How is it February already? It feels like it was only yesterday that I was floating on a pink flamingo in tranquil Mauritian waters. Needless to say the holiday blues has set in and my tan is already fading but the upside to being back in Perth is that February is jam-packed with events including Fringe Festival, Perth international Arts Festival, Let’s Thursday like we Friday campaign and much many more events that will see the city bustling and will get you out midweek! Read on to see my picks for this February!
When: Friday 20 January to Sunday 19 February 2017
Where: Various Locations in the Perth CBD
What: Fringe Festival is probably one of my favourite events in Perth, the city comes to life with the excitement of spending balmy nights in open air bars trying to decide what jaw-dropping acrobatics, cheeky cabarets or comedy shows to go see. I tend to get overwhelmed with choice so my show selection is mostly based on recommendations from friends and family, see my picks below or the full program here.
My Key Picks:
I don’t think it can get better than LIMBO if there is one show to go to this Fringe Festival it has to be this one! The Cabaret Award winner is set in a magnificent 1920s inspired Spiegeltent and is a sensory feast! Fusing mind-bending acrobatics, sexy beats courtesy of Elyas Khan and iconic sword swallowing and flame girlHeather Holliday, LIMBO will have you at the edge of your seat all night long! Buy tickets here.
Velvet will take you on a trip back in time to the disco age! Think sequins, dazzling acrobatics and seductive chanteuses and of course the legendary diva Marcia Hines. With an exhilarating disco soundtrack and endless glamour, a night of entertainment and sensory overload awaits you! Buy tickets here.
Bored of classic magic shows? Matt Tarrant’s Honestly Dishonest is a welcoming and refreshing take on a much-loved favourite. Combining comedy and magic, Matt gives his audience an unexpected look into the secret life of becoming a magician – and how tough it’s becoming to fool new audiences. I laughed, I was amazed and was incredibly jealous of not volunteering for the last trick – if you are a Harry Potter fan make sure you volunteer for the last audience interaction. Buy tickets here.
British comedians tick, Sherlock Holmes tick, improv tick! The comedy takes you on a thrilling adventure through the underworld of Victorian England, packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London’s great detective. Light up your (imaginary) pipe as a completely spontaneous and exceedingly engrossing mystery tale unfolds before you. How could you not like it!? Buy tickets here.
When: Thursday 9th February to Thursday 9th March
Where: West CBD, Central CBD, East CBD and Northbridge
What: Did you hear? Thursday is the new Friday, so get out of your dreary midweek rut and join the city-wide party. 52 bars and eateries have joined forces every Thursday night for five weeks to bring you EPIC drink specials, food offerings and entertainment PLUS 50% off Uber fares when leaving the CBD between 8-10pm promo code: THURSDAYPERTH. So let’s Thursday like we Friday!
When: Friday 10th February to Sunday 5th March
What: For 64 years West Australia’s premier cultural event, PIAF has welcomed to Perth some of the world’s greatest living artists, to inspire and stimulate discourse about our place in a complex and political world. With such a diverse and interesting program it was very difficult to make a short list, so I would love to hear your recommendations
PIAF – These are my picks:
Perth Writers Festival – These are my picks:
Lottery West Festival Films – These are my picks:
When: Saturday 25th February to Sunday 12th March
Where: Bathers Beach Art Precinct and Kidogo Arthouse.
What: In its fourth-year Sculpture at Bathers returns to Bathers Beach, Fremantle showcasing over 80 of our celebrated West Australian sculptors. Large scale sculptures will be found by the limestone cliffs, in the open courtyard, along the beach, timber boardwalks and winding paths.
Enjoy February and I would love to hear your recommendations about shows or events so don’t forget to leave me a comment Xx Nadine