Paul Kitching – aka PK – from Fuller Brand Communication has been out and about enough over his 50+ years to still have his finger on the pulse for the best things to see, do and enjoy in our excellent state. Whilst we all know life starts at 50, we also know what we like and are choosy about how we dedicate our precious spare time. PK reckons these gems are all worthy…
Gluttony’s The Fantail
until Sunday 5 March
Winner of Adelaide Fringe’s Best Music Award in 2021, this superb live show features a cast of living legends including Kevin Mitchell (Bob Evans, Jebediah) and Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus) and more who all celebrate the late, great members of the 27 Club. Saluting the rock-star icons who left us too early, aged only 27 (Hendrix, Joplin, Cobain, Winehouse, and Morrison), the 27 Club is simply DO-NOT-MISS material. Rock on!
Gluttony’s The Moa
until Sunday 19 March
With the legendary Marcia Hines at the helm of this global smash hit discotheque party, Velvet Rewired is a crazy mix of disco, dance, burlesque and circus serving up one stunning night of live performance for all. Get ready to groove your way into Marcia’s Boogie Wonderland alongside a dazzling array of talented acrobats, aerialists, amazing vocalists, glitz, glamour and jaw-dropping circus skills! Sounds like one luscious love letter to disco!
Soul II Soul
WOMADelaide, Botanic Park
Monday 13 March
‘A happy face, a thumpin’ bass, for a lovin’ race’ is the motto of founder, DJ and producer Jazzie B OBE, and continues to epitomise Soul II Soul and their feel-good brand of dance and club music. With two Grammy awards and over 10m album sales, this vibrant UK outfit is set to blow the lid off this year’s jam-packed WOMADelaide lineup. Get ready for a show full of original fresh club classics: the perfect way to sign off a weekend full of music and dance from around the world.
Music for Other Worlds
Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Town Hall
Wednesday 15 March
Marrying sound and photography, Music for Other Worlds is an exciting new collaboration between virtuoso keyboardist Paul Grabowsky AO and renowned South Australian artist Alex Frayne. Local star Frayne’s photographic skills will excel in this exciting project as his ethereal photographs are projected at scale; whilst Grabowsky, as a master of improvisation, will spontaneously compose an aural response to the visual masterpieces. An experience to remember!
Come From Away
Her Majesty’s Theatre
From Tuesday 28 March until Sunday 23 April
A musical about September 11 may sound odd but this is one incredible show, and a wonderfully uplifting story about hope and humanity. The worldwide smash hit, Tony and Olivier award-winning musical Come From Away is heading to town and those who know will be so pumped. Based on the incredible real-life events in the wake of the September 11 event when planes were redirected to a remote Canadian town, this is an inspiring musical about unity and kindness in adversity. With an outstanding ensemble this award-winning show is a must-see!
Vintage Vibes Festival
Tomich Wines, Adelaide Hills
Saturday 1 April – Sunday 2 April
Vintage Vibes is set to be two glorious days of music, food, drink and activations, all culminating in the excitement of a major city festival within the relaxed atmosphere of the Adelaide Hills. The stellar line-up for its inaugural festival includes Gang of Youths, Tash Sultana, Angus & Julia Stone, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Temper Trap, Leo Sayer, Hermitude and more.
The Rocky Horror Show
Adelaide Festival Theatre
From Thursday 13 April until Saturday 13 May
It’s just a step to the left… The Rocky Horror Show has become one of the world’s favourite musicals and is currently the only contemporary rock musical to celebrate 50 years on stage! This Australian tour celebrating its 50th anniversary will be the boldest party bash of them all, ready to impress with cheeky fun and nostalgia. Whether it’s your 1st or 21st time seeing the show, or whether you dress up or not… The Rocky Horror Show will be a guaranteed party! I see you shiver in antici… wait for it …pation!
AND DON’T MISS…
- Andy Warhol & Photography: A Social Media Exhibition, Art Gallery South Australia, Friday 3 March – Sunday 14 May
- Sanaa Exhibition, Hawke Centre, until Thursday 6 April
- ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Norwood Concert Hall, Monday 13 March
- Pentatonix, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Saturday 18 March
- Rod Stewart, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Tuesday 21 March
- Penny Arcade and plenty more, The Pyramid, Victoria Square, until Sunday 19 March