What's On

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

By Claire Logan
23rd May 2022

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. 

There's plenty of good stuff coming up, including Disney's Frozen The Musical and Australia's largest ever sneaker and streetwear festival. And let's not forget the hotly anticipated return of Market Grounds' famous Bottomless Gnocchi Club and our fave seaside winter markets.

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

What's On This Month 

William Street Long Lunch

Northbridge | Saturday 28 May

a slice of cheesecake

The iconic William Street Long Lunch is back, with SaumaLa CholitaNo Mafia and Double Rainbow all teaming up to bring us one heck of a roving lunch—four courses (one at each venue), all with matched drinks for just $60 each. Read more about what’s on offer here.

The Big Bounce

Claremont | 27-29 May

a large inflatable bouncy castle

After chopping and changing dates a billion times, we're stoked to see the world's largest inflatable bouncy castle finally land in Perth this weekend. Just picture a 300-plus metre bouncy theme park with 50 different obstacles to bounce over PLUS a space wonderland and the biggest bouncy castle in the world (Guinness World Records approved). You won’t even have to worry about accidentally stomping on anyone because there's going to be adults-only sessions. Yep. Totally. Kid. Free. Scope out tickets here.

Michael Angelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition

Fremantle | All Month

a large exhibtion

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition has finally landed at The Naval Store in Fremantle after touring the world over. This life-size re-creation of each of the 34 frescoes from the Sistine Chapel has been brought to life using highly detailed photos, meaning you can see every detail, brushstroke and colour as you wander through the exhibit. Head here for tickets. 

Bottomless Gnocchi Club

Perth | Wednesdays from 4 May

a bowl of gnocchi

Dig out your most elasticated pants because Market Grounds' famous Bottomless Gnocchi Club returns Wednesdays from 4 May. It's gained quite the cult following for good reason—two hours of endless soft, potatoey pillows of joy wrapped up in three tantalising flavours for just $35 each. This year you can eat through classic gnocchi, lamb ragu, parmesan and pangrattato; fried gnocchi, pumpkin, burnt butter, sage and pecorino; and classic gnocchi, tomato sugo, ricotta and basil, Just add a glass of wine (or a bottle, no judgement here) if you want to make a night of it. 

Jass And Shiraz At Bark

Subiaco | Wednesdays from 4 May

If you want to feel like you've been transported into some cool big city movie, live jazz and copious amounts of wine in the middle of the week is a recipe for success—especially when you take advantage of Bark's juicy little $49 grazing board deal which comes with two glasses of vino or a mug of mulled wine. Humpday blues? Don't know 'em.

Scarborough Sunset Markets Winter Edition

Scarborough | Saturdays from 14 May
Scarborough Beach

Winter in Perth just got a whole lot better—with the Scarborough Sunset Markets coming in hot with their new winter market series. 

Every Saturday evening from 3pm until 8pm, up to 50 food trucks and market stalls will wrap around the Scarborough Clocktower and stretch up the promenade. But this year, they’ve dialled up the heat with a tonne of soul-warming new food and drink additions that’ll keep you coming back week after week. Most notably: Fry'd doughnut fries. Available in Nutella, Biscoff and Oreo flavour, we reckon you're gonna wanna order all three of these warm goodies.

To really amp those cosy vibes up, their custom-made fire pits will be blazing all afternoon and yes, there’ll even be marshmallows for roasting. Plus, local DJs will be providing the hottest soundtrack for your ultimate wintery Saturday session.

Willi's Duck & Pinot Dinner Party

Perth | Wednesday 25 May

This month Willi's is hosting a mouthwatering dinner party well and truly fit for Autumn, all centred around duck and pinot. The drops are all sommelier approved and pair perfectly with the four courses on offer. As you'd expect from anything inside The Royal, local produce is front and centre—from Black Pig Deli's duck charcuterie to start, right down to the locally-grown Bravo apples for dessert. Book here.

Van Gogh Alive

Perth | From 27 May

a Van Gogh exhibition

We’re guessing you’ve seen snippets of Van Gogh Alive on your Insta feed. An immersive exhibition where Gogh’s seminal swirls, stars, sunflowers, snowflakes, and moonshine drift and dance across walls, just as you imagine the painter would have seen them in his own day. The super-hyped exhibition has been shown in 50 different cities around the world to some six million people (that’s a lot of Insta feeds). And it's finally heading for Perth this May. Pick up tickets here

Perth Indoor Jungle Festival

Perth | 27-28 May

Spanning two days, Perth Indoor Jungle Festival is the best place to learn from plant experts, acquire some new leafy goodies, and mix with all the like-minded plant lovers in town. Expect workshops on mounted elkhorns, bonsai and hydroponics, as well as talks on topics like pest control and propagation so you can provide the best life for your plant babies. You’ll also be able to extend your green family thanks to a community plant and cutting swap, plus the addition of beautiful stalls selling indoor plants, rare beauties and cool plant accessories.

Coming Up

Sneakerland

Perth | Saturday 4 June

sneakers on display

Our obsession with sneakers sees no bounds. That’s why we’re seriously hyped for Sneakerland, Australia's largest sneaker and streetwear convention to finally go ahead at RAC Arena in Perth this June. A must-attend for any sneakerhead or streetwear addict, this year's fest will offer up more opps than ever to buy, sell, trade and lay eyes on some of the rarest sneakers, streetwear pieces and apparel on the market. Plus, there'll be entertainment, free hair cuts and braiding, exclusive drops, the odd celeb and over $30,000 in prizes up for grabs on the day, so you might want to get that ticket already.

Bistro Guillaume Masterclass Wine Dinner Series 

Burswood | 30 June and 28 July

If you’re a lover of all things food and wine, you need to get yourself to one of these masterclasses pronto. Sit back and indulge in a four course dinner menu at Bistro Guillaume while Crown’s Sommelier Michele takes you on a journey of wine with six wine tastings and as much knowledge as you could possibly absorb. The masterclasses cover five different areas of the oh-so loved beverage—the french classics, sparkling, European underdogs, the new wines of the world and those from our very own backyard. After a sell out series last year, this is one you won’t want to miss. 

Disney's Frozen The Musical

Burswood | August

A performer from Disney's Frozen the musical

Warm up your vocal chords, 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 both 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. 

If you sign up to the waitlist, you’ll get access to the pre-sale starting at 9am on Monday 30 May—which we recommend, as tickets to this are going to go fast. 

Froth Town

Claremont | 19-20 August

entry to Froth Town beer festival

Beer aficionados, listen up. Froth Town is making its return to Claremont Showground this August, and with COVID restrictions out of the way, the brilliant two-day brew fest is bigger and better than ever.

What's changed? Aside from there being more brews than ever, including some exclusive frothies just for the fest, the iconic IPA Glass you get with every ticket will be back, so you can add that to your home bar collection. But most exciting, this year sees the return of live music! And they've gone and lined up an ACDC Tribute Band and Daryl Braithwaite himself to really bring the good time vibes. 

If you were among the thousands of punters that sipped your way through last year’s festival, you’ll be familiar with all the other good stuff returning. A diverse selection of bevvies from over 75 breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries, next-level food truck eats, carnival games and hilarious entertainment such as sumo wrestling, giant beer pong and even a dad bod wet t-shirt competition. Tickets are on sale now.

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.

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