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Adelaide’s Feast Festival will be turning the West End pink on Saturday when the annual Pride March through the city culminates with a colourful street party on Hindley.

Other weekend picks include the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s concert of Pixar film scores, “unusualist” Raymond Crowe at Her Maj, the Adelaide Vegan Festival in Victoria Square, and Polo in the Park.

Feast Festival

Organisers expect around 3000 people to attend Saturday’s Pride March, which marks the beginning of this 15-day annual queer arts and culture festival. The march will begin in Victoria Square and end in Hindley Street with a party hosted by comedian Bob Downe and featuring live performances by Scottish singer Horse McDonald (who is also performing a solo show at Fowlers on Sunday) and electro-pop band Asian Envy, plus a DJ and Fork on the Road food trucks. Feast offers a packed program including comedy, cabaret, music, visual art, food and literature events, as well as forums. The full program is online. Click here to read InDaily’s interview with Feast ambassador and performer Matthew Mitcham.

Toy Story's Woody. Photo: Disney/Pixar

Toy Story’s Woody. Photo: Disney/Pixar

Pixar in Concert – ASO

This concert will see clips from famous Pixar movies projected onto a big screen in the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Festival Theatre while the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra performs the film scores live. All 13 scores – for films including Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, the Toy Story trilogy and Cars – have been created by just four composers and many of them have won Grammy and Oscar awards. Described as a show for the whole family, Pixar in Concert will be performed at the Festival Theatre at 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday.

Adelaide Vegan Festival

There will be more than 60 stalls set up in Victoria Square from 10am until 5pm on Sunday for this festival, which is described as kid and pet-friendly. In addition to food and drink outlets, you’ll find an eclectic collection of merchandise and information from organisations and businesses ranging from Veganpet and Blue Fire Reiki, to Sea Shepherd and Adelaide Against Live Export. The Vegan Festival also includes yoga sessions, speakers, live entertainment and face-painting.

Book Market

SA publisher Wakefield Press is hosting a book market over two days at its new home at 16 Rose Street in Mile End. It is promising book bargains, a sausage sizzle and the opportunity to meet some of its authors. The market will run from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 12pm-4pm on Sunday. More info here.

Raymond Crowe – The Unusualist

WP-Raymond Crowe

Illusionist, comedian, shadow and mime artist, and self-described “unusualist” Raymond Crowe, who has been touring this year with The Illusionists, is returning to Adelaide for a solo show at Her Majesty’s Theatre on Saturday night. You can expect demonstrations of all of the above – plus “hilarious audience participation”. Tickets available here.

British Film Festival

A mixture of new films and six of the best ’60s flicks are being screened during this year’s British Film Festival at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas. A weekend highlight will be the 2014 bio-drama Mr Turner, a candid portrait of the often-controversial 19th-century painter JMW Turner (read InDaily review here). The closing night event on Sunday (November 16) will feature a pre-film reception with drinks and live entertainment, followed by a screening of The Imitation Game, in which Benedict Cumberbatch plays World War II code-breaker Alan Turing.

Fashion Icons

This Art Gallery of South Australia spring-summer exhibition showcases glamorous Parisian fashion. 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. Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris will run until February 15, 2015.

Polo in the Park – Three-Day Event


Players from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales will battle it out at Polo in the Park in the eastern parklands tonight. Admission is free and gates open at 6pm, with entertainment also including gourmet food, music and a fashions on the field event. Polo in the Park is part of the Australian International Three-Day Event, which runs from November 13-16 and will feature dressage, cross country and show jumping, as well as master-classes presented by riders.

Nature Photographer of the Year

A stunning collection of wildlife and landscape photographs is on display at the South Australian Museum until November 28. 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.

Selby and Friends

Pianist Kathryn Selby will be joined by Elizabeth Layton (violin), Tobias Breider (viola), Julian Smiles (cello) and Hugh Klüger (double bass) for a chamber music concert at Elder Hall on Sunday afternoon. The program will be headlined by Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A Major – AKA The Trout – and will also include Mozart’s Piano Trio No.1, Divertimento, in B flat major and Brahms’ Piano Quartet No.3 in C minor. More information can be found here.

Transitions Film Festival

This sustainability film festival at the Mercury Cinema continues this weekend with a screening tonight (Friday) of Musicwood, which follows a group of guitar-makers on a jungle quest to change logging practices and save the acoustic guitar. Also screening are Project Wild Thing (Saturday), about a movement that seeks to help kids connect with nature, and Web (Sunday), which looks at how the internet has changed the way people live, work and socialise. Transitions closes on November 19 and the full program is online.

Music for strings and iThings – Zephyr Quartet


Audience members will be encouraged to leave their iPhones on for this concert presented by Adelaide’s Zephyr Quartet. It will comprise six works by Australian composers (include five premieres) which marry live performance by the string quartet with electronic technology such smart phones, iPads, gaming, loopers and the Theremin. Music for Strings and iThings will be presented on Saturday night at ABC Studio 520 in Collinswood. Read InDaily’s interview with quartet artistic director Hilary Kleinig here.

Playford Alive Community Fun Day

Boy band The Collective will headline this year’s fun day at the Munno Para Wetlands on Saturday (10am-3pm). Other activities will include free rides, local musicians, face painting, a silent disco, and food and drink stalls, with TV presenter Andrew “Cosi” Costello as as MC for the day. More info can be found here.

Luminous World

Showing at Samstag Museum of Art, this 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.

Adelaide Kids Film Festival

This annual festival showcases films for kids made by kids, with the 2014 event featuring entries from Australia, Canada, Japan, England, Iran, Israel, Italy, Spain, France, Brazil, Germany and Mexico. It runs from November 11-19, with screenings across a range of different sites. On Saturday, the Mercury Cinema will be showing films over two day-time session, as well as hosting an awards event which will include screenings of films across the categories of animation, documentary and live action.

On screen

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

Winter Sleep
The Fury
Son of a Gun
Dracula Untold
Advanced Style
Gone Girl

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