Gail Williams 9:45am It's Friday night in Perth's CBD. Xmas lunches have morphed into a drunken swill as we blow in from St Georges Terrace to eat at Perth's hottest restaurant, writes Gail Williams.
LOUISE RUGENDYKE From National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and It's a Wonderful Life, to folk hero Darren Hanlon, we have a very festive week covered.
CANDICE BARNES It was widely lauded as one of the best concerts of the year, and rightfully so it seems, with tickets to Bruce Springsteen's first ever show in Perth named the most coveted among West Australians in 2014.
No need to ride a Big Jet Plane to see Angus and Julia Stone, as the talented siblings are headed our way early next year.
CANDICE BARNES How do you brew an award winning beer, when you barely have a sense of taste or smell? Ask Dale Carroll – he’s beaten the odds not once, not twice, but three times.
When it comes to Freo, people tend to get caught up in the whole "cappuccino strip" thing. But if you want the good stuff you have to head West.
CANDICE BARNES American rockers Foo Fighters have rescheduled their upcoming performance in Perth, with tour promoters announcing the band will play one day later than initially planned.
CANDICE BARNES A Perth man has gone to extreme lengths for romance after staging a creative proposal inside a crowded cinema over the weekend.
CANDICE BARNES Champion pizza maker Theo Kalogeracos has distanced himself from two Perth Little Caesars Pizzeria restaurants "due to a partnership dispute".
CANDICE BARNES Mix 94.5 has ended the year on a high after it not only secured its spot as Perth's favourite radio station, but usurped the breakfast radio crown from ABC's Eoin Cameron.
The Waifs were back to play Perth for the first time since 2011. And the verdict is that they haven't lost a beat.
CANDICE BARNES The Perth Arts Festival’s longest serving artistic director, David Blenkinsop, has been fondly remembered by colleagues following his death at the age of 77.
CANDICE BARNES A squat rack, double sided tape and a Brazilian wax might be essentials this season, if the designs debuted at the inaugural Perth Fashion Festival Swim and Resort series event were anything to go by.
SWIFTIES SEE RED
CANDICE BARNES Local Taylor Swift fans have accused the pop princess of 'Treacherous' conduct, after she announced a second Adelaide show - leaving Perth in the lurch.
CANDICE BARNES Radio station mix94.5 has announced another change to its lineup, with Pete Curulli brought off the casuals bench into the coveted prime time drive timeslot.
It’s likely to be a hot and cold experience for winners in our Celebrate Australia Day at Work competition.
My family was recently invited to check out Dinosaur Island which has just opened at Adventure World and will be there until March.
LOUISE RUGENDYKE From the bear who hails from "darkest Peru" to an improvising Wil Anderson, we have your week covered.
CANDICE BARNES Five years after his death, Michael Jackson can still draw a crowd. While the King of Pop will never grace our shores again, a spectacular tribute show has positioned itself as the next best thing.
CANDICE BARNES Aboriginal performing arts group Yirra Yaakin is facing a more secure future, after it announced it would shift to the Subiaco Arts Centre early next year.
CANDICE BARNES Love a cold drink on a warm afternoon? Well, two new venues in Fremantle are vying for your patronage this summer.
CANDICE BARNES Visitors to this year's Christmas pageant on Saturday night have widely praised the event, but criticised fellow patrons for bad behaviour once the show was over.
CANDICE BARNES Does the thought of slaving over a hot stove or barbecue on a scorching Christmas Day give you the sweats? A number of venues in Perth, and across the state, will cook up a storm so you don’t have to.
CANDICE BARNES It’s only three weeks until the big day, but Santa is in Perth for a whirlwind trip this weekend.
CANDICE BARNES We might be really hungry, or maybe easily led, but apparently Perth diners are the ‘most patient’ in the nation.
CANDICE BARNES Nearly every suburb has that street. The surreal glow of thousands of LED lights radiate into the air and nearby footpaths are littered with family-sized cars parked while little feet totter along to the tunes of Christmas music playing over and over again.
CANDICE BARNES As Perth's Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi maintains an image of a fine upstanding citizen, but it seems she has a vice - peeking at presents under the Christmas tree.
CANDICE BARNES There I was, 10 metres above ground, toes curled over the platform and ready to jump. Before you start to express concerns about my state of mind, know that I was harnessed in tight and gripping a trapeze bar for dear life.
Perth is not happy, and it can't just Shake It Off after learning Taylor Swift won't be hitting the West Australian city on her upcoming tour Down Under.
CANDICE BARNES Lewis Walsh was living the dream - touring in a band with his friends, their latest album on the airwaves - but he was miserable.
CANDICE BARNES Fans of cheesy 1980s romance movie Dirty Dancing will want to clear their schedules in August next year, as a stage adaptation is coming our way.
DAVID PRESTIPINO It was sadly ironic. On a day when cricket - so ingrained in the Australian psyche - lost one of its warriors, a man who stands atop an altar of Australian music was here to soothe the soul, in the way only he can.
ELISSA GRIESSER So summer is around the corner, even though these stormy Perth days have been trying to throw us off the scent.
CANDICE BARNES He might have authored six crime books and extensively covered Melbourne’s underworld, but journalist Adam Shand said he was determined to cover more than “doom and gloom” when he takes over the 6PR Drive program next year.
CANDICE BARNES Whether you were excited or disgusted about Wednesday's Krispy Kreme launch, one thing is for sure – the company raked in the dough.
CANDICE BARNES They were carted across the nation, literally, by the box. But it seems the days of Krispy Kreme cartons crammed into overhead lockers on domestic flights may be over.
After years of waiting, Perth's first Krispy Kreme doughnut store finally opened its doors on Wednesday morning.
DAVID PRESTIPINO Choosing a bottle of wine for less than $20 these days can be like walking a minefield – you don't know what's around the corner and you can go wrong at any step.
If you love your golf, you don't want to miss the opportunity to win this fabulous prize.
CANDICE BARNES They might be still in school, but two Perth boys are making waves with their astounding talents - which have made the professionals sit up and take notice.
ERYK BAGSHAW Sydney performance troupe Hissy Fit want women to take back the mosh pit.
Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny What's on in Melbourne and surrounds this weekend.
Dave O'Neil A fan will sit through anything to see his favourite band – even music.
LOUISE RUGENDYKE When he is not locked in the studio, music icon Leo Sayer keeps busy supporting the environment and fellow musicians.
From masterful art-house drama Two Days, One Night to the Rolling Stones, we have your week covered.
Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny Lots to do and see throughout the city and suburbs over the next week and into the future. Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny have compiled the action spots.
SARAH THOMAS Check out what's on in town this weekend.
DAVID PRESTIPINO Beer tasting
Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny Rock, jazz, theatre, circus and much more ... Melbourne to buzz with many and varied activities.
Richard Cornish This vibrant city in Melbourne's east is a cultural melting pot which blends Indian and Afghan influences and loves to celebrate its rural past and architectural heritage.
SARAH THOMAS From quizzes to gossip and crafting bow ties, this comedian has an interesting take on his weekends.
Richard Cornish From the beautiful Briar Hill to the glorious Clyde Park, there is much to enjoy in this sparsely populated part of Victoria.
From Australian thriller Son of a Gun to Bell Shakespeare's Henry V and the Marrickville Festival, we have the week covered.
LOUISE RUGENDYKE A morning run followed by a spin on the flying saucer at Luna Park and an evening at the theatre, makes for a perfect weekend for this film buff.
LOUISE RUGENDYKE Finding sunny spots in Darlinghurst and a sneaky gelato at night make for the perfect weekend for this dancer.
ANNABEL ROSS Three girls who began to make music in Grade Two, are still in shock about hearing their sound played on the radio twice.
Dave O'Neil You think something wonderful is happening in your neighbourhood but it all turns out to be nothing more than a set for a TV show.
CANDICE BARNES It has been a year since brother-sister pop duo Broods released their breakthrough single Bridges – and it seems the pair has wasted no time in building its overseas fanbase.
CANDICE BARNES Many artists strive for decades to secure an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, but local youngster Tristan Goldsmith has already achieved his goal – and he’s just nine years old.
Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny Action or contemplation, culinary or aural feasts - it's all covered this week.