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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.

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)

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).

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.

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.

[email protected] (SOLD OUT)

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!

xhe (online)

xhe is not a he, not a she, not an it. Pronounced ‘zhee’ or like ‘j’y’ in French, xhe is the pronoun for the possible, the queer or the multiple, a figure that moves between a Square and an Octopus.

  • Dates:Saturday 15 August
  • Time(s):5pm - 10pm


  • Hosted By:PICA & Dance Nucleus
  • Venue Address:51 James Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Pay what you want
  • Ticket Price FROM:Pay what you want
  • Type:For Kids,Free,Performing Arts
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Performing Arts:Dance


How do we share a touch despite its impossibility now?

xhe is not a he, not a she, not an it. Pronounced ‘zhee’ or like ‘j’y’ in French, xhe is the pronoun for the possible, the queer or the multiple, a figure that moves between a Square and an Octopus. In Daniel Kok’s and Miho Shimizu’s performance work xhe, a singular body is already an expression of multiplicity, and One is always Other and Many. This durational performance is a choreographic bricolage of different forms – installation art, dance, music, film – bringing different artists and audiences together in search for this elusive figure.

In light of COVID-19, Daniel Kok and his team are in residence at Dance Nucleus in Singapore to translate this performance work, for which liveness is a crucial ingredient, into a digital version for online engagement. Recognising the participatory nature of the original work and the current question of physical distance, xhe (online) reflects on what is lost or gained with the ubiquity of telecommuting in our lives today, attempts to transcend the limitations of the computer screen and revive a sense of social proximity. As we spend time together, we hope to summon, to discover, to receive, even to become xhe.

(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.

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.

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


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!

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.

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.


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 +

Amelia Park Degustation Dinner (SOLD OUT)

The Point Bar and Grill is proud to host Amelia Park winemaker Jeremy Gordon for a very special dinner featuring Amelia Park wines.

  • Dates:Aug 19
  • Venue:The Point Bar and Grill East Perth


  • Hosted By:The Point Bar and Grill
  • Venue Address:306 Riverside Drive, East Perth 6004
  • Ticket Price:$129
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Food & Drink:Degustation,Restaurant Events,Wine


One of Western Australia’s finest wine producers, Amelia Park will showcase a delicious medley of six wines, matched perfectly to complement a six course dinner featuring the south west regions most celebrated Amelia Park Lamb, Amelia Park Beef and Linley Valley Pork. We invite you to prime your tastebuds for a night of culinary excitement and pure enjoyment.

Crafted in Margaret River – one of Western Australia’s most renowned winemaking regions, Amelia Park combine leading edge techniques with traditional winemaking values and practices. Winemaker Jeremy Gordon believes that success starts with the vine, and he works closely with a select group of premium vineyards to achieve superior and consistent fruit quality. The resulting wines are elegant, fruit-driven varietals, complex in structure yet easily and irresistibly enjoyable.


Don’t miss your invitation to join winemaker Jeremy Gordon at the head of the table as he shares his passion, knowledge and experience talking you through this unique epicurean journey.

Tickets $129 include signature six course degustation menu with a premium selection of six Amelia Park Wines.

This dinner is a seated event with shared table arrangements.


Dessert Degustation at The Shorehouse

The Shorehouse are putting on their annual five-course dessert degustation this August and September.

  • Dates:Aug 19-21; Sep 2-4
  • Venue:The Shorehouse


  • Hosted By:The Shorehouse
  • Venue Address:278 Marine Parade, Swanbourne WA 6010
  • Ticket Price:$65
  • Food & Drink:Degustation


Led by pastry-chef, Ella Saleeba, The Shorehouse are back with their annual five-course dessert degustation. Featuring a white chocolate, banana and passionfruit tart, and blood orange ice cream, this dessert event will be running from August 19 to 21 and September 2 to 4. Bookings are essential!

Larry D DJ Degree Launch Party

The Larry D DJ Degree Launch Party is here. Watch the first graduating class go large at Perth's best Wednesday night dance spot The Bird. Backed by the DJ stylings of Larry D and Nicole Filev.

  • Dates:Wednesday August 19
  • Time(s):Opens 6pm
  • Venue:The Bird


  • Hosted By:Larry D DJ Degree
  • Venue Address:181 William St, Northbridge.
  • Ticket Price:$5
  • Type:Music
  • Event Venue:The Bird
  • Music:DJs


Welcome the first graduating class joining Larry D and Nicole Filev for a night of funky house, classic dance thumpers and plenty of variety to keep you bouncing.
Get pumped for hands in the air positivity at everyone’s favourite Wednesday night venue, The Bird.
100% of profits funding future enrolment for underprivileged students, diversifying lineups and giving everybody the chance to put their artistic visions into practice.
It’s the first party from the Larry D DJ Degree with the first class of local legends dropping their visions of ecstasy for all to hear. Putting all the skills learnt from the 5 week course into action driving your feet from left to right and all around.
Nicole Filev
Larry D
Constable Turntable (Demon Days)
DJ Bing (P.E.P Talk)
$5 door tickets!
Find out more about the course at larryddjdegree.com - where anyone can learn to DJ and perform in just 5 weeks.

The Bloom

The Bloom is playing their first Australian show. After 6 years in London, the indie rockers have moved home to Fremantle.

  • Dates:Aug 20
  • Time(s):6.00pm
  • Venue:Mojo's Bar


  • Venue Address:237 Queen Victoria St , North Fremantle, Perth, WA
  • Ticket Price:$15
  • Music:Gig Guide


Bringing their energetic live show to iconic Freo venue Mojo's. With support from two of Freo's finest up and coming acts, Monroe and Clay Western.

Mace Francis Orchestra's 15th Birthday!

From modern swing through to raucous rock the joint is always jumpin’ at a Mace Francis Orchestra show with compelling tunes in the style of the great modern big bands.

  • Dates:Aug 20, Oct 22
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:The Rechabite


  • Hosted By:Mace Francis Orchestra
  • Venue Address:224 William Street, Northbridge
  • Type:Music
  • Music:Jazz


Fourteen of Perth’s finest musicians are celebrating 15 years of original Australian jazz music and togetherness as a big band with two birthday shows on Thursday August 20 and October 22 at The Goodwill Club – downstairs at The Rechabite, Northbridge at 7:30pm. 
Composer and arranger, Mace Francis leads the 14-piece ensemble, made up of the who’s who of Perth’s jazz scene, plus Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) students and WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) members. Their swirly saxophones, bold brass, and a driving rhythm section get audiences up and swingin’ as they delve into music from the vault including all the hits, (misses), and new pieces. 
Since forming in 2005, MFO has also commissioned over 40 new works from Australian and international composers and released seven albums of original music, live recordings and reinterpretation of classic jazz standards.

Comedy Gold - The Best of WA

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 recognisable Stand-Up Comedians.

  • Dates:August 20
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Don Russell Performing Arts Centre


  • Hosted By:City of Gosnells
  • Venue Address:Lot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie WA 6108
  • Ticket Price FROM:$15
  • Ticket price TO:$38
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Cider,Coffee,Other,Wine


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.

The Specials Limited (The Specials Tribute)

UK's finest tribute band to The Specials is touring Australia for the first time

  • Dates:Aug 20
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Rosemount Hotel


  • Hosted By:Metrolpolis Touring
  • Venue Address:459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006
  • Ticket Price FROM:$40.00
  • Ticket price TO:$40.00
  • Type:Music
  • Event Venue:Rosemount Hotel
  • Music:Other Music


The Specials Limited are a 9-piece band full of energy, excitement and accuracy, performing The Specials tracks from the golden era of 1979 - 1981… ' A Message to You Rudy', 'Too Much Too Young', 'Gangsters', 'Ghost Town', 'Rat Race', 'Monkey Man' and many more. Relive all your favourite hits from The Specials with this tremendous live act.