Get out and about this long weekend with art, music and theatre, and keep the kids entertained at Adelaide Zoo.
What’s on: Adelaide Zoo, Oysterfest, Art in the Sticks
Get close to nature
If you’re looking for a way to entertain the children these school holidays, check out the new Variety Children’s Zoo at Adelaide Zoo. The $1.1 million precinct has goats, chickens, quokkas, rabbits, guinea pigs and other animals, accessible via new pathways and aerial walkways for all abilities and ages. The area is located next to the nature playground, with a cafe nearby.
Art in the Sticks will bring visitors to working organic beef property Cluain near Lucindale on October 5 and 6. This year’s theme of regeneration will feature an eclectic collection of works, including paintings, sculpture, photography, jewellery, furniture, textiles and wearable art, across shearer’s quarters, shearing platforms, paddocks and beside a dam. Visitors can take advantage of artists’ “walk and talks”, workshops, readings, a long lunch, local wines and boutique beers.
Celebrity chef Mark Olive will be at this year’s Oysterfest, from October 4 to 6 at Ceduna. The event will feature village markets, live entertainment and fireworks, as well as a Feast of the Gods dinner and an Oysters and Wine Soiree.
The 39 Steps
October 3 to 12
State Theatre Company brings back this top-speed mystery for a limited return season, with the original cast from the 2016 production, as four actors perform 139 roles in 100 minutes at breakneck hilarity.
October 4 to 5
State Opera Studio
State Opera South Australia tells the story of B24 bomber Lady Be Good and her nine-man crew who disappeared without a trace over Libya, North Africa in 1943 following their first and only combat mission.
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