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

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

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

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

3–8 Jan International Tennis Sport

The ATP Cup, one of the largest men’s tennis events in the world, will take part across Perth, Brisbane and Sydney, with players battling it out for ATP ranking points and prize money. The Perth tournament will host eight countries over 12 day and night sessions. The exciting format will see the countries split into two pools, with two singles and a doubles match per session.
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

3 Jan Womens National Basketball Sport

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

4–5 Jan The Falls Festival Festivals|Celebrations

Falls takes over the Fremantle malls and transforms salty, summery downtown Fremantle into a wonderful new world. International and Australian music, Hotel Downtown rooftop camping, artisan markets, old time music hall and dine, food trucks and restaurants, pop-up bars and beer garden and much more.
Fremantle Town Square www.fallsfestival.com

5 Jan T20 Big Bash League Cricket Sport

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

11 Jan Hyundai A-League Sport

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

11 Jan T20 Big Bash League Cricket Sport

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

11 Jan My Dad Wrote a Porno Comedy

With a critically acclaimed HBO comedy special, over 180 million downloads, and a sell-out world tour, the award-winning #1 hit podcast, My Dad Wrote a Porno is back with a brand new live show and an Australian tour.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

12 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 www.ticketmaster.com.au

3 Jan Womens National Basketball Sport

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

12 Jan Louis Theroux: Without Limits Exhibitions|Displays

Join the fearless multi award-winning BBC filmmaker as he delves into subjects from his catalogue of extraordinary work and uncovers what happened after the cameras stopped rolling. From the scary truth of the opioid epidemic and the dark reality behind sex-trafficking, to religious extremes and a whole new rulebook on modern-day relationships, Louis tackles it all.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

15 Jan T20 Big Bash League Cricket Sport

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

17 Jan 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

17 Jan National Basketball League Sport

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

18 Jan David Suchet: Poirot and More, a Retrospective Theatre|Dance|Film

David Suchet makes his eagerly-awaited return to Australia so join us in conversation with the man, the actor and his many roles in an unmistakably unique event. A retrospective look at David’s career will have you witness some of his most beloved performances in a new and intimate light. For over 25 years he captivated millions worldwide as Agatha Christie’s elegant Belgian detective. Beyond Poirot, this Emmy and Olivier award winning actor has been celebrated for his portrayal of iconic roles such as Lady Bracknell, Cardinal Benelli, Freud, and many more.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

18 Jan Twist & Shout Music|Concerts

The Beagle Boys recreate the magic of The Beatles and Beatlemania including the timeless hits of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

19 Jan Womens National Basketball Sport

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

20 Jan T20 Big Bash League Cricket Sport

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

24 Jan Motown on the Rocks Music|Concerts

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. As soon as these dapperly clad cats take to the stage their passion for the 1960s is obvious in every single note. The Milford Street Shakers are more than a typical cover band – this enigmatic 9-piece delivers a soul spectacular of epic proportions. WARNING: Will cause toe-tapping, hip-shaking, lyric-belting fun!
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

24 Jan T20 Big Bash League Cricket Sport

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

25 Jan National Basketball League Sport

Perth Wildcats v New Zealand Breakers
RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

26 Jan Australia Day Skyworks Festivals|Celebrations

Come along to enjoy the free Lotterywest Entertainment Zone on Langley Park and the Birak Concert at the Supreme Court Gardens. Then secure your spot on the foreshore to watch the spectacular fireworks display.
Swan River foreshore, Perth www.visitperthcity.com

28 Jan 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

28 Jan 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

28 Jan Operation Ouch Live! Exhibitions|Displays

TV’s favourite doctors return to Australia these summer school holidays with a brand new show! Following two sell-out Australian tours, and a smash hit season in London’s West End, Dr Chris and Dr Xand are back in Australia. This brilliant show will be packed with all-new crazy experiments and amazing facts, as the doctors explore the fascinating world of biology, showing you the incredible things your body can do. Plus, they’ll share the best bits from the award-winning TV show, Operation Ouch!
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

30 Jan Randy Newman Music|Concerts

American music legend, Randy Newman, returns to Australia for the first time in almost ten years. With a career spanning five decades, a catalogue of songs that run the gamut from heart breaking to satirical, plus a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman is a cultural icon, a “national treasure”.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

31 Jan 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

 

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