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11 Epic Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Anna Franklyn - 23 Feb 2017

It’s officially the last weekend of summer so you’ll want to get out and make the most of it (not that it’s really going to cool down anytime soon). We’ve got some food for thought and a bit of art, as well as craft beer and plenty of noms. Plus, it’s the Rotto swim this weekend. Heck yes.

Here are 11 epic things to do in Perth this weekend.

All Weekend

Perth Writers Festival | Crawley

Perth Writers Festival kicks off tonight with the opening address from Ben Rawlence which will be addressing the moral dilemmas around refugees and displacement and will definitely give you something to think about. There is plenty on all weekend but if you can’t decide what to go to, check out our top picks here.

Where: University Of Western Australia, Crawley
When: Thursday 23—Sunday 26 February
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Friday 24 February

Ta-Ku Presents 823 | Perth

Perth producer, photographer and collaborator, Ta-Ku is holding a two-day residency at FORM Gallery to present his exhibition 'Thinking Of You'. With photos by Ta-Ku and visuals by Sam Price, the exhibition focuses on film photography, travel documentation and analogue processes. Kicking off tonight and running until Saturday, make sure you don’t miss this one.

Where: Form Gallery, Perth
When: Thursday 23—Saturday 25 February
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Hip Hop Bingo | Perth

Get down to The Good Shepherd tomorrow night and get ready for some hip hop bingo. The guys from Hood Burger will be there dishing out some of the best burgers in Perth and there will be cheap jugs on offer all night. It’s a minimum gold coin donation but all proceeds go to Perth Homeless Support Group so why not dig a little deeper?

Where: Good Shepherd, Perth
When: Friday 24 February, from 7pm
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Betroffenheit | Perth

Combining comedy, drama, poetry and dance, Betroffenheit will be at the State Theatre Centre this weekend only as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. Betroffenheit follows the story of a person suffering after a terrible accident. It’s a moving story no doubt, but the choreography and performers are reason enough to go.

Where: State Theatre Centre WA, Perth
When: Thursday 23—Sunday 26 February, 7:30pm
Tickets: From $26, get yours 
For more information click here


Many 6160 is on the move. With the last day of trade happening last week (don’t worry the retailers are just moving over to Adelaide Street) they thought they’d better go out in style with a leaving party. There will be live music, DJs, food trucks and—of course—a bar.

Where: Many 6160, Fremantle
When: Friday 24 February, from 5pm
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Saturday 25 February

Rottnest Channel Swim | Rottnest

How is it that time of year already? We don’t know, but it is, so there’s nothing you can do but get on board! If you’re not swimming, jump on the ferry and head to the Rotto pub for one heck of a day out!

Where: Rottnest Island
When: Saturday 25 February, from 7am
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Wellness By The Water | North Fremantle

Start your Saturday right with some yoga by the beach. If yoga isn’t your thing, there is also Tai Chi, meditation and personal training. Best of all, everything is free!

Where: Leighton Oceanside Park and Beachfront, North Fremantle
When: Saturday 25 February, 7—11am
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Craft Beer Tour | Perth

If you fancy yourself a bit of a beer nerd, you’ll want to get yourself a ticket to this excellent beer tour on Saturday! Starting at Petition Beer Corner, you’ll get to go behind the scenes of some killer CBD and Northbridge bars and restaurants, plus you’ll get plenty of bites to go with your beer along the way!

Where: Starting at Petition Beer Corner, Perth
When: Saturday 25 February, 3—6:30pm
Tickets: $75, get yours 
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Sunday 26 February

Markets In The Valley | Swan Valley

It’s the last Sunday of the month which means it’s Markets In The Valley time. There will be tastings by Ugly Duckling Wines, loads of cheese, amazing gourmet pies from Bindoon Bakery and some other bits and pieces like cheese boards and locally made art up for grabs.

Where: Ugly Ducklings Wine, Swan Valley
When: Sunday 26 February, 11am—3pm
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Passata Masterclass And Italian Lunch | Mount Lawley

If your family doesn’t do tomato sauce day and you feel like you’ve been a bit ripped off in life, here’s your chance to do it like the Italians do. Join Vince Garreffa from Mondo Butchers as he teaches you how to preserve tomatoes and then serves you an Italian feast like you’ve never seen before—we’re talking four courses of traditional Italian eats. You’d better not eat breakfast.

Where: Mondo Butchers, Mount Lawley
When: Sunday 26 February, 10am—1:30pm
Tickets: $90, get yours 
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Summer Concerts: Grace Barbe | Perth

This weekend is the last of the free summer concert series hosted by the City of Vincent. For the final instalment they’ve got Grace Barbe performing, so you can expect tropical island vibes with reggae, pop, rock, African percussion and Latin influences. There will be plenty of food trucks around so grab your picnic rug and some mosquito repellent and make the most of the last Sunday of summer!

Where: Hyde Park, Perth
When: Sunday 26 February, 5:30—7:30pm
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Image credit: Rottnest Channel Swim

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