The second half of the year is well underway (seriously though, where does the time go?). We’re crossing our fingers and toes that the weather is going to be a tad less hectic than what we saw last month, but hey, who knows.
In the meantime, it’s time to start filling your calendar with all the good stuff coming your way. But if you're a little stuck on what to hit up, we've rounded up some of our fave events.
Without further ado, here’s what’s on in Perth this week, this month and beyond.
What's On This Month In Perth
Bottomless Fried Chicken Supper Club
Every Tuesday | Market Grounds, Perth
If you thought Market Grounds' sell-out bottomless gnocchi series was good, get a load of this. Every Tuesday they're throwing down a bottomless fried chicken supper club complete with mac n cheese, coleslaw and condiments. You'll get two whole hours of finger-licking feasting for just $35, with your choice between Southern fried buttermilk chicken, Kangnyeom Korean fried chicken and Caribbean jerk chicken. Sound good? Better book now because this is bound to fill up fast.
A Most Wonderful Wine Dinner
Wednesdays From 1 September | RONNIE NIGHTS, Fremantle
Ronnie Nights in Fremantle is hosting five glorious five-course wine dinners over five weeks in September, with tickets just $85 +bf each. That'll get you a night of amazing food prepared by new Head Chef Carlos Olivari and paired wines from a different local wine producer each week. There are only 20 seats available each week so get onto it stat.
Artisans Of The Republic
Wednesdays From 1 SEPTEMBER | REPUBLIC OF FREMANTLE, Fremantle
Fremantle's fave new distillery, Republic Of Fremantle, is teaming up with some of the finest local artisans from across WA's food landscape for a five-part immersive dining series that will see you dine on premium produce in exceptional dishes prepared in collaboration with Head Chef Emily Jones while learning all about the passionate artisans behind them. You'll also be blessed with an unbeatable selection of cocktails to really top off your luxe multi-course meal. On the line-up, you'll find the cheese legends from La Delizia Latticini, beloved chocolatier, Sue Lewis, The Mushroom Guys, Futari Wagyu and more. Scope out all the dinners on offer and get booking.
Margaret River Region Open Studios
11-26 SEPTEMBER | VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MARGARET RIVER
The amazing Margaret River Region Open Studios is back and better than ever this year with a record-breaking 140 wonderful creatives throwing open their studio doors or popping up at gorgeous spaces throughout the southwest this September. Showcasing everything from jewellery, metalwork, furniture, conceptual art and so much more, think of this as one seriously epic creative crawl. Check out the event guide to find more about all the incredible artists opening their creative world up to you this year.
Indian Ocean Craft Triennial
SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER 2021 | VARIOUS LOCATIONS
The Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, also known as IOTA, is back and bigger than ever this year. The theme this year is based on ‘Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday’ and features stories and incredible works that explore the rituals which connect us through craft and handmade works, whether it’s local or from across the pond. There’ll be international exhibitions at Fremantle Arts Centre and John Curtin Gallery—pick your favourites here.
Stylerunner Opening At Westfield Booragoon
15-18 SEPTEMBER | WESTFIELD BOORAGOON
One of our fave spots to buy activewear online, Stylerunner, is opening its second location here in Perth, with a brand new store opening this Wednesday 15 September in Westfield Booragoon. To celebrate, there’ll be complimentary cupcakes, exciting giveaways (like $50 gift cards for the first ten visitors), and a special gift if you spend over $100. Plus, they’ve also got a pop-up sneaker customisation space with Perth-based fashion illustrator, Pippa McManus, running from Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 September if you want to upgrade your kicks. Sounds like the perfect excuse to stock up on some new active goods if you ask us.
Lips & Sips
16, 23, 30 SEPTEMBER | THE FLOUR FACTORY, PERTH
To celebrate Liptember, the legends at The Flour Factory are whipping up a gintastic set of events—Lips & Sips. On three different dates across September, head over to the Flour Factory to create your very own lippy for a good cause—women’s mental health. Kicking things off with a fresh G&T made by the good folk at the bar, blend a series of botanical essences and shades to make your signature lipstick shade, encased in a bespoke Flour Factory case. For just $70pp, play a part in making a change, as $5 from each ticket purchase goes straight back to the charity. If you can’t make the event, head to The Flour Factory for a bespoke G&T as $2 from each of these will also go to Liptember.
The French Riviera Comes To Harbourside
18 September | Harbourside, Fremantle
You might not be able to live out your ultimate Mediterranean vacay dreams IRL right now, but there's no reason you can't eat and drink like your yachting your way around Monaco. Harbourside is bringing a taste of the French Riviera to you at this chic waterfront party to celebrate their second birthday. We're talking three hours of delish Mediterranean nibbles and full access to the fresh oyster bar, all washed down with free-flowing bubbles, wines and beers and cider from Little Creatures. There'll also be a six-piece band and DJ, and if you act quick you might score yourself a complimentary bottle of Laurent Perrier—they're giving them away with early bird bookings for groups of six or more. Book here.
SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER | The RECHABITE, PERTH
LA Fit is taking over the Hello Rooftop Bar at the Rechabite for the ultimate rooftop spin session. Ride for 45 minutes to pumped-up tunes while soaking up sunny views over Northbridge, then reward yourself with a drink and canapés after the sesh. Act quick to snag a bike at one of three sessions (1pm, 2pm or 3pm).
Gin High Tea
25 September | THE GARDEN, Leederville
Swap your English Breakfast cuppa for a flight of cocktails at this Gin High Tea at The Garden. On Saturday 25 September, you can sip the afternoon away at this popular Leederville hotspot with a flight of six gin and tonic cocktails, complementing your scrumptious high tea. This sought-after event runs from 2pm to 4pm, and it’s best to book in early, as spots usually sell out.
26 September | STATE BUILDINGS, Perth
By now you should already be well acquainted with how unbelievably amazing everything in the award-winning State Buildings is, so when you hear they're taking over the whole beautiful heritage building for one fully immersive night of decadence, you scoop up tickets quick. You'll enjoy three hours of free-flowing premium beverages, boujee bites from the likes of Petition, Post and Long Chim and non-stop entertainment, plus, an excuse to get dressed to the absolute nines. If you really want to make a night of it (hint: you do), throw on a night's stay at COMO The Treasury and enjoy reduced rates with the code STAYLONGER.
Bumplings Cooking School
From Wednesday 29 September | Mount Hawthorn
Great news for anyone craving a dumpling fix at home. Perth’s king of dumplings, professional chef and Mazda ambassador; Brendan Pang, has just announced he’ll be launching his very own pop-up Bumplings Cooking School, with a range of masterclasses running from now until the end of the year. Lessons will cover everything from perfecting your at-home dumplings to whipping up simple and delicious hand-pulled noodles, all under the guidance of the master himself. To book a spot at these intimate, hands-on cooking classes, grab tickets here.
More Of What's On This Year In Perth
Entwined in the Valley
8-10 OCTOBER | SWAN VALLEY
Over three days in the Swan Valley, Entwined in the Valley will showcase the best food and tipples the area has to offer. More than 25 venues including restaurants and cellar doors will swing open their doors for a weekend of indulgence in the state’s oldest wine region.
Suburban Vibes in Subiaco
8-16 OCTOBER | SUBIACO, VARIOUS LOCATIONS
25 talented local singers and bands will take to the laneways, galleries and bars of Subi for a range of relaxed and intimate shows this October. Catch Jordy Maxwell, Jack Davies & The Bush Chooks, Nika Mo and plenty of other artists perform at venues such as The Corner Gallery, Bark Subiaco and The Village Bar. The lineup and program can be found here.
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