february 2020 Articles
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Semaphore Steam Train Rides | Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway | September to April

Semaphore Steam Train – fun family train ride from Semaphore to Fort Glanville and back.
The Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway is an enjoyable 30 minute, four kilometre return journey travelling along the picturesque sand dunes in open carriages pulled along behind a steam engine.
Operated by the National Railway Museum, the 2km long 457 mm gauge […]

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Patch Theatre | The Lighthouse | Adelaide Festival | Review

 
Patch Theatre The Lighthouse | Review
Patch Theatre Director, Geoff Cobham and his team have created The Lighthouse, a unique series of light installations which are beautiful and mesmerising. 
The historic Queens Theatre has been divided into a series of rooms, each housing a different light installation. There is a sense of anticipation and intrigue as […]

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Funtopia Prospect – Adelaide’s Largest Indoor Adventure Playground | Review

Funtopia Prospect in Sefton Park | Adelaide Indoor Playground Review
From a rock-climbing arena to an action-packed playground, Adelaide’s newest indoor adventure park and cafe has it all.
by Carla Caruso
Funtopia definitely is a utopia of fun, with a capital F.
The indoor adventure park – SA’s largest! – officially opened its doors in February 2020 and has […]

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Tea and Talk | Uniity | West Croydon & Pasadena

Tea & Talk 
The Tea and Talk program that invites shoppers to stop and have a tea/coffee, or a bite to eat and conversation at a shared table.
Tea and Talk is welcoming anyone and everyone, from people that need a break from their shopping list, to parents who would like to drink a hot coffee and […]

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#rideburnside | Free Pump Track | Burnside Council | Opens 29 Feb 2020

[ February 29, 2020 to February 22, 2021. ]
New #rideburnside Free Pump Track
The City of Burnside has a new ‘all wheels – all ages’ pump track which opens Saturday 29 February 2020.
The pump track has arrived on site at the Burnside Civic Centre and will remain there until 15 June 2020, before moving on to the next location.  

The pump track is a […]

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The Garden Gala | Adelaide Fringe Review

The Garden Gala – Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★½ – 4½ stars for a great value sampler of Garden delights
Hosted by the glorious Adelaide Fringe Ambassador Fez Faanana (of Briefs, and Brat Kids Carnival fame), the Garden Gala is being held on every Monday of the Festival to give us a taste of the […]

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Le Dance Performing Arts School Free Trial Lessons | Feb 2020

Le Dance Performing Arts School  – FREE Trial
LDPA is currently offering FREE TRIAL lessons in all genres (Baby Ballet, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hiphop, Acro). 
Offering classes from 18 months old through to 18 years old, and located in Trott Park, students enjoy the benefit of a fully equipped studio with mirrors, ballet barres and more.
There […]

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Ingle Farm East Primary Celebrates 50 Years | 29 Feb 2020

[ February 29, 2020; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Ingle Farm East Primary Celebrates 50 Years
A free community event, including market stalls, food trucks, local sporting clubs.
Plus there will be loads of kids activities including Animals Anonymous display and stage talks, roving Mr Oopy bubble show, Jump First waterslides and jumping castle.
There will also be school memorabilia from 1970 to 2020 celebrating 50 years […]

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Grab a Gala | Pick Your Own Apples at Harrisville Orchards | 29 Feb & 1 Mar 2020

[ February 29, 2020 to March 1, 2020. ]
Grab a Gala – Apple Picking at Harrisville Orchards
The “New Season Gala” apples are only days away from being picked at Harrisville Orchards in Lenswood. 
Their first apple picking event “Grab a Gala ” will be on Saturday 29 February from 10am – 4pm and on Sunday 1 March from 10am – 4pm.

Harrisville Orchards are the […]

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Three Little Sisters: An Andrews Sisters Tribute | Adelaide Fringe | Review

 
An Andrews Sisters Tribute at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 Stars for wartime nostalgia
The forties are very much in vogue right now, with World War II books and movies (hello Jojo Rabbit) in the spotlight.
But for the Adelaide vocal trio, Three Little Sisters, taking inspiration from this era is nothing new.
For a […]

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Massaoke Musicals | Adelaide Fringe Review

 
Massaoke Musicals at the Adelaide Fringe 2020 – Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★ 4 Stars for a joyous show
This was my first ‘Massaoke’ production and I went as part of a ‘Girls Night Out’, with the birthday girl in the group choosing the show to see. I expected to probably have a nice time but that it wouldn’t […]

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Adelaide Central Relay for Life | Adelaide Showground | 29 Feb – 1 Mar 2020

[ February 29, 2020 to March 1, 2020. ]
Adelaide Central Relay for Life 2020
Celebrating 20 years of Relay For Life in South Australia. 
Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services.  The first Adelaide Central Relay For Life and Relay For Life in SA was held in 2001. Now, 20 […]

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British Migrants: Instant Australians? | Migration Museum | 22 Feb – 12 Jul 2020

British Migrants: Instant Australians? at the Migration Museum
***UPDATE: Effective midday, Monday 23 March, The History Trust of South Australia will close all of its public sites, including National Motor Museum, South Australian Maritime Museum, Migration Museum and Centre of Democracy until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.***
Between 1947 and 1981 nearly 1.5 million Britons […]

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Matt Hale: Feelgood Factory | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Matt Hale’s Feelgood Factory at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★½ – 4½ stars for energetic fun!
When I told my husband we were heading to a live hypnosis show, his first reaction was: “Oh, no, I don’t want to get picked out of the crowd!” His fears worsened at the theatre when he saw the […]

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Monarto Safari Park Welcomes 4 New Lion Cubs | Feb 2020

Monarto Safari Park welcomes a fab four of ROARSOME lion cubs
Monarto Safari Park have has finally welcomed four lion cubs to the pride!
The team excitedly watched the birth of two of the cubs via live stream on Sunday night, and awoke to two more cubs in the morning of Monday, 17 February 2020.
They are pleased […]

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Boss Squad | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Boss Squad at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
★★★★ 4 Stars for female strength and empowerment
Five fearless female performers and a repertoire of circus skills including acrobatics, gymnastics, juggling, skipping, dancing and much more in the intimate setting of Ukiyo in Gluttony.
Their goal is to “smash stereotypes while smashing out tricks” and their girl-power message is […]

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Adelaide Zoo A to Zoo session review by Susannah Marks

A to Zoo Program at the Adelaide Zoo | Review

Adelaide Zoo’s A to Zoo Program – Review
Review by Susannah Marks
Adelaide Zoo’s A to Zoo program is designed for children aged 2 -4 years and their parents/caregivers. It aims to deliver a high quality preschool programme which fosters a love of learning and an appreciation for the natural world. Each week children learn about a different […]

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Blanc de Blanc Encore | Adelaide Fringe Review

Blanc de Blanc Encore – Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review
by Cath Leo
★★★★★ 5 Stars for breathtaking brilliance
Oh my – this photo captures it all! Blanc de Blanc Encore is a feast of flirty, Frenchy flair that filled the Fortuna Spiegeltent in the Garden of Unearthly Delights with glitzy glamour and cheers aplenty.
The 120 minutes show was […]

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Tusmore Park Wading Pool Due for Review | Give Community Feedback | Until 20 Mar 2020

[ February 19, 2020 to March 20, 2020. ]
Tusmore Wading Pool Due for Review
The Tusmore Park wading pool has been popular with families, particularly those with toddler-aged children, for many years. However, at more than 50 years old it has reached the end of its useful life and is due for review.
In recent times, closures of the pool have become more frequent due […]

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Twilight Bike Riding Sessions at the Road & Cycle Safety Centre | Ridgehaven | 20 Feb & 4 Mar 2020

[ February 20, 2020; March 4, 2020; ]
Twilight Bike Riding Sessions @ the Rd & Cycle Safety Centre
Families can go and experience riding with traffic lights and railway crossings on mini roadways in a safe environment. 
There will be a BBQ Tea including vegetarian options and drinks available at your own cost on the night. The event is BYO Bike and helmet – […]

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Adelaide Holi Tribe Festival | Glenelg | 22 Feb 2020

[ February 22, 2020; ]
Holi Tribe Festival
The Adelaide Holi Tribe Festival 2020 is coming.
It is a colourful and fun day of the year where family and friends can enjoy the great venue in Adelaide. The festival will be held at Colley Reserve at Glenelg on Saturday 22 February 2020. 
Entertainment:

Bhangra, Bollywood, Hip Hop, RNB, Techno and World Music 
Elite […]

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Salisbury Secret Garden | Adelaide Fringe | 21-23 Feb 2020

[ February 21, 2020 to February 23, 2020. ]
Salisbury Secret Garden 
The Salisbury Secret Garden is a FREE three-day extravaganza, bringing the fun of the Adelaide Fringe to the north.
From Friday 21 – Sunday 23 February 2020, take the family and enjoy a great range of shows including live music, street performances, entertainment, market stalls and activities. Bask in the alternative rock of headline […]

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Anime ‘n’ Chill | Adelaide Fringe | 21 – 23 Feb 2020

[ February 21, 2020 to February 23, 2020. ]
Anime ‘n’ Chill
If you find yourself singing “Totoro, To-to-ro!” around the house (or without warning in a public place), you’ll be right at home at Natalya Aynsley’s upcoming Adelaide Fringe show.
On the back of her Worlds Connected concert in 2018 (featuring the music of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts), and Studio Ghibli – Chopin Style […]

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The Extraordinary Guests of Hotel Richmond | Adelaide Fringe | Review

The Extraordinary Guests of Hotel Richmond at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 Stars for immersive illusion
My kids are fans of Netflix’s Magic for Humans, so I thought seeing a magic show during the Fringe would be just the ticket.
And The Extraordinary Guests of Hotel Richmond offers added perks – the chance to […]

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Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster | Adelaide Fringe Review

 
Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster – Adelaide Fringe Review 2020
by Cath Leo
★★★★★ 5 Stars for beatboxing brilliance
Hailing from Battersea in South-West London, the BAC Academy brings a high intensity, flawless beatbox show to the RCC at Adelaide Uni.
The Academy has been going for 10 years and as our host and academy director Conrad Murray […]

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Tangari Trails Opening Jam | Woodcroft | 22 Feb 2020

[ February 22, 2020; ]
Tangari Trails Opening Jam in Woodcroft
Young BMX and mountain biking enthusiasts will love the new dirt jump site at Tangari Regional Park, located on the corner of Pine and Pimpala Roads at Woodcroft.
A project combining the City of Onkaparinga and the local community, the council responded when they noticed the community had been maintaining the jumps and […]

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Glenelg Ferris Wheel | Season Extended until 9 Mar 2020

[ February 18, 2020 to March 9, 2020. ]  
Giant Ferris Wheel at Glenelg
The Giant Wheel has been operating daily since November 2019 and has again proven to be one of the Bay’s most popular attractions this summer.
Glenelg’s Giant Wheel keeps on spinning and will keep running until Monday 9 March 2020.

The Mix 102.3 Giant Wheel, which has been set up in Glenelg’s Moseley […]

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Don’t Mess With The Dummies | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Don’t Mess with the Dummies at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★ 4 Stars for ‘cool bananas’ circus comedy
When you walk into a theatre and find rolled-up socks and undies on the seats, you know you’re in for a different sort of show. (These, as we soon found out, were for throwing into the […]

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Treasure Boxes Grand Opening | Edwardstown | 29 Feb 2020

[ February 29, 2020; ]
Treasure Boxes Grand Opening in Edwardstown
Treasure Boxes is a South Australian children’s charity. They provide vital essentials to babies and children living with disadvantage within our community.
Visit their space in Edwardstown on Saturday 29 February 2020 to help celebrate with a fun day full of activities for the whole family – and a peek into […]

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A Doll’s House | Adelaide Festival | Rundle Mall | 26 Feb – 15 Mar 2020

[ February 26, 2020 to March 15, 2020. ]
Life-sized Doll’s House in Rundle Mall
To celebrate the Adelaide Festival’s 60th birthday, a life-sized doll’s house has been commissioned in the middle of the city. 
Visionary Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, who has been transforming public spaces in jaw-dropping ways across the world since 2000, presents his life-sized, three-storeyed Doll’s House for your delight and discovery. It […]

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Gawler Blue Light Splash’n’Slide | 22 Feb 2020

[ February 22, 2020; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Gawler Blue Light Splash’n’Slide
The Gawler Blue Light Splash’n’Slide is run by Gawler Blue Light, and will be supervised by police and police volunteers as well as aquatic centre life guards.  
There will be a DJ, games, prizes, inflatable waterslides and of course swimming.  Canteen facilities will also be available.  This is a lock in event, no […]

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Gilles at the Grounds | The People’s Marketplace | Adelaide Showground | 2020

[ January 19, 2020; February 23, 2020; March 15, 2020; August 9, 2020; August 23, 2020; September 13, 2020; September 27, 2020; October 18, 2020; November 15, 2020; December 6, 2020; December 20, 2020; ]
Gilles at The Grounds
Gilles at The Grounds Market is held in the Old Brick Dairy Pavilion, Adelaide Showground.
The Gilles Street Market originated in 2008 in the heart of Adelaide at the historic, Gilles Street Primary School. Heralded as Adelaide’s original fashion and design marketplace, Gilles Street has provided a platform for emerging and established designers […]

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Frozen 2 Release on Digital & Blu-ray™ | 26 Feb & 4 Mar 2020

[ February 26, 2020; March 4, 2020; ]
The number 1 animated feature film of all time, Disney’s “Frozen 2” will be released on digital on 26 February 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ & DVD 4 March 2020. 
Bonus features include a sing-along version of the film plus exclusive content, including outtakes, deleted scenes and songs, and much more. 
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ […]

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Amity Dry: Highway Superstar | Adelaide Fringe | Review

Amity Dry’s Highway Superstar show at the Adelaide Fringe – Review
by Carla Caruso
★★★★★ 5 Stars for feel-good fun
Amity Dry gave a shoutout to all the “suburban mums” at her Adelaide Fringe show’s opening night (after revealing she drives a “daggy RAV4”).
And Highway Superstar feels designed exactly with suburban mums of my era in mind. (For the […]

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Musical Moments | Adelaide Fringe | 18-27 Feb 2020

[ February 18, 2020; February 20, 2020; February 25, 2020; February 27, 2020; ]
Musical Moments at the Adelaide Fringe
Musical Moments is a series of four shows presented by Promise Adelaide featuring hits from popular musicals such as Les Miserables, Wicked and the Sound of Music as well as newer musicals such as Come From Away, Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen.

Showcasing the best of youth talent in our state, […]

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Bluey Series 2 on ABC Kids | Starts 17 Mar 2020

[ March 17, 2020; ]
Bluey Series 2 on ABC Kids
The wait is over – the new series of Bluey starts soon from 17 March.  That means more games, more adventures and loads more hilarious Heeler moments.
Catch all the action of Series 2 from Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 8am and 6:20pm on ABC KIDS and the ABC KIDS app […]

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A Thousand Cranes | Adelaide Fringe | 15, 16 & 29 Feb, 1 Mar 2020

[ February 15, 2020 to February 16, 2020. February 29, 2020 to March 1, 2020. ]
A Thousand Cranes – The Gemini Collective
Winners of the 2019 ATG Award for Best Youth Theatre. 
The atomic bomb that dropped on Hiroshima changed everything, especially for 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki. In a concord of live theatre, contemporary dance, music and aerial silks her true story, captured in a play by Kathryn Schultz Miller, lives on. The […]

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RSPCA Clear the Shelters | South Australia | 21-23 Feb 2020

[ February 21, 2020 to February 23, 2020. ]
RSPCA Clear the Shelters in South Australia
RSPCA South Australia desperately wants to find forever homes for every single one of their shelter animals. For this, they need your help!
Adopting a pet from RSPCA South Australia during their National Clear the Shelters costs just $29, whatever the animal’s age, size or species.  There’s no better time […]

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Oscars Fan? Enjoy an ‘Old Hollywood’ Vibe at one of Adelaide’s Historic Cinemas | Review

Step back in time at some of Adelaide’s historic cinemas, from The Capri to the Mainline Drive-in
by Carla Caruso
Keen to check out all the latest Oscar-winning films? For an extra-glam outing, do it in style at one of Adelaide’s retro movie theatres.
Who doesn’t love a glitzy Hollywood awards night, from the SAGs to the Oscars […]

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Museum of the Moon | South Australian Museum | 14-16 Feb 2020

[ February 14, 2020 to February 16, 2020. ]
Museum of the Moon at the SA Museum
The South Australian Museum will be hosting a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, Museum of the Moon, on the museum’s front lawns this weekend. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.
This installation is to celebrate the 60th Anniversary […]

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