Event Calendar – May 2017

When: 20th May
Where: Art Gallery of WA – Roe St, Perth


Weave your way through the Art Gallery of Western Australia to discover a place where the worlds of art, fashion and music collide to create a high-end spectacle that was voted by The West Australian as one of the Top Ten Events of 2016.

The evening’s stellar line up includes 80’s inspired pop juggernaut CLIENT LIAISON, with 2016 ARIA award-winning ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ MONTAIGNE, Papua New Guinea-born future-soul singer NGAIIRE and local hip-hop artist MATHAS.

Fashion bible VOGUE Australia is once again co-presenting this exclusive event in support of the AGWA Foundation.


Italian Day

What: D’Orsogna Italian Raceday
When: 20th May
Where: Ascott Racecourse – 71 Grandstand Rd, Ascot WA


Celebrate the best things in life with authentic Italian food from local community groups, great racing including the Roma Cup, live entertainment, pony rides and face painters for the kids to enjoy. Jordan Bruno from My Kitchen Rules will be on course with live cooking demonstrations.


Perth Comedy Festival

What: Perth Comedy Festival
When: 26th April – 21st May
Where: Regal Theatre / State Theatre Centre of WA – 474 Hay St, Subiaco WA, Subiaco


The huge line-up includes internationals comics Phill Jupitus (UK), Stephen K Amos (UK), Dane Baptiste (UK), Craig Hill (SCO), Jason Byrne (IRE), David O’Doherty (IRE), Paul Foot (UK), Sarah Callaghan (UK), Larry Dean (SCO), Urzila Carlson (NZ/RSA), Des Bishop (IRE/USA), Daniel Sloss (SCO) and Anne Klinge (GER) as well as four of South Africa’s finest comedians performing as part of the South African Comedy All Stars.

Other “all stars” include none other than the Doug Anthony Allstars and fellow Aussie favourites Wil Anderson, Effie, Steve Hughes, Matt Okine, Nick Cody, Luke Heggie, YouTube stars Aunty Donna, Heath Franklin’s Chopper, Superwog, Alex Williamson, Peter and Bambi Heaven, Tommy Little, Sammy J and Becky Lucas.

Plus there’s 10 home-grown WA acts to discover including Michael Workman, Squirly, Rory Lowe, Janelle Koenig, Suns of Fred, Luke Bolland – (Not) The Bachelor Live, Cameron McLaren, Jez Watts and Matt Storer.

With three Festival Gala events scheduled for Wednesday 3 May (sold out), Wednesday 10 May (selling fast) and Wednesday 17 May, this year’s Festival is sure to create a hive of explosive activity at the Regal Theatre as well as at the State Theatre Centre of WA; where indoor and outdoor spaces will be used to transform the venue into a 4-week jam-packed comedy hub.


Spanish Film Fest

What: Spanish Film Festival
When: 9th May 2017
Where: Cinema Paradiso, 164 James St, Northbridge


An exciting trip through the history of an enigmatic character, Rosendo Salvado, a Spanish Benedictine monk that founded a monastery in the 19th century in Western Australia to Christianise the local Indigenous peoples. Rosendo Salvado (1814-1900) embarked on a mission to create an almost experimental, utopic Benedictine community. This documentary commemorates his life through the eyes of a Spanish rock star, also called Rosendo, who follows the steps of the first Rosendo in Australia.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with John Kinder, a professor of Italian at the University of Western Australia, and Robert Nixon, osb composer and organist from the New Norcia Benedictine community.

English and Spanish with English subtitles


Village Peeps

What: Village People and Bjorn Again in Concert
When: 21st May 2017
Where: Crown Theatre, Burswood


Since forming 28 years ago, Björn Again have performed over 7000 concerts in more than 100 countries around the world. The group is regarded as the most successful tribute band of all time, having played concert venues from Sydney Opera House to Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium, as well as major rock festivals including Reading, T in the Park, Roskilde and Glastonbury.
The Village People were originally created by Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo in 1977 to target disco’s gay audience by featuring popular gay fantasy personae. Songwriters Phil Hurtt and Peter Whitehead were engaged to compose songs with gay underpinnings, and roles and costumes were carefully selected; among them a cowboy, biker, soldier, policeman and construction worker complete with hard hat.
The group clicked first in England with the single “San Francisco (You Got Me)” in 1977, followed by “Macho Man” in 1978. “Y.M.C.A.” and “In the Navy” were worldwide smashes, both peaking at number two on the pop charts. Two more successful singles followed, “Go West” and “Can’t Stop the Music,” and they become a household name world-wide.


Careers Expo

What: Careers Expo
When: 25th May – 28th May 2017
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth City


The Careers Expo features: all of the State’s universities together with a number from out-state; many of the local technical colleges; a host of para-professional and vocational training organisations; and a variety of careers and employment advisory agencies.

The event is open to the public on all four days with special arrangements also available for school groups to attend on the Thursday and Friday.