Game of Thrones is back but what the eff are you going to do with every other hour of the week? Well, fear not my little wildlings because we’ve rounded up the best events north and south of the wall.
From light, fire and film festivals to markets, deluxe degustations and Disney nostalgia, there’s so much to cram into this wintery weekend.
Here are 13 amazing things to do in Perth this weekend.
THE VOLVO SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL AT CINEMA PARADISO
This smorgasbord of cinematic treats will have you coming back for more faster than grandma at a Miss Maud buffet. And it’s hosted by what’s possibly the best cinema in town—because wine. To view the full program, click here.
COMA LAND AT STUDIO UNDERGROUND, STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
Actor, writer and director (but can he dance?!) Will O’Mahony’s latest work is a mysterious dramedy that follows 11-year-old child prodigy, Boon, through the mysterious twists and turns of Coma Land. For more info, click here.
BROOKFIELD WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL AT BROOKFIELD PLACE
Drop by the always-entertaining Brookfield Place to find it transformed by art and light. Featuring spectacular light installations, projections, performances and interactive events from local and international artists. For more info, click here.
Friday 21 July
2017 VARIETY OF CHEFS AT CROWN TOWERS
Let some of the hottest chefs in town feed you up real good for charity. A celeb-studded lineup of chefs will be serving up six delicious courses with matched wines. Funds raised go to Variety, so put your fat pants on and do it for the kids. For more info, click here.
BELGIUM NATIONAL DAY AT THE DUTCH TRADING CO
Clear off Bastille Day—because we’ve moved on to Belgian National Day. For those of you who don’t already know, Belgian National Day is a perfectly good excuse to drink beer and eat frites. To celebrate, The Dutch Trading Company will be serving up Belgium-inspired brews and a special menu. For more info, click here.
IAN STRANGE: ISLAND OPENING AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE
Perth-born and NYC-based artist Ian Strange returns home to present his latest exhibition ISLAND. Featuring large-scale photographs and installations, the works explore the US housing crisis and the destruction the GFC has left in its wake. For more information, click here.
Saturday 22 July
KRAKEN: A MID WINTERS BLAZE AT BATHERS BEACH
Blazing Swan and City of Freo give you the opportunity to hang out at a beach (in winter?! Scandalous!) and totes burn some shit to the ground. Family-friendly festivities, workshops, music and food trucks kick off from 3pm and then the fire fun begins (weather and council permitting). For more info on torching cool stuff on beaches, click here.
THE GOOD MARKET AT UWA
Grab your Keep Cup and canvas tote and head out for some guilt-free shopping at The Good Market, an ethical market featuring home wares, craft, jewellery, skin care, tasty food and more. You can find out more about this event, which is part of the Social Impact Festival, by clicking here.
WENDY SHARPE: BURLESQUE AND CIRCUS AT LINTON AND KAY PERTH
Acclaimed artist Wendy Sharpe’s dazzling new exhibition will get you hot under the collar—even on the coldest winter night. Featuring the colourful worlds of burlesque and circus, this latest exhibition from the Archibald Prize winning artist is teeming with life and lust. For more information, click here.
MOVE YOUR BODY WELLNESS DAY AT PERTH CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
Press pause on the Netflix marathon, don some lycra and go sweat, stretch and roll with the best of them. There will be motivational speakers, movement classes, cooking demonstrations, shopping and more. #blessed. For more info, click here.
POLKA DOT VINTAGE MARKET AT CLAREMONT SHOW GROUNDS
A celebration of all that is vintage and retro, Polka Dot Vintage Market will be bursting at the seams with clothing, accessories, jewellery, gourmet delights, home wares, records and more. Don your finest vintage glad rags and see if you can make it all the way through their 300 stallholders. For more info, click here.
Sunday 23 July
WE LOVE DISNEY AT ELLINGTON JAZZ CLUB
Experience mega nostalgia at the Ellington Jazz Club as they deliver soulful renditions of Disney classics from the Lion King, Aladdin, Frozen and more (fingers crossed for The Little Mermaid!). Kids and adults are welcome. But adults obviously have more chance of elbowing their way to the front of the stage. For more info, and to book tickets, click here.
MEGA INDOOR MARKET AT HBF ARENA
Perth has gots the market feva! And this one is for those Wildlings in Joondalup. Escape the Whitewalkers and head to the Mega Indoor Market—with free entry and live music. Noice. For more info on stallholders, click here.
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Image credit: Elle Borgward