February 8, 2024
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Celebrate African culture, swim to fundraise, or wine and dine this Valentine’s Day

This weekend, raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis at the MS Mighty Swim, head to Dunstan Playhouse for The Children and admire the artwork of celebrated Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig.

Celebrating African Heritage

Adelaide is set to come alive with an explosion of colours, creativity and cultural diversity as the highly anticipated African Prints Festival makes its debut on Saturday, February 17 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. This unique event promises to be an exhilarating celebration of African culture, heritage and fashion showcasing the beauty and vibrancy of African prints and fabrics. The festival is a dynamic platform for fashion designers, artisans, and small businesses to exhibit their creations to a global audience and will feature a fashion show, music and entertainment, and cultural showcases.

Mighty Swim this weekend

The MS Mighty Swim is on this weekend, February 10 and 11, at the Unley Swimming Centre. The amateur relay challenge sees more than 250 competitors in 18 teams take to the water and attempt to swim as many laps as they can in 24 hours to raise money to support people living with multiple sclerosis in SA and the NT. As the annual fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of South Australia and Northern Territory, the family-friendly event includes plenty of entertainment across the two days and spectators are encouraged to make a gold coin donation upon entry.

Leunig the Poet

Art Gallery Images’ Leunig the Poet exhibition featuring thought-provoking works by renowned Australian cartoonist and artist Michael Leunig is now open. Celebrating the imagination, satire and the exploration of human experience, this exciting exhibition will showcase original paintings, hand-written poems, pen-and-ink drawings, etchings and prints. Leunig the Poet will take place on the Parade, Norwood as part of the Adelaide Fringe until March 17.

Exclusive art show premiere

Helpmann Academy will showcase some of the most exciting, rising talent in Adelaide’s visual art scene at the exclusive preview of Helpmann Academy VIP Vernissage this February 14 at the SASA Gallery. While you’re admiring the artwork, enjoy some GH Mumm champagne, or a cocktail. There will also be live music from DJ Wil, a Coffin Bay oyster bar and a canape menu featuring kingfish carpaccio with purple basil, ruby grapefruit and yuzu torched meringue lemon tarts.

Jealousy and secrets

The State Theatre Company South Australia’s new piece The Children is now showing at Dunstan Playhouse until February 21. Lucy Kirkwood’s acclaimed play is set in a small English coastal cottage just outside the exclusion zone of a dangerously crumbling nuclear power plant. The story revolves around former nuclear scientist Hazel and her husband Robin, who live a peaceful retirement until a visit from an old friend and colleague reignites secret jealousies, old and new. Directed by Corey McMahon and starring well-known Australian actors Tina Bursill, Genevieve Mooy and Terence Crawford, this climate change-themed drama is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Love is in the air

Love is in the air at Mothervine Wine Bar in Ebenezer Place this Valentine’s Day. Begin your night with a bottle of sparkling wine and then tantalise your taste buds with a lavish four-course meal. Reserve your table now for $85 per person to celebrate this special night on February 14.




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