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Get Off The Couch, Here Are The Best Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Olivia Di Iorio
24th Sep 2020

The flower installation running across the roof at The Flour Factory

The long weekend is ahead of us and we cannot contain our excitement. Who doesn’t love an extra day off? There’s a bunch of epic, not to mention delicious, things on offer this weekend like Pixar-themed mini golf, an apres ski party, a self-love lunch, dollar dumplings and more.

Here are the best things to do in Perth this weekend.

All Weekend

Subi Lounge Series

For the Subi Lounge Series’ first weekend in action, you can drink, eat and dance the night away. Each night the bars and restaurants in Subiaco will come to life, hosting gigs that span all genres, so you’ll be able to listen to whatever your jam might be, all while treating yourself to delicious eats. Kicking off this Thursday, most of the events are free, but be sure to check out the program for what’s on offer.

Check Out The COntainers For Chance $wan

If you haven't seen the Containers for Change $swan at Yagan Square yet, get down there this weekend and check it out. WA peeps go through a whopping 1.3 billion drink containers every year, that’s 3.5 million a day! Luckily, from 1 October, the Containers for Change initiative kicks off so you can cash in eligible drink containers for 10 cents each at any of the refund points across the state. Even if you don't care about recycling (which you should), the $wan is a pretty epic piece of art made from 10,000 containers, so go and have a gander.

Give The Gift Of Renewal At Karrinyup Shopping Centre

If you’ve got some pre-loved workwear sitting around, you should pack it into a bag and head for Karrinyup Shopping Centre this weekend. They’re collecting clothing donations on behalf of Dress For Success, an organisation which empowers women in need by providing professional attire, job support mentoring and the tools they need to achieve financial independence—just head to the concierge desk outside David Jones to make your donation. In the spirit of giving, customers who spend over $130 will be able to head to The Chrysalis in the Centre Court and receive a beautiful free gift—you can read all the details here.

Thursday 24 September

The Left Bank Wine Club With Flametree Wines

For $15 you can spend your Thursday night sipping on some delicious wine while looking out at the beauitful water. From 7pm to 10pm, the Left Bank is hosting Flametree Wines so you can try five of their creations. All the way from Geographe Bay, you can taste the award winning wines, like their Chardonnay and Cabernet Merlot. If you love any of the samples, you can even purchase a bottle to take home yourself. 

Friday 25 September

Gordon St. Dinner Series 

This month, Gordon St. Garage is inviting Joel Page from Stormflower Winery and Chris Masten from Off The Vine (and the West Coast Eagles), to put on a night that you just cannot miss. As part of their monthly dinner series, a four-course shared dinner and wine pairing is on offer for $125 on the final Friday of each month. Think broccolini with pecorino and preserved lemon dressing, tiger prawns with corn and lime, and to finish off, a chocolate cake and mascarpone mousse. Beats will be provided by local DJs so expect good vibes all round.

Lefty Apres Ski Party

Couldn’t go on your ski adventure this year? Well, we’ve got the next best thing. You can put on all the gear, shed a tear about your cancelled plans, and then, instead of hitting the slopes, head to The Left Bank to drink and dance the night away at the Apres Ski Party. Keep warm and toasty in the beer garden and down some $8 Jagermeisters or Canadian Clubs. Tickets at the door are $10, or you can get in for free before 6pm.

Winter Hall At The Rechabite

Put on your party pants and get on down to the last instalment of The Rechabite’s Winter Hall for a night of gastronomical and auditory delights. Along with the good times to be had, there’ll also be espresso martinis on tap, tasty bites to eat, good tunes courtesy of DJ Victor and a bit of wow-factor from aerialist Elke Uhd.  

Saturday 26 September

Quit Your Bitching

Ladies, in need of some inspiration? Well Quit Your Bitching is about all things self-discovery, self-love, body image, and empowerment, which we are 100% here for. Tickets for the event are $119 and will include a gourmet lunch provided by Vin & Flower, snacks, kombucha, gifts from local businesses and an array of products and stalls. You’ll also get to hear from four guest speakers including radio presenter Heidi Anderson, focusing on how you can combat diet culture and self judgement. 

Bottomless Botanicals At The Stables Bar

The Stables Bar is putting on a glamorous three-course lunch with bottomless botanical cocktails this Saturday so you can celebrate spring in style. Bookings are $65 per person and there’ll be two seatings happening at 11am and 2pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to eat your way through delicious plates of Korean spiced squid, tomato and olive arancini and more while quenching your thirst with Tanqueray cocktails and Seedlip mocktails. 

Sunday 27 September

$1 Dumplings At Freo.Social

This Sunday Freo.Social are bringing back their famous $1 Dumplings. We would say it’s the perfect way to finish off the weekend, but lucky for you, you’ve got an extra day off tomorrow. So we recommend heading down to Freo.Social grabbing a handful of dollar dumps, spending a little money on $17 jugs or a $35 bottle of their house wine, and have a boogie to the tunes provided by live DJs. Remember, you can sleep in tomorrow.

Gin Gala Finale

The Flour Factory’s Gin Gala is coming to an end, but it’s going out with a bang. Tickets start at $20, which includes entry and two G&Ts. Once you’re in, there’ll be live DJs, gin tastings, cocktail specials, gin-infused snacks and floral nail art and flower crown workshops on offer. From 4pm the good times will be kicking on, with free entry to the Flour Factory for those who missed out.

Little Things Gin Tasting At Canteen Pizza

Because there’s no such thing as too much gin, Canteen Pizza will be hosting Josh and Mick from Little Things Gin to showcase their incredible range of craft gins this Sunday. From 3pm until 7pm you can enjoy free tastings of Little Things’ Australian Botanical, Australian Dry and Navy Strength gins, treat yourself to some unique cocktails and vibe out to funky tunes when the DJ hits the decks at sunset. 

Dinner at Dusk at Point Walter

Grab your friends or family, or both, and spend the night along the river at Point Walter. There’ll be a ton of food trucks, like Smokin BBQ Bus and Torch My Brulee, and live music. Bring a picnic blanket, and some good old camping chairs and set up your spot for the night. If you forget, do not fear, there’ll be complimentary tables and chairs too. A night going to be well spent with the ones you love.

Monday 28 September

Inglewood Monday Night Markets

The Inglewood Monday Night Markets are back tonight. You’ll be able to indulge in the best food trucks, drinks, gifts, homewares and more, from incredible local businesses. All along Beaufort street, there’ll be plenty going on. The event is free and will be happening every Monday, from 6pm to 9pm. You can bring along your pooch, family and friends for guaranteed good vibes, and do not fret, there will be gluten free, vegan and halal food available. 

Pixar Putt

You can step into the world of Pixar, because the adored Pixar Putt is back. At the RAC Arena Plaza you can putt your way around nine or eighteen holes, for $25 or $40, and say hello to your old friends like Buzz and Woody, Elastagirl and Remmy. The mini golf course will make you smile and the long weekend even better. 

Yagan Square Sideshow Alley

Bummed about the cancellation of the Royal Show? Well hopefully the Yagan Square sideshow Alley can help you get your fix. From 10am to late, you can play prize-winning games, get your paws on the showbags on offer, and enter candy heaven with fairy floss and popcorn. It may be an event to celebrate the end of school, but it’s open for the young at heart too. 

Check out what’s open on the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday.

Image credit: Supplied

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