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Feel-Good Friday: 9 February 2024 – Beer, Basketball and the Boss

As usual, it’s been a wild week in the Man of Many office. We’ve got games dropping, flicks flopping and Aussie mud cake drama popping. And after all this delicious content, we’re even hungrier to feast on the weekend – and we want you to get involved, too. So take a look at our latest edition of Feel-Good Friday and rip in like your life depends on it.

MORE: Feel-Good Friday: 26 January 2024 – Social Goodness

Petbarn foundation and savourlife’s rescue month to save pups from pounds
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Petbarn Foundation and SavourLife’s Rescue Month to Save Pups from Pounds

During Rescue Month, Petbarn Foundation and SavourLife are rallying Australians to adopt pets in need of forever homes. With increasing pet surrenders due to financial strain, shelters are overwhelmed. Over 30 rescues will join in-store adoption events nationwide, aiming to save 300 dogs.

Petbarn Foundation and SavourLife are donating $300k to support the cause. Adoption ensures temperament-tested, vaccinated, and desexed pets. Aussies are encouraged to visit participating Petbarn stores to meet potential furry family members.

Walk proud this sydney gay and lesbian mardi gras
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Walk Proud this Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Johnnie Walker is back at Kinselas for the 2024 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, offering a vibrant lineup of events over a two-week span. The cherished Darlinghurst venue will be transformed into an inclusive and fabulous celebration of all queer identities. Among the highlights is the inaugural Mardi Gras Debutante Ball by Johnnie Walker, honouring newcomers and trailblazers alike. This year, first-timers had the opportunity to enter a competition for a chance to attend this special event, featuring a performance by Aussie singer and actress Natalie Bassingthwaighte, who will also be making her Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras debut.

The ball will take place at Kinselas Hotel on Thursday, February 22, 2024, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting Equality Australia, an organization dedicated to promoting equality for LGBTIQ+ individuals. Additionally, the program includes over 30 events, such as the Two Queers Comedy Festival, Miss Piggy’s Burlesque and Drag Cabaret, Underground Sessions at Kinselas Basement, and Jackie Daniels Drag Trivia. Explore the full program and purchase tickets at the provided link to join in the festivities.

Become a next generation cultural entrepreneur
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Become a Next-Generation Cultural Entrepreneur

Serwah Attafuah and Geedup Co. are teaming up to host a series of free workshops aimed at nurturing the next generation of cultural entrepreneurs. These workshops are part of the Chivas Regal ‘How We Rise’ platform, which is dedicated to uplifting, inspiring, and equipping individuals with essential skills outside of traditional classroom settings, all while cultivating an authentic community.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 13, when Geedup Co. will be leading the workshop in Sydney, followed by Serwah Attafuah’s session in Melbourne on Saturday, April 20. Prepare to immerse yourself in the wisdom and insights of some of Australia’s most innovative minds, gaining valuable knowledge that has propelled them to unparalleled success.

Haidlao ignites the year of the dragon with kung fu panda collaboration
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Haidlao Ignites the Year of the Dragon with Kung Fu Panda Collaboration

In celebration of the Year of the Dragon in 2024, Haidilao Australia has partnered with Universal Products & Experiences (Universal) and DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 4 to offer an array of exciting deals and experiences. Until February 24, patrons can enjoy special offers including AUD$1 Wagyu Beef servings, 31% off selected dishes, exclusive festive dishes, captivating face-changing performances, exclusive Kung Fu Panda merchandise, and the Prosperity Pack.

Hahn and throwback
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Beer Meets Basketball

Basketball, beer, and fashion—an unbeatable trio. If your style is as fresh as your brew, then come on over as Hahn and Throwback, Australia’s top hoops store, bring serious flair courtside. In a celestial collaboration, the Hahn x Throwback Post Game capsule collection is launching this week. Available at the Hahn Half Court, Half Pub event and online at Throwback, this exclusive collection promises to have fans dribbling on and off the court. Created by Michael Lazaris, the limited-release capsule melds streetwear with basketball culture, offering oversized cotton fits, sleeveless styles, and vibrant blues. Get your hands on the collection at the Hahn Half Court, Half Pub starting February 11, or online at Throwback’s website. Prices range from $25 for totes to $50-60 for tees.

Altos is back with the mexican wave
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Altos is Back with the Mexican Wave

This February, Altos Tequila is going all out on a month-long margarita extravaganza, shouting out a whopping 20,000 cocktails. And that’s not all – there’s a chance for you to snag a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mexico too. Venues like Hotel Ravesis, Communa Cantina, Hello Jose, and a bunch of others are jumping on board for the biggest margarita shout-out ever, all in celebration of World Margarita Day on Thursday, February 22. It’s going to be epic – don’t miss out.

Shake it off at the summer night market this valentine's day
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Shake It Off at the Summer Night Market this Valentine’s Day

Queen Victoria Market’s Summer Night Market is set to be Melbourne’s ‘wildest dream’ this Valentine’s Day as it hosts a one-night-only celebration of all things Taylor Swift on Wednesday 14 February.

Be ‘enchanted’ as the Summer Night Market is transformed into a ‘lavender haze,’ offering several Taylor-inspired activities and entertainment alongside the Night Market’s 45 street food stalls; 6 festival bars; and 50 market stalls.