First things first: the forecast is looking spot on this weekend so it’s safe to say that we are pretty excited for the bell to ring on Friday afternoon. Fine, sunny days means no excuses for hibernation—it’s time to get out there and immerse yourself in all this city of ours has to offer!
And that’s a lot this weekend. From fancy feasts and cocktail tours to dance parties and glamorous balls, there’s something on this weekend for everyone. Markets, musicals, open-mic nights—heck, there’s even an all-you-can-eat oyster frenzy happening this weekend! So before you turn on Netflix, here are 19 things to do In Perth this weekend.
Chele Gonzalez At Wildflower | Friday & Saturday
Attention foodies, in case you missed it! Wildflower is welcoming Chef Chele Gonzalez this weekend for a series of very special (and almost sold out!) dining events at the rooftop restaurant! Chele will be bringing his intimate knowledge of and flair for Filipino ingredients and cooking methods as he teams up with Chef Jed Gerrard to bring us all some enticing menus over Friday and Saturday!
Aladdin The Musical At Crown Theatre | Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Bring a little bit of magic to your weekend with Aladdin the Musical, which kicked off in Perth last month and is pretty genie-us! It’s everyone’s favourite Disney story of classic comedy and timeless romance, brought to life on stage by a star-studded team and cast. It’s showing all month so you’ve got no excuse!
Six In The City & Live Laughs At Perth Comedy Lounge | Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Need a good dose of comedy to get you through the end of winter? On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights throughout August, the line-up at Perth Comedy Lounge includes comedic happy hour Six in the City, a fast-paced, hilarity-packed show that warms you up for Live Laughs, a hand-picked selection of the best local, interstate and international comedic talent going around. Go on, stay for both, and then stay extra late on Saturdays for The Late Show, which brings the big names on a hot ticket.
T-Bone Steak Launch At Hunter & Barrel | Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
If you’re up for a mad feast this weekend, Hunter & Barrel have launched a 1 kilo—we repeat, 1 KILO—T-bone Steak offering for parties of two. So grab bae or your BFF, whip out your loosest outfit and save plenty of room because for $89 you’ll have your succulent meat served up just how you like it with a side of thick cut chips, chopped green salad and your choice of sauce (pepper, obvs.)
Thursday 9 August
Strange Tables Duck & Pinot Dinner At Strange Company
After their first instalment sold out, the living legends over at Strange Company are throwing another Duck & Pinot Dinner for all those who missed out (well, 14 of them, at least). The Pinot Noir/duck combo is a thing of true beauty, and in this dinner you get four delightful courses of it. Some cracking Pinot’s will be opened and the duck will be cooked using a different technique for each course—who can resist?
Friday 10 August
Oyster Frenzy White Pearl Edition At Raffles Hotel
There’s two types of people in this world: those who love oysters, and those who’ve never tried good ones. Regardless of which you are, you need to get down to the Oyster Frenzy happening at The Raffles this weekend to slurp your way through all the freshly shucked oysters you can handle! You’ll also be able to indulge on unlimited seafood canapes, beer, wine and bubbles from 7-9pm, just in time for the dance floor to kick off.
Saturday 11 August
The Cocktail Trail At The State Buildings
Taste the best of the State Buildings with Bar Chief James Connolly, as you embark on a Cocktail Trail of the finest cocktails at Petition, The Treasury Lounge, Long Chim, Wildflower and Halford Bar. Get a taste of their signature cocktails, some delicious nibbles at each spot and expert insight into the best cocktail lists going around.
Meet The Brewer: Rocky Ridge At TRIO Café & Wine Bar
Beer-lovers, this one’s for you! Spend an afternoon munching on Italian share plates and sampling the new range of Rocky Ridge beers at Trio’s Meet The Brewer event on Saturday. Hear from the brewers themselves as they showcase their own beers as well as the depth of local production in our beautiful South West. What’s not to love?
No Scrubs At The Sewing Room
Wondering where to party this weekend? The Sewing Room has got you sorted with No Scrubs, a 90’s and early 00’s dance party promising all the anthems. We’re talking Destiny’s Child, No Doubt, Blink-182—yep, all the bands you hate to (admit you) love.
RTRFM Radiothon Launch Party At Badlands Bar
The first of two huge parties over two huge weekends, RTRFM’s Radiothon launch party is the place to get your groove on this weekend. There’s a big line up of local musicians taking over the stage, plus live DJs to keep things moving all night.
HeartCare WA Red Hot Winter Ball At Crown Perth
If you need an excuse to get glammed-up this weekend, the HeartCare Ball is your chance! Raising money for vital heart condition research, the ball promises delicious food, flowing drinks and some show-stopping entertainment alongside silent and live auctions, prizes and raffles to suit every budget. With all proceeds going to the Heart Foundation, what reason do you have not to go?
Sunday 12 August
Pre-Loved Market Winter Edition At E Shed Markets
Browse through 35+ pre-loved clothing stalls at this Pre-Loved Market by Little Market Place. With a focus on promoting sustainable fashion through up-cycling and clothing trade, this market is all about shopping ethically (and looking good!). There’ll also be some local boutiques showcasing their stuff, empowering you to shop locally and sustainably even if the pre-loved stuff isn’t for you.
Hanging Yum Cha At Sweetwater Rooftop Bar
Eight-course yum cha brunch and interactive cocktail teapot service, anyone? If indulging in delicious, fresh yum cha dishes and topping up your cocktail tea from your very own hanging teapots isn’t a way to spend your Sunday, we don’t know what is.
La Famiglia Lunch At Post
Spend your Sunday afternoon indulging over this delicious, rustic Italian-inspired lunch at Post—designed to share among the fam, of course. On the menu? Char grilled spatchcock chicken and panzanella with heirloom tomatoes, or market fish in salsa verde, fennel and lemon with parmesan and rosemary chips!
Champagne Sundays At Bistro Guillame
Send your weekend out with a bang by spending your Sunday arvo’ sipping Champagne out at Crown. That’s right, Champagne Sundays is now a thing so you can live like an A-Lister every weekend. Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch with flowing Champas, all while enjoying the river views from Bistro Guillame!
Strange Birthday No. 3 At Strange Company
Strange Company is another year older and in true fashion, they’re hosting a party to celebrate! Get down early to enjoy wood-fired pizzas and drink specials from a B-Day pop-up bar (read: $9 Westwinds G&Ts!). Live music will kick off at 2pm and continue through ‘til midnight, so you can send your weekend out with a bang.
Sunday Favourites At Odyssea
All your prayers have been answered: Odyssea is bringing back all your fave’ menu items for Sunday Favourites, and you can hit it up this weekend. Get there to enjoy their beloved fish tacos, crispy pork belly and lamb gnocchi, just to name a few! What better way to wind down your weekend than with a full belly and salty air?
Local & Vocal At Petition Beer Corner
The State Buildings are reinvigorating the CBD weekend vibes with this perfect Sunday sesh, featuring local musicians from across Perth. With craft beers from $7.50, you can make an afternoon of it.
Colab August I At The Moon
Perth’s longest-running legit open-mic freestyle night, Colab is back this Sunday and it’s the perfect spot to catch some impromptu talent. Expect some of Perth’s best MCs, performers and singers to come down and improvise on the mic, alongside a solid band made up of keys, guitar, drums and brass. Musos, you’re welcome to get up and jam too, if you’re into it—just make yourself known to the hosts. You can grab a Black Hole (The Moon’s delicious take on the Espresso Martini favourite) while you’re there!
Still want more? Here are plenty more things to do in Perth to keep you busy!
Odyssea | Image credit: Nancy Hanna