January 30, 2020
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What’s On: Holiday planning, beach sights and thirst-quenchers

Kick off the last month of summer with seaside sculptures, a relaxing film in Botanic Park or even plan your next getaway.

Jetting off

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about where our next holiday will be. Hone your ideas at World Travel Fest on Sunday, February 2, at the Adelaide Convention Centre, from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free and you’ll get all the latest on travel deals, the best airfares and savings on cruise, rail and touring holidays. There will be experts on hand to answer all your travel questions.

Fish out of water

Take the last chance to see the Brighton Jetty Sculptures this weekend. More than 180,000 people viewed last year’s sculptures, including the winning sculpture, George. The event is run by volunteers to raise funds for the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club. The sculptures are dotted along the foreshore either side of the jetty and at Bindarra Reserve; indoor sculptures are in the marquee and clubrooms from 8am to 8pm, but get in quick, because the exhibition closes at 1pm on Sunday.

Gazing at stars

There are still a few weekends left of Moonlight Cinema at Botanic Park. Pick your film, pack your picnic and head along before the event closes for another season on February 16. If you want to do it in luxury, book Gold Grass, with bean beds and a premium viewing location – and even waiters to take your order. This weekend’s films are The Gentlemen, Frozen II and Rocketman.

Time to party

Party season is still well and truly here, with suburban winemakers Oddio hosting their Last Summer Party, from January 31 to February 2. You’ll find Mismatch Brewing and Sunny’s Pizza at the historic Bowden building. Hains & Co is throwing a Sailor Party on Saturday night to celebrate five years, with all proceeds going to support bushfire relief. Threefold Distillery’s opening party on Saturday will be held at Ferg’s at Stepney, complete with cocktails, gin tastings and wood-fired pizza.

Going bush

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will be performing The Bush Concert for the little ones this weekend, with two sold out shows, and tickets still available for Saturday at 3pm. Based on Australian author Helga Visser’s book of the same name, the concert experience at Grainger Studio engages through song, dance and images from the book. To celebrate Chinese New Year, this performance will be performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.

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