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What’s On In Perth This Week, This Month And Beyond

By Claire Logan – who grew up in an ingredient household and swears by the healing powers of a good martini

An art exhibition in Perth

Wondering what Perth/Boorloo events to lock into your 2024 events calendar? At Urban List, we've done the hard yards and combed through everything happening in Perth to help you find the best things to do right now. 

From festivals and markets to immersive exhibitions and epic chef's feasts, here’s what’s on in Perth this week, this month and beyond.

What's On In Perth This May

The Shortcut Lane: Pop-Up Event Series At View Street Carpark

North Perth | 3–26 May 

From an outdoor cinema showing cult favourites, to food stalls, live music and thrift events, North Perth is getting an all-out entertainment and food pop-up throughout May, thanks to the City of Vincent. Catch a family favourite at the outdoor cinema, hop between food trucks from locally loved vendors, catch live music, or hunt for your next vintage find at the community markets and thrift and clothes swap events. Running from Friday 3 May to Sunday 26 May, each weekend will be stacked with free events to explore. Find more information here.

La Delizia Latticini x Cosy Del’s Five-Course Dinner Collab

Cosy Del's, Lathlain | Saturday 25 May

Someone tucking into a cheese dish
Image credit: Cosy Del's | Supplied

When the cheesemakers from La Delizia Latticini are involved, you know you're in for a treat. And honestly, who better for them to team up with than the Italian dream team at Cosy Del's. Roll up ready to feast on a five-course dinner showcasing La Delizia's gorgeous fromaggio. Think: ricotta gnocchi with mushroom ragù and truffle burrata washed down with something nice from the wine list. Pick up a ticket here.

James Giddy: Strangers To Mortality Pt. 2

14 Cleaver St, West Perth | 3–12 May

Local artist James Giddy is back with an all-new exhibition featuring an immersive selection of installations, oil paintings and mural work that speaks to the influence of mass consumerism. For the opening party this Friday, there’ll also be a bar pouring beers and wines, plus, a great little merch stand loaded with must-have tees, hats, cards, stickers and more. If you can’t make it Friday, the exhibition will be open to the public until Sunday 12 May. 

Silks Endless Yum Cha

Crown Perth, Burswood | First Saturday Of Every Month

Silks Endless Yum Cha
Image credit: Silks | Shot By Thom

Two hours of all-you-can-eat premium yum cha goodness. Okay, Silks, you have our attention. Available from 12pm til 2pm on the first Saturday of every month, Silks' new Endless Yum Cha is the perfect excuse to knock back more than your fair share of premium Cantonese dishes—from pork and prawn siu mai and lobster dumplings to deep fried squid and BBQ glazed pork. And yes, don't worry, they've even got sweets going too, including egg tarts and taro pancakes, plus, unlimited Chinese tea. Adults can get in on the experience for $88pp, with kids for $44pp. If you want to step it up a notch though, you can choose to wash it down with free-flowing Chandon Sparkling for $128pp.

PICA Presents Season 2 Djeran/Makuru Program

PICA, Perth CBD | 17 April to 23 June

PICA is back with another banging program of art to devour. For the first time ever, this season (Djeran/Makuru) is dedicated to performance, so you’ll find some staggering displays of live music and dance on throughout the gallery. Trust us, you don't want to miss experimental dancer and choreographer Sarah Aiken (NSW), six-piece new music ensemble Decibel (WA), celebrated local dance outfit STRUT Dance (WA) and choreographic artist Shelley Lasica (VIC).

Revealed: New And Emerging Art Exhibition And Market

Fremantle Arts Centre | 10 May to 4 August

Revealed Art Exhibition and Market
Image credit: Revealed 2023 | Supplied

The legendary Fremantle Arts Centre has announced the 2024 return of the Revealed: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists exhibition opening on Friday 10 May and running until Sunday 4 August. This wildly celebrated exhibit will showcase over 70 talented new and emerging First Nation artists from across the state—with this year's display boasting the highest number of emerging artists they've ever had contribute.

As always, the exhibition will kick off with the massive Revealed Art Market on Saturday 11 May, highlighting the extraordinary talent of First Nations artists working across a variety of mediums—from textiles, carved artefacts and homewares to prints, clothing, ceramics and jewellery. And best of all, 100% of profits from works purchased are returned directly to the participants and people who deserve it. There's no better way to grow your Aboriginal art collection responsibly. 

Look, look. Anna Park

AGWA, Perth CBD | 20 April to 8 September

From NYC all the way to Perth, 27-year-old art world prodigy Anna Park will premiere her major new exhibition at AGWA this April. Look, look. Anna Park will feature a series of large-scale signature black and white drawings, including 15 never-before-seen charcoal and ink on paper works created specifically for this show. Celebrated by next gen private collectors like Billie Eilish, Park draws inspo from pop culture and addresses the perception of identity, sexuality and power. She’s also taken the opportunity to team up with Aussie knitwear designer Wah-Wah while she’s here on a limited-edition fashion capsule. 

To The Moon: WA Exhibition

WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth | Until 7 October

To The Moon; WA Exhibition
Image credit: WA Museum Boola Bardip | Supplied

Of all the planets, stars and satellites that twinkle above the night sky, Earth’s closest neighbour seems to captivate us the most. Now you’re invited to explore the importance, impact and future of this enigmatic celestial body with To The Moon, the large-scale exhibition now showing at the WA Museum Boola Bardip. Running from Tuesday, 26 March 2024 until Monday 7 October 2024, the exhibition delves into our enduring fascination with the Moon, interweaving lunar art, pop culture, planetary science, historical insights, and the perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Perth Comedy Festival

Multiple Venues Across Perth | 22 April to 19 May

The annual Perth Comedy Festival kicks off another season of laughs on Monday 22 April, with a mix of global and local comedians all locked, loaded and guaranteed to leave you in stitches. From international faves like David O’Doherty, Adam Kay and Stephen K Amos to Aussie legends such as Wil Anderson, Wankernomics, Pete Helliar, Nat’s What I Reckon, Nazeem Hussain, and Annabel Crabb. If you’re not sure where to start, you can always grab a ticket to Best Of The Fest, a variety show featuring a rotating list of all-stars two nights a week at The Rechabite.

Exclusive Burnt Ends Perth Pop-up

Indigo Oscar, Cottesloe | 10 and 11 May

A WA marron dish as part of Burnt Ends' pop-up coming to Perth
Image credit: Burnt Ends Pop-Up | Supplied

It’s not every day we get a Michelin Star-studded pop-up of this calibre here in Perth. But considering Dave Pynt—Head Chef and Co-Founder of Singapore’s globally celebrated Burnt Ends restaurant—is Perth-born, it seems only fair he chose to bring a touch of his refined barbecue brilliance back home.

Pynt will take over Cottesloe’s Latin American-inspired hot spot, Indigo Oscar, for two days only this May 10 and 11—teaming up with Frankland River wine producer, Swinney Wines, on a series of wine-matched (and flame-touched) degustations that you won’t want to miss.

Infused with the finest WA produce, the exclusive collab menu will give you a chance to explore the kind of fiery high-end barbecue delights Burnt Ends is known for (minus the Singapore flights). Think: smoked quail egg and caviar, marron with tobiko and kombu smoked butter beurre blanc, 45-day dry aged Blackmore’s striploin and a very special spin on the classic pavlova.

There are only three sittings available—two 10-course dinners ($300pp) and one 8-course lunch ($295pp)—so we suggest jumping on tickets as soon as they drop 9am Thursday 18 April.

Taylor Made: The Music of Taylor Swift Reimagined And Performed By Perth Symphony Orchestra

RAC Arena | Friday 17 May

Tay Tay may have given Perth the snub (she's a busy gal), but thankfully the Perth Symphony Orchestra is bringing us a whole Swifty Symphony to make up for it. Choose your era, start making friendship bracelets and prepare to sing your heart out and dance in the aisles with your fellow Swifties while the orchestra brings to life T Swift's greatest hits. Whether you're a die hard fan or just wanna taste of the Taylor Made magic, this epic tribute is not to be missed. Tickets go on sale 3pm Tuesday 5 December on Ticketek

State: Contemporary Vision 

Heath Ledger Theatre, Northbridge | 31 May–8 June 2024

Get ready to be dazzled and inspired by the electrifying performances of State: Contemporary Vision as it returns for its fourth year at the iconic Heath Ledger Theatre. Presented by the West Australian Ballet with nine performances slated for one week across May and June, this season takes a bold new approach by showcasing international choreographers alongside incredible homegrown talent, capturing the essence through three individually choreographed 'states'. Running for one week with nine shows available, this is an experience not to be missed. Find tickets here.

More Of What's On In Perth In 2024

Jerry Seinfeld

RAC Arena, Perth | 15 June 2024

For the first time since his massive 2017 tour, legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld is returning to Perth in 2024. He'll be taking to the stage at RAC Arena on Saturday 15 June 2024, with tickets dropping at 12pm AWST on Friday 17 November through Ticketek


Kings Park, Perth |  7 June to 28 July

Prepare to be transported to an enchanting world of light, colour and sound, because global hit Lightscape is making its way back to Perth this winter. If you saw the spectacular sell-out display last year, you'll already have an idea of what you're in for. Glowing tree canopies lit up in colourful hues, laser-lit forests, sparkling tunnels and larger-than-life neon flowers backed by an immersive soundtrack—transforming the Kings Park Botanic Gardens into a magical lit-up wonderland. 

Truffle Kerfuffle

Fonty's Pool, Manjimup | 28–30 June

Ahh truffles, these decadent little beauties deserve to be celebrated and Western Australia’s annual Truffle Kerfuffle festival in Manjimup is one of the best places to do so. Mark the calendar and stay tuned for this year's full program—they always line up seriously impressive chefs for a series of truffle-filled lunches, dinners, workshops and more, all in the most picturesque location. Plus, with all the wine going down and moody winter weather, the vibes are unmatched—it's like Glastonbury, but for foodies.

Cabin Fever

Busselton to Margaret River | 12–21 July

Pull out your fluffiest beanies, WA's fave winter fest, Cabin Fever, is back in all its cosy glory. Running from 12 to 21 July, this year's festival will a string of mouth-watering events pop up down south, from Busselton to Margaret River—providing loads of opportunities to devour all the food, wine and beer your body can handle while getting nice 'n toasty with your fellow foodies.

As expected, the first program release is stacked with more goodness than ever and things are guaranteed to sell out. From perfectly paired degustations and truffle-topped feasts to toastie battles, bonfires, wine walks, live music and the odd drag queen. Who said winter was for hibernating? Scope out all the action here.


Northbridge | 2-27 July

If you love all things Fringe, you'll wanna take note of this hot new arts and cultural festival from the same crew. Taking over Northbridge this July, RE//Perth will bring an enticing mix of food, culture and family fun to the city this winter—from roasted marshmallows and mulled wine to never before-seen-dance and acrobatics. Head here to read more.

An Evening With Dolly Alderton 

Perth Concert Hall | 10 November

The millennial icon behind Everything I Know About LoveGood MaterialThe High Low and more is heading Down Under this November for a string of live shows around the country—including right here in Perth. Don't miss your chance to ask Dolly your own burning questions and soak up her relatable, heart-warming and incredibly witty takes on friendship, love and everything in between. Presale tickets drop 10am AEDT 12 March—head here to sign up to the waitlist. 

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Main image credit: Revealed 2023 | Supplied

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