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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.




continuing Beyond Bling! Exhibitions|Displays

Centred on 300 varied pieces from the WA State Art Collection, from the 1800s to today, Beyond Bling! unlocks the AGWA vaults to showcase the best, the bizarre and the most sophisticated jewels in its historical and contemporary collections. Moving from bold and captivating wearable art to quiet and subtle and elegant, the show aims to change how visitors think about what jewellery is and can be.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

continuing 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

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

2–12 Jan Madiba The Musical Theatre|Dance|Film

The powerful and uplifting Madiba the Musical is a soul-stirring celebration of the visionary leader Nelson Mandela. The epic show pays tribute to the charismatic icon and activist whilst exploring the struggles, racial conflicts and divisions behind his unyielding crusade for reconciliation in South Africa. The show about destiny and desire springs to life with vigour and heart, and looks to forgiveness beyond the hate. It is a story of forbearance, passion and hope in the fight for a brand new world of modernity and freedom. With its pulsating African dance, strident and haunting drama, stunning visuals and inspiring songs, Madiba the Musical is a unique theatrical experience to lifts our spirits.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

9 Jan Hyundai A-League Sport

Perth Glory v Sydney FC
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

11 Jan National Basketball League Sport

Perth Wildcats v Cairns Taipans
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

12 Jan Florence + The Machine Music|Concerts

For the first time since their epic sold out November 2015 tour, Florence Welch and her band return to unleash their mesmerising live show on Australian audiences.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

13 Jan Summersalt 2019 Music|Concerts

SummerSalt continues to deliver cream of the crop artists to the great Australian outdoors as it announces two of Australia's finest artists - The Waifs and Pete Murray with strong support from Busby Marou, Mama Kin Spender and Carla Geneve, all performing live at Hotel Rottnest.
Hotel Rottnest, Rottnest Island

13 Jan T20 Big Bash League Cricket Sport

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers
Perth Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

13 Jan Hyundai A-League Sport

Perth Glory v Sydney Wanderers
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

13 Jan The Red Hot Summer Tour Music|Concerts

Featuring Australia’s favourite son Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton and Chocolate Starfish in what is sure to be a huge show this summer.
Sandalford Estate, 3210 West Swan Rd, Caversham Ph: 13 61 00

14 Jan Gabriel Iglesias: One Show Fits All Theatre|Dance|Film

Iglesias is one of America's most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out concerts around the world. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 350,000,000 views.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

17 Jan to 3 Mar La Soirée Theatre|Dance|Film

La Soirée returns – reimagined, bigger and bolder than ever! The trailblazing, multi-award-winning show that broke all the rules, captured the world’s imagination and redefined contemporary cabaret takes up residence this summer at the iconic Ice Cream Factory in Northbridge. Joyous, celebratory, jaw-dropping and downright unmissable, La Soirée 2019 features a roll call of international artists in an astonishing and wildly entertaining line-up.
The Ice Cream Factory, 92 Roe St, Northbridge 9227 6288

18 Jan T20 Big Bash League Cricket Sport

Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes
Perth Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

18 Jan to 17 Feb Fringe World Festival 2019 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

18 Jan to 3 Feb Cirque Africa Theatre|Dance|Film

After a sell-out debut season as the top-selling show at Adelaide Fringe 2017 with 5 star reviews, Cirque Africa is coming to Perth WA for the first time ever for Fringe World 2019. Cirque Africa is 100% African, 100% energy, and 100% Fun. A cultural experience like no other. A vibrant and highly entertaining blockbuster production which transports each audience to the positive side of Africa through modern stage.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

18 Jan to 17 Feb Djuki Mala Theatre|Dance|Film

Indigenous dance sensations and landmark dance/theatre company took the world by storm, present their internationally acclaimed smash hit production. Unique, infectious, high-energy... like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart. Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul.
The West Australian Spiegeltent at The Woodside Pleasure Garden, Russell Square, James St, Northbridge

19 Jan Grease the Arena Experience Theatre|Dance|Film

Everyone's favourite rock and roll musical to life on stage like you've never seen it before. The ultimate party musical features all the hit songs from the most popular movie musical of all time, including You're the One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin', Beauty School Drop Out, Born to Hand Jive and more. Featuring some of Australia’s biggest stars, alongside an amateur mass ensemble of over 500 performers, this is Grease on a mega scale.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

19 Jan Summer Series: The Jacksons Music|Concerts

Australia’s biggest ever Motown party is on the road, with The Jacksons, Kool & the Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Village People and more, ready to shake their groove things across the nation in what is expected to be a once-in-a-lifetime concert event
Sandalford Estate, 3210 West Swan Rd, Caversham Ph: 13 61 00

19 Jan The Beatles 50 Years On Music|Concerts

Relive the magic of The Beatles as The Beatle Boys arrive at Crown Theatre direct from international sell out concerts across the US, Asia and South Africa. Be transported to the incredible days where The Beatles dominated the music charts. Hear every classic Beatles song that ever made it to No 1 and relive the magic and unique sound that made the Beatles the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band the word has ever known. Experience the closest thing to the original band and sing along to all the classics in this ultimate Beatles tribute for one night only.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

20 Jan National Basketball League Sport

Perth Wildcats v Melbourne United
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

21 Jan Brittany Raymond & Victoria Baldesarra Theatre|Dance|Film

two of the most exciting young dancers in the world today and stars of ABC ME and Disney Channel’s The Next Step, Brittany Raymond and Victoria Baldesarra, are coming to Australia this summer. This will be a once in a lifetime, up close, informative and personal experience for their fans. It’s your chance to experience an exclusive masterclass hosted and taught by Brittany and Victoria as well as a chance for fans to meet them both, partake in a Q&A and see performances from these dance stars. 
HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont Ph: 13 61 00

22–23 Jan Alice in Wonderland Families|Children

A star-studded cast of talented actors and puppeteers use their ingenious stagecraft and limitless possibilities of imagination to bring this beloved story to life. Featuring masterful sets, lavish costumes and enchanting puppetry. Don’t miss your chance to tumble with the Tweedle twins, chase the White Rabbit, boo the boisterous Queen of Hearts, and have tea with the Hatter at the Maddest Tea Party of all.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

23 Jan Hyundai A-League Sport

Perth Glory v Adelaide United
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

23 Jan Conversations with Nick Cave – An Evening of Talk and Music Music|Concerts

Earlier this year, Nick Cave debuted a series of speaking events combining music and open discussion with the audience. He now brings these special evenings to Australia where he will take questions from the audience on all manner of subjects and perform some of his most beloved songs on piano. The relationship between Cave and his audience has always been open and intense, but has deepened during recent shows with the Bad Seeds, inspiring these unconventional and unique evenings of unfiltered, unscripted and unmoderated Q&A.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

24 Jan T20 Big Bash League Cricket Sport

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder
Perth Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

25 Jan National Basketball League Sport

Perth Wildcats v Adelaide 36ers
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

25 Jan George Ezra Music|Concerts

Making plans to ride his newly minted Australian #1 single ‘Shotgun’ all the way into the hot Australian sun, English singer-songwriter George Ezra has announced a return to the sunburnt country.
Red Hill Auditorium, Toodyay Road, Red Hill Ph: 13 61 00

25 Jan Motown on the Rocks Music|Concerts

This year the Milford Street Shakers and their go-go dancers along with the Rough Housers will ensure a groovy, raucous night to remember. Prepare yourself for a super soul spectacular!
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00

26 Jan Australia Day Skyworks Festivals|Celebrations

Join us on the banks of the Swan River for the nation’s largest community celebration of Australia Day. Experience free entertainment at the Langley Park Entertainment Zone, South Perth Celebration Zone and the Birak Concert at the Supreme Court Gardens. Pack a picnic and head down to Langley Park.
Swan River foreshore, Perth

27 Jan Hyundai A-League Sport

Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

27 Jan Mumford & Sons Music|Concerts

The wildly popular quartet reconnect with a fanbase hungry for new material nearly four years after the release of their previous ARIA #1 album Wilder Mind. With new single ‘Guiding Light’ released last month, Mumford & Sons have once again proven, they are in the form of their lives.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

28 Jan T20 Big Bash League Cricket Sport

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades
Perth Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

28–29 Jan Phil Collins: Not Dead Yet Tour Music|Concerts

Global music legend Phil Collins is set to make his long-anticipated return to Australia with his Not Dead Yet Tour, which has received both fan and critical acclaim. With over 280 million records sold, in a career spanning almost 50 years, Phil Collins is a generational icon and cultural legend whose work continues to influence and inspire fans, critics and fellow artists such as Adele, Lorde, Pharrell, and Beyoncé.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

29 Jan An Evening with Nigella Lawson Exhibitions|Displays

She is one of the most successful food writers of all time, having sold more than ten million cookbooks worldwide, teaching us 'How To Eat and How To Be A Domestic Goddess'. Now it’s time to meet the woman behind the cookbook.Direct from London’s West End, An Evening with NIGELLA LAWSON is Nigella’s brand-new show, where she tells her own remarkable culinary story, live on stage.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

30 Jan So Pop Music|Concerts

This is the ultimate throwback pop concert. With the biggest names of 90s pop, the Pioneer Women's Memorial will be transformed into the school disco that you'll wish never ends. Put on your cargo pants, butterfly clips and as much glitter as you can and be ready to dance the night away to Aqua, Vengaboys, Blue, B*witched, Eiffel 65, Lou Bega, The Outhere Brothers, 2 Unlimited and Mr. President.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

31 Jan to 3 Feb Lucky Oceans and Jessie Gordon Present: The Piano Has Been Drinking Music|Concerts

Join Grammy Award winning pedal steel guitarist Lucky Oceans and his team of vagabonds for a Fringe World premiere. An evening of raucous barrelhouse blues featuring Spirit of Fringe winner and jazz/blues vocalist Jessie Gordon alongside pianist Paul Gioia and guitarist Bill Lawrie of Tin Dog fame, Barrelhouse is a band full of energy and spirit(s).
De Parel Spiegeltent at The Pleasure Garden, Russell Square, Northbridge