This weekend, be prepared to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ on the edge off your seat at Monster Jam, laugh off your seat at a comedy show and sink into your seat in a food coma after the Barossa BBQ competition. Check out our top 10 weekend events in Adelaide…
Phantom Of The Opera
This weekend is your last chance to see Phantom of the Opera at the Arts Theatre. This iconic, grand show tells the story of a masked figure that lurks beneath the catacombs at the Paris Opera House. It is here he falls head over heels in love with an innocent young soprano. You’ll have to see the show to find out the ending…it’s a good one.
Friday 5 October to Saturday 6 October, Arts Theatre. Tickets from $25
Uncle Rob’s 10c Comedy Show*
Adelaide’s bizarrely hilarious Rob Hunter is back with an encore performance of his quirky hit Uncle Rob’s 10c Comedy Show. Check out Rob’s comical YouTube videos of awkward interviews and sketches to get you in the mood for his sense of humour before seeing this out-of-the-box comedy show. Support local and have a laugh at the same time.
Friday 5 October, 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Rhino Room. Tickets actually $25 despite the 10c name
Monster Jam At The Oval
In their first appearance in the country to mark the start of the Australian tour, Monster Jam arrives at Adelaide this Saturday. Watch the hefty trucks fly off jumps and become air-born, as you sit on the edge of your seat as the crowd ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’. It’s a sight not to be missed, and a great one for little rev-heads this school holidays, too.
Saturday 6 October, 12pm to 8pm time. Adelaide Oval. Tickets from $24
When Unley A Fork Will Do
Weekends and food trucks go hand-in-hand and thanks to the City of Unley, we get to indulge in all our favourite truck treasures this weekend at Goodwood Orphanage Park. Expect an array of Adelaide’s best gourmet food trucks, live music, South Australian craft beer, gin and cider and activities for the kids. Have a feed and relax in the beautiful parklands for this low-key family-friendly spring affair.
Saturday 6 October, 11am to 4pm. Goodwood Orphanage Park. FREE
Harry Potter Quiz Night
Harry Potter fans – this one is for you. Put your wizardry knowledge to the ultimate test as you compete with friends, both old and new. There’s a stack of prizes on offer for the best dressed, so get your wand at the ready. You can even sip a Butterbeer and enjoy a friendly game of Quidditch Pong.
Saturday 6 October, 6pm to 10pm. The German Club, Adelaide. Tickets from $22
Fat Drip BBQ Comp And Barossa Gourmet Markets
South Australia’s first regional BBQ comp, Fat Drip invites you for two days in the Barossa to watch 27 teams from across Australia go head to head to win the title of Fat Drip champion for 2018. If barbecues aren’t your thing, you might prefer walking around the Barossa Gourmet Market for all your fresh local produce and music desires.
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October, 8am to 4pm. Provenance Barossa. FREE
Barossa Medieval Feast
Eat as the Europeans did in the middle ages – medieval style – this weekend in the beautiful Barossa Valley. Enjoy a bountiful banquet of succulent Barossa Valley Berkshire pork, local chicken, lamb and other meats along with a selection of other tasty treats. The evening will be accompanied by musical entertainment and medieval dress is encouraged (but not compulsory). Go on – get dressed up and wine and dine with style.
Saturday 6 October, 6:30pm. Provenance Barossa. Tickets $75
Adelaide Town Hall Open Day
Soak up a little bit of Adelaide history this Sunday with the Adelaide Town Hall Open Day. Take a behind-the-scenes peak at areas generally off limits to outside eyes in this beautiful heritage delight, while learning fascinating insights from tour guides on the history of this King William Street gem. The day is full of fun activities for kids, interactive displays, virtual reality, photo booths and face painting, so you can take the kids with you, too.
Sunday 7 October, 10am to 4pm. Adelaide Town Hall. FREE
Old Treasury & Tunnels Tour
Looking for something a little bit different this weekend? How about a journey through some of Adelaide’s winding hallways and underground chambers, in one of Adelaide’s oldest colonial buildings. Learn about everything from riots and floods to historic reforms, all the while exploring the secrets and forgotten stories of the Treasury.
Sunday 7 October until Sunday 28 October, 11am. Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury. Tickets from $10
Ukelele Death Squad
Straight off the back of their UK/ Ireland tour, Ukelele Death Squad return home to perform at Elder Hall. The boys are home to launch their debut studio single, Not Afraid,as the initial taste for what’s to come off their upcoming EP set to be released 2019.
Sunday 7 October, 2pm to 6pm. Elder Hall. Tickets $25
You know that split second before you demolish a Krispy Kreme doughnut where you take the time to admire the creativeness behind the stunning ring of happiness? Now you can take the kids to create their very own holey beauty. The best part? The sweet, delicious rewards at the end.
Monday 8 October until Friday 12 October. Krispy Kreme Port Road. Tickets $5
What activities have your kids been up to so far these holidays? Please let us know in the comments below, we love hearing from you.