August 12, 2021
What's On

What’s on: RSPCA’s Cupcake Day, National Science Week and Light Cycles

As restrictions cautiously begin to ease, there's no better time to mask-up and get out and about this weekend and support local.


The RSPCA’s Cupcake Day returns on Monday, August 16, and we are all being encouraged to get baking to join the fight against animal cruelty. The funds raised will go towards the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of animals in need all over the country. Each year, more than 124,000 animals need urgent help from the RSPCA. Events can be held at home, school or work and, even though the official day is August 16, events can be held anytime during August.


National Science Week is one of Australia’s largest festivals and runs from August 14 to 22. The annual celebration of science and technology features more than 1000 events around Australia that attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. There will be in-person and online events, virtual tours, DIY science and more. There are 63 local events to be held in South Australia this National Science week and 118 online events so check out their website to see what is on this weekend.


Entries are now open for the 2021 Heritage SnAps competition and both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to take part. There are a number of prizes up for grabs, but entering the competition is also a way to promote and celebrate our state’s heritage. The four categories in this year’s competition are Maritime and Costal Heritage, State Heritage Places to Visit, Professional and Edited, and Young Talent. Entries close Friday, October 15.

Photo: Terra Lumina


Head to the Adelaide Botanic Garden this weekend and witness it transformed through light and technology. Due to demand and multiple sold-out sessions, organisers announced the event would be extended, now concluding on August 22. Light Cycles is an immersive event by Montreal-based multimedia studio Moment Factory, and is a part of the Illuminate Adelaide Festival. The event features a series of installations that use lights, sound, video and special effects to amplify the voice of the natural world.


The Adelaide Central Market is calling on all South Australian artists to submit their best interactive art mural designs with the chosen piece to feature at one of its prominent Grote Street entrances. Design submissions should capture all the fun, joy, vibrancy, colour and life of the Adelaide Central Market, while acknowledging, inspiring and celebrating the Market’s diverse community. Expressions of interest are now open to all local artists and close on Friday September 3. To find out more visit the market’s website.

For more of what’s happening around SA this month, pick up the August issue of SALIFE magazine, out now.

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