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From family-focused fun at Elizabeth Quay and the stunning Kings Park to the theatres, small bars, cool restaurants and myriad public spaces of the city, the seamlessly integrated Perth CBD / Northbridge precinct is internationally renowned as a fun place to go. Jump on the ferry, hire a bike, check out the galleries and museums, chill out in the cultural centre, shop at King St or best of all, stay over in one of the many new 5-star hotels.

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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

Details

  • 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

Description

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.

York

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

Details

  • 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

Description

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.
 

Smoke, Swing And Stubbies

Delicious smoked BBQ meats, swinging’ tunes by Noah Young and stubble specials - the perfect combination for a cosy winter party at the Perth Mess Hall.

  • Dates:Aug 15
  • Time(s):Opens 5pm to 10pm
  • Venue:Perth Mess Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Noah Young-Australia & Perth Mess Hall
  • Venue Address:8 Francis Street, Perth, WA, 6000
  • Ticket Price:Free Entry
  • Type:Food & drink,Music
  • Music:Free
  • Food & Drink:Food Event

Description

Hosted by Noah Young-Australia, busting out some bangin' tunes from 7pm.

Stubbie specials all night starting from just $5.

Joined by Smokey J's BBQ smoking up the best BBQ meats in Perth. 

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

Details

  • Hosted By:Badlands Bar
  • Venue Address:1/3 Aberdeen Street, Perth
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Type:Music
  • Music:Gig Guide

Description

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
Hyclass
Oompah
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!
 

(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

Details

  • 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

Description

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.

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

Details

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

Description

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.
∞∞∞∞∞∞
DJ’s:?
Nicole Filev
Larry D
&
Constable Turntable (Demon Days)
TLC (RTR FM)
Le(t)slie
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.

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

Details

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

Description

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.

MATTHEW GRESHAM 999

After having a taste of international success, Matt Gresham, Western Australian singer-songwriter is now ready to bring his latest album ‘The Gift 999’ to his home town!

  • Dates:Aug 21
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Music
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Gig Guide,Rhythm & Blues

Description

Having scored a record deal with Warner Music Germany, this WAMI, ARIA award-winning and seven-time nominee Gresham, has been playing and writing music for Major Australian and International artists, including LA songwriter Jaymes Young, New York rapper Talib Kweli and touring internationally with the likes of Guy Sebastian.

With a heavy focus on acoustic guitar, his music is an eclectic mix of pop, acoustic, trap, blues, hip hop and jazz. Using his music to help make sense of his life - the result is a thing of beauty. Simple yet powerful music, built around dynamics, momentum and hope.

Don’t miss this intimate performance in a venue with the perfect touch of acoustics, that will make you feel like you’re the only one in the room he’s performing to. 


ON SALE DATES

Presale - 10am, Monday 3 August, 2020
General Public - 9am, Tuesday 4 August, 2020

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TICKETING INFORMATION

Pre-Show VIP Meet & Greet

  • Attend the pre-concert soundcheck
  • Backstage pass
  • A signed photo of Matthew Gresham
  • A photo opportunity with Matthew Gresham 
     

Seating
Please be advised this event is initially being sold with socially distanced seating configurations in accordance with current Government restrictions. 
Should government restrictions change, further seats will be released for sale. 

Mobile Tickets
Please select the required number of seats from a 'group' leaving no 'available' seats on either side.
Mobile tickets will be emailed shortly after the order confirmation.


RUNNING TIMES

Starts 8pm
Finish 9:30pm*

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


FOOD & BEVERAGES

A 'Grab and Go' menu will be available pre-show at this event.


PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Prior to an event if you are feeling unwell, we ask you please do not attend the performance and contact our Box Office on either [email protected] or 9231 9999 to discuss the options for your tickets. 
  • Social distancing requirements will be in place for this event
  • Health and safety guidelines for the venue can be found here.

 Presented by TBS Events and Productions  

Winter Wine-Down: Red Wine Fest

Step out of the cold and into winter wine-down at Henry Summer.

  • Dates:Aug 22
  • Time(s):1pm to 4pm
  • Venue:Henry Summer

Details

  • Hosted By:Henry Summer
  • Venue Address:Henry Summer, 69 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:$42
  • Type:Food & drink
  • Food & Drink:Wine

Description

Calling all vino lovers – this one’s for you! Round up the entire crew and race down to Perth’s lushest bar for an unforgettable afternoon filled with decadent red wine, traditional French cheese, live music and mouth-watering food.

After selling out in record time last year, Winter Wine Down, a curated event for lovers of red wine is returning to Henry Summer on Saturday 22 August. Pours and party vibes will kick off from 1pm and will feature a quaff-worthy array of local and international red wines. Tickets are just $42, and attendees will be treated to unlimited wine tastings, the best tunes by DJ Charlie Bucket dropping throughout the afternoon, as well as a $10 food voucher to redeem on one of the delicious options available – expect to see Mr Paella, a delicious gnocchi station and Raclette by the ever-so tasty Cheesy Chalet.

All wine suppliers will have order forms and payment facilities, so that no one has to miss out on taking their favourite wines home.

PJS Presents: Georgie Aué

The Perth Jazz Society is proud to present Perth piano player, vocalist and songwriter Georgie Aué. Join Georgie and her superb band for a night of jazz, blues and Brazillian inspired original music.

  • Dates:Aug 26
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:The Ellington Jazz Club

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Jazz Society
  • Venue Address:191 Beaufort Street, Perth, WA, 6000
  • Type:Music
  • Event Venue:Ellington Jazz Club
  • Music:Jazz

Description

The Perth Jazz Society is proud to present piano player, vocalist and songwriter Georgie Aué.
Join Georgie Aué and her superb band to hear an original and elaborate layering of jazz, Brazilian rhythm and blues music.
Georgie performs regularly throughout Australia, delighting audiences with her original music which draws heavily from jazz and blues genres. She is also an avid lover of Brazilian music and this performance follows her Adelaide Fringe 2020 show debut of ‘Come to Brazil’.
As well as featuring songs and compositions from her albums Little Bird and Washington Road, this performance will also showcase brand new tunes written during the first half 2020.
Georgie has been influenced by various artists including Ahmad Jamal, Elis Regina, The Beatles, Eliane Elias, AC Jobim and Norah Jones.
Featuring
  • Georgie Aué - vocals/piano
  • Jeremy Thomson - guitar
  • Zac Grafton - bass
  • Daniel Susnjar - drums

Art Collective WA Benefactors' exhibition

The annual Benefactors' exhibition showcases works by the Collective's member artists.

  • Dates:Aug 26 - 29

Details

  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts,Painting,Photography,Sculpture

Description

Each year, Art Collective WA invites art collectors to support the Collective's annual exhibition program by becoming a Benefactor for the forthcoming year.

Artist members each donate a work worth at least $4000 and each Benefactor receives one of these works in return for an investment of only $2500. The artworks and Benefactors are matched up via a Ballot which takes place at the Collective's annual celebratory cocktail party in their gallery in Cathedral Square.

It's an invitation only event, but if you are interested in supporting one of the very few galleries in Perth that supports the careers of established WA artists, then please contact the Collective.

The Lounge Live With Colin Ebsworth

The Lounge Live with Colin Ebsworth is returning to the home of Perth comedy The Comedy Lounge!

  • Dates:Aug 27
  • Time(s):Doors open at 7.30pm
  • Venue:Comedy Lounge

Details

  • Hosted By:Comedy Lounge
  • Venue Address:413 Murray Street, Perth
  • Ticket Price:$32.49
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

After the sellout acclaimed success of Colin's first talk show the energetic political dynamo is bringing a whole new lineup of non stop guests, gags and characters in this new and improved, one of a kind, live late night experience!

Online tickets: $30

Tickets at the door: $35

Doors open: 7:30 PM

Strict 8PM Start

Kings Park Festival

Come celebrate 'Perth's Green Heart' with the world's biggest and most beautiful display of Western Australian wildflowers this September at Perth's iconic destination, Kings Park.

  • Dates:Sept 1 - 30
  • Venue:Kings Park
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  • Venue Address:Fraser Ave, Perth WA 6005
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Festivals,Flowers,Free
  • Event Venue:Kings Park

Description

The 2020 Kings Park Festival will celebrate 'Perth’s Green Heart' this September with the world’s biggest and most beautiful display of Western Australian wildflowers. Enjoy dozens of free and fabulous events for nature lovers, garden gurus and those with an interest in conservation and the beautiful Western Australian environment. 

The Festival will run from 1 – 30 September, with more than 25,000 plants and hundreds of wildflower varieties bursting into bloom, heralding the start of spring in the South West of WA.

With ‘Instagrammable’ spots around every corner, there will be plenty of opportunities to get back to nature with guided walks, an outdoor photography display and outdoor wellness classes, as well as 17 hectares of the beautiful Western Australian Botanic Garden to explore. 

Enjoy a guided walk through the WA Botanic Garden, Kings Park Bushland or Bold Park with their expert volunteers and staff, or get your native gardening tips at a 'Dig it With Coffee' session run weekly during September. For a deeper look at the WA environment, why don’t you tune into their informative science webinars hosted by the passionate environmental scientists and conservationists.

If you fancy something a bit more active – Join the GoGo Active Tours on a wildflower bike tour and the crew at The Hike Collective for a ‘High Tea and Guided Hike’ through some of Kings Park’s wildflower hotspots.

After all the sightseeing, you will be able to relax in the spring sunshine and enjoy acoustic music in several of the parkland precincts on select weekends.  

Animal Farm

A timeless examination of extremist rule. Manor Farm is in a state of rebellion as a gang of pigs unite to overthrow their cruel human oppressor.

  • Venue:Studio Underground
  • Dates:Sep 3 - 27

Details

  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William Street, Perth Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price:$26-$59
  • Ticket Price FROM:$26
  • Ticket price TO:$59
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA PRESENTS
ANIMAL FARM
ADAPTED BY VAN BADHAM FROM THE NOVEL BY GEORGE ORWELL. 
 
Manor Farm is in a state of rebellion as a gang of pigs unite to overthrow their cruel human oppressor.
 
Written in the 1940s by George Orwell as a response to the rise of authoritarian governments, Animal Farm is a timeless examination of extremist rule. This new adaptation continues to caution with the universal message that power can corrupt – and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
 
Adapted by political powerhouse Van Badham (Banging Denmark, Q&A, The Drum and writer at The Guardian), this high-octane three-hander features a cast of stellar comedians, improvisers and storytellers. They bring to life a farmyard of characters including the hardworking Boxer and power hungry Napoleon. This is a biting political satire that will make you grunt.
 
 

Rag Fashion Pop Up in the City

Rag Fashion Pop Up in the City

  • Dates:Sept 5
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm
  • Venue:Perth Town Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Rag Pop Up
  • Venue Address:601 Hay Street Perth
  • Type:Community,Fashion,Free,Summer Markets

Description

Rag Pop Up Clothing and Accessory Fashion Market for Women, Men, Baby and Kids located in the Foyer of the Perth Town Hall.  We collaborate with Perth's finest and most talented creatives and bring them together at one venue and connect them with like minded shoppers.
Rag Pop Up is Western Australia's only Fashion Market for Designers, Emerging

 Shop over 40 stands of pure talent & creativeness under the one roof.

 Besides Designer & Local Brands,  shoppers can also shop a great array of handpicked Designer & High End Vintage, Recycled and Up-cycled Stalls.

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU:
The Pop Up Event would not be complete without cool tunes by some of Perth's renowned DJ's.

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