International Women’s Day (IWD) is around the corner, so let us just start by saying that women are bloody awesome.
We're big believers in celebrating women every day of the week, but Wednesday 8 March provides a valuable reminder to get out there and show your support.
We've rounded up a few things you can do around Perth this International Women's Day.
Grab A Pint At Gage Roads From Their All-Female Brew Crew
Gage Roads Freo | Wednesday 8 March
An all-female brew crew at Gage Roads Brew Co have crafted a special IWD limited release beer; the Sunset State WA IPA. If you need an excuse to grab a few rounds, proceeds from sales will go towards a $10,000 industry scholarship with Pink Boots Australia to further the careers of women in the brewing industry. The beer will be launching Wednesday night at Gage Roads Freo, with a bar shout of the new brew and an industry panel and Q&A for any budding female brewers keen to find out more.
Practice Some Self Love At This Empowering Girl Talk Workshop at Servo
Evergreen Garden, Servo | Wednesday 8 March, 7pm - 9pm
If you're keen to channel some self love this IWD, the ladies at Girl Talk will be hosting an empowering painting workshop up in the Evergreen Garden, located in the private upstairs area via Servo or The Garden. Spend two hours sipping wine while the Girl Talk gals guide you to draw and paint your own nude selfie. Sounds a little scary, but the community is so warm and welcoming, you'll soon get over any initial shyness. Girl Talk will also be donating part of the ticket pricing to a program helping more girls get educated. Tickets are available here.
Raise A Glass And Some Dollars For Zonta House Refuge Association With Sneakers & Jeans
All S&J Venues | Wednesday 8 March, all day
This IWD Sneakers & Jeans are once again throwing their support and dollars behind Zonta House Refuge Association—a not-for-profit that provides refuge and transitional accommodation, holistic support services and education to women over the age of 18—with a dollar from every beer, flute or cocktail purchased across all S&J venues on Wednesday 8 March going to the cause. It's the fifth year the group has celebrated IWD, and this year they're highlighting three talented, hardworking women within their leadership ranks. Kahla, Katie and Kelda head up three of the four key departments that keep the business ticking; Events, Marketing and Finance.
Check Out This Wall Of Fame Exhibit Honouring WA Women In Sport
Forest Chase | Wednesday 8 March
Learn About The Trailblazing WA Women On Raine Square’s Honour Roll
Raine Square | Wednesday 8-10 March
You can keep the female appreciation going in the city at Raine Square. They've got an old-school Honour Roll on show, recognising the trailblazing women of past and present who have influenced Western Australia's culture and landscape. On the roll you'll find names like First Nations rights activist Daisy Bindi, Australia’s first female politician Edith Cowan and Raine Square's matriarch Mary Raine, alongside more recent inspirations including The Hon. Julie Bishop, First Nations youth worker and mental health advocate Brooke Blurton, TV presenter Narelda Jacobs, and many more. They'll also have pop up events on, with $1 from any activity going to Dress for Success Perth.
Head To Toots For An International Women’s Day Musical Feast
Toots, Northbridge | Thursday 9 March
For one night only, everyone’s fave secret disco bar Toots is throwing a workshop perfect for those wanting to express themselves through music - and whether you’ve ever touched a deck or have been spinning records since the dawn of time, you’re going to love learning how to mix like a seamless superstar DJ under the guidance of DJ legend Fadj. Get sparkled up and get ready for a great night out. Tickets are $67, grab yours here.
Image credit: Gage Roads