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From family-focused fun at Elizabeth Quay and the stunning Kings Park to the theatres, small bars, cool restaurants and myriad public spaces of the city, the seamlessly integrated Perth CBD / Northbridge precinct is internationally renowned as a fun place to go. Jump on the ferry, hire a bike, check out the galleries and museums, chill out in the cultural centre, shop at King St or best of all, stay over in one of the many new 5-star hotels.

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Comic-Con In Concert

Let the games begin with WASO's interpretation of some of your favourite movie scores!

  • Dates:Aug 8
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WASO
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$79
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Concerto,Orchestral

Description

Sometimes we’re dressed in black playing Mozart and sometimes we’re breeding raptors and in cosplay! We’re bringing old favourites and new surprises for our third year running. You told us what you wanted to hear and we’ve answered the call in a concert program of pure magic with your favourite scores from movies like Jurassic Park, How to Train Your Dragon and Jaws, video games like Final Fantasy and even more pop-culture fun from the wizarding world and beyond.

Whether you’re a Wonder Woman warrior or a fully-armoured Thor, grab your mates, dress up and come along to this fun fantasy night with WASO!

Christopher Dragon conductor

Ben Elton Live 2021

Ben Elton, stand-up comic, author, playwright, actor and director, will be hitting the Perth Concert Hall stage April 2021!

  • Dates:Apr 3, 2021
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$61.90
  • Ticket price TO:$91.95
  • Type:Performing Arts,Literature
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

Ben Elton exploded onto the comedy scene over 30 years ago, hosting Channel 4’s groundbreaking Saturday Live. Since then Elton has achieved huge success as a stand-up comic, author, playwright, actor and director. He's written television shows such as The Young Ones, Blackadder 2, Blackadder The Third, Blackadder Goes Forth, The Thin Blue Line and many more, as well writing and directing two feature films. He has published 16 best-selling novels, three smash hit West End plays and the global phenomenon We Will Rock You based on the music of British rock legends, Queen.

A serial award winner, he has won three BAFTAs, two Laurence Olivier Awards, The Royal Television Society Writer’s Award, The Golden Dagger UK Crime Writer of the Year Award, The Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and the Eurovision Golden Rose D’Or Lifetime Achievement Award.

See Ben Elton at the Perth Concert Hall in April next year as he returns to Australia after 14 years.

The 91-Story Treehouse (CANCELLED)

Andy Griffiths's beloved children's book comes to life on the stage

  • Dates:Apr 22-27
  • Time(s):Various
  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre WA

Details

  • Venue Address:174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$29.00
  • Ticket price TO:$36.00
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Andy and Terry's Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Stories! It's now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider!

But Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they're about to face their biggest challenge yet! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don't want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry & Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?

The team behind the 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage return with a fantastical trip through this wild, weird and wonderful world for children 6-12 and their adults. Just beware of the Fortune Teller…

Mallrat (POSTPONED)

Placing 3rd on triple j's Hottest 100, rising Australian artist Mallrat announces her largest tour to date!

  • Dates:POSTPONED
  • Time(s):8.00pm
  • Venue:Metro City Concert Club

Details

  • Hosted By:Metro City Concert Club
  • Venue Address:146 Roe St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:TBA
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Gig Guide,Popular Music

Description

Fresh from placing #3 in the Hottest 100 with Charlie, Mallrat brings her Driving Music Tour to some of the best venues in Australia. Having scored Platinum and Gold accreditations for every single she's released, and toured her Driving Music EP around the world, Mallrat is back to launch a new batch of raucous, joyful singalongs.

This is an 18+ show.

Catwalk For A Cause (POSTPONED)

Catwalk for a Cause is Rotary Elizabeth Quay's signature fundraiser event.

  • Dates:Postponed from 21 Mar to 4 July
  • Time(s):6:00-11:30pm
  • Venue:The Ritz-Carlton Perth

Details

  • Hosted By:The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
  • Venue Address:1 Barrack Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$159.34
  • Ticket price TO:$212.09
  • Type:Fashion
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults

Description

Be inspired by the latest fashion trends heading down the runway while enjoying drinks and canapés overlooking the stunning Elizabeth Quay. The event will feature the works of talented Australian designers, both established and emerging, as well as a host of other entertainment. Stay tuned to find out which designers are joining us on the night!

Rotary Elizabeth Quay are proud to be donating 100% of the proceeds of the event to Copelands LGBTQI+ Youth Emergency Accommodation Service, provided by Perth-based not-for-profit Assisting Your Life to Achieve (AYLA) Inc.

 

Yagan Square Nyumbi (CANCELLED)

Experience the world’s oldest living culture through music and dance.

  • Dates:Every Friday from 24 January to 26 June 2020
  • Time(s):Commences at 5.30pm. Concludes at 6.15pm
  • Venue:Yagan Square Amphitheatre

Details

  • Hosted By:DevelopmentWA
  • Venue Address:Corner Wellington and William Street Perth
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Yagan Square
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Immerse yourself in Western Australia's Noongar culture as Aboriginal dancers perform traditional song and dance and share stories of our rich culture and history.

Visit the Yagan Square amphitheatre to enjoy free Aboriginal performances every Friday evening.

 

Jazz On The Lawn

Smooth Jazz on a sweet night in the Government House Gardens is a perfect Sunday evening.

  • Dates:Mar 5 & Nov 8
  • Time(s):4:00pm
  • Venue:Government House Ballroom

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Venue Address:13 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$55
  • Ticket price TO:$65
  • Type:Music
  • Event Venue:Government House Ballroom
  • Music:Jazz
  • Audience:Adults

Description

Grab your hamper from the house, relax in the glorious surroundings of the Government House Gardens and soak up the Jazzy vibes of some of Perth’s best Jazz musicians. There is simply no finer way to enjoy your time in the heart of the city than with sunshine and shade, friends, fine food, laughter and sensational music.

Ticket includes a picnic hamper and a glass of bubbles on arrival.

This is Music on the Terrace 2020’s Governor’s Choice.

March 15: Featured artist Ali Bodycat with her Jazz Trio.

November 8: Featured artist to be announced.

Cocktail Masterclasses at Home with Simply Cocktails

Round up your friends on Houseparty and shake away the isolation blues with Simply Cocktails Home Five O'Clock-tails.

  • Dates:Apr 3 - June 20
  • Time(s):3pm AWST
  • Venue:Streamed from Simply Cocktails Facebook

Details

  • Hosted By:Simply Cocktails
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Other

Description

To cure self-isolation blues, Simply Cocktails will this Friday launch their first Home Five O’Clock-tails video tutorials and virtual mini masterclass on their Facebook Page, so cocktail lovers can shake and stir their favourite tipple in the comfort and safety of their own home.

Get your mates together for the first of Simply Cocktails’ Facebook Live cocktail mini masterclass this Friday (3rd April) at 5pm AEST with Australia’s Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year (2019), Mark Hickey teaching you how to create a Cointreau Fizz. For those looking to take the team virtual drinks to a whole other level, jump on the House Party app to the team while you all stream the mini masterclass on Facebook from your computers, allowing you can see how your colleagues’ cocktail making skills fare with hot tips from some of Australia’s leading mixologists.

This series of live mini masterclasses will take place every Tuesday and Friday until the 30th of June. So for those, like many of us, enjoying a cheeky weekday drink, next Tuesday night (7th April), Danilo Migliorini, mixology maven from Eau De Vie Sydney, will teach you how to shake up the ultimate Tia Maria Espresso ‘Quarantini’.

Luke Hanzlieick will teach you how to make a Chartreuse Green Chaud - a soothing winter warmer drink for those cool autumn nights. Andy Buntine, former manager at Katuk in Melbourne will showcase the incredibly decadent Mozart Choc-tails (Thursday 9th April) for those looking to really treat themselves.

Followed by a ‘Tom Collins’ workshop by ambassador Josh O’Brien on Tuesday 14th April featuring The Botanist Gin, the perfect 5pm drink for after work.

In addition to the live mini masterclasses, the team behind Simply Cocktails will recruit 100 Australian bartenders from around the country, that are currently out of work due to the current lockdown restrictions, to submit their cocktail tutorial videos. That’s one cocktail per weekday for 100 days! So whether your missing the famous Remy Martin VSOP at Bar Lafayette by Nathan Arias  or the Ginger 43 by Murray Walsh at Mechanics Institute, it’s time to ensure your liquor cabinet is well-stocked with a diverse selection of premium spirits from Cointreau to The Botanist Gin, or Sierra Tequila to The Macallan Whisky.

With the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry closing bars across the nation and leading to 689,800 people already out of work and no doubt many more to lose their jobs, the team behind the Simply Cocktails Facebook Page has stepped in to offer a helping hand to some of our local bartenders who have recently lost their jobs with a new virtual cocktail workshop initiative.

All ingredients for the Simply Cocktails Home Five O’Clock-tails are available in store and online from Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Liquorland, online retailers, Boozebud, HelloDrinks and hundreds of independent liquor retailers.

 

Simply Cocktails Facebook

The Lester Prize - 2020 Entries

The Lester Prize is one of the country’s most prestigious portrait prizes. We're on the hunt once again for Australia's most talented artists. Submit your work for the chance to win a part of $75,000.

  • Dates:Apr 11 - Jul 24
  • Venue:Artist entries from across Australia accepted

Details

  • Hosted By:The Lester Inc
  • Ticket Price FROM:$15.00
  • Ticket price TO:$45.00
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions,Festivals,Free,Talks & Lectures,Well Being,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,For seniors
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA,Yagan Square
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Youth

Description

MAIN AWARD | Entries open 11 April — 10 July 2020
YOUTH AWARD | Entries open 11 April — 24 July 2020
Visit www.lesterprize.com to enter online, download our Terms & Conditions and Consent Forms.

Our annual program includes: the Main Exhibition in AGWA’s historic Centenary Galleries; Awards Nights for both Adult and Youth Finalists; guided tours; floor talks, workshops and live demonstrations with Adult Finalists; outdoor art pop up events around the city with the WA Portrait Artists and the Plein Air Painters of Australia; a Youth, Community & Hospital Outdoor Art Exhibition at the Perth Cultural Centre; and digital exhibitions showcased on the Big Screen at the Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge Piazza, Yagan Square and the City of Perth Library.

The Lester Inc is proud to provide Western Australia and the country with the opportunity to engage with the best of the artform in a format that puts both artists and community front-and-centre.

MAIN EXHIBITION | AGWA's Centenary Galleries | 31 Oct — 30 Nov 2020
YOUTH AWARDS & SALON EXHIBITION | Brookfield Place | 2 Nov — 27 Nov 2020

 

Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020 (POSTPONED)

Works on display in this year’s Hatched feature a broad range of contemporary practice including installations, audio/sound works, photography, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and graffiti.

  • Dates:May 2 - Jul 5
  • Venue:Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Venue Address:51 James St, Perth, 6000
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Craft,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Video,Youth

Description

The work of 24 recent visual arts graduates from every State and Territory will be presented across all of PICA’s gallery spaces from 2 May to 5 July, as part of the 29th Hatched: National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). For the eleventh consecutive year, the Schenberg Art Fellowship of $50,000, the most significant prize for emerging artists in Australia, will be awarded to one exceptional Hatched artist during the opening night event.

The Hatched: National Graduate Show 2020 features arts graduates with an exciting and diverse range of practices rigorously selected from 20 tertiary art schools nationally. Fifty-six students were nominated by their schools and the final selection was made by a panel of artists and arts professionals from around Australia. This year’s panel included: Nathan Beard, Artist; Hannah Presley, Curator Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria; and Megan Monte, Director Cement Fondu, Sydney.
 

WEST COAST FEVER 2020 SEASON

West Coast Fever 2020 home game season at RAC Arena.

  • Dates:May 9 - Aug 1
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Venue Address:700 Wellington Street Perth, 6000
  • Type:Sports
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Sports:Netball

Description

Got Grit? Now get in the game! West Coast Fever are set to play all seven home games in the RAC Arena Fever Fortress in 2020, starting with a clash against Giants Netball on Saturday May 9.

The WA netball super stars first took to the Arena court in 2013. Since then, the Fever has continued to sweep the city, gaining larger crowds every season.

With our girls in green looking stronger than ever, there’s never been a better time to support WA’s elite netball team.

RAC ARENA     Saturday          09/05/20         West Coast Fever v Giants Netball

RAC ARENA     Saturday          23/05/20         West Coast Fever v NSW Swifts

RAC ARENA     Sunday            31/05/20         West Coast Fever v Adelaide Thunderbirds

RAC ARENA     Sunday            21/06/20         West Coast Fever v Collingwood Magpies

RAC ARENA     Saturday          11/07/20         West Coast Fever v Sunshine Coast Lightning

RAC ARENA     Saturday          18/07/20         West Coast Fever v Queensland Firebirds

RAC ARENA     Saturday          01/08/20         West Coast Fever v Melbourne Vixens

Tickets go on sale at 12pm (AWST) Thursday 12th March 2020 through Ticketek.

 

Unsung Heroes

Solo stories by six leading WA playwrights. Stories of migration, male impersonation, euthanasia and AFL.

  • Venue:Studio Underground
  • Dates:Jun 4 - 21

Details

  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William Street, Perth Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$26
  • Ticket price TO:$59
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:Studio Underground
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company

Description

Stories of migration, male impersonation, euthanasia and AFL. Unsung Heroes, is a collection of six tour-de-force performances that celebrate everyday Western Australians who have done extraordinary things. Book to attend a program of three works on alternate nights:
 
PROGRAM 1
OWN WAY
BY BARBARA HOSTALEK
She’s strong, she’s smart, she has a wicked sense of humour. Her story of survival has changed the law.
 
THE PERFECT BOY
BY GITA BEZARD
From the stages of Subiaco to international acclaim, Effie Fellows. She wowed audiences around the world with her male impersonation act.
 
THE UNREMARKABLE AND ORDINARY LIFE OF CARMELA CATERINA TASSONE (NÉE PANAIA)
BY CHRIS ISAACS
Carmela Caterina Tassone is a woman that places aren’t named after. Her name has never made newspaper headlines. You will never have heard of her. This is the story of her nondescript existence.
 
PROGRAM 2
LESSON IN THE ART OF BUTTERFLY
BY HELLIE TURNER
A courageous doctor risks all, to shine a light on the right to choose.
 
SONG IN THE KEY OF TRUST
BY MARARO WANGAI
A renowned musician follows his passion for song to a country far from the land of his birth.
 
UNMARKED, OR THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF (ALMOST) LOSING GRAND FINALS
BY WILL O’MAHONY
Alone in the goalsquare. About to seal the premiership. What could go wrong?
 

The Inbetween: Online launch for song of hope

Perth singer-songwriter Mel Kay is releasing a song for our times, giving hope to those in lockdown life.

  • Dates:June 5
  • Time(s):7pm

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free event
  • Music:Free,Gig Guide,Other Music,Popular Music

Description

PERTH singer-songwriter Mel Kay is releasing a song for our times, giving hope to those in lockdown life.

The Inbetween is her reminder that being physically alone is not the same as being lonely and there are sparks of beauty even in the darkest moments.

“It’s about overcoming the need to cling to the past and learning to accept the present,” Mel said.

“The song is about the moment before you heal, when you are still broken by what life has thrown at you – when you are stuck in the pause between pain and redemption.

“In society, we all seem to be constantly rushing to the next big milestone moment in our lives but forget that each step is finite but so important.

The Inbetween is about learning to breathe and accepting things the way they are; learning to love yourself, even in the middle of having nothing.”

While The Inbetween might be a reflection of 2020 so far, Mel actually wrote the song five years ago.

“I was moved by what we are all facing and wanted to bring this song to light because I felt the message would relate to a lot of people,” she said.

“In 2015, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and lost everything so I wrote the song when I was in a lot of pain.

“With a world so full of fear, I wanted to create art that would bring light into life and inspire people to be more of who they are.

“I feel many people are now probably feeling how I did back then so I recorded the song recently and re-arranged it with producer Jordan Azor.”

With a vocal style comparable to Adele and Regina Spektor, Mel has been involved with music since age three.

The WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate has made a name for herself over the past five years with her 10-piece band Liberté, scoring international airplay with the singles Upside Down Town, Let It Burn and Phoenix – the latter one of six finalists for electronic song of the year at the 2018-19 WA Music Awards.

Mel also collaborated with UK producer Backfall on the track You, which came 12th out of 6000 in the international Unsigned Only music competition.

With a percussive style reminiscent of Leona Lewis’ Bleeding Love, Mel said she wanted the music of The Inbetween to build behind her vocals during the recording session but be sparse enough to show space and represent a pause.

“Through the song, I am hoping to create art that other artists around the world can take a spark from,” Mel said.

“I would love to film a music video with multiple artists from around the globe acting, dancing and painting as the song plays.

“I want this song to help people feel peace and know that we are all in this together.

“Most of all, I want The Inbetween to help people be brave and seize the moment because life is now.”

The Inbetween is available on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud and YouTube. An online launch with Mel playing her music live will be held via instagram.com/mel.kay.music at 7pm, Friday, June 5.

Winter Tea Dance (POSTPONED)

Winter Tea Dance at Perth Concert Hall!

  • Dates:The three Winter Tea Dances have been CANCELLED but the Winter Tea Dance Gala has been POSTPONED to 2021
  • Time(s):2pm - 4pm
  • Venue:Government House Ballroom

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Venue Address:13 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6000
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Government House Ballroom
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Ticket Price:$35

Description

Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the finest ballroom in the state at our Winter Tea Dance! The Government House Ballroom is open for you to enjoy an afternoon of dancing to lively DJ sounds on the first three Sundays of June. The Gala event is on the last Sunday, featuring the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and professional ballroom dancing demonstrations.

Disney On Ice Presents Dare To Dream

Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they take audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza

  • Dates:Jun 12 - 14
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Hosted By:RAC Arena
  • Venue Address:700 Wellington St, Perth, Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$32
  • Ticket price TO:$110
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena

Description

DATE & TIMES:
Friday 12 June 2020 | 7:00pm
Saturday 13 June 2020 | 10:00am, 1:30pm and 5:30pm
Sunday 14 June 2020 | 10:00am and 1:30pm

Dare to Dream features Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Moana, Frozen, Tangled, Cinderella and Pixar’s Coco. Plus, for the very first time all the way from Hundred Acre Wood, we will be joined by special guests Winnie the Pooh and Tigger!

Dare to explore, imagine, and believe when Disney On Ice skates into town!

Tickets go on pre-sale from 9am (AWST) Wednesday 6th November 2019 through Ticketek. To access the pre-sale, sign up via http://bit.ly/FeldDOI2020 

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