Here’s what’s on this weekend and the week ahead:
Thursday November 22
SouthStart Street Party @ Peel Street, 5-11.30pm. Adelaide’s start-up convention ‘SouthStart’ is back, with close to 1000 of the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, students, and aspiring start-up founders coming together. And to celebrate, they’re taking over Peel St for one night for a free street party. They’re closing off the street and all your favourite bars, restaurants and morning coffee haunts will be taking part, even providing some extra special offerings like outdoor BBQs, pop-up espresso martini bars and gourmet street food stalls. Plus live entertainment, and live art projections.
Friday November 23
Bowerbird Design Markets @ Adelaide Showgrounds, November 23-25. It’s beginning to look a lot like pre-Christmas shopping. Adelaide’s Bowerbird Design Market is on for three days, bringing together work from more than 170 of the best Australian artists and designers. Meet and buy from makers, take part in workshops, plus there will be artisan food and beverages and cool tunes. Open Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat and Sun 10am-5pm. $5 entry, under 12s free.
Nuggets and Beer Takeover @ Motherlode, from 5pm. Motherlode Nuggeteria is back with another venue takeover, this time at Cry Baby (11 Solomon Street). The nugget menu will be exclusive for the event, and Moon Dog Craft Brewery are supplying the beers. It all starts at 5pm until sold out.
Saturday November 24
Henschke Open Day @ Open Day @ Henschke, from 11am. Join the Henschke family and staff to celebrate the launch of their new tasting room, built within the original dry-stone walls of the 1860s Grain Barn. There will be live music, complimentary wine tastings and finger food, plus wines available for purchase by the glass. The official unveiling is at 1pm. Suitable for the whole family, entry is free.
Leigh Street Christmas Markets @ Leigh Street, Adelaide, 1pm – 4pm. The Leigh Street Christmas Market will be bringing you the best handmade and locally crafted/sourced Christmas gifts. Leigh Street Markets support South Australian brands and artisans, with the focus being on people that are putting their heart into what they make and creating an environment that is fun and quirky. Free entry and activities for the kids make this the perfect market for the whole family. There will be entertainers lined up for the live music segment with plenty of great gift opportunities being sourced from fantastic home based business. Choose from planted vessels to homemade soaps and candles, hand blown and pressed glass, recycled timber, laser cut decorations, SA sourced and produced food vendors, badges, Christmas cards and more.
Ferrari Passion Day @ Ferrari Adelaide, Hindley Street, 10am-4pm. Experience the world of Ferrari at this open day at the Ferrari dealership on Hindley Street. There will be a workshop tour, new and classic Ferrari, a kid zone with face painting, entertainment, plus pizza, gelato and coffee. Entry is free.
Norwood Christmas Pageant @ The Parade, 10am-12.30pm. The 41st annual Norwood Christmas Pageant is on Saturday, with colourful floats, music, and entertainment, including live bands, clowns, stilt walkers, puppeteers, dancers, fairies and more. Free.
Sunday November 25
Feast Festival Picnic in the Park 2018 @ Pinky Flat, 11am-7pm. Take your friends, family and don’t forget your dog for Feast Festival’s annual community picnic. This year there will be the BrainHackr Board Game Cafe, DIY queer Craft and roving live performances plus the famous dog show, drag fashion parade, tug of peace, live music, and plenty of food and drinks. All ages, tickets $10 (kids free).
Glenelg Christmas Pageant @ Jetty Road, 10am-2pm. Get to Jetty Road early to secure a spot for the 2019 Glenelg Christmas Pageant. As always, there will be marching bands, dancers, clowns, singing groups and more. The Pageant will travel along Jetty Road, Glenelg from Rose Street into Colley Terrace. Afterwards, head to Moseley Square for free face painting and other kids activities and for your chance to meet the man himself, Santa.
Glenelg Sunset Markets @ Glenelg, 10am-8pm. The Glenelg Sunset Markets are back for the season, with the first market of the season coinciding with the Glenelg Christmas Pageant. The markets bring local makers and creatives together all summer long, with over 40 stalls, plus local eats and live music on site. Entry is free.
Carl Cox & Eric Powell’s Mobile Disco @ Seppeltsfield Winery, From 1pm. After two sold-out events in McLaren Vale in 2016 and 2017, the Mobile Disco is on the move in 2018, heading to the Barossa Valley’s Seppetlsfield. This year it’s all about classic 90s vocal house. On the day, Carl Cox and Eric Powell playing tracks that they grew up with and that inspired their musical journeys. CeCe and Robin will join them on stage to belt out some of their classic dance tracks, including two of the biggest hits in dance music history – ‘Finally’ and ‘Show Me Love’. Tickets here.
Boo Seeka @ Walkers Arms Hotel, 6pm. As part of the Corona Sunsets tour, dynamic duo Boo Seeka are playing at the Walkers Arms Hotel. And even better? It’s completely free.
Hello Summer Spritz Party @ Inglewood Inn, noon-6pm. Dust out the party shirts and beach towels for a spritz party just in time for summer. $10 spritzes and G&Ts, $8 beers and ciders, plus cheeseboards to nibble on. Over 18s only.
Wednesday November 28
Archie’s Backyard Cinema @ Archie’s Clubhouse, from 6pm. From this week, every Wednesday night Archie will be transforming his backyard into an open air cinema. This week they’re playing classic Pulp Fiction. Grab a beanbag and settle in for the evening. There will be burgers by Gang Gang and coffee and cocktails from Peter Rabbit, plus plenty of board games. And it’s all free. Doors open at 6pm and the movie starts when the sun goes down.