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11 Amazing Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Jemma Buti - 10 Aug 2017

There's a lot going down this weekend in Perth—so much that you might just have to flip a coin and leave it up to fate to decide! With Bollywood workshops, tiny houses, tea festivals, local markets and a music festival, you're really spoilt for choice these next few days!

To help fill up your weekend here are 11 amazing things to do in Perth.

Friday 11 August

Bollywood Workshop At Shemoves Dance Fitness Studios

Learn to shake it Bollywood style with this awesome dance and fitness workshop! Loosen up your hips before attending as you'll be learning core Bollywood dance moves, hand movements and the importance of costuming! By the end of the lesson, you will have learned a full dance routine to whip out next time you're on the d-floor! With bubbly and chocolate on arrival, what more could you want on a Friday night? To make sure you don’t miss your calling as a Bollywood superstar click here.

Saturday 12 August

Scratch An Aussie At The Art Gallery Of WA

Art lovers, if you're not afraid of exploring controversial topics, this one is for you. Scratch An Aussie from Richard Bell is a playful, mature and thought provoking video exhibition that delves into racism in Australia. Richard Bell stars in the video as a psychiatrist probing his patients about their thoughts on racism and how they’ve been racist themselves. For more info on this show click here.

Tea Festival At Little Matcha Girl

Tea enthusiasts, dust off those cups and saucers as Little Matcha Girl's celebrating all things tea this Saturday! Featuring a totally tea focused dessert cabinet containing yummy things like triple matcha mousse as well as plenty of new teas from Japan, this is sure to be one delish event! Don't worry you don't have to read tea leaves for event details, just click here.

Jodee Knowles Solo Exhibition At Studio281

Studio281 is at it again, supporting another gifted local artist to make sure Perth knows the talent in their own backyard. Jodee Knowles has murals throughout Perth, as well as art that's been featured all over the world. This exhibition is made up of multiple styles of work such as art, sculpture and fashion—all with the aim of making you feel a little something in your soul. To experience Jodee's passion and gift for creating emotions and stories through art click here.

Radiothon Party In Northbridge

RTRFM's yearly bash is set to sizzle this weekend when they take over your favourite Northbridge venues with their Radiothon Party! The party celebrates RTRFM's annual fundraising drive which prompts the community to open up their pockets for this radio staple which relies on your loving donations to keep tunes pumping out! Venues such as The Bird and Ezra Pound will be hosting some amazing artists that will remind you why you love RTRFM. If you want to join in this awesome party click here.

Peruvian Demo Cooking Class Lunch At Panorama Catering

Chef Luis Vergara (no relation to Sofia Vergara that we know of...) from Latin Treats is ready to show you how to cook up tantalizing Peruvian eats. You will be walked through a four-course lunch menu that you will get to sit down and enjoy once completed, talk about a good reward for your work! To learn how to create delicious dishes from Peru click here.

Made Local Markets At Stackwood Fremantle

Due to the success of this awesome event last year, Made Local Market is back again to bring local goodies to you! Stackwood will be hosting this great exhibit of Perth makers, with 25 stalls there’s no way you'll be leaving empty handed! Delicate jewellery, stunning prints and unique homewares will all be there! Delish food will also be there with food trucks Comida du Soul and Gary's Diner just a few of the providers to keep you fueled up. To help support Perth makers click here for more info.

Sunday 13 August

Open Day At Matters Of Taste Cooking School

Whether you struggle to remember the difference between a whisk and a spatula or you're a bit of a whizz in the kitchen, the Matter of Taste Cooking School open day is going to be a fun filled day! Held at their Mount Pleasant headquarters, they'll give you a taste of how they can help you learn more about food and cooking! Coffee and tea, as well as yummy treats, will be going all day with chats from foodies around Perth who will get you firing up and ready to cook. For more info, click here.

All Weekend

40hourfamine Backpack Challenge

It's time to do something for a good cause, but this year's 40hourfamine is going to be a little bit different. They're doing a backpack challenge—whatever you can fit in there is what you get to live off for the weekend. So go on and stuff yours full of the essentials like peanut butter and your laptop so you can help refugees all over the world who go without essentials like water and food every day. Get the deets here.

Global Gastronomy At Garden City

Garden City Shopping Centre is being turned into a cooking and food haven this weekend! With live cooking demonstrations and in-store workshops, grab an apron and notepad ‘cause you're about to learn more about food then Manu himself! Chanel 10 personality Justine Schofield and Theo and Co Pizzeria owner Theo Kalogeracos are just a couple of the star chefs who will be there on the day! For more information click here.

Future Earth With Scitech At Perth Convention And Exhibition Centre

Even if you're not a big science nerd, there's actually some pretty cool stuff happening at National Science Week this year—there's going to be a tiny house (it can't just be us that's obsessed with these), edible bugs (ewww), aquaponics, augmented reality and more. Go get your geek on, just remember it's been moved from Perth Cultural Centre to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre to avoid the rain. Get the deets here.

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Image credit: Elle Borgward

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