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After indulging a month long orgy of nostalgia with the About Time history festival, it's time to rejoin the present. And the arts community is determined to drag you out and put some culture back in your life with a few major events scheduled this month.
While the prime events are not free, there are still some great things to do that won't put a hole in your pocket. The Adelaide weather in winter is not an excuse to be a recluse!
If you're not keen on mixing it with the cultured crowd, we have also found other fun things to do in Adelaide. And there is a quick look at some new reviews of cafes and restaurants in Adelaide too.
You can now find The Big Walls walking tour map online to do your own private viewing of street art from some of the best artists in Adelaide and interstate. And indigenous artist Shane Cook has moved on to hold his own free exhibition at Tandanya until the end of June. Find out more here.
Family Fun The free Nights on North Terrace continues until the end of June. Here's a snapshot of what's on offer in June: 1st – Hotel Transylvania @ Adelaide Gaol
7th – The Goonies @ State Library
14th – Tasting Adelaide @ Migration Museum
21st - Fossil Torchlight Tour @ SA Museum
29th – The Addams Family Values @ Adelaide Gaol
The Festival Centre is celebrating its 40th birthday this year, and are putting on a free spectacular House Lights display by Electric Canvas every night from 6pm during June. If it's a bit cool, warm your insides with some gourmet German food from Wienerbago while you watch the light show.
Music and the arts
Over the June long weekend the Adelaide Hills will be host to local, interstate, and international Jazz musicians as part of the Hoot! Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival at Mount Barker. Prices for a show range from around $15 and up, but there is a free opening night street party on June 7.
The 2013 Cabaret Festival will also be happening about Adelaide from June 7-22. There are too many shows to list here - check out their website here.
For a refreshing alternative to the main festival, take a look at the Cabaret Fringe Festival with over 50 acts performing at venues all around Adelaide in June.
One of my favourite events in the south of Adelaide is the Sea and Vines Festival from June 8-10 when McLaren Vale proves that it can equal the best restaurants in Adelaide with fine local foods and some stellar wines.
Let's get physical
The Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally on June 22-23 is a favourite for motor sport fans in any type of Adelaide weather. It is a round of the Australian Classic and Australian Modern Tarmac Rally Championships, and is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping as you watch cars flying through the winding roads of the scenic Adelaide Hills. Spectator entry is free!
The Fat Tyre Festival is held every long weekend in Adelaide's north at Melrose, and attracts mountain bike riders from around the country. It costs $60 for adults and $20 for children to take part all weekend, but hey, you won't need to pay for a gym if you go here.
The Antique Fair at Burnside Ballroom costs $7 entry for adults, but it's not a high price to see some pretty unusual vintage items. Will they be as interesting as these I found? If you have something you would like valued, bring it along - it will only cost $2 which goes to the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Food Fork on The Road will be back again in June, although the location hasn't been announced yet. The last Fork was held in Bowden just near Plant 13 and was a huge success, with entertainment from Cirkidz and popular local band 50 in the City.