Welcome to 2024, where Feel-Good Friday is about to hit the stratosphere. Now, we may still have a hint of holiday dust and a Pavlova-powered digestive system, but that won’t stop us from rocking this weekend. Below is an epic lineup of events and activities that will kickstart your campaign in the right direction.
S’WICH is Slingin’ 500 FREE Vegan Sandwiches
Bondi’s beloved sandwich haven, S’WICH, has joined forces with Heinz to unveil a delectable, limited-time vegan creation: the ‘Heinz Vegan Sprout.’ Nestled between S’WICH’s iconic white or brown bread are succulent roasted carrots, baby cos lettuce, avocado, cucumber, green goddess sauce, alfalfa sprouts, and a sprinkling of garlic bread crumbs. Elevating the ensemble is a luscious spread of Heinz Vegan Smokey Mayo.
To usher in the new year with flair, residents of Sydney can savour sandwiches for free on January 12th, from 11 am to 9 pm (or until supplies last). The first 500 visitors are in for a tasty treat, available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you can’t make it on the 12th, don’t stress as the ‘Heinz Vegan Sprout’ will grace the shelves of S’WICH until January 18.
For additional information on Heinz Vegan Mayo, explore the Heinz website or visit your local Woolworths, Coles, or independent store.
Geedup Unveils Collection With UFC Light Heavyweight Tyson Pedro
Premium streetwear powerhouse, Geedup, has announced their Summer Del. 1/24 Proud To Be A Problem campaign featuring Australian mixed martial artist and UFC Light Heavyweight, Tyson Pedro, ahead of the new collection dropping exclusively on Friday, 19th January, 6:30pm AEDT.
A high-performing partnership that celebrates both Geedup and Pedro’s Western Sydney roots and their respective global successes today; two separate journeys about go-getters and underdogs who didn’t take no for an answer. Inspiring not only the pursuit of excellence but also the expression of individuality, the alliance sets out to beckon the next generation, extending a guiding hand to those who dare to dream.
The 19-piece collection features a range of premium tees, jerseys, shorts and technical apparel in Geedup’s signature style with prices ranging from $69.95 to $109.95. Sign up to be the first to know about the Summer Del. 1/24 drop here.
Score a Free Lift to the Australian Open with Uber One
To mark the nationwide expansion of Comfort Electric later this month, Uber has joined forces with KIA to provide thousands of free Comfort Electric rides during the Australian Open for Uber One members, commencing on Sunday, January 14th. Starting from January 29th, Comfort Electric will be accessible to all Uber account holders.
For members travelling from locations within a 5-kilometre radius of the Australian Open grounds, an opportunity awaits to enjoy a complimentary Comfort Electric ride. These rides will be conducted in Kia’s newly launched EV9 vehicles, alongside their highly acclaimed EV6 vehicles.
This launch represents another stride towards Uber’s goal of becoming a zero-emissions platform in Australia by 2040, with the aim of inspiring more Australians to opt for environmentally conscious transportation alternatives.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition is Roaring into Melbourne
The award-winning Jurassic World: The Exhibition is closing its doors in Sydney on Sunday, 18 February 2024. This will be the last opportunity to experience the family-friendly exhibit that has celebrated an incredible Sydney launch with record numbers and rave reviews. Now, it returns to Melbourne, the city that started it all.
The Melbourne waitlist is now open. Be the first to know when tickets go on sale by registering online and experience the new additions of a life-sized Ankylosaurus and the ferocious Carnotarus.
Based on one of the biggest blockbuster franchises in cinema history, guests will be able to imagine what it would have been like to roam amongst these breathtaking creatures, explore richly themed environments, meet the fan-favourite Velociraptor Blue, and the most fearsome dinosaur of all, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex.
Fans will also be able to interact with baby dinosaurs, including “Bumpy” from the popular animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous from Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation, currently streaming on Netflix.
‘Really Mental’ Podcast Elevates Mental Health Talks in Star-Studded Season 3
Since its debut in 2023, Really Mental, the groundbreaking podcast and digital series addressing mental health challenges among young adults, has emerged as a crucial platform for open discussions with Gen Z and Young Millennial influencers. With the success of Season Two, amassing over 11 million online impressions, the eagerly anticipated third season is scheduled to launch on January 15, 2024. Hosted by Harrison Kennedy and Will Hyde, Season Three aims to amplify the mental health dialogue by featuring prominent voices from social media and entertainment, such as Millennial Therapist, eaJ, Jillian Turecki, The Brain Coach, and Eileen Kelly.
Australia’s First Motion Picture for People Who are Blind or Vision Impaired
Mastercard, in collaboration with Westpac, has unveiled ‘TOUCH,’ Australia’s inaugural pictureless feature film solely relying on the power of sound. Directed by the acclaimed Tony Krawitz, the film narrates the story of Ben, a young man trapped in his father Frank’s consciousness following a failed experiment. To break free, Ben embarks on a journey through his father’s memories, unraveling facets he never knew. ‘TOUCH’ features renowned talents like sound editor Wayne Pashley and composer Jonathan Dreyfus, emphasizing a unique cinematic experience without visual cues.
The production, supported by Bus Stop Films, actively involved individuals with visual impairments in focus groups, shaping the film’s direction. Scheduled for a premiere at Westpac OpenAir on February 13, 2024, the film aligns with Mastercard and Westpac’s commitment to inclusivity, complementing their accessible card initiative for people with visual impairments.
Tickets for the premiere of ‘TOUCH’ will be available for purchase from 4PM AEDT 9 January 2024 until sold out.
Dan Hong and Remy Hii Host Modern Twist on Centuries-Old Game
Ring in the Year of The Wood Dragon in style at the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Mahjong Club, a collaboration between culinary genius Dan Hong and Crazy Rich Asians actor Remy Hii. Taking place at Sydney’s iconic Est. on Saturday, February 17, the event invites locals to celebrate Lunar New Year with a modern luxe twist on the traditional tile game. In Est.’s blue-washed space, Hong presents a menu of six bite-sized dishes, including King Crab & Scallop potsticker dumplings and a unique Chilled Truffled Noodle with Caviar.
Merivale mixologist Jonathan Liu complements the experience with three Asian-inspired cocktails. The launch coincides with the limited-edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label Lunar New Year bottle, featuring artwork by James Jean. Whether you’re a mahjong enthusiast or simply looking for a stylish way to welcome the Year of The Dragon, the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Mahjong Club offers a unique, one-day celebration for Sydneysiders.
Grill’d Serves an Ace with a Range of Limited-Edition Ash Barty Burgers
Australia’s beloved healthy burger brand, Grill’d, has teamed up with former World Number 1 and 3-time Grand Slam champion, Ash Barty, to introduce a limited-edition range of Barty Burgers, just in time for the summer tennis season. Featuring options like the Ash Says burger with RSPCA-approved chicken and the Mitey Ash with a grass-fed beef patty, these tasty creations aim to satisfy champion-sized hunger while supporting Australian youth in sports and education. Throughout January, Grill’d is donating $100k to the newly launched Ash Barty Foundation through their Local Matters program, allowing burger enthusiasts to contribute by casting their votes in the Local Matters jars nationwide.
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