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What’s on: showtime, art, opera and frocks

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A journey around the world at the Royal Adelaide Show, First Fridays Asian art, State Opera’s Puccini Spectacular, an artist hothouse at Port Adelaide, a display of film couture, final performances of ‘The Sound of Music’ and more.

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Post-Cards From Around the World – Royal Adelaide Show

A mix of dance, music, popular culture and images, this 30-minute show highlights locations throughout the world, including London, Paris and New York. It is choreographed by Adelaide’s Rhys Bobrid (So You Think You Can Dance Australia) and will be presented four times a day at the Goyder Pavilion, Adelaide Showgrounds, during the Royal Adelaide Show, which opens today and continues until September 11. More information about all show events here.

First Friday – Art Gallery of SA

Tonight’s First Friday after-hours event will focus on the gallery exhibition Great Tales in Asian Art, and marks the beginning of a month dedicated to celebrating Asian art and culture. It will include music by Japanese drumming group Matsuri Taiko and a talk by associate curator of Asian Art Russell Kelty. First Friday is a free event and runs from 5-9pm.

State Opera’s Puccini Spectacular – Town Hall

What’s on: showtime, art, opera and frocks

Eight vocal soloists, accompanied by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, will showcase the work of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini in this State Opera of SA concert featuring melodies from La Bohème, Tosca, Gianni Schicchi, La Rondine, Madama Butterfly, Turandot and Suor Angelica. The Puccini Spectacular is being presented at the Adelaide Town Hall tonight and Saturday night at 7.30pm, and on Sunday at 3pm. Details here.

Barossa Gourmet Weekend

This three-day celebration of Barossa food and wine includes wine trails, lunches, degustation dinners, picnics, masterclasses, gourmet breakfasts, chocolate and wine matching, cellar sessions and more. See the full program here.

Adhocracy national artist hothouse – Port Adelaide

What’s on: showtime, art, opera and frocks

Raft of the Medusa at Adhocracy.

Artists from across Australia are converging on Vitalstatistix home at the Waterside Workers’ Hall in Port Adelaide for Adhocracy, which offer art lovers the opportunity to have a first look at eight projects spanning performance, sound, visual art, installation and live art. Topics range from feminism, politics and conflict to contemporary dance and “the lost art of listening”. Adhocracy runs from September 2-4. Read more here and view the full program on the Vitalstatistix website.

The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition – Ayers House

More than 50 costumes worn by actors includes Kate Winslet and Sarah Snook in Australian film The Dressmaker are on display in this exhibition at Ayers House Museum until December 11. The display, developed for the National Trust by award-winning designer Marion Boyce, offers a taste of 1950s Parisian couture. Details here.

The 39 Steps – Dunstan Playhouse

Described as a “wonderfully deranged comedy”, the stage adaptation of The 39 Steps replicates Alfred Hitchcock’s entire 1935 film, with just four actors playing 139 roles. Pulled into a web of intrigue and pursued by a shady organisation, the debonair Richard Hannay must solve the mystery of The 39 Steps to save his skin. The noir thriller is being presented by the State Theatre Company of SA at the Dunstan Playhouse until September 11. Read InDaily’s review here.

The Sound of Music – Festival Theatre

What’s on: showtime, art, opera and frocks

A scene from The Sound of Music. Photo: James Morgan

The touring London Palladium production of this popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is playing at the Festival Theatre in Adelaide until September 4. Recounting the well-known story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains to escape the Nazis, The Sound of Music features a cast including Cameron Daddo (Captain von Trapp), Marina Prior, Lorraine Bayly and Adelaide-born Johanna Allen. Read InDaily’s review here.

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year – SA Museum

Stunning photographs capturing the natural beauty of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregion – including flora, fauna and landscapes – are on display in this exhibition at the SA Museum until October 3.

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – Her Maj

Meet the “charmingly incompetent English gentleman” Bertie Wooster and his “unflappable valet” Jeeves in the Olivier Award-winning comedy show Perfect Nonsense, based on the novel The Code of Woosters by PJ Wodehouse. It is playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre until September 3.

Experimenta Recharge – Samstag Museum

Experimenta Recharge, the 6th International Biennial of Media Art, features the work of 20 Australian and international artists who employ, critique and experiment with media and technology. The exhibition draws on disciplines and influences such as photography, biology, sculpture and installation, electromagnetics, sound art, robotics, gaming, dance, the internet, performance, 3D printing, animation, film, video and analogue television. It is at Samstag Museum of Art until September 23.

 Robert Hannaford exhibition – Art Gallery of SA

Fifty years of work by South Australian portrait artist Robert Hannaford is on show in this exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia until October 9. It features 180 of his drawings, 40 paintings and two bronze sculptures, alongside works by his South Australian mentors and some of the European masters he admired. Read InDaily’s interview with the artist here.

Fiona Hall – All the King’s Men – Art Gallery of SA

All the King’s Men is the masterwork from Fiona Hall’s 2015 Venice Biennale exhibition Wrong Way Time. The installation includes 20 sculptures suspended in space that are made from military uniforms, with mask-like heads and ghostly, skeletal bodies. The installation will be at the Art Gallery of SA until December 21. Read InDaily’s interview with the artist here.

On screen

See InDaily’s reviews of the latest films screening in Adelaide:

The Free State of Jones
The Shallows
Tickled
Kubo and the Two Strings
Suicide Squad
Embrace of the Serpent
Star Trek Beyond

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