This weekend’s Adelaide happenings include the opening of the Fashion Icons exhibition, Missy Higgins’ OZ concert, CheeseFest and a vintage fashion expo.
You can also catch Opera SA’s new production of Otello, State Theatre play Kryptonite, Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Kinship, and a late-night screening of the “Citizen Kane of bad movies”.
ARIA-winning singer-songwriter Missy Higgins (pictured top) is bringing her OZ tour to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre on Saturday night. The concert comes on the back of her recently released album OZ, an eclectic collection of cover versions of Australian songs by artists ranging from Slim Dusty to Icehouse to Dan Sultan. Higgins will sing songs from the album as well as her own original tracks at the concert, which will feature special guests Dustin Tebbutt and Jherek Bischoff. Tickets were still available last we looked.
The Art Gallery of South Australia’s highly anticipated spring-summer showcase of glamorous Parisian fashion opens this weekend. Fashion Icons comprises some 90 haute couture garments from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, including designs from the late 1940s to the 21st century by the likes of Christian Dior, Gabrielle Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent. It seeks to provide a link between these high-end garments and contemporary fashion, with more than 50 associated events, including workshops, films, lunchtime talks and panel discussions. Click here to read InDaily’s interview with exhibition events program curator Mitchell Oakley Smith. Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris will run until February 15, 2015.
It’s that time of year again when things get cheesy in Rymill Park. CheeseFest, now in its ninth year, will feature tastings of premium SA cheeses, as well as wine and food from the likes of Hanuman Restaurant, Cocolat, Street ADL, Hilton Adelaide Brasserie, and Grace The Establishment. There will also be live music, picnic trails, meet-the-maker events, workshops and cooking classes. The full program for the two-day festival (October 25-26) is online.
Palace Nova Eastend Cinema is bringing back cult flick The Room for a series of late-night screenings on the last Saturday each month, beginning October 25. Writer Tommy Wiseau created The Room as a romantic tragedy centred on a love triangle, but the reviews were harsh – very harsh. One even described it as the “Citizen Kane of bad movies”. Undeterred, Wiseau rebadged it as a black comedy and now audience members apparently yell dialogue at the late-night screening and throw plastic spoons. You can watch the teaser trailer and book tickets here.
Fleurieu Folk Festival
This three-day folk festival (October 24-26) is held in Willunga and features acoustic, celtic, blues, roots and bluegrass musicians. This year’s line-up includes more than 60 SA and interstate acts such as Kaurna Cronin, Women in Docs, The Little Stevies, Courtney Robb, and The Hushes. There are also workshops, stalls, food, wine and kids’ entertainment. Check out the full program online.
Otello – Opera SA
Verdi’s tragic tale of love, jealousy and betrayal is being presented at the Adelaide Festival Theatre from October 25 until November 1 by the State Opera of SA, with the State Opera Chorus and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Bradley Daley plays the general Otello, with Miriam Gordon-Stewart as his beloved wife Desdemona and Douglas McNicol as the manipulative Iago, who sparks Otello’s deadly jealousy.
Kryptonite – State Theatre
Playwright Sue Smith (The Kreutzer Sonata, Mabo, Brides of Christ) tackles the issue of Australia’s often conflicted relationship with China in this new play at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre. A co-production between the State Theatre Company of SA and Sydney Theatre Company, Kryptonite is a two-hander centred on carefree Australian student Dylan and Chinese exchange student Lian, who meet at a Sydney university and develop a long-lasting friendship even though their careers take them in very different directions when he becomes a left-wing politician and she becomes a mining executive in China. It is playing at the Space Theatre until November 9. Read InDaily’s interview with Sue Smith here.
The Breakfast Club
This classic 1980s, Brat Pack era film has been adapted by Adelaide producer/director Matt Byrne for a stage show at Holden Street Theatres. In case you’re too young to remember the John Hughes film, it follows five high school students from vastly different social groups who are forced to spend a day together in detention and end up finding their perceptions challenged and horizons broadened. The Breakfast Club is playing at Holden Street Theatres until November 8. Read InDaily review here.
Adelaide Night Market
The onset of daylight saving sees the Adelaide Night Market return to North Terrace (between King William Road and Kintore Avenue), with food trucks, live entertainment and stalls selling items such as jewellery, gifts, fashion and home décor items. The market is on the last Sunday of the month, from October to March (except for December, when it’s on the 14th), from 4pm – 8pm.
Kinship – Bangarra Dance Theatre
This new presentation by Australia’s top Indigenous dance company features two works: Brolga, inspired by a creation story, and ID, which explores the issue of Aboriginal identity in the 21st century. It also marks the celebration of Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 25th anniversary year. Kinship is at the Dunstan Playhouse until October 25. Read InDaily’s interview with artistic director and choreographer Stephen Page here.
Adelaide Vintage Expo
Now part of the Adelaide Fashion Festival, the Vintage Expo promises to transport you back to the fashion of the 1920s right through to the 1990s. Held over two days (Saturday and Sunday) at the Norwood Concert Hall, it will showcase more than 30 fashion, homewares, textiles and accessories businesses, as well as featuring fashion parades and workshops in everything from crochet to etiquette. Other Fashion Festival events over the weekend include the Norwood Place Parades (11am-5pm on Saturday) and the Vintage is the New Black Op-Shop Stylist Tours (Saturday), which leave from the Norwood Town Hall. View the full festival program online.
The Adelaide Festival Centre’s annual exhibition of Indigenous art opens this weekend, featuring than 140 artworks by 114 different artists from throughout South Australia. They range from a political take on Edvard Munch’s The Scream to a young boy’s impression of the fallout from nuclear testing at Maralinga and a detailed ink on paper work inspired by the beauty of nature. Our Mob, showing in the centre’s Artspace Gallery and Festival Theatre foyer until December 7, also features a special contemporary art exhibition and a showcase of work by young Indigenous artists. You can get a taste of what’s in this InDaily article.
Samstag Museum of Art’s new exhibition highlights the role light plays in creating and revealing the world around us. The paintings, objects and photographers are from the Wesfarmers Collection and showcase the work of 50 Australian and New Zealand artists, including Bill Henson, Susan Norrie, Fiona Pardington and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Luminous World is accompanied by Luminous Cinema, a program of film and moving image works by artists such as Lynette Wallworth. Both exhibitions run until December 5. More information here.
Nature Photographer of the Year
A stunning collection of wildlife and landscape photographs is on display at the South Australian Museum. The images were all finalists in the 2014 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition. They were captured in Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea, with subjects ranging from tiny invertebrates and birds to large marine animals and landscapes. “The exhibition continues until November 28. Caption: Flash of Light, Alan Kwok (NSW), Animal Portrait finalist.
See InDaily’s reviews of the latest films screening in Adelaide:
Son of a Gun
The House of Magic
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
We Are the Best
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