Adelaide really comes alive during November – the warmer months set the scene for the festive season: great weather, good food and wine and an always-unique approach to leisure.
Here are the seven best things to do in Adelaide this November. [listicle]
Cult at Capri
One of the city’s most-loved institutions, the heritage-listed Capri Theatre is an enduring homage to art deco décor and the power of community. Staffed exclusively by volunteers, the atmospheric theatre not only hosts a Wurlitzer theatre organ performance (after popping out from underneath the stage, thank you very much) before screenings on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but it also screens some of the best classic films of all-time monthly. This month’s Cult at Capri feature is a double-header of Psycho and Rear Window.
Tickets cost $15 per person for adults.
Where: Capri Theatre, 141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
When: 2pm, November 12, 2017
Image: Capri Theatre / Facebook
Strawberry Picking at Beerenberg Farm
Strawberry picking in the Adelaide Hills is a must-do, with fruit finally blooming in November. Since 1975, The Beerenberg Farm has attracted hordes of hungry berry hunters: around 30 minutes from the city in picturesque Hahndorf, the amount of strawberries you can collect is only limited by how much you can carry. Just pay for the berries you pluck ($9.95 a kilo), plus the $4 entry fee and you’ll be flush with fruit for as long as you like.
Where: Beerenberg Farm, Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf
When: 9am to 4:15pm, seven days a week until March
Image: Beerenberg / Facebook
Local Mess Hall
An incubator for local food-based businesses and an event host, Local Mess Hall will play host to a scavenger hunt of sorts in November: from noon, the hall will welcome visitors with a showcase of up-and-coming gastronomical geniuses from the area, where guests will eat well and get a glimpse into of the next big things in food, care of mentors like Abbotts and Kinney’s Jonny Pisanelli and The Salopian Inn’s Karena Armstrong.
Where: Queen’s Theatre, Playhouse Lane, Adelaide
When: November 18, 19, 25, 26, 2017
A music-meets-gourmet goods festival, Handpicked Festival boasts all of your favourite ways to while away the warmer months. Set amongst the vines of Lake Breeze Wines, an hour south-east of the CBD, revellers can hear tunes from artists like Matt Corby, San Cisco, The Jezebels and Jet, while they down delicious drops from the hosting vineyard, along with other bevvies from the imaginatively named “cocktail forest” and fuel from food trucks parked under 100-year-old gumtrees.
Where: Lake Breeze Wines, 319 Step Road, Langhorne Creek
When: November 11, 2017
Image: Handpicked Festival
So popular was experimental music festival Unsound that it’s place in the program of the Adelaide Festival has expanded into its very own offering.
Although there are talks, a sound exhibition and a program of festival-linked DJs performing at various hotspots around the city, music remains at the core of the festival, which sees legendary musicians alongside electronic, “mutated techno” and a smattering of other musical disruptions. It’s musical discovery and distortion at its very best.
Where: Various locations around Adelaide
When: November 16 to 19, 2017
Image: Unsound / Facebook
Hopefully there will cause for celebration for the queer community come November, which makes the long-running Feast Festival the best place to raise a rainbow flag. Going on 21 years, this queer arts and cultural festival is as diverse as the LGBTQI community that it represents: there’s everything from queer print bomb workshops to thought-provoking theatre shows, as well as film screenings and pride marches.
Where: Various locations around Adelaide
When: November 11 to 26, 2017
Image: Jo-Anna Robinson via Feast Festival / Facebook
From award-winning documentary filmmakers to climate change scientists and a progressive pastor thrown in for good measure, any time there’s TedX, there’s a whole lot of innovative thinking going on. The line-up for the Adelaide instalment is broad, forward-thinking and inspiring, and you’re sure to walk out with an altered world view.
Tickets cost $95 per person.
When: November 2, 2017
Where: Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide
Image: TedX Adelaide / Facebook[/listicle]
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