Art & Design

This Weekend in Perth

By Shelby West
10th Dec 2015

Featuring some ghostly ghouls, all things Christmas, awesome markets, bangin’ beats and plenty of summer vibes, there should be no complaints this weekend.

Here’s what on in Perth this weekend—your itinerary is going to be jam-packed.

Friday 11 December


If you are a lover of all things supernatural or are interested in all those weird and wonderful spooky things in the night then check out Spooks & Spectres: Tales From Parallel Worlds. Finn O’Branagain is a writer, performer and gun storyteller who will lead you on a journey full of ghosts, doppelgängers, changelings and missing twins. She goes deep within the building and room you have occupied and calls up spirits to tell the stories of a past time. Not for the faint hearted, this showcase is for people who love the echoes in the hallways, the movement within paintings and who crave the secret messages that have been left behind by past lives.

Where: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth
When: 6pm, 11 December
Tickets: FREE, but make sure you register here
For more information click here


You are absolutely cray cray if you haven't yet been to the markets within Perth’s Cultural Centre… but have no fear; we haven’t completely judged you yet. This Friday night there will be more than 60 stalls boasting heaps of locally sourced talent, plus live music, food and bars. This is THE must-visit, pre-Christmas market in Perth. Get on it, friends!

Where: Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
When: 4pm, 11 December
For more information click here


We are thanking the seasonal gods for bringing us some gorgeous summer weather this weekend! If you haven’t checked out Courtyard Club yet, make sure you head down after work on Friday to see what it’s all about. Finish off your working week with an epic line-up of live music, awesome food and delicious drinks. This free event will be broadcast live from RTRFM’s Drivetime and features some of the best RTRFM Dj’s. We’ll defs be there.

Where: State Theatre of Western Australia, Perth
When: 5pm, 11 December
For more information click here

Saturday 12 December


Conducted by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Symphony In The City has become one of the most exciting events on the December calendar. The concert will feature all the classic hits that you’ve come to know over the years and also some movie favourites. Bring a picnic, sit back and enjoy the evening with your friends and fam. There may even be a sneaky little fireworks display at the end…who knows!

Where: Langley Park, Perth
When: 7.30pm, 12 December
For more information click here


‘Ladies leave your man at home’ because Destiny’s Child, TLC, Jamiroquai and heaps more of the best 90’s tunes will be remixed by a 7-piece band at the Ellington Jazz Club this Saturday night for a 90’s Throw Back night (ERRMERRRGERRDDD). Make sure you wear shoes capable of bumpin’ and grindin’ with some booty shakin’ and prepare for the most epic night out because the club will be jumpin’ jumpin’.

Where: Ellington Jazz Club,
When: 10.30pm, 12 December
Tickets: Prices will vary, book here
For more information click here

Sunday 13 December


Attention veg-heads! The Vegan Festival is coming to Perth this weekend and we think you should head down to Amplifier + Capital from 12 noon to have a gander at some epic cooking demonstrations, international speakers, delicious food stalls and heaps more. We will obviously be going to get our hands on rawsome goodies from our friends at Turban Chopsticks, Pana Chocolate and of course Pure Glow Cleanse (yumm), but this event will also be the perfect opportunity to experience and learn everything there is to know about being a part of the vegan community. See you down there!

Where: Amplifier + Capitol, Perth
When: 12 noon, 13 December
Tickets: $49 + BF, book here
For more information click here


Pet lovers rejoice! Take a pic of your fluffy little monster and bring it down to the State Library of WA this Sunday. From there you will be greeted by a group of amazing illustrators, caricaturists and cartoonists that will draw an amazing portrait of your pet. Unfortunately you cant bring down your real fur-baby but you will get to take home an epic original portrait that will make the purrrfect Christmas gift!

Where: State Library of Western Australia, Perth
When: 11am, 13 December
For more information click here


End your weekend on a high with some rhythm n' blues from The Delta Riggs at the Urban Orchard this Sunday. Grab your mates and settle in for an arvo of cracking tunes under the Northbridge sky!

Where: Urban Orchard, Perth
When: 4pm, 13 December
Tickets: $20, book here
For more information click here


You can expect an epic summer Sunday sesh at Guildhall this weekend. There will be cocktails from the boys at Mechanics Institute and some delicious food from Propeller Kitchen. DJ Ed Slade is a vinyl DJ god and we will be occupying the decks all afternoon. These Sunday Sessions are happening every Sunday until Christmas so make sure you don’t miss out!

Where: Guildhall Event Space, North Fremantle
When: 3pm, 13 December
For more information click here

Want more? Click here for more things to do in Perth!

Image credit: Visit Perth City

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