While festival madness reigns supreme, there’s still heaps of events in Adelaide this weekend to keep you occupied if you don’t fancy facing the crowds. Jazz, cars, dancing, music and a health and wellbeing experience to mop up the damage. Get on it Adelaide.
1. Jazz In The Garden
Join James Morrison and the Australian Army Band Jazz Ensemble as they create an exceptional and intimate jazz experience in historic Partridge House’s beautiful surrounds. All money raised on the day will directly support Craniofacial Australia. To make it the perfect afternoon, purchase from the wide variety of locally produced food and wine.
Sunday 25 February. 1pm to 6pm. Partridge House, 38 Partridge Street, Glenelg. Tickets $70
2. All Chrysler Day
Rev your engines for the Adelaide Chrysler Festival which kicks into gear this weekend. On Sunday, head along to All Chrysler Day to witness an epic showcase of vintage, classic and modern Chryslers. The display of cars will shine underneath the roof of the former Chrysler Australia Main Assembly Building. The three-day festival also includes a Chrysler cruise on both Friday and Saturday.
Sunday 25 February. Tonsley Innovation District, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park. FREE
3. Adelaide Health & Wellbeing Experience
If it’s all getting to be a bit too much around festival time, take a breather and discover wellbeing possibilities for your body and mind. Enter into the world of psychic and tarot readings, numerology, massage and body work, sound therapies, and lifestyle products. There will also be wholesome soul food – both vegan and gluten free.
Saturday 24 February, 10am to 3pm. 318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, Adelaide. FREE
4. Author Talk: Anna Hamilton
Meet Anna Hamilton – the author of Rising with the Phoenix. Anna will encourage people to realise their strengths and joys. If you suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, or if you are at a crossroad in your life, you might find solace in this inspiring and honest chat with Anna.
Saturday 24 February. 1:30pm to 3pm. Burnside Library, 401 Greenhill Road, Adelaide. Tickets $5
5. Flashy Fridays
Play a carnival game to select your next tattoo? Sounds… absurd, right? Well that’s what is happening at Black Diamond Tattoo this Friday. Spin the flashy wheel, play the flash shooter, or throw a dart at the big bang to see what flash design you are destined for. There will be live music, food and beers as people get their skin inked. A combination of international, interstate and local tattoo artists will be in attendance.
Friday 23 February. 3pm to 9pm. Black Diamond Tattoo, 232 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide. Discover more here
6. SUPERMASSIVE Musical Festival
Adelaide’s newest music festival, SUPERMASSIVE, is going to be exactly as the name suggests – supermassive. Headlining this huge day of music is highly acclaimed singer-songwriter, Sarah Blasko. She’ll perform her latest album Depth of Field (yet to be released) exclusively for the Adelaide audience. The festival also includes local artists such as Heaps Good Friends, Adam Page, and DJ TR!P. Best of all, it’s family friendly.
Sunday 25 February. 11am to 7pm. Victoria Square, Adelaide. Tickets $33
7. Fiesta Sundays
Get your dancing shoes on Adelaide. Thanks to Latino Groove, the Adelaide Casino now holds free salsa dancing lessons. Bring your friends and family to swing and shake alongside live Latin musicians, Macumbia Band. This is set to be a fiesta to remember.
Sunday 25 February. 7pm to late. Oasis Bar, Adelaide Casino, Adelaide. FREE
8. Acid Rose at Two Sisters
Relaxed Sunday session anyone? Yes please. This Sunday, Acid Rose will appear at Two Sisters Food & Wine to play some sweet acoustic tunes. Bring your pals along to listen to some groovy music and hang out in a chilled atmosphere. Be sure to take full advantage of the spicy cocktail and drink specials.
Sunday 25 February. 4pm to 7pm. Two Sisters Food & Wine, 135b Goodwood Road, Adelaide. Discover more here
9. Best of The Fringe
We couldn’t possibly get to the end of this list without mentioning the Fringe. Our pick of the week is the ‘Best of The Fringe Early Show’. Featuring the top performers from the festival, this event will give little snippets of each act so you can pick whatever tickles your fancy and then check out their full length show. It’s basically trying before buying.
Every night until March 18. 6:15pm. Belgian Beer Café Oostende, 27-29 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide. Gold coin donation
Plan Ahead: Adelaide Podcast Festival
For the second year in a row, The Adelaide Podcast Festival plays host to a range of well-known and up-and-coming podcasters. This is a rare opportunity to experience some of the best local, interstate and international podcasts recorded live and then broadcast around the world. There’ll also be ample opportunity for fans to meet guest podcasters and have a chat. Catch Fritz favourites AdeLOL, The Badcast and Rooster Radio plus heaps more local talents.
Tuesday 27 to Wednesday 28 February. 6:30pm to 10pm. The Elephant British Pub, 1 Cinema Place, Adelaide. Tickets $13