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12 Amazing Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Pim Pattanasuk - 26 Jan 2017

It’s a long weekend for some (you clever things, you) but also the standard two day-er for the less fortunate folk. Stress less though, whether you’re continuing antics from Australia Day or just looking to unwind after the work week, this weekend is locked and loaded with an array of fun-filled activities. Improve your skillz on the d-floor, catch a few Aussie flicks, indulge in a delish vegan feed or re-live your Straya Day antics on a boat—it’s all happening this weekend peeps.

Here are 12 amazing things to do in Perth this weekend!

All Weekend

Sunset Cinema | Claremont

Want a bit of a movie marathon with a twist? The 2017 Sunset Cinema Series will be showing three Australian favourites this weekend. Relish in Aussie themed bites as Jessie Blake from Petition Kitchen cooks up an Aussie inspired storm! Two Hands, Lantana and Rabbit Proof Fence will all be playing so pick your poison, pack the picnic rug and get ready to get cosy under the stars!

Where: Claremont Park, Claremont
When: Friday 27—Sunday 29 6pm—10pm
For more information click here 

Friday 27 January

Deadly 60 | Perth

Take a ride on the wild side with Steve Backshall who is returning to Australia for his show Deadly 60, which is based on the BBC series Deadly 60 Pole To Pole. The courageous traveller will share his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole, and will scare the shizz out of you with tails of his encounters with deadly creatures from all corners of the globe.

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: Friday 27 12—2pm
For more information click here
Tickets: From $50, get them here

Yanis Marshall Perth Workshop | Osborne Park

Ever wanted to be a pro on the d-floor? Well, put those dancing shoes on and let Yanis Marshall, jazz and heels dancer pro (yes, heels dancing is a thing) from Britain's Got Talent, take the lead. The superstar will be teaching workshops in street jazz and heels this Friday.

Where: Vogue Performers, 45 Edward Street, Osborne Park
When: Friday 27 3pm—9:30pm
For more information click here 
Tickets: $58.47, get them here 

Chinese New Year Twilight Hawkers Market | Perth

Celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster under the glow of red lanterns as you catch up with family and friends or grab an after-work bite. Perth’s fave Hawker’s Market is putting on a show to celebrate the Chinese New Year and we reckon it’s one you won’t want to miss!

Where: Forrest Place, Perth CBD
When: Friday 27 4:30pm—9:30pm
For more information click here 

Ginger And Tonic: For Love Or Money | Perth CBD

Grab your gal pals and head down below King Street to Downstairs at The Maj this weekend for a whole lot of belly laughs and a cappella amazement from Aussie cabaret girl-group Ginger And Tonic. For Love Or Money is all about female empowerment (#sohotrightnow) and the Ginger And Tonic girls are on a mission to share their big ideas and cheeky parodies with you. Get tickets before you miss out!

Where: Downstairs at The Maj
When: Friday 27 and Saturday 28 (plus select dates until 4 February) 7:30pm
For more information click here
Tickets: $40, get them here

The Dream | Leederville

Are you someone who can never remember your dreams? Well here’s your chance to relive them IRL. Kate Thresher combines video, audio and projection to take your inner mind on one heck of a journey. She’s creating a multi-sensory environment that you can actually see and touch so expect something fun and a little bit different.

Where: YMCA HQ, 60A Frame Court, Leederville
When: From Friday 27 6pm onwards
For more information click here

Solo Art Exhibition "Homage To The Horse" | Mosman Park

If you’re into horses, you won’t want to miss this one. Take a walk through Roslyn Nolen’s beautiful paintings of domestic and wild horses which will take your breath away. They’re so beautiful we reckon you’ll be oohing and aahing even if you’re not a horse person.

Where: 53 Glyde St, Mosman Park
When: Friday 27 6:30pm—Thursday 2 February 5pm
For more information click here

Saturday 28 January

Big Vegan $10 Breakfast | Fremantle

Calling all vegans! The friendly and seriously amazing team at Heaven Raw Cafe are serving a smorgasbord of delish vegan bites as a big brekky! Head on down to Freo and say g’day to your fellow vegans while you munch.

Where: Heaven Raw Cafe, 26 Montreal St, Fremantle
When: Saturday 28 8:30—11am
For more information click here 

Club Aperol | Highgate

Cancel your usual Saturday arvo plans this week and head to The Queens Hotel to cool down. They’ve transformed their outdoor deck into an Aperol Spritz Garden Bar so that you can escape the heat with an ice cold cocktail and graze on succulent fried chicken and mac 'n' cheese balls all day long. Get the deets here.

Where: The Queens Hotel, 520 Beaufort St, Fremantle
When: Saturday 28
For more information click here 

One Day in Fremantle | Fremantle

Gather the fam for a fun day out in Freo! Expect to partake in activities such as earth friendly art, aboriginal dance workshops, ochre face painting, weaving and so much more! World-class artists John Butler, Dan Sultan and Mama Kin will be providing the beats to keep y’all jamming all day long.

Where: Esplanade Park, Marine Terrace, Fremantle  
When: Saturday 28 2pm—8pm
For more information click here

Sunday 29 January

Australia Day Boat Party 2017 | Rottnest Island

Not ready for Oz Day to be over? Re-live the moment at this fair dinkum Australia Day party. The trusted vessel Blue Destiny will be departing East Street Jetty in Fremantle at 10am and heading to Rottnest Island for a day of shenanigans. You’ll be parked up in Rotto and the pool toys will be let loose while the Hottest 100 blasts in the background.

Where: East Street Jetty, Fremantle
When: Sunday 29 10am—7pm
For more information click here 
Tickets: $150, get them here

One Day Block Party *Carpark Edition* | North Perth

If there’s one helluva party you have to hit up this weekend, it’s this bad boy. The awesome team behind One Day Sunday are putting on complimentary drinks and food on arrival, while barbers will be doing $10 haircuts for the boys and there’s free hair and make up for the ladies from 1 to 3pm. Hells yeah! Make sure to get down early, though! Door sales will be flying!

Where: The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth
When: Sunday 29 1pm—11pm
For more information click here

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

Image credit: Rottnest Island

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