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German Film Festival

The German film festival returns in 2021 with a feast of great & interesting films, including favourites and new talent.

  • Dates:Jun 3 - 20
  • Venue:Various Cinemas
  • Time(s):Various

Details

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

Description

Presented by Palace in associated with Luna Palace, the German Film Festival will screen the best new films from Germany showcasing Festival favourites, works of auteurs and the best new talent. This year's programme, presented in association with German Films, will screen from 3 - 20 June at the following Perth venues: Luna Leederville Luna on SX Palace Raine Square German Film Festival Spokesperson Bettina Kinski said, "We're truly excited to return to screens with the latest in German Cinema, something we sadly missed in 2020. The Festival will be a great opportunity for people interested in German language films and culture to reunite and reconnect - and we look forward to welcoming them." At the Centrepiece of the Festival programme is FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS (Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde). Straight from its world premiere at the 2021 Berlinale, Dominik Graf's adaptation of Erich Kästner's iconic 1930's Berlin set novel, sees a dashing idealist played by Tom Schilling find love amidst the twilight hedonism of pre-Nazi Germany.

MINYMA WIRU TJUTA - All The Lovely Ladies

A celebration of the art and stories of three generations of women living in the remote community of Kalka in the Tompkinson Ranges of South and Western Australia.

  • Dates:Jun 16-20 & 23-27
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm
  • Venue:Earlywork

Details

  • Hosted By:Artitja Fine Art Gallery
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Painting
  • Other:Arts & Crafts
  • Ticket Price:Free

Description

The artists chose the title MINYMA WIRU TJUTA All The Lovely Ladies for this exhibition which is more than simply a celebration of their art and stories; it is also a recognition of the joy and companionship that coming together to paint brings whilst being in the same space and telling stories of family, country and everyday life through their paintings. The internationally exhibited Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra artists from the Ninuku Studio have developed a diversity of styles in which their traditional stories of country are told. The art centre is a wholly Aboriginal owned art centre founded in 2006.

An Evening With John Butler (SOLD OUT)

“It’s been a wacky ol' year for all of us in so many ways and to be able to go out and play music for the community AND myself feels like a bit of good healing.” – John Butler

  • Dates:Jun 20
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Ticket Price:From $69.00
  • Music:Indie & Alternative
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

As the people of Australia embrace the long-awaited return of live music, the country’s highest selling independent artist of all time, John Butler, announces a national tour of intimate live concerts. In this brand new show, John will perform songs from his vast catalogue, which spans almost a quarter of a century, as well as share stories from the road and his heart. Presented by Butler Brown Touring Trust With Special Guest Mama Kin

Konstantin Shamray with ANAM Orchestra & Sophie Rowell

The beauty and emotional intensity of Russian music lies at the heart of this deeply moving program, brought to life by pianist Konstantin Shamray and the ANAM Orchestra led by Sophie Rowell.

  • Dates:Jun 30
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Musica Viva
  • Music:Classical
  • Produced By:Musica Viva
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

As a 15-year-old student nearing the end of his first year at the Vienna Conservatory, Gustav Mahler composed one movement of a piano quartet, a work that always gives the impression that something bigger is struggling to emerge. Following Mahler’s own tradition of enlarging certain chamber pieces, this program includes an orchestration of the quartet, made by the outstanding violinist Harry Ward: an ANAM alumnus and a Musica Viva FutureMaker.

Alfred Schnittke was keenly aware of his Soviet/German musical heritage, even as he stomped on it in heavy boots. Yet his piano concerto is a touching affirmation of his artistic roots, and his affection for Tchaikovsky makes the two Russians good bedfellows, the elder’s Serenade here prefaced by Estonian composer Mihkel Kerem’s Lamento, a work of searing beauty.

ANAM’s ensemble of wonderful young string players is directed with equal verve by the terrific Sophie Rowell, one of Australia’s most admired instrumentalists. They are joined onstage by Adelaide’s brilliant, Russian-trained Konstantin Shamray.

Four Stars – Sydney Morning Herald
The audience rewarded their performance with several curtain calls, accentuated by the kind of whooping one might expect at a rock concert. City News
Four and ½ Stars…. the future of Australia’s classical music is in safe hands ….a finely judged and memorable performance of Tchaikovsky’s crowd-pleaser, Serenade for Strings in C major, to put the seal on a concert from the top shelf. - Limelight

Revelation Film Festival

A large range of independent feature films, documentaries, short films, and experimental works, regarded as one of the best independent film festivals in Australia.

  • Dates:Jul 1 - 11
  • Venue:Various Locations

Details

  • Hosted By:Revelation
  • Festivals:Revelation Film Festival,XR:WA,All Festivals
  • Other:Film Festivals

Description

The event includes over 200 international films presented at cinemas and bars across Perth and Fremantle. Combined with our moving image art collaborations at the Fremantle Arts Centre and our XR:WA games and VR expo, Revelation attracts around 22,000 patrons and 50 national and international guests over 13 days. Revelation also includes a unique Academic component (introduced in 2012), industry discussion sessions, live performances, masterclasses, visual art exhibitions and other hybrid activity generated by the event or independent curators. Revelation always welcomes independently curated or initiated programs and ideas and actively embraces creative professional development and mentoring opportunities.

Maritime Festival Albany

The Albany Maritime Festival is a celebration of Albany’s maritime history spanning over two weeks, featuring events and programs across various locations in and around Albany.

  • Dates:July 5 - 16
  • Venue:Albany

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Albany
  • Type:For Kids,Community
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Description

Building upon the International Folk 'N' Shanty Festival, the surrounding events invite you to delve deeper into Albany's unique maritime history and experience everything our coastal city has to offer.

With pop-up music performances, cultural experiences and events that involve the whole community, this festival is one you cannot miss.

Maali Festival

Set over two incredible days of NAIDOC Week, curators Ian Michael (Wilman Nyoongar) and Chloe Ogilvie (Yamatji Nhanda) bring us a festival reclaiming the State Theatre Centre in Maali.

  • Dates:Jul 9 - 10
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Details

  • Hosted By:Black Swan Theatre Company of WA
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company

Description

In an act of celebration, community and gathering this multi-disciplinary arts festival will acknowledge and celebrate the incredible breadth and diversity of the world’s oldest living cultures. From traditional dance to a return of the groundbreaking play Bindjareb Pinjarra, with musical acts including electronic duo Electric Fields, Maali is both a connection to a place before, and a look towards the future. Kaya NAIDOC Week is coming and we’re throwing a party. Actually - a festival! Free for all! The whole street is invited. This includes you. Tell the city, tell the state, tell the country. It’s time to listen. It’s time to acknowledge. It’s time to dance. It’s time.

80s vs 90s Battle of the Decades at the Stirling Arms

Get ready for the Battle of the Decades- 80s smash hits vs 90s girl power!

  • Dates:Jun 18
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Stirling Arms Hotel

Details

  • Ticket Price:$25.00
  • Music:Pop,Tribute Band

Description

After 2 sellout shows, Boom Box Band returns for one final fling in 2021.

BANFF Mountain Film Festival 2021 - Margaret River

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival. After premiering in Banff, Canada, a selection of the best short films about adventure tour the globe.

  • Dates:Jun 18
  • Venue:Margaret River HEART

Details

  • Hosted By:Margaret River Heart
  • Ticket Price:from $23.00
  • Other:Film Festivals,Film Events

Description

The 2021 tour promises three hours of captivating footage, shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. Sure to set your pulse racing, this carefully curated program showcases a selection of films packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences. Audiences will experience incredible highs and agonising lows through the lenses of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, mountain bikers, explorers and adventure filmmakers alive today. Showcasing a carefully curated selection of the best films from Canada’s famous nine-day international festival, the event will travel to 30 Australian towns and cities, inspiring audiences in 60 packed screenings. From approximately 400 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favourites are among the films chosen to travel the globe. Run the rugged trails in Tajikistan, explore the death zone on Mount Everest, climb the sheer cliff faces of Spain, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stories are chosen to celebrate more than outdoor exploration. They also celebrate the character-building that adventure inevitably sparks: inner explorations of human bonds, trust, and how we value one another and our world.

Darkfield's COMA

COMA, the third installation of the highly acclaimed multi-sensory series, DARKFIELD, invites participants to slip into a collective dream state.

  • Dates:May 20 - June 20, every night except Monday
  • Time(s):Every half-hour from 6:15pm until 8:45pm
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Realscape Productions
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

COMA is set in a 40ft sea-container, each wall lined with bunk beds. Audience members lie down in a bed, each becoming separated from their counterparts. Alone in the darkness, the multi-sensory elements engulf each participant, suggestive of the show’s own namesake. Imagine the moment of waking up is actually the moment when your dream begins. In light of this new and strange reality, how can we save you from the unspeakable horrors which lurk in the dark recesses of your mind? The only cure we offer is a placebo and a promise. Please remember when you leave, to take your body with you. The setting is clinical and reminiscent of a hospital ward, and despite being created prior to COVID-19, it becomes more relevant and confronting now that the pandemic is ever-present. As with all Darkfield experiences, a strange world is built from 360 degree binaural sound that perplexes the senses, deepening the immersion by casting doubt on what is real and what is imagined. Loss of vision heightens the remaining senses, making them vulnerable to manipulation.

Darkfield's FLIGHT

Using Darkfield’s signature 360 degree sound and absolute darkness, FLIGHT jolts participants between this world and alternates.

  • Dates:May 20 - June 20, every night except Monday
  • Time(s):Every half-hour from 6pm until 9pm
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Realscape Productions
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

FLIGHT explores the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics and how this conveniently tells us how to avoid the worst case scenarios that we all fear. Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to direct your attention to the on-board safety demonstration and ask that you give us your full attention. There are many worlds in which this plane lands safely.

Eat & Create at 140 with the Cocktail Masterclass

Unleash your creativity at 140 Perth's garden oasis with a Cocktail Masterclass

  • Dates:Jun 18
  • Time(s):6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Venue:140 Perth, Postal Place

Details

  • Hosted By:140 Perth
  • Ticket Price:$55 + BF
  • Type:Workshops
  • Food & Drink:Cocktails

Description

This June, 140 Perth transforms into the ultimate creative hub with Eat & Create at 140, a series of pop-up workshops with nibbles from 140 vendors, wine and live acoustic entertainment. Become your own mixologist a with Cocktail Gastronomy as your host takes you on an educational journey where you learn the art of cocktail making by creating three different style cocktails and, of course, consume them! Grab your bestie or come alone and make a new friend! Tickets are $55 + BF and includes a free $20 voucher to the 140 vendor, Ribs & Burgers.

Footloose

Kick off your Sunday shoes! The musical Footloose is set to dance up a storm at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre this June.

  • Dates:June 11-19
  • Time(s):8pm June 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19; 2pm June 12 & 19; 6pm June 13
  • Venue:Don Russell Performing Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Art in Motion Theatre Company
  • Ticket Price:$30, $25 concession
  • Performing Arts:Musicals,Theatre

Description

Directed by Lys Tickner for the Art in Motion Theatre Company, the show is based on the hit 1984 film of the same name and was nominated for four Tony Awards in 1999. Footloose is a based on a true story where a town put a ban on dancing – the passion from local youths ultimately proved to the adults that it didn’t put them in danger either morally or physically. The soundtrack album, which features the songs Footloose, Let's Hear It For The Boy and Holding Out For A Hero, reached number one on the Billboard charts and sold more than 15 million copies. Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman provided additional music for the stage production.

Gin Getaway - 2 night stay - Hidden deTours

Our 3 day Gin Getaway whisks you away to the South West visiting Collie, Margaret River, Wilyabrup, Eagle Bay and Bunbury for gin, gin and more gin!

  • Dates:Jun 18 - 20, Jul 23 - 25
  • Venue:Multiple Tour Locations

Details

  • Hosted By:Hidden deTours
  • Ticket Price:GINvestment - Adult (double/twin share) = $880 per person (min. booking of 2) Single traveller (own room) = $1100 per person
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Food & Drink:Spirits,Wine
  • Other:Travel

Description

Gin is so on trend and so delicious, with award winning gin distilleries popping up all over the country. You will be in good spirits as we garnish the tour with tasty distillery lunches and visits to amazing foodie producers for honey, olive oil, cheese and chocolate tastings too! We love to celebrate all that is great about gin by showcasing the South West`s best gin distilleries. They are all masters of their craft and are creating incredible award winning gin and other spirits.

Jeff Lang- "Some Memories Never Die" - An Evening of Words and Music

Discover a night of music and words by Jeff Lang. Startling and influential, Jeff Lang's music is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul.

  • Dates:Jun 18
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Freo.Social

Details

  • Hosted By:Freo.Social
  • Ticket Price:$33.61
  • Music:Blues,Gig Guide
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social

Description

Often taking unexpected turns, he has consistently inspired his audiences by creating a stylistically diverse catalogue of over 30 albums. But with every well-credentialed artistic soul, evolving and diving into the unknown is a step that is never too far away and so in 2019 Jeff sat down and began to write what would become his first book. “Some Memories Never Die”, the resulting memoir of three decades on the road, contains memories of gigs where the pay was akin to blood money, reflections on how the road's twists and turns can be lightened by the presence of fellow travellers and occasionally darkened by them too. Each purchase of the book comes bundled with a download code for an exclusive 22 track album of re-recorded versions of Jeff Lang classics explicitly produced for the book's publication.

Jimeoin - Turn It Up - Mandurah

A brilliant evening of world-class comedy from the Irishman internationally celebrated as one of live stand-up’s true masters.

  • Dates:Jun 18
  • Venue:Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Details

  • Ticket Price:$54.90 - $59.90
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

We’re thrilled to welcome Jimeoin as part of his new smash-hit “Turn it Up!” tour – don’t miss this hilarious show!

Jimeoin is an acclaimed, hugely loved and much respected comedian, with a wide appeal and a cheeky, no-gimmicks and superbly observed sense of humour that has his audiences in stitches across the UK, Europe, USA and of course Australia. The press say that he’s at the very top of the game – and we definitely agree!

It’s a great fun night out so don’t miss your chance to see the award-winning star of TV shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Conan’, ‘Royal Variety Performance’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ – Live!

Karma Resorts Rottnest Classic & Challenge Trophies

This weekend program of golf will include the Rottnest Express Perpetual Trophy competition on Friday and the Karma Resorts Rottnest Classic & Challenge Trophies on Saturday and Sunday inclusive.

  • Dates:Jun 18 - 20
  • Time(s):7am
  • Venue:Karma Rottnest Golf Club

Details

  • Hosted By:Karma Rottnest Golf Club
  • Sports:Golf,Local Comp

Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a round of golf and discover one of Rottnest Island’s best kept secrets. Entry to the competitions close on Sunday 30 May or when the course maximum is reached. Please note, this event is now at capacity. To join the wait list for entries, please email [email protected]

Mojo's Winter Solstice Weekend

Feed your soul on the darkest weekend of the year with our Chefs Menu showcasing the very best winter produce our state has to offer.

  • Dates:Jun 18 - 20
  • Time(s):6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Venue:Mojo's Kitchen, Bar & Bottleshop

Details

  • Hosted By:Mojo's Kitchen, Bar & Bottleshop
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

Our a la carte menu has been enhanced with a solstice twist, all designed to enjoy with deep red wines, dark beers and more as you dine by candlelight. Don't miss this special weekend to feast with your friends and make this dark weekend bright. Bookings essential for dinner Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June.

Mother of Compost: A Night of Art & Activism

Presented by local performance-maker Noemie Huttner-Koros and BRINK Festival, Mother of Compost: A Night of Art & Activism brings together theatre, music and creative forms of activism.

  • Dates:Jun 18
  • Time(s):7:00pm
  • Venue:Pig Melon

Details

  • Hosted By:Brink Festival and Noemie Huttner-Koros
  • Ticket Price:Pay as you want (we suggest $15-20)
  • Type:Workshops
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Occurring in two parts, the first part of the evening is a playful participatory workshop delving into the relationships between art, activism and community organising facilitated by playwright and poet Vivienne Glance and Noemie Huttner-Koros. This is followed by a solo improvised performance by local experimental singing legend Sage Pbbbt (Speechless, Perth Festival 2019) and the premiere performance of Noemie Huttner-Koros’ new theatre work Mother of Compost. Mother of Compost is a gooey, camp and fierce subversion of family portraits, evolutionary biology and the mantra of 'going forth and procreating'. In an ecologically and politically precarious world, how can we harness the energy of nurturing and care-giving to radically rethink who and what we are parents to, and offspring of? This event is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries.

Odette "Herald" Australian Tour

Picture a coming-of-age drama minus the happy Hollywood ending.

  • Dates:Jun 18
  • Time(s):Doors open at 6pm
  • Venue:Rosemount Hotel

Details

  • Hosted By:Hutch Collective
  • Ticket Price:$37.25
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Music:Indie & Alternative,Pop,Gig Guide
  • Event Venue:Rosemount Hotel

Description

To celebrate the release of Odette’s sophomore album, “Herald”, she will take to stages all around Australia. Chronicling the last five years of 23-year-old Georgia Odette Sallybanks’ life, Herald plays like a coming-of-age drama minus the happy Hollywood ending. Through music, she explores the hardship of transitioning from adolescence into adulthood and all the weird changes that come as a result.

One Act at a Time

What do a funeral, dinner party and an out of-control lie have in common?

  • Dates:June 10-26
  • Time(s):8pm June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 25 & 26; 2pm June 19
  • Venue:Limelight Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Limelight Theatre
  • Ticket Price:$23, $20 concession, $17 children
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

They’re the subject of three short one-act plays – Homemade Sausage Rolls, The Two of Us or Chinamen and Oh, What A Tangled Web – being presented under the banner of “One Act at a Time” at Limelight Theatre. Written and directed by Julie Clark, Homemade Sausage Rolls features five siblings discussing who was their mother’s favourite on the day of her funeral. The Two of Us or Chinamen, written by Michael Frayn and directed by Barry Lefort, focuses on a couple organising a dinner party – and something going awry before the guests arrive. Oh, What A Tangled Web is a comedy by John R. Carroll and directed by Matt Bell that follows a lie which grows and grow until 15-year-old Jan is caught out.

Railed at The Rechabite

GIDDY UP! Railed by the incredible Head First Acrobats is about to ride into town!

  • Dates:June 2 - 20
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:The Rechabite

Details

  • Hosted By:The Rechabite
  • Ticket Price:31.92 - 53.75
  • Type:Adults Only
  • Performing Arts:Circus,Comedy

Description

A western themed circus spectacular, combining the trademark physical talents, finely chiselled bodies and hilarious comic timing of the Head First Acrobats. Prepare for a racy, heart stopping display of the finest acrobatics by the most ridiculous storytellers in the circus, first fights and bare chests! Leave your expectations at home and step over to the wrong side of the tracks, let the boys of Head First steal your hearts and derail your night. 5 Stars - Glam Adelaide ‘Keep the kids at home and spice up your night with a ballsy bevy of beefcake.’ 4 Stars - Fest magazine ‘The sheer eroticism expressed by these boys is astounding.’ ‘Railed is upbeat and wholly unironic, lampooning queer culture with silent one-liners spread across a quadrant formed by four men zinged high up in acrobatic manoeuvres.’ – SeeSaw Mag

Showing at The Rechabite June 2 - 20 | Wed - Sun | 7pm

CONTENT WARNING: Strobe lighting, Adult themes, Sexual references

Rockin' Friday's Rock'n'Roll Dance

50's & 60's Rock'n'Roll Dance Night featuring Rusty Pinto and the Blue Flames

  • Dates:Jun 18
  • Time(s):1900 - 2359
  • Venue:Kelmscott Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Rockin Rhythm Dance Co
  • Ticket Price:$15
  • Music:Other Music,Rock

Description

We’re pleased to announce Rockin’ Friday’s! Our first Rock’n’Roll Dance Night will be held on the 18th June in Kelmscott at the Kelmscott hall. We’re so excited to bring you one of Perth’s best and most popular Band’s ‘Rusty and the Blue Flames’ for a fun packed night of dancing!

For bookings and info call or sms 0405 210 123

Tickets $15

Subiaco Street Relics

Some of the LEGO minifigs from the exhibition RELICS: Bricks of the New World have escaped The Goods Shed in Claremont, and are looking for new land!

  • Dates:May 24 - Jun 20

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,For Kids
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts

Description

They’ve been spotted throughout Subiaco and it’s up to you to find them. Use the clues on the map to discover the bricks of their newest worlds, and be sure to follow the trail all the way to Scribblers Festival’s Family Weekend at Subiaco Arts Centre on 29-30 May!

The Midnight Gang

Twelve year old Tom unexpectedly finds himself lonely and lost in the children’s ward of St Crook's Hospital, away from his family and at the mercy of evil Matron.

  • Dates:Jun 18-20
  • Time(s):Fri- 6pm: Sat &Sun- 10am, 12pm &3pm
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Theatre Trust
  • Ticket Price:$39
  • Type:For Kids
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Description

Tom feels like he’ll never leave, but his fellow young patients have other ideas. They might be stuck in hospital, but their imaginations can take them anywhere as The Midnight Gang. Each night when the clock strikes midnight, The Midnight Gang go on a series of amazing journeys as they turn the hospital into the places they’ve always wanted to go and make dreams come true. The team behind The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses, Mr Stink and Billionaire Boy bring David Walliams’ bestselling book to life on stage in a celebration of friendship, love and the power of the imagination for children 6+ and their families. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.