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Cafe Society

Cafe Society is a multi-instrumental 4 piece playing a unique mix of cool jazz, latin, blues and funk, featuring one of Perth's favourite jazz singers, Denise Dale.

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Leeuwin New Years Eve Sail

Ring in the new year aboard Western Australia's own tall ship, the STS Leeuwin II. We invite those of all ages can join in the activities, no sailing experience is required however we are an active sailing ship, so a low level of fitness is good to have. Help our crew haul the lines, take the helm and why not try some climbing aloft? If you just want to enjoy the Fremantle coastline from the unique vantage point of the ocean, that’s okay too!  The sail includes light refreshments on board served with tea and coffee. (No alcohol is permitted onboard STS Leeuwin II)

A Ska British NYE

Ska and British Music Events presents ‘A Ska & British NYE’ at The Port Beach Garden Bar. 44 Tydeman Rd North Fremantle (Behind the Railway Hotel). Doors open 5.00pm and we play right through till 2am and it’s kid friendly till 8.30pm but bring ear plugs for the kids.  Featuring local Brit Rock sensation LOADS, Indi crew with their Brit sounds Sad Hour, the hottest band in town and  Ska-Punk dynamo’s  The Donald Trumpets & Freo Ska Band who will have you Skankin the night away  Little Pedro, plus on the decks playing all your favourite Ska and British tracks , the one and only Alpha-T and RTRs Upfront & Central. Food will be available from Fremantle’s own Pasta Addiction. Tickets $35 at Stickytickets.com or at the door if available.

Steampunk NYE Party

Little Creatures presents a STEAMPUNK NYE 2019! Get ready for New Year’s party the likes of which has never been seen in Perth! Raise a pint to celebrate the last sunset of 2018 (5-10pm) with BBQ & Live Music from the Junkadelics in the backyard bar on the Fremantle harbour.Welcome in 2019 with a full DJ set with Freo favourites WES on Decks, Tristune, Silvestri Stallone from 9- lateEXPECT: Good vibes on the water’s edge from early on in the Backyard Bar,A little backyard BBQ from the Creatures chefs,Taps pouring the freshest of fresh ales, Dancing the night away in the Big Shed…

80s 90s New Years Eve Party

Join us for a 80’s / 90’s theme New Years Eve party! Tickets are $25(+BF) - available HERE!Let us take you back a couple of decades with a BON JOVI and BILLY IDOL Tribute Show – plus DJ Double Dee spinning the best tunes in between.The shows are by:Slippery When Wet Australia - The Bon Jovi Tribute ShowRebel Yell Australia - The Billy Idol Tribute ShowDoors will open at 7pm!

GMG Gillian Moorman Group

GMG is a sophisticated mix of jazz, blues and soul.  Taking jazz standards and pop classics from Billie Holiday to Steely Dan and adding a contemporary and original flavour.  Joining Gillian Moorman on vocals, Alex Borthwick (guitar), Manoli Vouyoucalos (bass) and Pete Evans (drums) are all exceptionally talented regulars on the Perth music scene and bring together an exciting mix of jazz, funk and blues influences taking you on a journey from a New York speakeasy to an an intimate jazz club in New Orleans.  Watch an authentic musical connection happen when these four people play the music they love…

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Fremantle Underwater Film Festival 2019 Official

Dive in to the Fremantle Underwater Film Festival!  You are invited to attend a special evening that showcases the diversity and wonder of our global oceans through a broad variety of short underwater films. The official screenings for the Fremantle Underwater Film Festival (FUFF) will be held in Fremantle, Western Australia. FUFF is also screened annually and regionally around northwest and southwest Western Australia. The Fremantle Underwater Film Festival is a not for profit, independent, grassroots social and environmental movement for positive change for our oceans. It functions as an annual underwater short film festival (containing local content) in both Fremantle and regional venues around Western Australia. 100% of ticket sales go to support marine biodiversity conservation action! ​ ​ ​

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Falls Festival

Falls Downtown 2019 will once again be taking over the Fremantle Oval Precinct along Parry Street and will be incorporating and reimagining historic sites, streets, carparks and buildings to delight, entertain and inspire our audiences and artists. Our unique passouts policy will also continue to retain free flowing access to all of Fremantle’s many delights during the weekend of Jan 05 and Jan 06 - Fremantle Markets, cafes, restaurants, retailers, artisans, tourist sites, the port, Bathers Beach and more. Line up includes:  Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals • Catfish and the Bottlemen (only Aus shows) • Vance Joy • Chvrches • Hilltop Hoods • Toto • Interpol • 88Rising - Feat. Rich Brian, Joji, Niki & August 08 (only Aus shows) • Flight Facilities • Amy Shark • Dma's • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard • Golden Features • First Aid Kit (only Aus shows) • Ocean Alley • Hockey Dad • Cashmere Cat (only Aus shows) • The Vaccines • Cub Sport • Ruel • Jack River • Bishop Briggs • Mallrat •  Briggs • Touch Sensitive • Tkay Maidza • Dermot Kennedy • Tired Lion • Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers • Soccer Mommy • Odette • Mahalia • Hatchie • West Thebarton • Sam Fender • Tia Gostelow • Kota Banks • Triple One • Alice Skye • Heaps Gay DJ's & Friends

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Jazzco

JAZZCO is a band obsessed with everything Jazz. They play Swing, Bebop, Blues, Latin, and Fusion Jazz.Their repertoire goes back to the Fifties to the present day, including names such as Cole Porter, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Dave Brubeck, Wes Montgomery, John Coltrane, Roy Hargrove and many more. They perform as a trio, quartet or quintet. They are a versatile band that can fill a dance floor with funky, modern Jazz or provide sophisticated lounge music for a more relaxing evening. The line up consists of: Ayodele – vocalsSteve Taylor – trumpet, trombone, keyboard and bassLyndsay Gould – alto and…

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Make Video Game Controller Animate Code Play

A 1 to 1 1/2 Hour School Holiday Activity making a working push-button to run a video game you can re-program. This is an introductory course to get a taste of learning about electronics and Scratch coding, or 'Physical Computing' (interfacing electronics to/from the virtual to real world).Groups are kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). All Ages - Introduction to Physical Computing with Video Game Electronics for kids, teens, adults!{Under 10's will require parental supervision} Learn by doing a fun hands-on activity making a working push-button switch to decorate and take home. Interface the push-button to a Raspberry Pi computer’s input/output wiring to drive a video game character. Instead of being limited to playing yet another video game, make the game controller, colour & re-animate the game characters, and change the program through simple block coding. Limited space, booking is essential. Cost $28 When: Several 1-hour sessions (pickup up to 30 minutes afterwards) during School Holidays.Where: Thinklab Fremantle (3 blocks from the train station, upstairs next to National Hotel on the Cappuccino Strip)

5 Day Coding Electronics School Holiday Workshop

Have 5 afternoons during the School Holidays doing electronics and coding. Make Video Games! Classes are kept small, maximum of 6 (please contact to accommodate a big group). For ages 7+ (Scratch API) or 12+ (Python API) - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM learning, to gain a basic understanding of ‘Physical Computing'. In other words, building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the real world. Pre-requests: None. "Make Video Game Controller, Wire, and Code" 1-hour introductory course helpful but not essential. Objective: To Have Fun! And, to develop an appreciation for creativity, reasoning, problem solving and collaboration while having fun making electronic interfaces with video games. Learn how computer 'counts & thinks', and learn programming concepts using Scratch or Python API (Application Programming Interface). Limited space, booking is essential. Cost $247 When: Daily for 5 days starting 1:30 pm Monday afternoon (7th to 11th January, or 21st to 25th January 2019) - pick up 4 to 4:40 pmWhere: Thinklab Fremantle (3 blocks from the train station, upstairs next to National Hotel on the Cappuccino Strip

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Wild Whales Sharks

WILD WHALES & SHARKSExplore the awesome world of our underwater mates - sharks and whales. Create amazing paintings using bold watercolour techniques. Explore shape, colour and pattern to make star whales and galactic sharks. Your teacher will guide you through realistic and stylised drawing and painting techniques. You will learn tips and tricks for drawing with graphite and ink, and painting with watercolours. Suitable for all levels of artist. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 12 years oldDate: Wednesday 9th JanuaryTime: 3 hour workshop starts @ 9.30amFee: $55 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 child)  USEFUL…

Jungle Jam

Create a 3D paper jungle. Make incredible plants, flowers and vines. Then hide teeny tiny animals in your wild jungle! Your teacher will guide you through design, folding, cutting and sculpting techniques. You will learn tips and tricks for building a miniature world. Suitable for all levels of artist. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 12 years oldDate: Thursday 10th JanuaryTime: 90 minute workshop starts @ 10.30amFee: $30 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 child)  USEFUL INFORMATION Everyone is welcome. Physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us know if you have any special needs…

Stitch a Selfie

Explore the Victorian art of silhouette portriats - with a needle and thread! Create a portrait in a hoop, filled with colourful stitches. Your teacher will guide you through drawing, sewing and embroidery techniques. You will learn tips and tricks for drawing with thread and making a mini textile masterpiece. Suitable for all levels of artist. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 9 to 12 years oldDate: Friday 11th JanuaryTime: 3 hour workshop starts @ 9.30amFee: $55 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 child)  USEFUL INFORMATION Everyone is welcome. Physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us…

Open Studio Clay Cuties

Grab a coffee from your favourite cafe and drop in with the kids for one of our rad activities! Add to our Giant Drawing for free or make a cute craft for under $10.  CLASS INFORMATION For students: Kids of all ages welcome Date: Friday 11th January Time: Drop In Session runs from 1.30pm to 2pm Fees: Giant Drawing FREE Badge Making $4 Clay Friend Craft $10 Pay online - or cash sales at the door   USEFUL INFORMATION - This class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.- Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring…

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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.