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13 Epic Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Pim Pattanasuk - 17 Nov 2016

Things To Do In Perth

Perthies, we have to apologise in advance for the debate that will take place amongst your mates about what the heck to do this weekend as it’s jam packed with all sorts of fun. From courtyard vibes and Christmas celebrations, to vintage markets and watching the sunset by the beach with some sweet tunes—our not so little city has stacks to offer.  

Here are 13 epic things to do in Perth this weekend.

Friday 18 November

Bar Pop Back Yard And Live At The Orchard Opening Night | Perth

The combo of summer nights and courtyard vibes is what we’re all about. The teams behind Bar Pop Back Yard and Live At The Orchard are here to fill you to the brim and make you merry with DJ's, live music, great booze from Gage Roads Brewing Co, Batlow Cider, Vinaceous Wines, Tanqueray and Moët & Chandon and delicious bites from Wok St Chow House, Five Bar and Lot Twenty. Hell yeah!

Where: Urban OrchardPerth Cultural Centre
When: 4pm, 18 November 
For more information click here

Exhibition Opening: Light Geist | Fremantle

Art friends! Expect fiery landscapes, glowing vats of mist and intricate projection mapping at this seriously epic exhibition which celebrates the enveloping and entrancing power of video projection. This display will feature new commissions by four leading Australian artists—Sohan Ariel Hayes, Ngamaru Bidu, Ella Barclay and Sam Price. Cool!

Where: Fremantle Arts Centre
When: 6:30pm, 18 November 
For more information click here

Ah Trees Debut EP Launch | Fremantle

Take a journey down the rabbit hole into the world of Ah Trees for their first national tour. Grab the crew and sink some pints while the five Perth dudes blend aspects of new-wave, funk, psych & pop to produce a sound that is unique to them while paying homage to their idols, with tunes to make you dance in the hall or drift away on a cloud.

Where: Mojos Bar, Fremantle
When: 7pm, 18 November 
For tickets click here
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KanyeFest | Northbridge

She takes my money when I'm in need. Yeah she’s a trifling friend indeed. Yeah she’s a gold digger #SorryNotSorry #YeezyMadeMe. Apart from putting Gold Digger in your head for the rest of the day, we’re here to tell you there’s a night dedicated to all Kanye classics and new bangers, so hustle your homies and get ready to work those vocal cords and test your rapping skillz.

Where: Metro City, Northbridge
When: 11:30pm, 18 November 
For tickets click here
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City Of Perth Christmas Decorations | Perth

If there is one day that we absolutely love more than anything, it is Christmas. We’re those people who sing along to Christmas carols in shopping centres (not even sorry). So, when it comes to anything Christmas—we’re advocates. Take a break from the stress of Christmas shopping to marvel at the Perth City’s magical lights and decorations, including Perth’s biggest Christmas tree—13m high and 1.8 tonne! Tra la la la la, la la la la.

Where: Perth City
When: 18 November 2016—5 Jan 2017
For more information click here

Saturday 19 November

James Boag's Premium Railway Stakes Day | Ascot

The Ascot Racing Carnival kicks off its first week of The TABtouch Masters in true style. Enjoy a day of beautiful fashion, live entertainment and divine food options. Don’t worry about things dying off after 9pm either, because Aussie legends Eskimo Joe will be doing their thang. We recommend grabbing the gang and booking the James Boag’s Premium Beer Garden option which gives you access to the reserved front lawn area, live music, icy cold beer and scrumptious cocktail food. Would be rude not too?

Where: Ascot Racecourse
When: From 9am, 19 November 
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Etsy Made Local | Perth

Public service announcement to lovers of all things vintage! The ever-popular Etsy Made Local Markets are back again and providing festive fun with live bands, a gelato stand, a pop-up bar and sixty stalls of amazing handcrafted goods. Take our money!

Where: State Theatre Centre of WA Courtyard
When: 10am-4pm, 19 November 
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Sunday 20 November

Perth Home Grown | Perth

Calling all foodies and gourmet shoppers! Perth Home Grown has all the elements you need for a home-crafted Christmas. The sustainable living market offers festive flavours to stock that holiday pantry and those gourmet gift hampers. Look no further for specialty baked goods including homemade Christmas cakes, gingerbread and shortbread, unique handmade gifts and homewares, and fresh fruit’n’veg. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Where: Murray St Mall, Perth
When: 11am-4pm, 20 November
For more information click here

Deep Valley—Your Little Festival In The Hills | Roleystone

Imagine frolicking among a stunning field of beautiful flowers up in the hills while an array of international, national and local DJs serenades your ears. Well it’s happening. This boutique festival held at Araluen Botanic Park will host house music master MK, Detroit techno pioneer Moodymann, shining star Patrick Topping, Sydney-based house outfit Set Mo and an epic line up of local legends. If that stacked line up isn’t enough to fulfil your crew’s dancing shoes, then why not indulge in delightful drinks from Deep Valley’s cocktail bar and yummy bites from some of the tastiest food trucks.

Where: Araluen Botanic Park, Roleystone
When: 12pm, 20 November
For tickets click here
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By The C Featuring John Butler Trio With Angus & Julia Stone | Cottesloe

What’s more Perth than getting together with your mates or fam and grabbing a bottle or two of wine to enjoy with your wrapped paper bag of fish ‘n’ chips on a picnic rug at Cottesloe Beach? Nothing, and how bloody good does that sound! Well it gets better. By The C will house some the country’s best musicians such as John Butler Trio, Angus & Julia Stone, Grace Barbe and Peter Bibby playing spectacular live sets on the beach stage while you enjoy the sun setting from behind. Yes please!

Where: Cottesloe Beach, West Australia
When: 2pm, 20 November 
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5 Years Of Good Company | Highgate

Expect good vibes as the team from Good Company are celebrating five years since establishment in the totally hip amphitheatre at Late Night Valentine, featuring entertainment Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, Suzanne Kraft, Jon Robson and Uncle Perri. Gather the group and let the good guys at LNV look after you with your poison of choice.

Where: Late Night Valentine, Highgate
When: 3pm, 20 November
For tickets click here
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RNB Fridays Live | Perth

Is it getting hot, so hot in here? With a little bit of, Nelly, and a little bit of, TLC. Just a little bit of, Miss Mya, Miss Mýa, 112, Montell Jordan, Blackstreet, Blu Cantrell, Fatman Scoop, Dante Thomas, Kevin Lyttle and DJ Horizon. RnB Fridays Live are taking the music phenomenon to the next level with these seriously incredible names. So, don’t go chasing waterfalls and just hustle the gang for some bumpin’ and grindin’.  

Where: NIB Stadium
When: 3pm, 20 November 
For tickets click here
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Amy Amy Amy Live At The Orchard | Perth

After five sold out shows at Jimmy's Den & The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth WAAPA tribute group Amy Amy Amy are returning to perform an evening highlighting the best of musical legend, Amy Winehouse. Enjoy a wine or five in the gorgeous surrounds of the Orchard while Perth City lights up at night. After all, who doesn’t love a good Sunday fun day? Don’t worry, we won’t try send you to rehab.

Where: Perth Cultural Centre, Perth
When: 6pm, 20 November
For tickets click here
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Want more? Click here for more things to do in Perth.

Image credit: Bar Pop

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