Spring is upon us and you officially have no excuses left to stay home with Netflix—luckily, we’ve got all of the excuses for you to justify staying out all weekend instead. This weekend is packed full of that spring-time goodness; think blossom festivals, wildflower walks and plenty of fresh food to be devoured!
From amazing art exhibitions to late-night dance parties, there’s something for all tastes this weekend. Whip out your Saturday and Sunday best—here are 20 things to do this weekend in Perth!
Earth Lines At Friday’s Studio | Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Need a burst of nature and colour in your life this weekend? Kill two birds with one stone (bad analogy for an art exhibition inspired by nature, but we’ll roll with it) this weekend by heading to Earth Lines, a showcase of work by Aussie artist Kate Elsey. Her pieces are bold and speak to the geological activity that has occurred to form our planet over eons. It’s well worth a look in!
Kings Park Festival | Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
It’s the greatest time of the year to be frolicking around Kings Park—wildflower time! The Kings Park Festival is basically just one month-long celebration of the extraordinary wildflowers we are lucky enough to witness blooming right here in our urban centre, with everything from walks and talks to live music happening throughout. Check out what’s on this weekend—there are heaps of free events to head to!
Blossom Festival At S&R Orchard | Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Spring truly has sprung, friends: the good people over at S&R Orchard are throwing open their gates for Blossom Festival and welcoming visitors to come check out the spectacle that is their orchard in full blossom. There’ll be some food and drink on offer, flower crown making, pony rides and bouncy castles, plus heaps of activities for little humans… Don’t forget your picnic rug (or your camera!). Oh, and pets are welcome!
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 night this weekend, 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 Saturday for The Late Show, which brings the big names on a hot ticket.
Bibbullmun Bardi At State Library Of Western Australia | Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Get a glimpse into the wealth of incredible Aboriginal design that has shaped Western Australia’s history at Bibbullmun Bardi, a showcase of the work of historic and contemporary Aboriginal designers and artists. The exhibit will be on show in The Nook for the rest of the month, but time is quickly disappearing to go and see it!
The Meat & Wine Co. Opening
ICYMI, The Meat & Wine Co is heading west from Sydney and landing in one of Perth’s most beautiful buildings: The Palace Hotel. Known for its premium meats and complementary wines, you can now dine on their delectable cuts since it opened yesterday (we recommend their famous Monte Beef steaks and slow cooked ribs.) And because what is meat without the perfect wine, the in-house ‘Liquid Master’ Joel Davis has curated the ultimate wine list heroing only the best local producers from Cape Mentelle to Amelia Park. We’re already salivating at the thought of digging into our two favourite things, housed together on our home turf.
Thursday 13 September
FAC Print Awards Exhibition Opening At Fremantle Arts Centre
PSA: This exhibition opening features free beer. The FAC Print Award attracts some of the best established and emerging artists from all over Australia, with this exhibition showcasing 50 finalists. It’s one of the biggest and most exciting events on FAC’s annual calendar, is supported by Little Creatures and offers pizza! Sounds like a lock.
Friday 14 September
Grape Vs. Grain At Clancy’s Fish Pub City Beach
In the mood for a three-course degustation this weekend? We thought so. Cop some A-Class ocean views while digging into this incredible meal from Clancy’s Head Chef, paired with wine and beer from two of WA’s premium Great Southern producers—Boston Brewing and Xabregas Wines. Three courses, six drinks, ocean vibes—all for just $75. Say what?!
Slice Fridays At Peaky Bodega
Whether you want to party or not, $1 pizza slices all night sounds like too good an offer not to take advantage of, right? Right. That’s what Slice Fridays are all about—as well as $10 espresso martinis, free entry before 10pm and bangin’ tunes, obviously. The place to go if you’re low on the dough and want to be low in the d-floor instead this weekend.
Saturday 15 September
Plants & Prosecco At Henry Summer
One of Perth’s most Insta-worthy spots, the lush surrounds of Henry Summer are enough to make any indoor-plant-lover swoon—or, for that matter, enough to make you want to learn how to create your own indoor oasis. Plant guru Sharon Barbera can help you do just that at this Plants & Prosecco workshop. They had us at prosecco!
Heritage & Booze Walking Trail Launch At Picabar
Combining two of our favourite things, the legends at Dodgy Perth have put together a self-guided Heritage & Booze Walking Trail launching this weekend. All you have to do is rock up to Picabar on Saturday and grab your beautifully hand-drawn map by Kremi Petkova, which briefly details the history for different buildings you’ll pass to help justify an afternoon drinking session. ‘Sif that’s necessary. Be a good egg and register your interest ASAP to help the crew print the right number of maps!
Eating Amplified Pop-Up Dinner At Eat No Evil Warehouse
ICYMI, purveyors of all things delicious over at Eat No Evil have been putting on a series of pop-up dinners over the last few weeks called Eating Amplified, and there are only a couple more opportunities left to get around it—one of them being this weekend! What to expect? A six-course Eat No Evil feast, a bottle of delicious natural wine from Wise Child Wine Store (previously Left Field Wine), a selection of beer tastings from South Fremantle Brewing and an intimate live performance from local blues outfit Dan Howls… all for a very, very friendly price tag, we might add. Get in quick—limited spots available!
Crap Music Rave Party At Four5Nine
If you haven’t yet made it along to a Crap Music Rave Party, this is the weekend for it! Spring is starting to come out in full force and we just know it’s giving you itchy feet to don your dancing shoes and hit the sticky floor. An ode to the ‘crap’ music we all love to hate and hate to love, these raves are slinging anything 70’s disco, 80’s pop, 90’s R&B, 00’s boy bands and, we hear, even some novelty trap. This whole phenomenon is like, Actually A Thing at Edinburgh Fringe and it’s starting to catch on pretty heavy here in Perth—so grab your ticket while you can and get ready for an absolutely ridiculous night.
Disclosure Presents: Carmada At The Court
Coming in fresh off the back of their Splendour in the Grass appearance, the Disclosure duo will be taking over the back courtyard at The Court for an afternoon in the sun as part of their nationwide CLUB CARMADA tour. It’s sure to be a party!
Launch Party At Lucy’s Love Shack
Throwing its doors open for the first time this weekend is Perth’s newest late night haunt, Lucy’s Love Shack. Housed right in the city centre on Murray Street, Lucy’s Love Shack promises guest DJ’s playing tunes spanning the 60’s to now, not to mention live music, happy hour specials, pizzas ‘til late and a free pool table! Get down for after work drinks—doors open at 6pm for happy hour.
Sunday 16 September
Sustainable House Day
North Perth, Mount Hawthorn
Spend a delightful Sunday perusing other people’s homes with Sustainable House Day, a cool little initiative that’ll see two homeowners in the City of Vincent opening their doors to those interested in sustainability. You can take a self-guided tour through the homes, chat to the designers and learn some useful tips to make your own joint a bit more sustainable too!
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.
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.
Thai Food Fair At South Perth Community Centre
Nothing like a smorgasbord of cheap and delicious Thai food right on your doorstep to soothe the Sunday afternoon blues. The Thai Food & Culture Fair is returning this weekend and bringing with it way too much food from all over Thailand, plus Thai dancers, boxing demonstrations and a whole host of other activities!
The Dog's Breakfast at the Sandy Beach Reserve
Finally a weekend gig where you can spend precious time with your darling pooch! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and who better to enjoy with than the apple of your eye. Head down to Sandy Beach Reserve between 8:30am and 11am for The Dog’s Breakfast, where you and your pup can make some new friends and take part in a bunch of raffles and fun activities, and a Smartest Dog Competition #nopressure. May the best baby win!
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Image credit: Peaky Bodega