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Archive for March, 2008

Million Puppet Project - CR Leon Hendroff The 20th UNIMA Congress and World Puppetry Festival comes to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, and will be held in Perth in association with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, from 2 to 12 April 2008.

A big part of this festival is the Million Puppet Project, a Guinness World Record attempt.
The exhibition of the puppets at the Perth Town Hall culminates on Carnival Day on Sunday 6 April, a free event with fun for all ages.
There are also many puppetry theatre productions to be seen throughout the week.

Carnival Day Imagine a million puppets in one big space… sock, hand, rod, finger, junk, glove, shadow, marionettes, and movable creations never seen before!
On April 6th 2008 this dream will become a reality when the Perth Concert Hall comes alive with puppets from across the globe for the ‘World’s Largest Puppet Display’!
A celebration of puppetry that includes aspects of dance, acting, circus and digital technologies.

See the UNIMA 2008 website for more details.

Update: What I forgot to mention specifically, is that Mr Squiggle is in town! As nickobec reports over at PerthNorg, there’s a special display at the State Library.

Perth Medieval Fair The annual Perth Medieval Fayre will be held at the Supreme Court Gardens from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 5 April 2008.

The Fayre is held suitably close to All Fools Day, a folk celebration that began to appear in Europe in the late Middle Ages.

A plethora of Perth’s medieval clubs will be on display showing off their various talents including historical European swordsmanship, dark ages combat, renaissance fencing and swashbuckling. The fayre is rich with traditions, full of exciting and thrilling misadventures, storytellers and tales, all set in a time where chivalry, grace and courtesy were a part of everyday life.

Entry is $5 and $3 for concession and for those in costume. Children under 13 are free.

See the WA Medieval Alliance website for more details.

Sebastian Bach Sebastian Bach is touring Australia, and will perform in Perth at Burswood Theatre on Tuesday 27 May 2008.

Having earned the titled of “the hardest working man in showbiz,” Sebastian Bach is the multi-talented singer, songwriter, actor and entertainer, the original voice of Skid Row and star of VH1’s “Supergroup”.

The concert will feature the hits which made Skid Row hard rock icons – hits that include “18 And Life”, “I Remember You”, “Youth Gone Wild” and tracks from Billboard’s No.1 debut hard rock album “Slave To The Grind”. He also recorded the Alice Cooper hit “Schools Out” for the smash hit film “Scream”.

Tickets on sale from Ticketek for $80 from 3 April.

Sebastian Bach official website

Joe Satriani Joe Satriani performs at Metropolis in Fremantle on Tuesday 8 July 2008.

An Italian-American native of New York state, Joe Satriani has released 11 solo albums, received 13 Grammy nominations and, sold in excess of 7 million albums worldwide and with his latest album PROFESSOR SATCHAFUNKILAS & THE MUSTERIAN OF ROCK due for release on April 5 and an imminent Australian tour – the countdown is on for all things Satriani!
Inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Satriani, started his incredible guitar playing career at 14, and by the early ‘90’s Satch was creating his own line of guitars for Ibanez as well as being hailed as one of the World’s Top Ten all time greatest guitarists!

Tickets on sale 11 April from Ticketmaster, 78’s and Mills Records.

Joe Satriani official website

The highlights of what’s on in Perth, Western Australia, from Monday 31 March to Sunday 6 April 2008.

Please submit events you think should be listed. Have a good week!


International Puppetry Festival and Congress from 2 to 12 April (Carnival day on Sunday 6 April), with Million Puppet Project.

2008 Rockingham Musselfest on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April

Perth Medieval Fayre at Supreme Court Gardens on Saturday 5 April

Australian Surf Life Saving Championships at Scarborough Beach from 1 to 6 April

French Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso from 27 March to 6 April

The Leonardo da Vinci Machines Exhibition at Riverside Drive near the Esplanade Train Station from Friday 28 March

FotoFreo – festival of photography – begins 5 April

Outdoor cinema at various venues

Taste of the Valley – April in the Swan Valley

Zombie flash mob on Saturday in the cbd.


Coheed and Cambria at Metropolis Fremantle on Thursday 3 April

Roberta Flack at Riverside Theatre on Thursday

V Festival on The Esplanade in Perth on Sunday 6 April 2008 – Smashing Pumpkins, Duran Duran, Queens of the Stone Age, The Jesus & Mary Chain etc etc

Kate Miller-Heidke -Live at the Quarry on Sunday

Browse the Perth Concerts List occasionally for gigs further into the future, I don’t write specific articles for all of them!


Annie – The Musical at the Regal Theatre from 25 March to 6 April

For local theatre productions, see the Taz Entertainment website

Powderfinger 2008

Both shows SOLD OUT!

Powderfinger return to Perth, this time for an intimate and interactive tour. They’ll perform at Metro City on 19 and 20 June 2008.

From Fasterlouder:

Billed as the band’s “first return to theatres in Australia in eight years”, this special series of concerts will be the ultimate indulgence for fans. Powderfinger is set to perform two distinct sets, divided by an intermission. The first is stripped-back and acoustic, while the closing phase will be plugged-in and rocked-out. As an added bonus (and it’s a big one), the boys are following Wilco’s lead and letting ticket-buyers choose the set-list, by voting for their favourite songs online.

Tickets on sale from Heatseeker. – SOLD OUT.

These are 18+ gigs.

Powderfinger website

VENUE CHANGE! Now at Challenge StadiumPanic at the Disoc
Panic At The Disco perform at Burswood Dome Challenge Stadium on Wednesday 27 August 2008.

The last tour left fans thrilled and wanting more, while critics raved about the band’s dynamic performances. Recent sold out shows across Europe have produced similar responses. Manchester Evening News left their local show impressed, announcing Panic At The Disco a “must see live act this year for fans of unconventional rock,” while The Guardian were floored, awarding a recent performance four stars.

Support comes from The Academy Is… and Cobra Starship.

Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster.

Panic at the Disco official website

Da Vinci Exhibition

The Leonardo da Vinci Machines Exhibition will be in Perth from Friday 28 March to Monday 21 July 12 October 2008 (extended due to popular demand!). It’s open every day from 10am to 5pm, and an hour is recommended to view everything.

Experience the incredible inventions of Leonardo da Vinci come to life in this outstanding interactive exhibition of finely crafted machines by the internationally acclaimed Artisans of Florence – Teknoart.

The Exhibition presents over sixty machines based on the original drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, featuring his amazing flying machines, nautical, hydraulic and architectural innovations, groundbreaking applications of civil engineering and incredible war machines.

Adult: $20.00
Concession: $15.00 Student, Pensioner, Carers Card etc…
Junior: $10.00 Ages 4-13
Family: $50.00 Entry to 2 Adults and 2 Juniors

The Leonardo da Vinci Machines Exhibition website

Location: Where William St meets Riverside Drive, 2 minute walk from the Swan Bells, and across the road from the Esplanade Train Station.

SupanovaSupanova, a pop culture expo, will be making it’s way to Perth for the first time from Friday 27 (evening preview) to Sunday 29 June 2008. It will be held at Claremont Showgrounds.

Whether its Star Wars, Harry Potter, Halo, DragonBall Z, Spider-Man, Lord of the Rings, Pokemon, Transformers, Star Trek, Superman, Tomb Raider or any other number of imaginary universes, Supanova Pop Culture Expo is the place to check these all out, and to meet many of the stars who act in, or produce, the things we love. So whether you are five or fifty, the place to be for everyone is Supanova, where the imaginary meets reality for one really cool weekend.

The expo will cover podcasts, movies & tv, anime, comics, authors and games & toys.

So far, the guests announced for Perth are: Hayden Panettiere, Daniel Logan, Jeff Nimay, Morena Baccarin, Howard Chaykin, Joe Jusko,  Quinton Flynn and Gary Chaloner.


But there’s more to come, keep an eye on the Supanova website!

Tickets on sale through Ticketek.

Armin van Buuren

Extra tickets on sale 16 May. Will sell out again quickly!!

Armin van Buuren returns to Perth and will be at Metro City for a DJ set on Friday 13 June 2008.

World’s No 1 DJ brings his famous “extended sets” back to Australia, including a Friday Night to a strictly capacity audience in Perth!
On the back of last year’s sold out ‘White Party’ at Metro City, his Armin-only Perth show was voted the ‘Best International Performance’ locally at the Perth Dance Music Awards (PDMAs) in 2007. And it seems the rest of the world agrees, with Armin also taking top spot for the first time in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll last year

Tickets on sale from 7 April from Ticketmaster for $83.50.

Source: Future Entertainment

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