This is the last week of Fringe, the feathers have settled on WOMADelaide, but don’t think this city is going to sleep. We’ve got heaps of events going on, from soccer to multicultural street festivals to some doggo festivities – don’t forget your poo bags.
1.Herb Armstrong at NOLA
The east end is getting a taste of New Orleans, as NOLA comes alive with the sounds of Herb Armstrong – the grandson of the one and only Louis Armstrong. With a stage presence brighter than the sun, Herb will sing all his grandfather’s classics. Polish your dancing shoes and do some warm up stretches beforehand – it will be nigh on impossible to stay seated. Grab a beer and some Southern comfort food and welcome the cooler nights in with style.
Thursday 15 March, 7pm to 10pm. NOLA Adelaide, 28 Vardon Avenue, City. FREE
2. Adelaide United Vs Melbourne City
As the AFL season gears up, don’t forget the OG footy. Adelaide United takes on our neighbourly frenemies, Melbourne City – some of whom used to play for Adelaide – expect a charged atmosphere and passionate play on the field.
Friday 16 March, 6:20pm to 9:20pm. Coopers Stadium, 4a Manton Street, Hindmarsh. Tickets $26 Adult, $16 Child, $22 Concession, $68 Family and $10 Juniors.
3. Feel Good Friday Twilight Sessions at Newenham
Head for the hills this Friday night and relax with nature at the final summer twilight session at Newenham. Organised in partnership with the Adelaide Hills Farmers Market, you can expect a dozen local artisan stallholders and delicious food and drink. Think paella, pulled pork buns, dim sims, pizzas, patisserie and more. A free family event, escape to the tranquillity of the hills and let the kids play and explore while you relax with a wine or two. The perfect way to unwind after a busy working week.
Friday 16 March, from 5pm. 164 Flaxley Road, Mount Barker. FREE
4. Saint Patricks Day at Adelaide Oval
Come and celebrate Irish joie de vivre at the Adelaide Oval this Saint Patrick’s Day. Telstra Plaza will be a sea of green, with the Oval joining forces with the Adelaide Irish Club to put on a traditional shindig featuring pipers, Irish dancers, Guinness on tap and traditional Irish food. A kid-friendly event, it’s free entry and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Sláinte.
Saturday 17 March, 10am until late. Telstra Plaza, Adelaide Oval. War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide. FREE
5. Sanaa Street Festival
Sanaa is a celebration of multiculturalism and the diverse arts and culture we harbour in South Australia. The festival sees a vibrant showcase of music, fashion, artists and food from the global community including the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. With a baazar and live street art by visiting African artists, come and experience a merging of cultures.
Saturday 17 March, 2pm until late. Eliza Street, City. FREE
6. A Woman of No Importance – Palace Nova
Watch Olivier award-winner, Eve Best, and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid, star in the classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, A Woman of No Importance at Palace Nova East End. Broadcast live to the cinema from Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, this play by the Classic Spring Theatre Company brings new life to the beloved drama first performed in 1893. Don’t miss it.
Sunday 18 March, 1pm to 4pm. Palace Nova East End Cinemas. Tickets $25
Calling all dog-loving friends, round up your crew for a day out at Dogapalooza, Australia’s first and Adelaide’s original dog-friendly, blues and roots festival. Finally, a music festival suitable for your four-legged bestie, this year’s line up consists of Jeremiah Johnson, Runebilly Rattle, Fiddle Chicks, Joe Man Murphy plus a few more amazing talents. With all proceeds going toward animal rescue and advocacy organisations present at the event, this is a festival to get behind.
Sunday 18 March, 10.30am to 3pm. Goodwood Orphanage Park, Millswood. Tickets $18
8. Headspace Stand Up for Youth Mental Health
Stand up for youth mental health this weekend and grab yourself a ticket to the best 90 minutes of the Adelaide Fringe. Held in the Fortuna Spiegeltent and hosted by Matt Tarrant, you’ll be treated to an afternoon of laughs and entertainment from artists; Arj Barker, Amos Gill, Isaac Lomman, Trumpageddon, Kevin Quantum plus a few more all to help raise funds for Headspace Youth Mental Health. What better way to send off the last day of Fringe! Sunday 18 March, 3.30pm to 5pm.
The Garden of Unearthly Delights. Tickets $20