigs and sunshine all on the bill, make sure you check out our top 10 events for your weekend in Canberra. __________________________________________ 1. Strings Attached: Presented by Australian Dance Party and Canberra Symphony Orchestra at Nishi Playhouse 8:00pm Friday 26 & Saturday 27 August

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A field day for wine lovers

24/08/2016 by OutInCanberra

Tastes of Two Regions is on this Sunday 28 August from 10am to 4pm, at Pialligo Estate. The event is a collaboration between King Valley and Rutherglen wine regions – two distinct destinations nestled side-by-side in Victoria’s High Country, just a four-hour drive from Canberra.

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Canberra Writers Festival comes to town

24/08/2016 by OutInCanberra

Local, national and international writers and literary enthusiasts will all come together in the nation’s capital to take part in the inaugural Canberra Writers Festival from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August. The driving themes of the festival are Power, Passion and Politics. These will be reflected over the three days, offering Canberrans the opportunity to engage in and attend a number of activities, workshops, panel sessions and keynote addresses, as well as literary lunches and dinners across a number of local venues.

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Best fried chicken in town

24/08/2016 by words and photography: Ashley St George

To some, fried chicken has a food group all of its own. To others it may only enter their lives sporadically… but a good one always hits the spot. Regardless of where you stand on the fried chicken appreciation spectrum, it’s useful to know where to find them. As a surprisingly versatile dish, these five Canberra venues are our go-tos if you’re in need of this crunchy, flavoursome, succulent, soul-satisfying fodder. __________________________________________ ONA On the Lawns Featured in image

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Urban oasis

24/08/2016 by Josephine Huynh

Canberra’s newest suburbs are full of modern houses and high-rise apartments, with courtyards completely made of cold, lifeless concrete. Perhaps, if lucky, some have a sprinkle of sand or a square metre or so of artificial grass. But with the growth of urban development is the demand of luscious green spaces, backyards and gardens – you know the ones we all grew up loving that whisk us back to our childhoods.

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Get dad what he really wants at Canberra Outlet Centre

24/08/2016 by Alex Dickens

Whether your dad is a sports fanatic, a tech-nerd or even a bit of a foodie, we’re sure that he deserves something extra special this Father’s Day, Sunday 4 September. If you’re not sure where to go or what to buy for him on his special day, we’ve enlisted the help of the Canberra Outlet Centre to give us the low-down on the best buys and where to get them this Father’s Day. For the sporty dad… Every cool dad needs a pair of Converse

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Muesli bars, snack bars, nut bars, sports bars…

22/08/2016 by Lisa Donaldson APD

The aisle in the supermarket that houses ‘snack’ bars is a bit of a minefield. Many bars have ridiculous claims and marketing gimmicks to appeal to specific target markets, but the thing that worries me is the amount of refined sugar and/or unrecognisable ingredients some contain. So, I decided to create a muesli bar made entirely from whole foods, that are also high in protein and healthy fats to keep you fuller for longer. Take a look! Lisa’s whole food muesli bar What you need: 1 1/2 cups of oats 1/2 cup dates 1 cup prunes 3tbs sunflower seeds

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Movie review: Sausage Party

22/08/2016 by Sam Tremayne

Trust a movie about sentient grocery store food to be the surprise hit of the season, with Seth Rogen making the first ever ‘adult’ animated movie, with all the bells and whistles of a great Pixar film, but infused with a whole lot of swearing, drugs, sex and food abuse. The concept is ludacris; laughable (you’d hope), with a story about a sausage called Frank who wants to discover the truth about what happens once he and his other comestible pals are bought and taken home.

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Win a double pass to Blood Father

22/08/2016 by OutInCanberra

Mel Gibson returns to the big screen with shades of Sicario and Payback in this edge-of-your-seat action thriller. Scripted by Straight Outta Compton’s Andrea Berloff and The Town’s Peter Craig (based on his novel), Blood Father is brought to the screen by the team behind The Prophet and Rust & Bone and helmed by the César-winning French director behind the acclaimed Mesrine films.

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10 things to do this weekend

18/08/2016 by OutInCanberra

The sun is shining and the beats are banging – it must be the weekend! With plenty of gigs, markets and performances there is something for everyone this weekend in Canberra. Check out our top 10 picks to add to list of things to do! __________________________________________ 1. Ghost Stories at Canberra Theatre Centre All weekend

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