We’re back to two day weekends (for a few weeks anyway) but we’ve got some bangin’ events to kick off February. We’re talking chilli festivals, beer clubs, national pet adoption days and more.
Here are 13 amazing things to do this weekend.
Araluen’s Chilli Festival
Can you handle the heat? Araluen’s Chilli Festival returns for another year with endless amounts of chilli. Chilli sauces, chilli beers, chilli wines, chilli cocktails, chilli doughnuts, chilli chutneys—you name it, they’ve chilli-fied it. There will also be live music and entertainment, including celebrity chef Vince Garreffa who will be on stage showing you how to add some spice to your life at home. Tickets are sold online only so get yours here now.
Gary Tro-ke Karaoke At Fringe World
After selling out time and time again at the Edinburgh Fringe, UK stand-up comedian Gary Tro makes his Australian debut at Fringe World with his hilarious show about his longing to be able to sing. Side note: he can’t. Prepare to leave this show with killer abs from non-stop laughter. Click here to get your tickets.
Fish And Sips Festival At Port Beach
This festival is here to fill your first weekend in Feb with flavour as it celebrates our fresh seafood, award winning wine and a coastline that never gets old. Happening at the beautiful Port Beach, there’ll be live music, wine tastings, seafood masterclasses, cooking demos and, obvs, lots of pop-up seafood eateries that you can chow down at. With the weekend events opening up to an 18+ crowd only into the night, and names like Swings & Roundabouts on the sponsor list, you can probably expect a good time! Get your tickets here.
Thursday 1 February
Blood, Sweat And Fears At Circus WA
Ever since The Greatest Showman came out, we have been seriously considering joining the circus, so it’s not surprising that we’re pumped about Blood, Sweat and Fears presented by Yip Yip Circus. But this isn’t your usual glam circus show. It’s an introspective look into the life of a circus artist, from everything to spinal injuries, broken wrists, dropping with sweat, the adrenaline and more—so it might be just what we need to remind us we’re not quite ready to join the circus. Get your tickets here.
Beer Club At The Left Bank
What better way to kick off February than with the first Beer Club of 2018. Sit back, relax and listen to beer stories, taste the wide range of beer on offer and enjoy some eats, what more could you want? Oh, you want a beer glass? No problem, you get to take your own beer glass home—because who doesn’t love free stuff? Tickets are only $10 so what are you waiting for? Book your spot here now.
A Table To End Hunger
This foodie initiative is making big moves to end world hunger, and it all starts today! How does it work? Well, The Hunger Project's A Table To End Hunger has teamed up with a selection of Australia’s best restaurants to save you a (usually very tricky to lock down) seat—all you have to do is bid for it! So yep, turning your V-Day date into a noble act of charity is straight-up that easy: bid on a table, eat, change the world, and don’t forget to take your make up off before bed—all in a day's work, really. Start bidding here.
Friday 2 February
Green Day’s American Idiot At Crown Theatre
Green Day’s American Idiot national tour finally comes to Perth this weekend. The award-winning Broadway phenomenon is one not to be missed and will be showing at Crown Theatre until Sunday 11 February. Don’t know what the musical is about? Well, in a nutshell, it’s about three boyhood friends who are searching for meaning in a post 9/11, ‘Trumpian’ suburbia, and yes, of course, features the music of Greenday. Grab your tickets here now.
The Edison Bar And Eats First Birthday
Join the team at The Edison tomorrow night to help celebrate their first birthday! There will be half price cocktails, wine, bubbles and beer from 6pm and free canapés until 10 pm, and of course, free entry. Friday night plans sorted. For more information, click here.
Saturday 3 February
The Waifs And Kasey Chambers At Kings Park
Enjoy a night under the stars with The Waifs and Kasey Chambers performing an exclusive show at Kings Park. Special guests Lior and Stella Donnelly will also be performing, so you better believe this will be one chilled out Saturday night. Click here to get your tickets.
Doggie Dinner Movie Night In Maylands
Yep, that’s right, dreams do come true. Maylands Sports and Recreational Centre will be hosting a doggie dinner movie night to help raise money for the Shenton Park Dog Shelter. There will be a dog-themed market, doggie mocktails and Italian food vendors for non-doggies, plus free dog spaghetti when you purchase your movie ticket. There will also be an attempt to break the world record for the largest dog grooming session—and who wouldn’t want to be part of that?! Lady and the Tramp will be starting at 7:30pm so make sure you’re not late! Grab your tickets here now.
Sunday 4 February
Hello Sunday Morning Dance Party At Pioneer Reserve
What better way to start your Sunday morning than a dance party, right? Hello Sunday Morning is bringing a series of Sunday morning dance parties across Australia, with their newest ambassador Tommy Franklin. The party starts at 10am and its free, so why not skip your last couple of drinks on Saturday night and get up early on Sunday instead. For more information click here.
National Pet Adoption Day
If you’ve been begging your parents for a new family member for a while, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. National Pet Adoption Day is here and not only can you get involved in-store, you can also search for your new furry friend online. Learn about fostering and supporting homeless pets and you can also meet the local community rescue organisations. For more information on the day and which of your local PETstock stores are involved, click here.
De Lish Dessert, Coffee And Gourmet Food Expo At Crown
A day revolving around sweets and coffee, what more could you want in a Sunday? Tickets are only $12.50 and include live cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs, a barista challenge, opportunities to try and buy from a range of exhibitors—don’t miss the Crown Cube—chances to win amazing prizes throughout the day, and FREE coffee when you visit the Blacklist Coffee Roasters stand, um yes please! To get your tickets click here.
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Image credit: Caitlin Hicks