The weather may be chilly, but things are heating up this weekend in our fabulous city. From long lunches to pop-up exhibitions and truffle cocktails, there’s no shortage of places to be, so rally up your besties and get planning.
Here are some of the best things to do in Perth this weekend.
Head Into the City For A Fabulous Night Of Theatre
With a couple of fabulous shows playing over the weekend, you’ve got no excuse not to get out to a show. Tennessee Williams’ classic The Glass Menagerie is running at His Majesty’s Theatre until next week, with familiar face Mandy McElhinney leading a stellar cast in this world-renowned play that follows ex-socialite Amanda Wingfield on her journey to balance motherhood with re-climbing the social and financial ladder in which she has fallen from. The Blue Room has also just premiered their new show ‘Trust Me, It’s the End of the World After All’ following three siblings living in a bunker in a post-apocalyptic nuclear disaster which includes an impressive set from Owen Davis, the runner up to Channel 9’s Lego Masters series. Grab tickets via the links.
Go Catch a Home-Grown Aussie Film At Luna Cinemas
We’re super keen for the release of Bosch and Rockit, a new homegrown film that has plenty of classic Aussie humo)ur, surf culture, crime and plenty of coming-of-age drama (as well as dreamy Luke Hemisworth), and there’s no better place to sit back with some popcorn and a wine than at the beloved old-school arthouse Luna Leederville an SX cinemas. The film lands 18 August, and you can grab your tickets here.
Challenge Gender Stereotypes At Freo Arts Center
Tania Ferrier’s new exhibition Pop Porn at Fremantle Arts Center is a reverent acknowledgement of women’s experiences and representations in 1980’s pornography. This edgy exhibit presents a series of print works and short animated videos with the intention of challenging misogynistic gender ideals and giving voice to feminine authority.
Countdown 10 Years Of Bobèche’s Classic Cocktails
One of Perth’s coolest longest living favourite bars Bobèche has just hit double digits, and to celebrate, the fabulous team are bringing back some of their most popular cocktails and counting down the classics over the month to keep the party going. From their Absinthe Frappe to the Hot Buttered Rum with Fresh Truffle Cocktail, you’ll probably want to cancel any other plans for the evening so you can really settle in and test them all.
Say Hello To The Gang At Northbridge’s New Fave Pizza Joint
Pretty Good Pizza has finally opened to the delight of Northbridge locals promising some seriously tasty classics and modern twists on everyone’s fave Italian staple. Tucked next door to Ruin Bar, why not head down to say hi to the team and then grab a seat next door for a few cosy brews. Too cold to go out? They’ve got takeaway for those who refuse to get out of their jammies as well. What a win.
Check Out Linton And Kay’s Newest Young Guns Exhibit
Linton and Kay can do no wrong in our eyes, so when we find out they’re opening an exhibit that showcases some of the best and brightest young local WA artists, you know we’ve got to be there. You’ll be able to revel in some of the works of local legends like Sam Bloor, Isabelle DeKline and Luke Morgan amongst other fabulous talents. Young Guns—To The Left is a free exhibit and kicks off 5 August at their West Perth Gallery running until the 27 August.
Wednesday 17 August
Head To Sweetwater For A Truffle Feast
The fabulous team at Sweetwater Rooftop Bar are teaming up with Truffle Hill and Australian Venue Co. Executive Chef Telina Menzies for a decadent night of a twelve-dish tasting banquet menu alongside a glass of sparkling upon arrival and some extra special truffle-infused cocktails. So grab a date or bunch of friends and book your tickets here before they disappear.
Share In A Night Of Music And Fire In Freo
Join the Fireside Recording musicians as they play live by the Harbourside fire to kick off Fremantle Festival’s 10 Nights in Port. Rug up and get cosy with your loved ones while listening to sweet harmonies sitting right under those glorious winter stars. Tickets are $28.60 and you can snap them up here.
Thursday 18 August
Grab Tickets For A One-Night-Only Servo x McHenry Hohnen Dinner
For one night only, McHenry Hohnen is partnering with the Servo team for a very special wine dinner featuring an incredible line-up of their award-winning biodynamic and organic wines alongside five courses of gorgeous food pairings from the Servo kitchen, and a metaphorical tour of the vineyards with winery founder Murray McHenry. Tickets are $119pp and bookings are essential, so grab your tickets before they sell out.
Celebrate National Pinot Day At Canteen Pizza
We’re a sucker for a good vino pizza combo, so when we hear that Canteen Pizza is putting on a pinot party, we can’t resist. Superstar sommelier Cicero Salvador has created a banging pinot list for the occasion which will be 50% off all night long. They’ll also be shucking oysters at Monday night prices and will have DJ Charlie Bucket spinning decks for the evening.
Paint Your Inner Queen At Henry Summer
Head down to Henry Summer for a night of painting and fun, all headed by a fabulous (drag) queen! The legends at Cabernet and Canvas will be guiding you on a creative journey supplying all the equipment as well as two glasses of vino, bubbles, mocktails and some delicious Henry Summer charcuterie boards all for $99pp. Grab your ticket here darlings.
Friday 19 August
Get Boozy At The Karrinyup Wine Mixer
Four hours of free flowing wine? Yes please. This isn’t a regular wine event, it’s a cool wine event, or at least that’s what the gang at Good Company are promising ahead of their feasting experience. The party starts at 6pm with roaming canapes, live fresh oyster shucking and a constantly refreshed charcuterie board which will take wine and cheese to a whole new level. Ideal for those wanting to kick their weekend off with a bang, the It’s the Freakin’ Karrinyup Wine Mixer will be the ultimate celebration of all things wine, food and cool beats. Round up your crew and snap up tickets pronto.
Join In The Si Paradiso x Bizzarro Collab
The good people at Si Paradiso are teaming up with Bizzarro next Friday for Bizzarro Aperitivo from 4pm. There will be a stack of special Bizzarro cocktails and snacks, wines from the fabulous Delinquente Wine Co. as well as all the usual groovy tunes and vibes that this place is loved to kick the weekend off right.
Get Headbanging At Lynott’s Lounge
For our hardcore rockers, Lynott’s Lounge in Northdbridge is loading up with some of the best heavvy metal acts guaranteed to have your neck hairs raised. Catch GAOLED, Closed Off!, Guttered and False Cobra all ready to rock your weekend right. Tickets are only available at the door for $10, so head down early, grab a tinnie and jaffle and get ready for a good time.
Kick Off The Weekend With A Friday Night Feast
Did someone say wine and good times? The good people at North Bird Wine Bar will be putting on a four-course feast featuring a few bottles of their best vino from Black Cocky Wines, Higher Plane Wines and Silent Noise Wine, so you know you’re in for a delightful tasty evening. There will also be a few DJs spinning decks through the night to create the perfect cruisy boozy Friday vibe. Tickets are $125pp, grab them here.
Saturday 20 August
Get Fancy At The Westin’s New ‘A Weekend In Paris’ High Tea
The Westin Perth has launched their new Parisian High Tea in the decadent light-filled Haven Lounge, ideal for a sophisticated ladies day out. Each perfect morsel is inspired by a typically french element—think crème brulée, smoked salmon, grilled camembert with fig jam, and plenty of tea and champagne to top it off. For those designated drivers after unlimited tea and coffee, tickets are $65, a glass of Chandon will take you to $75, and if you’re feeling especially luxe then why not add on a glass of Moet and Chandon for $10 more. Get booking here.
Feast On Bottomless Baos And Bubble Teas At Lucky Chan’s
Every Saturday from 12—4pm, the beloved team at Lucky Chan’s Laundry and Noodle Bar are serving up Bottomless Baos for the teeny price of $35 along with a range of delicious alcoholic bubble teas to really kick your lunch off right. So grab a crew, get booking and spend an arvo up on the terrace scoffing down some serious Asian delights.
Send Off A Local Rock Legend With A Big Party
Frontman Brodi of local legendary band Nautical Mile is sadly departing the group, so to say goodbye properly, they’ll be taking the Amplifier Bar stage playing a bunch of their favourite songs promising a night to remember. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.
Keep The Cabin Fever Alive
If you happen to be heading down south for the weekend, then you can’t miss the Burnt Ends Smoking Co ‘From Snout to Stout’ banquet at Beer Farm. After some fabulous Cabin Fever events here last month, you can expect a stunning Asado-style cook up with one of their prized black Angus being cooked over fire then used from head to toe. To make a brilliant night even better, the team at LS Merchants will be sharing some serious drops.
Sunday 21 August
Say Goodbye To Truffle Season At Indigo Oscar
As much as we wish truffle season could last forever, all good things must come to an end, so why not head down to the coast to celebrate the last event of the WA Good Food Guide Truffles Unearthed season? Sip away by the sea and toast the fabulous finale with truffle-infused cocktails and divine little snacks from Truffle Hill, Leeuwin Coast and more. The festivities begin from 1pm, and with tickets at only $20, we can’t think of any better way to finish off a gorgeous weekend.
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