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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Saturday 2 March, $25 ($20 concession), Arts Centre
Jawoyn woman Candice Lorrae and Nyoongar Ballardong Whadjuk woman, Kristel Kickett, present a synthesis of warrior queen, on-trend style of rhythmic, expressive music that is a tribute to their Aboriginal heritage.
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.
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.
Aboriginal music duo The Merindas; Sauerbier House - home to Fridays by the River; Drag divas The Southern Sisters Class Act Cabaret; and Dhungala Baarka - Two Rivers, One Song.