We’re in for a sunny one this weekend, and thankfully there are a bunch of epic events popping up all over Perth to help us kick off October. Catch some live jazz performances, say cheers while you sip on small-batch brews or treat yourself to a luxurious Sunday brunch—here are the best things to do in Perth this weekend.
Crown’s Holiday Revival
Were you forced to cancel an overseas holiday this year due to COVID? If your answer is a sad yes, chin up—the legends at Crown have put together the perfect competition for you. They want to help one lucky winner revive their lost holiday with the ultimate staycation package to the value of $25,000, including a 5-night stay at Crown. All you need to do is get creative and upload a photo that resembles your lost 2020 holiday. Drag out the inflatable pool and the Hawaiian shirts and get snapping, then enter here.
Subi Lounge Series
To kick off the first weekend of October in style, Subiaco is hosting a mini jazz festival, and most events are free. From intimate performances to open-air shows, you won’t want to miss the GoofTroop Trio as they jam out alongside projected live art or the world music street party in the Jus Burgers car park.
ST. ALi Italian Film Festival
Escape to Italy and grab yourself a ticket to one of the screenings at ST. ALi Italian Film Festival this weekend. Sit back and relax as you catch Italian flicks like The Big Step—a bittersweet comedic drama directed by Antonio Padovan—and the Italian live-action adaptation of Pinocchio by Matteo Garrone.
Perth BeerFest At Supreme Court Gardens
Say cheers, beer lovers—Australia’s longest-running beer festival is making its return to Perth this weekend, and it’s touching down at Supreme Court Gardens on Friday 2 October for two epic days. Familiarise yourself with small-batch brews from WA faves like Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co, Little Creatures, Pirate Life Brewing and more, and soak up the beers with gourmet eats from the amazing food stalls. Tickets start from $20, and you can get yours here.
Drug Aware Groundswell Festival
Youth festival, Groundswell, is headed back to Scarbs for its sixth year, and yes, it’s still completely free. Kicking off on Saturday 3 October, there’ll be surf and basketball comps, skateboarding, market stalls, tie-dying workshops, photography exhibitions and more. The Indian Ocean Hotel will also be hosting official afterparties each night, so be sure to check those out.
Friday 2 October
Pilerats’ 8th Birthday At Jack Rabbit Slim’s
Pilerats turned eight earlier this year, and they’re inviting you to join in on their belated birthday celebrations at Jack Rabbit Slim’s this Friday night. In true Pilerats spirit, they’ll be using the event to highlight some of Perth’s up-and-coming artists. Get excited for performances by indie-pop four-piece Dulcie, dark-pop trio Tether, Coterie, Lo and more. Tickets are only $24, and you can grab yours here.
Saturday 3 October
Chaos Manifest Kambarang Workshop At Mountain Co-Op
Take a deep dive and learn how to harness your personal chaos as you join intersectional performance artist Daley Rangi in this Kambarang Workshop at Mountain Co-Op. Designed for artists of all creative mediums, this fun-filled workshop will shed a new light on self-expression.
Cancel any plans you had for Saturday, because you’re going to want to pick up a $25 ticket to one of Hadiqa’s rooftop SpritzFEST sessions. Whether you choose the day, dusk or dark session, when you arrive you’ll be treated to two complimentary cans of the newly released R!OT Rosé Spritz. Then, take a wander around and check out the beautiful chill-out spaces and the impressive live mural installation.
Sunday 4 October
Pottery At The Corner Gallery
October is Mental Health Month, and to honour this the team at The Corner Gallery will be hosting one free workshop each weekend. This weekend, chill out with Vaughan from Studiop as he leads you through a half-hour pottery workshop—just be sure to RSVP here.
Songbird Sunday Brunch At The Ritz-Carlton
Take your Sunday brunch to the next level this weekend at the launch of The Ritz-Carlton’s Songbird Sunday Brunch. Enjoy sweeping views of the Swan River while you feast on exquisite local cuisine like Shark Bay scallops, Wagyu beef and quail egg, and of course there’ll be free-flowing Veuve Clicquot and sparkling wine to have you feeling extra fancy.
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