What’s On This Weekend

Gerard McCabe Pink Diamond Party | February 2

Award-winning South Australian jeweller Gerard McCabe is hosting an event at its boutique Adelaide Arcade store to celebrate the arrival of some of the world’s most sought-after Argyle Pink Diamond pieces in-store for one day only. Guests can view, try on and purchase ready-to-wear designs starring the coveted gem alongside other premium pink diamond jewellery. Sip sparkling wine and tasty pink treats while admiring the dazzling display of rare diamonds. Book a consultation today!

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Cellar Door Fest | February 3 to February 5

Cellar Door Fest is back, hosting dozens of boutique producers at the Adelaide Convention Centre for a wine-fuelled weekend. From Maxwell Wines to Threefold Distilling, the gourmet weekend puts South Australia’s unrivalled wine, spirit and food industry in the spotlight. Indulge in long lunches and sensory experiences, let loose in a gin and yoga class or meander amongst some 150 producer stalls popping up across the three days. Tickets and weekend-long packages available now.

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Lunar New Year Rundle Mall

As we welcome the Year of the Rabbit, Rundle Mall is hosting an all-day celebration for the Lunar New Year. See the vibrant traditional Chinese lion dances weave their way down the Mall, with the performers dancing, twirling and doing talented tricks. Take a break under the festoon lanterns illuminating Gawler Place, or seek out the God of Fortune handing out red envelopes filled with gold coins and vouchers. The Year of the Rabbit symbolises peace and prosperity, with 2023 seen as a year of hope.

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Picnic at Paxton | February 5

Soak up the sunshine and spectacular views of the McLaren Vale with a summer session at Paxton Wines. The biodynamic winery has re-opened its pop-up bar to celebrate the warmer weather, welcoming guests to enjoy a glass of award-winning wine on the cellar door lawns. Listen to live acoustic music, chow down on gourmet wood-fired pizza, and enjoy an afternoon with friends. Pups and pooches are welcome too!

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Live Jazz at Nola | February 5

This Sunday, treat yourself to an evening of live jazz, southern inspired snacks, and boutique spirits at east end haunt, Nola. Wander upstairs to the cosy Mezzanine and catch the bar’s artist-in-residence, Lachlan McGargill and his jazz quartet jamming out on stage. The intimate gig is the perfect way to wind down your weekend and a good excuse for a G+T with your girlfriends.

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Designing for Development

Leading design and build company Urban Habitats is expanding its contemporary design style through new building initiative, UH Projects.

For more than 20 years, Urban Habitats has been known for its considered approach to architectural and interior design. But while the Goodwood-based company are experts at thoughtfully rendering clients’ visions into reality, the leading team of architects, project managers and interior designers have now developed a new way to build forever homes.

UH Projects, a new initiative by Urban Habitats, is a way for the architecture and trade team to continue creating stunning suburban homes while developing an individual style that showcases their industry capabilities. “We love working with clients to design and build their dream homes, however, we realised we wanted to build our own dream homes as well,” says Development Manager Milly Nott. “We see opportunities everywhere to improve properties…and we lean into the challenge of deeply considering a property to find the best opportunity and outcome where it may not be initially perceptible.”

Although UH Projects is still in its infancy, its two most recent projects in Norwood and Goodwood have already been well received. Two homes on Edward Street, Norwood, were completed in early 2022, with the properties sold off-market before construction finished. The Albert Street project is now underway, with one house already sold and the other expected to hit the market in March 2023.

But while it’s been an exciting opportunity for the UH Projects team to flex their architectural creativity, creating spaces that clients can see themselves living in still remains a top priority. “At the centre of UH Projects, we aspire to build homes that individuals, couples and families will fall in love with,” says Milly.

UH Projects
96 King William Road, Goodwood
0450 965 858

Open Plan Luxe Living

An elegant sandstone Tudor gets a modern makeover in Linden Park. Harris Real Estate property consultant Effie Vlachoulis shows us through.

Curb appeal is everything in real estate, and this classic two-level Tudor home overlooking Austral Park in Linden Park has it in spades. But it’s what’s behind the imposing double entry doors that really impresses – a transformation that pays homage to the original home while adding a new modern open-plan rear extension, perfect for family life. The result is grand.

Every inch of this majestic home has been thoughtfully planned – in actual fact, from concept to completion it took four years, with the old 1932 home being architecturally recast with the help of award-winning design studio Enoki.

The flexible floor plan is at the heart of the build’s success and the dedicated outdoor space demands instant attention. A full-sized turfed tennis court, heated pool, two alfresco pavilions and outdoor kitchen making it an entertainer’s dream.

Inside, there is a lavish master suite, which takes up the entire upper floor, and a plethora of luxe fittings and finishes including Jarrah floors, Miele appliances and more. Add to this, the home’s enviable park-side location, within the prized zone for Linden Park Primary and Glenunga International High School, and you have an impressive, inviting, exquisitely finished home that is perfect for the family who wants a little more.

“The luxury market in South Australia is still performing well as buyers are looking for high quality homes in sought after suburbs and preferred school zones. I am confident we will have a lot of interested buyers for this property!”

Effie Vlachoulis, Harris Real Estate

Effie Vlachoulis
Property Consultant
0412 677 189

What’s On This Weekend

Rose and Dumpling Fest | Saturday & Sunday

Howard Vineyard’s Rosé and Dumpling Festival is back! Spread over two sunny days, the Adelaide Hills winery is inviting guests to kick back on the lawns and enjoy a day of good wine, good food and good music. Indulge in tipples of award-winning Rosé and tasty dumplings – handmade by Howard’s Head Chef Cookie – as well as Korean Fried Chicken, Bao Buns and more. 

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Riot Bar’s Bottomless Brunch | Sunday

Riot Bar is the latest trendy wine nook to join the ever-growing collection of venues on Gilbert Street. But now, the new neighbourhood wine bar has expanded its offerings to include a Sunday bottomless brunch. Chefs Trent Lymn and Ceci Teigerio have imagined an inspired brunch menu to accompany the boozy brunch. Indulge in crab mousse tarts and prawn cocktails, corn and hominy croquettes and a soaked, mini rum baba doughnut while sipping on Riot Wine Co’s famed spritz on tap. The bottomless brunch runs for two hours between 11am and 1pm, and costs $69. 

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Penfold’s Summer Series | Until Feb 26

The iconic Penfold’s Magill Cellar Door and Estate are basking in the warmer weather and hosting several events for their Summer Series. Soak up the sunshine on the outdoor wine terrace or indulge in champagne and oysters while overlooking the vines. There’s also opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich history of the winery, with a super blend class in the underground cellars and a twilight experience in the heart of the original cellar. The Summer Series is running until February 26. 

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Go venue hopping

A slew of cafes, bars, restaurants and venues have opened across Adelaide and in the CBD – and with the sunny weather sticking around, there’s never been a better time to eat, drink and play your way through the city and surrounds. Our top three picks? Dollya new cocktail bar in Unley; Our Boy Roy, a deli and cute coffee in Clarence Park; and The Light Room, an immersive bar, gallery and studio open at Light ADL. 

In Conversation With Peggy Byrne

Peggy Byrne is the new-ish owner of Bowerbird, Adelaide’s leading design event. We chat to the passionate local about her exciting plans to take the artisan event to new heights

You purchased Bowerbird just before COVID hit. What was it that initially sparked your interest?

My husband and I are both creative and appreciate artisanal products, so we were familiar with Bowerbird. At the end of 2019, I was looking for greater satisfaction in my work life and Bowerbird was the perfect fit to use my skills in marketing and events. I love that I am running a small business focused on supporting other small businesses.

A global pandemic wasn’t the start you would have been hoping for, how did you navigate that time?

I’ll admit there were a few times you may have found me rocking in a corner, but what I want to remember about that time is the incredibly steep learning curve the situation forced me to take. I had to understand the logistics of the event quickly because I had to adapt it to the situation. Still, more importantly, I realised how essential Bowerbird and events like Bowerbird are to the survival of many of these small businesses. COVID forced the cancellation of similar eastern state events in 2020 and most of 2021, which meant makers lost up to 80 percent of their regular income. Our November event in 2020 was also cancelled but we rebounded and moved it out by a few weeks. It ran with only 80 designers, less than half our usual showcase, but our suppliers and venue supported us. The event made such a difference to so many makers and the support from our customers was overwhelming. Overcoming the early challenges gave us the energy to push through the hurdles that came later and that still impact us today.

There is such an influx of creative talent currently coming out of South Australia and Bowerbird is an incredible starting block for many of these artisans. Why is this so important to you, and what else can be done to nurture and extend this talent?

South Australia has always had a unique creative talent pool and, having lived overseas for some time, I know it is also a place where small businesses can thrive. South Australians are receptive to new ideas and welcome the interstate designers that make the trip to each event. Bowerbird welcomes emerging designers to present their creations to our audience at each event. Face-to-face events provide direct feedback on what works and doesn’t and allows makers to hear what customers really want. The beauty of being a maker is that you can take it up at any time in your life. While many of our craftsmen and women start early, intending to make a career of their craft, many have found their talent and passion later in life.

Have you ever been inspired to give pottery or jewellery making or anything else artistic a go yourself?

I have always loved making things! In my twenties, I used to paint and sew all the time. I tried stone sculpture in London, which I loved, and I’ve also done a silver jewellery making course. I have recently restored some beautiful dining chairs, but my passion is wheel throwing and ceramics. I dabble enough to appreciate the talent of those who make a living out of their craft!

Bowerbird is a great supporter of small business, and your Exploring the Craft video series is further shining the light on these talented craftspeople. Can you tell us a bit about this?

It’s something I have wanted to produce for a while. I recall a customer talking to a ceramicist about a set of mugs she wanted to buy, but the seller only had three. It was a Saturday afternoon and she asked him if he could make another one overnight if she returned on Sunday. He had to explain why that wasn’t possible – it would take him three days to make her another mug. While she didn’t get the full set right then, she left with a better appreciation of what she was purchasing. We are trying to achieve this with our video series, and we hope people will better appreciate the work they are seeing and enjoy a more meaningful experience when they visit Bowerbird.

The next Bowerbird event is on 5–7 May, 2023.

Island Time in Fiji

Luxurious ocean-front villas and white sandy beaches for as far as the eye can see – adventure and indulgence await in Fiji.

From overwater bungalows and adult-only retreats to the adventure-packed Yasawa Islands, world-class reefs and family-friendly set-ups complete with nannies, kids’ clubs and activities that will keep little ones entertained for hours, there is literally something for everybody in picture perfect Fiji.

For Nature Lovers:

Where to go:

Head north to Taveuni, Fiji’s ‘Garden Isle’, for the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure.

What to do:

Waterfalls and coral reefs mean this place is popular with dive enthusiasts who are eager to take in the world-famous Rainbow Reef and the Great White Wall in the Somosomo Strait. Nature-lovers will also want to check out the Bouma National Heritage Park – it takes up more than a third of the island and is home to the spectacular Bouma Falls. Swim at the base of the first fall (Lower Bouma Falls) and enjoy the view from the double-barrelled Upper Bouma Falls.

If you prefer to take in the beauty of Fiji closer to the comfort of your resort, guests staying at Vomo in the Mamanuca Island group can take part in daily yoga on the deck on Mt Vomo on the eastern side of the island.

Where to Stay:

Awarded Australasia’s Most Romantic Resort by the World Travel Awards and Trip Advisors Top Small Hotel in Fiji, The Remote Resort is a great choice for those wanting a luxe stay – off the beaten track. It’s exclusive too, there are just eight villas on an impressive 64 acres and each villa boasts its own private plunge pool and stunning views overlooking the spectacular Rainbow Reef.

If you’re after a five-star stay, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Savusava, Vanua Levu, is award-winning eco-luxe. Overlooking the picturesque Savusavu Bay, there are25 luxurious bures, each taking in the quintessential Fiji Island beauty. This one is a great family option – their children’s program is complimentary and educational.

For Thrill Seekers:

Where To Go:

The Yasawa Islands, an archipelago of 20 volcanic islands on Fiji’s north western side, is a haven for adventurous travellers.

Image: Tourism Fiji

What To Do:

The long stretches of white sandy beaches make this place a sun-lovers paradise, but it’s what’s under the crystal-clear waters that will really impress avid divers and snorkellers. Fiji is one of the only places in the world where you can swim, snorkel or dive with the majestic manta rays; for manta encounters it’s best to visit between Mayand October.

Venture to the Yasawa Islands and visit the sensational Sawa-i-Lau Caves. The series of limestone caves are the result of hundreds of years of water wear, carving out the unique formations, some of which are only accessible by swimming through narrow waterways.

Where To Stay:

Located on the northern tip of the Yasawa Islands (not too far from Sawa-i-Lau Caves) is Oarsman’s Bay Lodge, one off our resorts on the Island of Nacula (the third largest of the Yasawa Island chain). The Beachfront Bures are a popular choice for those wanting to take in the pristine views; if you’re after a bit of culture you can visit an authentic Fijian school or village.

For Indulgence:

Where To Go:

There are countless options when it comes to luxe Fijian getaways, so whether you want a remote, private escape or prefer to be based mainland, there is the perfect over-water bure or ocean-front villa with your name on it.

What To Do:

Indulge in one of Fiji’s many luxury spas or while the day (or night) away with a beachside Fijian feast at one of the many five-star resort restaurants. If relaxation is on the cards, soak up the sun poolside or unwind at one of the many luxury villas –private butler included.

Where To Stay:

There is a long list of premium accommodation options in Fiji – for couples looking fora child-free escape and for families who like the finer things in life.

Voted Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Top 15 Resorts, the exclusive adults-only Tokoriki Island Resort features 36 freestanding beachfront villas – unwind poolside by your infinity edge private pool or on your own double day bed. Another stand-out adults’-only option is the exclusive Royal Davui Island resort, located at the beautiful Beqa Lagoon. With only a handful of guests at any one time, you can expect inundated service.

For high-end family getaways, VOMO, with its famous Kids Village is a popular choice.

For Families

Where To Go:

The mainland is home to many family-friendly resorts but that doesn’t mean the islands are off-limits.

What To Do:

There are daily catamaran trips to the islands, where you can book your own private cabana (at Malamala Beach Club) and snorkel straight off the beach, or have a go at stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking. Staying on Denarau? Hop on the Bula Bus and check out the Big Bula Waterpark – the kids will love the giant water slides and surfing the big waves.

Where To Stay:

Some of the best family-friendly resorts are on the mainland and come with nannies, kids’ clubs, kids’ pools, activities and everything you can imagine to keep little ones occupied!

The Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa has just under gone a huge renovation – there area selection of new dining experiences (including an adults’-only poolside dining experience), as well as a new kids’ club and Teen Zone.

If the islands are still calling, the Shangri-Lais situated on the private Yanuca Island, mere metres from the mainland and accessible via a causeway. It’s a stand-out for its inflatable waterpark – the only one on the Coral Coast – and water sports. For mums and dads who are after some kid-free time The Shangri-La also has adult-only pools and restaurants, as does the idyllic Malola Island Resort in the Mamanucas.

Getting There:

There are direct flights twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays) from Adelaide to Nadi, Fiji, with Fiji Airways. Once you’re there, getting around is easy –there are express bus services or you can hire a car or a driver. If you’re staying on the islands, daily passenger ferries offer transport to the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands, alternatively water taxis departing from Port Denarau Marina will get you to where you’re going.

For further information on where to stay and what to do in Fiji visit fiji.travel

What’s On This Weekend

Pizzateca at Aldinga | Until January 29

It’s no secret that Pizzateca produces some of the best pizzas in South Australia. And this summer, they’ve taken their famed Neapolitan-style slices beachside to Silver Sand with a coastal pop-up pizza bar. Until January 29, soak up the coastal views while chowing down on Capriccosa, Diablo and Margherita pizzas. Enjoy a scoop of fresh gelato after as a sweet treat! The bar is open from 4pm to 11pm.

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SummerVines | January 20 to 29

Experience the best of the summer season in McLaren Vale with SummerVines – a ten-day celebration that stretches across the world-class wine region. Raise a glass to the Vale and indulge in several tasting experiences at Oliver’s Taranga, Bec Hardy Wines, Paxton Wines and more. Spend an evening with the kids at Fox Creek Wine’s free outdoor cinema, or expand your cultural understanding of the region and Ngarrindjeri people at the Wuldi Twilight Cultural Experience and tour.

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Rosé Rumble: Adelaide Wine Markets | January 21

The Adelaide Wine Markets are back, kicking off the 2023 season with an evening dedicated to everyone’s favourite light pink tipple. Rosé Rumble is bringing some of the best winemakers in SA – like Barossa Wine Cartel, Chaffey Bros and O’Leary Walker Wines — to pour glasses of Rose to guests visiting the Market Shed on Holland. Indulge in tastings and discover new varieties. Don’t like Rosé? There’ll be stalls for seltzer, beer and gin too! Ticket price includes entry, access to all tastings and a take-home glass.

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Moonlight Cinema | Until February 19

Soak up some silver screen magic this weekend at the Moonlight Cinema. See the latest Avatar movie, Lily James and Emma Thompson’s latest film What’s Love Got To Do With It, or let the little ones tag along to Sunday’s Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. Pack a picnic (wine is allowed too!) and enjoy a night at the movies with friends. The Moonlight Cinema is at Botanic Park and runs until February 19.

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Adelaide Farmers’ Market | Every Sunday

Spend your Sunday morning at the Adelaide Farmers’ Market held at the Adelaide Showground. The markets see small producers across SA set up stalls and sell their fresh produce to dozens of people. From organic fruit and veg to baked bread, eggs, plants and sweet treats (including Poh’s JamFace shop) – you’ll find everything you need at the markets. Support local, connect with the community and indulge in some tasty food! Visit every Sunday from 8:30am until 12:30pm

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Interior Trends To Invest In

Presenting Beautiful Homes’ senior stylist, De-Jana Saulys, talks interior trends and what’s in this season.

Earthy tones and shades

Right now, trending colour palettes are staying very close to nature with an influx of olive greens, caramels and terracotta. We are also seeing a return of earthy browns – from cognac to burnt umber. You’ll find these colours in textiles and soft furnishings such as cushions and bed linen and they pair beautifully with patterns, including checks and shapes.

Travel-inspired interiors

Textured accessories that are handcrafted from organic materials such as ceramic, clay and marble are becoming increasingly popular – think vases, fruit bowls and small sculptures. Tableware is also having a moment, with culture-inspired plates and bowls, as well as fluted and coloured glassware gaining popularity.

Mixing materials

By utilising two or more different materials into the design of an object or interior, it creates a truly bespoke look. This might mean combining different wood finishes through furniture selections, or the use of marble and brass in accessories or lighting.

Presenting Beautiful Homes specialise in preparing and presenting homes for sale through interior styling and trade services. Established in 1995 as one of Adelaide’s first home styling companies, they hold the largest variety of quality furniture selections in South Australia. Their diverse range of stock means they can cater for all styles of homes.

Their team is made up of talented interior designers and stylists to ensure each property is styled perfectly for the market. They take great pride in the fact that no two homes they style look the same.

To discuss how Presenting Beautiful Homes can help with the preparation of your home for sale call 08 8297 8339.

Presenting Beautiful Homes
10 Transport Avenue, Netley
08 8297 8339

The Lunchtime Lift

What if you could erase fine lines in your lunch break? The Ultraformer III, available at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, claims to do just that.

Say goodbye to wrinkles, stubborn body fat and sagging skin with the Ultraformer III, the revolutionary, non-invasive treatment promising to make you look (and feel) totally transformed in as little as one treatment.

The non-invasive treatment contours areas of concern via a low dose of micro-focused ultrasound (MFU) energy and can reach precise skin depths without causing damage. The heat released via MFU energy results in tissue remodelling, boosting collagen production and naturally stimulating the skin to tighten, brighten and revitalise. You can expect to experience some tingling during the treatment, but numbing cream, applied half an hour beforehand, minimises any discomfort.

It’s been hailed the ‘lunchtime lift’, reportedly leaving you looking refreshed in just 30 to 40 minutes. So, whether you’re concerned about fine lines around the eyes or the subtle appearance of a double chin, this treatment can be highly-tailored to target the lax areas you’re looking to lose.

And it’s not just the face and neck that the Ultraformer III targets. Stubborn areas we all struggle with (think hip dips, wobbly thighs and soft stomachs) can become taut and toned as the Ultraformer III kills fat cells before being naturally removed via the body’s lymphatic system and metabolism.

Most patients will only need to have the treatment once a year to maintain results, with little to no downtime usually experienced. Individuals with severe skin sagging may need treatments every six months initially, with annual appointments afterwards (more than 90 percent of people who’ve used the Ultraformer III claim to see an improvement in as little as four to 12 weeks).

And while the reported results are significant, they are also subtle. The thirdgeneration, highly-focused ultrasound treatment aims to enhance your natural appearance, not radically change it. Think of it as a skin refresh instead of a total beauty overhaul.

These natural results are in line with Advanced Cosmetic Medicine’s ethos. Dr Rahma Targett is an expert at achieving an individual’s aesthetic goals while advocating for natural enhancements without over-treatment. The boutique Melbourne Street clinic has been delivering a highly-tailored approach to aesthetic cosmetics since 2016 with its array of skin rejuvenation therapies, body sculpting treatments and injectables. The Ultraformer III is just one of the world-class aesthetic treatments available at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine.

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
58/41–47 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
08 8239 0431

What’s On This Weekend

Tour Down Under | January 13 – January 22

After a two-year hiatus, the Tour Down Under is back, transforming South Australia into a buzzing hub for cyclists. Across the next ten days, athletes in the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere will traverse through SA’s regions for the title. Catch cyclists whizzing past at tour points in Willunga, McLaren Vale and Adelaide or visit the Tour Village for family-friendly activities, fresh food and Tour Down Under fun. There’s an opening concert by Vanessa Amorosi tonight, too!  

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 Adelaide International | January 13 & 14

The Adelaide International is coming to a close this January 14 after two weeks of tennis excellence hosted at The Drive. Local tennis star Thanasi Kokkinakis will play in the semi-final tonight against Spanish player Roberto Bautista Agut for a spot in the high-stakes Saturday final match. Tickets are still available for both Friday and Saturday matches! 

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Glenelg’s Ice Cream Festival | January 14

Calling all ice cream lovers! Jetty Road is hosting its annual Ice Cream Festival after its successful inaugural year in 2022. Indulge in the delightful frozen dessert from local vendors such as the Barossa Valley Ice Cream Co, Golden North and Freeze n’ Roll as you wander the coastal destination. There’ll be kids’ activities, live entertainment and some of Glenelg’s favourite venues taking over the seaside strip too!

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Semaphore Greek FestivaL | JANUARY 14 & 15

The Semaphore Greek Festival is back, taking over the seaside suburb for its 42nd year this weekend. The annual celebration showcases Greek culture, heritage, hospitality and food to the wider South Australian community. Over two days, indulge in loukoumades and coffee, dance and connect with Greek culture. 

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Hairspray The Musical | Until January 28

The beloved Tony-award-winning play and movie, Hairspray, has rolled into town, taking over the Festival Theatre until January 28. See the rom-com, smash hit live in action and sing along to top songs like You Can’t Stop The Beat and Welcome to the 60’s. Renowned Aussie actor Shane Jacobson is playing Edna Turnblad alongside Todd McKenney, Rhonda Burchmore and Asabi Goodman. Tickets are on sale now. 

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Moseley Beach Club | Until April

With the summer weather set to soar, you’ll find us catching rays and sipping cocktails at the Moseley Beach Club this weekend. The beach club brings a slice of Greek Island paradise to Glenelg’s foreshore for the summer, with its blue and white striped umbrellas, beach cabanas, seafood feeds and cocktails in coconuts. Reverse a booth, sun lounge or day bed for you and your friends, and enjoy live DJs every Friday and Saturday.  

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