Perth pays host to many spectacular events every year. For those who appreciate the arts, there are productions from local and international opera companies and ballet companies, and musicals and plays put on by local and foreign entertainers. The Perth International Arts Festival showcases international talent in the fields of music, theatre, and film. As an annual event, the Leeuwin Estate Concert has achieved acclaim for presenting world class performers in the idyllic setting of a south west winery.

Argyle Diamonds building For those who enjoy the outdoor pursuits, Perth is host to the Telstra Rally Australia in October and the Hopman Cup in December to January. The Volvo Around the World Yacht Race (usually!) comes to Perth en route, and the Heineken Golf Classic at the Vines Resort is the richest golf tournament in the country.

Perth has many local sporting teams. The basketball team representing the state are the Bankwest Perth Wildcats. Show your support for the team and go to the games. Visit the Bankwest Perth Wildcats web page at www.wildcats.com.au for information about becoming a Wildcats member, and details of when the next game is. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Ticketmaster on 136 100.

Other state-level sporting teams include the Western Warriors who play high level cricket, the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers who both represent Western Australia in Australian Rules Football. The Perth Glory play in the National Soccer League for WA.

WAE-vents is a guide to other entertaining events that are happening in Perth now and in the future. It is updated often so be sure to check frequently to watch for upcoming events.

Enjoy Perth is another good source of information about what's going on around the city - and it's updated regularly!