Guys, it’s officially spring! Everybody rejoice. Our coldest days are behind us and we can now start to look forward to the weather getting warmer. The ugg boots might find their way back in to the cupboard. The electric blanket might come off the bed. The razor might find its way back in to the bathroom for you ladies to shave your legs for the first time in three months. (Or maybe not. Spring is just the pre-season after all—we might just hold off until December for season-proper.)
So here are 10 amazing events in Perth this month, from Italian food festivals, champagne tastings, live music, comedy, international celebrations and film festivals. So many reasons to get out and about in the glorious spring sunshine. And perhaps shave your legs.
Winter Onesie Party
September 10, The Court, Northbridge
Get your winter onesie out for (hopefully) the last time. The Court is throwing a bash where you can come dressed as comfortably as you like—in your winter onesie. Oh yeah. Heaps of DJ’s, food, drinks, as well as drag shows by The Court’s dazzling queens. Plus, all proceeds from your ticket sales go straight to local Perth charities. So you’re partying AND helping the community. That is what we call a win-win, folks.
The Kings Park Festival
September 1—30, Kings Park
Don’t you always say ‘oh gosh, Kings Park is so beautiful, we really should go more.’ Well now you have no excuse, because for the whole month, Kings Park is going to be packed with events, workshops and festivities. As well as the world’s biggest display of WA wildflowers, there’ll be art exhibitions, photography workshops, guided walks and plant and flower sales. So stop making excuses and get to our beauty of a landmark like you always tell yourself you will.
September 10, Harris Organic Wines, Swan Valley
When you’re a winemaker, apparently the end of winter means the end of pruning. We hate gardening as well, so we think that’s a damn good reason to hold a champagne afternoon event. You’ll sample some wine and enjoy some nibbles, while the Harris winemaker shows you how they make their traditional sparkling wine.
September 10 & 11, Perth Town Hall, Perth
All the best Italian food and wine is what will await you at Festival Italia. Leaders of Italian wine distribution in Australia will be there to pour more than 100 select wines from regions such as Tuscany, Sicily and Veneto. To adequately line your stomach before sampling all that wine though, make sure you pay a visit to the market stalls, which will have a heap of Italian food such as pasta, cold meats, Italian pastries and gelato.
World Grenache Day
September 16, Fraser’s Restaurant, Kings Park
Um, did you know World Grenache Day was a thing? No, we didn’t either, but we sure are glad we found out. Now, of course, there’s nothing stopping you from heading to Dan Murphy’s and buying a bottle to enjoy in the comfort of your own home; but if you think WGD deserves a little more fanfare, why not head to the celebrations happening at Frasers? They’re holding a tapas dining event, with their sommelier carefully selecting glasses of grenache to perfectly accompany each dish.
September 17, Rottnest Island
Rottofest is back with some of the country’s best musical and comedy acts. The Jezabels, Bluejuice, Alex Lahey and Morgan Bain will be gracing Rotto with their musical talents. And funny men Rhys Nicholson and Steve Hughes will be jumping on board the ferry as well to get you giggling.
Italian Film Festival
From September 22, Palace Cinemas, Various Locations
Get all cultured and what not by heading to this year’s Italian Film Festival. Opening night is kicking off with a film that has won six awards already (no biggie) plus there will be a prosecco upon arrival, an after-party with live Italian music, loads of Peroni and an affogato bar. If you can’t make it to the opening night festivities though, don’t fret—the festival is running well in to October, so you’ll have heaps of time to get all Italian.
The Bloody Long Walk
September 25, Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth
Do something warm and fuzzy this month by registering for the Bloody Long Walk. Participants can walk or run from South Perth, through Fremantle and then finish up in Cottesloe. Long? Yes. But it’s for a good cause—the event raises funds for mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder that robs the body’s cells of energy, causing organ dysfunction and potentially fatal outcomes. There is no cure and few effective treatments. We think that’s a bloody good reason to go on a bloody long walk.
Listen Out Festival
September 25 & 26, HBF Arena, Joondalup
Listen Out has found a new home this year—more space, more grass, more comfort. What a no-brainer. The handcrafted killer line-up of dance artists will knock your socks off, which boasts the likes of Rufus, Jauz, Tchami, Gorgon City and loads more.
Blanc De Blanc
From September 29, The Regal Theatre, Subiaco
This strictly over-18 performance is heading for Perth straight from London’s west end. Blanc de Blanc has been described as a ‘champagne cabaret’ and touted as a cross between Cirque de Soleil and La Soiree (a favourite at the Perth Fringe Festival). Every act in the show is inspired by champagne, with giant bubbles, foam and a human champagne fountain.
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