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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.



to 6 Mar Beaufort Street Monday Night Markets

On Monday nights, Beaufort Street in Inglewood in to a lively marketplace; a mini festival with hundreds of people, delicious food and a variety of stalls. Come along and experience the atmosphere.
Beaufort Street, Inglewood

continuing City of Perth Twilight Hawkers’ Markets Markets|Shopping

Taste the world at Perth’s original and largest award-winning street food market, full of your favourite international flavours and tantalising new treats. Enjoy dinner or an after work snack with generous portions of free live music, as Friday nights in Forrest Place offer a weekly changing smorgasbord of over 40 stalls and food trucks with specialty dishes from more than 30 countries.
Forrest Place, Perth

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

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 Year 12 Perspectives 2016 Exhibitions|Displays

Year 12 Perspectives is your yearly taste of art by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in the State. An annual barometer of what our youth are thinking and feeling, it is also a rich celebration of the role the arts play in the development of individual identities.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

to 5 Mar Perth International Arts 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

17–18 Mar WASO Classics Series: Beethoven 7 Music|Concerts

Two passionate fantasies and Beethoven’s rhythmic powerhouse.Tchaikovsky revised his Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture in 1880, the same year Bruch penned his Scottish Fantasy. Taiwanese-born violinist Yu-Chien Tseng, winner of the inaugural Singapore Violin Competition in 2015, performs Bruch’s perennially popular work. Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is a joyous whirlwind of sound and rhythm. The brilliant energy of the first movement gives way to a sombre but sublime second, before dashing through the light-hearted third movement and on to a blistering, exhilarating finale.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

17 Feb to 19 Mar Camp Rock: The Musical Theatre|Dance|Film

Get ready to rock! A high-energy musical, featuring a classic story of rivalry and power, is set to come alive. Camp Rock: The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock's very existence – to keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown.
Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, 48 Canning Rd, Kalamunda and Koorliny Arts Cenrte, 10 Hutchins Cove, Kwinana

18 Feb to 5 Mar Museum of Water Exhibitions|Displays

What water will you keep? A vial of tears, melted ice from Antarctica and a plastic bottle of billabong water – every drop tells a story. Choose your water, find something to put it in and tell us why you brought it. PIAF Artist-in-Residence Amy Sharrocks invites you to consider your relationship with the world’s most indispensable liquid as she builds the WA edition of the award-winning Museum of Water. Surfing, swimming, desalination, irrigation and thirst – the pleasures and politics of water affect us all. A Perth Festival event.
Various locations

28 Feb – 7 May Matilda The Musical Theatre|Dance|Film

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 70 major international awards, including 15 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in Melbourne, London, Toronto and on Broadway.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

1–4 Mar Meeting Theatre|Dance|Film

In a circle of 64 wirelessly controlled robotic percussion instruments – each tapping a pencil to create a mesmerising sound – are two dancers. Moving in perfect synchronicity, they’re slaves to the fascinating rhythm of taps, clinks, clanks, rattles and whirs. This dynamic and choreographic sound installation reveals a fascination with the body and mind in motion. A Perth Festival event.
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

1 Mar James Vincent McMorrow Music|Concerts

Dublin-born singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow possesses an unearthly voice that is both heartbreaking and lofty. Celebrating mental fragility with lyrical tenderness, McMorrow’s soulful, funk-infused tunes soar from folk to electronica. There’s no denying that lovers of Bon Iver, Ray LaMontagne and James Blake will be drawn to McMorrow’s splendour, but this Irish songsmith defies comparisons, drawing from a diverse palette that includes a range of influences from Pharrell Williams to Tool. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Festival Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Perth

2 Mar Super Rugby Sport

Western Force v Reds
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

2–5 Mar Lady Eats Apple Theatre|Dance|Film

Set inside a vast, awe-inspiring inflatable, Lady Eats Apple is a story about the inevitability of death, our fragility and the myths and illusions we create to fortify ourselves. A Perth Festival event.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

2 Mar Margaret Glaspy & Frankie Cosmos Music|Concerts

A double bill of irresistibly poetic pop featuring two of the USA’s hottest young indie artists – Margaret Glaspy and Frankie Cosmos. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Festival Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Perth

2 Mar The Waifs: 25th Anniversary Tour Music|Concerts

The Waifs are celebrating and commemorating this event by touring across Australia and by releasing 25 songs recorded live and acoustic in Josh’s house in rural New South Wales.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

3–6 Mar HIA Home Show Exhibitions|Displays

Building, renovating or simply love your home? Then visit Perth’s largest, most popular Home Show for all the latest products, services and innovations in home renovation and new home building. You’ll see hundreds of new products, discover industry trends, get free expert advice and be able to take advantage of great show specials.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth

3–4 Mar The Manganiyar Classroom Music|Concerts

School of Rock, Indian folk style. From the creator of the international sensation The Manganiyar Seduction (2011 PIAF) comes another exuberant and uplifting music-theatre experience to shine a spotlight on the Manganiyar musical tradition. This time the younger members of this tribal community are the stars of the high energy show. With sublime voices matched by their onstage attitude, the children of The Manganiyar Classroom rebel against their teacher, spontaneously creating beautiful music before your eyes. The result is a joyous theatrical experience that will captivate and delight. A Perth Festival event.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

3 Mar Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Music|Concerts

From a place where rock ’n’ roll meets gospel, soul and blues, comes the denim-clad, whiskey-soaked Nathaniel Rateliff and his Night Sweats. A formidable live act, these champions of Americana enjoy a world-renowned reputation for stage-quaking shows that explode with a deep, primal soulfulness. Hard-rocking, rollicking and heart-gripping, the Night Sweats dare you to stay still, leaning in with harmonies and flashing brass as they waltz, throttle, howl and burn. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Festival Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Perth

3-4 Mar Kate Ceberano Music|Concerts

One of the iconic voices of Australia, Kate will perform hits and favourites from her album Anthology, which is a celebration of her record breaking 35-year career. Witnessing Kate’s irrepressible charm and perfect powerhouse live vocals is an experience you won’t forget.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00

4 Mar La Mambanegra Music|Concerts

La Mambanegra ooze sensuality and joy with their sophisticated instrumentation, spicy rhythms and a pulsing energy that will inspire you to burn the floor. Their polyrhythmic, horn-heavy and thoroughly modern sound has quickly earned them a following across South America and beyond. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Festival Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Perth

4 Mar The Official Blues Brothers’ Revue Music|Concerts

The incomparable Official Blues Brothers Revue from America is coming to Australia and Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty, aka Jake and Elwood, are on a mission to deliver the most dynamic and authentic Blues Brothers show to hit our shores.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

5 Mar Toro Y Moi Music|Concerts

From jangly indie-pop to disco house party, Toro y Moi, aka Chazwick Bradley Bundick, is the whizz-kid bedroom producer who shifts seamlessly from genre to genre. Eclecticism reigns as this musical chameleon spectacularly blends electronica, Americana and freak folk in a rambunctious live show not to be missed. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Festival Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Perth

5 Mar A Day on the Green: Don Henley Music|Concerts

Eagles co-founder, vocalist and drummer Don Henley will perform songs spanning his entire career from the Eagles and his vast solo catalogue, including songs from his latest album Cass County.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

6 Mar Justin Bieber Music|Concerts

The wait is over. Global superstar Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour lands in Perth in March.
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

8 Mar Midge Ure: Something From Everything Music|Concerts

Midge Ure has a career that spans over 40 years. The plan for this show is to cover at least one song from every album he has released from the Rich Kids in 1977, via Visage and Ultravox, to his solo albums such as the Gift, Pure and Answers to Nothing.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

8 Mar Martha Wainwright Music|Concerts

Martha’s commanding stage presence has taken her to some of the world’s premiere music festivals, from Glastonbury and Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza and V Festival, at which she performed with Snow Patrol in 2007. With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha has sold out iconic venues including NYC’s Carnegie Hall and more. Don’t miss this extraordinary performer when she lands on our shores March.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

10–11 Mar WASO Masters Series: Trifonov Plays Tchaikovsky Music|Concerts

A phenomenal young pianist makes his eagerly-awaited WASO debut. The performance includes Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 and Sibelius’ Four Legends from the Kalevala.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth

11–12 Mar Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival Festivals|Celebrations

Experience a diverse range of foods, beverages and entertainment spanning many cultures. This festival is a celebration of everything chilli from fresh foods, plants, pickles, chutneys, olives, cheese, chocolate, wine, beers and much, much more. Live music will add to the wonderful carnival atmosphere.
The Esplanade, Fremantle PH: (08) 9496 1171

12 Mar John Farnham with Special Guest Daryl Braithwaite Music|Concerts

Australian music icon, John Farnham, is set to perform at Hotel Rottnest for the first time as part of the Rotto Live series of concerts, in what promises to be a highly-memorable show. He will be joined by special guest - non other than music legend, Daryl Braithwaite. 
Hotel Rottnest, Rottnest Island Ph: 13 61 00

15–18 Mar The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Theatre|Dance|Film

This is a hilarious musical comedy of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. A quirky yet charming cast of kids for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. A musical especially for grown ups. Bringing together a talented ensemble of 18 to 25-year-old emerging performers.
Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

15 Mar Blood , Sweat & Tears Music|Concerts

Blood, Sweat and Tears, the iconic American jazz-rock band from the late 60s and 70s return to Australia for a national tour. They continue to deliver timeless, classic and, most importantly, enduring songs that sound-tracked a generation and continue to live as some of the greatest and most anthemic in music history. Their status as a pioneering American jazz/funk/soul/blues/rock’n’roll group cannot be denied.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

18 Mar Oor Die Water Festivals|Celebrations

A new family-friendly South African music, beer, food and wine festival. The day will feature South African bands with well known local artists. There will be South African food, beer and a range of other beverages. The artist line-up direct from South Africa consists of Francois Van Coke, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Nicholis Louw, Kurt Darren and the MC for the day Radio Raps. New Zealand artist Ben Merito will woo you with his music during the course of the day.
Belvoir Amphitheatre 1177 Great Northern Hwy, Upper Swan

18 Mar Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd Music|Concerts

Fifty years of friendship, music and mayhem. Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd are reuniting on stage to perform timeless smash hits like Little Ray of Sunshine, Reminiscing, Ginger Man, Arkansas Grass, Cool Change, Help is on its Way and Don’t You Know its Magic in a show that’s not to be missed.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

18 Mar Stradivarius Under the Stars: Alexandre Da Costa Music|Concerts

Winner of the 2012 Juno Award, Alexandre Da Costa was born in Montreal, Québec, Canada. By the age of nine, he had the astonishing ability to perform his first concerts with stunning virtuosity on both instruments, which brought him recognition as a musical prodigy. Da Costa's new release, 'Stradivarius at the Opera' is an album that presents a selection of great opera arias arranged specifically for Da Costa, and features the Vienna Symphony Orchestra playing with Da Costa, guest soloist and conductor.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00

18–25 Mar Heathers The Musical Theatre|Dance|Film

Hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal! Brainy, beautiful teenage misfit Veronica Sawyer hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high-school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid, JD. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt… but JD has other plans. Based on the film that became a cult classic, Heathers: The Musical is a darkly delicious look at the joys and anguish of high school.
Geoff Gibbs Theatre, ECU, Bradford St Mt Lawley 9370 6895

19 Mar Nathan Carter Music|Concerts

Irish country music star Nathan Carter is without a doubt the most successful live act across Ireland at the moment. A fresh faced young man who has now captivated audiences and become a household name, with fans of all ages flocking to see him and his superb six piece band at dances and concerts.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

21 Mar Thirsty Merc Music|Concerts

Thirsty Merc, the Australian pop rock band and touring again and will present an exclusive concert for Discovery Parks’ guests.
Coogee Beach Lifesaving Club, 20 Poore Grove, Munster

23 Mar Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp: Songs of the Latin Skies Music|Concerts

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp have an intuitive musical connection. Their collaborations to date have earned them high praise and their latest co-creation, Songs of the Latin Skies once again promises to enchant Perth audiences.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00

23–26 Mar Puppetry of the Penis Comedy

Puppetry Of The Penis continues to be one of Australia’s greatest theatrical exports, and has now played to most of the Western World. It has been hosted in over 35 countries and performed in 6 languages. 2 near naked men (they wear shoes) manipulate their nether regions using the Ancient Art of Genital Origami, providing the audience with a hilarious array of shapes and impersonations which will be projected onto a huge video screen. It will feature all of your favourites, including the Eiffel Tower, the Lochness Monster, the Pelican and of course, the iconic Hamburger!
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 1300 795 012

25 Mar Daniel O’Donnell Music|Concerts

Ireland's most popular easy listening entertainer returns to Australia. Daniel has enjoyed tour and chart success in Australia and New Zealand for a number of years and earned himself a loyal following that stretches across both countries.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

25 Mar to 9 Apr Black Swan State Theatre Company: Once in Royal David’s City Theatre|Dance|Film

Faced with loss, do we rage against the universe, search for connection or hope for an epiphany? On the beaches of New South Wales, Brecht obsessed theatre director Will has planned to share a restful, halcyon Christmas with his recently widowed mother. But then she unexpectedly falls seriously ill. During a bedside vigil, Will is forced to piece together the splintered shards of his own life. Angry and bewildered, he questions his role as an artist, a son and his place in a world where his dreams and ambitions appear forsaken.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

25 Mar Judith Lucy & Denise Scott: Disappointments Comedy

Scotty and Jude couldn’t be happier; every element of their lives is simply perfect. They love their bodies, their careers, the people they have chosen to be surrounded by and they love who they are, the women that they have become. Their souls are fit to bursting! Every day is another perfect gift from the universe! Well that’s certainly what they’ve written on their Facebook pages. Come along and see what a crock of shit that actually is. Truthfully their lives are full of... disappointments.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

25 Mar Elvis: An American Trilogy Music|Concerts

Take three of the Worlds leading Elvis Tribute artists then start from the very beginning , Vic Trevino Jnr Embodies the Rockabilly Sound and Raw Dance moves of the Young Elvis. Gino Monopoli Recreates the Sophistication Feel and Sound of The Movie years Taking in Tracks from The Most Iconic Movies , Gi Blues, Kid Gallahad, Speedway and many more, Gino is magnificent as he recreates the iconic 1968 comeback special.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

25 Mar WAAPA in the Park Music|Concerts

WAAPA In The Park celebrates ten years of fantastic free family entertainment. The City of Stirling, Edith Cowan University and WAAPA have been presenting the talented young musicians at Australia’s premier performing arts academy in this beautifully produced concert to the people of Perth since 2007. Be wowed by the phenomenal Phat Funk Band 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.
Ron Stone Park, Bradford St Mt Lawley 9370 6895

25 Mar International Soccer Sport

Manchester United Legends v PFA Aussie Legends. Football royalty comes to Perth when the Manchester United Legends play PFA Aussie Legends in an historic and exclusive charity match. 
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

26 Mar Hyundai A-League Sport

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

26 Mar Australian Football League Sport

Fremantle Dockers v Geelong
Domain Stadium, Roberts Rd, Subiaco Ph: 13 61 00

28 Mar to 8 Apr WA Opera: Tosca Music|Concerts

Puccini paints in primary colours in Tosca. Three themes of defiance, sacrifice and betrayal drive the plot. Each of the three leading characters is confronted with the choice either to honor or to betray. And each makes their choice, facing the consequences unflinchingly. A traditional production from New Zealand Opera directed by Stuart Maunder comes to His Majesty’s Theatre, complete with gorgeous grand set design by Jan Ubels, beautiful costumes by Elizabeth Whiting and captivating lighting by Jason Morphett.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 9278 8999

31 Mar Kate Miller-Heidke with WASO Music|Concerts

Kate Miller-Heidke is a classically trained singer who traverses the worlds of contemporary pop, folk and opera. A versatile and gifted creator, her songs are stamped with witty humour and poignant insight. In her first collaboration with WASO, she performs her popular hits, favourites from recent albums, songs from her Helpmann Award®-winning opera The Rabbits, covers and brand new songs.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth