We are officially half way through the year, Perth! It’s only appropriate to celebrate this milestone with some memorable events. Whether it’s restocking the wine cellar, finding some rare sneakers, completing a muddy obstacle course or enjoying plenty of live music, we think you will love the variety on this weekend. Did we mention handmade food bonnets? (Read on to find out more.) There really is something for everyone.
Here are 12 excellent things to do in Perth this weekend.
All Weekend Long
The Lodge At 140
We are in love with this winter ski lodge inspired pop up space at 140 in Perth. Running until 8 July you can enjoy afternoon acoustic sessions, board games by the fire with friends or rug up with a good book and have your coffee and baked goods delivered from East Village. You simply can’t miss Insta-famous artist Chilly Philly who will share the success of his quirky handmade food bonnets (think crocheted burritos, beer cans and Liquorice Allsorts). Check out his Instagram here and visit him from 10 to 11:30am on Saturday 1 July. For more info and to book your spot at the free session click here.
Friday 30 June
Kilter At Villa
Electronic genius Kilter is touring his new album, Through The Distortion, and will be bringing one hell of an energetic set to Villa this Friday. Supports include Brisbane beat master Feki and Melbournian synth-pop duo Alta. Tickets are only $35, so get yours here.
Just a Gent At Jack Rabbit Slims
This is not just any 20-year-old gentleman. Just A Gent has brought us some of our fave hits like Rolling Dice and his Like A Version cover of Kid Cud’s 'Day And Night'. This Friday night he is hitting up Slims to showcase his latest album. Final release tickets are only $30 so grab yours from here now.
Annual Wine Sale At Petition Wine Bar & Merchant
There’s nothing we love more than wine…except maybe a sale. Wait, did we say wine sale? Yes Perth, get down to Petition from 12pm to take home some of their large boutique selection, or even be a bit adventurous and try their mystery pick. Start clearing space in your cellars, winos. More info here.
Saturday 1 July
The Arrival At Dolphin Theatre, UWA
The beautiful award-winning Shaun Tan novel The Arrival has been transformed into a live show featuring puppets, music and drama. Kicking off this Saturday and running until 15 July, this emotional migrant tale is worth a watch. Tickets start at $25, get yours here.
When the Sky Fell At PICA Galleries
A stunning Aboriginal art exhibition has hit Perth for the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. Showcasing a range of modern and traditional pieces, artists give their different perspectives on the yes vote. It’s the perfect way to get involved in NAIDOC week, so get all the details here.
South West Mudfest At Bootleg Brewery
If you’re looking for a muddy good time this weekend, you and your mates need to take a road trip down to Bootleg Brewery. Spend the morning trekking the 12km muddy obstacle course and treat yo’ self to a burger and beer at the finish line. If you get a bit too carried away on the bevvies you can burn them off on the 5km short course in the arvo. Tickets start at $77 and you can still register here. Get all the details here.
Big Scary At Metropolis Fremantle
Launching their third LP, this magical Melbourne duo are bringing their Animal tour to Metros Freo from 6 to 10pm. Cub Sport will be joining the show and will be performing their addictive single ‘Come on Mess Me Up’. Plus the funk and soul of DJ CC:Disco is guaranteed to get the night started. Tickets are $40 and available here.
San Cisco At Astor Theatre
Freo indie-pop band San Cisco are bringing their catchy hits from their new album The Water to the Astor. Guaranteed to have you bopping along, they will be accompanied by Thelma Plum and Boat Show. Tickets are $47, get them here.
Sunday 2 July
Boomerang Bags & Plastic Free July Launch at Growers Green
At The Urban List we loveeee coffee and it’s not uncommon for us to smash a few cups a day (hey, we need to concentrate right?). But what isn’t good is the number of disposable coffee cups we could potentially go through if we didn’t have our handy reusable cups (which score us a discount at most cafes #winning). Join us in pledging to stop using plastic bags and coffee cups for a month and see how easy it can be to give up plastic. Head down to the Growers Green Farmers Market for the launch of community made boomerang bags and make your pledge by visiting the Facebook page.
Sneaker Street At 663 Newcastle Street Leederville
Calling all sneaker enthusiasts! This high-end swap meet will have you drooling over some rare kicks and one of kind garments. The alleyway next to Pitz will be filled with pieces from all over the world from 12 to 4pm. Plus there will be 24 unique vendors selling their own goods and Boogie Nights DJs providing non-stop tunes. Entry is only $5, more info here.
Sarah Vai Movement Workshop At Alpha Dance Studio
Get down to Alpha Dance Studio at 2pm on Sunday for an hour in a half master class with Sydney dancer and choreographer Sarah Vai. Trained in contemporary and hip-hop, Sarah has taken her passion around the world. Check out her YouTube channel here. Click here to register and go to the Facebook page for all the details.
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