It’s horses for courses this weekend, with twilight polo and the 3-Day Event in the Parklands, and wine and racing at Strathalbyn. Beccy Cole brings a breath of country air to Feast, plus there’s plenty of market, film and theatre action in the city and beyond.
Langhorne Creek Vignerons’ Day
Pack your picnic and head to the country on Sunday for a day of food, wine and horse racing in the picturesque setting of Strathalbyn Racecourse. With the annual race day celebrating its 20th anniversary, there will be plenty of SA wines to sample, food from local restaurants, live entertainment by The Happy Leonards – and, of course, track action. Gates open at 9.30am.
Adelaide’s celebration of queer arts and culture continues this weekend, with shows including Beccy Cole’s Big Hits Tour, Michael Griffiths’ pop-cabaret show In Vogue: Songs by Madonna, a Zephyr Quartet concert at Elder Hall, Dr Gertrude Glossip’s West End walking tour, and Peter Goers in conversation with 82-year-old drag artist Roger Shepard (see InDaily review). Plus a feast of gay films, forums and visual art shows. The full program is online.
Kris McQuade from TV show Wentworth plays tough and unsympathetic loans officer Maggie Stone in this new State Theatre Company of SA play, which is based on a script by Adelaide playwright Caleb Lewis that explores issues related to refugees and racial prejudice. It’s a play that stimulates the senses and engages the intellect, says InDaily’s review. Maggie Stone is at the Space Theatre until November 30.
Australian International 3-Day Event + polo
It’s all about horses in the East Parklands this week, with equestrian stars from throughout the Southern Hemisphere converging for three days of events including dressage, cross-country and show jumping. There will also be a free twilight polo match in Victoria Park from 6pm tonight (November 15), featuring live commentary, music and crowd participation challenges. The 3-Day Event website includes a spectators’ guide for those keen to watch the horses.
Greek Film Festival
From “dark comedies to gritty dramas”, the Greek Film Festival at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas promises to highlight the creative breadth of contemporary Greek cinema, which has undergone something of a rebirth in recentl years. Some of the films – such as psychological thriller The Daughter, which is set in modern-day riot-stricken Athens – are inspired by and reflect the economic crisis the country has suffered. The festival runs from November 14-17.
Ben Brooker’s The Lake, an edgy play centred on two desperate men and their unnamed prisoner in an “almost forgotten place in a cold, dark universe”, is being presented by Adelaide-based five.point.one in a site-specific space in The Arch at Holden Street Theatres. The production, partly funded by donations on Pozible, is showing until November 23. It does come with a warning: contains course language, violence and smoking.
A Boutique Life design market
Celebrating its first birthday and Christmas all in one, A Boutique Life will be setting up this Sunday (November 17) from 10am-4pm at St John’s Grammar, 29 Gloucester Street, Belair. Organisers promise there will be more than 65 stalls selling designer fashion, jewellery, home decor, gifts, art, food and wine.
Round She Goes Adelaide
Still talking shopping, this indoor market dedicated to pre-loved women’s fashion will be back at the German Club in Flinders Street on Saturday from 10am-3pm, with 50 stalls selling second-hand designer labels, vintage clothing, jewellery and other accessories. There will even be a stall selling vintage wedding dresses to raise money for a very good cause.
The Green Light Festival
All things green will be the focus of this new “feel-good festival” at the Willunga Recreation Park on Saturday. The event, from 9.30am-5pm, will showcase local ethical producers and promote sustainability, with guest speakers, music, art, food and a backyard produce swap.
Clare Valley Film Festival
If you’re thinking of heading to the Clare Valley this weekend, or you need an incentive to escape the city, check out the program of Australian and international independent films screening as part of this festival at the Blyth Cinema. Tonight’s comedy-themed shorts include Tropfest finalist Boo! and Flickerfest best original screenplay winner Cockatoo, plus films from Brazil, France, the UK and Germany. Screenings continue on Saturday, with an awards gala and after-party in the evening.
See InDaily’s reviews of the latest films screening in Adelaide:
The Fifth Estate
Thor: The Dark World
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