Experience great American string playing when the Pacifica Quartet tours nationally for Musica Viva. The Grammy-winning ensemble is a must-see for lovers of chamber music with a program including Haydn, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Shostakovich, as well as Australian composer Nigel Westlake.
DETAILS: Perth Concert Hall, 7.30pm, Sunday, June 11. Tickets from $30 at www.perthconcerthall.com.au
The Irresistible is an unrelenting exploration of unconscious bias and the often invisible assumptions we make about one another. Told through a series of intertwining stories, this new production is layered and complex, revealing a darkly comic reflection of our world. DETAILS: PICA Performance Space, Perth Cultural Centre, June 14 to 24. Tickets from $22 at www.pica.org.au.
This is about the breakup of a young marriage and the last ditch effort the couple make to keep things together through playing a video game. Part of Subiaco Theatre Festival, the script from Jessica Messenger and Nick Maclaine explores the tension between gaming, distraction and growing up that is a feature of contemporary adulthood.
DETAILS: Subiaco Arts Centre, Hamersley Rd, June 14 to 17. Tickets $26 at www.ticketek.com.au.
WA OPERA AT NEDLANDS LIBRARY
evening as WA Opera celebrates 50 years. The free event provides an introduction to opera with spoken word performances and live singing to provide an intimate insight into the operatic world. Light refreshments will be served.
DETAILS: Nedlands Library, 6.458.30pm, Wednesday, June 14. Bookings essential at nedlands.evanced.info/signup.
Bell Shakespeare founder John Bell and internationally-acclaimed pianist Simon Tedeschi join forces for a rare performance of Enoch Arden; a melodrama composed by Richard Strauss to the words of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s 1864 poem of the same name.
DETAILS: His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, Wednesday, June 14. Tickets from $38 at www.ticketek.com.au.
A pop-up play and discovery experience for toddlers is coming to Perth this month. Children aged six years and younger will get to take part in a range of experiences including sport, dance, gymnastics, obstacle courses, painting and live shows featuring Spiderman and Ironman, Anna and Elsa, Freedom Fairies and Happy Feet Fitness. DETAILS: HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont, June 15 to 17. Tickets from $28.50 at www.ticketmaster.com.au.
SWING ON THIS
Michael Falzon, Luke Kennedy, Rob Mills and Ben Mingay will join WASO to deliver a modern and audacious take on alltime swing classics from Sinatra to Bublé and featuring wellswung interpretations of hits by Oasis, John Farnham and The Proclaimers. DETAILS: Perth Concert Hall, June 16 and 17. Tickets from
$49 at www.waso.com.au.
VOYAGE TO THE DEEP
Children are invited to release their inner aquanaut and explore the mysteries of the deep in Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures. The exhibition is from the Australian National Maritime Museum and based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. DETAILS: WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle until August 20. Entry fee to the exhibition includes museum entry.
FRIENDS OF FUNGI
Learn about the different kinds of fungi occurring in local bushland with local enthusiast Roz Hart at this Friends of Shenton Bushland event. The two-hour event will go ahead regardless of weather. Bring a camera, dress appropriately and brunch will be provided at 11.30am. DETAILS: Meet at the car park on the north side of Grace Vaughn House, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park, 10am, Sunday June 18. Contact Dani on 0420 334 601.
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