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This Week in Perth
HIGHLIGHTS: Medusa | Silk Road to Swan River | PICA: Beyond the Body | Just Announced: So Pop 2019 | A Week at WAAPA | Gidgestock Music Festival | On Tour: Cher, Van Diemen's Band
Oct 16 - Nov 3,
The Blue Room Theatre
For the next three weeks the renowned Blue Room Theatre will be transformed into a pumping nightclub for a theatrical performance of monstrous Greek mythology. Actors will weave their way through unseated and often unsuspecting audiences during this immersive show that is not to be missed.
Oct 12, RAC Arena
Fresh off an unforgettable appearance in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, Cher is set to return to our shores following a 13 year absence. With such classics as 'Believe', 'I Got You Babe' and 'If I Could Turn Back Time', this elaborate and lavish stage production will be one for the ages.
Oct 18, Winthrop Hall

Following a successful international tour last December, the UWA Conservatorium of Music are thrilled to invite the esteemed Xi'an Conservatory musical cohort for an exclusive performance at UWA's Winthrop Hall. Intertwining Western and Chinese classical music, witness the un-missable union of these two leading musical institutions for one night only.

Oct 12-13, Perth Concert Hall

Cellist Catherine Jones and Baroque guitarist William Carter join Tasmanian's Van Diemen's band for a joyous night of Italian music composed during the turbulent Spanish Occupation. This virtuosic display will feature works by Vivaldi, Fiorenza and some un-missably quirky arrangements of Neapolitan folk tunes by popular Sydney band Gaspar Sanz.
Jan 30,
Kings Park & Botanic Gardens

90s pop royalty are headed to Perth this January for a not-to-be-missed, poptastic event! Featuring such classic acts as AQUA, The Vengaboys, Blue, B*Witched and Lou Bega, you'll be getting jiggy with it at this ultimate throwback experience.
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A week at WAAPA
From raucous musicals to subdued dramatic performances,
there's something for everyone in this week's lineup at WAAPA.

More about WAAPA
The House on the Hill
Oct 10 - 13,
Fremantle Arts Centre
On Wednesday, experience this immersive show presented by Performance Making students, featuring sound design, images and movement in response to the history of the venue.
In The Field:

Oct 11, Music Auditorium
On Thursday, join Composition Music Technology students for an exploration of recordings made 'in the field' - immersively projected into WAAPA's auditiorium both with and without acoustic instruments.
A Midsummer
Night's Dream

Oct 12 - 18, Edith Spiegeltent
On Friday, experience a tale of star-crossed lovers, supernatural sprites, a moonlit forest and a love potion gone awry with the 3rd Year Acting Students' unique retelling of this Shakespearean classic.
Rock of Ages
Oct 13 & 15 - 20,
Roundhouse Theatre
On Saturday, get ready to rock as 2nd Year Musical Theatre students thrill with wailing guitar riffs and sing-along choruses of such hits as 'Here I Go Again' and 'Shadows of the Night' - sure to have you dancing in the aisles!
Oct 12 - 18,
Enright Studio
On Sunday, enjoy the world premiere of WA playwright Reg Cribb's Bullies, presented at one of WAAPA's most intimate venues by 2nd Year Acting Students in collaboration with the Minderoo Foundation.
Oct 15 - 20,
Geoff Gibbs Theatre
On Monday, indulge in a wittingly charming interpretation of the beloved tale of Cinderella performed by WAAPA's expansive Classical Voice cohort, ably directed by the renowned Alexander Briger.
Top 5 this week
UWA Music Main Stage: Culmination
October 19, Perth Concert Hall

Join the UWA Music Conservatorium in this celebration of young emerging artists, featuring exciting classical works of Schumann, Weber and Lutoslawski at the beautiful Perth Concert Hall. Have your say by voting in the event's People's Choice Award, or simply sit back and relish in the extraordinary abilities of some of WA's most promising young performers.

10th Anniversary of the Brigadier Arnold W Potts Oration
October 18, Optus Stadium - River View Room
Join the 16th Batallions' Foundation on the 10th Anniversary of the Brigadier Arnold W Potts' oration, featuring exclusive musings from special guest speaker The Honourable Kim Beazley.
Gidgestock Music Festival
October 13-14, 
Bring the family (and a tent) to enjoy some of the best home-grown music WA has to offer at this overnight music festival complete with campfires, dancing competitions and setlists of classic hits. 
Doggies Day Out 2018
October 14,
Whiteman Park
Celebrating all things canine, this year's Doggie Day Out features more than 40 dog-related stalls, a 'pooch photobooth', a Canine Adventure Course and a bouncy castle for the kids to enjoy at this fun-filled, all-day event. 
WASO Presents: Morlot, Capuçon & Thibaudet
October 12 - 13, Perth Concert Hall
Gods of French music perform together for the first time in Australia in a dazzling world premiere of the beguiling Eros Athanatos. To conclude, Morlot unleashes Rachmaninov’s masterpiece Symphonic Dances.
Coming Up
Shadow Wine Bar              Oct 18
Optus Stadium                   Oct 19
PICA                    Oct 20 - Dec 23
Palace Cinemas  Oct 25 - Nov 14
Market Square Park      Oct 27-28
Spare Parts Theatre         Nov 2-3
Fremantle Arts Centre         Nov 3
Ellington Jazz Club         Nov 9-11
Perth Concert Hall             Nov 15
PICA                             Nov 15-17
Leeuwin Estate             Nov 16-18
FAC                     Nov 17 - Jan 23
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