What’s on: Japanese Film Festival, Madama Butterfly, Festival of Lights
The big screen
Book in for a free screening at the Japanese Film Festival, from November 8 to 10, at the GU Film House. The event showcases contemporary Japanese cinema — book one hour prior to screenings at the venue’s information desk.
Opera spreads its wings
State Opera’s exquisite new production of Puccini’s legendary Madama Butterfly soars into the Festival Theatre from November 14 to 23. The epic romantic tragedy is one of opera’s most beloved and timeless tales, brought to vivid life by Director Kate Cherry and Designer Christina Smith. With sumptuously-detailed costumes and scenery bathed in dreamy washes of colour, the powerhouse romantic opera is as devastating as it is beautiful. This production features the State Opera Chorus and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Entertainer Julia Morris will host this year’s HIA-CSR South Australian Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards on Saturday, November 9, at the Adelaide Convention Centre. More than 1000 guests from the residential building industry are expected to attend to see who takes home the coveted awards.
Lest we forget
Mark Remembrance Day on November 11 by attending one of the services around the state, including the Adelaide service at the South Australian National War Memorial on North Terrace. Visit the Field of Remembrance, featuring thousands of crosses planted in the lawns adjacent Government House and buy a poppy when you spot a volunteer selling them.
Let there be light
Loy Krathong — Thailand’s Festival of Lights — comes to Adelaide on Saturday, November 9, with a celebration of culture at Bonython Park. Enjoy the traditional games and Thai food offerings, while taking in the lighting displays.