Shrug off those winter blues by welcoming a jam-packed lineup of weekend events! Shake your tail feather at the Cabaret Fringe Opening Gala, immerse yourself in the talent of local artists, and join the sustainability movement in style. There is plenty to sink your teeth into in and around Adelaide.
1. Cabaret Fringe Festival Opening Night Gala
At the start of another spectacular festival season in Adelaide, the Cabaret Fringe Festival are celebrating with a mix of talented performers from across the program. With top hats, feathers, glitter and gusto, it’s a night to take a look at all the most fabulous acts, before the festival kicks off for another year.
Friday 1 June, 8.00pm. The German Club, 223 Flinders Street, Adelaide. Tickets from $35
2. Learn To Fake Authenticity
If You Can learn to Fake Authenticity You’ve Got It Made, is a live performance where the curated online personas of our digital age are pulled apart, through dance and stories of our lonely desire to connect with one another. Come for a minute or for the whole three-hour performance, and watch as the character’s crack under their fabrication, in a disturbing, Black Mirror kind of way.
Friday 1 June, 7pm to 10pm. FELTspace Gallery, 12 Compton Street, Adelaide. FREE
3. Clothes Swap Party
Need to clear out your wardrobe? Make the most of a fantastic opportunity to finally swap all of those clothes that no longer fit or inspire you. Socialise over a complimentary glass of wine, while the team sorts through your items. Then, rummage around until you find your new favourite outfits.
Friday 1 June, 6pm to 8.30pm. Adelaide Sustainability Centre, The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide. Tickets $10
4. Women In Song
A night of music and Q&A discussions reflecting the deeper meanings of reconciliation, of what it could and should look like. Women in Song will be led by the exquisite music performances of Aboriginal women and those in the music industry that stand by them, to provide an insight and promote their vision. Cheese platters and vegan boards will also be on offer, showcasing delicious Indigenous flavours like Kutjera and the bush tomato.
Friday 1 June, 6pm to 10pm. Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre, Corner of Morphett Street & North Terrace, Adelaide. Tickets $10 to $20
5. June Fashion First
Held throughout selected months annually, the Hotel Richmond celebrates local designers, both budding and established. Fashion First brings them together with local modelling agents, makeup artists and stylists to promote their work in an exciting atmosphere. If you love to support up-and-coming talent, grab a free drink upon arrival and enjoy the show.
Friday June 1, 7pm to 12pm. Hotel Richmond, 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide. FREE
Set in a post-mining ghost town somewhere in remote South Australia, an alien obsessed teenager is forced to confront the moment when fantasy and reality divided, when her best friend goes missing. This production from the State Theatre Company South Australia, is sci-fi theatre at its finest, demanding the audience rethink the possible, while pulling at their heartstrings.
Friday 2 June, 7pm. Space Theatre, festival Drive, Adelaide. Tickets $30 to $76
7. Under The Skin & Internal Botany
Don’t miss an intriguing glance at this poetic rendition of anatomy, in the last weekend of the exhibition. Under the Skin showcases beautifully curated works from seven different artists, exploring our physical and emotional bodies. Internal Botany reimagines the body and its connection to plant matter, with thoughtful photographic work produced during an artist residency at Flinders Medical Centre, inspired by nature and medical imaging scans.
Saturday 2 June, 11am to 4pm. Praxis ARTSPACE, 68-72 Gibson St, Bowden. FREE
8. Fork Just Want To Have Fun!
It’s the last Fork on the Road event you’ll see for a while. No, they’re not running out of ways to use the word ‘fork’, the season is simply coming to an end. The 80’s themed bash at Hart’s Mill will be blasting all the good stuff, so summon your inner-Duran Duran and comb your mullet to perfection. There’s awesome prizes for those best dressed, but for lovers of delicious street food and craft frothies, everyone’s a winner.
Saturday 2 June, 12pm to 10pm. Hart’s Mill, Mundy Street, Port Adelaide. FREE
9. Trade Crafternoon
This crafty session in Port Adelaide is for those who love a good yarn, in every sense of the word. A safe a friendly space where you can knit and crochet with like-minded people of all levels, have a chat, and craft the afternoon away. The food truck festival is just down the road, so you can fill your bellies and sip on a couple of craft beers before getting down to some serious knitting.
Saturday 2 June, 2pm to 5pm. 261 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide. FREE
10. Left Barrel Brewery First Open
Preceding their larger, official launch, Left Barrel Brewing are celebrating with an exclusive sneak peek weekend at their brand new brewery in Balhannah. You can expect fantastic beer, food, tunes and the opportunity to meet the owner and head brewer, Brad Bown.
Saturday June 2, 12pm to 9pm. Left Barrel Brewing, 37 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Balhannah. FREE
11. SAGA: Adelaide International Women’s Film Festival
Running for three days only, SAGA is the first and only women’s film festival in Adelaide. The grassroots festival aims to create a platform for women to share their narratives and shape the way their stories are told. Check out the entire program for more information on array of fascinating stories, and more screenings around Adelaide.
Sunday 3 June, 10am to 9pm. Woodville Town Hall, 72 Woodville Road, Woodville. Tickets $5 to $20
12. World Environment Fair
With World Environment Day just a few days after, this incredible fair comes at the perfect time to learn all about the environment and the many ways to care for it. To get your family waging a war on waste, Craig Reucassel will be joining a huge line-up of engaging speakers. If you’re under 18 you’ll get in for free, where there’ll be an indoor nature play area, native animal show, and loads of exhibitors to keep everyone entertained and inspired.
Sunday 3 June, 10am to 5pm. Jubilee Pavilion, Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville. Tickets from $9
We love it when you share the weekend with us! Whether you’re getting lost in cabaret, or saving the world one enviro-expo at a time, let us know what your top weekend events are in the comments, below.