Spring has sprung in Adelaide, and the excitement has everybody up and at ‘em with high teas, markets and expos to cover your bases this weekend. So go on, get your creative on, peruse some local talent or soak up some stand-out spoken word. Whatever you fancy, spring to it.
1. DIY Bath Bomb Fizzes And Ombré Salts
Get your hands dirty, or rather, clean, with this all-inclusive DIY night by South Australian wellness Lifestyle and business coach Cheryl Grealy and the Art and Life Work-Shop. After a glass of wine on arrival, you’ll begin the process of creating your own bath bombs, moulds and ombré salts. The best part? You get to take your sweet-smelling creations home, as well as a workshop recipe book and shopping list to continue on with your newly learnt skills. So get back to bathtub basics and cut the chemicals.
Friday, 7 September, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Work-Shop Adelaide, 217/219 Flinders Street, Adelaide. Tickets $70
2. Adelaide’s Annual Wedding Expo
Whether you’re engaged, a bridesmaid, or just planning the Pinterest wedding of your dreams, this is the wedding event of the year. One of the largest wedding shows in SA, the expo hosts over 70 vendors showcasing their products and services, with everything from florists, bridal gowns, photography, and invitations, to the groomsmen’s suits and the honeymoon. Feeling overwhelmed? Fret not – there’s also plenty of wedding planners, celebrants, and stylists a the expo, all ready to help you execute your big day down to a T. Brides can snap up an exclusive bridal bag, plus there’s plenty of free samples, specials, tastings, discounts, and live entertainment for everyone. Did you hear wedding bells?
Sunday, 9 September, 10am to 3pm. Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide. FREE
3. Silent Remasters: The General, The Lodger, Faust
A mini film festival experience with a difference, Silent Remasters lets you enjoy a selection of iconic silent films, but not so silently. While the film plays, local up-and-coming musicians will play a live score to accompany the compelling visuals. Classic silent films from the likes of Butcher Keaton, Alfred Hitchcock, and F.W Murnau will be accompanied by tunes from local producers and DJs, a composer and a pianist. You can purchase a ticket to see all three, or simply enjoy one or two of your favourites.
Saturday, 8 September, 2pm to 8pm. The Media Resource Centre, Lion Arts Centre, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide. Tickets $40
4. Creative Lifestyle Market #24
This quirky collection of market stalls includes over 50 local boutiques, labels, designers, artists and creatives featuring their handmade crafts, homewares, beauty and more. For the peckish punters, there’s plenty of food stalls and eateries to tickle your fancy. Spread out on the lawn, lounge by the boho tents or busily browse through the stalls.
Sunday, 9 September, 10am to 4pm. Plant 4 Bowden, 1 Third Street, Bowden, Adelaide. FREE
5. A Bale Of Laughs Quiz Night
Co-hosted by Cosi from South Aussie with Cosiand resident quizmaster Mandy, this Australian-themed quiz night is set to raise much needed funds for drought-affected farmers in New South Wales and Queensland. Purchase a table of 10 for $150, bring along the crew, and support the cause with silent auctions and raffles. A good ol’ Aussie night at the pub for our great cause.
Saturday, 8 September, 7pm to 11pm. Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton, Adelaide. Tickets $15
6. Australian Poetry Slam SA Heat 4
If you’ve got a few sly serenades up your sleeve, why not register for the Poetry Slam. Sign up by 6:30pm for a 7pm start, but get in fast because there will only be a maximum of 20 participants. If you’re more of a spectator, you can sit in as an audience member and watch poets compete to be Australia’s best spoken word poet. With the chance to compete in the SA finals, why wouldn’t you give the slam a go? The finals (held in Sydney) could win you up to $10,000 in prizes. The rules are simple: no props, no costumes, no music; just the stage, a mic, and a myriad of mumbled words. May the words be with you.
Friday, 7 September, 7pm to 9.30pm. Woodcroft Community Centre Library, 175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale. Tickets $6
7. Brighton Sunday Market
Held on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, this little addition to the growing Adelaide market scene is a blend of boutique businesses, bric-a-brac, flea market and farmer’s market. Funds raised by the market are put towards the Brighton Secondary School’s student activities. Held rain or shine, the markets are a great chance to grab some fresh fruit, veg, or locally made produce.
Sunday 9 September, 7am to 12pm. Brighton Secondary School, 305 Brighton Road, Adelaide. FREE
8. Working Bee And Wetlands Tour – Gemtree Wetlands Ecotrail
Once a month, the McLaren Vale Biodiversity Project meet together at varying locations to clear non-native plants and plant native vegetation to ensure our natural landscape continues to thrive. This month, the working bee will be followed by a tour of the Gemtree Wetlands and a sip of some organic Gemtree Wines. Everyone is welcome, including kids and fur-babies, too.
Sunday 9 September, 9am to 11am. Elliot Road, McLaren Flat. FREE
9. Popeye Coffee & Chocolate High Tea Experience
High tea on a boat? Why not. Time to get your fancy on – all aboard the iconic Popeye for Lady Green’s High Tea. An afternoon tea with a difference, they’ll be serving up coffee and chocolate on the ship, as well as scones, brownies, meringues and tarts. Grab a glass of bubbles as the boat sets sail from Elder Park, and settle iin for a cuppa and a sweet treat as you soak up the riverside views.
Saturday 8 September, 3.30pm to 5.00pm. River Torrens, Adelaide. Tickets $65
10. Vegan Festival Adelaide Cooking Demonstration
While the Vegan Festival doesn’t kick-off until October, the team at BOB BOWLS Catering Co. have decided to create some deliciously nutritious vegan food at the Central Market to get us excited for what’s to come. With handy tips and tricks from Nathan Bakes on the art of vegan cake baking and decorating, you’ll want to get in early to secure a seat in the Community Kitchen.
Friday, 7thof September, 6pm to 7pm. Gouger Street, Adelaide. FREE
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