Perth, don't panic about your lack of weekend plans—we have you sorted with plenty of things to do. If Bollywood dinner theatre is your thing, we have you covered, or if getting dressed up for the races sounds like fun, we have that too. Don’t let your weekend waste away, get among it!
So here are 12 fun things to do this weekend in Perth.
Whalebone Longboard Classic At Cottesloe
The event that all Perth Longboarders hang out for each year is back for a long weekend of fun among the waves of Iso’s Reef. Whether you’re a surfer or spectator, there’ll be plenty of fun for all to enjoy with live entertainers and market stall holders pitching up tents on the grass at Cott. For more info, click here.
Friday 7 July
Biryani At St George’s Cathedral
Kali Srinivasan, the leading lady in the Palme D’or winning flick Dheepan, will take to the stage this Friday night for the opening night of Briyani. This is dinner theatre like you’ve never seen it before, with a whole lot of live music, storytelling and just enough Bollywood dance to keep things interesting. The intimate audience will get to share in the delectable biryani cooked right on stage. The season runs from this Friday until 15 July, get tickets here.
Revelation Perth International Film Festival In Perth
If you've been getting bored with the movies on Netflix then hit up the Revelation International Film Festival. Back for another year and bringing you more film choices than menu items at McDonald’s, there’s something for every taste. Whether you want to be educated by a documentary or thrilled with a horror flick, there is a film for you! For more information, click here.
I Am Ravana: A Journey With Rama At The State Theatre Centre Of WA
I Am Ravana is an enchanting and attention demanding production which has been described as powerful, provoking and magical. Depicting the life of Rama and his devoted search to find his beloved wife Sita who has been taken by the evil demon king, Ravana. You’ll be questioning all that is good and evil with this one. Click here for more info and to book.
Open Water: The Offering At Moana
Open Water is a powerful artistic showcase combining multiple art forms. Underwater video, drawing and scrimshaw are used to bring to life a darker side of the ocean engulfing Australia. Inspired by an Albany whaler losing his leg in an accident, Open Water: The Offering will take you on a journey through Australia’s oceans. For more information on this artistic experience click here.
American Honey Acoustic Fridays
Every Friday in July, Botanica is bringing the American Honey and by that, we obviously mean that there’ll be some delicious drinks coming over the bar and epic acoustic sets to match. The chilled out live music will kick off at 4:30pm and we recommend that you pick yourself up an American Honey and mixer while you’re there, sit back enjoy the tunes (it’s a no brainer).
When: Every Friday in July, 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday 8 July
Belmont Oaks Day
After getting super arty on Friday it’s time to frock up and suit up for the Belmont Races Oaks Day on Saturday. While it may be winter, it's no excuse to miss this chance to get dressed up, drink some bubbly and place a bet or two. For more information, click here.
Taste Of The States At Moore & Moore
While their president might be questionable (/ the worst human on Earth), there’s no denying that American food and drinks are dee-lish, and that’s what Moore & Moore will be celebrating this Saturday. Enjoy goodies like pumpkin pie, southern sliders and hot dogs, American craft beers, cocktails shaken and stirred by Cocktail Gastronomy and live music. The best bit? entry is free! Safe to say we’ll see you there? For all the info, click here.
Squad Shop Pop Up Market In Perth
Some of your favourite Perth labels and stores are coming together for Squad Shop Pop Up Market this Saturday in the city. Bring your cold, hard cash and plan to spend up big on Lock & Key Clothing, Sonder The Label, Coco Kingdom and Rue The Label. Plus, they’ll also be selling adorable kiddo clothes from Lyla & Gene, My Little Love Heart and minchi. For all the details, click here.
Beyond Hitsville: Motown To Muscle Shoals At The Regal Theatre
Get ready to be teleported back to the 1960s (teleporters are a real thing right?), The Milford Street Shakers are bringing a whole lot of Motown to Perth. It’ll be hard not to dance in your chair as they pay tribute to soulful music straight from the states. From Marvin Gaye to the Supremes and Ray Charles, the Shakers have a song for everybody to groove to. Click here for more info.
Sunday 9 July
Restorative Yoga Mini Workshop At Spanda School
Perth yogi extraordinaire Steph Johnson is leading a mini-workshop at Spanda School this Sunday with a mission to assist you in dealing with stress by means of yin yoga. Where do I sign up? The workshop will only set you back $30 and will run for one and a half blissful hours. Sign up here!
Mastiff Playdate At FurBaby Boutique And Cafe
Hands up if you adore dogs? Alright, that’s everyone. Our favourite dog-friendly cafe, FurBaby, is holding another playdate this Sunday. This time it’s all about the adorable, gentle giants that are Mastiffs (and mastiff crosses), but all dog lovers are welcome. So grab your pooch and go! For more information, click here.
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