“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”


In the A league, the semi-final that may only be described
as picture perfect, sees Adelaide face off against Melbourne City, and Wanderers
against Brisbane Roar who are coming off against a magical win against Victory.


In the Premier League, with Jamie Vardy banged for chatting
*expletive* at the referee, Leicester’s final surge to the finish line will be
a heavy one uphill, as Tottenham seem to be getting better with each game; the
former play against Swansea, the latter, in full steam, will be looking to demolish West

In La Liga, Barcelona’s slump in form, possibly remedied after their 8-0
exhibition against Deportivo, has seen a revitalised race to the title, as
Atletico and Real Madrid look to continue their hunt against Málaga and Rayo
respectively, with Barcelona desperately needing to establish themselves against
Sporting, who recently upset Sevilla.

Good Vibes


In North Melbourne, George Johnson Lane will be hosting the
Spanish Language Fiesta, with music, sangria, Spanish cinema, street food and free
dance lessons; can this weekend’s vibe get any better?  If you feel like
dancing in that Mahrez ring running cha cha like style,

The Cuban Place in Sydney has live Cuban
music with salsa dancing and $10 mojitos. If you’re in Brisbane and feeling a
bit of rock, keep your eyes peeled on former Powderfinger bassist JC Collins’ live
music venue ‘The Triffid’ with a Cafe and beer garden; a perfect transition
between a morning surf and late night football.

What’s on around town?

 In Canberra,  Anzac Day commemorations will be held at
the Australian War Memorial on Anzac Parade, one of Australia’s biggest memorial
services in the name of the brave men and women who served Australia during the dark
beginning of the 20th century. Also in Canberra, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
has arranged a quartet to perform Alexander Borodin’s String Quartet no. 2 at Hotel
Hotel’s Monster Salon from 1-4, a valuable opportunity to experience Canberra’s premier
chamber ensemble.


If you’re in Melbourne and like the idea of a pure and utter
class beginning to your evening, the lavish lakeside Orchestra Victoria Studio will
be home to a free and captivating chamber concert ‘Five at 5: To the Four Winds’,
with a fantastic repertoire arranged by Orchestra Victoria. In Adelaide,
Flinders University Art Museum and City Gallery will be exhibiting ‘Giving Voice’, a
collection of pieces expressing the concerns of social, political and
environmental issues.

Sunday Sessions

In Perth, ‘Toast’ has a lovely outdoor setting, perfectly
paired with their potato, mint and feta pancakes with smoked salmon, poached eggs,
sour cream and chives. For those coffee fiends in Cairns, check out Caffiend, they’ve
got a cracker of a cold drip.

In Melbourne, if you’re wondering around the CBD,
check out the always lively Flinders Lane, a tightly squeezed, highly popular alley
dominated by a consecutive line of cafes –  it has a classic Parisian vibe but
Melbourne’s version.

That’s the wrap for the weekend folks!

THE TURF hopes you all have a great weekend and as always, enjoy the football!

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”


By Nick Tsakiris