THE WHITLAMS 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Festival Theatre, corner of King William Rd and Festival Drv, City May 6
Australian indie rock/piano group The Whitlams will join forces with the Adelaide Pops Orchestra to perform classic hits including Blow Up the Pokies, No Aphrodisiac, Thank You (for Loving Me at My Worst) and I Make Hamburgers. Audiences can expect a show brimming with wit, risk and flair.
JADE HURLEY CONCERT
Brenton Langbein Theatre, 130 Magnolia Rd, Tanunda May 6
Australia’s king of country rock, Jade Hurley, is recognised as one of the greatest singers/songwriters the country has produced. Come and hear him perform live, with songs such as How I Lied and Room Full of Roses.
KODOMO NO HI JAPAN FESTIVAL
Thebarton Community Centre, 60 South Rd, Torrensville May 7
Celebrate all things Japanese with traditional music, performances, craft, food, martial arts and more. This is Adelaide’s largest Japanese festival and has been held annually since 1995.
LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES: ECWO
Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Tce, City May 12
The Elder Conservatorium’s Wind Orchestra will join forces with Adelaide pianist Mekhla Kumar for two of the most beloved compositions – Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
AYERS HOUSE AFTER DARK TOUR
Ayers House, 288 North Tce, City May 12 and 26; June 2 and 30
Step back in time to 1876 and join the butler, housekeeper and cook on this special visit to Ayers House. The master and lady are out for the evening and staff are ready to show visitors through the house as they prepare for an upcoming dinner party.
GIRLS DAY OUT
Ayers House, 288 North Tce, City May 13
Treat yourself to entertainment, a three-hour drinks package and surrounded by Ayers House’s pleasant autumn garden. There will be prizes for the best dressed – think pink, pearls and Paris. This is the ultimate day out for the girls and all proceeds will go to The Epilepsy Centre.
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Her Majesty’s Theatre, 58 Grote St, City May 13-27
See one of the 20th century’s greatest novels brought to life by some of British theatre’s fastest rising stars. Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and much-lauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why George Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.
DREAMBIG CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
Adelaide Festival Centre, corner of King William Rd and Festival Drv, City May 18-27
This arts festival, specially made for children, presents a diverse program filled with international, national and local productions. Bring the kids along and immerse them in plays, singalongs and more.
CLARE VALLEY GOURMET WEEKEND
Various locations, Clare Valley May 19-22
Celebrate the end of vintage, focusing on Clare Valley’s award-winning food and wine. The festival gives visitors the chance to meet producers and learn first-hand what makes the region’s wine so unique. This experience is enhanced by the enjoyment of regionally-inspired cuisine and the sounds of live music at more than 20 participating wineries.
MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Festival Theatre, corner of King William Rd and Festival Drv, City May 21-July 16
See this beloved book by Roald Dahl come to life on stage. Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Hopgood Theatre, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre, Noarlunga May 27
This circus features a world-renowned African troupe of 25 performing artists including acrobats, dancers, musicians and contortionists. Highlighted with colourful African costumes, comedy, music and vibrant dance routines, this is a high-energy show suitable for the whole family.
ELVIS PRESLEY ‘THE WONDER OF YOU 2017’
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh May 28
Immerse yourself in the world of Elvis Presley. The man himself will be on the big screen, backed by a 40-piece symphony orchestra. Audiences can expect to hear much-loved songs such as Hound Dog, Can’t Help Falling in Love and Love Me Tender.
ABC Studio, 85 North East Rd, Collinswood June 4
Dance, sing and mix it up with the Adelaide Youth Sinfonia in an interactive 40-minute concert for children aged between one and five. The performance will feature short pieces of orchestral music, led by well-known singer Naomi Crellin.
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh June 9
The legendary sounds of The Eagles will be recreated by six world-class musicians in an unmissable concert. All the classic Eagles hits from their timeless back catalogue will be played, including Hotel California, Take It Easy and Desperado.
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FROZEN
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 98 Port Rd, Hindmarsh June 9-12
Enter a winter wonderland beyond imagination and watch as Disney’s Frozen comes alive. Dazzling special effects and astonishing skating will have the little ones singing and dancing to inspiring songs including Let It Go, alongside royal sisters Anna and Elsa.
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL
Adelaide Festival Centre, corner of King William Rd and Festival Drv, City June 9-24
This festival, now in its 17th year, highlights the best local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances.
ADELAIDE MODEL RAILWAY SHOW
Greyhound Park, Cardigan St, Angle Park June 10-12
Bring the kids to see a display of model trains of many scales and gauges. There will be more than 40 layouts, modelling demonstrations and trade stands, as well as food stalls and entertainment for families, young and old.
MCLAREN VALE SEA AND VINES FESTIVAL
Various locations, McLaren Vale June 10-12
Taste your way through a range of wines from the McLaren Vale region. Just a 45-minute drive from the CBD, this festival allows punters to experience delightful degustations from award-winning chefs, engaging masterclasses, interactive winery tours and more across the June long weekend.
VARIETY SA ANNUAL BALL
Adelaide Convention Centre, North Tce, City June 16
Enjoy a three-course dinner, drinks and exceptional entertainment, all while raising much-needed funds for Variety SA – a charity supporting children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. This year the theme is Boots and Bling a Western Fling.
EFFIETHE VIRGIN BRIDE
Her Majesty’s Theatre 58 Grote St, City June 21-22
As part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Logie Award-winning actress Mary Coustas will bring her one-woman hit theatrical production Effie The Virgin Bride to the stage. Come along and experience this multimedia extravaganza filled with music, dancing and audience interaction.
THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE: ANIMALS 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Thebarton Theatre, 112 Henley Beach Rd, Torrensville June 23
To celebrate Pink Floyd’s 40th anniversary of the album Animals, The Pink Floyd Experience will perform three of the band’s most iconic albums – Animals, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here – from start to finish.
INTERNATIONAL MUD DAY
Wigley Reserve, Anzac Highway, Glenelg North June 29
Join Nature Play SA to celebrate nature, outdoors and mess by getting covered in mud. There will be loads of hands-on activities for the kids to have some fun with.
HERMAN AND ROSIE
Space Theatre, corner of King William Rd and Festival Drv, City June 30-July 1
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will bring this children’s story to life on stage, so come and join Herman and Rosie who share a special friendship over music and the sounds of the city. There will also be a free kids’ corner where the little ones can get hands-on, making their own Herman head with sharp teeth or a Rosie head with antlers and big eyes
Space Theatre, corner of King William Rd and Festival Drv, City July 3
Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov will bring his staggering technique and artistic genius to the stage in this recital of Liszt, Bach–Busoni, Schubert and Prokofiev.
Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drv, North Adelaide July 9
Tie your laces and get set for a challenge around Adelaide Oval. Participants will climb up and down 6000+ stairs and around the bays of this iconic sporting stadium while raising funds for their chosen charity. People of all fitness levels are encouraged to join the fun.
BAY CITY ROLLERS
The Gov, 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh July 12
Expect an evening full of all your favourite hits from yesteryear, including Bye Bye Baby, Saturday Night, I Only Want To Be With You and Shang-A-Lang.
UMBRELLA WINTER CITY SOUNDS
Various locations, City July 14-30
This two-week event offers an exciting smorgasbord of curated live music projects and other performances to warm and illuminate the city during winter.
Space Theatre, corner of King William Rd and Festival Drv, City July 15
Romantic poet Alfred Lord Tennyson’s piece of work, Enoch Arden, is set to music by German composer Richard Strauss, in this breathtaking performance. The poem tells the tragic tale of a shipwrecked seaman who returns home to find his wife married to his best friend and ultimately dies of a broken heart.
BLOOM SINGS THE ADELE AND AMY SONGBOOK
Sfera’s Park Suites and Convention Centre, 191 Reservoir Rd, Modbury July 22
Emerging Australian singer/songwriter Bloom will bring the songs of two artists – Adele and Amy Winehouse – to life, as well as a small taste of her own material. Backed by a five-piece band, Bloom will pay homage to the amazing vocal talents of these two artists who have taken the music world by storm.