If your idea of a good time includes gourmet bites, costumes and a good dose of drinks, you're in luck—there’s plenty for you to check out around town this weekend.
Here are all the best things to do in Perth this weekend.
Dial Up The Spook Factor At These HALLOWEEN Events
Wondering where to get your scare on in Perth this Halloween? We've got a few spook-tacular event suggestions worth whipping the fake blood out for...On the Saturday, you can booze it up at The Camfield's Day Of The Dead Bottomless Brunch, step Into The Jungle at Henry Summer, go totally Lights Out at Joe's Juice Joint, traipse through the Haunted Big House at Metropolis Fremantle, get Apocalit at The Newport or say hello to your inner Saints & Sinners at 393 Murray’s (Magnet House, Edison Bar & Amplifier) heaven and hell inspired soiree. If you'd prefer to save your fright sesh for Sunday, unleash your inner Party Animals at The Arbor or settle in for a Spooktacular Sunday Sesh at Johnny Fox's. And if you're feeling really brave, you could also attempt to escape one of these Haunted Escape Rooms at witching hour.
Feast The Weekend Away At The Beer And Beef Festival
The Beer and Beef Festival returns to the lush Burswood Parklands for two huge days this year on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October. Of course, there'll be plenty of craft brews to tap into as well as more BBQ beef than you can poke a stick at. Plus, a garden of cocktail dreams, wine lawn, live music, entertainment, carnival rides and plenty of other yummy bites to enjoy too.
GET ON THESE BOUJEE BAGGED WINES
Perth, make way for Bagnum—a collab between local legends Built To Spill and Urban List. Think easy-to-pour bagged wine that is every bit classic as it is boujee. Each Bagnum holds a whopping 1.5L of juicy Aussie wine from Sparrow & Vine with three wine varietals on offer: a Bagnum Sangiovese Rosé, a citrusy Semillon Bagnum (white) and a Nero D’Avola Bagnum (red). Packing a heap of green cred too, Bagnums are packaged in an eco-friendly and fast-chilling AstraPouch—which has an 80 per cent lower carbon footprint than its typical glass iteration. It even has a smart nozzle that activates just by the tap of your finger (read: no leaks) and makes sure your Bagnum stays fresher for longer—sans cork contamination and potential oxidation. The limited-run Bagnum range can be purchased through Built To Spill at $44 a pop and delivered straight to your door. Order yours here.
Friday 29 October
Sip On Some Adorable Disney-Inspired Drinks
Whether you're a Disney fan or just appreciate a damn good cocktail, you'll want to race down to The Reveley to try these magical Disney-inspired drinks before they disappear at the end of October. The 'Happily Ever After Drinks Collection' has been beautifully created in celebration of the upcoming Disney in Concert at the Riverside Theatre on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October—which will see your favourite Disney tunes brought to life by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and some of Australia's top theatre stars (tickets for that one available here)—and features delights for all ages such as The Enchanted Forest Cocktail, The Fairy Godmother Hot Chocolate, The Happy Snowman Milkshake and Spellbound Princess Mocktail.
Bring On THe Bubbles At This Complimentary Tasting Session
Knock off drinks are sorted thanks to CBD liquor store and wine bar, Heritage. The team are hosting a complimentary in-store wine tasting from 4pm this Friday 29 October celebrating all things bubbles. Sample everything from classic French styles, Italian oddities and a couple of Australian upstarts as their expert team talks you through it. After the tastings, grab a seat at the wine bar or purchase a discounted pack of the bubbles online if you want to keep the drinks flowing.
Smash $10 Cocktails In Market Grounds' Pop-Up Spritz Garden
Summer is almost here, which means Market Grounds is extending their popular outdoor space once again to bring you the Absolut Summer Spritz Garden—a spritz lovers haven including a pop-up spritz cart, outdoor caravan bar, live DJ’s every weekend, plus, a huge line-up of cocktail festivals, bottomless lunches and more. Get down this Friday for the launch party to snap up $10 cocktails and DJs from 5pm ‘til late.
Saturday 30 October
Sip And Stroll On The Urban Cocktail Trail
Urban Cocktail Trail is taking over Freo this Saturday, so grab final tickets now and prepare to stroll and sip your way through the streets of Freo. The self-paced cocktail adventure will see you hit up some of the port city’s best bars as you delve into all those delicious shaken, stirred, muddles and strained delights on offer.
Kick Off Your Summer Of Gin At Bark’s Long Lunch
Ready to kick off your summer of gin? Head to Subi bar, Bark, and settle in for a lazy long lunch session that will see you enjoy three delicious courses, each perfectly paired with fancy juniper-based delights from the bar. Book your seat here.
Go For A Roving Long Lunch Down William Street
La Cholita, No Mafia, Shadow Wine Bar and Sauma have teamed up to deliver one heck of a roving lunch. We're talking of course about the iconic William Street Long Lunch, which gets you four courses at four venues, all with matched drinks for just $60 each. If you're yet to take advantage of this sweet day out, you'll want to get there this Saturday for the final instalment.
Sunday 24 October
Start Your Christmas Shopping Early At These Christmas Markets
You could leave your shopping ‘til the weekend before Christmas and battle every other chump in Perth as per usual, or you could get started early and scoop up a thoughtful, handmade gift from one of the 100 designer and artisan stalls on offer at the Made On The Left Christmas Market. Up to you.
Hit Up This Incredible Aboriginal Art Exhibition
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary world of art crafted by Port Hedland's only Aboriginal art collective, the Spinifex Hill Artists, at FORM's latest exhibition at The Good Shed: Our Painting About Ngurra. The must-see art exhibition runs from now until 12 December and features over 60 stunning new works from the talented Spinifex Hill Artists alongside paintings by nationally renowned artists, as well as some of the haunting new landscapes from Lester Prize shortlisted artist, Ilyampi Victor Burton.
Settle In For Sunday Music At Fremantle Arts Centre
Head to the green surrounds of Freo Arts Centre this Sunday for the first of their much-loved Sunday Music series. Running from 2pm to 4pm every Sunday from October to March, they’ll have a handpicked selection of local music acts for you to enjoy under the trees in a chilled picnic-style atmosphere. They’ll have food and drink available for purchase, or you can bring your own. Best of all, entry is free, so just roll up and lay down a rug for the arvo.
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