The Perth Comedy Festival runs until May 19th with performances from premier Australian acts, international stars and emerging talent.

Perth’s big winter spectacular, Lightscape, returns to Kings Park Botanic Garden from June 3rd with a reimagined trail and new installations. Powered by City of Perth - City of Light, the sensational immersive experience sold out in 2023 so don’t miss out this year, tickets are on sale now!

The WA Museum Boola Bardip in Perth’s Cultural Centre has an exciting lineup of captivating exhibitions, live performances and children’s events. Among its highlights is the immersive, multidisciplinary To the Moon exhibition, running until October, which delves into the Moon's influence on pop culture, science and history. 

Accompanying the exhibition is a diverse program, including the Space Lab for children, a family evening Moonlight Space Mission hosted by an astronomer, Under 5s weeks play mornings and talks with WA storytellers and scientists. Don’t forget to experience the pop-up Lunar Lounge every Friday from 5:30pm to 9pm, offering cocktails, live performances and late-night access to the exhibition. Mark your calendars for Lunar Lounge’s Winter Moon Solstice special on June 21, an retro-inspired evening with old-school cocktails, live acts and a retro-futuristic dress theme.

Also on at Boola Bardip is Meeyakba Shane Pickett: Six Seasons; a series of acclaimed painted works interpreting the Nyoongar six seasons and the landscape of the south-west of Western Australia. Born in Quairading, Ballardong Country, Meeyakba, Shane Pickett is remembered as one of Western Australia’s preeminent landscape artists and one of the foremost Nyoongar artists of his generation. 

Nearby in Perth’s Cultural Centre, the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) have packed visual arts and performance schedules. 
The recently launched, The West Australian Pulse 2024 exhibition is on at AGWA until October. This annual showcase, now in its 32nd year, celebrates WA’s talented young artists. Also at AGWA, in Look, look. Anna Park the prodigious contemporary artist, Anna Park, makes her international debut in Perth with 15 immersive works created specifically for AGWA. A Korean-born, New York based artist collected by celebrities, Park is known for her pop-art referenced, cartoon-style charcoal drawings.

Across the way at PICA, the arts venue has dedicated its entire season to performing arts for the first time. PICA’s Season 2 Djeran/Makuru program weaves music and movement throughout the Gallery’s interior space in May and June. Upcoming acts include; WA’s new six-piece music ensemble Decibel, celebrated local dance outfit STRUT Dance and choreographic artist Shelley Lasica.
At the Perth Concert Hall, enjoy no less than 25 musical performances from an array of world-class talents, including well-known classics from WASO, such as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and The Music of Hans Zimmer. On May 12th don’t miss the world premiere of Kiangardarup - The Torbay Suite, which takes listeners on an evocative journey, from the awakening dawn through the heat of the day, to dusk and a still night spent under WA’S Karri forest and stars.

Nearby by at the State Buildings in St Georges Terrace enjoy Spinifex People, a group exhibition of paintings at KAMILĖ Gallery by artists of the world-renowned Spinifex Art Center, the Tjuntjuntjara community, located in WA’s Great Victoria Desert. At Art Collective WA view Eveline Kotai’s Beyond the Lines patterned paintings until May 18th and Galliano Fardin’s Controlled Chaos exhibition of abstract line paintings.

On June 18th head to Yagan Square for Yagan Square Live #2: Culture, an afternoon of dancing, music and celebration from across the globe. Program features include a Salsa class from 3pm-4pm, live DJ and music from Belez Samba and Rumba & Cafe, an Afro Fusion Show by Mubanga Culture and Arabic drumming with Sam Nascimento.

Embrace the cultural richness of Perth this season, from laughter-inducing comedy to thought-provoking exhibitions and soul-stirring performances, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.