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Feel-Good Friday: October 21 – Naughty Knickers

Like Ned Brockmann running through Bondi beach on Monday, you have reached your destination: the weekend. While you may not have maggots growing out of your feet from literally trekking across the country, you still deserve to celebrate grinding through another five days on the tools. So sit back, relax and enjoy the latest edition of Feel-Good Friday.

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Free Daks For All Via Budgy Undie-Swap

Budgy Smuggler, Australia’s beloved swimwear and now-under-garment-team will celebrate the launch of its new undies range via a undie- swap shop’ at their Bondi and Manly Stores this weekend; together with a donation of $1 to the Black Dog Institute for each pair purchased. To celebrate the new underwear designs, and to rid locals of the rank daks they’ve been hiding behind, Budgy Smuggler invites everyone to their Bondi & Manly Stores this Saturday 22nd October from 9am, to swap old undies for some new, lightweight luxury. The new daks range features crowd favourite prints, inspired by lazy Sunday mornings spent rocking out in your jocks all day. The new designs will join the organic cotton mens and womens options already available in store and online.

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Attendees at 80% Cooked Fest in 2021 | Image: Willie the Boatman

80% Cooked Fest is Back at Willie the Boatman

Beers, bands and burgers – What a trio. This Saturday 22 November, the iconic 80% Cooked Fest is back on again, dishing up sweet tunes and suds for everyone attending. Kicking off from 11am to 5pm, the dog-family-everyone-friendly festival will take place at St Peters brewery Willie The Boatman and will feature live music, market stalls, delicious food, and plenty of Willie’s signature craft beers. The festival boasts an all-star line-up, with live performances from Aussie artists Caitlin Harnett & The Pony BoysCruisin’ Deuces, and headliner Andy Golledge, who is treating fans to an exclusive Sydney show.

On the food side of things, you’ll score grub from Hi ChefHot Dogs of the WorldStripped Gaza Street FoodVejoes, the award-winning 2 Smokin’ Arabs BBQ as well as an Ice Cream Truck for the kiddos. There will also be local market stalls with dog accessories, handmade treats, and artisanal handmade jewellery. The little ones (under 12 are free) and will have the time of their lives on the jumping castle, play area and getting their face-painted. Get absolutely amongst it.

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Nominate a Naughty Nugget Pincher

Deliveroo is rewarding Chicken McNuggets fans with a chance to win a year’s worth of free Chicken McNuggets. For the chance to win, simply nominate a mate who is always known to be a “sticky-fingered pincher” of your Chicken McNuggets, so you can both enjoy your meals in peace. Nominate a notorious friend by emailing [email protected] with your full name, postcode, Instagram handle, and mobile number, and, in 100 words or less, describe a situation where that friend has pinched the last of your Chicken McNuggets. Aussies can also snag a six-pack of Chicken McNuggets for free with orders of $30 or more from McDonalds from 11:30 am AEDT, Wednesday 26 October to 11:59 pm AEDT, Wednesday 1 November, while stocks last.

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Starlight Children Help Bring Australia the Top 100 Toys

In partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation, Amazon Australia has released its annual Top 100 Holiday Toy List. Amazon has also announced a stop-motion film featuring some of the toys, Hi-5 star Charli Robinson, Aussie entertainment legend Johnny Ruffo and the Playmakers: Amazon’s official toy testers and now, movie creators. For every toy purchased from the movie during this year’s Black Friday, Amazon Australia will donate an additional $1 to Starlight up to $45,000, to help bring happiness to seriously ill children. The full Amazon Australia Top 100 Toy List can be viewed online.

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First Nations-led Artistic Exploration Comes to Bankstown

Bankstown Arts Centre proudly presents SubTerrains Bankstown Biennale 2022, a First Nations-led artistic exploration of the rich stories embedded in the Bankstown landscape. SubTerrains, co-curated by Nicole Monks and Vandana Ram, is a multidisciplinary response to local narratives of land, water, and historical truths buried within Bankstown’s sites of significance, specifically Salt Pan Creek. Running from 8 October until 26 November, SubTerrains proudly features 12 contemporary creatives, most of whom are local western Sydney First Nations artists, and the work of over two dozen additional artists through the artistic collectives Juxta, and Kantanka Creative.

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Crown Sydney Celebrates International Chef Day with Ultimate Dining Experience

Crown’s culinary stars will be joining forces for a special one-night dining experience in celebration of International Chef’s Day. On Wednesday 26 October, world-class powerhouses Sarah Briegel (Crown Sydney Culinary Director), Guillaume Brahimi (Crown Sydney Culinary Ambassador), along with celebrated Chefs Ross Lusted (Woodcut), Alessandro Pavoni (a’Mare), Harold Hurtada (Nobu) and a number of up-and-coming junior chefs will take CenterStage at Epicurean, for a one-night-only ticketed buffet dining moment. The five iconic Chefs from their renowned restaurants will be under one roof for an unforgettable dining experience. Tickets are now on sale for this limited seat experience, and available to book via the Crown Sydney website.

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You’ll also love:
Feel-Good Friday: October 14 – Paw Parade
Feel-Good Friday: October 7 – OktoberFEAST
Feel-Good Friday: September 30 – Who Gives a Duck?

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