Keep busy this weekend, with a glittering stage show, fun and education for the kids, an outback experience, and why not throw in a bit of Hugh Jackman?
What’s on: Elton John, National Science Week, Variety SA Bash
The Variety SA Bash leaves this month, travelling from Mawson Lakes on Saturday, August 10, and finishing on August 17 in Murray Bridge. The Bash will go through tracks and private properties, which the general public don’t usually experience. Go online to donate.
Can you feel the love tonight?
The songs and stories of Elton John will be on stage at the Gawler Civic Centre Institute Hall, on Friday, August 9. Crocodile Rocket, starring Brenton Edgecombe, is a salute to the popular music figure, from his first hit song, through the disco era, to the music from Disney’s The Lion King. For something special, book dinner with the show.
Fun and discovery
Events, talks and activities will be held around the state for National Science Week, from August 10 to 18. There will be exhibitions at MOD. at UniSA and Royal Adelaide Hospital. Science Alive! at the Adelaide Showgrounds allows visitors to fly a drone, try virtual reality, hold a native animal and explore the universe. For more events and details, visit the website.
At the starting gates
Thoroughbred and stock horses will line up against each other for the Coober Pedy Race and Gymkhana, on August 9 and 10. The Outback racing carnival features children’s gymkhana events, community stalls, high tea tent, and with the feature event — the Coober Pedy Cup — on Saturday. That night, the Coober Pedy Race Ball will be held at the Opal Inn Hotel.
Hugh’s the man
So popular is Australian mega-star Hugh Jackman that he has added a fifth show to his run of performances at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre from August 10 to 13. The award-winning stage and film star brings his new show The Man. The Music. The Show. which includes hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra. Making a special appearance on the Australian tour is actress and singer Keala Settle, famous for her breakout role in The Greatest Showman.