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Apia Good Times Tour 2021

We're hitting the road with our biggest line-up yet!

  • Dates:May 14
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Apia
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Rock,Concert Tours,Pop

Description

The good times are back with the Apia Good Times Tour 2021 hitting the road! It's a night of non-stop hits with eight legendary acts playing all their classics. You don't want to miss this one. The Apia Good Times Tour 2021 is coming to a venue near you from May through until June. Let the good times roll!

City of Rockingham 2021 Art Awards Exhibition

The annual City of Rockingham Art Awards recognise artistic achievement in a range of categories. This year, 79 local and WA emerging and professional artists respond to the theme, Connection.

  • Dates:May 1 - 16
  • Time(s):9am - 4pm Daily
  • Venue:Rockingham Arts Centre & Gary Holland Community Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Rockingham
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Historical,Sculpture,Painting,Drawing

Description

The exhibition is open from Saturday 1 May to Sunday 16 May 2021, 9am - 4pm daily at the Gary Holland Community Centre and Rockingham Arts Centre. Entry is free.

Expect a diverse display of different styles and mediums, across multiple Awards categories.

To hear insights about the exhibited artworks, join the Twilight Tour, presented by Curator, Jude van der Merwe and one of the judges.

The Twilight Tour will take place on Wednesday 5 May from 5.30pm - 7pm, starting at the Rockingham Arts Centre. Registrations are essential for the tour as places are limited. Contact the City on 9528 0333 or email [email protected] to register your place.

All visitors to the exhibition are invited to submit their vote for the People's Choice Award to go in the running to win the $250 Voter's Prize. For more information on the City of Rockingham 2021 Art Awards and to plan your visit, please see rockingham.wa.gov.au/artawards

Image Credits:

A Treasure of Memories by Shorena Laue
Solo Diver Point Peron by Luke Walsh
A Father’s Presence by Jacinta Posik

Moro Spanish Film Festival 2021

A sensational selection of new and recent Spanish language films featuring some of Spain and Latin America’s leading stars along with exciting new acting talent.

  • Dates:Apr 28 - May 18
  • Time(s):Various
  • Venue:Various Locations

Details

  • Hosted By:Palace Cinemas
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Other:Film Events,Film Festivals
  • Event Venue:Luna Leederville,Luna On SX

Description

The Moro Spanish Film Festival presented by Palace returns to Palace Cinemas Raine Square, Luna Leederville and Luna On SX from 28 April - 16 May which a curated selection of films we missed last year as well as some brand-new titles, offering film lovers a cinematic journey across Spain and Latin America.

Revealed Exhibition 2021: New & Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Presenting the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from remote, regional and metro WA, the 2021 Revealed Exhibition features painting, textiles, photography, print, video, carving and sculpture.

  • Dates:Mar 26 - May 23
  • Time(s):10am - 5pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Drawing,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Video,Other Visual Arts
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Description

Hosting over 100 talented emerging Aboriginal artists, the galleries will brim with contemporary work, fresh from the studios of WA’s Aboriginal Art Centres and independent artists. Not to be missed, the exhibition will open with a very special performance by the Red Sand Beat Band, who are travelling here from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. Their laidback reggae desert beats and lyrics tell stories of their homelands, daily life and keeping culture strong. Revealed is an annual exhibition which provides an important platform for emerging WA Aboriginal artists to connect with new audiences. Come along and be immersed in Aboriginal culture and art and support the next generation of artists. All artworks in the exhibition are for sale. Visit https://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/revealed-wa-aboriginal-art-market-2021-online-event/ to view the full list of exhibiting artists.

Sound Spectrum 2021.1

Composition and Music Technology's mini-festival of new sounds showcases students and staff in two nights of original music.

  • Dates:May 10 & 14
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:ECU's Spectrum Project Space

Details

  • Music:Classical,Other Music,Electronic
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$23 - $30

Description

Hear experimental acoustic and electronic music performances, installations, audio visual works, DJ artists and world premieres from the West Australian Laptop Orchestra, ECUatorial, Listener Ensemble, Shock Of The New and more. Music Director: Lindsay Vickery Performed by: Composition and Music Technology students and staff

Monday, 10 May

Listener Ensemble, Acousmatics Installations, Josten Myburgh

Friday, 14 May

SHOCKOFTHENEW

Super Nova

An electrifying celebration of the art of percussion!

  • Dates:May 13-15
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$30
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Music:Classical,World

Description

Mercurial composer, performer and conductor David Pye has transformed the art of percussion in WA. Sparks fly as Pye leads Defying Gravity into a magical world of sound, rhythm and groove – using marimbas, vibraphones and a kaleidoscope of exotic percussion instruments. You’ll also hear percussion masterworks by Edgard Varèse and Iannis Xenakis, plus Brazilian samba. Bookings open April 20.

Directed by: Tim White 
Performed by: Defying Gravity with David Pye

2021 Revealed Exhibition: Artist Talks

Join us in the Main Gallery for a series of relaxed conversations with four of our talented 2021 Revealed Exhibition artists, while enjoying delicious treats from Noongar Caterers Kuditj Kitchen.

  • Dates:May 15
  • Time(s):2:00pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Painting,Photography,Other Visual Arts
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Description

These talks will share fascinating insights into the artists’ practices and the stories behind the making of their artworks. Featuring a wide range of emerging WA Aboriginal artists, we chat with Amanda Bell (Wardandi Country) about her a large-scale blazing pink ‘Moorditj’ neon work, which has quickly become a crowd favourite and social media sensation. Raised and living in Boorloo / Perth, Mandy White will share the inspiration behind her whimsical, lively paintings. Travelling all the way from the Pilbara town of Newman, Ignatius (Hamzah) Taylor from Martumili Artists will talk about his stunning series of photographs, exploring community life in the Western Desert. Also travelling to Fremantle for this special artist talk, Wendy Warrie from the Cheeditha Art Centre in Roebourne will tell us about the new developments in her practice and her gorgeous delicate set of paintings in Revealed.

Feast of the Vikings (SOLD OUT)

To conclude the WA Maritime Museum’s exhibition Vikings: Warriors of the North, Giants of the Sea, guests will partake in a decadent and lavish Viking Feast in the magnificent setting of the Museum.

  • Dates:May 15
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Details

  • Ticket Price:$90
  • Art Exhibitions:Historical
  • Other:Museum events
  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum
  • Hosted By:WA Maritime Museum
  • Food & Drink:Food Event
  • Produced By:WA Museum

Description

Sumptuous and decadent platters of mouth-watering seafood and meats, delicious vegetables, artisanal breads, cheese, fruits and delectable desserts will flow throughout the evening. Prior to feasting, guests will be invited to enter the exhibition featuring the largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in WA offering a unique glimpse into the riveting time in European history, dating between 750 and 1100 CE

Bindaring Clothing Sale: Perth’s original Fashion Event

Perth’s original and largest one-day fashion event, is on again this May – discover Perth’s best pre-loved clothing and accessories. All money raised goes to the Australian Red Cross.

  • Dates:May 16
  • Time(s):9am - 3pm
  • Venue:Centenary Pavilion, Claremont Showground – enter Gate 8

Details

  • Hosted By:Bindaring Clothing Sale
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:For Charity / Fundraising,Free
  • Other:Fashion,Markets

Description

The Bindaring Clothing Sale is Perth's original pre-loved fashion event, one you won't want to miss!  You will discover a wide range of clothing and accessories such as;

Op-Shop - Good condition women and children second-hand clothing, shoes, boots, hats, scarves, bags, and belts. You can pretty well get something for the whole family at bargain prices!  All priced under $15.

Emporium - Emporium is one of the most popular shops at Bindaring.  Imagine your favourite local vintage store, but bigger with racks full of vintage clothing, quirky one-off items, and collectables.    This shop has our largest range of accessories and jewellery. Prices range from $2 up to $400.

Menswear - Literally a one-stop-shop for all menswear including shoes, boots, hats, scarves, bags, and belts.  You will find clothing ranging from op-shop style right up to designer labels.  Prices start from $5.

Boutique - Boutique is made up of women’s everyday wear ranging from casual to chic and everything in between.  Think exercise gear, jeans, shorts, silk shirts, and party dresses.  These clothes have been selected on their quality and condition and are a step above what you will find in Op-shop.  If you look carefully there are many Designer labels in this section that provide unbeatable value for money.  Prices range from $20 - $99.

Designer Edit - This is the highly sought after high-end designer label area of Bindaring. Here you will find both Australian and International Designers of a high calibre.  These pieces are often featured on our Instagram and Facebook feeds.  The collection is carefully curated by a team of professional stylists who donate their time and sometimes their valuable pieces.  Each item is carefully vetted to ensure only the very best are offered for sale here. All secondhand items are cleaned and mended if needed and there is also a range of ‘new with tags’ items that are donated by local stores and individuals. Prices start from $99.

Earth, Sea and Sky: Australian Guitar

Combining performances of new and recent Australian guitar works with readings of poems by acclaimed poet Glen Phillips

  • Dates:May 20
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$23-30
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Classical
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

The creative vision of new Australian music for the guitar is one that is expansive and poetic, adapting to the inspiring vistas of our picturesque landscapes and the oddities of our unique natural environment. This event combines performances of new and recent Australian guitar works with readings of poems by acclaimed poet Glen Phillips – a poet renowned for his expressive depictions of uniquely Western Australian settings. Works include guitar solos and chamber works performed by WAAPA students, staff and selected special guest artists. Music Director: Jonathan Paget Performed by: Guitar students and staff with Glen Philips and guest artists

American Beauty

A program of sensational string chamber music, directed by Paul Wright and headlined by Aaron Copland’s thrilling Clarinet Concerto performed by WAAPA’s Head of Woodwind, Philip Everall.

  • Dates:May 21
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Ticket Price:$23-30
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Classical,Jazz,Orchestral

Description

Composed for the renowned jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman, the work showcases Latin-American rhythms and a virtuosic cadenza. This modern American beauty complements Tchaikovsky’s romantic String Sextet ‘Souvenir de Florence’, written as a tribute to the composer’s favourite European city, plus other string chamber gems. Music Director: Paul Wright Performed by: String Camerata with Philip Everall

City Wine 2021

Perth’s Winter Wine Festival!

  • Dates:May 21 & 22
  • Time(s):Fri 4:30pm - Sat 9:00pm
  • Venue:Russell Square

Details

  • Hosted By:City Wine
  • Ticket Price:$33
  • Food & Drink:Wine,Festival
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Description

With a large lineup of incredible wines, beers, cider, cocktails and delicious food from our extraordinary state, there will be something for everyone’s palate! Grab yourself a beverage, chill to local music artists and DJs from the entertainment stage and keep yourself warm with plenty of heaters and cover.

Feeling fancy? Treat yourself with a Park Lounge ticket, it’s an exclusive lounge retreat with Bunkers Wines, beer and food included! 

No matter your preference, get your tickets to Perth’s Winter Wine Festival, support the local makers and have the best night out with friends! Cashless is preferred for the stallholders so bring your card. Children under 18 are free, with a guardian.

New Voices

Under the dramaturgical and mentoring guidance of Emele Ugavule and Chris Isaacs, this unique season presents brand new original short works by graduating 3rd year students from WAAPA’s acting program

  • Dates:May 27 - 29
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre Downstairs

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$20 - Full, $15 - Concession, $15 - Friends
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Description

New writing, ranging in content from intimate storytelling, to dynamic physical theatre, this program draws on all elements of their training at one of Australia's most acclaimed performing arts training conservatoires. Expect short, sharp, contemporary reflections of who we are right now and who we could be years from now.

Spirit

Be inspired by the spirit and sounds of Australia

  • Dates:May 30
  • Time(s):5.00pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Youth Orchestra
  • Ticket Price:$20 - $35
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance,Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Music:Orchestral,Classical
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Guest artist Don Nunggarrgalu from the Northern Territory indigenous band ‘Mambali’ will be performing a WA premiere of their orchestrated hit Numbulwar song, ‘Yuwani’.
 
The concert will also feature a gigantic 120-piece orchestra in Gustav Mahler’s powerful and emotionally charged Symphony No.6.

1927

1927's legendary status as an icon of Australian music makes this a show you won't want to miss!

  • Dates:May 14
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Freo.Social

Details

  • Hosted By:Freo Social
  • Ticket Price:$43.81
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social
  • Music:Gig Guide,Rock

Description

1927 is Known for timeless hits such as 'That's When I Think of You', 'Compulsory Hero', 'To Love Me', 'Scars', 'Don't Forget Me', and of course, 'If I Could', 1927 made a massive impact with the Quintuple Platinum selling album '…ish' in 1988, which earned the band a number of ARIA awards as well as a lot of fans along the way.

Akmal

Akmal returns to Perth Comedy Festival with an hour of hilarious, unfiltered stand-up comedy!

  • Dates:May 14 & 15
  • Time(s):9.00pm
  • Venue:Regal Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:alist.com.au & Perth Comedy Festival
  • Ticket Price:$54.90
  • Festivals:Perth Comedy Festival
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Event Venue:Regal Theatre

Description

No topic is left untouched as Akmal spins comedy gold from his hilarious and unique view of the world. Come and witness one of Australia's best comedians in full flight!

Almost, Maine

One of the most frequently produced plays in the US is the latest offering from Roleystone Theatre.

  • Dates:May 14, 15, 21 & 22
  • Time(s):7.30pm May 14, 15, 21 & 22; 5pm May 16
  • Venue:Roleystone Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Roleystone Theatre
  • Ticket Price:$20, $15 concession
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Written by John Cariani and directed by Kristen Twynam-Perkins at Roleystone Hall, Almost, Maine is made up of several short plays exploring love and loss. The comedy for romantics is set in the mythical town of Almost in Maine, where different versions of love are all influenced by the magic of the northern lights. Almost, Maine premiered in Portland in 2004 where it broke box office records and gained critical acclaim before being adapted by the author into a book of the same name. Almost, Maine plays 7.30pm May 14, 15, 21 and 22 and 5pm May 16. Tickets are $20, $15 concession – book at www.trybooking.com/BQLOQ Roleystone Hall is at 44 Jarrah Road (corner of Wygonda Road), Roleystone.

An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance

Darlington Theatre Players will proudly present Don Zolidis' 'An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance'.

  • Dates:Apr 30 - May 15
  • Time(s):Evening Shows 7:30pm; Sun Matinee 2pm
  • Venue:Marloo Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Darlington Theatre Players Inc.
  • Ticket Price:$22-25
  • Type:Community
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

In the proud tradition of the 'play within a play' style of 'The Play That Goes Wrong' and 'Noises Off', the Darlington Theatre Players will proudly present Don Zolidis' 'An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance' as its second season of 2021. This madcap comedy is set in a Minnesotan Community Theatre where the ragtag Moss River Players get offered the chance to win ten million dollars. The catch? They must write a smash hit play in 12 hours. The pressure is on as their playwright begins to lose the plot, the actors go to war against…well, each other, the stage manager throws a hissy fit and the director attempts to hold the whole show together. With a rival theatre company breathing down their necks and a millionaire’s wife holding their fate in her hands, it is up to the Moss River Players to present ‘An Unspeakable Triumph of Supreme Brilliance’ at all costs. Playing 30 April to 15 May 2021.

Bart Pigram & Friends presents Voices of Broome

Join us for Bart Pigram & Friends presents Voices of Broome

  • Dates:May 12, 19, 26; Jun 2, 9
  • Time(s):8pm
  • Venue:Matso's Brewery

Details

  • Hosted By:Bart Pigram
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Music:Free
  • Other:History

Description

Bart Pigram, founder of Narlijia Experiences Broome, will host five evenings of culture and history at Matso's Broome Brewery. Share in the songs and stories of Broome, as Bart takes you on journey through ancient and modern Yawuru culture. With the support of Tourism Western Australia, we are pleased to invite you to attend these free events that are sure to entertain, educate and engage you. Bart is one of Broome's best storytellers. Bart will be joined by family and friends for a musical performance at the conclusion of the cultural presentation.

Beginners Samba Drumming Bootcamp

Join us for our 2021 Beginners Samba Drumming Bootcamp 4 week workshops. No experience necessary and all instruments provided!

  • Dates:May 9, 23, 30
  • Time(s):12:30-13:45
  • Venue:Perth City Farm

Details

  • Hosted By:Sambanistas
  • Ticket Price:$60 for 4 weeks
  • Type:Workshops,Community
  • Music:World

Description

Established in 1990, the Sambanistas are Perth's original Brazilian style drumming group. # Why drum? - It’s fun! - It’s a boost for the immune system - Improves Fitness – both cardio and strength - Combats stress - Improves mental and physical wellbeing - Boost your brain - Make new friends - Easy to learn new skills and be socially distant - Limited spots; please book yours today

Bottomless Rosé Days

Rosé Days is back at The Garden and this time we’re going BOTTOMLESS.

  • Dates:Monthly: May 8, Jun 5, Jul 3, Aug 28, Sep 25 & Oct 23
  • Time(s):2pm - 4pm
  • Venue:The Garden

Details

  • Hosted By:The Garden
  • Ticket Price:$85.00
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Wine,Food Event

Description

That’s right… while away your Saturday with 2 hours of bottomless glasses of our favourite Rosé along with 4 courses for lunch Yes way Rosé for just $85 per person

Divided Space Exhibition

Divided Space is an exhibition of paintings by Perth based artist Jane Coffey.

  • Dates:May 8 - 23
  • Time(s):10am - 3pm Daily
  • Venue:Future Shelter

Details

  • Hosted By:Future Shelter
  • Type:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Painting

Description

The exhibition explores the layers of contemporary and historical boundaries that shape our built and natural environments. Jane is the co-founder of Future Shelter, a local business that designs and manufactures homewares and gifts inspired by the environment of Western Australia.

Djindoon Djenung

Join award-winning Noongar guide Walter McGuire at Wadjemup, Rottnest Island, for a beautiful evening of storytelling and stargazing this Djeren and Makuru.

  • Dates:May 14, 28 & Jun 11
  • Time(s):5:15 - 6:45
  • Venue:North Thompson Beach

Details

  • Hosted By:Rottnest Island
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Community,Free

Description

Journey to Thomson Bay and settle in as Walter shares traditional Dreamtime stories that tell of the moon and the stars, beneath the backdrop of a beautiful night sky. The evening will start at 5:15pm with a Welcome to Country, followed by a traditional Sand or Water Ceremony at the ocean’s edge to honour and pay respect to the Noongar Ancestors before the storytelling begins. Then Djindoon Djenung, look to the stars, to explore the night sky with Walter’s guidance and insight into Aboriginal astronomy and culture. Your evening concludes with a smoking ceremony, said to bring blessings, healing and connection to country. All are welcome to attend the free events, however, to ensure a COVID Safe event you must book your ticket to attend as capacity is limited. Make a day of it and arrive early prior to the event and return on a late departure at 7:15pm to Fremantle with Rottnest Express.

Eight Inch Blunt

The Corner Gallery presents this exhibition celebrating the universal dance of skateboarding.

  • Dates:Apr 16
  • Time(s):Opens 6.30pm
  • Venue:The Corner Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:The Corner Gallery
  • Ticket Price:Free from 6.30pm to 8.00pm, $15 after
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts
  • Other:Arts & Crafts

Description

EIGHT INCH BLUNT is a group exhibition and installation which explores the universal dance of skateboarding and the culture surrounding it. We are very excited to be receiving artworks from around the world for this exhibition.

10% of all art sales will be donated to Spinifex Skateboards

Opening hours for EIGHT INCH BLUNT:

SUN 9th May | 10am - 4pm
MON 10th May | 10am - 5pm
TUES 11th May | 10am - 5pm
WED 12th May | 10am - 5pm
THU 13th May | 10am - 5pm

WED 19th May | 10am - 5pm
THU 20th May | 10am - 5pm
FRI 21st May | 10am - 5pm

 

Elijah

An immersive music event that will transport you through the prophet Elijah's magnificent story of faith, doubt and miracles.

  • Dates:May 14, 15, 16
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Winthrop Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Opera
  • Ticket Price:from $45.00
  • Music:Opera,Classical
  • Event Venue:UWA,Winthrop Hall

Description

Prepare to be moved by enchanting voices and powerful melody in a season that harnesses the next generation of Western Australian talent. Winthrop Hall will resonate with the wonderful sounds of over 150 student performers in collaboration with West Australian Opera principal artists singing from the stage, galleries and central floor in this immersive music event. Mendelssohn’s heroic work Elijah is an opera in disguise, an Old Testament story that has been performed countless times as a sacred oratorio. Come on the journey through the prophet Elijah’s magnificent story of faith, doubt and miracles. West Australian Opera is proud to collaborate with the UWA Conservatorium of Music to bring this spectacular gem to life with performances from UWA Symphony Orchestra and UWA Symphonic Chorus.