If the thought of this weekend’s not-so-Summery weather has got you down, we’re here to help you brighten up. Remember, it’s rare for us to get to enjoy iconic events, masterclasses and Sunday sessions in Summer without working up a sweat! Whether you want to check out a Fringe show, indulge in chocolate and wine or catch all of the action that the Hottest 100 has to offer, we’ve got you sorted.
Here are the best things to do in Perth this weekend.
We just can’t get enough of adult circus and we’re pretty sure just about everyone out there feels the same. The boys behind Elixir are one talented bunch, and you can go and catch their show every night this weekend. Get settled in and you may wonder what you’re doing looking into a science lab—it’s all part of the show as this cirque sensation trio starts to mix up a whole lot of chemicals to discover the ultimate body-enhancing human elixir. The show is hilarious, charming and oozing sex appeal. Oh and yes, the circus acts and acrobatics are awesome.
COMA, Flight and Séance at Fringe World Festival
Head to The Woodside Pleasure Garden this weekend and embark on a multi-sensory adventure in complete darkness at one of Darkfield’s three shipping container experiences. Climb into a bunk bed and slip into a creepy collective dream at the brand new COMA, scare yourself silly at Séance or board FLIGHT and prepare to plunge into darkness. Whichever one you choose, be warned—they’re not for the faint of heart.
Thursday 21 January
Family Rave Day
Round up the fam and bring them over to the hottest family dance party in the world, Family Rave Day - Fringe Mixtape at 4.40pm this Thursday evening. From the top-notch line up of local DJs to the action-packed activities for kids, this groovy night of dancefloor fun presented by 2 Phat Dads is not to be missed.
Friday 22 January
Chocolate And Wine Masterclass
Cue the drools, Margaret River Chocolate Company and Coward & Black Vineyards are teaming up to take over The Sewing Room for an indulgent chocolate and wine masterclass this Friday evening. Get ready to bite into mouth-watering single origin chocolates and then wash them down with a variety of local red, white, sparkling and dessert wines. The best part of this night? It also includes tastings of three Sambarino chocolate liqueurs, plus you get a free bottle to take home!
Soul Makossa Afro-Latin Dance Classes
When it comes to Afro-Latin dancing, there’s no better person to learn from than professional multi-world finalist dancer Damiano Ciranna-Lopez from DCLopez Entertainment—so you should definitely go and check out his Soul Makossa classes this Friday night! From 6.45pm until midnight, there’ll be a variety of casual open level classes including Salsa, Kizomba, Bachata and an all-round party.
Saturday 23 January
Hottest 100 Party
If you haven’t yet made plans for the Hottest 100 this Saturday don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. A number of our fave Perth venues are putting on some epic parties where the tunes will be cranking and the beers will be ice cold, so take note. Freo.Social will be swinging open their doors with free entry from 12pm, the legends at Henry Summer are putting on drink specials from 11am until 3pm and a free sausage sizzle from 12pm until 2pm, and The Newport Hotel will be celebrating with a full venue and laneway party including a silent disco.
Pogo’s Meet The Maker Masterclass
Snake + Herring’s head winemaker, Tony Davis, will be sharing his expertise at Pogo from 3.30pm until 5pm this Saturday and if you consider yourself a wine connoisseur, you’re not going to want to miss out. For only $50, you’ll be treated to six delicious wines and a variety of Pogo’s best snacks—you can grab your tickets here.
Seafood Bites & Liquid Delights
Make your way to Wine Merchant this Saturday and Sunday for some seriously good seafood specials and $14 glasses of Art Series chardonnay from Leeuwin Estate. Executive Chef Kim Brennan has carefully crafted two indulgent culinary delights—a succulent prawn cocktail and a luxe lobster roll served with crispy potato chips. If you want to take your visit to the State Buildings up a level, on Sunday you can ascend to Wildflower’s gorgeous rooftop surrounds and prepare to feast on six amazing courses as part of Matthew Sartori’s new culinary offering, EMBER.
Sunday 24 January
Habitat Garden Party at Market Grounds
Grab your pals and get ready to dance the weekend away at 2021’s first Habitat Garden Party this Sunday, all while enjoying the cool surrounds of Market Grounds. You can get your hands on one of the last tickets here, then prepare to make the most of drink specials, tasty food and of course, some of the best DJs that Perth has to offer.
Sunday Sip Club
Perth really is spoilt for choice when it comes to incredible Sunday sessions, and Cabana Pool Bar & BBQ’s Sunday Sip Club is no exception. From 4-6pm you’ll be able to sip on the two refreshing cocktails of the week, all while feasting on a selection of the Chef’s gourmet canapes—just be sure to grab your tickets here.