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  • Les Talens Lyriques & Siobhan Stagg

    As a child visiting Paris, Christophe Rousset demanded to be taken to the gorgeous Baroque palace and gardens of Versailles, now a byword for lavish ornamentation and luxurious decorative arts. It was the beginning of a brilliant career, and the inspiration for what has become his life’s work in the music of this era, first as a prodigious harpsichordist and then, since 1991, as the leader of his own extraordinary ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. To experience their performance is to understand why the French gave us so many words like ‘élan’ and ‘panache’ – words which equally describe the stunning virtuosity of Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg, their featured soloist on this tour. Playing period instruments in the tone and style which would have been familiar to Louis XIV, Les Talens wear their expertise lightly and without pretension. Christophe Rousset has put together a program fit for 18th-century royalty: a Baroque entertainment or Récréation, at which the audience are welcome guests. Entrancing instrumental works are woven amongst a series of heroines brought to life by Siobhan Stagg’s meltingly beautiful voice.

  • Feast Festival

    Feast Festival is Adelaide's celebration of LGBTIQ+ Queer Art and Culture glittered throughout the month of November. There are over 70 events across the Festival in cabaret, comedy, theatre, visual art, music and more - it's fun for EVERYONE! Feast is one of 11 major Festivals in South Australia and is the 3rd largest LGBTIQ+ Festival in the country making it a "must-see" Pride event. Come and join our celebration of rainbow communities in Australia's Festival city!

  • Ripcord

    Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s razor-sharp comedy sees two formidable women duke it out to claim their rightful spot in the nursing home. Starring Nancye Hayes. Synopsis: Abby has lived in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility for four years. She likes reading, peach cobbler, silence and wants nothing more than to live alone. Marilyn has just taken up the spare bed in Abby’s room. She loves small-talk, skydiving and wants nothing more than Abby’s bed by the window. Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s razor-sharp comedy sees two formidable old women duke it out to claim their rightful spot in the nursing home. What starts as a humble bet between two rivals becomes an epic battle of wills that uncovers their darkest secrets. Viciously funny and charmingly affecting, Ripcord is a story about second chances and a powerful reminder that you should never, ever mess with an old lady.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - England v Qualifier

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. The final Super 12 match at Adelaide Oval will see England and its team of white-ball guns, including Jos Buttler, Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan, take on a Qualifier on Saturday 7 November.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - South Africa v Qualifier

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. South Africa and their squadron of elite fast bowlers, led by Kagiso Rabada will take on a Qualifier on Thursday 5 November. This is the first of a double header fixture which will also feature India.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - India v Qualifier

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. India’s superstar batting line up including Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will take on a Qualifier on Thursday 5 November. This is the second of a double header match featuring South Africa.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - Australia v Qualifier

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. Australia will be on show in a night match at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday 3 November. This makes for an exciting double-header which follows top-ranked side Pakistan who take on defending champions West Indies in the preceding match.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - Pakistan v West Indies

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. The world’s top-ranked side Pakistan, featuring the world’s top-ranked T20I batsman Babar Azam will take on defending champions West Indies on Tuesday 3 November leading into a blockbuster double header featuring Australia.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - South Africa v Afghanistan

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November. The opening match at Adelaide Oval will be between South Africa and Afghanistan and will feature the world’s top-ranked men’s T20I bowler and Adelaide Strikers BBL superstar, Rashid Khan.

  • ICC Men's T20 World Cup - Semi-Final

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, between 18 October - 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning many Australians will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Adelaide Oval will host six Super 12 matches, between Sunday 1 - Saturday 7 November, before a semi final on Thursday 12 November.

  • Australian String Quartet plays Late Beethoven

    Dutilleux Ainsi la Nuit Beethoven String Quartet in C sharp minor op 131 We invite you to join us on a fascinating 70-minute musical journey as we traverse two seven-movement string quartets, by Beethoven and Dutilleux. Many regard Beethoven’s late quartets as the holy grail of his contribution to the genre. The composer’s monumental String Quartet in C sharp minor op 131 stands apart from them all in its breadth and originality. In the 250th year since the master composer’s birth, we are excited to take on this towering work. Fast-forward 150 years and French composer Henri Dutilleux looked to Beethoven for inspiration. In his career, Dutilleux wrote only one string quartet and he made it count. A shining example of 20th century quartet repertoire, Ainsi la Nuit is architectural, modern and completely original in its composition and will captivate through its evocative, poetic and sensuous qualities.

  • Big Hits of the Small Screen

    From the warmth of your living room to the Festival Theatre, reminisce as your ASO plays iconic TV themes. This is the music that we’ve invited into our homes across generations, melodies that have stood the test of time, and captured our hearts and imaginations. Relive your favourites with undisputed maestro of the TV Studio John Foreman as your guide. From Good Morning Australia to the Logies, from Australian Idol to the 2000 Olympics, John Foreman has been part of our nation’s most memorable TV moments for almost three decades. Featuring timeless music from Australian classics such as A Country Practice and Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, American icons The Love Boat and The Simpsons and long-running British stalwarts from Doctor Who to Dad’s Army and so much more, this will be a night of memories, laughter and delights.

  • Joseph Calleja in Recital

    Joseph Calleja is one of the most exciting lyric tenors in the world today. Blessed with a golden-age voice which routinely inspires comparisons to legendary singers from earlier eras, Calleja is now a superstar in all the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. In this, his eagerly anticipated debut Australian tour, the singer described as the Maltese tenor and the young Pavarotti will be joined by two of Australia’s best-loved artists, soprano Amelia Farrugia, and internationally acclaimed pianist Piers Lane, in an unforgettable ‘Night at the Opera’.

  • Eggner Trio & Diana Doherty

    The brothers of Austria's Eggner Trio personify so much of the history of chamber music. They literally grew up playing music together in their living room, the intended venue for so many works written for this most intimate artform. While each has their own solo career, together they make an inspiring and superbly matched ensemble, regularly appearing in the great concert halls of the northern hemisphere – and, for Musica Viva. On this tour they’re joined by superb Australian oboist Diana Doherty in a unique and exciting virtuoso collaboration. With four famously engaging personalities on stage, expect a vividly memorable event!

  • Gaslight

    The mind-bending Victorian thriller by Patrick Hamilton comes storming into 2020 under the direction of Catherine Fitzgerald. Starring Ksenja Logos. Synopsis: Bella Manningham is on edge. She’s hearing footsteps in the night, pictures are moving by themselves and the gaslights in the drawing room dim without even a touch. Her husband is constantly disappearing. He tells her she may be mad and she starts to believe him… As her grip on reality begins to slip, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery most foul. A mind-bending Victorian thriller, Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight is the stuff of legend. Written in 1938 and spawning the 1944 film starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer, director Catherine Fitzgerald brings this classic creepshow storming into 2020 in a production that sees it become more vital than ever.

  • Goldmund Quartet

    For 75 years Musica Viva has kept Australian audiences up to date with the wider world of classical music and 2020 is no exception. Germany’s youthful Goldmund Quartet began their career in stellar fashion, winning prizes at major events including the 2018 Wigmore Hall Competition and the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and bursting onto the concert scene with a jam-packed schedule of performances across Europe and more recently, in Asia and North America. This is a marriage of old-school talent and musical dedication of the highest order with a more relaxed, modern-day vibe.

  • The Bleeding Tree

    A mother and her daughters take revenge on a life of misery, greeting the man of the house with a crack on the shins and a bullet in the neck. But what do they do with the body? Angus Cerini’s multi award-winning play The Bleeding Tree is a contemporary gothic tale of revenge that is fierce, poetic, heart-breaking and irreverently funny. Directed by Corey McMahon (1984, After Dinner), The Bleeding Tree features Elena Carapetis (A View from the Bridge, After Dinner) and Elizabeth Hay (Volpone, The Gods of Strangers). This is the South Australian premiere of The Bleeding Tree presented by Theatre Republic.

  • Me & My Shadow

    Children love to play with shadows, but making friends with your shadow can be a tricky business. There are things to sort out, problems to solve, adventures to have and laughter to be shared. With fantastical imagery, quirky physical performances and an intriguing score, Me & My Shadow ignites the imagination in a poetical experience that explores the trials and joys of friendship. Me & My Shadow is a gentle magical visual poem for children, using paper, light, shadow, colour, water, music, sound and words to create a world of play where the imagined becomes real.

  • RESPECT: The Music of Aretha Franklin

    Celebrate the music of the one-and-only Queen of Soul, with your Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name, Aretha created an amazing legacy that spanned six incredible decades, from her first recording as a teenage gospel star, to receiving a lifetime achievement GRAMMY award in the 21st century. Join our own national treasures Kate Ceberano and Mahalia Barnes (with other performers to be announced) as they explore the stellar catalogue of hits including Respect, Chain of Fools, Think, (You make me feel like) A Natural Woman, I Say a Little Prayer and more.

  • Stadium Stomp Adelaide Oval

    Step it up in 2020! Get your legs ready for the ultimate stair climb as we send you on a mission to climb the thousands of stairs up, down and around the grandstands of the iconic Adelaide Oval. With full, short, unlimited and junior course options available there’s a stair climb to suit all ages and fitness levels. Experience this stadium like never before as you sweat it out to music, killing some serious calories on the way. Stadium Stomp supports official Charity Partner, the Leukaemia Foundation and participants are encouraged to make every step count.

  • The Writer

    A young female playwright and an older male director find themselves alone in an empty theatre one night. She wants a new form of theatre that dismantles capitalism and overturns the patriarchy. He’s turned on by the commercial potential of her rage. A showdown between male and female, young and old, Ella Hickson’s incendiary new play comes to Adelaide after an explosive world premiere in London where it was described as “unflaggingly provocative, metatheatrical and inventive”. Starring Emily Barclay (ABC's Please Like Me), The Writer is a ferocious new work that rocks the very foundations upon which theatre is built. Bundle The Writer as part of a 4-8 play subscription to save 20% on tickets and receive exclusive benefits.

  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey

    It’s 18th century Peru. An ancient Incan rope bridge collapses sending five strangers plummeting to their deaths and unleashing a fabulist’s tale of conspiracy, seduction and betrayal. In this thrilling reimagining of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-winning novel, Adelaide’s celebrated Brink Productions brings their unique theatricality to a daisy chain of stories and coincidence that leads five strangers to meet their fate. The incomparable Paul Capsis, in an extraordinary act of theatrical shamanism, inhabits the role of Camila Perichole, the greatest actress of her age, as she draws the audience into an epic narrative that ultimately reveals her own heartbreaking story. Co-commissioned by Adelaide Festival Centre’s Adelaide Guitar Festival.

  • Chanticleer

    It’s almost unbelievable that 2020 will see Chanticleer’s very first Australian tour after decades of international acclaim. Founded in 1978, the group is America’s leading full time professional vocal ensemble, with an enviable record of awards, recordings, Grammys, and nearly 100 commissions under their belts. This is an unaccompanied singing of a rare and beautiful kind, as 12 male voices blend seamlessly in enchanting music that ranges across centuries and styles. The program, called Trade Winds, is an intriguing musical journey inspired by seafarers and explorers. Europe and the Americas are represented in both ancient and modern pieces, but more unusually, so are the Pacific nations of Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand, as well as newly composed music from China and a world premiere from Australia's own Clare Maclean.

  • The Australian Ballet presents Anna Karenina

    “There are as many kinds of love as there are hearts …” Leo Tolstoy’s immortal novel becomes an epic ballet. Cinematic staging, Hollywood-worthy costumes and Yuri Possokhov’s mesmerising choreography illuminate the tragedy of Anna Karenina, whose desire brings about her ruin. In the high society of Imperial Russia, a woman must not follow her heart. When Anna meets Vronsky, a handsome young officer, the instant connection between them flames into an affair – with disastrous consequences. Her husband, her relations and her social circle judge Anna ruthlessly, and when Vronsky’s passion cools she takes desperate action. Yuri Possokhov, formerly a principal dancer with Bolshoi Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, has choreographed works on major companies around the world. His Anna Karenina, faithful to Tolstoy’s novel, features Finn Ross’ projections (including real-time film of the dancers taken during the performance) and Tom Pye’s set and costume designs, which conjure the opulence of the era with modern style. The specially commissioned orchestral score by Ilya Demutsky gestures towards the rich grandeur of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, and includes a mezzo soprano singing live on stage. The agonies and ecstasies of Anna’s turbulent life are powerfully evoked in the centrepiece of their 2020 season.

  • AVCon: Adelaide's Anime & Video Game Festival

    AVCon is an annual Anime & Video Games Festival held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Run by Team AVCon Inc., a not-for-profit organisation, AVCon strives to celebrate the world of anime, gaming, cosplay, pop culture, art and more in one big community-based event.

  • Australian String Quartet plays Intimate Letters

    Mozart String Quartet in C major K 465 Dissonance Ross Edwards String Quartet no 4 (World Premiere) * Janáček String Quartet no 2 Intimate Letters Perhaps the most famous of Mozart’s string quartets, Dissonance is a surprising and delightful study of musical contrasts, standing as one of the finest examples of the composer’s creative genius. Building bridges is a theme that runs through the newly commissioned fourth string quartet of Australian composer Ross Edwards. Drawing inspiration from many cultures, his new work evokes the rousing possibilities for harmony in diversity, and the role that music can play in the journey from grief to joy. Intimate Letters, nicknamed by Janáček himself, refers to the vast collection of over 700 letters the composer wrote to his reluctant muse Kamila Stösslová. Fuelled by unrequited love, each intensely emotional movement captures some of the most expressive music of the 20th century. *Commissioned by Ronald and Therese Ridley*

  • Classical Hits

    Devotee or novice, take a journey through classical music’s finest moments with infectious melodies, heart-wrenching harmonies, and breathtaking climaxes. Be guided through a glittering line up of composers and their greatest work by the inimitable Guy Noble. Lift off with Strauss’ iconic Also Sprach Zarathustra, imagine the wind in your hair as you ride with Wagner’s Valkyries, and brace yourself for the cannons… Pianist Konstantin Shamray delivers a suave account of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and soprano Desiree Frahn a simply heartbreaking O Mio Babbino Caro. This is your chance to hear some of the greatest music ever written, all on one stage. Featuring: Guy Noble - Conductor/Presenter Desiree Frahn - Soprano Konstantin Shamray - Piano Program includes: Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra (excerpt) Brahms Hungarian Dance No.5 Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Wagner Ride of the Valkyries Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

  • The 7 Stages of Grieving

    Award-winning Elaine Crombie paints a rich portrait of the different phases of Aboriginal history in Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman’s stunning production, reimagined by director Shari Sebbens. A Sydney Theatre Company production presented by State Theatre Company South Australia. Synopsis: One woman walks onstage to tell the stories of her people. Stories of survival. Of heartbreak. Of loss and of love. It is her story and she’s giving it to you. Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman’s The 7 Stages of Grieving is an Australian masterpiece. In this reimagined production directed by Shari Sebbens, Helpmann Award-winner Elaine Crombie paints a rich portrait of the different phases of Aboriginal history in what is sure to be another of her tour de force performances. Defiantly funny and deeply moving, The 7 Stages of Grieving is an invitation to join hands, to grieve, to reflect on our past and look to the future. Bundle The 7 Stages of Grieving as part of a 4-8 play subscription to save 20% on tickets and receive exclusive benefits.

  • RocKwiz Salutes New York at Adelaide Cabaret Festival

    After their sell-out performance in 2019, RocKwiz returns with a show so big and so bold it could only mean one thing: RocKwiz Salutes New York. This time Julia, Brian and the superbly talented RocKwiz Orkestra will be joined by four very special guests as they salute the music, artists and venues of the city so nice they named it twice! A night of neon lights. Jazz clubs and Broadway. Carnegie Hall and Max’s Kansas City. Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra. David Bowie, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Patti LuPone, Lin Manuel Miranda, Bette Midler. The RockWiz team are immersing themselves in tribute to the city that never sleeps and for one night only will transport Festival Theatre to the Big Apple. Sure to be a sell-out, don’t miss this very special Adelaide Cabaret Festival event.

  • Davina & The Vagabonds at Adelaide Cabaret Festival

    In an Australian first, Davina and The Vagabonds bring their New Orleans charm and Memphis soul swagger to our shores with a World Premiere that is so much more than a blues act. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, they draw on the last 100 years of American music and are converting audiences one show at a time. Davina has been compared to the likes of Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billy Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice. Her voice and stage presence defy categorisation in a truly original way. Come and see Davina and The Vagabonds create something completely their own, that is both timeless and honest in equal measure. With shades of dark theatrical moments and tender gospel passages, they will deliver a performance packed with energy and emotion from start to finish.

  • Claude-Michel Schönberg In Conversation with Julia Zemiro featuring Alfie Boe and Lea Salonga

    Join Julia Zemiro as she chats with legendary composer, Claude-Michel Schönberg and stars of the stage, Alfie Boe and Lea Salonga. Fans of the musical theatre masterpieces Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, among others, will get an exclusive glimpse behind the curtain and hear stories of careers that have spanned decades. Claude-Michel Schönberg is the Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner, and Oscar nominee composer of scores for musicals and ballets including Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and more. Alfie Boe, a platinum recording artist who is acclaimed for the role of Jean Valjean in the 25th anniversary concert and applauded for his performances on Broadway and in London’s West End. Alfie will appear alongside Lea Salonga who is best known as the originator of Kim in Miss Saigon in London’s West End for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award, and became the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award when the show opened on Broadway. A star of stage and screen, Salonga is also celebrated as a Disney Legend - voicing the animated film roles of Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan.

  • Caroline Nin is Barbara La Dame en Noir at Adelaide Cabaret Festival

    Following her internationally acclaimed Piaf and Dietrich tribute shows, Helpmann Award nominee Caroline Nin returns to Adelaide with Barbara: La Dame en Noir, a mesmerising bilingual tribute to the life and music of the French icon, chanteuse and songwriter. Born in Paris in 1930 and forced into hiding with her Jewish family at the age of 10 during Germany’s occupation of France, Barbara used music as a form of self-healing. A life-long friend of Jacques Brel, she wrote and performed melancholy songs of lost love, solitude and death but also of hope and humour first in the small cabarets of Paris and eventually the Paris Olympia Concert Hall. Always dressed in black, with her heavily made up eyes and porcelain face, she became known as La Dame en Noir. The first female performer to sing her own material, Barbara’s music became the voice of France and her death brought hundreds of thousands of Parisians onto the streets singing: “Dis, quand reviendras-tu,?” (When will you return?). Now Nin finally answers their call.

  • Do You Hear The People Sing?

    It is more than forty years since Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg first met and began a collaboration that would change the course of musical theatre history with their musicals Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. In June 2020, leading stars from Broadway, the West End and Australia will gather to celebrate these unparalleled musicals and their writers in Do You Hear The People Sing? Headlined by Alfie Boe (Les Misérables) and Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), the concert also stars West End star and original Kim in the Australian production of Miss Saigon Joanna Ampil, alongside Australians David Harris (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Miss Saigon, Wicked), Helpmann Award winner Amanda Harrison (Wicked, Miss Saigon, We Will Rock You) and Suzie Mathers (Wicked in London, Barnum, Mamma Mia!). The definitive celebration of the work of Boublil and Schönberg, Do You Hear The People Sing? includes not only hits from Les Misérables and Miss Saigon but also Martin Guerre, The Pirate Queen and their very first musical together, La Révolution Française. This concert was created by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is the only celebration of their work that the duo has ever authorised.

  • SIX the Musical

    SIX, the global all female pop- concert musical, is the five-star phenomenon that is ‘bursting at the corset with 21st century sass and attitude’ (Daily Mail)! Critically acclaimed across the UK with a studio album storming up the UK pop charts, the sell-out intoxicating Tudor take-off continues! From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red. The histo-remixed pop-concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss comes to Adelaide's Her Majesty's Theatre. ✭✭✭✭✭ ‘KICK-ASS MUSICAL ABOUT HENRY VIII'S WIVES CHANNELS ITS INNER BEYONCÉ’ The Evening Standard Photography: IDIL SUKAN. Original UK Cast 2019

  • Cho-Liang Lin & Jon Kimura Parker

    A meeting of true musical minds, Cho-Liang Lin and Jon Kimura Parker make a stellar duo, radiating what’s been described as joyful rapport - they love playing together and so we love to hear them. Spectacular virtuosi, they have outstanding careers as soloists, based in North America. But there’s more – alongside the technical wizardry, each is a busy teacher, mentor to emerging artists and artistic director of festivals and competitions and they’ve enlarged the repertoire with numerous commissions. Chamber music is vitally important to them, not least in this recital partnership of more than a decade.

  • The 20th Anniversary Variety Gala at Adelaide Cabaret Festival

    Everyone’s favourite event returns to Festival Theatre to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Adelaide Cabaret Festival! Co-hosted by Artistic Director, Julia Zemiro and former Artistic Director, David Campbell, the 20th Anniversary Variety Gala will be a night of cabaret vivaciousness as we capture the magic of the last twenty years, and give you taste of what’s to come in 2020. There are so many stories, mishaps, and memories to delight in. So come dressed in your finest red carpet attire and revel in Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s night of nights. We can’t wait to see you! Directed by multi-award winning theatre director Craig Ilott (Smoke and Mirrors, Velvet, La Clique Royale). Full cast announced in March 2020!

  • 2020 State of Origin Game I Adelaide

    The 80 minute history making encounter between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons will be the first time the game’s premiere sporting event takes place in South Australia and is an experience not to be missed.

  • ASQ plays Dvorak with Konstantin Shamray

    Anne Cawrse A Room of Her Own (World Premiere) * Bartók String Quartet no 4 Dvorak Piano Quintet in A major op 81 Reflecting on Virginia Woolf’s seminal text, A Room of One’s Own, Australian composer Anne Cawrse’s new commission is an intimate and personal exploration of what it is to be a woman composer in the 21st century. Soundscapes of bowed percussion and strings speak to the fragility of ideas and the blossoming of creativity, while reflecting on the silent voices of the past. The spirit of breaking ground continues through Béla Bartók’s String Quartet no 4. Visceral and haunting, his unique voice mines the soul, arousing absolute terror one moment and rich warmth the next. Joined by pianist Konstantin Shamray, we close the program with the spring-like optimism of Antonin Dvořák’s Piano Quintet. Symphonic in texture, Dvořák’s folk-inspired tunes radiate warmth, vitality and love, from the cello’s opening melody to the very last bar. *Commissioned for the Australian String Quartet by the Elder Conservatorium of Music with support of the John Bishop Memorial Commission

  • Euphoria

    Meg is busy and she'd rather not be. But sometimes she can't help it. She’s holding a town meeting and her ex-student Ethan is there. He hasn't got a job...he can't help that either. She wants to start a new festival to celebrate everything their little country town has to offer. It’s going to be called “Euphoria”, which means “happiness”. And they should be happy, shouldn’t they? With the festival barrelling towards them, Meg and Ethan come face to face with the darkest parts of themselves as the past collides with the present. Based on real conversations between playwright Emily Steel and regional South Australian communities, this gently moving new work from State Theatre Company South Australia and Country Arts SA will see audiences come together for a town meeting they’ll never forget. From April to June, Euphoria will tour regionally to Goolwa, Renmark, Lameroo, Bordertown, Mt Gambier, Murray Bridge, Tanunda, Port Pirie, Leigh Creek, Kangaroo Island, Streaky Bay, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta and Burra as well as Elizabeth, Noarlunga and Golden Grove. Bundle Euphoria as part of a 4-8 play subscription to save 20% on tickets and receive exclusive benefits.

  • Single Asian Female

    Inside the Golden Phoenix, a humble Chinese restaurant on the Sunshine Coast, two generations of Wong women stand at a crossroads. Mei is a teenager grappling with her identity and getting ready for her school formal; while Zoe is eternally single and having a quarter-life crisis after some seriously terrible dates. At the centre of it all is Pearl, the whip-smart, brutally honest matriarch of the family. But Pearl is harbouring a secret that could change their lives forever. Michelle Law’s (Homecoming Queens) riotous family comedy bursts onto the stage after sold out seasons around the nation. Brilliantly funny and incisive, Single Asian Female is a heart-warming story about love, family and karaoke from one of Australia’s most exciting writers. Bundle Single Asian Female as part of a 4-8 play subscription to save 20% on tickets and receive exclusive benefits.

  • Free Police bicycle engraving

    Bring your bike(s) along to the North Adelaide community Centre for SAPOL to engrave free of charge. Engraving your bike(s) decreases the chance of bike theft and increases the chance of finding should it be stolen.

  • Paint and Sip Class - Moonlight

    Ignite your creativity and learn to create an art masterpiece, the easy and fun way. Bring your friends and/or make some new ones, over music and a guided two-hour painting session. Forget your stresses and worries, and create your very own unique artwork (yours to keep). You'll get step by step instructions from our expert artist, to create your own interpretation of the selected painting (see the photo above). Guests must be 18 or older for this event, as our classes are held at licensed bars. If the date pr theme of this class doesn't suit you, we have lots of other classes available running regularly - check them out! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso

  • South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (SAVES) meeting

    The South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (SAVES) was established in 1983 to advocate for legal voluntary euthanasia.Join us for bi-annual (April and November) community talks to inform and to stimulate public debate on the topic of 'Ending the suffering'.A speaker on the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia will provide information and promote discussion of this community issue. The community will be more aware of this health and social justice issue and claiming the right to choose a peaceful end. This touches everyone when a family member, friend or colleague wants release from an illness which has no cure.

  • Goldner String Quartet & Piers Lane

    These are concerts of masterpieces, performed by masterly artists the equal of any in the world. Australia's most recognised and beloved pianist, Piers Lane, joins his dear friends the Goldner String Quartet in a national tour that marks the quartet's 25 years of musical brilliance. This quintessence of musical royalty plays with unprecedented cohesion and authority, drawn from decades of recordings and performances together.

  • Paint and Sip Class - Starry Night Sunset

    Ignite your creativity and learn to create an art masterpiece, the easy and fun way. Bring your friends and/or make some new ones, over music and a guided two-hour painting session. Forget your stresses and worries, and create your very own unique artwork (yours to keep). You'll get step by step instructions from our expert artist, to create your own interpretation of the selected painting (see the photo above). Guests must be 18 or older for this event, as our classes are held at licensed bars. If the date pr theme of this class doesn't suit you, we have lots of other classes available running regularly - check them out! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso

  • 2020 Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo Adelaide TSCEA

    The 11th annual Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo Adelaide (TSCEA) presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities. With exhibitors including Australian-wide and international universities, private education providers, TAFE, graduate employment, local, national and government employers and agencies, VET training, higher education colleges, Defence Force Recruiting, student support services and employers; TSCEA provides a unique opportunity to find everything related to education and employment, under one roof. Incorporating the South Australia Work and Skills Expo again in 2020, visitors can go into the draw to win multiple prizes. For further details on the event please visit their website or social media.

  • Adelaide Food Fringe

    The Adelaide Food Fringe is South Australia’s 100% open access food and drink festival. Created by the people for the people it will be presented from 3-5 April 2020! The Adelaide Food Fringe is NOT a festival with one fenced off event and a bunch of food and drink stalls. The Adelaide Food Fringe can and will be everywhere in SA. It’s YOUR bar, restaurant, farm, winery, festival, club, school, home – literally anywhere you choose to present YOUR idea or event. This is a festival all about businesses, producers, communities, clubs, families and individuals sharing their presentation of food and drink with like-minded South Australians. The Adelaide Food Fringe will facilitate a 100% open access festival program, “created by the people, for the people.” The program is open to anyone with an idea or passion for food and drink that they want to share with the world. If food and/or drink is a major component of your event you are eligible to register; whether it’s a food or drink tour, cooking class, talks, tastings, exhibition, community event, workshop, street party, special dining event, performance or festival, restaurant/café/bar events, charity fundraiser… you name it!

  • Vivaldi in the Vines - St Francis Xavier Cathedral

    After the success of the initial series of Baroque concerts in May 2019, we are pleased to announce the first of a series for 2020. The Easter Concert will feature The Adelaide Baroque Orchestra playing on original instruments and one of Australia’s leading young singers, the Counter Tenor Max Riebl, at the St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Easter usually means many performances of Handels “Messiah” or one of the Bach passions. However these concerts offer a very special magnificent performance of a Haydn masterpiece and a Vivaldi rarity. Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ” was commissioned in 1786 for the Good Friday service at the Oratorio de la Santa Cueva in Cadiz, Spain. As a work specifically designed for a specific time it is rarely heard. However such was its popularity at the time that Haydn prepared 3 versions, the original full orchestral version, a choral version and a chamber version for sting quartet. For this rare performance we are pleased to present members of the Adelaide Baroque Orchestra in the latter version. To compliment and continue the story of the crucifixion the Haydn will be followed by Vivaldi’s sublime setting of the Stabat Mater with Max Riebl as soloist.

  • Come alive at 55

    Come alive at 55 is a talk by Gail Miller which encourages people to think about what they’d like to do in this next chapter of their lives and helps them to realise that they still have a lot to contribute no matter what age you are.Gail Ruth Miller is an Adelaide author, speaker and aged care liaison. She wrote her first of four books at the age of 55 after hearing a 99 year old motivational speaker who encouraged her to write. Rather than continuing to believe that 55 was too old to start something new, author Gail chose to believe that we can do anything if we put our mind to it. If you are interested in this event, see the other free events in the series: Demystifying the Aged Care Puzzle, February 12, North Adelaide Community Centre and Life Happens, March 5, Adelaide South West Community Centre. Seats are limited for this popular event, so book your place today.

  • Todrick Hall - Haus Party Tour Adelaide

    You’ve seen him on YouTube, you’ve seen him on RuPaul’s Drag Race, now it’s time to see him live on stage for his Haus Party! Todrick Hall and his dancers venture down under for a feature length production that will be an all singing, all dancing spectacular visual interpretation of the Haus Party album. The ‘Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels’ singer/superstar has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry from Brandy to Keala Settle, Nicole Scherzinger, Jordin Sparks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more. Brace yourself for the big reveal and grab your tickets before they sell out.

  • Paint and Sip Class - Wildflowers (Mar 29)

    Ignite your creativity and learn to create an art masterpiece, the easy and fun way. Bring your friends and/or make some new ones, over music and a guided two-hour painting session. Forget your stresses and worries, and create your very own unique artwork (yours to keep). You'll get step by step instructions from our expert artist, to create your own interpretation of the selected painting (see the photo above). Guests must be 18 or older for this event, as our classes are held at licensed bars. If the date pr theme of this class doesn't suit you, we have lots of other classes available running regularly - check them out! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso

  • Gluten free family festa

    Do you live a gluten free lifestyle? Well guess what, we have the perfect event for you! Adelaide’s Duke of Brunswick Hotel is hosting a family-friendly evening of eating and drinking inspired by Italy. The Gluten Free Family Festa is presented by South Australia’s San Remo and will feature plenty of delicious gluten-free pasta paired with delicious, fresh produce from across the state. Gilbert Street’s Duke of Brunswick is already a popular venue for gluten-free dining, and this inaugural event will be a celebration of all things fabulously fresh. Aperitivo will kick off the event, followed by entrée, mains and dessert. San Remo’s gluten-free range includes pasta made from pulses such as chickpeas and lentils, along with brown rice and buckwheat variants. The company was founded in Adelaide back in 1936 and helped introduce Australia to the joys of pasta. Today the company still remains a 100% family owned and operated business and who is proud to have been part of Australian families for over 80 years.

  • Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers - Adelaide

    Showtime Attractions and Silvers have joined forces to bring their most exciting and ambitious show to Australia—Sesame Street Circus Spectacular by Silvers. Following rave reviews from the audiences for its Australian premiere in Melbourne, this sensational family show is now on its way to Tasmania from January 2020 for a limited time! Featured in this 90-minute spectacular will be all your favourite Sesame Street characters, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert and Ernie, Super Grover and Big Bird. In addition to the Sesame Street characters, the Circus will feature performers from Switzerland, Argentina, Colombia, Morocco, Brazil, Ethiopia and Australia. ​Big Bird will be out to meet and greet fans and pose for photos before the Show and Cookie Monster will meet and greet fans post the Show. ​The music has been written and produced locally and will include all the much-loved Sesame Street voices, recorded especially for this production. This brand-new production will perform in a spectacular new tent with a capacity of 1000, which was designed and developed in Italy especially for this tour and will offer everything from wind resistance to shading for guests during hot weather.

  • Tasting Australia

    Tasting Australia is where foodies come to discover what’s new on the menu. Be it a collaboration among world-class chefs, an inimitable tasting of beer, wine or spirits, or an evening soaking up the charred flavours and aromas of Town Square, Tasting Australia is unique and moreish food and beverage experiences. For 10 days Tasting Australia is your passport to the premium, unprecedented eating and drinking experiences that only South Australia can offer. As one of the country’s longest-running food and wine festivals, Tasting Australia has evolved with the industry and continues to offer innovative events and indulgent adventures. The festival is led by Jock Zonfrillo and Simon Bryant with Cheong Liew as patron. Showcasing the best of the country alongside the home-grown heroes - be they chefs, winemakers, producers, restaurateurs or other – Tasting Australia brings together a full-bodied, locally grown program of activity. Long lunches, exclusive dinners, farm tours, tastings, masterclasses, sharing and conversation; they’re all there. Above all, Tasting Australia offers up Adelaide as the launchpad to unforgettable experiences that will leave you hungry for more.

  • South Australian Recreational Cycling Club meetings

    The South Australian Recreational Cycling Club (SARCC) welcome all persons interested in recreational cycling to join its meetings in 2020. We run a wide variety of group day rides from easy to advanced during the week and run recreational tours throughout the year. Our meetings include interesting topics, hopefully with guest speakers, talking on cycle safety, maintenance, paths, tours, types of bicycles and we don’t exclude eBikes. Come and join us for healthy outdoors exercise within the companionship and security of a group. Be part of a cycling group that encourages and supports a novice, as well as providing a challenge to stronger cyclists. Meet new and interesting people with a common interest in cycling. Meetings are held on the 25th March, 27th May, 24th June, 26th August, 23th September and 25th November 2020. We do ask you to please call before attending as we do secure the centre during the meeting and need to know if you need entry.Contact details can be found on our website.

  • The Gospel According to Paul

    Australian politics are in peril. There’s only one man who can save it and, luckily, a window has opened up in his very busy schedule. Paul Keating is a giant in Australia’s political memory. He knows it, you know it. And he’s here to tell you why he’s remembered so fondly. A smash-hit all around the country, The Gospel According to Paul sees the hilarious Jonathan Biggins become Keating in a virtuosic performance that brims with the former Prime Minister’s signature wit, charisma and very expensive suits.

  • East End Wine Down

    The biggest laneway taste festival in Adelaide’s East End, East End Wine Down is back! Dubbed a pop up, urban laneway taste fest, this year’s event is on Saturday March 23rd from noon til 5pm in Vardon Avenue. With over 100 of South Australia’s leading wines to sample we will also have cider tastings and a sneaky little gin bar, as well as delicious street style food from the East End precinct, DJs , it is the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon in the wine hub that is Adelaide’s East End.

  • School of Rock

    The film blew your mind. The musical conquered Broadway and London! Now it’s finally Adelaide’s turn to experience this epic award-winning production in March 2020 for a strictly limited season! Book early and save, for a limited time only! Early Bird Offer Book now and save 15% on selected performances from 20 March – 12 April 2020 Hurry! Offer ends midnight 31 October Based on the iconic hit movie, with music by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, this irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out? "I laughed. I cried. I rocked" - Jack Black "Super slick… sharp and witty" - Time Out "Andrew Lloyd Webber's Five-Star Triumph" - Sunday Times

  • The Iliad - Out Loud

    Homer didn’t write page-turners. The greatest of all battle sagas was designed to be actively listened to over 15 or so breathless hours. For many years, actor/director William Zappa pored over 17 translations, convinced that the live transaction between orator and audience could be rekindled in our times. The extraordinary result is a performing version for himself, three actors (Heather Mitchell, Blazey Best and Socratis Otto), Michael Askill on percussion and Hamed Sadeghi on Persian oud: it comes in at a snappy 9 hour reading, including enlightening asides from Zappa as part fanboy, part tour guide, and part personal trainer to get our flabby attention spans into peak ancient shape. He and his troupe make clear this masterpiece – about pride and greed, glory and horror – doesn’t need resuscitating. It’s eternally alive and salient. Jettison the book or screen and experience real storytelling with your fellow humans – whether it be for a full cycle in one marathon sitting or a shorter dip into the Aegean for one or two parts only.

  • "Woman: An Altered Image" (theatre) & "Bauls" (mystic music) from Bangladesh

    Traditional mystic folk music followed by contemporary theatre from Bangladesh. Past vs present. Tradition vs modern. While the music sings of the soul and spirit, the theatre, 'Woman: An Altered Image' reveals the status, reality and struggle of women in society today. Story of a girl who learns to challenge the society with the hope to change it. Lalon Music is an old indigenous folk music group who perform worldwide to much acclaim.They have a traditional origin with a unique style of Baul/Lalon performance. In 2005, the Baul tradition was included in the list of- “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO. NATNANDAN is a non-profit organization working in the theatre arts. It has played an active role in spreading social messages via stage shows by creating awareness among the audience and community. It addresses contemporary social issues, such as, violence, rape, trafficking, prostitution, gender discrimination, drug addiction, environmental issues and extremism/religious fundamentalism. They are involved in social activities like helping acid burn victims, abandoned children and raising awareness.

  • Laurie Anderson: All The Things I Lost In The Flood

    Legendary performance artist, musician and polymath Laurie Anderson returns to Adelaide for the first time since 2013 with a career-spanning, multimedia retrospective inspired by and based on her recent best-selling book, All the Things I Lost in the Flood. A Laurie Anderson performance is a thing of rare beauty. Poignant and thought-provoking, funny and reflective, inspiring and inspired, this show enthrals, entrances and entertains. The legend that is Laurie Anderson will be here for two nights only on an exclusive visit to Adelaide.

  • Didirri

    Didirri credits years observing his dad, a children’s entertainer, for the knack of speaking to a crowd as you would a single friend. Outstanding song writing, deep relatable lyrics, effortless charm and a voice from the gods don’t hurt either. Blind You followed by the achingly lovely Jude led to his charting on triple j Unearthed’s most played, and his songs appearing on multiple Spotify and Apple playlists worldwide. Still intimate even while playing major festivals, his presence can make the most jaded audience as open-hearted as kids. Don’t miss this chance to be serenaded with new songs from his next release.

  • Variety Showdown Shield Luncheon (2020) proudly presented by Jarvis Toyota

    You are invited to join PAFC and AFC Coaches: Ken Hinkley and Matthew Nicks, along with their Captains and past club champions: Domenic Cassisi and Mark Ricciuto at the official Variety Showdown Shield Luncheon. This event is proudly presented by Jarvis Toyota in the William Magarey Room (Adelaide Oval). The luncheon is proudly supported by both Port Adelaide Football Club and Adelaide Football Club with all proceeds supporting children in need in South Australia. Hosted by Mark Soderstrom with special guest comedian, Lawrence Mooney. *Limited seats available Includes: 2 course luncheon including premium drinks package Dress: Business attire Proudly presented by: Jarvis Toyota

  • Breaking the Waves

    Fresh from its European premiere season at the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival comes the Adelaide Festival exclusive season of Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves, one of the most sensational operas of recent years. Based on Lars von Trier’s devastating but unforgettable 1996 film, this new production by Tom Morris (War Horse) returns us to its insular, Calvinist community of 1970s Scotland. Its heroine Bess – a troubled, anti-Joan of Arc bursting out of a repressive patriarchy via a bizarre pact with God – is a formidable creation performed by brilliant soprano Sydney Mancasola. It’s fertile operatic ground as the themes of sex, religious piety, sacrifice and madness are harnessed by a composer with the skills to plough it. Dubbed “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart”, Mazzoli writes from the heart: richly textured music that takes the complexities of the film and creates grand, dark, gripping opera replete with arias, choruses, set pieces and impressive orchestral interludes. With the full original cast, along with the orchestra and chorus of Scottish Opera, this is a must-see for opera, music and theatre lovers alike.

  • Lisa Gerrard & Paul Grabowsky

    A fascinating meeting of two great musical minds, Lisa Gerrard’s unmistakable contralto has lent its massive emotional weight to Dead Can Dance in the 80s and many a cinematic set-piece and international music collaboration since then. Paul Grabowsky, one of Australia’s most distinguished artists, has scored countless films himself but he’s most admired for the sensitivity and intelligence of his live performance, where composer and pianist become one. Lisa usually rides the tide of lush orchestral textures but hearing her extended improvisatory collaborations with Paul’s solo piano is like drifting with schools of dazzling fish on deep dark currents. A unique concert. (And yes, the Gladiator theme will feature too.)

  • Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians

    In a South Australian first, Adelaide audiences will be able to hear Steve Reich’s minimalist masterpiece live in concert. Four pianists, seven percussionists and four singers feature in the line-up for this mesmerising work. Often heralded as Reich’s masterpiece, Music for 18 Musicians is generally regarded as one of the defining works of the 20th Century and was included in David Bowie’s list of his 25 favourite albums of all time. On release in 1978, the work’s impact on the new music scene was instant and overwhelming. Described by Alex Ross of The New Yorker as a ’40-year wonder’, Reich’s masterpiece continues to have an appeal and significance that transcends boundaries and defines timeless. Performed by Soundstream New Music, the University of Adelaide’s Ensemble-In-Residence New Music and presented by Soundstream in partnership with Recitals Australia.

  • Joep Beving

    Joep Beving famously recorded an album on an old upright in his kitchen, streamed it for fun and is now one of the most listened to pianists in the world. Pronounced “Yoop”, the Dutch musician’s introspective miniatures have drawn millions into his melancholic, deeply soulful world. His work –from Solipsism in 2015 to Henosis in 2019 – is now ranked alongside Nils Frahm and Max Richter. Beautiful in-ear listening but amazing live: to see this long-bearded, wild-haired, towering figure, caressing delicate melodies out of his humble piano is something else.

  • Neighbourhood Watch

    Come along to the quarterly Neighbourhood Watch meeting for the City South East group at the Box Factory community centre. Get involved in your local community, meet the neighbours and make a real difference.

  • Fire Gardens

    For the last 20 years, French Compagnie Carabosse has transformed extraordinary landscapes into mesmerising wonderlands of firelight, kinetic sculptures and live music. Their show at the 2018 Melbourne Festival sold out weeks prior and attracted over 30,000 visitors with a waiting list almost as long. Now it's Adelaide's turn. Over four magical nights the city's Botanic Garden, already a charmed space once the sun has set, will become a dreamspace of mystery and revelation fashioned from thousands of individual flames. Carabosse paint with the palette of fire – its colour, warmth, sound and scent; the stuff of our dreams and rituals for millennia. Their luminary alchemists create site-specific sculptured landscapes from nearly 7000 handcrafted giant candles. Strolling through them is a feast for the senses: fire sculptures that flicker and dance, urns that cause shadows to play and a soundtrack every bit as brilliant as the garden itself. Making your way through this dense and wondrous garden is both a personal journey full of surprises and a shared experience of elemental forces in full effect. Come and wander the Adelaide Botanic Garden in the firelight this March.

  • Howl

    A no-holds barred performance at the intersection of parade, protest and procession. Howl is a glorious commemoration of controversy and a celebration of the censored starring a sculpture of Captain Cook, thousands of sunflower seeds and a killer whale named Tilikum. A requiem that is unquestionably queer, arguably dangerous and probably obscene. Performed by women. Scored by Mozart. From Piss Christ to depictions of sexuality and the human body that have challenged the status quo, to moments of civil disobedience, these are works that have questioned the power structures of the world around us. Howl energetically probes the reactions art can invoke and the perspective that history permits. This is art that has challenged the acceptable, and changed the conversation forever. Created by APHIDS, one of Australia’s leading experimental arts companies, Howl boldly questions who gets to determine art’s legitimacy. Presented by Art Gallery of South Australia, Vitalstatistix, APHIDS and RCC as part of the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Art: Monster Theatres. Created and performed by Willoh S. Weiland, Lara Thoms and Lz Dunn.

  • Aleppo. A Portrait of Absence

    The more intimate the space, the more powerful the message. In this extraordinary project, Syrian author Mohammed al Attar takes theatrical intimacy and personal testimony to a new level. Ten actors ‘perform’ ten verbatim stories collated from interviews with people from the once vibrant, now utterly destroyed, city of Aleppo. The story you hear is the result of your random choice of a point on a huge city map. Each story is told face to face to a single spectator at a time. The act of telling, the necessity of listening, is everything.

  • ME

    Shiva, an Afghan, falls in love. They decide to marry and emigrate. But her parents and brother force her to marry another man. Shiva is a singer with a beautiful voice. Her husband threatens to cut her tongue, if she sings. Meanwhile, Shiva's brother has another agenda... Disturbing & real. Performed by the actor of last year's award winning 5 star show 'The Silent House'. The piece reveals the predicament and problems that women have in their country and how they struggle. Written b Ali Shoorvarzi. Directed by Shiva Makinian.

  • Clare Bowditch

    Join Australia’s multi-talented musician, broadcaster, author, actor, and speaker, Clare Bowditch, as she bewitches Adelaide Festival audiences with her powerful vocals and heart-breakingly direct song writing. Bowditch’s latest single Woman spotlights her diverse vocal talents from slinky grooves bordering trip-hop to crystalline folk/pop. Hear for yourself why Bowditch won an ARIA Award for Best Female Artist, became Rolling Stone’s Woman of the Year and delivers an audience experience like no other.

  • Daniel Connell: Cheers Big Ears - Adelaide Fringe

    Award nominated stand-up comic Daniel Connell (as seen on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala and 'Kinne Tonight') returns to Adelaide Fringe with a new show. Grab some tickets and come down for a laugh. Oh, and if you do end up buying tickets, Cheers Big Ears. 2019 was a huge year for Daniel. He made his second appearance on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, featured in the hit sketch series 'Kinne Tonight' and he toured his stand-up hour 'Piece of Piss' all over Australia as well as to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Daniel Connell could easily be described as the ideal Aussie comedian; affable, lovable and hilarious. His observational, dry, often unanticipated comedy has seen him take to stages all over the country. ★★★★ "A hilarious night out" Herald Sun

  • E^ST

    The arresting voice of E^ST (a.k.a Mel Bester) and her mastery of sad words and happy music has taken her from the NSW Central Coast to global stardom. She has already produced 3 EP’s –including the massive breakup single Life Goes On and bold empowerment anthem Blowjob. From high-energy hook inflected grooves to stripped back moody indie-electronica – you’re in for a memorable live experience. "It's E^ST but refreshingly raw, grown up and ready to take over the goddamn world." - Pilerats

  • Country Halls Tour | Fanny Lumsden at Adelaide Fringe

    Join 2 x ARIA nominated + 2 x Golden Guitar winner Fanny Lumsden & her cracking band the Prawn Stars for a good old fashioned night of original Australian music! There's something for everyone; rich with harmonies, incredible music, stories, synchronised swimming & even totem tennis. The Country Halls Tour kicked off in 2012 and since then has visited over 130 halls throughout regional Australia, bringing live music to far flung community halls, raising money for them as it goes, and for one night only it's coming to the Adelaide Fringe Festival to raise the roof of the Fortuna Spiegeltent! 'The irrepressible Fanny Lumsden instantly wins the crowd over' - The Music 'Best night of live music ever' - CHT fan 'She plays Australiana Music, but makes it her own' - Rolling Stone Presented by Red Dirt Road Productions, the combined forces of award winning Singer Songwriter Fanny Lumsden and her right-hand-man business partner, bass player and husband Dan Stanley Freeman.

  • Vince Jones & The Heavy Hitters

    Be it singing jazz, rock or Celtic soul, Vince Jones doesn’t show off, he just shows everyone else how it’s done. And the voice just keeps getting better: his recent Van Morrison tribute was testament not just to the intelligence and taste of his interpretations but to the sheer beauty of his sound. This concert promises a selection of personal favourites from 40 years and 14 albums with an astoundingly talented band of long-standing companions: Matt McMahon, James Muller, Ben Robertson, Tony Floyd, Phil Slater, Julian Wilson and Fabian Hevia.

  • The Sound of History: Beethoven, Napoleon and Revolution

    In 2020 the world will celebrate 250 years since the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, the composer whose remarkable, innovative music consolidated everything that came before and set the scene for everything that was to come. This unique evening delivers startling insights into the turning point of his life, October 6 1802, when he composed not a piece of music but a letter that he kept secret until he died. Brett Dean, himself now one of the world’s most acclaimed composers, leads the ASO from the violas and invites his friend Sir Christopher Clark, professor of history at Cambridge University, to give a rich context - social, political and scientific - for the Heiligenstadt Testament. The realisation that the playful, life-affirming works written when Ludwig was a stellar figure in Vienna are actually those of a young man on the brink of suicide will shock you. That he could defy his depression and crippling affliction with the most revolutionary symphony ever composed, the Eroica, is one of Art’s great miracles. At the concert’s centre Dean’s own moving and terrifying work evokes the maestro’s vanishing sound world and lets us share the panic and alienation that he was forced to mask.

  • Grossed Out Game Show

    We're BACK! Everyone's favourite interactive game show with slime is back for its 5th year to the Fringe. This year we are cherry picking the best games from over 7 years of chaos. All new celebrity contestants to get slimed! Remember the goal- Split the audience - BLUE vs YELLOW and race to the finish line. The team that wins more slimes more! The result: Two dripping celebrities and a laughing audience. Winner Best Kids show Sydney Fringe "The only thing that's predictable is that you are going to have fun" InDaily

  • Enchantments

    At the edges of reality, anything and everything is possible. International mystery maker Pierre Ulric presents the greatest magic show from this world and beyond. Spells, potions, levitations, time manipulation and exploring new dimensions... Anything can happen with 'Enchantments’! Something for the whole family in this whimsical display of fantasy magic.

  • George Glass Proves the Existence of God

    Finally, a definitive answer! From the team behind Scientology the Musical, this award-winning show returns for one special, spectacular appearance. It’s a party for God featuring live music, and you’re invited. Don’t miss God, live and on stage, for one night only…!

  • First aid for Mums and Dads

    Learning from an accredited first aid trainer, this short first-aid course is for Mums and Dads and also open to grandparents, family members, carers and babysitters of children. Learn about CPR and what to do for choking, burns, head injuries, bleeds, convulsions and more.Places are strictly limited so secure your place for this free course today.

  • WOMADelaide 2020 - The Blind Boys of Alabama

    Gospel legends and winners of five Grammy Awards, these inspirational vocalists have demolished barriers of race and genre to become one of the most acclaimed and celebrated groups in modern music. Over seven decades they have come to define the sound of the American South through their soul-stirring harmonies and contemporary interpretations of spiritual music. WOMADelaide 2020 Line-up Includes: Aldous Harding As The World Tipped Bill Callahan The Blind Boys of Alabama Briggs The Cat Empire General Levy Gravity and Other Myths Greg Wilson Hiatus Kaiyote Kate Miller-Heidke Jorge Ben Jor Laura Marling Los Amigos Invisibles Ziggy Marley Flor de Toloache Mavis Staples Ngaiire Odette RURA Salif Keita Sleaford Mods Spinifex Gum + many, many more! Check the website for playing dates and further details.

  • WOMADelaide 2020 - The Cat Empire

    Formed in Melbourne two decades ago, when the six band members were still teenagers, The Cat Empire is a musical success story that continues to be written. Their feel-good, high-energy, euphoric roots pop, captured on twelve albums and countless live shows, garners frenzied devotion in all corners of the globe. Considered part of the WOMAD family, their 2020 show marks a record fifth appearance across 16 years. WOMADelaide 2020 Line-up Includes: Aldous Harding As The World Tipped Bill Callahan The Blind Boys of Alabama Briggs The Cat Empire General Levy Gravity and Other Myths Greg Wilson Hiatus Kaiyote Kate Miller-Heidke Jorge Ben Jor Laura Marling Los Amigos Invisibles Ziggy Marley Flor de Toloache Mavis Staples Ngaiire Odette RURA Salif Keita Sleaford Mods Spinifex Gum + many, many more! Check the website for playing dates and further details.

  • WOMADelaide 2020 - Laura Marling

    Over the course of six superb albums, each building on but never repeating what came before it, Laura Marling has become a darling of earthy, modern folk. Her songs, often pondering loss, identity and self-reflection, immediately draw you in, and her gorgeous voice and delicate guitar work never fail to captivate. For her WOMADelaide debut, Marling plays a solo, stripped back set. WOMADelaide 2020 Line-up Includes: Aldous Harding As The World Tipped Bill Callahan The Blind Boys of Alabama Briggs The Cat Empire General Levy Gravity and Other Myths Greg Wilson Hiatus Kaiyote Kate Miller-Heidke Jorge Ben Jor Laura Marling Los Amigos Invisibles Ziggy Marley Flor de Toloache Mavis Staples Ngaiire Odette RURA Salif Keita Sleaford Mods Spinifex Gum + many, many more! Check the website for playing dates and further details.

  • WOMADelaide 2020 - Mavis Staples

    Civil rights icon, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award-winner Mavis Staples has been a beacon of hope for generations. Hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace,” Staples is the kind of once-in-a-generation artist whose impact on music and culture would be difficult to overstate. Her stunning 2019 album We Get By, written and produced by Ben Harper, seeks to empower and evoke change in dark times. WOMADelaide 2020 Line-up Includes: Aldous Harding As The World Tipped Bill Callahan The Blind Boys of Alabama Briggs The Cat Empire General Levy Gravity and Other Myths Greg Wilson Hiatus Kaiyote Kate Miller-Heidke Jorge Ben Jor Laura Marling Los Amigos Invisibles Ziggy Marley Flor de Toloache Mavis Staples Ngaiire Odette RURA Salif Keita Sleaford Mods Spinifex Gum + many, many more! Check the website for playing dates and further details.

  • The Great Ampong Band

    The music and story of Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong, the kingpin of the trio together with Cee and Showboy. He has been in the music scene since 1996 and has come out with a number of hit songs including "Jordan," "Osofoo Kasa'" and "Hosanna". The new trio is here to spread the music and rhythm and make you want to dance. Uplifting joyous celebration of music and life!

  • WOMADelaide 2020 - Ziggy Marley

    The call to stand together in activism through love rings out loud and clear from this eight-time Grammy Award-winning musician and reggae icon. Singer, songwriter, producer, author, humanitarian and visionary, if anybody can encourage change through music, it’s Ziggy Marley. As much as he upholds a family legacy that began with his father, Bob Marley, he’s blazed a trail of his own. His seventh studio album, Rebellion Rises, is a positive and peaceful manifesto for hope and change. WOMADelaide 2020 Line-up Includes: Aldous Harding As The World Tipped Bill Callahan The Blind Boys of Alabama Briggs The Cat Empire General Levy Gravity and Other Myths Greg Wilson Hiatus Kaiyote Kate Miller-Heidke Jorge Ben Jor Laura Marling Los Amigos Invisibles Ziggy Marley Flor de Toloache Mavis Staples Ngaiire Odette RURA Salif Keita Sleaford Mods Spinifex Gum + many, many more! Check the website for playing dates and further details.

  • Adelaide Fringe: The Real Housewives Choir

    A Fringe-y hysteria by a motley crew of charismatic and empowered women, plus one very talented narrator, delivering the wow of empowerment mixed with a good laugh. This zany choir will take you on a humorous journey of cultural clashes, hot flushes and cross-generational confusion, serving up some favourite melodies, parodies, mash-ups, passionate harmonies and a whole lotta wine. It’s a Musical-Comedy! Uplifting and interactive. Starring a bunch of real housewives who will make you laugh ‘til you cry and prove they can still Rock-the-Stage despite age, adversity and social differences. 5 Shows staged at various venues including; The Garden of Unearthly Delights, The Arkaba, Marion Cultural Centre, Black Box Theatre and Ayres House. Not to be missed! Tickets through Adelaide Fringetix

  • Robin Fox

    Melbourne based audio-visual artist Robin Fox was a heavy metal drummer and lover of abrasive noise until a eureka moment, involving an oscilloscope, changed his life. He discovered mechanical synaesthesia: the direct correlation between sound and geometry. Now his unique laser shows have been seen and raved about in 60 cities. The hyper-amplification and the frenetic rhythmic patterns are still there, but all generated by mind boggling visuals and coordinated in 3D space. Robin Fox will present Single Origin, the third work of his influential series for laser and sound. Witness what can only be described as ‘a concerto for a laser beam’.

  • WOMADelaide 2020 - As The World Tipped

    Wired Aerial Theatre The aerial spectacular As the World Tipped is a politically-charged and environmentally-focused performance for our times, by the renowned English company, Wired Aerial Theatre. To be presented nightly in Frome Park, and towering 13 metres above the audience, As the World Tipped is an exceptionally ambitious and beautifully crafted aerial performance where dance and theatrics entwine with extraordinary projections that illustrate the very real and immediate realities of climate change. WOMADelaide 2020 Line-up Includes: Aldous Harding As The World Tipped Bill Callahan The Blind Boys of Alabama Briggs The Cat Empire General Levy Gravity and Other Myths Greg Wilson Hiatus Kaiyote Kate Miller-Heidke Jorge Ben Jor Laura Marling Los Amigos Invisibles Ziggy Marley Flor de Toloache Mavis Staples Ngaiire Odette RURA Salif Keita Sleaford Mods Spinifex Gum + many, many more! Check the website for playing dates and further details.

  • WOMADelaide 2020

    WOMADelaide is the iconic open-air festival set in Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park. The explosive blend of performances and workshops by over 500 artists from 30+ countries only skims the surface of the four-day festival. WOMADelaide programs large-scale installation works, The Planet Talks forum, street theatre and many other unexpected experiences and avenues of cultural discovery. Taste The World swaps instruments for cooking utensils, and the Global Village unites 50+ international cuisines amongst a sensational array of arts, crafts and display stalls. A family-friendly event, WOMADelaide's KidZone is a dedicated space with nature-play activities, stories, dancing and educational entertainment. 2020 Lineup Includes: Aldous Harding As The World Tipped Bill Callahan The Blind Boys of Alabama Briggs The Cat Empire General Levy Gravity and Other Myths Greg Wilson Hiatus Kaiyote Kate Miller-Heidke Jorge Ben Jor Laura Marling Los Amigos Invisibles Ziggy Marley Flor de Toloache Mavis Staples Ngaiire Odette RURA Salif Keita Sleaford Mods Spinifex Gum + many, many more! "Without doubt one of the most important cultural festivals in Australia." Double J "So exceptionally different to the other events out there that it’s worthy of any money, time off work, or travel necessary to get yourself there." AWOL

  • Lyon Opera Ballet: Trois Grandes Fugues

    The work of three women, seminal figures in contemporary dance, converge on a single piece of music in this unique program that has wowed critics and audiences worldwide. American Lucinda Childs and Belgian Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker established their reputations in the 1970s with their uncanny ability to visually match the music of minimalists like Glass and Reich. Maguy Marin may now be the Grande Dame of French dance but the fierce radicalism of her early 80s work remains undimmed. She is the only choreographer ever to have directly collaborated with Beckett. Over the years each has taken on the same fearsome musical challenge: The Great Fugue for strings- that enigmatic and ever-confronting masterwork by Beethoven. Here, their interpretations are performed back to back by the Lyon Opera Ballet with stunning virtuosity. The three works – each to a different recording - couldn’t be more varied. Childs: elegant and mathematically precise, De Keersmaeker: wild and free-spirited (small wonder Beyonce gave in to the temptation to rip her off!), Marin: an earthy, reckless blood red rage against death. As we celebrate 250 years since Beethoven’s birth, this thrilling riposte to River Phoenix’s assertion that “You can’t dance to Beethoven” is unmissable.

  • WOMADelaide 2020 - Jorge Ben Jor

    One of the biggest stars of Brazilian music, Jorge Ben Jor made global ripples in 1963 at the tender age of 21 with the release of his first album and the smash hit Mas Que Nada. In the years since, his exhilarating music has been sampled and covered by hundreds of artists around the world. His smooth and distinctive mix of samba with bossanova, funk, pop and rock has placed him at the forefront of the ‘jovem guarda’ (young guard) and ‘tropicalia’ (tropical-psychedelia) movements and earned him the title ‘the King of Samba Rock’. Still relevant, still lively, he performed with his supremely talented band at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival 2019 to thousands of adoring fans. WOMADelaide 2020 Line-up Includes: Aldous Harding As The World Tipped Bill Callahan The Blind Boys of Alabama Briggs The Cat Empire General Levy Gravity and Other Myths Greg Wilson Hiatus Kaiyote Kate Miller-Heidke Jorge Ben Jor Laura Marling Los Amigos Invisibles Ziggy Marley Flor de Toloache Mavis Staples Ngaiire Odette RURA Salif Keita Sleaford Mods Spinifex Gum + many, many more! Check the website for playing dates and further details.

  • Life happens

    Join Gail Miller where she talks about the emotions that one may experience when going through a grief situation, regardless of the cause. Gail is the author of ‘Unscrambling Grief’ where she shares her story of grief, surviving the emotional roller-coaster ride and emerging ready to take on life again in a meaningful way Gail Ruth Miller is an Adelaide author, speaker and aged care liaison. She wrote her first of four books at the age of 55 after hearing a 99 year old motivational speaker who encouraged her to write. Her books include 5 Easy ways to solve the Aged Care Puzzle, Unscrambling Grief, your story – your way and The Magic of Setting your Intentions. If you are interested in this event, see the other free events in the series: Demystifying the Aged Care Puzzle, February 12, at North Adelaide Community Centre and Come Alive at 55, April 1, at Adelaide City Library. Places are limited so book your seat today.

  • High Performance Packing Tape

    With every project we risk things blowing up in our faces. For Branch Nebula, that’s just the beginning. High Performance Packing Tape is the OH&S nightmare that transforms everyday office consumables into the infrastructure of one person’s physical ruin. Performer Lee Wilson scales collapsing cardboard-box towers, hangs precariously from sticky-tape bridges unable to carry his weight and asks more of cheap materials than they’re ever able to give. In this astounding show, cutting edge contemporary performance company Branch Nebula entrusts the future use of Lee’s neck to the dubious weight-bearing properties of the stationery cupboard and recycling bin. You’ll watch through parted fingers, thrill to his successes, wince at his failures and try hard to contain your uproarious laughter. Collaborating artists Mirabelle Wouters, Mickie Quick, and Phil Downing along with Wilson have forged a performance that dares to ask “Is a life without danger worth living?” It’s messy, terrifying, deeply challenging to accepted notions of comfort and safety, and incredible fun. Bring plenty of teenagers but don’t let them near Officeworks afterwards.

  • Stereolab

    Yes! The wait is over! Cult legends and fan favourites Stereolab are back! Formed in 1990 around the songwriting nucleus of Laetitia Sadier and Timothy Gane, Stereolab created an irresistible blend of lounge-pop, punk, tropicália and political poetry and were the cool outsiders of the Britpop era. The band decided to take a break in 2009 but now return to Adelaide for the first time in almost two decades. Rejoice!

  • Weyes Blood

    Join California-based Weyes Blood – the moniker of Natalie Mering – as she navigates through life’s many mysteries via emotionally raw, captivating vocals and dreamlike song writing. Performing in Adelaide for the first time with her band, now’s your chance to see Weyes Blood perform her unanimously acclaimed fourth album and Sub Pop record debut Titanic Rising and experience the haunting presence of an artist at the height of her powers.

  • Jimeoin - Ramble On!

    An Australian comedic favourite, no stranger to stages down under and an all-round likeable rogue, Jimeoin effortlessly delivers his idiosyncratic observations on everyday suburban life with his trademark devil-may-care style and humorous ramblings in his new show... Ramble On! Guaranteeing entertainment and a celebration of the mundane and human in us all, Jimeoin invites you to join him this Adelaide Fringe Festival in celebrating the hidden treasures of everyday life.

  • Amyl and The Sniffers

    Currently burning a path through the Australian musical landscape, Amyl and The Sniffers are the glorious, new kids on the punk rock block. Acknowledged as one of the best live bands in the country, they return to Adelaide off the back of a highly praised debut album released earlier this year, and a string of international festival appearances and sell-out gigs.

  • Kevin Morby

    With his four acclaimed solo albums and myriad recording collaborations, indie-rock artist Kevin Morby is a true musical auteur. His singular vision, literate lyrics, and aptitude for catchy, dense song writing has placed him firmly among the ranks of modern icons like Bill Callahan, Kurt Vile and Sharon Van Etten. With his latest album, Oh My God, Morby’s songs are a pop-art exploration of deep, post-Trump anxiety. Hearing his best work to date live will be a magical night.

  • Gobby (UK)

    Gobby: adjective (British slang, said of a person) Inclined to talk loudly, frequently and in a blunt or opinionated way. Bri is not who she used to be, so she's revisiting the five parties that changed her. 'Gobby' is a playlist of awkward encounters, starting over and growing up. A biting and heartfelt dark comedy about what it really means to be loud, this new play is a story of survival, an exploration of self-awareness and a lesson in how to throw a really good party. SOLD OUT shows Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 Pleasance Theatre Best of Edinburgh Season 2019 ★★★★★ "Unforgettable" Broadway Baby ★★★★★ "A raw, triumphant and soaring one-woman odyssey" Stage Whispers ★★★★ "Pure genius" North West End ★★★★ Remote Goat ★★★★ Feminist Fringe Review Written & performed by Jodie Irvine

  • Karen J White: My Tribute to Kirsty J MacColl

    With its South Australian premiere here at the Adelaide Fringe this show features songs previously sung by (and mostly written by) the late Kirsty MacColl which I will perform as part of my tribute to her musical legacy. For some of the songs I will accompany myself on guitar; for others I will be accompanied by my "band in a stick" -- having recorded a total of 23 Kirsty songs over three CDs, all professionally recorded and produced with professional musicians and backing singers, I am lucky enough to have perfect backing tracks for the songs that need a little more 'oomph!' Some of the songs included were only issued on singles and/or compilation albums and have been chosen to showcase the diversity of Kirsty's talent -- a brilliant singer/songwriter/performer taken from us far too soon.

  • Lucid Dreams

    Fight Club: Dalí versus Kafka. A wild 25-minute ride. A modern human confronts the humdrum of his mundane office life. Will imagination alone set him free? Using bleeding-edge magic and illusion, you are taken through an amazing surrealistic journey. Immerse yourself in a performance that is highly visual, physical, experimental and thought-provoking. Several years in the making, Pierre Ulric is delighted to premiere this brand new production for the first time at ADELAIDE FRINGE 2020.

  • Free Police bicycle engraving

    Bring your bike(s) along to the community centre for SAPOL to engrave free of charge. Engraving your bike(s) decreases the chance of bike theft and increases the chance of finding should it be stolen. This session is open to the whole community. Another session will be held at North Adelaide Community Centre on 21 April (10:00 am to 11:30 am).

  • Winefulness at Adelaide Fringe

    Join award-winning internationally touring cabaret artist Tash York as she takes you through an hour of acknowledging one's feelings about getting older, practicing yoga hungover, owning cats and drinking wine without judgement. And yes, she can still confirm that : these things take wine! Come and practice your winefulness. Namaste. ★★★★★ "Courageous & charismatic" - Theatre People WINNER of Adelaide Fringe Best Cabaret Weekly Award 2018 FRINGE WORLD Runner Up Best Cabaret 2016 : These Things Take Wine ★★★★★ Voice Mag UK ★★★★★ The Upside News, South Australia ★★★★★ All Over Adelaide ★★★★★ Whats on in Adelaide ★★★★★ Sam About Town ★★★★1/2 OUTinPerth ★★★★ The Advertiser ★★★★ Have a Go News

  • Far Far Away

    'A visual-mental stimulating experiment!" If humans are destined to wander, then what's left in the far far away? We began, 70,000 years ago, left our homeland at the brim of sunlight. Yet however, we come under the last light of the day. In the year of 2442, we will face the failure of the twelve space colonisation, announcing that we have run our course. What makes us now, is our past. We sprout, we expand, we are still in the pot. 'Far Far Away' is a physical-experimental journey, that explores struggles of root and identity of younger generation of Hong Kong in this era, which truth is lost in translation, with movements of acute accent, new approach of writing, and powerful vibration of live music. Searching for answers in this hour? It doesn't exist. All we provide is questions. This event has English Subtitles.

  • Dreamgun: Film Reads | Adelaide Fringe

    Your favourite movies except an hour long and full of jokes! Dreamgun read a different film script every night, rewritten with jokes and performed by unprepared comedians. Including all your favourites from 'Harry Potter' to 'Silence of the Lambs'. TOP 10: Culture Podcasts 2018, BBC WINNER: Best Ensemble 2018, Dublin Fringe SOLD OUT SHOW: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 & 2019 SOLD OUT SHOW: Dublin Fringe 2018 & 2019 ★★★★★ "Merciless, hilarious. Consistently sharp, rapid-fire funny writing and crackling performances" The Irish Times "I love Dreamgun so blooming much" David O'Doherty - FILM SCHEDULE - Monday 2 March - Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone Tuesday 3 March - Goldeneye 007 Wednesday 4 March – Silence of the Lambs Thursday 5 March – Jaws Friday 6 March – Toy Story Saturday 7 March - Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Sunday 8 March – Titanic Monday 9 March – Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone Tuesday 10 March – Die Hard Wednesday 11 March – Shawshank Redemption Thursday 12 March – Jurassic Park Friday 13 March – The Lion King Saturday 14 March - Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Sunday 15 March – Spider-Man

  • The Punter's Siren

    The comedy that packed out two Sydney seasons is coming to the Adelaide Fringe in 2020! And we couldn’t be more delighted. So how have people described this show? ‘Pants-wettingly hilarious.’ (Stage Whispers) ‘Fabulously funny…Brilliant.’ (Broadway World) ‘One full hour of fun and uproarious laughter, with that twinge of morality thrown in just for good measure.’ (Lip Magazine) Jacqui Robson reprises her role as the timid Helen who falls for a mysterious woman at her first day at the races. A woman who tempts her with an outrageous proposal. Will she say yes? Should she say no? The Punter’s Siren is a richly satisfying, life-affirming hour on stage. It will be performed in Adelaide as it was originally written – a high-octane one-woman show with a twist.

  • Garrick Ohlsson

    A man, a piano, and you. Garrick Ohlsson is a revered American pianist, a master of the intimate art of the solo recital. His commanding presence – very tall, and with one of the largest handspans of any pianist – is at odds with the delicacy and finesse for which he’s famous. Half a tonne of glossy black wood and gleaming metal becomes a time machine, allowing the music of his favourite composers to speak to us with uncluttered immediacy. If you just want to hear good music beautifully performed, this is an ideal opportunity.

  • Festival Forums

    Join David Marr at The Star Kitchen and Bar as he interviews one fabulous Festival artist each day. With characteristic wit, insight and all the strengths of a good listener, David explores the Festival experience through the eyes of its artists, delving into unmissable behind-the-scenes conversations. The place to be during the Festival lunch hour! This is a free event open to public. A full schedule of guests will be available in late January: sign up to the Adelaide Festival e-news to receive it in your inbox!

  • Australian String Quartet presents PROJECT LUDWIG

    Ludwig van Beethoven was born on 17 December,1770. In 2020, the 250th anniversary of his birth, celebrate the great composer and his monumental opus 18 string quartets with the Australian String Quartet. Come on an interactive journey through Beethoven’s six opus 18 string quartets where you decide the program! Dive headfirst into Beethoven’s sound-world in this special choose-your-own-adventure event, culminating in a new and unique Beethoven quartet experience every time, performed live by the Australian String Quartet. Project Ludwig is a new collaboration between Australian String Quartet and experience design studio, Sandpit, generously supported by SAHMRI.

  • Paint and Sip Class - Guitars & Roses (Mar 01)

    Ignite your creativity and learn to create an art masterpiece, the easy and fun way. Bring your friends and/or make some new ones, over music and a guided two-hour painting session. Forget your stresses and worries, and create your very own unique artwork (yours to keep). You'll get step by step instructions from our expert artist, to create your own interpretation of the selected painting (see the photo above). Guests must be 18 or older for this event, as our classes are held at licensed bars. If the date pr theme of this class doesn't suit you, we have lots of other classes available running regularly - check them out! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso

  • Far Far Away

    'A visual-mental stimulating experiment' If humans are destined to wander, then what's left in the far far away? We began, 70,000 years ago, left our homeland at the brim of sunlight. Yet however, we come under the last light of the day. In the year of 2442, we will face the failure of the twelve space colonisation, announcing that we have run our course. What makes us now, is our past. We sprout, we expand, we are still in the pot. 'Far Far Away' is a physical-experimental journey, that explores struggles of root and identity of younger generation of Hong Kong in this era, which truth is lost in translation, with movements of acute accent, new approach of writing, and powerful vibration of live music. Searching for answers in this hour? It doesn't exist. All we provide is questions. This event has English Subtitles.

  • The New Pornographers

    Long-shining indie stars The New Pornographers return to Adelaide for the first time in 10 years. The Canadian eight-piece, one of the few bands to employ multiple lead vocalists (a province usually left to obscure outfits like The Beatles), are remarkably intact given the status and commitments of their members and in 2019 released their 8th lauded album In the Morse Code of Brake Lights. While lyrically reflecting the political and climatic unease of the times there’s still those sugar rush choruses, delicious bass lines and sheer upbeat glee. Who could imagine bliss and unease could so easily cohabitate? An unmissable gig by this great pop collective. "Their hooks are some of indie-rock’s most roundly pleasurable." - Stereogum

  • Adelaide Fringe: The Real Housewives Choir

    A Fringe-y hysteria by a motley crew of charismatic and empowered women, plus one very talented narrator, delivering the wow of empowerment mixed with a good laugh. This zany choir will take you on a humorous journey of cultural clashes, hot flushes and cross-generational confusion, serving up some favourite melodies, parodies, mash-ups, passionate harmonies and a whole lotta wine. It’s a Musical-Comedy! Uplifting and interactive. Starring a bunch of real housewives who will make you laugh ‘til you cry and prove they can still Rock-the-Stage despite age, adversity and social differences. 5 Shows staged at various venues including; The Garden of Unearthly Delights, The Arkaba, Marion Cultural Centre, Black Box Theatre and Ayres House. Not to be missed! Tickets through Adelaide Fringetix

  • From Paris With Love

    Adelaide chanteuse Louise Blackwell and her all-star band The French Set are set to present their new show "From Paris With Love" for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe. "From Paris With Love" will take the audience into the world of the ‘chanson française’ with beautiful arrangements of songs written or sung by a variety of French artists. The show will also pay homage to Paris as a city that has always loved jazz and welcomed musical styles from the other side of the Atlantic, by including a few jazz and Brazilian numbers to add to the magic! The audience will love the Parisian atmosphere as they hear works from artists such as Edith Piaf, Léo Ferré, Georges Brassens, Barbara, Boris Vian, Juliette Gréco, Jean Constantin and Serge Gainsbourg. They will also include more recent pop artists such as Keren Ann, Thibaud Defever of Presque Oui, jazz great Shirley Horn and Brazilian singer Elis Regina. The French Set is an ensemble of Adelaide's finest musicians featuring Mark Simeon Ferguson on piano, Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aué on double bass and Joshua Baldwin on drums. "Louise Blackwell is an Adelaide treasure … must-see for anyone who loves good music.” Glam Adelaide

  • Adelaide Writers' Week 2020

    Adelaide Writers’ Week is Australia’s largest free literary festival, offering both writers and readers a unique opportunity to spend time sharing ideas and literary explorations in a garden setting in Adelaide’s city centre. Each carefully selected program brings the world's most celebrated established and emerging writers together for a week that delights, surprises and enlightens audiences. Each Adelaide Writers’ Week includes six days of free panel sessions that are presented live in the gardens, and made available online via podcast. The program also features a series of ticketed special events throughout the year, and the popular free Kids’ Weekend, which attracts hundreds of families for fun and engaging literary adventures. The directorship of Jo Dyer, in 2019, kept the traditional appointments but added some new (and very well welcomed) events, including the Middle and Young Adults day and the Twilight Talks. Over the years, Adelaide Writers’ Week has seen some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers in conversation about literature, politics, poetry, current events, biography, the short story and much, much more.

  • Mad Max meets the Shaolin Afronauts

    Max has never been madder than this. Cult movie meets cult jazz as George Miller’s original classic from 1979 (starring a recent NIDA grad named Mel Gibson), is for one night only screened to a live reimagined score by sensational Adelaide collective The Shaolin Afronauts. The formidable afrobeat/soul/funk/ avant-garde jazz 10-piece will give you both barrels as they create a sonic equivalent of the rusty, dusty, petrol-perfumed dystopia of the Road Warrior’s world. The trademark raucous, dirty brass and driving rhythms of their legendary live gigs (homaging Fela’s Africa’70 or Sun Ra Arkestra) will be on display, alongside weirder, wilder textures and hypnotically introspective moments. This is a fascinating example of interactive cinematic structured improvisation: like being a fly on the wall at one of Lalo Schifrin’s Magnum Force or Dirty Harry sessions, recording his big bands straight to picture. Amazing musicianship, iconic film and fantastic fun.

  • Monthly coffee mornings with Adult Brain Cancer Support Association Inc. (ABCSA)

    Adult Brain Cancer Support Association Inc. is focused on giving support, encouragement, help and guidance to all adults diagnosed with brain cancer, their friends, families and carers. The free monthly coffee morning catch up and chat is an informal gathering in a welcoming and supportive environment. Feel free to call in, phone or email for more information

  • Adelaide Festival's 60th Birthday Concert featuring Tim Minchin

    Last time he played Adelaide, five Thebarton Theatre’s worth of tickets flew out the door within days, leaving thousands of fans disappointed so… As a gift to the city on the occasion of the Adelaide Festival’s 60th anniversary we will welcome to the Elder Park stage the legendary Tim Minchin and his band, absolutely free of charge! Rally your mates, pack a picnic, bring the kids (you know the words, you can choose to cover their ears at judicious moments), stake your patch of Torrens-side grass and enjoy hits from the King of Kohl’s brilliantly acerbic songbook under the remaining visible stars. Tim’s prodigious talent as a songwriter, lyricist and creator of intelligent art with mass appeal can tend to make you forget what dynamite he is live. Without a doubt this will be one of the greatest AF open-air-open-to-all-opening night gigs. We can’t wait.

  • 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres edit

    In 2020, the Adelaide Biennial celebrates a 30-year milestone as the nation’s longest-running curated survey of contemporary Australian art. Since 1990, the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has created career-defining opportunities for more than 350 artists and presented to close to one million visitors . Titled Monster Theatres, the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art invites artists to make visible the monsters of our time. Curator Leigh Robb says ‘Monsters ask us to interrogate our relationships with each other, the environment and technology. They force us to question our empathy towards difference across race, gender, sexuality and spirituality'. The term ‘monster’ comes from Latin monere, to warn, and monstrare, to show or make visible. The exhibition title hints at a double narrative which also resonates through the multiple meanings of ‘theatre’. An operating theatre is a room in which to examine, dissect as well as heal; it is also a theatre of war, a site of conflict where clashes between nations and ideologies play out all too frequently, but a theatre is also an arena – an active social space.

  • A Doll's House

    It’s Adelaide Festival’s 60th birthday and, in association with Australia’s public art elder statesman, John Kaldor, we’ve commissioned a very special gift for the city. A perennial on wish-lists for centuries, a really beautiful doll’s house is one of those items too often destined never to eventuate. Well, close your eyes, dream big, and now open them… Visionary Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, who has been transforming public spaces in jaw-dropping ways across the world since 2000, presents his life-sized, three-storeyed Doll’s House for your delight and discovery. It has been created only once before, outside the Palais de Tokyo art museum in Paris. Is it about the elevation of the domestic or the deflation of the grandiose? The role of art in public and private life? Ponder as you wander or just have fun playing with this most amazing of toys. Free of charge in the middle of Rundle Mall from 28 Feb. (All we ask is that you share nicely and promise not to use the bathroom.)

  • Mozart's Requiem

    A poignant and prescient anticipation of his own death, Mozart’s Requiem is perhaps the most moving choral masterpiece of all time, a monument to love and loss, life and death. In 2020, the Adelaide Festival’s centrepiece opera event will be a fresh staging of this musical masterwork by pioneering international stage director, Romeo Castellucci. At the world premiere in in Aix-en-Provence, rapturous audience responses and critical acclaim greeted its premiere performances. Castellucci has utterly transformed the funeral mass and created what Le Figaro described as “quite simply a great moment of poetry”. It is a work of colossal visual power and an unforgettable homage to humanity’s cultural and environmental legacy, a ritual to celebrate life as much as mourn the dead. It is a performance event that honours Mozart’s musical genius like no other. In addition to the Requiem, Raphaël Pichon, Castellucci’s musical collaborator, has introduced rarely heard Mozart gems and Gregorian chant between movements to highlight and magnify the origins of the sublime score. Conductor Rory Macdonald, celebrated worldwide for his Mozart interpretations, will bring it to life in partnership with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and a 36-member chorus alongside a stunning ensemble of soloists.

  • The Wild Side Jonny Woo

    Jonny Woo (A Night at the Musicals) returns to Adelaide as the legendary Lou Reed with a live punk band in his hit show The Wild Side. Jonny as Lou recreates the heyday of the NYC underground at Max’s Kansas City with the music from Reed’s album Transformer. Perfect Day, Vicious and Walk on the Wild Side are just three of the tracks brought to life in this theatrical punk rock gig with special appearances from Andy Warhol and Valerie Solanas.

  • Tokyo Jet Daze: A Japanese Punk Weekender

    An RCC Exclusive! A two night and day Matsuri dedicated to the angry gods of Tokyo punk. Headlined on consecutive nights by two of the legends of Tokyo’s underground garage punk scene – bands that defined a movement and two of the best live bands ever from Japan: The Jet Boys (Feb 28) and Guitar Wolf (Feb 29). Full supporting program to be announced. Expect mayhem. Expect history to be made!

  • No Country For Old Men + Tropical F*ck Storm

    Brace yourselves! Experience the Coen brothers’ Texas-noir thriller No Country for Old Men paired with the riotous, mad, psych-rock sounds of Tropical F*ck Storm as they perform their original score live on stage accompanying the film. The Academy Award-winning film, starring Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Kelly Macdonald and Woody Harrelson as worn individuals living in 1980’s West Texas, follows the merciless killer Anton Chigurh in a violent, poetic and intensely gripping reimagining of Cormac McCarthy’s 2005 novel. It is widely regarded as the Coen brothers’ best film. Following numerous sold-out shows at Melbourne’s Arts Centre, it’s Adelaide’s turn to experience this mind-bending marriage made in culture-clash heaven. Hear My Eyes screenings are audio-visual events that push the conventions of film and sound beyond their familiar forms. Translating the original cinematic experience for the 21st century, the Hear My Eyes team work with musicians to reinterpret a film’s soundtrack and perform it live at the screening.

  • Bling-a-Thing Workshop

    Shine bright like a diamond this Adelaide Fringe with a free Bling-A-Thing workshop at the City Library (Francis Street) offered in partnership with The Studio Adl. Bring along something to bedazzle with jewels and gems – your shoes, sunglasses, phone case, inhaler, pet collar, notebook – the only limit is your imagination. A second workshop will be held on Friday 13 March, 5:20 pm to 6:30 pm.Places are limited so Book now.

  • Adelaide Festival 2020

    For 60 years Adelaide Festival audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. Enjoyed amid warm March days and starry nights, Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes for an event of truly epic proportions. 2020 marks the fourth Adelaide Festival presented by Co-Artistic Directors Neil Armfield AO and Rachel Healy. All of their programs, in 2017, 2018 and 2019, saw Adelaide Festival previous box office records broken and were a resounding success. Neil and Rachel will direct Adelaide Festival until 2023.

  • Cultural Renegades | Adelaide Fringe Festival 2020

    Fusing spoken word and dance in an immersive atmosphere, Cultural Renegades breaks the mould of a traditional dance show. This Hip Hop and Dancehall performance weaves through the audience defying cultural barriers through movement and poetry. The show also explores the social aspects of freedom, escapism and unity. In this day and age where cultural differences may create animosity and fear, comfort is found in the fact that there's no segregation when it comes to music.

  • The Parov Stelar Band

    Electro Swing, absolutely huge in Europe, is the hard driven, infectious club music pioneered by Austrian DJ/producer Marcus Füreder. As Parov Stelar, his singles and albums with their killer vintage samples have reached double platinum around the world. His sensational live act (a 7 piece combo) has sent audiences in more than 1000 concerts into a dancing delirium. Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Bryan Ferry have all wanted in on his sound. The Parov Stelar Band are now back on the road with an all-new show, which introduces amazing lead vocalist Elena Karafizi. Fans are legion so newcomers are encouraged to book early: anyone who attended their 2017 WOMADelaide headlining concert knows this show is guaranteed to go off. (And if you’ve never heard of Parov Stelar, stop what you’re doing, pick up your phone and listen to Booty Swing or All Night to hear why millions of people can’t get enough of his sound.)

  • Hugh Sheridan Unplugged @ Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe

    Join Hugh Sheridan (of California Crooners Club, TV, film and theatre fame) for a stripped-back solo show. While he now calls the States home, he's back for our unmissable festival season to serve up this late-night treat. Ranging from his own original songs to some classic favourites, this set will ooze with the atmosphere Hugh creates wherever he performs, be it LA clubs, the Sydney Opera House or this summer weekend in Adelaide. Seven shows only.

  • Bharata Natyam & Beethoven

    "When Fate comes knocking at the door." India Link, "When the genius of dance is touched by the hands of God." Vaucluse, Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Fate choreographed and danced in Classical Indian Dance (Bharata Natyam) style. It is the first time in history. Beethoven's complex music and rhythm has had most ballet and western dance companies shun the piece but the rhythm is perfectly suited to the South Indian music and Shakti's powerful dance. "The performance was an absolute pleasure. Perfection in executing a Bharatanatyam piece is very important. And this performance was nearly flawless" (India Link / Vinaya Raj)

  • Koto Music Concert "SOU MA TOU"

    "Blissfully hypnotic climaxing with dissonance and musical momentum. Simply close your eyes and journey to the land and people of Japan." (Adelaide Review) A rare moment of peace and tranquility in the midst of the festival. 'SOU NO TOU' is the "Flickering Flames of the Running Horse."

  • The Doctor

    Robert Icke has been described as “the brightest directing talent British theatre has produced in a generation”. This, his final production for the Almeida Theatre as Associate Director, is a brilliantly skilful update of Arthur Schnitzler’s 1912 Viennese drama Professor Bernhardi, which has just been performed to packed houses and uniformly rave reviews in London. The original play’s male protagonist is now Dr. Ruth Wolff (in a towering performance by British stage and screen legend, Olivier-award winning Juliet Stevenson). On an ordinary day, at a private hospital, a 14-year old fights for her life. A priest arrives to save her soul. Dr. Wolff refuses him entry. In a divisive time, in a divided nation, a society takes sides. Icke’s production, gripping as a thriller, navigates the contemporary minefield of freedom of religion issues, identity politics, medical ethics, gender and class with remarkable eloquence, fairness and humour, constantly upending our perspectives and sympathies. As the debate charts its catastrophic course through, The Doctor reveals itself as a major and urgent contemporary tragedy. Exclusive to the Adelaide Festival, don’t miss the most talked-about theatre event of the year.

  • Kate Tempest

    Performance poet, rapper, actor, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest has reinvented the power of the spoken word. They pour out of her in a blend of hip hop and poetry, rhymes intertwined with post-dubstep electronic beats, giving voice to the concerns of a generation – poverty, passion, alienation, gentrification, climate change, class, intolerance, acceptance, loss and love. With stripped back accompaniment, she encompasses tracks from 2016’s Let Them Eat Chaos through to her latest album The Book of Traps and Lessons, seamlessly and thrillingly moving from speech to song, sailing over grooves then suddenly locking in with them, switching from blistering attack to profound reflection, from utter desperation to surprising hope. As the British press put it: this isn’t a gig, it’s a reckoning.

  • Lydia Lunch: Retrovirus

    American Singer, poet, writer and actress, Lydia Lunch returns to Australia with her all-star cast of sonic brutalists in a no-holds-barred survey of her musical output from 1977 to the present. Lydia Lunch Retrovirus play Adelaide for the first and last time ever before she returns them to the dust from which they came. Including music from Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8 Eyed Spy, Queen of Siam, 1313 and Shotgun Wedding, Lydia Lunch Retrovirus marries No Wave, Skronk, Hard Rock and Psychedelic Out Jazz to create a dynamic live performance that is dangerous, infectious and aggressively sexy – the way Rock music once was. See the High Priestess of Punk Rock Attitude in a one-time-only appearance of the Retrovirus (featuring Bob Bert former member of Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore and current touring member with Jon Spencer).

  • Mind Blowing Magic

    Julian Bull, the man, the myth, the legend, the enigma. This child prodigy will keep you entranced for 45 minutes with his latest miracles. In school, Julian's maths and science teachers could never understand how he would claim to bend the laws of nature to make his answers to their questions less incorrect than they actually were. Please, no heckling during the show. Julian's masterpieces require total concentration. If audience members are caught harassing the magician, he will either send them a sternly worded email in three or more months. Of course, Julian is full of highly acidic spontaneous comebacks, he is just concerned that these will be too sharp and doesn't wish to leave any of his audience members emotionally crippled. Disclaimers will be issued before the start of the performance which you must sign if you wish to enter the theatre. His show may also cause spontaneous seizures, psychosis or ovulation. All profits from the show will be donated to charity (i.e. Julian's bank account). Please don't heckle him about this either, he actually is a bit broke at the moment despite living with his parents and not needing to pay any bills whatsoever.

  • The Only Constant

    In an era characterised by fast-paced fluidity, the Adelaide Writers' Week 2020 Opening Event invites us to reflect on the only constant in a world both unsettled and unsettling: change. Join three of this year’s most fascinating authors as they delve into their individual areas of interest and expertise and offer insight into different times, cultures and countries and the impact on each of the constant change of our fluid times. Named one of 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma’s latest novel, An Orchestra of Minorities, is his second to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Sanam Maher is a Pakistani journalist whose book A Woman Like Her explores the intersection of gender, class and today’s networked world, and its impact on women in Pakistan, via the short life and violent death of the woman known as Pakistan’s Kim Kardahsian, Qandeel Baloch. Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, arts critic, raconteur and researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in Far North Queensland. Sand Talk is described as a guide to how Indigenous thinking can save the world.

  • Free Police bicycle engraving

    Bring your bike(s) along to the community centre for free engraving by members of SA Police (SAPOL). Engraving your bike(s) decreases the chance of bike theft and increases the chance of finding should it be stolen. This session is open to the whole community and will also be held at Adelaide South West Community Centre on 3 March (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm) and North Adelaide Community Centre on 21 April (10:00 am to 11:30 am).

  • Queen + Adam Lambert The Rhapsody Tour

    Queen + Adam Lambert – The Rhapsody Tour is heading to Adelaide Oval on Wednesday 26 February 2020! The enormous success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, the highest grossing music biopic of all time, has proven that the love for Queen remains as strong as ever. Lifelong Australian fans and new converts will be thrilled with the news that Queen original band members Brian May & Roger Taylor are teaming up once more with longtime frontman Adam Lambert for giant stadium shows with a brand-new, spectacular production.

  • Completely Improvised Potter

    Completely Improvised Potter solemnly swear that they are up to no good as they create brand new Harry Potter adventures before your very eyes. Using an audience suggested title, drawn from the Goblet of Fire, Completely Improvised Potter will conjure a new year at Hogwarts like magic! After consecutive sold-out seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Fringe World and Wagga Comedy Festival, Completely Improvised Potter guarantees that you will laugh or you can get your money back! The show is appropriate for all lovers of Potter. It has become a destination for repeat customers who can't get enough of a certain bespectacled wizard. 'As unpredictable and funny as it is unscripted' The Guardian Australia 'What every Potter fan desperately craves' Stage Whispers 'Absolute comedic perfection' Weekend Notes ★★★★★ 'Completely Improvised Potter is Siriusly magical' - Beat Magazine ★★★★★ Funny Tonne

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse beckons young people and their adults to explore its nooks and crannies. This unique interactive promenade performance is part installation, part scientific quest, part rave. A series of interconnected rooms await, each full of hands-on experiences exploring a different property of that elusive yet fundamental force of nature: light. Patch Artistic Director Geoff Cobham continues the celebration of big ideas - ideas that explore some of the world’s inexplicable questions from a child’s point of view. Taking light out of traditional theatre spaces and moving it into more explorative terrain, The Lighthouse puts children and their families at the centre of an exploration of light. Let The Lighthouse illuminate you. Presented by Adelaide Festival

  • Haus of Hans: Disco Spektakulär

    This is Hans' biggest show ever! Dripping in glitter and diamonds and inspired by the opulent New York City club scene of the early '80s and '90s. Be transported into a world where rules are thrown out the window. Come, enjoy an evening of disco, dance and drama inside Hans' magical music box and his new home at Moa, Gluttony. He is really up himself now.

  • Love Hurts

    As part of the Adelaide Fringe, Kat Davidson and Emily Kristopher take stories of sex, love and romance gone wrong from the internet, the audience and their own experience and weave them into one naughty hour of comedy. Bring your date, your posse and your mum - she's probably got the best stories anyway. Swipe right on Kat and Emily - you'll be very glad you did.

  • YUCK Circus | Adelaide Fringe 2020

    Sugar, spice, and apparently “nice”? With our bloody good sense of humour, we're going to rip into the uncomfortable using high-flying acrobatics, absurd confessions and groovy dancing. WINNERS of Best Emerging Artist at Adelaide Fringe 2019, and the FRINGEWORLD top-tier Martin Sims Award, get ready to witness a powerhouse of female circus performers kick art in the face.

  • Wilbur the Optical Whale

    'Wilbur the Optical Whale’ is a ‘tale’ about friendship, acceptance and celebrating difference. Wilbur & Cecil are BFF’s & are inseparable…or are they? One day while playing hide & seaweed, Wilbur & Cecil are set upon by the Starfish Meanie Gang! How do they get out of this one? Join Wilbur & Cecil and help them in their quest. ‘Wilbur the Optical Whale’ is an immersive, interactive accessible performance for children aged 3+. Set in an exquisitely crafted underwater world, full of fun, stunning circus tricks, digital & visual imagery, music & interactive play, Wilbur is sure to capture the imagination and transport the audience to a world of fun and wonder. All of indelabilityarts’ shows will have integrated Auslan interpreting, and headphones will be available so audience members can engage on their own terms. The set includes a quiet space as part of relaxed performance mode catering to those who may require it. indelabilityarts is an inclusive theatre company that provides professional artistic and training opportunities for artists and community members who identify as having a disability.

  • Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood

    Judy is an icon, loved as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. But in the 1930s, “Winnipeg’s Sweetheart” Deanna Durbin was a far greater star. A favourite of Roosevelt, Churchill, Anne Frank and even Mussolini, her first kiss made front-page news in the New York Times. Ingenue tells the true forgotten tale of a lifelong friendship — and rivalry — of two great stars of Old Hollywood. From the creator of ‘Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert”, and “We’ll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart.” “Ingenue” won best-of-fest awards in Orlando and Victoria, and was awarded a ‘Best of Fringe’ off-Broadway run at the SoHo Theatre in New York City, 2019. “An Unforgettable Delight,” CBC. “Gall is Astonishing!” DC Metro Arts. ★★★★★ Gigcity.

  • The Music of John Mellencamp!

    'American Fools' brings the feelgood groove of John (Cougar) Mellencamp's midwestern heartland rock to the stage for a night not to be missed. We take you on a journey through his career including all the tracks you know, some you didn't realise you knew and one or two you may not have heard before. Prepare to be entertained as Mr. Mellencamp's unique blend of songwriting, storytelling and musicianship is brought to life by a very experienced and passionate group of musicians.

  • From Paris With Love

    Adelaide chanteuse Louise Blackwell and her all-star band The French Set are set to present their new show "From Paris With Love" for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe. "From Paris With Love" will take the audience into the world of the ‘chanson française’ with beautiful arrangements of songs written or sung by a variety of French artists. The show will also pay homage to Paris as a city that has always loved jazz and welcomed musical styles from the other side of the Atlantic, by including a few jazz and Brazilian numbers to add to the magic! The audience will love the Parisian atmosphere as they hear works from artists such as Edith Piaf, Léo Ferré, Georges Brassens, Barbara, Boris Vian, Juliette Gréco, Jean Constantin and Serge Gainsbourg. They will also include more recent pop artists such as Keren Ann, Thibaud Defever of Presque Oui, jazz great Shirley Horn and Brazilian singer Elis Regina. The French Set is an ensemble of Adelaide's finest musicians featuring Mark Simeon Ferguson on piano, Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aué on double bass and Joshua Baldwin on drums. "Louise Blackwell is an Adelaide treasure … must-see for anyone who loves good music.” Glam Adelaide

  • Hilltop Hoods Concert

    The Superloop Adelaide 500 is Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event and four action-packed days of adrenalised entertainment for all. Hilltop Hoods, as the headline act for Sunday's after race concert, presented by Triple M. Supported by Illy and G Flip. The concert, which will take place following the conclusion of the Superloop Adelaide 500 on Sunday 23 February, will in turn provide the spark to heat up the South Australian capital's famous festival season.

  • Erth's Dinosaur Zoo

    Hot on the heels of sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival, Sydney Opera House and London’s South Bank, Australia’s prehistoric sensation returns to Adelaide for the first time in five years. Get up close and personal with the rock stars of the Stone Age – meet the dinosaurs that ruled the earth. The coolest family show in (pre) history.

  • Groove Terminator and the Soweto Gospel Choir's History of House

    Following on from four huge sellout shows last season with House 5 Comes Alive, ARIA-nominated DJ Groove Terminator makes a triumphant return to Adelaide Fringe. This time GT teams up with 3x Grammy winners the Soweto Gospel Choir for 'History of House': an exhilarating journey through the history of dance music. From Donna Summer to Daft Punk, GT and the Soweto Gospel Choir deliver a history lesson like you've never experienced before - a sweat-inducing, dancefloor-exploding celebration of dance music through the decades, reimagined and reignited. "This is no ordinary DJ set... It's an inspired concept. Along with some vintage video graphics on the rear screen, the choir, the dancing, the club lighting, the euphoric joyousness - all add up to something really special." - Ian Bell, Hi-Fi Way Adelaide The afternoon performance on the final Saturday is an all ages event, half the volume and suitable for families. Other performances are for ages 18+.

  • Australian friends of the Camino

    Public talks about the Camino de Santiago and pilgrim gatherings. Thinking of completing the pilgrimage? Have questions you want answered, by someone that has actually been there and done that? Come along to the public meetings and get to know fellow pilgrims. These meetings are held on various dates throughout the year. The first meeting will occur on the 22 February 2020. For more information please call.

  • Anna Nicholson: Get Happy

    WINNER of Best Comedy Weekly Award Adelaide Fringe 2019. Following her critically acclaimed 'Woman of the Year' meet Anna's four characters, old and new, each on a heroic quest to find happiness; an overly competitive vicar, a social media influencer, a mischievous granny and a retreat-running hippy. What do they all have in common? They all want to Get Happy! Brand new sketches and songs from this British rising star. Creative Oversight from BBC's James Cary. Featuring live piano accompaniment. ★★★★★ "Character comedy at its finest" EdFest Mag ★★★★★ "Hilarious" All Over Adelaide ★★★★★ "A stellar comic actor and brilliant writer" One4Review

  • Amore e Morte

    Blood. Tears. Wine. Discovery. Shock. Escape. Terror. New horizons. Hope. Loss. This is the story of Amore e Morte, a tale told in song originally composed and performed by instrumentalist Riccardo Barone (ITALY). Performed by South Australian vocalist and actor, Nikki Elli Souvertjis. A tale of love and hardship, a deep bond broken by unperceived circumstance. He is witness to an unfortunate crime, a brutal murder. Both flee their home land to seek refuge in a foreign place. They find peace for a time. But the haunting ghost of witness is still upon them. He is called back to his country and demanded to give trial, he fears the consequences of his testimony. A writer and an editor, she records his tale in pursuit of writing a prolific expose.. A migrant story...one of love and loss.

  • Pete Murray and Sheppard Concert

    The Superloop Adelaide 500 is Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event and four action-packed days of adrenalised entertainment for all. Motorsport and music fans are spoilt for choice this year and we’re delighted to be welcoming Pete Murray and Sheppard on stage to entertain crowds on the Saturday night.

  • Prehysterical

    This show rocks! A hilarious circus show for children and parents of all ages, following three foolish Neanderthals as they struggle to survive the harsh natural world. Avoiding predators, navigating harsh environments, and learning to work together are all explored with marvellous circus skills and hilarious slapstick comedy. This is all ages fun meets incredible circus skill! Head First Acrobats are a multi-award-winning entertainment company. Based in Melbourne, they are regulars on the international touring circuit, and specialise in acrobatic entertainment for festivals, theatres, corporate and street events. The company's shows have a talent for developing shows that are the talk of the town, filling theatres to the rafters with thrilled audiences.

  • ICC Women's T20 World Cup

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, comprising 10 teams playing 23 matches from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, involving 16 teams playing 45 matches from 18 October to 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, with both competitions having broad national footprints, meaning as many Australians as possible will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Six teams will play warm-up matches at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide between 16 February – 19 February 2020 including matches between Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka. This presents a wonderful opportunity for Adelaide to play host to a festival of women’s cricket, featuring some of the best teams and players in the world.

  • Grinspoon, Sneaky Sound System and The Superjesus Concert

    The Superloop Adelaide 500 is Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event and four action-packed days of adrenalised entertainment for all. Motorsport and music fans are spoilt for choice this year and we’re delighted to be welcoming Grinspoon, Sneaky Sound System and The Superjesus on stage to entertain crowds on the Friday night.

  • Dance Nation

    Clare Barron’s Pulitzer Prize nominated satire of ambition from the perspective of a girls’ dance group – starring Strictly Ballroom’s Tara Morice. Co-presented with Belvoir in association with Adelaide Festival. Synopsis: Somewhere in America, an army of teenage competitive dancers is plotting world domination. One routine at a time. As the national title looms and the dancers fight it out for the lead role, reality and fantasy blur in this award-winning pageant of ferocious girl power. Part-Dance Moms, part-Hunger Games, Dance Nation is a crushingly funny satire of ambition. The New York Times says it “conjures the passionate ambivalence of early adolescence with such being-there sharpness and poignancy that you’re not sure whether to cringe, cry or roar with happiness. Blazingly original and unsettlingly familiar.” Bundle Dance Nation as part of a 4-8 play subscription to save 20% on tickets and receive exclusive benefits.

  • Grace Notes: Grace O'Malley, Irish rebel, pirate queen

    Be amazed at the story of Grace O'Malley (Grainne Mhaol), a powerful seafaring chieftain in 16th-century Ireland who commanded 200 men at sea, and met with Queen Elizabeth I, yet was written out of history books. Join Irish storyteller, Jennifer Liston, as she brings this extraordinary woman to life through original poems, songs and music. The show was developed from extensive research and the writing of a poetry collection giving a voice to Grainne Mhaol. The poems express fragments of her life, and are interspersed with original and traditional Irish songs. Come along for an entertaining and captivating hour of craic!

  • The Necks

    From out of jazz comes something completely in a world of its own. Now over thirty years in existence, The Necks are a major force in their own right, collaborating with symphony orchestras, Underworld and opening for Nick Cave, The Necks transcend genres and define their own sound world. Their live performances are remarkable, sublime and hypnotic – and no two are ever the same. Arguably the most important band in Australia right now – unquestionably the most influential.

  • Faulty Towers The Dining Experience @ Adelaide Fringe Festival 2020

    This ‘seriously funny’ (★★★★★ The Advertiser) show returns for its biggest Fringe yet. It's the world’s longest running and most successful tribute to the BBC series, and it's returning to Stamford Plaza Hotel for Adelaide Fringe 2020; tickets and gift vouchers are on sale now. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience invites audiences to climb inside their favourite TV show and experience it from the inside out. Sybil rules, Basil’s been duped and Manuel is on the loose – and they're all crazier than ever, serving 3-course meals and two hours of laughs in the 5-star interactive show where anything can happen… and usually does! With over 70% improvised, it’s a show that spells chaos, comedy and action at every turn. This show is an ‘outrageously funny’ immersive experience (★★★★★ BroadwayBaby, Edinburgh Fringe). It uses a supreme blend of top-flight improvisation and a completely original theatrical script to create a night that's perfect for absolutely anyone ready to laugh. Brisbane born in April 1997, the show is now an international institution, performed around the world by 12 teams of actors. - ‘Faulty Towers The Dining Experience sets off the laugh-factor at high wattage from the very start’ ★★★★★ GlamAdelaide, Adelaide Fringe

  • Scotland in Australia

    2020 is the Year of Scotland in Australia, and the Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club is ready to celebrate! At this Adelaide Fringe event, our orchestra will perform toe-tapping jigs, reels to get your heart racing and sweet slow airs to mark this significant year. Fiddles, cellos, piano, double bass and guitars combine to create a magical experience for anyone who loves traditional music played with flair and excitement.

  • Adelaide Fringe: A History

    How did Adelaide Fringe start? What is with the crazy posters? Celebrate 60 years of the festival by taking a step back in time to discover its story. Wander through the city centre as you hear about its growth from kooky festival outsider to the juggernaut it is today, and relive your favourite Fringe memories. Your guide Katina, owner of Flamboyance Tours, is an Adelaide born-and-raised local who has volunteered and worked for Adelaide Fringe and knows that growing up with the Fringe is something not to take for granted. If you're a Fringe lover, this great Adelaide journey is not to be missed!

  • Flow

    Sometimes we all just need to breathe and look inwards at ourselves, to give in to our own private worlds, to let ourselves think, experience, and ride the flow. Join Iri Roche, an Adelaide based artist, and explore through a fusion of original music, circus, and physical theatre, the inner thoughts and joys of fluid creation. As a graduate of the SA Circus Centre, 'Flow' is Iri's debut solo show, immersing audiences in a world built from introverted thoughts, suppressed emotion, creative risks, and a heaped spoonful of that safe, closed feeling you get when you're in a warm dry place and its raining heavily. What if you could do more with an umbrella than hide from the rain? What if art was just pouring a jug of water, or putting on a suit for a fancy event? Come and experience 'Flow'.

  • We'll Meet Again: Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart

    Vera Lynn’s songs defined a generation. She received a Damehood, was awarded the Burma Star, and was the first centenarian with a top 10 hit in the British charts! Come and sing along, as Melanie Gall and Emma Knights take you back to a time when the world was at war, and Vera Lynn’s music galvanized and inspired troops overseas. As seen at Royal Albert Hall’s Jazz series! Songs include: “We’ll Meet Again,” “White Cliffs of Dover,” “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.” “Gall’s personality…is just as delightful as her singing.” CBC ★★★★ Edmonton Journal, 2018 ★★★★ The Londoner, 2018 Presented by: Melanie Gall Melanie Gall is an internationally-acclaimed vocalist. She holds five opera degrees and has performed in Africa, South America, Asia and the Caribbean. She has sung at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and recently performed a Vera Lynn concert for the Jazz series at Royal Albert Hall. She has won several awards, including the ‘CBC Award for Best Musical’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and sold-out laurels for three consecutive years at the Edinburgh Fringe. Melanie has recorded several albums, including Sweeter in a Sweater, with songs about knitting from WWII.

  • 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500

    The Superloop Adelaide 500 is Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event and widely regarded as one of the best touring car races in the world. Taking place on a shortened version of the former Formula One grand prix circuit, it features some of Australia’s favourite corners, including the Senna Chicane, the deep-braking hairpin at Turn 9 and the now infamous Turn 8 sweeper. The first race was held from 9-11 April 1999 as the Sensational Adelaide 500, and was won by Craig Lowndes from the Mobil Holden Racing Team.

  • Launch your own business workshop

    Learn the critical areas of starting a successful small business in this hands-on three hour workshop. Checklists, resources, workbook and helpful tools are all included. While your business idea may be unique, every new business requires key Federal, State and Council planning activities to be completed. In this action-packed workshop we will work through all the critical steps to get you off to a great start. Who is this for? This workshop is perfect for online or bricks and mortar, retail or professional services, self-employed or any other business type. This workshop discusses in some detail the process and the thinking to go through to make it happen. In this workshop you will: Establish the feasibility of your business idea.Run through requirements for a business plan.Learn the rules and regulations of starting a business.Understand cashflow and finance.Cover the marketing and promoting a new business.You will also receive free referrals to outside professional contacts such as accountants, lawyers and insurance brokers (if required). The workshop is presented by experienced Business Advisor Brian Jackway, who has helped 1500+ people start their own business. Registrations open at 3:50 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Unavailable on this date? Call us on 8203 7001 - or email business@cityofadelaide.com.au and we will notify you when the next Launch Your Own Business Workshop is on.

  • South West resident community meeting

    Come along to the South West residents community meeting featuring Laura Cramlington, of Laura.Love.Earth and Reduce Reuse Recycle Radelaide social media pages and small business Stylishly Sustainable. Laura will discuss her journey to reduce waste and impact and how you can implement your own improvements in your personal lives, workplace or local businesses at whatever step you're on in the path to waste reduction. Community announcements, updates and a light shared supper will follow. Please bring a plate of food to share.

  • Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale's Feelgood Factory

    Real Hypno, Real Fun! The international sellout award nom’d hit finally brings his LOL suggestions to Adelaide to leave you feeling fantastic, onstage or in audience (you choose!). Huge fun for all ages "Seriously LOL, go see it" Urban List ★★★★★ “Side-splittingly funny” Fringefeed ★★★★★ "drooling with laughter" Cream ★★★★★ "Full of laughs" P'Life

  • Opera Mouse

    Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage. But whenever anybody sees her, they scream and run away. With determination, imagination and help from her friends, Tilly proves that even a mouse can be a star! Featuring arias from Gianni Schicchi, Carmen and The Magic Flute. Opera Mouse has been performed in over 20 countries, including Morocco, Cambodia, Scotland and even Sudan. ★★★★★ “Children will love this show. Grown-ups will love this show. Opera Mouse is a simple tale simply told… but told with such warmth, skill and speed that the audience is engaged, amused and thoroughly entertained” The Edinburgh Reporter ★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com ★★★★★ FringeReview.ca “Hidden gem” FringeReview.co.uk

  • ICC Women's T20 World Cup - Preparation Hub - New Zealand v Qualifier

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, comprising 10 teams playing 23 matches from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, involving 16 teams playing 45 matches from 18 October to 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning as many Australians as possible will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Six teams will play warm-up matches at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide between 16 – 19 February. This presents a wonderful opportunity for Adelaide to play host to a festival of women’s cricket, featuring some of the best teams and players in the world. New Zealand, who boast top-ranked T20I batter Suzie Bates will take on a Qualifier on Wednesday 19 February.

  • Bella Green Is Charging For It

    Fresh from a sold-out season at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a nomination for Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe 2018, comedian, writer and sex worker Bella Green is bringing her smash hit stand-up comedy show Bella Green Is Charging For It to Adelaide Fringe for the first time. Bella has worked in brothels and strip clubs, peepshows and dungeons, massage parlours and adult shops, but her most degrading job of all was the three months she spent in a call centre for a big four bank. This show will answer all the questions you never thought to ask about sex work. Like why is paying for sex so similar to ordering a salad? What really goes on in a peepshow? And how can you get away with wearing Uggs while being a cold, hard dominatrix? Join Bella for an hour of stand-up in the surprisingly mundane but always hilarious world of sex work, where the heels are high, the carpet is sticky and the customer is probably wrong. Directed by Anna Piper Scott (Golden Gibbo Nominee 2018, Best Comedy Nominee Melbourne Fringe 2019).

  • Boys Taste Better with Nutella

    Aggy & Frederick may be self-loathing, socially anxious and addicted to food, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With Aggy once again falling for the wrong guy and Frederick's most fulfilling connection being with his internet provider, they review the best (and worst) moments of their past relationships. 'Boys Taste Better with Nutella' uses comedic storytelling, kitsch dance moves & hazelnut spread to explore relationships and self-worth. Awarded fringe world 2019 Weekly Award for best theatre. ★★★★ "One of the most original and clever and funny Fringe World shows that I have seen in years." WeekendNotes. ★★★★ "This is a fun and silly show with plenty of laughs." Isolated Nation. ★★★★ "Salty, greasy, sweet, sticky and hazelnut spread kitsch madness ensues from the get go." Fourth Wall Media.

  • The Wives of Wolfgang

    Dear Friends, Family, Acquaintances & Perfect Strangers, we must inform you of the death of Wolfgang. Survived by his wife, we pray his soul will rest, somewhat, in peace. After a sold-out season at Brisbane Powerhouse, 'The Wives of Wolfgang' brings its sexy, charming and darkly funny cabaret to Adelaide. Featuring original music & accompanied by electric guitar, it explores lust, lovers, grief & wine. Written by Queensland Premier's Drama Award finalist Hannah Belanszky, it's like 'The Stepford Wives' meets 'Chicago'. "I was unable to stop myself from grooving along to each and every marvellous musical number" Downstage Discernments. "The crowd loved the show and gave rapturous applause. I heard a woman behind me gasp, 'THAT WAS AMAZING' as the cast took their bows" Weekend Notes.

  • Novelist’s circle II

    Novelist’s circle II is a writers’ support group.If you live in Adelaide and would like to join a critiquing group that meets monthly, this is the group for you. Be prepared to share your work, receive critical feedback, and invest time in critiquing the work of other members.

  • ICC Women's T20 World Cup - Preparation Hub - Australia v South Africa

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, comprising 10 teams playing 23 matches from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, involving 16 teams playing 45 matches from 18 October to 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning as many Australians as possible will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Six teams will play warm-up matches at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide between 16 – 19 February. This presents a wonderful opportunity for Adelaide to play host to a festival of women’s cricket, featuring some of the best teams and players in the world. See a double header at Karen Rolton Oval, with Australia in action up against South Africa before England take on Sri Lanka.

  • Railed

    From the creators of the smash hit 'Elixir' (winner of Best Circus and Physical Theatre award at Adelaide Fringe 2018). Welcome to 'Railed', a western-themed circus spectacular, combining the trademark physical talents, finely chiselled bodies and hilarious comic timing of the Head First Acrobats. Prepare yourself for when bare chested circus meets bare knuckle bar fights. A racy, heart-stopping display of the finest acrobatics by the most ridiculous storytellers in the circus. Leave your expectations at home, come to the wrong side of the tracks, and let the HFA boys steal your hearts. "to say I want to get nailed by the cast of RAILED would be an understatement" - Out in Perth ★★★★1/2 The Age ★★★★★ GlamAdelaide ★★★★★ Theatrepeople ★★★★1/2 The Advertiser

  • ICC Women's T20 World Cup - Preparation Hub - England v Sri Lanka

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, comprising 10 teams playing 23 matches from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, involving 16 teams playing 45 matches from 18 October to 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning as many Australians as possible will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Six teams will play warm-up matches at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide . This presents a wonderful opportunity for Adelaide to play host to a festival of women’s cricket, featuring some of the best teams and players in the world. Tuesday 18 February will see a double header at Karen Rolton Oval, with England in action up against Sri Lanka after Australia take on South Africa.

  • DON'T SHOOT! I'm a vegan | An all new comedy cabaret crack-up

    "DON'T SHOOT! I'm a vegan" is a highly topical new comedy cabaret premiering at Adelaide Fringe 2020. The one-vegan show - which even cattle farmers find funny - is performed by sub-viral YouTube star Vegan Smythe. Smythe's greatest hit song "Where Do You Get Your Protein?" has had over 300,000 online views. The show is aimed at vegans, non-vegans and closet vegans. "Even if you find vegans tiresome you'll have a whale of time" says Smythe. Groaning. "DON'T SHOOT!" features candid chat and satirical songs about fad diets, the vegan police, Greta Thunberg, mock meat and people who think their dogs are their children. Fans have compared Smythe's style to Tim Minchin and even Cole Porter. A preview performance was described as "veganiciously appetising" by rock music critic Rob Dunstan from BSide Magazine. Vegan Smythe is the alter ego of classically trained entertainer Brenton Edgecombe who has won five Australian Entertainment Industry MO Awards as one half of music-comedy variety double-act, String Fever.

  • ICC Women's T20 World Cup - Preparation Hub - Sri Lanka v South Africa

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, comprising 10 teams playing 23 matches from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, involving 16 teams playing 45 matches from 18 October to 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning as many Australians as possible will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Six teams will play warm-up matches at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide between 16 – 19 February. This presents a wonderful opportunity for Adelaide to play host to a festival of women’s cricket, featuring some of the best teams and players in the world. Sunday 16 February will see a double header at Karen Rolton Oval, with Sri Lanka in action up against South Africa before England take on New Zealand.

  • Shell Shock

    "There's nothing wrong with me; it's the others!" After a long service career, 'Tommy' attempts to fit in to civvy life but as the world conspires against him, nothing is safe from his increasing outrage - Post Office queues to Ikea, computer games and smart-phone zombies, all feel the force of Tommy's frustration as the walls close in and crash around him. A stand up roller-coaster ride through anxiety performed by comedy veteran Tim Marriott (BBCTV's The Brittas Empire) ★★★★★ "Compelling, confronting and most importantly, honest" Radio Adelaide. ★★★★ "Fabulously witty" Clothesline. ★★★★ "Comic and convincing" InDaily. ★★★★ "Excellent, funny, and an entertaining theatre experience as well." The Advertiser. 'Fringe Encore Winner' to New York. Sunday Mail 'Best Male Solo Show' 2018.

  • Labour History Society South Australia

    Join the Labour History Society South Australian Branch for public talks celebrating the diversity of working life, labour traditions and social history. Branch members and guest speakers include labour movement and community activists, researchers, students and academics, teachers, parliamentarians and those with a general interest in labour and related history.

  • ICC Women's T20 World Cup - Preparation Hub - England v New Zealand

    The ICC T20 World Cup is the flagship international Twenty20 tournament, organised by the International Cricket Council. Two T20 World Cups will be played in Australia in 2020, starting with the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, comprising 10 teams playing 23 matches from 21 February to 8 March 2020, followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, involving 16 teams playing 45 matches from 18 October to 15 November 2020. For the first time, T20 cricket’s global showpiece women’s and men’s competitions will be played as standalone events in the same host country and in the same year. Eight host cities and 13 venues throughout Australia will host matches, meaning as many Australians as possible will have the chance to see the world’s best players in their backyard. Six teams will play warm-up matches at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide between 16 – 19 February. This presents a wonderful opportunity for Adelaide to play host to a festival of women’s cricket, featuring some of the best teams and players in the world. Sunday 16 February will see a double header at Karen Rolton Oval, with England in action up against New Zealand following the Sri Lanka v South Africa match.

  • Poof Doof: Snap Crackle Pop

    Poof Doof presents Snap Crackle Pop! Are you ready to pop the corks, have a throwback ho-down throw-down and channel the cheese? Snap Crackle Pop is the RCC reimagining of your favourite sing-along house party. Snap Crackle Pop is a high-energy cocktail of straight up queer-AF party tunes and live performances – where happiness rules and confetti is king…Or should we say kween! Serving festival fans a healthy dose of their favourite party anthems, 80’s to noughties cheese and R&B jams that will make them say “YASSSSSSS!” when they hear their favourite hits drop!

  • Appassionata

    Dance of passion based on TS Eliot's "4 Quartets" danced to Beethoven's Appassionata Piano Sonata #23 know to be his bleakest work. The finale was said to be the "devils laughter in the face of ultimate damnation." Shakti's dance shows the passion the soul's journey from birth, to life and to death. Music played live by pianist Riccardo Barone.

  • Fringe Aid @ Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe

    In light of the recent devastating bushfires in Australia, including our home state of South Australia, Gluttony presents Fringe Aid. This line-up show on the first Sunday afternoon of Adelaide Fringe 2020 will feature acts from across the festival, all donating their time to help raise funds for the essential cause of bushfire relief and recovery within SA. Acts including Matt Tarrant, The Choir Of Man, Rouge - Circus For Grown Ups, Gospo Collective, Rebel, Charlie Caper and Boss Squad will come together to create a memorable show of music, magic, circus, comedy and more. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 100 per cent of ticket sales, as well as the ticketing fees, will be donated to organisations supporting South Australian communities affected by bushfire. Gluttony’s chosen beneficiaries are the CFS Foundation, the South Australian Government’s SA Bushfire Appeal, the Kangaroo Island Council Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund, and South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management. Choose your ticket price ($30/$50/$80) to decide how much you would like to donate. The venue is The Moa tent in Gluttony's Rymill Park hub.

  • Best of Kids Fringe

    A fun fringe "best of" show for kids! Keep them clapping and cheering along with the circus performers, magicians, bubble artists, clowns, sing-a-longs, and puppeteers through out this ever changing silly spectacle like none other. "I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Best of Kids' Fringe to children from 4 to 11 years, and their parents." The Clothesline.

  • Big Tops & Tiny Tots Circus Show

    A silly circus adventure for ages 3-7! ★★★★★ "Wonderful Silliness" GlamAdelaide. Straight from a sell-out season at Edinburgh Fringe, Big Tops returns to Adelaide with this Early-education focused show made just for little ones. After 50mins of endless giggling, kids will be somersaulting out the door with excitement, ready to set off on their very own circus adventure! "I laughed so much my wobbly tooth came out" Lily, Age 5 With hula hoops, unicycle, plate-spinning and plenty of help from the audience, Luth takes kids on a madcap circus adventure set to inspire! ★★★★ "Interactive, engaging and educational" The Advertiser.

  • Idris Stanton: Wham Glam Circus Man @ Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe

    Magic, music, comedy and circus - all set to a banging rock and roll soundtrack! ★★★★ "Bring the family and rock on!" The Advertiser, 2019. ★★★★★ "Our Favorite Fringe show" 100% Rock Magazine, 2019. ★★★★ "A Rock and Roll finale worthy of KISS" Broadway Baby, 2018. 2019 Weekly Award Winner Circus (Perth) Winner of Best Circus (Melbourne) 2 x Weekly Award winner of Best Circus (Adelaide) Winner of People's Choice award (Kingston, CANADA) This is a feel-good rock and roll comedy for all to enjoy. If you like death-defying circus stunts and side-splitting comedy, then don't miss this rock and roll extravaganza!

  • A Thousand Cranes

    *****Winners of the 2019 ATG Award for Best Youth Theatre***** The atomic bomb that dropped on Hiroshima changed everything, especially for 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki. In a concord of live theatre, contemporary dance, music and aerial silks her true story, captured in a play by Kathryn Schultz Miller, lives on. The Gemini Collective pay homage to the girl who sparked a movement of peace. Join us outside the stunning Himeji Gardens with Japanese food trucks, Bubble Tea and more for a glorious family day out. "Without exception they all give terrific performances, bringing to life this deeply moving tale about death and hope. It is without doubt, for me, the strongest and most consistent and uniformly most powerful ensemble of community actors that I have recently seen in Adelaide." Tony Knight, Stage Whispers

  • Absolutely Bestest Kids Show to Ever Happen... Seriously!

    The Nitwits are back. Matty and his imaginary friend Teddlie have an awesome new show - it's the Absolutely Bestest Kids Show to Ever Happen... SERIOUSLY! Pillow fights, dinosaurs, aliens, magic, pure chaos and plenty of audience interaction. The NitWits will have you rolling off your chairs with laughter. Don't miss out on this celebration of silliness! From the creators of the GAME ON series, Grandma's Gonna Kill Us and Grossed Out Game Show. Winners Best Kids show Perth Fringe World 2017

  • Disco Conversion Therapy

    Armed only with a crate of dusty records and a dream, dancefloor anthropologists The Dollar Bin Darlings have dug into the forgotten archives for the real story of Disco. A history lesson, a lecture, a sermon, a party. This Disco manifesto might just change your life. Bring your cool mum, bring your nephew, bring Dave from Accounts, because everyone must hear Aunty Jonny and Professor Dre’s edifying history of radical music, sexed-up dance floors and those people your mother warned you about. We believe in DISCO, we believe in LOVE, and we believe in YOU.

  • VIVIR Flamenco Guitar & Dance

    Ancient secrets explored with a contemporary feel in an elegant night of Flamenco. A new interpretation of the art of Flamenco, VIVIR is a refined and intense showcase of traditional Flamenco blended with modern flavours. ★★★★ Mumble Cirque, Edinburgh 2019 "The standout performance" TheWeereview, Edinburgh 2018 Aylin Eleonora - dance Raul Mannola - guitar

  • The Audreys @ Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe

    Folk rockers, live favourites and multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys have graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than they can count. They've rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned their very hearts for rock and roll. Catch them performing at one of their very favourite places to play: their hometown of Adelaide.

  • Neo 600 Stories

    Neo is kicking off the year with a historic teen-only party in the Elder Wing of Australian Art! Spend the night tuning into epic live music and performances, with the line-up including teen musicians Asira, Jay-Be, Only Knows and Young Adelaide Voices. Unravel the stories of the collection through an artwork-inspired movement workshop with choreographer Jesse McKinley and learn the ins and outs of digital painting with artist Alex Beckinsale. Get ready to be served up some food-centric experiences with FELTspace, before tuning into a teen forum about the future of food and climate. For ages 13–17. Bookings essential, free tickets available on the AGSA website. Neo is presented by The Balnaves Foundation. Photo: Jack Fenby

  • Board game bash

    Join our pro board-gaming staff for an afternoon of fun and (board) games! Bring a friendly sense of competition and get ready to rock and roll (the dice) with our fantastic range of exciting new games as well as old favourites. Every third Saturday of the Month, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the City Library. No bookings required. All welcome.

  • Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster

    The runaway smash hit of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival arrives in Adelaide to make its Australian debut! Electrifying gig. Thrilling theatre. Tongue-twisting vocal gymnastics. Mary Shelley’s original is re-imagined with songs, soundscapes and sonic trickery. Experience the power of the human voice breathing life into monsters all around us. Frankenstein will leave you asking: who are the monsters we fear? Who created them? Featuring a cast of mind-bogglingly skilled young beatboxers, this is a show like no other you’ve ever seen. Combining the genre of gig theatre and the artform of beatbox, Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster is extraordinary. All performances of Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster will be Relaxed. This means we’ll take a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium. Latecomers will be admitted, and re-admittance will be allowed throughout the show. Ear defenders will be available for those with sensory sensitivities. Selected performances will kick off with a curtain raiser performance created by young people from Adelaide, as part of a collaborative project between Carclew, RCC and Battersea Arts Centre. Curtain raiser performance dates will be announced in 2020.

  • Adelaide Fringe: The Real Housewives Choir

    A Fringe-y hysteria by a motley crew of charismatic and empowered women, plus one very talented narrator, delivering the wow of empowerment mixed with a good laugh. This zany choir will take you on a humorous journey of cultural clashes, hot flushes and cross-generational confusion, serving up some favourite melodies, parodies, mash-ups, passionate harmonies and a whole lotta wine. It’s a Musical-Comedy! Uplifting and interactive. Starring a bunch of real housewives who will make you laugh ‘til you cry and prove they can still Rock-the-Stage despite age, adversity and social differences. 5 Shows staged at various venues including; The Garden of Unearthly Delights, The Arkaba, Marion Cultural Centre, Black Box Theatre and Ayres House. Not to be missed! Tickets through Adelaide Fringetix

  • L.I.A.R - Life Is A Rehearsal

    High-flying circus collides with outrageous comedy, serious skill and a little whimsy in this brilliant new work from Berlin-native Remi Martin. Martin (star of LIMBO, Blanc de Blanc Encore) evolves before your eyes through childhood, adolescence and into the daily grind -- but it's not a serious show. It's pretty silly in parts. But such is life -- and so are rehearsals. With extraordinary props, special effects and physically staged scenes with a blistering live soundtrack, this company of three create an odyssey of self-discovery and fantastic imagery to transport you into a dream like no other. "an evening full of adventures, comedy, beautiful visuals and an excellent soundtrack...refreshingly unique" ArtConnect " Dazzling, funny, moving. See it! " Tom Tykwer (film director)

  • RCC

    RCC is a major Fringe Hub for the Adelaide Fringe Festival - Australia's leading arts festival - which serves up an exciting program of music and performing arts from across the globe and their own backyard. Whether you are looking for cutting edge music, stellar shows, immersive art or mouthwatering eats, there is something for everyone at this festival within a festival. Featuring some of the world's most prominent arts figures and unearthed hidden talents, both local devotees and international jet setters will explore RCC. Come join us.

  • A Migrant's Son - Adelaide Fringe 2020

    "A far-reaching generational story that crosses divides, ignites memories & pulls at your heart-strings" Stage Whispers Two-time Helpmann Award nominee Michaela Burger welcomes you into her family’s story, shining a unique spotlight on the migrant experience. After enjoying an informal Greek feast * you’ll traverse 100 years from Russia to Coober Pedy - following the hardship, ingenuity, tragedy & triumph present in all migrants’ stories. Brought to life with original live music - featuring Lala Land choir, led by Carol Young - it is a touching account that is both hard-hitting & hilarious! Winner 2019 Adelaide Fringe Frank Ford Award & Best Cabaret Weekly. ★★★★★ The Upside

  • Georgie Carroll – Off the Charts!

    Manchester born and proud Australian comic, Nurse Georgie Carroll is set to return to the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2020 for her show, Off the Charts. Drawing humour from her unique role as mother, wife, comedian and nurse, Georgie’s combination of nationalities, home life and hospital has provided a 24/7 training ground that has nurtured her naturally funny bones. Georgie’s bluntness and charm coupled with razor-sharp wit, give her a broad-spectrum appeal that can be put into any room and shine.

  • Rebel @ Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe

    Rebel is a live circus rock tribute to the original rebel, David Bowie. Stage dive into the mosh pit for a night of live music, glittering glam rock, phenomenal acrobatics, breathtaking aerials and spectacular heart stopping sideshow. Live music combined with circus and comedy brings to life an incredible body of work that spanned over 50 years, and an aesthetic that broke ground and inspired generations. Rebel has been inspired by the words of Bowie; "I want to tart rock up. I don't want to climb out of my fantasies in order to go up on stage - I want to take them on stage with me." Rebel is your Bowie fantasies realised - a live band, breathtaking circus, spectacular rock and roll sideshow. ★★★★½ "A pervasive feeling of pure joy, and a Bowie-esque celebration of the weird and glamorous" Collage Adelaide "Glam rock and roll cabaret with heart stopping physical feats, a costume selection to die for and enough talent to make you sick... Our only complaint -- we wanted more!" We Know Melbourne 2019 "A fully rounded, packed show for all ages" Stage Whispers 2019 Presented by: Gluttony and Highwire Entertainment

  • Tindo Utpurndee - Sunset Ceremony

    Come and experience Tindo Utpurndee or ‘Sunset Ceremony’, which will officially open the Fringe with a celebration of Aboriginal culture. This powerful and enthralling ceremony recognises and honours the living customs of First Nations people, pays respect to the spirit of the land and give thanks to elders past, present and emerging. Tindo Utpurndee is brought to life thanks to City of Adelaide

  • Gluttony 2020

    Adelaide’s relaxed and quirky arts venue hub, across two East End sites - a pop-up paradise in leafy Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka, plus the stately Masonic Lodge at the eastern end of North Terrace. Our festival-within-a-festival pops up again 14 February – 15 March for the 2020 Adelaide Fringe. We host an eclectic array of 19 venues across two sites, ranging from the large and lively to the intimate and atmospheric. Gluttony’s got something for all tastes, from weekend shows for the whole family to late night laughs, spanning the genres of theatre, cabaret, circus, magic, comedy, dance, burlesque, spoken word, and children’s entertainment. In addition to our 160+ fabulous Fringe acts, you’ll find two dining precincts offering a diverse range of delicious cuisines, bars serving fine wines, local beer and top-shelf spirits, family-friendly activities, and multiple, shaded areas to watch the world go by at our open-air party in the park. Gluttony uses a cashless system for all food and beverage purchases. Gluttony is open from 4.30pm Tuesday-Thursday, 3pm Friday, and 10.30am Saturday and Sunday, until late – plus the public holiday on Monday 9 March. Entry is free.

  • Listo Trapeze @ Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe 2020

    Listo Trapeze Co aims to provide unique, engaging entertainment with the “Big Rig Flying Trapeze”, an exciting and visually-astounding circus arts apparatus. The Flying Trapeze offers varied experiences: from family-oriented fun, to fear-conquering thrills, to jaw-dropping performances, it is a widely popular circus entertainment suitable for first timers, professional aerialists, and all those in-between. Run time: 1.5 hours Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity.

  • Adelaide Fringe

    The Adelaide Fringe is Australia's largest Arts Festival and the second biggest Fringe Festival in the world! We completely take over Adelaide and its’ surrounds for 31 magical days and nights each year, and if you ask anyone who’s ever been lucky enough to experience the Fringe, they’ll tell you that it’s the best time of year to be in Adelaide. Our atmosphere is indescribable, but here are some words that almost do the job; mythical, magical, fantabulous, fantasmagorical, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. You get the idea – we’re one in a million. Venues big and small, pop-up and permanent, house thousands of artists from all over Adelaide, Australia and the world. Around most of Adelaide’s corners, whether in an alleyway, a tent, a pub; a laundromat, or an abandoned hospital, you’ll be bound to find Fringe goodness in some shape or form. With free events, ground breaking work, new talent, innovative thinking and original voices, we’re here to unleash the fun. Want to join in? Visit our website to find out what's on!

  • Rouge @ Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe

    Circus for grown ups: a non-stop celebration of the astonishing, surprising, subversive and the supremely sexy - award-winning sensation Rouge is returning with its biggest, extended, and most outrageous show yet! Returning from the UK with a collection of five-star reviews in tow, Rouge is back with acts you've loved plus brand new offerings to shock, delight and tease. ★★★★★ "Rouge redefines what circus is and should be" Wee Review ★★★★★ "One badass sizzler of a show" Daily Mail ★★★★★ "Spectacular and flamboyant" DIVA Magazine ★★★★★ "Brilliant performances covered with rhythm and attitude that embodies the phrase, 'Filthy and Gorgeous'." Weekend Notes ★★★★★ "if you aren't turned on by this you might want to consult a physician, because you're probably clinically dead" Smut Buttons Presented by: Gluttony and Highwire Entertainment

  • PHAT CAB CLUB - Adelaide Fringe 2020

    Fierce, bold and utterly unstoppable, 'PHAT CAB CLUB' is a night out like no other, featuring Australia's most exciting young circus artists bringing a fresh take on cabaret. Combining a striking hip-hop sound track with world class skills, this is the hottest destination for gritty late-night contemporary circus. After winning Best Circus at Perth FRINGE WORLD 2019, 'PHAT CAB CLUB' is making its Adelaide Fringe debut. Bringing the energy of a concert fused with unparalleled technical ability, this boundary pushing passion project is not to be missed! ★★★★½ "Bold, confident, in-your face circus that takes it to the next level" FringeFeed 2019 ★★★★½ "The energy was infectious, the talent was undeniable and the approach youthful bold and exuberant" Theatrepeople 2019 *No Shows Mondays and Wednesdays and Sundays except for Sunday 8th March The Ukiyo at Gluttony

  • Impromptunes - The Completely Improvised Musical

    Australia's festival-favourite is finally in Adelaide! Each night, the audience suggests the title of a musical that doesn't exist, and moments later the curtain opens on a brand new, completely improvised and totally hilarious show. Now a weekly podcast, Impromptunes has performed sell-out shows in festivals throughout Australia and in Edinburgh Fringe. Don't miss out on your chance to see Australia's funniest musical improvisers in action. With over 300 brand-new musicals to their name, you're in good (jazz) hands! ★★★★★ Theatre People ★★★★★ Dircksey ★★★★1/2 The West Australian ★★★★1/2 Gutter Culture ★★★★ Herald Sun ★★★★ Time Out ★★★★ Broadway Baby ★★★★ Beat Magazine ★★★★ Fringefeed ★★★★ The Fourth Wall Formed in 2013, Impromptunes is Australia's premier improvised musical comedy troupe. They have performed their flagship show 'The Completely Improvised Musical' over 300 times, selling out shows in Perth Fringe World, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Bondi Feast and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The hugely talented cast comes from a variety of backgrounds, including WAAPA, VCA, Impro Melbourne and Spontaneous Broadway. The team keeps the fun going all year round, presenting a mini-musical each week on Impromptunes: The Podcast.

  • Matt Tarrant: EVOLVE @ Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe

    The WINNER of the Best Overall Act of the Adelaide Fringe 2019 returns with his BRAND NEW show Matt Tarrant: EVOLVE! SOLD OUT, Award Winning and a stack of ★★★★★ in 2019 - this is the MUST SEE SHOW of 2020! Expect world-class award winning magic, mentalism and laughs from one of Australia's most popular performers! This will SELL OUT. Important information: Language Warning only present as there is multiple segments of crowd participation and the occasional swear of disbelief may occur in these situations.

  • Being Dead (Don Quixote) MKA

    A dangerous quest of literary theft, build-your-own identity and post-anarchy. Don Quixote is the softcore idol you deserve. A moving and sensational experience of queer thinking, failed heroism and triumphant femininity. Queer Femme Kerith Manderson-Galvin rips off the world’s first modern novel, Barbie™, and the original rip-off artist Kathy Acker in a signature work that has alienated and captivated audiences across Australia.

  • Two Brunettes And A Gay - Bottoms Up!

    Grab a bubbles and your bestie and come hit the town with your favourite CABAGAY sensation 'Two Brunettes And A Gay' as they return to the stage with their BRAND NEW show 'Bottoms Up!'. Now they've hit their dirty 30s, these basic white bitches are ready to share the wisdom of a life (not very) well lived. From day jobs to blow jobs, gutters to gay bars. This tantalising trio will take you on a tour of their taboo personal tales. If you're looking for a night of fabulous music and laughs...or just somewhere to get legless -- then look no further. It's all about to go BOTTOMS UP! ★★★★★ "Great energy and powerful vocals for an evening filled with cabaret, intimacy, and queens" Everything Adelaide. ★★★★★ "It will leave you breathless, fabulous and craving more, more, more" The Iconic Blonde. ★★★★½ Adelaide Theatre Guide ★★★★ All About Entertainment

  • Shake It @ Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe

    'Shake It' features the best of burlesque at the Adelaide Fringe, combined with foul-mouthed songstress Minnie Andrews (of 'Papillon'). Minnie hosts one of the most outrageous events at Fringe, with special guest acts from across the festival of burlesque, circus and cabaret. This will not be polite, this will not be gentle, we are SHAKING IT UP! Shake It returns after a massive sold out run in 2018 and 2019. Content warning: for ages 18+ only. ★★★★½ "Shake It has it all!" - Upside News. "The show is naughty, sexy, rude, inappropriate, brash and I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT." - Markus Hamence. "Minnie Andrews is brilliant. Her MC skills and ability to work a crowd is amazing, but it's her powerhouse voice that makes her a stand out" - Glam Adelaide.

  • The Choir of Man @ Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe

    Direct from the stages of their world tour, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and two hit Sydney Opera House seasons, 'Choir of Man' are back at the Fringe with their good-time powerhouse vocals smashing your favourite pub classics, rock ballads and pop hits. Grab your mates and get ready to press replay on the "ultimate feel good show"!

  • Cold War: MKA + Dopplegangster

    Two losers eat snow cones in a cheap motel room. They watch you via a drone. The only flavour is tasteless. Part punk gig, contemporary theatre and political intervention; renowned international climate activist-artists, Doppelgangster, deliver a thrilling, hypnotic, phantasmagoric spectacle that blasts a light on the horrors of ecological disaster. Post-dramatic chaos featuring two extraordinary performers and a violent and anarchic jazz-punk score.

  • Luminarium: Daedalum

    Transport yourself into a world of radiant colour, labyrinthine tunnels and cavernous domes. Experience the surprising luminosity, calming hues and unexpected beauty likened to travelling through a stained glass window, a futuristic space station, or a living breathing sculpture of air and light. For all ages, no two visits are alike as the Luminarium’s atmosphere changes according to the weather and light outside. Presented by Insite Arts. Supported by the University of Adelaide Luminarium: Daedalum is open daily from 5pm–10pm (closed Mondays). Advanced booking is available for 30min sessions from 5.30pm–9.30pm via the Adelaide Fringe website.

  • Velvet Rewired

    The disco-fuelled cabaret spectacular returns to the Fringe in a brand new, revamped celebration. Director and creator Craig Ilott reworks his magic to transform the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent into a sparkling new vision of dreams, life and fulfilment. Since its world premiere in 2015 at the Fringe this big, bold, beautiful extravaganza has travelled the globe to thunderous applause and sold-out performances. It fuses music, circus, burlesque and a disco inferno, resulting in an insatiably flawless and glamorous show! Join Marcia Hines and a cast of ten, including a dazzling array of acrobats, aerialists, amazing vocals, glitz, glamour and jaw-dropping circus skills, for an exhilarating night of fun, funk and fabulous music. Velvet Rewired – follow the music and expect the unexpected!

  • The Great Ampong Band

    The music and story of Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong, the kingpin of the trio together with Cee and Showboy. He has been in the music scene since 1996 and has come out with a number of hit songs including "Jordan", "Osofoo Kasa" and "Hosanna". The new trio is here to spread the music and rhythm and make you want to dance. Uplifting and joyous music for everyone.

  • Yabarra - Dreaming In Light

    We invite you to journey with us along an immersive dreaming track to experience a story of creation and country at Tandanya. For all 31 days and nights of the 2020 Fringe, audiences are invited to come experience the Dreaming through cutting edge light technologies and state of the art illuminations. A free story for all generations and all communities to share in, Yabarra will be a unique indoor cultural experience which will engage, immerse, and educate all who share the Dreaming In Light. Yabarra - Dreaming In Light, is brought to life by our Partners: Novatech, Epson, City of Adelaide, The University of Adelaide, Yellaka, Monkeystack, Illuminart, MOD., and Tandanya.

  • ANNISA B - Dear Future Ex-Husbands - Rhino Room

    With a sold out show at Sydney Comedy Festival, a successful and award winning comedy short film and theatre show, Annisa B has just returned from doing shows in Los Angeles and she is going on tour. She brings her creative and imaginative comedic mind to her own show "Dear Future Ex-Husbands". Girl logic is logic - a warped and creative logic, but logic nonetheless. All the crazy thoughts you have had about dating, friends, family, work, exercise, kids, getting older - just life stuff really. Annisa B is going to share with you her epic wins and her epic fails, the fact that coffee has been her most stable boyfriend and that she truly believes she was meant to be a drag queen in another life. Ladies she will be your new best friend and gentlemen if you still want to date her or a girl like her, here are all the things you need to know before you become a future ex-husband. This event is part of ADELAIDE FRINGE Festival, Adelaide’s favourite annual festival.

  • CIRCOLOMBIA: Acéléré - Adelaide Fringe Festival

    Circus superstars Circolombia are returning to amaze with their renegade brand of dance, live music and astounding acrobatics. Welcome to the new revolution. Circolombia, a supercharged company of youthful Colombian artists, has been changing the face of contemporary circus now for over a decade. Their latest phenomenon, Acéléré, smashes all preconceptions of circus with a high-risk, adrenalin-fuelled production bursting with Latin fire, urban flavour and heart-stopping energy. Delivered with the rawness and attitude of South American street life, Acéléré turns the spotlight on 14 incredible performers and their endless feats of strength, balance, tumbling and insane pinpoint accuracy. Every gutsy and improbable stunt is staged in the same breath as Circolombia's trademark circus-concert soundscape, a vibrant mixtape of Latin hip-hop, cumbia and drum 'n bass, complete with raps from the fierce female ringmaster performed live and in the spirit of an infectious dance party. Rebellious, dynamic and wildly entertaining, this is no ordinary circus. It's simply extraordinary. "This is the circus performance that shows others how it's done. Go" The Scotsman This activity received grant funding from the Council on Australia Latin America Relations of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • Fort Nite Battle Royal Live

    We provide the Nerf guns. You choose your weapon & get ready to run. Thirty players take to the field. Warm up games give you an opportunity to size-up the opposition and earn bonus weapons for the final round. The last game is the Battle Royal itself. Once the game begins there are no teams, no alliances, no squads. Every player stands on their own against the rest. The umpires word is final and the last player standing takes home the medal. All winners are invited back for a Champion of Champion's battle on the final Sunday of the Fringe. We will also provide safety eye wear & competitor vests. We recommend wearing comfortable close-toed shoes. This is an outdoor event and may be subject to weather. This event is an 8 years and older event - Children younger than 8 will not be admitted.

  • S-27 by Sarah Grochala

    Perth's Feet First Collective is bringing Sarah Grochala’s award-winning play S-27 to the Adelaide Fringe for six shows. S-27 won Amnesty International’s ‘Protect the Human’ Playwriting Competition in 2007. The play draws on the rule of the Khmer Rouge, the S-21 prison plus prison records and interviews. Set in polarising times, S-27 delves into human depravity, betrayal and abandoned morality. It is a time of extremes. The play begins with an immersive experience that thrusts audiences into this dystopian world. The story follows May, a photographer who must document dissenters who have ‘rebelled’ against the Organisation. May is living life under duress and each scene raises the stakes and tests her loyalties. Is it to the people she once loved, her fellow human beings or to the Organisation? How far will she go in the Organisation’s name? How will she define herself when presented with unimaginable dilemmas? Put yourself in May’s shoes. "Powerful and compelling theatre, excellently acted and with an important message." - Stage Whispers "Intriguing and innovative production with some fabulous up-and-coming performers." - Perth Arts Live

  • California Crooners Club @ Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe

    Throw the suits, songs and sounds of the classic jazz era into a cocktail shaker, toss in a healthy splash of R&B, a double pour of modern pop masterpieces, shake it about with Hugh Sheridan's signature swizzle stick, and you get a tumbler full of his 'California Crooners Club'! A powerhouse music show of voices, sentiment and show business that is an absolute Fringe favourite. 'California Crooners Club' made its world debut at the Adelaide Fringe in 2016. It was born from hometown favourite Hugh Sheridan living in Los Angeles and being inspired by its clash of old school glamour, poignant urban swagger and the dazzling opportunity of Hollywood. He invited into the Club some of the best singers in the world, and together they are singing some of best songs in history.

  • Moon Duo Present the Lightship

    Direct from San Francisco, CA, formed in 2009 by Wooden Ships’ guitarist Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada. Moon Duo bring their luminous new album Stars Are the Light to Adelaide, performing in The Lightship— a perception-shifting, visual environment light box helmed by visual projection artist Emmanuel Biard, and inspired by 70’s discotheques and the psychedelic experience. Their awe-inspiring live shows are as much happenings as concerts.

  • Amanda Palmer: There Will Be No Intermission

    A night of piano, pain and laughter. The irrepressible, unapologetic former lead singer of The Dresden Dolls launches RCC 2020 with her critically acclaimed one-woman show. Attitudinal. Unmissable. No introduction or further explanation necessary: it’s Amanda Fucking Palmer. “Sometimes you make the art, and sometimes the art makes you. This record and tour feels more like the latter.” Amanda Palmer

  • East End Unleashed

    Rundle Street will be like one big street party Thursday to Sunday during the Fringe. With an array of unique eateries and bars, and with longer days and warm nights, it’s the perfect time to choose your own culinary adventure while soaking up all the vibes of the summer festivals! Rundle Street will be closing access to vehicle traffic, so you can safely roam down the festival hub. Plus, outdoor dining will be extended until midnight, so you can eat alfresco-style and get your fill any time hunger strikes. The East End will be buzzing with street performers, the Ebenezer Night Markets and all the action of Adelaide Fringe, Gluttony and The Garden of Unearthly Delights. So, book your shows and your street seats at some of the East End’s best cafes and restaurants.

  • HYPNOTISED - Adelaide Fringe 2020 - Isaac Lomman | Hypnotist

    ★★★★1/2 "You'll be equally shocked as you are in stitches from laughter, as Lomman cleverly combines comedy and hypnosis into one uncontrollable laughter/gasp fest." Eventalaide ★★★★ "Jump in and volunteer to be hypnotised if you dare --- you'll enjoy the show even more if you do." The Advertiser Back for his 8th Adelaide Fringe season, Australia's stage hypnotist, Isaac Lomman takes his show to the next level with this must see Fringe show. Delving into this powerful and empowering state of mind, Isaac takes volunteers from the audience into a hilarious journey conjured up in their incredible imaginations. This fun all ages show will change your mind about everything you know of hypnosis and give your sides a work out with giggles in the process. SEE the show or BE the show!

  • Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered | Adelaide Fringe 2020

    In a world where Angry Feminism gets a bad rap, why not give Friendly Feminism a go? Fresh from a sold-out debut season, join friendly feminist Millicent Sarre and her all-female band for the Adelaide Fringe return of this cabaret crash-course in modern intersectional feminism. Featuring 10 original songs, relatable anecdotes and a healthy dose of audience participation, this is a show for hard-core feminists and sceptics alike, and is one cabaret "not to be missed" Everything Adelaide. ★★★★★ “This is an eye-opening, timely production. It is a must see” Glam Adelaide. ★★★★★ “Funny, informative, musically outstanding and generally brilliant” Everything Adelaide. ★★★★½ “Sarre’s passion for feminism shines through, and is truly infectious - the audience leave feeling impassioned and informed” This is RAdelaide.

  • Mengele

    1979, a beach in Brazil, a drowning man meets the mysterious woman that he assumes has saved him. Flattered and entranced by this enigmatic presence, he attempts to justify the unjustifiable, ultimately only succeeding in damning himself. Created in support of Holocaust charities, 'Mengele' offers a warning from the past of what happens when the world buys into hatred and bigotry. Returning to Adelaide after sell-out award winning seasons at Adelaide Fringe '18 & Edinburgh Fringe '18 & '19. ★★★★★ "Important, and it is brilliant" The Advertiser ★★★★★ "Astonishing" Daily Business ★★★★★ "Riveting... an exposé of a sociopathic narcissist" BroadwayWorld.com ★★★★★ "Stellar performances" Culturefix "A must-see masterpiece, a message more relevant than ever" Kryztoff

  • Adelaide Fringe Giant Sing-A-Long

    This year, Adelaide Fringe is hosting the karaoke to end all karaoke! Belt out our favourite ballads to your heart's content - at Giant Sing Along, you'll be welcomed with open arms (and microphones with judgement-free, built-in autotune). Come along, have a laugh, have some fun, and let loose with the joy of song. Giant Sing-A-Long is brought to life thanks to Lot Fourteen.

  • AJ Holmes: Yeah But Not Right Now

    Following a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe, actor, writer, and composer AJ Holmes makes his Adelaide Fringe debut with a one-man musical! Best known for 'The Book of Mormon' on Broadway, the West End, and Australia; writing for 'South Park', and co-composing Starkid's 'A Very Potter Musical'. Presented by Stamptown. Directed by Michaella Drummond.

  • Gluttony @ Masonic for Adelaide Fringe 2020

    Gluttony @ Masonic is the second site for Gluttony, the Adelaide Fringe venue hub that is also based in Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka. Our festival-within-a-festival pops up again. During Fringe, this 130-year-old stately stone building houses cracking comedy, outstanding music, breathtaking magic and thought-provoking theatre. The three distinct performance spaces are named The Great Hall, The Owl, and The Phoenix. In addition, patrons can order drinks and enjoy the festival vibe at the Green Room, a unique small bar, near the performance spaces on the basement level. (If its elegant interior looks familiar, you may recognise it as the set of feature film, Hotel Mumbai.) Entry will be available from both North Terrace and Synagogue Place. Gluttony uses a cashless system for all food and beverage purchases.

  • Maho Magic Bar

    Welcome to your own exclusive magic show with the all-stars of Japanese close-up magic. Be transported to a magical, glittering Tokyo night full of wonder, warmth and wicked delights. Cocooned within a riot of neon, and with a delicious drink in hand, four charismatic master magicians perform just for you. These tricksters, direct from Japan, will conjure festival mischief, joy and wonder. Part show, part bar and all magic! Minimum one drink purchase per person. Maho Magic Bar is recommended for audiences aged 12+. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • Passengers - The University of Adelaide

    Max wants to tell you a story. He’s not entirely sure why or even who he is. Is he savage, peacekeeper or critic… or all of these? He’s hoping you’ll be able to help. Passengers is a semi-autobiographical dark comedy about the epic battles and alliances within the psyche and the power of the mind to protect itself from pain. Using their trademark blend of comedy, tragedy, playfulness and heart, Vacuum Theatre show us that by understanding that we all have multiple, complex personalities, we can have more compassion and understanding for ourselves and each other.

  • AMOS GILL - Live at Rhino Room for Adelaide Fringe Festival!

    The world's on the brink of collapse and it feels like our society, like the great ones before, is about to implode. Where did it all go wrong? Amos knows. Of course he's not going to do anything about it, he'll leave that for the Swedish children to fix. He has no time for the melting glaciers, because he's been writing a new hour of jokes about these strange times. Award-winning comedian Amos Gill has conquered Australia’s comedy scene and cemented his place on the US comedy circuit. The former TV & radio host has played the Sydney Opera House and Madison Square Garden, performed in multiple countries touring with Jim Jefferies, and sells out year after year with a gut-busting new hour. Don’t miss the world-conquering comic - best book early! ★★★★★ 'F*cking hilarious' Weekend Notes

  • Don't Mess With the Dummies

    Lions and tigers and dummies, oh my! Set up camp and stampede into the jungle for an outlandish, circus filled extravaganza that will leave you chuckling like a monkey and roaring for more. From the unstoppable Dummies Corp comes an all-new extraordinary adventure! They're on an expedition and you're invited along for the ride. Pack your bag, tie your shoes and get ready for circus-filled hilarity as the Dummies monkey around the jungle, swing through treetops and skip past foliage. With a rockin' soundtrack, unbelievable acrobatics and trademark Dummies frivolity, let's get ready to rumble!

  • Lawrence Mooney - Beauty

    Insightful and brutally honest, stand-up comedian Lawrence Mooney returns to the stage in 2020 for his new show, Beauty. Emerging from his guise of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Beauty will be a veracious culmination of Lawrence’s comedic brilliance. Having earned awards for Best Show Sydney Comedy Festival and multiple Barry Award Nominations at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival - Lawrence promises a candid and hilarious stand-up experience.

  • Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

    Red-hot rhythms, dynamic energy, dramatic choreography & musical synchronisation: Mugenkyo's distinctive style fuses traditional spirit with modern theatricality. The UK's original taiko pioneers have just celebrated their landmark 25th year as Europe's longest-established group. With 1000s of performances worldwide, including extensive theatre tours, cross-genre collaborations, TV, film & recording projects, Mugenkyo present their long-awaited Australian debut. ★★★★★ "Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed" Edinburgh Evening News. "Mugenkyo showcases its musical presentation in totally modern style, making the esoteric thoroughly pop... sustaining its appeal right to the climax, winning thunderous applause" The Stage.

  • Puppetry Of The Penis - The Best Bits Tour Live!

    After conquering over 35 countries in two dickades, Australia’s greatest theatrical export brings you a collection of all of their ‘Best Bits’! Conceived initially in male sporting change rooms, the show has since found favour with both men and women alike. Having graced 35 countries with theatrical and absurdist humour, the Best Bits tour promises to regale audiences with iconic acts such as the Eiffel Tower, the Lochness Monster, the Pelican and the Hamburger - along with several new installations. Guaranteeing both entertainment and liberation, Puppetry of the Penis invites Australian audiences to laugh out loud, and celebrate a truly odd piece of human anatomy. WARNING: This show contains traces of nuts!

  • The Black Blues Brothers

    The acrobatic tribute to cult movie 'The Blues Brothers' that has amazed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and across Europe is coming to the Adelaide Fringe! The energy of Africa meets rhythm and blues sound. In an elegant American bar, the chairs, table and surroundings become props for new feats of acrobatic daring. Showcasing a vast range of skills and disciplines, watch in awe as 'The Black Blues Brothers' amaze with hilarious dance challenges, fire and somersault routines, human pyramids and much more. Performed in more than 200 cities in 15 countries, over 600 times in 6 years, this show was also presented in front of Pope Francis who acclaimed the artists. You can't miss it! From jaw-dropping human pyramids to toe-tapping dance-offs, THE BLACK BLUES BROTHERS in their five very sharp suits will be delighting Adelaide audiences of all ages with their daring feats. ★★★★★ "Highly recommended" One4review ★★★★ "An excellent mix of acrobatics and comedy" BroadwayBaby "The Dazzling Feats of the Magnificent Five" Corriere della sera

  • BOSS SQUAD - Adelaide Fringe Festival

    Smashing stereotypes while smashing out tricks! This ripper of a show calls out the cat-callers, while embracing all things weird and acrobatically wonderful. Expect to see high-level circus skills from Australia's fearless female performers. Sideshow, hula-hoops, German wheel and teeterboard are some of the amazing acts on show in this latest work where we'll laugh at the ridiculous period myths and embrace our sexuality. This is a celebration of what women can achieve and how we can support each other in even the biggest and boldest of ventures. ★★★★ "This show is for any girl who has ever been told they shouldn't be strong. For any girl who has been told to behave 'like a girl'." Fest Mag 2019. ★★★★ "The show is triumphant and worthy of a standing ovation." Weekend Notes 2019.

  • Poet in Residence - Deb Stewart

    Join Poet in Residence Deb Stewart to explore your connections to the City of Adelaide through poetry. Capture your memories and reflections, with an emphasis on human interaction with city buildings, spaces and landmarks. Together we will create collaborative and individual poems that map the ‘human city’ and discover what Adelaide means to us. Workshops are at various times throughout February. Join her for a special spoken word performance Friday 20 March. Places are limited so book your place now.

  • Garden of Unearthly Delights

    Each year, The Garden of Unearthly Delights creates a unique festival playground including multiple performance venues, bars, carnival rides, an array of world foods, market stalls, and the most unexpected sideshow surprises. The Garden and its exceptional program of arts and entertainment create an electrifying energy throughout the City of Adelaide every summer.

  • Demystifying the aged care puzzle

    Join author Gail Miller to learn why it is important to get your affairs in order long before you think you need to. Be prepared for the future; whatever it brings. She will discuss topics including downsizing, the importance of Wills, Power of Attorney and Advanced Care Directive. She will also discuss understanding why an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) is required, the roles of Aged Care Placement Consultants and if financial and legal advice is necessary.Gail Ruth Miller is an Adelaide author, speaker and aged care liaison. She wrote her first of four books at the age of 55 after hearing a 99 year old motivational speaker who encouraged her to write. Her books include 5 Easy ways to solve the Aged Care Puzzle, Unscrambling Grief, your story – your way and The Magic of Setting your Intentions. If you are interested in this event, you may also like other free events in the series: Life Happens, March 5, Adelaide South West Community Centre and Come Alive at 55, April 1, Adelaide City Library.

  • Meditation

    This three to four week free meditation course is facilitated by Sri Chinmoy. The first block starts on 11 February and runs from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. February course dates: 11, 18, 25 March course dates: 10, 17, 24, 31 May course dates: 12,19, 26 June course dates: 9, 16, 23, 30 Please visit the website and complete the ‘Contact Us’ form to register. Continuation classes will be offered at the end of each course.

  • Adelaide men's group

    The Adelaide Men's Group has been meeting on a monthly basis for more than 10 years.The purpose of the Adelaide Men’s Group is to build meaningful community and authentic connections with other men. By participating in the meetings you are able to:• increase connection• be listened to and genuinely heard• feel safe sharing feelings and perspectives• speak honestly, openly and confidentially without judgement• develop authentic friendships that are not based on your job, the car you drive or the sporting team you follow.Contributions to cover the cost of the Men’s group meeting facilities, supper, website etc, consistent with the sense of value you received from the meeting, are greatly appreciated and can be provided at the end of the ‘Talking Circle’ or at other times.

  • David Suchet - Poirot and More: A Retrospective

    Join them in conversation with the man, the actor and his many roles in an unmistakably unique event; David Suchet - Poirot and More: A Retrospective. For over 25 years he captivated millions worldwide as Agatha Christie’s elegant Belgian detective. Beyond Poirot, this Emmy and Olivier award winning actor has been celebrated for his portrayal of iconic roles such as Lady Bracknell, Cardinal Benelli, Freud, and many more. Discover why David Suchet is renowned for not only becoming the role, but also taking on the personalities of some of television and theatre’s most fascinating characters. Take your seat at this once-in-a-lifetime event, as you go behind the screen and curtain with a legend.

  • Novelist’s circle I

    Novelist’s circle I is a writers’ support group, meeting on the second Monday of the month at the Box Factory Community CentreIf you live in Adelaide and would like to join a critiquing group that meets monthly, this is the group for you. Be prepared to share your work, receive critical feedback, and invest time in critiquing the work of other members.

  • Paint and Sip Class - Balloon Girl (Feb 09)

    Ignite your creativity and learn to create an art masterpiece, the easy and fun way. Bring your friends and/or make some new ones, over music and a guided two-hour painting session. Forget your stresses and worries, and create your very own unique artwork (yours to keep). You'll get step by step instructions from our expert artist, to create your own interpretation of the selected painting (see the photo above). Guests must be 18 or older for this event, as our classes are held at licensed bars. If the date pr theme of this class doesn't suit you, we have lots of other classes available running regularly - check them out! "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist." - Pablo Picasso

  • Cellar Door Fest

    Cellar Door Fest—Adelaide’s favourite food, wine, beer and spirits festival—celebrates its 10th birthday in 2020! Returning to the Adelaide Convention Centre, the 2020 Festival will offer three days of gourmet fun as its toasts a decade of celebrating South Australia’s best with over 150+ local wineries, breweries, distilleries and food producers, all under one roof in the heart of the City. Exciting 2020 Festival features include a host of long table dining experiences featuring celebrity guest chefs Adam Liaw, Callum Hann and Jessie Spiby, plus an exquisite long lunch showcasing wines by Hentley Farm; an all-new, dedicated ‘The Fromagerie’ zone; plus an expanded Great Wine Capitals Discovery Space featuring tastings and exclusive wine masterclasses by d’Arenberg, Penfolds, Henschke and St Hugo. Don’t forget about cooking demos in Jessie’s Kitchen! There’s plenty to celebrate at Cellar Door Fest 2020. For tickets or to view the complete Festival program, please visit the CDF Website.

  • Linux support group

    Meet other Linux users, talk and work through issues together in this Linux support group. Share your knowledge and learn new skills at weekly sessions. Monthly sessions are for those wishing to exchange knowledge and experience, and enjoy occasional guest speakers.

  • Bingo

    You are welcome to join members of Filipino Aged Care of SA every Thursday to enjoy playing game of bingo together. You don't need to be a member to join in the fun. Entry is free. You are playing just for fun and socialising.

  • Music in the Square

    Music in the Square is back to bring sweet tunes and delicious food truck fare to your lunch break! Grab your friends and head outdoors as Hindmarsh Square fills with the sounds of some of Adelaide's best local live music; Slowmango and Seabass. Bring a packed lunch, grab something on the way or enjoy the delicious offerings of the street-food trucks; Nugg Lyf, Afri-Disiac, Colombo Express and Tiki Taco. Music in the Square is delivered by the City of Adelaide in partnership with Music SA to activate the city with music in their spaces and places and provide opportunities for local musicians to showcase their talents. The City of Adelaide proudly celebrates Adelaide as a UNESCO City of Music.

  • Rockford Wine Dinner at Shiki

    Embark on a culinary journey and indulge in a menu that has been crafted with mastery by Chef de Cuisine, Kenny Trinh. Indulge in award-winning Japanese cuisine, paired carefully with selected museum wines from the cellars of one of the Barossa’s most celebrated winemakers. David Kalleske and Lynette Collins of Rockford Wines will join Shiki in hosting this very special dinner, to celebrate a much treasured partnership of over 30 years. Indulge in Wagyu beef tataki and Sashimi selections of Atlantic salmon, Yellowfin tuna, SA Kingfish, prawn and Smoky Bay oyster. Then relish in lobster tail, Hay Valley lamb loin, Wagyu beef sirloin and Tenderloin wagyu beef with broccolini. Finish with a delicious dark chocolate, raspberry and coconut mousse dome with your choice of tea or coffee. Featuring a special selection of Rockford wines, you will delight in this diverse showcase of styles. Enjoy complimentary parking for this event. Simply ask to have your Adelaide Convention Centre car park ticket validated (limited to 1 ticket per couple).

  • Pouring Ribbons

    Pouring Ribbons ~ a unique tasting club for women, like no other. At Pouring Ribbons, you will hear from some outstanding women in the beverage industry, as they awaken your palate on a journey of “spirits discovery”. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, you will be guided through a range of delectable spirits, all in the comfort of Hains & Co. Learn the subtle differences between each spirit, understand the nuances and what makes each unique. Presented by women, for women. No egos, no posturing. Just pure Gin, Vodka, Scotch, Bourbon, Tequila and Rum. After all, it’s a fact that women have keener tasting palates than men. No. 2 in the Pouring Ribbons event line up on the 3rd April, with Harriet Messenger from Husk Distillers showcasing their super popular Ink Gin, and a range of their fantastic rums. Joining her is Nicole Durdin, distiller at Seppeltsfield Road Distillers exhibiting her range of delicious gins. It should be a fantastic event. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring likeminded women together in a comfortable and casual environment. We would love you to join Erica Richards our host with the most for our next instalment

  • Cooking demonstration - healthy and easy summer salad

    Join Saras for a cooking demonstration where you will learn how to make a simple and delicious vegetarian chickpea salad. Following the demonstration, you will get to sample the dish. All ingredients are supplied.This cooking demonstration is free for City of Adelaide residents (proof required) and $3.00 for non-residents. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

  • Esperanto

    Esperanto is a language created to be used internationally, a means by which all people, no matter what their origins, might communicate freely. It is reportedly easy to learn and was invented to allow communication for everybody on a basis of mutual respect and understandingJoin the monthly group to talk, laugh and learn. Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month, from February to November. Everyone is welcome. No bookings are required.

  • Senior Moments 2: Remember, Remember

    Senior Moments 2? No, it’s not déjà vu, you are having another “Senior Moment”! The smash hit revue returns in a sequel without equal: Senior Moments 2: Remember, Remember. Yes, once again the senior sensation will be sweeping the nation with all new jokes and all old performers. Australian TV icon Tony Barber, master satirist Max Gillies and original rock legend Normie Rowe head the classic cast for another 90 minutes of comedy sketches, songs and inspired senior silliness. After two sell out national tours of the original hit, the Senior Moments gang are back for another comedy revue about ‘old’ people (and what they still remember). Senior Moments 2: Remember, Remember is more riotous fun for those old enough to know better. Senior Moments 2: Remember, Remember is a second serving of hilarious sketches and wonderfully witty songs performed by legendary show business seniors aging disgracefully before your eyes (unless you are wearing your reading glasses by mistake). Senior Moments 2 - It’s another seriously funny revue for slightly old people (be honest, that’s you). Don’t miss the fun, there is a ‘Senior Moment’ coming soon to a capital city near you.

  • Edible gifts on a budget

    Join us for a Valentine cooking session making cost friendly edible gifts for someone special. Whether it be a partner, neighbour, friend or as a treat for yourself – show them you care. Come along cook, share and taste together before taking wrapped edible gifts home. All ingredients are provided. Places are limited so bookings are essential. Please contact the Adelaide South West Community Centre to secure your spot today.

  • Crohn's and Colitis support group

    The Crohn's and Colitis support group meetings provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals impacted by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can express themselves openly and receive support and understanding from others with similar experiences. All members, including the facilitator, are impacted by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in some way. So whether you have a diagnosis yourself, have a sibling, partner or loved one with IBD, our groups are also there to support you.IBD is hard to talk about, so a lot of sufferers go through their symptoms in silence. Come along, you might just learn something that will make you feel a bit better.

  • Adelaide Fringe 60th Anniversary exhibition

    The Adelaide City Library celebrates six decades of festival fun and eye-catching design with an exhibition of iconic Adelaide Fringe posters and memorabilia. This will be alongside contemporary artworks by Adelaide visual artist Donovan Christie whose painting 'Cornerstone of the Community' was chosen for the cover of the Adelaide Fringe 60th Anniversary Book. The exhibition will be on display from Tuesday 4 February to Sunday 29 March 2020. Image: Donovan Christie, Cornerstone of the Community.

  • Senior Moments 2

    The smash hit “Senior Moments” is back in a senior sequel without equal: “Senior Moments 2!” Australian showbiz legends Max Gillies, Tony Barber and Normie Rowe are having more Senior Moments in the senior sensation that’s sweeping the nation. Senior Moments 2: “Remember Remember” is another seriously silly comedy revue, a brilliantly funny collection of comic sketches and songs performed by a cast who are old enough to know better! Senior Moments 2. A 90 minute classic comedy revue for slightly ‘old’ people. That’s you, isn’t it? Be honest.

  • Music on Flinders Summer Series

    Pilgrim Uniting Church's popular Music on Flinders lunchtime performances begin again. This summer, musician Kathy Pike, has organised a stella range of players to delight. The idyllic setting under the trees of the forecourt of the church provides a welcome repose for passers by and visitors alike. The first concert features Will Metzer. Will is a Jazz singer and pianist based in Adelaide and has played piano all over the world. His love of jazz is coupled with an incredible knowledge of all music. Willy manages Jazz It Up, Adelaide’s premier jazz band. Stay tuned to our website

  • Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity Exhibition

    Showcasing the work of contemporary African artists - from grassroots level to some of the continents leading artists, the Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity exhibition returns to the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in 2020. This year’s exhibition includes artwork from Africa's street artists, prolific visual artists and photographers. This platform aims to promote the power of art and creativity and its capacity to bridge cultural gaps.

  • Friendly street poets

    Bring along your poems to read at Friendly street poets or just come and listen to a diverse range of poetry. Held on the first Monday of the month, sign-in is from 6:00 pm for a start around 6:20 pm. A second session starts around 7:30 pm. Remember: there is a maximum of three minutes maximum microphone time per reader to make sure everyone gets a go and has an audience.If you want your poem to be considered for this year’s anthology, you must be a member of FSP. Bring along two printed copies of your poem with all your contact details on them for submission. You can join up for 2020 Membership via the link below or you pay-up on the night.

  • Identity exhibition

    In the art exhibition Identity the artists scratch the surface of a complex theme, expressing aspects of ‘identity’ that are both general and personal. Reaching into the identity well is certainly worthwhile and often challenging. The exhibition can be viewed at Box Factory Community Centre Monday to Friday during opening hours of 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, from 3 February to 27 March. You can also join Bev for a free movement, drawing and writing workshop on Saturday 29 February from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Box Factory Community Centre. To book email Bev direct.

  • English Conversation (ESL) at Hutt Street Library

    Join our friendly English tutor volunteers for this weekly class to improve your English skills. Classes are held Mondays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, during school terms only. Cost is $2 per person. No bookings required

  • Mindfulness meditation

    Beginners are welcome to join Oasis Mindfulness facilitator, Anne and learn this style of meditation which will help you:- Develop presence with your-self to work with greater clarity, joy and effectiveness- Learn how to access the inner oasis of calm and move through your life with ease, even in the most challenging circumstances- Learn to make skilful decisions and actions from a centred place within your own oasis- Allow your inner resources of wisdom, intuition and creativity to surface- Open up or dip into your inner oasis resource, instead of relying solely on the active mind to automatically analyse, solve or fix any problems.Each session includes a meditation or two and discussion around themes relating to the mind, body and breath. Chairs are provided.

  • Bushfire T20 Showdown

    A Showdown of a different kind will take place at Adelaide Oval when cricket and football will unite to raise funds for the SA Bushfire Appeal. Players from both the Adelaide Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club will join some of cricket’s biggest names in a special T20 cricket match. 100% of net proceeds from ticketing, catering, sponsorship and all other donations for this match will go to the state’s bushfire appeal, which will raise vital funds for people directly affected by bushfires in Cudlee Creek and on Kangaroo Island. Port Adelaide players Tom Jonas and Travis Boak and Adelaide players Rory Sloane and Taylor Walker are among the sporting superstars involved in this match, which promises to be an entertaining afternoon for the whole family.

  • Ebenezer Night Markets

    The Ebenezer Night Markets are conducted in Ebenezer Place, Adelaide on selected dates during the summer. The market has a wide selection of food, jewellery, fashion, artwork and crafts Dates for the 2019/2020 season are; Saturday 14 December 2019 Saturday 21 December 2019 Saturday 1 February 2020 Saturday 8 February 2020 Friday 14 February 2020 Saturday 15 February 2020 Friday 21 February 2020 Saturday 22 February 2020 Saturday 29 February 2020 Saturday 7 March 2019 Each event will begin at 5:30pm and finish at 10:30pm.

  • Beginners scenic photography class (Adelaide)

    Enjoy a hands-on learning experience in some of the most photogenic parts of Adelaide. If you have a DSLR or hybrid camera that allows for manual control of your camera then this is the perfect course for you. You'll learn to control ISO, shutter speed and aperture expertly and creatively to produce beautiful shots. Your teacher will critique your photos so that you get the instant feedback you need to keep improving and expanding your perspectives. You'll become well acquainted with travel photography (street portraits, architecture, landscapes, still life, abstract, nature). Please see booking link for the most updated times available.

  • Day & Night Photography Course

    In this fun and creative class, you'll learn to take beautiful photos under a range of lighting conditions, across sunshine and moonlight. You'll learn to master your camera's manual mode, to manage shutter speed, ISO and aperture settings, and to create artistic compositions. You'll practice on some of Brisbane's most photogenic locations, and get individual photo critiques to help you quickly hone your skills. Rain or shine, they'll be fine as they will be undercover or indoors for some locations. Your Adelaide teacher will be one of the following: Chloe Henderson, who specialises in Fashion Photography and styling, but also has experience in a range of forms such as architecture and urban genres. Chloe has been a professional photographer for the last 5+ years. Sam Roberts, who specialises in Studio and Location Advertising Photography & Videography, with a great love for the outdoors and cycling. His in-depth knowledge of Adelaide and beyond brings a unique spark to his teaching style. Sofia Calado, whose art practice uses photography, video, installation, performance and sculpture as a vehicle for exploring the self and society through the body.

  • National Wine Education & Training Centre Understanding Wine - Weekend Course

    This is a course for people who enjoy drinking wine and aspire to learn more about what they’re tasting, smelling and experiencing. Over two consecutive Saturdays, you’ll explore a range of wine styles, varieties, blends, and regions as our educators guide you through how to swirl, sniff and taste like a professional. By the end of the course, you’ll understand the fundamentals of winemaking and viticulture, and you’ll know more about how to decipher and discuss the characteristics of wine. You will gain confidence as a wine consumer and have fun with like-minded people in a relaxed and informal setting at the National Wine Centre. This course is ideal for those starting out in the hospitality or wine industry. To find out more about our Understanding Wine Weekend Course and the other courses we offer, visit our website and book yourself into a class today!

  • Ebenezer Night Markets

    The Ebenezer Night Markets are conducted in Ebenezer Place, Adelaide on selected dates during the summer. The market has a wide selection of food, jewellery, fashion, artwork and crafts Dates for the 2019/2020 season are: Saturday 14 December 2019 Saturday 21 December 2019 Saturday 1 February 2020 Saturday 8 February 2020 Friday 14 February 2020 Saturday 15 February 2020 Friday 21 February 2020 Saturday 22 February 2020 Saturday 29 February 2020 Saturday 7 March 2020 Each event will begin at 5:30 pm and finish at 10:30 pm.

  • 2020 Lunar New Year Street Party

    2020 will mark the 17th Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party, from Moonta Street off Gouger will host the festivities, you can experience live music, market stalls, pop-up food stalls, and, of course, a lion dance! And this Year of the Rat will see the best community event ever staged by CASA. Join us to paint our town RED together!

  • Adrian Eagle 'MAMA' EP Tour

    In just a few short years Adrian Eagle has gone from singing covers and writing his own music in inner city Adelaide to playing festival main stages and arenas around Australia, and the release of his debut EP ‘MAMA’. After featuring on legendary Hilltop Hoods ARIA Award winning Platinum single “Clark Griswold,” Adrian’s own breakout solo singles “17 Again” and “AOK” showcased his dynamic vocal style and unique personal delivery which he has become known for across the country. Channeling his now trademark street-gospel sound, the ‘MAMA’ EP will feature recent ode to his hometown of Adelaide “Housing Trust” and breakout single “17 Again” which told his journey of overcoming suicidal thoughts after weighing a life threatening 270 kilograms at just 17 years old. The EP also features powerful anthem of positivity “AOK”- which also serves as an important message: that kindness and love will often overcome adversity. Featuring three more unreleased tracks, the ‘MAMA’ EP is Adrian’s life and experiences laid bare for the listener, an outlet to share his struggles with the world in the hope of helping others overcome whatever struggles they are experiencing.

  • Adelaide Tet Festival

    The Adelaide Tet Festival is a celebration of Vietnamese Lunar New Year. Come along to Bonython Park and enjoy delicious food, tonnes of rides, plus entertainment for all. The Adelaide Tet Festival will feature a range of carnival rides and sideshow amusements for children of all ages. There will also be plenty on offer for the grown ups too - something for every member of the family! Support local businesses by tantalising your tastebuds with a variety of delicious, traditional dishes from local Vietnamese food vendors sharing their secret family recipes. The Adelaide Tet Festival will also feature cultural and diverse performances, with an exciting program on offer. Witness firsthand the colour and excitement of Vietnamese art, culture, song and dance. And don't miss the stunning fireworks display on Sunday night, to embrace the spirit of the New Year and welcome good luck and fortune to all. So come on down to Bonython Park and enjoy the happiness and heart of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year - Adelaide Tet Festival 2020! Supported by a grant from Multicultural Affairs, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

  • Monthly mind, body, wellness workshop

    Learn how to eliminate stress and improve your health physically, mentally and emotionally through our monthly mind, body and wellness workshops. These free workshops are held on the first Saturday of the month. They include guided meditation, breathing techniques and simple yet powerful yoga. Join the group from The Art of Living to learn all the tips and tricks. Please contact Raghu for further information.

  • Night photography class (Adelaide)

    Enjoy a fun hands-on learning experience in some of the most photogenic areas of Adelaide. If you have a DSLR or hybrid camera that allows for manual control of your camera then this is the perfect course for you. You'll learn to control ISO, shutter speed and aperture expertly and creatively to produce beautiful low-light shots. They will critique your photos so that you get the instant feedback you need to keep improving and expanding your perspectives. You'll become well acquainted with travel photography (street portraits, architecture, landscapes, still life, abstract, nature). You'll be guided by an expert photographer with many years of experience. See the booking link for reviews and the most updated class schedule. Hope to see you there!

  • Contact Beyond Contact™

    Contact Beyond Contact™ is a mindful moment practice that integrates elements from Contact Improvisation (CI), Passing Through (PT) Authentic Movement (AM) with profound Practices such as chi gong, yoga, and mindfulness, for a holistic integration of the body, mind, heart and spirit. This free session is open to all to come and try. Wear comfortable clothing to dance in and bring a water bottle. Photo Credit: Gisella Vollmer

  • SA4SA Bushfire Appeal Gala Dinner

    Tickets have sold out! The highly anticipated SA4SA Bushfire Appeal Gala Dinner. With a fundraising target of more than $100,000 to assist families and businesses affected by the South Australian bushfires, all profits from the gala will be donated to the official SA Bushfire Appeal. The Appeal has been set up to raise funds for people directly affected by bushfires across South Australia, from November 2019 onwards, including Kangaroo Island and Cudlee Creek. Every dollar donated to the SA Bushfire Appeal will go directly to those impacted by the fires, with the SA Government to absorb all administration costs. Guests will: hear stories of tragedy and triumph with communities coming together to overcome unfathomable adversity; enjoy a stellar entertainment line-up throughout the night; taste a delicious three-course menu celebrating SA produce matched with SA wines; and have the opportunity to purchase and win some incredible prizes that have been flooding in from corporates and local businesses alike through raffles and auctions on the night. Glam Adelaide and Showcase SA are proud to be underpinning the event, and have been using their corporate and community networks since December 20th to help drive support to those affected by the fires.

  • Music in the library 2020

    Join us on the last Friday of every month to experience Adelaide's diverse musical talent at City Library. Friday 31 January 2020 | 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm | Kelly MenhennettSinger, songwriter and ex-winemaker, Kelly Menhennett was born and bred amongst vineyards in South Australia's Riverland region. Blessed with an unassuming soulful, gritty voice, her roots/soul/alt-country songs have seen her win national awards and captivate audiences from street corners to major festivals worldwide. Join us at the City Library to hear this unique and charismatic performer.Friday 21 February 2020 | 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm | Cal Williams JrMulti-award winning Blues singer/songwriter, Cal Williams Jr combines the gentle finger-picking of British Folk with the raw intensity of Delta Slide Blues to create a sound that is both intricate and powerful. This local guitar hero has released 10 albums, is the founder and head teacher of The Guitar Academy, and has played with many great artists including Jeff Lang, Ben Kweller and Billy Bragg. Join us at the City Library (Francis Street) for a mesmerising performance. The City of Adelaide proudly celebrates Adelaide as a UNESCO City of Music #ADLCityofMusic

  • Floating Melodies Concert Series

    Floating Melodies is a unique concert series that takes place on floating vessels in the water and the sky! Be entertained by local South Australian musicians while you enjoy local foods and beverages. It is a little like a soiree! Currently, cruises take place at Glenelg with Adelaide Ocean Safari, at Port Adelaide with the Dolphin Explorer, at West Lakes on the West Lakes Princess and at Barossa Valley with Barossa Balloon Adventures (that is right we do concerts in a hot air balloon!) Floating Melodies has been the recipient of several South Australian Tourism Awards and a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! Come aboard this uniquely South Australian experience.

  • Illuminations

    To celebrate the Royal visits of 1901, 1920, 1927 and 1954, the City of Adelaide decorated the city with bunting and illuminations, warmly welcoming members of the Royal Family. Illuminations presents a range of photographs from the Historic Photographic and the Lantern Slide Collections; as well as Archival material from the City of Adelaide Archives. Illuminations is on display at the City Library’s History Hub from 31 January to 26 April 2020. Book now for the Curator talk with Oliva Kubiak on Wednesday 11 March, 1:15 pm.

  • Recycling and waste bus tour

    Are you always thinking about how to recycle better? Do you help your neighbours to learn about the green bin? Passionate about the environment? Then this tour is for you. The City of Adelaide community centres are partnering with KESAB for City and North Adelaide residents to take a ‘Circular Economy’ recycling and waste bus tour. Find out how a circular economy works. Go behind the scenes to see how SA business is ‘closing the loop’ in a self-sustaining system driven by renewable energy and the drive to keep material resources in use or 'circulating' for as long as possible. This tour expands on previous recycling tours. Hear how plastics become furniture, what happens to your 10 cent bottles and cans, how non-recoverable demolition and construction waste becomes fuel, how e-waste is recycled and more. The tour will acknowledge the three-bin system the City of Adelaide uses. Note: This tour contains stairs and walking through tight areas. Bring your lunch (nude food - all rubbish is taken home), wear comfortable clothing with sneakers/shoes for easy movement and drinking water.

  • Family storytime at City Library

    Come and explore an interactive world of story, song, music and movement for children aged 0 to 5 and their families.Family storytime sessions are every Thursday at the City Library from 10:30 am.Please note that sessions run weekly during the school term. No bookings are required.

  • Club 8 Sports

    Girls and Guys if you like to play sport and meet new people Club 8 Sports has a new program for you to join. Club 8 Sports is a mixed social sports club running a series of fun sports with 8 teams over 8 weeks. We play a range of sports ranging from: Volleyball Soccer Dodgeball Ultimate frisbee Cricket Kickball Touch Rugby Footy We have a couple of free trials in January if you want to come and try: Wednesday 15th at 7:00 Wednesday 29th at 7:00 The season proper kicks off on February 12th running for 8 weeks. Whether you are looking at staying or getting fit we encourage all shapes, sizes and skill levels. Our mantra is to have fun in a safe welcoming environment. Ages: 18+

  • Beginner Spanish class

    Join us for a beginners Spanish language class. This class is suitable for those with no prior learning or those that want to go back and cover the basics of the Spanish language. No bookings are required, just come along and give it a go. First class will be on the 29 January 2020.

  • Spanish conversation classes

    Join our volunteers who are native Spanish speakers, for relaxed and informal Spanish conversation classes. Classes are held on Wednesdays each week during school terms only. Class 1: Low level beginners: 10:30 am to 11:30 amClass 2: Beginners/intermediate: 11:30 am to 12:30 pmClass 3: Intermediate/advanced: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Cost is $2 per person. Registrations through the Box Factory Community Centre are essential.

  • Family storytime at North Adelaide Library

    Come and explore an interactive world of story, song, music and movement for children aged 0 to 5 and their families.Family storytime sessions are held every Wednesday at the North Adelaide Library from 10:30 am.Please note that sessions run weekly during the school term. No bookings are required.

  • Family storytime at Hutt Street Library

    Come and explore an interactive world of story, song, music and movement for children aged 0 to 5 and their families.Family storytime sessions are held every Tuesday and Saturday at the Hutt Street Library from 10:30 am.Please note that sessions run weekly during the school term. No bookings are required.

  • ‘Women’s Work’ The Exhibition

    Sparkke, Adelaide’s first female founded and led beer and wine company, are celebrating the passionate leadership of South Australian Aboriginal Women through a photographic portrait exhibition launching on Australia Day (aka Survival Day or Invasion Day). ‘Women’s Work’, the exhibition’s working title, will be housed in The Queens Room at the company’s multi-award-winning venue, Sparkke at the Whitmore. The exhibition is a collaboration between multi-award winning Australian Aboriginal photographer Professor Wayne Quilliam and Rebecca Richards of the South Australian Museum. It aims to recognise, celebrate and elevate the passionate leadership of Aboriginal women working on the front lines of the battle to preserve their culture and achieve social equality for their communities. The exhibition will open to the public from 4pm on Sunday 26 January. All original portraits and a limited edition print run will be available for purchase with all funds raised also going to the South Australian Museum and GO Foundation.

  • Beats, Botanicals and Brunch at The Atrium

    Overlooking beautiful River Torrens precinct, The Atrium Lounge is perfectly situated to enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch and live music in the morning. Soak up the garden-bar ambience while you sip your smoothie, fresh juice or infused cocktail – each crafted by their talented bar team. Indulge in an incredible brunch menu featuring all of your favourites with a modern twist.

  • Stamford Belgian Chocolate High Tea in the Crystal Room

    Welcome to an exquisite afternoon of indulgence with our Stamford Belgian Chocolate High Tea in the Crystal Room. After rigorous taste testing, we have found a premium chocolate supplier to take our Chocolate High Tea experience to the next level. Made in Belgium, Veliche Chocolate not only tastes divine, but its cocoa ingredients are all ethically sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms. This certification guarantees that no forests are cut down and helps cocoa farmers to preserve natural resources. Veliche also has no palm oil commitment, to ensure the sustainability of Cocoa farms and their communities. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, a Hen's event, a baby shower or simply just being a Chocoholic- we invite you to sit back in our charming Crystal Room and savour the delicious (and guilt-free!) flavours of our Belgian Chocolate High Tea.

  • Australia Day in the City - Parade, Concert, Fireworks

    The City of Adelaide proudly presents: Australia Day in the City - Parade, Concert, Fireworks Australia Day in the City is the major public event to celebrate Australia Day in South Australia. Held in Elder Park, Adelaide, each year on the 26th of January. The event begins with one of the largest Australia Day Parade’s in the country from 6:00 pm, featuring more than 4000 people celebrating what they love about Australia and being Australian, coming together on the streets of Adelaide to showcase their culture and celebrate their communities. The Parade includes over a 100 community groups, vintage cars, horses, marching bands, a giant echidna, floats, giant characters and includes a fly past by an F-18 Hornet. Following the Parade, join us in Elder Park for the FREE family friendly Australia Day Concert. More than 40,000 people join together in Elder Park to watch the concert which begins with a Welcome to Country given by members of the Kaurna Community. Following the Welcome to Country is a performance of the National Anthem, a Flag-raising Ceremony and a 21 Gun Salute and performances from Australian artists. Proudly managed by the Australia Day Council of South Australia

  • Euro games with the Adelaide Board Games Group (ABGG)

    The Adelaide Board Games Group (ABGG) is an informal group of gamers who gather regularly at various Adelaide locations to play board games and some card games. They play Euro games such as Agricola, Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, Goa, Dominion and Ticket to Ride as well as games such as Railroad Tycoon, Arkham Horror and Pandemic. There is no membership fees so encourage anyone - member or not - to come try out games. All these events are open to non-members. $2.00 per person cover charge is required for the use of all venues. Also, be sure to join our Facebook group to see lots of game photos and discussion about what people are playing or want to play.

  • Australia Day Smoking Ceremony

    Smoking ceremonies are an ancient custom among Aboriginal Australians in which native plants are burnt to produce smoke and acknowledge the ancestors and pay respect to the land, waters and sea of country. The smoke is believed to have healing and cleansing properties. The theme of the Smoking Ceremony will be ‘Mourning in the Morning’; a sincere acknowledgement held for all First Nations Peoples. Join us, and stand with our First Nations Peoples, for a ceremony held on Kaurna Country including truth, love, respect, hope, sharing and storytelling of our past, present and future. The Ceremony will involve a Welcome to Country, led by Uncle Fred Agius and Uncle Major 'Moogy' Sumner as well as performances by the Iwiri Choir.

  • Popeye High Tea

    Join us for a one and a half hour cruise along The Torrens River with an authentic High Tea experience. On the menu is a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, petit fours and a complimentary glass of South Australian champagne, beer, cider or soft drink on arrival and of course a bottomless cup of tea or coffee. Departing The Elder Park Landing, you will be served your refreshments and given time to catch up with friends and loved ones amidst a scenic tour of the Adelaide Riverbank on our very own Adelaide icon Popeye. Pre order a bottle of something special to be waiting for you on arrival or purchase more drinks on board with cash or card. A perfect present for anyone being celebrated.

  • Australia Day in the City - Parade, Concert, Fireworks

    The City of Adelaide proudly presents: Australia Day in the City - Parade, Concert, Fireworks Australia Day in the City is the major public event to celebrate Australia Day in South Australia. Held in Elder Park, Adelaide, each year on the 26th of January. The event begins with one of the largest Australia Day Parade’s in the country from 6:00 pm, featuring more than 4000 people celebrating what they love about Australia and being Australian, coming together on the streets of Adelaide to showcase their culture and celebrate their communities. The Parade includes over a 100 community groups, vintage cars, horses, marching bands, a giant echidna, floats, giant characters and includes a fly past by an F-18 Hornet. Following the Parade, join us in Elder Park for the FREE family friendly Australia Day Concert. More than 40,000 people join together in Elder Park to watch the concert which begins with a Welcome to Country given by members of the Kaurna Community. Following the Welcome to Country is a performance of the National Anthem, a Flag-raising Ceremony and a 21 Gun Salute and performances from Australian artists. Proudly managed by the Australia Day Council of South Australia

  • Inner City Oasis ~ Rymill Park Island Party

    Endless Grooves presents… INNER CITY OASIS – An open-air day party on Rymill Park island Globally influenced sounds via all-local DJ line-up including: - Joe Boy - Danny DIY - Fantastic Black Plastic - Nan - Dseoul - Lake Wasabi Proceedings streamed live on the day via Groundfloor Radio Food and drink offerings by Syrian Mobile Disco We would like to acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pay respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, sea, waterways and sky and acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.

  • Migration Museum free weekend tours

    The Migration Museum is full of stories of courage and humanity. Join the museum for a tour of the fascinating site and discover how and why people have come to South Australia from around the world. This is a free 45 minute tour every Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 3pm.

  • NOLA Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

    There’s nothing more Australian than lending a hand to a mate in need. So, this Hottest 100 Day NOLA Adelaide and our favourite SA Breweries are teaming up to raise funds for Bushfire Relief.

  • Contact Beyond Contact™

    Contact Beyond Contact™ is a mindful moment practice that integrates elements from Contact Improvisation (CI), Passing Through (PT) Authentic Movement (AM) with profound Practices such as chi gong, yoga, and mindfulness, for a holistic integration of the body, mind, heart and spirit. This free session is open to all to come and try. Wear comfortable clothing to dance in and bring a water bottle. Photo Credit: Gisella Vollmer

  • Life drawing art group

    The life drawing art group is a regular art class held at the Adelaide South West Community Centre. There is no teacher, but peer feedback is available. The model will do a range of short and long poses, giving you plenty of opportunities to hone your skills. Please note that you will need to bring your own art materials (some easels are available for use). No bookings are required to join this group, you are welcome to just come along

  • Live at The Atrium

    Join us for ‘Live at The Atrium’ every Friday from 2pm Ever thought, ‘what’s the closest bar near me‘ on a Friday night? The Atrium Lounge’s ‘Live at The Atrium’ is a sophisticated meeting place for North Terrace’s professionals, Adelaidean locals, and guests alike. Settle into pure comfort in Adelaide’s luxury hotel bar. Recline back into the deep-seated lounge chairs. Sidle up with your group to the large river-facing windows, watching the Riverbank precinct in motion, while reflecting upon the week that was. And in paying homage to the working week, we’re celebrating with a caffeine-fueled $8 espresso martinis. Situated near the Adelaide Festival Centre, The Atrium Lounge is nestled between the Railway Station (housing the Adelaide Casino), the Adelaide Convention Centre, Riverside office block and car parking facilities, making for a perfect bar for after-work drinks. Soak in the timeless bar ambience, enjoying the signature comforts of a hotel bar with unique live music artists Fridays between 5pm and 8pm.

  • Open Studio

    ACE Open will begin 2020 with Open Studio, a group exhibition showcasing new and recent work by its five current studio artists. Tamara Baillie, Max Callaghan, Steven Cybulka, Tara Rowhani-Farid & Jess Taylor. Open Studio is a snapshot of the diverse practices and ideas encouraged as part of ACE Open’s annual Studio Program, a fully-supported professional development opportunity for South Australian artists. The exhibition features some of South Australia’s most exciting early career artists and will showcase a variety of artwork mediums, from sculpture and installation, contemplative paintings, 3D printing and mixed media art. Open Studio gives the public a look into the work developed out of the ACE Open studios over the past year. Highlights include Jess Taylor’s haunting 3D printed figures that explore her own personal fascination with fictional horror. Max Callaghan’s signature style of collage paintings. Steven Cybulka will reconfigure one of his large-scale public art pieces, showcasing his ability to work intuitively to create compositions that embrace order and chaos. Tara Rowhani-Farid’s will present a tessellation of recent paintings where digital and virtual realms are juxtaposed with bright, bold patterns. Tamara Baillie’s large-scale installation made of sugar and cotton explores geographical and material histories.

  • Cooking workshops at Box Factory

    The workshops cover a wide range of different cuisines with a focus on cooking nutritious meals on a budget. Guest facilitators have included local chef restaurateurs, Slow Food SA and local residents who would love to share their skills and cooking talents with the community. Most workshops run on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Contact the Centre to be added to the mailing list so you can be the first to know the dates for these great workshops.

  • Genius Loci

    Genius loci explores the ways in which a place can be interpreted, with a specific focus on Adelaide. Whether we interpret it through the eyes of logic or creativity – the genius of place is always evident. This exhibition presents work from the Adelaide City Archives and includes art by Kate Little, Jesse Price, Barbara Hanrahan, Yvonne Boag, Hossein Valamanesh, Dee Jones, Keith Cowlam and Brad Darkson. To learn more about the exhibition join an Adelaide Town Hall tour; 10 - 11 am, 20 January and 10 February as Curator Olivia Kubiak discusses the exhibition and the ideas that formed Genius Loci. Curated by Olivia Kubiak City of Adelaide Curator, presented in partnership with the City of Adelaide Archives.

  • Morris & Co.

    AGSA’s Morris & Co. display has been reimagined with a new presentation of the iconic works, including furniture, ceramics and textiles and the addition of recent acquisitions. Co-founded by William Morris, one of the most prolific and well-known designers of the nineteenth century, Morris & Co. is a furnishings and decorative arts manufacturer and retailer famous for its focus on handmade craftsmanship. The display, which showcases the largest Morris & Co. collection outside Britain, features many works linked to Adelaide’s prominent Barr-Smith family, who were major clients. It includes a number of designs by May Morris, daughter of William Morris, who was one of the leading female contributors to the Arts and Crafts Movement. She was an innovative designer of embroidery, wallpaper and jewellery, and ran the embroidery department of Morris & Co. as well as co-founding the Women’s Guild of Arts in 1907.

  • Saturday Sessions at QuickSteps

    Want to dance Saturday afternoon? To live music? QuickSteps dance teacher hosts will be on hand to dance with anybody coming through our studio door. A truly unique Adelaide experience!

  • The Australian Ballet presents Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker (Adelaide)

    Experience the world’s most famous ballet live on stage in a spellbinding production of The Nutcracker created especially for children aged three and up. Join the narrator and a festive cast of characters at a marvellous Christmas party that transforms into a spellbinding, magical adventure. Children are fully immersed in the story and help make the magic happen on stage. Storytime Ballet is an interactive, educational ballet production that encourages kids to learn, practise making magic and explore their love of dance! Packed with wonder and delight, this is the perfect first ballet experience for little boys and girls.

  • Get Stoked BMX skills & mechanic sessions

    Lighthouse Youth Projects Get Stoked BMX skills and mechanic sessions are happening this January 23rd and 24th at Kurranga Park BMX Track. Run across two days with three sessions each day it's a great way to learn new bike skills, brush up on the skills you have and get on the tools with some basic mechanics tips. Curb Dogs Sessions 9am - 10.30am: Learn how to ride your bike correctly and have a blast doing it! At our Curb Dogs session you'll learn; Pedalling - Stopping - Cornering - Balance. Helmets provided, Please bring your own bike if you have one and if not we will do our best to fit you to one of ours, you'll also get a Certificate of completion. Spanner Spinners Mechanics sessions 11am - 12.30pm: This workshop will focus on teaching you the basics of bike maintenance and setup with experienced Mentors. All ages welcome. Get Stoked BMX 'Grommets' Sessions 1pm - 3pm: Take your skills to the next level and learn the FUNdamental skills with our experienced riding Mentors, and you get Certificate of completion. During this session you'll learn: Pumping - Manuals - Jumping Food and drinks are provided for all sessions.

  • Traditional Stamford High Tea

    We welcome you to enjoy an exquisite Adelaide High Tea experience at Stamford Plaza Adelaide hotel. Our bespoke selection of sweet and savoury treats and fresh out of the oven scones are all prepared onsite by our talented team of Chefs. Our Adelaide high teas are perfect for leisurely afternoons of indulgence, special occasions, hen's parties or baby showers. Please note we are happy to cater for special diets (e.g. gluten free) - just let us know when you are booking! Our Adelaide High Teas are available: Tuesday - Sunday* 3pm – 5pm | Cascades Lounge Bookings are essential If you would like to make a High Tea booking within the next 24 hours, please contact the hotel directly.

  • Billy Elliot The Musical

    After playing to sold out houses and standing ovations night after night; Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, Michael Coppel Entertainments and Louise Withers Presents are delighted to bring Billy Elliot the Musical back to Australian stages for its highly anticipated 10th Anniversary Tour. Featuring music by the legendary Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical has been seen by over 12 million people worldwide. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, it is the recipient of over 85 awards internationally, including 10 Tony Awards, five Olivier Awards and eight Helpmann Awards. Set in a northern town during the miners’ strike of 1984/5, the show follows Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever. Billy Elliot the Musical is an extraordinary theatrical experience that has captivated audiences around the world.

  • Santos Tour Down Under

    The Santos Tour Down Under is the first stop for the world's best cycling teams and riders, and is the opening event of the UCI WorldTour. First held in 1999, the Santos Tour Down Under is the biggest cycling race in the southern hemisphere. This 11-day event brings UCI WorldTour professional cycling (male) teams to race on the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia each January. Up for grabs are important UCI points and the Santos Ochre Leader’s Jersey. The event also plays host to a UCI Women's 2.1-grade event (one level below Women's World Tour status), which also attracts the cream of female cycling to Adelaide. The Santos Tour Down Under is also home to the largest Festival of Cycling in the southern hemisphere, with a range of associated events, mass-participation rides for kids and adults through the Subaru Breakaway Series, street parties and live music combining to create a massive party atmosphere across South Australia. The Santos Tour Down Under race typically starts and concludes with exciting Adelaide city street circuits, with stages 1-5 being held in regional South Australia. The Santos Tour Down Under showcases South Australia to the world through global television coverage.

  • Grandmother Lore

    Through sewing and weaving, artists from New South Wales stitch together traditional stories and historical research honouring strong women ancestors. Their collaborative visual and performative works – which include decorated possum-skin cloaks, elaborate body adornments and poignant videos – connect women’s communal making and ceremonial business with the stories of grandmothers, mothers and children from ancestral times, colonial times and living memory. Grandmother Lore is presented as part of Tarnanthi: Festival Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Tarnanthi is presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia with Principal Partner BHP and support from the Government of South Australia.

  • Pop-up cinema and sprinkler sessions

    Your family can soak up the summer fun with free epic sprinkler sessions and twilight movies. Sprinkler sessions 14 to 16 January 21 to 23 January There’s nothing like that feeling of running through the sprinkler in summer! There’ll be epic sprinkler sessions, water tag (5 to 8 years old recommended), and water play tables. Suitable for ages 3 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Twilight movies 11 January - Wonder Park (PG) A creative young girl discovers a magical amusement park run by talking animals. 18 January - All for One (M) To celebrate the cycling season this Australian documentary follows the story of the first ProTour cycling team. 8 February - People's choice vote Stay tuned to the Facebook event for voting options Pack a picnic and enjoy twilight movies on the lawn. Settle in from 6 pm to pick your spot and gather your snacks from O'Connell Street before the movie starts at sunset (approx. 8:30 pm). Sugar Coated Cakes will be onsite for your coffee and dessert fix! BYO low chairs and picnic rugs.

  • Coding for Kids

    Are you interested in learning coding, or love the thought of making your own computer game? Join us for this friendly group session and learn how to get started! Bookings essential. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • National Wine Education & Training Centre Understanding Wine - 5 Week Course

    This is a course for people who enjoy drinking wine and aspire to learn more about what they’re tasting, smelling and experiencing. Over the course of 5 weeks, you’ll explore a range of wine styles, varieties, blends, and regions as our educators guide you through how to swirl, sniff and taste like a professional. By course end, you’ll understand the fundamentals of winemaking and viticulture, and you’ll know more about how to decipher and discuss the characteristics of wine. You will gain confidence as a wine consumer and have fun with like-minded people in a relaxed and informal setting at the National Wine Centre. This course is ideal for those starting out in the hospitality or wine industry. To find out more about our Understanding Wine Course and the other courses we offer, visit our website and book yourself into a class today!

  • Sovereign Acts: In the Wake

    The Unbound Collective returns to Tarnanthi with a retrospective showcasing their long-running Sovereign Acts series, which reveals and challenges the containment and exclusion of Aboriginal people by institutions of knowledge, culture and power. The retrospective will be launched with the latest site-specific performance work in the series, which explores moments of change and the moments that follow through spoken word, song and poetry. The Unbound Collective: Ali Gumillya Baker, Faye Rosas Blanch, Natalie Harkin and Simone Ulalka Tur.

  • National Wine Education & Training Centre Wine Essentials Course

    The world of wine and wine tasting doesn’t have to be intimidating. The National Wine Education & Training Centre's Wine Essentials class is ideal for those new to wine, and for those who would like to gain confidence in tackling wine shop selections and restaurant wine lists. The session will begin with the class learning how to sensorially evaluate wine with exercises designed to fine-tune your palate and nose and a lesson in wine vocabulary. We’ll introduce you to Australian wine regions and styles, winemaking fundamentals and viticultural practices. You will enjoy a number of popular styles of wines from different South Australian regions and have fun learning about and discussing wine in a relaxed environment. This class is also perfect for groups, whether it be for corporate team building or a celebration, and can be held privately for 15 people or more.

  • SCALA workshops

    SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre. Everyone is welcome.Songwriter workshops are led by presenters who give a talk or lead participants through a hands-on song writing exercise. ​It is also a great place to meet with other songwriters, or find a musical collaborator.​Each workshop is different so check the SCALA website regularly for updates.

  • Strength in Fragility

    A solo exhibition by Sarah Rothe. JamFactory’s celebrated alumna Sarah Rothe creates a new body of work in her signature material of titanium. Her bold, wearable pieces reference science fiction, historical fashion and an array of arthropods.

  • Generate 2019

    Generate – the curated exhibition of work by Associates completing the JamFactory Associate program – is an annual showcase of outstanding work and new ideas. Celebrating JamFactory’s role in nurturing emerging artists and designers this exhibition is a launch pad for these emerging artists’ businesses as they make the transition into professional practice. Exhibitors: Hamish Donaldson, Gretal Ferguson, Luca Lettieri, Sean Prentis, Sarra Tzijan, Scott Van Manen and Hannah Vorrath-Pajak.

  • Hanging around - a community collaboration

    Four members of the Adelaide South West Community Centre art and craft group are collaborating to showcase their amazing collection of works. Each person brings their own unique drawing, paintings and words which will be displayed from 29 January to 26 February. Viewings can be made during the community centre open hours and everyone is invited to attend the launch and meet the artists on Wednesday 5 February from 10:30 am till 11:30 am. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Australian Delphi Users Group (ADUG) support sessions

    Australian Delphi users group (ADUG) support sessions are casual get together's that are free to attend and everyone is welcome to attend who uses, or maybe interested in using, Delphi. Delphi is a cross-platform language which can be used for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android development. There is also a free Delphi Community Edition available to individuals and start-up businesses so come along and find out more.

  • Learn Spanish - intermediate level

    Spanish conversation for those with a knowledge and understanding of the language. Learn to speak and read Spanish in an inclusive and shared learning environment. Classes are held weekly on a Monday for one hour and refreshments are available. You are welcome to bring along a note pad if you wish to make notes at the sessions and handouts will be provided. This class is for those at an intermediate level, beginners classes are also available

  • Community cooking: delicious cooking on a budget

    We have partnered with Hutt Street Centre to bring you this cooking class where everyone cooks together, guided and supported by staff. You will learn to cook delicious, healthy and budget-conscious recipes then sit down and share a meal and enjoy conversation with others. All ingredients are provided This event is open to everyone however registrations are essential. Email or call 8203 7801 to register.

  • Comics with friends and strangers

    Get together with friends and strangers to draw, practice, express yourself and share knowledge. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month, from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. A gold coin donation is welcomed.

  • Arabic conversation

    Practice Arabic conversation in a friendly learning environment. Open to all abilities, everyone is welcome. Bring a notepad if you wish to make notes, anything else required will be provided

  • Pop-up cinema - 'All for One' cycling documentary

    One for the cycling fans! Join us to celebrate the cycling season with a free twilight screening of ‘All for One’ on the lawn at Eighty Eight O’Connell. This Aussie documentary follows the story of the first ProTour cycling team. Pack your picnic and settle in from 6 pm, movie starts at sunset (approx. 8:30 pm). The Sugarcoated dessert truck will be onsite for your coffee and sweet fix, plus there's a range of tasty dinner options along O'Connell Street. This event is being held as part of Pop-up cinema and sprinkler sessions.

  • 'Mavericks, Madness and Murder Most Foul!' - West Terrace Cemetery by Night Tour

    West Terrace Cemetery has been a South Australian landmark since Colonel William Light laid out the city of Adelaide in 1837. The cemetery is home to around 150,000 souls and our West Terrace Cemetery Night Tours explore the stories of those who rest here. Make your way through the darkness amongst the tombstones as your guide shows the way. Long-dead characters appear out of the gloom…heroes and lovers, political greats and cold-blooded killers. Unique sound and light effects enhance a show that is at once surprising, shocking, entertaining and informative. We assure you you’ll never think of West Terrace Cemetery the same way again! West Terrace Cemetery Night Tours represent a unique tour experience. The Night Tours are multiple winners of the esteemed South Australian Tourism Awards and gained Hall of Fame status in 2014.

  • Chair based exercises for all

    This weekly group exercise class is a mix of chair based and movement exercises to improve aerobic levels, strength, balance and flexibility. It is open to all levels of fitness ability with a focus on people with limited mobility.Please discuss your access requirements and orientation with centre coordinator prior to attending class. Registrations are essential - contact the Centre directly.

  • Learn Chinese Mandarin - intermediate level

    Come and enjoy learning Chinese Mandarin in a shared learning environment. Includes any handouts and materials required These sessions are suitable those with an intermediate conversation skill level.

  • South East City Residents Association (SECRA)

    Join us for monthly meetings for residents of the Adelaide City South East precinct. The South East City Residents Association (SECRA) is an organisation committed to provide the residents of the south east precinct of the City of Adelaide with a voice to achieve the following objectives: to promote the interests of the residents of the south east precinct of the City of Adelaide and adjoining areas.to preserve and enhance the inherent character and heritage of the neighbourhood including the adjacent area of the Park Lands, and in particular, Victoria Park.to support the provision of local retail and service facilities whilst retaining the “village atmosphere” of Hutt Street.to determine the policy of the Association in relation to matters affecting the South East Precinct.

  • Adelaide dramatic society

    Adelaide dramatic society is a acting group that meets every third Wednesday evening for games, improv and script work. It encourages friendship, confidence and a safe place to start or continue acting. All levels are welcome to the group. The free sessions will run for two hours, come join us and see what you can do. To register your interest email Turea.

  • Multicultural shared meal

    Everyone is welcome to come along and bring a plate of food or ingredients to cook at the Community Centre and share with others. These informal gatherings are open to anyone whether local or visiting and we especially encourage newcomers to Adelaide. Come and make new friends while enjoying fun and conversation, and of course, taste great food. Held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

  • Chinese Mandarin conversation for experienced learners

    Interested in expanding your Mandarin speaking skills? This is a small, informal conversation class for those with intermediate to experienced Mandarin skill levels. Our facilitator will assist you in maintaining and improving your conversation skills. Classes are held every Monday. No bookings are needed, just come along and join in.

  • Yarn over yarning

    Come along to Yarn over yarning and meet great people for a chat, a cuppa. Don't forget to bring your latest knitting or crochet project to work on too. Beginners are also welcome to bring their needles/hook and learn. Everyone is welcome and tea/coffee is provided

  • Craftynoons

    Get crafty and get to know others with similar interests. Bring along a project to work on, all abilities are welcome. Sewing machines, iron and ironing board are available to use. Craftynoons are held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Cost is $2.00 per session, payable on the day.

  • Story sharing and inclusive practices for all

    Join us for a monthly meeting where you can hear and share stories of ways other have attempted to create a more inclusive and friendly society. Held on the second Sunday of every month, the meetings are open to all members of the community.The meetings are hosted by the Australian Centre for Inclusive and Convivial Backyard Civilisation (ACI&CBC). Entry is via a gold coin donation.

  • LEGO® Club

    Looking for something to keep little hands busy? Come along to the Adelaide City Libraries' Lego® Club and let imaginations run wild. Held at City Library every Sunday 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. No bookings are required. Lego ® Club is suitable for ages 4 and over. Please note children 10 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult. Image credit: Instagram.com/HelloBenTeoh

  • Stop motion animation and film editing

    Explore your creative side by learning how to make your very own animated masterpiece. Choose from an array of materials including clay, Lego®, paper or even pipe cleaners. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of being a YouTube star? Or maybe you’d like to put together a video interview for prospective employers for that unique and personal touch? You can learn to make your video edits stand out from the crowd with tips and tricks learned from our Film Editing sessions. Book now Please book your session in advance in order to avoid disappointment. If you wish to take home your recorded video, please bring a USB drive or hard drive, with at least 2 gigabytes of storage space. Users 12 years and under require parent/guardian supervision, and users under the age of 18 who wish to access Media Lab computers must have parental/guardian consent to use the internet.

  • Pop-up cinema and sprinkler sessions

    Your family can soak up the summer fun with free epic sprinkler sessions and twilight movies at Eighty Eight O’Connell. Sprinkler sessions 14 to 16 January 21 to 23 January11 am to 3 pm daily There’s nothing like that feeling of running through the sprinkler in summer! This January there’ll be epic sprinkler sessions, water tag (5 to 8 years old recommended), and water play tables. Suitable for ages 3 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.Twilight movies 11 January - Wonder Park (PG) 18 January - All for one (M) - one to celebrate the cycling season! This documentary follows the story of the first ProTour cycling team. 8 February - People's choice vote. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for voting options. Pack a picnic and enjoy twilight movies on the lawn. Settle in from 6:00 pm to pick your spot and gather your snacks from O'Connell Street before the movie starts at sunset (approx. 8:30 pm). The Sugarcoated dessert truck will be onsite for your coffee and sweet fix. Bring your own low chairs and picnic rugs. Follow the Facebook event for updates.

  • Table tennis - social evenings

    Want to play table tennis? Come along by yourself or with some friends to play a game or two. The Centre has two table tennis tables and plenty of bats and balls. Play singles, doubles or play shorter rounds so everyone gets a turn. All equipment is provided. Tea and coffee are available. There's even a special pizza night on the last Tuesday of the month ($3.00 cost applies)

  • English conversation meet-up

    Join volunteer Thor from the Adelaide English as a Second Language Group, and others to practice holding longer conversations.This group is aims to encourage English as a Second Language (ESL) people to practice their English in a friendly atmosphere, to learn about others' languages and cultures, and to make new friends. Sessions are held fortnightly on Fridays.

  • Digital photo editing

    Do you have some older family photos that have seen better days? Or want to share your favourite vacation memories but Grandpa is blinking in the photo again? During this 90-minute one-on-one session our friendly volunteer will work with you to answer all your digital photo editing questions and show you how to use the latest Macintosh technology to navigate Adobe Photoshop. Book now Please use the Notes field to indicate what you would like to learn during your session. Event is subject to volunteer availability.

  • Art and craft session

    Everyone who enjoys being creative is welcome to our arts and craft gathering where you can bring your chosen medium to work on. We provide space for people to gather, work on individual projects, enjoy a cuppa and meet like minded people. There is no facilitator or tutor.

  • Discover robotics

    Are you interested in discovering how code can bring a robot to life? Want to discover how they work? Explore the exciting world of robotics with Ollie, Meccanoid or Mindstorm. Using the latest iPad apps, drive and race Ollie through a maze you’ve made, or perform a crazy trick combo! See how you can code Lego® to solve a Rubicks Cube or meet our friendly and interactive Meccanoid robot. Join our volunteers for an introduction to Robotics. Book now

  • Making music and sound production

    Are you interested in discovering more about sound effects and sound editing? How about learning to record your very own digital music with Protools or Garageband? Join our friendly Media Lab volunteer for a free session and get started. When booking please use the notes field to indicate what you would like to learn during your session, including any instruments you wish to bring. Book now Event subject to volunteer availability.

  • Explore 3D Printing

    Did you know that the City Library has four different 3D Printers? Come and join our friendly volunteers in the Innovation lab to explore the evolution of this great technology, from the user friendly Me2 3D Printer to the state-of-the-art Da Vinci RGB colour 3D printer. 3D Printing Maker Session Maker sessions are available for a hands on experience facilitated by an Innovation Lab volunteer, for yourself and up to four of your friends/colleagues/family. The sessions are designed for those who are wanting an introduction to 3D printing and/or 3D scanning, or are already familiar with the 3D design, scanning and printing process and want to use the equipment with the help of a facilitator. In this 1.5 hour session, you can: bring your own (small) .STL file to printdesign and print your own designcreate a work of art with a 3D pen, orbring a small object to scan and print.Please note that restrictions apply, and it is recommended to discuss the specifications of the model you wish to print with a volunteer prior to booking a Maker session in order to avoid disappointment. 3D Printing Drop-in Session Drop-in sessions are available to see the printers in action and to ask the volunteers any questions that you may have about the process. Discover the real-world applications for this wonderful technology and explore the creative aspects that will capture your imagination. View our current schedule Please note that sessions are subject to volunteer availability and wait times for drop-in sessions may apply.

  • Learn English as a second language

    This class is for everyone who has English as a second language and wants to practice conversation and reading skills. Join our facilitator in a friendly, informal learning environment and note that conversation level is intermediate to advanced. Everything is provided and tea and coffee is available. No creche services are available for young children

  • Moonlight Cinema Adelaide

    Summer is around the corner and Moonlight Cinema is back, with tickets on sale now for the ultimate summer experience under the stars. The phenomenal December/January program is jam-packed with acclaimed summer blockbusters, cosy Christmas flicks, fan favourites, fierce female leads and an array of hotly anticipated family-friendly films. The huge program includes screenings of top picks for Awards season; Joker, Ford v Ferrari, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Bombshell, Christmas flicks; Last Christmas, Love Actually, Elf, Fan favourites; Dirty Dancing, A Star Is Born, The Matrix, Bring It On, Family-friendly films; Frozen 2, Jumanji: The Next Level, The Addams Family and fierce female led comedies; Charlie’s Angels and Hustlers.

  • Heroes of the skies: the Smith brothers exhibition

    Discover the amazing story of the England to Australia air race of 1919, won by two of South Australia’s favourite sons, Captain Ross and Lieutenant Keith Smith. Together with their mechanics, Sergeants Wally Shiers and Jim Bennett, they were the first Australian airmen to fly from England to Australia in 28 days in a modified Vickers Vimy bomber. The exhibition follows the lives of the Smith family from their early days at Mutooroo Station in the far north of South Australia to service in World War One and the public response to the tragic death of Sir Ross in an air crash in 1922. Highlights relating to the race on display include the log-book and intercom book of the Vickers Vimy, notebooks kept by Ross and Keith, a pocket compass, a magneto from the engine, a piece of Vimy aircraft fabric and a Sidcot flying suit of the day. Also on display are the rarely seen knighthood medals awarded to Keith and the ‘flying wings’ won by Ross and Keith, which were taken into space with astronaut Dr Andy Thomas in 1996. This exhibition is drawn from the State Library collections, as well as loaned items.

  • Pilates for beginners

    Join us each Wednesday for Pilates for Beginners classes. This is a basic class aimed at older people and beginners. The session includes a short relaxation and meditation component. Please bring a mat and towel (some mats are available to borrow at the community centre upon request).

  • Tarnanthi: Festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art 2019

    Tarnanthi, Art Gallery of South Australia’s Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, returns for its fourth iteration in October 2019. Internationally acclaimed and recognised as the largest festival of its kind, Tarnanthi 2019 encompasses a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia, a city-wide festival held at close to 30 partner venues and a dynamic Art Fair presented over the opening weekend.The festival will continue until 27 January 2020 with a range of events. Refer to the program on the event website for full details.

  • Adelaide Ghosts and Ghouls walking tour

    The tour explores the stories behind Adelaide’s alleged hauntings and crimes, while shedding light on some our city’s more chilling history. The tour is a collaboration between paranormal investigator Allen Tiller, sound recordist Anthony Frith, and Adelaide City Libraries. It was designed and developed based on research from Allen’s history residency at the libraries in 2016, along with a range of ghost stories brought forward via public consultation sessions. Access the tour here Warning: The content included in this walking tour contains language and descriptions that some listeners may find disturbing. Parental guidance and supervision is recommended for children. Please take care when walking and crossing roads. All views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the views, policy or position of the City of Adelaide, and the City of Adelaide accepts no responsibility for any such opinions, advice or information.

  • Female Archetypes exhibition

    Can a costume tell a story before a word of dialogue is spoken? Female Archetypes, presented in partnership with the Adelaide Festival Centre Performing Arts Collection, explores the impact costumes can have on an audience’s understanding of character. This display, an extension of the exhibition at the Adelaide Festival Centre, will showcase costumes from opera, theatre, dance and musical theatre worn by six iconic female characters of the stage, including Maria from The Sound of Music and the incomparable Sally Bowles from Cabaret. A complementary History Hub display Adelaide On The Town showcases objects and photographs from the Civic Collection and the Historic Picture Collection depicting moments of celebration and enjoyment of the city. Image Credit: The Sound of Music, 2001, donated by Gordon Frost. Performing Arts Collection, Adelaide Festival Centre. Photograph by Grant Hancock.

  • Adelaide on the Town exhibition

    To complement Female Archetypes, this History Hub display showcases objects and photographs from the Civic Collection and the Historic Picture Collection depicting moments of celebration and enjoyment of the city. From invitations to Town Hall events, posters and photographs of proceedings within the Adelaide Town Hall and throughout Adelaide generally; this display showcases some special collection items which haven't been presented before. With a theatrical thread weaving through the display, we can appreciate how important festivals and the arts have been in Adelaide. From organ concerts, to children's fancy dress events, Lord Mayor's balls, and the Town Hall Easter cabaret; we can see that the magic of our city is characterized by good entertainment and Adelaideans' love for getting out and about. Available to view within the City Library History Hub until the end of January 2020.

  • Women's Recreational Running Network - West Terrace Run

    Join the fun with the Women's Recreational Running Network (WRRN) as they host a free group run every Monday night. Held on the Western side of Adelaide's central business district, the run departs from the Western District Athletic Club Rooms, on West Terrace (behind Adelaide High School) and will take participants along running paths that weave through the Western Park Lands. The course for the launch will be approximately five kilometres and will be lead by a run leader who is experienced in leading runners and walkers of all paces and abilities. This is a great way for women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to run in a safe and enjoyable environment. Bring your running shoes, a drink and your enthusiasm and have fun! Register your interest today.

  • Creative writing

    Led by a local writer, this informal class about creative writing brings out the hidden writer in us all. Everyone is welcome from absolute beginners to those with experience or even published. Each week share short stories, works or poems on a chosen topic and receive constructive feedback from the group. Cost of class includes refreshments and any printing required. There is also an opportunity to have the groups work displayed in the Community Centre.

  • Heart Foundation walking group

    Walking is a fun, free and easy way to feel happy and healthy. Come along to our regular walks to meet new friends and boost your health. All walks depart from the front of the Library, weather depending. With a different route each week there is sure to be a walk to suit all tastes and fitness levels. *No walking group if the weather is 37 degrees or over.

  • Central market shopping bus

    The central market shopping bus is a weekly door to door bus service for residents of the Adelaide and North Adelaide who are over the age of 65. The weekly service picks up residents at their door from 10.45am and transports them to the Central Market, returning home around 2pm. A trailer is attached to the bus which allows for the storage of shopping trolleys and walking frames and the driver assists with loading and unloading. A City of Adelaide volunteer accompanies the bus to assist passengers with boarding and alighting at each pick up and drop off as well as being the support person if required. The service is a Commonwealth Funded Social Programme which is provided through the City of Adelaide. A My Aged Care referral is requested for people who would like to come on the bus but people are welcome to come and try first. Enquiries to our Healthy Ageing team are welcome.

  • The conservancy - panel discussion

    At The conservancy panel discussion Elders are invited to outline their nations’ most critical issues. A general discussion will follow, fielded by a guest panel. Poets and musicians have been invited to share their compositions. If you are able, please bring a little food to share. A small donation also would be appreciated to help cover costs. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, excluding December.

  • Guided walk through Red Gum Park / Karrawirra (Park 12)

    Join APPA's Park Ambassador Damien Mugavin for a guided walk, learning about one of the best-loved parts of the Park Lands, along the banks of the Torrens, home to a variety of public art works, significant heritage trees, University facilities, many ducks, and much more. No booking necessary. Gold coin donation. (Free for APPA members). Wear sturdy shoes for a walk of just over 2km in total. 75 to 90 minutes duration. Meet at the traffic lights on Victoria Drive at the southern end of the University footbridge over the Torrens. Children and dogs welcome :-)

  • Learn English through craft

    This is an English as a Second Language class with a difference. Bring along your craft project to work on whilst having English conversations. No creche service available, no bookings required.

  • IELTS Classes at North Adelaide Community Centre

    Join us on Thursday evenings to help you prepare for the International English Language Testing System exams. Small classes to help you with reading, comprehension, speaking and writing. No creche service available, no bookings required. Please enter via laneway.

  • Learn English through board games

    This is an informal and fun way to practise English. No bookings required and no classes in school holidays. Please note that there is no creche service available.

  • Exhibition of NAIDOC posters since 1972

    NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Each year, the National NAIDOC Committee select a national NAIDOC theme to reflect significant and relevant topics to raise awareness and promote opportunities for education and celebration of the world’s oldest living culture. This is a collection of NAIDOC Week posters from 1972 to the present. For this exhibition there is also a community panel discussion on July 11. Join panel faciliatator Haydyn Bromley and panellists explore the history, purpose and how the NAIDOC Week posters support NAIDOC themes.

  • Justice of the Peace services

    A Justice of the Peace is an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes. These services can also be found at some Libraries. This is a free service.

  • English conversation class in North Adelaide

    An English Second Language class focusing on conversation. Tuesdays class may involve a cultural cooking element so you can share recipes, cook and eat together. No creche service available. No bookings required.

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