Champions League final weekend is here!

The Champions League final has finally arrived. Two years ago, Spanish giants Real Madrid beat Atlético in a final that played out a lot differently to the overall score. The Rojiblancos were solid for the majority of the game, but Sergio Ramos’ late header saw Simeone’s side crumble.

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Two years on, both sides have maintained their strength, and with Barcelona’s exit, we are witnessing for just the second time two Spanish teams from the same city to face off in what might be a very different final. Fernando Torres has returned to his golden touch and has worked extremely well with Antoine Griezmann up front. With Real Madrid yet to win a trophy this season, the pressure must be mounting for Ronaldo and company to step up this weekend in what might prove to be the fixture of the year thus far.


Good Vibes

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This weekend in Melbourne there is the Italian Food and Wine Festival at the Royal Exhibition Building, showcasing a culinary vibe that is everything Italian…bellissimo!

If you’re a Melbournian who likes a bit of spice, just head north to Preston and salsa on by to the Latin Fiesta Weekend Festival at The Food Truck Park.

In Sydney, check out the Taste of Manly Food, Wine and Sustainability Festival with a northern beach vibe, from awesome burgers to even better beer, perhaps a warm welcome after a cold surf at Manly Beach and Manly Corso.

If good vibes are conducive to fast street food, Adelaide’s Feed Your Face Street Food Festival is on at Morphett Vale Footy Oval, I recommend Chuck Wagon’s Nutella burger.


What’s On Around Town?

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The National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra is screening Yolgnu Boy, a tale of three Yolngu boys and their reach for manhood amidst the tug of war between European and traditional cultures.

In Sydney the Macquarie Towns Arts Society will be showcasing the Autumn Exhibition at the Richmond School of Arts with some compelling works on display.

In Perth, for some Fremantle cultural history, check out the Fremantle Heritage Festival.


Sunday Sessions

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In Melbourne, for some class to your Sunday morning, check out Armadale’s Mammoth cafe, oh do they make good coffee.

If you’re lucky to find yourself in beautiful Byron Bay, check out Folk cafe, it’s gorgeous.

For that warm Sunday wake up with a vibe that say’s ‘friends!’, check out Brisbane’s Wake Me Up Epresso Bar, they do specialty coffee too.

Nick Tsakiris