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Jordan Gogos and Glenfiddich Debut Immersive Art & Whisky Bar for Melbourne Art Fair

Feel-Good Friday: 23 February 2024 – Art, Whisky and Little Bit Frisky

You know the drill, it’s Feel-Good Friday, so we’re serving up another delicious offering of the hottest events going down Down Under. While we don’t mind a good bit of R&R, life’s too short to spend your weekends on the couch. So, without further ado, check out the lineup below and choose your adventure.

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Jordan Gogos and Glenfiddich Debut Immersive Art & Whisky Bar for Melbourne Art Fair
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Jordan Gogos and Glenfiddich Debut Immersive Art & Whisky Bar for Melbourne Art Fair

In Partnership With Glenfiddich

Glenfiddich, renowned as the world’s most-awarded single malt Scotch whisky, is joining forces with artist Jordan Gogos for the 2024 Melbourne Art Fair. Together, they’re crafting a captivating pop-up bar adorned with an immersive art installation, brimming with vibrant textile art and sculptural furniture. And Caretaker’s Cottage, one of Melbourne’s premier bars, will be on hand to craft exquisite cocktails. This unique bar experience will be available from February 22 to 25, accompanied by nightly vinyl DJ performances for a cheeky boogie.

Gogos will also unveil his largest artwork to date, fashioned from reclaimed textiles. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the artwork, immersing themselves in a multi-sensory experience. A celebration of innovative craftsmanship, this collaboration aims to seamlessly blend art and whisky culture, bringing the storied heritage of Glenfiddich to vibrant life.

A global nba exhibition is coming to melbourne
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A Global NBA Exhibition is Coming to Melbourne

‘The NBA Exhibition’ is heading to District Docklands on Wednesday, April 3rd, and tickets are up for grabs now. This immersive showcase blends the NBA’s rich history with today’s top players, offering fans a unique peek into the lifestyle and culture of one of the world’s most beloved sports leagues.

After its triumphant run in Brisbane, Melbourne enthusiasts, sports aficionados, and sneaker lovers alike can dive into a world of authenticated memorabilia, interactive games, digital projections, virtual reality adventures, and a special section honouring Australia’s NBA and WNBA legends. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans of all ages.

Pro surfers join property executives in wipeout dementia
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Pro Surfers Join Property Executives in Wipeout Dementia

Surfing legends Owen Wright and Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo are teaming up with property industry executives to tackle dementia by hitting Sydney’s Bondi Beach on April 5, 2024 – for Wipeout Dementia, supporting research led by UNSW’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA). This marks the 13th Wipeout Dementia event, aiming to raise awareness and funds for large-scale research into preventing dementia while emphasising the importance of lifelong physical activity. Sponsored by various companies, the event has raised over AUD$2.5 million since 2015, with many participants having personal connections to the disease.

The macallan launches first ever australian pop up
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The Macallan Launches First Ever Australian Pop-Up

The Macallan has announced an exciting collaboration with Stella and Mary McCartney, driven by their shared curiosity, respect, and admiration for the natural world. Together, they’ve crafted the third edition of The Harmony Collection, an annual release series showcasing The Macallan’s innovative mindset. This latest release celebrates Scotland’s timeless landscapes, connecting generations.

To mark this partnership, an exclusive Sydney pop-up at Hickson Road Reserve will run from March 7th to 10th, 2024. Guests can expect an immersive experience, featuring unique photography by Mary McCartney and a showcase of The Macallan’s new Harmony III edition. Inspired by the McCartney sisters’ love for Scotland, Harmony III Amber Meadow incorporates discarded meadow cuttings, highlighting a commitment to sustainability. The collection, priced at AUD$350, will be available from March 2024.

Huckberry win first class tickets anywhere in the world
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Win First Class Tickets Anywhere in the World

Exciting news from Huckberry. Their latest giveaway has just launched, offering you the chance to win two first-class tickets to anywhere in the world. Yes, you read that right – it’s a dream adventure waiting to happen, on the Huckberry house.

Forget the champagne and legroom (though those are nice); this is about getting to your dream destination in style and comfort. We’ve all spent hours dreaming of our next adventure, and now’s your chance to make it happen. So, upgrade your travel plans with us – win those tickets, choose your dream destination, and don’t forget to gear up for the journey of a lifetime.

Attention carb loving clubbers a pizza rave is heading to bali
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Attention Carb-Loving Clubbers: A Pizza Rave is Heading to Bali

Luigi’s Hot Pizza is set to host a groundbreaking event – ‘Pizza Rave’, where eight world-class Pizzaiolos will compete in a one-night-only in Bali. Executive Chef Lorenzo (Lollo) De Petris and Stefano De Caro of B’speria Sydney have invited renowned Pizzaiolos from around the globe for an evening of pizza, pasta, snacks, and a cheeky rave. Each Pizzaiolo will craft a unique pizza complemented by snacks and a pasta selection by De Petris himself. Bookings are recommended for this ultimate pizza party happening at Luigi’s Hot Pizza in Canggu, Bali, on Thursday, March 28th, from 4 pm to 1 am.

Free Granita Samples from Gigi’s Gelato this Friday

Melburnians are in for a treat as Gigi’s Gelato presents an exclusive end-of-summer offering with authentic granita. For one weekend only, starting from Friday, February 23, Gigi’s Gelato will serve up 300 samples of this refreshing Italian delicacy in-store. Choose from classic flavours like strawberry or espresso; both topped with fresh whipped cream in true Italian fashion. Don’t miss out on this event at Gigi’s Gelato, located at 15 Anderson Street, Yarraville, starting at 7 pm on Friday, February 23.

Burger point calories don't count on leap day
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Calories Don’t Count on Leap Day

Burger Point Kotara is going full ‘Burger Math’ this Leap Day – February 29th. Since Leap Day is considered non-existent, they have declared it a calorie-free day. To celebrate, Burger Point is rolling out a limited-time offer: $2 Cheeseburgers!

This isn’t your typical cheeseburger; it’s a succulent, hearty, and indulgent treat that you won’t want to miss. The offer will be available exclusively on the Burger Point app starting at 3 pm, with the first 300 cheeseburger enthusiasts in line eligible to grab this deal. Hurry and secure your spot because there’s a two-per-person limit on this irresistible offer.

Champion launches limited edition pride collection
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Champion Launches Limited-Edition Pride Collection

Champion has unveiled its limited-edition Pride collection just in time for Mardi Gras celebrations. Embracing the mantra “Wear it with Pride,” this genderless collection invites streetwear enthusiasts to sport the vibrant colours of the Progress Pride Flag on a range of tees and accessories. Proudly designed and modelled in-house by members of the LGBTIQA+ community, Champion’s collection aims to empower individuals to embrace their identity with pride. Whether for a Mardi Gras parade, a coastal walk, or any occasion in between, this inclusive range is now available to purchase.

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