This weekend is full of fun for all hunters and collectors. From retro rags to green goodness, stories of people and places, or cracking open a cold one—Adelaide has it all covered with these incredible weekend events.
1. Let’s Get Ethical – No Sweat Fashion
In 2018, if you’ve got a passion for fashion it’s time to get ethical. Watch a unique fashion show and learn the difference between fast fashion and eco-fashion, from the life cycle of a t-shirt to practical sustainability tools. You’ll walk (or strut) away feeling inspired and full of facts you can talk to your friends about.
Friday 25 May, 5.30pm to 7pm. Adelaide City Library, City. FREE
2. Rumble in the Jungle Warehouse Plant Sale
There’s a special place in heaven (aka Rumble in the Jungle) reserved for the green thumbs of the world. If you talk to your plants, enjoy filling the house with greenery, or you’re simply looking for the perfect gift, book a timeslot for this two-day free event––ticketed so you don’t find yourself in a fiddle leaf fig frenzy.
Saturday 26 May to Sunday 27 May, 10am to 4pm. Plant 3, Third Street, Bowden. FREE
3. Human Library
An amazing concept of SA History Month, showcasing seven ‘books’ with pages made not of paper, but memories. ‘Loan’ incredible people to hear their stories as they share their experiences. No human is just one small story; this is a priceless opportunity to meet truly intriguing strangers, without the small talk. To book, call 8342 7150.
Saturday 26 May, 11am to 12pm. Walkerville Library, Walkerville Terrace, Gilberton. FREE
4. Round She Goes Vintage & Preloved Fashion Market
If the shock of winter’s abrupt arrival has left you hopelessly layering a summer wardrobe, or you’re just a sucker for retail therapy, there’s only one thing to do––gooo shopping! Ethically of course, like we said, it’s 2018. What better way to update your threads, than with preloved designer bargains? We’re talking Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi and Madonna-inspired retro. Go get ‘em ladies.
Saturday 26 May, 10am to 3pm. Woodville Town Hall, 74 Woodville Road, Woodville. $2 entry fee at the door
5. Franklin’s GABS Takeover 2018
Hops to it folks, The Great Australasian Beer Spectapular is upon us. The Franklin will be filling up as many festival frothies as their taps can handle. Settle in with smooth sounds at the pop-up listening stations from Transition Records Adelaide, Inbound Records and a handful of DJ’s throughout the day. Pair your pint with some pork from the spit or order off the a la carte menu. You’ll want to get there schooner rather than later.
Saturday 26 May, 11am to Midnight. The Franklin Hotel, 92 Franklin Street, City. FREE
6. Workshop: Emily Floyd, Graphics & Typography in Printmaking
If you’ve got the gift of the gab, then put it into print with artist Emily Floyd and local printmaker Jake Holmes. Participants will work with basic relief and screen printing techniques to make their own graphic prints. Bring your inner ideology to the page. Newbies are welcome with no skill-level necessary, all materials and light refreshments part of the package.
Saturday 26 May, 10am to 4:30pm. Lion Arts Theatre, North Terrace, City. Tickets $149, concession/$119
7. Family Flashback: Lady and the Tramp
Palace Nova Prospect is whipping out some oldies, but goodies for Family Flashback Films. This weekend’s flick serves up spaghetti slurping pooches in the Disney classic, Lady and The Tramp. Bring the kids, your pals or take your Nan out for a movie date. Best served with a soft drink to wash down the lashings of salty, buttered popcorn—sneaky candy bar specials on the website.
Saturday 26 May to Sunday 27 May, 10:30am. Palace Nova Prospect, 98 Prospect Road, Prospect. Tickets $8, online/$13
8. The Market Shed Twilight Market
This one’s perfect for folks who can’t make it out of bed for the usual Sunday shindig. The Market Shed on Holland has penciled in their next night-time event, Saturday Twilight Market. With all of Sunday morning’s trappings, sans the breakfast slot, think local produce, organic ingredients, live music and entertainment and some bevvies for the after dark crowd.
Saturday 26 May, 4pm to 10pm. The Market Shed on Holland, 1 Holland Street, City. $2 at the door
9. Taste of Hahndorf – Strassendorf Tour
Take a tour of Australia’s oldest Germanic village, Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills. Join the exclusive walking tour through the township, visiting locations not usually accessible to the public. See a new side of Hahndorf, hear stories of the historic village, and enjoy a hot drink with German Cake at Hahndorf Academy. Bookings are a must.
Saturday 26 May to Tuesday 29 May, weekend 2pm to 3:30pm, weekdays 10am to 11:30am. St Paul’s Church, 10 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf. Tickets $35
Plan Ahead: The Simpsons Quiz Night
Don’t have a cow man…everything’s coming up Milhouse with a mid-week Simpsons themed quiz night at The Hackney. Test your trivia knowledge of the longest running animated TV series of all time. Bring your pals and tuck in to a Krusty burger and some beers.
Wednesday 30 May, 7pm to 9pm. The Hackney, 95 Hackney Road, Hackney. FREE, bookings essential
Plan Ahead: De-Stress with Dogs
Furry friends from the Greyhound Adoption Program SA are taking over Rundle Mall for a doggy de-stress clinic. With greyhounds galore to meet, greet and pat, it’s the perfect way to get your furry fix. Get your dose of ‘pet therapy’, or chat about Greyhound Foster and Adoption programs with volunteers from the organisation.
Wednesday 30 May, 9am to 4pm. Gawler Place North Canopy, Rundle Mall, City. FREE
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