Published on 18 January 2019

Port Noarlunga Fringe

World-class comedians, Aboriginal songlines and art, a drag queen showgirl spectacle and Tom Jones (sort of) are among the bumper Port Noarlunga Fringe Festival program from 1 February to 18 March.

Spanning five weekends across two venues – the Arts Centre and Sauerbier House – the festival boasts 10 events featuring a diverse mix of local, Aboriginal and international artists.

City of Onkaparinga Mayor Erin Thompson says the number of Adelaide Fringe shows, exhibitions and performances in the Onkaparinga region has been steadily growing, and 2019 looks set to break box office records.

“The Port Noarlunga Fringe Festival program has something to suit every age and budget,” she says.

“Whether you’re keen to see a show or simply wander down to Fridays by the River at Sauerbier House to enjoy food truck fare and free local acts, you can experience the best of the Fringe without having to drive down to the CBD.”

Put the following dates in your diary and start planning Fringe fun with friends and family in Port Noarlunga.

Exhibition: Aspects of Me – De Greer-Yindimincarlie

1 February – 18 March, FREE, Arts Centre

As an artist, De Greer-Yindimincarlie is creative and innovative, never ceasing to conceptualise new works, techniques, designs and educational resources. The works in this exhibition illustrate the vast array of mediums De uses to make her art, and the diverse nature of styles ranging from paint, digital media including augmented reality, textile design, film, music and print.

Dhungala Baarka: Two Rivers, One Song

Sunday 16 February, $25 ($20 concession), Arts Centre

Guitar, double bass, soulful vocals and gifted story-telling personifies this new duo featuring Nancy Bates and Allara Briggs-Pattison. The pair met as band members for Archie Roach, and they’re the continuation of Ancient Songlines, connecting the Yorta Yorta, and Barkindji people.

Fridays by the River

22 February , 1 and 8 March, FREE, Sauerbier House

Experience Friday nights at Sauerbier House this Port Noarlunga Fringe season, free for the whole family. Featuring local artists, entertainers, music and comedy, it’s the perfect way for the whole family to unwind and relax, with food vans to feed your hunger and arts and cultural experiences to feed your soul!

The Southern Sisters Class Act Cabaret

Saturday 23 February, $25 ($20 concession), Arts Centre

These Drag Divas, who have performed across the world, are celebrating over 10 years of sisterhood and Fringe frivolity with a performance at their home Arts Centre. Join them for a glamorous evening of showgirl spectacle, dramatic lip-syncs and some fabulous diva impersonations and tributes.

That Jones Boy

Saturday 9 March, $35 ($30 concession), Arts Centre

With powerful vocals and a performance that will excite, Greg Hart takes you from the “Green, Green Grass of Home” on a journey through the life of the ultimate sex bomb, Tom Jones.

Best of the Adelaide Fringe Comedy

Saturday 16 March, $25 ($20 concession), Arts Centre

There’s no need to travel into the CBD to see some of this year’s top Fringe comedy because the one-off, end-of-Fringe comedy gala is coming to Port Noarlunga! Take four world-class Fringe comedians and add British comedian, Nik Coppin, as compere and it’s guaranteed to be an evening of big laughs and a great night out.

Collaborative duo, Dhungala Baarka, will perform at the Arts Centre as part of the Fringe Festival.