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calendar of events: perth + fremantle

 

Here's all the news on events, shows, concerts, festivals and anything else you should see if you're in town. There's always something on, whether it be concerts, theatre, sport or something for the kids that you're interested in. Click on the individual event for more information. Details are subject to change, check the organisers' websites for the latest information.

 

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to 30 Apr City of Perth Twilight Hawkers’ Markets Markets|Shopping

Taste the world at Perth’s original and largest award-winning street food market, full of your favourite international flavours and tantalising new treats. Enjoy dinner or an after work snack with generous portions of free live music, as Friday nights in Forrest Place offer a weekly changing smorgasbord of over 40 stalls and food trucks with specialty dishes from more than 30 countries.
Forrest Place, Perth www.showmeperth.com.au

continuing Rooftop Movies Theatre|Dance|Film

From the producers of the Fringe World Festival, Rooftop Movies returns to Northbridge for the summer season. Expect more old-school film favourites, cinephile classics, cult and arthouse movies going hand in glove with B-grade schmaltz every night of the week. Seven stories up, the panoramic views of the Perth city skyline under the Rooftop Movies palm trees is awesome. Get down and go up from 6pm for pre and post screening entertainment.
City of Perth Roe St Carpark, 68 Roe St, Northbridge www.rooftopmovies.com.au

to 16 Apr Lotterywest Festival Films Theatre|Dance|Film

Once again the world's finest dramas, comedies, thrillers and love stories light up the outdoor screens at Somerville and Joondalup Pines from November to mid-April this summer. For more than half a century, our Festival has presented the quintessential Perth summer experience; the very best arthouse films outdoors at the Somerville. Come early with a picnic or choose from the wide selection of food available at the venue. As Perth's premier outdoor cinema north of the city, Joondalup Pines at Edith Cowan University campus is an equally ideal destination for quality entertainment in a relaxed setting. Bring a picnic, enjoy a BBQ lakeside or be tempted by the selection of delicious culinary offerings available onsite. A Perth International Arts Festival event.
Somerville Auditorium, UWA, Winthrop Ave, Crawley and Joondalup Pines, ECU, Joondalup Drive, Joondalup www.perthfestival.com.au

to 2 Apr Year 12 Perspectives 2016 Exhibitions|Displays

Year 12 Perspectives is your yearly taste of art by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in the State. An annual barometer of what our youth are thinking and feeling, it is also a rich celebration of the role the arts play in the development of individual identities.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge www.artgallery.wa.gov.au

continuing Matilda The Musical Theatre|Dance|Film

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 70 major international awards, including 15 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in Melbourne, London, Toronto and on Broadway.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

to 9 Apr Black Swan State Theatre Company: Once in Royal David’s City Theatre|Dance|Film

Faced with loss, do we rage against the universe, search for connection or hope for an epiphany? On the beaches of New South Wales, Brecht obsessed theatre director Will has planned to share a restful, halcyon Christmas with his recently widowed mother. But then she unexpectedly falls seriously ill. During a bedside vigil, Will is forced to piece together the splintered shards of his own life. Angry and bewildered, he questions his role as an artist, a son and his place in a world where his dreams and ambitions appear forsaken.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

to 8 Apr WA Opera: Tosca Music|Concerts

Puccini paints in primary colours in Tosca. Three themes of defiance, sacrifice and betrayal drive the plot. Each of the three leading characters is confronted with the choice either to honor or to betray. And each makes their choice, facing the consequences unflinchingly. A traditional production from New Zealand Opera directed by Stuart Maunder comes to His Majesty’s Theatre, complete with gorgeous grand set design by Jan Ubels, beautiful costumes by Elizabeth Whiting and captivating lighting by Jason Morphett.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 9278 8999 www.waopera.asn.au

1 Apr Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’: Swan Lake Theatre|Dance|Film

From the moon-lit lake where elegant swans silently glide to the magnificent opulence of the palace ballroom, Odile, the temptress in a cloud of black tulle provides a ravishing counterpoint to the purity and innocence of Odette the beautiful swan queen. A fairy tale story conveying all the drama of a tragic romance. The illustrious Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’ will capture the imagination, the passion and the romance of this classical ballet fairy tale with their skills, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

1 Apr Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v St Kilda
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

2 Apr Dams Challenge Sport

The Dams Challenge is recognised as one of the 50 top rides in the world and is Western Australia's premier on-road cycling challenge. Choose your challenge with either the 3 Dams or SCODY 5 Dams Challenge and be one of almost 2,000 riders who take on this monumental ride each April. 
Sir James Mitchell Park, The Esplanade, South Perth Foreshore www.damschallenge.com.au

5 Apr Dixie Chicks Music|Concerts

Dixie Chicks have no less than thirteen GRAMMY Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards and countless Country Music Association Awards under their belt. They are a multiplatinum selling act across North America, Europe and Australia, and one of only a handful of acts to ever achieve ‘diamond’ status; reaching the stratospheric landmark of over 10 million copies sold, with both ‘Wide Open Spaces’ (1998) and ‘Fly’ (1999). With well over 30 million albums sold worldwide to date, the Dixie Chicks are the biggest US female band of all time.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

6 Apr Johnny Cash: The Concert Music|Concerts

Johnny Cash: The Concert is an authentic tribute to the Man in Black, celebrating the 2006 biopic Walk The Line.
Albany Entertainment Centre, 2 Toll Place, Albany Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

6–8 Apr Megan Washington Music|Concerts

Australian songstress Megan Washington has taken the music world by storm over the last decade. Known for her quirky lyrics and instantly appealing songs, she has forged a unique identity and embedded herself in the fabric of the Australian music scene. Many are unaware that she started her musical life as a jazz artist, collaborating with Australian artists like Paul Grabowsky, Sean Foran and Jamie Oehlers. For these performances with the WAAPA Jazz students she will be revisiting her roots, performing well known classics, interpretations of the jazz repertoire, as well as some of her original material.
Geoff Gibbs Theatre, ECU, Bradford St Mt Lawley 9370 6895 waapa.ecu.edu.au

7 Apr Rule, Britannia: The Best of British Music|Concerts

An evening of patriotic gems and flag-waving favourites. Featuring music from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, WASO and the WASO Chorus pay tribute to Great Britons including Edward Elgar, The Beatles, The Royal Family…. and even James Bond! This fun-filled evening of classical favourites, popular songs and, of course, Pomp and Circumstance, is led by Australia’s favourite ‘Master of Musical Ceremonies’, Guy Noble. Be sure to bring your best voice to raise the roof with a flag-waving ‘Hurrah’ as we celebrate the very best of all things British.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

7 Apr Santana with The Doobie Brothers Music|Concerts

Legendary guitar virtuoso, multi Grammy Award winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Carlos Santana, and his band Santana, will take in five huge dates across the country on his Transmogrify Tour. The mighty Doobie Brothers will join Santana as special guests. A global enduring favourite of the 1970’s, The Doobie Brothers combine a touch of blues, and plenty of soul and rock ‘n roll to create their nostalgic Californian rock sound. Their celebrated back catalogue of music includes hits like ‘Listen To The Music’, ‘Long Train Runnin’, ‘What A Fool Believes’ and so many more. 
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

8 Apr Twenty One Pilots: Emotional Roadshow Music|Concerts

Twenty One Pilots’ candid expression and genuine identity has cemented the duo as the biggest group to break out in the past year and propelled them around the globe on a seemingly infinite world tour.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

8 Apr Hyundai A-League Sport

Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar FC
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

8 Apr Johnny Cash: The Concert Music|Concerts

Johnny Cash: The Concert is an authentic tribute to the Man in Black, celebrating the 2006 biopic Walk The Line.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley Ph: 1300 795 012 astortheatreperth.theticketgroup.com.au

8 Apr Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v Western Bulldogs
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

8–22 Apr Spare Parts Puppet Theatre: Hachikō Families|Children

Have you ever loved an animal? Have you ever wondered why they are so loyal? Based on a true story from Japan, Hachikō is a theatrical celebration of the remarkable joy and companionship that an animal can bring to our lives and a perfect family outing. Simplicity, beauty and gentle poetic storytelling in this carefully crafted Spare Parts production ensures both children and adults alike will be drawn into the true story of a dog that waited at a Tokyo train station every day for nine years for his master to return.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 1 Short St, Fremantle Ph: 9335 5044 www.sppt.asn.au

8–12 Apr Peppa Pig Playdate Families|Children

There is so much to see and do throughout the world of Peppa Pig Playdate. You can visit Peppa’s house, sail on the pond, jump in bouncy muddy puddles and have a special playdate with Peppa, all within this huge and interactive world. Or sit on a picnic rug to watch a musical show starring Peppa Pig and George live on stage - everyone will have the chance to sing, dance and clap along to the Bing Bong Song and delight in being right in the heart of the action.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

8 Apr Clockwork Orange Music|Concerts

Direct from the shores of Ibiza, Clockwork Orange are coming to Perth. Join maestros Jeremy Healy, Seb Fontaine and Tall Paul as they lead the way through an evening of unadulterated magic with special appearances by Clockwork champions Danny Gould, Andy Manston and Steve Breeze to round out this already stellar line-up.
Red Hill Auditorium, Toodyay Road, Red Hill Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

8 Apr Dara O’Briain Comedy

Dara O Briain, one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today, returns to Australia for the first time in over a decade. The king of audience interaction will once again takes to the stage where he relishes exchanging ultra-rapid fire quips with members of the audience, delivering witty and daring anecdotes like no other stand-up comedian.  
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

9 Apr Super Rugby Sport

Western Force v Kings
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

11 Apr Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson Music|Concerts

Legendary rock pioneer, Ian Anderson, best known as the flute and voice behind the genre-defying Jethro Tull, will breath new life into the best of his epic catalogue.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

12 Apr A Day on the Green: Cyndi Lauper and Blondie Music|Concerts

In a world first, two of music's most iconic artists, Cyndi Lauper and Blondie teaming up to co-headline a day on the green shows nationally.  Joining these much loved artists are The Clouds and Alex Lahey.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

12 APr Lindsey Stirling: Brave Enough Music|Concerts

Lindsey Stirling remains fearless enough to always dream big. The American electric violin extraordinaire, dancer, performance artist and composer will perform a solo headliner shows in Perth this April.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley www.wearenice.com.au

13 Apr to 28 May Cirque du Soleil: Kooza Theatre|Dance|Film

A sparkling homage to the traditions of circus, KOOZA springs open like a bejeweled toy box to capture your imagination and set your pulse racing. A return to the intimate and fundamental human elements of circus, KOOZA combines thrilling acrobatic performance with the art of clowning. We follow The Innocent as he takes a journey of self-discovery through a comic kingdom of eccentric characters, electrifying thrills and out-of-the-box surprises. The international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors present heart-stopping feats and laugh-out-loud antics to a live soundtrack fusion of jazz, funk and Bollywood beats.
Belmont Racecourse, Belmont Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

13 Apr Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Sydney
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

16 Apr Hyundai A-League Sport

Perth Glory v Melbourne City FC
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

18–23 Apr Shen Yun Theatre|Dance|Film

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

21–22 Apr WASO Classics Series: Asher Fisch Conducts Sibelius Music|Concerts

WASO’s Principal Conductor Asher Fisch, opens this concert with Mozart’s sparkling and energetic Symphony No.29. WASO’s Concertmaster, Laurence Jackson, then takes centre stage for a rare Perth performance of Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, a unique neo-classic gem. This concert concludes with Sibelius’ Second Symphony, a stirring masterpiece that evokes the expansive, glacial landscape of the great Finnish master’s homeland.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

22 Apr Super Rugby Sport

Western Force v Chiefs
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

22 Apr Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v North Melbourne
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

22 Apr Warney Uncut: The Whole Truth Exhibitions|Displays

Shane Warne is special. The greatest spin bowler that has ever played the game. As an entertainer he is without parallel attracting people in droves In this live nationwide tour Warney will tell the real story behind the headlines, the real truth behind the tweets. He’ll duck no issue, answer any question so that the man behind the myths will be revealed.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

25 Apr Phill Jupitus: Juplicity Comedy

Phill Jupitus is heading to Australia with his new show ‘Juplicity’! Join the stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funnyman smashes laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

26 Apr to 21 May Perth Comedy Festival 2017 Comedy

The Perth Comedy Festival attracts local, national and international comedians, bringing laughs and rollicking good times to Perth audiences.
Various locations www.perthcomedyfestival.com.au

28–29 Apr PAW Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue Families|Children

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue brings everybody’s favourite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure. It's the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. Featuring everybody’s favourite pups, PAW Patrol Live! reminds us that ‘no job is too big, no pup is too small’. For the mission, Ryder summons Chase, Marshall, Skye, Zuma, Rubble, Rocky, and the newest pup, Everest. Using each of their unique skills and teamwork, the pups make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue is a fun, theatrical experience for the whole family.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

28–29 Apr WASO Masters Series: Asher Fisch & The Zukerman Trio Music|Concerts

The Zukerman Trio join Asher Fisch and WASO in Beethoven’s delightful Triple Concerto. Pinchas Zukerman also brings his consummate musicianship to Alban Berg’s elegiac late masterpiece.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.waso.com.au

29 Apr Super Rugby Sport

Western Force v Lions
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

29 Apr Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Fremantle Dockers
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

29 Apr Jason Byrne is Propped Up Comedy

Jason Byrne is Propped Up is a brand new show from the very experienced, very funny, very highly acclaimed, very absolutely trouser wetting, very can’t watch much more as I think I’m going to die comedian. Jason brings back his warmth and generous stagecraft with even more props and silly humour. On his last Australian tour he re-introduced his prop comedy mixed with his stand up and audience participation. THEY LOVED IT. They wanted more silly props… More giant ducks, more rubber hands, owls, big wooden pegs and amazing magic stunts. Bring your mates and family for a guaranteed laugh. You might even get a glimpse of a mouse with a moustache. A Perth Comedy Festival event.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

30 Apr Green Day: Revolution Radio Tour Music|Concerts

With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, Green Day last visited our shores in 2014 for a series of festival dates. Their return in 2017 will see the acclaimed rockers undertake their first headline tour since the sell-out 2009 ‘21st Century Breakdown’ tour.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

30 Apr David O’Doherty Comedy

The very, very low budget Enya returns to Australia with a head full of dreams, a heart full of hope and a crappy keyboard from 1986. It has been a tough year for humanity, but he's going to fix everything. Seriously. Think of anything that's wrong in the world or with your life at the moment. Yep, that's one of the things he's going to fix. A Perth Comedy Festival event.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

 

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