There's plenty to do around the state this weekend with seafood and wine in the South East, a bushfire relief concert and the start of the Adelaide International.
What’s On: Hillstock Bushfire Relief, Cape Jaffa Seafood & Wine, Adelaide International
Hillstock bushfire relief afternoon
Lot 100 in Nairne will be hosting Hillstock to raise much-needed funds for the CFS Foundation on Sunday, January 12, from noon to 6pm. The six local bands that have volunteered their time to play live throughout the afternoon are Workin’ Overtime, Fishtail Parker, Cayenne Crush, The Matt Hawkins 4, The Masters Apprentices and East – a tribute to Cold Chisel. A gold coin (or note) donation will be taken on the gate, with food and beverages available. There will also be volunteers roaming the event for further donations.
Now in its 21st year, Cape Jaffa Seafood and Wine Fest will bring together the best local south-east fare including seafood, mouth-watering produce and regional wines. To be held on Sunday, January 12, the festival will offer prime barbecued beef, olives, almonds, jams, honey and cheeses. An array of fine wines from the Mount Benson and Robe wine regions will be on offer to complement the food. The festival will be held on the Cape Jaffa foreshore, 19 kilometres south of Kingston, with tickets $10 and children under 18 free.
Memorial Drive will be a hive of activity from January 12 to 18 for the Adelaide International, featuring players including Ash Barty, Simona Halep, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Alex de Minaur. The event will be played under the new roof at Memorial Drive for the first time.
Following extensive auditions, four Australian boys have been cast in the blockbuster Billy Elliot the Musical, which comes to Adelaide for the first time from December 29 to February 8 at the Adelaide Festival Theatre. Sharing the celebrated lead role are Omar Abiad from Brisbane, River Mardesic from Melbourne, Wade Neilsen from Newcastle and Jamie Rogers from Canberra. The Australian tour includes Kelley Abbey, Justin Smith, Vivien Davies and Robert Grubb. Featuring music by Elton John and choreography by Peter Darling the production has received more than
85 awards internationally.