November is finally here, and we know what you’re all thinking—how will my poor body survive? Between spring racing carnivals, Gourmet Escape and WA Beer Week, it’s a big month of festivities. Add to that more amazing events like street parties, martini master-classes and wine blending tours, and you have a whole lot of eating and drinking ahead.
But you know what? You’re young. You work hard. You deserve to have a jam-packed month of good times. So yolo, boys and girls.
Just remember to stay hydrated.
Here are all the best things to do in Perth this November (apart from all the free things to do in Perth of course, which you can find right here).
Seven Wonders Of The Beer World | Wednesday 1 November
Caboose, Mount Lawley
What does ‘seven wonders of the beer world’ even mean, you ask? It means sampling seven superb brews from across the beer spectrum, of course. From light and refreshing to bold and comforting, the Caboose team will guide you through your tasting tour, taking you through the aromas, flavours and characters of great beer - and they’ll throw in a perfectly matched three-course meal. Wonderous, indeed. Click here for more info.
Prohibition Party | Thursday 2 November
Frisk Small Bar, Northbridge
To celebrate the anniversary of the end of prohibition, the good people at Frisk are joining forces with Prohibition Gin to give you an exclusive tasting. For 15 of your hard earned dollars, you get a special Prohibition Negroni upon arrival, a tasting of two gins, an array of cheese to go with, and specially priced gin cocktails all night. All the while being entertained by Mr. Ben Chill spinning soul and funk tunes. That’s 15 well spent if you ask us. Find out more here.
Urban Weekender | Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 November
Cancel your plans for this weekend, guys, because we've teamed up with AMEX and Shop Small to bring you the two best, god damn delicious days of your life aka Urban Weekender. Kicking off this Saturday 4 November and running all weekend, over 50 venues across the country are offering a series of epic treats for this weekend only. Think: edible glitter martinis, espresso martini ice creams, $10 Aperol spritz and 20% off all your fave brands. Head here to find out what's happening in your city, and remember to get out, shop small and support local business.
The Colour Run | Sunday 5 November
If you haven’t run five kilometres whilst having coloured dye thrown at you, have you even lived? This is the happiest cardio session you’ll ever do (and will work nicely to offset all the eating and boozing you’ll be doing this month, too.) To register click here.
Tipple Perth: Melbourne Cup Day | Tuesday 7 November
Kitchener Park, Subiaco
A brand new addition to Perth’s cup day festivities, Tipple will see Subi’s Kitchener Park transformed into one hell of a spring racing party. Six different packages are on offer depending on what type of vibe you’re after, but whatever you choose, you can be certain there will be free-flowing bubbles, gourmet food and great big screens to catch everything going on at Flemington. Oh, an after-party where Bag Raiders will be performing live—no big deal. You might want to hurry to nab yourself a ticket. Click here to get yours.
Espresso Martini Masterclass | Saturday 11 November
Halford Bar, Perth
The clever cocktail-makers at Halford are paying tribute to everybody's favourite beverage, the espresso martini. Taste your way through three unique versions of this iconic drink, served alongside matching sweet treats from the Halford Kitchen, while learning about the history and future of this caffeine fuelled beverage. How sophisticated does that sound? Click here to find out more.
Fremantle BeerFest | Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November
Sunshine. Music. Food. Beer. You can’t really go wrong with that kind of formula, can you? Esplanade Park will once again be transformed into a giant alfresco beer party, jam-packed with 40 Western Australian craft brewers, cider makers and distillers; as well as some top notch local street food and live music. For more details click here.
South West In The City | Sunday 12 November
South Perth foreshore
All the very best of the south west, minus the long drive—how good is that? This event brings all the best wineries, breweries and gourmet food fresh from the south west straight to our doorstep. Think Amelia Park, Black Brewing Co, Credaro, Deep Woods Estate, Happs, House of Cards, Wills Domain and Woodlands. Plus pop up bars and restaurants, lounging areas and entertainment. To find out more click here.
Foam Party | Sunday 12 November
The Blue Flamingo
Now that the weather is getting (slightly) warmer, what better way to dust off the swimsuit than with a good old fashioned foam party? Your ticket includes a drink on arrival and a line up of DJs. Just BYO sandwich bag to protect your iPhone. Purchase your ticket here.
Leederville Long Table Supper | Wednesday 15 November
Oxford Street, Leederville
The annual Leederville Long Table Dinner is on again. Your ticket gets you a whopping 10 courses of deliciousness, featuring the very best of Leederville's eateries, including Pinchos, Ria Malay, Duende Tapas, Sweetlips, Theo & Co, Three Sisters and Gusto Gelato. Plus wine and beer to accompany each dish. Get in quick though because there are only 100 seats available at this very popular table. To grab your tickets click here.
The Art of Food Shared Feast | Thursday 16 November
The Hummus Club, Northbridge
If you love food and art, this is your jam. The Hummus Club's head chef Phil Watkins and international artist Karim Jabbari will join forces to produce an interactive dinner party celebrating WA produce and modern mid-eastern culture. Six courses, six matched local wines, live art, chats with the Phil and Karim and some surprises. For more details click here.
Margaret River Gourmet Escape | Thursday 16—Sunday 19 November
This event needs no introduction. A four-day festival celebrating exceptional food and wine from WA’s south west? Start the car. This annual food-lovers extravaganza attracts local, national and international visitors eager to experience the unique local flavours, incredible landscapes, and fun atmosphere—and perhaps even meet some celebrity chefs and winemakers. To find out more click here.
Rottofest | Friday 17—Sunday 19 November
This event will see Rottnest Island taken over for the whole weekend with live music and comedy. Big names in the comedy game include Arj Barker, Rhys Nicholson and Heath Franklin; and live music acts include The Brow, The Money War and Timothy Nelson. Add to that a giant pool party, banging DJ's, delicious cocktails and a big BBQ and you’ve got yourself a pretty awesome weekend. If this is your jam, click here for more info.
Spring Day At The Races | Saturday 18 November
Experience a great day at the races for a good cause. The team at Breast Cancer Aware WA are throwing a spectacular racing party with unlimited premium canapés and drinks, live music, fashion and auctions with all funds raised going towards those affected by breast cancer. Find out more here.
Tin Can Alley | Sunday 19 November
Cathedral Square, Perth
Have you ever been to a Tin Can Alley Party? Nope, neither have we, which is why we’re intrigued. This unique shindig will feature the best from Mash Brewing, Feral Brewing Company, Nail Brewing Australia, Otherside Brewing Co. and Beer Farm as well as lawn games, food trucks and live music. We don’t mind the sound of that. Want more info? click here.
Friends Quiz Night | Monday 20 November
The Old Laundry, North Perth
Do you fancy yourself an expert on the world’s most successful sitcom? Then get yourself a ticket to the Friends Quiz Night. Delicious food and drinks will be available, as well as free drink prizes throughout the night, and of course the overall prize for the winners. Grab a ticket here.
Music Quiz Night | Wednesday 22 November
Swan Yacht Club, East Fremantle
If you're more into John Farnham than Ross Gellar, there's still a quiz night for you. Grab seven of your most musical friends and book yourself a table of eight for just $25 each. All the funds raised go to Breast Cancer Care WA, so get your tickets here.
BBQ, Beats & Beer | Thursday 23 November
Long Chim, Perth
To celebrate WA Beer Week, Eagle Bay Brewing, Nail Brewing and Stone & Wood Brewing Co are partnering with Long Chim to host BBQ, Beats & Beer—a celebration of all things tasty. While you’re checking out some of their tasty core brews, Long Chim will fire up their famous BBQ and pump out some deluxe street food for you to enjoy, all while listening to sweet tunes in the Long Chim garden courtyard. Caught your attention? Click here for more info.
Animal Rescue Quiz Night | Saturday 25 November
South Perth Community Centre
We know how much you all love your pets, so we're betting you'll want to get around this quiz night. All the money raised goes towards saving and rehoming abandoned and abused pets, plus you might even learn something new. Get your tickets here.
Wine Blending Tours | Thursday 23—Monday 26 November
Discover your inner winemaker with some of the best winemakers in WA. They’ll take you on a tasting journey through different red wine grape varietals and the art of blending—you will then take to the blending bench yourself to be a winemaker for an afternoon, and create your own signature blend to bottle and take home. Obviously, you’ll get to sample wines as well while you’re at. You know, for quality control. For more information click here.
Cirque Du Soleil ‘Toruk’ | Friday 24 November—Sunday 3 December
A circus show based on the film ‘Avatar’. Yes, you read that correctly. The Cirque is back in town and this time, it’s Avatar themed. Go ahead and call us nerds, but we couldn’t be more excited. Want tickets? Click here.
To see all the free events in November click here.
Image credit: Margaret River Gourmet Escape