Alex Run Club

Every Fortnight | Thursdays | 6am, 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 27 February

Register with reception by Wednesday.

Twilight Hawkers Market

Every Friday until 28 February – Forrest Place

Photo: Destination Perth
Photo: Destination Perth

The Twilight Hawkers Market is Perth’s original & biggest Street Food Market bringing the tastiest street food from around the globe to the heart of Perth.

Held in Forrest Place from 4.30pm – 9.30pm this is the place to be on a Friday night over summer – meet with friends after work, grab a bite to eat pre-show or bring the family into town to enjoy the ambience of this wonderful market serving up authentic, delicious street food with live local music to add to the atmosphere.

More information here.


Neighbourhood Art

That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern

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

7 Dec – 9 Mar, Art Gallery Western Australia

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That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern showcases some of the Gallery’s best works from the decade that saw the opening of AGWA’s much longed-for new Gallery.

Rather than echoing the various high key transformations going on in the pop world at large, these works deal with how space is dealt with in relation to the body, how artists work with the flip between memory and immediate experience and how politics and performance are traversed. In many senses, they are also reflective meditations on what is artistically possible when the turnover of “isms” that characterised the early decades modernism has slowed down and artists are innovating in more subtle and less overt ways.

This show demonstrates a hidden richness and complexity to how we think of the seventies, while also reflecting the building’s own place in the story of modernism, as a regional example of a late Brutalism that itself foregrounds materiality and the experience of place, light and landscape.

More information here.

Awavena – Lynette Wallworth

Presented by Perth Festival and Art Gallery of Western Australia

Fri 7 Feb – Mon 2 Mar, Art Gallery of Western Australia | Free


From legendary artist/director Lynette Wallworth and the Amazonian Yawanawa people comes Awavena, a stunning tale of metamorphosis, and the second in a series of mixed-reality works by Wallworth and producer Nicole Newnham, following their Emmy-winning Virtual Reality film Collisions.

For the Yawanawa, ‘medicine’ has the power to take you inside a vision to a place you have never been. By collaborating with Lynette Wallworth, Hushahu, the first woman shaman of the Yawanawa is able to use VR to open a portal to another way of knowing. Awavena is a collaboration between an artist and a community that combines technology and transcendent experience so that a vision can be shared and a story told of a people coming back from the brink of extinction.

Using a technology that the Yawanawa feel enables them to share their story and visions, this immersive work presents fluorescent and bioluminescent specimens in previously unseen colours from the forest world, to create a vivid, luminous vision.

Awavena is an unmissable experience and a gift from the Yawanawa at a time of peril that they hope will shift our consciousness and change the way we perceive the world and the decisions we make.

More information and session reservations here.

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

 Perth Festival

February 7 – March 1, Various Locations

The Festival was born out of The University of Western Australia’s annual summer school entertainment nights as a ‘festival for the people’ on 3 January, 1953.

Since then, Perth Festival has seeded and cultivated decades of cultural growth as the oldest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere. It is Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festival and one of the greatest in the world, known for commissioning major new works, celebrating the unique qualities of Perth and engaging diverse audiences.

For a few weeks every glorious summer, the best artists from Western Australia and the world stand shoulder to shoulder in creative unity within the community.

More information and programs here.


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


A Perth Festival commission
Presented in collaboration with Co:3 Australia, Circus Maxima and CircusWA

26 Feb – 1 Mar, Regal Theatre


Circa’s internationally-renowned ensemble joins with a local cast of circus performers, professional dancers and young people for a world premiere circus event. The art of circus is taken in an exciting new direction as 36 performers hang from a grid suspended in the air and propel themselves across the stage, tumbling, balancing and soaring together.

Leviathan connects the local with the global and the emerging with the visionary in an exhilarating circus experience directed by Yaron Lifschitz. The dramatic power and extreme skill of Circa’s trademark acrobatics thrillingly expose the tension between the mass and the individual in an epic theatrical event that is both deeply moving and physically stunning.

Tickets and information here.

Tao of Glass

A Perth Festival Commission

19 Feb – 23 Feb, Heath Ledger Theatre


Phelim McDermott is a master storyteller – a theatrical alchemist and spinner of yarns who has summoned this astonishingly original show about making a show.Composer Philip Glass and performer-director and Improbable founder Phelim McDermott have worked together on acclaimed opera productions around the world. Now they have joined forces for their most personal collaboration yet.

Tao of Glass takes ten brand-new pieces by Philip Glass and marries them to ten meditations on life, death and Taoist wisdom performed by McDermott with an ensemble of musicians and puppeteers. The result is a warm, fun and utterly compelling fusion of music, theatre, puppetry and philosophical musing held together by a highly-personal monologue about the nature of creativity, memory and personal identity.

Part-concert, part-performance, Tao of Glass is a storytelling tapestry, soundtracked by Glass’s mesmerising music and infused with Improbable’s trademark theatricality.

Tickets and information here.



Adapte by Nick Enright & Justin Monjo from the novel by Tim Winton

21 Feb – 15 Mar, His Majesty’s Theatre


A Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA and Malthouse Theatre co-production

Take a seat and join two of WA’s favourite families for a once-in-a-generation theatre event as Tim Winton’s award-winning novel Cloudstreet comes to life on stage.

The Lambs and the Pickles are as contrasting as the Australia they inhabit. In post-war Perth they share an old house at No 1 Cloud Street that’s haunted by a dark history. Over the course of two decades their lives become entwined with those of our suburbs, our city and our river.

After breaking box office records in Melbourne, this iconic story born of our city is coming home. Directed by Perth born-and-raised Matthew Lutton, with a cast of Australian’s finest actors, Cloudstreet is an epic Festival experience packed full of hardship and heart.

Tickets and information here.


 Outward Happenings

Light and Shadow: Ballet at the Quarry

Presented by the West Australian Ballet

7 Feb – 29 Feb, Quarry Amphitheatre


Within the magnificent setting of the City Beach Quarry Amphitheatre, experience the unique combination of ballet and contemporary dance while dining amongst a canopy of stars. Part of Perth Festival, Ballet at the Quarry is a summer favourite.

Dracula’s choreographer, Krzysztof Pastor returns with a neo-classical work set to the music of Bach. Light and shadow interplay as über-contemporary lines juxtapose with Bach’s rich music. Witness a breathtaking duet accompanied by the aria before the Corps de Ballet create a magnificent kaleidoscope of patterns to the joyous Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major.

More information and tickets here


 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 sidewalks 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.