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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to 10 Feb 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

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 28 Feb 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

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

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

to 16 Feb Fringe World Festival 2020 Festivals|Celebrations

Fringe World is packed with a pleasurable array of cabaret, sketch and stand-up comedy, theatre and music performances, with a dash of film and visual art exhibitions thrown in for good measure. Offering a smorgasbord of entertainment to tempt, titillate and tease, it’s a festival that showcases new and up-and-coming talent treading the boards alongside the growing troupe of international superstars.
Various locations www.fringeworld.com.au

to 2 Feb Room on the Broom Families|Children

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? The team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child return with songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups...
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

to 1 Feb The Midnight Gang Families|Children

Twelve year old Tom unexpectedly finds himself lonely and lost in the children’s ward of St Crook's Hospital, away from his family and at the mercy of evil Matron. Tom feels like he’ll never leave, but his fellow young patients have other ideas. They might be stuck in hospital, but their imaginations can take them anywhere as The Midnight Gang. Join them on a series of amazing journeys as they turn the hospital into the places they’ve always wanted to go and make dreams come true.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

to 2 Feb WASO Special Event: Summer Classics Music|Concerts

You can smell the coconut oil, taste the salty air, and feel the sand between your toes. But before the Freo Doctor comes in, WASO is taking the temperature up a notch! Conductor Benjamin Northey brings the sunny, unstoppable good vibes to lead WASO and special guests through a concert program bursting with classical hits. From Vivaldi to Gershwin and Ravel, we’ve pulled out all the stops, so come on down, grab a drink and relax with the perfect addition to your summer soundtrack.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

1 Feb Hyundai A-League Sport

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

1 Feb National Basketball League Sport

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

1 Feb Missy Higgins Music|Concerts

This show marks a special return to Perth for Missy. In February of this year she was supporting good friends the John Butler Trio for two special shows, but fell ill and wasn’t able to take the stage. This event is Missy’s way of thanking her fans for their patience and support as well as shining a light on two other great Australian artists, Meg Mac and acclaimed new talent, Didirri.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

4 Feb Yundi Li: Sonata World Tour Music|Concerts

The youngest winner of the International Chopin piano competition is coming to Perth and this is your once in a lifetime opportunity to listen to Yundi Li’s music live. Hailed by over 10 million fans worldwide as one of the most flamboyant, original, and talented virtuoso pianist on the planet. Yundi will embark on an exploration of Chopin, Schubert and Rachmaninov.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.perthconcerthall.com.au

4 Feb Bastille Music|Concerts

British pop superstars Bastille are one of the most streamed acts on the planet, consistently sitting in the Top 100 streaming artists in the world. Now they're bringing the party to us, don't miss your chance to see them in the flesh this summer.
HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

4 Feb RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour Comedy

The official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all new production. Mission leader Michelle Visage is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Kim Chi, Monet Exchange, Plastique Tiara, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Violet Chachki and Season 11 winner Yvie Oddly! Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

6–15 Feb Bran Nue Dae Theatre|Dance|Film

Set out on the road trip of a lifetime with a spunky teenager running away from school, two hippies, a wily Uncle and a German priest. By the time you shake the red dust from your feet, you’ll know what it means to come home. Jimmy Chi’s coming-of-age musical Bran Nue Dae is an exuberant ride through 1960s Western Australia. Young Willie hitchhikes his way from mission school back to Broome, determined to win the heart of the girl he left behind. A Perth Festival event.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

7 Feb to 1 Mar Perth Festival Festivals|Celebrations

The oldest annual international multi-arts festival in the southern hemisphere offers some of the worlds best theatre, music, film, visual arts, street arts, literature and free community events.
Assorted venues www.perthfestival.com.au

7–9 Feb Bunggul Music|Concerts

A bunggul is a ceremony, a meeting place of dance, song and ritual. Created on country in North East Arnhem Land with the Yunupingu family, Bunggul is a ceremonial celebration of one of the transcendent albums of our time. You’re invited to experience the traditional songs, dances and paintings that inspired Gurrumul’s final album, Djarrimirri (Child of the Rainbow), in a live performance by Yolngu dancers, songmen and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra directed by Senior Yolngu Don Wininba Ganambarr and Nigel Jamieson. A Perth Festival event.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.perthfestival.com.au

7–9 Feb Sunset Wine and Brews Festivals|Celebrations

Enjoy an iconic sunset while tasting the best of WA’s wine, craft beers, ciders, and spirits at the new location. Add in some gourmet food, Perth DJs, good friends and the perfect coast backdrop and you have one of summer’s best boutique festivals – Sunset Wine and Brews. ​
Jubille Park, City Beach www.wineandfood.com.au

7 Feb Hyundai A-League Sport

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

8 Feb Alice Cooper Music|Concerts

School’s out for Summer! Iconic shock rocker and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer, Alice Cooper, is returning with his all-new Ol' Black Eyes Is Back show. Joining him are special guests, Aussie rock stalwarts Airbourne, along with MC50. With a revamped setlist and a new outlandish stage show, fans are in for a real treat when he takes to stages across Australia this summer.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

9 Feb St Jerome's Laneway Festival Festivals|Celebrations

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is about leading new and revered seminal music. The festival has always been interested in finding what's fresh and bringing it to unique settings and surrounds to be appreciated by music lovers.
Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle 1300 369 882 fremantle.lanewayfestival.com

9 Feb National Basketball League Sport

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

15 Feb National Basketball League Sport

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

16 Feb Garrick Ohlsson Music|Concerts

A man, a piano, and you: experience the sublime finesse of this legendary American solo recitalist in beautiful, intimate programs.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.perthfestival.com.au

19 Feb A Day on the Green: a-ha & Rick Astley Music|Concerts

a-ha, the Norwegian trio who dominated pop charts worldwide during the '80s, are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their hugely influential debut album Hunting High And Low. Joining a-ha to make this one poptastic event not to be missed is another superstar who dominated the '80s, Rick Astley. With a treasure trove laden with shimmering pop hits, a-ha and Rick Astley are set to thrill fans.
Kings Park, Fraser Ave, West Perth

21–22 Feb Michael Bublé Music|Concerts

Canadian crooner, Michael Bublé is returning to our shores accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra, back doing what he does best – telling love stories. In his first Australian tour since 2014, Bublé is set to play all our favourite hits, plus a few songs from the most recent album, Love. Don’t let it be another six years before you see Michael Bublé in concert.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

21–22 Feb An Evening with Michael Bublé Music|Concerts

Canadian crooner, Michael Bublé is returning to our shores. The global superstar will be accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra and is back doing what he does best – telling love stories.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

22 Feb Rottnest Channel Swim Sport

A 19.7 kilometre swim from Cottesloe Beach to Thomson Bay, Rottnest Island. Participants can compete in teams of two or four, or for the extremely dedicated, tackle the crossing solo.The event has grown in popularity to become the world's largest open water swimming event and is now a much-loved West Australian icon, capturing the imagination of the public and ocean swimmers alike.
Cottesloe to Rottnest 9287 2550 www.rottnestchannelswim.com.au

23 Feb Queen + Adam Lambert: The Rhapsody Tour Music|Concerts

Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor are teaming up once more with long-time front man Adam Lambert and returning to Australia with a brand-new, spectacular stadium production. The soaring success of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, the highest grossing music biopic of all time, has proven that the love for Queen remains as strong as ever.
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

25 Feb Jonathan Van Ness: Road To Beijing Theatre|Dance|Film

Queer Eye star and celebrity hairstylist, Jonathan Van Ness, is set to bring his Road to Beijing world tour to Australia for the very first time. In an unforgettable live show, fans can expect to experience Jonathan’s fabulous, unstoppable energy as he serves up cirque-du-so-gay-realness between stand-up sets so good your face will be in need of a massage from all the smiling.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

26 Feb to 1 Mar Leviathan Theatre|Dance|Film

Circa’s internationally-renowned ensemble joins with a local cast of circus performers, dancers and young people for a world premiere circus event. The art of circus is taken in an exciting new direction as 36 performers hang from a grid suspended in the air and propel themselves across the stage, tumbling, balancing and soaring together. The dramatic power and extreme skill of Circa’s trademark acrobatics thrillingly expose the tension between the mass and the individual in an epic theatrical event that is both deeply moving and physically stunning.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco www.perthfestival.com.au

28 Feb to 1 Mar WA Opera: Fidelio Music|Concerts

Chained in a secret dungeon, an innocent man awaits certain death. But in Beethoven’s ode to love, risk and triumph, there is one prison guard who holds the key to his fate. Fidelio is the uplifting tale of Leonore, a heroic woman who creates a daring plan to free her husband from wrongful imprisonment, and the tyranny that put him there. A Perth Festival event.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

28 Feb to 1 Mar WASO Beethoven 250: Beethoven's Fidelio Music|Concerts

Beethoven’s only opera blazes with heroism. Chained in a secret dungeon, an innocent man awaits certain death. But in Beethoven’s ode to love, risk and triumph, there is one prison guard who holds the key to his fate. Fidelio is the uplifting tale of Leonore, a heroic woman who creates a daring plan to free her husband from wrongful imprisonment, and the tyranny that put him there. Featuring the full force of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Opera Chorus and WASO Chorus with narrator Eryn Jean Norvill, this once in a generation retelling of one of the most inspiring stories ever set to music is completely unmissable. A Perth Festival event.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

29 Feb Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years Music|Concerts

Experience the most authentic Simon & Garfunkel tribute as Dan Haynes and Pete Richards of Bookends present Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years. Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, against a backdrop of iconic imagery, their delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece. Bookends have toured the globe extensively with their concerts being described as ‘simply breath-taking’.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

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