I love that there’s always something to look forward to in Perth. When I first started blogging five years ago, the ‘Perth is boring’ sentiment was running strong. Thankfully these days that sentiment is starting to change. There is so much diversity in this little city of ours that there is always SOMETHING on – you just need to know where to look! This week, with an exhibition dedicated to one of Perth’s favourite actors, night markets, a food and wine festival, a chance to get up close with elephants, and an overnight event to get you in the mood for Halloween, you’re in the right place!
The clouds are clearing, the days are warming up, and Perth is really bringing its best with a whole bunch of awesome things on the radar as we head into summer. From a beer degustation and kustom culture celebration, to theatre, a moving historical exhibition and the city’s most stylish market, I’ve got the lowdown on the best things to see, eat and do in Perth this week.
Thanks to Black Swan State Theatre Company, I have a double pass to giveaway to their latest production, Coma Land, on Thursday 20 July 8:00pm in the Studio Underground of the State Theatre Centre. More details on how to win below!
Descend into the Studio Underground at the State Centre Theatre of WA and enter the bizarre, darkly funny and confronting world of Melbourne playwright Lally Katz’s The Eisteddfod.
After brother and sister Gerture and Abalone are left orphaned following a ‘pruning accident’, the pair retreat into their own world, agoraphobic, starved of human interaction and clinging to each other with both hope and resentment.
As the days get shorter and the nights colder, it can be tempting to hide away and hibernate through the winter months. Of course sometimes a night in binging on Netflix is just what you need, but don’t let the cold and rain stop you from exploring Perth this winter – there’s still plenty to see, eat and do!
How much of what we see on reality television is actually real? We all know that there’s more to ‘reality’ than what we see on the screen, but we still need to question whether situations are contrived, if outcomes have been manipulated, and how the raw footage has been edited to create entertainment.
These issues are under the spotlight in the theatrical work So You Think You’re Charlie Smith.
El Bizarro was back at Fringe World in 2017 for its third instalment, and by now everyone in the know knows that this is a show that delivers on its promises – Danger! Freaks! Glamour! – with a show that is twisted, electric and enthralling.
Absolutely not for the faint of heart, El Bizarro has quickly become a favourite among Fringe goers and Fringe performers, for the way it pushes boundaries in a celebration of excess.
With a background in music and sketch comedy, Cameron James has the guts and the experience to hit the mark as a relaxed, laid back stand-up comedian with his debut comedy hour at Fringe World.
CamJam, as he is known online, has achieved a lost since I last saw him in as part of the duo Jekyll x James at Fringe World two years ago – placing second in Triple J’s RAW Comedy National Final, he has toured national as a support for well-known Australian and international comedians and was hand-picked to perform at Splendour in the Grass.