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10 Rad Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Pim Pattanasuk - 12 Jan 2017

Last year was locked and loaded with so many amazing events and you can expect no less this year, so it's time to embrace 2017 with open arms!

There's plenty on this weekend, from food markets and spritz sessions to triathlons and meditation. There's also a truck load of live music and outdoor parties, so whether you're after Ja Rule and Ashanti or something a little more chilled, you'll find something that floats your boat. Here are 10 rad things to do in Perth this weekend!

Friday 13 January

La Soirée | Perth

The spectacular cabaret show that was a smash hit at last year's Fringe Festival is back and better than ever! Immerse yourself in the masterpiece that is La Soirée, with its mesmerising hybrid of sideshow, vaudeville and burlesque. If you missed out last year, this is your chance.

Where: The Edith Spiegeltent, Cathedral Square, Perth
When: Friday 13 January, from 7pm 
For tickets click here

The Real Slim Shady: Eminem Appreciation Night | Perth

Will The Real Slim Shady please stand up? Yep, a night dedicated to the lyrical master that is Eminem. Get your rapping skills in tune because this is going to be one helluva night!

Where: Metro City, Perth
When: Friday 13 January, 9pm—2am
For tickets click here
For more information click here

The Food Garden | Booragoon

Wind down from the work week and ease your way into the weekend with a food baby courtesy of the copious amounts of delish food trucks and stalls that’ll be cooking up a storm down at Garden City. Expect everything from Italian and Sicilian to Asian, Turkish and Filipino. We recommend going down in a group so you can share all the flavours of the globe.

Where: Garden City, Booragoon
When: Friday 13 January, 5—9pm
For more information click here

Saturday 14 January

Art Therapy And Mindfulness | Fremantle

We're guessing a few of you made a resolution to be more mindful this year, so why not kick things off with an art therapy and mindfulness class at Spanda Yoga School? There'll be a combination of art, painting, music, mindfulness, meditation and a few lols, because a good belly laugh is good for the soul.

Where: Spanda Yoga School, Fremantle
When: Saturday 14 January, 10:30am—12:30pm
Tickets: $50, click here
For more information click here

Aperol Spritz Sunset Sessions | Scarborough

Every weekend until the end of Jan, Squires Fortune will transform into one big garden bar for the Aperol Spritz Sunset Sessions. That means you can spend your Saturday at Scarborough Beach, enjoying all things sun, sand and spritz (they’re only $10 a pop, after all).

Where: Squires Fortune, Scarborough Beach
When: Until the end of January
For more information click here

Banana Social | Perth

Banana Social is launching for the first time this Saturday at everyone's favourite outdoor venue—Embargo. Get ready for a party under the stars as you enjoy some cold ones, all while taking in the best views of our beautiful city, the Swan River and Elizabeth Quay. Local superstar DJs will be setting the beat and playing seriously cool tunes for you revellers.    

Where: Embargo Container Bar, Elizabeth Quay
When: Saturday 14 January, 6pm—12am
For more information click here

Cameron Avery | Fremantle

Be prepared to get swept off your feet as Perth-bred, LA-based artist Cameron Avery graces you with his presence at the Freo Arts Centre. The talented muso who was formerly part of Pond and has been touring with Tame Impala is going solo so you can expect max good vibes and sultry feels while you're chilling out.

Where: Fremantle Arts Centre
When: Saturday 14 January, 6pm—10pm
Tickets: $17.85, click here
For more information click here

Sunday 15 January

City Of Perth Triathlon | Perth

If your head isn't too sore from last night's shenanigans, why not start your day off with a triathlon and really get the blood pumping. Whether you're only an occasional gym go-er or an absolute health nut, there's a distance for you. Make your mama proud! 

Where: Elizabeth Quay, Perth
When: Sunday 15 January, 7am—11am
Registration: From $62, sign up here 
For more information click here

Leederville Growers Market | Leederville

If heading to your local Sunday morning markets aren’t a ritual yet, you should totes make it one. Leedy's Growers Markets has so much deliciousness and freshness to help with the #NewYearNewMe diet that we’re all obviously on. There are always plenty of goodies for you to indulge in too!

Where: Frame Court, Leederville
When: Sunday 15 January, 7:30—11:30am
For more information click here

Ashanti, Ja Rule & Eve Live In Concert | Perth

Public service announcement to early-00’s hip-hop fans because iconic duo Ashanti and Ja Rule are back to mesmerise us all with their reunion tour. Touring with Eve, you can expect plenty of throwbacks from the golden era. Life complete.

Where: Metro City, Perth
When: Sunday 15 January, 7—10pm
Tickets: $94.50, click here
For more information click here

Want more? Click here for more rad things to do in Perth.

City Of Perth Triathlon | Image credit: TriEvents

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