We’re pretty dang spoilt when it comes to good winter weather in Perth and this weekend is no exception, so there’ll be no excuses for staying indoors. Get out and about and enjoy live music, epic feasts, markets and more.
Here are the best things to do in Perth this weekend.
Thursday 30 July
Creatives Collide X Fridays Studio
Get down to Fridays Studio in West Perth to celebrate some of the coolest art, sculptures and fashion that WA has to offer at the Creatives Collide No.5 Group Exhibition. With DJ Mikonic on the decks, this obscure cultural night also has a hint of party to it.
Poorly Drawn Pets
Snap a picture of your furry friend and RSPCA will respond with either an incredible portrait of your pet by a super talented artist or, you guessed it, a paw-ly drawn one by someone who knows close to nothing about drawing. It's a bit of a gamble but they’re only asking for $15 donations which all go to an incredible cause. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for a post on Thursday morning with all the details.
Black Swan’s Unsung Heroes: Own Way By Barbara Hostalek
Hit up Black Swan’s new digital Home Theatre at 7:30pm for a performance of Own Way—a story of survival which has changed domestic violence laws across Australia, written by Barbara Hostalek and performed by Jo Morris. Black Swan’s online performances aim to keep theatre professionals in their jobs—creating over 160 weeks of employment—and of course, to keep creativity alive.
Friday 31 July
Turnt Tables X Local NRG At The Rechabite
Turnt Tables is taking over The Rechabite this Friday and they’re bringing an all-star lineup of local DJs to help put on the party. With Rok Riley, Alienboy, Sealed Section and more on the decks, it’s shaping up to be an epic night.
Mulled Everything At Frisk. Small Bar
Beat those winter blues at week four of Frisk. Small Bar’s Mulled Everything. This week you can grab yourself a glass of mulled pear cider for just $8, and there’ll also be plenty of board games and heaters to keep you warm, so gather your gang and drink up.
Saturday 1 August
En Plein Air Outdoor Painting Session
Immerse yourself in nature and art all while taking in the stunning city skyline at this step-by-step outdoor painting session at Matilda Bay. For $89, Art Outdoors’ artist Louise will guide you through the creation of your acrylic painting masterpiece—all equipment will be provided, as well as delicious morning or afternoon tea.
Bottomless Gin And Tapas
Because we can’t get enough of bottomless dining, Old Values Subiaco is putting on the ultimate bottomless gin and tapas night this Saturday. For $69, you’ll be able to enjoy bottomless gin offerings such as blood orange elderflower, blueberry gin sour, grapefruit and thyme and more, plus unlimited tapas nibbles. Bookings are essential—secure your spot here.
Unbound Winter Warehouse
Local DJs will be bringing disco and house music to Perth Mess Hall for their Unbound Winter Warehouse event from 7pm until 2am this Saturday night. Take in the impressive sound and lighting system, quench your thirst with a drink from the beer garden and grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks.
Scarborough Sunset Markets Winter Edition
Throw on some warm clothes and make your way to the winter edition of Scarborough’s favourite markets. Kicking off at 3pm, more than 40 of Perth’s best food trucks and artisan market stalls will be lining the promenade and the custom-made fire pits will be burning, so get down there and show them some love.
Sunday 2 August
Cajun Sunday At Nowhereman Brewing
This Sunday, Nowehereman Brewing will be slinging their legendary southern style cajun boil up platters which serve four people for $115. Get ready to feast on mussels, prawns, smoked sausages, WA honey bugs, potatoes, corn, bread and more.
Brewed Laughter: Beer Tasting With A Comedian
For beers and belly laughs, round up your mates and head to The Generous Squire from 5:30pm this Sunday. You’ll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy a tasting flight of five craft beers while the team from Injektive supply hilarious commentary and pub quiz questions that will leave you in hysterics.
Image credit: Angelo Pantazis