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 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 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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27–29 Mar Perth Home Show Exhibitions|Displays

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

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

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

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