Art & Design

11 Rad Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Shelby West - 02 Jun 2016

Guys, it may be the first official weekend of winter, but it’s also a long weekend so there's no complaints here!

Perth will be delivering all of the arty things this weekend, as well as a foodie adventure, some sweet tunes and a Disney drag party.

Check out these 11 rad things to do in Perth this weekend.

Friday 3 June


Tomorrow night represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the Perth Symphony Orchestra perform some of Western Australia’s most iconic songs throughout the newly redeveloped WA Museum. Multiple performances will be taking place throughout the museum as well as a silent disco and some absinthe cocktails… Heck yes!

Where: Western Australian Museum, Perth
When: 7pm, 3 June
Tickets: $20, book here
For more information click here


Fremantle has always had a little somethin’ somethin’ going on, but now host of PSAS Talks, Horst Kornberger will be exploring exactly what makes Freo tick and it’s called becoming ‘geo-literate’. We have no idea what that means but we are keen to find out. Head down to the PSAS tomorrow night to explore what Fremantle is now and where it’s going in the future.

Where: PS Art Space, Fremantle
When: 7pm, 3 June
For more information click here


Tomorrow night there will be a massive FOUR new exhibitions opening at Fremantle Art Centre. From realistic and freaky make-up displays, to dog video portraits and Indonesian artwork, these exhibitions will truly blow your mind. Head down to witness the opening exhibitions of Freakmo, The Dog’s Artist, Memory and Face Value.

Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
When: 6.30pm, 3 June
For more information click here


The much loved Perth gents brand Oli Clothing opens its first store tomorrow night! Head down to grab some bargains, rep some new stock and even grab some vintage pieces from earlier collections.

Where: 666 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
When: 6pm, 3 June
For more information click here

Saturday 4 June


It’s time to get funky at the Perth International Jazz Festival! Part of the City of Perth Winter Arts Festival, the festival will see more than 50 performances take to the stage across multiple venues. We think it would be a pretty good idea to head to the Brookfield Place Main Square on Saturday or Sunday to catch a whole bunch of jazz acts, tasty street food and drinks from the Jazz Festival’s bespoke pop-up bar.

Where: Various locations in Perth and Northbridge
When: 3 – 5 June
Tickets: Available here
For more information click here


The latest series of works by Sara Winfield, Constancy represents that crazy little voice in your head that constantly challenges and questions everything you do. This was one of Sara’s most broad and mentally challenging collections to complete and we can’t wait to see what she’s got in store.

Where: Art Space Collective, Scarborough
When: 9am, 4 June
For more information click here

Sunday 5 June


Bag Raiders are back in town and we're pretty keen to kick back this Sunday night at Jack Rabbit Slims and welcome in the long weekend with some of the coolest dudes around.

Where: Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth
When: 9pm, 5 June
Tickets: $30, book here
For more information click here


The Court is hosting its annual Disney long weekend party on Sunday featuring Disney cocktails, sing-alongs and a little bit of Disney drag to spice things up. Get your tix (and outfits!) sorted asap!

Where: The Court, Perth
When: 9pm, 5 June
Tickets: $10 on the door
For more information click here


Be prepared to see masses of vintage cars and motorbikes all over Freo on Sunday! An opportunity for car lovers to crank out their pre-1970’s beasts and show them off, take a wander down high street for some sweet nostalgic automobile action.

Where: National Hotel, Fremantle
When: 10am, 5 June
For more information click here


The perfect place to find everything local and WA sourced, Perth Makers Market is on again this weekend! There will be over 100 stalls featuring arts and crafts, clothing, gourmet food and so much more. There's no better way to start your Sunday morning.

Where: Heathcote Reserve, Applecross
When: 9.30am, 5 June
For more information click here


The Dominion League are reclaiming pride in all things WA with a WA Takeover Sunday Sesh so we can finally stop describing all of our awesome bars, shops and other creatives as "so Melbourne". With 15 of WA's very best booze and food companies offering up tastings of their goods, you can expect to sample local delights from Gage Roads Brewing, Hippocampus, Custard & Co, The West Winds Gin, Postcode Honey, Sue Lewis Chocolatier and loads more. There will also be beats from DJ Billy Black. Thank goodness Monday is a public holiday!

Where: The Dominion League, Northbridge
When: 3pm, 5 June
For more information click here

Want more? Click here for more things to do in Perth!

Bag Raiders | Image credit: The Interns

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