By Lauren Ferrone
Last updated on: February 12, 2020 at 8:45 am
It’s nearly here – the most manic month on South Australia’s events calendar. To make this your most memorable Mad March yet, see how many of our epic must-dos you can tick off your list.
Don’t forget: just by being an RAA member, you can save on heaps of competitions and amazing deals during Mad March.
Yabaraa – Dreaming in Light
When: 15 February–15 March
Where: Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
The Adelaide Fringe showcases the very best of the best, and the spectacular light show, Yabaraa –Dreaming in Light, is no exception. Experience state-of-the-art illuminations come to life during this unique indoor experience which educates audiences about Aboriginal culture. The stunning light show is so surreal, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were dreaming.
60 years of Adelaide Festival
When: 28 February–15 March
Where: Adelaide Festival Centre
SA Performing Arts Collection opens the vault for the first time on all things Adelaide Festival. From costumes to set design, this exhibition will display amazing memorabilia in the Festival Theatre foyer.
Adelaide Writers’ Week
When: 29 February–5 March
Where: Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, King William Rd
Find a shady spot under a tree and hear from celebrated and emerging writers during free panel sessions at Adelaide Writers’ Week. When you’re flicking through the autumn edition of samotor – which is out now – read about our chat with renowned South Australian writer Peter Goldsworthy, who you can hear talk during Adelaide Writers’ Week. Check out the full Adelaide Writers’ Week program for more ideas.
Shows to check out
An Andrews Sisters Tribute
When: 21–23 February
Where: Norwood Concert Hall
Adelaide’s sweetest vintage vocal trio Three Little Sisters will take audiences on a nostalgic trip back in time with their award-winning hit cabaret show An Andrews Sisters Tribute. Enjoy the most popular wartime hits from Patty, Maxine and Laverne Andrews in this 90-minute cabaret spectacular, which features the 10th/27th Battalion Royal South Australia Regiment Band. Just for being an RAA member, you can get two tickets to the show for only $60.
When: 14 February–15 March
Where: The University of Adelaide
RCC is a festival within a festival and one of the main hubs of Adelaide Fringe packed with international superstars, underground cult heroes, local legends, top-class music, stellar shows, beautiful art and delicious food. Need help choosing from the epic line-up? RAA members get 25% off tickets to Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster, Luminarium: Daedalum and Disco Conversion Therapy at RCC. It’s easy to book tickets to any of these shows using your RAA membership card – just head to the RAA website for more info.
When: 5–8 March
Where: Botanic Park
To officially get you in the rhythm of Mad March, head to outdoor music festival WOMADelaide, where a diverse range of artists from around the globe celebrate music, art and dance. As an RAA member, you can save 14% on selected pre-sale adult passes to WOMADelaide – just head to the RAA website for more info. You can even try your luck at winning tickets to WOMAD. Lastly, don’t forget to check out one of the festival’s headliners: Thandi Phoenix, who we chatted to recently. See the latest edition of samotor for the full interview.