10 Great things to do in Fremantle this week

1. Music: Women On Fire II

Women on fire is a celebration of Women’s music, with an emphasis on West Australian artists. It celebrates all genres of music, from women of all ages. This week we feature the music of songwriters Sian Brown, Leach Michelle and Helen Townsend.

Come along and support local artists!

Wednesday 14 March 7:30pm
Doors open 7:00pm

Cost: $10
Tickets at door

Suitable for All

Mojos Bar
237 Queen Victoria St North Fremantle

2. The Memory Cafe

Do you, a family member or friend live with dementia?

The memory cafe encourages the support and inclusion of people living with dementia in the local community. Come down and join us for a coffee and some great conversation. Supported by the City of Fremantle and Alzehiemers WA.

Register below or just come along.

Wednesday 14 March 10:00 – 11:30am
And the second Wed of each month

To Register please visit the Eventbrite website

The Kiosk
123 Beach Street

3. Music: Straight Ahead – The Big Band

This is the debut performance for Straight Ahead – The Big Band at the Fly By Night Club.

A tribute to the great Count Basie and Buddy Rich Big Bands, 18 musicians including two top class vocalists, live on stage plus their own brand of classic big band swing, blues, latin and funk!

Wednesday 14 March 7:30pm

Cost: $29.50
Bookings: The Big Band Straight Ahead

Suitable for Adults

Fly By Night Club
179 High Street

4. Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

The Alliance Française French Film Festival returns for its 29th season beginning 14 March. You can catch the films at Cinema Paradiso, The Windsor and Luna SX.

Once again, there is a superb line-up of contemporary French cinema including, for the first time, a LGBT strand spread across categories such as “We are Family” and “Crazy in Love,” in celebration of Australia’s recent ‘Yes’ vote for same-sex marriage.

Wednesday 14 March through 18 March

Film Information can be found here.
Suitable for Adults/Youth

Luna SX
Essex Street

5. Jazz: Defying Gravity – Starstruck With Miquel Bernat

WAAPA’s Defying Gravity is regarded as one of the most talented percussion ensembles in the country and here they join forces with Spanish percussion superstar Miquel Bernat.

Together they will entrance listeners with the rapturous sounds of ancient and modern percussion.

The program includes masterworks from: Vincent Plush’s Summoning of the Sun, Marc Mellit’s Gravity and Peter Sculthorpe’s From Jabiru Dreaming.

Friday 16 March 7pm

Cost: $24 Adults; $15 Conc
Tickets can be found on the FAC website.

Suitable for All

Inner Courtyard
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street

6. Images Of India Photo Exhibition

Come along to this fundraiser exhibition by local photographer Juliet Murray.

India is a country that is rich in culture, spirituality and diversity. It is enchanting and beautiful, overwhelming to some, and best described through a lens.

This fundraising exhibition aims to capture both the magnificence of this sacred country (in particular the people of India) whilst highlighting the issue of extreme poverty and struggles that the people face.

Proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to the Australian Friends of Asha, who work to support and raise awareness of the important work that is done by Asha India in tackling issues that keep slum dwellers trapped in poverty. Their programmes help slum residents gain access to healthcare, financial services and education, and make it possible for them to make long-term, positive changes to their lives.

Friday 16 March 6:30pm until 25 March

Free Event

Information can be found here

Suitable for All

Art of Fremantle Gallery
Unit 4, J Shed
Fleet Street

7. Leeuwin All Day Sail

The STS Leeuwin II is the perfect venue to enjoy a sail from Fremantle to Rockingham (return) with friends and family. Bring a book and soak in the atmosphere or get actively involved in sailing WA’s own tall ship.

During the 8 hours you can join in sailing activities such as taking the helm, going on a ship’s tour and climbing the bowsprit or enjoy the thrill of sailing along the Perth coastline. Our Program Facilitator will talk you through the ship’s history, sailing terminology, ship tours and other fun activities. Enjoy a scenic lunch on the STS Leeuwin II, prepared by our cook.

Please note: Covered shoes must be worn to participate in ship activities. Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 17 March 9:00 – 5:00pm

Cost: $45 plus
Information can be found on the Leeuwin website.

Suitable for All

B Berth
Victoria Quay

8. Bike Week Tour

Have you ever explored Fremantle on a bike? Here’s your chance! Celebrate Bike Week and come and see the best Freo has to offer on our 3 hour bike tour.

You will experience the rich history of our port city, from our 40,000 years of indigenous culture, early European exploration, British colonisation, convict history and gold rush era through to the modern café, bar scene and alternative culture we have today. Get an insight into the local spots, our rich past, vibrant present and exciting future!

We cycle at a pace that allows you to enjoy all the sights and sounds of Fremantle, with frequent stops for photographs, stories, history and tips on the best spots for you to truly enjoy your neighbourhood. And of course a free coffee!

Bring your bike and helmet along (if you don’t have a bike we can provide one of our comfortable, restored vintage bikes and a helmet).

We encourage everyone to ride to the tours starting point; there is parking around the starting point but please be mindful of parking signs.

Saturday 17 March 2:00-5:00pm

Suitable for All

147 South Terrace

9. Nyoongaar Art Class

This special art class looks at an in-depth artistic analysis of the medicine leaf style in Aboriginal artwork.

Join Nyoongar Whadjuk artist Kerry King to focus on various different styles of painting medicine leaves, including discussing the unique techniques used by Aboriginal artists Australia wide who have produced intricate and ethereal versions of the iconic style.

We will pause half way through the class for morning tea (outback style!)

Saturday 17 March10:00 – 1:00pm

Cost: $17 (all supplies incl)
Tickets can be found on the Eventbrite website.
Suitable for Adult / Youth
Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre
12 Captains Lane

10. Courtyard Music – Fac

Sunday Music ends at the end of March so get on down to the lovely Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard for some summer vibes before it’s too late! Andrew Winton & Dave Brewer’s Electric Blues Dancehall from West Australia will deliver an exuberant, full band blues party.

Get your dancing shoes ready for an afternoon of up-tempo rhythm and blues.

Sunday 18 March 2:00 – 4.00pm
Free Event

Suitable for All

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street

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