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American Express Openair Cinema Announces an Early Return

American Express Openair Cinema Announces an Early Return in a Brand-New Location in the Heart of Adelaide Riverbank Lawn, Adelaide – November 23 – December 16, 2018 American Express Openair Cinemas is returning to Adelaide this spring bringing more than movies to its brand new central venue at Riverbank Lawn. The exciting festival program of food, fun and flicks over 24 events are sure to be a must-visit event, with American Express Card Members receiving a range of exclusive benefits. FOOD Purveyors of amazing street food, Chimichurri Grill will be onsite providing delicious treats and flavours direct from Argentina to the streets of Adelaide! South Australian scotch fillet steak, locally made chorizo, succulent chicken breast and provolone cheese combined with its renowned homemade Chimichurri sauce. FUN With 24 events happening at Adelaide CBD’s Riverbank Lawn, the waterfront festival vibes will be in full swing every weekend with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen. American Express Openair Cinemas has also partnered with BBQ Buoys offering cinema- goers the opportunity to enjoy some food and fun on the water before settling down to enjoy their movie. Special packages are available here FLICKS This year’s program is an exciting mix of box office hits and highly anticipated new releases including the critically acclaimed ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘First Man’, along with fan favourite: Bohemian Rhapsody. Get in the seasonal spirit and kick back with these festive flicks: Love Actually and Elf. You can also discover something different with these program highlights: ● Open caption screening of First Man on 28th November 2018 ● Badhaai Ho – Brand-new Bollywood film on 6th December 2018 ● Joel Edgerton’s powerful Boy Erased – on 14th December 2018 No event is complete without an option for those with a sweet tooth. Haagen Dazs will be providing ice cream scoops for film loving troops. DRINKS Fear not, the refreshments are taken care of too thanks to national partners 4Pines craft beer, PIMMS and Giesen Wines. Black Devil Cider will also be goers taste buds.Punters have no need to feel lonesome on their night out, as film fanatics and doggy owners are invited to bring their K9 furry friends to any screening (being mindful of films with expected gunfire and explosions). American Express Card Members are invited to relax and enjoy the full VIP cinema experience by purchasing a ticket to the American Express Lounge. Card Members will get comfortable with their own bean bag, a cushion and complimentary blanket hire as well as some tasty treats. Everyone can chillax to the max with a variety of seating options available and add a touch of comfort to a night under the stars with a blanket or lounger which can be hired as part of any ticket package. Premium tickets to the Prime Video Lounge, provided by our good friends at Amazon include reserved seating on a comfy bean bag, service straight to you and a glass of wine. Tickets start at $14 and are on sale now via: openaircinemas.com.au

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The Art of Christmas Returns to the East End

The Art of Christmas Returns to the East End Following the success of the inaugural trail throughout the Adelaide Riverbank in 2017, The Art of Christmasreturns to the East End in 2018 to celebrate the festive season as well as the creativity of the Adelaide Arts sector. Eight South Australian artists will design and create custom Christmas trees that reflect their interpretation of the meaning of Christmas. Inspired by similar creative trails in Europe and the US, the Art of Christmas program has returned to showcase the work of local artists and encourage people to explore the excitement of Lot Fourteen. Located amongst the cultural treasures of North Terrace, nestled against the Adelaide Botanic Garden and a stone’s throw from some of the best restaurants, bars and shopping in the city, Lot Fourteen is one of the most exciting urban redevelopments in the world. Something is always happening at Lot Fourteen, with a curated range of programs to suit anyone and everyone. Whether day or night, there’s events and activities inviting people to come and discover this new destination. More than 30,000 people have already visited Lot Fourteen to attend public events, festivals, pop-ups, and programs. So, Lot Fourteen is the perfect location to showcase this array of innovative and extraordinary artists. The 2017 Art of Christmas program included impressive works and big names and this year’s trail will be no different, with artists such as Seb Humphries, Laura Wills and Anna Dowling putting paint (or other artistic surprises) to festive canvases. A selection of locations within Lot Fourteen have been selected to showcase the artworks to workers on site, local visitors, residents, and tourists. Once you’ve completed the trail why not spend the rest of the day exploring the vibrant East End? Adelaide’s premier retail and hospitality precinct is bustling with shops to peruse, things to experience and new flavours to taste. The Art of Christmas will be on show from Friday 7 December 2018 to Sunday 6 January 2019. For more information on the trail or to download your very own map head to theartofchristmas.com.au

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Your Guide to Bowerbird

BOWERBIRD IS ON NEXT FRIDAY Visitors to Bowerbird Design Market next week get the chance to seek, explore, find and collect gifts for Christmas! They can also try their hand at a range of creative workshops including activities for small folk, enjoy artisan food and beverages, a Friday night DJ and artistic collaborations. In keeping with the creative energy that will be generated by the 200+ local and interstate designers and makers, the organisers of Bowerbird have scheduled a collection of workshops to inspire and educate visitors. Highlights across the weekend include an indoor plant making session, an interactive gin flight masterclass, the chance to create lino-cut Christmas-themed gift tags, and a pickling class. Plus Cirkidz will be there, conducting half hour circus skills classes for $5. These ticketed events are complemented by free and creative activities for children with Christmas decorations as the theme combining natural materials and wool on the Saturday and air-drying clay on the Sunday. On Friday night join plant guru Emma Sadie Thompson in her Kokedama (aka moss ball) class, Prohibition Liquor Co will present an interactive gin flight masterclass, participants will learn the art of pickling with Pickle in the Middle or a leather goods class thanks to Beccy Bromilow is sure to be popular. On Saturday, Bowerbird goers can dabble in a watercolour workshop by Claire Richards, try tea brewing with certified tea blender Brewed By Belinda or join experienced clay artist Alison Smiles for Nature In Clay. And on Sunday there’ll be lino-cut Christmas-themed gift tags to make under specialist printmaker Lucy Timbrell, while a macrame plant hanger workshop with Knot Modern will delight. Bowerbird kicks off again for three days from 4pm Friday, 23 November and is the perfect after work venue, promising an eclectic mix of Friday night entertainment. There’s an interactive installation Fleece, where artist Deb Prior invites everyone to contribute a thread or yarn to her ongoing knitting performance, while DJ Mel Lake, Chaffey Bros Wine Co’s interactive wine tastings and a mobile gin and tonic cart will round out the entertainment. It’s the perfect weekend to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the spectacular food and drink on offer and of course – shop! What’s On Bowerbird Design Market www.bowerbird.net.au Friday 23 Nov, 4pm – 9pm Music, workshops and tastings Saturday 24 + Sunday 25 Nov, 10am – 5pm Workshops, demonstrations and free kids’ activities Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showground Entry is $5, children 12 and under FREE ATM Facilities inside the venue. (Most stalls have EFTPOS) Park at the Adelaide Showground or catch the tram or train, stopping at Goodwood. #bowerbirddesignmarket

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What’s On: A Season of Magic and Joy in the City of Adelaide

A Season of Magic and Joy The home of Rundle Mall, Adelaide Central Market, the Giant Santa, the Christmas tree and so much more! The weeks leading up to Christmas have always seen a thrilling build-up of anticipation as Adelaide gets decked out for the season and families near and far gather to experience a host of magical community events in the city. From when the ‘Magic Cave’ was established in 1896, to the staging of the very first Christmas Pageant in 1933 and the first Lighting of the Christmas Tree event 18 years ago, the festive season in the City of Adelaide has been synonymous with community celebrations where you can reflect fondly on good times past and make new memories. This Christmas is no exception. With a packed calendar of festive action that kicks off on 10 November with the brilliant Credit Union Christmas Pageant and will culminate in the annual New Year’s Eve spectacular on Adelaide’s Riverbank, there’s simply no better place to wrap yourself and your loved ones in the spirit of the season than in the city itself. To ensure you don’t miss a festive trick, we’ve collected all the crucial info you need to make the most of what’s on offer in the city this Christmas 2018. There’s no place better to experience the magic and joy of the season with friends and family than in the City of Adelaide. As always, there is a huge calendar of events, decorations and festive fun happening throughout November and December including Rundle Mall Christmas Windows and retailer activations, the QBE Carols by Candlelight, the Giant Santa at the Adelaide Central Market and lots more! Lighting of the Christmas Tree 1 December, Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga This year the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga will take place on Saturday 1 December (5pm – 9pm), making it easier for even more people to come along and enjoy an unforgettable evening of free entertainment hosted by Adelady’s own Lauren and Hayley. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • When: 5pm – 9pm • The Big Switch: The actual Lighting of the Christmas Tree will be at 8.30pm on 1 December. Pushing the giant red button this year will be the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, joined by a lucky family nominated by the South Australian International Day of People with Disability Committee. The lights will turn on nightly from 8.30pm. • Music: Open-air Christmas Music and Carols start from 5pm with the City of Adelaide Concert Band and members from Adelaide’s leading Gospel Choir, the Gospo Collective. • Elfy Entertainment: Watch out for Elfspin! See these cheeky Christmas circus elves test-ride unicycles, spin hula hoops and juggle clubs, toys and more. • Kid Stuff: Free activities include face painting, giant games, the Imagination Playground and roving performers like Bubbles the Elf and two magical dancing Christmas Puddings! • Food: Select from a smorgasbord of food trucks or enjoy a pre-event meal in the nearby Market Precinct. This is an alcohol-free event. Lighting of the Christmas Tree Facebook Event @gospocollective @_adelady #ChristmasADL #GospoCollective Eighty-Eight O’Connell Twilight Christmas Market 8 December, 88 O’Connell St, North Adelaide The annual Tynte Street Christmas Market is joining forces with the bespoke Handmade in Adelaide market for one big family-friendly fair featuring 60+stalls! Free kids’ entertainment, fantastic food and you can even take home a real Christmas Tree. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • When: 4pm-9pm • Details: 60+ stalls, free kids entertainment, food and festive fun plus take home a real Christmas Tree! 88OC Twilight Markets Facebook Event @handmadeinadelaide @CityofAdelaideCommunityCentres #ChristmasADL Christmas Lights, Festive Nights 15-23 December, Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga Free to enter and open daily (4pm – 9pm*) from 15-23 December, ‘Christmas Lights, Christmas Nights’ will see Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga transformed into a festive playground bursting with colour, live music, food trucks, Christmas movie screenings and a sleigh-load of merry-making activities. *till 10pm on 21 & 22 December PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • Sleigh Snaps: The show-stopper will be the life-sized Santa Sleigh and Rudolph the Reindeer display made with over 130,000 LEGO® bricks. Created by local LEGO® enthusiasts from Southern Bricks Lego User Group Inc, this highlight cannot be missed. For the ultimate merry memory, slip into Santa’s Sleigh from 4pm each day and get a pro-photo taken or snap a ‘selfie’ with Rudolph and the Santa Sleigh taken against the spectacular backdrop of the Christmas Tree. • Catch the Lights: Arrive before 8.30pm to see the Christmas Tree light up nightly! • Merry Movies: BYO picnic blanket to watch a Christmas classic with Home Alone screening on Friday 21 December and Lego Movie 1 on Saturday 22 December. • Night Music: Including carols, a Christmas DJ and acoustic tunes. • Stage Antics: Catch magicians and a range of family shows. • Games Galore: Enjoy free daily activities: roving Christmas entertainers, Virtual Reality games, side-show games, the Imagination Playground and LEGO® bricks free-play area. • Festive Food: For an afternoon snack or evening meal, stop by one of the many food trucks. Christmas Lights, Festive Nights Facebook Event @CityofAdelaide #ChristmasADL Christmas Highlights Hitlist 10 November – 13 December GIANT FATHER CHRISTMAS Adelaide Central Market, Grote Street side 17 & 24 November and 1, 8 & 15 December LEIGH STREET CHRISTMAS MARKETS 1pm – 4pm, Leigh Street 1 December LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE 5pm – 9pm, Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga 6 December CAROLS IN THE SQUARE From 6.30pm, Whitmore Square / Iparrityi 8 December 88OC TWILIGHT MARKETS 4pm – 8pm, 88 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide 8 & 22 December EBENEZER NIGHT MARKETS 5.30pm – 10.30pm, Ebenezer Place 9 December LORD MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS GALA CONCERT 2pm – 4pm, Adelaide Town Hall 15 December QBE INSURANCE CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT 2pm – 10.15pm, Elder Park 15–23 December CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, FESTIVE NIGHTS From 4pm, Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga 16 December MOVIE UNDER THE STARS  88 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide 31 December ADELAIDE NEW YEAR’S EVE 6pm-1am, Elder Park City of Adelaide 

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NPSP has Christmas all Wrapped Up

NPSP has Christmas all Wrapped Up! The much-loved Norwood Christmas Pageant returns on Saturday 24 November amid a variety of free Christmas events, activities and attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy. “Christmas in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is always magical and the events hosted by the Council will ensure it’s a great time for everyone,” said Lisa Mara, General Manager, Governance and Community Affairs. “The Norwood Christmas Pageant is by far our most popular event and is the perfect launch for more than one month of special events and Christmas activities.” Ms Mara said that following its great success in 2017, the Movie on the Oval will return this year with a screening of Saving Santa on Norwood Oval. “During what is a very busy season, this is a great opportunity for families and friends to share in a relaxing evening under the stars.” A popular feature on the City’s Festive calendar, Twilight Carols will also return to Linde Reserve, Stepney on Friday 7 December, featuring seven piece swing band Lucky Seven, and a cappella group 60 Four who will treat the audience to a trip back to the swinging 60s. Osmond Terrace will again be transformed into an outdoor gallery of wooden Christmas Trees for the Festive Gallery on Osmond. Children from 16 local schools will be decorating 62 six-foot tall wooden Christmas trees to be displayed on the Osmond Terrace median strip from 20 November 2018 until 2 January 2019. “The trees have been a popular destination and it’s been great to see even more schools embrace and participate in this great initiative in 2018,” said Ms Mara. Christmas lights are always an attraction and the Council will again install three six-metre tall Christmas Trees in the median strip on The Parade, in front of the Norwood Town Hall with some new illuminated lighting. Residents of Ninth Avenue (from Royston Park to St Peters) also install an impressive display of lights and decorations over the festive period. “We know that Christmas can be difficult for many families, so the Council is again collecting books as part of Give the Gift of Reading and we encourage all residents to participate by donating a book for someone in need.” Books can be donated at the Norwood Town Hall and Council libraries, as well as donating non- perishable food to the Salvation Army or St Vincent de Paul on The Parade, Norwood. What’s On Norwood Christmas Pageant 10.00am – 11.00am, Saturday 24 November 2018 The Parade, Norwood Festive Gallery on Osmond On display 20 November 2018 – 2 January 2019 Osmond Terrace, Norwood Twilight Carols 5.00pm – 9.00pm, Friday 7 December 2018 Linde Reserve, Nelson Street, Stepney Give the Gift of Reading Until 21 December 2018 Donate a book at the Norwood Town Hall or any of the Council’s libraries. School Holiday Program Take-home Christmas Craft | Monday 17 – Saturday 22 December 2018 at Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Libraries Christmas Bauble Workshop | Tuesday 18 December 10.30am – 11.30am at St Peters Library (for ages 7-12 years) Christmas Movie Afternoon | Thursday 20 December, 2.00pm – 4.00pm at Payneham Library Christmas Crafternoon Drop-in | Wednesday 19 December, 12noon – 3.00pm at Payneham Library Christmas Gift Wrapping supported by Salvos Monday 17 to Monday 24 December, 11.00am – 3.00pm daily Norwood Place, The Parade, Norwood. Gold coin donation. NPSP Christmas Lights Map Add your colourful Christmas lights and displays to the NPSP map or follow the trail on foot, by bicycle, or in the car. For more information visit npsp.sa.gov.au

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Adelaide TreeClimb: The Wait is Over!

The Wait is Over Adelaide’s first nature based aerial adventure park, TreeClimb opens on October 7 for ages 3 to 103, with over 70 obstacles and 7 courses! The park allows for groups of up to 20 climbers harnessed, secured and ready to go every 20 minutes, 7 days a week! Got restless kids climbing up the walls? Maybe you’re barking up the wrong tree. Get them to climb TreeClimb instead! The aerial park will operate in rain, hail or shine in the Kurrangga Park lands on the corner of Greenhill and Unley Roads. TreeClimb will offer a completely different view of Adelaide, including seven elevated treetop courses with a variety of obstacles, and even zip lines across the Parkland that are suitable for both adults and children. We like TreeClimb so much we have featured in our  “Things to do in Adelaide with Kids” article! TreeClimb’s 3 children’s courses have 24 tree top activities, allowing climbers to progressively complete the Yellow course, then Orange and challenge themselves on the Blue course. Each climb takes approximately 90 minutes – depending on speed and how many courses they attempt! The crew are there to offer training and guidance, however at times there is nothing better than parental support and encouragement from the ground. TreeClimb will also be home to a new café serving food and delicious hot and cold beverages. There are lots of open grassed areas too, so bring a picnic rug or chair to observe the action. Adelaide TreeClimb and Bounce SA owner Seb Packer said: “When we first opened Bounce we experienced an unprecedented level of engagement. Adelaide was crying out for new and exciting experiences. After nearly 4 years of planning and processes, I’m extremely proud that we can once again bring something new and fresh to Adelaide. No matter what your age or athletic ability, you’ll get a chance to enjoy Adelaide and the park lands from new heights while getting a serious rush along the way.” Head to the TreeClimb website, pick a time that suits you, and get ready to be harnessed in for one of the best adrenaline-rushes Adelaide has to offer – you can be one of the first to experience Adelaide’s Park Lands from the treetops! TreeClimb is open 7 days a week, with First climb at 9:00am, and the last climb 2 hours before sundown. What the Kids Thought Luisa – 7 years old It was scary at first because you are up so high but then as you go along and know you’re safe it was just awesome. The Zip line is the best!!! Quincy – 10 years old I think it was the best thing I have ever done!!! It was awesome. Dempsy – 7 years old It was so much fun and a little scary. I loved being up so high in the trees and we saw some birds and possum poo. I loved the BIG Zip line. Oliver – 12 years old It really gets your adrenaline pumping and is such a rush. The different levels and courses are great and it’s good that you can work up to the more challenging levels. The Zip line is so much fun. TreeClimb offers group bookings including: BIRTHDAY PARTIES CORPORATE GROUPS SPORTING GROUPS WEDDING PARTIES SCHOOL PROGRAMS treeclimb.com.au @treeclimb.adelaide Images by Meaghan Coles Now and Then Photography 

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Sarah and Duck Fly South to Adelaide

SARAH & DUCK FLY SOUTH TO ADELAIDE Following a hugely successful tour of the UK, the hit animated series Sarah & Duck is coming to Australia for the first time. Featuring a host of wonderful characters from the BAFTA Award-winning show, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will be brought to life on stage at Adelaide Festival Centre from 16 – 20 January. Told through a blend of inventive puppetry, charming storytelling and toe-tapping music, the performance will feature all the familiar voices from the CBeebies series including Roger Allam as the Narrator and Lesley Nicol as Scarf Lady. The new adventure involves Sarah and Duck, along with all their favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, John and Flamingo and Umbrella, planning a circus-themed birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. But when the weather turns windy and the big top is blown away, will Sarah and Duck be able to save the day? Adelaide Festival Centre Executive Producer Cabaret & Commercial Ebony Bott said Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take families on a magical theatrical adventure; “We are really excited to present Sarah & Duck in Adelaide during the summer holidays. The popular television show airs on ABC Kids, and we are sure the live stage adaptation will delight our family audiences.” Following the gentle adventures of a wide-eyed, seven year old girl and her feathered best friend, Sarah & Duck has been a huge hit since its debut in 2013, winning a BAFTA for ‘Best Pre-School Animation’ in 2014, multiple Kidscreen awards and regularly appearing in CBeebies’ Top Ten programmes for viewers aged 4-15. Now in its third series, it is shown in more than 100 countries around the world, including on ABC KIDS in Australia. Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday is written by Polka Children’s Theatre artistic director Peter Glanville and Sarah & Duck co-creator Sarah Gomes Harris. It is directed by Roman Stefanski with set design by Laura McEwen. It is presented by MEI Theatrical. Sarah & Duck is a Karrot Entertainment production for CBeebies UK and BBC Worldwide. Tickets here Sarah and Duck Facebook

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FREE Nanny Service While You Shop at Harbour Town

Every time-poor, milk-bottle-juggling mamas dreams have come true! ‘The Outlet Nanny’ is now at Harbour Town Adelaide offering a FREE Nanny Service so you can get all your Outlet Shopping done, distraction free! Customers will be able to access a FREE nanny service for a maximum of 2 hours, 4 hours per week, at Harbour Town Adelaide, so they can do just that and enjoy 2 hours to focus just on themselves. Children up to 10 years of age will be accepted to the Outlet Nanny Service or 12 years old if booked in with a sibling under 10 years old. Harbour Town have outsourced the Outlet Nanny Service to the experts in professional child-minding: The Hessel Group, who will ensure fun filled care for your kids! *Please ensure your child is taken to the bathroom and has been fed prior to the booking commencing. DAYS OF OPERATION:Wednesday to Sunday during School Holidays.Thursday to Sunday at all other times. HOURS OF OPERATION:Wednesday – Saturday 10am to 2pmSundays & Public Holidays 11am to 3pm For more information and to book, head to harbourtownadelaide.com.au Say Yes to Big Brands We love going for a shop at Harbour Town. There’s something quite relaxing about the open air laneways and free nanny service… oh, and the bargains are quite therapeutic too. Now there’s even more reason for us to set aside a day to go for a nice big shop, because they have added even more of our favourite global and local brands including: • POLO RALPH LAUREN• TOMMY HILFIGER• CALVIN KLEIN• VAN HEUSEN• PETER ALEXANDER• HOUSE AND GARDEN• PRICELINE• OROTON• MIMCO• BONDS• SHERIDAN• RM WILLIAMS With all these new additions and old favourites it’s even easier to say yes to big brands at outlet prices! After all these savings, there’s definitely room in the shopping budget for the kiddos. When you’re buying for kids who grow out of things in a ash, it’s great to feel like you’re getting a good deal. There is plenty on offer for children as well, with stores such as Cotton On Kids, Ollies’s Place, JT Surf, Peter Alexander, Seed and more! @harbourtownadelaide

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A Family Rave is Coming to Adelaide!

Get out your glow sticks: award-winning family rave Big Fish Little Fish is coming to Adelaide. Family Rave, Big Fish Little Fish launches in Adelaide on October 20th to get “2-4 hour party” parents and their kids throwing some shapes to club classics. Designed for parents and kids alike, the Big Fish Little Fish raves are social, creative, anarchic, and a lot of fun. Hailing from the UK and now running in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, October 20th sees Adelaide’s turn for fun-loving families. With sell out events across Australia here is just a taste of the afternoon will be like. Top DJs play grown up music (classic rave, techno, house, hip hop, drum‘n’bass) with bubbles, glitter, balloons and a parachute dance – plus themed crafts, fancy dress, and play and chill areas for babies and toddlers. Held in licensed premises on weekend afternoons, the Big Fish Little Fish raves are great fun for families. Headlining the ‘Space Themed’ event is none other than trance legends ‘ Binary Finary ’. Playing a trance classic set, with reworks and originals, this is a party that will live long in the memory. Local legend MPK will be providing the oldskool rave classics, alongside MC-ing wonderboy MC Pab. Adelaide it’s time to party. Big Fish Little Fish Big Fish Little Fish launches in Adelaide on October 20th – Tickets here  Facebook event 

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What’s On This School Holidays

Adelaide TreeClimb Opening All Holidays Adelaide’s first inner city aerial adventure park. Your tree top adventure awaits, bookings now open! The Moseley Mini Crew Kids Cooking Classes 2 October – 11 October Book your kids into one of the Mini Moseley Crew Cooking Classes from 10am – 12noon for ages 5-13 years this holidays! It’s $20 per child, including lunch & a drink. City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters School Holiday Activities  2 October – 12 October  The City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters is here to help you get your school holidays sorted! They are running activities for kids of all ages, from hip hop dance to Snugglepot and Cuddlepie inspired crafts! Play at the Bay 3 October – 12 October Play, explore and experience: there is an activity for everyone! Play at the Bay is a program that encourages children to play, explore and experience by offering workshops for a wide range of ages. PJ Masks at Myer Centre Adelaide 10, 11 and 12 October Come along to the Myer centre to see PJ Masks live. Also, by spending $150 within the Myer Centre on these dates you’ll receive a $20 gift card for the food court to help you feed those hungry kids this school holidays. Victoria Park Grasslands Field Trip  All Holidays  A new nature trail in Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi will take you and your children through a stunning biodiversity site, where you could spot a variety of interesting vegetation and wildlife, from rare grasses and flowers, to birds, lizards and maybe even the Chequered Copper Butterfly! Mega Adventure All Holidays  Visit one of Adelaide’s leading climbing courses which boasts more than 80 aerial crossings, a free-fall jump and the latest addition, the Crows Nest – a 30-metre, near-vertical climb. The Big Wedgie All Holidays  Come and conquer the Big Wedgie, the world’s TALLEST and most EXTREME standalone inflatable waterslide! Flinders Spring Fest 6 October Flinders have partnered with Nature Play SA to cultivate a packed program of free activities and experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Cranky Bear 9 – 13 October Join flamboyant friends Zebra, Lion and Moose as they do their darndest to cheer up Cranky Bear in this delightful stage adaptation by Patch Theatre. Justine Clarke Silly Songs Tour October 13 The homegrown queen of children’s entertainment, Justine Clarke will be performing her favourite songs as well as hits from her TV show and new album, The Justine Clarke Show! Art Gallery School Holiday Program  2 – 5 October Fun and dynamic opportunities for children to explore their creativity in response to works of art on display at the Art Gallery, with practicing artists and specialist children’s guides for a chance to experience, discuss and make works of art.

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Fashion for the Whole Family this AFF18

Fashion for the Whole Family this AFF18 Sunday 14 October | The Parade Norwood | 11am – 3pm | FREE Event  The sun is shining, designers are eagerly sewing and retailers are stocking up with the latest spring and summer trends ahead of this years Adelaide Fashion Festival. What better place to experience the best of AFF than Adelaide’s premier fashion, dining and lifestyle precinct, The Parade, Norwood. This year, Fashion on Parade presented by Norwood Place will be bigger and better than ever, showcasing the latest trends from across the city in three spectacular catwalk shows and fashion talks. Gather your friends and bring the kids to grab a bite to eat and get immersed in fashion for the day. With over 250 shops, cafes and restaurants in the precinct, Fashion on Parade is the perfect opportunity to taste, see and experience the best of Norwood. This family event will cater to young and old fashionistas and everything in-between. There will be children’s activations, styling bars, a barber lounge and plenty of space to soak up live music and the event atmosphere. The popular Norwood Fashion Market is set to return – with more than 40 local designer pop up stalls retailing a wide range of clothing, shoes, jewellery, accessories, homewares and more. This will give you the opportunity to purchase straight from the catwalk! Three spectacular open-air catwalk shows will showcase many local designers including leading bridal designs by Calèche, Cinderella Bridal and a fashion talk with GretaKate. Mark this event on your Adelaide Fashion Festival calendar as one to be enjoyed by the whole family. Runway Parades Three fashion parades will be held across the day at: – 12pm – 1pm – 2pm Featuring local traders from boutique to bridal, men and women’s recent trends and something for the kids. Fashion on Parade Facebook Event  Fashion on Parade Full Event Details  Explore the businesses on The Parade, Norwood 

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The Mother of All Getaways!

The Mother of All Getaways! Think of a mums and bubs group on vacation, combined with the activities and luxuries of a wellness retreat and you have Mammastays. Bring your mini plus-one on a lush holiday where you will be able to refresh, re- centre and bond with your bub. On this retreat style experience mums can delight in yoga, meditation and motivational sessions. There are also self-improvement o erings such as life coaching, new mum nutrition, tarot readings and bub-focused activities such as mother and baby massages and group fitness sessions. Sign us up! Founders, Elise and Holly spent their pre-baby days embracing the gypsy life, travelling the globe and working in international cities such as Sydney, London and New York. Bonding further over the birth of both of their babies in January this year, the pair wanted to provide women with a retreat experience that both embraces the wanderlust within, whilst celebrating the joys of early motherhood. It gets better… retreats are held in Bali and Byron Bay and the suggested age range for babies is 6 -18 months. ‘We should feel pampered and united as mums in a surrounding that nurtures and celebrates new mums along with their babies.’ mammastays.com @mammastays

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DIY: Printed Adventuring Bag

Blip Art School The team from Blip Art School show us  how to make the perfect adventuring bag for any curious KIDDO. Blip Art School was founded by local creatives Ella James 
and Astrid Myers. Their classes provide students with unique and exciting 
activities designed to help them develop their creativity and problem-solving skills in a fun, social 
environment. Students are given flexible instructions that they are encouraged to 
interpret individually so that they each leave with their own personalised artwork and a sense of 
independence and accomplishment. Currently classes are run on Wednesday afternoons from 
4:30pm at Kidzone, Plant 4 Bowden and are suitable 
for ages 6-11. Printed Adventuring Bag – Calico drawstring bag– Kitchen sponges– Acrylic paint– Various shaped cosmetics sponges– Paintbrushes– Scissors– Texta– Glue– Cardboard Step 1: Place something inside your calico bag to stop the paint seeping through to the other side. We used a large piece of cardboard, but a piece of thick paper, aluminium foil, or an old tea towel would work. Step 2: Draw or lay out the designs of your stamps. We used cosmetic sponges to make a sun, and created a rainbow out of a kitchen sponge. Use your imagination to arrange your sponges into original and unique designs! Step 3: If using the kitchen sponge, cut out your drawn design. Step 4: Glue each piece of your stamp onto a piece of cardboard. Step 5: When the glue is dry, apply acrylic paint to your stamp. Make sure to apply a thick layer, work carefully but quickly, as the sponges will start to absorb some of the paint! Step 6: Line up where you would like your print to be, and stamp onto your bag. Step 7: Make sure to press down firmly on the cardboard backing, peel off, and see your beautiful design! Step 8: Repeat printing until you are happy with your overall design! Bonus Step: Once the paint is dry, with the help of an adult, place a piece of baking paper or scrap material over the top and iron (on a medium heat) over the patterns for a longer lasting print. Enjoy your new printed adventuring bag! Share your creations with us on instagram! Hashtag #blipxkiddo and tag @blipartschool and @kiddomag!

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Bowerbird: Australian Designers Flock to Adelaide This November

Australian Designers Flock to Adelaide This November A carefully curated 200 stalls will offer the latest in Australian designed products at one of Australia’s leading design markets in Adelaide this November. The biannual Bowerbird Design Market returns to the Wayville Pavilion for three days from 4pm, Friday 23 November; perfectly positioned to offer a unique day out for shoppers and families a month before Christmas. As the warmer months approach, the curators have chosen bright, spring and summer collections of textiles, clothing and accessories, bold ceramics, beautiful homewares and artworks to celebrate spring/summer and Christmas gifts for everyone on the Christmas list! The Bowerbird team are also proud to announce the talented designers taking part in the Christmas event of 2018. Lots of creative newcomers are flocking to the popular event, including The Fallen with their range of large unique plant pots, bicycle bells from Beep, the bold, contemporary table trivets and hoop earrings of Champ, Billy Crellin with his functional glass tableware, and stylish leather earrings by new SA label Brookside. The full list can be found here. Jane Barwick, an Adelaide based contemporary jeweller and the creative, energetic force behind Bowerbird is delighted with how the November event is shaping up, “There’s something new to find at each event; Lots of one-off pieces and work created in small batches. A chance to commission a unique piece and purchase all your Christmas shopping in one place while supporting Australian designers… The interactions between local designers and those from interstate, and those who are emerging and those who are established, contributes to the event’s richness. The event itself emits a real sense of community and warmth. It’s the perfect place to meet friends for a drink and a meal – and shop, of course.” Barwick and her team’ attentions have now turned to fleshing out the extra details that make Bowerbird an entire sensory experience. “We are now busy organising the workshops and associated food and music offerings to complement the stalls and look forward to sharing more details soon. A lot of heart and soul goes into every aspect so we can deliver the perfect event!” Expect local, artisan-made food, craft beverages, cool tunes and creative workshops added to the already stellar line up of contemporary fashion, art and design from some of Australia’s best independent designers and makers – which makes this a must-visit market and event. Bowerbird Design Market www.bowerbird.net.au Friday 23 Nov, 4pm – 9pm Music, workshops and tastings Saturday 24 + Sunday 25 Nov, 10am – 5pm Workshops, demonstrations and FREE kids’ activities Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showground Entry is $5, children 12 and under FREE #bowerbirddesignmarket

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Peter Combe’s Christmas Album – Live in Concert this December

Peter Combe’s Christmas Album – Live in Concert this December! 8 December | Two Shows Only The only thing more comforting than a rendition of ‘Toffee Apple’ is Peter Combe‘s Christmas Album performed in full by the man himself. This much loved album went gold just five weeks after its release back in 1990 and it remains the most successful album of original Christmas songs ever released in Australia. Peter first performed songs from the album right here in SA at Adelaide Festival Centre’s amphitheatre. This year, Peter and his band, as well as members of the Aurora Vocal Ensemble will perform the album in its entirety for the very first time. A must see this Christmas for a nostalgia-packed concert that the whole family will enjoy. Book now  Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre

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