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Feel-Good Friday: June 23 – Sweet Tooth

It’s that time again, people. The weekend has finally arrived, and we’re eager to dive right in. Fortunately, this week’s Feel-Good Friday is packed with thrilling events and exciting action to satisfy your craving for adventure. So, grab a drink and keep reading, because we’ve got some bangerzzz in store for you.

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Free beer fridays at harry's surry hills
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Free Beer Fridays at Harry’s Surry Hills

There’s nothing better than that first knockoff beer, and now Harry’s is about to make it taste even sweeter. The pub for the people is stepping in to shout anyone at the bar at 4pm Friday’s their knock-off drink, every week, every Friday. And while you come for the bevvie, stick around and make the most of what else has been boiling up behind the scenes in Harry’s kitchen. Australia has some of the most multiculturally diverse kitchens in the world, so Harry’s is making use of those wider influences from Indonesian-inspired birra and roti, to prawn toast, lamb skewers with a Lebanese angle, to NY Bistro-inspired steaks and Caesar salads and Italian classics with an Asian twist. Is it 4 o’clock yet?

15 years of dry july og sober challenge marks milestone with biggest year yet
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15 years of Dry July: OG Sober Challenge Marks Milestone with Biggest Year Yet

2023 signifies a significant milestone as Dry July celebrates its 15th year. This annual challenge, aimed at inspiring Australians to abstain from alcohol, has successfully raised funds to enhance the comfort, care, and well-being of individuals impacted by cancer. Since its establishment in 2008, the Dry July Foundation has amassed an impressive sum of over $82 million, benefiting more than 80 cancer organizations and funding over 1,200 projects across Australia.

The inception of Dry July can be traced back to a pub, where three friends made a commitment to forgo alcohol for a month in order to generate funds for their local hospital. Originally targeting a modest goal of $3,000, they far exceeded expectations, capturing the attention and support of Adam Spencer and amassing a staggering $250,000. These three founders continue to serve on the board of the Dry July Foundation and enthusiastically participate in the challenge every year.

Over the past 15 years, more than 317,000 individuals, and the numbers continue to rise, have embraced the Dry July movement by refraining from alcohol and joining the cause. Participants have consistently expressed a heightened sense of purpose and accomplishment, not solely from abstaining from alcohol but from channelling their efforts towards supporting those affected by cancer. To register for Dry July or make a donation, please visit the official Dry July website.

Win a pair of limited edition guinness thermals to keep warm this winter
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Win a Pair of Limited-Edition Guinness Thermals to Keep Warm this Winter

The world’s renowned Irish stout brand, Guinness, has today announced the launch of a limited-edition range of branded Thermals to celebrate the arrival of Guinness season. The limited-edition winter garments are designed to help Aussies stay warm while keeping their stout chilled. Featuring a pattern as a nod to the iconic Guinness Harp, the Thermals are made from 100% merino wool to keep punters warm at the pub this winter.

As the perfect winter brew, Guinness is best enjoyed when the temperature drops. To help Guinness-drinkers make the most of the colder months, Guinness has also launched The Brewery of Meteorology, a weather platform designed to alert beer lovers of the ideal Guinness-drinking conditions. The Brewery of Meteorology platform will provide an up to date weather ‘pourcast’ using live weather data, and is geo-targeted so Aussie drinkers know when the weather in their area is perfect for a winter pint.

For the month of June, The Brewery of Meteorology platform is offering a winter promotion, where Aussies in VIC and NSW for a chance to claim a free pint of Guinness whenever the temperature drops to below 9 degrees celsius for ideal consumption conditions.

Guinness lovers can visit the Brewery of Meteorology for a chance to win a pair of Thermals.

Australia's most celebrated cheese festival is back
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Australia’s Most Celebrated Cheese Festival is Back

Almost 10,000 cheese connoisseurs consumed a record-breaking six tonnes of local artisan cheese during MOULD’s triumphant return to events last year. Now enjoying its seventh iteration, MOULD 2023 is thrilled to host cheese-lovers and foodies alike across Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney as well as marking its Perth debut in August, as it officially heads west for the very first time.

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The team from REVEL (masterminds behind Pinot Palooza and new no-lo drinks festival Picolo) will present a feta than ever line-up of over 25 local producers showcasing over 100 varieties of Australian-made dairy products. From textured blues to earthy and raw milk varieties, tickets to Australia’s premiere dairy event are on sale now for $49 +BF and include all tastings, access to culinary cheese talks, and a complimentary Dairy Australia cooler bag for keeping your cheesy goodness at the perfect temperature once purchased from the producer.

Tickets across the Brisbane (12-14 May), Melbourne (2-4 June), Sydney (30 June-1 July) and Perth (25-27 August) are on sale now via the MOULD website.

Australia’s largest streetwear event is coming to sydney for first time ever
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Australia’s Largest Streetwear Event is Coming to Sydney for First Time Ever

Australia’s highly anticipated one-day sneaker and streetwear convention, SNEAKERLAND, is set to make its debut in Sydney on December 2. Following overwhelming demand, the event will take place at Carriageworks and will offer a unique opportunity for sneakerheads, collectors, resellers, content creators, and like-minded individuals to indulge in buying, selling, trading, and admiring some of the rarest sneakers, streetwear pieces, and apparel on the market.

Building on the tremendous success of last year’s SNEAKERLAND conventions in Perth and Melbourne, which drew over 13,000 attendees, including athletes, celebrities, and influencers, this year’s event aims to exceed expectations. With over fifty local and national brands and sneaker vendors participating, guests will gain access to highly sought-after sneakers, streetwear, and art pieces, resulting in more than $1.2 million worth of trades between vendors and attendees.

SNEAKERLAND Sydney will feature an expanded trading floor, a sneaker museum, a live auction in the VIP lounge, a ‘legit’ check station, and sneaker cleaning services. In a thrilling addition, the event will also incorporate a 1v1 Basketball tournament and a dance competition to celebrate street culture. The convention promises entertainment for the whole family, including giveaways of over $35,000 worth of prizes, exclusive sneaker and streetwear releases, top-notch DJs, free haircuts and hair braiding, food trucks, a gaming station, tattoo parlours, a live podcast station, and much more. Early bird tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster starting on June 30th.

Don’t miss out on this immersive celebration of sneaker and street culture at SNEAKERLAND on December 2, 2023, at Carriageworks in Sydney.

Frenchies and gelato messina to bring flavour filled beer float activation to the cannery
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Frenchies and Gelato Messina to Bring Flavour-Filled Beer Float Activation to The Cannery

Frenchies Brewery and Gelato Messina – who are neighbours in Sydney’s The Cannery precinct – are joining forces on a beer float activation with a twist next month, in recognition of the Fourth of July. Customers will have the chance to enjoy six carefully curated and tested beer and gelato pairings, featuring a wide range of Frenchies award-winning beers, and Messina’s much-loved gelatos and sorbets. The activation will run for four days only, from Thursday, 6 July – Sunday, 9 July.

New zealand creates football pitch amongst snow capped mountains for fifa
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New Zealand Creates Football Pitch Amongst Snow-Capped Mountains for FIFA

In celebration of the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, a remarkable full-sized football pitch has been created in the remote southern highlands of Aotearoa New Zealand. Situated against the breathtaking backdrop of Aoraki Mount Cook, the tallest mountain in the country, the 105-meter long by 68-meter wide pitch has emerged on the picturesque plains of Mackenzie Country. To mark the one-month countdown, two local girls’ teams participated in a once-in-a-lifetime friendly match, officiated by Lindsey Robinson, a current referee and New Zealand Football National Referee Development Manager.

The match showcased not only the stunning natural landscape but also the remarkable talent of these young players. The creation of the pitch was a meticulous six-week endeavor that adhered to strict environmental and sustainability guidelines, with the aim of leaving no lasting impact on the land. Tourism New Zealand, in collaboration with local iwi and the Department of Conservation, ensured that the project respected the mana whenua (indigenous authority) and preserved the integrity of the land.

The event not only exemplified the spirit of manaakitanga (respect and care for others) but also served as a testament to Aotearoa New Zealand’s readiness to welcome visitors from around the world for the upcoming tournament. As anticipation builds for the World Cup, this extraordinary game played beneath Aoraki Mt Cook showcased the awe-inspiring beauty of New Zealand and left an indelible impression on the players, spectators, and all those involved.

Afterwork drinks for gentlemen whisky alement
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Afterwork Drinks for Gentlemen

Whisky & Alement has recently introduced a new offering called ‘Afterwork Drinks’ specifically designed to welcome office workers back into the grind of their daily routines. Between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays, they are embracing elegance by offering Negroni’s and Boulevardier’s (a whisky-based Negroni) for just $15, along with a refreshing boilermaker. These sophisticated concoctions are crafted using exceptional base ingredients like Gospel solera rye and AnCnoc 12-year-old single malt. Additionally, they are serving delectable $2 snacks to complement the drinks. This experience goes beyond the typical happy hour, transforming it into a refined gentlemen’s hour.

Free festival of first nations hip hop street basketball at barangaroo this naidoc week
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Free Festival of First Nations Hip Hop & Street Basketball at Barangaroo this NAIDOC Week

On Saturday 1 July, from 1:00pm to 10:00pm, Barangaroo Reserve is hosting a FREE music festival and street basketball event, NAIDOC Up Late: Trailblazers, at The Cutaway to kick off NAIDOC week. It is the inaugural festival for Barangaroo after the last two events were cancelled due to Covid and wet weather.

Celebrate Blak Excellence and enjoy a stellar line-up of First Nations hip hop and R&B artists, including headliner and ARIA-nominated rapper BARKAA, Tasman Keith, A.GIRL and more from 5:30pm. Before this, shoot your shot in the Hoopz N the Hood basketball competitions led by Western Sydney basketball initiative Promote the Goat. Registrations are now open for the 3 Point Shoot Out and Slam Dunk competitions, which start from 1:00pm.

While you’re down there, grab a delicious feed at food trucks, open from 1:00pm, or a bevvy at the bar area, open from 5:30pm. Free tickets are limited and available for everyone 15+ by registering online.

You’ll also love:
Feel-Good Friday: June 16 – Feeding Frenzy
Feel-Good Friday: June 9 – Standing Ovation
Feel-Good Friday: June 2 – Arts & Crafts

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