It’s July and Lorde is still not here yet to perform her sweet brand of indie pop…but fear not! We’ve rounded up some great events to make the time between now and the moment our Lorde and saviour arrives that little bit easier. I love you Lorde.
From grand opera openings and comedy improv nights to food and wine adventures, chocolate markets and a brand new farmers market—we’ve well and truly got you covered.
PERTH GOOD FOOD AND WINE SHOW AT PERTH CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE
With hundreds of local and international exhibitors slinging out gourmet treats and your favourite grape tipple, there’s every reason to put on your stretchy pants (and wine bib) and head to the Perth Good Food and Wine Show at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. There’s free wine tasting classes, champagne master classes, the stinkiest of cheeses and some of Australia’s best chefs—and even beer! For more info, click here.
MOONSHINE WINTER WARMERS AT WHIPPER SNAPPER
Head to the distillery to get in winter spirits. As part of the Winter Wine and Dine series, Whipper Snapper is getting on board with a selection of winter warmers—think hot boozy drinks and utter deliciousness. For more info, click here.
Friday 14 July
BASTILLE DAY DINNER WITH MANU AT THE PERTH TOWN HALL
Celebrate Bastille Day with Perth’s favourite French dude, Manu. Francophiles will arrive to free-flowing Taittinger before indulging in a five-course French-themed dinner with premium matched wines. For more info, click here.
COUNTRY RHYTHM & BLUES REVIEW AT FLY BY NIGHT CLUB
Some of P-towns finest rhythm and blues performers will be taking over the mic for a night of sweet nostalgic chunes—from Johnny Cash to Ray Charles. Starring Natalie Gillespie, Howie Morgan, Lucky Oceans, Dave Brewer, Russell Holmes, Ben Vanderwal and Mark Gale. For more info, click here.
The 7 Deadly Sinners Cabaret At Tetsuo
Providing enough steam to fog up your glasses, The 7 Deadly Sinners is a cabaret not to be missed. Taking over Northbridge's newest nightclub, Tetsuo, grab yourself a bubble tea cocktail to match the sin of your choice (we choose gluttony) and enjoy. For more info and to buy tickets, click here.
LE GRANDE BASTILLE DINNER AT MUST WINE BAR
Trust Must to have your Bastille Day covered. This year they’re turning up the French music, uncorking some wines from regions like Bordeaux and Champagne and putting on an impressive four-course meal with optional wine pairings and truffle upgrade. For more info, click here.
Saturday 15 July
THE MERRY WIDOW OPENING NIGHT AT HIS MAJESTYS THEATRE
Get some culture in ya at the opening night of West Australian Opera’s The Merry Widow. Expect plenty of glitz, glamour and giggles from this charming operetta. For all you opera newbies—it’s sung in English and has a happy ending—which NEVER happens in the opera world. And it stars Perth’s very own Taryn Fiebig. For more information, click here.
FREMANTLE CHOCOLATE MARKET AT THE ESPLANADE
See you and your chocolate covered smile at the Fremantle Chocolate Market—a celebration of all that is chocolaty and good. It’s free entry and there are plenty of tastings and hot chocolate to tuck into (and there’s ice skating across the road!). For more info, click here.
PERFECT PAIRINGS MASTERCLASS AT THE STANDARD
Do you even know how to cheeseboard? Let the experts at The Standard guide you as you attempt to make the ultimate cheese and artisanal meat platter. Then this culinary finishing school will teach you how to match wines with food like a pro. For more info, click here.
THE BIG HOO HA AT LAZY SUSANS COMEDY DEN
Part theatre and part comedy, this interactive comedy improv night is Lazy Susan’s answer to the Aussie TV show Thank God You’re Here. Basically, this is the Russian Roulette of comedy. Just go see for yourself. For more info, click here.
Sunday 16 July
WESTERN DERBY DAY AT SUBIACO STADIUM
It’s finally here! The AFL grudge match of the year (in Perth, anyway). Will the Eagles dominate? Or will the Dockers end their Derby winning streak? Will you drink pints and yell at a screen or yell at actual footy players? Tickets on sale here.
MOUNT LAWLEY FARMERS MARKET OPENING AT ECU MOUNT LAWLEY
Mount Lawley, your day has come. Tie a sweater ‘round your neck, mount your fixie and head to the brand spanking new Mount Lawley Farmers Market. There will be over 60 vendors with fresh produce galore. For more info, click here.
LITTLE MARKET PLACE AT VICTORIA HALL
More about felting than football? Then head down to Little Market Place to pick through jewellery, pre-loved designers, candles, crafts and more from local businesses. For more info, click here.
For more awesome things to do in Perth, click here!
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