The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
At first you might be thinking, whatever, I've seen that. I have too, loads of times. I love the LOTR films for pure escapism, to take you out of reality for a while. The thing with this screening that makes it so much more exciting, is that it's going to shown at the Riverside Theatre, with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), the WASO Chorus AND St George’s Cathedral Choristers. EPIC! Can you imagine how that will sound!? It has an epic soundtrack as it is, watching it and having it all played live right in front of you will be totally amazing! I really hope to get tickets to this, it will be ridiculous. Can I request they do Inception next?
Ovo Cirque du Soleil
I really want to see this out of curiosity more than a real want or need to see the art itself. Everyone goes on about it and they have a million show dates. I really want to see what all the fuss is about - I've heard it's stunning, beautiful, breathtaking, you're left totally in awe of what these people can do with their bodies... I need to see this at least once in my life!
8 days of Spanish films, as well as a showcase of the best Israeli film at Cinema Paradiso sounds like a great couple of nights out for me! I love foreign movies, even if only to listen to another language and try and pick up words that I understand. I've never really gotten into either of these countries films so far, so this will be an awesome opportunity for me to get some insights and see what they have to offer! I love the movies that Luna choose to show, and I'm sure they won't be letting us down with these offerings! Something different and amazing every time.
Don't tell me this play, showing at The Blue Room isn't something we've all related to at some stage or another, in some context. Especially a food blogger with a fat arse and a boyfriend training for a half marathon. Excuse me while I cry into my duck fat roast potatoes.
"Tom meets Helen and falls for her pretty face and great laugh. She’s ‘plus-sized’. ‘Big boned’. ‘Jolly’. Wickedly funny and heartbreakingly cruel, Neil LaBute’s award-winning Fat Pig tears apart our slavish addiction to ‘ideals’ of beauty, directed by Emily McLean (Dealer’s Choice, Slut) with an all-star West Australian cast."
I think it'll be hilariously, painfully poignant for some, hit a nerve for others and just be plain uncomfortable for the rest. I think I'll be in the "all of the above" category.
A free event that lights up the outside of St Georges Cathedral with music, mulled wine, and delicious food! There will be a service with the Cathedral Consort too (interests me less but mentioning it anyway!). Also, they have a snow dome. I don't know what that is but if it means snow angels I am in!
The Winter Supper Club!
Live music all night, loads of food stalls and drinks at the Perth Town Hall on the last Friday of June, July and August. I do like me a good food market! With the Twilight Hawker market over for the year - this might be a great option to replace it for a while!
Extra cool awesome things to see;
Made on the Left Market - best independently created art, design, fashion and home wares made on the left side of Australia.
Scitech After Dark - Over 100 interactive displays, all that Scitech-y fun you remember as a kid but made from grown ups!
What's also cool? They also have a Winter Bites booklet which has a bunch of special deals and vouchers so you can make a real night of it, which I plan on doing! Breakfast, lunch and dinner options are all catered for. Places like Andaluz, C Restaurant, Devilles Pad, The Terrace Hotel, The Cheeky Sparrow, The Aviary, Lamonts, plus loads of coffee shops, burger joints, pubs and chain shops all have something on offer, it's such an awesome excuse to get into the city especially if you haven't been for a while and are one of those people who still think Perth is boring.
Take the vouchers. Go to the city, eat drink, and check out some art!
There is also heaps of free events, stuff for kids, workshops, city art and music going on! Have a look at www.perthwinterarts.com.au and choose what you're going to have a look at, and most importantly, love your city again.