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Joanna's Candlelit Soirées

This winter, Kidogo Arthouse hosts a series of Candlelit Soirées featuring some of the best musicians Western Australia has to offer and a warm candlelit dinner in a beautiful gallery space.

  • Dates:Jul 24 - Sep 1
  • Time(s):5.30-7.30pm and 7.30-9.30pm sessions available
  • Venue:Kidogo Art House


  • Hosted By:Kidogo Art House
  • Venue Address:Bathers Beach
  • Ticket Price FROM:$55
  • Ticket price TO:$75
  • Type:Classical Music,Food & drink,Performing Arts
  • Music:Jazz,Opera,Other Music,Busking,Classical,Country & Folk,Gig Guide,Music Festival,Rhythm & Blues,World


The soirées are hosted at the Kidogo Arthouse Gallery in Fremantle and are set to run exclusively throughout winter, June through to August with limited seats for each dinner.

From jazz and blues to opera and everything in between, each night offers music by a different artist, making each soirée experience that much more unique. The intimate setting creates an immersive musical experience like no other that creates a genuine connection between performers and dinner guests.

The three course meal begins with Joanna’s freshly baked Irish soda bread, followed by a warm hearty soup, a vegetarian and meat main course and finishes off with something sweet.

Each soirée is a truly magical experience, being serenaded in the cozy gallery space surrounded by the warmth of candlelight, all while enjoying a scrumptious three course meal in great company.

Urban Wine Walk Fremantle

Rug up and take yourself and your friends on a fun, self-guided winter wine tour through historic Fremantle.

  • Dates:Aug 1; Aug 8
  • Time(s):12.30pm to 4.00pm
  • Venue:Multiple Venues


  • Hosted By:Neighbourhood Events Co
  • Venue Address:Fremantle
  • Ticket Price:$79.99
  • Type:Food & drink,Winery Events
  • Food & Drink:Wine


On Saturday 1st and 8th of August, Fremantle will come alive as a line-up of the best bars and restaurants each transform into an Urban Cellar Door for you to visit on a self-guided trail without having to leave the city!

How does it work you ask? Simply decide which venue you'd like to start from and you're off! Choose your own adventure as you and your friends enjoy awesome experiences at a hand-picked selection of local bars and restaurants whilst of course enjoying a delicious range of wines from some of the best winemakers Australia has to offer!

Guaranteed to sell out, the Urban Wine Walk promises a fun and unique self-guided wine tasting experience that you and your friends won't want to miss!

Long Lunch Series At Market Grounds

Step up your weekend lunch plans with a three-course long lunch accompanied by two hours of bottomless drinks at Market Grounds.

  • Dates:Aug 1, Sep 19
  • Venue:Market Grounds


  • Hosted By:Market Grounds
  • Venue Address:10 Telethon Avenue, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$69
  • Type:Food & drink


Gather your friends for Perth's most luxe long table dining experience. Feast on Market Grounds' exclusive three-course progressive menu while you enjoy two hours of free-flowing beverages.

It's the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or kickstart your Saturday party plans. At $69 per person, you can enjoy a long feast of seasonal shared plates, free-flowing drinks and live entertainment. 


Brewed Laughter

Craft beer tasting with a twist. Hosted by professional comedians, this is interactive comedy at its finest.

  • Dates:Aug 2; Sept 6
  • Time(s):5:30pm
  • Venue:The Generous Squire


  • Hosted By:InjeKtive and The Generous Squire
  • Venue Address:397 Murray Street, Perth, WA, 6000
  • Ticket Price:$35
  • Type:Food & drink,Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Food & Drink:Beer


Come join some of Perth's finest comedians and beer-drinking experts as they take you on a delicious voyage of the frothy senses.

With each show featuring a different comedian, you’ll be sure to come back for another round!

Ticket price includes a flight of five beer tastings from the James Squire signature range of craft beers and an exclusive discount offer (TBA) should you wish to stay for a drink or a meal post-show.

18+ event (for obvious reasons)

Three's Company...

Witness this spectacular performance of Mozart's Piano Trio in C Major and Beethoven's Archduke Trio by WAAPA's very own teaching staff!

  • Dates:Aug 8
  • Time(s):3.00pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium


  • Hosted By:Western Australian Academy of Perfoming Arts
  • Venue Address:Building 1, Room 110 (1.110), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price FROM:$23
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Music:Classical


Mozart composed his Piano Trio in C major (KV 548) at the peak of his creative powers. In this concert, Mozart’s masterpiece keeps company with Beethoven’s first and last piano trios; three pinnacles from the piano trio repertoire, including Beethoven’s monumental Archduke Trio – the most beautiful of his ground- breaking piano trios – clothed in the luminous sonorities of Classical era instruments, including WAAPA’s new Graf (1819) fortepiano.

New Talk

Following their recent set as part of the Enliven Festival (their first show in over a year) NEW TALK play The Bird

  • Dates:Aug 8
  • Time(s):8.00
  • Venue:The Bird


  • Venue Address:181 William Street, Northbridge WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$10 Entry Fee
  • Type:Music
  • Event Venue:The Bird
  • Music:Gig Guide


Armed with new material from their second album which will be out later in the year, they'll be joined by super special guests Yomi Ship and Tether.

The Spunloves | LONDON Single Launch

London single launch with Didions Bible, The Plain Glass Windows & Sight of Sound Society DJ's

  • Dates:Aug 8
  • Time(s):Doors from 8pm
  • Venue:Barbes


  • Hosted By:The Spunloves
  • Venue Address:237 Hay St, Perth
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Type:Music
  • Music:Gig Guide


On stage ~IRL launching new single "London" from their 2nd full length record Too Deep For The Desert.

With support from Didion's Bible, The Plain Glass Windows + Sight of Sound Society DJ's

Doors from 8pm / $10 entry

At Barbes, 237 Hay St Perth

Waapa Open Day 2020

You're invited to come behind the scenes at WAAPA for 2020!

  • Dates:Aug 9
  • Time(s):10:00am
  • Venue:WAAPA, ECU Mount Lawley Campus


  • Hosted By:ECU and WAAPA
  • Venue Address:2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price:Free event
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts


You're invited to come behind the scenes at WAAPA. ECU's Open Day at the Mount Lawley campus gives you the perfect opportunity to see our talented students in action in rehearsals, classes and short concerts. Speak with staff members about course options and learn about auditions. Marvel at the design work, costumes and props on display. Check out the superbly equipped lighting and sound studios, the music technology labs and the scenery construction workshops. Explore the campus, take a backstage tour and attend information sessions. A detailed program of events will be posted on the ECU Open Day and WAAPA web pages closer to the date.

Old Young's Make Your Own Gin Masterclass

Join the amazing distilling team at the Old Young's tasting room for a make your own gin experience.

  • Dates:Aug 9, 19
  • Time(s):Aug 9, 10am; Aug 19, 6pm
  • Venue:Old Young's Distillery


  • Hosted By:Old Young's
  • Venue Address:10581 West Swan Road, Henley Brook
  • Ticket Price:$75
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Food & Drink:Spirits


Well-known for their award-winning gins, Old Young's distillery is passing on their wisdom so you can create your own gin to take home.

This 1.5 hour masterclass includes all tastings and a 200ml bottle of your own gin to take home. 

True to their name, Old Young’s brings tradition together with new techniques and a flair for the unusual (think cold-drip coffee, the pavlova-flavoured vodka and a gin called Old BAG.) These hand-crafted high quality spirits are produced using some of the world's best raw materials (barley malt, wheat, spring water, grapes and fruit).

Sartoria | I Wonder | Single & Band Launch

Sartoria launches his latest song ‘I Wonder’ with his newly formed Band.

  • Dates:Aug 9
  • Time(s):From 5.30pm
  • Venue:Indian Ocean Hotel


  • Venue Address:23-27 Hastings Street Scarborough WA 6019
  • Ticket Price:$8.20
  • Type:Music
  • Music:Gig Guide


With his first release ‘I Wonder’ clocking in at over 10,000 total streams, Sartoria has firmly planted his feet within the music realm and is an artist with big things on the horizon.

Deep Crates Record Fair

Vinyl lovers are invited to trawl through crates filled with records at the Inglewood Bowling Club.

  • Dates:Aug 9
  • Time(s):12.00pm to 4.00pm
  • Venue:Inglewood Bowling Club


  • Hosted By:Inglewood Bowling Club, JZ Services & Select Records
  • Venue Address:1 Stancliffe Street, Mount Lawley
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Free


Back again at everyone's favourite venue, the Inglewood Bowling Club! Dig deep through the crates with 1000's of records from new faces and heavyweight collectors and dealers.  Loads of parking right next to the entry, bowls club priced drinks, food from the kitchen and friendly, family atmosphere.

Sunday 12th July, from 12 noon till 4pm. FREE entry.

CASH only venue, but numerous ATM's within 2 minutes of the event.

Some half and full tables available. Contact to book yours.

Please stay home if you're ill or showing any signs of illness. Hand sanitizer will be on the door for your health and convenience. 

Livelighter Multicultural Eid-Adha Carnival

A unique opportunity to experience a true sense of what Eid is; a full day of family fun and entertainment.

  • Dates:Aug 9
  • Time(s):11am to 5pm
  • Venue:Burswood Park
  • Festivals:All Festivals


  • Hosted By:The Australian Arab Association (AAA)
  • Venue Address:Victoria Park Dr & Roger MacKay Dr, Burswood WA 6100
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Festivals,Free,Religious,For Kids


The Australian Arab Association (AAA) is holding the 16th annual Multicultural Eid Carnival in Western Australia. Many businesses come together in our unique bazaar to showcase their products and services to the community. The event provides a unique opportunity for our communities to experience a true sense of what Eid is. The Carnival is a full day event, a day of family fun and entertainment featuring stalls, camel rides, henna, performances, international food and more!

Vegan Long Table - Winter Edition

The Balmoral returns with their sell-out Vegan Long Table dinner for a winter edition.

  • Dates:Aug 13
  • Time(s):7.00pm to 10.00pm
  • Venue:Balmoral Hotel


  • Hosted By:Balmoral Hotel
  • Venue Address:Balmoral Hotel
  • Ticket Price:$40
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Food & Drink:Restaurant Events


It's a veritable FEAST of vegan delights! The Winter Edition of The Balmoral's popular Vegan Long Table is happening in August!

7pm Thursday, 13th August
Drink on arrival
4 share plates + 1 dessert
Tickets $40pp

Bookings essential - Call 9355 4533 to Book

Menu to be announced - stay tuned! Don't miss out on this sell-out event, call the venue to purchase your tickets now.

Electric Jazz

An exciting journey through 20th century electric jazz, with jazz fusion and electric instruments at the forefront.

  • Dates:Aug 13
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:The Edith


  • Hosted By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
  • Venue Address:Between Buildings 1 and 5, Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price FROM:$13
  • Ticket price TO:$20
  • Type:Music
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent
  • Music:Jazz


When jazz decided to plug in during the late 1960s, the fusion of jazz improvisation and strong drum grooves was pioneered by influential artists such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Tony Williams. Iconic fusion bands Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Weather Report have morphed into modern incarnations like Tribal Tech and Hiromi. Electric jazz also jumped genres into rock, with Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and progressive metal groups enshrining their own versions in music history. WAAPA’s Jazz students take us on an experimental journey of jazz fusion’s most famous works, combined with rock, electric instruments, and plenty of grooves.

Donna Iverson Ep Launch

Perth indie-folk artist Donna Iverson’s long awaited first release, ‘Hidden Gem’, is launching at Mojo’s.

  • Dates:Aug 13
  • Time(s):8.00pm
  • Venue:Mojo's Bar


  • Venue Address:237 Queen Victoria St , North Fremantle, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$14.30
  • Ticket price TO:$29.60
  • Type:Music
  • Music:Gig Guide


Digitally released in July through Bandcamp, this acoustic, Beatles-esque tune charms and comforts in equal measure, the lyrics invoking the sweet sanctuary of intimacy when times are hard.

Donna slips seamlessly into the indie-folk, singer-songwriter tradition, joining likes of The Waifs and Sufjan Stevens.

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Motown and soul music hits the Freo.Social!

  • Dates:Aug 14
  • Time(s):7.00pm


  • Hosted By:Freo.Social
  • Venue Address:Artillery Drill Hall on Parry Street, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$13.75
  • Type:Music
  • Music:DJs,Popular Music,Soul & Gospel
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social


Come along and enjoy the fantastic sounds of the sixties, Northern soul and the "sound of young America." Barry Simpson and the Time Tunnel Team bring this fantastic sound on original vinyl for you to enjoy.

Berry Gordy started one of the most successful labels in musical history and in the process created some of the world's biggest stars in Smokey Robinson, The Miracles, The Temptations, Diana Ross and The Supremes among them.

With over 40 years of DJ experience around the world, including the UWA, Germany, Spain and the UK and one of the world's top Motown collections, we can promise you a fantastic night, The fabulous new venue is unique and over the years we have created a great friendly atmosphere for both music fans and those just out for a great night.

If you have any anniversaries or requests please let the DJs know.

So come and experience the best in music for your pleasure and dance your cares away!

Steve Hensby Album Launch- Modern Music For Modern People

Steve Hensby Band are launching album #3, Modern Music For Modern People, into the wild on Saturday August 15 at Badlands.

  • Dates:Aug 15
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Badlands Bar


  • Hosted By:Badlands Bar
  • Venue Address:1/3 Aberdeen Street, Perth
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Type:Music
  • Music:Gig Guide


It's a two stage bonanza featuring a night of soul, grooves and some of Perth's best musical acts. Put on your dancing shoes and bring your party heads!

Support from....

Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics
Tom Fisher and the Layabouts
Crucial Rockers
Violet Orange

‘Modern Music For Modern People’ is a concept album about Mista Twista and his interactions in the world in 2020. He is a quirky man who enjoys the quiet life working in his barbershop and has brilliant stories to tell of his adventures and travels. In Act 1 he is transformed from barber to celebrity when his band hits the big time only to fins himself surrounded by the perils of modern life – the internet, selfies and politicians. After a brief intermission...... Act 2 begins – he starts feeling the pressure of modern life but aside from that, the oceans start rising and Armageddon strikes the world. At the end of the album the only two people left on the earth is Mista Twista and his lover all alone serenading each other trying to survive to live to fight another day.

Steve Hensby Band are splitting at the seams with an assault to the musical senses with elements of funk, soul, ska, world, a sprinkle of psychedelia and a dash of folk. The 8-piece ensemble features a healthy sized horn section and is very danceable!

Santa’s Bibbulmun Vacation

The perfect introduction to overnight bushwalking, discover the tranquillity of the bush as you explore a relatively easy section of the Bibbulmun Track.

  • Dates:Aug 15


  • Hosted By:Bibbulmun Track Foundation
  • Type:Sports
  • Sports:Walking


Join us for a 4km return stroll to meet Santa and friends on holiday from the North Pole at a Bibbulmun Track campsite.

Enjoy a BYO picnic supper while listening to Santa’s stories. Then experience a magical return by torch light following the reflective Waugal trail markers.

(Not) The Bachelor Live! Hosted by Luke Bolland at RAC Arena

Award Winning Comedian Luke Bolland takes 4 real singles and attempts to make 1 real love match before your very eyes in this laugh out loud funny show!

  • Dates:Aug 15
  • Time(s):06:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena Perth


  • Hosted By:RAC Arena Perth
  • Venue Address:700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$10
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Performing Arts:Comedy


Bolland takes 4 real singles and attempts to make 1 real love match through hilarious improv comedy, fun and games. If that wasn't exciting enough, after all the laughter and romance, ANYONE could win the date - even an audience member! The show features 1 Bachelor or Bachelorette and 3 eligible singles.


Set in and around a single old abandoned hospital, York moves through time to uncover the buried histories we have built over.

  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre
  • Dates:Aug 15 - Sep 6


  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William Street, Perth Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price:$36-$93
  • Ticket Price FROM:$36
  • Ticket price TO:$93
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company


A tree-changing couple try to make an old building a home. A pack of Cub Scouts on summer camp are terrorised by a ghostly matron. A returned soldier seeks aid for his sick son. An unjust trial sentences two Nyoongar men to death.
Set in and around a single old abandoned hospital, York moves through time to uncover the buried histories we have built over. Traversing four different eras, this daring new work sheds light on how our stories are told – and who tells them.
Inspired by 200 years of real accounts, York is a collaboration by Ian Michael and Chris Isaacs.
Light-hearted ghost stories and harrowing hauntings collide in this intergenerational production that includes Shareena Clanton (Wentworth), Alison van Reeken (Summer of the Seventeenth Doll) and introducing fresh new WA talent from WA Youth Theatre Company.

Pot Plant House Party

  • Dates:Aug 15
  • Time(s):8.00pm
  • Venue:Indian Ocean Hotel


  • Venue Address:23 - 27 Hasting Street, Scarborough Beach WA 6019
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Type:Music
  • Music:Gig Guide


Claudie Joy Band Launch

Brand new band Claudie Joy make their debut.

  • Dates:Aug 16
  • Time(s):5.30pm
  • Venue:Mojo's Bar


  • Venue Address:237 Queen Victoria St , North Fremantle, Perth, WA
  • Ticket Price:$9.20
  • Type:Music
  • Music:Gig Guide


Support from Violet the Flea, Hannah Smillie and Smol Fish

Coterie With Special Guests

Coterie will be performing their unique blend of homegrown indie rock meets pop.

  • Dates:16 Aug
  • Time(s):5.30pm
  • Venue:Indian Ocean Hotel


  • Venue Address:23 - 27 Hasting Street, Scarborough Beach WA 6019
  • Ticket Price:$10.20
  • Type:Music
  • Music:Gig Guide


Coterie, four brothers from Perth who grew up on their parents hand-me-down RNB mixtapes but fell in love with the electric sounds of Jimmy Hendrix guitars.

Comedy Gold 2020

One of the funniest Comedy Shows touring Australia, "Comedy Gold" is back. This year the line up is packed with WA's most diverse, newest and most recognizable Stand-Up Comedians.

  • Dates:Aug 18
  • Time(s):7.30pm to 9.00pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre


  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Venue Address:Council Place
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Comedy


This comedy tour features a mixed cast of some of australias best and most well-known comedians. The show consists of Cameron McLaren known for his standout Fringe performances, mysterious new comer Frankie and Australia's Got Talent Alumnus Emma Kause. Kath and Kim's Peter Rawsthorn adds some extra star power as the feature act.


Duration 110 mins including interval | Recommended 15 +

The Clone Roses (The Stone Roses Tribute)

Get ready for the second best Stone Roses in the world

  • Dates:Aug 18
  • Time(s):7.00pm
  • Venue:The Rosemount Hotel


  • Hosted By:Metropolis Touring
  • Venue Address:459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006
  • Ticket price TO:$50.00
  • Type:Music
  • Event Venue:Rosemount Hotel
  • Music:Popular Music
  • Ticket Price:$50


Formed in 1998 and having played over 600 shows The Clone Roses are the longest serving and most popular Tribute to The Stone Roses. Their attention to detail is astounding, whether it’s the same amps, the set list, the clothing, or the sound… The Clone Roses have it nailed!

Expect to hear – I Wanna Be Adored, Fools Gold, Love Spreads, Waterfall, I am the Resurrection, She Bangs the Drums, Made of Stone + more.