XR:WA - Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

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A first for Perth, the XR:WA provides a feast of events for those in the industry and public to explore virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, computer animations and other forms of screen-based and immersive media.

It will be on from the 6th July to the 14th July running in parallel to the Revelation Perth International Film Festival which is currently on in Perth from the 4th to the 17th July.

XR:WA demonstrates the potential that can emerge from bringing together the best of cinema, the arts, research, and science and technology to create an immersive environment.

Some highlights for the upcoming week:

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Show your Love for the Beaufort St Rally Mt Lawley

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Mt Lawley eateries and hangouts have been doing it tough recently due to rent hikes, with many of our favourites closing doors.

Some of the restaurants that have shut up shop include long established mainstays,  with Cantina 663, Clarences, Five Bar, Red Cray on Beaufort and Pancho's Mexican Villa Restaurant all shutting up shop in recent months. A quick drive down Beaufort St will reveal a sea of For Lease signs up and down the main drag.

Tonight, The Beaufort St Network are encouraging locals to support local businesses by dining out and making a night of it along the Mt Lawley café strip. In addition to cafes and restaurants being open, retail shops will also be open for trade tonight.

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Ellington Burlesque and Cabaret Weekend

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Cabaret lovers in search of some sizzling hot entertainment will be heading to The Ellington Jazz Club on Beaufort St to get their fix at the Ellington Burlesque and Cabaret Weekend.

The event will run from the 15th to 17th June 2018 and is shaping up to be a fun filled weekend featuring performances by the dynamic duo from The Great Debacle – none other than Carletta the Great and Charlie D Barkle. This time round they will be performing Tease Mania – a creation that has been inspired by Carletta’s time in the US where she spent time at historic music venues and fell in love with the era of the wild 60’s go go scene in Los Angeles.

WA Academy of Performing Arts alumni Charlie D Barkle will also be in action as 007 starring alongside local singer and actress Erin Hutchinson in the James Bond classic “Shaken”.

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King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival 2018

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King Street Corner Pocket is shaping up to be Perth’s newest and hottest destination this Winter.

Choose you own adventure with over 40 shows, boasting 38 acts at 5 venues in a 3-night celebration of Perth jazz.

Venues in the King Street precinct include His Majesty’s Theatre, Kailis Jewellery, The Intercontinental Hotel, and The Sewing Room.

The Dress Circle Bar, situated corner King and Hay Streets on the first floor of the historic His Majesty’s Theatre, is a plush, licensed venue and one of your destinations for eclectic jazz in July.

Innovative and diverse jazz sounds, from multi-award winning musicians and rising stars of Perth’s jazz scene, will be presented in 30-40 minute sets by the Laura J Quartet, Will Chiew Quintet, WAAPA Jazz - Thom Freeman Quintet, Axolotl, Chris Musitano Quintet, Atlas State, Riffz 2000, Max Wickham Quintet and MFG.

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Swedish World Class Improviser Victoria Bang in Perth

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What tools are in your arsenal to take power when confronted by someone who ignores or blocks your ideas?

Currently visiting Perth from Sweden, world-class improviser Victoria Bang will be offering her special Improv Masterclass “I’ve Got the Power!” in conjunction with Just Improvise - a Perth based group that offers improv classes for individuals and businesses.

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