January 18, 2024
What's On

Cricket at Adelaide Oval, rom coms at Templewood House and party on King William Road

This weekend, join the Australian Men's Cricket Team at Adelaide Oval as they take on the Windies, wind down with a cheesy '90s rom com at Templewood House, or check out the giant street party as the Unley Gala returns to King William Road.

The Test Match between Australia and the West Indies takes place from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21.

Leather on willow

The Australian Men’s Cricket Team is on the cusp of victory as they take on the West Indies for the First Test of their two-Test series. Friday sees play reach its third day with the Windies well and truly on the ropes. This could easily end up becoming the final day of the match – so get to Adelaide Oval as soon as you can. The teams are competing for the Frank Worrell Trophy, with the Windies looking to win their first Test Match on Australian soil since February, 1997. Fresh from his World Cup final heroics in India, expect South Australian Travis Head to headline the Aussies’ batting line-up.

Crowds gather to watch cyclists taking part in the annual Tour Down Under.

Riding away

The Santos Tour Down Under returns to South Australian streets this January as the opening event of the UCI World Tour.  Now in its 23rd year, the Tour Down Under boasts the status of being the largest cycling event in the southern hemisphere. The 10-day race brings together the world’s best cycling teams and riders for a tour of the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia. The TDU is also home to the Festival of Cycling, with a range of events for kids and adults, including street parties and live music. The City of Adelaide Tour Village will set up in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, where the public can mingle with their favourite riders and listen to daily panel discussions with experts. The action runs from January 12 to 21.

The Unley Gala fashion parade takes place on King William Road.

Gala returns to Unley

King William Road will come alive on the evening of Saturday, January 20 with premium food, wine, fashion and fun for the Unley Gala – a precursor to the Santos Tour Down Under stage six which will be held the following day. The gala returns this January after a four-year break. “The Unley Gala will have something for all ages, from stellar live music performances to fashion parades, roving performers and children’s entertainment,” says City of Unley Mayor Michael Hewitson. Other community events are planned for each stage of the TDU including the Glenelg Ice Cream Festival and the Sandbar in Christies Beach.

The Twilight Music & Movie Night will take place at Templewood House.

Rom-coms at Templewood House

Join Templewood House this Saturday for an outdoor music and movie night in at this picturesque historic property in the Adelaide Hills. Returning after four years, the night will include a screening of ‘90s rom com My Best Friend’s Wedding, starring Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett. Also on offer are fun outdoor games for kids (or adults!), wood oven pizza and sweet treats by Chopping Board Catering, and a bar with local beers, gin, wines and soft drinks. This event takes place on Saturday, 20 January from 6.30 to 11pm.

Sculptures will line the esplanade at Brighton Beach from January 17-28.

Sculptures on the Esplanade

Stroll along the picturesque Esplanade at Brighton Beach this January and admire artwork made by local and international artists at the Brighton Jetty Sculptures exhibition. Since its creation in 2008, this annual outdoor exhibition has showcased a diverse collection of artworks made from metal, wood and recycled objects. You will also have the chance to participate in the People’s Choice Award, where you can vote for your favourite sculpture. The Brighton Jetty Sculptures exhibition is on until January 28.

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