Gluttony Encore – running until March 27
Already missing the thrilling performances and sparkling lights of the Adelaide Fringe?
Gluttony has gifted show-lovers an extra week jam-packed of high flying acrobats, dazzling drag, hypnotists and cabaret. The bittersweet goodbye to Mad March sees Gluttony Encore host a curated program of acts inside the Magic Mirror Spiegeltent until March 27. Catch hypnotist Matt Hale turn audiences into trance-like dancers or be amazed by skill and athleticism of acclaimed circus performance, Rouge.
This is the last weekend to catch a city show before the Fringe packs up and heads into hibernation!
Sky Song – March 25 and March 26
Off the back of the success of their Adelaide Fringe stint, Sky Song has extended its performance this weekend. Immerse yourself with connection to country, culture and the stories of our First Nations people with this incredible 40-minute performance.
Watch hundreds of drones take to the air as the sky-high performance and narration by Australian musician, Archie Roach, guides you through five chapters of storytelling, poetry and song.
Settle into the lush landscape of McLaren Vale’s Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines, treat yourself to a tipple of wine and enjoy this special weekend of aviation magic taking off March 25 and 26.
Monarto Safari Park’s Visitor Centre re-opens – March 25
The wait is finally over! The world class re-development of Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is opening its door to the public this Friday, March 25. The state-of-the-art building is the entry point for guests to eat, drink and immerse themselves in the greatness of Monarto and the incredible animals that roam the Safari Park’s plains.
The Visitor Centre is the first milestone in the revamp of the beloved Safari Park. The long-awaited Wild Africa experience and luxury accommodation are slated to open in early 2023.
The new Visitor Centre was made possible thanks to both the state and federal government, and the rural city of Murray Bridge.
Boehme on the Beach – March 26
Glenelg’s Beach Concert Series continues, and this weekend, the State Opera and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is heading seaside to perform the Puccini’s acclaimed La Boèhme for one-night-only.
This March 26, the electric love story between protagonists Mimi and Rodolfo is set to touch heartstrings and take centre stage on Glenelg’s foreshore. Settle in for a stunning evening under the stars, indulge in a spot of wine and cheese and be mesmerised by the awe-inspiring vocals and live music of the State Opera and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
A summer in Sicily at iTL – running until March 27
Cannoli, spritz and a splash of Limoncello – March doesn’t have to mean summer is over – with iTL bringing sunshine and a slice of Sicilian paradise to the new Festival Plaza. Running until March 27, wine, dine and indulge in the flavours of the Mediterranean and enjoy the mouth-watering culinary creations from the island.
Treat yourself to arancini, pork ribs, eggplant pizza and pesto pistachio pasta while sipping on zesty Aperol Spritz. Thursday and Friday will see the elegant restaurant transform into the perfect place for after work drinks, with a pop-up Cannoli and Spritz Bar setting up shop. Watch the pastry experts pipe the sweet treats fresh in front of you as you slip into weekend mode this Friday.
Reloved Retro Market at Hard Days Night – March 27
Slow down this Sunday and kick back at the Reloved Retro Market taking over new mega venue complex, Hard Days Night, this Sunday March 27. Peruse the array of vintage, pre-loved items taking over the retro city warehouse. Snag the latest piece to star in your wardrobe or chill out and enjoy the late March sunshine.
Chow down on loaded burgers from Whoppi Goldburger, quench your thirst with a pint from the craft beer experts at Shifty Lizard Brewing Co or keep your weekend rolling with a fresh G+T from Soul Bird Gin.
Fruit picking in the Adelaide Hills
The late summer sun means fruit picking season is well and truly underway, and there’s plenty of places to pinch sweet treats straight from the source.
Glen Ewin Fig Picking:
Discover and taste the five varieties of fresh figs growing amongst the rolling landscape of the Adelaide Hills at Glen Ewin Estate. Meander the stunning 12,000 tree orchard as you pick the tart treats from the tree. After a hard day’s work, kick back at the Fig Bar and treat yourself to a nip of Fig Gin and tonic. Feeling peckish? You can also pre-order picnic hampers to devour after all the figgy fun.
Pick Apples at Lenswood:
Crisp and ready for picking, the Lenswood Apple Tree orchard is now open and ready to be explored. Only 40 minutes from the CBD, a weekend trip to the Adelaide Hills location is the perfect activity for the weekend.
Lenswood grows seven classic varieties, so whether you love sinking your teeth into a crisp Pink Lady, fluffy Fuji or sour Granny Smiths, you’ll be able to fill your basket with your favourite apples. The orchard also hosts the Hatch Coffee Co Van on weekend and holds an array of family-friendly outdoor games, including apple bowling.
Words Zara Richards