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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1 Sep Piano Battle Music|Concerts

Welcome to a musical duel between two highly talented, competitive pianists. Phenomenal pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis will go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting audiences with a variety of classical pieces by Chopin, Liszt and Debussy. The two artists will even spontaneously improvise tunes requested by the audience. At the end of each round, all members of the audience are invited to vote on the duo's performances.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth www.perthconcerthall.com.au

3 Sep Bill Bryson – Observations on Life and the Human Body Exhibitions|Displays

With his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bill Bryson will exercise his razor-sharp wit in sharing his globe-trotting travel experiences, his forays into science and his latest endeavour – the human body; live on stage. Joining Bill Bryson on stage in the role of host will be French-born Australian television presenter, radio host, actress, singer, writer and comedian Julia Zemiro. Zemiro is best known as the host of the musical quiz RocKwiz, co-host of the ABC’s Star Gazing Live with Prof Brian Cox and for her own show for the ABC; Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

3–29 Sep The Book of Mormon Theatre|Dance|Film

The New York Times calls it ‘the best musical of this century’. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Now with sold out productions in London, on Broadway, North America, Melbourne and Sydney, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

6–7 Sep WASO: Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back Music|Concerts

Experience the complete Star Wars film on the giant screen with John Williams’ epic score played live by WASO. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force. Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation – and a seeming life-or-death duel with Darth Vader – await.
Riverside Theatre – Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Mounts Bay Rd, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

6–7 Sep Jazz @ the Maj: The Afro-Cuban Explosion: Miami Cuban Jazz Music|Concerts

Hot hot hot. Feel the vibes of samba, bossa nova, and salsa as WAYJO turns the heat up with Afro-Cuban inspired jazz across two sensational nights. From Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca”, a fan favourite at WAYJO gigs, to music by band leaders and percussionists extraordinaire like Tito Puente, the Afro-Cuban Allstars and Buena Vista Social Club you will want to move your booty all night. Featuring guest artists Steve Richter and Iain Robbie, leading a percussion explosion and Adolfo Chavez on vocals, these gigs are going to be party central.
Downstairs at the Maj, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

11–22 Sep Black Swan State Theatre Company: Black is the New White Theatre|Dance|Film

Nakkiah Lui’s raucous smash hit Black Is The New White directed by Paige Rattray comes to Perth, from sell out seasons in Sydney and Melbourne. It’s a hilarious meet-the-parents shake down presented with Sydney Theatre Company. A very Australian romantic comedy that will captivate and delight.
State Theatre, Studio Underground, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth bsstc.com.au

12 Sep Emerson String Quartet Music|Concerts

Perhaps the most celebrated string quartet ever to emerge from the USA, the Emerson String Quartet is making its first Australian tour in over 19 years. Founded in 1976 and with only one personnel change in all that time, the ensemble has stacked up more than 30 recordings and countless awards. With such a pedigree, it is no surprise that the Emersons play with masterly warmth and ease: a spontaneous confidence and joy.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999 www.perthconcerthall.com.au

13–29 Sep WA Ballet: Giselle Theatre|Dance|Film

A 178-year-old tale of impossible love, vengeful ghosts and the ultimate forgiveness. With coveted virtuoso roles and an iconic ‘white ballet act’, this transcendent Romantic-era ballet has stood the test of time – maybe because first love and heartbreak resonates with us all. Peasant girl Giselle, beautiful and innocent, falls deeply for Albrecht, a prince in disguise. When she discovers he is engaged to another, her grief and shock at his deception sends her mad. She dies of a broken heart and her spirit joins the ‘Wilis’ – ghosts of women betrayed. The revengeful Wilis lure men into the forest and cruelly force them to dance to their death. They have set their eyes on Albrecht, and Giselle must summon all within her to save him from this terrible fate. The stunning classical costumes and atmospheric sets will spirit you away to an idyllic time and place, while West Australian Symphony Orchestra bring every emotion to life as they masterfully present Adolphe Adam’s score.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au

14 Sep From Broadway to La Scala Music|Concerts

Following two sold-out tours, From Broadway to La Scala returns with a bigger and even more exciting line up. Soaring with the exuberance of the great stage musicals and enriched with the passion of grand opera, From Broadway to La Scala has become one of the most popular orchestral concerts on the entertainment calendar. From Puccini to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bizet to Gershwin, Verdi to Cole Porter, Bernstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this bi-annual concert event is renowned for its world-class presentation of the greatest songs, arias and duets of the last two centuries.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999 www.perthconcerthall.com.au

18 Sep Australian String Quartet: Ives Westlake Debussy Music|Concerts

The music of Charles Ives is made of pictures from a long-lost America, depicted with such vivid immediacy that they seem absolutely alive. Through the magic lantern of his musical imagery, this New England world appears like a nostalgic dream – white-painted churches in autumn forests filled with congregations joyously chanting hymns and spirituals.
Government House Ballroom, St Georges Tce, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012 premier.ticketek.com.au

27 Sep The 1975 Music|Concerts

Just days before they send fans worldwide into a feeding frenzy by dropping their obsessively anticipated third album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, English pop mavericks The 1975 have tipped their hat to their legion of followers in Australia by locking in a huge run of 2019 shows. The tour will mark the bands first trip to Australia since 2016.
HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont Ph: 13 61 00 www.ticketmaster.com.au

28 Sep to 5 Oct Perth Royal Show Exhibitions|Displays

The IGA Perth Royal Show is Perth's biggest community event attracting 400,000 visitors from the city and the country every year. With a rich history spanning 170 years, the Show is an iconic social and cultural event which showcases WA agriculture, small business and entertainment.
Claremont Showgrounds, Ashton Ave, Claremont www.perthroyalshow.com.au

 

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