April 8, 2021
What's On

What’s on: School holiday fun, garden showcase, a musical premiere

From keeping the kids entertained, to taking a trip back to the '80s with The Wedding Singer, to a fiery chilli festival – there's something for everyone.


Prepare to take a wild trip back to the ‘80s when Broadway musical The Wedding Singer has its Australian premiere at Her Majesty’s Theatre this weekend. Based on the romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, the feel-good show promises plenty of big hair, high collars and a new soundtrack as it tells the story of New Jersey wedding singer Robbie Hart. Book now for performances from April 9 to April 25.


Master Landscapers of SA and Open Gardens SA are excited to open the gates to some of the state’s best-designed gardens at the SA Landscape Festival on April 10 and 11. Wander the gardens and learn from skilled professional landscapers and designers to find your own inspiration. Entry is $10 per garden, or see them all for $50. All proceeds from the event will go to the South Australian Country Women’s Association.


The South Australian Museum invites you to explore its best-kept secrets in an exciting new display. The Wonders Exhibition draws from the more than 4 million objects held in storage across its vast collections to bring the stories of 165 usually un-seen items to life. The exhibition, open from April 10 to August 8 will commemorate the South Australian Museum’s 165th birthday in June 2021.


Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures school holiday programs are back and bigger than ever. There’s something for every age group from kayaking to surfing and so much more. Wilderness Escape is one of the largest outdoor education program providers in South Australia. With fully-qualified instructors who have a wealth of experience under their belts, you can rest easy knowing your child is having a safe and exciting day under their care.


Adelaide Central School of Art is excited to present two new school holiday courses for teens. Mural & Public Art Intensive and Portrait Sculpture Intensive will be available from Monday April 12 to 16. These courses are designed for students aged 13 to17 from any skill levels. Choose either of these courses or bundle them together.


Madame Hanoi’s Chilli Fest 2021 is in full swing. Can you handle the heat? For the entire month, Madame Hanoi has increased its menu with dishes showcasing the heat and flavour of the not-so-humble chilli. There will be 13 new chilli-infused items on the menu, ranging in heat, featuring a collection of South Australian-grown chillies. Spicy cocktails will be on offer, as well as bottled chilli sauces available for purchase. The festival runs until Friday, May 6 at Madame Hanoi, North Terrace.


South Australia’s newest premium road race, Leconfield Wines McLaren Vale Marathon is set to create a new benchmark for running events. The event will take place on April 10 and 11 and promises a run for everyone and a program of supporting events to celebrate the Fleurieu Peninsula. Runners and visitors will enjoy a mix of local food and beverages, market stalls, kids’ activities and a film night.


Sweet tooths, rejoice! Artisan fudge company Fudge Lovers has arrived at the Adelaide Central Market for a limited time. Fudge Lovers pop-up stall is the new Producer in Residence at the Market until Saturday, April 17. The Market’s Producer in Residence program is all about celebrating and showcasing local artisan producers. Treat yourself to 30 mouth-watering flavours such as chocolate and caramel, choc mint, bubblegum and watermelon. The Adelaide Central Market is open Tuesday to Saturday, including late nights until 9pm on Fridays.

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


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