What’s On This Week In Adelaide


Another week and another host of awesome events we’ve got lined up for you. The middle of August is looking pretty busy, so don’t miss out on some of wonderful events!

August 9 -12 – Adelaide Guitar Festival 
This four day celebration of the world’s most popular instrument curated by internationally renowned Australian guitarist Slava Grigoryan will be a true showcase of the guitar. Adelaide Guitar Festival 9-12 August 2018 will present some of the best musicians from around the world crossing genres and showcasing skill & creativity.

August 10 – 12 – SEXPO
Get raunchy Adelaide! SEXPO is back again for the sexiest three day long event of the year. Learn about health, sexuality, and lifestyle. To buy tickets click here.

August 10 & 11 – Maxwell Wine’s Winter Feast 2018
Maxwell Wines are having their annual Winter Feast, this year featuring the extremely talented Joachim Borenius from Mjolner in Sydney. On a communal table setting, get ready to raise your glasses, share some fine drops and get spoilt by a feast torn open in front of you. Eat, drink and be merry they say! The feasts are to take place on Friday 10th August AND Saturday 11th August, from 7:00pm. Tickets are $150 per/person and with only limited spaces available for both nights, get in quick to be sure not to miss out. Pre payment is required at time of booking. For tickets, click here.  Maxwell Wines, 19 Olivers Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 5171.

August 11 & 12 – SALA At The Pier Art Wine Walk
This weekend, head down to the Marina in Glenelg between 11am and 5pm to enjoy a feast for the senses! Wander along the marina and enjoy incredible waterfront views, beautiful artwork, amazing South Australian wine & craft bevvys, and a delicious matched array of tasting plates.

August 12 – Live Music Adelaide at The Colonist

Relax and be entertained, eat, drink and listen to acoustic music in the iconic Adelaide Pub, The Colonist as part of what’s available for live music Adelaide. From 3pm-6pm you can see solo folk/indie singer songwriter, Paige Renee Court. As well as this, there will be $10 cocktails from 3pm-5pm, with the full menu available 5.30-9pm and foraging plates available from 12-9pm.  A nice Sunday treat!

August 13 – Meet The NASA Scientists
This National Science Week, NASA scientists will be coming to Australia to speak around the country. They include scientists from the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Ames Research Centre, Jet Propulsion Lab and CalTech. They work on various space missions, including Kepler and K2, Cassini and TESS (the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite). This is an exciting new 2-year survey mission that will focus on the discovery of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. Come along and hear the latest information about these important space missions which will increase our understanding of the Universe. When: Mon 13 August, 7:00pm, Where: The Governor Hindmarsh (The Gov), 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh, Cost: $5 per person, under 16 free. For more info: Rona Sakko on 0419 827 723 or [email protected]

August 16 – It’s a Truffle Affair
Get in quick Adelaide – this event is nearly sold out!! Cheong Liew and Bethany Finn will once again combine their culinary talents to deliver a truffle inspired six course dinner at Mayflower Restaurant. Indulge in South Australian premium produce matched with the decadence of seasonal truffles and premium local wines… An elegant evening not to be missed by this power chef duo. Where: Mayfair Hotel, 45 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000. How much: $259.00 p/person. When: 6:00pm – 10:30pm. Booking enquires: Contact – [email protected] or call (08) 8210 8888.

On Going Throughout August

All August – Sean’s Kitchen Oyster Festival

Sean’s Kitchen at Skycity Casino is celebrating all things oyster this month! There’s an oyster-inspired menu, oyster shots, oyster happy hour ($1 oysters from 12-1pm and 5-6pm weekdays) and more. Check it out via the link here, and be sure to book as Sean’s is always a hard place to grab a table!

All August – SALA Festival

The month of August is jam-packed with art across the city and the suburbs. This year over 9000 artists are exhibiting their work so there’s really something for everyone. Check out their website for the full program, or just have a wander around the CBD and spot the various displays (and Pawsome dog bowl trail!).

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August 18 – Longview Piece Project
Adelaide’s pinnacle street art event for 2018 will be hitting Adelaide as part of the 2018 SALA festival!
Live street art competition, plus DJs from 3:00pm til late. THE ONLY STREET-EVENT TO HIT A VINEYARD!
It’s simple – 4 Australian street artists battle it out  for a chance to be featured on the label of Longview’s ‘The Piece’ Shiraz. The artists have 5 hours to complete a huge mural or piece live before a huge festival crowd enjoying all-day beats and slow-cooked BBQ. And as Longview wine flows, a winner is crowned and people witness the creation of a limited edition wine label in real time. A collectible bottle of wine with a collectible piece of art. Location: Published Arthouse, 11 Canon Street, Adelaide 5000, South Australia. When: 3:00pm – 11:30pm.
Tickets for under 18 year olds are $5.00, and adults are priced at $25.00 p/person. Tickets: click here.

August 18 – Xavier Rudd: The Storm Boy 
Xavier Rudd is one of Australia’s most iconic voices. A multi-instrumentalist, surfer & activist, Xavier’s ability to connect with people is astounding. Led by the radiating single Walk Away, Storm Boy is both classic Xavier and something a little new. Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Tom Speight) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, Bowie, U2) it is a record that reflects the power of Xavier’s songwriting – his timeless, philosophical lyrics and his masterful sculpting of melody. Buy tickets here. 


Glam’s Guide To The Adelaide Events You Need To Check Out This August


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