The second half of the year is well underway (seriously though, where does the time go?). Michael Buble is currently dusting himself off for the Christmas countdown and the weather is FINALLY starting to look a little brighter.
This time of year tends to fill up fast, so we suggest you start booking in all the good stuff now. 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
Celebrate Summer With 2-for-1 Aperol Spritz
With the temps rising and our social diaries filling up, there has never been a better time to come together with your mates and raise a glass. And nothing, we mean nothing, says summer vibes like an Aperol Spritz. To ensure the good times roll all month long, the gang at Aperol are shouting you and your pals a Spritz. Simply order a pair of Aperol Spritz to share with a friend at your fave bar or restaurant, and Aperol will cover the cost of one of them up to the value of $20. Picnic-goers, or those that prefer to enjoy a refreshing Spritz at home, can purchase two Aperol Spritz Ready to Serve packs from a bottle shop and redeem one of the packs up to the value of $24. With 100,000 Spritzes up for grabs, prepare for your thirst to well and truly be quenched. To score your free cocktail, register here.
WAGFG x Rockpool: A Night of Festivities
Rockpool, Burswood | Wednesday 1 December
Christmas is just around the corner and while we wait for the big day of eating to come, you can warm up for the occasion this Wednesday with a very special festive feast courtesy of Rockpool and WA Good Food Guide. Head Chef Brendan Owen has pulled out all the stops with an indulgent Aussie-themed menu that’ll have you drooling from start to finish. Expect all the Australian Christmas classics you love—we’re talking freshly shucked oysters, Christmas ham, and macadamia and cranberry stuffed Mt Barker chicken, with Christmas pudding and pavlova to finish— but with the kind of fine dining touch you’ve come to expect from the talented team at Rockpool. With the multi-course extravaganza all washed down with some of WA’s finest wines, we reckon this is the perfect way to kickstart your Christmas season. Book here.
Yuck Circus Returns With New Show, Wrekd
The Rechabite, Northbridge | 2-19 December
If you blinked, you would have missed out on tickets to Deadset last January, but fortunately, the talented Yuck Circus crew is bringing a magnificent, daring, cheeky new show to the Rechabite this December. These incredibly talented artists have been titled ‘Flight of the Conchords meets Cirque du Soleil’ so trust us, you’ll be feeling pretty yuck if you miss them. Head to the website for tickets.
Scarborough Sunset Markets
Scarborough Beach | Thursdays
Perth’s most iconic beachside markets are back in action! Head down to Scarborough Beach Thursday evenings from 5pm to get amongst all the action. We’re talking live tunes and performances, loads of artisan retail gems and endless food stalls to eat your way through, including tasty new eats courtesy of Don Birria, SMOKR BBQ, Treacle Treat, Clean Tasty Dirty and Honey Creme alongside your tried and true faves. There’s also a swanky new Hippie Kombucha mocktail bar, located right on the sand so you can max out on island vibes.
British Film Festival
Palace Raine Square, Luna Leederville, SX And Windsor | Until 3 December
A month-long celebration of British film lands in Perth this November thanks to Palace Cinemas And Luna Palace Cinemas. Yep, we're talking about the annual British Film Festival, which this year includes some of the best contemporary cinema, documentaries and some of the most significant British films of the 1970s, all for you to enjoy on the big screen.
La Cholita Is Turning 10
La Cholita, Northbridge | Friday 3 And Saturday 4 December
Can you believe it? La Cholita is celebrating ten years of serving up some of the best damn guac in town alongside drool-worthy Baja fish tacos and endless margaritas. And to celebrate, they’re throwing a free 2-day laneway party that’ll transport your straight to the streets of Mexico. Expect party lights, bright colours, loud sounds and zesty flavours, with all your fave street eats and drinks on offer, plus DJs keeping the dancefloor pumping all night and a live Mariachi band for good measure. Don’t miss out on the fiesta.
Ten Days Of Christmas Community Markets
Local & Aesthetic, Mount Lawley | Wednesday 15 December To Friday 24 December
Support local, indigenous and sustainable retailers this festive season by shopping at Local & Aesthetic's Ten Days Of Christmas markets. They've lined up an awesome selection of stalls ranging from clothing, ceramics, flowers, art, jewellery, homewares, produce and more that will no doubt help you tick off everyone on your gift list. Plus, it'll give you an excuse to tuck into some of their yummy food too. Talk about a win, win.
Terrace Of Grapes With Leeuwin Estate
Cooee | Thursday 16 December
Make the most of the balmy evenings with a sunset wine journey with Cooee's resident sommelier, Sofia Giros. In this intimate Leeuwin Estate session, you'll enjoy a six wine vertical tasting of their Art Series Chardonnay with some delectable snacks from the Cooee kitchen. Book here.
RTRFM's Courtyard Club
State Theatre Centre, Northbridge | Fridays Until 17 December
Friday night drinks just got a little bit better, with RTRFM's much-loved live music series returning to the State Theatre Centre Courtyard every Friday from 5 November right up until Friday 17 December. Swing by for a drink in the pop-up bar as you take in a rotating selection of local artists and DJs, as well as RTRFM's presenters recording live from the courtyard.
Outdoor Cinemas Are Back
Multiple Locations | All Month
One of the best things you can do this month is head to one of Perth’s many outdoor cinemas for a dose of festive nostalgia, a blockbuster or an artsy foreign film. Each venue keeps upping the ante with festival-like venues, gourmet food and drink and much more all on offer. Check out all the flicks screening this season at faves like Rooftop Movies in Northbridge, Moonlight Cinemas in Kings Park or Camelot Outdoor Cinema in Mosman Park and get booking. Head here for all the best outdoor cinemas in Perth.
Pimm's Garden Lane
The Globe, Perth | Until 28 February
The Globe is helping you keep cool this summer with their new pop-up Pimm's Garden Bar. There are loads of epic things happening, whether you want to enjoy a lush picnic board with bottomless Pimm's, book in for the ultimate free-flowing Sunday session, or up your bartending skills at one of the Pimm's Cocktail Masterclasses. Head here for all the details and to book.
NEED SOME MORE IDEAS? WE GOT YOU:
- Scoop up tickets to the best festivals coming to Perth
- Hit up some of Perth's best new restaurants, bars and cafes
- Go for a sky-high sunset sip at these stunning rooftop bars
- Lace up for one of Perth's prettiest wildflower walks
- Book the ultimate staycay at Perth's best boutique hotels
- Catch up on the Perth food news you missed
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