Your Ultimate Guide to What's On in Perth   #273   24/10/2018   View Online   Send to Friend
This Week in Perth
HIGHLIGHTS: TEDxPerth: The Age of Wonder | Black Swan: Xenides | Katie Noonan & Elixir | Just Announced: Post Malone | Halloween events | Perth International Jazz Festival | VR Antarctica
Oct 25 - Nov 11, Studio Underground

Take a glimpse behind the glitz, glamour and prizes of the beloved game show Wheel of Fortune with Black Swan's musical spin on Adriana Xenides' rags to riches journey. Featuring a mash-up of 80s songs, TV tunes and original compositions, this energetic musical is a must-see!
Nov 3, Perth Concert Hall
Join TEDxPerth for a full day of powerful talks from Perth’s leading thinkers and doers. Short films, performances, speaker Q&As, lunch, refreshments and more are all included in this amazing day of ideas worth spreading.
Oct 27, Churchlands Concert Hall

WACO's Not Strictly Ballroom presents a program of music inspired by the art of dance – from Venetian Bacarolles, American hoe-downs, Russian waltzes, fiery Latin tangos to Rachmaninoff’s exhilarating ‘Symphonic Dances’ in this exclusive concert promising a whirlwind of orchestral colour.  

Nov 9 - 11, Multiple Venues

Enjoy an array of over 60 local, national and international jazz artists, playing across the city for one weekend only. There's something for everyone - with performances, intimate ‘in conversations,' and open rehearsals in a mix of ticketed and free community events over the three day weekend. 
Apr 26, RAC Arena

Multi-platinum recording artist Post Malone will make his highly anticipated return to Australia with a mammoth arena tour in early 2019. With over 32 million monthly listens on Spotify, Post Malone’s unique stir of hip-hop, R&B and alternative music will make this a concert to remember. 
Spook yourself silly this Halloween
Embrace the most haunted time of the year
with these scary events for all ages!
Spend a spooky Halloween in the big house
Oct 31 - Nov 2, Fremantle Prison
Get into the spirit for a uniquely unnerving experience, as you venture beyond the gates of WA’s former maximum security prison for the return of their popular Halloween tours. Your guide will have you screaming with fear and delight as you visit cells protected by lost souls, encounter dark corners and ghostly shadows.
WAAPA: Spooktacular!
November 1, Music Auditorium
Join WAAPA’s esteemed Symphonic Wind Ensemble for a night of fun and frivolous program of Halloween music featuring works of Reed, Ginastera, Gershwin and wind composer David Maslanka. 
Halloween on Angove Street
October 31, Corner of Angove and Fitzgerald Street
This free family street party will turn a beloved local strip into a haven for pumpkins, black-cats, ghosts and goblins with a variety of local businesses opening their doors and a set from surf-rockers Day of the Dead.
Scitech’s famous adults-only event returns this Saturday! Be petrified by the depths of Earth in the Planetarium, a haunting show in the Science Theatre or grab a concoction from the bone-chilling bar. 
Happy Halloween
Oct 27 - 28, Claremont Showgrounds
Wash your claws, brush your fangs and prepare for a night of freaky fun as a sideshow alley comes to life with ghost trains, show rides and trick or treating at an all-ages or adults-only session of this spooky event!
7 Events in 7 Days
A virtual reality experience like no other
Oct 27 - Dec 23, WA Maritime Museum

This exclusive chance to experience a day in the life of Antarctic scientists as they research this mysterious continent is back after a sell-out season at the WA Maritime Museum! With 360 degree camera control and high-resolution vision, you won’t forget this incredible VR experience in a hurry. 

Catch the exhibit's talented producer Briege Whitehead in a Facebook Live Q&A at 6pm tonight here

In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play
Oct 20 - Nov 4, State Theatre 
Travel back to the 1880s with Black Swan’s hilarious play representing a curious chapter in the history of psychotherapy – when women were treated with a certain mechanical device. 
Disney Villains Film Festival
Oct 20 - Nov 11, Event Cinemas
Enjoy a program of nostaglic film favourites including The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmations and Peter Pan at this festival for all ages celebrating all things Disney Villains! 
Mini British Film Festival
Oct 25 - Nov 14,
Palace Cinemas Paradiso
This quaint festival features 26 of the most anticipated British films of the year including powerful true stories and literary adaptations starring some of Britain’s most beloved stars. 
Side-Splitter Comedy Fest
Oct 26, 27 & Nov 2, 3,
Memorial Hall
Prepare for a barrel of laughs at this festival of intimate yet untamed comedy in Hamilton Hill featuring an all-star lineup of international, national and local comedians over two outrageous weekends! 
Pink Ribbon Gala Ball
Oct 27,
Crown Perth
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, this luxe event is held in support of breast cancer awareness and will feature a 3-course banquet, live entertainment and an inspiring testimonial speaker. 
Zig Zag Festival
Oct 28,
Stirk Park Kalamunda
Witness the creativity and community of the Perth Hills within this free festival packed with live entertainment, crafts, food stalls and activities the whole family will enjoy! 
Coming Up
WA Maritime Museum  Nov 3 - 24
Multiple Venues          Nov 10 - 11
Geraldton Grammar          Nov 15
Geoff Gibbs Theatre   Nov 17 - 24
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre                                Nov 23
Araluen Botanic Park Nov 24 - 25
RAC Arena                          Dec 3
Astor Theatre                       Dec 6
Connections Nightclub   Dec 7 - 8
Perth Concert Hall          Dec 7 - 8
Langley Park                       Dec 8
WACA                                Dec 22
Events by Region

A bit slow out of the gate for Melbourne Cup this year?
Check some of Perth’s best Cup-day events in tomorrow’s newsletter!