We've done the hard yards and rounded up the best things to do in Perth this weekend.
Not everyone can afford to zip over to Tassie for Dark Mofo, so we’re glad to see the emergence of this new underground arts festival dedicated to “the misfits and the misunderstood” in Perth. The final weekend of Strange wraps this weekend, so it's your last chance to catch all the weird and wonderful works within the city’s most unique and under-utilised spaces, culminating in a ritual burning of a large-scale sculpture in Forest Chase this Sunday 26 June.
Subi Sustainable Style Series
The Subi Sustainable Style Series is a five-day event that incorporates shopping events, DIY fashion workshops, inspiring and thought-provoking talks, fashion exhibitions and more to help you master the art of sustainable style. Created in collaboration with industry-leading forces like Fibre Economy and Second Life Markets. Get tickets here.
Van Gogh Alive
We’re guessing you’ve seen snippets of Van Gogh Alive on your Insta feed by now. An immersive exhibition where Gogh’s seminal swirls, stars, sunflowers, snowflakes, and moonshine drift and dance across walls, just as you imagine the painter would have seen them in his own day. The super-hyped exhibition has been shown in 50 different cities around the world to some six million people. And it's finally landed in Perth. If you're yet to fill your gram, pick up tickets here.
Friday 24 June
Reunited—The Bar Legends Of Long Chim
If you're the kind of person who invests more time working through a venue's cocktails than their dishes, this is for you. Long Chim is welcoming back two of their most celebrated bar heroes, James Connolly and Dean Buchanon, for one night of legendary libations as part of this year's State Makers Festival. Working alongside their current master of drinks, Eoin Kenny, the guys will be slinging a mix of current delights and old favourites like the famous Bangkok Painkiller, extraordinary Temple of Dawn and delightful Lychee. Expertly crafted with chef-like mastery, these drinks are every bit as impressive as the food on your table. More info here.
Saturday 25 June
Yalla Bala Authentic Sabich Pita Pop-Up
Drop what you’re doing Saturday and strut your self down to In Good Hands in Mount Hawthorn between 9am and 11am. They’ve got the man, the myth, the legend that is Yalla Bala popping up to serve some authentic Israeli Sabich. Think: fried eggplant, pickled red cabbage, tomato, parsley, green chilli and white onion with browned egg, tahani and a mango and fenugreek sauce. We’re drooling just thinking about it. Quantities are super limited so you know what to do.
St Brigid Bar’s First Birthday Bash
The Doubleview bar folk at St Brigid Bar are celebrating a whole year of drink slinging this Saturday. Expect all round good vibes, DJs, and plenty of food and drink specials to really get things moving. The party starts at 3pm sharp and you’ll wanna arrive on time to secure a seat by the fire in the courtyard.
Fremantle Winter Music Festival
If there's one thing that Freo does well, it’s music. That’s why you’ll be catching us at the Fremantle Winter Music Festival this Saturday. Hosted by gods of community radio, RTRFM, this festival takes place across five venues all within a short walk of each other, with 27 acts from 7pm til late. Catch local musicians Ra Ra Viper, Hector Morlet and Band of Misfits among so many more—tickets on sale here.
Bingo Loco At Freo Social
What happens when you mix bingo and booze? You can see for yourself this weekend at Freo Social when Bingo Loco returns. The world's biggest bingo rave is back in Freo for one night only, with doors opening at 6.30pm.
Mx Burlesque Finals
Prepare your feathers, prepare your tassels, because the Mx Burlesque state finals are coming to The Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley this Saturday. To watch the closest thing to Moulin Rouge in real life, book your seat here.
Sunday 26 June
Planet Video X Rechabite Collaboration
The collab of our dreams has come to life, with iconic Mount Lawley video store Planet Video bringing a couple of cult classics to The Rechabite this Sunday 26 June. The doubleheader includes Desperately Seeking Susan at 6.30pm followed by Tank Girl at 8.30pm. Dress up in your favourite Madonna or Tank girl look and you could win some pretty sweet prizes too. Book your tickets and see all the incentives here.
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