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Outdoor Cinema – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The National Motor Museum will present another of its popular Outdoor Cinema screenings of classic Australian road movies in January, with one of the best feel-good Aussie comedies of the 90s, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. On the scenic grounds of the Museum on Australia Day-Eve, film-lovers can recline on picnic rugs underneath the stars, listen to an all Aussie playlist prior to the film, tuck into their picnic hampers or sample the local produce BBQ. Come sunset, they kick back and enjoy the much-loved road-movie classic.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert follows two drag queens and a transgender woman on their epic journey across the Australian Outback as they travel in a tour bus named ‘Priscilla’ from Sydney to Alice Springs performing their own unique style of cabaret. Featuring exquisite cinematography of the Australian outback, the film features Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp.

In addition to the film screening, a showcase of Australia’s finest unique vintage caravans will be on the grounds accompanied by their owners who will open their doors on these classic kitsch creations for movie-goers to take a look inside their retro gems.

The Museum is encouraging people to bring blankets and rugs, or low lying chairs, and to camp out on the grounds and enjoy the ambience of this unique setting. They will also be putting on an Aussie BBQ, but picnic baskets and BYO alcohol and drinks are most welcome.

The movie ticket includes Museum entry and a rare glimpse of the collection at twilight.

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2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds

Don’t miss the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, the country’s longest running survey of contemporary Australian art. Divided World’s presents thirty contemporary Australian artists and collectives, delivering their brave new visions in photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image.

The 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds runs from 3 March to 3 June 2018 as part of the Adelaide Festival. For further information visit adelaidebiennial.com.au.

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COLOURS OF IMPRESSIONISM: MASTERPIECES FROM THE MUSÉE D’ORSAY

Only in Adelaide

Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay charts the revolution of colour that lies at the very heart of Impressionism and includes master works by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne, among many others. Set against the backdrop of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s nineteenth-century Elder Wing, this major exhibition includes more than 65 Impressionist masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

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Adam Hall’s Dance Party – The Soul Rhythm Spectacular

Award Winning Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys bring the dance Party! Bring your dancing shoes! 6 piece band with full horn section featuring the music of Prince, Bruno Mars, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and many more.

“One doesn’t realise the magical potential of Soul Music until they’ve heard Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys” – West Australian
“A satisfied crowd exited happily to swarm the gracious Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys… Good luck punters this is a night to cherish.” – Australian Stage

“To anyone that hasn’t been graced by the incredible sound that is Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys – I suggest you begin to open your mind. Jazz is magic, and nothing short of spectacular” – West Australian

Presented by:
Adam Hall

In 2005 he formed a classic Rhythm & Blues band, ‘Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys’. The band is somewhat of an institution of the Perth music scene and renowned for its captivating live performances, marked by slick presentation and raw energy. Alongside Adam (Vocals, Trumpet) it features some of Western Australia’s finest musicians, including:
Mark Turner (Guitar)
Anthony Dodos (Trombone)
Bronton Ainsworth (Drums)
Kate Pass (Double Bass)
Adrian Galante (Keys)

The band’s repertoire is rooted in the Jazz and Rhythm & Blues music of the 40’s and 50’s, from artists such as Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder. They also include a large library of Adam Hall originals and unique arrangements.

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Wrestle Rampage: RELOADED

Australia’s premier Live Pro Wrestling event, WRESTLE RAMPAGE, returns with a new venue and whole new level of mayhem! Port Adelaide will bare witness to Australia’s top professional wrestlers battling it out in several heavy hitting grudge matches!

Headlined by WWE Cruiserweight Classic star and Adelaide’s own Damian Slater fighting for the Australian National championship, the event will also feature more of Australia’s elite such as PWG star Jonah Rock and Pro Wrestling NOAH’s AJ Istria.

This is a family friendly event and the perfect night out for the school holidays!

Fully licensed bar and merchandise available.

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“What is Citizen Science?” – Free Public Lecture

The Australian Citizen Science Association, as part of #CitSciOz18, proudly presents a free public lecture on the topic “What is Citizen Science?”

Join international guest speakers, Dr Caren Cooper (@CoopSciScoop) from North Carolina University and Amy Robinson Stirling (@amyleesterling) from EyeWire for an evening of wonder as you find out how you could discover a new species, find a new planet, monitor pollution with a smartphone, actively contribute to disaster relief in another country and map the brain.

Citizen science involves the public participation and collaboration in scientific research with the aim to increase scientific knowledge.

Dr Caren Cooper:  What is citizen science? Caren will introduce some successful global and local projects that you might like to join. (20 – 30 minutes)

Amy Robinson Stirling: Online citizen science. Amy will discuss citizen science and health, with an introduction to EyeWire (20 – 30 minutes)

 

Question and Answer to follow.

#CitSciOz18 Information

 

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Cafe Play!

A fun and interactive show for an audience of one at a time!

Taking place in a public cafe, but you’re the only one who knows a show is happening. Help to plan an exciting event, where your decisions matter and are key to how things play out. Sit down with your new friend and be taken on a playful experience designed especially for you.
Chat, banter and plan, for we are to organise the event of the season. After you purchase your ticket, you will fill out a questionnaire with general interests (and your coffee order!) to make you a character in the show.

So come have a coffee on us!

Upon booking please include a contact email to receive your pre show questionnaire.

Each show duration is 25 minutes

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Burlesque Idol Adelaide 2018 | THE LARGEST BURLESQUE COMP!!!ETITION IN AUSTRALIA RETURNS

Autumn Temptress fluttered onto the Burlesque scene in Burlesque Idol Canberra 2016 at the Spiegel Tent and has since performed at Ode to Eve cabaret evenings 2016, Females on Form 2017, Burlesque Idol Canberra and Sass and Tease Shaken and Stirred 2017. Autumns performances characterised by the mesmerising movement of her soft curves, light a fire of sensuality and tension that leave her audiences smouldering.

“I’m extremely excited to have been selected to participate in Burlesque Idol Adelaide in 2018 and being part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival is amazing!”

This fabulous opportunity for letting people’s creativity soar is celebrating its 5th National Australian Tour!

The diversity and talent is always astounding!!

Do yourselves a massive favour and grab tickets to Burlesque Idol, whichever city you’re in, you won’t be disappointed!

Feathers will fly!

“Deliciously entertaining” (Weekend Notes) “Best of Burlesque” (TNT Magazine).
“Spellbinding. Seductive. Sensual. Sophisticated.” – Cabaret Confessional) •

Australia’s fastest rising burlesque stars tease, shake, shimmy and tassel-twirl their way across the nation and compete to become the Winner of Burlesque Idol Australia 2018. For national tour dates go to www.BURLESQUEIDOL.com.au/tickets

  • Each event features:
    Audience voting
    A raffle with over $500 in prizes
    A panel of leading cabaret performers
    Producers from around the world

Created to support emerging talent around the world. A high energy and entertaining evening, jam packed with talent, humour and audience participation. Founded by Lola LaBelle and Tempest Rose in 2010 it has been running in London’s West End and grown to become the biggest competition of its kind in the world with 2018 ushering in national tours across Australia, the USA and the UK.

“This year has been an incredible year of learning and growth for me. Met so many wonderful people, visited places in Australia I’d never been and was fortunate to perform on many stages near and far… a lot of that was because of @burlesqueidolaustralia. Being in Burlesque Idol has developed my confidence and kick-started an inspiring year of growth unlike anything I’ve known. May this continue in to 2018.”  – RAINBOW Burlesque Idol Australia 2017 Winner

Website: www.BurlesqueIdol.com.au | Facebook – burlesqueidolshow | Instagram – @BurlesqueIdolAustralia Video Teaser: www.youtube.com/teaser YOU TUBE CHANNEL
Ambassador: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3bUGawzUpg&t=3s
Press Images available on request – info@burlesqueidol.com.au

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Making Waves

Making Waves is a speaking tour featuring nuclear survivors from Japan and Australia, travelling aboard Peace Boat’s voyage to Australia from 24 January – 6 February 2018.

The people of Japan and Australia have experienced the impacts of the nuclear fuel chain, from the tragic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to nuclear testing on Aboriginal land in South Australia, uranium mining and radioactive contamination following the Fukushima reactor melt-down.

Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment.

Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The ship creates a neutral, mobile space and enables people to engage across borders in dialogue and mutual cooperation at sea, and in the ports that we visit.

Public events, meetings and media opportunities will take place in five cities. The Tour is a collaboration between Peace Boat and 2017 Nobel peace prize winners ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), in connection with local organisations in each city.

Making Waves will explore:

  • The devastating humanitarian consequences of the use and testing of nuclear weapons, particularly on Indigenous people.
  • The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
  • The role of Japanese and Australian civil society in building momentum for their Governments to reject nuclear weapons and join the treaty.
  • The impact of Australian uranium exports on the people of Fukushima in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster.

The following speakers will travel aboard Peace Boat and participate in Making Waves.

  • Miyake Nobuo, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945
  • Terumi Tanaka, survivor of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945
  • Hasegawa Hanako and Hasegawa Kenichi, former dairy farmers evacuated from Itate village, Fukushima
  • Karina Lester, Yankunytjatjara-Anangu second-generation nuclear test survivor
  • Scott Ludlam, former federal Senator and ICAN Ambassador
  • Akira Kawasaki, Peace Boat Executive Committee
  • Gem Romuld, Outreach Coordinator, ICAN Australia

For more information see:

http://www.icanw.org/au/making-waves/

http://peaceboat.org/english/

or go to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1437070836418728/

To register for this free event go to: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=342687

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generationYOU Adelaide 2018

You have the skills. You know you’re good. It’s time to leap from good to exceptional.

Over the past 3 years, generationYOU has created a thriving community of millennials: students, graduates, young professionals, school leavers and dreamers, with one thing in common – a strong desire to unleash their potential at work (and in life)!

Our live event series is all about giving you the opportunity to learn directly from local legends, entrepreneurs, mentors and managers, whilst growing your network, interacting with our partners and developing your skills.

Skills that all employers seek: think communication, problem solving, personal branding, leadership, networking, emotional intelligence and more. These are the skills that will take you the extra mile – help you get sh*t done, unleash your potential and stand out from the crowd!

Will we be seeing you there? Buy tickets now

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Nikki Britton- Romanticide

“Few comics reduce their audience to the constant waves of laughter for the full hour like Britton does.” — Steve Bennett, Chortle

Once upon a time there was a young woman who fell madly in love with a prince and they lived happily ever after.
This is not that story… This story is hilarious.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If you only see one show for the rest of the festival, it should be this one”- Funny Tonne

Nikki Britton is on fire! She has spent the last three years touring the country with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour, as well as performing in LA’s top comedy clubs like the Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, don’t miss this rising star!

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Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4

The National Motor Museum has taken on-loan one of the world’s fastest and most expensive cars; a 2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4.

The car is an extraordinary feat of automotive engineering complete with seven gears and special run-flat tyres that cost up to $20,000 each specifically designed to handle the cars top speeds. The Veyron can reach 100km p/h in 2.46 seconds and has a special spoiler that deploys to lower the suspension when it hits 220km p/h.

It is one of only 71 sold in 2008 making it a rare treat to have on display at the Museum. Get along to the National Motor Museum in the Adelaide Hills township of Birdwood to see this one-off special supercar!

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Nikki Britton- Romanticide

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “If you only see one show for the rest of the festival, it should be this one”- Funny Tonne

“Few comics reduce their audience to the constant waves of laughter for the full hour like Britton does.” — Steve Bennett, Chortle

Once upon a time there was a young woman who fell madly in love with a prince and they lived happily ever after.
This is not that story… This story is hilarious.

Nikki Britton is on fire! She has spent the last three years touring the country with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour, as well as performing in LA’s top comedy clubs like the Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. You have seen her on ABC’s Comedy Up Late and The Comedy Channel’s Just For Laughs.  Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, don’t miss this rising star!

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The Best Corn Chip In The Universe

Up for some existential whimsy? Comedy, Physical Theatre and Puppetry combine in this Award Winning Fringe Show! Join Mike as he finds out if you ask for “Something Different” from the Universe, you’d better be ready for what’s coming your way…

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