What’s On This Weekend

No plans? Mark these events on your calendar.

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1. GIN SPEED DATING | Hains & Co., Adelaide’s West End | MAY 6

Get set for three rounds of speed dating, but with a twist. As part of Tasting Australia, there’ll be three gin distillers and three gin cocktails accompanied by tasty morsels. Which one will you fall in love with? Never Never Distilling, Prohibition Liquor Co. and Threefold Distilling are the three distillers vying for your heart.

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2. JEWELS OF AUTUMN CONCERT | Rymill Park Lake | MAY 6

Sip on wine under the autumn leaves with South Australian singer-songwriter Emma Knights as she takes you on a musical journey from 2.30pm. Featuring hits by American singer Jewel and classical and contemporary ballads, plus a few of Knights’ originals, tickets to Knights’ performance are just $25 and all proceeds go to CareSumatra Community and Conservation Programs.

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3. YOGA AT WELLINGTON SQUARE | Wellington Square/Kudnartu, North Adelaide | MAY 6

Time to do your best downward dog! Feel the grass beneath your feet and connect to your surrounds at Wellington Square during a free yoga session in the great outdoors. The class is led by Perrin Abbas who has been offering free, weekly yoga classes at Wellington Square since moving to North Adelaide from Dubai a few years ago. Make sure you book ahead and don’t forget your yoga mat!

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4. ADELAIDE’S ANNUAL WEDDING EXPO | Adelaide Entertainment Centre | MAY 7

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Planning a wedding? Head to Adelaide’s Annual Bridal Expo for some inspo. With more than 100 vendors, you’re bound to find a florist, photographer or even a wedding celebrant to be part of your big day. Whether you’re after ideas for bridal favours or honeymoon hotspots, bring your friends (and, of course, your spouse-to-be) for a day of planning your nuptials, minus the stress!

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5. VICTOR HARBOR ARTISAN MARKET | Railway Plaza, Victor Harbor | MAY 7

Support South Australian artisans and small businesses at the Victor Harbor Artisan Market. Held in the heart of Victor Harbor among Moreton Bay fig trees and heritage buildings, browse market stalls for trinkets or gift ideas as you munch on delicious street food.

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What’s On This Weekend

Easter may be over, but our calendar is still chockers of fun.


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Coffee, ice-cream and a DJ spinning good tunes – it doesn’t sound like your typical gym, but this is one workout you don’t want to skip. Head to STRONG Pilates’ new Modbury studio for its open day where you can learn how to treat your body to a little TLC through Pilates; you can even work up a sweat on the day with a few cardio exercises, including a rowing session. Of course, you can’t leave without a delicious post-workout treat – think coffee from Scoop and Tap, GymBod ice-cream, and treats from Delicia Acai Modbury.

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Pick up a pre-loved vintage or designer piece from more than 130 sellers at the Fashion Thrift Society Market at St Clair Recreation Centre. Off-the-rack, there’s a body piercing booth, a henna tattoo artist and a barber who’ll give you a fresh weekend cut. Fuel your energy for a day of bargain shopping by grabbing a bite to eat from one of the many food trucks as the DJ plays good tunes.

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3. BAROSSA AIRSHOW | Barossa Valley | APRIL 16

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Taking off this weekend is the aerial action-packed Barossa Airshow, which is held every two years. Bring a deck chair or a picnic rug, get comfy and look up as daredevil pilots from around Australia perform crazy antics thousands of feet above you. On solid ground, there are market stalls and exhibits featuring unique aircrafts and aviation memorabilia.

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4. BLOOM BLOCK PARTY | Thebarton | APRIL 16

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It’s not spring yet, but something epic is blooming. Bloom Block Party is back and bringing together the best of the west. Check out local producers, artisans, food trucks and laneway bars who call this side of town home. While you browse, chill out to your heart’s content with some of SA’s finest musicians, including Uptown Seeds, Malibu Drive, The Cast, and many more.

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Every man (and woman) and their dog is invited – literally. On the third Sunday of the month, Hard Days Night opens the venue’s doors to neighbourhood dogs for lunch and a drink. Of course, there are some treats on the menu for your furry friend, including goodies from Bone Appetit Barkery, The Hungry Pup & The Woofery and free puppacinos from Caravino Coffee. The event supports local dog rescue charity Scruffer Lovers Inc.

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What’s On In Adelaide This Weekend

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! 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Words Zara Richards