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An Adelaide Youth Orchestras concert featuring film scores and classical crowd-pleasers, the West End Street Markets, Gilligan’s Big Gay Island street party, the Palestinian Film Festival, Vitalstatistix end-of-year fundraiser and more.

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AdYO Gala Concert – Town Hall

In their final concert for the year, the Adelaide Youth Orchestras (Adelaide Youth Wind, Adelaide Youth Sinfonia, Adelaide Youth Strings and the flagship Adelaide Youth Orchestra) will present a program including scores from Hollywood films such as Gladiator and an orchestral re-working of Coldplay’s “Clocks”, alongside classical works. The performance, beginning at 3pm on Sunday and featuring around 250 young musicians, will culminate with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Gilligan’s Big Gay Island – Croydon

Feast Festival might officially be over for the year, but it’s serving up one last hoorah with this event on Queen Street, Croydon, from 6-10pm tonight (Friday). Gilligan’s Big Gay Island will see the street decorated with palm trees and beach balls, with entertainment including DJs, live music and performance artists. Details here.

Palestinian Film Festival – Palace Nova Cinemas

palestinian-film-festival-the-wanted-18Taking place in Adelaide over three days from today (Friday), the seventh annual Palestinian Film Festival presents five films, including 3000 Nights, a feature about the plight of political prisoners in Israel told through the story of a Palestinian woman who gives birth while in jail, and documentary animation The Wanted 18 (above), which tells how 18 cows bought by a Palestinian community came to be considered “dangerous for the security of the state of Israel”. See the festival program here.

Atlanta Eke performance and Vitalstatistix fundraiser – Waterside

Artist, dancer and choreographer Atlanta Eke, who presented her show Body of Work at this year’s Adelaide Festival, is performing a new work-in-progress called I CON at the Vitalstatistix home at 11 Nile Street, Port Adelaide, from 6pm tonight (Friday).  Described as “a choreographic study of how musicians are immortalised through a culture of nostalgia and reproduction”, I CON will be followed by Vitals’ end-of-year fundraiser party. Details here.

West End Street Markets – Hindley Street

Hindley Street will be brought to life from 2pm until 6pm on Saturday with live music, food trucks and pop-up stalls, with participants including Imprints Booksellers, Crackle & Pop Records,  ASO and JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design. More here.

Pinchas Zukerman with the ASO – Town Hall

Violinist, violist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman returns to Adelaide next week for a four concert series with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at the Town Hall. The series begins on Wednesday, November 23, with a Zukerman Trio performance, in which he will be joined by his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth, and pianist Angela Cheng in a program featuring works by Shostakovich, Schubert and Gliere. Full series details here.

Sappers & Shrapnel – Art Gallery of SA

Dresses for Soulaf - Ben Quilty's installation in Sappers & Shrapnel at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Photo: Paul Steed

Ben Quilty’s installation in Sappers & Shrapnel at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Photo: Paul Steed

This new exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia is inspired by trench art – objects made by soldiers and civilians from the waste of warfare. Sappers & Shrapnel features work from the Australian War Memorial’s collection, as well as new work by contemporary artists including Fiona Hall, Ben Quilty, Sera Waters and the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Read InDaily‘s story about the exhibition here.

State Opera’s Tosca – Festival Theatre

Soprano Kate Ladner stars as Floria Tosca in State Opera SA’s production of Puccini’s tragic tale of love, jealousy, betrayal and loss. Tosca caps off State Opera’s 40th birthday year, with the final performance at the Festival Theatre on Saturday. Read InDaily‘s review here.

 Don Parties On – Holden Street Theatres

Australian playwright David Williamson’s sequel to Don’s Party sees the gang of characters from the original 1971 play reunited for another “raucous” federal election night party 40 years on. Don Parties On is being presented by Red Phoenix Theatre at Holden Street Theatres until Saturday.

State Theatre’s Tartuffe – Dunstan Playhouse

Tartuffe: a showcase of South Australian talent. Photo: Kate Pardey

Tartuffe: a showcase of South Australian talent. Photo: Kate Pardey

Funny, clever and inventive, this South Australian production of Molière’s classic tale of the slick conman Tartuffe is a marvellous fusion of old and new, according to InDaily reviewer Greg Elliott. Featuring Nathan O’Keefe as Tartuffe and Paul Blackwell as the nobleman Orgon, it’s being presented by the State Theatre Company of SA and Brink Productions at the Dunstan Playhouse until November 20.

Best of British Film

The BBC First British Film Festival sees a wide range of new and restored feature films and documentaries screening at Palace Nova cinemas until November 23. This year’s festival has a special focus on the films of director Ken Loach. Details here.

On screen

See InDailys reviews of the latest films screening in Adelaide:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Nocturnal Animals
American Honey
The Light Between the Oceans
I, Daniel Blake
Dr Strange
Hell or High Water

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