Your Guide To The Best Events In Adelaide This February

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In a blink of the eye, the end of summer is looming. Now, we all know this mean we’re going to start prepping for the hibernation season soon. A comfy couch, bottles of wine, delicious cheese to pair and Netflix subscription updated. But, we must say, is everyone crazy!

For a quick reference to what’s happening, check out our new Event Calendar (found in the What’s On category on our website).

A new month means a whole new list of events that we’ve got to get through. You all know the drill. We’ve got all the things you enjoy. Events for the wino’s, sports fanatics and the musically obsessed. Let’s not forget the Adelaide Fringe Festival is back again, bigger and better than ever before. Clear every night you have this month because with all of this you’re never going to see the couch.

Wednesday, February 1 – The Cali Paracombe Wines Dinner. Glorious food and fine Paracombe Adelaide wines all night. Your evening can’t get better than that. Tickets are only $98 with $20 per tickets being donated to the Leukemia Foundation. All wine and food lovers will be devouring a delicious five-course dinner that will be matched with an amazing selection of 11 Paracombe Wines. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Caledonian Hotel on (08) 2671375 or [email protected]

Thursday, February 2 – Mummy’s Wine Club featuring Yangarra Estate. It’s back for 2017 and it’s going to be the ultimate mum’s night out at the Henry Austin. Whether you’re totally new to wine or seasoned professionals, all you mums will love it. Taste a selection of their wines, learn something new and have some fun with like-minded mummies. Tickets are $36 per person, which includes a guided tasting with the winemakers and nibbles.

Friday, February 3 – Man vs. Machine. Your chance to be part of all the action in this battle to be remembered for generations to come. ‘The Man’ and ‘The Machine’ will settle the score once and for all at the Adelaide Oval. It will certainly be one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. Get your tickets here.

Friday, February 3 – Feast and Beats at Serafino. Indulge in a night market every Friday of each month. They’re open from 5 pm to 9 pm, giving you lakeside stalls and free entertainment. Just remember to BYO picnic blanket.

Friday, February 3 – Fridays at 5 at The Henry Austin. Meet, taste and discover festival wineries in the lead up to the 2017 Cellar Door Fest. The first week will showcase Gemtree Wines, Lost Buoy Wines, ArtWine and Sussex Squire Wines. After work drinks have never been so amazing.

Friday, February 3 – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival. Wondering what’s fresh on the music scene. Well, Laneway Festival is the place to hit up this Feb. The likes of Aurora, Tourist, Rolands Ting and more are set to perform against the stunning backdrop of Port Adelaide. Scoop up your tickets now.

Friday, February 3 – Steampunk Galactic Circus. Five huge international acts with the legend himself Craig Charles aka Lister set to smash the dance floor of Adelaide in this once in a lifetime event. Second release tickets are available for $40.

Saturday, February 4 – Love Langhorne Creek. Cheese and wine Masterclass, giant Jenga, gourmet sliders, and special menus specifically paired to alternative wines. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet then check out the full list of activities planned and you’ll have your ticket in no time at all. A shuttle bus will let you enjoy the fantastic venues and you’ll receive a free glass of wine upon arrival. Return tickets are $30. Get your tickets here.

Saturday, February 4 – The Guild Marketplace Launch Weekend. Over two days enjoy the launch of the new, weekly market held undercover in the East End of Flinders Street. Come explore the amazing art, vintage, handmade, live music and food. Bring the kids and all the puppies. It’s all free entry.

Sunday, February 5 – Pets at the Pub. Bring the pooches back to RSPCA’s Pets at the Pub at the National Wine Centre. While your four-legged canine friends are treated to special doggy treats and a bit of butt-sniffing, you can tempt your taste buds with Paella and quench that thirst with beer, wine, cider and soft drinks.

Sunday, February 5 – Wine and Cheese Masterclass. A complete sensory experience feasting on a handpicked selection of wine and divine cheese from Woodside Cheese Wrights. Can you feel your tastebuds tingling? Tickets are $20. The Saturday class has already booked up so, cheese lovers don’t miss out on this one. Call (08)85373441 to grab a seat.

Sunday, February 5 – A Day on the Green with Simple Minds and the B-52s. The majestic Simple Minds and the party vibes of The B-52s are coming to Leconfield Wines for a captivating summer tour. Get your tickets here.

Sunday, February 5 – The Porch Sessions. Ready for show number 4 of the season? The boys of Winterbourne are bringing the most delicious local food, wine, barista-brewed coffee and hand-crafted sweets while you plonk yourself down on a froth off bean bags, rugs and cushions for some music. Find your tickets here.

oh the gong. you are lovely x

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Sunday, February 5 – Channel 7 Brighton Jetty Classic. South Australia’s largest open water swim and the street festival is back for another year. Come along to witness or participate in the race. But, if swimming isn’t your strong point perhaps the sculpture competition is? Entry is $35.

Sunday, February 5 – Labels Style Markets. A day of fashion and fun at Plant 4 Bowden. There’s something for everyone including unique and specially picked homewares and decor, to Style Bar for hairstyles and makeovers. Check out one of our favourite stores The Style Capsule – word on the street is they’re doing 50% off everything! There will also be a fashion parade on the ground level, amazing eateries and a bar upstairs. Entry is $2 and the first 250 guests at 10 am will receive a promo bag jam packed with tonnes of goodies, samples and vouchers.

Tuesday, February 7 – Murder and Redemption. At Adelaide Town Hall Pekka Kuusisto and Sam Amidon will perform their reimagine the work of Tolstoy with American folk murder ballads and shaker hymns in Murder and Redemption. Get your tickets here.

Thursday, February 9 – Suzi Quatro Leather Forever Encore Tour. Suzi will bring Andy Scott from The Sweet on guitar and vocals and Don Powell from Slade on drums to perform as QSP for the opening act. In the second half of the show, in her leather jumpsuit, Suzi will have an eight-piece band, performing the hit programme at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Get your tickets here.

Thursday, February 9 – James Taylor with Special guest Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers. In Botanic Park James Taylor with special guests, Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers are set to perform. Come along for an evening of fantastic music and great food. Tickets can be purchased here.

Friday, February 10 – SASS Summit. Be inspired and motivated with a phenomenal lineup of talented South Australian Female Change makers. Tickets are $269 for general admission or $249 if you’re a member. Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea plus tea and coffee are all provided. You’ll have the chance to listen to keynote speakers, a Q&A panel and participate in four workshops. Plus, they’ve selected fantastic gifts just to spoil you a little.

Friday, February 10 – West End Redbacks vs. Victoria. Flock to the Adelaide Oval and cheer on the South Aussies for the four-day battle.

BREAKING: @calferguson12 added to extended 13-man Test squad alongside Joe Burns. More info on @cricketcomau.

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Friday, February 10 – The Hollies. The best-loved groups from the 1960’s British Rock Revolution will soar into the Adelaide Entertainment Centre to perform their distinctive harmonies, brilliantly crafted songs and sublime musicianship along with their hugely popular hits. Get your tickets here.

Friday, February 10 – Adelaide United vs. Perth Glory. Don’t pass on the opportunity to cheer on our Adelaidians as they face off with Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium. Get your tickets here.

Saturday, February 11 – Wirra Wirra Shiraz Revolution Masterclass. Wirra Wirra is offering a revolutionary shiraz experience with a selection of their best shiraz and museum wines. Plus, a chocolate platter to indulge you. Explore the behind the scene with an intimate winery tour and taste five of their best shiraz. Tickets are be purchased here for $50 per person.

Sunday, February 12 – Hot 100 Harvest. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hot 100 Wines, the National Wine Centre introduces the first full-day celebration of SA’s most drinkable wine. Come along and indulge in the finest locally sourced produce and live entertainment. Your ticket includes entry, wine tastings, access to the masterclass program, live entertainment, exhibition entry and a gift bag filled with a Riedel Overture glass, the Hot 100 Harvest Passport and a copy of Hot 100 Wines 2016/17.

Monday, February 13 – Studio Pilates 30 Day Challenge. If you’ve been putting off your New Years Fitness resolutions, now’s your chance to kick them into gear. Transform and reshape your entire body with the Studio Pilates Thirty Day Challenge, designed to accelerate your results and help you feel mentally and physically stronger, healthier and more energised.

Tuesday, February 14Valentine’s Day! Check out our guide to what’s happening in SA here. 

Tuesday, February 14 – Cheese After Dark at Adelaide Central Market. Being a real curd nerd requires time and dedication. This class will give you a chance to explore the complex flavours and the incredible variety of cheese produced by skilled artisan makers world wide.

Tuesday, February 14 – ISPS Women’s Australian Open Valentine’s Charity Gala. Enjoy great entertainment at the Stamford Grand Hotel with the highlights including an exclusive talk show featuring Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Championship competitors, plus raffles with great prices. A superb three-course meal along with fine wines, beer and soft drinks will be served. Make a booking here.

Thursday, February 16 – Royal Croquet Club kicks off. RCC is back where it all began, on the Riverbank. They’ve pulled out all the stops once again with more acts, more music and more vibes than ever! Check out what the crew have planned for us all here.

Adelaide, our music line up drops this week… who are you hoping to see?!? #dancingiscompulsory

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Thursday, February 16 – Kangaroo Island Racing Club. Two fantastic days of racing with the state’s leading jockeys expected to make this a great carnival.

Thursday, February 16 – ISPS HANDA Women’s Australian Open. They’ve got the hottest player in world golf, Ariya Jatanugarn, set to swing. At the Royal Adelaide Golf Club watch the world’s leading female golfers compete for a share of the US $1.3 million tournament purse. Expect brilliance when you come to see the stars live.

Thursday February 16The Garden of Unearthly Delights launches. Giddy up.

Tuesday, February 17 – Adelaide Fringe Festival begins. All venues, big and small are popping up this month to house thousands of artists from all over Adelaide, Australia and the world to put on a performance you’ll never forget. In an alleyway, a tent, pub, laundromat or an abandoned hospital for the criminally insane you’ll never know what to expect. There’s something for everyone with free events and new talents pouring into the Adelaide. What shape they’ll take you’ll never know until you go! Check out the events on their online guide.

Friday, February 17 – At First Light. Adelaide’s biggest morning dance party is coming to Victoria Square. Set your alarm clocks for an early wake-up and shimmy on down to the heart of the city to drop it like it’s hot. Stay up-to-date on the event page. So, far there’s going to be yoga, coffee, breakfast and some great musical entertainment.

Just hanging around 🙃 @acroyoga #acroyoga #play #yoga #atfirstlight

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Friday, February 17 – Fleurieu Fringe. Every weekend during the Fringe take in the Artistic feast on the senses that have been planned. Adelaide’s southern outdoor Fringe Hub will feature live entertainment, performing arts, children’s activities, art installations, workshops, food trucks, bars and artisan markets every Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm and Saturday, 3 pm til 9 pm. Entry is by donation and via Wearing Street.   

Friday, February 17 – Adelaide United vs. Newcastle Jets. At Coopers Stadium Adelaide United will battle with Newcastle Jets. Get your tickets here.

Friday, February 17 – Family Day 2017. The annual Port Adelaide Family Day is back with the traditional trial game starting at 5 pm. There will be an autograph session, entertainment, giveaways, food and drinks. Only a gold coin donation for entry, which will go to the Power to be Positive program.

Saturday, February 18 – Australian Beach Polo. It’s all glamour and exciting sports on the spectacular Glenelg setting. In the chic and vibrant lounge sip on premium beverages and enjoy an abundance of delicious cuisine while mingling in the luxurious surrounding. Get your tickets here.

Saturday, February 18 – Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour. If you haven’t heard about it yet, where have you been? The rock tour of the century is coming to Adelaide. Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan have regrouped for the much-anticipated tours with special guest Wolf Mother to make an appearance. Get your tickets here.

Sunday, February 19 – Fignic in the Orchard. Celebrate the fig harvest with a picnic in the orchard with local produce hampers, a full bar and of course all things figs! Enjoy live music, live oyster shucking, the fig shop and more! BYO picnic rug. Vegetarian hamper available by request. Picnic hamper for two $79, Child’s hamper for one $15

Wednesday, February 22 – KFC T20 International: Australia vs. Sri Lanka. Cricket fantics rejoice as Adelaide Oval hosts an additional KFC T20 International fixture for the summer. Adults tickets are available from $30 with the Kids in for Free offer coming back for 2017. Fans young and old can enjoy the T20 Family Zone with plenty of entertainment options both on and off the pitch.

Wednesday, February 22 – AFC Champions League 2017. A-League Champions take on Asia’s best in the AFC Champions League 2017. See who Adelaide United will play off first. Get your tickets here.

Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26 – Cellar Door Fest. Meet, taste and discover more than 180 South Australian wineries, breweries, distilleries and food producers all under one roof at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The three-day event will have wine tastings, master classes, food sampling, long table dining and a regional farmer’s market. From internationally acclaimed to local hero and award-winning legends. Your taste buds should be salivating at the chance to sample their greatest wines. Get your tickets here.

Love food & wine? Purchase your entry ticket to this weekend's Cellar Door Fest for any day ONLINE (before Friday midday when online ticket sales close) and you will go in the draw to win a fantastic CDF experience on Sunday February 28 for you and three friends. The prize pack includes: Four Festival Flavours Goodie Bags – Retail Value $1040 & Four tickets to SA's Best Brews Master Class, Sunday 4-5pm Retail Value $100. Have already bought your entry ticket? No problem, you will go in the draw automatically! And if you're the winner, CDF will provide entry for four people for Sunday so you can attend the Master Class. Hurry though, you must purchase your ticket online before Friday February 26th 12pm, when online pre-sale closes. The winner will be notified on Friday 2pm via email and telephone. Cellar Door Fest, Feb 26-28. #CDFAdelaide. Please enjoy responsibly.

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Friday, February 24 – Live on 5. Adelaide’s newest Fringe venue will kick off at the Adelaide Oval. Level 5 of the Riverbank Stand will be transformed into 7 stages to host 58 shows that feature 206 artists. Fringe fans, this is your chance to soak up free entry, fantastic views and a fabulous line-up of shows both free and ticketed. Check what’s on and get your tickets here.

Saturday, February 25 – African Street Festival. Five talented Kenyan artists will transform Eliza Street with inspiring street art to be launched with a festival showcasing African music, cuisine, art and culture.

Saturday, February 25 – West End Redbacks vs. Queensland. Another four-day battle to hit the Adelaide Oval. Entry is free and there are three sessions each day. Plenty of time to catch our South Aussies bat against Queensland.

Check out the full list of what’s happening in South Australia via the Glam Adelaide Event Calendar.

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