The Guide: Feb / Mar / Apr


Murder & Redemption
Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, City February 7

Finnish classical music mastermind Pekka Kuusisto, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and American modern folk hero Sam Amidon will take the audience on a journey from darkness into light. They will perform folk masterpieces re-imagined by indie-classical composer Nico Muhly and Amidon himself, combined with classical works by Janácek and John Adams.
1800 444 444

Human Nature: The Ultimate Jukebox Tour
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh February 7

Go on an unforgettable journey through 60 years of music as Human Nature and its seven-piece band pay tribute to the legends of pop, Motown and soul.

James Taylor and his All-Star Band in Concert
Botanic Park, corner of Hackney and Botanic roads, City February 9

Singer/songwriter James Taylor will take to the stage, performing hits from his latest album, Before This World, as well as old favourites to get the crowd moving and singing along.

Roy Orbison Reborn
Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote St, City February 11

For the first time in Australia, Roy Orbison Reborn will see audiences mesmerised in an unforgettable two-hour concert experience. Performer Dean Bourne will perform Roy Orbison’s iconic hits such as Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby and Leah.

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough: A Quest For Life
Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, City February 14

Naturalist and television personality Sir David Attenborough will appear alongside journalist Ray Martin to discuss his career dedicated to the natural world, the changes he has witnessed since first filming Zoo Quest in the ’50 and the environmental challenges the natural world now faces.
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Cirque Africa
Hindmarsh Square, corner of Pulteney and Grenfell streets, City February 15-18

Bring the family for this cultural experience featuring 25 performing artists from six African countries including acrobats, dancers, percussionist, musicians and contortionists.

David Bowie: Nothing has Changed
Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, City February 16-17

Enjoy a tribute to the late David Bowie featuring artists Tim Rogers, Steve Kilbey, Deborah Conway and Adalita Srsen. They will join forces with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to deliver hits including Changes, China Girl, Life On Mars and Let’s Dance.

Anh Do: The Happiest Refugee
Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote St, City February 17

Performing for one night only, this moving and inspirational theatre experience combines humour, real stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell Anh Do’s story. Anh travelled to Australia in 1980 on a fishing boat with 47 other Vietnamese refugees. Sick with dehydration and with one person already dead, the journey was the first of many struggles he faced.

Tubular Bells for Two
Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, City February 17-18

Watch as two blokes juggle more than 20 instruments live on stage in a spellbinding performance that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
Strathmore Hotel, 129 North Tce, City February 17-19

With lashings of audience participation, spoonfuls of laughter and bowlfuls of spontaneity, this dining experience will have everyone in stitches. In this fully immersive show, the audience will become diners in the infamous BBC hotel restaurant, served by Basil, Sybil and Manuel.
1300 308 193

Dami Im: Yesterday Once More Encore Tour
Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote St, City February 18

Singer/songwriter Dami Im, who won the fifth season of The X Factor Australia, will perform her biggest hits, including Alive, Super Love and Gladiator, as well as a few surprises along the way.

Tales of Adventure on The Popeye
Elder Park, King William Rd, City February 18-19

Hop on board The Popeye where fantasy, danger, excitement, laughs and mystery await those brave enough. Don’t forget to dress as a pirate, mermaid or your favourite water animal and join the fun while floating down the River Torrens.

Cellar Door Festival
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Tce, City February 24-26

Meet, taste and discover thousands of SA’s finest wines at this annual festival. Adding to the fun, there will also be a ‘meet the maker’ demonstration stage and delicious produce for visitors to indulge in.

Adelaide Night Market
Prince Henry Garden, North Tce, City February 26

Stroll along Adelaide’s cultural precinct and browse a range of stalls selling clothing, jewellery, cultural goods and local produce. There will also be some of the best hawker food the city has to offer.


Laconic: A Short Film Festival
Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide March 1, 7 and 8

South Australia is known for creating great full-length films and the short film industry is no different. Laconic is a selection of these films and animations for visitors to immerse themselves in. The announcement of which short films will be showing on each night can be found closer to the date.
0402 431 315

Youth & The Dance: Selby & Friends
Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, City March 5

This performance celebrates the diversity of piano trios, presented by pianist Kathryn Selby, violinist Grace Clifford and American cellist Clancy Newman. They will perform works by Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Dvorák.

Amos Gill: Sorry, But It’s True
Rhino Room, 1/13 Frome St, City March 7-18 (excluding March 13)

See Adelaide’s own globetrotting stand-up comedian Amos Gill in this live and uncensored gig that is not for the easily offended. The shows will be held as part of the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

35mm: A Musical Exhibition
Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide March 9-11

Part photographic exhibition, part concert, this immersive production will allow visitors to uncover why we take photographs, what they capture and the stories they leave behind. Guests can expect a multimedia musical which explores a groundbreaking new concept in musical theatre.

Waymouth Street Party
Waymouth St (King William St to Topham Mall), City March 10

Adelaide’s business strip will come alive with food, music and entertainment and everyone is encouraged to come along and party the night away.

Hans, Willsy and Bob Downe: Triple Treat
Garden of Unearthly Delights, Corona Theatre, Rundle Park, City March 14-19

Join the Boy Wonder of Berlin, Hans, along with the Prince of Polyester, Bob Downe, and showbiz royalty Anne ‘Willsy’ Wills for a night of song, dance, laughs and Logies. The trio will be joined by their band to deliver an epic show.


Houndwave on Light Square
Light Square, Waymouth St, City April 1

Bring your four-legged friend for a day of live music, food and entertainment in the city.

Festival Hellenika
Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, City April 1

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Greek music performed by an ensemble of fine musicians.

Bach Violin Concertos
Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, City April 4

Experience Australian violinist, composer and conductor Richard Tognetti’s vision of Bach’s writing for violin – a vision that has earned him three consecutive ARIA awards for his recordings of Bach’s violin pieces.
1800 444 444

Jessica Mauboy: All The Hits Live Tour
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh April 5

Australia’s much-loved singer/songwriter Jessica Mauboy will hit the stage, performing songs spanning her 10-year career.

Carlos Santana will be joined by The Doobie Brothers

Carlos Santana will be joined by The Doobie Brothers

Santana with the Doobie Brothers
Botanic Park, corner of Hackney and Botanic Roads, City April 9

Mexican-American musician Carlos Santana will transform Botanic Park into an afro-Latin-blues-rock party in this outdoor concert experience. He will be joined by the Doobie Brothers – a band that combines a touch of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll to create its nostalgic Californian rock sound.
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Celtic Illusion
Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote St, City April 10

Australia’s biggest dance and magical illusion show is coming to Adelaide, infusing modern Irish dance with spellbinding magic, heart-racing music and a sensory experience like no other.

Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’: Swan Lake
Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote St, City April 12

Bring the family to witness a fairytale story with all the drama of a tragic romance, performed by the Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’.

Mr Burns
Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, City April 22

This play, presented by the State Theatre Company and Belvoir, is set in a post-apocalyptic America and a world without power. The group of survivors gather and begin to recount the classic Cape Feare episode of The Simpsons.

The Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly in Concert
Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote St, City April 22

Come and hear the hits and harmonies that made The Everly Brothers the legends they are today, such as Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie and All I Have To Do Is Dream. The tracks will be brought to life by one of Australia’s leading vocal groups, The Robertson Brothers. The band will be joined by Scot Robin who will perform classic Buddy Holly hits such as Raining In My Heart and Rave On.

The Best of the Eagles 2017: Together and Alone
Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, City April 22

A tribute concert that will recreate the country/rock sound that Eagles fans have come to love. Audiences will hear classic hits including Desperado, Take It Easy, New Kid In Town and Take It To The Limits.

Shen Yun Performing Arts 2017
Adelaide Festival Centre, King William St, City April 27-29

As part of its global tour, Shen Yun returns to Adelaide with a new program of 20 dances and songs, bringing Asia’s celebrated past to life on stage. The performances will be accompanied by a live orchestra.
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International Jazz Day
Adelaide Festival Centre, corner of King William Rd and Festival Drive April 30

Since it was named a UNESCO City of Music in 2015, Adelaide’s reputation as a vibrant musical mecca has continued to grow. During this event, audiences can expect international jazz artists, world premieres, grassroots talent and more.