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12 Awesome Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Pim Pattanasuk - 19 Jan 2017

This weekend is pretty exciting because the much anticipated, spectacular and fun-filled event that is Fringe World Festival is back—hell yeah! But Perth is serving up a whole smorgasbord of awesome activities, not just Fringe shows. We've also got markets, food expos, walking brunches and more. If you’re in the mood to party, never fear—there are a few hot events for you social butterflies to enjoy and if it’s all getting a bit hectic, remember you can always go and get your yoga on at the beach. This weekend has it all, folks!

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

Friday 20 January

Hawkers Markets | Mount Hawthorn

If you’re a fan of nasi lemak, chicken satay sticks, sambal, roti or any of that Asian goodness, the Hawkers Markets in Mount Hawthorn is where you’ll want to be tomorrow night. Remember to bring your picnic rug (and maybe even your pooch)!

Where: Axford Park, Mount Hawthorn
When: Friday 20 January, 5—9pm
For more information click here

Sunset Veranda | Scarborough

The Sunset Veranda pop-up bar returns to Brighton Reserve in Scarborough in all its glory this weekend as part of the Summerset Arts Festival. Get on down there with the gang for drinks and check out some of the Fringe shows on offer. There’ll be music, comedy, cabaret, circus acts, markets, food and more. 

Where: Brighton Reserve, Scarborough
When: Friday 20 January to 5 February, 5—10pm
For more information click here

Limbo | Northbridge

One of the hottest shows of Fringe World 2016, Limbo is back in all its firey glory. If you missed out last year, or just want to re-live the thrills and chills all over again, don’t delay, grab tickets this weekend!

Where: The West Australian Spiegeltent, The Pleasure Garden, Russell Square, Northbridge
When: Friday 20 January to Sunday 19 February, 9pm
For tickets click here

Girls Stand Up | Fremantle

Whoever said that girls aren’t as funny as guys needs a slap in the face, and tickets to this hilarious stand-up show by Georgie Carroll, Janelle Koenig, Kehau Jackson, Lori Bell, Becky Lucas, Granny Flaps and Sian Choyce. They’ll have you lol-ing about everything from motherhood to man flu as you sip on Little Creatures beers at Creatures Next Door. Seeya there!

Where: Creatures Next Door, Fremantle
When: Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January, 8:30pm
For tickets click here

Lawrence Mooney—Like Literally | Northbridge

Lawrence Mooney has a bone to pick with wankers and he’s coming to Northbridge to tell you all about it. If you fancy your funny bone being tickled, you’re definitely going to want to get tickets to this one.

Where: Elephant and The Wheelbarrow, Northbridge
When: Friday 20 to Sunday 22 January,  8:30pm
For tickets click here

Saturday 21 January

Brunch On Beaufort | Highgate

If you’re not an early riser, brunch is your friend, and this weekend Beaufort Street is serving up a real winner. Grab your breakfast club pals and set out on a walking tour of one of Perth’s most iconic streets. Kicking off at Rochelle Adonis, you’ll stop off at five awesome venues along the way, taking your mood from hangry to happy.

Where: Kicking off at Rochelle Adonis, Highgate
When: Saturday 21 January 11am—2pm
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Salute the Sun: Vinyasa Yoga | Scarborough *The event has sold out since this article went live

It may be a fresh new year, but if you’re feeling anything but, it’s probably time to unwind and get your yoga groove on. With the smell of salt in the air and the soothing sound of waves crashing onto the beach, the friendly team from Yoga by the Coast will guide you through Sunshine Vinyasa, a class to help you calm that monkey mind.

Where: Scarborough Beach
When: Saturday 21 January 8—9am
For more information click here

Aperol Spritz Sunset Sessions | North Perth

Spritz your way through the weekend at the Hyde Park Hotel. For only two more weeks, Aperol Spritz will take over the bar so you can watch the sun go down, European style and with a spritz in hand. The signature Aperol Spritz is only $8 a pop, and with garden party vibes, you know you’re in for a good time.

Where: Hyde Park Hotel, North Perth
When: Until the end of January
For more information click here

Welcome To Rushmore: Feat ODD MOB & Linda Marigliano | Perth

There is no more ideal place to kick-start your balmy Saturday night than at Perth’s hottest sea container bar, Emabargo. Add ODD MOB & Linda Marigliano to the mix and your night is looking solid. The good guys behind Rushmore are bringing the party with a line-up of local DJs to play all the bangers and beats. All you need is the crew and ice cold drinks—nuff said.

Where: Embargo Container Bar, Elizabeth Quay, Perth
When: Saturday 21 January 2—11pm
For tickets click here
For more information click here

T-Pain—DJ/PA Australian Tour | Northbridge

Iconic RnB superstar,T-Pain is hitting Perth this weekend and to say we're 'Sprung' about it is an understatement. With his seriously catchy tracks, it shouldn’t be too hard to convince your mates to join you. Don't forget to 'Buy U A Drank'.

Where: The Game Sports Bar, Northbridge
When: Saturday 21 January, 8pm
For tickets click here 
For more information click here 

Club Aperol | Perth

There ain’t no party Iike a garden party so pop by the Globe Bar this Saturday to guarantee yourself a jolly good time. Aperol is taking over the entire Garden Courtyard, serving their famous spritz for only $10 a pop and there will be plenty of live music and entertainment.

Where: The Globe Bar, Perth
When: Saturdays and Sundays throughout January
For more information click here

Sunday 22 January

De Lish: Dessert, Coffee & Gourmet Food Expo | Burswood

We love food so it’s no surprise we’ll be stopping by the De Lish Expo at Crown this Sunday. With something for everyone, whether you’re in the industry or you're just damn passionate about food, this expo is interactive, entertaining and educational—and is jam-packed (literally) with everything to fulfil every foodie fantasy.

Where: Crown Perth, Burswood
When: Sunday 22 January, 9am—5pm
For tickets click here
For more information click here

Heads Up!

Check Out Live By Night At Your Local Cinema

Because we don’t want you to be unprepared for next weekend (we’re thoughtful like that), this is your official reminder to book tickets for ‘Live by Night’, opening in cinemas on Australia Day. It’s a gritty gangster tale, with a healthy dose of romance thrown in for the ladies, because balance. ‘Live by Night’ is set in the roaring 20’s, when prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The visuals are top notch, so you’ll probably feel like you’re right there with Ben Affleck (the director, screenwriter and star, FYI) as he breaks all of the rules.

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Sunset Veranda | Image credit: Jarred Seng

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