What’s on around Perth this week

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Here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s happening around Perth this week.

And for more fun and things to do around town, don’t forget to check out:

ON-GOING

Look, look. Anna Park @ AGWA

Prodigious art talent Anna Park will be bringing her first international solo exhibition to Perth, with the arrival of Look, look. Anna Park to AGWA on April 20. Born in South Korea and spending her formative years in Utah, the 27 year old artist will debut 15 never-before-seen, large-scale charcoal and ink works, created specifically for AGWA and exploring ideas of female identity through the lens of film and television with Park’s signature use of dark humour. The free exhibition will be on display until September 8, 2024. Find out more here.

Season 2 Djeran/Makuru @ PICA

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is presenting its first ever season dedicated to performance, bringing music, movement and legacy into the gallery, with new and revisited live works woven throughout its interior space. The lineup is a trailblazing list of music and movement artists from WA and around the country, including Sarah Aiken (NSW, below), Decibel (WA), STRUT Dance (WA) and choreographic artist Shelley Lasica (VIC). It’s running from April 17 until June 23, find out more information and book your tickets here.

PICA Sarah Aiken

Ephemeral Oceanic @ Elizabeth Quay

An immersive art experience with large-scale ‘bubbles’ in the water, on land and in the air, running until April 25, Ephemeral Oceanic is brought to life acclaimed Sydney-based design studio, Atelier Sisu. The installation features 150 larger-than-life illuminated spheres with their own soundscape, that will transform Elizabeth Quay into a magical escape reflecting the ever-changing hues of the sky, and casting a spellbinding rainbow of colours across the precinct. More info here.

Rooftop Encore @ Rooftop Movies

This April your invited to the first Rooftop Encore – a four week season of LIVE circus and cabaret performances set under the Milky Way! Join FRINGE WORLD faves Yuck Circus and Tone & Cheek as they transform the iconic Rooftop Movies venue into an open-air Big Top. Grab all the details and book your tickets here.

Art with the Stars @ Shipwrecks Museum

‘Art with the Stars’ is an exhibition project run within the Shooting Stars program and brings program participants together with a local Aboriginal artist for 10 weeks, giving them the chance to connect to culture through art. This latest iteration of ‘Art with the Stars’ opened at Shipwrecks Museum in Walyalup (Fremantle) in January, and is running until April 28.

Polarity: Fire & Ice @ Fremantle Arts Centre

Polarity: Fire & Ice is an exhibition of immersive film and photographic works of artists living in Australia, the Arctic and Canada, showcasing at Fremantle Arts Centre until Sunday 28 April. Capturing the impact of the climate catastrophe across the world, it’s told through the voices of First Nations artists alongside non-Indigenous artists. Find out more here.


THURSDAY 18 APRIL

Game Day Package @ BrewDog

Every Thursday AFL game you can head to BrewDog in West Perth for their special Thursday Game Day Package – featuring bottomless wings and headliner beers siren to siren for just $65pp – just make sure to book ahead.

Scarborough Sunset Markets @ Scarborough Beach

Saunter down to the north’s favourite esplanade and amphitheatre for food trucks, gorgeous artisan retail goodies and fun surprises along the way, including beachside DJ dance parties in the Beach Club, an authentic Brazilian Orchestra, FREE fitness and wellness classes and much more from 5-9pm.

Scarborough Sunset Markets

Jerry Fraser @ Print Hall

‘The King of Oysters’ is returning to Print Hall, expertly shucking fresh oysters for you to enjoy at $3 each from 4pm onwards at Print Hall, Main Hall and STAMPA! Indulge in fresh seafood and watch the King do what he does best…


FRIDAY 19 APRIL

Twilight Food Markets @ Forrest Place

Friday arvos are more delicious at the Twilight Food Markets, bringing food from every corner of the globe to the city – and getting the weekend off to an especially tasty start. Kicking off at 4:30pm and running until 9:30pm, the markets are jam-packed with 30 to 40 stalls every single week – think succulent sticks of satay, delicious dumplings, tantalising tacos and gorgeous gözlemes… More info here.

24 Hour Swim for Ocean Heroes @ Scarborough Beach Pool

This Friday sees the fourth edition of the Revo Fitness 24 Hour Swim for Ocean Heroes – a massive fundraising event for the legends at Ocean Heroes. Running at Scarborough Beach Pool from 4pm this Friday, 240 members of the community will voluntarily take to the pool in 20 teams (of 12), where they will swim, relay-style, for the entire 24 hour period, continuously! To get you in the spirit, we thought we’d help you get to know the teams swimming – which you can, along with donating, here!

Lunar Lounge @ WA Museum Boola Bardip

Embark on an up-late journey into space and back in time at the Lunar Lounge pop-up bar at WA Museum Boola Bardip’s newest exhibition, To the Moon. Blending retro vibes with cutting-edge technology, this one-of-a-kind experiential exhibition turns into a bar every Friday evening – enjoy a cocktail and snacks while enjoyoing a lineup of expert talks, engaging activations and more – info/tickets here.

Rail Cocktail Trail @ Various

Four of Perth’s funnest venues have launched a cracking new cocktail trail – the “Rail Cocktail Trail”, running between Fremantle and Perth along the Fremantle Rail! Grab your ticket and start things off at Republic of Fremantle, before heading up to Spirit of Little Things, Besk and Pirate Life Perth. Take as long as you like, the tickets entitle you to one cocktail per stop!

Spirit of Little Things Ginuary

Open Studios @ PSAS

25 PS resident artists will invite the public into 20 studios this Friday for a special event, spread across both levels of the spectacular PS heritage building in the heart of Fremantle’s west end. This collective comprises artists disciplined in painting, architecture, writing, film, music and everything in between, spanning all ages and experience levels. It runs from 6-9pm on Friday, with the gallery exhibition open 10am-4pm over the rest of the weekend. More info here.


SATURDAY 20 APRIL

Global Streets Festival @ Queens Park Reserve

The Global Streets Festival 2024 is a celebration of Canning’s richly diverse community where food people and customs are showcased and enjoyed. Sample new food, experience a range of activations and customs, watch fantastic live stage entertainment, and immerse the kids in new and exciting experiences. It’s on from 11am-4pm, get all the info you need here.

Global Streets City of Canning

Free Movies @ Planet Royale

This weekend the Royale Theatre in Planet Royale is bringing more free movies to the big screen, hosting a special screening of Grease on Saturday night from 7pm! All you need to do is book ahead, and may we humbly suggest a pre- or post-movie drink and bite to eat in the fun surrounds of Planet Royale.

Jalan Jalan Indonesia Screen Program @ State Library of WA

This Saturday and Sunday head down to the State Library as they go on a deep dive into contemporary Indonesian film and television, screened alongside an exhibition of Indonesian textiles showcasing the country’s unique connection to WA. Check out the full program here.

So Freshtival @ The Court

Gather your So Fresh squad – So Freshtival is back, celebrating the music, fashion and pop culture from the early 2000s, with themed drinks, free glitter face painting, balloon wall photoshoot and all of the best MySpace bangers there ever was. Tickets here.

Peachella @ Peach Pit

This Saturday and Sunday Peach Pit is getting into the Coachella vibes with the Peachella Bottomless Sessions. $69pp gets you two hours of bottomless cocktail slushies with lollies to garnish, house wine, tap beers and a selection of chef’s epic snacks to share. Book for either 1pm or 5pm!

Peach Pit Frose

SUNDAY 21 APRIL

RTRFM’s In the Pines @ Somerville Auditorium

WA music’s day of days returns to the scenic surrounds of Somerville this Sunday featuring 20 of the state’s best bands, plus eight of the finest DJs bringing the boogie to Riley Oval. All ages are welcome (under 12’s need a guardian), and there’s still a few tickets on sale – pick ’em up here!

RTRFM In The Pines

Breaths & Beats Community Picnic @ Sir James Mitchell Park

This Sunday head to Sir James Mitchell Park for a fabulous community picnic to celebrate the 2024 Capital Limited Breaths & Beats Ride for Research. The iconic riverside location will come alive with music, food trucks and plenty of family friendly activities to celebrate the completion of a 29km ride to raise funds for the Heart and Lung Research Institute of WA. Get all the deets you need here.

Sunday Sessions @ The View

Doubleview Bowling Club’s Sunday Sessions are back, featuring cocktails by Idle Hands, free barefoot bowls, Tommy Tacos kitchen takeover and Orange Ave DJs on the tunes.

Sunday Bottomless Brunch @ Jetty

Jetty has launched a brand new Bottomless Brunch featuring two hours of Chef’s brunch picks and bottomless Tommy’s margaritas, prosecco or selected beers and cocktails for $79pp! Get all the deets and book ahead here.


JUST ANNOUNCED

Perth International Cabaret Festival @ His Majesty’s Theatre

Perth International Cabaret Festival (PICF) has just announced its return to the home of cabaret – the stunning His Majesty’s Theatre for two magical weeks from June 10-23. Beginning with a collection of powerhouse Australian performers including Caroline O’Connor, Vika and Linda Bull, Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier and finishing with the glorious Tom Burlinson and the world-class stellar line-up of the Closing Night Gala, it’s a jam-packed program that you can check out here.

Hit our EVENTS CALENDAR below to find out more of what’s happening in and around Perth.

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