There’s plenty on this weekend for you Perthians! We’ve got food, music, comedians, more food, beer, wine, more beer, a little bit more food and of course some man-ish yoga. Because who doesn’t love man yoga.
Friday is approaching. Your diary is blank. Do not stress! We repeat, do not stress. Here’s what’s on this weekend in Perth.
Friday 16 October
TWILIGHT HAWKERS MARKET | PERTH
The Twilight Hawkers Markets kicks off again this Friday night for all you foodie lovers. Starting from 4.30pm you can expect to see Moroccan spiced dishes, Spanish paella and South American BBQ—the list goes on! Don’t forget to save room for the nutella waffles on a stick and salted caramel icy poles. Yum!
Where: Forrest Place, Perth
When: 4.30pm, 16 October—29 April
More information: click here
LAURA MARLING | MOUNT LAWLEY
UK folk singer Laura Marling is returning to Australia to promote her newest album Short Movie. This talented little lady has the voice of an angel and seeing her show would be the perfect start to your weekend. Sit back and enjoy the mellow vibes or get up and have a little boogie! Either way it’s bound to be a good night.
Where: Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley
When: 8pm, 16 October
Tickets: $69.90, book here
DAVE HUGHES | BURSWOOD
Make sure you bring a spare pair of undies if you’re planning on seeing funny man Dave Hughes this weekend—he usually has his crowd laughing from the get-go. See the early 7pm show and grab a late dinner or have dinner first and then see the 9pm show. The choice is yours!
Where: Crown Theatre, Burswood
When: 7pm or 9pm, 16 October
Tickets: $50.80, book here
PERTH WILDCATS VS NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS | PERTH
In the first home game of the 2015/16 basketball season, the Perth Wildcats are playing their bitter rivals—the New Zealand Breakers. Whether you’re a mad b-ball fan or not, the atmosphere in Perth Arena is next level. After the game, why not head out for a cheeky celebratory cocktail? Check out our round-up of 25 of Perth’s best cocktails.
Where: Perth Arena
When: 6.30pm, 16 October
Tickets: available here
Saturday 17 October
ELECTRIC VINES | SWAN VALLEY
Electric Vines festival is set to be an epic day as it turns six-years-old this year! Grab your ticket and start your day at Mandoon Estate, Elmars Brewery or Oakover Winery. A bus will then take those at Mandoon and Elmars to Oakover Grounds where everyone can continue the afternoon of live music, food and drinks together. Fun!
Where: Oakover Grounds, Swan Valley
When: 10am – 6pm, 17 October
Tickets: $95, book here
CROWN PERTH OPENING DAY | ASCOT
Spring racing season is upon us and Crown Perth are getting things started with a bang. This year's opening day is all about amazing fashion, beautiful colours and crazy headwear. Punters will have the opportunity to listen to DJ’s, visit the pamper palace, enjoy the roaming entertainment and watch the fashion on the catwalk. Oh and there will also be horse racing. Imagine!
HOPTOBERFEST | NORTHBRIDGE
Oktoberfest in the Gardens may be over but Northbridge Brewing Co are continuing the beer and pretzel German Party this Saturday. DJ’s will be pumping the tunes while you fill your belly with German goodies. Winning! Purchase the VIP package if you feel like you deserve an extra treat.
Where: Northbridge Brewing Company
When: 1pm, 17 October
Tickets: $29, book here
OKTOBERFEST | CRAWLEY
Don’t put your lederhosen away just yet, guys! After visiting Northbridge Brewing Co head to Varsity Bar to continue the party cos this American themed bar is turning German for a day! They’ve stocked up on bier steins and have a playlist full of yodelling tunes (as well as some bar wenches) to get you through the night. No tickets required, just rock up in your awesome costumes.
Where: Varsity Bar, Crawley
When: 10am, 17 October
More information: available here
EMBODYING THE AWAKENED MASCULINE | NORTHBRIDGE
After all this music festival madness, ascot racing fashionista fun and German beer festivities, you’ll probably need to detox ASAP! Yoga lord Stuart Watkins is offering a yoga and meditation session to awaken the mind, body and soul. This is available for men and women of all ages who are in the mood for a little inspiration and body loving. Nawww.
Sunday 18 October
REALMARK PERTH RAMBLE FOR TELETHON | NORTHBRIDGE
Team up folks! In order to raise awareness and funds for Telethon, the annual Ramble is taking place again. For those of you who don’t know, a ramble is a combination of a treasure hunt and an amazing race. You will have a map, a clue sheet and four hours to uncover secret locations and to solve mind-boggling puzzles in order to win a holiday to Bangkok or Phuket! This fun and interesting day out is perfect for young or old treasure hunters. Make sure you register!
THE VINTAGE COLLECTIVE MARKETS | MIDLAND
Think retro cars, old school bikes, vintage clothing, knick knacks and everything in between. The Vintage Collective Markets are on again and this year they’re bigger than ever with a whopping 160 market vendors to choose from. There will also be food trucks and live entertainment, making it a pretty sweet as day out.
Where: Midland Oval, 92 Morrison Road, Midland
When: 11am, 18 October
More information: available here
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Image Credit: Electric Vines