What’s on in Perth this week

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Here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s happening around Perth this week, and don’t forget to check out our weekly food news wrap along with what’s happening WA sport!


Mary Poppins @ Crown Theatre

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Mary Poppins will be enchanting audiences at Perth’s Crown Theatre for six weeks from September 9 – October 22. Based on the beloved stories by PL Travers and the iconic original film, Mary Poppins the heartwarming tale revolves around the power of family and the boundless potential that resides within each of us. The masterminds behind this production are none other than renowned theatrical impresario Cameron Mackintosh Academy Award-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, famous for his work on Downton Abbey. Tickets are on sale now.

Mary Poppins Perth

Everlasting Kings Park Festival @ Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Celebrate WA’s wonderful wildflowers with a visit to the Everlasting Kings Park Festival, starting on Friday and running until October 1. The festival’s diamond anniversary, visitors can enjoy not just the breathtaking blooms of everlastings and other native flora, but workshops, tours, art displays, guided walks and family-friendly activities. Find out more here.

Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL @ RAC Arena

Cirque du Soleil’s signature breathtaking acrobatics take to the ice! Opening on Friday September 15 and running until September 24, the brand new show from the global phenomenon blurs the lines between raw athleticism and circus artistry, immersing you in a magical world with breathtaking visual projections and an original score, with plenty of quirky characters along the way. Get your tickets here.

What's on Perth Crystal Cirque du Soleil RAC Arena

Discovering Egypt @ WA Museum Boola Bardip

The WA Museum Boola Bardip has opened its doors to Discovering Ancient Egypt – a new, major exhibition exploring ancient Egyptian civilisation and how they lived and celebrated the afterlife. It features more than 240 ancient objects on loan from Rijksmuseum van Oudheden’s treasured Egyptian and Nubian collections in the Netherlands, and looks absolutely incredible.

we didn’t get tired, we just kept going Exhibition @ FORM

FORM Gallery’s new exhibition, we didn’t get tired, we just kept going, celebrates the remarkable story and talents of revered senior Martu artists Mayiwalku (Maywokka) Chapman, Mulyatingki Marney, and Nyanjilpayi (Ngarnjapayi) Chapman, three sisters of the pujiman (traditional/desert-dwelling) generation. It runs until October 7 – more info here.

ām / ammā / mā maram Exhibition @ PICA

Brisbane-based artist Sancintya Mohini Simpson explores her matrilineal heritage and the histories of indentured Indian women through a striking combination of paintings, sculpture, poetry and scent, utilising materials common to these places and histories – such as sugarcane and mango. The exhibition runs until October 22 – find out more here.


Bottomless Gnocchi @ Market Grounds

Enjoy two hours of pillowy potato goodness over a few wines, with three recipes to choose from – get all the info and book ahead here.

$5 Cheeseburgers @ Varsity

$5 cheeseburgers are back on the menu at Varsity on Wednesdays! Grab one with the purchase of any pint from 5pm, plus you can get $2 off all tap beers during the happy hour.

Nonna’s Lasagne @ Cosy Del’s

Ward off any hump day blues with an indulgent slice of Nonna’s lasagne this Wednesday. For a limited time, the team have put their extra cosy Cosy Del’s twist on the old-school comfort food – made extra comforting with a glass of wine or two.


Pub Trivia @ Nowhereman

Expect prizes, good times and Nowhereman’s $22 Parmi + Pint Deal – free entry from 7pm, book ahead to save your seat.

The Leederville Comedy Club @ Leederville Hotel

Venture above the Leederville Hotel into the Red Room for some red-hot midweek laughs. Every Thursday, the recently renovated Red Room will transform into a comedy showcase of local, national and international talent, with a rotating selection of signature comedy cocktails to keep your funny bone well-lubricated – think the Steve Martini, Margarita Cho, Gin Jefferies or Shandy Samberg!


Pickle District After Dark 4.0 @ The Pickle District

This after dark art crawl is back for its fourth iteration, with light and sound installations, sculptures, murals and live music bringing to life some of the area’s most under-utilised spaces – including along cycle paths and around the last vestiges of Lake Bunning. Register and find out more here!

The Pickle District After Dark Art Crawl

YUCK Circus @ The Rechabite

High-flying acrobatics meets Mad Max mania in the female-led, award-winning troupe YUCK Circus’ apocalyptic, high-octane show called WREKD. The WA performers will be flinging themselves through the air with reckless abandon in a mixture of circus, comedy and cabaret. It’s brash, it’s bold, and it’s sure to bring a few hearty laughs, too. Think barbed wire, leather and mullets – it’s the end of the world, baby!

What's on Perth YUCK Circus Rechabite

Spinifex Artists – Sun and Shadow @ Japingka Gallery

Presented in association with Spinifex Arts Project, Sun and Shadow celebrates the art of the Pila Nguru People of the Great Victoria Desert with an exhibition that showcases their deep connection to the landscape. The exhibition runs until October 31 at Japingka Gallery, with an opening night celebration on Friday. Find out more here.

Fondue Fridays @ Henry Summer

Henry Summer brings the heat their fresh new Fondue Fridays featuring hot, gooey melted cheese or chocolate, chocolate, wine and…you! Choose between the rich flavours of a four-cheese blend served hot with toasted bread, salted pretzels, sliced pear, charred broccoli, heirloom carrots, and chat potatoes OR the chocolate served with diced apple, sliced banana, strawberries, salted pretzels, marshmallows, and crisp green grapes. Bookings essential (min. four people).

Flashdance Fridays @ Neon Palms

Double your dose of disco at Neon Palms every Friday night! The Miami-inspired bar will be serving up throwback ’80s style cocktails (think Harvey Wallbangers, Blue Hawaiians and Midori Sours) at some retro prices, while the disco tunes keep it pumping all night long.

Neon Palms Flashdance Fridays Northbridge

Afterlife Bar @ WA Museum Boola Bardip

Pop into the WA Museum Boola Bardip every Friday from 5.30-8pm for a few sneaky drinks with Tutankhamun when the Ancient Egypt exhibition’s bar opens up. Themed cocktails, expert talks and more await – tickets here.


Goolugatup Sounds & Melville Contemporary @ Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery

Goolugatup Sounds returns for another afternoon of experimental musical performances overlooking the Derbal Yerrigan. This week sees the transcendent sounds of local musicians Mei Saraswati and Erasers, including pieces by Mei commissioned specially for the opening of Melville Contemporary – an exciting new art prize that has engaged six leading WA multidisciplinary artists to create new pieces.

Architects of Air’s Arborialis @ Fremantle Arts Centre

A giant labyrinth of interconnected, inflatable domes will be popping up from Saturday at Fremantle Arts Centre. Titled Aborialis, the immersive experience is from UK creatives Architects of Air, who have been creating their ephemeral “luminaria” since 1992 – welcoming over three million visitors in over 40 countries since then. Read more about it here!

Architects of Air Arborialis Fremantle Arts Centre

Perth Royal Show @ Claremont Showground

Showcasing over 400 entertainers, 300 performances and endless hours of enjoyment across and more than 101 free things to see and do, the Perth Royal Show is back again this school holidays, taking over the Claremont Showgrounds from September 23-September 30. Tickets are on sale via the Perth Royal Show website.

Faversham Fringe Jazz Festival @ York

Jazz finds a new home in the historic surrounds of Faversham House for three days of traditional jazz, contemporary original jazz compositions, and the avant-garde jazz harp from a carefully curated lineup of local and interstate guests. Sip champagne in the Secret Garden before enjoying an elegant soiree in the stone amphitheatre, marvel at the stars while watching a concert on the lawn, and revisit the golden days of jazz as the ballroom morphs into a late-night jazz club, where anything goes! Find out more and grab your tickets here.

Faversham Jazz Festival

Social Saturdays @ The Rosemount

The legends at RTRFM are joining forces with the Rosemount for your new Saturday sesh. Gather the gang for an afternoon of community connection, delectable drink specials and delish RTRFM DJs. Check it out here.

Aperivino @ Small Print

A slinky new wine bar in the lower level of Print Hall, Small Print has just launched a new Aperitivo experience featuring a cheese-filled two course feast plus your own bottle of wine to sip on while you enjoy it! Available every Saturday, book here.

Scarborough Sunset Markets (Winter Edition)

Scarborough Sunset Markets’ cosy Saturday evening winter edition is on again, featuring almost 50 foodies and retailers coming together under the clocktower, DJs and firepits (marshmallows anyone?) to keep you warm and more from 3-8pm.

Motel Bottomless @ Good Company

To celebrate the launch of the movie of the year – Good Company is switching their Saturday arvo bottomless sessions up to celebrate! Catch a screening of Barbie at HOYTS Karrinyup and then pop into Good Company for the 3pm You Can Be Anything edition of Motel Bottomless. There’ll be prizes for best dressed while you enjoy three courses paired with free-flowing cocktails, prosecco, wine and beer. Make sure to book ahead!

Duelling Pianos @ Subiaco Hotel

Picture two of Perth’s finest musos battling it out on the keys, busting out the big tunes in a playfully chaotic fashion that also involves you requesting anything from classic anthems to today’s chart-toppers for the pianists to bring to life in an energetic piano showdown. To keep you going well into the night, the Subi will be running a new late night menu as well, featuring salt & pepper squid, buffalo chicken tenders, sweet potato fries and more. It kicks off at 8.30pm.

What's On Perth Subiaco Hotel Duelling Pianos


Listen Out @ HBF Arena

We may not have even began winter yet, but it’s already time to start looking ahead at music festival season, and the one that kicks it all off – Listen Out! They’ve just announced their typically massive 2023 lineup, featuring the likes of Skrillex and his pal/production legend Four Tet, Lil Uzi Vert, Ice Spice, Coi Leray, Piri, venbee, Marc Rebillet, Metro Boomin, Mallrat, Jyoty and loads more. It bangs into HBF Arena on the long weekend Sunday 24 September, and tickets are on sale now.

What's on Perth Listen Out Festival

Pre-Loved Market @ FOMO Freo

Pre-Loved returns to FOMO Freo from 11am until 3pm for an environmentally-conscious day of shopping featuring the biggest selection yet of over 100 curated thrift market stalls, DJs, street food and more. You’ll find everything from hard-to-find designer to Y2K gems, plus analog film darlings Thicc Boi Film to make sure your memories are just as aesthetic as you.

Gather @ State Buildings

Taking over the iconic Postal Hall for three splendid spring days, Gather is a celebration of artists who work with flowers and botanicals – particularly those who do it in unexpected, tradition-defying ways. At its heart, eight installations will be created by 10 of Perth’s leading florists, while Post will be transformed into an oasis of WA native flora: the Kings Park Flower Cave. Feeling inspired? There will also be a series of talks and workshops on offer for you to try your hand with your own floral skills. Find out more here.

What's on Perth Gather State Buildings Fox & Rabbit

Gaga All Night: 10 Years of Artpop @ The Rechabite

Bring in the public holiday in style, celebrating a whole decade of our queen and saviour Lady Gaga’s iconic ARTPOP album! Gaga will be flowing into your ears all night long, with live performances from Perth drag icons, plus Gaga themed cocktails and drink specials. Tickets here!

Sunday Dance Party @ Toots

Madame Toots is extending the disco delights for an extra special long weekend dance party! The Toots flair bartenders will be shaking up their signature retro cocktails with Diana, Cher, Gloria and more of your favourite disco divas on the decks.

What's on Perth Toots Disco


EverNow @ Various

EverNow celebrates our State’s unique nature and Indigenous culture from October 4-9 through three key elements – Song Circle, Fire Gardens and Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak, and will be delivered by the Perth Festival Special Projects team. EverNow’s series of free events will take place across multiple locations around Perth, including the Supreme Court Gardens, Perth’s Government House Gardens and Kings Park, with a multi-sensory, immersive experience. Find out more here.

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