October 17, 2019
What's On

What’s on: OzAsia, Tarnanthi, Renmark Rose Festival and more

There's no excuse for staying at home this weekend, with both Tarnanthi Art Fair and OzAsia festival, and much more.

Fun of the art fair

Tarnanthi returns this year, from October 18, with a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia, a city-wide festival held at almost 30 venues and an Art Fair presented over the opening weekend. More than 1000 artists from the Tiwi Islands to Broken Hill, and Ceduna to Port Headland will feature in the event, curated by Barkindji artist Nici Cumpston. The exhibition at AGSA will include work by artists from 15 to 81 years old, spanning a range of mediums across painting, photography, printmaking, carving, sculpture, moving image, works on paper and textiles.

Artistic Asia

Five world-first performances and 22 Australian premieres will feature at OzAsia, from October 17 to November 3. More than 20 countries will be represented through 850 artists, with works from music, theatre, dance and film to literature and visual art. The ever-popular Lucky Dumpling Market and Moon Lantern Parade will be on again, as well as JLF Adelaide, a satellite event of the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Shining stars

Night of the Stars Ball is back on again at the Wonderland Ballroom, Hawthorn, on Saturday, October 19. The night features Latin dance champions Steven Greenwood and Jessica Bull. The event benefits the Childhood Cancer Association.


Just rosy

It’s a wonderful time of year for rose lovers, with the best blooms springing up around the state. Get into the spirit at the 25th Renmark Rose Festival, from October 18 to 27, where more than 3500 rose bushes across 51 garden beds will be on show. For even more blooms, visit the Burnside Community Centre on October 26 and 27 for the Spring Rose Show, which will be opened by president of the World Federation of Rose Societies, Henrianne de Briey.

October 17 to 26
The Arts Theatre

The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA presents this classic musical, directed by Selena Britz, musical director Jennifer Trijo and choreographer Carmel Vistoli.


October 19
St Peter’s Cathedral

The newly-formed Adelaide Baroque Orchestra will be joined by the Adelaide Chamber Singers, directed by Carl Crossin OAM and special guest soprano Bonnie de la Hunty from Perth.

October 18
Festival Theatre

In her first ever Australian concert, exclusive to Adelaide for one night only, South East Asia’s biggest pop star Siti Nurhaliza performs songs in five languages.



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