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The Local’s Guide to Perth & WA

Perth and regional WA is full of awesome arts and events, fun bars, amazing food & drink, unique travel experiences, pristine landscapes and plenty of opportunities to engage with Aboriginal culture, but we tend to keep it well hidden. This site is maintained in partnership with thousands of local operators as a guide to what’s on, places to go and things to do. It includes more than 6,000 ideas, making it the only comprehensive guide to WA. Enjoy!

What's on at WA Museum

Discover all the latest news from WA’s premier cultural organisation.

Ascot Racing Carnival

This year’s program is packed with exciting events.

Eat & Drink in Perth

Check out our guide to all bars and restaurants across Perth & WA.

Latest from Yirra Yaakin

Yirra Yaakin puts Indigenous writers and actors at centre stage.

What’s on at WAAPA

Find out what’s been going on at the birthplace of Hugh Jackman.

Exhibitions at PICA

See what’s showing at the city’s focal point for contemporary art.

What’s On Today


For Lovers of Music


On the Stage


For Lovers of Eating and Drinking


Dine, Drink & Experience: Perth’s Best Walking Tours for Foodies

Dine, Drink & Experience: Perth’s Best Walking Tours for Foodies

One of the best ways to get to know Perth's local food scene is by wandering around the streets, discovering...
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Discover Perth’s hidden alleyway bars

Discover Perth’s hidden alleyway bars

The Perth bar scene is surprisingly vibrant, filled with quirky bars hidden down alleyways and in the basements of some...
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Top Easter festivities on this weekend, from Eggspresso Martinis to Easter egg hunts

Top Easter festivities on this weekend, from Eggspresso Martinis to Easter egg hunts

The long weekend is fast approaching and with it fun and festive Easter activities. With not one, but two public...
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Dine and dash with Perth’s best express lunch menus

Dine and dash with Perth’s best express lunch menus

Finding a way to work a proper lunch into a busy schedule can be a challenge, especially if you are...
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Have your burger and eat it too at these healthy burger joints in Perth

Have your burger and eat it too at these healthy burger joints in Perth

There is no meal as classic or as diverse as the humble burger, but sometimes a greasy triple cheeseburger just...
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Pinot Picnic Hampers offer premium local wines and produce delivered to your door

Pinot Picnic Hampers offer premium local wines and produce delivered to your door

For those of us who can’t travel to attend the inaugural Pinot Picnic taking place in the Southern Forests region...
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New Irish pub Johnny Fox’s opens in Northbridge

New Irish pub Johnny Fox’s opens in Northbridge

There's a new kid on the block in Northbridge. Taking over from the iconic Rosie O'Grady's, Johnny Fox's doors have...
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Perth’s best Greek restaurants: where to go for souvlaki and gyros

Perth’s best Greek restaurants: where to go for souvlaki and gyros

With a great selection of Greek food to be explored in Perth, a cuisine that is packed full of deliciously...
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Mount Lawley to become home to new neighbourhood café SoHo Lane

Mount Lawley to become home to new neighbourhood café SoHo Lane

Good news for those of us who have been on the hunt for a new brunch spot! The team behind...
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Perth Garden Bars to explore this Summer

Perth Garden Bars to explore this Summer

Living in WA, with the first hint of sunshine comes an immediate urge to drink outdoors and the Sunday Session...
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Latest in Film


Aboriginal Art and Performance


Coming Up


Guides


Audible Edge 2021

Audible Edge 2021’s program has literally something for everyone – or at least, everyone with a penchant for the strange and wonderful.

  • Dates:Apr 6 -18
  • Venue:Multiple venues across Perth

Details

  • Hosted By:Audible Edge
  • Ticket Price:Free - $30
  • Type:Community
  • Music:Music Festival,Electronic,Free,Indie & Alternative
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,Film Events
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Description

Between April 6 and 18, the festival invites you to monolithic performances within a surround sound speaker array, basement shows traversing experimental theatre, avant-garde metal and free jazz, oddball parties and folk shows, and that’s not even half of it. An Ocean of Ears opens the festival on Tuesday April 6 with sound bubbling and fizzing through the Old Customs House in Walyalup/Fremantle with works by artists based between the Philippines, Los Angeles and across Australia. On April 7, an absurdist film with a challenging provocation. Live performance enters the fray on Thursday April 8, while a dance collaboration interact with the impressive and immersive speaker system. On Friday April 9, listen to Dryandra Woodland, and head on down to Serf Punk at The Bird to hear musique concrete, dance and medieval music collide in a strange revelry. Saturday April 10 offers artist talks, with a chance to dig deep into the peculiar minds of a handful of festival artists. The Rechabite is the venue of choice for the festival’s second week. Upstairs in the Hall, on Wednesday April 14, WAM-nominated songwriting wunderkind Nika Mo launches a new album on Tone List featuring a nine-piece band that smashes improvised music and avant-garde folk together in a sticky mess. On Friday April 16, ambient music, avant-garde metal, noise and experimental theatre co-exist. The festival closes with a cocoon-like experience in the intimacy of Backlot Cinemas,

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.

Scitech's April School Holidays Program

Step into Scitech these school holidays and explore the wonderful world of weather!

  • Dates:Apr 2 - 18
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm Daily
  • Venue:Scitech

Details

  • Hosted By:Scitech
  • Ticket Price:Adult: $19, Child: $12, Concession: $16, Mini Group: from $52
  • Type:For Kids
  • Other:Science

Description

Rain, Hail or Shine is a specially themed collection of new shows and live interactive experiences throughout the month of April. Expect a fun, family day out jam-packed with scientific stories of storms, wind, and fire.

Join Scitech’s puppets on the big stage for One Fine Day and discover the ingredients for fire in A Perfect Firestorm. Plus, splash around in Discoverland, blast sky high in the Planetarium, and experience the changing Noongar seasons in the stunning Banksia woodland exhibit.

With kids under 4 free, $5 all-day parking, and picnic facilities, Scitech presents the perfect holiday destination, whatever the weather. Plan ahead and book your tickets online now!

Supernova at Luna Outdoor

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci shine as a long-term couple dealing with the onset of illness in this warm and tender drama.

  • Dates:Apr 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 & 17
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Luna Outdoor Cinema

Details

  • Other:Outdoor Movies
  • Event Venue:Luna Outdoor
  • Hosted By:Luna Outdoor
  • Ticket Price:$16 - $22

Description

It is deep Autumn and Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are on holiday. They are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago their lives have had to change. Jobs have been given up and plans put on hold. Their time together is now the most important thing they have. As the trip progresses, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never before. Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s irreparable illness.

Junior Gecko School Holiday Workshop

Is your child a drama queen or king? Led by a Barking Gecko Teaching Artist your child will develop drama skills through games and exercises, all while making fantastic new friendships!

  • Dates:Apr 12-14
  • Venue:Subiaco Scouts Hall
  • Time(s):9.00am - 3.00pm

Details

  • Hosted By:Barking Gecko Theatre
  • Type:For Kids,Workshops,Youth Art / Performance
  • Produced By:Barking Gecko
  • Ticket Price:$250 with early bird | $300 full price

Description

We have all had moments of ‘what if’.. what if we could fly to the moon tomorrow, what if our pets could speak to us, what if dinosaurs came back from extinction. Spend three days exploring the unknown and dive into your imaginations. Through developing characters and storytelling telling skills and techniques, Geckos will help kids jump in to a world where the what if’s are brought to life! Ages 7-11

Music for the Royal Fireworks

A night of chamber music over owing with energy and passion.

  • Dates:Apr 15, 16
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA ECU Mount Lawley
  • Ticket Price:$25 - $30
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance

Description

WAAPA's elite Indian Ocean Ensemble brings to life George Frideric Handel's much-loved Music for the Royal Fireworks. String, wind, brass and percussion students join in to entertain with their own favourite chamber music works, including a vibrant new creation from WAAPA's Seven Seas World Music Ensemble.

Music of John Scofield

American jazz-rock guitarist and composer John Scofield is a living legend, influencing jazz since the late 70's and still going strong today

  • Dates:Apr 15
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$15 - $20
  • Music:Jazz
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance

Description

With his distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful improviser whose music generally falls between post- bop, funk-edged jazz and R&B. This concert features music from two of his albums, Electric Outlet (1984) and Quiet (1996), as the Jazz Guitar Ensemble is joined by WAAPA alumni to honour this guitar great. 

Arrangements are courtesy of Freddie Grigson, Kristian Borring, Sam Foster, Ben Jobson and Bryn Larkin

WAAPA Open Day

WAAPA & ECU are opening their Mount Lawley campus to the public so you can explore the grounds, tour studios and facilities, and talk to friendly people about courses you want to study!

  • Dates:Apr 18
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm
  • Venue:WAAPA

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA & ECU
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance,Community,Free,Workshops
  • Other:University
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent,Richard Gill Auditorium,Roundhouse Theatre,Geoff Gibbs Theatre,Enright Studio

Description

The campus is open for backstage tours, interactive demonstrations and Q&As, taking place throughout the day. To check out what's on, head to https://www.ecu.edu.au/open-day/ to plan your day and get the most out of it!

Pinot Picnic

Raise your glass! The first-ever Pinot Picnic is a four-day celebration of extraordinary events showcasing premium local pinot and produce across Manjimup and Pemberton, running 11 to 14 Feb 2021.

  • Dates:Apr 22 - 25
  • Venue:Multiple venues across Manjimup & Pemberton

Details

  • Type:Community
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Festival,Wine,Seafood

Description

A series of pinot-inspired events will showcase premium local produce and varieties of renowned regional pinot in the Southern Forests region. Foodies, wine-lovers and romantics will have the chance to sip, taste and explore this stunning corner of Western Australia across the four-day celebration, falling over Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year. The Southern Forests is Australia’s most exciting emerging wine region and the leading pinot region in WA, known for quality, expressive wines. The region produces boutique, artisanal gourmet produce that are favourites among the world's top chefs and foodies, such as fresh local marron and black truffles. Pinot Picnic is an opportunity for local wineries and restaurants to showcase their world-class pinot and gourmet fare. The full program will include family picnics, live entertainment shows, sparkling soirées, tasting masterclasses, vineyard experiences and wine-matching brunches, lunches and dinners. The event offers the chance to sip, taste and explore Manjimup and Pemberton, in the heart of Karri Tree country just three and a half hours from Perth. Pinot Picnic will have available a range of hampers containing regional pinot and the best local produce to be on sale at events and for remote guests.

Postgraduate Research Showcase

WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase offers a rare chance for audiences to sample innovative art projects in their nascent stages, and to view ideas that will transform the future of arts discourse.

  • Dates:Apr 22; Sep 16
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,University

Description

WAAPA has a thriving postgraduate research program covering a broad range of performing arts disciplines, with a particular strength in practice-led research. Our strengths include interactive digital music systems, performance practices on historic piano, new directions in jazz, physiological analysis of human movement, theatre-making, choreography, and much more. The WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase is in part a performance event, and in part a series of short research presentations. It offers a rare opportunity for audiences to sample innovative arts projects in their nascent stages, and to view the ideas that will transform the future of arts discourse. Hosted by: WAAPA Higher Degree by Research students