Things To Do

12 Awesome Things To Do In Perth (At Home) This Week

By Anna Franklyn
30th Mar 2020

Another week of staying home doesn’t have to mean another week of Netflix binge sessions (though no judgement if that’s all you want to do).

So many Perth peeps are getting creative and taking things online, from coffee catch-ups to dance parties, there’s plenty to do in Perth this week if you’re staying home.

Monday 30 March

No Lights No Lycra

No Lights No Lycra devotees will be pleased to know they’ve moved the party over to your living room so you can really dance like no one is watching… because honestly, no one is. If you haven’t already downloaded Zoom, get it on your computer or your phone and then join the party.

Free Meditation With Rupert Guenther and Tanya Servaas

Life is a bit topsy turvy at the moment, so it’s a good time to check in with yourself and do a bit of deep breathing. If you need a bit of guidance, Rupert Guenther and Tanya Servaas are running free meditation sessions every Monday night at 7:30pm for the next few months. They’ll be focusing on simple and effective methods to keep present, improve relationships and decrease stress, something we could all use right now.

Tuesday 31 March

COVID Coffees

If you’re getting pretty bored of drinking your coffee at home on your own, join in on Chris Edge’s COVID Coffees. As he puts it, it’s “no script, no agenda, no bullshit. Just some good folks enjoying a coffee and a check in.” Jump on to Zoom at 10am tomorrow and make some new buds.

Live Stream Cooking Classes With Matters Of Taste

Cooking skills not really up to scratch for a potential six-month lockdown? Matters of Taste has got you. They’re launching their first live streamed cooking class tomorrow night and the pln is to run them every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. Right now they’ve got 15-minute spaghetti carbonara, Swiss rosti potato cake pizza, the best chocolate cake and more, and they’re taking requests. Jump online to book, it’s only $9.50 a class.

Wednesday 1 April

Free Fermenting Party

By now, we all know how important gut health is to keep your mind and body running smoothly, so now seems like a pretty good time to make sure yours is up to scratch. Lucky for you, Kristen Pavis is running a free fermenting workshop this Wednesday. If you’re not free on Wednesday night (those virtual catch-ups are keeping us busy too), the course will be available online for seven days.

All Week

Host A Virtual Dinner Party

Table and Taste runs an online dinner party club and never has there been a better time to become a member. Each month they send you a menu to cook complete with recipe cards and paired wines (which you have to order yourself, but you get killer deals from Australian wineries). You can register up to 12 members on each membership so sign up, gather your pals and lock in a Zoom date to see who can cook it best.

Get A Sweat Up

Since gyms were forced to close last week, plenty of them have taken to the interwebs to bring you live streamed versions of your favourite classes. Check out our handy list of WA gyms that have gone online or jump on the MindBody app and search ‘virtual’ in your area, you’re sure to find more than enough to keep you sweating right through the weekend.

Learn Something New

If you, like us, tell yourself you’re going to learn a new skill at the start of each new year but instead spend every spare minute out taking in the glorious town that is Perth, now is your chance. You have to stay home, you might as well take some sort of online course. We’ve signed up for Curtin University’s online Noongar Language and Culture course which they are offering for free, but we’ve also found a few more courses you’ll want to take a look at.

Spruce Up Your Home Office

If it looks like you’ll be working from home for a while, you might want to take the time to make your workspace a little more inviting. We’d recommend a few plants from these Perth plant delivery services as well as one of the oil diffuser kits from Heartwood to make it smell as dreamy as it looks; don’t worry, they’re delivering.

Go Armchair Travelling

You might not be heading on that overseas adventure anymore, but you can still go travelling from the comfort of your couch, or your bed, no judgement here. Whether you want to explore national parks in the US, take a digital tour of the Guggenheim Museum, tick off one of the seven wonders of the world or something else entirely, you’re sure to find something to keep you busy for a few hours here. If you need more, check out all the best travel movies on Netflix to feed your wanderlust.

Binge All The Movies And TV Shows

This whole solitude thing is prime time to catch up on all the movies and tv shows you never got around to watching. Luckily for you, we’ve gone and done the hard yards so you can easily work your way through all these lists:

And remember, if you don't want to watch on your own, fire up Netflix Party so you can binge-watch with your mates.

Get Musical

A COVID-19 Quarantine Party playlist exists and it may or may not be the only thing standing between your sanity and you losing your marbles this week. You’ll find this bad boy on Spotify and it’s stacked with tunes like Britney Spears’ Toxic, Future’s Mask Off, the Bee Gees’ Stayin’ Alive and the Jonas Brothers’ Burnin’ Up. 

Avoiding the office for now? Here’s How To Work From Home Like A Total Pro From Someone Who Does It All Year Long

Image credit: Matters Of Taste

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