Adelaide lights up
After its inaugural program debuted last year amid wild weather and a snap lockdown, Illuminate Adelaide is back this month with more than 150 free and ticketed events, including large-scale, immersive and interactive public installations and light projections. A major highlight is Wisdom of AI Light by Istanbul-based Ouchhh Studio – an AI-driven, multi-sensory experience in a massive projection pavilion in Adelaide’s east end next weekend. There’s also a winter village pop-up with an ice skating rink, plus popular events from last year’s program such as Light Cycles, a site-specific work of light projections, lasers and audio encompassing nearly two kilometres of the Botanic Gardens. And City Lights, a free program of projections, inflatable installations, augmented reality and interactive exhibits, is on throughout the CBD. More details here.
Hey Bianca finds another home
Local pizzeria Hey Bianca has bid adieu to its Summertown Studio food bus and said hello to a new southern suburbs spot – a bricks-and-mortar location in Brighton – joining its existing West Beach and city shopfronts. The new store, which has two ovens to better cater to demand, is turning out its woodfired Neapolitan and Sicilian pizzas for dinner seven days a week, plus lunch on Fridays. Get delivery, dine in or grab one to go and elevate your beach picnic. (Orders can be made on-site, through the Hey Bianca app or online, and new and existing customers will receive $10 off their first order from the new location – with the code Brighton.) More information here.
Bowden Brewing turns one
Plant 3’s resident brewery is celebrating its first birthday in the most appropriate way – with a birthday flavoured beer. The thick, syrupy imperial stout – ideal for sipping during this frosty winter – is made with mud cake, fairy bread, honey joys and ice-cream cake, inspired by staff members’ first-birthday party food suggestions. Plus, coffee. There’ll be a party to celebrate this Saturday, July 9, with live music from 12pm, tacos (with house-made corn tortillas) from the in-house kitchen Masa, and more new beers launched.
Warm up with a winter red
The Hills’ annual winter wine festival is back. This year’s program, which runs from July 29 to 31, is packed with toasty long lunches and rustic fireside feasts, all paired with the heroes of winter – shiraz, pinot noir, tempranillo and more. General entry is free but many of the events are ticketed, including an immersive experience at Vinteloper featuring a vineyard tour by founder David Bowley and tastings of rare releases, back vintages and museum wines. The day ends with a five-course dinner at Vinteloper’s cellar door, Lot 100, paired with a vertical tasting of vintages from the last decade. (You’ll need a $15 souvenir Riedel glass to purchase wine at non-ticketed events – the price is already included with a bus ticket.) Find the full program here.
Plastic’s not fantastic
Good news, people! State parliament has made it easier for you to take food home in reusable containers – and avoid unnecessary waste – by removing liability from businesses such as cafes and supermarkets for anything that goes wrong with food put in a customer’s container. “We want to make sure that when people go to a cafe they can bring their own container if they want to take away the sandwich or the quiche or whatever it is, and the cafe will be completely safe in allowing that to happen,” environment minister Susan Close said in a statement. The law is expected to come into effect by the end of the year.