What's On

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

By Claire Logan
29th Nov 2023

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Wondering what events to lock into your calendar? We've done the hard yards and combed through everything happening in Perth to help you find the best. 

Here’s what’s on in Perth this week, this month and beyond. If you need more, check out more of the best things to do this weekend in Perth.

Editor's Picks

7 Eleven’s Cheap And Cheery Summer Picks

  • Free Girl Dinner Aperitivo At Powell's—Head to our favourite fromagerie for a delicious little plate of cheese and goodies completely complimentary when you grab a glass of one of their stunning vinos.

  • Inglewood Monday Night Markets—Kick off the new week with a trip to the Inglewood Night Markets for tons of delicious food trucks and free live entertainment winding down Beaufort Street each Monday night.

  • Australia II - 40 Years On Exhibit—Channel some ‘80s nostalgia at Freo’s latest free exhibit at WA Maritime Museum.

What's On This November In Perth

Scarborough Sunset Markets

Scarborough Beach | Thursdays

Perth’s most iconic summer night markets kick off this week at Scarborough Beach. Drop by from 5pm to feast on all the new market eats including dumplings from Freo fave, Emily Taylor, and shop homemade goods from 30 artisan retailers before grooving on through to the Beach Club for beachside DJ dance parties. This year they've also launched a brand new series of free fitness and wellness classes if you're keen to get a little bit of a sweat on. Find out more here.

Subi Night Markets

Market Square, Subiaco | Saturdays

The markets are finally returning to Subi, with a new weekly night market taking over Market Square every Saturday night starting from Saturday 11 November. Come hungry and work your way through the bulk street eats on offer from over 40 international cuisines. Pick up a cold bev or two from local distillers, Spirit Of Little Things Gin. Take a seat in the lush little grass and bistro area and soak up some live music on a balmy night. Then stroll on down Pre Loved Lane to shop endless sustainable fashion and gifts. With the train station right next door and endless Subiaco bars and restaurants to kick on to, it's super easy to make a whole night of it.

Rooftop Movies

Northbridge | All Summer

It’s time to whip out the mozzie repellent, ‘cos your fave pop-up cinema is back with another season of non-stop movie hits. Have a peek at the first release of the program and you’ll find there’s something for everyone. You can get super nostalgic over feel-good classics like Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Pulp Fiction, or settle in for something new.

Monet In Paris

Burswood | 16 November to 4 February

Image credit: Monet In Paris | Supplied

Grande Experiences is giving Perth a major dose of Monet, along with a heap more of the world's most renowned artists of the Impressionist era, when they bring Monet In Paris to Perth this November.

Be immersed in Monet’s Water Lilies and dance with Degas’ ballerinas as the walls around you illuminate the loose brushwork of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt and many more. As with Van Gogh Alive, the new exhibition is also accompanied by a scent and music to really set the mood. 

Chicago The Musical

Crown Theatre | From 21 November

Chicago The Musical
Image credit: Chicago The Musical | Supplied

Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery, treachery and of course, all that jazz will be hitting the Perth stage this November when Chicago The Musical comes to town. Hitting Crown Theatre in November (before it goes anywhere else in oz), you'll want to snatch up tickets to the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, to watch Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer, as she tries to avoid being convicted for the murder of her husband and his mistress through a series of sensational tabloid headlines thanks to her criminal lawyer Billy Flynn. Tickets are on sale now.

Coming Up

Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival

Northbridge | 1-31 December

In a world where few things are certain, what you can always be sure of is Ice Cream Factory providing a good time over that treasured summer break. For the last five years, Ice Cream Factory has lined up the biggest, bestest and boogiest artists and DJs to spin tracks that will inevitably end up on your summer playlist on Spotify. You’ll listen to it in June and you’ll remember a simpler time, when you only needed one layer of clothing and your biggest concern was whether or not you could find a spare ticket the afternoon of the event.

Fremantle Arts Centre’s Bazaar

1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA 6160 | 1-3 December

If you want to do your Christmas shopping with some lush gardens as the backdrop, there’s no better place than Fremantle Arts Centre’s Christmas Bazaar. Running from 1-3 December, the Bazaar kicks off with a twilight session on the Friday and continues with all-day markets on Saturday and Sunday. The FAC grounds will be packed with 45 of the very best local market stalls (each hand picked by a judging panel) selling the highest quality handcrafted goods, from woodwork and textiles to sculptures and ceramics. Consider your office secret santa sorted. 

Australian Geographic: Our Country 360° Cinematic Experience

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre | From 1 December

Our Country immersive exhibition
Image credit: Australian Geographic: Our Country 360° Cinematic Experience | Supplied

Yet another huge new immersive experience is making its way to Perth this summer. This one draws inspiration from our own backyard, showcasing Australia's diverse, raw and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, wildlife and natural wonders in the most spectacular fashion. The multi-sensory cinematic exhibition combines over 100,000 hours of stunning time lapse visuals with natural sounds and recordings—giving you a whole new way to appreciate our country at scale. Tickets go on sale 23 November.

Harry Potter In Concert With The WA Symphony Orchestra

Perth Convention And Exhibition Centre | 1-2 December

You’ve already seen the wizarding flicks a gazillion times, now relive some good ol’ dementor arse-kicking with the added thrill of a grand symphony orchestra. The final instalment of the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra's popular Harry Potter In Concert series lands at Perth Convention And Exhibition Centre this December. 

Le Dîner En Blanc

Secret Location, Perth | 2 December

An all-white secret event on in Perth
Image credit: Le Dîner En Blanc 2022 at Russell Square | Overland Media

Mark your calendars and dig out your foldable table and chairs because the all-white, mystery soirée that is Le Dîner en Blanc is returning to Perth for its seventh innings this December. Location details are still under wraps of course, but if previous events are anything to go off, this year’s picnic is set to be another extravagant celebration. Attendance is by invitation only so you’ll need to swindle an existing member into bringing you as their plus one. Failing that, you can always register for the waiting list for the chance to snap up any remaining tickets here (much easier). 

Spilt Milk

Claremont Showgrounds | Sunday 3 December

Officially Australia's fastest-selling music, food and arts festival, Spilt Milk ignites the festival scene with its mammoth lineup and coast-to-coast run for 2023. Returning for its biggest ever tour across the nation, Spilt Milk will be heading to Canberra, Gold Coast, Ballarat and Perth this year.

For us, Spilt Milk will hit the Claremont Showgrounds on Sunday 3 December. Huge homegrown and international stars will grace the Australian festival stages including Post Malone, Dom Dolla, Latto, Tkay Maidza, Peach PRC, Ocean Alley, Aitch, Dermot Kennedy, David Kushner and many more.

Optus Stadium's Christmas Festival

333 Victoria Park Dr, Burswood WA 6100 | 3 and 10 December

Optus Stadium is rolling out the Chrissy decorations again this year, transforming the stadium into a massive Christmas-themed fun fair for two evenings this December. Stroll through all the markets, hit up the food trucks and drop into the Jingle Bar for a few cold ones. There's even an outdoor amphitheatre screening Christmas movies and plenty of family-friendly rides, games, crafts and activities. Best of all, entry is free.

Rhys & Joel's Family Christmas

Astor Theatre | 7 December

Comedians Joel Creasey and Rhys Nicholson are hosting the campest Christmas spectacular you'll find in Perth. Together with their chosen family—some of the nation's fiercest comedians, drag artists and musicians—they'll be serving spirit by the gin load.

Love Actually Live In Concert

Perth Convention Centre | 16 December

Love Actually Live In Concert
Image credit: Love Actually | Supplied

If you're a Christmas movie tragic (guilty), this special screening of Love Actually (the best Christmas movie of all time) with a live orchestra should be on your list. It lands at Perth Convention Centre on 16 December, so get tickets here before they sell out (like they did last year).

Local & Aesthetic's Christmas Markets

769 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050 | 15-17 December

Our fave Aussie cafe slash art gallery slash retailer, Local & Aesthetic, is bringing its popular Christmas Markets back again this year from December 15-17. They'll be expanding out onto the lane next to their Mount Lawley cafe, with loads of awesome creative stalls to explore from local makers and creatives.

2024 Events

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

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