February 16, 2023
What's On

What’s On: KI Racing Carnival, Chilli Fest and desserts on the Torrens

Tantalise your tastebuds this weekend with the KI Racing Carnival, Chilli Fest and the Chalk Hill Wine & Dessert Tasting Cruise.

Thundering hooves

Traverse the seas to Kangaroo Island this month and experience the SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival at the Cygnet River Racecourse from February 16 to 19. Enjoy a casual day of racing on the Thursday before dressing up in true racing style to enjoy the main race day on Saturday with trackside entertainment, colourful marquees, a fashion on the field competitions and an abundance of local Kangaroo Island food and wine.

Heating up

Enjoy some hot stuff at the Willunga Recreation Park on February 18 and 19 with this year’s Chilli Fest. Embrace all things chilli with sauces, rubs, jams, oils and condiments on show, or boast your chilli-eating prowess with the Hot Sauce Contest. Indulge in chilli-spiced food and wash it down with local beer, wine and cocktails alongside live music in the beer garden. Browse the artisan stalls and take a chilli plant home to keep the spicy food flowing in your kitchen.

Finding home

Currently showing at the Adelaide Central Gallery, Haza is an immersive installation where artist Kate Kurucz explores her family’s experience of migration, dislocation and adaption. The works were created through the Guildhouse Catapult mentorship where Kurucz worked alongside Netherlands-based artist Tess Martin to transform Kurucz’s oil paintings into moving images. The exhibition will be showing until Friday, March 24.

Dive into desserts

Enjoy an afternoon on the water in the Adelaide CBD with the Chalk Hill Wine & Dessert Tasting Cruise on The Popeye. Featuring three unique Chalk Hill wines including their flagship heritage shiraz, a lesser-known Italian twist, and a refreshing chilled wine to start, the cruise provides a seminar on how best to pair these wines with decadent desserts. On Saturday, February 18 guests can embark from Elder Park and spend an hour and a half cruising the Torrens and indulging in local decadence.

Strange occurrences

Currently showing at the State Library of South Australia, Behind the Lines: The Year in Political Cartoons 2022 displays the art of political cartooning. This year’s theme is Off the Planet, and the exhibition explores all the ‘alien’ and ‘astronomical’ events that occurred in both Australian and World politics in 2022. The 98 political cartoons from 34 Australian political cartoonists will be on display until Sunday, April 2.

For more of what’s on around South Australia this month, pick up the February issue of SALIFE, which is on sale now.

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