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This weekend marks the start of the 2016 Feast Festival, with other events including a celebration of folk music on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Fashion Festival, a new work from Restless Dance Theatre, Rumpelstiltskin and more.

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Feast Festival

The 2016 Feast Festival – an annual celebration of SA’s queer arts and culture – begins this weekend with the pride march through the city, followed by an opening night party in Hyde Street headlined by singer Dannii Minogue. Other program highlights include cabaret artists Amelia Ryan and Michael Griffiths’ tribute to Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen (Livvie and Pete), an exhibition of “fly-on-the-wall” photos by Robert Knapman looking at LGBTIQ lives, and a one man-show called Member exploring the wave of gay hate crimes along Sydney’s coastline in the 1980s and 1990s which inspired the recent SBS mini-series Deep Water. Feast runs until November 6, and the full program can be downloaded here.

Rumpelstiltskin – Dunstan Playhouse

Paul Capsis stars as shape-shifting imp Rumpelstiltskin in this new spin on an old fairytale presented by Windmill Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of SA. Directed by Windmill’s Rosemary Myers and said to be suitable for “ages eight to 108”, it’s at the Dunstan Playhouse until October 30. Read InDaily’s review of the show here.

Fleurieu Folk Festival


Singer Archie Roach (above) is headlining this year’s Fleurieu Folk Festival, which runs from Friday to Sunday in the Willunga Recreation Park. The festival will feature more than 50 acts, including Nancy Bates and the Baker Suite, Eric Bogle, The Willie Wagtails and UK-based folk singer Martyn Wyndham-Read. There will also be workshops, dance demos, craft and food stalls, and kids’ entertainment. See the program here.

Adelaide Fashion Festival

This annual showcase of South Australian style and design features 10 designer runways and five events over five days until Sunday. It includes the South Oz Designer Market in Victoria Square (Friday and Saturday) and the free Parades on Norwood Parade (Sunday). Full program here.

High Voltage & Horror Show – The Gov

High Voltage promise an energetic rock ’n’ roll showcase paying tribute to AC/DC, covering everything from their first single to their latest album, at the Governor Hindmarsh tonight (Friday). Hip-hop duo Horrorshow bring their national tour to The Gov on Sunday, and next Thursday and Friday (October 27-28) you can catch The Beards in what is being dubbed their “(second to last) final show ever”.

Restless Dance Theatre’s Debut 5: The Dancers Direct – Restless Studio


Debut 5 features five diverse short works of dance theatre directed by dancers from the Restless Youth and Senior Ensembles.  The works integrate dancers with and without disability, and enable emerging directors to develop their choreography skills under the guidance of professional mentors. Performances are at the Restless Studio, 195 Gilles Street, this weekend and from October 26-29.

Feet of Clay – Bakehouse Theatre

Adapted from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel of the same name, this comedy sees Commander Samuel Vines on a mission to find out “not only whodunit, but howdunit too … He’s not even sure what they dun”. Feet of Clay is being presented by Unseen Theatre Company at the Bakehouse Theatre until November 5.

Life is Short and Long – Waterside

SA performer and theatre-maker Emma Beech’s new work explores the notion of “crisis” in three seemingly very different locations: Barcelona, Wirrabara in SA’s mid-north and Port Adelaide. Life is Short and Long is being presented by Vitalstatistix and Country Arts SA at Waterside, Port Adelaide, until October 21.

Collisions – Art Gallery of SA

Nyarri Nyarri Morgan wearing a virtual-reality headset. Photo: Peter Brundle

Nyarri Nyarri Morgan wearing a virtual-reality headset. Photo: Peter Brundle

Artist Lynette Wallworth’s new virtual-reality screen project Collisions is being presented by the Adelaide Film Festival and Art Gallery of SA at the gallery until the end of October. VR technology used in the work enables viewers to go on a personal journey with Martu elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, of the Pilbara in Western Australia, whose first contact with Western culture came in the 1950s when he witnessed an atomic test. Read more here.

Nuclear – Tandanya

This exhibition at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute is the result of a project involving more than 50 artists and incorporates video, sculpture, paintings, photography and sound. Nuclear artworks share the stories of those directly affected by the atomic age, including members of Indigenous communities forced to move during British atomic bomb tests at Maralinga. It’s showing until November 12.

12 Angry Men – Holden Street Theatres

The audience will be pulled into the jury room in Matt Byrne Media’s new take on Reginald Rose’s 1950s drama 12 Angry Men, with each audience member given a connection to one of the 12 jurors hearing the case of a young man accused of murdering his father. The play is in The Studio, Holden Street Theatres, until October 29.

Circus of IllusionBonython Park, Port Road

Illusionist Michael Boyd (Cabaret de Paris, The Ultimate Vegas Show) is premiering his new show, Circus of Illusion, under the big top in Bonython Park until October 23. It includes clowns, magicians, mime artists, aerialists, jugglers and more.

Fiona Hall – All the King’s Men – Art Gallery of SA

'All the King’s Men' by Fiona Hall. Photo: Clayton Glen

‘All the King’s Men’ by Fiona Hall. Photo: Clayton Glen

All the King’s Men is the masterwork from Fiona Hall’s 2015 Venice Biennale exhibition Wrong Way Time. The installation includes 20 sculptures suspended in space that are made from military uniforms, with mask-like heads and ghostly, skeletal bodies. The installation will be at the Art Gallery of SA until December 21. Read InDaily’s interview with the artist here.

The Dressmaker Costume ExhibitionAyers House

More than 50 costumes worn by actors including Kate Winslet and Sarah Snook in Australian film The Dressmaker are on display in this exhibition at Ayers House Museum until December 11. The display, developed for the National Trust by award-winning designer Marion Boyce, offers a taste of 1950s Parisian couture. Details here.

On screen

See InDailys reviews of the latest films screening in Adelaide:

Joe Cinque’s Consolation
Deepwater Horizon
The Magnificent Seven
The Beatles – Eight Days a Week
Pete’s Dragon

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