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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.

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Craft breweries to check out this summer in Perth

Craft breweries to check out this summer in Perth

We’ve had a real heatwave over the past week and, as most Aussies would agree, there’s no better way to...
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Artisan ice-creameries to get you through the Perth summer

Artisan ice-creameries to get you through the Perth summer

As the weather heats up and the sunscreen and sunglasses come out, what better way to spend your summer than...
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The best markets in Perth

The best markets in Perth

As summer nears, it doesn’t get much better than strolling through an eclectic market stuffed with local goodies and produce....
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Where to go for pre-dinner drinks in Perth

Where to go for pre-dinner drinks in Perth

If you’re looking for an excuse to have a drink before you settle into a civilised meal, this is it!...
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The best rooftop bars in Perth

The best rooftop bars in Perth

The weather is heating up, which means there’s no better place to soak up Perth’s glorious sunshine than on a...
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Two new cafes in Perth are calling for your coffee order

Two new cafes in Perth are calling for your coffee order

In an age of international days dedicated to anything from Mad Hatter to dog biscuits, let's face it - International...
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WA food & wine festivals you don’t want to miss

WA food & wine festivals you don’t want to miss

When it comes to food and wine, Western Australia packs a peachy punch with a feast-like offering of festivals. From...
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Where to try bush tucker across WA

Where to try bush tucker across WA

If you’re a lover of Aboriginal art and culture, there has never been a better time to extend that experience...
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Must-try eateries in Yagan Square

Must-try eateries in Yagan Square

For decades, the humble metropolis of Perth was screaming for a link between the CBD and Northbridge. Since opening last...
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Where to go on your next dinner date in Fremantle

Where to go on your next dinner date in Fremantle

If you are looking to get out of the CBD, the historic hub of Fremantle provides for a laid-back night...
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Guides


Primo Loco

Primo Loco, the crazy cousin of Fuego Carnal.

  • Dates:Jan 19, 21 - 23, 28 - 30; Feb 2, 4 - 6, 9, 11 - 13, 16 FEB | Jan 17 - 18, 24 - 25, 31; Feb 1, 7 - 8, 14 - 15
  • Time(s):Check site for specific show times
  • Venue:Yagan Square
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Venue Address:Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:Yagan Square
  • Performing Arts:Circus

Description

NEW IN 2020, and premiering at FRINGE WORLD PERTH this show is going to rock your socks!

Primo Loco is Spanish for crazy cousin. You know the one. The one everyone loves to hang out with for a single night of too
much fun – it’s a good thing Fringe only happens once a year.

Are you looking for a show that makes you laugh so hard it hurts? Try to imagine the most skilled, hilarious performers you’ve ever seen combining jaw dropping circus skills with deadly humour, sexy and wrong all at the same time; bendy people, bending boundaries... and you have Primo Loco.

This is the World Premiere of Primo Loco. It’s a late night circus cabaret. What fire is to Fuego Carnal, laughter is to Primo Loco, but it’s a different cast, with a different attitude, there’s a reason no kids are allowed.

Fuego Carnal

A circus of wild stunts and mesmerising jaw-dropping trickery.

  • Dates:Jan 17 - Feb 16, 2020
  • Time(s):Session times vary
  • Venue:Yagan Square
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:Fringe World & Yagan Square
  • Venue Address:Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:TBC
  • Audience:Adults

Description

Fuego Carnal is a heart racing display of strength, skill and sauciness. Year after year, Fuego is claiming 5 star reviews, awards and the hearts of those who saw it.
Fuego is Spanish for fire and this is the thread that holds the show together.  Creating a vibe rich in subterranean spice, our performers from across the globe flirt with extreme circus fire, the audience, aerials & acrobatics, masterfully pirouetting with danger at death-like-degrees.
 
This high risk spectacle produced by internationally acclaimed Dream State Entertainment (AKA Dream State Circus) is combined with stunning sound and visuals by world renowned music producer Dustin Bint "The Alchemist"; and offers pure exhilarating entertainment!
 
"Wild stunts, exotic beats, & mesmerising flames, packed full of magical jaw-dropping moments, fueled by sensual choreography and a wicked sense of humour " - Scenestr

"THIS is Circus flambé indeed, full of the wow factor that takes circus well out of the ordinary" - The Advertiser

Shades Of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute To Michael Bublé

A musical tribute to Michael Buble and his best hits

  • Dates:Jan 20-25, Jan 27-31, Feb 1-2
  • Time(s):6:40pm
  • Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Venue Address:Yagan Square, Perth, WA
  • Ticket Price FROM:30
  • Ticket price TO:40
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Yagan Square
  • Performing Arts:Musicals
  • Music:Concert Tours

Description

Direct from the USA with three voices singing incredible songs like 'Feeling Good', 'Moondance', 'Come Fly With Me', 'Home', 'Everything', 'Fever', 'Save the Last Dance for Me' and many more. Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé brings the swinging standards and pop hits of Michael Bublé to the stage in an unforgettable high-energy concert event. This act has wowed audiences across the globe with their exciting harmonies, smooth choreography, and charming good looks.

WASO's Summer Classics

WASO is taking the temperature up a notch! Conductor Benjamin Northey brings the sunny, unstoppable good vibes to lead WASO and special guests through a concert program bursting with classical hits.

  • Dates:Jan 31 & Feb 2
  • Time(s):7:30pm, Friday 31 January & 2pm, Sunday 2 February
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30
  • Ticket price TO:$104
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical
  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:WASO Special event
  • Audience:Adults

Description

You can smell the coconut oil, taste the salty air, and feel the sand between your toes.

But before the Freo Doctor comes in, WASO is taking the temperature up a notch! Conductor Benjamin Northey brings the sunny, unstoppable good vibes to lead WASO and special guests through a concert program bursting with classical hits.

From Vivaldi to Gershwin and Ravel, we’ve pulled out all the stops, so come on down, grab a drink and relax with the perfect addition to your summer soundtrack.

A Sea Symphony - Western Australian Charity Orchestra

The Western Australian Charity Orchestra invites you to set sail on a musical journey over the seas!

  • Dates:Feb 1
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall and the Western Australian Charity Orchestra
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$324.50
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:WACO: Western Australian Charity Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical,Concerto,Orchestral

Description

Experience an evening of wondrous music inspired by the world’s oceans, waves, ships and those who journey on them.

 

PROGRAM:

The Little Mermaid Suite Menken

La Mer Debussy

A Sea Symphony Vaughan Williams

 

ARTISTS:

Katja Webb Soprano

Kristin Bowtell Baritone

Western Australian Charity Orchestra and Choir directed by Samuel Parry

Hecate

In a world where the Noongar language is spoken by all, a yarn about a Scottish king is retold.

  • Dates:Feb 5 - 16
  • Time(s):Tue – Fri 7.30pm | Sat 8 Feb 2pm | Sat 15 Feb 2pm & 7.30pm | Sun 6pm
  • Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors
  • Event Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$69
  • Produced By:Yirra Yaakin

Description

'Great business must be wrought ‘ere … boodjar baal waaliny.'

Hecate, queen of the witches, is usually omitted from productions of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Here, she is at the heart of everything, watching as Macbeth strives toward power at any cost, all the while knowing that order must be restored; that Country always trumps human ambition and greed.

In 1833 colonist Robert Menli Lyon wrote in reference to Noongar people that ‘the whole of each tribe are bards’. This world premiere event puts those words to the test. Having spent years studying and reclaiming their endangered Noongar language, a star ensemble use this audacious adaptation as a springboard to showcase its poetic and expressive qualities.

Join us for Australia's first large-scale Shakespeare production entirely in Noongar language, the original language of the south west of Western Australia, as conceived by Kyle J Morrison. Adapted and directed by Kylie Bracknell [Kaarljilba Kaardn]. 

A post-show Q&A will take place after the show on Feb 11 and a schools performance will take place on Feb 12.

Hecate is presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatry Company, Bell Shakespeare and Perth Festival. 

Sunset Wine & Brews

Enjoy an iconic WA sunset while getting to know the best of WA’s wine, craft beers, ciders, and spirits at Sunset Wine & Brew’s new home of Jubilee Park, City Beach!

  • Dates:Feb 7 - 9
  • Time(s):Feb 7, 4.00pm - 9.00pm; Feb 8 & 9, 2.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Venue:Jubilee Park
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:CMS Events
  • Venue Address:Jubilee Park, cnr Oceanic Drive and Challenger Parade, City Beach WA 6015
  • Ticket Price FROM:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$115
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Wine,Cider,Festival,Food Event

Description

While the weather is warm and the beaches are looking great, grab your friends and get to know WA’s best wines & brews from incredible local producers! You can enjoy a glass at the festival or stock up for home.

Take in an iconic WA sunset as it sets on a beautiful warm summer day from the Sunset Balcony. Add in some delicious food, live music and DJs from two stages, good friends and the perfect coast backdrop and you have one of summer’s best boutique festivals.

If you feel like relaxing with catering and a private bar in an exclusive retreat with undercover seating and fans to cool down, then the Beachside Lounge is for you.

Get your tickets to Perth’s favourite wine & craft beer festival on the coast! Now open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this is an all new Sunset Wine & Brews!

Perth Festival 2020

Perth Festival curates and presents an annual arts festival of the highest international quality.

  • Dates:Feb 7 - Mar 1
  • Venue:Multiple Venues
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:M418, 3 Crawley Avenue, Crawley Perth, Western Australia
  • Type:Festivals
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults,Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors

Description

The Festival aspires to create new work and stimulate discourse about Western Australia and our place in a complex and political world. The Festival’s ambition is to lift audience expectations and opportunities for Western Australian arts practice, contributing to a vibrant and resilient culture. Founded in 1953 by The University of Western Australia, the Perth International Arts Festival is the longest running international arts festival in Australia and Western Australia’s premier cultural event. The Festival has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in its international program, the presentation of new works and the highest quality artistic experiences for the people of Western Australia.

Bingo Loco - Mardi Gras Special with Karen from Finance

Fremantle, are you ready for a Mardi Gras Rainbow Bingo Rave?! We are coming to you with a Mardi Gras Special featuring the Queen of numbers, Karen from Finance!

  • Dates:Feb 21
  • Time(s):Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 8:00PM
  • Venue:Freo.Social

Details

  • Hosted By:Legs Eleven & Bingo Loco
  • Venue Address:Parry Street, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$49
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Music:Popular Music

Description

Fremantle, are you ready for a Mardi Gras Rainbow Bingo Rave?!

We are coming to you with a Mardi Gras Special featuring the Queen of numbers, Karen from Finance!

Costumes highly encouraged / Prizes awarded for best dressed**

You want the madness? We provide it! Bring your very best dancing shoes and get ready for a crazy night......of bingo! But not just any bingo. Bingo Loco!

WHAT IS BINGO LOCO?

We are the runaway child of traditional bingo complete with rave rounds, lip sync battles and dance offs. The conventional Bingo Cartel don't like what we do. We don't care. We are bringing bingo kicking and screaming into a full on party rave! We've got the ball's... the bingo balls to make your roar so loud you'll definitely lose your voice.

Previous prizes include: Trip to Vegas & Coachella, dildos, blow up dolls, Beats Headphones, crates of cans, a bathtub, 90's gameboys, convertible car, bags of rubbish, 8 foot teddy bears and even a boat??

Here's a taste of what we are:
https://facebook.com/bingolocoie/videos/361011684388707/

The Dirty Details:

Freo.Social, Fremantle

Party Doors: 6:30pm

First game: 8:00pm

Inquiries: [email protected]

“Bingo Loco has become nothing short of an entertainment phenomenon in its birth place of Dublin and beyond.” – Lonely Planet.

Bingo Loco is not a performance, it’s an engaging experience with the mentality of a theatre show, while always ensuring every element is completely ridiculous.

In 2020, Bingo Loco is partnering with Make-A-Wish® Australia to help create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Each
year, thousands of Australian children are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Wishes complement medical treatment – working to calm, distract and empower sick kids at the time they need it most. When a wish is realised, a child discovers that despite their situation, anything is possible.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Bingo Loco is an entertainment event run by Legs Eleven Australia Pty Ltd and is separate to cost of playing Bingo, operated by Legs Eleven Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Make-A-Wish® Australia with authority to Fundraise. There is no obligation from attendees of the event
'Bingo Loco' to play Bingo. The separate cost to play Bingo is $3 for a booklet of 9 tickets. Proceeds from Bingo go to Make-A-Wish®
Australia and the maximum value of all the prizes combined is $1,000.

* Bingo is played with printed tickets bearing numbered squares.
* Each player is offered the cash alternative of the value of the
goods offered as prizes.
* A Caller announces the numbers to the players which are selected at
random from a registered Bingo machine.
* Each player marks off the numbers on their ticket as they are called.
* A player wins if they are able to mark off all the numbers on their
ticket, left-to-right, first.
* During a session any conditions can be viewed at the sales desk.
* A participant who has won a prize will call out 'Bingo Loco' and
hold their booklet in the air. These instructions are laid out clearly
by the host at the start of the game.
* Each ticket claimed to be a winner is inspected by the host and / or
the assistant of the host.
* Spotters will be placed within the audience to ensure each winner is
identified quickly.
* If Bingo is called on a winning number by more than one participant
or, from a number called prior to the last number called and someone
else goes out on the last number called, the prize will be shared
equally and an optional test of skill will be run for a bonus prize.
* A number is not fully called until the number has been repeated, if
a number is called by mistake and repeated, that number will then be
classed as called.
* If a number is lit up on the board and is missed by the Caller, that
number will only be accepted as a valid number if it is called and
repeated by the Caller before the end of that game and providing the
Bingo machine is not faulty.
* Legs Eleven reserves the right to alter progressive jackpots at any time.
* Any disruptions during Bingo are not acceptable and the person or
persons involved may be asked to leave.
* The Session Supervisor / event manager will have the final say on
any disputes arising during a session and disputes will be dealt with
in a separate room.
* The following is prohibited from participating in the Bingo: Family
members of the benefiting charity representatives, Legs Eleven
Australia Pty Ltd or employees of Legs Eleven Australia Pty Ltd;
spotters; callers; event staff; charity representatives.

WA provides free, confidential counselling, support and information services for all people affected by gambling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the Problem Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858. Calls to the Problem Gambling Helpline are free from landlines and won't be listed on your phone bill.

G-Flip | Perth Festival

G-Flip is flipping on to the Perth Festival stage!

  • Dates:Feb 22
  • Time(s):9pm
  • Venue:Chevron Lighthouse
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:158 Terrace Road, Perth, WA, 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$29
  • Ticket price TO:$49
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Gig Guide

Description

The G Flip explosion has been as colossal as it has been wondrous.

Bursting out of her bedroom and into the wide world with her shimmering pop hits, the Melbourne singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist has inspired a new wave of innovators: unfiltered, driven and refreshing in their passion.

Her self-produced debut single ‘About You’ was a cathartic anthem born from her “hectic, toxic, cinematic” on-off relationship, and was the first taste of her epic drumming prowess. Her debut album further showcased the new voice of a generation: loud, proud and vivacious. Come ride the G Flip train!


 

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