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X Ambassadors collaborate with international buskers to perform at Budweiser’s Made In America festival

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By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Friday 14 November 2014

Brooklyn-based four-piece, X Ambassadors, hit the streets and undergrounds of international cities London, Rio de Janeiro, New York and Philadelphia in search of raw talent. They were looking for a very specific talent, though, in the form of ‘buskers’. And along the way, they found several talented musicians and vocalists to join them on stage for a performance of their song, Jungle, at this year’s Budweiser MADE IN AMERICA festival. The collaboration and end result was remarkable.

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What’s great about summer in Australia? Outdoor cinemas, of course!

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By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Wednesday 12 November 2014

IMB Sunset Cinema has launched this summer with a brand new location. Western Sydney’s first outdoor cinema event has debuted at Lizard Log Amphitheatre, Western Sydney Parklands. Running from now until December 6, three nights a week, the IMB Sunset Cinema offers an entertaining mix of blockbusters and cult classics, as well as live music, […]

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Melbourne’s open air cult movie cinema (with food trucks)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 10 November 2014

With summer right around the corner, the last thing you want to be doing is watching a movie inside. The Shadow Electric takes advantage of all that glorious Melbourne weather and puts on an open-air cinema starting in late November. This outdoor cinema takes place at the Abbotsford Convent, just a jump off the train […]

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Corroboree Sydney: celebrating culture and connecting people in November

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 6 November 2014

You can learn about Australia’s history and culture through a book, or you can attend Corroboree Sydney. Now in its second year, this incredible festival takes place over 11 days in November and features leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, writers, dancers, and musicians, showcasing their creativity and sharing their stories. The festival opens […]

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Lights and Absolut vodka, of course, are the real stars of today’s music festivals

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By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Thursday 6 November 2014

‘The light is the star. If it wasn’t for the lighting effects, 180,000 people wouldn’t be turning up’. In this fascinating video, the art and lighting directors for today’s largest festivals – such as TomorrowWorld, ElectricZoo and BurningMan – come together and talk about the importance of lighting when creating an atmosphere in which to enjoy live music.

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Madrid is overrun with sheep in its annual parade through the city streets

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Believe it or not, there’s an annual sheep parade in Madrid that takes place in November. The history behind this quirky parade is quite interesting: Back in the 1200s, shepherds defended the right to use a crossing that took them from the open fields to the land where Madrid stands today.

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Headmaster’s skeleton hangs in the biology classroom where he taught for 50 years

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Remember back to your early school days for a minute. Picture that biology teacher. Now picture that biology class with that biology teacher’s skeleton hanging in the classroom. In south-eastern Romania, the skeleton of former headmaster Alexandru Grigore Popescu hangs in the school’s biology lab. And children are free to not only touch the skeleton, but to play with it.

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A new Berlin Wall will come up on November 7

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 30 October 2014

It has been almost 25 years since the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. An oppressive symbol of division, its removal in 1989 reinstated free access between East and West Germany. To commemorate this historical event, a 10-mile reinterpretation of the wall will be installed by light artist Christopher Bauder and film maker Marc Bauder on November 7.

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Check out some of the best entries at the 2014 World Moustache and Beard Championship

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Last October 25, facial hairs of different shapes and sizes competed at the 2014 Just For Men World Beard and Moustache Championship held in Portland, Oregon. About 300 contestants joined the competition, hoping to win at least one of 18 categories.

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Celebrate with 80,000 bohemians at Sydney’s Newtown Festival on November 9

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Friday 24 October 2014

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This is one Festival which showcases the best of local and national music, arts, entertainment, creative juices and finger-licking food. On Sunday November 9, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park will once again be transformed into a bohemian playground for all ages. This year marks the Newtown Festival’s 36th anniversary.

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Come second in a sumo contest, win a gigantic macaron

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 16 October 2014

At the Sumo Senshuraku tournament in Japan, coming first is an incredible feat. You win fame, you win glory. But come runner up and you’ll be gifted a giant, green macaron. No, really! This very quirky prize is part of the France-Japan Friendship Cup and is custom-made by the famous French patisserie Pierre Herme.

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Watch out: the zombie apocalypse is coming to Melbourne!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Tuesday 14 October 2014

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The zombie apocalypse is coming to Melbourne, though not the way you imagine it to be. On 25 October, Meburnians will be treated to a Tomorrowland-esque event filled with food, booze, and music – but not before they pass through a haunted house filled with flesh-hungry zombies first!

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This pop-up bar suspends you at 164 feet in the sky for a great view of Sydney, Melbourne and even Brisbane

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Monday 13 October 2014

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To position the McKenna brand as the ‘Urban Spirit,’ their good folks has launched the McKenna Air Bar at Sydney’s Cockatoo Island. All 164 feet of it as it hangs high in the sky offering an amazing 360 degree harbor views. Suspended by a crane, it offers 22 precious seats and has its own barman serving complimentary McKenna Bourbon drinks and a DJ mixing the beats.

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Soulfest: A non-stop soul, jazz and hip hop festival in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Sunday 12 October 2014

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The sweet, smooth sounds of jazz. The funk of hip hop. The soothing notes of neo-soul. You can enjoy all your favourite music in one place this October, thanks to Soulfest. Taking place in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, this anticipated festival has the biggest lineup of soul in Australia, with guests including Maxwell, D’Angelo, Common, Aloe Blacc, Mos Def, Angie Stone, and DJ Trey, all performing over two stages.

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Throw paint at someone at the Holi Festival in Melbourne

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Thursday 9 October 2014

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Every year on the day of the full moon of the Phalguna month (usually March or February), India celebrates the festival of colours, or more popularly known as the HOLI Festival. It’s an ancient Hindu religious festival that marks the victory of good over evil, the end of winter and the arrival of spring, and the equality of all Indian castes.

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