August 4, 2022
What's On

What’s On: SALA, light shows and film festivals

Indulge in the arts this weekend with SALA or treat your four-legged friend to a nice long walk.

Man’s best friend

The Top Dog Film Festival will be showing at the Capri Theatre on Saturday, August 6. Enjoy a heart-warming two-hour collection of independent short films from around the globe – all about dogs. Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen and celebrate the bond between dogs and their people through inspirational and entertaining stories.

Image: ‘Camping Along the Creek’ by Natalie Austin, courtesy of The Mill.

Spotlight on SALA

It’s all about art in August as the South Australian Living Artists Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with thousands of participating artists and more than 600 events. The 2022 program features artists of all ages and experience levels including painters, sculptors, videographers, ceramicists, glass blowers and printmakers, who are exploring everything from climate change and the natural world to belonging, beauty and post-pandemic life within their art.

Mid-winter magic

The Winter Festival will be returning to Port Pirie from August 5 to 7 with a weekend of arts, culture, music and food. The weekend’s festivities will kick off with the launch of the Illuminart City Park Projection Show Constellation on Friday, with Saturday’s main event set to showcase many family-friendly activities in Memorial Park. On Saturday evening, get out and about with an Alexander Street party filled with food, music and live entertainment and finish off the weekend with Sunday sessions and art workshops around the city.

Time to indulge

This August, indulge in everything the Fleurieu Peninsula has to offer with the Fleurieu Food Festival. Spoil yourself with fine dining in vineyards and olive groves, or get your hands dirty with foraging experiences, farm tours and cooking classes. With a smorgasbord of events taking place each day of the month, there is no shortage of encounters waiting to be enjoyed across the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Four-legged friends

Brave the cold this August and exercise to raise funds for Guide Dogs Australia. PAWGUST is both a fitness and fundraising challenge, which not only helps you and your dog improve your physical and mental health by walking or running every day, but also raises vital funds for Guide Dogs. Get outdoors with your furry friend for at least 30 minutes every day this month and raise money for the breeding, raising and training of guide dogs that deliver essential services to people with a vision impairment.

Go girls

The Gusty Girls Adventure Film Tour presents a carefully curated selection of short films that will entertain, inspire and enlighten. Featuring eight unique films, covering topics relevant to women in the outdoors, these amazing stories of courage, grit, determination, and outdoor inspiration are focused on bringing the female adventure experience into the spotlight. From solo hiking in sub-zero temperatures to running the length of New Zealand, you can witness these amazing women at the Capri Theatre on Saturday, August 6.

Jealousy, treachery and murder

Shakespeare’s Othello will be playing at Star Theatres from August 5 to 13. With Independent Theatre’s trademark panache and Shedrick Yarkpai reprising his role as the titular general, you have the makings of a truly spectacular performance of this classic, haunting drama.

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

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