February could be the perfect opportunity to organise a car hire in Adelaide and catch some of the top performances at the city's exciting annual festival.
Kicking off on February 28, the festival has something to offer for every taste, and is an exciting time for Adelaide – even after 30 years running!
It will run until March 16 around various locations of Adelaide.
The start of the festival will kick off with a special performance in Elder Park on February 28, so make sure you are ready to enjoy the soulful sounds of Charles Bradley, followed by party music from Kid Creole and the Coconuts. The night will be topped off with an impressive fireworks display.
An exclusive, not to be missed event is the performance by maverick composer John Zorn, all the way from the New York. His concerts will explore the "unpredictability of improvisation and the exactitude of composition".
This four day festival is an extravaganza of cultural delights, with performances, workshops, talks and music from all round the globe.
Set outdoors, this festival is a memorable adventure for all ages.
If you want to enjoy a quality show, or two, then Ade,aide is the place to be. There are a wide range of shows you could take in that span all manner of genres.
Shakespeare's Roman Tragedies – Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra – have been melded together to create an immersive multimedia show. In this show, directed by Ivo van Hove, audience participation is required. The audience is invited onstage and into the middle of the political intrigue that is a vital part of the plays.
Another play worth seeing is the Australian premiere of Valentijn Dhaenens' spectacular one-man show, Bigmouth. He combines the best orations from the past 2,500 years into one show, including everything from "Socrates to Bin Laden".
Another show that is exclusive to Adelaide is the South Australian adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play 'The Seagull,' which has been described by the festival organisers as "one of the greatest plays in the modern era," with central themes of creativity, emotion and romantic conflict.
Attend 'doc week' in Adelaide from March 4 until March 9, in various locations around the CBD. Here, you can catch some of the world's best documentary filmmaking with hard hitting, experimental, moving, and engaging documentaries on offer.
The opening night will feature the films 'The Armstrong Lie' and 'The last Impresario'.
There are a few great dance performances you could attend throughout the festival, including Shaun Parker's 'Am I' which delves into the philosophical questions about what 'I' means – does it mean your genetic blueprint, your tribe or is it something more?
Another show worth attending is 'Sadeh21' by the Batsheva Dance Company who have not performed in Adelaide since 1996. It was choreographed by Ohad Naharin, one of the world's top contemporary dancemakers.
Adelaide Writers' Week
This celebrates both emerging and contemporary writers' contributions to the literary field, particularly in science, religion, poverty and war.
Poetry and fiction make up the core of this festival, which will commemorate the First World War this year.
There will also be events for kids during writers' week, with stories, puppets and paintings on show as well as the Nylon Zoo.
Children of all ages will be able to enjoy the giant puzzles and games that will be set out under the trees of the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden on March 1-2.
Adelaide Artists' Week
With themes of enlightenment, ways to imagine alternatives, art politics and subcultures, this three-day forum features speakers from around the globe, who will present and converse on a variety of subjects to do with the overarching themes of the forum.