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NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS The Asian hawker-style pop-up markets will comprise more than 20 stalls, including three bars, with modern Asian, Korean, Thai, Filipino, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisines. Food offerings start from $10 each. DETAILS: Perth Cultural Centre, nightly
March 18 to 29. Open from 5pm weekdays and 4pm weekends.
DUCK DERBY FOR
TELETHON The fifth annual duck derby will feature a day of free family entertainment and food stalls. Adopt one of thousands of plastic yellow ducks and see yours float down Claisebrook Cove in a race to the finish line, raising money for WA charities.
DETAILS: Claisebrook Cove, East Perth, 9am-4pm, Sunday, March 22. More at www.duckderby.com.au.
YEAR 12 PERSPECTIVES The annual exhibition showcases art by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in WA. This year the judging panel selected 69 students. The People's Choice Award voting closes on May 17. DETAILS: Art Gallery of WA, Perth, showing until June 1. Free entry.
GUILTY PLEASURES FILM FESTI
VAL Bring along a picnic or pick up some eats nearby and indulge your guilty cinema pleasures for free at Northbridge Piazza with screenings of foodie-flavour films.
DETAILS: Northbridge Piazza, cnr James and Lake sts, 8.30pm, Wednesdays and 5.30pm, Saturdays.
UndertheTuscanSun, March 25, No Reservations, April 1, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, April 4, Chocolat, April 8, Ratatouille, April 11,
The Five Year Engagement, April 15,
FantasticMrFox, April 18 and Waitress, April 22. OCTONAUTS LIVE! The children's cartoon has been brought to life for a new stage show musical adventure in Octonauts Live!Operation Reef Shield. Watch Captain Barnacles and his trusty crew join forces with a host of colourful Australian reef dwellers on a mission to save the Great Barrier Reef. DETAILS: Crown Theatre Perth, Burswood, March 26 to 28. Tickets from $29.90 at www.ticketek.com.au.
WAAPA DIRECT The annual event returns to Fremantle Arts Centre for a special one-off show starring the talented up-and-coming performers from the jazz and music theatre programs. DETAILS: Fremantle Arts Centre, 7pm, Friday, March 27. Tickets $20 at www.fac.org.au/ waapa-direct.
DESSERT GARDEN Eat Drink Perth's inaugural Dessert Garden will see the Twilight Hawkers Market extend beyond Forrest Place, transforming the Murray Street Mall Lounge into an astro-turfed paradise of desserts.
DETAILS: Murray St Lounge, 4.30pm-9pm, every Friday (except Good Friday) until April 24 and Thursday, April 2. MISCHA MAISKY IN CONCERT Personally invited to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra by principal conductor Asher Fisch, cellist Maisky will play Bloch and Strauss in his first Perth performances. DETAILS: Perth Concert Hall,
March 27 and 28. Tickets from $18.35 at www.ticketek.com.au.
MEET THE CHEFS Meet Adriano, Shaun Presland and Matt Stone as they sign copies of their books, mingle with stallholders and chat about their passion for food at the Twilight Hawkers Market. DETAILS: Forrest Place, Perth, 6pm,
Friday, March 27. Free entry.
WIZBAH REDUX Lowbrow Perth nightclub the Wizbah reopens to a new generation of artists, performers and punters for one night only.
DETAILS: The Bakery, 223 James St, Northbridge, 7pm, Saturday, March
28. Entry $25.
THE WIZ Performed by Iona Presentation College, The Wiz is based on story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but told through the musical lens of the Motown era. DETAILS: Regal Theatre, Subiaco, March 28 to 30. Tickets $40.78 at www.ticketek.com.au.
YUM CHA IN THE PARK The fourth annual Yum Cha in the Park brings a feast of Chinese and other Asian flavours. Sample the colour, culture and flavours of Yum Cha from an array of local stallholders plus entertainment including live music, lion and cultural dances.
DETAILS: Northbridge Piazza, cnr James and Lake sts, 11am-4pm, Saturday, March 28. Free entry.
WEST COAST BLUES N ROOTS
FESTIVAL West Coast Blues N Roots Festival returns to Fremantle Park with an all-star cast of your favourite blues, roots, rock and soul artists from past and present. This year's line-up includes John Butler Trio, Paolo Nutini, David Gray, Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions and Xavier Rudd and the United Nations.
DETAILS: Fremantle Park, Fremantle, gates 10.30am, Sunday, March
29. Tickets from $159 at www.moshtix.com.au.
OctonautsLive! @ Crown Theatre Perth
NightNoodleMarkets @ Perth