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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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Audible Edge 2021

Audible Edge 2021’s program has literally something for everyone – or at least, everyone with a penchant for the strange and wonderful.

  • Dates:Apr 6 -18
  • Venue:Multiple venues across Perth

Details

  • Hosted By:Audible Edge
  • Ticket Price:Free - $30
  • Type:Community
  • Music:Music Festival,Electronic,Free,Indie & Alternative
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,Film Events
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Description

Between April 6 and 18, the festival invites you to monolithic performances within a surround sound speaker array, basement shows traversing experimental theatre, avant-garde metal and free jazz, oddball parties and folk shows, and that’s not even half of it. An Ocean of Ears opens the festival on Tuesday April 6 with sound bubbling and fizzing through the Old Customs House in Walyalup/Fremantle with works by artists based between the Philippines, Los Angeles and across Australia. On April 7, an absurdist film with a challenging provocation. Live performance enters the fray on Thursday April 8, while a dance collaboration interact with the impressive and immersive speaker system. On Friday April 9, listen to Dryandra Woodland, and head on down to Serf Punk at The Bird to hear musique concrete, dance and medieval music collide in a strange revelry. Saturday April 10 offers artist talks, with a chance to dig deep into the peculiar minds of a handful of festival artists. The Rechabite is the venue of choice for the festival’s second week. Upstairs in the Hall, on Wednesday April 14, WAM-nominated songwriting wunderkind Nika Mo launches a new album on Tone List featuring a nine-piece band that smashes improvised music and avant-garde folk together in a sticky mess. On Friday April 16, ambient music, avant-garde metal, noise and experimental theatre co-exist. The festival closes with a cocoon-like experience in the intimacy of Backlot Cinemas,

Playthings

A heartfelt coming of age story of homework, hormones and homicide.

  • Dates:Apr 29 - May 8
  • Venue:Studio Underground

Details

  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA
  • Ticket Price:$22 - $45
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA,Studio Underground

Description

Written and directed by Scott Mcardle. Originally produced and presented by second chance theatre. In collaboration with the Blue Theatre

Lucy and Arnold are 13. Both outcasts. Both have seen hard times. Both irrevocably changed from one adventure into the bush looking for a dying kangaroo. Now they must navigate a wasteland of broken hearts, peed pants and carrot spew. It’s homework, hormones and homicide.

A hit of The Blue Room Theatre 2019 season, this modern suburban coming-of-age story explores how we hurt each other, how we help those that are hurting, and how your music taste is never better than when you’re a teenager.

Moro Spanish Film Festival 2021

A sensational selection of new and recent Spanish language films featuring some of Spain and Latin America’s leading stars along with exciting new acting talent.

  • Dates:Apr 28 - May 18
  • Time(s):Various
  • Venue:Various Locations

Details

  • Hosted By:Palace Cinemas
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Other:Film Events,Film Festivals
  • Event Venue:Luna Leederville,Luna On SX

Description

The Moro Spanish Film Festival presented by Palace returns to Palace Cinemas Raine Square, Luna Leederville and Luna On SX from 28 April - 16 May which a curated selection of films we missed last year as well as some brand-new titles, offering film lovers a cinematic journey across Spain and Latin America.

Konstantin Shamray

The beauty and emotional intensity of Russian music lies at the heart of this deeply moving program, brought to life by pianist Konstantin Shamray and the ANAM Orchestra led by Sophie Rowell.

  • Dates:May 3
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Musica Viva
  • Music:Classical
  • Produced By:Musica Viva
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

As a 15-year-old student nearing the end of his first year at the Vienna Conservatory, Gustav Mahler composed one movement of a piano quartet, a work that always gives the impression that something bigger is struggling to emerge. Following Mahler’s own tradition of enlarging certain chamber pieces, this program includes an orchestration of the quartet, made by the outstanding violinist Harry Ward: an ANAM alumnus and a Musica Viva FutureMaker.

Alfred Schnittke was keenly aware of his Soviet/German musical heritage, even as he stomped on it in heavy boots. Yet his piano concerto is a touching affirmation of his artistic roots, and his affection for Tchaikovsky makes the two Russians good bedfellows, the elder’s Serenade here prefaced by Estonian composer Mihkel Kerem’s Lamento, a work of searing beauty.

ANAM’s ensemble of wonderful young string players is directed with equal verve by the terrific Sophie Rowell, one of Australia’s most admired instrumentalists. They are joined onstage by Adelaide’s brilliant, Russian-trained Konstantin Shamray.

After Market: Learn how to invest

New to investing? Or perhaps you're a seasoned professional wanting to track the trends.

  • Dates:Apr 15
  • Time(s):5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Venue:143 Barrack St

Details

  • Hosted By:Grafa
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Community
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,Technology

Description

WA's new finance and investing app Grafa is hosting a FREE information night for people of all levels. We'll show you how to follow the smart money in the very first of our After Market "Learn How to Invest" evenings. FREE DRINK ON ARRIVAL Spaces are strictly limited, so the first 40 RSVPs will secure a seat.

The Ritz-Carlton, Perth Kids Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea

A whimsical afternoon with kids being taken through a mad hatter's wonderland, with themed cakes and savoury treats.

  • Dates:Apr 8 & 15
  • Time(s):12pm and 2.30pm
  • Venue:Hearth Restaurant

Details

  • Hosted By:Hearth Restaurant
  • Ticket Price:$49pp
  • Type:For Kids
  • Food & Drink:Restaurant Events

Description

Kids will be taken through a mad hatter’s wonderland with a themed Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea. Bite into Mad Hatter Red Velvet Tea Cakes, Chocolate and Nutella Buttercream ‘playing cards’ and Raspberry choux tarts. Favourite savoury treats are also on the menu with a beef cheeseburger, mac and cheese ball and chicken and mayo sandwich, with a choice of milk, juice and soft drink. Date and time: Thursday 8th and 15th April, 12pm and 2.30pm sittings. Location: Hearth at The Ritz-Carlton, Perth. 1 Barrack street, Perth, 6000. Price: $49 per child (up to 12 years) Bookings: Essential via www.hearthrestaurant.com.au

Wild West: Animals in the Archives

Take an expedition through the mountains of government records and spot Western Australian wildlife.

  • Time(s):Weekdays 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
  • Venue:National Archives of Australia
  • Dates:Apr 7 - Sep 1

Details

  • Hosted By:National Archives of Australia
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Other:Museum events,History

Description

Western Australian animals have been targeted as pests by locals and farmers. Some have been exploited for profit and hunted to near extinction. Native fauna have been celebrated as emblems and studied by scientists. They have been captured in photographs and in cages. The stories in this exhibition are found in records created by government departments, including the CSIRO, Department of Defence and ABC. They show how Western Australians have interacted with the state’s unique wildlife and highlight changing attitudes towards animals and the environment. Which animal was the target of a military campaign? What now beloved animal was dismissed as an annoying rodent? Why is there a whale tooth in the national archival collection? Grab your binoculars, get out your field guide and spot your favourite animals in this expedition to the wild west.

Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2021

Youth Week WA KickstART Festival is a week-long state wide celebration of young creatives aged between 12 – 26.

  • Dates:Apr 9 -16

Details

  • Hosted By:Propel Youth Arts WA
  • Type:Community,Youth Art / Performance,Free,Workshops
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Description

KickstART Festival 2021 kicks off with Festival Day on Saturday 10 April and continues to Friday 16 April with a range of free performances, forums and collaborative workshops that celebrate the artistry and backgrounds of WA’s young creatives.

Suppose You Brought The Light Inside of The Body

A new ceramic exhibition interrogating the political and social turmoil of 2020.

  • Dates:Apr 16 - 18
  • Time(s):Fri: 6 - 8pm, Sat/Sun: 10am- 4pm
  • Venue:Kolbusz Space

Details

  • Hosted By:Joana Partyka
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Sculpture

Description

In April 2020, the former president of the United States suggested injecting light and disinfectant into people’s bodies as a treatment for coronavirus. This is a thing that happened. Suppose You Brought the Light Inside of the Body is an exploration of the meandering sorrow and absurdity of 2020. In this unique series of ceramic works, Partyka attempts to both make sense of and comment on the bewildering state of contemporary life and politics – the bush fires, the global pandemic, the social upheaval, the activism, the bumbling and bad politicians. Partyka is a ceramic artist, illustrator and political staffer based in Boorloo (Perth) and this is her first solo exhibition.

Yarning Circle with Kadjin - Youth Week WA KickstART Festival

Have a yarn with Kadjin within PICA’s current exhibition Nyinalaginy / The Gathering, an exhibition that reflects upon the act of gathering.

  • Dates:Apr 16
  • Time(s):10 am - 4 pm
  • Venue:Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Details

  • Hosted By:Propel Youth Arts WA
  • Type:Community,Youth Art / Performance,Aboriginal Art & Events,Free
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Ticket Price:Free

Description

The act of gathering creates a safe space for communication and building identity, this drop-in yarning circle at the Exhibition Space opens up a circle for young people to gather, share and connect with others and themselves through art. Bring along your stories, be prepared to listen, and take a moment to be present with others.

Youth Week WA kickstART Festival: Amphitheatre Closing Party

Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2021 finishes off with an evening of free live music, dancing and food trucks at the Perth Culture Centre Amphitheatre on Friday 16 April!

  • Dates:Apr 16
  • Time(s):5 - 10pm
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:kickstART Festival
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Music:Free,Gig Guide,Indie & Alternative

Description

Headlining is Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks who will bring their witty lyricism and folk tunes to the night, as well Adrian Dzvuke bringing the finest R&B grooves and Afrobeats. The closing line-up also features queerlectro pop band Alter Boy who are known for their shiny, dark pop performance art and alternative indie bands Smol Fish and Sofa will celebrate the finish of Youth Week WA 2021.

Gin & Oysters

Prince Lane and Archie Rose Distilling Co present a tasting event like no other. Head up to the sunny rooftop deck for an indulgent afternoon of gin tasting and oysters.

  • Dates:Apr 17
  • Time(s):3.30pm-5.30pm
  • Venue:Prince Lane Bar

Details

  • Hosted By:Prince Lane & Archie Rose
  • Ticket Price:$59
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Seafood,Food Event,Restaurant Events,Spirits

Description

Each ticket includes: - guided tasting of Archie Rose Distilling Co's premium gin range - your choice of one "Signature Serves" gin with matched Fever-Tree flavoured tonic and fruit garnish - 1 hour of unlimited oysters, including garnishes from our oyster station (4pm-5pm) ABOUT PRINCE LANE Prince Lane is the first venue in Australia to participate in a takeover by Archie Rose, Australia’s most highly awarded distillery. Together, they have created a “Signature Serves” menu which includes five Archie Rose core and limited release gins and Original Vodka each paired with a Fever-Tree flavoured tonic and fruit garnish. The rooftop bar and deck have been redecorated in a native floral theme, with the addition of planter boxes, outdoor umbrellas and artwork featuring photographs of Archie Rose products. ABOUT ARCHIE ROSE Founded in 2014 and located in Rosebery, Sydney – just a few kilometres south of the city – Archie Rose Distilling Co. is proudly Australia’s most highly awarded distillery, producing a diverse range of whiskies, gins, vodkas and rums, as well as one-off collaborations, limited releases and spirits experiences. Find out more at archierose.com.au For any queries, please contact events@princelane.com.au

KAPSEL presents CLAIRE MORGAN

Claire Morgan flies in for one night only to bring the underground vibe and sound of Berlin to a Perth venue Saturday 17th of April.

  • Dates:Apr 17
  • Time(s):22.00 - 06.00
  • Venue:Industrial CBD

Details

  • Hosted By:KAPSEL
  • Ticket Price:$28-$43
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Music:Electronic

Description

Claire Morgan is well familiar with the view from the decks in the Panorama Bar in Berghain (there's a lot going on below to be sure). Her wide-ranging repetiore has seen her at Berlin’s renowned underground fetish parties as well as ambient odysseys in cathedrals. She's coming to Kapsel in Perth armed with a full spectrum of colourful and adventurous techno.

Northeast Party House ~ Shelf Life Tour

Triple J and Select Music presents Northeast Party House Shelf Life Tour w/ Benson

  • Dates:Apr 17
  • Time(s):9pm
  • Venue:Jack Rabbit Slims

Details

  • Hosted By:Jack Rabbit Slims
  • Ticket Price:$49
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Music:Electronic,Gig Guide

Description

In celebration of Northeast Party House's most acclaimed album to date Shelf Life, the band is heading out around the country taking their famed live show on the road. Having built a fierce reputation in the live arena for the best part of a decade, these shows are set to once again elevate the band into the minds of the Australian music psyche. The album, spearheaded by the singles 'Magnify', 'Dominos' and 'Shelf Life', are just a taster of what you'll experience in the live show and the critics are already raving about the album. The band has always expertly transferred their recorded material into a sweat induced live experience, and judging by the reaction to the current new crop of songs on Shelf Life, these shows will once again deliver the required energy to transport you to a better place. Joining Northeast on the road will be Benson - so grab yourself a ticket and strap yourself in for one hell of a ride!

The Crushers Comedy Gala

After a successful Fringe World season, The Crushers Comedy Gala is back for 1 night only! Saturday, April 17 at The Rechabite.

  • Dates:Apr 17
  • Time(s):7pm-8.30pm
  • Venue:The Rechabite

Details

  • Hosted By:Caustic Content & Comedy Shack
  • Ticket Price:Gen admin $35 + b/fee
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Type:Adults Only

Description

After a successful Fringe World season, The Crushers Comedy Gala is back for 1 night only! Saturday, April 17 at The Rechabite. Doors 6.30pm. Show 7pm-8.30pm (short intermission in the middle). The Crushers Comedy Gala is a premium comedy showcase featuring comedians that are guaranteed CRUSHERS! The term "Crusher" in comedy circles refers to a comedian that delivers the laughs and leaves audiences wanting more. Featuring Crushers: Pete Rowsthorn (Kath & Kim), Ben Sutton, Luke Joseph Ryan, Colin Ebsworth, Daniel Delby. Plus emerging talent: Miss Samia, Cody Lam & Frankie Rowsthorn. (4 stars) "Big atmosphere and lots of laughter, which is what this show at The Rechabite delivers in huge quantities" The Fourth Wall (4.75 stars) "...The Crushers are planning on dishing out more laughs and good times beyond Fringe as they continue their fun run at The Rechabite this year..." Mystery Case (4.5 stars) "... this fast-paced, high energy show is for you.“ Fringefeed This will sell-out so get in early and secure your tix! Group Bookings available. Produced by Caustic Content and The Comedy Shack.