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Final week Adelaide Festival and Fringe highlights

With less than a week left to indulge in the Mad March festival smorgasbord, here are some Adelaide Festival highlights still to come – from gigs on the Palais to provocative theatre – and our picks from the Fringe music, comedy, theatre and circus line-up.

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Fringe review: Danny Bhoy – Age of Fools

According to Danny Bhoy, we are suffering through the worst bunch of world leaders in history – an age of fools. The air in the Royalty Theatre is so thick with laughs by the end of his Fringe performance that he may have proven himself right. ★★★★★

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Lizards, art and philosophy

It’s said that a tattoo is only as good as the reason for having it – but why would anyone want to cover themselves head-to-toe in reptilian scales? Rainer Jozeps sat down for a chai with Lizardman to find out.

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Prepare to get lost in the House of Mirrors

The smash-hit art installation House of Mirrors, which debuted at Dark Mofo in Tasmania, is now delighting and discombobulating Adelaide Fringe-goers in the Garden of Unearthly Delights.

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The art of wining and dining, Fringe-style

A pop-up North Terrace basement bar that’s both elegant and quirky, a laneway dedicated to desserts and an unusual winemaking activation are among the new eating and drinking experiences debuting at Adelaide Fringe.

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Fringe review: Fuego Carnal

Fuego Carnal – Spanish for “fire of the flesh” – has become a regular at Adelaide Fringe and continues to up the ante with breathtaking high-energy stunts by world-class performers pushing the limits of their professions. ★★★★ ½

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Fringe review: The Silent House

The Silent House is a brilliant, intense show from Iran which depicts the strain placed on a relationship and the deterioration of mental health caused by a prolonged experience of living in a detention centre. ★★★★★

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ASQ and Post Dining dish up a sensory treat for Fringe

Guest will smash slabs of chilli chocolate to the accompaniment of a rousing Shostakovich string quartet in an intimate food-meets-music experience presented by the ASQ and Post Dining in new Adelaide Fringe hub Masonic Lodge.

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Fringe review: Adelaide Songs

Adelaide Songs is a presentation by local musicians of their own compositions celebrating and reflecting on their home city and its history, with musical styles varying from blues to ballads, from comedy to biting satire. ★★★★

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A night of debaucherous mayhem and music

With no fourth wall and no safe seats, Little Death Club is a place where anything can happen, says kabarett artist and ‘queen of Weimar punk’ Bernie Dieter.

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Fringe review: Chasing Smoke

In a circus show that is both entertainment and social critique, Chasing Smoke sees a new generation of performers with an infectious sense of playfulness and humour explore what it means to be an Indigenous Australian. ★★★★

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Fringe review: Penny Arcade

As the audience enters the theatre for Penny Arcade’s Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, pole dancers in skimpy fishnet costumes gyrate and twerk to a loud version of “Come Together” while a large screen provides live close-up footage of the action. ★★★ ½

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