Christmas Lights Trail

15 Nov – 26 Dec | City of Perth


This year the city will shine brighter with 27 mesmerising Christmas light installations and vibrant Christmas decorations lighting up the evenings.

Select from three mapped out journeys throughout the Perth CBD, Northbridge and East Perth or go your own way as you marvel at the stunning animated lights, festive street decorations, lively projections and festivities that brighten malls, streets and parks across the city.

Click here to download the Christmas Lights Trail maps.


BOOM BOOM In The House of Casa BLAH BLAH

1 Nov – 21 Dec | at The Rechabite

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Vaulted ceilings, three floors of fun, and a spanking new stage are set. This is a brand new alt-circus production from the award-winning, record-breaking creators of Blanc de Blanc and LIMBO.

With immense aerial acts, dazzling circus skills and beautiful break-neck talent, this show gets frisky fast! Vintage sass meets circus straps for an unforgettably euphoric evening.

Click Here for Tickets
(Promo Code: FORTHEBETTER for $20 off  all ticket types excl. Second Floor Balcony standing tickets)

  Alex Run Club

Every Fortnight | Thursdays | 6:15am, Alex Hotel

Do you miss the gym when you’re travelling? Next time you stay with us, pack your running shoes and join our Thursday morning Run Club.

Next Run | Thurs 19 December

Register with reception by Wednesday.

 Rooftop Yoga with Kristine Ragus

Every Sunday, Alex Hotel Rooftop

Cancelled for 8 Dec but back on 15 Dec so see you then

Sunday 8:30am – 9:45am

Believing in the power of a Yoga practice to heal & inspire positive change, Kristine offers a practice to move away from the pace of modern life and turn within. Weaving philosophical, anatomical, elemental themes combined with Asana, Meditation & Pranayama to create a moving meditation. With the intent of getting you out of your head and into your body.

An ex- competitive Gymnastics champion, Kristine loves to revisit her roots through hand balancing and inversions and offers progressive options to inspire & take you out of your comfort zone. Come join us on the terrace!

Hotel Guest | Free | Register with reception as there are limited guest spaces available.
Non guest | $18 – BYO mat or $2 mat hire | Register here  

Limited spaces, must register and subject to availability.

email: for more information.



Neighbourhood Art

Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete

AGWA 40 – Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist building

21 September – 17 February, Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Opened on 2 October 1979 by then Premier Charles Court, the new Art Gallery of WA building was a dramatic example of late Brutalist architecture designed by Polish born Charles Sierakowski.

This exhibition opens out the many layers of the history of the building’s development featuring images of the building in construction and its early days, along with ephemera such as building models, plans, diagrams and drawings, and early promotional brochures about the structure and its place in the Cultural Centre (now undergoing its biggest development since 1979 with the WA Museum project).

The iconic structure marked the end of a 10 year building boom and had been dreamt of for years before that by Gallery Director Frank Norton, whose own international researches and design thinking also fed the building’s final form.

More information and tour sessions here


WA Now – Eveline Kotai: Breathing Pattern

August 17 – February 10, Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Over the past 15 years, Eveline Kotai’s interest in material dissolution and regeneration has culminated in the practice and process of cutting up and reworking her own paintings into new works.

Her unique technique of reconfiguring pre-existing works into new compositions via invisible thread, and onto new surfaces, echoes a world in perpetual motion, transition and continuation. Like a computer program trying to repair itself or a human mind trying to get to know itself, new paths are found, new solutions forged.

This method provides Kotai with, not only a never-ending source of new beginnings, but also an important meditative practice, a kind of breathing pattern, through the action of cutting and stitching her canvasses anew.

Breathing Pattern features new and recent work including canvas reconstructions and paintings, and forms part of the WA Now series dedicated to showcasing work by practising WA artists.

More information here

Click here for more information about the Art Gallery WA and all their exhibitions.


Curtis Taylor

19 October – 22 December, PICA

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In recent years, Perth based Martu artist Curtis Taylor has emerged as one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. PICA is pleased to present his first solo exhibition, Untitled (Uura), which brings together multiple streams of his practice including sculpture, installation and film.

Untitled (Uura) presents work made over a two-year period of exploration as Taylor worked with new materials and processes of making, finding new forms through which to tell stories and record language. This period of practice marks a departure from his first medium of film and presents a series of carved sculptures and site-specific installations and paintings.

More information here


New Art From Taipei & Perth

19 October – 22 December, PICA


An exhibition curated by PICA Curator, Charlotte Hickson and guest curator, Ashley Yihsin Chang that marks the 20th anniversary of the Charter of Mutual Friendship between the cities of Perth and Taipei, Unfolding Acts: New Art from Taipei and Perth brings together artists whose practices examine the social, cultural and historical fabric of these two cities, while exploring shared experiences of colonisation, hidden economic systems and enduring natural landscapes.

PICA’s 30th anniversary program revisits key moments in its three-decade-long history as a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space. Unfolding Acts is being presented in 2019 in acknowledgement of a PICA exhibition from 2001 titled Very Fun Park: Contemporary Art from Taiwan.

More information here

Click here for more information about PICA and all their shows and exhibitions.



Neighbourhood Theatre

Palace Cinemas – Raine Square


Palace Raine Square offers the best in first-release cinema, special events and festivals, screening in a sophisticated, unique architectural space.  The cinema has four bespoke bars, with the cinema rooftop terrace overlooking the Yagan Square and the nightlife of the city and Northbridge.

With your Alex Hotel room key, enjoy $8 movies every Monday

Click here to see what’s on



 Outward Happenings


 Explore Fremantle


Just 30 minutes from Perth City, Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Fremantle’s streets buzz with the song of buskers, the side walks fill with a wild collection of art and music floats out from trendy cafés and bars.

If you feel the need to escape the city centre, venture out the the port city of Fremantle and find yourself surrounded by market stalls and street vendors, Arts and Culture and some of the cities trendiest food and beverage outlets.

For travel guides and more information chick here

For help finding your way to Fremantle speak to our receptions staff or click here for transport guides.