Our fair city is officially heating up and with it, so is the events calendar. There’s so much happening this weekend that we could barely contain ourselves.
From rum festivals and disco parties to floral workshops and bike markets, plus a serious dosage of quality live music and more than a few beers to drink, there’s so much to do this weekend you’ll need to clear the schedule right away. Here are 15 things to do in Perth this weekend!
Disco Weekend At The Ellington
They had us at ‘disco’, but when you find out this inferno is stayin’ alive all weekend one can only rejoice. The crew over at The Ellington are stringing up a mirror ball and taking us to funky town with talented vocalists bringing us tributes to the likes of Jamiroquai, Chaka Khan and a bunch of other disco divas and queens. Get your very best dancing shoes on, people!
Wild ‘N’ Sour Weekend At Dutch Trading Co.
Lovers of spontaneously and creatively fermented beers (that’s a thing!), unite! The crew over at DTC are wildly (we had to) in love with sour beers and they’re running this wild beer tap takeover all weekend to prove it. Enjoy everything from the more traditional Berliner Weisse to an American Sour Ale or Gose. There are several masterclasses running over the weekend for those who want to go even deeper—full deets on their website!
Thursday 11 October
Tiny’s Tastings At Tiny’s Liquor Emporium
Keen to discover all the latest wine releases and most delicious bevs on offer before you kick the weekend off? Tiny’s Liquor Emporium has got you more than covered with their weekly Tiny’s Tastings of the latest wines, craft beers and artisan spirits! Oh, and did we mention it’s free?
Hip Hop Kara’YO!’ke: Travi$ Scott Edition At The Bird
Due to popular demand, the Hip Hop Kara’YO!’ke crew are dedicating tonight’s event to one of 2018’s most successful artists, Travi$ Scott! Sign up to perform or just head along for a two-step and a beer—you know the drill.
Odette Mercy Trio At The Moon
Back from a long stint gallivanting around the world performing the dazzling ‘Hot Brown Honey’, the amazing Odette Mercy is back in town and ready to light up your Thursday night. Two hours of mesmerising sounds in The Moon’s iconic loungeroom, paired with a couple of espresso-chocolate martinis and a big ol’ bowl of pasta? Yep!
Friday 12 October
Cher: Here We Go Again Tour At RAC Arena
Guys, it’s Cher. Cher! Need we say more? The worldwide superstar and icon is making her highly-anticipated return to Australia with what we can only assume is an absolute truckload of flamboyant costumes. Fans can expect a more-than-90-minute performance spanning her six decade long career, including hits like ‘Believe’, ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, and ‘Strong Enough’. Seriously, we’re getting goosebumps just thinking about it!
The Kraken Karnival At The Left Bank
Bringing on the Halloween spookiest a little early this year, the crew at Left Bank want you to get into the spirit of dark rum with this Kraken Karnival! There’ll be a live band, DJs lighting up the dancefloor and some pretty serious specials on Kraken-laden beverages—including a Kraken Slushy Cocktail that sounds pretty dangerous. Dress ups encouraged!
Peter Bibby At Badlands Bar
Australia’s foremost maverick poet Peter Bibby is returning to Perth with his new single Work for Arseholes—sounds pretty good if you ask us, and we haven’t even heard it yet. Get your dose of true-blue charm and storytelling to kick off the weekend right.
Saturday 13 October
TEDxUWA 2018 At Octagon Theatre
The most important and highly-anticipated event of the year in the TEDxUWA calendar, TEDxUWA Conference 2018 is not to be missed by the big-thinkers, the creatives, the innovators, the inspired humans among us! A sensational line-up of 10 speakers and presenters will be offering their unique interpretations of the central theme, ‘Turning Points’ on this day dedicated to showcasing new ideas, innovative thinking and creative expression.
William Street Long Lunch
The roaming lunch that foodie dreams are made of, William Street Long Lunch has been running over a few weekends now and this is your last chance to get there! It’s five courses over five different venues—you do the math. Move from La Cholita to Shadow Wine Bar, then Sauma and No Mafia, finishing up at Bivouac Canteen & Bar. Hand over $15 at each venue and you get a dish and a drink!
Relay For Life At UWA
Looking for a charitable way to spend your Saturday night? We’ve found it—at Relay for Life! Walk all night in the name of support for cancer survivors and remembrance of lost loved ones—not to mention raising funds for much needed research into cures and prevention!
Vincent Bike Market At Barlee Street Carpark
In the market for some pre-loved bike parts or even a whole new ride? You need to hit up the Vincent Bike Market this weekend to peruse and purchase an awesome collection of bikes and bike accessories. They’ll have everything from racers to cruisers and choppers to collectables! Proceeds go to the amazing Bikes for Humanity so you can do some good with your new wheels.
Fremantle Spring Music Festival At The Aardvark
Our Port City is home to RTRFM’s inaugural Spring Music Festival, which’ll be bringing some absolutely amazing local talent to the stage at The Aardvark and Rock Rover. We’re talking Mt. Mountain, Superego (previously known as POW Negro) and Your Girl Pho! As always, ticket sales go toward keeping everyone’s favourite community radio alive and well—so get down, support and enjoy.
Sunday 14 October
Doggies Day Out At Whiteman Park
Guys, this is literally a whole day celebrating man’s best friend! Get your doggo down to Doggies Day Out for a whole bunch of activities and stalls—including dog grooming services so you can #treat your beloved pooch. You’ll also be able to chat to some experts about tricks and tips on looking after your furry friend. Yay!
Debra Hayes Floral Workshop At Feld And Co.
Because there are endless amazing things you can do with flowers, Debra Hayes Floral is bringing us all this ‘Texture’ workshop that’s all about combining fresh and dried! You’ll learn everything you need to know to create amazing floral arrangements—including how to dry flowers out yourself at home. Your ticket includes all the materials you need, plus a welcome gift, an apron, sparkling wine and a grazing platter! Don’t mind if we do.
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Image credit: Miquel Llonch