The first half of the year’s public holiday’s might be over, but the summer weather certainly isn’t with sunny days forecasted right through to next week. Perth, you sure are alright!
This weekend there’s plenty to see, eat and do as per usual—from film festivals, dare-devilish activities and a vegan degustation, to Insta-worthy cake masterclasses and fun music festivities—load up those iCal’s, folks, because the time to hibernate is not anytime soon.
Here are 12 totally rad things to do in Perth this weekend.
Spanish Film Festival | Northbridge
Kicking off this weekend, Cinema Paradiso will be celebrating all things Spanish for three weeks straight as part of the Spanish Film Festival. So if you’re a fan of paella, flamenco, family dramas and saying “hola”, book your tickets now. Highlights include Kiki, Love To Love, Summer 1993 and The Queen Of Spain.
Where: Cinema Paradiso, 164 James Street, Northbridge
When: Thursday 27 April—Wednesday 17 May
For more information and to buy tickets click here
Friday 28 April
Abseil Perth Children’s Hospital | Perth
If you’re a do-gooding-daredevil, this is the event for you. Raise money for the kiddos over at Perth Children’s Hospital as you abseil the 160 metre drop (forty stories!) of Perth’s QV1 building. If you’re a little fainthearted at the idea you can watch safely from St Georges Terrace, but be sure to chip in for this great cause!
So Fresh: The Fairly Average Dance Party | Perth
Direct from the award-winning success at Fringe, the Fairly Average Dance Band is back with two sets of our favourite So Fresh hits. Expect only the most mediocre, yet catchy songs as you dance the night away at one of our fave venues in Perth, The Ellington.
Bad Girl Q&A Screening | Leederville
The time to support Aussie film is always and there’s no better way to do it than this Friday night at Luna Leederville. Psychological thriller, Bad Girl by Sydney-based director Fin Edquist will be debuting on the big screen with a Q&A screening. Starring Sara West and Samara Weaving, try and spot the Perth locations from where the film was shot!
Saturday 29 April
Percy Flint Is Turning 1 | South Fremantle
We love a good birthday party, and we love it even more when there are DJs and cheap food and drinks on offer. Head down to Percy Flint this Saturday for $8 Aperol Spritzes, or treat yourself to a hot dog or burger and chips with a pint of South Freo IPA for just $20. You'll also get a free glass of bubbles on arrival, because everyone loves bubbles.
Where: Percy Flint, 211 South Terrace, South Fremantle
When: Saturday 29 April, from12pm
For more information click here
Sake And Beer Festival | Mosman Park
Sake, beer and lovers of all things Japanese can purchase a ticket to heaven at this weekend’s Sake and Beer Festival at Tsunami in Mosman Park. $15 will get you 10 tastings of sake or plum wine, as well as a ceramic sake cup to take away with you. There will be more than 60 different types of Japanese bevvies to try and buy. Kanpai!
Face On Exhibition | Fremantle
Artophiles will love Face On, the latest and greatest exhibition at Common Ground in Fremantle. Launching this Saturday night, the exhibition by Johanna Morgan Richardson from Little Jo Studio features incredible biro, ink and acrylic portraits inspired by today’s youth.
Where: Common Ground, 82 High Street, Fremantle
When: Saturday 29 April, 6pm—8pm
For more information click here
Golden Drippy Cake Class
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to decorate Insta-worthy cakes, now’s your chance! In this four-hour masterclass run by Bake Boss, you’ll not only discover how to create the perfect drip effect, but you’ll also learn how to level a cake and apply chocolate sails and spheres. Plus, you’ll get to take your delicious creation home with you! If that’s not the best excuse for a party, I don’t know what is.
SAY Project 2017 | Mosman Park
SAY Project is an Act-Belong-Commit event like no other. Young and budding artists will get the chance to buddy up with a mentor and learn the ropes to creating incredible street art. Audiences are welcome too!
Sunday 30 April
Green Day | Perth
Everyone’s fave pop rock band from the 90s is coming to town this weekend! Kicking off their Revolution Radio tour at our own Perth Arena this Sunday, Green Day will be sure to give you a good ol’ dose of nostalgia along with a smattering of new tunes to keep things interesting.
In The Pines | Crawley
To celebrate their 40th year with a bang RTRFM’s In The Pines is back and better than ever this weekend. The line-up includes Jebediah, The Love Junkies, Rag N’ Bone and Bells Rapids. Pack a picnic and don’t forget those dancing shoes!
Progressive Five Course Vegan Brunch | Perth
At The Urban List we love a degustation, but not the belly bloat that follows, which is why we were stoked to hear Dr Clause and New Ethic Plant Food are throwing a healthier dego this weekend. The five course vegan and gluten free progressive brunch will feature delicious eats like banana and “Nutella” crumpets, pumpkin gnocchi and chamomile panna cotta from ethical chef Joel Camp. Your ticket will also cover all your coffee, matcha, chai, kombucha and juice needs as well.
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In The Pines | Image credit: RTRFM