ERMAGERRD, spring is here, Listers! It’s time to shave those legs, bust out the fake tan and say goodbye to the butt imprint on your couch you’ve been working on all winter long. We’ve got some spring-tastic events lined up for you to kick off the sunny season this weekend. There are bands, burlesque and breakfasts—and don’t forget Father’s Day this Sunday (Dad would not be happy!).
Here's what on this weekend in Perth.
Friday 4 September
SHELLAC SHACK | PERTH
Kick off the weekend at Shellac Shack with some ol’ fashioned 78 records action. Hosted by Hula Bula Bar, you’ll be able to boogie to the tunes of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Tropical drinks, rum and beer will be flowing from the bar all night and after a few drinks, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time to a pacific island.
Where: Hula Bula Bar
When: From 8pm, Friday 4 September
Tickets: Free entry
THE JUNGLE GIANTS | FREMANTLE
The Jungle Giants take to the stage tomorrow to promote their latest album, Speakerzoid. One of Australia’s most fun and entertaining bands, Speakerzoid is the indie rock group’s most critically acclaimed album. Joining The Jungle Giants on stage will be support acts the Art of Sleeping and Hockey Dad.
Where: Metropolis Fremantle
When: Doors open 8pm
Tickets: $42.25, available here
TWISTED VAUDEVILLE'S THE BIRDCAGE-BURLESQUE REVUE | PERTH
If you enjoy watching people get their kit off with class, Twisted Vaudeville’s The Birdcage-Burlesque Revue will be right up your alley. Hosted at Rigby’s Bar, the show will combine luxury with a touch of raunch and feature some of Perth’s top burlesque babes.
Where: Rigby’s Bar, Perth
When: 7pm—10pm, Friday 4 September
Tickets: From $30, available here
Saturday 5 September
PAPER. PATTERN. PRINT. | NORTHBRIDGE
Learn what it takes to be a pattern designer at Paper. Pattern. Print. this Saturday. Part of the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, this course will take you through the process of creating your own patterns which can be digitally printed onto fabric, wallpaper, garments, tote bags and gift wrap. The course is led by Emily Wills, freelance textile designer, design educator and founder of SURFACE 1°22.
Where: Paper Mountain, Upstairs 267 William Street, Northbridge
When: Saturday 5 September, 9am—12pm
Tickets: $65, available here
LATITUDES | PERTH
Saturday is your last chance to catch a showing of Latitudes at The Blue Room Theatre. Directed by FRINGE WORLD 2015 Emerging Artist Award winner, Mikala Westall, Latitudes explores three women and their relationship with memory as they are forced to come clean about long-buried truths and their darkest moments. Intriguing…
Where: The Blue Room Theatre
When: 6pm or 8:30pm, Saturday 5 September
Tickets: $15—$25, available here
Sunday 6 September
FATHER’S DAY | PERTH
First and foremost, this Sunday is Father’s Day and if you haven’t figured out what to do with your Pops, you are going to want to read our Dad day guide, Where To Take Dad This Father’s Day.
THE PERTH COLLECTIVE BREAKFAST | PERTH
Girl bosses, listen in. This Sunday you’re going to want to get to The Perth Collective Breakfast at Fraser’s in Kings Park. You’ll get to rub shoulders with some Perth entrepreneurs who are totally owning it, while chowing down on breakfast and sweet treats from the dessert buffet.
Where: Fraser’s of King’s Park
When: Sunday 6 September, 8:30AM—10:30AM
Tickets: $120 plus booking fee, book here
VINTAGE HAIR HOW-TO AT THE SKILLSMITHERY | LEEDERVILLE
If you’re tired of centre-parts and braids, you might want to nab a ticket to the Vintage Hair How-To session at The Skillsmithery this Sunday. Led by the lovely Ally Moschini of The Vintage Valley, you’ll learn all the tricks of the vintage hair trade from pin curls, rolls and a Gibson Tuck to teasing and styling. You’ll also score a handy take-home pack, coffee and cake. Sweet!
Where: 324 Oxford Street, Leederville
When: Sunday 6 September, 12pm—2pm
Tickets: $95, book here
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