Events & Festivals

Next Gen 02

No Top 40… No commercial, stomp to a different beat.Perth's pool of local talented DJs and producers is growing. We are in exciting times and we are aiming to bring the NEXT GEN-eration to you!Expect to hear Trap, Urban, Drum & Bass, Electro, Dub-step, Hip Hop as well as their own original productions from Metropolis resident overlords DTuck and Willco. Australian dance music has been the focus of international attention over the past year, thanks to the likes of artists such as Flume making waves on the global stage along with Adelaide house slayer Motez, Sydney dudes Hayden James and…

Arcadia an Exhibition of New Works by Nyree Taylor

Piawaning artist Nyree Taylor is drawing from the simplicity of her surrounds and taking pause from the on trend world of social media. Her exhibition, an exploration of works on pastoral simplicity and happiness, is on at Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle from 28 Sep to 4 Oct 2017. www.furthermore.com.au  @furthermore_art

Pizza Perfetto by WA Maritime Museum & Pizza Bella Roma

Come and learn the secrets of making ‘pizza perfetto’ (perfect pizza), with expert chefs from Fremantle’s Pizza Bella Roma restaurant. Just like their imaginative ancestors who used ideas from other countries to make their boats mightier, Italians used their imagination and accepted new ideas (like tomatoes and peppers) and made them a cornerstone of Italian cooking! This workshop will have you getting your hands fit, flouring and punching dough with the best of them! *All children must have an accompanying adult guardian for this workshop. Adult exhibition entry fees apply Pizza making workshops are presented in partnership with Pizza Bella…

Minky G Rosco

Want the perfect way to finish off the day? Then relax and unwind with the jazz/pop sounds of Perth songstress Minky G and guitarist Rosco Dwyer. The duo has been playing their brand of chilled acoustic music both nationally and internationally, with catchy originals, and a few well chosen covers. Minky G is making her mark as a quality local singer-songwriter. She’s studied jazz guitar at WAAPA, has played for UK artist Passenger, and once for the American ambassador! Rosco Dwyer compliments her work with his considerable skill as a guitarist, completing the WAAPA Jazz Bachelor course in 2003 and…

Next Level Crochet Amigurimi

Have you caught the crochet bug? Mastered the granny square and are now looking for your next crochet challenge? If you have been oooooing and ahhhhhing over the cute Amigurumi creations all over Pinterest but aren’t sure where to start solo, then this is the workshop for you!In this three hour class you will learn all the skills needed to create your very own Amigurumi frog and how to follow any Amigurumi patterns that you come across in the future! The Amigurumi world is your oyster! So kawaii!Students will need to already have a basic level of crochet skills, but…

Snake and Herring Wine Dinner

Let The Harbour Master and Snake + Herring Wines, from Margaret River, entertain you this September. You'll be seated in the intimate private dining room of the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges to enjoy a delicious, bespoke three-course dinner including Snake + Herring Wines matched to each course.   Price: $89 per person or $79 per person for Groups of 4+ Book now, limited spaces. For more information, please contact 08 9432 4881 or email dining_esplanadefremantle@evt.com

The Left Bank Wine Club - September Edition

Join us for the September edition of The Left Bank Wine Club, featuring Taltarni Vineyards on Thursday 21st September at 7pm in our River Bar.We're curently selling their Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz as our Wine of the Month - so you can already get a little taste of what to expect on the night!Enjoy a range of wine tastings, learn more about the vineyard, and simply have an entertaining and interesting evening with friends.Tickets are $20 and include:- presentation and Q&A- generous wine tastings - light nibbles- a Spiegelau Wine Glass (to take home to collect)Bookings are essential. To book your tickets, please…

The Music of Foo Fighters

Live n Loud Thursdays presents: Foo Fighters performed by Stacked Actors. Thursdays at The Newport Hotel is all about live music performed loud by leading musicians! Expect to hear all the fan favourites by local favourites Salv Di Criscito (Marley Wynn, The Morning Night), Aidan Gordon (The Reductors, Michael Savage, Tenderhooks), Russell Loasby (Michael Savage, Big Orange, Institut Polaire, The Autumn Isles) and Brian Maloney (The Autumn Isles).

Pompeii After Dark Italian-inspired Night

Be amongst the first visitors to see the WA Museum Museum's exhibition spaces transformed into an after-dark playground. The lights are low, the bar is open, the music is playing...and a delicious antipasto platter is waiting for you on your arrival. Experience the Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue exhibition and explore the history, art and culture! Tickets are amazing value at just $25 (includes Museum and exhibition entry, antipasto platter, and entertainment). A cash bar will be available on the night. Space is limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Greg Fleet stand up comedy

With performances all over Australia and overseas, Young George and Perth Laughs, are bringing Greg Fleet to the cellar. You won't get to see him at too many places, with a ticket price of only $25!Greg will be the headline act and he will perform during the second set.Greg was born in the USA, he came to Australia at age 4 and grew up in Geelong.He ​has been an actor in "Flying Doctors" and has featured in "Neighbours", "Full Frontal" and many radio shows!In 2015, Greg starred in the Australian cult - classic underground zombie comedy film - "Me and…

Dirty Laundry 02

A full cycle of all your favorite beats from every era. 80s, 90s, 00s and new, with a little Hip Hop thrown in to help lighten your load. Come air out your Dirty Laundry this Friday night upstairs at Metropolis Fremantle. Check out our Facebook page for a free entry password each week! 

Romans vs The Pirates | Historical combat spectacle

Step back into ancient times with The Grey Company for a lively and fantastic encounter! A local unit of Roman soldiers face-off against the ruthless band of pirates that have been threatening the Empire’s supply ships on the seas near Pompeii. Who will triumph in this clash of forces? The Grey Company specialise in historical combat spectacle and re-enactment. They are bringing their unique kind of family-friendly demonstrations to the WA Maritime Museum for the start of the Escape from Pompeii: The Untold Roman Rescue season. Come and join us to explore the wonders of ancient Roman military techniques and…

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2017 AFL Grand Final

Watch the biggest Australian sporting event of the year in Fremantle for FREE! The 2017 AFL Grand Final will be played live on our six big screens, including three in the beer garden.  Saturday, 30 September should already be in your diary with bounce down scheduled for 12.30pm Perth time. We may be in the heart of Fremantle, but we welcome all footy fans to watch the AFL Grand Final 2017 at the Ball & Chain.  You’ll enjoy: SIX big screens (inside and outside) Live 2017 AFL Grand Final Half time hand ball competition Prizes for best team dress Footy…

Katchafire Aussie Legacy Tour

“…They transformed the place into a freedom-founded club where the only rule was to enjoy the music. No external force could stop the fire!” KDHX 88.1 (USA)Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), Aoteoroa (New Zealand), KATCHAFIRE, have become a global roots reggae phenomenon..The all Maori Reggae band, bring their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide, delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around today.​“The band has matured into one of the most cherished, original live reggae bands in the world.” The Brag“… Things will start heating up in Spring when Aotearoa’s favourite roots reggae band KATCHAFIRE return to…

Electric violinist Rupert Guenther presents Cosmology

The music performance of new work “Cosmology” by electric violinist Rupert Guenther takes us on an epic journey in space and time, to discover that we are not here on earth looking up, with all these stars and galaxies “out there” above us - rather that we and our planet and solar system are just shining specs in vast space just as all the other star systems are. We are ourselves “out there”, and are very much a part of “out there”. Using traditional and extended playing techniques on both acoustic and electric instruments and live electronic looping, Rupert Guenther…

Art and Food by the Season

Experience the magic of watching an artist create a painting using colours of the season, while enjoying a lunch menu which draws inspiration from seasonal colours and produce, and is prepared specifically for you. The event is held in the artist’s home (which is also her Gallery) in the vibrant City of Fremantle.  Numbers are kept intentionally small (no more than six) to encourage participation and enhance the experience. Andriana and Gina met 25 years ago and knew that one day they would collaborate and combine their shared passions of art and food.  Finally that time has come and they have created a format that they believe is entertaining, inspiring and delicious! For a long time Andriana has offered “art” classes to those interested in the “nuts and bolts” of how to paint and those classes will continue.  However, at this event you see a relaxed Andriana at work creating a painting in front of you, explaining her thought processes and considerations in getting “paint onto canvas” in a form that pleases her (and her clients!). To complement Andriana’s presentation, Gina will prepare for you a seasonally inspired, delicious lunch.  Gina is passionate about cooking from the heart and preparing food from scratch using locally sourced and, where possible, organic ingredients that will delight your taste buds.

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Events and festivals

Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the fantastic Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival and the biennial Sculptures @ Bathers. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to look at our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.