Whether you’re a dog lover, a distance hiker, a film fan, an opera diva or a Cornwall enthusiast, there’s something for everyone happening around SA this weekend.
PITTER PATTER OF PAWS
Dogs around the state will descend on Victoria Park Racecourse on Sunday, May 19, when the RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk returns to the site where it began after 22 years away. Last year’s Adelaide event drew a crowd of about 5000 people and their dogs, and events will be held simultaneously at 10 locations around the state this year. Participants can walk a two or four-kilometre circuit and expert dog trainers will be on-hand to offer advice and information about classes at RSPCA South Australia’s new dog training school. Local musicians and singers will provide entertainment throughout the day, canine and human merchandise will be available for sale, and fundraisers who raise more than $500 will be invited to the VIP Million Paws Club and treated to a gourmet breakfast cooked by a surprise celebrity chef. This year, for the first time, a limited number of tickets will be available to purchase on the day for anyone who would like to enjoy a delicious brunch with their furry friend.
VIEW TO THE WORLD
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will come to Adelaide on Saturday, May 18, for a matinee and evening screening. Showing at the Capri Theatre, the festival features short films from Canada’s famous nine-day international film festival, highlighting exotic landscapes, remote cultures and adrenaline-packed sports. Among the films will be RJ Ripper (pictured), which tells the story of Rajesh Magar and his beaten up mountain bike
The Jodi Lee Foundation’s SouthAustralian Trek is coming up on May 17 and 18, raising funds to help eliminate bowel cancer. Now in its seventh year, the trek will be in memory of long-time supporter Sherie Hagger, who passed away aged 37, after a battle with the disease. Trekkers will explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, hiking 80 kilometres over two days, or choosing the 25 or 10-kilometre options during one day.
Enjoy yoga, brunch and bubbles at Katnook Estate in Coonawarra on Saturday, May 18. The 60-minute yoga class overlooking the vines will be followed by a glass of bubbles and brunch. Bring your own mat; places are limited so book online.
Join the Pioneer Women’s Trail Walkon Sunday, May 19, and follow the footsteps of pioneer women and men who walked from Hahndorf to Adelaide in the early years of the colony selling produce. You can join the walk in Hahndorf, Bridgewater or Stirling. At the end of the walk, enjoy the festivities of the annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Beaumont House. Fresh food and produce will be available, along with entertainment and activities.
CORNWALL COMES TO SA
Cornish cuisine will be a highlight of Kernewek Lowender on Yorke Peninsula’s Copper Coast, until Sunday, May 19. Markets, pubs, restaurants, stalls and street parties will showcase Cornish delights — including pasties. The Furry Dance will be on at Moonta and Kadina, with a reproduction of the dance performed in Cornwall each May.
CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN
May 18 to 25
State Opera brings to life Vixen’s journey from youth to adulthood. A perfect introduction to opera for families and first-timers, starring Antoinette Halloran and Desiree Frahn.