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07 Oct 2017
Experience a three-course long table lunch in the beautiful surrounds of Postal Hall, while helping to support women affected by breast cancer at the State Buildings on Saturday 7 October, 12 - 3pm. Guests will be treated to a collaborative rosé inspired menu by Post and Petition Kitchen, with each course served alongside a selection of fine rosé wines.
In its seventh year, Oktoberfest in the Gardens hits Perth in 2017, hence cementing its place as Australia’s biggest and best Oktoberfest celebration. Inspired by their love of the traditional Bavarian festival and great beer, Oktoberfest in the Gardens features two massive big top beer halls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alley, silent disco and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across multiple stages throughout the afternoon and evening.
The Australian Burlesque Festival - Tropical Tease, directed and curated by burlesque star and icon Dolores Daiquiri, returns to Perth on Saturday 7 October. A night of glamorous classic tease and modern neo-burlesque that will dazzle, delight and stimulate the senses! 'The Big Tease' will consist of some of the best and most entertaining international and local burlesque performers.
Privé Fashion Platform presented by Perth Racing will return for its second year at Ascot Racecourse for a night of glamour and entertainment on Saturday 7 October. Feel like a VIP for the night and gather the crew for an exclusive fashion event featuring a runway show of local WA Designers.
08 Oct 2017
The City of Armadale Duathlon is WA's Premier Duathlon Event and is the largest Duathlon held in Australia! This year the event again hosts the Australian Duathlon Championships and is the qualifying race for the 2018 World Duathlon Championships.
Don't just gawk at them! Come and learn about the many wildflowers in bloom on a guided walk along the Bibbulmun Track on Sunday 8 October. Guides will assist you to identify the flora along the 8km walk, with some steep hills. A copy of Wildflowers of the Northern Bibbulmun Track and Jarrah Forests is included.
It's the craziest, funniest and muddiest obstacle race in Perth! After a muddy good time in 2016, we look forward to getting down and dirty with you again at Belvoir Estate on Sunday 8 October 2017! It's all about fun, spending time with family, not taking yourself seriously, having a laugh, getting fit, getting muddy and achieving things you didn't think were possible!
Rich textures and soaring melodies from Strauss and Mahler, sung by Anita Watson, one of Australia's hottest operatic exports, with a glittering European career. More besides, from Bolcom, Haas and Rorem. David Wickham accompanies.
12 Oct 2017
Over one long weekend in October, prepare to celebrate everything Swan Valley. Entwined in the Valley will flourish with food, wine, art, culture, music and comedy from 12 - 15 October. Events will be popping up all over the region, giving you the chance to meet the makers, learn from the masters and experience the authentic Swan Valley way of life.
Join Harris Organic Wines at their cellar door to celebrate spring on Thursday 12 October. Enjoy a few sparkling wines and nibbles as winemaker Duncan shows you how he makes traditional sparkling vintage wines. Duncan will be demonstrating hand disgorging where patrons will be able to taste the wine before dosage and after to taste the difference this process brings to the wine.
Black Swan State Theatre Company presents I AM MY OWN WIFE by Doug Wright from 12 - 29 October, 2017 at the Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife is an examination of the life of German antiquarian Charlotte von Mahlsdorf.
13 Oct 2017
A fantastic walking and paddling weekend escape in Dwellingup. Forget the heavy packs and enjoy a rewarding 14km walk with only a day pack. You will have time to enjoy some of the local attractions and a fascinating tour of the historic Marrinup POW camp before a tranquil paddle down the Murray River.
Internationally beloved indie singer-songwriter Kim Churchill returns to Australia with his latest album Weight Falls, performing at the Fremantle Arts Centre Front Garden on Friday 13 October. Known for his fierce vocals and magnetic stage presence, Churchill is a force to be reckoned with.
Homestead Brewery Head Brewer, Steve Wearing, has joined forces with Mandoon Estate Executive Chef, Michael Hartnell, to create an experience that will satisfy even the most ardent beer nerd. Want to know what the trophy wining Kaisers Choice Heffeweizen will be matched with? You might be surprised.
14 Oct 2017
Discover a passionate film-maker - admire a screen legend - celebrate a local hero. Film legend Heath Ledger was a charismatic movie star who pushed the boundaries of acting in his iconic roles. This unique exhibition has been curated in collaboration with his family and close friends.
The York Festival Maker's Market provides great exposure for both emerging makers and old hands, and takes place over two days on 14 & 15 October. Visitors to The York Festival Maker's Market can enjoy browsing stalls in a relaxed garden setting at the RSL building on Avon Terrace and aims to provide visitors with a diverse range of creative work.
Make your own fashionable scarf using felt as your medium in Felted Fusion at ARC Artists Retail Collective in Armadale on Saturday 14 October, 10am - 1pm. You will learn basic nuno felting techniques using recycled silk fabrics to create pattern, design and style according to your wardrobe.
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Elmar's in the Valley with 18+ events on 14 & 21 October and a family fun event on 22 October. It is a day filled with live music, steins and plenty of outdoor fun! It is the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy Germany's biggest festival in the Swan Valley's largest 2 acre Biergarten.
Look out! Horrible Harriet lands at the State Theatre Centre this October. A tale of identity, friendship and Mr Chicken! Here comes Horrible Harriet! She's wicked, wild and wonderful, and coming to the State Theatre Centre of WA from 14 October to 19 October where it will conclude a national touring following its Sydney Opera House premiere.
Join Harris Organic Wines at their cellar door to celebrate spring on Saturday 14 October. Enjoy a few sparkling wines and nibbles as winemaker Duncan shows you how he makes traditional sparkling vintage wines. Duncan will be demonstrating hand disgorging where patrons will be able to taste the wine before dosage and after to taste the difference this process brings to the wine.