With Perth Festival in full swing after its opening weekend and Fringe Festival almost drawing to a close, there are so many things to fit into this week it’s not even funny; and that’s without even mentioning all the other events happening around town.
From large-scale light shows, live music and new release film screenings, to outdoor cinema classics and star-lit long table dinners, this week has definitely come up with the goods for your social calendar. Here are five awesome things to do this week in Perth.
Monday 11 February
Boorna Waanginy At Kings Park
Perth Festival’s light-installation of epic proportions, Boorna Waanginy is taking over Kings Park again this year, and today is your last chance to see it. This extraordinary show lights up the trees and bushland in Kings Park, transforming them into a living, moving canvas that depicts the fragile beauty of our landscape. It’s one of the most poignant public events to have hit Perth in the last few years, you don’t want to miss it.
Tuesday 12 February
Agave: The Spirit Of A Nation Screening At Si Paradiso
It’s not all just disco dancing and pizzas down at Si Paradiso (not that we’d be complaining if it were). This week they’re putting on a screening of the recently released documentary Agave: The Spirit of a Nation, which tells the story of agave and the legacy of mezcal and tequila production in Mexico. The screening will be followed by a tasting of these spirits, and for dinner… an El Grotto kitchen takeover.
Wednesday 13 February
Leederville Long Table Dinner
The LeedyPalooza Long Table Dinner is back in its fourth year, this time under the stars along Newcastle Street. All your foodie dreams will come true with specialty dishes from ten local eateries (think Pinchos, Ria, Duende, Low Key Chow House and Gusto Gelato, to name a few), beers from Gage Roads and wine by Lieu-Dit Wine Selections. Spots are limited (to the length of the table, obviously), so secure yours before it’s too late.
Thursday 14 February
Cat Power At Chevron Gardens
One of the music industry’s longest-serving and most masterful female artists, Cat Power is making a hotly anticipated return to Perth this week as part of Perth Festival’s Chevron Gardens program. She’s celebrating 25 years on the grind as well as her brand new album, Wanderer. Given Cat Power’s famously electric live shows and the incredible venue that is Chevron Gardens, we are forecasting extremely good times.
Twilight Movies At The Camfield
The legends over at The Camfield (along with Optus) are bringing back the Twilight Movies on the big screen, and the program kicks off this Thursday with an absolute classic: Pretty Woman. Heading to the movies is, wait for it, totally free, but if you want to throw in a food hamper or some booze, the options are there for purchase. Get in early for a front row seat (and a beer).
Looking for more fun? Check out all these things to do in Perth.
Image credit: Matsu Photography