Your Week: Halloween at AGWA, Performing Arts WA Awards, Fremantle Biennale

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Dance until you drop at AGWA’s Halloween party.
Camera IconDance until you drop at AGWA’s Halloween party. Credit: Dan McCabe

Halloween at AGWA

Tonight, 7pm-late, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Join AGWA for the final event in its Make, Listen, Danse artistic evening series exploring and responding to Good Night by Ozgur Kar.

Shake your soul, bring your dark side and celebrate Halloween under the night sky. Move your bones all night to the sounds of Sacha Alexiou, Nicole Filev and Larry D, and experience elixirs, potions, demons and darkness.

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For tickets ($15+bf), visit artgallery.wa.gov.au

Made On The Left Christmas market.
Camera IconMade On The Left Christmas market. Credit: Supplied

Made On The Left Christmas Market

Today and Sunday, 10am-5pm, Esplanade Park

Come and browse the wares from more than 100 WA artisans showcasing their goodies in the heart of Fremantle.

Dive deep into textured, vintage and retro garments, and purchase elegant original canvas prints and dynamic watercolour masterpieces or illustration art. Find traditional and eccentric jewellery, quirky homewares, handmade treats, luxury candles, creative plants and surprises made from recycled goods.

For more info, visit Facebook.

Macmahon Irish Day

Saturday, Ascot Racecourse

Immerse yourself in the charm of the Emerald Isle on Irish Day, where the spirit of Ireland meets the thrill of the races with a pop-up traditional Irish village and live band Craic’n’On.

With plenty of Irish-themed food to enjoy and Guinness and Kilkenny on tap, punters can also watch a live screening of the Cox Plate from Victoria.

For more info and tickets, visit perthracing.org.au

Aspire GHS & St Hilda’s Art Exhibition

Today and Sunday, St Hilda’s Bay View Campus

Bec Juniper Pippin Drysdale, Rebecca Koerting, Emma Lipscombe and Tammi de Rooy are just some of the well-known artists with work on display at this popular event. Entry to the exhibition is free today, (10am to 4pm) and tomorrow (10am to 3pm). Art work from St Hilda’s students will also be on display.

Performing Arts WA Awards

Monday, 7pm, Heath Ledger Theatre

It’s the one time of the year when professional arts workers from dance, theatre, musicals and opera come together to celebrate in solidarity and style.

The awards ceremony will see dozens of awards given out to some of last year’s finest productions, with special awards highlighting achievement and exceptional emerging talent.

For tickets ($40-50pp), visit artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au

Fremantle Biennale Cease/Fire dancers.
Camera IconFremantle Biennale Cease/Fire dancers. Credit: Supplied

Fremantle Biennale

Friday until November 19, Fremantle

This huge event has returned with a program called Signals, a 16-night line-up of major experiential installations and performances set to take over the port city.

Events span dockside dance performances, strobe-lit warehouse installations and spectacular drone light and sound shows across the night skies of Fremantle, Melville and Rottnest Island.

For more info, visit fremantlebiennale.com.au

Plan Ahead

Pro-Ukraine demonstrators carry signs and Ukraine flags near Russia's UN Mission, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in New York. World leaders Thursday condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine as "barbaric" and moved to slap unprecedented economic sanctions on Moscow and those close to President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Camera IconDemonstrators carry signs and Ukraine flags near Russia’s UN Mission in New York. Credit: Seth Wenig/AP

Concert for Ukraine, November 30, 7.30pm, Perth Concert Hall

During the tragic winter of 2014 at the height of the Ukrainian Revolution protests in Kyiv, a young music student by the name of Antuanetta Mishchenko played a yellow and blue piano on top of a burnt-out bus.

For one night only, Mishchenko will perform with the Perth Symphony Orchestra, with the support of 18-year-old Ustym Sokalskyi on cello.

Highlights of this evening will include a rendition of the Ukrainian national anthem, features from composers Sylwestrow, Lyssenko and Lysohub, and a performance of Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto The Emperor.

Mishchenko has selected Health of the Ukrainian People to benefit from the concert.

For tickets ($63-119pp), visit perthconcerthall.com.au

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