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The Best Things To Do In Perth This Weekend

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger
22nd Mar 2023

Whether it’s a sophisticated night out at the theatre, luxe chocolate high tea, boozy night out with a twist or just a fun new opening you’re after this weekend, it seems there’s something for literally everybody around this diamond of a city. And with an almost endless barrage of wonderful adventures to be had, your only problem will be attempting to fit everything in within a few short days.

Here are some of the best things to do in Perth this weekend.

Thursday 23 March

Say Cheese At This Luxe La Delizia Latticini Dinner

The fabulous team at Servo in Leedy have partnered with local cheese maker extraordinaires La Delizia Latticini to bring you an unforgettable four-course celebration of cheese, with a hand-picked selection of cocktail and wine pairings to match. If you’re a lover of cheeses, this dinner can absolutely not be missed so grab some fellow cheese enthusiasts and book your spot here ASAP.

Venture Into The Woods For A Night Of Opera

Join the West Australian Opera as they kick off their next glorious season with Into the Woods an incredibly moving musical spectacle for all to enjoy where the audience finds themselves at the intersection of beloved fairy tales and darkly entertaining comedy. Previewing at His Majesty’s Theatre for two short weeks from Thursday until 1st April, ensure to grab your tickets here and get ready to delve into this dazzling theatrical experience.

Enjoy Some Hot Sax At Tom’s

Beloved local haunt Tom’s Providore and Wine Bar is the sweetest spot to have a couple of vinos and start off your weekend early every Thursday with a jazz band swinging tunes while you sit back and groove into the evening. No bookings required - just walk in, grab a seat and while you’re there, why not grab one of their epic charcuterie boards or few sharing plates for the ultimate date night set up.

Friday 24 March

City Wine Festival

Vino fans, listen up. Perth’s City Wine festival is back for another year set among the beautiful greenery of Russell. Across two stacked days, Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 March, the festival will be filled with an extensive lineup of wines, beers, ciders, spirits, cocktails and delicious food from across Western Australia for you to explore. Sit back and enjoy your beverage discoveries in one of the many seating areas, and support local producers by taking some goodies home to your bar cart and wine fridge. You can join Barrel Sessions to expand your knowledge with experts, or simply enjoy live music and tasty tapas all weekend long. For tickets and all the details (including how to upgrade to a Park Lounge ticket which includes an exclusive courtyard, complimentary Miles from Nowhere wine, beer and catering) head over here. Urban List readers can nab 25% off a standard ticket by using the code, URBANLIST25, at the checkout.

Meet The Legendary Oyster King At Shui

Need a seafood fix? Perth icon Jerry Fraser will be shucking the city’s freshest most delightful oysters right in front of your eyes at this new Rokeby Road hot spot from 5 - 9pm for one very special night only. $20 will get you half a dozen, or splurge and go the full dozen for just $34. Team them up with one of Shui’s zingy cocktails or brews, and you’re in for the ultimate night out. Book your table here. 

Sail Down The Swan River On The Raft

Enjoy dreamy acoustics while you sip on a glass of bubbles and float your way into the weekend on The Raft with the Acoustic Fridays that have just begun. The Raft are offering up 2 return tender ticket transfers, 2 glasses of Alpha Box & Dice Prosecco or Raft Draught and a tasting board, all for just $60. Combine this with the soothing sound of live acoustics and you’ve got yourself the perfect plans to kickstart your weekend. Get all the details here.

Saturday 25 March

Turn Your Trash Into Treasure At This Leedy Yard Sale

Are you always on the hunt for a diamond in the rough? then look no further. After a successful first installment, Yard Sale is returning to your favourite neighbourhood courtyard for another Sunday of sun, fun and thrifting. Grab your daily caffeine or cocktail fix and a bite to eat, and thrift beneath the pines looking for hidden treasures. Interested in securing a stall? Whether you're buying or selling, replenish and refuel from the menus at Servo or The Garden and enjoy an afternoon in the sun. Find out more here.

Sip Your Way Through The City

Saturday’s just got a whole lot fruitier at CRUSH, with this Cali/Mex inspired venue serving up a delicious endless lineup of fruity frozen cocktails and mouth watering dishes every Saturday for CRUSH Club. Sip on two hours of free flowing cocktails, Sneakers and Jeans wines and select Pirate Life beers while enjoying a delectable shared lunch. Grab your CRUSH or crushes and book a table here.

Soak Up The Magic Of Japan At Perth Japan Festival

This massive community festival dedicated to all things Japan is a great way to experience Japanese food and culture without the pricey plane ticket. Stroll through retail stalls and lust over your new kimono, experience the magic of a traditional tea ceremony or marvel at the beautiful dancers and talented Japanese musicians before going to town on Japanese noodles and desserts. Perth Japan Festival is on at the Supreme Court Gardens from 11am to 6.30pm Saturday—entry is free!

Sunday 26 March

Soak Up The Sunset At Ol’ Buoy

Cott beachside pop up kiosk Ol’ Buoy may be finishing for the season at the end of April, but they couldn’t help but throw out one last killer of a Taco Takeover before they shut shop for the cooler months. This Sunday from 5 - 8pm, you’ll be able to smash bags of walking nachos, fresh fish baja tacos and even decadent chocolate tacos filled with soft serve, peanuts and cookie crumb. Check out all the good stuff here. 

Enjoy A Night Of Acoustic Tunes At The Elford

Join three of Perth’s brightest musical stars for an intimate, acoustic evening of Broadway tunes like you’ve never heard them before. Whether you’re a lover of theatre or a bit of a novice, there’s endless classics that you’re bound to absolutely love and sing along to over a vino or two. Tickets are $25 (and even cheaper if you’re a student) - grab yours here.

Revel In A Seafood And Vino Feast At Besk

Besk has launched Fiske, a celebration of all things seafood and vinos every Sunday where you’ll find a seafood focused menu starring local produce from the legends at Fin’s Seafood. Think fish tacos, southern fried fish burgers (drool), potato scallops and of course a classic fish and chips alongside a big bright wine menu to match. There will also be local DJs til late to keep the party going. Get all the deets here.

Brunch It Up At Bay View Brunch Club

Launching this Sunday, the Bay View Brunch Club is the ideal spot to get the gang together for the ultimate bottomless feast featuring not only two hours of free-flowing sparkling but also a colourful Garnish Bar where you can grab the most ‘gramworthy sips. For those looking to be even more extra, you can indulge in the Champagne and Caviar package that also adds on a caviar canape on arrival and a brunch item of your choice. Bookings start from $70 and are essential so get in fast here.

All Weekend

Celebrate Mane Liquor’s Newest Store Opening

Join the gang at Mane Liquor for three big days of celebration this Friday to Sunday to help launch their new Osborne Park store on Scarborough Beach Road. With tastings from Republic of Fremantle, Rocky Ridge and Eagle Bay Brewery plus eats from Peggy’s Yalla Balla, Goldbird and more, you’d be crazy not to check it out. Follow their socials here for all the details. 

Get Some Architectural Inspo At Perth Design Week

Perth Design Week is a dedicated public design festival celebrating and showcasing good design and enormous cutting edge talent. The inaugural show kicks off for the next week and a half all around Perth Boorloo, there will be exhibitions, design discussions, talks and gatherings all committed to highlighting some of the country’s leading figures. Find out all the info here. 

Check Out Scarborough’s Best Kept Brunch Secret

The Scarborough Beach Bar’s bottomless brunch is here with a seriously delightful Mediterranean-inspired menu and hibiscus spritzes, as well as wines and beers if that tickles your fancy instead. Think Whipped La Delizia Ricotta, Green Eggs and Bacon and Baked Eggplant to tantalise your tastebuds and start off your day right. Get all the deets and book in pronto here.

Treat Yourself To A Chocolate Overload

The Westin’s Haven Lounge has set their sights to the glorious celebration of all things chocolate. This super indulgent high tea features an endless slew of gorgeous savory and sweet treats (the choc chip cookie scone is otherworldly) with multiple sittings each day of the weekend so you can have a cheeky catch up with your gals. Go for the tea and coffee package, or top it off with a glass of Chandon bubbles if you’re really feeling ultra luxe. Secure your booking here. 

Grab A Slice Of Paris With The French Film Festival 

The Alliance Française French Film Festival has returned all across Perth with another dazzling season of some of the most anticipated independent films of the year hitting Palace and Luna Palace Cinemas between now and 5th April. With a spectacular program that spans all genres and tastes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy so check it out here and get booking here ASAP.

Find Out Why Everyone’s So Obsessed With Moulin Rouge! The Musical

After an agonising wait, the theatre adaptation of Baz Lurhmann’s legendary film Moulin Rouge! The Musical has come alive at Crown Theatre and is bringing all the glitz, glamour, terror and romance to the stage. Remixed in an unbelievable new mash-up extravaganza, you’ll be taken through 160 years of music from Offenbach to Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Adele and plenty more. Tickets are selling fast, so grab yours here and prepare to be absolutely dazzled by this stunning experience.

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Image credit: Supplied (Claremont Hotel)

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