Perth city

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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continuing WA Now – Eveline Kotai: Breathing Pattern Exhibitions|Displays

Over the past 15 years, Eveline Kotai’s interest in material dissolution and regeneration has culminated in the practice and process of cutting up and reworking her own paintings into new works. Her unique technique of reconfiguring pre-existing works into new compositions via invisible thread, and onto new surfaces, echoes a world in perpetual motion, transition and continuation. Like a computer program trying to repair itself or a human mind trying to get to know itself, new paths are found, new solutions forged. This method provides Kotai with, not only a never-ending source of new beginnings, but also an important meditative practice, a kind of breathing pattern, through the action of cutting and stitching her canvasses anew.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge www.artgallery.wa.gov.au

continuing Inglewood Night Markets Markets|Shopping

On Monday nights, Beaufort Street in Inglewood turns into a lively marketplace; a mini festival with hundreds of people, delicious food, buskers and a variety of stalls. Come along and experience the atmosphere.
Beaufort Street, Inglewood inglewoodonbeaufort.com/inglewood-night-markets

to 8 Dec The Outdoor Bed Cinema Theatre|Dance|Film

With a spectacular 150 beds under the stars, Mov'in Bed is the biggest outdoor bed cinema in the world, and surely the most comfortable. Blankets, glow side tables, mattresses and a premium pillows experience by Ecosa are here to keep you warm and comfy.
Ozone Reserve, 1 Adelaide Terrace, Perth www.movinbed.com

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 9 Dec The Lester Prize Exhibitions|Displays

Forty adult finalists have been chosen for WA’s premier portrait prize – The Lester Prize. Formally known as The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, this award has a prize pool of more than $77,000 making it one of the country’s richest prizes for portraiture. It was renamed in 2019 in honour of the award’s leading patron Richard Lester AM. Works of the adult and youth category finalists will be on display at various venues thoughout Perth city.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge lesterprize.com

continuing Twilight Hawkers’ Markets Markets|Shopping

The Twilight Hawkers Market is Perth’s original and biggest street food market bringing the tastiest street food from around the globe to the heart of Perth. This is the place to be on a Friday night over summer – meet with friends after work, grab a bite to eat pre-show or bring the family into town to enjoy the ambience of this wonderful market serving up authentic, delicious street food with live local music to add to the atmosphere.
Forrest Place, Perth twilighthawkersmarket.com

to 15 Dec WA Ballet: Alice in Wonderland Theatre|Dance|Film

A new ballet sensation that has played to packed houses and adoring audiences in Hong Kong. Exploding with jaw-dropping fantasy and excitement, Septime Webre’s extravagant production will bedazzle the whole family. Marvel at the sleek and chic costumes, colourful and beautiful sets and a thrilling original score performed live by West Australian Philharmonic Orchestra. We promise fun for all ages with this giddy, over-the-top re-imagining of the Lewis Carroll classic. Fasten your seatbelts, and join us on a spectacular adventure overflowing with unexpected humour and unbridled energy.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

continuing Telethon Community Cinemas Theatre|Dance|Film

We're Perth's community cinema group screening blockbuster films, classics and all your favourite movies throughout Perth's Summer months at four outdoor locations. Run by over 700 volunteers, we proudly donate all profits to kids charities through Telethon.
Burswood Parklands, Gt Eastern Hwy, Burswood. BIC Reserve, Guildford Road, Bassendean. Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch. ECU Joondalup Pines, Joondalup Drive, Joondalup. www.communitycinemas.com.au

to 1 Dec Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road Music|Concerts

Music icon Elton John will deliver his famed songbook to spellbound audiences on this, his very last tour. The three-year global tour has already been hailed as one of his most energetic, dazzlingly-original and joyful celebrations, celebrating his legendary catalogue of hits and his 50+ year collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin.
HBF Park, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

continuing Moonlight Cinema Theatre|Dance|Film

Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema, showing advance screenings, new release and cult movies on the lawns of Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
Synergy Parkland, May Drive, Kings Park Ph: 9480 3600 www.moonlight.com.au

1 Dec National Basketball League Sport

Perth Wildcats v Adelaide 36ers
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

1 Dec Grapevine Music|Concerts

Grapevine has been growing its vines all around Australia. The musical adventure has ripened for long enough interstate and we’re now ready to get fizzical with our WA wine lovers. Round up your Pinot pals and Grigio girls for a corker of culinary delights and brilliant beverages, whilst getting Merlot to the ripest musical talent on the vine. With the finest local produce on offer, from wood-fired pizzas and gourmet burgers to slow-cooked, smoked treats, our food selection is sure to have you satisfied and on cloud wine.
Sandalford Estate, 3210 West Swan Rd, Caversham Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

20–21 Dec Freeze Frame Opera – Christmas at the Quarry Music|Concerts

Kick off the festive season with a showcase of opera classics and Christmas songs under the stars, in the spectacular surrounds of one of Perth’s most unique performance venues. Bring family, friends, or celebrate the end of the year with your work Christmas party at this all ages event. Pack a picnic blankets and cushions, and sit back and enjoy a night of magical opera from a stand out cast of local musicians.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

6 Dec Hooray for Hollywood Music|Concerts

Relive the movie moments that made you laugh, cry, shiver and swoon with some of the greatest films of all time including Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Gone With the Wind and more.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

6 Dec Jazz on the Rocks Music|Concerts

The Mace Francis Orchestra is back at the Quarry joined by vocalists Annie Mitchell and Lucy Iffla. Expect a night of classic big band swing from jazz greats Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Jimmy Lunceford. This 18-piece big band will be joined by the Swing It! Dancers showing off the beautiful synergy of jazz and dance. Be ready to tap your toes, clap your hands and join us on the dance floor for Jazz on The Rocks.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

6 Dec National Basketball League Sport

Perth Wildcats v Sydney Kings
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

6 Dec Robert Whittaker: Up Close and Personal Exhibitions|Displays

UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker is coming to Perth. Take this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with Rob as he discusses his approach to the Octagon, his recent clashes and the personal journey that has led him to become one of the world’s most respected mixed martial artists.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

7 Dec 2019 Christmas Pageant Festivals|Celebrations

Enjoy the colour and spectacle of your favourite floats and characters as bands, clowns, dancers, and TV personalities join Santa and his reindeer as they travel through the City. As well as the one-hour parade, take in the City's magical Christmas lights, projections and Christmas shopping until late.
St Georges Tce, Perth 7perthchristmaspageant.com

7 Dec Little Mix: Glory Days Tour Music|Concerts

Little Mix have firmly established their reputation as one of the most phenomenal performers around, having sold more than 45 million records worldwide. The band has notched up a total of four UK No.1 singles, four platinum-selling albums and nine platinum selling singles, surpassing a record previously held by the Spice Girls.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

7 Dec Land Rover Polo in the City Sport

A rare opportunity to witness some of Australia’s top professional polo players, while enjoying premium food and beverage from either private, corporate or public marquees.
Langley Park, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

7 Dec Ian Moss: Matchbook 30th Anniversry Tour Music|Concerts

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of his iconic debut, Mossy and his four-piece band hit the road for a national six-week run which will see the globally respected songwriter and legendary guitarist performing iconic tracks from Matchbook plus more fan favourites,
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

7 Dec Paul Kelly: Making Gravy Sport

Kick off the summer festival season with a stellar line up of Aussie acts, including legendary songwriter Paul Kelly, Courtney Barnett, Kate Miller-Heidke and Marlon Williams.
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

8 Dec America: 50th Anniversary Tour Music|Concerts

America return to Australia to kick start the summer. Celebrating their 50th Anniversary, the iconic classic rock and Grammy Award winning duo, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell will perform some of their best known hits from the 70s and 80s including Ventura Highway, Horse with No Name and more.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

12–15 Dec International Test Cricket Sport

Australia v New Zealand
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

13 Dec Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Music|Concerts

The cream of WA musicianship, conducted by Artistic Director Joseph Nolan, performs a Christmas favourite. Exquisite soloists sing with the Orchestra of St George and the highly acclaimed St George's Cathedral Consort, to raise your Christmas spirit with the spine-tingling music of Bach.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999 www.perthconcerthall.com.au

14 Dec WASO: Symphony in the City Music|Concerts

This spectacular free event has become a highlight of the summer calendar for thousands of concert-goers in Perth. Symphony in the City is Perth’s largest free outdoor classical music concert and is the signal that summer has arrived and Christmas is around the corner. Join the Orchestra, WASO Chorus and special guest soloists for a fun-filled evening that features exciting, beautiful and heart melting music from your favourite classical works and film music scores. As always, the concert will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s famous 1812 Overture accompanied by a pyrotechnics display. Save the date now and join us for a magical night under the stars.
Langley Park, Perth www.waso.com.au

14 Dec Katy Steele of Little Birdy and the WAAPA Gospel Choir Music|Concerts

Australia’s queen of melodic, emotive pop, Katy Steele, is back and putting on a show like no other. Playing alongside Katy and her band will be the 20-piece WAAPA Gospel choir accompanied by a string quartet. Playing songs from her Little Birdy back catalogue along with tracks from her solo records, Human and the unreleased, new work, Soul Bride, the songs will be re-imagined with the accompaniment of choir and strings in mind. 
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

14 Dec Hyundai A-League Sport

Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers
HBF Park, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

14 Dec National Basketball League Sport

Perth Wildcats v Brisbane Bullets
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

14 Dec A Celtic Christmas Music|Concerts

Witness the very best world champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition as they tell the story of two star crossed lovers. Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to carols under the mistletoe. With an all new story, A Celtic Christmas transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

15 Dec Womens National Basketball Sport

Perth Lynx v Melbourne Boomers
Bendat Basketball Centre, Mt Claremont Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

20 Dec WA Charity Orchestra: Light the World Music|Concerts

If everyone lit just one little candle, what a bright world this would be. Be moved by songs from cultures and religions of the world, as over 250 performers from all walks of life come together to share music inspired by light in this unique multicultural, interfaith event. The Western Australian Charity Orchestra (WACO) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to changing lives through music.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth tickets.perthconcerthall.com.au

21 Dec Hyundai A-League Sport

Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets
HBF Park, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

21 Dec National Basketball League Sport

Perth Wildcats v Melbourne United
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

21 Dec T20 Big Bash League Cricket Sport

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

21 Dec Summersalt: Tash Sultana Music|Concerts

SummerSalt continues to deliver cream of the crop artists to the great Australian outdoors as it announces one of Australia’s finest artists, Tash Sultana, with strong support from CLEWS, Garret Kato, George Alice and Jack Davis (Cottesloe) – performing live on the sensational Cottesloe Beach
Cottesloe Beach, Cottesloe www.summersaltmusic.com.au

26 Dec T20 Big Bash League Cricket Sport

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

29 Dec Womens National Basketball Sport

Perth Lynx v UC Capitals
Bendat Basketball Centre, Mt Claremont Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

31 Dec Adam Thompson’s Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack Live Music|Concerts

Ring in the New year with a special event. For one night only, Adam Thompson and the We Will Rock You band will pay homage to Queen and Freddie Mercury, showcasing the music from Bohemian Rhapsody, the blockbuster movie soundtrack, live in concert. Get ready for the ultimate way to celebrate the New Year in what is bound to be a spectacular evening from start to finish.  
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

31 Dec New Year’s Eve Gala Music|Concerts

End your 2019 with glorious uplifting music and begin your 2020 in style with a stellar lineup. Perth’s own Amy Manford, star of Phantom of the Opera in London’s West End, global rising star 17-year-old pianist Shuan Hern Lee, joined by Music Director Mark Coughlan and the Vienna Pops Orchestra. The countdown to 2020 begins now!
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth tickets.perthconcerthall.com.au

31 Dec New Year’s Eve on the Rocks Music|Concerts

Stand by for an amazing New Year’s Eve Party with Howie Morgan and Amanda Dee and their very talented 6/7 piece band; 70s Disco and much more. The evening will start with a soul man tribute to Marvin Gaye, Wilson Picket and Curtis Mayfield, which will set the scene for the later party. Get ready to party under the stars with these amazing musicians.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

31 Dec Zoochella Families|Children

Join us as we put our family-friendly spin on the California-based Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Grab your mini VIPs and rock out to DJ Paul! Featuring popular dance tunes, multiple stages and interactive dance troupe, this event will be a sensory overload of music, dancing, lights, bubbles, and face and body art to invoke every child’s inner free spirit.
Perth Zoo, 20 Labouchere Road, South Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

31 Dec New Year’s Eve Gala Concert Vienna Pops Music|Concerts

Mark Coughlan and the Vienna Pops Orchestra will fill the Perth Concert Hall with glorious and uplifting music to welcome in the New Year.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

 

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