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October 10, 2015

10 Things to do in Canberra this weekend

08/10/2015 by OutInCanberra

It’s been another short working week in Canberra, but we reckon it’s time for a break! This one may be just a regular weekend, but at OutInCanberra we have uncovered the 10 best things to do to make the most of your weekend. 1. Floriade: Last Weekend! Ends Sunday 11 October. Australia’s biggest celebration of Spring is coming to an end this weekend! Be sure not to miss out on this iconic event as it celebrates its 28th year of showcasing one million flowers at Commonwealth Park.


Canberra set to sizzle with the Latin Dance Festival

07/10/2015 by OutInCanberra

Let’s face it, there’s simply nothing like the energy and excitement of Latin dancing. Fortunately for Canberra, we’ve got our own three-day festival to showcase the varied styles and expressions, and the Canberra Latin Dance Festival just keeps growing! In 2015, the festival is to be held over the weekend of 16-18 October at the ANU Sport and Recreation Building. With this central location and a host of international stars, this year’s programme looks bigger and better than ever!


HAMLET at the Canberra Theatre Centre

06/10/2015 by OutInCanberra

Direct from a sell-out season in Melbourne, Bell Shakespeare’s critically acclaimed new production of Hamlet open its doors Tuesday 13 October at the Canberra Theatre. Welcome to Elsinore, a place threatened by secret tyranny where no one is safe from prying eyes and eavesdropping. All are under constant surveillance. Hamlet is a detailed family portrait in the political landscape of a “rotten” Denmark, a country furiously preparing for war, not realising that the enemy lies within.


Handcrafted tableware—true treasure

06/10/2015 by Wendy Johnson

She’s a shooting star. A gold and silversmith who designs well beyond her years. An artist who makes Canberra proud. We’re talking about Alison Jackson and her first solo exhibition on now at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre. ‘Table Tools’ is a new collection of individually handcrafted tableware, serving ware, vessels and kitchen utensils. It’s all lovingly made and in line with Alison’s desire to create pieces that are simple, refined and pared back, yet still beautiful and functional.


Movie Review - The Martian

06/10/2015 by Sam Tremayne

There are two things in life that are inevitable. The first: Ridley Scott will make another good movie… eventually. The second: someone will make a film about Mars and it will be the yardstick for space movies until we get there for real. Good news! The Martian achieves both these feats, and it’s marvellous must-see cinema.


The Sunset Cinema is back for Summer!

02/10/2015 by OutInCanberra

Sunset Cinema is back for the summer! 2015 marks the 4th season of the outdoor cinema event at Australian National Botanic Gardens, with a special $12 Early Bird tickets offer currently on sale now for the long weekend. (offer ends Monday 5th October) This season's program consists of a mix of critically acclaimed dramas, comedies, action and thrillers. Check out the program and get your tickets here.


10 Things for the Weekend

02/10/2015 by OutInCanberra

Although it’s been a short working week, we are definitely looking forward to another long weekend! This one is shaping up to be lots of fun with a number of gigs and events on offer. OutInCanberra have found the 10 best things for you to do this long weekend in our nations capital! Reminder: Daylight Savings starts Sunday! 1. CivictoSurf Friday 2- Saturday 3 Oct


Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension - Win Movie Tickets

01/10/2015 by OutInCanberra

For the first time, see the unseen in Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension – the horrifying conclusion to the Paranormal Activity films. To celebrate the release of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension we are giving you the chance to WIN a double pass. To enter, fill in the competition form and tell us the names of the two main characters in the first Paranormal Activity movie. Facebook: Website: Twitter: @ParamountAU #ParanormalActivity Only at the movies OCTOBER 22, 2015.


Bodywork: Australian Jewellery 1970–2012 Exhibition

01/10/2015 by Wendy Johnson

If you’re a lover of beautifully designed and made jewellery, then there’s an exhibition on in the capital you won’t want to miss. Bodywork: Australian Jewellery 1970–2012 is an eye-catching collection of the work of some of Australia’s most important contemporary jewellers, including four who call Canberra home. On now at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Bodywork inspires, intrigues and informs. This travelling exhibition attracted thousands of people in five states before coming home for its final showing.


The Greek Film Festival - Coming Soon

30/09/2015 by OutInCanberra

Get ready for a weekend filled with Greek food and wine, live music and compelling cinema as the 22nd Greek Film Festival comes to Canberra. Presented by Molonglo Group, Hotel Hotel and Hellenic Club of Canberra, the festival will be held at Palace Electric in the NewActon precinct. The Canberra leg of the film festival will feature a curated list of five screenings as well as accompanying events. Screenings will also be preceded by complimentary Greek mezé and wine at the Palace Electric Prosecco Bar.