The last month of winter is upon us but the sun is still shining and we're still the luckiest state in all of Australia, if not the world. So make the most of the good times and get out and about to celebrate this August.
Do you want to learn some artistic skills in the comfort of your own home, sip on some coffee cocktails or dance the night away in Northbridge? We’ve got you covered with what’s going on in Perth this August.
Fable Fire & Feast
Saturday 1 August
Brought to you by the legends at Core Cider House, Fable, Fire and Feast is hitting the hills on Saturday 1 August. Along with toasty mulled cider and an orchard bonfire, there’ll be hearty eats, a live band, fire twirlers and dancers to get you celebrating another successful harvest. The event is based on the old pagan practice of casting away evil and festival-goers are encouraged to dress in their best medieval garb and dance around the bonfire while banging pots and pans. It’s something you’ve got to do at least once in your life.
Sip And Learn
Thursday 6 & 13 August
Bombay Sapphire is collaborating with local Australian artists for a virtual ‘Sip & Learn’ session to ignite your creative side at home. Collage artist Maximilian Malone, and visual artist Ngaio Parr will teach you some epic new artistic skills as you, of course, sip on your favourite Bombay Sapphire cocktail. Sessions are via Zoom with Malone on Thursday 6 August 7pm and with Parr on Thursday 13 August 6.30pm.
Whiskey Night At The Stables
Thursday 13 August
The Stables is hosting a killer night out for all you whisky drinkers out there. For $120, you get to sip away on four whiskey tasters featuring some of Scotland and Ireland’s most historic whiskeys, all while enjoying a four-course menu and a couple of cocktails. Did we mention this will all be happening as you sit by the Stables’ fireplace.
Blacklist Pop Up Bar
Friday 14 & Saturday 15 August
Blacklist Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee roastery and wholesale coffee supplier with sophisticated and sleek locations in Welshpool and Subiaco. Lucky for us, for one weekend only, as a part of the Subi Coffee Series, Blacklist will host a pop up bar in their Subiaco space. Serving up coffee cocktails and desserts, you’ll be buzzing for more of their award-winning beans.
RTRFM's Radiothon Party
Saturday 15 August
RTRFM’s annual radiothon is back with a banger of a party. There will be heaps of local bands and performers taking over three venues across Northbridge; The Rechabite, The Bird and Ezra Pound. Each venue will showcase an array of tunes from electronic, to soul, to hip-hop, all from WA talent.
Bush Tucker Tastings
Friday 21 August
The Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre and the City of Fremantle is inviting you to their Bush Tucker Tasting event where you’ll learn about Indigenous Australian culture through food. For $30, learn about the six Nyoongar seasons and how the bush was the Nyoongars’ supermarket. Join Bindi Bindi Dreaming’s Marissa Verma as she shares bush tucker tastings on Friday 21 August.
Winter Wine Down: Red Wine Fest
Saturday 22 August
Henry Summer’s Winter Wine Down is back and better than ever. Perfect for lovers of red wine and a good time, the event will kick off from 1pm at Henry Summer. For $42 you’ll be welcome to limitless local and international wine tastings, DJ tunes and a $10 food voucher to redeem on any of the delicious options available.
Beer And Burgers Festival
Saturday 22 August
Following Subiaco Hotel’s successful Beer and Bao Festival, it’s time for Beer and Burgers. Eight of Perth’s best burger food trucks, including the Dirty Swine and Porta Pizza, will take over the Subiaco Hotel’s car park, along with two dessert trucks offering crème brulee and gelato. The bar will also be open, so you can enjoy a beverage as you dig into the brilliant burgers on offer. The event will happen from 12pm to 9pm Saturday 22 August.
Wednesday 26 August
Nothing is better than a juicy oyster, so join the Oyster King, Jerry Fraser, as he brings his shucking good vibes to Lyric Lane Bar in Maylands on Wednesday 26 August. To top off those fresh oysters, West Australian Cherubino wines will be on offer for tastings. Sounds like a great hump day date night.
Miss Chow's Bottomless Lunch
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Miss Chow’s Whitford’s is gracing us with a bottomless lunch, happening every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout August. For $49 per person, you get to choose one entree and one main and unlimited drinks from their set menu. For entree, choose between chicken and mushroom dumplings, bbq pork buns or vegetarian buns. For your main, perhaps you’d enjoy the sweet and sour pork, or the veggie buddha’s delight.
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