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What’s on in Perth and Fremantle, Western Australia, from Friday 15 to Friday 22 May 2009.

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Behind Crimson Eyes at Players Bar Mandurah on 15 May, Amplifier Bar on 16 May and HQ Leederville at 17 May

Jazzy B & Kuldip Manak Live at Riverside Theatre on 15 May

The Scotch Of Saint James at Amplifier on 15 May (door sales only)

Lydian’s Tilt with Selk Hastings & Emily Barker on 15 May at Kulcha

Boomtick pres. Guy J (Bedrock) at Ambar Niteclub on 15 May

Chuck Ragan & Tom Gabel at the Hyde Park Hotel on Saturday 16 May

Reconnected Concert at the Fly By Night on Saturday 16 May

The Resonators at Kulcha on 16 May

Alex Loyd at the Fly By Night in Fremantle on 17 May

Ratatat (US) at Capitol on 17 May

Trivium at Capitol on 19 May

Sneaky Sound System at Metropolis in Fremantle on 19 May and Metro City in Perth on 20 May

Johnny Clegg at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre on 21 May

The Living End with Gyroscope and Tame Impala at Challenge Stadium on 22 May

Cradle of Filth at Metro City on 22 May

Peace On Earth – Indigenous Showcase at Kulcha on 22 May

Pink at Burswood Dome on 22 and 23 May and 7 and 8 August


RSPCA Million Paws Walk in South Perth on Sunday 17 May

Craft & Quilt Fair at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre from 13 to 17 May

Careers, Education and Employment Expo at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre from 15 to 17 May

Midland Antique & Collectables Fair at Midland Town Hall on 16 and 17 May

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at Playhouse Theatre from 19 to 21 May

Sexpo at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 May

Hilton Harvest Festival at PCYC in Hilton from 9 to 1pm on Sunday 24 May


Adam Hills at the Octagon Theatre from 21 to 24 May

Bar at Buena Vista at the Regal Theatre from 19 to 24 May

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep See Explorer at The Blue Room Studio from 13 to 30 May

David Strassman ‘Ted E’s Farewell Tour’ at the Regal Theatre from 5 to 17 May

The Dark Room by Black Swan State Theatre Company at PICA from 1 to 17 May

Depth Charge by Buzz Dance Theatre at Playhouse Theatre from 6 to 16 May

Busting Out! at Subiaco Arts Centre from 23 April to 31 May

For other (local) theatre productions, see the Taz Entertainment website

Cesar Millan brings his U.S. sell out tour to Australia and will be at Burswood Dome in Perth on Sunday 7 June 2009.

The star of the Emmy-nominated hit series “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan” brings his magic and wisdom about dogs and dog psychology to a unique LIVE event. Fans of the show and dog lovers alike will be immersed in Cesar’s world, as the best-selling author of Cesar’s Way reveals his secrets to happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions.

Cesar Millan LIVE will donate $1.00 from every ticket towards a local dog charity in each city.

Tickets will go on sale from 27 February through Ticketek.

For more information go to www.cesarmillanlive.com.au

It’s Royal Show time again!

It’s on from this Saturday, 27 September,to Saturday 4 October 2008, at Claremont Showgrounds.

A visit to the Show is a new experience every year with entertainment and special attractions never seen in WA before. This year will be dazzled by international acts, home grown Western Australian entertainment, animals on parade, in competition and horsing around the Main Arena.

See the Royal Show website for the many, many details! Download a map, or search for showbags!

The Perth Royal Show is Perth’s biggest community event attracting 400 000 visitors from the city and the country every year. With a rich history spanning 170 years, the Show is an iconic social and cultural event which showcases WA agriculture, small business and entertainment.

Perth Royal ShowIt’s spring, and time again for the Perth Royal Show!

This year it’s happening from Saturday 29 September to Saturday 6 October, as usual at the Claremont Showgrounds.
There’s too much going on to list, so I suggest you head over to the official website and check out all the details!!

There’s even a showbag guide you can search!

You can also download a map (pdf)

The highlights of what’s on in Perth, Western Australia this week(end), from Monday 14 to Sunday 20 May 2007. Please click on the links for more information.

Festivals/expos etc:

RSPCA Million Paws Walk on Sunday 20 May in South Perth

Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine Day at Whiteman Park on Sunday 20 May

Careers & Education Expo at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC) from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 May.

2007 Australian Innovation Festival till 31 May

Music concerts:

The Black Keys at Metropolis in Fremantle on Monday 14 May (sold out)

Patrizio Buanne at Burswood Theatre on Wednesday 16 May

Birds of Tokyo at Metropolis in Fremantle on Thursday 17 May

Lunchtime concerts are on again at His Majesty’s Theatre on Thurdays from 12.30 to 1.30pm.

Saosin at Metro City on 18 May (all ages, 4 to 7pm, no alcohol)

Full Frequency Fundraiser for RTRFM at The Manor on Friday 18 May

Wolf & Cub with Snowman at Capitol on Friday 18 May

True Live at the Fly By Night on 18 May

The Body Snatchers feat 30hz and Baobinga (UK) at Heat Nightclub on Friday 18 May

The Love is My Velocity Cookbook Launch and Exhibition at Bakery ARTRAGE from 7pm on Saturday 19 May

Obituary at Club Capitol on Saturday 19 May

Mad Hatters Ball – MASQUERADE – Ambar Night Club on 19 May

For other gigs check out this comprehensive gig guide.

Performing Arts:

Hair, the Musical from 10 to 27 May at the Regal Theatre

Get Yourself Some Art is a triple bill of contemporary dance, on at The Blue Room until 26 May

Coppelia by the West Australian Ballet at His Majesty’s Theatre from 11 to 26 May

The Goose Chase by Thin Ice Productions and Deckchair Theatre Co at PICA from 1 to 20 May

Pub Theatre @ The Bakery on Thursday 17 May

Bombshells by Perth Theatre at Don Russell Performing Arts Centre in Thornlie on 19 May.

The Crucible by Black Swan Theatre Company at Playhouse Theatre from 19 May to 2 June

Check out one of the weekly comedy nights!
Checkout What’s on in May and the Perth Event Calendar for other events.

Have a good week! – Simone

The highlights of what’s on in Perth, Western Australia this week(end), from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 April 2007.

Many of the events below are free, some are under $20 and others you will need to book tickets, so please always click on the links to see more information. See this post at KidsEnjoyPerth for some school holiday tips.

Festivals/expos etc:

National Youth Week 2007 from Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 April 2007, many free events, including the official closing party, a freestyle hip hop festival at Perth Cultural Centre on Sunday!

Perth Motor Show at PCEC from Friday 20 to Wednesday 25 Aprl 2007.

City Farm Street Arts Festival at City Farm on Saturday 21 April 07.

Alpaca Fiesta at Whiteman Park on Saturday and Sunday from 10 till 3.

Taste in the Valley, showcasing the Swan Valley’s food, wine, arts, music and local produce is held over four weekends in April.


The Spooky Men of the West at Perth Town Hall on 17 April 2007.

Pink at Challenge Stadium – 18, 19 and 20 April and 2 + 3 June 2007.

Lunchtime concerts are on again at His Majesty’s Theatre on Thurdays from 12.30 to 1.30pm.

In The Sticks – Rock music youth festival at Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre on Friday 20 April from 5pm.

America at Burwsood Theatre, 20 April 2007

Totally Huge New Music Festival from 20 April to 6 May 2007 at various locations. Welcome Concert at Freo Arts Centre on Sunday evening.

Lloyd Cole at Fly By Night on Saturday 21 April 07.

Cultural Infusion’s WA Freestyle Hip Hop Festival at Perth Cultural Centre on Sunday 22 April. (closing of Youth Week).

Wilco at Metropolis on Sunday evening, with Glenn from Augie March as support.

For other gigs check out this comprehensive gig guide.

Performing Arts:

City Farm Street Arts Festival at City Farm on Saturday 21 April 07.

Dance Proms – Perth City Ballet at Leederville Town Hall from Tuesday 17 to 19 April 07.

Two Weeks with the Queen by WA Youth Theatre Company at Subiaco Arts Centre from Thursday 19 to Saturday 28 April 2007.

Cats (musical/ theatre) at the Regal Theatre in Subiaco from 11 to 21 April 07.

Inner Voices by Curtin’s Hayman Theatre Company at Rechabites’ Hall from 17 to 21 April 07.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s The Little Prince (for 5 to 15 yo) from 31 March to 21 April 07.

Circus Joseph Ashton is in Cockburn till 29 April.

Phaedra’s Love by Corazon de Vaca is performed at PICA from Wednesday 11 to 22 April.

Check out one of the weekly comedy nights!


Telethon’s Fat Cat Concert at Burswood Dome on Monday.

Free matinee film screenings have started again at the Alexander Library in Perth, each Wednesday from 12.30 at the Perth Cultural Centre (north of central train station), until November.

The Fremantle Village Art Markets are held from 10am to 5.30pm every Thursday until the end of April.

The Mandjar Markets are held at the Waterfront in Mandurah every Sunday from 1 to 5pm until the end of April.

Checkout the Perth Event Calendar for other events, especially all the Youth Week events!

😀 – Simone

The Spirit of the Horse, a two and half hour choreographed horse show including special effects, will be happening at Burswood Dome in Perth on 26 and 27 May 2007. In short, it’s ‘equestrian theatre’.

The acts include – the incredible stunt & trick riding troupe from california known as – ‘the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls’ & the wizardry brilliance & master of trick riding & comedy – american sensation & showstopper ‘Tommie Turvey Jnr’. There will also be ‘the running of the mob’ at the opening of the show – ‘dressage’ – ‘whip cracking’ and a spectacular ’showjumping competition’.

Tickets are on sale through Ticketek from 2 April, and prices vary from $40 to $80, depending on concession, adult or junior status, A or B reserve. There are also family tickets available.

The organiser behind this is Stadium Events. See the ad that’s on tv on YouTube here. Stadium Events were kind enough to allow me to upload it to my youtube account.

Perth Zoo always have some good events on in the summer. This year, the following events have so far been announced:

Happy Zoo Year – Sunday 31 December 2006
Peters Trumpet Happy Zoo Year is Perth Zoo’s unique way of celebrating New Year’s Eve with your young family.
Share the excitement of counting down to the New Year on the giant kids’ clock at the special children’s time of 9:00pm with live band “Murphy’s Lore” and a host of other great entertainers. Tickets from BOCS.

The Rat Pack’s Back Concert – 10 February 2007
Australia’s very own Rat Pack has burst onto the scene in a tongue and cheek cabaret act, evoking the style of the infamous American Rat Pack. With a reverberant drum roll, they will take to the stage with soaring live vocals and fully choreographed, audience-interactive renditions of some of the world’s most loved songs, made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jnr. Tickets from BOCS for $40, infants free.

Fab Four – Beatles Tribute – Saturday 17 February 2007
This Perth Beatles Tribute band will be performing at the first Zoo Tribute night of the season. You have the chance to see the animals in the zoo for about an hour before the show. Tickets from BOCS.

ABBR – ABBA Tribute – Saturday 24 February 2007
The second Zoo Tribute night, with an ABBA tribute band. Please also note, that you will not have entry to the zoo for the whole day before this event, see details at BOCS.

Tripod – comedy night – Saturday 10 March 2007
Scod, Yon and Gatesy are Tripod – one of Australia’s most popular and distinctive comedy acts. After winning an ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release in 2005, they have decided that a performance at Perth Zoo will be the next pinnacle of their career! Tickets at BOCS for $40, infants free.

Some of the other things mentioned on the Perth Zoo website are the Christmas Capers weekend on 9 + 10 December, Amazing Asia Month in January, and Trish the Elephant’s 50th 20 and 21 January 2007 (long labour?!).

I’ll update this page if more events are announced.

My weekly summary with the highlights of what’s on in Perth, Western Australia this week; Monday 13 November to Sunday 19 November 2006. Check out the Event Calendar for more!
Some of these events are free, some are cheap, and some are very expensive! Click on the links for more info.

Red Bull Air Race from 11am on Sunday, but an Air Festival all weekend. Free to watch, best viewing is from the South Perth foreshore, Sir James Mitchell Park.

AWESOME Arts Festival for Bright Young Things, from Friday to next week

Fremantle Festival from Friday to next Sunday

WA’s Family Pet Xpo at the PCEC all weekend

Al Gore discusses his film ‘The Inconvenient Truth’ at the Perth Concert Hall on Friday night. Tickets $45


James Reyne and his band are touring… Wednesday at the Woodvale Tavern, Thursday at the High Road Tavern in Riverton, Friday at the Civic in Inglewood, Saturday down at the Margaret River Wine Festival and Sunday at Friends Restaurant in the Hyatt Centre.

Something with Numbers are playing at the Foundry in Cannington on Wednesday night, the Players Bar in Mandurah on Friday, HQ Leederville (all ages) on Saturday afternoon, Saturday night at the Rosemount Hotel and Sunday night at Mojo’s in North Freo.

Legends of Rock n’ Roll is a tribute show from Las Vegas for Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley. It’s on at Burswood Theatre on Thursday night and tickets are $75 through Ticketek.

Little Birdy are playing at Players Bar in Mandurah on Thursday and Metropolis on Friday.

The Dave Mann Collective are playing at the Norfolk Basement in Freo on Thursday and the Rosemount on Friday.

Carus & The True Believers play at the Fly By Night Club in Freo on Friday night for the annual Freo Festival.

Darren Hanlon is performing at the Hyde Park Hotel on Friday night.

The City of Wanneroo presents Kate Ceberano at the Wanneroo Showgrounds on Saturday evening, it’s a free event.

Kulcha at the Quarry (Amphitheatre, City Beach) is happening with a Bleu Blanc Rouge Soirée on Saturday night. Tickets $45 at the gate or a bit cheaper in presale. Close to selling out.

The Harissa Club is performing at the Fly By Night Club on Saturday night, it’ll be a night of modern bellydance and live visuals, and then from 10.30 it’ll be Loungerama, a Bollywood/Arabic night club.

Carole King is performing at Sandalford Wines on Sunday night. Tickets extremely expensive!

The John Butler Trio are performing at Metropolis on Sunday and the Fly By Night Club on Monday (under 18’s only).

Yngwie Malmsteen is playing live at Metro City on Sunday night.

Dance: Chuck Love is at Ambar on Friday night, Breakestra Live from LA at The Bakery on Saturday night and Elite Force at Ambar on Saturday night. More dance music at inthemix

For other ’smaller’ gigs check out this comprehensive gig guide.

Performing Arts / Comedy/Theatre / Circus

Arj Barker (comedian) is performing at the Playhouse Theatre from Monday to Sunday. Tickets $35 at BOCS.

Barry Humphries brings Dame Edna back to town with a Vengeance at the Regal Theatre from Tuesday till Sunday 3 December. Tickets range from $60 to $86 and are available through BOCS.

On the Outside is a one-woman show about an ex-superhero! It’s on at The Blue Room from Wednesday till Saturday 25 November. Tickets $20, conc $15.

Fyodor’s Demons, a play by ‘cutting-edge Perth independent theatre company Last Seen Imagining’, is being performed at the Blue Room until 18 November.

Everything Must Go, presented by Playlovers Inc. looks at musicals from the last 50 years. It’s happening at the Hackett Hall in Floreat until 18 November, and tickets are $20 through BOCS.

Circus Joseph Ashton is in Bassendean until Sunday 19 November. Standard adult tickets around $20.


The World Ultimate Club Championships Extreme Frisbee are being played at UWA Sports Ground, the final is on Saturday.

Armadale Highland Gathering and Cycle Classic on Saturday

Leederville Street Festival from 11 to 5 on Oxford St on Sunday

Two Wheels Good 06 is happening at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Sunday from 12 to 4pm. It involves a bike show, art exhibition, bike swap-meet, circuit and bike competitions.

The Italian Film Festival begins on Thursday at Luna Cinemas

Another yachting extravaganza comes to Fremantle: the Audi Etchells Worlds 2006. Fremantle Sailing Club will host the fleet, and the breakwater there wil be one of the best vantage points. It’s happening from Tuesday until 25 November.

For family fun see my Kids Enjoy Perth weblog!

And for an overview of big events in November, see this post.

WA’s Family Pet Xpo will be held at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 November 2006. There will be small pets, large farm animals, reptiles, baby animals and more.

Pet owners and animal lovers come now to see spectacular displays, demonstrations, hands-on animal petting, educational programs, special attractions, pet adoptions, product giveaways, entertainment and lots of food, fun and things for adults and kids to see, do and buy.

Adults/Seniors/Pensioners: $12.00
Children 5-16 yrs: $5.00
Children under 5: Free
Family Ticket: $30 (2 adults/2children)

See website for more details about the expo.

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