March 29 to April 1.
ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY Intimate and sweeping, balancing warmth with wrath, Australian playwright Michael Gow's Once In Royal David's City is a life-affirming story about family, loss, purpose, politics and the endless possibilities of art. It is a co-production between Black Swan State Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre. DETAILS: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, March 25 to April 9. Tickets from $34 at www.ticketek.com.au.
TOSCA WA Opera and WASO present this traditional Puccini production from New Zealand Opera. Sung in Italian with English subtitles, the show features Antoinette Halloran, Paul O'Neill, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Wade Kernot, Andrew Foote, Matthew Lester and Paull-Anthony Keightley. DETAILS: His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, March 28 to April 8. Tickets from $44 at www.ticketek.
com.au. Genesis @ WA Ballet Centre
GENESIS Fast becoming an annual sell-out event, WA Ballet invites its dancers and up and coming choreographers to demonstrate their skill and creative flair in an exciting program of short works. Genesis gives patrons the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the dancers in this intimate ballet experience. DETAILS: WA Ballet Centre, Whatley Cres, Maylands, Tickets from $45 at www.waballet.com.au.
GREAT AUSTRALIANS LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST - ANDREW FORREST Andrew Forrest has made it his mission to put an end to modern slavery. Forrest and the Walk Free Foundation are making a difference to society's most vulnerable citizens by bringing about legislative, policy and social change. Hear his personal story that prompted him into action. DETAILS: University Club of WA, Hackett Dr, Crawley, 7am, Wednesday, March 29. Tickets $88 at www.ticketswa.com.
JURASSIC CREATURES The walkthrough event features animatronic Jurassic Creatures @ Crown Pyramid dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures of the ice, The Flintstones live stage show, fossil displays, dinosaur art and craft. Younger visitors can become a palaeontologist, wearing a science jacket and glasses to chip away with a hammer at an egg to find a dinosaur they can take home. DETAILS: Crown Pyramid, Burswood, March 31 to April 30. Tickets from $27.49 at www.ticketmaster.com.au.
ORANGE: SANNYAS IN FREMANTLE EXHIBITION The exhibition revisits a highly controversial period in Fremantle's social history, presenting a range of contemporary responses to the emergence of a new religious movement popularly known as the 'Orange People' in the 1980s. DETAILS: Fremantle Arts Centre, Finnerty St, April 1 to May 21. Free entry.
SWAN LAKE Moscow Ballet La Classique will present this beloved fairy tale conveying all the drama of a tragic romance. The company's impressive ballet skills, lavish costumes and stage sets are sure to capture the imagination, the passion and the romance of this classic ballet. DETAILS: Regal Theatre, Subiaco, 2.30 and 7.30pm, Saturday, April 1. Tickets from $56.10 at www.ticketek.com.au.
JASON AYRES WA singer Jason Ayres will release his new EP, Got My Heart, on April 1 and is celebrating with a tour beginning the same day in his hometown. DETAILS: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley, 8pm, Saturday, April 1. Tickets $25 at www.astortheatreperth.com. Polo in the Valley @ Duncraig Stud, Swan Valley
POLO IN THE VALLEY WA's elite will gather to watch the best Australian and international horsemen play a game of equine polo. Competition is not restricted just to the polo ponies and players; guests are invited to participate in Fashion on the Field, Dash for Ladies and Gents and the traditional Divot Stomp. DETAILS: Duncraig Stud, Dale Rd, Swan Valley, 10am, Sunday, April 2. Tickets at www.polointhevalley.com.au.
TOM MALONE ART PRIZE Now in its 15th year, the Tom Malone Prize is a national event for contemporary Australian glass artists. Each year's winning entry becomes a part of the State Art Collection. The 2017 exhibition will include this year's shortlist and the works from all past winners of the prize. DETAILS: Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre, showing until June 25. Free entry.