Just wow! Where did October go? Between black outs, flash floods, Fashion Festival, all the food we ate and the sunshine finally appearing, the last 30 days just gave Mad March a run for its money.
How wonderful it is that we can now settle down and start to enjoy the long evenings, the sunset and the changing mood of our city as we begin the run into the Festive season. Wondering how to make the most of this last month of Spring? We have a few ideas:
October 21 – November 6 Feast Festival The Feast Festival will have well and truly hit its straps by the time November ticks over, but there will still be a host of wonderful shows and events to come. In fact, Feast finishes in earnest on November 18 with Gilligan’s Big Gay Island on Queen Street in Croydon. We cannot wait!
All November – Movember at Prancing Pony
We love to get behind a cause and the team at Prancing Pony (makers of the World’s Best Beer for 2016) are dedicating the entire month to supporting this very worthy cause. The brewshed in Totness is set to feature an exhibition of sculptures of Mo’s made by artists from around Australia, while their Karma keg all month will be supporting Movember. Nov 4th will see DJ Rolly on hand while the 5th will host live music with Mos. Meanwhile on the 6th and the 13th, Barber Chris, Roll’n Royal will be in the house providing Sunday facial hair styling. The more you visit, the more they raise!
November 1 – Melbourne Cup For those of you who are fortunate enough to avoid the insincere jovial atmosphere of the office with $5 bets to your co-worker Barry and your cheap scape boss Marvin on cup day, Glam has put together a marvellous guide to what’s on in Adelaide for the race that stops a nation. Check it our here.
November 3 – Oaks Ladies Day at Sean’s Kitchen To any ladies out there in dire need of an excuse to have a ladies only outing, Sean’s Kitchen is hosting ‘Girls Day Out’. You basically just need to call up your sassy gal pals, book a table and turn up expecting your French bubbles on hand pronto!
November 4 – Kangaroo Island Sunset Food and Wine Opening On the occasion you’re heading over to Kangaroo Island for a quick island getaway this weekend, you’re in luck! Chef Jack Ingram, former head chef of Australia’s number one luxury lodge and previous chef at both 1 hat restaurants Mister Jennings in Melbourne and Pialligo Estate in Canberra, will be opening up a restaurant at Sunset Food and Wine. Seeing the gap between outstanding local farmers produce and a lack of fine dining experiences that showcase local cuisine, Jack and partner will be hosting a seasonal journey eloquent to South Australia’s renown foodie culture.
November 4 – Moonlight Markets The annual Campbelltown Moonlight Markets is once again bringing together metropolitan Adelaideans. On a night filled with 120 artisan craft and fashion stalls, flavours of Campbelltown food trail vendors, music and entertainment, free craft activities and a large playground for the children, the free event is held in Throndon Park and should prove to be a unique and popular event for the entire family.
November 5-6 – Vegan Festival You need not be Vegan to attend this wonderful event! Offering two days packed with health and lifestyle information, delicious foods and live music, the festival on Victoria Square celebrates, promotes and provides education on living a happy, healthy, compassionate and sustainable vegan lifestyle.
November 6 – Gawler Jazz Festival There’s a certain archetype when it comes to Jazz musicians and jazz festivals, hell, we can all thank the Simpsons for that with old man Bleeding Gums Murphy playing stereotypes to Black Musicians who ‘got soul’, ‘natural talent’ and a cigar in the other hand. Enough about him, there are actually some other amazing jazz musicians challenging the stereo type here in Adelaide. They work hard and quite frankly are damn amazing (we ought to give them credit). Gawler is hosting the annual Jazz Festival, a weekend of great music, food and wine; an event the entire family can appreciate.
November 9 – Trio Dali at Adelaide Town Hall Trio Dali is an ensemble of soloists, who come together for the love of playing chamber music. Together they have chosen some favourite works by Roger Smalley, Beethoven and Chausson and will be playing at the Adelaide Town Hall.
November 12 – Handpicked Festival First of all, you can camp here (we think that’s enough to persuade you but we will go on), second of all theres live music – The Veronicas (in my bloo-uh-uh-uh-uh-od) , Killing Heidi, British India, The Potbelleez and other local lineups favourites including Jesse Davidson, Thom Lion & The Tamers, Tympano and Sasha March and thirdly, there’s food and there’s wine. That basically sums up everything important.
November 12 – Credit Union Christmas Pageant You can roll your eyes and pretend like don’t want to take the kids to the Christmas pageant again this year but we know you secretly love it. After all, how could you not, its Christmas!!! (the inner child in me is screaming with lollies and sugar overdose right now) You can always borrow your niece or nephew if need be, we hear there’s nut-cracker Christmas ballet and Stardust castle.
November 17 – Wine Dinner at Hill of Grace Restaurant Partnering with St Hugo to create an exclusive event that speaks wine connoisseurs and culinary enthusiasts, the night will provide diners with an opportunity to enjoy four exquisite courses complemented by expertly matched wines.
November 17 – Prancing Pony Release A New Secret Beer @ The Colonist
Both parties are suspiciously quiet about this… but we assure you it’s happening. All will be revealed when the black curtain is drawn back.
November 18 – Taste The Seasons Degustation @ The Lane In keeping with the slow uptake of Spring sunshine this year the team at The Lane decided to push back the date of their upcoming seasonal degustation accordingly. As the sun sets over Mount Lofty, you’ll be enjoying an indulgent seven course degustation, showcasing the distinct seasonal diversity that the Adelaide Hills has to offer. Lush.
November 18 – Adelaide Town Hall Night Of Lights Gala Dinner An evening celebrating two Adelaide Icons – the Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Adelaide Town Hall; this black tie gala will be raising money for TeamKids, the WCH Foundation, and celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Town Hall at the same time. It promises to be magic.
November 18 – Variety Vintage Luncheon The National Wine Centre always hosts some damn fine events, and the Variety Vintage Luncheon is an absolute peach. Wine tastings, a three course menu and special guest Olympic Gold Medallist Jared Tallent. Add to that the wine up for auctions and this will be a cracking afternoon.
November 18-20 Supanova ATTN: NERD ALERT It’s backkkkkk! Supanova is at it again, gathering together a wonderful world of comic books, animations, cartoons, science-fiction, pulp TV/ movies, toys, console gaming and oh my goshhh the list goes on and on! Express your inner geek this year at Adelaide’s Australian style comic-con, and do not show up without your cosplay!
November 19 – Make a Christmas Gift The Self-Sufficiency Shoppe on Payneham Road is hosting a craft day, inviting you to join in on making environmentally friendly Chrissy gifts: lavender skin cream, bath-salts, soap based wash-balls and more. It looks like a bit of crafty fun!
November 25 – Charity Art Exhibition @ Cold Krush
If street art and animals are both up your alley, then the team at Cold Krush on Unley Rd have something dear to your heart to share. UNTAMED – a charity group show will open on November 25 featuring a host of Australian artists Wildlife inspired works to raise money for Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre. Minton Farm is a non-profit Animal Rescue Centre in Cherry Gardens, SA. It is home to 300+ injured, sick and orphaned Australian Animals thanks to the Wildlife princess herself, Bev Langley and with the help of volunteers. 50% of all proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to Minton Farm to go toward much needed hospital materials. There will be Pirate Life Beers, Adelaide Hills Cider, Longview Wines and some cracking work to be enjoyed!
November 25 – 27 Bowerbird Markets You really should be thinking about your Christmas shopping by now and where better to pick up that ultimate present, the little artisan gift that says “I care” probably more than you do, than the Bowerbird Markets at the Wayville showgrounds? In fact, even if you’re not a shopper, there are a host of stall holders offering boutique wine, food and spirits tastings… and it all supports some of the finest creatives in South Australia.
November 26 – Norwood Christmas Pageant If you missed the last Christmas pageant held in Adelaide city, Norwood is hosting their own! Now in their 39th year, the Pageant has become the City’s most iconic event. With colourful floats, music and entertainment including live bands, clowns, dancers, fairies and more, the crowds are expected to line the streets.
November 27 – Semaphore Street Fair Held on Semaphore road, the annual fair is said to bring market stalls, live music, charity auctions, a mobil man cave and yellow brick road to name a few of this years quirky events *starts imagining all the Dagwood dogs I could possibly eat*.
November 27 – A Day At The Country Races – The Clare Cup It will have been a few weeks since the Melbourne Cup so you’ll have been able to recover and a day of wine drinking and dressing up pretty, will be due once again. The Clare Cup is hosting the Taminga Hotel spring fling, offering private marquees, fashions on the field and entertainment on the greens.
November 27 – Garbage and The Temper Trap Leconfield Wines McLaren Vale has had its run of events this year, include the spring affair and sea and vines festival, that’s because it’s a damn well awesome place! Adding to the hype comes Garbage and The Temper Trap at Leconfield Wines. Grab your deck chair and the crew and head out for a day in the Vale.