May 11, 2023
What's On

Meander Market, Thunderbirds and Mother’s Day celebrations

This weekend, as Super Netball finals approach, head courtside to cheer on the Thunderbirds, head to the Art Gallery to celebrate the life of an influential potter, or spoil your mum this Mother's Day with a trip to the markets or treat her to a special brunch.

Bring the thunder

On Saturday, May 13, the Adelaide Thunderbirds will go up against the Queensland Firebirds in Round 9 at Netball SA Stadium. With a 75 per cent win rate, the Thunderbirds are having one of their best seasons in almost a decade, so join the Pink Army and get behind the local sporting legends.

Browse and buy

The biannual Meander Market on Melbourne Street will return on Saturday, May 13 with stalls from local artisans and designers clustered beneath the canopy between the Lion Hotel and The Store by Sally. Browse the brick-and-mortar stores and wander the pop-up stalls between them to find the perfect gift to surprise your loved ones this Mother’s Day. With live music and plenty of food, wine and coffee on offer, the whole family can enjoy a day out in North Adelaide.

Courtroom drama

In its final weekend, Underbelly’s Caroline Craig will bring the one-actor performance Prima Facie to life in the role of Tessa, a barrister who finds herself on the other side of the courtroom after accusing a man of sexual assault. When writing the play, Australian/British playwright Suzie Miller used her experiences as a criminal defence lawyer to inspire the work, which probes the principles of our justice system.

Gin-squisite experience

For gin-loving mums, Prohibition Liquor Co will be hosting a Mother’s Day Bootleg Brunch and a High Tea. At 9.30am, enjoy a gourmet brunch with a tasting board featuring a selection of delectable treats from Bootleg Coffee Co. If you want to treat mum to a sleep-in, indulge in the afternoon’s High Tea and taste from a tower of sweet and savoury delights while sipping on a gin-infused pot of “G&Tea”. For mums who want to be more hands-on with their gin experience, the Mother’s Day Cocktail Making Class will guide participants through the process of stirring, shaking and muddling two Mum’s Gin cocktails.

A life in pots

Currently showing at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Milton Moon: Crafting modernism explores the life and art of one of Australia’s most influential potters. Showcasing unique ceramics from across his 60-year trailblazing practice, the exhibition examines 72 of Moon’s ceramics and the influence Australian modernism and Japanese art had on them in addition to introducing his lesser-known paintings and drawings. The exhibition will be on show until Sunday, August 6. 

Run for a reason

Get active for a cause this May and participate in the Mother’s Day Classic – a pink-themed marathon raising funds for breast cancer awareness, support and research. Adelaide’s major event will be hosted at Pinky Flat on Sunday, May 14 with walks and runs of four kilometres or seven kilometres starting from 7.40am. Regional events will also be held in Gawler and Mt Gambier, with shorter walks and runs at 9am. After the run, participants are invited to spend the day at Pinky Flat, enjoying live music, roaming entertainers and local coffee and food alongside a kids’ entertainment zone.

To honour a lady

Carrick Hill and Knight’s Roses have collaborated to release a special edition rose for Mother’s Day. A hybrid tea rose, Lady of the House flaunts creamy-centred blooms that burst into a lilac pink. The rich, fruity fragrance offers hints of cinnamon and ginger, with the cut flowers perfect for making mum bouquets all year round. The Lady of the House rose was bred to honour Ursula Hayward, the lady of Carrick Hill who had a passion for roses and planted more than one thousand individual bushes in the property’s vast grounds. Wander the Carrick Hill gardens and pack a picnic for a relaxing Mother’s Day afternoon.

Pure brilliance

It is the final weekend of Yasmin Gurreeboo’s mainstage directorial debut Every Brilliant Thing. Playing until May 13 at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre, the interactive comedy stars Jimi Bani as a young boy attempting to bring his mother out of depression by making a list of every brilliant thing he can imagine.

For more of what’s on around South Australia this month, pick up the May issue of SALIFE, which is on sale now.

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