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What’s On: Adelaide in January

Start the year off with a bang in Adelaide!

Adelaide definitely knows how to begin 2019 on a high note. Travelling through the wine regions into the many theatre halls of the CBD; Adelaidians will be blessed with a range of events to work their way through this summer.

Barossa Seasons: Summer

Celebrating arguably the best season of the year – summer, Barossa Seasons: Summer praises the blissful weather and a much-loved glass of wine. Over the three days, northeast of Adelaide’s CBD will be transforming to host seven events. From Nuriootpa to Evanston Gardens; guests can expect a three course Hawaiian feast, a vino, vinyl and art party and even Barossa wines at the races. For full schedule see website.

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Various locations Friday 11 – Sunday 13 January, 11am – 11pm Various prices

Summer Concert Series

University of Adelaide’s Elder Hall will be raising the bar over the week for any classical music connoisseur or lover out there. With free admission, guests will be able to enjoy the works of Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler and more by over 220 talented musicians from National Music Camp. The annual event aims to showcase the talented musicians and their energy and passion for music.

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Elder Hall, University of Adelaide Saturday 12 – Saturday 19 January Free

Madiba The Musical

Praising the late Nelson Mandela, Madiba is a musical celebrating the Former President of South Africa. Hosted at Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, guests will leave feeling powered and uplifted by the performance of the renowned leader. Featuring African dance, visuals and inspirational songs; Madiba is a performance of forbearance, passion and hope. Described as ‘irresistible’ and ‘flawless’ this is a must not miss event.

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Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 January From $49

Treasures from the Shandong Library

Travelling for the first time ever from China to Adelaide’s very own State Library of South Australia are 60 original items from the iconic Shandong Library. The exhibitions contains up to 3000 years of Chinese civilization and history especially of the Shandong Province. Ending on Sunday 20, guests will be amazed by the ancient books, calligraphy tools, paintings, wall hangings and stone rubbings including books printed between 1419 and 1440.

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State Library of South Australia Until Sunday 20 January

Crush Festival

Over three days, the Adelaide Hills region will be transforming in January for Crush Festival – a sensory summer weekend of stylish wines, regional produce, music, art and theatre. With free admission, guests can choose from various events including chardonnay tasting, a Mexican food fiesta, prawns on the lawn, a live performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and many more. Full schedule and details on website.

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around Adelaide Hills Friday 25 – Sunday 27 January Free

Electric Gardens

For one day only, Serafino Wines in McLaren Vale will be hosting the annual Electric Gardens over Australia Day Long Weekend. Since 2014, Electric Gardens has in no doubt joined an eclectic crowd together to sing and dance along to music from some of the best producers in the electronic music world. This year, McLaren Vale will be welcoming Erik Morillo, Eats Everything, Underworld, Bag Raiders and Set Mo. Pre-purchased tickets essential.

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39 Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Vale Sunday 27 January, 3 – 11pm From $105.60

An Evening with Nigella Lawson

This is an event for the foodies! English journalist, broadcaster, television personality, food writer and most importantly gourmet chef extraordinaire, Nigella Lawson, will be venturing to Adelaide Festival Theatre for one night only. The intimate event will have the renowned Chef sharing her culinary story live on stage and it will also allow guests to have an interactive experience with Nigella.

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Adelaide Festival Theatre Sunday 27 January, 6pm From $86.70

John Mawurndjul Exhibition

One of the world’s most recognised contemporary Indigenous artists, John Mawurndjul will have his work showcased within the Art Gallery of South Australia until 28 January. The exhibition titled, “I am the old and the new”, is described as the ‘masterful fusion of traditional and contemporary art’. The exhibition will display over 160 paintings and sculptures from Australian and overseas collections.

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Art Gallery of South Australia Till Monday 28 January, 10am – 5pm Free

Picasso: The Vollard Suite

Up until Sunday 3 February, the Art Gallery of South Australia will be blessed with a series of etchings from the legend himself, Pablo Picasso. Produced over a seven-year period from 1930, The Vollard Suite etchings exhibition features over 100 works created as part of a commissioned project by the Modern Art Dealer and Print Publisher, Ambroise Vollard. Picasso admirers, this is one not to miss.

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Art Gallery of South Australia Till Sunday 3 February, 10am – 5pm Free

Z Ward Asylum: Murder & Madness Tour

Deep inside Adelaide Gaol that operated from 1841 to 1988 is the infamous Z Ward Asylum. Through the Murder & Madness Tour, guests will walk through the halls of the asylum learning about the patients previously incarcerated. This will be a historical adventure learning about the past of the building and more importantly, the people it kept inside and their horrendous crimes.

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63 Conyngham St, Glenside Various dates 33