This weekend shows a very tense title race in the A league,
as the top 4 are all within 2 points of each other. Melbourne City look to
continue their surge against
Perth Glory, who impressed against Newcastle Jets last
outing. The Wanderers play Central Coast in a must win, whilst Adelaide play
Sydney and Brisbane face off against Newcastle.
In the Premier League, the Toon Army will
be in full voice as their beloved Newcastle United battle relegation with
Norwich City. Manchester United play Everton after an impressive outing against
Manchester City; Arsenal aim to continue their momentum against Watford while Leicester
meet with Southampton and Tottenham with Liverpool in what should be a huge weekend
for this season’s Premier League title race.
Then, of course and without further ado,
there is El Clásico this weekend as well; cherry on the icing isn’t it?
Bird’s Basement is showcasing some awesome jazz talent this
weekend, so if you’re in Melbourne, definitely worth the visit.
After a bit of 80’s/90’s inspired pop and r&b to spice up your Saturday night? Check out the Clever Little Secretaries at Rock Lily on Pyrmont Street, Sydney.
If you’re in Brisbane and
couldn’t get to the Blues Festival this year but are after some fun and quirky blues,
swing by (pardon the pun) Ric’s Bar in Fortitude Valley.
What’s on around town?
If you feel like participating in an eating competition; or
maybe you’re just hungry, Melbourne’s Akoonah Park will be home to the Berwick
Food Truck Carnival, with eating competitions, live music and food from
Melbourne’s revered food trucks.
If you’re in Tasmania and wanting something with a bit of
art, a bit music, a bit of food and drink, or you just want to hug a chicken, check out
the Boardmills Market in Launceston.
Feeling artsy? Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria have
a beautiful collection of traditional and modern indigenous art on display at the
Ian Potter Centre, free of charge. If you don’t mind spending a little bit (I think
it’s $12), the iconic
Whistler’s Mother ’is being showcased at the NGV as well. In
Canberra, this year’s ‘Art, Not Apart’ is showcasing Patterns of Now at the Nishi
Gallery, free entry and closing Sunday so get in while you can.
On York street,
Sydney, there’s an awesome street exhibition City Walls, a complete transformation of
the once dull Kent Street underpass to now colourful and vibrant.
If you want a warm, refreshing and also soothing start to
your Sunday, Fitzroy’s Cafe Rosamond on
Smith St, Melbourne, will deliver just that. They have a really excitingly modern menu with refinement and balance, and
their water is chilled and infused with cucumber and mint; so delightful.
If you’re in
Canberra and just finished off a Saturday night ‘ 40’s film noir’ movie
marathon, why don’t you ponder about that Hitchcock twist over some New York fries at
Tilley’s in Lyneham; the venue itself is like walking into one of those movies in
Are you in Sydney and after some Nordic/Japanese infused brekkie with
outstanding coffee? Check out Edition Coffee Roasters in Darlinghurst.
That’s the wrap for the weekend folks!
THE TURF hopes you all have a great weekend and as always, enjoy the football!
By Nick Tsakiris