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The Best Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger
29th Mar 2023

Markets on this weekend in Perth

Live art, secret discos and a whole tonne of great eats—this weekend’s line up has it all. As we creep into some slightly cooler afternoons and evenings, there’s still plenty of heat pumping around our beautiful city, so we’ve put together some of the top things to see, eat and do over the next few days.

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

Thursday 30 March

Venture Into The Woods For A Night Of Opera

Join the West Australian Opera for their second week of their latest smash Into the Woods, an incredibly moving musical spectacle for all to enjoy where the audience finds themselves at the intersection of beloved fairy tales and darkly entertaining comedy. With only a few extra days left until the curtains fall on Saturday, ensure to grab your tickets here and get ready to delve into this dazzling theatrical experience.

Enjoy Some Hot Sax At Tom’s

Beloved local Highgate haunt Tom’s Providore and Wine Bar is the sweetest spot to have a couple of vinos and start off your weekend early every Thursday with a jazz band swinging tunes while you sit back and groove into the evening. No bookings require— just walk in, grab a seat and while you’re there, why not grab one of their epic charcuterie boards or few sharing plates for the ultimate date night set up.

Friday 31 March

Check Out Some Live Street Art At Brookfield Place

Driven by an obsessive passion for street art culture, the Blank Walls team are moving in transforming the Brookfield Place lower laneway over the next few weeks. In a stunning collaboration between three live mural artists Cale Hummerston, Bec Abdy and Michael Hartley, visitors can get ready to watch the laneways come to life all weekend in an explosion of colour and creative interpretation. Find out more here. 

Kick Off The Weekend With Happy Hour At Sweetwater

Head to East Freo for an epic happy hour where you can indulge in an early dinner on the rooftop with $12 food plates, $12 selected cocktails and $10 selected spirits between 5pm and 6pm. There are few more gorgeous spots to watch a sunset over the docks than up on their rooftop, so grab you and your mates a booking here or just head up for the ultimate balmy afternoon treat.

Saturday 1 April

Grab An Afternoon Tipple At Mayfair Lane

West Perth faves Mayfair Lane have just launched their Afternoon Tipples—a range of gorgeous cocktails, spritzes and non-alc options alongside a tonne of tasty snacks that’ll tantalise the taste buds and leave you coming back for more. Kicking off every Saturday, this is the perfect excuse to organise that long overdue catch up with pals and sip some very ‘grammable drinks while you’re at it. Book in your table ASAP here.

Think Pink At The Rechabite

Everyone’s favourite drag diva Trixie Mattel is throwing an iconic pink, plastic and 100% fantastic party this weekend with the premiere of her latest Solid Pink Disco. Mix all pink everything with Trixie on the mic and decks, and you’re in for a seriously fabulous night out with the gals and guys. Tickets are $78, grab yours here and get those dancing shoes ready.

Find Some Treasures At The Inglewood Upmarket

It seems this town can’t get enough of the Inglewood Upmarket and for good reason - we’ve found all sorts of gems from Jimmy Choos shoes (still in the box might we add) to awesome 90s vintage Reebok sweaters and all pretty much everything in between, all for a bargain price. Grab yourself some sweet treats or a snag while you’re there, and take a leisurely Saturday morning browse. Find out all the info here.

Create A Pressed Flower Masterpiece At Henry Summer

Learn how to collect, press, plan and put together a divine framed flower arrangement with the pros from PRESSED and Open Hands Creative who will be teaming up for one incredibly dreamy workshop for one day only. You’ll be treated to two complimentary drinks, tea and coffee throughout plus Henry Summer’s delish grazing tables to feast on throughout. Tickets are $140pp, snap yours up here.

Sunday 2 April

Catch Some Huge Musical Talent At Electric Island Fest

The epic Electric Island Fest is coming to the stunning Cottesloe Beach for one crazy afternoon of beats from some of the hottest house talents around the globe. From Basement Jaxx to Roger Sanchez and Mark Knight, the day is set to be legendary so don’t miss out. Kicking off from 2pm, you’ll be able to soak in the sunset with some incredible tunes. Grab your tickets here. 

Revel In A Seafood And Vino Feast At Besk

Besk has launched Fiske, a celebration of all things seafood and vinos every Sunday where you’ll find a seafood focused menu starring local produce from the legends at Fin’s Seafood. Think fish tacos, southern fried fish burgers (drool), potato scallops and of course a classic fish and chips alongside a big bright wine menu to match. There will also be local DJs til late to keep the party going. Get all the deets here.

Brunch It Up At Bay View Brunch Club

Launching this Sunday, the Bay View Brunch Club is the ideal spot to get the gang together for the ultimate bottomless feast featuring not only two hours of free-flowing sparkling but also a colourful Garnish Bar where you can grab the most ‘gramworthy sips. For those looking to be even more extra, you can indulge in the Champagne and Caviar package that also adds on a caviar canape on arrival and a brunch item of your choice. Bookings start from $70 and are essential so get in fast here.

All Weekend

Soak Up This XL Version Of The Scarborough Sunset Markets

Your fave Scarborough Sunset Markets is upping the ante with nine consecutive days of street eats, stalls and good times for you to get around all in support of the 2023 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (The Aussies), which is currently going down at Scarborough beach. The entire esplanade has gotten in on the action, with roads closed off to allow more room for pedestrians and businesses to spill out onto the street and soak up the lively atmosphere. Get on down from 11am til late any day this week until Sunday 2 April. 

Find Your Own Slice Of Paris At The French Film Festival 

The Alliance Française French Film Festival continues with another dazzling season of some of the most anticipated independent films of the year hitting Palace and Luna Palace Cinemas between now and 5th April. With a spectacular program that spans all genres and tastes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy so check it out here and get booking here.

Check Out Scarborough’s Best Kept Brunch Secret

The Scarborough Beach Bar’s bottomless brunch is here with a seriously delightful Mediterranean-inspired menu and hibiscus spritzes, as well as wines and beers if that tickles your fancy instead. Think Whipped La Delizia Ricotta, Green Eggs and Bacon and Baked Eggplant to tantalise your tastebuds and start off your day right. Get all the deets and book in pronto here.

Treat Yourself To A Chocolate Overload

The Westin’s Haven Lounge has set their sights to the glorious celebration of all things chocolate. This super indulgent high tea features an endless slew of gorgeous savory and sweet treats (the choc chip cookie scone is otherworldly) with multiple sittings each day of the weekend so you can have a cheeky catch up with your gals. Go for the tea and coffee package, or top it off with a glass of Chandon bubbles if you’re really feeling ultra luxe. Secure your booking here.

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Image credit: Supplied (Scarborough Sunset Markets)

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