LANEWAY NIGHT MARKETS
Marvel at the artisan wares at the ever popular Laneway Night Markets and pick up a one-off for yourself or that someone special.
Hook and Lock Lane, January 26-27 from 5-10pm (Free)
CHICKS ON SPEED
Formed in Munich, Chicks on Speed have been blurring the line between music and art for more than a decade. You might know them from such hits as We Don’t Play Guitars but even if you don’t, that’s no excuse to miss this party.
Rooftop Movies, January 27 from 7pm (Free for Fringe World ticketholders)
ACCESS ALL AREAS
Ever wondered what goes on backstage at a Fringe World venue? Now you can fi nd out with a free Access All Areas pass that will get you behind the scenes.
Perth Cultural Centre, January 26-27 from 2-5pm (Free)
If you’re having trouble keeping crows out of your cornfi eld or are a big Wizard of Oz fan, why not learn how to make your own scarecrow?
Urban Orchard, January 26-27 from 2-4pm (Free)
PET PHOTO BOOTH
The name pretty much sums up what this is all about — get a photo with the family pet in front of stunning/hilarious backdrops. Whether you own a pooch or a parrot, all are welcome.
The West Australian Idolize Spiegeltent, January 26-27 and February 2-3 from noon-5pm. (Free but bookings essential at fringeworld.com.au)
ALCHEMY: INGREDIENTS OF A WOMAN
Sugar, spice and all things nice, that’s what girls are made of — or are they? Curated by Rizzy, contemporary female artists come together to explore the essence of being a woman.
Melody Smith Gallery, Carlisle, February 6-9, 12-16, 19-23 from 12pm-5pm (Free)
POETRY D'AMOUR: LOVE POETRY UNDER THE STARS
On Valentine's Day, nothing says says "I love you" like poetry. WA Poets Inc presents national performance poet Candy Royale and local poets supported by live music and visual art projections in the romantic Japanese Garden.
Perth Zoo, February 14 at 6pm ($35)
PARIS/BERLIN, 20 YEARS OF TECHNO
This 52-minute documentary tells the story of an underground movement born in Detroit in the late 80s and fi nding its audience a few years later as the techno scene developed in Europe.
PS Art Space, Fremantle, February 15 at 8.30pm ($10)
UTA UBER KOOL JA
High-maintenance diva Uta Uber Kool Ja, below left, throws an afterparty in a hotel room for 30 guests. A fi ve-star hit at the Adelaide Fringe, this two-hour brush with fame, fortune and the bottom of the
barrel hits Perth for the fi rst time.
Riverview Hotel, February 12-14 and 19-21 at 9pm, February 15-16 and 22-23 at 7pm and 9.30pm ($20-$35)
THE WIVES OF HEMINGWAY
A love triangle on safari, welcome to a surreal and twisted imagining of Ernest Hemingway’s many marriages in a backyard version of a Havana tiki-bar.
Havana Special, 34 Elizabeth Street, North Perth, February 8-16 at 7.30pm ($17-$20)
BANE 1, 2 AND 3
Joe Bone brings the multi-awardwinning Bane trilogy to Perth. Billed as Die Hard meets Naked Gun, one man with no set and no props tells the story of tough guy Bruce Bane, with a delicious live guitar soundtrack from Ben Roe.
Blue Room, February 12-16 at 7pm/PICA, February 19-23 at 8pm ($22-$25)
Award-winning Irish actor and writer Pat Kinevane’s play is the story of a homeless man, Tino McGoldrig, who had many splendid things in his life before losing his mind.
Parade Theatre 1, February 13-17 and 19-23 at 8.15pm ($26-$32)
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
From the creators of 2012 hit Miskien comes a South African political thriller set in a world where Animal Farm meets Reservoir Dogs.
Parade Theatre 1, February 14-24 at 6.45pm ($39.50)
THE MOTHERF***ER WITH THE HAT
Straight from Broadway comes Stephen Adly Guirgis’ expletiveladen misadventures of a jealous former jailbird who discovers another man’s hat in the fl at of his cocaine-addicted girlfriend.
Studio Underground, January 17, 19, 22-24 and 29-31 at 8pm; January 27 and February 2-3 at 4pm; January 18, 25 and February 1 at 6pm and 10pm ($35-$40)
All tickets from fringeworld.com.au.
MARCEL LUCONT: GALLIC SYMBOL
The winner of the Best Comedy Show at the 2012, the risque emigre from France seeks a willing, intelligent audience in Perth. Bon chance, mon ami.
De Parel Spiegeltent, February 3-8 and 10 at 9.45pm ($17-$22)
5 STEP GUIDE TO BEING GERMAN
Ve haff veys to make you laff. German comedian Paco Erhard leads you right into the soul of his charming, crazy mishap of a country. You will laugh. If you want. Zis is not an order.
Rosie O'Grady's, January 28, 29, 31 and February 4, 5, 7 and 8 at 8.30pm ($15-$25)
BARRY MORGAN: ORGAN IS NOT A DIRTY WORD
Get into the Moog with the syrupy sounds of Barry Morgan as he tunes up for a final serenade before the threatened closure of the World of Organs Superstore.
De Parel Spiegeltent, January 27, 28-31 and February 1-6 at 6.30pm ($28-$32)
PONYDANCE: ANYBODY WAITING
This Irish troupe won Best Dance Act at this year's Adelaide Fringe for this discoinfused time warp where incredible moves, slick routines and comic gold collide.
The West Australian Idolize Spiegeltent, 12-13 Feb 2013 at 6.45pm ($24-$28)
TESTACLESE & YE SACK OF ROME
Bawdy vaudeville comedy spins almost out of control in a Fakespearean one-act romp of enormous proportions from the UK's Sound and Fury team led by Richard Maritzer.
Parade Theatre 2, January 25 to February 3 at 9.15pm ($10-$25)
THIS IS WHAT WE DO FOR A LIVING
The no-frills, hard-working, sequinfree human side of the circus from two carnies on a lifelong punk-circus adventure.
Lunar Circus Big Top, February 1-3, 5-10 and 12-16 at 9.30pm ($17-$23)
Circus and physical theatre producers Strut and Fret revive silent movie-era slapstick through the elegant acrobatics and buffoonery of Tom Flanagan.
Circus Theatre, February 11-17 and 20-24 at 6.15pm ($16-$26)
THE KIDS COMEDY GALA
Kids of all ages will fi nd something crazy, something funny, something amazing, something a bit silly and maybe even something quite dangerous.
Lunar Circus Big Top, February 2, 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 3.30pm ($13-$15)
THE LUNAR CIRCUS SHOW
A live band pumps up the action as the Karridale circus troupe behind WA’s annual international circus festival performs the full gamut of acrobatics, stunts, tricks and trapeze in Perth for the fi rst time in 10 years.
Lunar Circus Big Top, February 1-3, 6-10 and 13-16 at 8pm ($22-$25)
TWISTED SISTERS' VINTAGE VARIETY HOUR
A peachy-keen variety show in which local fl exible dames perform contortion and acrobatics, dance, comedy, burlesque, and circus aerial tricks to retro tunes in the style of vintage cabaret and vaudeville.
Circus Theatre, January 25-31 at 7.45pm ($35)
THE WAU WAU SISTERS COME TOGETHER
Come Together is the American duo’s climactic re-imagining of John and Yoko’s infamous Bed-In and a suitably cheeky fi nale to the trilogy that began with The Last Supper.
The West Australian Idolize Spiegeltent, February 1-8 and 10 at 9.30pm ($30-$35)
FRISKY AND MANNISH: EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
London’s expert duo of pop hermeneutics return to Perth to remind us that life isn’t about spreadsheets, it’s about joy and laughter and pop music.
Circus Theatre, January 25-26 and 29-31, February 1-3, 5-8 and 10 at 9.30pm ($27-$30)
TRIXIE AND MONKEY: FLIPPING AND STRIPPING
New York’s award-winning burlesque duo presents trapeze, striptease, acrobatics and banana-flavoured insanity for the fi rst time in Perth after a decade on the road in the US.
De Parel Spiegeltent, February 11- 16, 18 and 19 at 9.45pm ($25-$30)
EASTEND CABARET: NOTORIOUSLY KINKY
Musical-comedy duo Bernadette Byrne (deviant diva) and Victor Victoria (half-moustachioed musician) were favourites at the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe with their comedy and songs with an array of instruments from the accordion to the musical saw.
The West Australian Idolize Spiegeltent, January 25-31 at 9.30pm ($20-$25)
LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT
The larger-than-life drag queen with the operatrained baritone voice, right, steps out from La Soiree to make his Fringe Word debut in this wild ride spanning Radiohead to Shirley Bassey.
De Parel Spiegeltent, January 30-31, February 1-8 at 8pm ($28-$32)