Now that we’ve put the celebrity scandals and lawsuits behind us, it’s time to enjoy the ray of sunshine that is Feel-Good Friday. Your well earned weekend has arrived, and the weatherman is predicting a two-day downfall of positive energy and groovy vibes. Whether you want to enjoy the best events, entertainment or grub over the break, read below and start firing up that fist-pumping arm.
Affordable Art Fair
This weekend, the globally recognised Affordable Art Fair will debut in Sydney at Royal Randwick Racecourse Connecting trusted galleries with avid art lovers, the event aims to demystify the conventional art buying experience with highly visible prices and a fun and interactive environment. Art aficionados will be able to browse and buy artworks from 35 Australian and international galleries, have their prized pieces wrapped onsite, and discover something new each day with all works rotated as they sell. With prices starting at $100 and capping at $10,000, there will be something to suit every taste, space and spend.
Alexa Learns Aussie Lingo
Ever found yourself a durry short of the full pack? Stuck in woop woop? Forced to pick up a bachelor’s handbag? Thankfully Amazon’s favourite assistant Alexa can now help you out. The technology company has announced the addition of new ‘Strayan slang to Alexa’s vocabulary. Inspired by The Betoota Advocate’s Betoota-isms, the new series of Aussie classics like Dog’s Eye and Rissole have been added as well as more contemporary phrases like the Bachelor’s Handbag and Private School Pluggers. Best of all, you can use these new phrases with Alexa to celebrate Aussie culture and the one-of-a-kind way Aussies communicate with each other.
“If you’re new to Australia and are asked if you’d like a Dog’s Eye for lunch, or if you should foot falcon it to the rissole, our local slang can sometimes make you feel like you need a translator,” said Kate Gooden, head of product and Alexa Experience at Amazon Australia. “As we continue to teach Alexa how to put on a banger (a great tune, not a sausage) or to let you know if it’ll be bucketing down this arvo, we’ve been committed to not only adding the Aussie classics, but also some new terms emerging in Aussie conversations so it’s easy for Alexa to understand you. Just like a mate!”
To get started, ensure your Alexa-enabled or Echo device is switched on and ready, or download the Alexa app and say, “Alexa, tell me something Aussie”.
Free Cheese & a Good Cause
In celebration of National Cheese Day, Deliveroo is giving Aussies the option to “add extra cheese” to their favourite dishes from toasties to burgers for free across 29 restaurants in Australia. For one day only, cheese lovers can “add extra cheese” or a selection of “new cheese” to their orders at participating restaurants on Saturday 4 June. With each “add extra cheese” order, Deliveroo will donate $5 to support local child hunger charity, Eat Up. Eat Up is an Australian not-for-profit that provides free cheese sandwiches to disadvantaged children who would otherwise go to school without lunch. From 4 June to 4 July 2022, customers can make their own donation by searching “Eat Up” through Deliveroo’s website and in-app platform, or directly via this website.
Amazon Australia Officially Announces Automotive Part Finder
Did somebody say road trip? Amazon Australia has today announced Automotive Part Finder, a tool that enables customers to shop by vehicle and find parts and accessories manufactured to fit their car. Part Finder matches from a range of more than 100,000 vehicle-specific products such as windscreen wiper blades, light bulbs, brake pads, filters and more, to a number of Australia’s most popular cars from the last decade. Amazon’s Automotive Part Finder feature can help alleviate stress by making it easier for Aussies to get their car road trip ready. Customers can now enter their vehicle’s brand, model, year, series and engine type to browse products designed specifically for their car.
Art After Dark
There are only two weeks left, so spice up your next mid-week meet up with Art After Dark. Going down on Wednesdays throughout the exhibition from 5–9 pm you can experience the 23rd Biennale of Sydney at Barangaroo late into the night alongside a variety of programs inspired by the works and themes of rīvus. Stay the whole night and experience everything or choose your own adventure. Gather and walk with friends, participate in performances and watch cutting-edge contemporary films from around the world. Grab a drink at the bar with P&V Wines or at Galleria Campari and grab a burger at Mary’s in The Cutaway.