August 11, 2022
What's On

What’s On: The Circus, Wild Dog and light trails

This weekend in Adelaide, roll up to the circus, head out of the city to follow the Illuminart Constellation trail or solve a mystery in Kapunda.

Chasing stars

This August discover Constellation, the story projection trail by Illuminart that is lighting up five landmarks around regional South Australia. Constellation links South Australia’s silo projection art installations and other permanent regional light attractions in a trail that travels from the Adelaide CBD to Wallaroo, Port Pirie, Quorn, Karoonda and Barmera. During Science Week, from August 13 to 21, the trail will include a program of events, activities and activations that share science and knowledge each dusk.

Solve a mystery

Stay in luxury accommodation, enjoy a decadent meal and get wrapped up in a mystery this August. Set in the 1920s, Murder on the Kapunda Express is an immersive experience where you and nine friends spend an evening at The Station in Kapunda and participate in a murder mystery where guests become the characters and a mystery is unravelled. While the drama unfolds, you will be served a five-course dinner featuring local ingredients prepared using recipes from the 1920s, with each course being paired with an Old Vine Barossa wine.

Dance of the dingo

Wild Dog is an immersive exhibition exploring the importance of one of Australia’s most misunderstood cultural symbols – the dingo. Presented as part of Tarnanthi and hosted at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, the exhibition will run until August 20. The experience will feature film, animation, puppetry, dance and song to explore the cultural significance of the dingo. A collaboration of multiple cultures and art forms that carries forward 60,000 years of oral storytelling, Wild Dog is a visceral multi-media event for people of all ages.

Delicate touch

Opening at the BMGART Gallery on Friday, August 12, Nick Mount @ 70 is a view into the life of glass artist Nick Mount. The exhibition presents a collection of work from the past two decades, tracing the evolution of Nick’s glassworks. The exhibition tells a story founded in the historic and cultural traditions of the Venetians, inspired by the collaborative nature of studio glass and cultivated by the local and international glass community. The exhibition will run until Saturday, September 3 and artworks on display are available for purchase through BMGART.

Roll up, roll up!

The circus is rolling into Adelaide on Thursday, August 11 for three weeks of spectacular stunts, dazzling costumes and family fun. Hosted in Bonython Park, THE CIRCUS is a two-hour show featuring all kinds of talent from comedians to FMX riders, beautiful aerialists to human cannon balls. A fun-filled afternoon or evening for the whole family, THE CIRCUS will be in showing until Sunday, September 4.

Suitably sophisticated

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz at the Capri Theatre on Sunday, August 14 alongside a screening of High Society. Ms Trace and The Smooth Meltdown will perform a journey of jazz greats live on stage while the bar is open for drinks and nibbles before the screening. High Society will begin at 3pm; the Hollywood classic tells the story of a spoiled heiress who must choose between three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman and an undercover tabloid reporter.

For more of what’s on around South Australia this month, pick up the August issue of SALIFE, which is on sale now.

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