The Best Things To Do In Perth This Week

byTroy Mutton
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In case you missed the news, Perth’s hospitality restrictions will go back to pre-COVID times as of this Wednesday, which is incredibly exciting news for one of the industries hardest hardest hit by the pandemic. We get the feeling there’s gonna be plenty of partying going down this weekend, so get out there and support your fave venues as they embark on the next phase of returning to normal!


The Winter Village, Ice Cream Factory

The popular Melbourne event The Winter Village has arrived in Perth, taking over the Ice Cream Factory in Northbridge right through until September 5. A must-visit for the whole family, expect ice-skating, snow showers, a pop-up bar & kitchen and the magical igloo village. It’s a huge season with plenty to explore operating seven days a week, head to the WEBSITE for more info and to get booking now.


Hypno Hale’s BONKERS!

After winning a Fringe World award, rave reviews and a whole load of laughter inducing silliness, hypnotist Matt Hale’s sell out show BONKERS! was hit by lockdown and reduced capacities, leaving thousands of people with refunded tickets, and missing out on experiencing the fun of Bonkers. Finally, Matt is returning to Perth for 5 nights only, to finish what he started back in January. Using seemingly magical powers Matt hypnotises his volunteers to unlock the incredible ability of their mind. Using the power of suggestion, audience members will be transported into BONKERS situations where they will release talents and creativity, they never knew they had. More info HERE.


Chicken & Beer Festival

It’s here, rain, hail or shine! After a couple of false starts on account of snap lockdowns and shocking weather, the inaugural Chicken & Beer Festival has finally arrived in its new cosy surrounds of Robinson Pavilion ALL weekend, from Friday 25-Sunday 27 June. There’ll be heaps of excellent food vendors slinging crunchy chicken flavours, along with a host of great local breweries, buskers, carnival rides, AFL games on the big screen and more. There’s a few sessions over the course of the weekend, pick one for you and the gang via THIS LINK.

Truffle Kerfuffle

Nestled quaintly amongst the mighty jarrah and karri forests down near Margaret River you’ll find Manjiump, WA’s truffle heaven and home to the beloved Truffle Kerfuffle festival. A weekend of earthly delights, there’ll be long table dinners, bespoke brunches, fireside feasts, free cooking demonstrations, masterclasses with globally-renowned chefs, wine tastings and of course, freshly unearthed truffles. Read on below for a few highlight events you can still grab tickets to, and head to the Truffle Kerfuffle WEBSITE to book now.

Trash Classics: Road House

Starting on June 25th, six Friday nights will see a cult classic return to the big screen – with titles ranging from “so bad it’s good” to “how did this get made?”. First up, Road House – Patrick Swayze as a bouncer in a movie that contains more mullets per minute than any other. Feel free to liberate yourself of any shirt as we take a look at how opposing forces combine to make the ‘House a work of action art. More info HERE.

Rushmore feat. Young Franco

Brisbane’s number one charmer Young Franco will be bringing his infectious grooves across Australia this July in headline format for the first time since 2018. Taking over The Rechabite, you’ll be able to escape the winter chill with a night of serious dancing. Grab tickets HERE.


Pop-Up Artist Alley, Perth City Market

Following a last-minute cancellation for Perth’s Supanova (scheduled for this coming weekend), a few keen beans have decided to make the best of a bad situation. They’re giving artists who were planning on selling their wares at Supanova a chance to still do so, albeit in a slightly smaller setting. Cosplay is still encouraged and entry is free, you can find the Perth City Market across the mall from City Beach in the city. More info HERE.


Winter Markets, Mindarie Marina

Head to The Marina in Mindarie for the first Winter Markets of 2021 where you’ll enjoy browsing handcrafted items, homewares, clothing, treats and much more. There’ll also be plenty of food and drinks on offer, along with free kids activities. More info HERE.

Bottomless Brunch, Harbourside

Overlooking the picture-perfect surrounds of Freo Port, Harbourside Freo is now bringing bottomless brunches every Sunday over winter! Popping bottles from 10am, you’ll get 90 free flowing minutes of the good stuff, plus your choice of some beaut brekky classics – get the lowdown and book HERE.


Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival

Returning for a much-anticipated second year, Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival will bring together players, makers and enthusiasts of the stringed-persuasion for a weekend of entertainment in Margaret River this October 8-10. Featuring many of Australia’s most prominent guitarists and luthiers, the 2021 festival will offer live performances, exhibitions and demo’s from guitar makers, retailers, gear manufacturers and distributors, plus workshops, masterclasses and panel Q&A’s with artists and luthiers. First release passes are on sale now, you can get all the information you need via THIS LINK.

Hit our new EVENTS CALENDAR below to find out more of what’s happening in and around Perth.

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