11 Things To Do This Week in Adelaide

Looking for a reason to get out of the house this week? Fight that cultural cringe and embrace all that Adelaide's art scene has to offer year-round, not just in our Summer months - honestly, this list only scratches the surface, so dig deeper! Here's our pick of 11 of the best events happening across Adelaide this week, 12 - 16 July 2017!

Naturally, this selection comes with an unashamed bias towards WOMAD artists and the many friends of our little festival, obviously ;)

Wednesday 12 July

Wasted Wanderers

Wanderers - UK / Europe Tour Fundraiser | The Grace Emily

When these locals played the Zoo Stage last year they brought the house down - now they're playing shows across Europe and the East Coast. Get down to the Grace Emily on Wednesday night to show some support for their imminent travels! Read More

Thursday 13 July

A Dolls House

State Theatre Company - A Doll's House | Dunstan Playhouse

For whatever reason, Thursday has always seemed like a good night for theatre. State Theatre Company of South Australia's production of Henrik Ibsen's classic "A Doll's House" has already been described as "beautifully complex and endlessly mesmerising" by InDaily and only runs until 22 July - Thursday night date-night anyone? Read More


Versus Rodin

Versus Rodin | Art Gallery of South Australia

Our first year collaborating with the Art Gallery of South Australia brought the spectacular AES+F work "Allegoria Sacra" to the WOMADelaide 2017 program. Their current feature exhibit "Versus Rodin: Bodies Across Space and Time" has just been extended until 16 July, so this is your last chance to get in and check it out. Read More

Friday 14 July

Lamine Sonko

Winter Island Festival | Producers Bar

Lamine Sonko and the African Intelligence (pictured) brought some seriously deep Sengalese groove to #WOMADL17 in March, now he's back to headline Winter Island Festival this Friday for the opening night of Umbrella: Winter City Sounds. Check out the full lineup and buy tickets HERE!


Bastille Day Central Markets

Bastille Day | Adelaide Central Market

The French know a thing or two about eating. Head to the Central Markets on Friday for a celebration of French culture where you'll find free tastings, music, cooking demonstrations, live performances, a champagne bar, kids activities and screening of the Tour De France. Also, star of our Taste The World Restaurant - Poh Ling Yeow - will be hosting a six course "Parisian Crunch Club" at Jamface, bookings essential! Read More


Botanic Gardens SHP peacock

July School Holiday Program | Adelaide Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens School Holiday Program runs 10 - 20 July and is stacked with activities designed to promote fun and hands-on learning about plants, people and the environment. Take the fam down on Friday to join in the activities "Flock of Shorebirds or "Bird Brain" and check out the rest of the program online. Prices range from free events to $20 for adults. Read More

Saturday 15 July

Southern Twang v2

Southern Twang | The Ed Castle

Another FREE treat this weekend as part of Umbrella: Winter City Sounds is "Southern Twang" - a mini-festival celebrating SA’s thriving country, folk & Americana scene. Headlined by 2015 WOMADelaide alumni Max Savage & the False Idols, Southern Twang provides your perfect Winter's night musical journey, replete with roaring fires and delicious Midwestern food in the relaxed surrounds of Adelaide’s oldest pub. Read More



Timberwolf "Hold You Up" Tour | Jive

One of Adelaide's most promising musical exports who graced the WOMAD stages in 2015, Timberwolf is currently touring Australia in support of his latest single "Hold You Up". Head along to his hometown show this Saturday night to hear the new single and hopefully some more new songs from his upcoming album due out later this year! Read More


Hemingstein Futuresounds

Future Sounds VII | Crown and Sceptre

Another highlight of this year's Umbrella program is Futuresounds VII – Adelaide’s Electronic Music Festival, an event celebrating the vibrant and diverse electronic music scene in Adelaide. Presented in association with the crew from Fresh 92.7, the program features 2017 Electrolounge artist Hemingstein (pictured) plus over 25 other local acts across three stages. Read More

Sunday 16 July

Reclink CC

2017 Reclink Community Cup | Norwood Oval

Now in it's 3rd year in Adelaide, the Reclink Community Cup is a charity football match pitting the Rockatoos (musicians) against the Adelaide Anchors (media) to celebrate our dynamic music and community broadcasting sectors AND raise funds for Reclink Australia who provide sporting and art opportunities for disadvantaged Australians. It's a great day out for an even better cause and features live music (of course), children’s activities, food and beverage stalls, and plenty of laughs. CARN THE 'TOOS!! Read More


Bunna Lawrie and Coloured Stone

Bunna Lawrie's Coloured Stone | The Gov

WOMADelaide favourites since first playing the festival in 1993 (and again in 2012 and 2014), Coloured Stone have taken their signature blend of rock, ska and reggae infused with traditional instruments and language across the world, marking 40 years of touring in 2017. Every performance from Bunna and Coloured Stone is a memorable experience full of Aboriginal culture and meaning, so catch them at The Gov this Sunday. Read More