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THE KIM­BER­LEY SHORT FILM FES­TI­VAL The evening show­case of short films about the Kim­ber­ley high­light its nat­u­ral beauty, stun­ning wildlife and cul­ture. The line-up will fea­ture doc­u­men­taries and short films to pro­mote the im­por­tance of con­tin­u­ing ef­forts to pro­tect the Kim­ber­ley. DE­TAILS: Point Walter Golf Course, Bic­ton, February 16, Bai­ley Bar and Bistro, Joon­dalup, February 18 and In­gle­wood Ho­tel,

Mt Law­ley, February 23. Free with book­ings es­sen­tial at www.eventbrite.com.au. THE EN­COUNTER Jour­ney deep into the Ama­zon with per­former Richard Katz as this the­atri­cal gamechanger draws you fur­ther in with its as­tound­ing use of 3D sound that trans­ports you to the hu­mid depths of the rain­for­est. Head­phones are sup­plied and need to be worn through­out the per­for­mance. DE­TAILS: His Majesty's The­atre, February 16-25. Tick­ets from $25.50 at www.tick­etek.com.au.

CARL BAR­RON Bar­ron took a year off af­ter his last tour to star in his first fea­ture film. The co­me­dian is back with a new show blend­ing struc­ture with chance, or as he likes to call it, drink­ing with a fork.

DE­TAILS: River­side The­atre, Perth Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre,

February 17 to 26. Tick­ets from $59 at www.tick­etek.com.au.

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD Con­certs by Eighth Blackbird cel­e­brate the joy of the new. The clos­est thing clas­si­cal mu­sic has to a rock band, this en­sem­ble revels in the work of living com­posers, played with love, vir­tu­os­ity and en­joy­ment. Pre­sented by Mu­sica Viva Aus­tralia in as­so­ci­a­tion with PIAF. DE­TAILS: Perth Con­cert Hall, 7.30pm, Mon­day, February 20. Tick­ets from $30 at www.perth­con­certhall.com.au.

JOSE CARRERAS The leg­endary tenor will per­form his show A Life in

Mu­sic as part of his Fi­nal World tour fea­tur­ing opera, op­eretta and mu­si­cals. DE­TAILS: River­side The­atre, Perth Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, 8pm, Wed­nes­day, February 22. Tick­ets from $148.85.

BETROFFENHEIT Chore­og­ra­pher Crys­tal Pite and play­wright/per­former Jonathon Young have cre­ated a rich spec­ta­cle ex­plor­ing uni­ver­sal themes of loss, trauma, ad­dic­tion and re­cov­ery. Fea­tur­ing six vir­tu­osic per­form­ers, Betroffenheit com­bines com­edy, drama, po­etry and move­ment for this raw pro­duc­tion.

DE­TAILS: Heath Ledger The­atre, State The­atre Cen­tre of WA, February 23-26. Tick­ets from $25.50 at www.tick­etek.com.au.

PERTH WRIT­ERS FES­TI­VAL Cel­e­brated writ­ers, artists and ac­tivists from across the globe will pro­voke, in­spire and of­fer their in­sights on the world across four days at the 2017 Perth Writ­ers Fes­ti­val. DE­TAILS: Perth Writ­ers Fes­ti­val Precinct, UWA,

February 23-26. Pro­gram and tick­ets are avail­able at www.perth­fes­ti­val.com.au.

AN EVENING WITH AN IM­MI­GRANT Born in Nige­ria to a Mus­lim fa­ther and Chris­tian mother, Inua El­lams fled with his fam­ily to Eng­land at age 12. An Evening with an Im­mi­grant is his per­sonal ac­count of life as an im­mi­grant told through po­etry and mu­sic. DE­TAILS: Stu­dio Un­der­ground, State The­atre Cen­tre of WA, February 24 and 25. Tick­ets $36.70 at www.tick­etek.com.au.

TAKUTO: BAL­LET AT THE QUARRY

Set­tle un­der the stars at Quarry Am­phithe­atre for this year’s Bal­let at the Quarry sea­son as WA Bal­let present a se­ries of four short works.

DE­TAILS: Quarry Am­phithe­atre, City Beach, show­ing un­til February 25.

Tick­ets from $48 at www.tick­et­mas­ter.com.au.

SMALL VOICES LOUDER This show in two parts is where young­sters get to ex­plore a fun and in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tion of cup­boards and cubby holes that en­cour­age them to have their say on some of life's big ques­tions. Part two sees their hon­est re­sponses broad­cast across the air­waves and in un­ex­pected spa­ces around PIAF. The 30-minute kids only event is rec­om­mended for ages seven to 12 years (or read­ing age).

DE­TAILS: Up­stairs, State The­atre Cen­tre of WA un­til March 5. Tick­ets $16.35 at www.tick­etek.com.au.

SPAN The PIAF ex­hi­bi­tion brings to­gether WA artists whose work in a range of me­dia crosses di­vides that are per­sonal and global, po­lit­i­cal and ge­o­graph­i­cal. DE­TAILS: Fre­man­tle Arts Cen­tre, Fin­nerty Street un­til Sun­day, March 26. Open 10am to 5pm daily. Free.

An Evening With An Im­mi­grant @ Stu­dio Un­der­ground

The En­counter @ His Majesty's The­atre

Betroffenheit @ Heath Ledger The­atre

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