International Women’s Day is almost here and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Happening this Sunday 8 March, expect inspiring brunches, plenty of rosé and special cocktails and beers that will make a difference. Rally the gals, here are all the best International Women's Day events in Perth this year.
Body Love Brunch At Little Way
Get your New Years' resolutions back on track and start your Sunday with a bit of self-care and a lot of fun this IWD. Grab your brekky and prepare to girl crush hard over the glorious panel of health and wellness professionals invited. We’re talking business owners, health coaches, personal trainers and more who will be opening up about their struggles with confidence and how they overcame them. You'll leave full of mimosas and with a whole heap of new gal pals.
When: Sunday 8 March, 9am to 11.30am
Where: Little Way Cafe, Nedlands
Tickets: $70, get yours here.
You Do You Brunch At Fraser's
The angels from Fusion Biz Babes and Social Club Community have us feeling all warm and fuzzy at the idea of a champagne brunch in the name of girl power to raise money for the Australian bushfire appeal. Get your power stance on and strut down to Fraser’s to learn the secrets to success in the business world. And who better to learn from than an Instagram queen, an Australian fashion designer, an award-winning life coach and an event company director? These badass business women defied all odds in their career journeys, staying true to themselves and now encourage others to embrace a you do you attitude. Don’t mind if we do.
When: Sunday 8 March, 9.30am to 12.30am
Where: Fraser’s Restaurant, Kings Park
Tickets: $129, get yours here.
Bottomless Brunch At Drift Kitchen
We like brunch, but we love a boozy brunch and we know you do too. Luckily for us, the legends at Drift Kitchen are granting all our wishes with an IWD bottomless brunch this Saturday. Challenge all the fabulous ladies in your life to two hours of free-flowing Prosecco and mimosas to wash down a delicious brunch from Drift’s brand spanking new menu. We sure hope you can multitask because there is a surprise live act that you won’t want to miss.
When: Saturday 7 March, 12pm to 2pm
Where: Drift Kitchen, Scarborough
Tickets: $50, get it here.
Dress For Success At Petition Kitchen
Drop everything and cancel your plans for a four-course lunch prepared by Petition’s culinary goddesses. Get around the girls from winemaking duo South by South West as uber-talented Director of Wine, Emma Farrelly, pairs your meal with the perfect vino. While the food and wine are going to be good, it's the clothing drive for Dress for Success that's the star of the show. Bring along any professional clothing in near-mint condition and provide women in need a helping hand into the workforce.
When: Sunday 8 March, 12pm to 3pm
Where: Petition Kitchen, State Buildings
Tickets: $97, get yours here.
Endless Graze And Rosé
Ladies, polish your tiaras because this IWD, Odyssea is planning on treating us like the queens we are. Nothing says International Women’s Day quite like an impressive grazing table and an endless supply of rosé. Think freshly shucked oysters, creamy local cheeses, Wagyu beef pastrami and beyond. We’re not drooling, you are.
When: Sunday 8 March, 4pm to 6pm
Where: Odyssea, City Beach
Tickets: $70, get yours here.
Drink And Dance For The Love Of Women
Si Paradiso, Northbridge
It’s already a big yes from us. Come and groove to the tunes supplied by an all-female lineup and stay for the female-made brews and cocktails, female designed and prepared eats, and the all-female floor and bar team at Si Paradiso this IWD. Yeah, the girls!
When: Sunday 8 March, 4pm – late
Where: Si Paradiso, Highgate
Tickets: $5 early / $10 late (available on the door)
El Grotto, Scarborough
Sister see sister do, and we’re not mad about this one. Following Si Paradiso’s lead, El Grotto is dedicating Sunday March 8 to all the chicas of Perth and it’s going to be epic. We are pumped for their funky female lineup featuring Paige Valentine, Teischa, Kester & Bee.
When: Sunday 8 March, 6pm – late
Where: El Grotto, Scarborough
Tickets: $5 early / $10 late (tickets available on the door)
IWD Ale Launch At Little Creatures
It’s every female-craft-beer-lover’s dream and it feels like all our birthdays and Christmases rolled into one magical day. This International Women’s Day, Little Creatures will officially launch their IWD Ale. We can’t wait to try these beauties brewed by the Little Creatures brew team and directed by the dynamic duo, Jess Curtin and Ranga Mapondera.
Each and every dollar made from beer sales at Lion's venues on Sunday 8 March will be put towards a $25,000USD scholarship for women to take part in a leadership initiative from Homeward Bound. If you haven't heard of Homeward Bound, it's an epic organisation taking women with a background in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) to Antarctica to use their skills to save our planet and it's well worth your support, so get drinking.
When: Sunday 8 March, all day
Where: Little Creatures, Fremantle
Cocktails For A Cause To Celebrate Women In Hospitality
The Sneakers and Jeans team is celebrating International Women’s Day with not one, but four special cocktails designed by some of the boss ladies working in the venues. Each of the cocktails will be available from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 March with $2 from every cocktail going towards Zonta House Refuge Association Inc.
So, what can you expect? Hadiqa’s Venue Manager, Amie Forshaw, has created the Zwinna which is a refreshing concoction of gin, grand Marnier, lime, agave, Moroccan bitter and egg whites. Over at The Flour Factory, Bar Manager Verity Coles has come up with The Kona Club—Tanqueray Rangpur, Chambord, cardamom syrup, lime, Peychaud's bitters and egg whites all garnished with juniper berries. Emma McCulloch, the Bar Manager and Cocktail Curator at Varnish on King will be pouring the Brave New World; a Westward Whiskey cocktail with chestnut syrup, China China sweet vermouth and saline all finished off with roasted chestnut and eucalyptus. Finally, one of Caballitos legendary bartenders, Alyssa Gillon, has dreamt up the Bomba de Cereza which is a tribute to the song Cherry Bomb by The Runaways.
When: Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 March
Where: Hadiqua, Caballiots, Flour Factory, Varnish on King
2020 NAB AFLW Fremantle Dockers V Brisbane
Kicking like a girl has never looked so good and you can see it first hand this International Women’s Day! Champion the IWD 2020 theme of #EachForEqual by supporting our girls as they mark their territory in the heart of Fremantle and forge a pathway for all towards a gender-equal world.
When: Sunday 8 March, 1.10pm
Where: Fremantle Oval
Cost: Free, get more details here
The Women’s Adventure Film Tour Screening
Who run the world? Girls. And for proof, look no further than this collection of award-winning short films celebrating the awesome Australian women who are smashing goals and setting records in the spirit of adventure. Featuring an all-star cast and throwing big names around including four-time World Champion cliff diver Rhiannan Iffland, climber Angie Scarth-Johnson, trail runner Jacqui Bell, as well as women in snow sports, mountaineering and mountain biking. This screening is sure to have you on the edge of your seat and craving the thrill of adrenalin - but don’t try these activities at home, kids. We’re quite happy to live vicariously through these larger-than-life ladies for now.
When: Sunday 8 March, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Where: Luna Cinemas, Leederville
Tickets: $20 - $25, get yours here.
IWD At Lakelands Shopping Centre
The guys at Lakelands Shopping Centre are inviting everyone, no matter your gender, to come and listen to a few incredible speakers at their IWD event on Monday 9 March. Joining the panel they've got Tayla Stone, a young mum making the most of her life despite a spinal cord injury, Elsie Ugle, a Noongar woman who was part of the stolen generation, Lauren Crofts, an advocate of the trans community and board member of Pride in Peel Incorporated plus more. If you're feeling the need to be inspired, this is the place for it.
When: Monday 9 March, 9:30am to 11:30am
Where: Lakelands Town Square
Cost: Free, but register your attendance here
Bottomless Sangria At Miss Chow's
Claremont, South Perth, Whitfords
If you're into sangria you'll want to get Miss Chow's this weekend. Head in for either lunch or dinner and as long as there is at least one gal on the table, you'll get bottomless sangria for the whole lot of you.
When: Sunday 8 March
Where: Miss Chow's, Claremont, South Perth and Whitfords
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