August is here which means winter is well and truly on its way to being over (can I get a hell yeah?). But it also means we’re only a hop, skip and a jump away from Christmas and in no time at all we’ll be 90.
So, in the spirit of living while you’re still young, we’ve got a pretty stellar line-up of events for you to get out and enjoy this August. There’s some amazing music acts, delicious foodie events, comedy, a fun run and the best sporting event on your calendar, the Darts Masters.
So what are you waiting for? Get out that calendar app and start slotting in these 12 events popping up in Perth in August.
Lucy Goes To South America
1 August, Kitsch Bar Asia, Leederville
For one night only Kitsch will be setting sail for South America to bring you a delicious six-course menu mashed up with their winning street food style. Punters can expect baby octopus with a papaya and lotus root salad, salted cod croquettes with sriracha mayo and chocolate empanadas with sweet corn ice cream. Plus—each course is perfectly paired with goodies from the bar.
Gelato My God #3 And Mixtape Launch
6 August, Chicho Gelato, Northbridge
Gelato and music pairing is a thing and it’s coming to you this August! Chicho Gelato and Highgate Continental have teamed up to create the ultimate gelato eating soundtrack inspired by Italian oddball disco and continental funk. There’ll be some pretty crazy new flavours up for grabs too, so you’ll surely be back for seconds.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
11 August, Perth Arena, Perth
Grammy Award Winning Duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will take to the stage as part of their This Unruly Mess I’ve Made world tour this August. If there’s one big music act to catch this year at Perth Arena, it’s this one.
Faulty Towers | The Dining Experience
19—20 August, Rigby’s Bar & Bistro, Perth
A big hit at this year’s Fringe World Festival, Faulty Towers—The Dining Experience is back this August. Basil, Sybil and Manuel will host this two-hour interactive show which includes a three course dinner and loads of funnies. Set your manners aside as this five-star show has been described as “food snortingly funny”.
Collaborative Dinner With Matt Stone
20 August, Millbrook Winery, Jarrahdale
Join Matt Stone, former Chef at Greenhouse Perth, as he launches his latest cook book, The Natural Cook. With a maximum taste and zero waste philosophy, Stone will collaborate with Millbrook Winery Head Chef Guy Jeffreys to come up with a very tasty three-course dinner. There’ll also be a tour of Millbrook’s kitchen garden, canapes, drinks and talks by Jeffreys and Stone, and to top it off you’ll get to take home a copy of The Natural Cook.
Ben Folds With yMusic
23 August, Perth Concert Hall, Perth
It’s no secret that Aussies love Ben Folds, so you’ll be super stoked to hear he’s making his return to our island home this August with New York’s critically acclaimed ensemble yMusic. Set to perform solo hits, Ben Folds Five favourites and tunes from his latest album So There, you’ll want to be first in line to nab tickets to this one.
Hatch: WAAPA Dance Season
23—27 August, Dolphin Theatre, UWA, Crawley
Part of the Winter Arts Festival, Hatch is a WAAPA dance show not to be missed. You’ll be wishing you never gave up ballet as you watch the third-year graduates leap across stage with more ease than it takes for you to get up from the couch.
Larder Series With Scott Bridger
24 August, May Street Larder, East Fremantle
If you’re a cured meat addict like me, you’ll want to head to the next class in the Larder Series. Run by Scott Bridger, the Executive Head Chef at May Street Larder, in this class you’ll learn all about how to cure and smoke your favourite meats. It’s going to be delicious!
An Evening With Steve Wozniak
24 August, HBF Stadium, Mount Claremont
Prepare to be inspired, co-founder of Apple and the tech genius behind the invention of the personal computer, Steve Wozniak is making his way to Perth this August. Woz will be discussing everything from innovation and invention to digital rights and the art of a pleasure-driven work ethic (ahem, some of these things he did not learn from Steve Jobs). We’re hoping that just by being in his presence we’ll become just that little bit smarter.
Perth Darts Masters
25—27 August, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth
So you thought darts was just a pub game to pass the time in between rounds of pool? Shame on you, it is so much more than that. Eight of the world’s greatest darts champs will be heading to Perth for this fast-paced event. Why not go all out and book a VIP table to enjoy food and a four hour drinks package? There’s a whole bunch of prizes to be won for the best dressed individual, duo, table and theme too. We’re so there!
27 August, The Cheese Barrel, Millendon
Oysters, ciders, wine and an endless cheese buffet—shuck yes we are going to this event at The Cheese Barrel in the Swan Valley. Each ticket includes half a dozen oysters (shucked by oyster king Jerry Fraser, no less), booze and as much cheese you can fit in your belly. This event is selling out fast so get your tickets now!
City To Surf
28 August, Perth
It’s time to get off the couch because the City to Surf is back this August in Perth. If you’re a fit freak you’ll be totally excited to get your half-marathon or marathon on, but most of us normal folk will be taking part in the 4km or 12km run. And, if running is really not your bag, you can always opt for the 4km or 12km walk. The best bit about it (other than raising money for a good cause) is the post workout feed you get to enjoy guilt free!
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