Get out and about this weekend with the SA Spring Garden Festival at Mount Pleasant Showground, as well as music, dance and much more.
What’s On: Spring Garden Festival, music, dance and more
Spring in the garden
The Mount Pleasant Showground will be filled with workshops, stalls, food and entertainment for the SA Spring Garden Festival, on Saturday, September 21. Demonstrations include a DIY insect hotel, and there will be imaginative nature play for the children.
Going, going, gone!
On Sunday, September 22, The Fine Art of Fine Living – du Plessis Auctions will be holding a sale of fine items including artworks, Persian rugs, porcelains, glassware, clocks, mirrors, furniture and diamond jewellery – featuring this rare necklet containing more than 500 diamonds. Viewing on Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday from 11am. Auction at 12 noon.
The Adelaide International Youth Film Festival and the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters will showcase a selection of films for young people, from September 17 to 21, at Hoyts Cinema on The Parade. This year’s theme is Illuminate, Elevate, Educate, and there will be workshops, including special effects make up, a green screen and celebrity guests.
Students from more than 200 primary schools will converge on the Adelaide Festival Theatre for the Festival of Music, from September 11 to 21. The choir will feature 500 students, accompanied by an orchestra of primary and secondary students. This year features the premiere of Dear Pen Pal, written by local composer and performer Robyn Habel.
From the land
Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary season with Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand; a stunning display of contemporary dance influenced by the culture and storytelling of the Indigenous people. The three-part program includes a piece with ties to Lake Alexandrina and the Ngarrindjeri people of South Australia. The works will be performed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country, with the national tour coming to the Dunstan Playhouse from September 19 to 21.
CRISTINA METELLI & ELIZABETH WOJCIAK
Until September 21
Abstract artists Elizabeth Wojciak and Milan-born Cristina Metelli explore their respective themes through oil painting and mixed media.
ANDREAS BRANTELID AND KONSTANTIN SHAMRAY
Sensational Swedish-Danish cellist Andreas Brantelid performs with Russian pianist Konstantin Shamray in an all-Russian program.