InReview InReview

Support independent journalism


What's on in Adelaide


Comments Print article

A showcase of  nature photography at the SA Museum, a festival shining a spotlight on design, the Adelaide Zombie Walk, and salsa and samba in Victoria Square are among this weekend’s picks.

You can also see The Whitlams at The Gov, a feast of international film, and Australian climate-change play Between Two Waves at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Nature Photographer of the Year

Physalia Physalis, by Matthew Smith, ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year Competition overall winner.

Physalia Physalis, by Matthew Smith, ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year Competition overall winner.

A stunning collection of wildlife and landscape photographs is on display at the South Australian Museum from this weekend. The images were all finalists in the 2014 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition, the winners of which were announced last night. Overall winner was Physalia Physalis (right), NSW photographer Matthew Smith’s photo of a bioluminescent bluebottle jellyfish floating in the morning light. Other subjects range from tiny invertebrates and birds to large marine animals and landscapes.  “Every image offers the viewer an opportunity to explore a new region or discover a new species they might never otherwise be introduced to,” says exhibition manager Tim Gilchrist. The exhibition continues until November 28.

Adelaide Zombie Walk

Rymill Park will be over-run by the walking dead on Saturday afternoon – think zombie apocalypse, without the apocalypse. The 2014 Adelaide Zombie Walk starts at 7pm, but there will be free activities in the park from 3pm, including music, stalls, food, rides and a best-dressed competition. It’s an all-ages event (no alcohol allowed), raising money for Foodbank SA.

Between Two Waves

This Australian play is a love story that explores anxieties about the future in the face of the threat posed by climate change. Directed by Adelaide’s Corey McMahon and presented as part of the State Theatre Company of SA’s State Umbrella program, it centres on young climate change scientist Daniel, who loses all his research when a freak flood sweeps through Sydney. Daniel is facing professional and personal challenges: first he has to convince people to prepare for the worst effects of climate change, and secondly he and his girlfriend are trying to decide whether to bring a child into such an uncertain world. Between Two Waves is playing at the Bakehouse Theatre until October 25.

Festival of Architecture and Design

Eco-friendly Treecycles, part of the Tour de North Adelaide bicycle tour on Saturday. Photo: Treecycles

Eco-friendly Treecycles, part of the Tour de North Adelaide bicycle tour on Saturday. Photo: Treecycles

This five-day celebration of architecture and design features guided tours, talks, installations, films, panel discussions and children’s events throughout the city. It opens tonight (Friday) at the Published Art House in Cannon Street. On Saturday from 11am-1pm, broadcaster Keith Conlon will lead a free “leisurely” bicycle tour of architectural and sculpture sites around North Adelaide and the Parklands; he will also be conducting a “Look Up in Rundle Mall” tour on Monday. The full program for the festival, presented by the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, can be found here.

Fork on the Road

Fork is returning to Victoria Square with its Movie in the Square night today (Friday) from 5pm.  More than 30 food vendors will be located in Victoria Square and drinks will be available from the Fork bar.  There will be a range of children’s activities, and the free outdoor movie shown by Splash Adelaide and the Adelaide City Council – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – starts at 8pm.  More information can be found here.

Barrio Beats Latin Festival

Get your cha cha cha on and head back to Victoria Square on Sunday for some samba, salsa and a host of other Latino-style entertainment. This free Latin Festival runs from 1pm until 8pm, with Latin DJs, dance shows and workshops, kids’ activities and street food with a Spanish, Mexican, Cuban and Chilean flavour. It’s a free event and you’re encouraged to BYO picnic chairs.

Peter Brook’s The Suit

Based on a novel that was banned in Apartheid-era South Africa, The Suit tells of a young worker who discovers his wife in bed with her lover. The man escapes, but leaves behind his suit; as a perverse kind of punishment, the angry husband makes his wife treat the suit as an honoured house guest. The State Theatre Company of SA has secured an exclusive season of the play, which is at the Dunstan Playhouse until October 12. Click here to read InDaily’s review.

The Whitlams


ARIA winners The Whitlams are back in town this weekend for a show at The Gov on Saturday night. Fans can expect to hear all the hits from the band, who have recorded seven albums since 1993, including Eternal Nightcap, which was recently voted number 17 in JJJ’s Hottest Australian Albums of All Time. Last we looked, there were still tickets available.

Italian Film Festival

A special event screening on Sunday of multi-award-winning comedy Song of Napoli will be a highlight of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival this weekend at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas. The movie, about a nerdy piano player turned undercover cop, will screen at 4pm following drinks, food and “Napoletano-style” live entertainment from 3.15pm (tickets here). Also screening are The Worst Christmas of My Life; Marina, the biopic of singer, songwriter and accordionist Rocco Granata; and comedy romance The Fifth Wheel. The festival continues until October 22.

Japanese Film Festival

Adding to the feast of film this month is a showcase of Japanese contemporary cinema at The Mercury. The Japanese Film Festival will feature 12 films, encompassing comedy, anime, action, documentary and children’s films. Screening at the gala opening tonight (Friday) is Lady Maiko (read InDaily review here), a musical comedy based on the classic My Fair Lady. Other films showing over the weekend include animated fantasy Patema Inverted (review) and comedy Wood Job (review). The festival continues until October 19.

Lux Aeterna – Graduate Singers

Adelaide choir the Graduate Singers will present an evening concert of “beautiful music inspired by light” at St David’s Church in Glynburn Road, Burnside, on Saturday night. The program includes American composer Morten Lauridsen’s choral cycle Lux Aeterna (Light Eternal), as well as works by Gjeilo and Whitacre. More information can be found here.

Quiet Faith – Vitalstatistix

This play by documentary theatre maker David Williams explores the place of faith in Australian politics – not by focusing on the outspoken Christian right, but rather the “quietly, progressively faithful”. Featuring just two performers (Williams and Adelaide actor Ashton Malcolm) representing many different voices, it is being presented by Vitalstatistix at Waterside in Port Adelaide until October 19. You can read InDaily’s interview with Williams here.

Olivers Army album launch


Indie-rock/Americana band Olivers Army are coming home to Adelaide for a gig at Jive tonight (Friday) as part of a tour launching their new album, Nothing Ever Really Stays the Same. The group, which has supported the likes of Deep Sea Arcade and Eagle And The Worm, say the tracks on the album vary from “the carefree and jangly ‘Hilary Come On Home’ to the psychedelic swirling of distorted guitars and grinding bass on ‘Nothing Ever Really Stays The Same’.” You can get a taste of their sound here.

Miss Julie & After Miss Julie – UATG

These two versions of the same play are being presented by the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild this month. August Strindberg’s 1988 Swedish tragedy Miss Julie, a playabout sex and class, is set in a kitchen where Jean, Julie and Christine are preparing for the Midsummer Eve celebrations. Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie is a re-imagining of the same story, set in July 1945, after the British Labour Party’s landslide election victory. UATG will present a double bill of both productions this Saturday (October 11) and next Saturday at the Little Theatre (The Cloisters, Adelaide University), with the individual plays being performed on various week days over the same period. Read InDaily review here.

Collaborators – Stirling Players

British playwright John Hodge’s black comedy Collaborators is the latest production being brought to the stage by The Stirling Players. Collaborators tells of the relationship between Stalin and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, who is forced to write a play to celebrate the Soviet dictator’s birthday. It is playing at the Stirling Theatre until October 18.

Canada’s Artic – Vibrant and Thriving

This exhibition at the South Australian Museum features contemporary photographs showing nature and life in the Arctic. It has been extended until October 26, and is accompanied by a selection of Inuit carvings from the museum’s collection, as well as a continuous screening of Kinngait: Riding Light into the World, a Canadian documentary about how the isolated Inuit community of Cape Dorset became a celebrated art capital.

On screen

See InDaily’s reviews of the latest films screening in Adelaide:

Dracula Untold
Advanced Style
Gone Girl
The House of Magic
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
The Immigrant
We Are the Best
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
What We Do in the Shadows

Make a comment View comment guidelines

Support local arts journalism

Your support will help us continue the important work of InReview in publishing free professional journalism that celebrates, interrogates and amplifies arts and culture in South Australia.

Donate Here


Show comments Hide comments
Will my comment be published? Read the guidelines.

. You are free to republish the text and graphics contained in this article online and in print, on the condition that you follow our republishing guidelines.

You must attribute the author and note prominently that the article was originally published by InReview.  You must also inlude a link to InReview. Please note that images are not generally included in this creative commons licence as in most cases we are not the copyright owner. However, if the image has an InReview photographer credit or is marked as “supplied”, you are free to republish it with the appropriate credits.

We recommend you set the canonical link of this content to to insure that your SEO is not penalised.

Copied to Clipboard

More InReview stories

Loading next article