Students of Adelaide! Unite in unanimous exam shedding. If you’re not a student, rejoice that your friends, siblings, Kevin – your mature-age student neighbour – are no longer bitching about exams. What better way to celebrate youth gaining the right to do nothing daily than to scour the deliciously tempting free treats of Adelaide, right? Right.
If variety truly is the spice of your life, then maybe you should try some cumin. It’s quite versatile. If your kitchen now stinks of cumin, then why not head to the Ed Castle hotel for Wednesday Night for the Lonely Soul
– a free variety night throughout June (see what we did there?). From 9:30pm onwards, your host Ross Voss will lead you through a night of music with Holographic Charazard and Wormwood, theatre with Matt Vecchio and the Time Machine, tap dance with Gemini Downs’ Toe Tapping Extravaganza, and comedy with Seb Carboncini.
As much as you deny it, you're in love with (insert inanimate object). It may have gotten you lucky over the years, it may have resulted in an unlikely spillage of tomato sauce onto your fine self, or it may have even caused that Harry Potter scar on your head. Urban Cow Studios is hosting an exhibition entitled Altered
, where artists Jess White, Genevieve Dawson-Scott, Madison Bycroft, Freya Kingston and Camille Rich display their take on treasured objects and how their personal histories intertwine with our own. It ends this weekend, so no better opportunity exists to discover whether you're weirder than anyone else.
If the sight of free tea, coffee and words gets you so excited your body malfunctions, then head along to the SA Writers Centre on Friday from 6pm for the launch of the latest edition of Voiceworks
, the national youth literacy magazine. This issue features everything from alien dreamtime tales by Christian Jaros to the ensuing struggle between Dominic Stevenson and the bear crashing on his couch, to Elizabeth Woods’ desire for an old Queenslander and to eat carbs after 7pm. Wrapping up National Young Writer’s Month, this will be a great time to sharpen your pencils, mingle, share thoughts and ideas. And of course, enjoy free tea, coffee and snacks. Malfunction.
Which market is most dapper? That Dapper Market
of course. Returning to Tuxedo Cat on Saturday from 4pm – 10pm, with all sorts of vintage fashion and other things awesome and highly purchasable items. As you saunter in for free like a boss, don’t forget to turn your ears on to the live music.
Here’s the thing: I have a friend who only speaks to me in sweet Scottish tones. But he’s Swedish. That’s why on Monday I’m sending him to the Burnside Library, as they’re hosting a free celebration of all things Scottish this National Tartan Day
. Whack on your sister’s school tartan or grab the nearest picnic blanket and head on down in celebration of the day in 1792 that the ban on tartan was repealed. Incredibly, the ban on underwear was upheld.
Variety, objects, snacks, music, tartan… the essentials to any life lived free.