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Head down to UnWined Subiaco at Market Square Park on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October to enjoy over 200 wines, from 35+ WA wineries.
- Dates:Oct 23, 24
- Venue:Market Square Park
- Type:Adults Only
- Food & Drink:Wine
- Ticket Price:$31.00 - $108.00
Enjoy complimentary wine tastings, then support the makers by buying a glass to enjoy on the picnic tables or rugs with some delicious tapas! Discover WA wineries, breweries and distilleries that you wouldn’t normally have time to visit, all in the one place at UnWined Subiaco! Or upgrade yourself to the VIP Club Lounge for a premium plumm glass, access to the under cover and garden courtyard, complimentary Cherubino Wine and Gage Roads beer from the Lounge Bar, catering by The Golden Roast during the event and private toilets. Enjoy a great day out with friends and family, discovering new wine, beers and spirits, whilst enjoying amazing food and listening to live music at Market Square Park. Stay tuned for more information on the Wine Theatre returning for 2021, See Subiaco activation and Stay Longer in Subi offers! *The registration desk will again be cashless so bring along your card or pre purchase your ticket to save the hassle! Cashless is also preferred for exhibitors.
- (02) 8239 0055
From epic fantasies to spine-tingling thrillers and avant-garde features, the Japanese Film Festival returns to Perth for its historic 25th year,
- Dates:Nov 4 - 7
- Venue:Palace Raine Square
- Hosted By:The Japan Foundation
- Other:Film Events,Film Festivals
The 2021 festival program will screen 15 films from the hottest newly-released feature titles spanning a diverse selection of genres from action to anime, drama, documentaries and much more. The festival will also screen an online program of five films over seven days for audiences across Australia from November 15 - 21.
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Grab your flags and you friends for WASO's Last Night of the Proms.
- Dates:Nov 6 - 7
- Time(s):Friday, 7.30pm; Saturday, 2.00pm; Saturday 7.30pm
- Venue:Perth Concert Hall
- Hosted By:WASO
- Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
- Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
Bring your best voice and party spirit as we raise the roof at Perth Concert Hall with WASO’s annual barnstorm of flag-waving favourites. Join conductor Dane Lam, the WASO Chorus and special guests as we whip up a spectacular musical feast, complete with a cavalcade of classical hits and patriotic anthems. As always, the concert comes to an unmissable end with the traditional ‘Last Night of the Proms’ sing-a-long including Jerusalem and Rule, Britannia.
Grab your flags and your friends
A rebellious satire boiling with political madness
- Dates:Oct 2 - 24
- Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre
- Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
- Ticket Price:$36 - $93
- Performing Arts:Comedy,Theatre
- Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
- Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
Political powerhouse Van Badham (Banging Denmark, The Guardian) delivers an internet-fast brilliantly sharp adaptation of George Orwell's response to authoritarian government in Animal farm. This high-octane satire boils with the potency and emergency of a viral tweet. Trust us. You're going to love it.
- 08 9755 5669
Learn your wines in an intimate setting.
- Dates:Oct 16, 23
- Time(s):11:00am-12:30pm and 3:00pm-4:30pm
- Venue:Cape Grace Wines
- Hosted By:Cape Grace Wines
- Ticket Price:$50
Get to know the intricacies of blending Bordeaux-style wine at Cape Grace with winemaker Conrad Tritt. Learn the structure and style traits of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec before creating a wine to suit your palate under Conrad’s astute guidance. Walk away with a new understanding of how these supporting varietals give prominence to the Margaret River Region king, Cabernet Sauvignon. This is an intimate event with limited spots available.
- 0429 652 401
Cervantes Art Festival 2021 Opening Night from 6pm Friday 15 Oct. The exhibition will then be open daily from 10am Saturday 16 Oct. Entry forms are available at www.cervantesartfestival.com.au
- Dates:Oct 15 - 23
- Venue:Cervantes Community Recreation Centre
- Type:Community,Youth Art / Performance
- Art Exhibitions:Photography,Sculpture,Other Visual Arts
- Other:Arts & Crafts
Categories include: Oils/Acrylics, Watercolour, Mixed Media, Sculpture, 3D Objects, Textiles/Fashion/Quilts, Photography, Children's Art and Craft, Street Art, Bush Poetry, and Carrot Cake Competition. Digital entry forms available at www.cervantesartfestival.com.au Contacts: Anne - 0429 652 401 or email@example.com
- 9164 8382
See the spectacularly huge migration of Red Crabs all across Christmas Island, as they travel to breed and lay their eggs in the sea. It's a natural event worthy of the best nature documentaries.
- Dates:Wet Season - Oct to Dec
- Venue:Christmas Island
At the beginning of the wet season (usually October / November), adult Red Crabs undertake a huge migration from the forest to the coast, to breed and release eggs into the sea, all at the same time. 4-5 weeks later is the spawning time, where all of the baby crabs emerge, usually in sync with the moon. The migration is triggered by a suitable amount of rain In 2021, the possible spawning days are: 28 – 30 November and 28 – 30 December, in accordance with the lunar cycle.
Wembley Theatre Company is “feline fine” with its annual pantomime, Dick Whittington and His Cat.
- Dates:October 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
- Time(s):7pm October 15, 22 & 29; 2pm October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31
- Venue:Wembley Community Centre, 40 Alexander Street, Wembley
- Hosted By:Wembley Theatre Company
- Ticket Price:$20, $15 concession
- Type:For Kids
- Performing Arts:Theatre
Written by Tony Nicholls and directed by Bryce Manning at the Wembley Community Centre, the story follows Dick after he gets kicked out of home and decides to head to London. On his way, he encounters a smart talking cat and meets and instantly falls in love with Alice Fitzwarren. Dick wants to marry Alice – but so does the nasty Squire Crow – and he faces numerous challenges in his pursuit of Alice. After saving a fairy from King Rat, Dick is also rewarded and becomes Mayor of London. Dick Whittington and His Cat plays at 7pm October 15, 22 and 29 and 2pm October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. Tickets are $20, $15 concession – book at www.trybooking.com/BUBZN The pantomime is showing at the Wembley Community Centre, 40 Alexander Street, Wembley.
Exceptional wine, extraordinary experiences. Fine Vines Festival brings together a selection of more than 30 unique events showcasing the quality and depth of the Margaret River region's wine offering
- Dates:Oct 15-24
- Venue:Multiple Venues
- Ticket Price:Prices vary
- Food & Drink:Wine,Winery Events
For the aficionados and the occasional drinkers alike, Fine Vines invites you to explore all aspects of our wine region through tastings and tours, masterclasses and exclusive museum wines. Over 10 days this Spring, you’ll get insider access to the vines, experts and wines that have shaped the Margaret River region over the past 50+ years.
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Test your knowledge on all things Halloween movies at the Girls School's Halloween quiz night
- Dates:Oct 20
- Time(s):7:00 pm
- Venue:Girls School, East Perth
- Ticket Price:$52
- Type:Adults Only
- Other:Film Events
- Event Venue:Girls School
Do you have a passion for the things that go bump in the night? Know your Stephen King from your Alfred Hitchcock? Know your Pennywise from your Freddy Krueger? Then strap yourself in, things are about to get spooky!
Trivia nights are presented by Bamboozled Quizmasters. Doors for the quiz are at 5.00pm with the quiz commencing at 7.00pm.
Make your quiz complete with tasty food and bevs! Meals will be available for purchase from the Girls School food vendor from 5.15pm - 8.15m. The Bar and Candy Bar will be open for snack and drink service from doors open. Come early or stick around after your film to make the most of your visit.
- 08 9335 8265
Japingka Gallery presents recent works by Julie Nangala Robinson, depicting Water Dreaming sites at Pirlinyanu on ancestral country
- Dates:Oct 15 - Nov 18
- Time(s):Weekdays 10am - 5pm; Weekends 12pm - 5pm
- Venue:Japingka Gallery
- Hosted By:Japingka Gallery
- Ticket Price:FREE
- Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Free
- Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Painting
Julie Nangala Robinson is the elder daughter of famed artist Dorothy Napangardi. She has been an artist since the late 1990s and follows in the style of her mother Dorothy, to the extent that she uses minimal and contemporary designs in constructing her artworks. Many of her paintings are based on the Water Dreaming site at Pirlinyanu, which is her traditional country. Julie Nangala’s works are highly successful on large scale and several paintings in the exhibition show how well the elements in her works are highlighted on large canvases.
Head down to Jurien Bay Community Markets where the coffee is fresh, the stalls are vibrant and the locals are friendly.
- Dates:Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 24, Feb 28, Apr 4, Apr 25, Jun 6, Sep 26, Dec 12
- Time(s):8am - 1pm
- Hosted By:Jurien Bay Progress Association
Create your own narrative painting on canvas, while learning traditional Aboriginal symbols and techniques.
- Dates:Oct 20, 27; Nov 3
- Venue:Walyalup Aboriginal Centre
- Ticket Price:$15
- Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Community,Workshops
You are invited for an afternoon down at our Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre while working on a small canvas, create your own painting in this fun one day workshop. Learn how to use acrylic paints and be guided through basic painting techniques. Suitable for beginners.
Perth French Theatre with support of Bonjour Perth Events is back. 21 Actors will gather together around you to share some French culture and transport you to the world of magic and cinema!
- Dates:October 20 till 23
- Time(s):Evening :7pm-9pm and Matinée: 12.30-2.30pm
- Venue:Victoria Hall, Fremantle
- Hosted By:Perth French Theatre
- Ticket Price:Free to $35
- Performing Arts:Theatre
- Other:Artist & Author Talks
This French play by Alexis Michalik wasawarded three Molières in 2014, the greatest recognition for theatre in France. While the French football team play Euro 84, April's bag is stolen from the metro by December. But the young man decides to return it to its owner! Destiny is on the move. Both will follow in the footsteps of Robert- Houdin, inventor of modern magic, and Georges Méliès, a great figure in cinema. Eras, places and passions respond strangely to each other. While life has fun playing tricks, will love triumph over illusions? In this dizzying, award-winning comedy, Alexis Michalik, combines lightness, depth and wonder to question the magic of art in our lives. The idea with this play is to bring the audience in a dream with wide open eyes. The Past and Present will have to intertwine. Actors will travel in time and space without constraints at a frantic pace. As in our memory, the comings and goings of the past will be instantaneous. The group movements will allow us to confuse the public to let them get lost, the magic and the illusion will transport them into a poetic universe, where destiny is created.
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Come on down to Market day at Elmar's in the Valley and discover jewellery, candies, cupcakes, honey and much more!
- Dates:Sep 18, Dec 5
- Time(s):11.00am to 4.00pm
- Venue:Elmar's In The Valley
- Hosted By:Elmar's In The Valley
- Food & Drink:Food Market Events
With live music, kids entertainment, great food and the bar, Market at Elmar's is the perfect family outing. While you're browsing the market, why not pop into the restuarant and have a traditional Schweinshaxe or Bratwurst.
Head down to the Markets by the Bay and start your Saturday morning the right way - fresh coffee, ice-cream, local produce, arts, crafts and more.
- Time(s):8am - 12pm
- Venue:Jurien Bay Hall Carpark
- Hosted By:Markets by the Bay
- Type:Community,For Charity / Fundraising
- Other:Arts & Crafts,Markets
- Food & Drink:Food Market Events
The work of 18 WA artists features in the Raw Colour Art Exhibition at the Holmes à Court Gallery @ no.10 from 15- 30 October raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Centre-WA (BCRC-WA).
- Dates:15-30 October 2021
- Ticket Price:Free
- Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Drawing,Painting,Sculpture,Craft
A two-wheel wine tour of Dunsborough
- Dates:16/10/21, 23/10/21
- Hosted By:Bike, Swim, Hike Dunsborough
- Ticket Price:$130
- Food & Drink:Wine
Leave your lycra at home on this two and a half hour tour that meanders from one stunning private outdoor location to the next on Dunsborough’s pristine foreshore, led by Richo from Bike Swim Hike. You’ll get to meet-and-greet the Hutton Brothers of Hutton Wines and Rhys from Vallee Du Venom, some of the region’s excellent wine producers, on a private outdoor wine tasting. A minimum of six wines are included in the adventure, along with all equipment including bikes, helmets, and the presence of a tour guide happy to share all of the local secrets
- 08 6488 2440
A romance tested... A town under enchantment... Can the spell be broken?
- Dates:14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 October
- Venue:Dolphin Theatre - 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
- Hosted By:The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Western Australia
- Ticket Price:19.90 - 59.90
- Performing Arts:Musicals,Theatre
- Event Venue:Dolphin Theatre
G&S WA proudly presents The Sorcerer – the toe-tapping, spellbinding musical that started it all! Gilbert & Sullivan’s inaugural full-length collaboration, The Sorcerer is filled with memorable characters, witty and wonderful music, and a tantalizing story-line. The tiny town of Ploverleigh is a happy place, busy with preparations for the engagement of Aline, the blue-blood daughter of Lady Sangazure; to Alexis, an officer of the Grenadier Guards and son of Sir Marmaduke Poindextre. Other romances are also waiting to bloom, as the smitten Constance pines for the oblivious Dr Daly, and Sir Marmaduke confesses a long held secret affection for Lady Sangazure. Wishing everyone could be as happy as he is, Alexis declares that love should have no rank or social distinctions and employs the services of a Sorcerer to brew a love potion so the whole town may experience the joys of romantic bliss. Filtered into the tea served at the engagement celebration, all are soon under its intoxicating influence. However, topsy turvy mismatches are awakened! Will true love survive? Celebrate The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of WA’s 70th Anniversary Year, an enchanting event not to be missed!
Cape to Cape is a 4 day mountain bike stage race held in Margaret River, WA in October each year. Riders come from to enjoy fun trails, with great mates, and with cold beers at the finish line!
- Dates:Oct 21-24
- Venue:Margaret River
- Hosted By:Cape to Cape MTB
- Type:Community,Adults Only
Cape to Cape, Australia’s largest, longest running and most popular four day MTB stage race. Based in Margaret River Western Australia, this iconic riding experience includes access to stunning private trails, vineyard visits, brewery finishes and some of the warmest hospitality the region has to offer. Starting at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta, and finishing four days later at the fabulous Margaret River Distillery, the course makes its way through a network of trails along the coast, through National Parks, forest, farm lands, mountain bike parks, and bush. Roughly 205km and 2,500m of climbing in total, each day’s riding is between 37km and 72km and has its own special terrain and environment to keep things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm tracks, groomed downhill trails and fire trails – many through private land that can only be ridden while racing the Cape to Cape. There’s nothing too technical and it's ridable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and MTB skills.
- (08) 9750 3100
An extensive tasting of Margaret River Chardonnay, Pisco, Wise gin and Wise brandy, followed by lunch with wine.
- Dates:Oct 21
- Venue:Wise Wine
- Hosted By:Wise Wine
- Ticket Price:$150 plus fees
- Type:Adults Only
- Food & Drink:Spirits,Wine,Food Event
Maturing of the region’s wine industry has meant growth in boutique distilleries. An intimate tour of the Wise Wine Distillery in Eagle Bay puts you at the heart of one such operation, with a tasting and distillery tour with the distillery team, featuring Wise Pisco, Wise Gin, but highlighting the new, yet to be released, Wise brandy, – including tastes of brandy at varying maturity levels from different barrel selections. Your experience concludes with an intimate lunch prepared by the Head Chef matched to premium Wise Wine and an opportunity to purchase brandy pre-release. Bus transfers from Margaret River or Dunsborough are also available upon request.
Come and Celebrate the magical hits of The King Of Rock n Roll in a sensational 2 hour Concert Spectacular.
- Dates:Oct 21
- Time(s):7:30pm - 10:00pm
- Venue:Margaret River HEART Main Theatre
- Hosted By:Margaret River HEART
- Ticket Price:from $52.40
- Music:Tribute Band
All of Elvis’ No 1 hits will be performed in the original style that made Elvis the greatest performer that ever lived. Internationally acclaimed sensation Mark Anthony, one of the most dynamic Elvis tribute artists in the world today, brings this unique period to life – the songs, the costumes, the emotion, the energy, the raw power – all brought together in a two hour concert spectacular. With over 600 million record sales worldwide, 3 time Grammy Award Winner Elvis Presley will always be known as “The King of Rock n’ Roll” Come and relive and experience what it would have been like to see Elvis Presley Live In Concert. You will be transported to that very time when Elvis Presley ruled the world and dominated the record charts in the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s with his unique raw energy, dynamic voice and sensational stage presence.
Indulge yourself in a magical night of ravishing piano music by Faure, Debussy, Ravel, Satie, Poulenc, and the Parisians' favourite, Frederic Chopin
- Dates:Oct 21
- Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
- Hosted By:WAAPA ECU Mount Lawley
- Ticket Price:$25 - $30
- Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
- Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
Music Director: Anna Sleptsova
Performed by: Piano and Classical Voice students and staff
- (08) 9083 1566
See what millions of women (and brave men) have been laughing about for 20 years. It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!®
- Dates:Oct 21
- Venue:Esperance Civic Centre
- Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
- Ticket Price:$69.90
- Music:Other Music
- Performing Arts:Musicals,Comedy
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to Esperance this October! Inspired by a hot flush and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® is a celebration for women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived “The Change”. This sidesplitting musical parody set to classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles!
The Nambung Country Music Muster is WA's best annual Country Music event. Prepare for a weekend of country music, bush poets, dancing and camping!
- Dates:21 - 24 October 2021
- Venue:Nambung Station, Nambung
- Hosted By:Nambung Country Music Muster
This year's Poets Breakfast is sold out and there are now limited tickets available for the Nambung Country Music Muster. The Muster is held just 2 hours north of Perth at Nambung Station, a working sheep and cattle station. Nestled along side Nambung shearing shed you get to soak up the best entertainment in the shade. Artists perform to a fully packed program. It's the best weekend of all things country. The event's entertainment includes WA Showcase, Walkups, Poets Breakfast, and Gospel, featuring musicians Connie Kis Anderson, Kathy Calver, Tony McKenna, Red Orche Band, Mike Kerin, Rodney Vincent and many other talents from across Australia. Book online now - Limited tickets available - www.trybooking.com/BMVRW