Get out and about this weekend with cricket, theatre and musical events – or stay at home for a Girls' Night In.
What’s on: Cricket, chamber music, girls’ night in
Summer of fun
There’s plenty of action coming up at Adelaide Oval, starting with the T20I on October 27, against Sri Lanka. Sheffield Shield matches begin at Adelaide Oval from November 1 and women’s one-day matches start September 29 at Karen Rolton Oval. Then the WBBL is on at Karen Rolton Oval on October 19 and the BBL is on at Adelaide Oval from December 23. This year, there are back-to-back day/night Test matches against Pakistan for the Australian men’s team beginning November 29. Enjoy yourself with the hospitality at SACA Members Village Green, with the pop-up Pimm’s bar, hair and make up for the ladies and hair grooming for the men.
Free day of music
On Sunday, October 27, On The Terrace will take over the North Terrace cultural precinct for a day of free performances by the best of South Australia’s chamber music talents, presented by Chamber Music Adelaide. Presented in collaboration with the Art Gallery of SA, SA Museum, State Library of SA and the Migration Museum, the performances will take place between 11am and 4pm. The Migration Museum courtyard will also be activated with independent SA food producers to complement performances in the adjoining spaces.
Rush to film
The 48 Hour Film Project will have Adelaide filmmakers racing to produce a short film in just 48 hours, from October 25 to 27. Teams will be given a genre, character, prop and a line of dialogue to work into their film, then they have to write, shoot, edit and score the films within the time frame. The film judged the best will be entered into Filmapalooza in the Netherlands for a chance to screen at Cannes Film Festival.
Do it for the girls
Support women affected by breast or gynaecological cancer by hosting a Girls’ Night In during October. The event encourages women to catch up and donate the money they would have spent on a night out. The official date is Saturday, October 26, but you can host your dinner party, clothes swap, movie night or outdoor picnic any time throughout the month.
History of Taiwan
One of the premier events of this year’s OzAsia festival is Taiwanese theatre production The Village, from October 25 to 26 at the Festival Theatre. The Village is directed by playwright Stan Lai, who has drawn from true-life village stories to capture poignant experiences that depict the moving history of Taiwan. The compassionate production features spellbinding set design and period costumes, tracing the lives of three Taiwanese families across half a century. Performed in Mandarin with English subtitles.
The sky’s the limit
South Australian play Limit comes to Bakehouse Theatre from October 24 to November 9, supported by State Theatre Company’s Umbrella Program. The plot follows characters Marc and Sarah, who have a one-way ticket to Mars. Their mission is to colonise the planet and live a Martian life, forever. But they’re also stars of a new reality TV show, with millions of people following their every move. The play is written by emerging talent Sophia Simmons and stars James Smith and Rachel Burke. The season runs from October 24 to November 9.