We’re seriously spoilt to live in a fabulous city that’s so jam-packed with events and activities to do every night of the week. So to get you out and about, we’ve put together some of the coolest things happening over the weekend ahead to help you get planning. And yes, we’ve thrown in a few weekday extras for anyone chasing an excuse to start the weekend a little early.
Here are all the best things to do this weekend in Perth.
Check Out Linton And Kay’s Newest Young Guns Exhibit
Linton and Kay can do no wrong in our eyes, so when we find out they’re opening an exhibit that showcases some of the best and brightest young local WA artists, you know we’ve got to be there. You’ll be able to revel in some of the works of local legends like Sam Bloor, Isabelle DeKline and Luke Morgan amongst other fabulous talents. Young Guns—To The Left is a free exhibit, and kicks off 5th August at their West Perth Gallery running until the 27 August.
Countdown 10 Years of Bobèche’s Classic Cocktails
One of Perth’s coolest longest living favourite bars Bobèche has just hit double digits, and to celebrate, the fabulous team are bringing back some of their most popular cocktails and counting down the classics over the month to keep the party going. From their Absinthe Frappe to the Hot Buttered Rum with Fresh Truffle Cocktail, you’ll probably want to cancel any other plans for the evening so you can really settle in and test them all.
Run Away To The Circus
The Circus has just landed in town, so rally the girls and guys and strap yourself in for one helluva show featuring high-flying aerialists, BMX bandits, clowns, whip crackers and much much more.
Head To Big Loaf Factory Bakery For One Of Their XXL Toasties
Self-proclaimed ‘spawn’ of North Street Store and Little Loaf Bakery, O’Connor’s Big Loaf Factory is pumping out some banging Friday to Sunday specials at the moment and we can’t get our minds off their BIG Roast Beef Toastie featuring their unbelievable house made pickles and sauerkraut to really seal the deal. First in best dressed.
Thursday 4 August
Servo x Republic of Fremantle Gin Din Masterclasses
Two of our fave boozy joints are banding together, with Servo Leederville hosting a monthly gin blending masterclass including cocktails, dinner and your very own personalised bottle of gin to take home all for $150pp. With the first class kicking off this Thursday, you may just still be lucky enough to snag a ticket in time, or if you’ve missed out, ensure to book ahead for their 15 September or 20 October events here.
Hit Up The Below And Above Truffle Wine Dinner At The Reveley
Experience a stellar Winter dining experience thanks to the culinary genius of Executive Chef Ben Keal and Head Chef Julian Lim ready to showcase some of the rarest and most extraordinary black truffles from Pemberton. You’ll enjoy five decadent courses along with some perfectly matched vintages to really cap off the perfect evening. Grab tickets here before they sell out.
Test Out Your General Knowledge At Spirit Of Little Things Quiz Night
Our favourite little Subi gin distillery has started running quiz nights every Thursday night between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, with a whole lot of big prizes to be won and loads of excellent gin cocktails to be had (and $10 g & ts, yes please.) The clever team also run a series of Gin Masterclasses on Thursday and Saturday arvos which make a perfect outing for a date or thoughtful gift for a loved one. Check out all of their fab events you can take part in here.
Pick Up Some Serious Loaves At Perth’s New Favourite Bakery
This little gem off Canning Highway in Bicton has quickly become the go-to hot spot for some of Perth’s freshest and most delicious bread. Only open Thursdays to Sundays until sold out, Hunter Bread is serving up some ridiculous French-style sourdoughs along with a bunch of rotating twists on the classics—think semolina syrup cake, butter chevrano yuzu treats and some divine chocolate almond cake. Our advice: head down early to avoid disappointment!
Friday 5 August
Go Underground For Some Cheap Comedy
Every first Friday of the month, The Rechabite’s Good Will Basement Bar transforms into the home to the Underground Comedy Showcase full of stacks of laughs to start your weekend off right. General admission is $25pp, but why not grab three extra best buds and buy a group ticket taking it down to under $20 each. Promising plenty of homegrown and international talent that rotates monthly, you’ll be in stitches by the end of the night. Grab your tickets here or at the door if you’re willing to take the risk.
Celebrate the Launch of Little Creatures’ New Ginger Beer
Join the legends at Little Creatures in the Brewhouse to kick off the launch of their brand spanking new Ginger Beer. The perfect culmination of all things tangy, spicy, acidic, aromatic, sour and floral, we know that you won’t be able to get enough of these brews all whilst admiring those azure sea blues from the coziness of the roaring fireplace inside. The first hundred people to arrive can nab themselves a free midi, so make sure to get down from 5pm sharp to avoid missing out.
Grab A Lunchtime Special In Guildford
Friday and Saturday lunch is sorted at Locale Mio in Guildford with their banging $20 pasta and $15 pizza deals sure to impress the whole family. We can’t go past their delectable home-made meatballs in their spaghetti e polpette, or know you can’t go wrong with the crispy bases of their Siciliana pizzas packed full of fior di latte, olives and capers for that authentic Italian bite.
Get Yourself Down to The Court For A Fabulous Friday
Back by popular demand, Hannah Conda is heading back to The Court for one sparkling night only promising an evening of podium dancers, slushy cocktails, Belvedere specials, drag shows and all of the chaos and fab debauchery one night can hold. WIth free entry until 9pm, get down there and start the weekend off with a bang.
Saturday 6 August
Feast On Bottomless Baos And Bubble Teas At Lucky Chan’s
Every Saturday from 12—4pm, the beloved team at Lucky Chan’s Laundry and Noodle Bar are serving up Bottomless Baos for the teeny price of $35 along with a range of delish alcoholic bubble teas or 2 for $20 Sapporos to really kick your lunch off right. So grab a crew, get booking and spend an arvo up on the rooftop terrace scoffing down some serious Asian delights.
Get Fancy At The Westin’s New ‘A Weekend In Paris’ High Tea
The Westin Perth has launched their new Parisian High Tea in the decadent light-filled Haven Lounge, ideal for a sophisticated ladies day out. Each perfect morsel is inspired by a typically french element—think crème brulée, smoked salmon, grilled camembert with fig jam, and plenty of tea and champagne to top it off. For those designated drivers after unlimited tea and coffee, tickets are $65, a glass of Chandon will take you to $75, and if you’re feeling especially luxe then why not add on a glass of Moet and Chandon for $10 more. Get booking here.
Hit Up Perth's Fave Winter Markets
Winter in Perth just got a whole lot better—with the Scarborough Sunset Markets coming in hot with their new winter market series. Every Saturday evening from 3pm until 8pm, up to 50 food trucks and market stalls will wrap around the Scarborough Clocktower and stretch up the promenade. To really amp those cosy vibes up, their custom-made fire pits will be blazing all afternoon and yes, there’ll even be marshmallows for roasting. Plus, local DJs will be providing the hottest soundtrack for your ultimate wintery Saturday session.
Sunday 7 August
Get Crafty In Scarborough At Art Space Collective
When the weather is gross, we love nothing more than cosying up inside with our besties for a little quality time. The team at Scarborough’s Art Space Collective are running a clay vase and trinket dish workshop where teacher Irene will provide all tools, materials, firing and glazing for your beautifully unique pieces that you’ll be able to take home once they’re ready. Tickets are $160pp and the fun kicks off at 1pm, so fire up your group convo and book in here fast.
Bring The Gang Together For A Boozy Drag Brunch
The Elford will become the hottest place to be on Sunday morning with the Beau With The Flow: Drag Brunch 2.0 with familiar faces like Cougar Morrison, Fay Rocious and Donna Kebab all ready to dazzle and delight. To make things even more fabulous, there will be free flowing alcohol and a delicious three course share-style menu to really get you going. Tickets are a mere $59pp, so get out the glitter and sequins, and grab your tix here quick smart darlings.
Enjoy A Lazy Afternoon of Jazz in At A South Perth Institution
One of Perth’s most adored pubs The Windsor Hotel is putting on free jazz sessions every Sunday afternoon along with some cheap drink specials to relax you into the week ahead. Order one of their epic $29 Sunday roast deals, and you’re in for a perfect cosy afternoon.
Enlist A Few Friends To Help You Polish Off The Standard’s $65 Lunch Deal
The Standard’s ‘Lazy Weekends’ has to be one of Perth’s best deals going round, so consider this your sign to give it a spin if you haven’t already. The menu changes weekly but basically you get a massive share-style feast for four served up on a lazy season for just $65 (total, not each). Available for Saturday lunch and Sundays, this is the perfect op to organise that catch up you’ve had to keep postponing.
Polish Off Endless Drinks And Tapas At Pinchos Bottomless Brunch
Spanish tapas has taken a brunch turn and it's everything you need right now. Every weekend the crew at Pincho's Bar De Tapas will be plating up the likes of pintxo chorizo sausage, ensalada, Spanish cured meats and cheese boards and grilled open sandwiches. Now, after you've wiped the drool from your chin, you're going to want to choose between two drink options. Option número uno is valued at $59 per person and will stock you with cava (Spanish sparkling wine), red or white sangria, pinchos red, white or rosé and pale ale 'on tap'. To step things up a notch, you can crank the bill to $69 per person for organic cava, red or white sangria, organise rosé and white wine, Tempranillo grenache, pale ale or Eagle Bay kolsch 'on tap'. Book here.
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