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Animal Farm

A timeless examination of extremist rule. Manor Farm is in a state of rebellion as a gang of pigs unite to overthrow their cruel human oppressor.

  • Venue:Studio Underground
  • Dates:Sep 3 - 27


  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William Street, Perth Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price:$26-$59
  • Ticket Price FROM:$26
  • Ticket price TO:$59
  • Other:Performing Arts
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


Manor Farm is in a state of rebellion as a gang of pigs unite to overthrow their cruel human oppressor.
Written in the 1940s by George Orwell as a response to the rise of authoritarian governments, Animal Farm is a timeless examination of extremist rule. This new adaptation continues to caution with the universal message that power can corrupt – and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Adapted by political powerhouse Van Badham (Banging Denmark, Q&A, The Drum and writer at The Guardian), this high-octane three-hander features a cast of stellar comedians, improvisers and storytellers. They bring to life a farmyard of characters including the hardworking Boxer and power hungry Napoleon. This is a biting political satire that will make you grunt.

Australian premiere: Tenneessee Williams' Not About Nightingales

A Tennessee Williams play lost for 60 years will make its Australian premiere at the Last Drop Canning Vale.

  • Dates:September 11-26
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Last Drop Brewery Canning Vale


  • Hosted By:Life on Hold Productions
  • Venue Address:507 Nicholson Road, Canning Vale
  • Ticket Price:$25, $20 concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Other:Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


Presented by Life on Hold Productions and directed by Sarah Christiner, Not About Nightingales is based on the true story of a prison scandal that shocked the US in the mid-1930s.

Inmates went on a hunger strike due to poor conditions and were locked in steam-heated cells as punishment.

The focus is on the politics of prison life, told through a love story, compelling dialogue, power-corrupted officials and the human condition.

Playwright Williams is most famous for A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie, among his more than 100 plays.

Originally written in 1938, the first performance of Not About Nightingales wasn’t until 1998 in London after actress Vanessa Redgrave tracked it down.

It moved to Broadway a year later and picked up six Tony Awards, including best play.

“The play is episodic and bounces between locations in the prison with each scene announced as if it was a newspaper article,” Christiner said.

“It’s not a happy story but I believe it ends with hope – it’s open to interpretation what happens to the characters at the end.

“Conclusions are not certain and that’s something I really enjoy about the text.”

The main challenges, according to Christiner, are some of the surreal scenes in the show.

“They’re not like anything I’ve worked with before and I particularly wanted to do them justice,” she said.

“This has involved some musical direction and choreography to draw the audience into the prison space and life, actively bringing them in what’s going on.

Not About Nightingales was Tennessee Williams’ first full-length play and it doesn’t have the mature editing of his more well-known later works.

“Working with the script to create a production that wasn’t too long, but also didn’t omit anything quintessentially Williams or relevant to the main storyline, was a challenge.”

Involved in theatre since 2003, Christiner has performed in a plethora of productions and has also done extensive tech work and stage-managing, recently extending her love of the performing arts to directing and setting up Life on Hold Productions.

In 2018, her company debuted with a production of A Clockwork Orange, followed by Animal Farm and The Other Side last year.

“I was stuck for inspiration on what show to produce in 2020 so I went to the State Library and randomly selected several plays to read,” Christiner said.

“Tennessee Williams is one of my favourite playwrights and I hadn’t heard of Not About Nightingales before.

“It had the classic Williams lyricism and interplay of realistic action with surrealist scenes but it was so much more visceral and violent than usual.

“The idea of trying to bring this prison experience, based on real events, to life excited me and offered new creative opportunities.”

Tennessee Williams’ Not About Nightingales plays at 7.30pm September 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25 and 26. Tickets are $25, $20 concession – book at www.TAZTix.com.au or call TAZTix on 9255 3336.

The Last Drop Canning Vale is at 507 Nicholson Road.

Margaret River Region Open Studios

Margaret River Region Open Studios turns the South West into art lovers paradise, giving you the opportunity to visit the artists you know and love, and ones you're yet to discover!

  • Dates:September 12 - 27
  • Time(s):Approx. 10am to 4pm daily
  • Festivals:Margaret River Open Studios


  • Hosted By:Margaret River Region Open Studios
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture
  • Type:Free


One of WA’s most popular arts events, Margaret River Region Open Studios, will return in September after being forced to postpone due to COVID-19.

103 artists from around the region will be opening their studio doors to welcome in art lovers and share their passion.

The event, now in its seventh year, features painters, sculptors, illustrators, jewellers, printmakers, glassblowers, ceramicists, potters, photographers, furniture makers, woodworkers, textile artists, metalworkers, mixed media artists and upcyclers who share a love of this beautiful part of the world.

Roadtrip from Perth and make a holiday of it, going off the beaten path to visit studios of artists you know and love, and some new talent who might just be the next big thing! Renown artists participating include Leon Pericles, Rachel Coad, Lauren Wilhelm, Ian Mutch, Patricia Negus, Mary-Lynne Stratton and Christian Fletcher.

Beaufort St Songwriters Club

Enjoy intimate performances from some of Perth's up-and-coming talent at The Beaufort St Songwriters Club.

  • Dates:Sep 17 - Oct 29
  • Time(s):8pm to 11.30pm
  • Venue:The Bird


  • Venue Address:181 William St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:$5
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Gig Guide,Pop


Originally born in Mt Lawley, The Bird in Northbridge invites you to a cosy night filled with music and candlelight. With a selection of great drinks and shaker fires, this is a great way to kick the mid-week blues. 

Hidden Treasures 2020

Fremantle's Hidden Treasures music series returns every Thursday night in September! Discover live music in some of the port city's most evocative and tucked away venues.

  • Dates:Sep 17 & 24
  • Time(s):From 7.30pm


  • Hosted By:City of Fremantle
  • Venue Address:54 High Street, Fremantle
  • Ticket Price:$20 + BF
  • Other:Music


Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to welcome back live music with the return of City of Fremantle’s Hidden Treasures. Now in its 10th year, Hidden Treasures presents some of WA’s best musical talents performing live in some of the port city’s most evocative and tucked away venues. This year’s diverse line-up features Fremantle artists at its heart with a mix of old favourites and exciting up-and-coming bands. Join us every Thursday night in September for good times, warm fires and an epic return to live music. For more information and to purchase tickets visit hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au.


Get ready to laugh, sigh and cry a little as four retired opera singers take you into the bittersweet world of facing up to age and mortality.

  • Dates:Sep 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26; Oct 1, 2, 3
  • Time(s):8pm September 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, October 1, 2 and 3 with a 2pm matinee September 26
  • Venue:Limelight Theatre


  • Hosted By:Limelight Theatre
  • Venue Address:Civic Drive, Wanneroo
  • Ticket Price:$21, $18 concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$18
  • Ticket price TO:$21
  • Other:Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


GET ready to laugh, sigh and cry a little as four retired opera singers take you into the bittersweet world of facing up to age and mortality.

Written by Ronald Harwood and directed by Gwen Browning at Limelight Theatre, Quartet is set in an aged care home with Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred ready to celebrate Verdi’s birthday with an annual concert.

Reggie’s ex-wife Jean arrives and upsets the balance, continuing to act like a diva and refusing to sing – but the show must go on.

In 2012, a film adaptation was directed by Dustin Hoffman and starred Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins and Tom Courtenay.

“I loved the film,” Browning said. “For those of us in their 60s and above, the situation and state the characters are in is all too familiar. 

“I felt the play would appeal to our more mature patrons while also providing a good laugh for everyone.”

Involved with Limelight Theatre since 1983, Browning has performed – as she puts it – in “too many productions to remember”.

She was named best actress at Limelight Theatre in 1992, 1996, 2004 and 2006, also scoring the accolade at the 1995 State Drama Festival.

Browning has directed the plays Hotel Sorrento, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Life x 3 and Talking Heads, winner of best production in 2012.

The main challenge with Quartet, she says, is working with a cast of only four.

“It goes without saying that a group of strong actors is essential,” Browning said.

“The actors must also be able to bounce off each other and work well as an ensemble.”

Quartet plays at 8pm September 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, October 1, 2 and 3 with a 2pm matinee September 26. Tickets are $21, $18 concession – email [email protected] or call 0499 954 016 between 9am and 12pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday (or leave a clear message).

Limelight Theatre is located on Civic Drive, Wanneroo.

Perth Poetry Festival

The tenth annual Perth Poetry Festival features four days of workshops, readings, talks, slams and poetry contests that bring together different poetic expressions, languages and traditions.

  • Venue:Northbridge Piazza Community Centre
  • Dates:Sep 18 - 27
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:City Of Perth
  • Type:Workshops
  • Other:Literature,Lectures & Talks,Writers Festivals


The tenth annual Perth Poetry Festival features four days of workshops, readings, talks, slams and poetry contests that bring together different poetic expressions, languages and traditions.

Local, national, and international poets are offered professional development opportunities to challenge their craft through networking and workshops, while a diverse range of events offer poetry enthusiasts a scene to explore.

Guest poets include Tony Curtis (Ireland), Judith Beveridge (NSW), Jeltje Fanoy (Vic) and local poets John Kinsella, Liana Joy Christensen, Renee Pettitt-Schipp, Neil J (Brillo) Pattinson and Christine Della Vedova.

Full program available at wapoets.net.au

The Small Hours

Suspense, mystery and murder come together at Stirling Theatre in The Small Hours, a thriller with international intrigue.

  • Dates:September 18-October 3
  • Time(s):8pm September 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, October 1, 2 & 3; 2pm September 20 & 27
  • Venue:Stirling Theatre


  • Hosted By:Stirling Theatre
  • Venue Address:Morris Place, Innaloo
  • Ticket Price:$22, $20 concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$22
  • Other:Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


SUSPENSE, mystery and murder come together at Stirling Theatre in The Small Hours, a thriller with international intrigue.

Written by Francis Durbridge and directed by Janet Brandwood, the play follows Sussex hotel owner Carl Houston who saves a passenger when their plane is hijacked after leaving Australia.

Houston nearly dies as he tries to learn why his travel bag is of interest to the police while also attempting to find out what a toy koala, his devious chef and the hijacking have in common.

Playwright Durbridge is an English author, best known for creating the character Paul Temple.

Janet has chosen to update the play from its 1980s setting to the present day.

“What directly inspired me was finding a copy of the script when I was in the theatre office,” she said.

“I previously directed Durbridge’s A Touch of Danger in 2011 and was familiar with his style. 

“My husband Tom also directed two of his plays at the old Stirling Theatre in Cedric Street. 

“I am a big fan of crime stories and have Agatha Christie’s entire collection of books, her biography and many of her plays – I have directed six of them.”

The main challenge with The Small Hours, according to Janet, is the set.

“The first scene is aboard an aircraft and we’ve been lucky enough to find two genuine airline seats,” she said.

“They’re on a small thrust stage, right in front of the proscenium, with the remaining scenes in the living room of a hotel.”

The Small Hours plays at 8pm September 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, October 1, 2 and 3 with 2pm matinees September 20 and 27. Tickets are $22, $20 concession – book through Morris News on 9446 9120 or at www.trybooking.com/BHPJF.

Stirling Theatre is on Morris Place, Innaloo.

Let The Right One In

Sinister undercurrents and gothic themes flow throughout Harbour Theatre’s latest show, as part of a dark coming-of-age story.

  • Dates:September 18-October 4
  • Time(s):7.30pm September 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30, October 2 and 3 with 2pm matinees September 20, 27 avnd October 4
  • Venue:Harbour Theatre


  • Hosted By:Harbour Theatre
  • Venue Address:16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park
  • Ticket Price:$25.50, $23.50 concession, $20.50 students
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20.50
  • Ticket price TO:$25.50
  • Other:Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Camelot Outdoor Cinema
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


SINISTER undercurrents and gothic themes flow throughout Harbour Theatre’s latest show, as part of a dark coming-of-age story.

Based on the Swedish novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist and adapted for stage by Jack Thorne, Let The Right One In focuses on the bullied teenage boy Oskar who finds a friend in Eli, after she moves in next door.

Both are from dysfunctional families and support each other during a frightening time in Oskar’s life, as a spate of disturbing killings rock the neighbourhood.

But Eli has a hidden secret – she doesn’t go to school and never leaves her flat during the day.

Let The Right One In was published in 2004 and adapted into a film in 2008, followed by an English language adaptation in 2010 under the title Let Me In.

“The story proves that as long as you have someone to support you, you can survive anything,” director Jo Sterkenburg said.

“There are several underlying themes that many people will identify with and enjoy exploring.”

Sterkenburg said she saw the film several years ago and was captivated by its dark undertones and relatable story.

“After reading the book, I looked for the screenplay and, to my delight, discovered it was available to be performed,” she said.

“I have always been attracted to dark, gothic themes and have wanted to do something like this at Harbour Theatre for many years.

“I wanted a challenge, instead of the usual sort of play with a square set and lots of furniture.

Let The Right One In is an opportunity for the audience to imagine the horror through atmosphere, sound and lighting effects and, of course, good acting.”

First becoming involved in theatre more than 40 years ago in Quairading, Sterkenburg joined Harbour Theatre in 1981 and has been involved as an actor, director, stage manager, lighting and sound operator and make-up artist in a plethora of productions.

She has also performed at Melville Theatre and has numerous best actor and supporting actor awards to her credit.

Most recently, Sterkenburg directed the bittersweet comedy Sex Cells and the short drama Early Frost.

Her latest show hasn’t been without its challenges, including COVID-19.

“We were two weeks into rehearsal and then everything went into lockdown,” Sterkenburg said.

“But my cast and crew have been amazing, still wanting to be involved months later, and are coming along to rehearsals with enthusiasm.”

Let The Right One In plays at 7.30pm September 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30, October 2 and 3 with 2pm matinees September 20, 27 avnd October 4. Tickets are $25.50, $23.50 concession and $20.50 students – book at www.TAZTix.com.au or call TAZTix on 9255 3336.

Note: the play contains strong language and supernatural themes and is not suitable for children under 14.

Harbour Theatre is located at 16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park.

Wine 101 Wine Education Classes

A terrific way to get a real understanding of wine and wine styles, this wine class at Upper Reach Winery is perfect for beginners and wine lovers alike.

  • Dates:Sep 19 & Oct 18
  • Time(s):10:30am to 12:00pm


  • Hosted By:Upper Reach Winery
  • Venue Address:77 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville, Western Australia
  • Ticket Price:55$
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Wine,Winery Events


Never let a wine list or waiter bamboozle you again. Get confident in your wine knowledge and start sounding like a pro!

A formal seated tasting experience, above the working winery surrounded by tanks, barrels and winemaking equipment. With a friendly casual vibe, there are no silly questions ....ask them everything you ever wanted to know about wine.

Learn about the difference between sweet/dry, what oak does to a wine and aged wines. You will get a very good understanding of the basics and be tasting like a pro in no time. There will be wine tasting throughout the class, so you can put your new knowledge into action.

Lunch Option- should you wish to stay a little longer and enjoy a relaxed 2 course lunch with sweeping views of the vineyard; one of Chef’s fabulous large shared platters between 2 people (your choice of 3) and a seasonal dessert. Select this option when choosing your tickets.

Breakfast Option - Perfect for early birds, enjoy a fabulous a la carte menu for breakfast, your choice of tea or coffee over looking the vineyard followed by the 101 class. Breakfast from 9am with class starting at 10:30am



Dark Dance At The Regal Theatre

On every Tuesday evening in September, the Regal Theatre turns off the lights on their stage and invites everyone and anyone for a dance party where you can dance like no one's watching.

  • Dates:Sept 22 & 29
  • Time(s):5:30pm
  • Venue:The Regal Theatre


  • Hosted By:The Regal Theatre
  • Venue Address:474 Hay Street
  • Ticket Price:Free Entry
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Type:Community
  • Performing Arts:Dance


Dancing in the dark can give us the opportunity to free ourselves from the instinct to fit in. There is no one watching us, no one judging us and we can move the way our body wants to move. There is no right or wrong way to dance and it doesn’t matter what you look like, it only matters how you feel.

What to expect:
Meet on the Regal Theatres’ stage, where they’ll go through a quick welcome and warm up with the lights on for you to get acquainted with the space. They will then turn the lights down low and get down to dance! They'll have non-stop bangers ready to go in a playlist to keep you grooving. At the end they'll put on some mood lighting to take us through some stretching to cool us down. The space will have markers so you will have no trouble going to the toilet or getting assistance if you need.

Bring whatever mood you come with, and together you'll shake off any bad vibes and leave in a better mood then when you started. This is an opportunity to lose yourself in the music.
Bring a water bottle, comfortable clothes, and ear plugs if you have any sensitivity to loud music.

Humans have been dancing forever, however it is only recently that research is starting to show us why. The neurological benefits of dance can be as important as the known physical benefits and may even have clinical applications. Dance helps our neurological and physical health by:
- triggering neurotransmitters to release feel good chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine that can help relieve stress and anxiety.
- releasing endorphins that create satisfaction, euphoria and even increase our pain tolerance.
- improving balance, co-ordination and special awareness.
- improving muscle tone and cardiovascular health.

Whether you come for stress relief, physical exercise, or just for pleasure, Dark Dance can benefit you in ways you didn’t even know you needed. 

Open Stage At The Regal Theatre

A series of musical, storytelling, comedic and performing arts open-mic nights in the Regal's heritage listed Art Deco Auditorium, every Wednesday in September.

  • Dates:Sep 23 & 30
  • Time(s):6:30pm
  • Venue:The Regal Theatre


  • Hosted By:The Regal Theatre
  • Venue Address:474 Hay Street
  • Ticket Price:Free Entry
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Type:Community,Free


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, their heritage listed Art Deco auditorium has been lying neglected for months. With restrictions in WA starting to ease, they figured they should activate this world class performance venue for the community! Perth has some exceptional talent that has been cooped up in bedrooms and backyards across the country side. They want to see those skills that have been honed in isolation over the past few months!

WED 9th September - MUSIC – Give us some tunes! Musicians, covers, originals, bands, solos, duos, instrumentalists. 

WED 16th September - WORDS – Storytellers, stories, jokes, stand up comedy, poetry, slam, prose, monologues, hip hop.

WED 23rd September – PERFORM – Performers, flow artists, dancers, skits and actors. Movement and performance based arts and party tricks. Anything and everything from dancing, juggling, poi, fire twirling, circus, improv, skits and mini performances! 

WED 30th September - MUSIC –  Musicians: bands, covers, originals, solos, duos, instrumentalists. 

This is an inclusive event, please bring an open attitude and warm vibes ready to embrace and support all of the gifts the community has to offer!

Their licensed Attic Bar will be serving up some tasty beverages so you can sit back and enjoy something we all craved over COVID – live performance! This is a free community event presented by SubiAction and supported by the City of Subiaco. Doors open at 6:30pm, performances from 7pm. 

Subi Lounge Series: Major Swing Project At Railway Station

A roving swing duo deliver a vibrant and engaging street performance to welcome and warm up the concert series.

  • Dates:Sept 24
  • Time(s):Opens 5pm
  • Venue:Rokeby Road


  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:Rokeby Road, Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Music:Busking,Free


Free opening event for Subi Lounge Series featuring a duo of Major Swing Project. The first of two performances with the latter on the 26th of September showcasing the full band. Think gypsy swing street vibes. 

Powerman 5000

Industrial metal veterans and film and video game soundtrack favourites Powerman 5000 plays the Rosemount in a show guaranteed to bring the house down.

  • Dates:Sep 24
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Rosemount Hotel


  • Hosted By:Metropolis Touring
  • Venue Address:459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006
  • Ticket Price FROM:$50
  • Ticket price TO:$160
  • Other:Music
  • Event Venue:Rosemount Hotel
  • Music:Concert Tours,Gig Guide,Pop


Sci Fi Electro Metal Robot Rockers POWERMAN 5000 (USA) Tour Australia for the First Time Ever to Celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Tonight The Stars Revolt! (When Worlds Collide, Supernova Goes Pop, Nobody's Real)

Tonight The Stars Revolt! has sold over 1,000,000 copies. With cyberpunk imagery, catchy riffs, funky beats and rap rock vocals, Powerman 5000 bridged the gap between Nu Metal and Industrial Metal and packaged it up in a retro-science fiction b-movie aesthetic that separated them visually and musically from their peers. It was an album that has a timeless appeal that sounds as catchy and fun in 2020 as it did over 2 decades ago.

The uber-talented supervillains of the Heavy Metal scene POWERMAN 5000 bring their trademark high energy fun and good times to Australia to Celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Tonight The Stars Revolt! playing When Worlds Collide, Supernova Goes Pop, Nobody's Real and more from the album + extra set of hits – Bombshell, Super Villian and How to be Human.

Subi Lounge Series: Paper Moon Play Bistro Felix

Jazz, soul and contemporary favourites. Two wonderful evenings of spell-binding musicianship with outstanding vocalist Fiona Rea and virtuoso jazz guitarist Lachlan Gear.

  • Dates:Sept 24; Oct 1
  • Time(s):4:30pm - 6:30pm


  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:118-120 Rokeby Road Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Jazz


Bistro Felix Wine Bar is a smart wine bar and restaurant with a focus on Modern European dining. The menu is a contemporary take on classic French dishes designed by head chef Amane Mori, winner of the 2019 Western Australian Restaurant and Catering: Chef of the Year Award. If a drink is all you desire, you are welcome to take a seat at their bar or on Subiaco’s favourite deck, order a nibble from our snacks menu and select from their extensive cocktail, beer and wine list.

• Bistro Felix Wine Bar
• September 24, 2020, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
• October 1, 2020 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Contact venue to make a booking.

Subi Lounge Series: Village Bar Goes Global With Steve Hensby Band

Highly entertaining and eclectic 8-piece performance, lead by the charismatic frontman Steve Hensby, alongside a troop of sensational musicians.

  • Dates:Sept 24
  • Time(s):Starts at 6.30pm
  • Venue:The Village Bar


  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:10/531 Hay St, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Type:Free
  • Music:Country & Folk,Free,Other Music


Experience funk, soul, ska, world with a dash of psychedelic with Steve Hensby and his band, on the 24th of September at The Village Bar. The band's self-titled debut featured danceable folk music from different parts of the world fused together to make a gypsy-circus style album.

Subi Lounge Series

Dive into a kaleidoscope of open-air performances and intimate-style gigs hosted by Subiaco’s restaurants and bars over two consecutive weekends from 24 September to 3 October.

  • Dates:24 Sept - 3 Oct
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:Subiaco Town Centre
  • Ticket Price FROM:$0
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Jazz,Other Music,R&B,String Quartet,World


Dive into a kaleidoscope of open-air performances and intimate-style gigs hosted by Subiaco’s restaurants and bars over two consecutive weekends from 24 September to 3 October.
Within the program, you’ll discover music that celebrates many cultural and stylistic layers. From African dance to Gyspy jazz, from European folk to string quartets, from chilled folk club vibes to full-blown funk and soul. Improvised jazz meets live art, instrument makers reveal secrets and musical surprises pop up in laneways and on corners. A deco bar becomes a hub for jazz of all colours and a carpark ignites with a fusion of brass driven dance music.
The full program can be found at seesubiaco.com.au/loungeseries 

Subi Lounge Series: Zucchini Brothers Dazzle The Streets

Subi’s famous vegetable siblings colour the streets with Euro-folk, latin and bossa nova vibes.

  • Dates:Sept 24, Oct 3
  • Time(s):Thurs 4pm & 5:30pm, Sat 2pm & 3:30pm


  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:The Regal Theatre & Forrest Walk
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Country & Folk,Jazz,Other Music


The Zucchini Brothers play Latin, Tango, Bossa Nova, European classics and an array of popular hearty vocals. They are at their best moving around tables, playing lovers requests and raucous tarentellas, bull fighting boleros and Russian folk songs!

Roving performances
• Thursday 24 September 4:00pm, Regal Theatre sidewalk & 5:30pm, Forrest Walk
• Saturday 3 October 2:00pm, Regal Theatre sidewalk, 3:30pm, Forrest Walk

Pixar Putt 2020

Get ready to kick some serious putt for Pixar Putt's return to Perth for a limited season!

  • Dates:Sep 25 - Oct 25
  • Time(s):10.00am to 10.00pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena Plaza


  • Hosted By:Disney & Life Like Touring
  • Venue Address:RAC Arena Plaza, 700 Wellington Street
  • Ticket Price FROM:$19.90
  • Ticket price TO:$119.90
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Type:For Kids


This pop-up open-air mini golf experience is inspired by some of Pixar’s most adored films and is set to take guests to infinity…and beyond!

Putt your way around 9 or 18 holes including Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Inside Out, Wall-E, The Good Dinosaur and more.

This year, not only has Pixar Putt had a redesign, but it will also see the debut of some brand-new holes featuring the latest Pixar hit Onward, as well as Toy Story 4, Ratatouille and Coco, across the entire 18-hole course.

By its very nature, Pixar Putt is one of the most physically distanced events you could find anywhere! The safety of patrons is top priority and Pixar Putt will operate with a commitment to a COVIDSafe environment under a full COVIDSafe Plan.

Joanna's Candlelit Soirées: Golden Goddesses With Melissa Erpen

Celebrate "Golden Goddesses" with Melissa Erpen - the music of influential female vocalists throughout history.

  • Dates:Sep 25
  • Time(s):5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Venue:Kidogo Art House


  • Hosted By:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Venue Address:Bathers Beach, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price FROM:$55
  • Ticket price TO:$65
  • Music:Pop,Other Music,Jazz
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret
  • Food & Drink:Food Event


Join her in the beautifully intimate setting as she pays tribute to some timeless classics from artists such as Joni Mitchel, Etta James, Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Stevie Knicks and more while being accompanied by the incredible Josh Dyson on acoustic guitar. Recently returned from touring the world with artists such as Ellie Goulding, Dua Lipa, Royal Blood + more. 

Incls dinner. No BYO.

Subi Lounge Series: Gypsy Jazz In The Attic Bar

In the art deco surrounds of the Regal Theatre, what could be more fitting than the stunning Sassafras, Perth’s premiere gypsy jazz group.

  • Dates:Fri 25 Sept
  • Time(s):7pm - 9pm
  • Venue:The Regal Theatre


  • Hosted By:See Subiaco, The Regal Theatre, Sassafras
  • Venue Address:474 Hay Street Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Other:Music
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre
  • Music:Jazz


<p> Combining toe-tapping swing, breakneck gypsy classics, wistful french ballads and re-worked jazz standards in a vibrant and engaging mix of acoustic music, performed with the virtuosity and passion that is intrinsic to the gypsy jazz tradition. </p>

Subi Lounge Series: Laneway Gigs With The Double D's

Old school duo the Double D's fronting a foot tapping, erratic slow side of jazz performance, on the unwidely baritone saxophone.

  • Dates:Sept 25
  • Time(s):Starts at 5pm to 6pm


  • Hosted By:See Subiaco
  • Venue Address:Hiddleston Lane
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Music:Free,Jazz


Join in on a laneway performance for the Subi Lounge Series, featuring talents all the way from the UK on the baritone saxone Damien Denyer and joining him on the double bass Danny Boss. Follow the duo on the 25th of September from Hiddleston Lane to Forrest Walk.




School's Out Fest

Start your adventure at the Elizabeth Quay Fun Fair with a range of amusement rides for the young and young at heart.

  • Dates:Sept 26 to Oct 11
  • Time(s):9.00am to 5.30pm
  • Venue:Elizabeth Quay
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:School's Out Fest
  • Venue Address:Elizabeth Quay
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Type:For Kids


Enjoy one hour of unlimited rides on the thrilling Dream Swinger or the Runaway Train Rollercoaster, through to the gentler Cup & Saucer or Taxi Jets ride which are ideal for the little ones.

Rides Include:
- Dream Swinger
- Runaway Train Rollercoaster
- Fiesta Balloon
- Storm
- Taxi Jets
- Cup & Saucer
- Camelot Castle
- Merry Go Round
- Mini Ferris Wheel

Price: $10 per person. Under 2 years old FREE
Times: 1 hour sessions start from 9:00am to 5:30pm daily
Location: Elizabeth Quay, Perth

Joanna's Candlelit Soirées: Songs Of Damien Rice With Bryan Rice Dalton & Mishy Athif

Delight in an amazing repertoire put together by Bryan Rice Dalton and Mishy Athif - inspired by their deep love of Irish songwriter, Damien Rice’s music.

  • Dates:Sept 26
  • Time(s):5.30pm to 7.pm and 7.30pm to 9.30pm sessions available
  • Venue:Kidogo Art House


  • Hosted By:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Venue Address:Bathers Beach, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price FROM:$55
  • Ticket price TO:$65
  • Music:Country & Folk,Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret
  • Food & Drink:Food Event


Enjoy these wonderful musicians perform whilst enjoying a simple, delicious meal with home-made Irish soda bread included in the ticket price.

Bar open. No Byo. 5:30pm is $55 for 2 course meal; 7:30pm is $65 for 3 course meal.

Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival

Plein Air Down Under, Outdoor Painting Festival

  • Dates:Sep 26-28
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:Plein Air Down Under
  • Venue Address:Mandurah Town
  • Type:Community,Youth Art / Performance
  • Art Exhibitions:Painting
  • Other:Arts & Crafts


Workshops, Paint Outs, Exhibitions, Demonstrations and Artist Talks. This festival celebrates everything to do with outdoor painting.


Plein Air Down Under invites artists to join in the fun of Mandurah’s first outdoor painting festival.

Over $8,000 in cash and prizes is on offer for artists accepting the challenge of capturing the character and beauty of Mandurah and Pinjarra’s natural and built environment.


As well as organised Paint Outs, there will be time for artists to explore and paint in other areas. 


This is a free event for the general public, and for artists who would like to paint over the three days and be eligible for the prize money, registrations are $10 for aged 18 and under, and $60 for adults.


The festival dates are 26, 27 and 28 September, with additional pre-festival workshops and activities – all designed to celebrate the art of painting outdoors.


What is Plein Air Painting?

En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air” and refers to the act of painting outdoors. The artist’s subject is in full view, with no photographic reference. It allows the artist to paint a moment in time, in real time. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, colour and movement.


Image:  Leon Holmes by Judith Rigter