Kick­ing goals on a fes­ti­val front

The Advertiser - - NEWS - PA­TRICK MCDON­ALD

WHETHER it’s get­ting in touch with your in­ner Earth Mother, light­ing up at Aus­tralia’s big­gest lantern pa­rade or rock­ing out by the beach, fes­tiv­i­ties are not lim­ited to foot­ball fi­nals this long week­end.

Event co-or­di­na­tor Marielba Bor­tone and Van­dana Khullar will be among those at the free Pachamama (Earth Mother) Fes­ti­val in Bonython Park to­day from 3pm.

In­spired by Pachamama, a god­dess revered by peo­ple of the An­des, the fes­ti­val will fea­ture lo­cal ven­dors, live mu­sic, well­ness work­shops and a kids zone from 3pm, cul­mi­nat­ing in a fire cer­e­mony with drum­mers and dancers at 7.30pm.

“Pachamama aims to cre­ate a com­mu­nity where lo­cal pro­duc­ers and artists have the op­por­tu­nity to show their tal­ent and ser­vices,’’ Ms Bor­tone said. Also on this week­end are: Dis­tillery Days. Ren­mark will come alive to­mor­row from 3pm-10pm when Twenty Third Street Dis­tillery hosts Aus­tralian mu­sic le­gends Kate Ce­ber­ano, Daryl Braith­waite, Russell Mor­ris and Mark Gable. Tick­ets $99, de­tails 23rd­street­dis­

Semaphore Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. Hear mu­sic from more than 60 state, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional mu­sic acts at var­i­ous venues to­day to Mon­day. De­tails: semaphore­mu­sicfes­ti­

Moon Lantern Fes­ti­val. Lantern in­stal­la­tions light up El­der Park, with work­shops, fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties and fire­works to­mor­row 5-8.30pm. De­tails: oza­si­afes­ti­

Down Un­der Lon­don to Brighton Run. Veteran ve­hi­cles pre-1919 are wel­come to par­tic­i­pate in this run from Lon­don Rd, Mile End, to Brighton to­mor­row from 10am. En­try fee $10, spec­ta­tors free. In­quiries: 0418 349 693

Ind­oFest. In­done­sian tra­di­tional and con­tem­po­rary mu­sic, dance, cook­ing demon­stra­tions, work­shops and more. Vic­to­ria Square, city, to­mor­row 10am-3pm. De­tails: ind­

OzAsia Fes­ti­val. Per­for­mances con­tinue with Sin­ga­pore theatre show Ho­tel, Aus­tralia’s Hot Brown Honey, mu­sic from The Bom­bay Royal and Aus­tralian Art Orches­tra, film at Mercury Cinema and the Lucky Dumpling Mar­ket. De­tails: oza­si­afes­ti­

Barossa, Baroque & Be­yond. Aus­tralian String Quar­tet per­forms at the Tafel­musik Din­ner at fer­men­tAsian Restau­rant in Ta­nunda tonight, with more con­certs and events at Ta­nunda Or­gan Gallery and Peter Lehmann Wines to­mor­row. De­tails: baross­abaro­que­and­be­

Pic­ture: Calum Robert­son

EARTHY: Marielba Bor­tone and Van­dana Khullar in Pachamama mode.

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