What's On

What’s On In Perth This Week, This Month And Beyond

By Claire Logan
20th Sep 2022

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Wondering what events to lock into your calendar? We've done the hard yards and combed through everything happening in Perth to help you find the best. 

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Here’s what’s on in Perth this week, this month and beyond.

What's On This Month In Perth

Battles X Tiny’s Wine Dinner

Perth | 21 September

Not to brag, but Battles Wine Label in the Perth Hills has just been named Australia's best Shiraz in the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion. To celebrate in style, the award-winning winery is taking over Tiny's Wine Bar in Perth for a 4-course wine dinner hosted by Kris' Ambro' Ambrozkiewicz, a sommelier, dedicated vinophile and one half of Battles. Pair each course with one of their downright delicious wines that celebrate the best of the Margaret River, Geographe and Great Southern regions. 

St Ali Italian Film Festival

Perth | 22 September – 16 October

Getting FOMO from all the holiday spam on your social media? We suggest exploring the best of Italy from Perth with the St Ali Italian Film Festival. Opening on 22 September, enjoy the best contemporary Italian cinema at Palace, Windsor and Luna Cinemas over the month. We recommend Francesca Archibugi's highly anticipated ensemble drama The Hummingbird (Il colibrì), straight from the Toronto International Film Festival, and Nostalgia, a bittersweet exploration of the complexity of homecoming. It would be rude not to sip on some vino or an aperitivo while watching the films on the big screen. 

Crown's Winter Chalet

Burswood | Until 30 September

A pop-up ski chalet has just opened inside Crown Metropol's lobby, complete with its own Skandi-inspired snow-capped cabin, a working fireplace, and some toasty winter treats to tuck into (which, let's face it, is what we're most excited about). We're vibing the Winter Gin High Tea, which gets you three tiers of dainty deliciousness washed down with a winterberry cocktail. And if you've got tickets for Frozen The Musical, we reckon this would be the perfect pre-show pitstop!

Sip Sip Sessions At Market Grounds

Perth | Every Saturday

Make no mistake, Market Grounds knows how to throw a good party, especially one with bottomless booze. Now, they're back with a new cocktail-filled Sip Sip Session dedicated to the dangerously boozy long island iced tea. The gourmet long lunch features plenty of tasty share plates and comes with two hours of free-flowing long island iced teas in a few different flavours, plus wines, beers and sparklings if you need to break it up. It's on every Saturday 'til the end of September from 1pm - 3pm, so get the gang together and buy tickets now.

Trust Me, It's The End Of The World At The Blue Room Theatre

Northbridge | All Month

The Blue Room has just premiered their new show ‘Trust Me, It’s the End of the World After All’. The exhilarating show follows three siblings living in a bunker in a post-apocalyptic nuclear disaster, and includes an impressive set built by Owen Davis, the runner-up to Channel 9's Lego Masters series. Grab tickets via the link.

Market Grounds Bottomless Yum Cha

Perth | Every Wednesday

Market Grounds might not be the first joint that springs to mind when you're on the hunt for dumplings, but hear us out. Every Wednesday they're feeding your cravings with two hours of endless dim sum. Just think: non-stop ginger pork and prawn dumplings, Szechuan salt and pepper squid and more wontons you could ever dream of for just $39 each. Oh, and we should point out the chef comes from Emily Taylor, so rest assured, these dumplings are some of the best around.

Birds eye view of a yum cha lunch at Market Grounds

Artisans Of The Republic

Fremantle | July to October

After a sell-out series of delectable dinners paired with crushable and creative cocktails, Artisans Of The Republic is back for another run of indulgent produce-focused evenings. Settle in at Freo's fave distillery for a celebration of unique WA flavours over four four-course dinners taking place from July to October, each showcasing a different local artisan. This year's lineup includes Fins Seafood, Offshoot Coffee, The Mushroom Guys and Dirty Clean Food, who will serve up an unforgettable feast together with award-winning head Chef Emily Jones. Each course is accompanied by paired drinks carefully crafted by Republic's rockstar bar team. We scored a seat to one of last year's dinners, and it was hands down one of the food highlights of the year, so we suggest you grab tickets here—they won't last long! 

Disney's Frozen The Musical

Burswood | On Now

Warm up your vocal cords, musical lovers, because Frozen The Broadway Musical is coming to Crown Theatre this August, and you are going to want to sing along at the top of your lungs. Yep, the incredible stage version of the iconic Disney movie is coming our way after seasons in Sydney and Melbourne. You could try protesting that you're way too old to be catching a Disney musical, but we know that secretly you know every word to 'Let It Go' and harbour fantasies of living in an ice castle. Whether you're six or 36, this production from the producers of Aladdin, The Lion King and Mary Poppins is bound to be a magical experience. There's a reason it was the highest-grossing new musical of its Broadway season in its first year on Broadway.

Sakura Festival

Perth | September

The annual Sakura Festival returns to Goody Two's this September with four weeks of floral-infused festivities, including giveaways, dinners, masterclasses, special limited-release cocktail creations and, of course, the dreamy floral installation that we can't help but grab a snap of. This year's lineup features bonsai classes, gin-soaked sessions under the sakura, and the return of the oh-so-popular whiskey and wagyu tasting extravaganza. Head to the website for bookings.

Looking down at a cocktail which has a koi fish and cherry blossom design on the top

Listen Out

Joondalup | 25 September

Festivals are back baby! As Australia's leading dance fest, Listen Out well and truly has your post-COVID boog covered. This year's lineup features first ever Australian shows for Young Thug, Polo G, Central Cee, 24kGoldn, Louis The Child, Doechii, LP Giobbi and Nia Archives, plus favourites Disclosure and Tove Lo, as well as Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo's Anti Up live show world premiere, and so much more. Grab tickets and get hyped for the summer festivals to come.

Perth Makers Market

Applecross | 25 September

Not to cause panic, but there are only 100 days left till Christmas. If you're hoping to avoid the last-minute present scramble this year, we recommend a trip to Perth Makers Market on 25 September for some handmade goodies. The Spring edition of this popular Perth market is taking over the beautiful Goolugatup Heathcote again. Stroll amongst the 180 unique stallholders while enjoying some relaxing live music and mouth-watering bites. It makes for the perfect day out for the whole family. 

Santini X Yarra X Snake + Herring Wine Dinner

Perth | 29 September

If you're after devilishly good food and wine this month, then look no further than the next event in the QT Perth Wine Dinner series. This event celebrates the collaboration between award-winning Santini Bar & Grill Executive Chef Stephen Clarke and industry legend Aaron Carr, owner of Dunsborough's celebrated restaurant Yarri. Savour a 4-course feast prepared by each chef, paired perfectly with delicious blends from Snake + Herring Wines. Just don't be surprised when you leave with a major food belly.  

Coming Up

Grapevine Gathering

Swan Valley | 1 October

Sip, sip hooray! Grapevine Gathering has returned for more festival fun out in the vines. This year’s delicious wineup features The Kooks, Peking Duk, Confidence Man, Jack River and Ball Park Music, to name just a few. Hosted by the stunning Sandalford Estate, you’ll find some of Swan Valley’s finest wines at the bar alongside the usual ‘festy faves. Don’t miss out on tickets to an afternoon of music and wine splendour. 

Entwined In The Valley

Swan Valley | 7-9 October

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and spring is in the air—it must mean it's time for Entwined In The Valley. Expect a weekend of delicious and unique experiences from the wine region's finest this October. We're talking exquisite long lunches, fancy degustation dinners, blending masterclasses and some delicious drops to sample. Events are already selling out, so get in quick to secure your date with the best the Swan Valley has to offer. 

Long table setup under gumtrees and fairy lights

Suburban Vibes Subiaco

Subiaco | 7-16 October

Suburban Vibes Subiaco is back for another stellar year of chilled and intimate live music from WA's hottest home-grown talent. The likes of Jordy Maxwell, Adrian Dzuke, Sash Seaborne and Dulice will be popping up in gardens, laneways, breweries and bars across the 'burb to serenade us over 10 days. Check out the program here.

Rooftop Roller Club

Northbridge | 12-31 October

Perth's iconic sky-high cinema, Rooftop Movies, is shaking things up this October. From October 12-31, the whole space is being transformed into a retro-style Rooftop Roller Club, with a big, beautiful rink for you to skate (or fall) the night away on, endless disco balls and loads of spicy entertainment each night, including live music, circus acts, roller hockey, a Halloween spooktacular and even a splash of karaoke to truly amp up the party vibes. Plus, plenty of yummy food and drinks to tuck into. It's here for three weeks only, so grab your tickets now before they roll right on by.

sky view of outdoor rooftop movies at sunset

Servo x Republic of Fremantle Gin Din Masterclasses

Leederville | 20 October

Two of our fave boozy joints are banding together, with Servo Leederville hosting a monthly gin blending masterclass including cocktails, dinner and your very own personalised bottle of gin to take home, all for $120pp. We suggest you book your tickets ASAP for their 15 September or 20 October events here.

UnWined Subiaco

Subiaco | 22-23 October

Don't stress, UnWined Subiaco is back for its 12th year of bringing the best of the precinct's food and wine to Market Square Park. Stretch out on the picnic rugs, soak up the spring sunshine, snack on some tempting treats and sip on some delicious wine, cider, beer and spirits for the weekend. With drops curated exclusively for this event, you'll want to grab a bottle or two for home on the way out. 

Planet Comedy

Northbridge | Friday 28 October

Rove McManus is heading up a massive night of laughs at The Royale Theatre inside Northbridge arcade bar, Planet Royale, this October. He'll be joined by award-winning comedic crewmates Daniel Delby, Simone Springer and Grant Mushet, with Dave Callan keeping things on track as your faithful show host. Get tickets here

Laksa Festival

Innaloo | 30 October

A free food festival dedicated to all things laksa is popping up in Innaloo this October thanks to The Malay Association Of WA. Make sure you get down to slurp your way through endless laksa varieties and pick your fave—a people's choice award will go to whoever racks up the most votes. If you reckon that's you, you can choose to showcase your bowl of the popular spicy noodle soup instead.

Six The Musical

Burswood | 24 November

Horrible Histories meets high-energy pop performances for Six The Musical. The 6 wives of the roguish King Henry VIII will bust out their retelling of historical heartbreak to a high-octane and hilarious score bound to keep you captivated every second of the show. Not to be underestimated, this musical has 500 million audio streams worldwide, 3 billion views on Tik Tok and 2 Tony Awards for Best Original Score. We would recommend grabbing tickets before you lose your head.  

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Burswood | February 2023

Arguably Luhrmann's magnum opus, the 2001 Moulin Rouge film follows a group of bohemians doing their best to keep a stage show alive. The ten-time Tony Award-winning theatre adaptation follows the same story, except with a heap more music, dancing, glitz and glamour. It's due to land at Perth's Crown Theatre next Feb. Until then, head over to the official Moulin Rouge! website and sign up to their subscriber list for early ticket access, or hold out until Thursday 28 July for general release. If you're keen to snap up one of the 'can-can' table seats and completely immerse yourself in the action, we suggest you get signed up for presale—there's only a small number available for each show.

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Image credit: Rooftop Movies, Shadow Play, Market Grounds, Goody Two's, Entwined In The Valley, Rooftop Movies

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