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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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continuing Inglewood Night Markets Markets|Shopping

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

to 28 Mar 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 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

30 Nov to 29 Mar 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 9 Mar 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1–2 Mar Hyde Park Fair Festivals|Celebrations

The Hyde Park Fair is so much more than your average fair. This is a free two-day festival set in the beautiful grounds of Hyde Park with entertainment,displays, amusements, art and craft stalls and of course the Foodie Delights Arena.
Hyde Park, Cnr Vincent & Williams Sts, Perth www.hydeparkfair.com.au

1 Mar Highway to Hell Music|Concerts

We’re reclaiming the iconic Canning Highway and turning it into the world’s longest stage for a day!Bring the family and join us as we celebrate our city and its connection to iconic Aussie band AC/DC. From the Raffles Hotel to the Old Fremantle Traffic Bridge we’re closing the road to create a musical event that will have everyone singing along. Taking inspiration from the AC/DC song of the same name and Bon Scott’s connection to the area we’re paying homage to Highway to Hell. A Perth Festival event.
Canning Highway, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

1 Mar Mavis Staples Music|Concerts

Mavis Staples is as fiery, fearless and funky as ever. Once the forefront of the American civil rights movement, Staples’ mighty voice has lost none of its heartfelt expression and depth. Drawing from the faithful conviction of gospel as well as the populist activism of folk, this living legend is a powerhouse of soul, truth and inspiration. A beacon of joy, Mavis will bring you the most triumphant Festival finale. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Lighthouse, 158 Terrace Rd, Perth tickets.perthfestival.com.au/events

3–6 Mar Ocean Film Fesitval Festivals|Celebrations

This carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray: who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. 
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

4 Mar An Evening With Pat Metheny Music|Concerts

Touring Australia for only the third time in his 40-year-plus career, Metheny will present a range of music from throughout his career, joined by his long-time drummer, Antonio Sanchez, Malaysian/Australian bassist Linda May Han Oh and British pianist Gwilym Simcock.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

5 Mar WASO Morning Symphony: Absolute Beethoven Music|Concerts

Beethoven’s powerful overtures set the scene for his most thrilling symphony. More than 200 years since its premiere, the driving momentum of Beethoven's seventh pulses with red-blooded vitality. In the hands of conductor Ludovic Morlot, it will lift you up from your seat as it climaxes with a finale of wild abandon and unrestrained joy.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

6–23 Mar Sculpture by the Sea Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

One of Perth's largest free public events, Cottesloe Beach transforms into a sculpture park with 78 sculptures on display by artists from 16 countries including Australia. Enjoy exhibits from some of the world's top sculptors against a backdrop of one of the city's most popular beaches.
Marine Pde, Cottesloe www.sculpturebythesea.com

6–7 Mar WASO Masters Series: Absolute Beethoven Music|Concerts

Of all Beethoven’s symphonies, his seventh is the most thrilling. More than 200 years since its premiere, its driving momentum pulses with red-blooded vitality. In the hands of conductor Ludovic Morlot, Beethoven’s seventh will lift you up from your seat as it climaxes with a finale of wild abandon and unrestrained joy. Beethoven’s powerful overture sets the scene for Absolute Jest, John Adams’ witty and playful take on the ecstatic energy of Beethoven’s music, performed here with the Australian String Quartet.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

6–7 Mar Sleeping Beauty Theatre|Dance|Film

Moscow Ballet La Classique invites the whole family to an evening of spectacular ballet bringing to life Tchaikovskys fantastically popular score. In this two-act fairytale performance La Classique will capture the imagination, the passion and the magic of Sleeping Beauty. A hugely enjoyable dance spectacular for ballet lovers of all ages.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

6 Mar Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole Tribute Music|Concerts

The Mace Francis Orchestra is back at the Quarry joined by vocalist Howie Morgan. Expect an amazing night of Nat King Cole classics. The MFO 18-piece big band is Perth’s finest Jazz band.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

6–7 Mar Tim Minchin: Back Comedy

After selling out his national tour in record breaking time and receiving rave audience reviews across the country earlier this year, internationally renowned, award-winning musician, comedian, actor, writer and composer, Tim Minchin is coming back… back-to-back, with Back in 2020.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

6–7 Mar Moscow Ballet La Classique: Sleeping Beauty Theatre|Dance|Film

With its artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets, the illustrious La Classique will take us on a mystical journey to the fairytale world of Princess Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

7 Mar to 29 Jun Pulse Perspectives Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

WA's talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly showcase, gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in. The selected works provide a window into young people’s private, social and artistic concerns. It is in turns an inspiring, rewarding and insightful look at the world through the minds of our most talented young artists.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge www.artgallery.wa.gov.au

8 Mar Hyundai A-League Sport

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

9 Mar Russell Brand: Recovery Live Comedy

A funny and profane exploration into personal development and wellness from a comedian who has dedicated himself to spirituality to avoid self-destruction. This 90-minute experience will introduce you to the system that saved his life, continues to save his sanity and will work for anyone who is willing to commit to it.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

12 Mar WASO Morning Symphony: Dances with Daphnis Music|Concerts

The sun rises on Debussy’s daydreaming faun as acclaimed French conductor Ludovic Morlot returns to WASO with this blissful program. Music of high spirits and delicious melodies culminates in Ravel’s irresistible depiction of lovers at daybreak that will dance into your heart.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

12–22 Mar Pirates of Penzance Theatre|Dance|Film

Platinum Entertainment is pleased to announce the arrival of Pirates of Penzance all the way from the UK. This hilarious show is one for the whole family with a modern rocked-up version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s much loved classic, filled with crazy characters full of fun, frolics and four-part harmony
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

13–14 Mar WASO MACA Limited Classics Series: Dances with Daphnis Music|Concerts

The sun rises on Debussy’s daydreaming faun as acclaimed French conductor Ludovic Morlot returns to WASO with this blissful program. Music of high spirits and delicious melodies culminates in Ravel’s irresistible depiction of lovers at daybreak that will dance into your heart. Australian pianist Jayson Gillham has emerged as one of the finest of his generation. Here with WASO, he brings a sparkling clarity to Liszt’s richly intense second piano concerto.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

13 Mar Tom Burlinson Music|Concerts

Tom Burlinson will perform g some of the most memorable songs from the greatest composers and lyricists of the 20th Century, accompanied by one of the best big band orchestras in the business.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

14–15 Mar Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest Festivals|Celebrations

This event showcases the lifestyle, location, culture and talent that makes Mandurah so unique. Of course, Crab Fest would not be Crab Fest without a celebration of the native blue manna crab! Fresh food, live music, performances, children’s entertainment, competitions, cooking demonstrations, celebrities, aquatic entertainment… the list goes on. If you want a taste of Mandurah this is the festival for you.
Eastern Foreshore, Mandurah Ph: 9550 3840 crabfest.com.au

14 Mar to 11 May Tom Malone Prize 2020 Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

The Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected annual event within the Australian glass arts community and it has played an integral role in the Gallery's acquisition of works by Australia's most inspiring, innovative and accomplished artists in this medium. Mark Elliott’s piece was selected as the winning piece from a competitive shortlist and is on display with other previous winning pieces.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge artgallery.wa.gov.au

14 Mar WAAPA in the Park Music|Concerts

An annual tradition since 2007, WAAPA in the Park is a family friendly evening of fabulous music. Be wowed by the outstanding Latin Ensemble and WAAPA's most accomplished jazz and contemporary musicians as they rock, bop and strut their way through an awesome collection of old and new funk, soul, pop and jazz classics. Bring your picnic rug and hamper, and enjoy an evening of exciting musical talent and showmanship.
Ron Stone Park, Bradford St Mt Lawley 9370 6895 www.waapa.ecu.adu.au

16–17 Mar Ben Folds with WASO Music|Concerts

The piano pop maverick returns with all his hits. One of the major music influencers of his generation, piano pop sensation Ben Folds delivers a cavalcade of hits fifteen years after his first ever orchestral concert right here in Perth. There is no better way to experience one of the modern world’s most distinctive singer-songwriters than with the full power of WASO.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

20–23 Mar WASO MSWA Masters Series: Asher Fisch, Mozart and Bruckner Music|Concerts

We begin with Mozart’s much-loved Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. Together WASO Concertmaster Laurence Jackson and Principal Viola Daniel Schmitt will reveal this magical work’s beauty, poetry and brilliance. Bruckner said that it came to him in a dream, played by an angel. A breathtaking memorial to his idol, Wagner, Bruckner’s seventh is an emotional odyssey that scales triumphant peaks and plumbs dark valleys of sorrow. In the hands of maestro Asher Fisch, this ‘wall of sound’ symphony will astonish you with an unmatched richness and raw power.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 9326 0000 www.waso.com.au

21 Mar Hyundai A-League Sport

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

22 Mar Australian Football League Sport

West Coast Eagles v Melbourne
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

24 Mar to 12 Apr War Horse Theatre|Dance|Film

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award®-winning production of War Horse is coming to Perth. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

25–29 Mar Senior Moments 2: Remember, Remember Comedy

Max Gillies, Tony Barber and Normie Rowe are having more Senior Moments in this seriously funny comedy revue with sketches, songs and fun from performers old enough to know better.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

26 Mar International Soccer Sport

Socceroos v Kuwait
HBF Park, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

27–29 Mar Perth Home Show Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

Looking to make improvements to your home and outdoors? Then visit the Perth Home Show to see, try and buy all the latest products for your kitchen, bathroom or interiors upgrade. There’s hundreds of new ideas to improve or renovate your house, both inside and out.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth www.perthhomeshow.com.au

28 Mar WA Opera: Star Navigator Music|Concerts

This landmark event will be presented as a staged concert featuring international soloists with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in a world premiere performance.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

28 Mar John Williamson Music|Concerts

The year 2020 will see Australian music icon John Williamson celebrate his 75th birthday, his 50th Anniversary in the entertainment industry and also a final big year on the road.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

29 Mar Hyundai A-League Sport

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

29 Mar Violent Femmes Music|Concerts

The Violent Femmes are back in Australia with a brand new album – Hotel Last Resort, which resides among the band’s finest work, simultaneously refining and redefining their one-of-a-kind take on American music, mingling front porch folk, post punk, spiritual jazz, country blues, avant-garde minimalism and golden age rock ‘n’ roll into something still altogether their own.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.perthfestival.com.au

29 Mar Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v Hawthorn
Optus Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

30 Mar Pam Ayers: Up in the Attic Comedy

Pam Ayres has been a writer, broadcaster, and entertainer for over 40 years, and is one of the few authors who has had books in the Sunday Times bestseller charts in almost every decade since the 1970s. Pam will be introducing new poems as well as airing some old favourites, along with stories and anecdotes.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

30 Mar Pam Ayres: Up In The Attic Exhibitions|Displays|Talks

Pam Ayres has been a writer, broadcaster, and entertainer for over 40 years, and is one of the few authors who has had books in the Sunday Times bestseller charts in almost every decade since the 1970s. Come and join Pam on her 2020 Australian tour. She will be introducing new poems as well as airing some old favourites, along with stories and anecdotes.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

31 Mar 24th Performing Arts Perspectives Theatre|Dance|Film

The Performing Arts Perspectives is an important educational event on the annual calendar of Year 11 and 12 Performing Arts students. The event showcases a selection of the highest standard of student performance and provides benchmarks of excellence in Dance, Drama and Music for students and teachers from the Public, Independent and Catholic education sector/systems.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999 tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

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