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What’s on: Proms, carols and Angels


The extreme heat has forced the cancellation of several events this weekend, but there’s still plenty on offer, including Christmas Proms, a street-food festival, films, carols at the Town Hall, and a show chronicling the path of rock band The Angels.

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Christmas Proms – Festival Theatre

This popular annual family show is back at the Adelaide Festival Centre, with musical theatre performer Debora Krizak (Sweet Charity, The Producers) and four-times World Irish Dance Champion Bobby Fox leading the sing-alongs. Timothy Sexton will conduct the Adelaide Art Orchestra in a performance of favourite Christmas carols, with clowns Moose and Boppa joining the fun on stage, plus a visit from Santa Claus. There are matinee and evening performances today and Saturday.

Brothers, Angels & Demons – Goodwood Institute

This show chronicles – in word and music – the musical journey of brothers Rick and John Brewster, including the tumultuous path of their rock band The Angels. Brothers, Angels & Demons also features John’s three musician sons and will be emceed by The Electronic Swagman, Raymond Hawkins. There is one performance only on Saturday night at the Goodwood Institute. Read InDaily’s interview with John Brewster here.

The Brewster family.

The Brewster family.

Moonlight Cinema – Botanic Park

Upcoming screenings at the Moonlight Cinema in Botanic Park include action movie Jurassic World (Friday), family film Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (Saturday), Australian film The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet (Sunday), Christmas flick Love the Coopers and Joy. Gates open at 7pm and screenings start at sundown. Full program online.

Pinery Bushfire Relief Concert – postponed

The extreme weather has forced the postponement of this planned concert, which was to be headlined by singer-songwriter Wes Carr and held on Saturday night at the Kapunda Harness Racing Club. Organisers say they plan to reschedule the event for a later date.

Absolutely Live: The Doors Show – The Gov

This long-running tribute show seeks to re-create the energy of The Doors’ 1960s arena shows. It’s at The Governor Hindmarsh tonight (Friday), with the first of two sets beginning at 8.15pm. On Saturday night, Opa! Live will be presenting “a big fat Greek Christmas” with The Band Zeus and DJ NYK, and on Monday you can catch Adelaide-born solo singer Orianthi.

WP - Doors tribute show

Absolutely Live: The Doors Show

Carols in the Adelaide Town Hall

If you need some encouragement to get into the Christmas spirit, head along to the Adelaide Town Hall on Sunday for this community celebration hosted by Trinity City. Admission is free and there will be two sessions – at 5pm and 7.30pm.

Adelaide Street Food Festival – Flinders Street

Hosted by Flinders Street Market at 230 Flinders Street, this festival will bring together an array of food trucks, street-food stalls and gift stalls for a festive Christmas event between 11am and 7pm on Sunday. Celebrity chef Simon Bryant will be serving up hawker-style food alongside other food and drink offerings from Steve the Bartender, Daisy Burger, Moorish Bites, Ukus Balkan Street Food and others. The planned Saturday Street Food Market has been cancelled due to the forecast high temperatures. More information can be found here.

Forkmass – cancelled

The extreme heat has forced the cancellation of tonight’s planned Christmas Fork on the Road event in Victoria Square.

Nikon-Walkley Press Photography Exhibition 

Amazing images offering a snapshot of world events and Australian life from the past year are on display in this exhibition at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Artspace Gallery. The photos were all taken by finalists in the Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism and capture everything from sporting triumphs to the ice epidemic. The exhibition runs until January 24. Take a peek here.

Nine­-year-­old surfer girl Oceanna Rogers. Photo by Sylvia Liber, Illawarra Mercury

Surfer girl Oceanna Rogers. Photo by Sylvia Liber, Illawarra Mercury

Gilles Street Market

The last Gilles Street Market for the year will by on Sunday from 10am until 4pm, with around 90 stalls selling vintage and designer clothing, plus accessories. Held at the Gilles Street Primary School, the market also includes DJs and food stalls.

Tarnanthi art exhibitions

Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art exhibitions encompassing painting, sculpture, multi-media and other artforms continue at the Art Gallery of South Australia until January 17. Nganmarra – the Container of Life, at the Santos Museum of Economic Botany in the Botanic Gardens, is an installation of woven art by senior women artists from Bula’bula Arts in Ramingining, north-east Arnhem Land, which continues until January 31. Details of both exhibitions can be found here.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries costume exhibition

Close to 50 costumes created by award-winning costume designer Marion Boyce and featured in ABC TV’s third series of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries are on display in this exhibition at historic Ayres House Museum. Including themed rooms and interactive displays, the exhibition continues until February 14, 2016.

Christmas Twilight Races

The South Australian Jockey Club’s twilight races tonight include live entertainment in the general admission area from 4.30pm by band The Attack and an after-race party with DJ in the Diva Lounge. Gates open at 2.30pm and you’ll find more information here.

On screen

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

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Bélier Family
Hotel Transylvania 2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2


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