June 6, 2024
What's On

JamFactory, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the Winter Whale Fest

This long weekend, prepare to be entertained at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, head to the JamFactory for the FUSE Glass Prize, or have a whale of a time at Victor Harbor's Winter Whale Fest.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Prepare to be entertained as the Adelaide Cabaret Festival returns with two weeks of world-class cabaret. This year’s program has been curated by Artistic Director Virginia Gay, with a line-up of both local and international talent. Highlights of this year’s performance include The 2024 Variety Gala opening night on June 7 and a tribute concert by Nina Simone’s daughter, Lisa. This year’s festival runs from June 7 to 22 and will include 79 world-class performances.

Glass art at the JamFactory

This weekend, head to the JamFactory for the FUSE Glass Prize, a non-acquisitive biennial prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists. The prize provides a platform for artists to push themselves to new limits and focuses public attention on the importance of glass as a medium for contemporary artistic expression. The FUSE Glass Prize is on at the JamFactory on Morphett Street in the city until July 7.

Whale of a time

Coinciding with the arrival of the migrating Southern Right Whales into Fleurieu Peninsula waters, Victor Harbor’s month-long Winter Whale Fest is an opportunity to share in the local community’s passion for the preservation and protection of the species. Running until June 30, the festival will host 25 events, including guided tours around Granite Island and the Victor Harbor foreshore, talks from marine experts, a scuba diving adventure, a film festival, a fair, an artisan market and much more. There have already been several humpback whale sightings this season and the Southern Right Whales are expected to arrive soon, so head to Victor Harbor this long weekend to catch a glimpse of these incredible creatures.

On your bike

The southern Flinders Ranges town of Melrose will come alive over the long weekend of June 7 to 10 for the annual Melrose Fat Tyre Festival, which celebrates its 21st year in 2024. There will be a street party with food trucks, live music, BMX displays and kids’ entertainment, along with skills clinics and guided tours. The action takes place out the front of the Over The Edge cafe and sports shop, which offers coffee, cold-pressed juices, breakfast and brunch where mountain bikers can refuel after tackling the new $1.8 million EPIC Trail which winds 38 kilometres through Mount Remarkable National Park.

Almathon returns

The Almathon returns to Norwood’s Alma Tavern this Sunday, June 9 for half a day of pizza, drink specials and DJs. The first 100 people through the door will receive three free drink cards, while the DJs will spin their tunes from 2pm.  Taking place from 12pm to midnight, this is a perfect way to spend the long weekend with friends.

Plan your next trip to Japan

Join Phil Hoffmann Travel and Wendy Wu Tours next Thursday and start planning your next trip to Japan. Hear about the fully inclusive tours offered by Wendy Wu and learn about the magic of Japan from guest speaker Emma Newton. Whether it be meandering through the ancient streets of Kyoto or experiencing the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and Osaka, Japan has so much to offer. The Experience Japan with Wendy Wu event takes place at the Phil Hoffmann Travel Glenelg Sky Deck from 6pm on Thursday, June 13.


For more ideas and information about what’s on around South Australia in June, pick up a copy of SALIFE magazine.

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