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Sunday Territorian 30 Jun 2019



Sunday Territorian 30 Jun 2019


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22 FRONTIER SUNDAY JUNE 30 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 MONDAY, JULY 1 TERRITORY DAY The skies will ignite across Darwin to celebrate Territory Day. Free festivities are at the Darwin Waterfront and Mindil Beach. Across the Territory from 6pm. FREE TUESDAY, JULY 2 JAM NIGHT Head down to the open mic night every Tuesday and jump on stage or sit back and enjoy the music. 9pm at Nirvana. FREE WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 THE DINNER PARTY An elegant dinner party hosted by an influential young man for his manipulative guests is thrown into turmoil when power meets greed, ambition and jealousy. As the evening wears on, The Dinner Party exposes societys insatiable desire for control and status, the power play between the guests intensifying as the accusations start to fly. Premiering to extraordinary reviews, The Dinner Party is gripping contemporary dance theatre from the award-winning Expressions Dance Company. 7.30pm at the Darwin Entertainment Centre. $49 THURSDAY, JULY 4 FIRST THURSDAY COMEDY $10 for 10 comedians. Cant beat that for value thats 7 cents a joke.... Top End Comedy presents this monthly stand up comedy gig on the first Thursday of the month. See some of Darwins hottest comic talents unleash some of the sharpest, funniest and best executed standup comedy in the country in the hottest comedy venue in town. Theres always a couple of open mic spots if anyone wants to launch their stand up career. 7.30pm at Happy Yess. $10 FRIDAY, JULY 5 DARWIN FRINGE FESITVAL Showcasing work in every genre you can think of (and a few that might be made up), the Darwin Fringe Festival is a community arts festival with bite. From 6pm at many locations. Cost varies per show SATURDAY, JULY 6 AUSTRALIAS BIGGEST OUTDOOR 90S PARTY Australias biggest outdoor 90s party is hitting Darwin Gardens Amphitheatre and yes, 90s dress code is a must! Soak up the Dry season sunshine and dance the night away to your favourite 90s anthems and club classics. Round up your crew, pack a cheese platter and get along to the biggest outdoor 90s party! 5pm at the Darwin Gardens Ampitheatre. $62.75 SUNDAY, JULY 7 UNDERWATER LISTENING PARTY WITH FROM THE DOTS From the DOTS (Depths Of The Sea) is a new project / record coming out of Darwin. This will be the first time that this collection of tracks has been played through a live sound system. Be submerged into an ocean of Asian samples, beautiful melodies, beats, bass, synths, funk, soul and gospel with a heavy stomp. This is the sound of the future, tune in. Tickets are strictly limited. 6pm at Happy Yess. $10 semipermanent lashes made from mink or hair glued to their own eyelashes. Irritatingly they both looked great. More Bardot than me. Indeed, as one of their husbands remarked after I pointed out his wifes superior lashes: Mmm, Ange, yours are a bit short and stubby. I could handle the increasing homogenous look when it was a trend largely among Love Island contestants and rich housewives. But when it hits what I call the lunch box, laundry and Lycra postcodes that is women like me who are juggling work, family and a bit of exercise its galling to see your best assets now available to all and sundry. Its not just that Im a renowned tight arse and so refuse to pay for the spray tan, gel nails and micro-bladed eyebrows that are increasingly de riguer among the school gate set. And its not that I have any objection with anyone else making the best of themselves. Rather, what irks me is someone cheating by making off with the best of someone else. Call it quaint but I like meeting up with a friend and thinking (and often saying): Hey, your hair looks great. Or I have one friend who has super elegant hands who has shrewdly used her unique asset to gain work as a hand model. Others have gorgeous olive skin or a knockout smile or cheekbones you could hang your coat on. Due to no more than genetics or a particularly gifted hairdresser, these attributes were charmingly individual. Remember Charlies Angels no one mixed them up because however talented they were with a gun, they all looked different. I know the Instagram face, where young women use apps such as Facetune, has turned an entire generation into Kylie Jenner but I miss a world where there was no one beauty ideal. In my teens I wanted to be, variously, Molly Ringwald, FloJo, Sigourney Weaver, Princess Diana and Steffi Graf. Perhaps Im missing a trick and should upgrade with some subtle cheek filler, liposuction, a keratin treatment to straighten my hair and a nose job modelled on Jennifer Aniston. Its not as if specialists in these areas are backward at suggesting what you might need. At a surgery appointment for my daughter recently, the specialist mentioned how many women on television have eyelid tucks and how quick the recovery time can be if done properly. I didnt like to tell him that Im renovating and will need to spend my hard-earned on skirting boards. Likewise, the young woman who plucked my eyebrows before I headed off on holiday asked if Id also like my top lip waxed. Why? I asked. Is it a problem? She peered more closely. Actually, yours is good for a woman of your She realised what she was saying and went so red I was tempted to ask if she needed a treatment for rosacea. Apparently conforming to a beauty standard can help women feel more confident because fitting in gives a sense of cohesion, according to psychologists. They do, however, point out that the effort, cost and stress of continuing to meet these expectations can cause distress. In any case, Im going to continue to cheekily taunt my eyelash-fluttering friends, especially now Ive learned you have to have regular (and expensive) treatments to infill lost lashes every two to four weeks. But if either tries to emulate my only other winning feature my neatly turned ankles I may pull a Tonya Harding on them. THIS WEEK IN THE TERRITORY angelamollard@gmail.com Follow me at twitter.com/angelamollard IN DE X Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY 23..............Humans of the NT 23..............Blah, Blah, Blah 24-25........News features 26 .............Fashion & beauty 27..............Food 28 .............Movies 29 .............TV Guide 37..............Escape to Queenstown 38-39 .......Escape to Shanghai 41 ..............Stars & quiz 42-43 .......Fishing & hunting 44 .............Puzzles & comics Editor Phillippa Butt Regular contributors Lauren Roberts, Caddie Brain, Judith Aisthorpe, Leigh Paatsch, Matt Flynn, Hiro Nakamura, Bart Irwin Advertising Tiina Urvet Contacts Editorial inquiries: (08) 8944 9732 Advertising inquiries: (08) 8944 9900 Post: PO Box 1300, Darwin, NT, 0801 Email: frontier@news.com.au I VE never much cared what other women do to their bodies. I may have railed against boob jobs because anything which requires major surgery, costs the equivalent of a month in the Galpagos Islands and reduces sensitivity seems a pretty stupid life choice. Likewise, Gwyneth Paltrows vaginal steaming seemed utterly daft because Im pretty sure our private bits are a lot like cats and capable of self cleaning. Anything else, however, and I was genuinely live and let live. But thats before I was eyelash shamed. Its a fact not a boast that I have always had impressive eyelashes. I inherited them from my dad who, even at 74, has cow-like lashes that would make women (of a certain age) swoon. A lick of mascara and Im practically Bridgette Bardot well, without, the furs and the sexy French accent. Imagine then my surprise when I recently turned up to a dinner to find two of my best friends had simultaneously out eyelashed me. This pair are notable beauties one is a dead ringer for Nigella Lawson and the other is a Swedish blonde. Even in middle age they have plenty of physical attributes but, not content with lustrous hair and a come hither smile (Nigella) or sparkling blue eyes, full lips and impressive bilingualism (the Swede), both had dropped more than $100 on having their eyelashes enhanced. For those who dont follow the Kardashians and are more inclined to the Natural History channel, this involves having fake, ANGELA MOLLARD OPINION NATURAL BEAUTY It was only recently that I understood why women beautify

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