This weekend has a bit of something for everyone. We're talking everything from boozy brunches, beer fests and tasting sessions to markets, plants swaps and one huge public paint along.
Here are 15 awesome things to do in Perth this week.
Leon Pericles 50 Year Retrospective Exhibition At Old Aberdeen Place | Thursday, Friday & Saturday
One of WA’s most highly acclaimed artists, Leon Pericles has produced a crazy big and joy-inspiring body of work across his fifty-year-long career—from etchings and collagraphs to paintings, installations and sculptures. Get a glimpse into his over-active and enviable creative psyche at his 50 Year Retrospective Exhibition, which comprises more than 500 artworks that blur the lines between fantasy and reality.
WA Beer Week | Friday, Saturday & Sunday
While we don’t need an excuse to celebrate the liquid gold that is beer, WA Beer Week has rolled around and delivered multiple. We’ve already rounded up the very best events that this glorious week (it’s actually 10 days) has to offer, but this weekend’s highlights include Pour Decisions, a boozy brunch at Petition Beer Corner, the beloved Tusk Day and even the ‘Bridges to Beer’ fundraising run in which you really have to earn your poison. Here’s to the weekend.
Made On The Left At Princess May Park | Saturday & Sunday
There’s nothing like getting all your Christmas shopping done early, especially when everything you buy is locally made, artisan and unique. Tick all of these boxes and more at the Made on the Left Christmas Market, running all weekend and boasting a tonne of handmade designer and artisan goodies that are bound to have you shopping up a storm.
Margaret River Gourmet Escape | Saturday & Sunday
The glitziest, most delicious gourmet event of the year is back in the Margaret River region this weekend and if you haven’t snapped yourself up some tickets yet, we recommend doing it asap and sneaking in a cheeky weekend getaway. Gourmet Escape is a three-day festival packed full of incredible foodie events, complete with celebrity chefs, gourmet beach BBQ’s and unique local flavours. Whether you head along to the headline events (read: Nigella Lawson, Tetsuya Wakuda and Rick Stein) or a satellite event at one of the amazing local eateries, you will not regret it. Eat up.
Thursday 15 November
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? Haul up in a little window seat at Tiny’s Liquor Emporium, who’ve got you more than covered with their weekly Tiny’s Tastings featuring the latest wines, craft beers and artisan spirits. Oh, and did we mention it’s free? Just roll up and smile nicely.
Scarborough Sunset Markets At Scarborough Square
After a scorching pilot year in 2018, the Scarborough Sunset Markets were considered so damn good that the relevant authorities went ahead and purpose-built them a venue—Scarborough Square. These awesome markets kicked off again for the summer earlier this month, with stalls stretching from the Square all the way down to the crisp white sand of the Scarborough Amphitheatre. Head down, grab a bev, do some shopping, and relax to live music on the beach as the sun sets on.
Friday 16 November
Twilight Hawkers Market At Forest Place
Perth’s original street food market, the Twilight Hawkers Markets have got your Friday night casual eats down to an art form. Showcasing savoury and sweet food from all over the world, if you can’t find something to enjoy at these markets you need to have a long hard look at yourself. Grab a few baos, some satay sticks, a curry, a paella and some ice cream for dessert, pull up a mini-stool and enjoy the live entertainment.
The Courtyard Club At The State Theatre Centre
Returning for its fifth year, The Courtyard Club is back in town with an eight-week concert series lighting up Friday nights in the beaut surrounds of the State Theatre Centre Courtyard. This weekend, enjoy four hours of live tunes from Web Rumors and DJ Taylah Strano. Get down and check it out.
Saturday 17 November
Stackwood Plant Swap
Calling all plant propagators, home growers and indoor-plant enthusiasts, the almighty Stackwood Plant Swap is back and it’s where you need to be this weekend. Take along seedlings, cuttings or established plants and swap your little heart out.
Brunch Club At The Raffles
Returning in all of its boozy glory is Brunch Club, a very special redefining of this quintessential meal, by the river at The Raffles. This weekend marks the 2018/19 season launch of this beloved event, so expect the appropriate level of fanfare: two hours of grazing, bottomless sparkling and a dancefloor.
RTRFM Presents: Many Styles At Si Paradiso
An all-day dance party in Highgate’s newest hot spot, Many Styles will see RTRFM team up with original vibe-bringers MOVE and Good Company Records, who promise to bring—as the name suggests—many different styles of music to Si Paradiso’s many different stages. It’s gonna’ be huge.
Groundswell Surf & Skate Festival 2018
Now in its fifth year, Groundswell is a bangin’ youth surf festival that actually offers something for everyone—so no need to just let the youngsters have all the fun. Witness young guns getting barrelled in the surf and a few pros carving up the brand new bowl, or spend the day browsing through the festival marketplace with artisan stalls, food trucks and live music to boot.
Dance For A Cure At Forest Place
Nothing like a good ol’ flash mob for a cause, eh? Jump online to learn the moves for Dance For A Cure, taking place this Saturday at Forest Place in the name of childhood cancer. The event has raised more than $80K for the Children’s Leukemia and Cancer Research Foundation in its five years of existence—so it’s worth getting around.
Pooches Of Little Way
A portrait with your pooch for just $20? Plus free coffee and pup treats? Count us in. This Saturday from 9am to 11am, Little Way in Nedlands will be raising money for the Shenton Park Dogs' Refuge Home. They've got local photographer and dog-lover Danika Zuks down to take a couple of photos of you and your dog, and once you're done posing, you can get a coffee for yourself and a dog treat from Happy Hounds & Co. Just make sure to book yourself in.
Sunday 18 November
FOMO FREO Colour At Fremantle Oval
Fancy yourself an artist? A huge public paint-along is hitting Fremantle this November and you’re invited.
Fancy yourself an artist? FOMO Freo Colour is taking over the Fremantle oval this weekend to stage a huge public paint-along and you are all invited. There are 160 double-sided easels that we suspect have been filling up pretty fast, so we suggest you book your spot ASAP if you want to get colourful. Works will be judged by local visionaries Anya Brock and David Spencer, and some awesome Freo bands will be providing inspirational sounds throughout the day.
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Image credit: Elle Borgward