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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 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 Lotterywest Festival Films Theatre|Dance|Film

Once again the world's finest dramas, comedies, thrillers and love stories light up the outdoor screens 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 selection of food available at the venue. A Perth Festival event.
Somerville Auditorium, UWA, Winthrop Ave, Crawley www.perthfestival.com.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

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

continuing AGWA 40: That Seventies Feeling... The Late Modern Exhibitions|Displays

As part of AGWA 40 – a season exploring the development and design of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist building – the art of the 1970s in WA will be revisited in the exhibition That Seventies Feeling...the Late Modern. That Seventies Feeling showcases some of the Gallery’s best works from the decade that saw the opening of AGWA’s much longed-for new Gallery. This show demonstrates a hidden richness and complexity to how we think of the seventies, while also reflecting the building’s own place in the story of modernism, as a regional example of a late Brutalism.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge artgallery.wa.gov.au

to 1 Feb Spare Parts Puppet Theatre: The Little Prince Families|Children

Saint-Exupéry’s heartfelt tale reveals a child’s view of the world, full of questions, sudden joys and one or two absurd grown-ups. Young audiences will recognise their own experiences of growing up in the Prince’s journey and adults will have a chance to reflect on their own childhoods. For more than 70 years, this timeless story, translated into over 250 languages, has brought joy to children and adults alike with its tale of a prince who travels through the stars to arrive on Earth. 
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 1 Short St, Fremantle Ph: 9335 5044 http://www.sppt.asn.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 Enchantments Theatre|Dance|Film

At the edges of reality, anything and everything is possible. International mystery maker Pierre Ulric presents the greatest magic show from this world and beyond. Spells, potions, levitations, time manipulation and exploring new dimensions... Anything can happen with Enchantments. Something for the whole family in this whimsical display of fantasy magic, performed in front of amazing visual projections. An interactive show like no other.
Event Cinemas Innaloo https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/enchantments-by-pierre-ulric-fw2020

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

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 Tom Gleeson: Lighten Up Comedy

Hard Quiz host. Gold Logie winner. The master, performing his latest hour. A sure fire, killer stand-up at the top of his game.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.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

2 Feb Sean Paul & Shaggy Music|Concerts

Supported by American, Reggae-pop star Josh Wawa White, the Jamaican dancehall legend Sean Paul and ‘Mr. Boombastic’ himself, Shaggy will be taking their tour around Australia in February. Don’t miss your chance to see two of the biggest names in reggae / dancehall on stage together for the first and possibly only time ever.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.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

4 Feb Gladys Knight Music|Concerts

Seven-time Grammy Award winning soul star Gladys Knight boasts over 50 years of experience on stage and in songwriting, film and television, spanning pop, gospel, and RnB, and continues to deliver show-stopping performances around the globe.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood 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

6–9 Feb Bennelong Theatre|Dance|Film

Bangarra Dance Theatre is acclaimed worldwide for its authentic storytelling, distinctive voice and moving performances. After a triumphant national tour and seven Helpmann Awards, they bring their extraordinary Bennelong to Perth Festival. Bennelong explores the life of one of history’s most iconic Aboriginal figures. Woollarawarre Bennelong was a Senior man of the Eora, who led his community to survive a clash of cultures. Through striking dance, soul-stirring soundscapes and exquisite design, Bangarra unpacks Bennelong’s legacy and its reverberation through contemporary Australian life. A Perth Festival event.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

6–16 Feb Hecate Theatre|Dance|Film

In a world where the Noongar language is spoken by all, a yarn about a Scottish king is retold. Join Yirra Yaakin, one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal performing arts organisations for Australia’s first large-scale Shakespeare production entirely in Noongar. Hecate, queen of the witches, is usually omitted from productions of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Most directors are unsure of what to do with her. Here, she is at the heart of everything watching as Macbeth strives toward power at any cost, all the while knowing that order must be restored; that Country always trumps human ambition and greed. A Perth Festival event.
Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

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

7–29 Feb WA Ballet: Ballet at the Quarry Theatre|Dance|Film

Under the magical night sky surrounded by the magnificent City Beach Quarry Amphitheatre, be enthralled by the unique combination of contemporary dance and dining under a canopy of stars. A Perth Festival event, Ballet at the Quarry is one of summer’s hottest tickets.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

7–9 Feb Bungul Theatre|Dance|Film

A buŋgul is a ceremony, a meeting place of dance, song and ritual. 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 Yolŋu 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 tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

7 Feb to 2 Mar Awavena Music|Concerts

From legendary artist/director Lynette Wallworth and the Amazonian Yawanawa people comes Awavena, a stunning tale of metamorphosis, and the second in a series of mixed-reality works by Wallworth and producer Nicole Newnham, following their Emmy-winning Virtual Reality film Collisions. Using a technology that the Yawanawa feel enables them to share their story and visions, this immersive work presents fluorescent and bioluminescent specimens in previously unseen colours from the forest world, to create a vivid, luminous vision. Awavena is an unmissable experience and a gift from the Yawanawa at a time of peril that they hope will shift our consciousness and change the way we perceive the world and the decisions we make. A Perth Festival event.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

7 Feb Briggs’ Bad Apples House Party Music|Concerts

Join us as we kickstart the Festival with a celebration of hip hop power, Bad Apples style. Smashing out hip hop, soul and R&B beats, Briggs and lots of special guests promise a night of dancefloor good times. Featuring NT-raised Butchulla emcee Birdz and Pitjantjatjara/Torres Strait Islander woman Miiesha plus local stars, this will be an explosive evening of fists in the air. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

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

8 Feb Spinifex Gum Music|Concerts

Celebrate the passion and talent of our youth with Spinifex Gum. Marliya – an ensemble of Aboriginal and Torres Strait teenage singers – come together with The Cat Empire’s Felix Riebl and special guest artists for a powerful collaboration of voice, sound, movement and change. Lush choral vocals performed with exuberant energy blend with hard-hitting urban rhythms and uncompromising lyrics for a fresh sound that is built from the ancient culture of the Pilbara but is totally the music of today. You'll leave this gig feeling inspired and hopeful for the future. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

8 Feb Sounds in the Valley Music|Concerts

Sounds in the Valley returns for a special one-night-only concert featuring renowned Aussie music artists Daryl Braithwaite and Jon Stevens, with X Factor finalist Dean Ray and popular local band The Frames.
Nikola Estate Winery, Dale Rd, Middle Swan Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.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

9 Feb Ngaiire + Emma Donovan & The Putbacks Music|Concerts

A beacon of future soul and vocal prowess, Ngaiire is charismatic, flamboyant and mesmerising. With lashings of pop and electronica underpinning her soulful strides, it is her astonishing voice that truly mesmerises. An artist that teases the mainstream, Ngaiire is uncompromisingly creative, bold and adventurous in her expression from extravagant costumes to choreographed dances and backing vocalist battles. Gumbaynggirr/Yamtji singer and songwriter Emma Donovan is an impassioned and bruisingly honest artist with a penchant for earthy grooves. Melbourne’s funk-fuelled five-piece The Putbacks are stone cold pros, grizzled veterans of all the tours and all the studios. Their shared love for classic US soul and the protest music of Indigenous Australia brought them together with Donovan and their collaboration has won admirers all around the world. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

11 Feb International Soccer Sport

AFC Champions League 2020: Perth Glory v Shanghai Shenhua FC
HBF Park, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

11 Feb Jack Whitehall: Stood Up Comedy

Comedy super star Jack Whitehall is coming to Australia for his very first time and bringing his brand-new show. A joy to watch on stage and a comedian who is firmly on the road to becoming a global megastar, this show is not to be missed.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

12–16 Feb Anthem Theatre|Dance|Film

The long-awaited follow-up to one of Australian theatre’s most acclaimed collaborations asks a bold question: does Australia share a dream and do we really sing with one voice? Twenty-one years ago four playwrights and a composer came together to create Who’s Afraid of the Working Class?, a series of powerful interwoven vignettes that captured the zeitgeist of Australia in the 1990s. Now the same team reunites to take the pulse of our nation today in Anthem. What emerges is a funny and ferocious portrait of a country unable to reconcile its past, uncertain of its future and political vision. The colliding voices that make up this anthem might not always be in harmony, but they cannot be silenced. A Perth Festival event.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

13–16 Feb Black Ties Theatre|Dance|Film

When Māori corporate hotshot Hera and Aboriginal entrepreneur Kane locked eyes at a Cultural Awareness session, it was love at first sight. Ambitious and career focused, Kane and Hera now have their perfect future all mapped out. But there is one thing they can’t control … their families! As the biggest mob of Aunties, Uncles and cousins from both sides of the ditch get worked up for the blackest wedding ever, reality is sinking in. Fast! Will this international love story bring two strong cultures together? Or will it blow Hera and Kane’s world apart? Black Ties is a hilarious and heart-warming immersive theatre experience that reminds us of the power of love to unite us. A Perth Festival event.
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

13 Feb Treme Brass Band Music|Concerts

Blasting out the quintessential sounds of New Orleans street music, Treme Brass Band bring the party. Their music is steeped in the deep roots of New Orleans jazz, but they perform the classics with boisterous brassy flair, bringing to them a fresh and exuberant mix of funk, soul, and modern jazz. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

13 Feb The World According to Kevin McCloud Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

BAFTA award winning broadcaster, TV host, writer, environmentalist, amateur balloonist and storyteller, Kevin McCloud is all that and a bit more that you don't know about. Now it’s time for him to tell his remarkable story – in his own words, live on stage. As presenter of the TV phenomenon Grand Designs Kevin has been a part of our lives since the last millennium. Now in this special theatrical event, Kevin shares stories from the show, plus anecdotes from his eventful life, and invites his audience to air their deep-seated concerns about architecture, DIY and cushions. Don’t miss this entertaining evening of thought provoking conversation. No hard hat necessary. 
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

14 Feb Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Music|Concerts

Purveyors of urgent and passionate guitar pop, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are an indie-rock force to be reckoned with. With the DNA of The Go-Betweens baked into their propulsive rhythm section and explosive triple guitars, this Melbourne quintet are equal parts thrilling and wistfully melancholic. They have the dynamism of The Strokes at their peak, coupled with the jangle of 1980s-vintage Flying Nun, but RBCF have whipped up an intoxicating sound that is refreshingly their own. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

14 Feb Ancient Voices Music|Concerts

The UK’s finest consort singers The Gesualdo Six perform a very special Perth Festival concert. In an exciting collaboration, The Gesualdo Six are joined by local choirs The Giovanni Consort and Voyces to perform choral masterpieces including Thomas Tallis’ 40-part motet Spem in Alium on the 450th anniversary of its composition. The acoustic of Winthrop Hall will be transformed into a reverberant cathedral space as works from ancient masses are sung alongside compositions from virtuoso didgeridoo player William Barton and a new commission based on Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from local composer Cara Fesjian. A Perth Festival event.
Winthrop Hall University of WA, Winthrop Ave, Crawley tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

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

15 Feb Moon Duo Music|Concerts

Creating music akin to being awake in a dream, psychedelic synth rockers Moon Duo float along with a buoyancy and groove that is hypnotic. Recently embracing disco as they push the boundaries of psych-rock, the San Francisco duo espouse a sense of organised chaos, fusing liquid guitar riffs with keys and electronica. Moon Duo will be accompanied by a visionary light play of live visuals, curated by Manchester-based visual projection artist Emmanuel Biard. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

15 Feb English Motets Music|Concerts

The heavenly harmonies of one of the UK’s finest choral ensembles will ring out when The Gesualdo Six perform their famed interpretations of English motets and part songs. This program traces music written by some of the English Renaissance masters over a period of 200 years, encompassing florid medieval-sounding works by Sheppard and Plummer, intricately woven polyphonic works by Tallis and Byrd, and the beautiful simplicity of Tomkins and White. A Perth Festival event.
Winthrop Hall University of WA, Winthrop Ave, Crawley tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

15–16 Feb Australian String Quartet: Chmaber Music Weekend Music|Concerts

In this series of four concerts ASQ perform all six of Beethoven’s effervescent Op 18 quartets and match them with works from Australian Indigenous composers. In a project called Quartet & Country, the composers and quartet have collaborated to bring the songlines and stories of this vast country into conversation with the masterworks of the European musical canon. A Perth Festival event.
Winthrop Hall University of WA, Winthrop Ave, Crawley tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

15 Feb Grigoryan Brothers: Past, Present & Future Music|Concerts

With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, amazing telepathy and the ability to draw emotion from every note, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists. A Perth Festival event.
Winthrop Hall University of WA, Winthrop Ave, Crawley tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

15 Feb Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds Music|Concerts

Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds features Seraphim Trio with Anna Goldsworthy on piano, Helen Ayres on violin and Tim Nankervis on cello, along with composer James Ledger and singer-songwriters Paul Kelly and Alice Keath. Together these artists create an evocative soundscape, each poem its own world – delicate and intimate at times, colossal and soaring at others, with everything in between. Banjo with pizzicato strings, synthesizer drones with piano, processed guitar with glockenspiel are just a few of the combinations to be heard. Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds is a unique marriage of electronics, acoustic instruments and the human voice, celebrating winged creatures from the barn owl to the nightingale, from the thornbill to the falcon, from the magpie to the swan. A Perth Festival event.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

15–16 Feb Kalamunda Chilli Festival Festivals|Celebrations

Chilli lovers across Perth will reunite at the new venue, Stirk Park, Kalamunda. Come relax under the beautiful trees and indulge in a weekend full of food, drinks, chilli products and entertainment. This year’s theme is pirate and mermaid dress ups; it’s a family friendly event with children’s activities. Free shuttle bus service from locations in Gooseberry Hill and Kalamunda. There is no parking at the location.
Stirk Park, Kalamunda 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

16 Feb Kate Tempest Music|Concerts

Making a rare appearance in Western Australia, Kate Tempest brings you an unmissable gig. Capturing the angry tension of being alive, Kate is the unflinching spoken word artist of our times. She combines rap, spoken word and poetry in a show that is guaranteed to energise and inspire you. Punching listeners in the gut with her raw, unsentimental observations, she is a hurricane of truth – unforgiving and gripping. Tempest is magnetic. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

16 Feb Beethoven’s Archduke Music|Concerts

Seraphim Trio is one of Australia’s finest and most beloved ensembles. The trio collaborates regularly with Australia’s leading musicians, and maintains a robust commissioning program. This concert continues the Festival’s celebration of 250 years since the birth of the great iconoclast Beethoven. The Seraphim Trio perform Beethoven’s monumental Piano Trio Op 97. The Archduke, paired with Richard Mills’ beautifully evocative Portraits & Memories. A Perth Festival event.
Winthrop Hall University of WA, Winthrop Ave, Crawley tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

16 Feb Garrick Ohlsson Music|Concerts

Revered American pianist Garrick Ohlsson is a master of the intimate art of the solo recital. His commanding presence – tall and with one of the largest handspans of any pianist – is at odds with the delicacy and finesse for which he’s famous. Half a tonne of glossy black wood and gleaming metal becomes a time machine, allowing the music of his favourite composers to speak to us with uncluttered immediacy. If you just want to hear good music beautifully performed, this is your opportunity. A Perth Festival event.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

17–23 Feb Literature and Ideas Festivals|Celebrations

Literature is a barometer of our ideas, tracking who we are and who we might become. Our Literature & Ideas program invites you to come together to talk about the most pressing issues of our time. It’s a program packed with all the things that matter: Land. Money. Power. Sex. A Perth Festival event.
Various locations tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

18 Feb to 1 Mar Hofesh in the Yard Theatre|Dance|Film

Recognised as one of the most exciting artists working in contemporary dance today, Hofesh Shechter is renowned for creating his own genre. Part dance, part gig, part theatre and wholly original, his work has its own unique and instantly identifiable voice. Spectacularly bold and ambitious, his creations are at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy. Join Perth’s own STRUT Dance for a Hofesh Schechter double bill to have you buzzing, performed outside and in the round by 12 independent artists from across the Asia-Pacific region. In the explosive mega hit Uprising, seven men emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with furious energy, bonding and sparring, making up and falling out. tHE bAD is a volatile explosion of dubstep grooves that is joyous and trance-like. A Perth Festival event.
State Theatre, Courtyard, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

18 Feb Jason Alexander: Master of his Domain Comedy

Jason Alexander: Master of His Domain is an evening of comedy, music and conversation with the award winning star of stage and screen where you, the audience, get to decide what’s let out of the vault. Alexander will present a variety of topics for the audience to pick and choose from, culminating in behind the scenes story of his life and his brilliant career. Ask him anything.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

18 Feb An Evening with Jorge Masvidal Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

Following in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor comes the baddest man on the planet! The world’s hottest fighter will give his diehard fans the opportunity to take part in ‘An Evening With Jorge Masvidal’ in a chance to hear untold stories, career highlight and Q&A. Fans will also be have options to attend private dinners, training sessions, bid on memorabilia and an exclusive photo opportunity with the one and only Jorge Masvidal.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.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

19–23 Feb Tao of Glass Theatre|Dance|Film

Tao of Glass takes ten brand-new pieces by Philip Glass and marries them to ten meditations on life, death and Taoist wisdom performed by McDermott with an ensemble of musicians and puppeteers. The result is a warm, fun and utterly compelling fusion of music, theatre, puppetry and philosophical musing held together by a highly-personal monologue about the nature of creativity, memory and personal identity. A Perth Festival event.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

19–23 Feb Colossus Theatre|Dance|Film

Fifty dancers flood the stage in Stephanie Lake’s monumental dance work Colossus. From darkness they emerge, a dizzying mass of pulsating bodies. They coexist in perfect imperfection, embodying the push and pull of humanity and the exquisite patterning found in the natural world. But can a crowd be more than the sum of its parts? As complex patterns ripple through the heaving throng, a single movement triggers a chain reaction wheeling the fragile whole from chaos to order. This riveting, hypnotic dance work explores relationships between the individual and the collective, solitary striving and joyous union, with a cast of 50 performing as one. A Perth Festival event.
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

19–20 Feb The Necks Music|Concerts

Since forming in Sydney in 1986 The Necks have built an international reputation as masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation. Each Necks performance features a new piece of music. Every time they step onto the stage it’s with no pre-conceived ideas of what they will play – they and the audience will go on a sonic journey that is created in the moment and in that room. A Perth Festival event.
The Rechabite, 224 William St, Northbridge tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

20 Feb Meow Meow’s Pandemonium Theatre|Dance|Film

Following her acclaimed season with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, international siren and comedienne extraordinaire Meow Meow opens the Kabarett Haus accompanied by the full force of West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Join the spectacular queen of song for an unforgettable evening of exquisite music and much mayhem as this post-post-modern diva showcases her glorious brand of subversive and sublime entertainment. Prepare for Piazzolla tangos, Weill, Brecht, Brel – even Radiohead – alongside original chansons by Meow Meow, Iain Grandage and Pink Martini’s Thomas M Lauderdale. A Perth Festival event.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

20 Feb Gui Boratto Music|Concerts

We're bringing you a straight up party night with one of the world's most respected DJs. Tech-house king Gui Boratto knows how to work a dance floor. Producing bright, melodic tracks that tip their hat to progressive house and new wave stylings, this Brazilian architect, musician and producer is a master of exquisitely crafted sound design. Brace yourself for a night of the world's best techno, house and minimal tunes. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

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

21 Feb to 15 Mar Black Swan State Theatre Company: Cloudstreet Theatre|Dance|Film

Australian stage classic of Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet re-imagined for the 21st Century, directed by Matthew Lutton, His Majesty’s Theatre. Follow the lives of two families, the Lambs and the Pickles, over two decades in post-war Perth. Together they share an old house haunted by a dark history, at number one Cloud Street. A Perth Festival event.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth bsstc.com.au

21 Feb Craig David Presents TS5 Music|Concerts

Craig David is back, presenting TS5, a live DJ plus vocal spectacle that started as the most exclusive pre-party hosted in his Miami penthouse. Revving up the party people from Ibiza Rocks to Glastonbury’s world renowned Pyramid Stage, David hits the Chevron Lighthouse this summer for a night of surefire bangers. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

21 Feb Rufus Wainwright Music|Concerts

Wainwright showcases the incredible universe of one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. With just his voice, a guitar and a piano Wainwright performs a selection of his best-loved songs as well as a surprise duet or two. We might even get a rare taste of his renowned summoning of Judy Garland’s iconic Carnegie Hall performance. A Perth Festival event.
Winthrop Hall University of WA, Winthrop Ave, Crawley tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

21–22 Feb Single Origin Music|Concerts

This new audio-visual maelstrom from Australia’s leading AV artist needs to be experienced to be believed. Renowned for making unique, expansive and intense sound worlds, Robin Fox blends his split audio-visual personality to compose a concerto for a laser beam. Single Origin is the third in a series of works for laser and sound that explore the possibilities of mechanically-induced synaesthesia – a joining of senses where light may be heard and sound may be seen. A Perth Festival event.
The Rechabite, 224 William St, Northbridge tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

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

22 Feb WA Opera in the Park: Hansel & Gretel Music|Concerts

Share the journey of Hansel and Gretel as they leave the warmth of home and enter the alluring dark forest where freedom soon turns to fear as the pair become hopelessly lost. A tasty gingerbread house appears and witches’ trickery follows in this cautionary tale about stranger danger.
Supreme Court Gardens, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

22 Feb Amanda Palmer: There Will Be No Intermission Music|Concerts

Adored by fans of the inventive punk cabaret and darkly original song craft of her former band The Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer brings her critically acclaimed one-woman show down under. Palmer’s ability to confront the ugly things in life and make them into beautiful and powerful music is extraordinary. Drawing on her most recent album, There Will Be No Intermission, a masterwork that touches on life, death, motherhood, abortion and miscarriage, this intimate one-woman show features a night of piano, pain and laughter. Experience her raw emotion, intensely personal lyrics, incredible musicality and intimate interplay with the audience as Palmer performs solo on piano, sharing songs and stories in one epic concert experience. A Perth Festival event.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

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

23 Feb Weyes Blood Music|Concerts

Dark, mystical and ferociously tender, Weyes Blood is an indie charmer. With lilting melodies and complex harmonies she takes on life’s big questions experimenting with everything from early 2000s local-noise-scene strangeness to a mastery of timeless balladry. Fusing the ancient and the contemporary, as she meshes electronic burbles with the golden age of pop, her palette is as delicate as it is powerful. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

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

26–29 Feb Mám Theatre|Dance|Film

Around a single red-haired little girl, 12 dancers summon a whirlwind of myth and magic, moved by the collaborative music making of virtuoso Irish traditional concertina player Cormac Begley and European classical contemporary collective s t a r g a z e. MÁM is international dance-theatre at its finest, playfully and provocatively taking you on an otherworldly journey grounded in the untamed earth of West Kerry in Ireland. A Perth Festival event.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

26 Feb to 1 Mar I’m a Phoenix Bitch Theatre|Dance|Film

Cry your eyes out and laugh really hard in this one of a kind performance from UK darling Bryony Kimmings. This is her most intimate show yet, centred around the worst year in her life – losing her mind, partner, home and her son getting very sick. She tackles all the hard stuff with humour and heart as we go on a journey of her recovery, leaving a little piece of your heart with her at the end. A Perth Festival event.
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

27 Feb Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King & Mondo Freaks Music|Concerts

A disco diva with a giant voice, Evelyn King earned the nickname ‘Champagne’ for her trademark vocal bursts full of bubbles and froth on every dancefloor hit she dropped. With a voice that oozes R’n’B sensuality, King was the dance star of the early MTV era and her unbridled performances have lost none of their spark. Back in full disco splendour, she is joined by live sensations Mondo Freaks for a party night not to be missed. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

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

28 Feb Aldous Harding Music|Concerts

Highly eccentric and blisteringly beautiful, Aldous Harding is a gothic folk sprite. Embodying the deeply idiosyncratic wonders of artists such as Kate Bush and PJ Harvey, Harding is luminously and uniquely her own. Mysterious, complex and drenched in darkness, this stony-gazed wonder has broken through from cult status with her deft exploration of the alien that lurks in our loves and lives. Don’t miss this truly remarkable artist. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

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

29 Feb Blind Boys of Alabama Music|Concerts

Embodying a gospel groove that has thrived throughout their vibrant 70-year history, The Blind Boys have helped define the sound of the American south and push it well into the 21st century. These veterans of the ol’ razzle dazzle have transcended barriers of race and genre to become one of the most acclaimed and celebrated groups in modern music, winning multiple Grammy awards and countless fans with their mischievous and entertaining style. The Blind Boys of Alabama produce a sound so soul-stirring and jubilant, you’ll become a fan for life. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

29 Feb Astrofest 2020 Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

WA is an astronomy hot spot. Celebrate all things astronomy and stargazing in WA at Perth’s Astrofest. Free and family friendly. Immerse yourself in fun astronomy and stargazing activities! This amazing event in Perth attracts over 4,000 visitors. Dozens of big telescopes on the oval to look through. Meet amateur astronomers, talk astronomy and enjoy a community of stargazing enthusiasts.
Curtin Stadium, Curtin University, Bentley www.stargazersclubwa.com.au

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