On the fringes
Want to see award-winning short films, world-class comedy, stunning local artwork, tango or tributes to blues and jazz greats and the Spice Girls?
Our city is brimming with events during the Adelaide’s world-famous open access arts festival (Australia’s biggest).
Check out the six Fringe events hosted at our venues below, and scan the other 10 Fringe venues in our region (including the Hopgood Theatre, local clubs, restaurants and wineries) via the Adelaide Fringe website’s Venues map.
Why leave the south during the Fringe when everything’s right here on your doorstep?
5 February to 14 March, FREE, Sauerbier House
As the second instalment of the IV Print Collective, this exhibition presents new artwork by four local female printmakers.
Investigating ancient Greek myths, stories, and visual language from Homer’s The Odyssey, the artists navigate themes of journey, self-discovery and the representation of women to inform new artworks.
The artists use a number of different printmaking techniques including linocut, etching, letterpress and screen-print, and they also present a series of collaborative works and artist books.
Saturday 15 February, $30 ($25 concession), Arts Centre
Through stories, images and song, Bonnie Lee Galea’s incredible quartet pays tribute to three inspirational musical giants of the early 20th century – Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington.
All three women never lived to see 45 years of age, but one had time to marry nine times before she hit her 39th year!
Bonnie sings their memorable hit songs with stories of life, love, betrayal and laughter.
Saturday 22 February, $30 ($25 concession), Arts Centre
A fun, entertaining show about the eccentric characters from a local tango club, brought to life through a smorgasbord of original music and tango-inspired dancing, quick costume changes, French cabaret and singalongs.
This show celebrates the power of community to help us laugh, cry, sing and dance to survive the rigours of love, in a place where “everybody fits in”.
Sam gets his story, Jack gets his lesson, Esta and Michele find love, and we all belt out, ‘Forget About Pierre!’ so Jaquie can reinvent herself.
A visual and aural storytelling feast of tango-inspired dance, slick guitar and jazz-tinged vocals.
Wednesday 26 February, $10, Arts Centre
Enjoy 10 South Australian short films (each eight minutes long) that were finalists or winners in the past four Fleurieu Film Festivals.
Featuring comedy, drama, music and documentary made by local filmmakers, there’ll be a Q&A and refreshments after the films.
Saturday 7 March, $30 ($25 concession), Arts Centre
Looking for a night of guaranteed big laughs?
There’s no need to travel into town to see some of this year’s top Fringe comedy, as the annual Fringe Comedy Gala show returns to Port Noarlunga for one night only.
Four world-class comedians, each specially selected from this year’s Fringe, will perform extended sets from some of their national and international tours.
This event sold out in 2019, so book early!
Saturday 14 March, $30 ($25 concession), Arts Centre
Jump onboard this playful tribute show with a twist, preserving the Spice Girls’ zing in a spicy mashup of hits from the 90s, noughties and beyond.
The five seasoned performers include Break The Ice Entertainment’s highly entertaining Rachael Horbelt and Alex Schulze, combined with the divine Kate Bonney, the talented Lucy Rasheed, and triple-threat Samantha Riley.
Spice Rack 2.0 is bound to Spice Up Your Life and promises a rollicking, rib-tickling good time, following a sellout season at the Fringe in 2019.
Loads to choose from
Green Tile Tango
Spice Rack 2.0
Bessie, Billie, Dinah
IV Voyages: The Odyssey Revisited