Whether you’re seeing the world through new eyes, rocking out in the street, joining cultural celebrations or getting your craft on, the weekend events have something for everyone… even if it is just sipping a drop (or three) at your new favourite Italian grocery.
Seeing Is Believing at MOD
Immerse yourself in an interactive world designed to alter your senses with virtual and mediated reality. Explore chronic pain first-hand with a performance teetering on the intersection between art and science technology. While it may not be the most comfortable way to spend your Friday, experiencing an oddity of the human brain with a futuristic empathy machine is sure to be fascinating.
Friday 22 June, 10am to 6pm. Museum of Discovery, North Terrace, Adelaide. 18+ Free registration
In an age of ‘pics or it didn’t happen’, flashy smartphone camera effects and polished Instagram profiles, it can seem like the world has its eye on the viewfinder. Rediscover the true art of photography with the best in the business, as they lead a line-up of informative workshops. Explore everything from street and travel shooting, to individual camera bodies, their lenses and how to make the most of them.
Friday 22 June, 10am to 4pm. Diamonds Camera, 165-171 Rundle Street, Adelaide. Free registration
Plant-Based Markets at Bowden
Peruse plant-based eateries at twilight, knock back a few of SA’s finest vegetarian beers and enjoy the atmosphere. Quench your thirst for shopping with unique handmade goods and eye-catching market stalls showcasing our talented local creatives. Kick back after and indulge in a guilt-free cheese platter from Milkless for the ultimate Friday night dinner. Because cheese for dinner is totally acceptable, right?
Saturday 23 June, 4pm to 10pm. Plant 4 Boden, Third Street, Bowden. FREE
Brighton Beach Clean
Whether you’re an avid beach-goer or are simply proud of our gorgeous coastlines, with a passion for them to remain that way, giving the beach a decent clean is always a good idea. Not only is the beach clean a great way to meet like-minded people but the rubbish collected will got to Precious Plastic South Australia, a local company that turn trash into useful objects. Nifty.
Saturday 23 June, 10am to 12pm. Brighton Jetty, 88 Jetty Road, Brighton. FREE
Battleship Dance Competition
Adelaide welcomes the biggest international hip hop and street dance festival in Australia, for a qualifying round where the smoothest movers will battle it out for a shot at the championship. It’s a unique and exciting event for the whole family, with freestyle dance battles, incredible energy and inspiring movement that’ll have you blasting tunes in the car ride home and getting your groove on.
Saturday 23 June, 3pm to 5pm. Goodwood Community Centre. 32-34 Rosa Street, Goodwood. Tickets from $30
Workshops At The Remakery
Want to get crafty on a Saturday but don’t exactly have the skills? Come along to the Adelaide Remakery for an insight into some impressive hobbies to keep you occupied in winter. This weekend you’ll find classes to get you well acquainted with the sewing machine gathering dust in your top cupboard, and have you well versed in plant hanging macramé. Knitting needles at the ready, folks.
Saturday 23 June, 10am to 4pm. 18 Young Street, Adelaide. Tickets $35-$55
Hare Of The Dog Fair
The handicrafts don’t stop there…you can also head to the Wheaty for demonstrations and workshops illuminating the art of printmaking and kimchi. Learn how to put your face on like a pro and build a nursery-worthy terrarium to take home. Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Reward yourself with a refreshing beverage and a stroll past the market stalls buzzing with live music. Don’t forget to book in advance for the workshops, ranging from $25 to $35.
Saturday 23 June, 1pm to 5pm. Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Street, Thebarton. FREE
Uraidla Brewery Official Launch
The Uraidla Hotel is officially launching its new brewery, which means fresh house-made beer is now right next door to the iconic Adelaide Hills pub. Celebrate the creation of something truly beautiful, with plenty of live tunes and plenty more beer. Cheers to that.
Saturday 23 June, 12pm to 6pm. The Uraidla Brewery, 1198 Greenhill Road, Uraidla. FREE
A Day Of Clarity
It’s a day that Adelaide’s heavy music scenes relish – a free festival where venues all over the East End are transformed into musical havens. No low-grade production, the line-up includes Aussie punk legends Frenzal Rhomb amongst others. It’s scattered throughout Adelaide’s most loveable drinking holes, with an outdoor stage accessible via Grenfell Street. Support your local musicians and celebrate your idols for an incredible day of free music.
Saturday 23 June, 2pm to 12.40am. East End, Adelaide. Full program. FREE
Mother-Daughters Night Hike
This exciting challenge will lead you on a 12km hike through Kuitpo Forest, over two days. The organisers provide packing guides and most of the camping and hiking gear, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself. Perfect for daughters aged 8-14 for a bonding moment with mum, some time in the fresh, wintry outdoors and a revived sense of adventure.
Saturday 23 June, 9.30am. Meadows Bakery, 50 Mawson Road, Meadows. Tickets $349
Mercato Celebrate Tuscany
Your recent visit to Pasadena Foodland has left you with unattainable grocery shopping expectations, you’ve moved up in the world and now refuse to step foot in your local Woolies….sound like you? You should also shop at Mercato now, too. They’re running a guided tasting with six incredible Tuscan wines on Sunday, paired with regionally inspired antipasti and stuzzichini. So put your hand up to do the shopping this week and pre-book an Uber.
Saturday 23 June, 1pm to 4pm. Mercato, 625-627 Lower North East Road, Campbelltown. Tickets $45
International Yoga Day Festival
Embrace your inner yogi for a day of conscious enjoyment, excellent chai and a celebration of all things yoga. Begin in the park for some flowing asana, mantra dancing, and yogic breathing, enjoying live music meditation and inspiring talks. Later on, festivities will move to Chapel street for a $10 vegetarian feast with a side of relaxation.
Saturday 23 June, 2pm to 8pm. North Adelaide Community Centre, North Adelaide. FREE
Multicultural EID Festival
The end of Ramadan brings the two-day Multicultural EID festival to the showgrounds, celebrating a breaking of the fast with cheap rides, clothing stalls and, of course, unbelievably delicious food. Enjoy the atmosphere and immerse yourself in the festivities of an incredible tradition.
Saturday 23 June, 11am to 7pm. Adelaide Showgrounds, Goodwood Road, Wayville. Tickets $5
What are you getting up to this weekend? We love to hear what’s going on in Adelaide, so let us know in the comments, below.