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In a Word: Secrets

by obalint


Canberra has secrets. I’d tell you what they are…but then I’d have to kill you. And I really don’t want to do that. Killing people is uncool. And it’s a hassle. Then you have to get The Wolf involved, and you don’t want to have to do that unless it’s absolutely necessary. Samuel L and Mr Travolta know all about that little dill-infused pickle.

Okay. You twisted my yellow-bellied, weak-willed arm. Come hither and I’ll tell you a few, and I won’t even kill you. Bonus!

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Farewell Foreshore… for sure?

by The Editor


Over the last couple of weeks, word was circulating that perhaps we’d seen the last of Foreshore. Surely Canberra’s favourite festival had a secure future thanks to a dedicated crowd that had repaid the dedication shown by the event’s organisers? Yesterday, perhaps the first nail in the coffin was delivered.

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The Weekend Cometh: 5-7 April 2013

by The Editor


Here we go, beautiful readers. It’s time to launch ourselves headlong into the last two evenings of daylight savings. Before you know it we’ll be reaching into the back of the cupboard for gloves, scarves and hats. It’s time though for one last hurrah: let’s see what’s on offer around the Nation’s capital.

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NoLights NoLycra – The Xmas Finale

by The Editor

no-lights-no-lycra-logoWe’re big fans of NoLights NoLycra. For the uninitiated, the idea is to don one’s daggiest and baggiest (or whatever is comfortable), enter a darkened room and dance with all the freedom that anonymity brings.

Much like screaming your lungs out in a karaoke booth provides a certain form of catharsis, this is a form of release where egos are left at the door and a smile is put on your face.

After a successful launch of NLNL in 2012, the gang are sending off the year with a bang and hoping for one last hurrah before a well earned break. Tonight (Tuesday 18 December) sees the final soiree add a festive twist.  It appears the team is taking its band of merrymakers al fresco.

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The Thursday Tipple – Lerida Estate

by C.A. Bonham

Hello there, 2009 Merlot-Cabernet-Franc! Nice to see you! Although we’ve never met, your siblings Shiraz and Pinot Noir are more than familiar. In fact, they cast such a spell we’ve been dying to see what you were all about.

And yet you remain elusive – despite our trip to the Lerida vineyard and the cellar door. Your people there are fantastic. Great views too, lovely spot…

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Miss Kitka’s Burlesque School

by The Editor

We’ve been fans of Miss Kitka for a long time, especially the annual Burlesque Bazaar and Kitten of the Year competition.

Now, rather than being a passive observers of various shows and competitions, an opportunity has opened for all those intrigued by the idea of burlesque to step out of their comfort zones, have a bit of fun and give their self confidence a boost.

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The Weekend: National Multicultural Festival

by The Editor

The temporary stalls have been under construction for a number of weeks now.  Come Friday night City Walk, Garema Place and the Theatre forecourt will be jam-packed with revellers making the absolute most of a warm summer’s night, singing, dancing, food and drinks and all that we’ve come to love of the National Multicultural Festival.

It really is one of the most fun weekends of the year.

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