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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 28 Oct Aladdin The Musical Theatre|Dance|Film

From the producer of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy. With exhilarating choreography, show-stopping production number and astonishing visual effects, Disney’s Aladdin is, as NBC-TV declares, ‘Exactly what you wished for!’
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

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

20 Oct to 4 Nov Black Swan State Theatre Company: In the Next Room or, The Vibrator Play Theatre|Dance|Film

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play is a sassy play about power and passion. Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the curious chapter in the early history of psychotherapy, when women were treated with a certain mechanical device. And thus began the peculiar history of the vibrator… Set in the 1880s, just after the advent of electricity, In the Next Room takes place in the adjoining parlour and consulting room of Dr Givings, who specialises in treating ‘hysteria’ in women. Brisk, clinical and efficient in manner, he obsesses on the marvels of technology and what it can do for his patients. Although highly observant, he fails to notice that his wife, Catherine, is feeling neglected. Seeking the companionship of her husband’s patients, she soon begins to discover the truth about what goes on ‘in the next room’.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

20–27 Oct WA Opera: Don Giovanni Music|Concerts

Don Giovanni is a promiscuous nobleman, an anti-hero in the endless pursuit of pleasure. He flouts all of society’s rules and betrays without remorse. He outrages those around him leaving despair and ruin in his wake. Eventually he pays the ultimate price for his sins and confronts his damnation with fearless defiance to the very end. Mozart’s sublime music and dramatic truth tell a vivid tale of seduction, desire, power and freedom in this wonderful production.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 9278 8999

25 Oct to 11 Nov Black Swan State Theatre Company: Xenides Theatre|Dance|Film

Xenides is a top dollar musical that peers behind the glitz, the glamour and the fabulous prizes of Australia’s favourite game show, Wheel of Fortune.It’s time to take another spin and revisit Adriana Xenides, the darling of TV Week and glossy magazines, who made a visit into almost every lounge room across Australia. She wore 4,000 dresses, turned 200,000 vowels, traversed 500km in killer heels and always beamed that million-dollar smile. Adriana won our hearts, and after 19 years, won a place in The Guinness Book of World Records for being the longest serving gameshow hostess. Xenides gives voice to the woman we all knew but who was largely misunderstood and misrepresented. Her story is operatic in scale: rags to riches, the migrant’s journey, the fairytale princess and the tragic icon, who died far too young.
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

25–28 Oct Sheffield Shield Cricket Sport

WACA, Hale St, East Perth Ph: 13 61 00

26 Oct Katie Noonan's Elixir with Michael Leunig & WASO Music|Concerts

Gratitude and Grief, a unique collaboration with Michael Leunig and some Elixir favourites. Multi-Platinum selling and four-time ARIA award-winning singer and songwriter Katie Noonan returns to WASO with Australia's 'poet laureate' Michael Leunig and her trio Elixir. The concert will feature the new 'Gratitude and Grief' collaboration between Elixir and Leunig, showcasing a unique combination of spoken-word poetry, angelic vocals and sublime improvisation. With some of Elixir's previous catalogue and a few of their favourite songs by other artists, this promises to be a truly special evening.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

26 Oct Patrizio Buanne Music|Concerts

Australia’s favourite Neapolitan pop crooner, Patrizio Buanne will perform a very special show in Perth when he revisits some of the biggest hits from his catalogue of well-loved albums and debut some future classics to coincide with the release of his upcoming album Bravo Patrizio. A true performer on and off the stage, Patrizio has a natural ease and affability, charming all who he encounters.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

26–28 Oct Star Wogs Theatre|Dance|Film

Nick Giannopoulos and Mary Coustas are back together live on stage in Star Wogs – The Ethnics Strike Back. Also starring Sooshi Mango this show promises to be the Ethnic Comedy Spectacular of the Year.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

27–28 Oct UnWined Subiaco Festivals|Celebrations

UnWined Subiaco is the only place to discover, taste and enjoy over 40 of Western Australia’s best boutique wine producers. Conveniently located in the garden setting of Market Square Park in Subiaco, you can try, buy and take home from a selection of over 250 wines. Tastings are available with your souvenir glass, you can purchase a glass of wine and sit back with friends or take home some of your favourites on the day. Perth’s best street food vendors will be on hand to buy a meal or snack, there will be live music all day, complimentary access to the wine and cooking theatres.
Market Square Park, Subiaco

27 Oct to 26 Nov Black Swan Prize for Portraiture Exhibitions|Displays

The Black Swan Prize is one of Australia's richest portraiture prizes. Forty portraits from across Australia have been chosen as finalists from over 300 submissions to vie for a $70,000 prize pool. The works depict an Australian or a self-portrait from both emerging and professional artists.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

27 Oct Boo At The Zoo

Calling all ghouls and goblins for Perth Zoo’s spook-tacular Halloween event. Dress to impress in your favourite Halloween costume, bring your own torch and trick-or-treat bag to follow the trick-or-treat trail. Your little monsters will enjoy a Monster Mash disco with prizes for best dressed, spooky storytelling, give aways, roving entertainment, air brush tattoo, carousel rides and more. Join us for a wicked night of frightful fun!
Perth Zoo, 20 Labouchere Road, South Perth Ph: 13 61 00

27 Oct National Basketball League Sport

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

31 Oct Morning Melodies: You’re My World – The Cilla Black Story Music|Concerts

Cilla Black is back! You’re My World is a biographical cabaret full of the powerhouse vocals and self deprecating humour that made Cilla Black one of the UK’s most beloved performers. With beautiful arrangements of Cilla’s greatest songs including It’s For You, Goin’ Out of My Head, Alfie, Step Inside Love, Yesterday and You’re My World, come along and celebrate this 1960s icon.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

31 Oct Celentano Tribute Show Music|Concerts

For half a century and still to this day, Adriano Celentano is noted as the most loved artist in Italian showbiz. Leaving a mark over three generations with his numerous hits he’s dazzled audiences over and over. For one night only, performer Maurizio Schweizer, with a likeness both physical and vocal, will recreate this magic live on stage.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999

31 Oct to 4 Nov Jesus Christ Superstar Theatre|Dance|Film

This, the greatest story ever told, is based on the last week of Jesus’s life. Propelled by a stirring score, by tunes driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. Enjoy a night under the stars with the stars in this ultimate theatrical experience.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00