With Adelaide Fringe in full swing and the opening of State Theatre Company's 2020 season, you won't be staying home this weekend.
What’s On: Theatre, circus, exhibition and more
Dance your heart out
The first show of State Theatre Company’s 2020 season is Dance Nation, at Scott Theatre, from February 21 to March 7. Presented in collaboration with Belvoir St Theatre and starring Strictly Ballroom’s Tara Morice, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated satire of ambition centres around teenage competitive dancers vying for a national title. The dancers fight it out for the lead role as reality and fantasy blur in this award-winning pageant of ferocious girl power.
Vintage vocal treat
Take a trip down memory lane with a tribute to the American wartime singing trio The Andrews Sisters by Adelaide vocalists Three Little Sisters. With five Fringe shows at the Norwood Concert Hall from February 21 until February 23, An Andrews Sisters Tribute will see singers Tania Savelli, Shelley Pantic and Melanie Smith perform songs like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, with backing by the 10th/27th Battalion Royal South Australia Regiment Band.
Up in the air
Witness awe-inspiring acrobatic acts with SA company Gravity and Other Myths’ A Simple Space – stripped-back circus that puts the focus firmly on performers pushing themselves to their limits. The multi-award-winning show is at Gluttony in Rymill Park this weekend and until the end of the 2020 Fringe.
Flowers: Passion. Pain. Nation. is a new exhibition at the David Roche Foundation House Museum showcasing more than 80 Western floral art works from the past 400 years. As well as European porcelain, furniture and paintings collected by Roche during his lifetime, the display includes works lent by the Art Gallery of SA, Carrick Hill, The Cedars and private collections. It’s showing until May 2.
Get yourself trackside for the SeaLink Kangaroo Island Racing Carnival, from February 20 to 22. There is plenty to see and do, including a Long Lunch, featuring Dudley Wines, and a cocktail party at the Ozone Hotel. Come dressed in your racing best for Fashions on the Field and take advantage of the different packages available for travel to KI and transfers.
Plan an escape
Port Macdonnell’s main street will be filled with live music, entertainment and food and wine for this year’s Bay Escape, on Saturday, February 22. Enjoy fresh, local seafood and while you’re in town, try an authentic rock lobster fishing experience on board the Remarkable.
Running for fun
The theme of this year’s Semaphore Coastal Running Festival is “brave”, so interpret away and dress up for the event on Sunday, February 23. It’s the festival’s fifth year, and runners and walkers can choose from six distances, including the full 42.2 kilometres, or just five kilometres. The event supports Bravehearts and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
Have a sterling time
Back for its fourth year, Stirling Fringe will take up residence on the Stirling Lawns, with a 100-seat tent, outdoor stage, food trucks and bars. The venue will showcase 60 shows from 42 companies from February 21 to March 1, with theatre, cabaret, comedy and circus on stage.