There's so much to do around the state this weekend, from expos and cultural arts to festivals and food and wine.
What’s on: Expos, arts, ZestFest and Riverland Food and Wine
Party on the river
To be held on the banks of the River Murray at Berri, on Saturday, October 12, the Riverland Wine and Food Festival is an opportunity to enjoy the best the Riverland has to offer. Shaded by the huge riverside trees, the event features local wine, beer, cider, sangria and food, accompanied by live entertainment including All About Her and DJ Jaki J. Tickets are available online for $30, with limited tickets available on the day. The event runs from noon to 6pm at Riverview Drive, Berri.
Zest for Life returns to the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, from October 14 to 28. The two-week program is packed with events and activities to promote active ageing. There is everything from salsa dancing and learning to use Netflix, to workshops to create eco-friendly beeswax wraps and cleaning products. Visit the website for more events and details.
Ready to set sail
Planning to book your next getaway? The Phil Hoffmann Travel Expo is on Sunday, October 13, at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Sit in on travel seminars, take advantage of on-the-day booking deals and hear from major supplier, cruise lines, travel operators and airlines.
All lit up
South Australians will unite to shine a light on blood cancer at the annual Light the Night event on Friday, October 11, on the University of Adelaide’s Maths Lawns. Walkers will choose from different coloured lanterns as a symbol; gold to remember loved ones lost, white to honour those battling or who have won the fight and blue to show support. Other events will be held regionally.
Down the yellow brick road
The largest ever production of The Wizard of Oz comes to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on October 11 and 12. The beloved movie-musical comes to the arena stage, starring Gold Logie winner John Wood as the Wizard himself. This lavish new show is brought to life by more than 500 performers, with in excess of 3000 individual costumes, 2000 wigs and an enormous set. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion for an unforgettable journey for all the family down the Yellow Brick Road. “It has the feel of a rock concert with the charm of a fairy tale, the magic and spectacle of an Olympics opening ceremony,” says director Tim O’Connor.
Pep in your step
Media icon and chair of the ABC, Ita Buttrose will headline this year’s ZestFest, from October 14 to 28. Ita will kick the festival off with the ZestFest Oration at Adelaide Town Hall on the opening night. The festival is about challenging stereotypes of ageing, with a program of dance, visual arts, music and theatre.
A program of live music will celebrate indigenous culture in South Australia this weekend. Mii Pudnanthi, at Adelaide Showgrounds on October 12 and 13, will feature Archie Roach and Coloured Stone. The Deadly Nannas, who started singing and songwriting to preserve the Ngarringjeri language, will also perform.
Give your home’s interiors a spring makeover at Domayne Marion‘s Expo, on October 12 and 13. Design Furniture will be there chatting about present customisation and keep an eye out for great deals, events and wine sampling.