If Friday the 13th gives you the heebee jeebees, have no fear because the Feel-Good vibes are here. Dodging the slashing blades of Jason and Freddy Krueger, we’ve put together the ultimate list of entertainment, guides and products for your pre-weekend pick me up. With that said, let’s take a look at all the excitement on the horizon.
Great Australasian Beer Spectacular (GABS)
Australia’s biggest craft beer celebration, the Great Australasian Beer Spectacular (GABS) is back this May for a booze festival like no other. Renowned as one of the world’s leading beer experiences, GABS brings together the best breweries from Australia and New Zealand for a whirlwind celebration of craft beer, including 117 brand new festival beers brewed exclusively for GABS that won’t be found anywhere else in the world!
Whilst you will have over 700 taps to choose from, GABS is not only all about the beer. There is wine, gin and whiskey stands and a hefty lineup of activities to accompany all that sipping, too, which will span a silent disco, roaming jazz bands, circus and sideshow performers, games and panels with industry leaders, as well as delicious food options to line your stomach.
ICC, Darling Harbour
Fri 20 – Sat 21 May 2022
Session 1 – Friday Beers: Friday 20 May 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Session 2 – Super Saturday: Saturday 21 May 11.30am – 4.30pm
Session 3 – Super Saturday: Saturday 21 May 6.30pm – 11.30pm
Snapchat Crying Lens
Unless you’ve been living off the grid for the past few weeks, you’ve undoubtedly seen the latest Snapchat Lens trending across social media. The Crying Lens lets you plant tears on your face – or your friends’ – and people can’t get enough. Since launching last week, over 180 million Snapchatters have engaged with the lens 1.3 billion times. The Crying Lens has also gone viral off of Snapchat, with over 100 million views on other platforms. From celebrities to everyday punters, the world has been enjoying a laugh stitching up friends and family.
Nespresso Capsule Recycling Rewards Program
We are all suckers for a cheeky coffee pod in the Man of Many office, but there’s no doubt the daily waste is a concern. Luckily, Nespresso has launched a new Recycling Rewards scheme, offering consumers incentives to recycle their used aluminium coffee capsules at Nespresso Boutiques. From today until the end of June, anyone who returns a full bag of 100 used aluminium coffee capsules of any kind to a Nespresso Boutique can receive a free gift in return. Rewards include a free sleeve of Nespresso coffee, a notebook made with recycled coffee grounds, and a beach towel. To claim their gift, participants must simply register their recycling via a QR code in-store.
The two-month trial is part of Nespresso’s commitment to creating a sustainable, circular coffee economy. It aims to accelerate participation in the company’s coffee capsule recycling program while gathering valuable insights into whether incentives have a role to play in driving recycling behaviour in the future.
World-First Mushroom Meatery
To celebrate Aussies’ love of home cooking with the best ingredients nature has to offer, Australian Mushrooms has partnered with celebrity chef Adam Liaw and Coogee-based butchery Kingsmore Meats to create the first-ever Mushroom Meatery, a delicious deli selling all things meat and mushrooms. The Mushroom Meatery will be serving up a series of limited-edition dishes that feature the Mighty Mushie and fresh cuts of meat.
Alongside the one-off menu items such as Chicken and Mushroom Nuggets and Mushroom and Brisket Ragu, The Mushroom Meatery will be home to a ‘Mushroom Pick and Mix’ complete with Buttons, Cups, Flats, Portobello and Swiss Brown mushroom varieties. The Mushroom Meatery at Kingsmore Meats, Coogee will be open from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 May.