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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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Beaufort St Songwriters Club

Enjoy intimate performances from some of Perth's up-and-coming talent at The Beaufort St Songwriters Club.

  • Dates:Sep 17 - Oct 29
  • Time(s):8pm to 11.30pm
  • Venue:The Bird

Details

  • Venue Address:181 William St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:$5
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Gig Guide,Pop

Description

Originally born in Mt Lawley, The Bird in Northbridge invites you to a cosy night filled with music and candlelight. With a selection of great drinks and shaker fires, this is a great way to kick the mid-week blues. 

Perth Poetry Festival

The tenth annual Perth Poetry Festival features four days of workshops, readings, talks, slams and poetry contests that bring together different poetic expressions, languages and traditions.

  • Venue:Northbridge Piazza Community Centre
  • Dates:Sep 18 - 27
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:City Of Perth
  • Type:Workshops
  • Other:Literature,Lectures & Talks,Writers Festivals

Description

The tenth annual Perth Poetry Festival features four days of workshops, readings, talks, slams and poetry contests that bring together different poetic expressions, languages and traditions.

Local, national, and international poets are offered professional development opportunities to challenge their craft through networking and workshops, while a diverse range of events offer poetry enthusiasts a scene to explore.

Guest poets include Tony Curtis (Ireland), Judith Beveridge (NSW), Jeltje Fanoy (Vic) and local poets John Kinsella, Liana Joy Christensen, Renee Pettitt-Schipp, Neil J (Brillo) Pattinson and Christine Della Vedova.

Full program available at wapoets.net.au

Old American Songbook With Lucy Iffla

Celebrate the hits of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, BB King and Sam Cooke, with up-and-coming jazz vocalist Lucy Iffla.

  • Dates:Sep 25
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:The Ellington Jazz Club

Details

  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$20
  • Music:Jazz
  • Event Venue:Ellington Jazz Club
  • Venue Address:191 Beaufort St, Perth WA 6000
  • Produced By:WAYJO: WA Youth Jazz Orchestra

Description

Playing alongside some incredible established musicians both locally with and internationally, including superb WAAPA lecturers and the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, Lucy has developed her sound and showcases an elegant and timeless voice beyond her years.

Pixar Putt 2020

Get ready to kick some serious putt for Pixar Putt's return to Perth for a limited season!

  • Dates:Sep 25 - Oct 25
  • Time(s):10.00am to 10.00pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena Plaza

Details

  • Hosted By:Disney & Life Like Touring
  • Venue Address:RAC Arena Plaza, 700 Wellington Street
  • Ticket Price FROM:$19.90
  • Ticket price TO:$119.90
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Type:For Kids

Description

This pop-up open-air mini golf experience is inspired by some of Pixar’s most adored films and is set to take guests to infinity…and beyond!

Putt your way around 9 or 18 holes including Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Inside Out, Wall-E, The Good Dinosaur and more.

This year, not only has Pixar Putt had a redesign, but it will also see the debut of some brand-new holes featuring the latest Pixar hit Onward, as well as Toy Story 4, Ratatouille and Coco, across the entire 18-hole course.

By its very nature, Pixar Putt is one of the most physically distanced events you could find anywhere! The safety of patrons is top priority and Pixar Putt will operate with a commitment to a COVIDSafe environment under a full COVIDSafe Plan.

School's Out Fest

Start your adventure at the Elizabeth Quay Fun Fair with a range of amusement rides for the young and young at heart.

  • Dates:Sept 26 to Oct 11
  • Time(s):9.00am to 5.30pm
  • Venue:Elizabeth Quay
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:School's Out Fest
  • Venue Address:Elizabeth Quay
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Type:For Kids

Description

Enjoy one hour of unlimited rides on the thrilling Dream Swinger or the Runaway Train Rollercoaster, through to the gentler Cup & Saucer or Taxi Jets ride which are ideal for the little ones.

Rides Include:
- Dream Swinger
- Runaway Train Rollercoaster
- Fiesta Balloon
- Storm
- Taxi Jets
- Cup & Saucer
- Camelot Castle
- Merry Go Round
- Mini Ferris Wheel

Price: $10 per person. Under 2 years old FREE
Times: 1 hour sessions start from 9:00am to 5:30pm daily
Location: Elizabeth Quay, Perth

Curry Nights - World Curry Fest

Indian, Thai, Sri Lankan, Jamaican, Philippines, African, Malaysian, Japanese, Chinese, Nepalese and Vietnamese… the list goes on.

  • Dates:Sep 26
  • Time(s):4.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Venue:Yagan Square

Details

  • Hosted By:Aus Street Food & Curry Nights
  • Venue Address:Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Event Venue:Yagan Square
  • Food & Drink:Food Market Events
  • Type:Free

Description

The biggest Street Food Curry Festival to hit Perth City launching on 26th September 2020 at 4pm-9pm.

Aus Street Food will be celebrating the world’s best curries. Created out of love for food, culture and community, the festival celebrates all things curry in Perth.

The aim of Curry Nights is to showcase the best variety of flavours through these amazing dishes, every country has their own take, so why not join us to sample the worlds curry flavours, learn about the family history of the vendors recipes and taste the wonderful worldly flavours. Spicy, not so spicy, vegan and meat based curries will all be freshly cooked in front of your eyes in this one night extravaganza under the city stars.

This is a  FREE community event with live music, games, entertainment and a pop-up bar. Grab your buddies and come join in the fun and food.

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Dino-Land At Yagan Square

Walk amongst life-size Dinosaurs brought to life with the latest animatronic robotics at Yagan Square.

  • Dates:Sep 26
  • Time(s):9am to 5:30pm
  • Venue:Yagan Square

Details

  • Hosted By:School's Out Fest
  • Venue Address:Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$0
  • Ticket price TO:$20
  • Type:For Kids
  • Event Venue:Yagan Square

Description

Follow the maze of twists and turns back to prehistoric times when dinosaurs and giant insects roamed the earth. These life-like prehistoric animals come to life to excite and educate. Whilst you are these, have a dig in the fossil pit or jump around on the Jurassic Bouncy Castle.
 

Evolution - WA Youth Orchestra

Captivating characters and unforgettable musical scores…..Join WAYO at the Perth Concert Hall, performing themes from the best known and most epic film music ever written!

  • Dates:Sep 26
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Youth Orchestras
  • Venue Address:Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$35 Standard / $25 Concession / $20 School Students 18yrs & under / + booking fee
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$35
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral

Description

WA Youth Orchestra

Saturday 26 September 2020, 7:30pm

Perth Concert Hall

Peter Moore OAM, Conductor & Alessandro Pittorino, Organ Soloist

Captivating characters and unforgettable musical scores…..Join WAYO at the Perth Concert Hall, performing themes from the best known and most epic film music ever written!

An enthralling cinematic program including  John Williams’, The Asteroid Field – Empire Strikes Back, Jurassic Park, and Saint-Saëns’ hugely popular ‘Organ’ Symphony, also recognised as the famous musical theme from the beloved movie Babe.

From film music favourites to richly romantic classics, WAYO will rise to exhilarating heights in the second half of the program, highlighting the Perth Concert Hall’s 3000-pipe organ in the glorious finale of Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony featuring Organ Soloist, Alessandro Pittorino.

Hailed as “Australia’s Wunderkind Organist” by ABC TV, Perth born Alessandro Pittorino is a recent Juilliard School graduate and is considered one of the most exciting, innovative and invigorating organists of his generation. Pittorino will also perform Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

The WA Youth Orchestra (WAYO) has a rich performance history, formed over a period of forty-five years of music making. The orchestra showcases the talents of Perth and Western Australia’s young orchestral musicians aged 12 -24 years old and has a deserved reputation as one of the finest youth orchestras in Australia. WAYO presents a large number of main stage concerts a year at Perth’s premier concert venues, and regularly performs to annual audiences of over 30,000 a year.

TICKET & BOOKING INFORMATION:

Tickets / $35 Adults / $25 Concession (All concession and senior card holders) / $20 School Student (18 yrs & under)

Bookings / PERTHCONCERTHALL.COM.AU / (08) 9231 9999 / In Person at Perth Concert Hall

More Info / WAYO.NET.AU

JS BACH                             Toccata and Fugue, BWV 565, D minor
JOHN WILLIAMS                The Asteroid Field – The Empire Strikes Back
JOHN WILLIAMS                 Jurassic Park
NATALIE WILLIAMS            Fourth Alarm
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS     Symphony No.3, op.78, C minor (Organ Symphony)

The Awakenings Ensemble - Album Launch

Michael assembles a new line up of musicians for the launch of new album The Awakenings Ensemble at Perth's best live music venue.

  • Dates:Sept 9
  • Venue:The Rechabite

Details

  • Venue Address:The Rechabite
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Gig Guide,Jazz,Pop,World

Description

On the first live outing since last year's highs, where The Awakenings Ensemble featured on Jazz In July (Singapore), the Melbourne International Jazz Festival & Vivid Sydney, Michael Pignéguy makes a welcome return with a fresh new line up, full of highly skilled local musicians accompanied by the live debut of a new vocalist in Sophie Foster. The Awakenings Ensemble’s constantly changing structure, offers a unique experience every time and this x 8 piece line up will further enhance that by performing tracks from the soon to be released new album. Shows of this calibre are a must see for those who appreciate fine musicianship that is recognised on the world stage and you know you will always get that from the Awakenings Ensemble

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to be part of one of the events of the music calendar in 2020. @therechabitehall Saturday, September 26th 7.00PM!

For All the Saints

UWA's Con-Cantorum joins with St Mary’s Cathedral Choir to present a program of joyous and reflective music

  • Dates:Sep 27
  • Time(s):2pm
  • Venue:Saint Mary's Cathedral

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Conservatorium of Music
  • Venue Address:Saint Mary's Cathedral, Victoria Square, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$22 Concessions, $25 Standard
  • Ticket Price FROM:$22
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:St. Mary's Cathedral
  • Music:Choral,Classical

Description

A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of UWA's young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For all the Saints
 
CON-CANTORUM AND THE ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR


Descending from the roofline of the majestic St Mary’s Cathedral are sixteen stained glass windows commemorating beloved and lesser known saints. In this program, Con-Cantorum joins with St Mary’s Cathedral Choir to present a program of joyous and reflective music – works that celebrate stained glass, light, the saints, and the mystery of the Mass. This eclectic program of traditional works, and twentieth-first century mini-gems by female composers, includes WA premieres of And the Lord said, Fiat Lux by Alice Chance and O splendidissima gemma (based upon St Hildegard von Bingen) by Stef Conner, Kaleidoscope by deVoight, and the premiere of a new commission for Con-Cantorum, With Visioned Eyes (for St Joan) by Lydia Gardiner.

Furnace And The Fundamentals - Furnapalooza Tour 2020

The world's most exhilarating dance party comes to Perth

  • Dates:Sep 27
  • Time(s):8:30pm
  • Venue:Amplifier Capitol

Details

  • Hosted By:Niche
  • Venue Address:393 Murray St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$45.30
  • Ticket price TO:$45.30
  • Other:Music
  • Music:Pop

Description

The six Sydney showmen with a penchant for party covers and over the top antics will deliver FURNAPALOOZA – an exhilarating, non-stop party set of the greatest songs of all time, accompanied by a mind-boggling, memory-triggering matrix of music footage on the big screen, light up suits, inflatables and more dance-floor anthems than you can count.

The Adventures Of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

Come down and re-envision the magic of this iconic Australian story by the West Australian Ballet featuring your favourite characters from May Gibbs' well-loved children's books.

  • Dates:Sept 28 - Oct 2
  • Time(s):11.00am
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:AWESOME Arts & West Australian Ballet
  • Venue Address:Francis Street and William Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Produced By:Awesome Arts
  • Performing Arts:Ballet
  • Type:For Kids,Free

Description

Join the gumnut babies, as they set off on their quest to see some humans!

On the way, meet their friends Mr. Lizard and Mr. Frog and watch them battle it out with the cunning Mrs. Snake and her wicked sidekicks, the Banksia men.

Featuring many of your favourite characters from May Gibb's well-loved children books - including lovely Ragged Blossom, gluttonous Mrs. Kookaburra and flirty Mrs. Fantail - this ballet is the perfect way for children to discover (and adults to re-live) the magic of this iconic Australian story, inspired by the plants and creatures of the Western Australian bush.

No booking required - General Admission seating. 

Presented by AWESOME Arts Festival for Bright Young Things in collaboration with Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and Perth Symphony Orchestra.

2020 AWESOME International Arts Festival For Bright Young Things

Join us in the Perth Cultural Centre from 28 September – 2 October for performances, workshops, book launches and pop-up activities.

  • Dates:28 Sept - 4 Oct
  • Time(s):10.00am - 3.00pm
  • Venue:Perth Cultural Centre
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:AWESOME Arts
  • Venue Address:Perth Cultural Centre, Francis Street and William Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:$15
  • Ticket Price FROM:$0
  • Ticket price TO:$100.50
  • Produced By:Awesome Arts
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA,His Majesty's Theatre,PICA,State Library of WA,State Theatre Centre of WA,Studio Underground,Yagan Square
  • Type:For Kids

Description

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things (the AWESOME Festival) is presented annually in the Perth CBD. The Festival showcases a spectacular array of events including theatre, dance, early childhood activities, music, film, literature, visual arts and creative hands-on activities. AWESOME is committed to presenting high-quality, layered programming for children aged 0 – 12 and their families.
Thanks to Principal Partner BHP, Wesfarmers Arts, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, City of Perth and Perth Theatre Trust.

Kohesia Ensemble at The Ellington

Kohesia Ensemble explores unusual time structures and microtonal melodies, combining the sounds of Persian and jazz instruments for a truly unique listening experience.

  • Dates:Sep 29
  • Time(s):7:00pm
  • Venue:The Ellington Jazz Club

Details

  • Hosted By:Kate Pass
  • Venue Address:191 Beaufort st Perth
  • Ticket Price:Tickets from $10 - $25
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Other:Music
  • Event Venue:Ellington Jazz Club
  • Music:Jazz,World

Description

Led by double bassist Kate Pass, the Kohesia Ensemble serves as a
platform for Kate’s original compositions, which are influenced by her
passion for both jazz and Persian music. Kohesia Ensemble explores
unusual time structures and microtonal melodies, combining the sounds
of Persian flute (ney), percussion (daf) lute (saz) and oud with jazz
instruments for a truly unique listening experience.

Kohesia Ensemble’s show “Shahnameh: Songs of the Persian Book of
Kings” won the 2020 Martin Sims Award at Fringe World – a top tier
prize for the “Best new WA work that is destined to succeed on the
world stage.” Kohesia Ensemble released their debut album “Kohesia” in
2018, and was nominated for 2018 WAM Best Album, Best Jazz Act and
Best World Act. Kohesia Ensemble has performed at an array of
festivals including National Folk Festival (ACT), Illawarra Folk
Festival (NSW), Fairbridge Festival, WAMFest, Perth International Jazz
Festival, King Street Corner Pocket Festival, Margaret River Guitar
Festival and Nannup Music Festival.

Kohesia Ensemble Ensemble includes a stellar line-up of Australian and
Iranian musicians: Daniel Susnjar, Ricki Malet, Esfandiar Shahmir,
Reza Mirzaei, Chris Foster, Mike Zolker, and Marc Osborne.

“Kohesia is excellence, pure and simple”
– John Hardaker, Words About music, October 2018

Whoosh!

Hop on board and get ready to blast off with this interactive multi-sensory space adventure that puts children with disabilities in the Captain's Chair!

  • Dates:Sept 29 - Oct 2
  • Time(s):Morning show 9.30am; Afternoon show 12.00pm
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Details

  • Hosted By:AWESOME Arts & Sensorium Theatre
  • Venue Address:174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:Child (includes Guardian) $20, Additional Guardian $16
  • Produced By:Awesome Arts
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Type:For Kids

Description

Whoosh! is a new interactive multi-sensory adventure that puts children with disabilities in the Captain’s Chair! Created by pioneering theatre makers Sensorium Theatre and presented as part of the AWESOME Festival 2020, this unique performance is suitable for children 6+ with a broad range of access needs, including those with multiple and complex needs and those on the autism spectrum.

Calling all budding astronauts! Become a pilot, engineer or navigator as we whoosh across the galaxy for an interstellar adventure for the whole family. Join the crew to explore outer space, taste space food, experience hyperspace and travel all the way to the mysterious Planet X. We'll have to work as a team to repair the ship and return to Earth.

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