Friday, June 2, 2017

S.A. Weekender #8: Festival of Learning, Wild Lions, Celebrating Lucia’s 60th

Festival of Learning: Introduce your family to the orchestra
This dynamic week-long festival will see over 4,000 young people from kindergarten to tertiary level, share and make music with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Starting today at 1:10pm, is the free 45-minute In Flight workshop. Two more free workshops, Mad Hatter’s Music, and Wonderland Workshop are scheduled for this Sunday. There are also two ticketed performances, Out Of This World on Wednesday, June 7, and Happy Town on Saturday, June 10.

The internationally acclaimed composer and educator, Paul Rissmann, will be leading the week's programs, each linking to the ASO's theme of storytelling.

In Flight: Friday, June 2, 2017
As part of the ASO's commitment to nurture the next generation of musicians, this project will see ASO musicians working with music students in a side by side performance featuring works of Ravel and Stravinsky, conducted by Luke Dollman. As a centrepiece to the concert, a group of students from the Elder Conservatorium will present a brand new work, inspired by Ravel’s Mother Goose and Stravinsky’s Firebird, following a week of creative workshops led by internationally acclaimed composer and educator Paul Rissmann. 

1:10PM | 60 min | Elder Hall
Suitable for all ages
For bookings, please phone Elder Hall on 08 8331 5286. 
Mad Hatter's Music: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Join jazz violinist Julian Ferraretto for a creative music workshop inspired by the Mad Hatter and the weird and wacky world of Wonderland. Children will create a brand new piece of music assisted by ASO Professional Pathways students. Bring your instrument or borrow one of ours!

These are FREE 45 minute workshops, taking place in the Art Gallery of SA's Radford Auditorium. First come, first served on the day.
1:15PM and 2:15PM | Art Gallery of SA
Suitable for ages 7 - 12

Wonderland Workshop: Sunday, June 4, 2017
This creative workshop will enable children to bring to life the enchanting story of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland through music and song. Inspired by the curious and curiouser surroundings of Wonderland, singer Elizabeth McCall presents this dynamic workshop, assisted by students of the ASO’s Professional Pathways program.

These are FREE 45 minute workshops, taking place in the Art Gallery of SA's Radford Auditorium. First come, first served on the day.

11:15AM and 12:15PM | Art Gallery of SA
Suitable for ages 5+ (must be with an adult)
Out of this World: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Award-winning British composer and presenter Paul Rissmann returns to the ASO with a performance that will take you out of your seat, and out of this world! Featuring 70 singers from Young Adelaide Voices, and with music by Beethoven, Paul Stanhope, and the bold themes from the movies Star Wars and The Incredibles, we invite you and your family to share in an evening of interactive fun and adventure.

At the centre of the performance will be the Australian premiere of Rissmann’s newest composition, Wonderland, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s book Alice in Wonderland.

6:30PM | 60 min | Adelaide Town Hall
Suitable for ages 7+
Tickets: From $18.50 — $22.00
Happy Town: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Narrated by the charismatic Paul Rissmann, hear the story of Chutney the Chimpanzee as he transforms the town of Drabsville into a town of colour and joy.

Based on the book by Giles Andreae, The Chimpanzees of Happy Town will be brought to life by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as they perform Rissmann’s vibrant score in its Australian Premiere. With important messages of how love and care creates family and community, this fun-filled story is sure to put a smile on the faces of young and old alike.

Delightful images by illustrator Guy Parker Rees will be projected above the orchestra, and children are invited to perform with the orchestra through participatory songs and actions.

10AM | 45 min | Adelaide Town Hall
Suitable for ages 3 - 8
Tickets: From $18.50 — $22.00
A NEW predator exhibit at South Australia’s Monarto Zoo will let visitors get up close and personal with the zoos 12 African lions.

Monarto Zoo’s Predator Experience enclosure in South Australia will allow visitors to enter a tunnel and emerge in a pen in the heart of a lion’s den.

The project was inspired by Great White Shark diving cages that allow people to come within inches of some of the world’s most dangerous carnivores.

Construction of the tunnel into the conservation park’s 10-hectare lion habitat is well underway, and the display is scheduled to open later this year. Zoos SA CEO Elaine Bensted said the Predator Experience would be a “hair-raising” encounter with African royalty.

“Monarto Zoo is home to one of the largest lion prides in the country, and this experience will allow our visitors to get closer than ever before,” she said.

The zoo is the largest the largest open-range zoo in the world spanning more than 1500 hectares and attracts over than 130,000 visitors a year. It is one of two main zoos in South Australia, partnering the Adelaide Zoo in the state’s capital, which is home to more than 2,500 animals and 250 species including local Australian wildlife.

The Predator Experience is expected to bring in an estimated $1million in the region and will run adjacent to the zoo’s “Wild Africa” experience, which also allows visitors to stay overnight.

The Predator Experience Exhibit began construction in April and should be open to the public late 2017.

Monarto Zoo opened in 1983 as a breeding and pasture area. The zoo is now home to more than 500 animals that are free to roam as far as the eye can see. If you can’t wait until the Predator Experience facility opens, the Monarto Zoo is open all year round — including public holidays. Note: the website states that the one exception to this is if the forecast temperature for Monarto is 40C/104F degrees or above, or the South Australian Country Fire Service declare a Catastrophic Fire Ban, in which case the zoo will be closed.

If You Go
Hours: 9:30am - 5:00pm (last entry is at 3:00pm. 
Note: The zoo recommends a minimum of 4-5 hours to get the most out of your visit)
One Day Pass Tickets: Adult $35; Concession $25; Child (4-14) $19; Family $89.50
Location: Approx 60 minutes (70 kilometres) from the CBD

More Information
Article Source: The Lead…
Lucia’s and Gerry Wedd unite for Lucia’s 60th anniversary
One of Adelaide’s best known restaurants, Lucia’s, in the Adelaide Central Market, is currently celebrating its 60th year, and the latest online edition of City Mag has a story which I thought readers might be interested in. For non-locals, Lucia’s is pretty much an institution, located as it is in one of the most interesting parts of the city. Here’s part of that story to get you started.

Lucia’s celebrates its 60th anniversary in the Adelaide Central Markets this July, and has come a long way since it first opened.

Nicci Bugeja tells us about the memories she and her sister, Maria Rosella, share of the shop with the kind of fondness usually reserved for first loves and family.

Started by Maria and Nicci’s mother, Lucia, and their neighbour, Dana Hill, the pizza and spaghetti bar has a progressive history.

“When we moved here from Italy, our next door neighbour could smell mum’s cooking. She said ‘what are you cooking, Lucia?’ and mum said ‘pizza.’ And Dana goes ‘I’ve read about that, but I’ve never eaten it.’

“She’s the one who urged mum to start her business. So it was two women who started this space… They had to borrow the money. It was an enterprising thing for women to do in the ’50s. I can’t imagine – in the ’50s women didn’t work, so for two women to start something like this…”

And, of course, the business started by Lucia and Dana was incredibly successful, and has grown exponentially since it began.

If You Go
Shop 1, Adelaide Central Markets.

Monday to Thursday 7am to 5pm
Friday 7am to 8.30pm
Saturday 7am to 5pm
Sunday closed.

Not Only, But Also…

In The Saddle — On The Wall
A Kimberley Aboriginal Artists touring exhibition
Flinders University City Gallery at the State Library of South Australia
Now through June 25, 2017

Tuesday—Friday: 11:00am—5:00pm 
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00—4:00pm

Raggers and Radicals: Student Activity and Activism from 1880
Level One, Barr Smith Library 
Adelaide University, North Terrace
Now through June 30

At the Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide
Now through July 2, 2017

YIDAKI: Didjeridu and The Sound of Australia
At the South Australian Museum
Now through July 16, 2017
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Kings, Queens & Courtiers
At the David Roche Foundation House Museum
Now through July, 2017

Now get out of the house!

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