Make the most of your weekend with Champagne, beautiful fashion and perhaps a trip to the Barossa.
What’s On: Barossa on show, Vogue Festival and sipping Champagne
Explore the Barossa
Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed and Yaluma join forces this weekend for Iridescence, part of Barossa Contemporary: Festival for the Curious. The gastronomic experience, on Saturday, October 9, will see Welgemoed take over Yalumba’s dining room, using Barossan ingredients to tell the story of the region.
The inaugural Barossa Contemporary festival features two days of music, art, food and wine experiences. Curated by artistic directors Ruth Blythman and Zac Tyler (of production company Release Creative), the October 8 and 9 festival takes place over five locations and includes a free Fireside Songs event at Whistler Wines featuring Charmaine Jones and Gospo Collective; a Schubert and Sherbet classical music recital by soprano Desiree Frahn and pianist Anthony Hunt at Chateau Tanunda, and a large-scale floral art installation at Seppeltsfield Winery.
The Letitia Linke Research Foundation’s Adelaide Silver Style Gala Ball to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research is on Saturday, October 9, at Adelaide Town Hall. Rebecca Morse will be the MC for the night, with special guest Julie Bishop and entertainment by Amity Dry and the Hepburn Band. The night will begin with drinks on the balcony, followed by fine dining, dancing and entertainment in this most glamorous of venues. All of this plus, most importantly, an opportunity to raise funds to help fund research for an early detection test and better treatment of ovarian cancer.
A touch of sparkle
The National Wine Centre is hosting a masterclass ahead of Sparkling Fest later this month. The Grower Champagne masterclass, on Sunday, October 10, is all about Champagne made in-house from grape to bottle. The series continues with a Fancy Champagne masterclass the following week, then Sparkling Fest itself is on Sunday, October 24. The event includes live entertainment, an extensive list of Champagne and local sparkling wines, as well as the option to indulge in the Gold Lounge, with a progressive lunch and exclusive Champagne tastings.
So in vogue
Vogue Festival is back in Adelaide from today, with fashion parades on Myer’s ground floor showcasing the latest spring/summer fashion. Catch the shows on Friday, October 8 at 2pm and 5.15pm, and on Saturday at 1.30pm. In Rundle Mall, there will be DJs and the Vogue Festival Lobby in Gawler Place, with special offers giveaways and even a butler service you can book if you need help carrying your bags.
Ovid in Covid
Get a fix of art and live music in Glenside’s historic Z Ward on Sunday, October 10 for Metamorphosis: Ovid in Covid. Oboist and Artist in Residence at the National Trust of South Australia Celia Crag with perform in the unique location, with works by emerging Indigenous photographer Finn Mellor on show. The editorial portraits will illustrate each metamorphosis within several National Trust locations.
We’re at the tail-end of Active Ageing Week, but there’s still time to get moving and catch some of the events. On Friday, October 8, discover Tai Chi with sessions at ECH Wellness at Henley Beach. The free session runs from 12pm to 12.45pm and focuses on breathing, balance and posture. Then on Monday, October 11, join the Modbury or Walkerville Walking Groups for a bit of a wander, finishing up at a cafe. On Tuesday, October 12, Walking Footy is a safe game of footy – no bumps or tackles – and is being held at AFL Max.
For more of what’s on around South Australia this month, pick up the October issue of SALIFE, out now.
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