Fringe in The Port 2019

The Adelaide Fringe is BACK in the Port for 2019. There’s plenty going on so we’ve plotted it all out for you! From comedy to music, art to theatre and everything inbetween it’s all here.


A Cappella Around The World– Using only their voices and innovative live looping techniques, international vocal sensation FreePlay sings you around the world without leaving your seat. SA Maritime Museum, 119 Lipson St, Port Adelaide 17 Feb 2019

ELSKA: The Heart + Harp Tour– Infusing playfulness and wonder into the Australian pop music industry, Gold Coast artist ELSKA has redefined the humble harp – marrying the delicate instrument with the power of a loop pedal. Oozing charm with a new brand of breezy soulful pop, ELSKA creates melodic harp-infused pop music designed for daydreaming, road tripping and romance. Exhibition at MixedCreative, 32 Nile St, Port Adelaide 16, 21 Feb 2019

Floating Melodies– Float in the sky or on the water, ‘Floating Melodies’ brings together some of South Australia’s finest cultural elements of food, beverages and music. A silver tourism award recipient, ‘Floating Melodies’ is uniquely South Australian and a perfect way to relax and enjoy what South Australia has to offer. Each date has a different theme and these cruises do sell out! MV Dolphin Explorer, Queens Wharf, Port Adelaide 14 Feb, 3 Mar 2019

JAY LARYEA AND THE LEOPAD HUNTERS- The group’s combination of traditional music and dance is infectious. When the brothers take to the dance floor, you can feel the audience’s energy lift and it feels like you are being given an authentic glimpse of the vibrant Ghanaian culture. The British Port Adelaide Southern Room at The British Hotel Port Adelaide, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide 16,17 Feb, 13 Mar 2019

Mr ZORBA’ THE LIFE AND SONGS OF MIKIS THEODORAKIS- Singer/songwriter Loucas Loizou sings and explains songs by the greatest composer of Greece, M.Theodorakis who scored for the film ‘Zorba the Greek’, and talks about his troubled life. Upstairs Function Room at The British Hotel Port Adelaide, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide 23 Feb 2019

Once and Future: The Myth and Music of Albion– In Avalon Arthur sleeps, ’til England have need of him again. Tales of knights & chivalry mix with sublime vocal music in a celebration of British culture from medieval music through to the modern stylings of Queen & Jethro Tull. St Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Adelaide at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 1 Church Place, Port Adelaide 2,3 Mar 2019

The Port Rocks– Dress to kill in your 50’s trashy, retro, chic gear and bar hop your way around live music venues in an extravaganza of Rockabilly, Rock ‘n Roll, Roots, Blues and Jazz. Check out the Classic Car Show ‘n’ Shine, Pinup Parade and Adelaide’s most loved Rockabilly Teddy Boys, The Lincolns at The British Hotel or stroll your way around Port Adelaide Heritage Pubs and venues including The Railway Hotel, Dockside Tavern, The Commercial, Korked, Michonne Reds & Whites and the Newmarket Hotel. Various venues in Port Adelaide. 24 Feb 2019

Vincent van Hessen The Traveling Troubadour aka VVHTTT– Vince became a street performer in the NYC subway system, and suddenly; a whole new world unfolded to the naive little wanna be musician from the Netherlands. The Funk, the Blues, the Latin, the Jazz and of course the Pop. The British Hotel Port Adelaide, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide. 1 Mar 2019

You’ve Got a Friend – Stories of Carole King’s Tapestry– Songs are like time machines, transporting us to treasured moments and every moment has a story. This show is about those stories, “a tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold”. Victoria and her band pay homage to Carole King’s timeless album, performing ‘Tapestry’ cover to cover with peoples’ stories of how those songs have become woven into their lives. Korked at KORKED, 3 Divett St, Port Adelaide. 21 Feb 2019


A GREEK TRAGEDY ‘OEDIPUS REX – THE KING’ THE MUSICAL– Sophocles’ 400 BC masterpiece play, concerns Oedipus’ search for the murderer of Laius in order to end a plague ravaging Thebes, unaware that the killer he is looking for, is none other than himself. Loucas Loizou has performed 2000+ shows in London has too many ★★★★★ to mention. This adaptation is partly a musical. The British Hotel Port Adelaide. 23 Feb 2019

HOMER’S ODYSSEY THE MUSICAL– An adaptation by Loucas Loizou. Odysseus is now an old man living in his country in Ithaca. He spends his time singing and telling the stories of the Trojan War, Cyclops, Circe, Calypso, suitors, Penelope and the underworld. Upstairs Function Room at The British Hotel Port Adelaide, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide 22 Feb 2019

Pirates of Penzance– Many of you will have seen Pirates of Penzance, but how many of you have seen it on a boat, on a moving boat! This hilarious adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operetta is staged in one hour, with a local cast of only eight, featuring some of South Australia’s best performers. Live accompaniment on piano too! MV Dolphin Explorer, Queens Wharf, Port Adelaide 17 Mar 2019


Art and Mind– This exhibition features vibrant artworks by established and emerging local artists who attend Tutti Arts’ and Neami’s Jump Art visual arts programs at Fontanelle Gallery and studio. The artists will transform the workshop space into an engaging gallery to display their diverse body of works. Workshop Exhibition Space at Fontanelle Gallery & Studios, 175 St Vincent St, Pt Adelaide 18-20, 25-27 Feb, 2, 4-6, 11-13 Mar 2019

Deck Heads– ‘Deck Heads’ is a creative artist exhibition of skateboard decks to help raise awareness for mental health. Decks will be auctioned off during Fringe with proceeds going to Beyondblue. There will be two tattoo flash days with renowned interstate/international guest tattoo artists at Black Diamond Studio and of course lots of partying and entertainment. Black Diamond Tattoo Studio, 232 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide 13 Feb- 16 Mar 2019

‘ELEMENTS’– Port Community Arts Centre member’s Fringe exhibition titled ‘ELEMENTS’ showcases the eclectic talents of our members. It encourages the engagement of all the artistic elements in creating a stand alone exhibition. Black Diamond Gallery, 66, Commercial Road, Port Adelaide 23 Feb- 10 Mar 2019

Into the Sea…You and Me– Dive into the watery depths of award-winning Tutti Artist Kurt Bosecke’s imaginings and discover a bold and quirky world of intricately rendered sea creatures in the form of paintings and sculptures. Folklore Cafe, 11 Mundy St, Port Adelaide 16 Feb- 17 Mar (excluding Mondays) 2019

Plant Songs: The Secret Sounds of Plants– This multimedia installation explores the secret dimensions of the plant kingdom. Inspired by the book The Secret Life of Plants, technology is used to transform plants into musical instruments, playing sounds otherwise inaudible to the human ear. Black Diamond Gallery 66, Commercial Road, Port Adelaide 13-17, 21-24 Mar 2019

Sound Bath – Plant Song– Relax, unwind and be immersed in the presence of the sounds of plants! This unique, live sound bath performance incorporates the sounds created by plants, as well as relaxing, transformative music. The beauty and wonder of nature is showcased as plants are given a chance to sing! Black Diamond Gallery 66, Commercial Road, Port Adelaide 15, 16 Mar 2019

Summer Paintin’– ‘Summer Paintin’ is a group exhibition that celebrates the joy of painting. Fontanelle Gallery & Studios, 175 St Vincent St, Pt Adelaide 2,3, 7-10, 14-17 Mar 2019

This’ll come in handy– This group exhibition by members of Port Adelaide Artists Forum is about using some of that stuff that we squirrel away to make beautiful & thought provoking artworks. Variety of 2D & 3D mediums. Gallery Yampu, 1 Jenkins St, Birkenhead 14-17, 22-24 Feb, 1-3, 8-10 Mar 2019


Get Sweatier with Cheryl and Chardee– For those who fondly recall waking up early to watch Aerobics Oz style and worshiped at the altar of their Jane Fonda VHS, this show was made for you. Laugh, dance, and sweat along from the comfort of your seat as you ‘Get Sweatier with Cheryl and Chardee’ once again. The British Hotel Port Adelaide, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide 15,16 Feb 2019

GRANNY FLAPS – These Lips Don’t Lie– The truth, the hole truth, and nothing butt the truth. Granny is back with her unique spin on all things love, life and ‘bonding’. Riverside Room at The British Hotel Port Adelaide 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide 15, 22 Feb 2019

Joshua Warrior Comedy Show– The Joshua Warrior Comedy Show is a must see. Joshua is a most recent Adelaide Comedy Award winner and the first Indigenous comedian to do so. This show will have you in cramps as he takes you on his journey with his culture, his children and the difficulties of life with only one functioning eye. Riverside Room at The British Hotel Port Adelaide, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide 8 Mar 2019

Living in a Rich Naberhood– His name is Rich Naberhood coz that’s where he’s from. And with 50 years of life experience and 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, there are some original stories that need to be told. Like the days of touring with the late Mark ‘Chopper’ Reid. Upstairs Function Room at The British Hotel Port Adelaide, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide 1 Mar 2019

Marc Ryan The Beautiful Bogan in Honey; I Shrunk The Bogan– What do you do when your favourite bogan drops 50kgs in a year? Pull up, crack open a coldie and listen to this tale. After all, a beer is a beer whether it’s in a bottle, on tap, or in a can. Riverside Room at The British Hotel Port Adelaide, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide 19 Feb 2019

Open Platform Open Mic @ The British Hotel– Come down to the new home of comedy in The Port and experience a night of Open Mic comedy hosted by The Beautiful Bogan. Culminating in an Open Mic Extravaganza on Saturday the 9th of March with the best acts from each night being showcased also there will be a surprise feature act. Don’t Miss Out! Riverside Room at The British Hotel Port Adelaide, 13 North Pde, Port Adelaide 21, 23 Feb, 7, 9 Mar 2019


Peer Rope Adelaide Spectacular– Peer Rope is returning to Tantalize your senses with it’s risque’ rope performances. This year led by Kinoko Hajime, accompanied by a team of interstate and local performers. Banquet Hall at Port Adelaide Masonic Hall, 142-150 Commercial Rd , Port Adelaide 1,2,8 Mar 2019


Best of Adelaide Brewers Festival (BOAB Festival)– The Food Truck Movement (FTM) brings you what it does best – the best of Adelaide’s Brewers, great food and live music. If you can brew it then we have it! Great Adelaide beers and gins! Plus wines, cider, coffee and food vans and live entertainment so everyone can have a really good time. Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide 15-17 Feb 2019

Port Adelaide Ghost Crime Tour– Port Adelaide is one of the oldest suburbs in Adelaide, with a nickname of ‘Port Misery’ it was effectively founded on January the 6th, 1837, and since then has been home to countless murders and ghost sightings! Our Port Adelaide Ghost Tour will take you to some of the most haunted buildings in the Port today! Port Adelaide – Meeting Point, 1 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide. Every Saturday and Sunday of the Fringe.

Port Fringe– Port Adelaide throws an awesome street party and Port Fringe 2019 will be no exception. ‘Dancing in the Street’ presents the Fringe caravan, main stage and pop-up spaces. Expect the unexpected, performance, fab food, live music of all persuasions, markets and your chance to trip the light fantastic twinkle toes! Commercial Road North and surrounds, Port Adelaide 2 Mar 2019