February 6, 2023
What's On

What’s On: MS Mighty Swim, Orchestra Unwrapped and Zoos SA Gala

This weekend, support those in need by participating in the MS Mighty Swim at the Unley Swimming Centre or attending the Zoos SA Gala at Adelaide Zoo.

Seeing spots

Zoos SA will host an evening of glamour, entertainment and conservation on Friday, February 10 for the 2023 Zoos SA Gala: Chance for Cheetah. Tickets to the main event are now sold out, but you can still get involved from home by participating in the online auction. There are opportunities to secure wildlife experiences, animal-themed artwork and local gins and wines. The auction closes at 9pm on February 10, with all funds raised going towards supporting Namibia’s Cheetah Conservation Fund and Monarto Safari Park’s Cheetah Experience.

Make a splash

Take the plunge and partake in the MS Mighty Swim at the Unley Swimming Centre on February 11 and 12. The event challenges teams to swim for 24 hours while raising funds for MS Society SA & NT to support people living with multiple sclerosis. Teams can be up to 30 people and participants compete relay-style to accrue the most laps. There will be a food truck on site providing discounted food for participants and camping will return for active overnight swimmers of the 2023 Mighty Swim.

A river that flows both ways

Inspired by rivers that flow both ways, Adelaide Contemporary Experimental has partnered with the Biennale of Sydney to present a local exhibition titled Rīvu to run alongside the 23rd Biennale. Running from February 4 to March 18, the exhibition tackles environmental themes including pollution, climate change, and the effect of colonisation on First Peoples’ custodianship of ecosystems with works by Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, Aluaiy Kaumakan, Yuko Mohri and Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi. Rīvu will be accompanied by a symposium on water and its cultural significance to South Australian Indigenous communities.

Making magic

Become immersed in an evening of magic with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Orchestra Unwrapped – Magic at the Festival Theatre on February 10 and 11. In this enchanting concert, conductor Guy Noble will whisk the audience away to a mystical world of endless wonder and possibility with iconic songs from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Harry Potter and The Nutcracker and more magical tales from near and afar.

Crafting a story

The new exhibition currently showing at the Stationmaster’s Art Gallery in Strathalbyn features mixed media works by Roe Gartelmann and Hanji Korean paper crafts by Jan Coveney. Roe Gartelmann’s works are crafted using watercolours, pastels and acrylics, with pieces crafted on sites styled in creative realism, while works produced in her studio tend to be more abstract. Jan Coveney creates works with the traditional Korean craft, Hanji. These intricate pieces are made with Korean paper that has been moulded over wood, cane or cardboard. The exhibition will be open every day from 10am to 4pm until Wednesday, March 15.

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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