Raise your hands if you’ve been completely confused by this week’s Autumn weather and you just want Summer back. Yep, us too. Good thing there are plenty of awesome events going on this weekend that will have you soaking up the sunshine instead of being soaked.
Whether it’s ice cold craft brews, balcony bubbles or comedy crushers that tickle your fancy, there’s plenty of awesome things to fill your schedule with this weekend in Perth.
Beer aficionados, this is your last call for Froth Town tickets! Our favourite celebration of local craft beers kicks off at Claremont Showground this Friday night and runs all weekend long, and if you haven’t got tickets yet you better grab some here before they sell out. Get excited, they’ve got a diverse selection of frothies from over 65 breweries, next-level eats, carnival games and hilarious entertainment such as sumo wrestling, giant beer pong and even a dad bod wet t-shirt competition. Oh, and they’ve even built a bangin’ new Bier Haus—we’ll see you there.
Friday 16 April
Rock‘n’Metal Mania At Lynott’s Lounge
Head bang your way into the weekend at Lynott’s Lounge’s Rock‘n’Metal Mania event this Friday night. Featuring some fiery sets by Amberdown, Diamond Sky, Electric State and Six Empty Bottles, this energetic night of live music will have you yelling for more. Tickets are only $15 plus booking fees, which means you’ll have extra coin to spend on craft brews and one-handed feeds.
AFL Dine And Cruise
Captain Cook Cruises, The Camfield and The Reveley have joined forces to create the ultimate pre-bounce down game day package for just $80 per person. Start the day with a delicious two course meal with stellar views at The Reveley, then head over to Barrack Street Jetty to set off on your River Cat cruise to Burswood. When you arrive at The Camfield an hour before the game, don’t worry about lining up because you’ll be treated like the VIP you are with priority entry—all you need to worry about is grabbing a beer and getting amongst the game day atmosphere.
Saturday 17 April
Bubbles On The Balcony At Bib & Tucker
Sip your way through the wonderful wines of the world at Bib & Tucker’s sparkling masterclass this Saturday afternoon. Of course, you won’t actually be doing any travelling—you’ll be sitting pretty on the balcony taking in the beautiful Leighton Beach views while enjoying gourmet bites accompanied by champagne and sparkling from France, Greece, New Zealand and Australia.
The Crushers Comedy Gala
What do Daniel Delby, Ben Sutton, Luke Joseph Ryan, Colin Ebsworth and Pete Rowsthorn all have in common? They’re certified crushers, a.k.a comedians that are so knee-slappingly hilarious they’ll leave you wanting more. That, and they’re all performing at The Crushers Comedy Gala this Saturday night at The Rechabite. If you missed out on seeing these guys perform at Fringe World, you won’t want to make the same mistake again—so go and get your tickets here.
Does the air in your home need some purification? Some new indoor plants could be the answer. Lucky for you, The Jungle Collective is hosting one of their epic warehouse plant sales this weekend, and you’ll be able to stock up on everything from fiddle leaf figs and monsteras to rubber trees and ferns. Tickets are free, but as always reservations are essential.
Perth Cup Protest
Perth based Greyhound welfare advocacy group Free the Hounds are holding a peaceful rally this Saturday at the Cannington Greyhound race track. If you'd like to do your bit to raise public awareness for this worthy cause, bring your sign and come down from 5pm to 7pm.
Sunday 18 April
Fancy a Sunday arvo sweat sesh with a view? If you answered yes, you’re going to want to book into Rooftop Ride. The team from LA Fit will be hosting these exclusive spin sessions on Storehouse Subiaco’s rooftop, and they’re sure to have you feeling confident, empowered and ready to take on the world. Classes are 45 minutes long, and there are still spaces in the 1pm and 2pm sessions. Once you’ve hopped off your bike and wiped the sweat away using your new LA Fit towel, wander into Storehouse to make the most of canapes and drinks, which are all included in your ticket.
In The Pines
RTRFM’s iconic local music festival and one of the most well-loved dates on Perth’s music calendar, In The Pines is back at Somerville Auditorium this month for its 28th year. With loads of local legends like Superego, Dan Howls with Abbe May, Alter Boy, Phil Walley-Stack, Your Girl Pho and more bringing us their best tunes, it’s bound to be one hell of an afternoon.
Espresso Martini Festival
Cue the hysteria, Perth’s favourite espresso martini festival returns to Market Grounds’ expanded summer beer garden this Sunday. General admission to the festival starts at $35 and includes two espresso martinis on arrival from the likes of Kahlua, Absolut, and Mr Black, as well as access to all the fun in the beer garden including pop-up experiential stalls and the iconic martini caravan, where you can order all the espresso martinis your heart desires. With two sessions to choose from, you can decide whether to hit it hard in the morning or roll in for an afternoon pick me up.
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Image credit: Froth Town (Supplied)