SALTBUSH Saltbush is an interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia, celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories. Presented by Barking Gecko Theatre Company, the show uses digital technology as kids explore, play and dance with the performers as the landscape unfolds around them. Ages four years and older. DETAILS: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA, July 12 to 14. Tickets from $25 at www.ticketek.com.au.
BAY CITY ROLLERS The Bay City Rollers featuring Les Mckeown will play all the pop band’s hits from the 1970s. DETAILS: Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley, July 14 and 16. Tickets $69.90 at www.astortheatreperth.com.
ST GEORGE’S ART 2017 Held in the gothic setting of St George’s Cathedral, St George’s Art 2017 is an annual exhibition of works by senior art students from WA schools. DETAILS: St George’s Cathedral, 10am-4pm, July 15 to 23. Entry by gold coin donation.
JANE AUSTEN AND THE PROMOTION OF VIRTUE This public lecture will follow UWA Cultural Studies lecturer Ned Curthoys as he explores the strengths and weaknesses of in-depth interpretations of Jane Austen’s novels.
DETAILS: Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, UWA, 6pm, Tuesday, July 18. Free registration at www.eventbrite.com.au.
BEETHOVEN, BRUCH AND
MENDELSSOHN Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Christopher van Tuinen, will open this concert with Beethoven’s uplifting Overture Leonora 1 and conclude with Mendelssohn’s
Symphony 3. DETAILS: Perth Town Hall, 3pm, Saturday, July 22, and Fremantle Town Hall, 3pm, Sunday, July 23. Tickets at www.ticketek.com.au.
MUSIC FOR PLEASURE Music for Pleasure winter concert series continues this year with an eclectic music program. This concert will feature the Rush Hour Big Band performing swing hits from Ella, Ellington and Miller.
DETAILS: War Memorial Town Hall, Cottesloe Civic Centre, Broome St, 3-5pm, Sunday, July 16. Tickets from $10 on 0451 458 533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES FOR
SENIORS The Perth branch of the Association of Independent Retirees meeting with guest speakers Katy Oxer and Dianne Garbin who will discuss tours, trips and cruises plus travel insurance and other advice.
DETAILS: Cambridge Bowling Club, Howtree Place, Floreat, 10am, Friday, July 21. Short general meeting followed by morning tea and presentation. More with Margaret on 0487 290 097 or Val 9381 3495.
MILINGIMBI EXHIBITION Stunning art from Milingimbi Island is celebrated in this exhibition, highlighting the largest of the Crocodile Islands off the coast of Arnhem Land. DETAILS: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA, 11am-5pm, from July 22. Free entry.
BURLESQUE AND CIRCUS Australian artist Wendy Sharpe will exhibit her latest body of work in Burlesque and Circus. The acrylic and oil paintings on canvas reflect on her fascination with theatre, the world of imagination and escape. DETAILS: Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth from July 22.
3 IN 1 MARKET The two-day market will include more than 300 indoor stalls across handmade crafts, antiques and collectables and the Polka Dot Vintage Market. There will be gourmet goodies, free antique evaluations daily from 12pm to 3pm plus a Vinyl Record Fair.
DETAILS: Claremont Showgrounds, 9.30am-4.30pm, July 22 and 23. Entry $7.
GOOD LITTLE SOLDIER Ochre Contemporary Dance Company presents Good Little Soldier, a robust dance theatre work that explores how PTSD infects the families of those afflicted. Set in an Australian suburban home, the show portrays a returned soldier struggling to return to normal family life, bringing ghosts home from the war that only he sees.
DETAILS: Subiaco Arts Centre, Hamersley Rd, Subiaco, until July 30. Tickets from $22 at www.ticketek.com.au.
Saltbush performers in action.