The Adelaide Fringe is in full swing and our state is bursting. From keeping the little ones entertained to adults-only events, we’ve got you covered this weekend.
What’s On: Night at the museum, family fun and a city cellar door
Get amongst the fringe atmosphere this weekend and find entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Check out our list of must-see family-friendly fringe shows.
New to the 2021 Adelaide Fringe, CIRCUS follows the journey of a whimsical clown who dreams of running his own circus. From the same production company, Showmen, The Greatest Magic Show, promises loads of audience involvement and a free magic wand for every child. Winner of the 2020 Adelaide Fringe weekly award for best show for children, Don’t Mess with the Dummies is back again and ideal for kids aged five to 12.
For young children, Big Tops & Tiny Tots Circus Show features unicycling, hula-hooping and plate spinning. Join South Australian Circus Centre’s Performance Troupe with their show Breathe. Breathe is a journey of introspection and is created by Adelaide’s newest generation of acrobats. These shows and many more are on this weekend, visit FringeTix for details.
Young readers and writers have a packed program to enjoy on Kids’ Day, on Saturday, February 27, at Adelaide Writers’ Week. Held at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, the event will feature an all-Australian line-up, including Ursula Dubosarsky (The Terrible Plop and Brindabella) and Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys (Under the Love Umbrella and All the Ways to be Smart). A range of activities will keep kids busy under the shade of the plane trees.
Support Bravehearts and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation at the Semaphore Coastal Running Festival on Sunday, February 28. It’s the event’s sixth year and there’s a distance to suit any runner or walker, with a very relaxed eight-hour cut-off time for all distances.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Spend a night at the museum for an adult’s only evening at the South Australian Museum. Release your inner child and enjoy a night of food, drink, fun and games and explore all things art and science. Night Lab is on this Friday, February 26.
Soak up the city atmosphere this weekend and ‘wine down’ at Clare at the Queens Theatre. Adelaide’s newest Fringe venue, the Queens Theatre has been converted into the official city cellar door for 12 participate Clare Valley wineries. Clare at the Queens will be bringing the Clare Valley to you throughout the entire Adelaide Fringe, open until late Thursday-Sunday, until March 21.
You won’t want to miss the new collection of glowing, botanically-inspired art on display in Shared Reckonings from February 24 to May 2. Renowned South Australian artist Catherine Truman explores the impact of light on human vision and the growth of plants. Presented as part of the Adelaide Festival, the exhibition is displayed in the Santos Museum of Economic Botany and the Deadhouse within Adelaide Botanic Garden and comprises five installations and eight experimental films.
For more of what’s happening around SA this month, pick up the February issue of SALIFE magazine, out now.
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