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This weekend’s myriad offerings include mobile food, vintage fashion, more OzAsia and a song cycle of sensual poems by legendary German chanteuse Ute Lemper.

Ute Lemper

German cabaret singer Ute Lemper (pictured above) – known for her interpretation of works by Kurt Weill, Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf – is bringing her Australian tour to Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre tomorrow night (September 21) for one show only. Lemper has collaborated with Argentinian bandoneonist Marcelo Nisinman to create a song cycle of love poems by Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda which will be performed in Spanish, French and English, alongside a repertoire from Lemper’s career.

 Fork on the Road

Mobile food vendors will be selling everything from hotdogs, burgers and pastizzi to cupcakes, churros and chimney-cakes at Fork on the Road in Whitmore Square tomorrow (September 21). More than 20 vans will be parked in the square for lunch and dinner, from 12pm-9pm. You’ll also find McLaren Vale wines, cider and beer, plus live music. BYO chairs and picnic rugs.

OzAsia Festival

This weekend’s festival events include OzAsia on Page, a new literary series at Lyrics, Adelaide Festival Centre, which includes free sessions such as Food for Thought – Stories of Family, Secret Recipes and Love (with speakers including chef Cheong Liew), Queer Literature, and an in-conversation event with Robin de Crespigny, author of The People Smuggler. The world premiere of Heart to Heart, “a cross-cultural intersection of poetry and music”, takes place at the Space Theatre on Sunday, plus The Mercury Cinema is hosting a feast of films in the OzAsia on Screen program.

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Looking for a spring racing outfit or a few bargain buys to refresh your summer wardrobe? The Round She Goes Market on Saturday at the German Club Hall (223 Flinders Street) will feature 50 stalls of women’s “pre-loved” fashion and vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories. It will be open from 10am-3pm, with $2 entry.

Wes at the Wheatie

Sydneysider Wes Carr (yes, you might remember him from Australian Idol) will be playing a free gig at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in Thebarton tonight (September 20) following the release of his recent album Buffalo Tales, which is described as a return to his “organic singer/songwriter roots” and “an intimate and natural fit with folk and alt country overtones”. At the Wheatie on Saturday will be local outfit The Yearlings, with guests Tara Carragher and Richard Coates.

AdYO Maestro Series

The 80-piece Adelaide Youth Orchestra will complete its 2013 Maestro Concert Series with a performance at Elder Hall on Sunday (September 22). The young musicians aged 12 to 24 will perform Australian composer Richard Meale’s tribute to surrealist Joan Mir?, Three Mir? Pieces, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 6, Pathétique, and Kalliwoda’s 19th-century oboe concertino (featuring Joshua Oates as soloist). The concert begins at 6.30pm, with tickets available from Elder Hall from 5.30pm.

Jungle at Central Market

The Central Market is launching a new free live music series tonight (September 20) which will match showcase local musicians, art, food and wine. Entertainment will run from 6pm-9pm, with acoustic duo The Duffraines playing on the Grote Street stage, plus beverages from Ducks in a Row Winemakers, Three Dark Horses and The Hills Cider Company.

Brief Encounter

UK company Kneehigh Theatre’s Brief Encounter (see InDaily review) is a colourful re-imagining of David Lean’s 1945 film of the same name and Noel Coward’s 1930s play Still Life, rekindling the romance of a bygone era but in a multi-media production that blends live theatre with film sequences. Centred on married woman Laura and doctor Alec, who meet by chance at a train station, it officially opens tonight (Friday) at the Dunstan Playhouse and runs until September 28.

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Described by the New York Times as “Cirque du Soleil as channelled through Rocky Horror Picture Show”, this athletic and risqué show is at the Spiegeltent in Rymill Park until September 29, with Empire audiences promised a 90-minute “theobatic” performance that melds circus, cabaret, variety and burlesque (see InDaily review).

The Dark Room

This psychological thriller by playwright Angela Betzien is being presented at Holden Street Theatres in Hindmarsh until September 28. Set in a motel room in the Northern Territory, it weaves together the stories of six characters: youth worker Anni, who has brought teenager Grace to the motel as last-resort accommodation; Steve and his pregnant wife Emma, who are staying after a wedding; and policeman Craig, who is seeking space to think.

 On screen

See InDaily’s reviews of the latest films currently screening in Adelaide:
Blue Jasmine
The Rocket
White House Down
Red 2
Kick Ass 2

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