Where to eat in Perth
Where to drink in Perth
Places to see live entertainment in Perth
Astor Theatre Perth
The heritage-listed Astor Theatre has had many names and many faces but at its core remained a stalwart of the Perth entertainment scene. From heavy rock through to folksy darlings and stand-up comedy, the Astor is a chameleon of a venue and can change vibe as the gig requires.
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The Knowledge Market is an initiative of Victoria Harbour, Melbourne's waterfront residential development on the CBD's doorstep. A thriving hub of peer-to-peer networking and local creativity, the Knowledge Market has an ever-changing rotation of activities that anyone can get involved with – some that are about benefitting your business, and others that are all about enriching your life. Jiva Wellbeing have just partnered with the Knowledge Market to bring casual yoga classes five days a week. Also, Spendlove and Lamb will be giving their insights into storytelling, digital strategy, content production and management for businesses, through a three-hour workshop on May 25. You can also hear the sweet sounds of the Melbourne Acapella Singers, or join in on the fun yourself. It's free and anyone can rock up and sing – no experience necessary, with sessions on May 4, 13, 20 and 25. The young guns from Melbourne City Rotaract Club meet on Tuesday evenings to foster ways to create positive change in the local community. Your Time Matters business talks offer practical advice for start-ups and local businesses. The next seminar will focus on Networking with a Twist, dishing out the secrets for getting the maximum mileage out of your business networking relationships, taking place on Thursday May 11 at 5pm. There's loads more workshops, free events, creative kick-starters and inspiring networking opportunities, so make sure you keep your eye on the Knowledge Market. Find
Ivy & Jack
There’s a sweet story behind Ivy and Jack. The spot used to be home to the old Town Cinema, and the restaurant’s name is a callback to the very first movie shown there – 1968 Sidney Poitier romcom For Love of Ivy. The film takes pride of place up in lights, and there are nods to Ivy and Jack’s tale throughout the eatery’s menu. The venue is industrial chic with warm touches: pipes and subway tiles meet timber, shiny copper panels, retro orange chairs and cosy booths. Greenery surrounds the entrance, and streetside tables afford people-watching along Hay Street. Ivy and Jack is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Western Australian produce is front and centre. From the dinner menu, grilled northwest barramundi accompanied by a grapefruit and fennel salsa is a standout. Roasted lamb back strap is tender and plentiful, topped with a dusting of cumin and toasted pine nuts. Saffron arancini balls are crisp and moreish with roasted pepper aioli. Wines focus on Swan Valley and Margaret River drops while the cocktail menu has undergone a recent makeover. Jack’s Love is a smooth gin number featuring Lillet, lemon, bitters and rosemary syrup – the syrup gives the cocktail a deliciously smoky scent, with a sprig of the herb draped over the glass. Dessert is a tough choice between vanilla brûlée, chocolate tart and mixed berry Eton mess. The latter is dished up beautifully in glass – each delicate layer contrasts with the next, from crunchy caramelised meringue pieces, to smoot
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