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Archive for September, 2006

ARTRAGETen Days on ARTRAGE is happening from 27 October to 5 November 2006 and will feature a spectacular program of sound, visual art, dance, theatre, film, quality arts and cultural interaction!
A highlight is ‘The Block’, a custom-made arts and cultural experience designed by ARTRAGE and constructed out of sea-containers in the centre of Northbridge which will have a diverse line-up of events. To name just a few treats, there is ’24 HOURS,’ where artists make theatre and films with a time limit of only 24 hours, and a ‘Pet Photo Booth,’ where owners can bring their beloved animals to have some quirky snaps taken. There is also the big, interactive sound toy that is ‘Audiosity’, and ‘Feuerwasser’, a poetic tempest of pure energy created by fire and water in the middle of the street.

The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex will be a late night Festival Club, and have musical entertainment from 9pm every night, dance and theatre performances.

Others events that will be happening include films at Cinema Paradiso, a fashion spectacular and a visual arts exhibition.

A big night of action is on Saturday 4 November, when there will be a Night Market, dance spectacle and more on the streets of Northbridge, for FREE!

The whole program is now the ARTRAGE website and it’s huge! A lot of the events are free or very cheap. The website is quite easy to navigate, but you can also download the program. And it’s also printed in the form of poster, but I don’t where to get it, I got mine from a friend! Keep an eye out for it, it’s got the photo above on one side of it.

Congrats to the West Coast Eagles for their grand final win!

The team will be returning to Perth tomorrow (Sunday) for a supporters day at Subiaco Oval from 2pm.

On Tuesday there will be a victory parade through the city from noon. Starting at The Esplanade they will end up at Forrest Place at around 12.20pm.

Old post, see latest post here!!
Sold out:

Chris Isaak at King’s Park, 26 and 27 November 06
Robbie Williams – November 30 and December 1 (extra tickets on sale 5 October!)
Russel Peters (Comedian), Perth Concert Hall, 6 December 06

Tickets on sale now or soon:

AFI at Metro City on 12 November 06

Arj Barker at the Playhouse Theatre on 17 & 18 November 06

Barry Humphries and Dame Edna at the Regal Theatre from 14 to 26 November 2006

Diane Reeves with WASO – 20/21 January 2007 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club

Big Day Out (Tool, Muse, The Killers, etc etc) at Claremont Showground on Sunday 4 February 2007

Billy Joel – 7 November 06 at Burswood Dome

Blues at Bridgetown – 10/11/12 November 06 in Bridgetown in the southwest.

Breakfest (Freestylers, Freq Nasty, etc etc) at the Belvoir Amphitheatre on 26 December 06

Breakfest Down South – 29 December 2006 in Dunsborough

Carole King, 19 November at Sandalwood Wines

Carus & The True Believers at the Fly By Night Club on Friday 17 November

Circus Oz – 21 February to 5 March 2007 at the The Esplanade in a Big Top

Cirque du Soleil, Grand Chapeteau at The Esplanade – from 17 August 2007

Coca-Cola Live N Local Tour at the Burswood Dome on 25 October 06

Comedy on the Rocks – 5 January 2007 at Quarry Amphitheatre

Dave Hughes at the Regal Theatre on 16 and 17 March 07

Day on the Green (The Whitlams, Alex Lloyd, Diesel etc) – 12 November 06 at Sandalford Winery, Caversham.

Elton John at Burswood Dome, 11 December 06

Eric Clapton at Members Equity Stadium on 11 February 07

Escape to the Park at King’s Park on 25 November 06

Evelyn Glennie with WASO – 3 March 2007 at King’s Park

An Evening on the Green – Pete Murray, Tim Finn, Ash Grunwald, Leena – King’s Park on 4 February 2007

Fairbridge Music and Culture Youth Festival – 24/25 November 2006 – Fairbridge Village

G3-06 – Joe Satriani (USA), Steve Vai (USA) and John Petrucci (USA) at Challenge Stadium on 8 December 06.

Geri Allen Trio at the Hyde Park Hotel on 6 November 06

Gloucester Park News Years Eve (Karnivool, Motor Ace, Downsyde, The Flairz, etc etc), from 4pm to 1.30 am on New Years Eve.

Good Vibrations – 18 February 2007 at Belvoir Amphitheatre. No details yet.

Hi-5 – 28 & 29 October 06 at Burswood Dome

Invasion – 28 October at the Court Hotel in Northbridge

Jazz on the Rocks – 2 February 2007 at Quarry Amphitheatre

John Butler Trio – 19 November at Metropolis and Monday 20 November at Fly By Night Club, both in Fremantle

Kevin Bloody Wilson at Burswood Theatre on 16 December 06

Kulcha at the Quarry – Bleu Blanc Rouge Soirée – 18 November 2006 at Quarry Amphitheatre

Kylie Minogue at Burswood Dome – 4, 5 & 7 December 06

Lior, Xavier Rudd and Carus at Belvoir Amphitheatre on Friday 15 December and Xanadu Winery in Margaret River on 16 December

Little Birdy at Players Bar in Mandurah on 16 November and Metropolis in Freo on Friday 17 November 06.

Live at Challenge Stadium on 24 October 06, with Shannon Noll

Madeleine Peyroux at Perth Concert Hall on 16 January 2007

The Mars Volta at Metro City, 6 December 06

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at Burswood Theatre from 4 to 13 May 2007

Ministry of Sound Annual at Metro City/Old Berlin on Friday 27 October 2006

Ne-Yo – 29 October 2006 at Metro City

Nevermore at Club Capitol, 31 October 06

New Year’s Eve on the Rocks – 31 December 2006 at Quarry Amphitheatre

Oliver Dragojevic at Burswood Theatre on 28 October 06

Pearl Jam at Subiaco Oval, 25 November 06

Pete Murray, Tim Finn, Ash Grunwald, Leena – An Evening on the Green – King’s Park on 4 February 2007

Pink Floyd Experience at Burswood Theatre on 9 and 10 November 06

Presidents of the United States of America at Metropolis, 26 October 06

Renaissance Summer Picnic at Belvoir Amphitheatre on Sunday 26 November 2006

RockIt Joondalup will not be held this year, though probably at the end of summer

Roger Waters (from Pink Floyd) – 9 February 2007 at Members Equity Stadium

Smokie at Burswood Theatre on 21 October 06

Soulfly + Caliban at Club Capitol on 26 October 06

Summadayze 2007 at Supreme Court Gardens on 7 January 07

South African Music Festival at the Leederville Hotel on 24 February 2007

Southbound festival near Busselton, 5/6 January 07

Swan Lake (Matthew Bourne’s) at Burswood Theatre from 4 to 13 May 2007

Swedish House Mafia – 26 November at Harbourside

The Mars Volta at Metro City, 6 December 06

The Ten Tenors – An Evening on the Green at King’s Park, 3 February 2007

The Wiggles at Burswood Dome on 30 November and 1 December (4 shows)

Tim Finn, Pete Murray Ash Grunwald, Leena – An Evening on the Green – King’s Park on 4 February 2007

Ugly Duckling – 6 January 2007 at the Rosemount Hotel

Walking With Dinosaurs at Burswood Dome on 14 to 17 February 07

Westlife at Challenge Stadium, 21 February 2007

Wil Anderson at the Octagon Theatre, 18-21 October 06

Xavier Rudd, Lior and Carus at Belvoir Amphitheatre on Friday 15 December and Xanadu Winery in Margaret River on 16 December

Yngwie Malmsteen at Metro City, 19 November 06

Update 19/12: SOLD OUT

Breakfest is happening again at the Belvoir Amphitheatre on 26 December 2006.

Featuring Freestylers (live -full band), Freq Nasty, The Loose Cannons, Z-Trip, Slyde, Bass Kleph and Missil.

Tickets are $76 and on sale from inthemix.com.au
This event is presented by Boomtick (who also brought you Parklife) and Triple J.

Here is the Breakfest website.

There will also be a Breakfest Down South in Dunsborough, details in this post.

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Barry Humphries is Back with a Vengeance, and will be performing at the Regal Theatre in Subiaco from 14 November to 10 December 2006 (2 extra weeks have been added!).

To celebrate Dame Edna’s 50 years on the stage and coincidentally, his own theatrical jubilee, Barry Humphries is presenting a new show in Australia. The production will feature some of his favourite creations such as Dame Edna Everage, Sandy Stone, Les Patterson, as well as some new personages unseen before, but vaguely familiar to Australian audiences.

Ticket prices range from $60 to $86 and are on sale at BOCS.

The weekly Fremantle Village Art Markets are back!

Every Thursday, from 5 October to 26 April 2007, the markets will be held under the Moreton Bay Figs at picturesque King’s Square in the middle of Fremantle.
There will be more than 45 stalls, free lunch time concerts and free kids workshops.

The market will be open from 10am to 5.30pm, and stalls will be selling a large variety of wares, from aromatherapy, clothing and photography to jewellery, fruit and vegetables, toys and much more.

The lunch time concerts take place from 12.30 to 1.30pm, and will feature local and touring bands.

Fremantle Village Arts Market

The free kids workshops will be held from 3.30 to 4.30pm (2.30 to 4.30 in school holidays), and involve crafty activities.

Fremantle Village Arts Market

Fremantle Village Art Markets page at Freo Focus.

City FarmCity Farm in East Perth is a wonderful organic community garden, education and network centre, a green oasis in the city!

Before it was founded in 1994 by the youth branch of Men of the Trees, it was a scrap metal yard and battery recycling centre!

Every week from 8am to noon on Saturday there is an Organic Growers Market, where organic and biodynamic produce is sold by independant growers and vendors.
Throughout the year events are held at City Farm which often support the local music and art community.

The next event is the Kamberang Festival, held on Saturday 7 October 2006 from 8am to 4pm. This is a free event (though gold coin donations are very welcome), and celebrates the Nyoongar Spring. There will be live music performances, animals, a puppet show, and of course the weekly organic growers market until 1pm.

City Farm is situated in East Perth, next to Claisebrook Train Station. It is at the end of Lime Street. You can take the free Yellow CAT Bus from the city, which stops next to the door. There is also parking available.

Perth is getting another live comedy venue!

The North Fremantle Bowling Club is getting all spruced up as it begins its new life as Perth’s newest live comedy venue. With Ben Elton as Patron this new venture has a great pedigree and just needs your support.

The Comedy Lounge presents live comedy this Friday night, 29 September, from 8.30pm featuring Perth’s finest comedians. There are bar facitilities from 7.30pm, and bring a plate!
Tickets are $15/$12
North Fremantle Bowling Club, Stirling Highway, North Fremantle.
Bookings: 9335 1509 / 0411 603 983 / [email protected]

Post about other Perth comedy nights here.

Bar 138On Friday evening we celebrated a friends birthday and watched the footy at BAR138 on Barrack St, Perth.

It’s situated behind the beautiful heritage listed Railway Hotel façade.

The bar itself is quite modern, specialises in Mediterranean cuisine (though we had wedges, which should come with more sourcream and sweet chilli than it did!) and is open from 7am for breakfast. It’s right in the city centre, so also good for after work drinks.

Anyway, I’m not one for reviews, I really just wanted to share the nice building with you! It’s amazing what nice old buildings you can discover in Perth when you pay a bit more attention (or look up!).

BAR138 On Barrack website

I read on their website that they’re hosting a Melbourne Cup Luncheon on 7 November, with the big race on a big screen.

My weekly summary with the highlights of what’s on this week. Check out the Event Calendar for more!

This weekend is the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and there is a lot happening, check out this post for the highlights!
The King’s Park Wildflower Festival opens on Thursday.
The Perth Fashion Festival continues until Saturday.
The Perth Royal Show opens on Saturday at Claremont Showgrounds.
WA’s Pride Festival starts on Sunday with a community fair at Russel Square in Northbridge.


Vocal quartet ‘The Idea of North’ are performing their special brand of harmony and humour at the Subiaco Arts Centre on Tuesday and the Fly By Night Club on Saturday night.

Blues musician Ash Grunwald is playing at the Indi Bar in Scarborough on Tuesday night and The Paddo on Wednesday night. If you’re into blues & roots you must go and see him!!

Rock n Roll band The Casanovas are playing at the Foundry in Cannington on Wednesday night, Mojos in Freo on Friday night, and the Rosemount Hotel on Saturday night.

The 9th annual Araluen Folk Festival will be held at Camp Simons in Roleystone from Friday 29 September to Monday 2 October. You can buy a day ticket or camp out the whole weekend.

Young Divas (from Australian Idol) are performing at Burswood Theatre on Friday. Tickets are $50 and still available.

Sodastream, Holly Throsby and Gersey will be performing at the Hyde Park Hotel on Friday night, before continuing their tour at the Wave Rock Weekender in Hyden, which is on all weekend. Then they’ll be back in the city at Mojo’s Bar in Fremantle for Sunday night.

The Grates are performing at Metropolis in Freo on Friday night.

The York Jazz Festival is on (about 100km’s east of Perth), mainly on Saturday and Sunday.

Godskitchen, one of the biggest dance festivals of the year, is happening at Metro City on Saturday 30 September.

Springfever is another dance festival happening, though slightly different (beat and bass) on Sunday 1 October at Fremantle Arts Centre.

The third dance festival for the long weekend is Parklife, happening at The Deen, The Shed, and the street inbetween on Monday!

Katherine Jenkins is performing at Burswood Theatre on Sunday night.

For other ’smaller’ gigs check out the comprehensive Triple J gigguide!

Performing Arts / Theatre / Circus / Comedy

Shaolin Lion Dancing and Kungfu Circus will be performing at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October.

The Boy from Oz, starring Hugh Jackman, is at the Burswood Dome from 29 September to 2 October. There are still tickets available (certainly for the Monday show), from $90.

The Mikado, a Gilbert and Sullivan Opera, will be performed at the Regal Theatre from Wednesday 27 September to Saturday 30 September. Update 29/9: Nick has written a great review about The Mikado, he went and saw it on Thursday evening.
The Red Shoes, by the West Australian Ballet, is on at His Majesty’s Theatre till 30 September.

Oleanna, a play presented by The Brainbox Project and Happy Dagger Theatre Co is being performed downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre from Tuesday until Saturday 30 September.

What A Man’s Gotta Do, is a hilarious musical written, directed and produced by Andrew Horabin. It’s being performed at The Rechabites Hall from Tuesday until Saturday 30 September.

Discharge, by PACS, is being performed at The Blue Room in Perth until 30 September.

Circus Joseph Ashton is at Kingsway Shopping Centre from Friday 29 September to Sunday 22 October.


Springtime at Araluen Botanic Park in Roleystone is still on. See tulips and other bulbs and flowers in a park that is pretty even when there aren’t flowers!

For events for kids see my Kids Enjoy Perth weblog!
Main events this week are the Triple S Science Fair and the Thomas the Tank Engine Day at Whiteman Park. Next week is school holidays and there’s plenty of activities going on!

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