There is nothing worse than skipping that show with only one performance or one-off event and hearing your mates gush about it all summer.
Avoid FOMO at FRINGE WORLD 2019 and grab tickets to these 9 exclusive shows and events (a bunch are FREE and open to all ages!) that will only happen once!
1. The Unshame Machine: The Betty Grumble Pussy Printing Party
If the Very Hot rating on the Kleenheat Sizzle Factor doesn’t grab your attention, the description sure will! Enter this “no shame” zone for something truly unique.
Body positive sex clown Betty Grumble makes art with her pussy and gets a workout with a deep squat disco of experimental bodily becoming. This installation says F*ck the shame machine, and we are here for it.
2. Burlesque Idol
Forget Australian Idol – this is Burlesque Idol! Be part of this high-energy one-off show at FRINGE WORLD 2019 and help decide who is the next burlesque superstar.
Help discover and support emerging talent as they perform their dazzling routines for a panel of judges in a format was founded in London in 2010 and has toured the world in a search for the best.
3. International Cabaret Royalty Pageant
FRINGE WORLD veterans Twisted Vaudeville Circus are back again in 2019 with a one-show only of International Cabaret Royalty Pageant. Their latest is hilariously dubbed “Toddlers In Tiaras on acid”.
Catch this mix bag of artists go head-to-head Beauty Pageant-style. There will be lip-sync battles, talent rounds, a stunning couture parade, and definitely side-splitting shenanigans.
4. The Surrealist Ball – Dali Land
The immersive exhibition dedicated to surrealism Dali Land will be around for the entire Festival, but it will only have one opening night ball! This is a chance to get all glam and fancy pants for a night.
Be among the first in Perth to experience the four-level exhibition with a walk on the red carpet into an exclusive black-tie, cocktail-style event. Very limited tickets, so get in fast!
5. Number 16 – A Work in Progress Showing
Chances are you haven’t seen a show from the perspective of a WA spider before. It wouldn’t be FRINGE WORLD without interesting off-the-wall shows like this!
This one-woman show from the point of view of a 43-year-old spider, who died in the Wheatbelt in 2018. Written by NIDA graduate Finn O’Branagain, we think this is one to keep an eye on.
6. Birak Concert 2019
Get the family together on Australia Day for a day of music, dance, art and food in celebration of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities. Birak is the Nyungar season for the months of December and January.
The concert at the Supreme Court Gardens is an inclusive, all ages celebration and a chance to enjoy the Moodjar tree flowers in full bloom.
7. Leedypalooza – Leederville Block Party
The hype is real for Leederville’s very first block party! Head out onto the street (don’t worry, no cars allowed!) for a celebration of all things FRINGE WORLD and Leederville.
Spend a day with the family getting into the groves of local Hip Hop DJs, MCs and B Boys and B Girls.
8. Summer Nights Housewarming
One of the biggest FRINGE WORLD independent programs Summer Nights gets its own super special launch night, and everyone is invited! This opportunity to get intimate with The Blue Room only comes around once a year.
Artistic happenings, surprises, music, dancing and FRINGE WORLD spirit will be in abundance. Oh yeah, the event is FREE. Bonus!
9. Alemay Fernandez Dance Party
Put your dancing shoes and get ready to bogey because this is one dance party you won’t want to miss! Join international vocal sensation Alemay Fernandez for one final dance party to finish FRINGE WORLD.
Live and playing all the dance hits from Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and all the great soul music classics, this will be a night to remember.
Cover image: Birak Concert.