Be a superhero at Supernova Comic Con, hunt down treasures at the many markets on offer or step into a different culture at the Palestinian Film Festival. All this and more this weekend in Adelaide.
1. SuperNova Comic Con
Comic fans, it’s time to get ready for the event of the year – Australia’s Comic Con. This year, there’s a stack of stars on the guest list, including Christina Ricci from The Adams Family and Casper, as well as the swoon-worthy cast of The Vampire Diaries, including Ian Somerhalder and Daniel Gillies. Get all your well-loved DVD’s, books and comics signed, have a yarn with the stars and put your best dressed on for the cosplay competition. It’s time to delve into a whole new world.
Friday November 2, 5pm to 9pm. Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road. Tickets start at $32.
2. Palestinian Film Festival
Some of the top films from Palestine are set to play at Gu Film House this weekend as part of the Palestinian Film Festival. Animated feature The Tower shows on Friday, while 1948: Creation & Catastrophe offers a historic reflection on Saturday. The Reports on Sarah and Saleem features on Sunday, telling the story of a divisive affair. Immerse yourself in this cultural festival and explore something a little out of your usual film repertoire.
Friday 2 to Sunday 4 November, various times. Gu Film House, 128 Hindley Street, Adelaide. Tickets $15 to $18.
3. MOON DANCE • A Party Under The McLaren Vale Sky
Head down to Simon Hackett Wines in McLaren Vale this weekend for an afternoon of disco and dancing. Fairy lights and food trucks will be in abundance and the espresso martini’s and G & T’s will be flowing. You can also BYO food, too (but not alcohol you sneaky devils). After party is at Fat Controller, too,
Saturday 3 November, 4pm to 12am. Simon Hackett Wines. Tickets $30 – $50.
4. Brianna Speight Exhibition Launch
Art-lovers – this one is for you. Switch on your sensual side and get down to Sauerbier House in Port Noarlunga for the launch of local artist Brianna Speight’s latest exhibition – Tender. Photography and video work will combine in a collaborative exhibition from two series – Soft Assemblies and Skin and Stone. Go and see the alluring works for yourself.
Saturday 3 November, 1.30pm to 4pm. Sauerbier House, 21 Wearing Street, Port Noarlunga. FREE.
5. Spring Sounds 2018 • Music & Arts Festival
The latest music festival to hit the beautiful Adelaide Hills, Spring Sounds is hosted by Upper Sturt Primary School. Local talent will treat your ears from the main stage, including the likes of Abbey Howlett, Loren Kate and Tom West. There’s a huge range of genres from 16 acts who will play throughout the afternoon over two stages. Food, wine, beer and cider will keep your peckish belly happy, and performance comedy and children’s activities will fill the music gaps, too. What a time.
Saturday 3 November, 12pm to 8pm. Upper Sturt Primary School, Upper Sturt Road, Upper Sturt. Tickets from $20.
6. Patritti Wine In The Vines
With a successful event in 2017, Patritti Wines are planning for this year’s Wine in the Vines to be bigger and better. Colonel Mustard are set to provide the tunes for the afternoon/evening, while local food truck favourites the likes of CAROclub, Fesity Filomena and Los Pinchos Locos will fill your belly. Wet your whistle with Patritti wines and settle in for the afternoon. While there’s some seating and tables on offer, it is limited so you’re welcome to bring your own chairs and picnic blankets to secure your grassy possy.
Saturday 3 November, 3pm to 8pm. Marion Vineyards, Oaklands Road, Park Holme. Patritti Stemless Wine Goblet $5 for entry. Drink Tickets $8.
7. Santa’s Arrival
A great one for the little ones, Santa’s Arrival is a celebration of the man himself – Santa Clause – arriving at Tea Tree Plaza this weekend. In celebration, a parade will take place through the town, ending at Tea Tree Plaza for the man in red to settle in for his time on the special chair. Beginning at 10am, the parade finishes around 11:15am with the arrival of Santa to the newly developed Santa Set.
Saturday 3 November, 10am to 11:30am (approx.). Westfield Tea Tree Plaza. FREE.
8. Goodwood Arthouse Marketplace
Love a good hand-made crafty goodie? These markets will be your heaven this weekend, with a stack of local designers and makers presenting their cleverly-crafted wears in this locally-focused event. The family-friendly market encourages community engagement and the #shoplocal movement. So go on, head on down and support our local arts and crafts – you might just snap something up that’s made by a neighbour.
Sunday 4 November, 10am to 4pm. Goodwood Arthouse Marketplace, 140 Goodwood Road, Adelaide. FREE.
9. Double Shot Coffee Fiesta
It might be your vice from Monday to Friday, but coffee is the flavour of the day this Sunday, too. There’s coffee tastings, a stack of your favourite café’s popping up and live music and entertainment – all in the name of the sweet, caffeinated beverage we call coffee. With a chill-out lounge as well as a variety of presentations throughout the day, there’s plenty of ways to show your love for your morning brew. Sunday 4 November, 10am to 4pm. Soldier’s Memorial Gardens, Unley. FREE.
10. KIDDO Markets
Mummas and Pappas – attention please. The much-loved KIDDO markets are headed to Adelaide Showground this weekend. In addition to the huge market offering at the old Brick Dairy, there’s also a collection of activities and entertainment options on offer, including cooking demonstrations, a mini animal arm and pony rides – a great day out for little kids and big kids alike.
Sunday 4 November, 10am to 4pm. Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville. Tickets $5.
11. Creative Lifestyle Market
Who doesn’t love a good weekend rifle through market stalls? Here’s another chance to sort through a collection of SA-made goodies, this time at PLANT 4. Ellery Events Australia has collected over 50 of our favourite makers and creatives, to present a range of stalls to peruse. There’s everything from homewares and crafty goodies to beauty and fashion, too. You won’t go hungry, either, with their selection of food stalls and mezzanine bar (woohoo!). Face painting and a kids zone will keep the littlies happy, too.
Sunday 4 November, 10am to 4pm. FREE.
12. Blackwood Craft Market
Another goodie for market-lovers is the Blackwood Craft Market. Head on over to leafy Blackwood and pick yourself up a nifty local bargain. With everything from honey and soap to artwork and baby goods, you’re sure to snap up a collection of take-home treats. Go on, you deserve it. Stay for the food and the tunes afterwards.
Sunday 4 November, 10am to 3pm. Blackwood Memorial Hall, 21 Coromandel Parade, Adelaide. FREE.
13. Fleurieu Fondo
Get a head start on your Tour Down Under training with this weekend’s Fleurieu Fondo. A celebration of all things cycling, you can don your best lycra, gather your mates and take part in a ride on the road, gravel or cyclocross. Register online for your choice of turf, and finish off the day with all participants at Serafino Winery. You can even donate to indigenous charity Bikes Palya as part of your participation, too. Ride for a cause and enjoy the beauty of McLaren Vale this weekend.
Sunday 4 November, 6:45am registrations open, Flinders University. Registration prices vary (online).