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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.



20 Oct to 23 Mar City of Perth Twilight Hawkers’ Markets Markets|Shopping

Perth's original and largest hawkers market is back! From the Netherlands and Germany to Italy and Spain, there are plenty of European influences alongside exotic Asian cuisine. With live local music adding to the cultural atmosphere, it’s the perfect Friday night out.
Forrest Place, Perth

27 Nov to 15 Apr 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 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

9 Feb to 4 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

9 Feb to 3 Mar West Australian Ballet: Ballet at the Quarry Theatre|Dance|Film

Experience the pure, raw energy of dance and the beauty of human movement. One of Perth’s favourite summer traditions, enjoy the unique combination of contemporary dance and dining under a canopy of stars, surrounded by the magnificence of the City Beach Quarry Amphitheatre. Part of the Perth International Arts Festival, Ballet at the Quarry is the hottest ticket in town. This year, we proudly present Milky Way: Ballet at the Quarry; a series of four short works.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00

24 Feb to 19 Jun A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence Exhibitions|Displays

Drawn from the private art collection of the eminent Corsini family, this exhibition features paintings from Italian artists such as Botticelli, Pontormo, Tintoretto and Caravaggio. Decorative objects, furniture, costumes, works on paper, along with a lavish dining room set for six, will portray the life of the Corsini family and bring the ambience of Palazzo Corsini to Perth. Over the centuries, these works of art have survived the devastation of war and escaped the forces of nature including the flood of Florence in 1966. This is the first time that the Collection has travelled outside of Italy, making its way exclusively to Perth after a showing at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

1–4 Mar Black Swan State Theatre Company: Your Know We Belong Together Theatre|Dance|Film

We fall into it, out of it and find it everywhere. It’s a battlefield, an open door and it’s even in the air. But what does finding love really mean to you? You Know We Belong Together is a story of love; a theatrical celebration of this incredible force of nature that strikes like lightning into our hearts. Family, friends and lovers, Julia Hales offers a deeply personal account of her own experiences of love as a daughter, actor, dreamer and person with Down syndrome.
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

1–4 Mar Vessel Theatre|Dance|Film

Celebrated Belgian choreographer Damien Jalet and Japanese sculptor Kohei Nawa have created an experience that is truly out of this world. On a set unlike anything seen before, bodies become sculpture as they pulsate to a haunting score by Marikho Hara with Ryuichi Sakamoto. Part dance, part dream and complete poetry in motion, this visual and aural spectacle will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

1 Mar Emily King & Harry James Angus Music|Concerts

Possessing a vocal that melts hearts and weakens knees, Grammy nominee Emily King is equal parts soulstress and pop princess. Rolling out caramelised ditties from a place where the café meets the dancefloor, this daughter of an internationally renowned jazz duo blends soul, pop and swoon with an understated grace fostering instant intimacy. Joining this New York heartthrob is The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus with his latest incarnation Struggle With Glory. Backed by Melbourne maestros, Angus continues to cross musical boundaries, transporting the classic Greco-Roman myths into a surreal world of old-time jazz and gospel music. Revenge, giant beasts in strange lands, the doomed love affairs of Gods and men and the unstoppable torrent of fate are served up with the unmistakable sound of Angus’ old dented trumpet.  A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Festival Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Perth

2–3 Mar Ed Sheeran Music|Concerts

It's been a quick rise for soulful British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran from playing his first club gig in New York City in early 2012. Sheeran's take on acoustic-based folk is updated with hip hop influenced hooks and beats. His song The A Team was nominated for a Song of the Year Grammy, and his debut album, +, hit No. 5 on the US album chart.
Perth Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

2–3 Mar WASO's Festival of Chamber Music Music|Concerts

Over two days in the outstanding acoustics of Perth Concert Hall, WASO musicians and special guests present twelve concerts of superb music for chamber ensembles and chamber orchestra. From exquisite Debussy to ever-popular Mozart, from the sonic splendour of WASO’s brass to the ethereal beauty of Allegri’s Miserere, this is a feast of music for everyone. Come to a single concert, settle in for a day, or join us on the whole two-day journey. Enjoy a selection of food and wine and free performances in the foyers in between concerts.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

2 Mar Mogwai Music|Concerts

Mogwai is renowned for transporting listeners deep into a gripping cacophony of drums, bass and guitars with a veritable wall of sound that peaks and collides with an intensity rarely matched. Hailing from Scotland, where the landscape shapes their swirling soundscapes, this troupe of doom rockers take you full throttle into an abyss where cinematic instrumentals prevail and nuances of post-rock frailty infiltrate. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Festival Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Perth

2–3 Mar White Spirit Music|Concerts

The sacred and profane collide when Sufi music and mysticism meet street art. Ensemble Al Nabolsy & the Whirling Dervishes of Damascus bring their uplifting melodies, enriched by spellbinding dance moves, directly from war-torn Syria’s Umayyad Mosque. Led by the stirring voice of Noureddine Khourchid, the son of a Syrian Sufi sheik, seven singers perform exquisite invocations, songs of praise and Sufi poems as three Whirling Dervishes hypnotically spin on the stage. This sublime musical experience is made thrillingly vivid as the stage comes alive with illuminated calligraphy painted by Tunisian street artist Shoof. His striking brushstrokes provide a dazzling backdrop to the ritual music and movement of White Spirit. Trance, music and visual art come together for a spiritual spectacle as exciting as it is enchanting. A Perth Festival event.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth

2–3 Mar The Empire Strips Back - Star Wars Burlesque Show Theatre|Dance|Film

A Star Wars burlesque parody. Expect some seriously sexy stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, tantalising Twi'leks, a Darth with a different kind of dark side, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for and much, much more.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

2–19 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

3 Mar Jo Jo Abot & Stay Jay Music|Concerts

Hailing from Ghana via Brooklyn, Jojo Abot is a revolutionary of hypercolour Afrobeat punk. Her vocals are hypnotic, her sheer presence, mesmerising. The new kween of contemporary African sounds, she is equal parts Erykah Badu and performance art hurricane. Commanding, demanding and riotously engaging – this is the voice of now. Abot shares the stage with a blistering array of Afrobeat artists charting new territory for global sounds. Completing the bill is a star of Ghana’s future soul scene, the charismatic Stay Jay. Renowned for bringing the sweet party vibes, Stay Jay will ensure the crowd is jumping and an array of DJs will close the night with furore. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Festival Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Perth

4 Mar Fields & The Expressions and Tank & The Bangas Music|Concerts

This year’s Gardens’ finale is set to quake and holler as we bring you a soul explosion marrying old school with the very new. Groove merchants Lee Fields & The Expressions are joined by internet sensations Tank & the Bangas, a rollercoaster of R‘n’B grinders with face-melting harmonies to boot. A Perth Festival event.
Chevron Festival Gardens, Elizabeth Quay, Perth

5 Mar Fall Out Boy Music|Concerts

Fall Out Boy emerged as the biggest underground band in the early 2000s with the release of their debut album, Take This To Your Grave, a seminal pop punk classic. Since then, they have released six chart topping albums, amongst a string of smash hits, remaining as brave and bombastic as ever to fans both new and old, selling out arenas across the globe and continually releasing genre defining classic album after classic album.
Red Hill Auditorium, Toodyay Road, Red Hill Ph: 13 61 00

6 Mar Queen + Adam Lambert Music|Concerts

Queen + Adam Lambert toured Australia in 2014 to sold out arena shows and stunning accolades from fans and critics. For their 2018 tour, the band will unveil a brand new show including a specially designed state-of-the-art production. The choice of performance material will no doubt acknowledge this year’s 40th anniversary of Queen’s biggest-selling studio album to date, News of the World from 1977, which yielded the immortal anthems We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

6 Mar +LIVE+ Music|Concerts

After a triumphant return to Australia for near-capacity outdoor shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and the Hunter Valley in November, one of the world’s biggest reunited rock acts +LIVE+ are returning this March.
HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont Ph: 13 61 00

7 Mar Robbie Williams: THe Heavy Entertainment Show World Tour Music|Concerts

Global pop phenomenon Robbie Williams is bringing his mammoth tour to Australia. Williams will perform a glittering hit-laden set spanning his entire career, along with a couple of surprising covers thrown in for good measure. From his breakthrough global smash hit Angels, through pop anthems Let Me Entertain You, Millennium, Come Undone and more, Robbie Williams’ unparalleled catalogue is a career-defining generational soundtrack.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

8 Mar WASO Morning Symphony Series: Asher Fisch Conducts Strauss’ Alpine Symphony Music|Concerts

A majestic musical journey through the glorious Alps. To mark the opening of the Morning Symphony Series in our 90th anniversary year, Asher Fisch conducts one of the most majestic and extravagant of all orchestral works, Strauss' An Alpine Symphony. Strauss’ enthralling musical travelogue depicts a journey to the peaks of the Bavarian Alps, through dark forests, ferocious storms and a stunning waterfall.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

9–10 Mar Moscow Ballet: The Nutcracker Theatre|Dance|Film

This romantic tale with its blend of magic and realism brings to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the famous Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and The Waltz of the Flowers. With this delightful production of the much loved Nutcracker, La classique captures the imagination, the passion, the humour and magic of the ballet.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

9–10 Mar WASO Masters Series: Strauss’ Alpine Symphony & Beethoven’s Violin Concerto  Music|Concerts

The majestic glory of the Alps and the virtuosity of Veronika Eberle. Principal Conductor Asher Fisch leads WASO through one of the most grandiose and extravagant of all orchestral works, Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony. This enthralling musical travelogue charts a journey to the peaks of the Bavarian Alps, through dark forests, ferocious storms and a stunning waterfall. Acclaimed German violinist Veronika Eberle makes her WASO debut and tackles the summit of a violinist’s repertoire, Beethoven’s magnificent Violin Concerto.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

10 Mar Hyundai A-League Sport

Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

10 Mar National Rugby League Sport

The NRL will create history when the opening round of the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership season kicks off with an historic double header at the brand new Perth Stadium this March. Spectators will experience an atmosphere like no other and feel close to the action courtesy of Perth Stadium's 'fans first' approach to design and technology. The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will take on the Melbourne Storm and the South Sydney Rabbitohs will take on the New Zealand Warriors for their first home game of the year.
Perth Stadium, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

12 Mar Sabine Meyer & Alliage Quintett Music|Concerts

A journey through musical fairytales, Fantasia mixes the talents of legendary clarinettist Sabine Meyer with the Alliage Quintett, a unique ensemble of four saxophones and a grand piano. On this rare trip to Australia, Sabine’s rightful status as one of the world’s great clarinet soloists is shown in a new light as she joins the Alliage Quintett in walking the perfect line between serious virtuosity and light-hearted entertainment.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9231 9999

13 Mar Rodrigo Y Gabriela Music|Concerts

Two years on from their last Australian tour, celebrated Mexican instrumental virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela return to Australia to play national theatre shows. Known for their dynamic live performances, and with roots busking in Dublin before word of mouth buzz carried them forward, Rodrigo y Gabriela are without doubt one of the most captivating live acts in the world.
Astor Theatre, Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

13–16 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.
State Theatre Centre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth

14 Mar Jose Feliciano Music|Concerts

Internationally recognised as the first Latin cross over artist into the English market, Jose Feliciano remains one of the greatest singers/guitarists/songwriters of our time. His success with Light My Fire in 1968 was quickly followed by Che Sara, Rain, Feliz Navidad, California Dreamin' and many more. He remains one of the worlds leading guitarist’s, described by Guitar Player Magazine as ‘best pop guitarist’, placed in their Gallery of the Greats.
Regal Theatre, 474 Hay St, Subiaco Ph: 1300 795 012

15–16 Mar Freeze Frame Opera at the Quarry Theatre|Dance|Film

Freeze Frame Opera is to opera what 20/20 is to cricket. Experience all the highlights of the opera without any boring bits in the iconic Quarry Amphitheatre. BYO picnic and wine/beer while enjoying an evening of scintillating singing performed by a stellar cast of top WA artists, accompanied by outstanding pianist, Tommaso Pollio. Come and experience the spine-tingling and breathtaking beauty and magic of opera.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00

15–17 Mar WASO Classics Series: Ode to Joy – Asher Fisch Conducts Beethoven 9 Music|Concerts

WASO celebrates 90 years with a timeless testament to humanity. What better way to celebrate WASO’s 90th anniversary year than with Beethoven’s majestic Ninth Symphony! This is music of life-affirming exaltation, a glorious celebration of universal brotherhood. Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy is a dazzling piano solo, a concerto and a large-scale choral work all in one! Asher Fisch is both soloist and conductor in this unique work of grandeur and lyricism, in which Beethoven foreshadows his own Ninth symphony and its iconic Ode to Joy finale.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

18 Mar X Trial Australian Championships Sport

The X Trial Australian Championship is a spectacular show for the whole family to enjoy, with incredible feats of gravity-defying skill by Australia’s best riders. Hear the gasps and feel the tension as they tackle the most incredible course ever built in Australia.
HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont Ph: 13 61 00

20 Mar A Day on the Green: James Blunt Music|Concerts

Bringing The Afterlove Tour down under, James Blunt will be joined by Pete Murray, Busby Marou and Alex Lloyd, making these concerts an unforgettable jam-packed day of entertainment. Since his first visit to Australia in 2005, James Blunt has kept audiences spellbound with his heartfelt poignancy fused with touches of classic, self deprecating sense of humour. See him perform songs from his latest album plus his incredible catalogue of hits including Bartender, You're Beautiful, Goodbye My Lover, Carry You Home, No Bravery, 1973, Wisemen, Stay The Night and Bonfire Heart.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

21–25 Mar Senior Moments Comedy

John Wood, Benita Collings & Max Gillies are having some Senior Moments, with Geoff Harvey on piano. Senior Moments is a comedy revue, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully. It’s a seriously silly show for otherwise sensible seniors.
Heath Ledger Theatre, Cnr William and Roe Sts, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

23–25 Mar Perth 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

23–24 Mar WASO Masters Series: Asher Fisch Conducts Debussy & Ravel Music|Concerts

Be transported by evocative, atmospheric masterpieces. The intoxicating colours of Debussy’s impressionistic masterpiece Nocturnes conjure images of gently passing clouds, a vibrant festival and ocean waves glinting in moonlight. Inspired by Finnish mythology, Sibelius’ Tapiola is a powerful evocation of the power, mystery and beauty of a Nordic forest. WASO’s Principal Flute Andrew Nicholson showcases his refined lyricism and immaculate technique in Carl Nielsen’s mercurial and dramatic Flute Concerto. Ravel’s La valse concludes this concert with a shattering, darkly exultant transformation of Vienna’s most famous courtly dance.
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Tce, Perth 9326 0000

23–31 Mar We Will Rock You Music|Concerts

Since 2002, over 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production, based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn). We Will Rock You reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances, with more than 24 hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Gaga, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, Killer Queen and I Want to Break Free.
His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

24 Mar Gilbert O’Sullivan: 50th Anniversary World Tour Music|Concerts

Gilbert O’Sullivan, one of the biggest Irish songwriters and recording artists to reach international chart success in the 70s and 80s, has announced he will be in Australia in 2018 for a national tour as he celebrates 50 years in music.    
Crown Theatre, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood Ph: 13 61 00

24 Mar Ministry of Sound Orchestrated Music|Concerts

A celebration of classic dance tracks performed live with the Perth Symphony Orchestra and guest vocalists Daniel Merriweather, Alison Limerick (UK) and Ilan Kidron (The Potbelleez). Orchestrated will marry the euphoria of the most loved dancefloor moments of the past 25 years with the magic of a live symphony orchestra.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

24 Mar Sundowner @ The Quarry: Kate Ceberano Music|Concerts

Not only an amazing singer, but an extraordinary performer, Kate Ceberano is known for her soulful voice, charismatic nature and ability to steal the dance floor. With a career spanning twenty five years, Australian singer/songwriter Kate Ceberano has won almost every entertainment award in Australia.
Quarry Amphitheatre, Waldron Drive, City Beach Ph: 13 61 00

25 Mar Lionel Richie Music|Concerts

Multi-platinum-selling artist, multiple Grammy Award winner and music icon, Lionel Richie is bringing his All the Hits tour to Perth.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

25 Mar Hyundai A-League Sport

Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
nib Stadium, 310 Pier St, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

25 Mar Jazz on a Summer’s Day Music|Concerts

The new event series, Jazz on a Summer’s Day is here featuring Australia’s own trumpet maestro James Morrison live on stage with the iconic Wendy Matthews. Joining them for this spectacular afternoon of jazz in the park is the genre defying Vince Jones, along with the UK’s leading female saxophonist YolanDa Brown and Perth sensation Libby Hammer.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Kings Park Rd, Perth Ph: 13 61 00

28–29 Mar Bruno Mars Music|Concerts

Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician, Bruno Mars returns to Australia as part his 24K Magic World Tour.
Perth Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth Ph: 1300 795 012

31 Mar Hyundai A-League Sport

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