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What’s on: cabaret, comedy & Christmas markets


A Porter & Piaf cabaret double bill, markets featuring Adelaide art and design wares, comedy trio The Kransky Sisters, St Petersburg Ballet’s Swan Lake, Singin’ in the Rain, Moonlight Cinema in Botanic Park and more.

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Porter & Piaf – Dunstan Playhouse

This double bill featuring Adelaide cabaret talents Michael Griffiths, Michaela Burger and Greg Wain pays tribute to the musical genius of Edith Piaf and Cole Porter. Griffiths will perform Porter favourites such as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “It’s De-lovely”, while Burger and Wain will put their own interpretation on Piaf ballads like “La Vie En Rose”. Performances are on Saturday and Sunday at the Dunstan Playhouse.

A Very Kransky Christmas – Space Theatre

The delightfully kooky Kransky Sisters are back in town for a special Christmas show. They’ll be sharing some amusing family stories and treasures, as well as performing songs both Christmassy and from artists ranging from Sia, Gotye and Daft Punk to Enya, Nana Mouskouri and The Carpenters. For a taste of what’s in store, read InDaily’s interview with Mourne Kransky. Performances are at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, until Sunday.

Swan Lake – Her Majesty’s Theatre


Adelaide classical dance fans are in luck this year – back in May, the Australian Ballet brought us its acclaimed production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and now the St Petersburg Ballet (above) is presenting its full-length production of the classic love story at Her Majesty’s Theatre until December 11. The company is touring Australia for the first time in 15 years.  Details here.

Arts Bazaar – Light Square

Adelaide College of the Arts students will be selling their work – including jewellery, painting, ceramics, glassware and photography – at their annual Arts Bazaar at AC Arts, 39 Light Square, from 3pm to 7pm today (Friday).

That Dapper Christmas – McLaren Vale

That Dapper Market is holding a pre-Christmas event in McLaren Vale, with stalls selling both vintage goods and hand-crafted wares by Adelaide makers. It will be “at and around” Littlest Vintage at 117 Main Road from 11am to 6pm on Saturday.

Makers & Shakers Market – Woodville

movers-and-shakers-marketAlso selling potential Christmas gifts will be the new Makers & Shakers Market at the Woodville Town Hall from 10am until 3pm on Saturday. Run by the people behind the Round She Goes fashion market, Movers & Shakers will feature stalls selling locally made homewares, stationery, prints, jewellery and more, as well as food.

Singin’ in the Rain – Festival Theatre

The music and choreography from the classic 1952 film telling the story of the transition from silent movies to the new era of sound is brought to life – with the help of 12,000 litres of water – in this high-energy Helpmann Award-nominated production. InDaily’s reviewer says the production is full of pizzazz and “spectacular in every sense”. Singin’ in the Rain is at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, until December 23.

Moonlight Cinema – Botanic Park

The outdoor cinema continues in Botanic Park, with upcoming screenings including animated family film The Secret Life of Pets (tonight), Moana (Saturday), The Magnificent Seven (Sunday), Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Tuesday), The Light Between Oceans (Wednesday) and Doctor Strange (Thursday). Gates open at 7pm and screenings start at sundown. Full program here.

The Mikado – Port Adelaide

Co-Opera and the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of SA are presenting a BYO cabaret-style performance of The Mikado at The Flour Shed, Harts Mill Complex, Port Adelaide, tonight (Friday) and Sunday. Bookings and information here.

Sappers & Shrapnel – Art Gallery of SA

'The Bunker' in Sappers & Shrapnel features trench art from the Australian War Memorial's collection. Photo: Paul Steed

Sappers & Shrapnel features trench art from the Australian War Memorial’s collection. Photo: Paul Steed

This 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.

ASO’s Messiah – Town Hall

Conductor Stephen Layton and the Adelaide Chamber Singers join the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for this performance of Handel’s oratorio Messiah. The final concert is at the Town Hall tonight (details here).

The Dressmaker

This weekend is the last chance to see this exhibition of more than 50 Parisian couture-inspired costumes worn by actors including Kate Winslet and Sarah Snook in Australian film The Dressmaker.  Developed for the National Trust by designer Marion Boyce, the display ends on December 11. Details here.

On screen

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

Queen of Katwe
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Nocturnal Animals
American Honey
The Light Between the Oceans
I, Daniel Blake Inferno

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