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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