Adelaide Festival Centre / Something on Saturday

Our Picks of the 2019 Something On Saturday Program

The Something on Saturday program has returned to bring awesome winter fun for 1 to 12 year olds. When it’s a bit too chilly to enjoy the weekend outside, snuggle up and enjoy fabulous live performances every Saturday at Adelaide Festival Centre instead. Kids tickets start from just $12! Plus, every week there’s a FREE Foundation Kids Corner Workshop where kids are given the opportunity to let their creative juices flow and create wonderful arts and crafts, inspired by the show they attend. From performances to exhibitions and hands on arts and crafts, this is every child’s chance to experience the transformative world of the arts. Here are our top ticks from the first half of the 2019 Something on Saturday Program. Stay tuned for the second half released in May 2019!:  Sarah and Duck Join Sarah & Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure. Something On Saturday Free Kids Corner Workshop Sarah & Duck’s Petting Zoo 19 January 11am-2pm An afternoon of baby animal fun. Tinkertime: The Broken Bubble Machine By Nay Nay Join ABC Kids star Nay Nay and her tinkering friends on board HMS ‘Curiosity’, a grumpy old bubble-powered airship that flies world-wide. But when the ship breaks down, the Tinkertime team must come to the rescue. This is a voyage of laughs and curiosity. You may recognise Nay Nay, aka Naomi Young, as the voice of ‘Hootabelle’ from Giggle and Hoot. Tinkertime: The Broken Bubble Machine is a steam punk-style extravaganza with live music, dancing, fascinating machinery and bubbles popping everywhere. Let’s blow our minds – it’s Tinkertime! Something On Saturday Free Kids Corner Workshop Glow Puppets 4 May 1.30pm–3pm Make a glow in the dark jellyfish puppet. Especially on Birthdays Part performance, part game, part celebration, Especially on Birthdays tells the tale of a pair of twins and a sixth birthday one of them doesn’t want to have. The story unfolds in an intimate setting with audience members facing each other across the performance space. You can’t help but be caught up in the lyrical imagery, evocative light and sounds – all supported by the music of zephyrROM (Zephyr Quartet and voiceROM). The stellar cast and crew recreate the joy, excitement and concerns surrounding the most anticipated day of the year. Let your imagination run wild – just like a five-year-old’s. Something On Saturday Free Kids Corner Workshop Party Animals 27 April 11am-3pm Make pop up cards and party dioramas! The Mik Maks PLAY Be taken on a Mik Mak musical adventure with brothers Al, Joel and Drums the Panda. There’s lots of games to play and musical fun to be had with The Mik Maks “Play” show. Young audiences with learn valuable concepts like sharing, creative sibling play, healthy eating, brushing your teeth and packing up. Plus, they will have loads of fun singing and dancing to The Mik Mak’s catchy rock songs. Something On Saturday Free Kids Corner Workshop Junk Music 11 May 11.30am–1pm Turn your household recyclables into instruments and strum away! @adelaidefescent

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