International Women’s Day is fast approaching and this year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. Happening this Monday 8 March, you'll find plenty of things to do around Perth to celebrate the women in your life.
Rally your girl gang, here are all the best International Women's Day events in Perth this year.
2021 AFLW West Coast Eagles V Fremantle Dockers
Sunday 7 March
Kicking like a girl has never looked so good and you can see it firsthand this Sunday when WA’s best female footy teams go head to head at the RAC AFLW Derby. Kicking off at 1.40pm Sunday 7 March at Optus Stadium, the AFLW Derby will be followed by the men’s fixture, and you’ll only need one ticket to watch both games—so go ahead and make a whole day out of it.
Celebrate Women In Hospitality At Si Paradiso And El Grotto
Sunday 7 March
Start your International Women’s Day celebrations a day early at Si Paradiso’s event on Sunday. From 12pm until 10pm, you’ll be able to check out female-produced brews, wines and cocktails presented by the female bar team, as well as an all-female line-up of DJs throughout the afternoon and evening.
Sister see sister do, and we’re not mad about this one. Following Si Paradiso’s lead, El Grotto is dedicating Sunday March 7 to all the chicas of Perth and it’s going to be epic. We are pumped for their funky female lineup featuring Lo, Joan & the Giants, Dolce Blue, Meg Wheeler, Chloe Schofield and DJs Bee Rizzi and Chicken Wing.
Door sales and all profits from the specially-curated cocktails at both venues on the day will be donated to Zonta House, so round up your gal pals and get ready for an empowering afternoon.
Sip And Raise Funds For Women’s Health At The Old Synagogue
Monday 8 March
This International Women’s Day gather your gang and head to any of the stunning venues within The Old Synagogue in Fremantle to enjoy a cocktail or two for a good cause. One dollar from every alcoholic beverage sold on Monday 8 March will be donated to the Fremantle Women’s Health Centre. If you ask us, it sounds like a good excuse to order more than one round.
International Women’s Day At The Rosemount Hotel
Monday 8 March
Head to North Perth live music haunt The Rosemount Hotel from 4pm on Monday 8 March for an evening of live music from leading local acts and fierce female performers Grace Barbé (acoustic duo), Nika Mo, Special Feelings and Clove. Best of all this event is completely free and you can enjoy happy hour drink specials between 4pm and 6pm.
International Women’s Day Fundraiser At The Bird
Monday 8 March
Another local hotspot for live music, The Bird in Northbridge is throwing a special fundraising event for Young Women Against Sexual Violence (YWASV) in the best way they know how—with performances by three female-led bands: Zorah, Freehand and Bexx. Come down from 7pm to hear stories from some of the women from YWASV (take care, this content may be triggering) then stick around and celebrate the female-led musical powerhouses on show. Tickets are $10 on the door and 100% of the proceeds are going to YWASV.
Enjoy Cocktails With A Cause At All Sneakers & Jeans Venues
Monday 8 March To Saturday 12 March
The Sneakers & Jeans team is celebrating International Women’s Day with not one, but five special cocktails designed by some of the boss ladies working in the venues. Each of the cocktails will be available from Monday 8 to Saturday 12 March with $2 from every cocktail going towards Zonta House, so you’ll be hydrating yourself for a good cause.
So, what can you expect? One of the legendary bartenders at Caballitos, Alyssa Gillon, has created the Peachy Keen—a mixture of Corazon Reposado Tequila, peach shrub, jalapeno Infused maple syrup, angostura and whites. Varnish on King bartender Caitlyn ‘KD’ Adams has dreamt up the Crimson Blush; a Woodford Reserve whiskey with strawberry syrup, rose water, Peychauds, lemon and whites. Over at Hadiqa, bartender of three years Chloe Rigoli has created the Athena Highball—inspired by the Greek Goddess of wisdom and war, this one’s a mixture of Jinzu gin, Laphroaig whiskey, blood orange & eucalyptus Dilmah tea, Giffard peach syrup and lemon. Eliza Rouse has used yogurt Soju, suanmeitang tea, fresh plum syrup and Pirate Life X Sneakers & Jeans’ limited edition kakadu plum & lemon myrtle pale ale to create the Soju Fancy A Beer? over at The Flour Factory. Finally, Goody Two’s venue manager Ava Grandison has designed the Kamikawa Bloom—named after the first transgender woman elected to political office in Japan, Aya Kamikawa, this cocktail is made with rye whiskey, creme de Violette, shiso umeshu, cherry blossom and lavender. Yum, drink up.
Treat The Ladies In Your Life With This Spa Experience At COMO
If you’re looking for an excuse to treat yourself or a special lady in your life to some R&R, what better time to do it than IWD? COMO has created a special two-hour wellness package just for women that will revive your mind, body and spirit. The package is split into three parts—it begins with a 30-minute private meditation session designed to relax your mind, which is followed by a 60-minute COMO Shambhala Massage that uses blended massage oils to calm your body and plunge you into deep relaxation. Finally, for your spirit, you’ll focus on your breath as you’re guided into yoga poses for a 30-minute long private session. It’s available from now ‘til the end of the month so get booking.
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Image credit: Miles Noel Photography for Sneakers & Jeans