The Best Things To Do This Weekend In Perth

Whether you’ve taken the Friday off to line up an extra long ANZAC Day weekend or just gearing up for your two-days off, we’ve tracked down your weekly heaping of good times in Perth. 

From immersive art and rooftop acrobats to good booze and endless bites, ere are some the best things to do this weekend in Perth. 

Thursday 25 April

Scarborough Sunset Markets

Scarborough’s iconic Sunset Markets are bidding farewell this week with a big old final bash by the beach. Expect all the usual seaside shenanigans: markets, food trucks, shopping, etc. Plus, an epic final beach rave to send off summer in style.

Ephemeral Oceanic

A spectacular large-scale bubble exhibition has taken over Elizabeth Quay, with 150 illuminated spheres, each with its own soundscape, dotted across the land, water and air. The immersive display comes from acclaimed Sydney-based design studio, Atelier Sisu, and will only be here until 25 April, so if you’re yet to experience the magic make sure you get down before it goes.

Friday 26 April

Yuck Circus: Naughties At Rooftop Movies

We can’t get enough of the talented local circus freaks at Yuck, and honestly, we’ll take any excuse to reminisce about those simpler flip-phone days. Head on up to the Rooftop Movies for a hot new naughties throwback show, big on Britney, Backstreet Boys, laughs and high-flying acrobats.

Saturday 27 April

Breakfast At Wines Of While

One of our fave Northbridge wine haunts is throwing the doors open a little earlier than usual this Saturday, with a special brekky event at Wines Of While to celebrate the final weekend of visiting chef Blake Ellis’ kitchen residency. Grab a booking from 9am and settle in for fancy pour-overs courtesy of Alex of Parkside Coffee, croissants and cakes from Tash at Teeter Bakery and breakfast dishes like baked eggs and sourdough pancakes from Blake. For those keen to spike their morning brew, there’ll be a selection of wines on the pour too, including lower alc varieties, bubbles and juicy vinos. Plus, tea-based non-alc sips from T.I.N.A (This Is Not Alcohol).

Bottomless Limoncello 

Spirit Of Little Things are putting on an extra special Italian edition of their popular bottomless cocktail soiré this weekend. For $90pp you’ll score two hours of unlimited Limoncello drinks and a swoon-worthy spread of Italian bites. Bookings close Thursday, so get in here while you can.

Flower Crown And Wreath Workshop

Open Hands Creative are taking over Henry Summer’s lush courtyard for an afternoon of creative flower crafts this Saturday. Your ticket includes everything you need to create your own flower crown or botanical wreath, including gorgeous flowers, foliage⁠ and expert guidance, along with two complimentary drinks⁠ and a mouth-watering grazing table⁠. 

Look, look. Anna Park

From NYC all the way to Perth, 27-year-old art world prodigy Anna Park will premiere her major new exhibition at AGWA this April. Look, look. Anna Park will feature a series of large-scale signature black and white drawings, including 15 never-before-seen charcoal and ink on paper works created specifically for this show. Celebrated by next gen private collectors like Billie Eilish, Park draws inspo from pop culture and addresses the perception of identity, sexuality and power. She’s also taken the opportunity to team up with Aussie knitwear designer Wah-Wah while she’s here on a limited-edition fashion capsule. 

Bassendean Markets

Live music, good food, endless stalls—this local market in the charming heritage suburb of Bassendean is always a good time. Once you’ve worked through all the stalls, we suggest you grab some bites and throw a rug down for a picnic at a nearby park.

Bottomless Brunch At Tommy Tacos

Tommy Tacos has just entered the bottomless game, with a boozy little lunch menu guaranteed to spice up your weekend. For $85 each, you’ll enjoy a table full of Mexican eats, including birria nachos, bacon and egg tacos, corn chips and guac, all washed down with 90 minutes of free flowing drinks. And not just any drinks. We’re talking Idle Hands cocktails, frozen margaritas, Mexican mimosas and more. It’s available Saturdays and Sundays starting this week—book here.

Sunday 28 April

The Oyster Club: Unlimited 

Bottomless doesn’t really get much more baller than Servo’s new endless oyster affair. For $110pp, you’ll get two whole hours of unlimited freshly shucked oysters and non-stop booze (cocktails, sparkling and beers), bolstered by a bunch of extra mezze plates from the kitchen to keep you full between shells.

Gin Lane At Brookfield Place

If you fancy a good gin, make your way to Brookfield Place this Sunday. The precinct has been transformed into a gin lane, with limited-edition cocktail menus on offer across Bobeche, Bar Lafayette, Bob’s Bar, Small Print, The Heritage, Print Hall, and W Churchill. Basically, you can stroll between the seven venues sipping through the 13 special botanical gin cocktails all night long.

Pre Loved Markets

Get your thrift on this weekend at FOMO Fremantle. The Pre Loved Markets are back on from 11am–3pm, which means there’s plenty of vintage gold to uncover, plus, hawker eats and DJs too. 

Sunday Roast At Bertie

Bertie’s new Sunday roast is the perfect antidote to any lingering end-of-weekend blues. Pop in every Sunday from 3pm for a stunning plate of roast goodness, with a different meat on each week. 

Bottomless Brunch At La Condesa

We recently swung by this Subi stunner to roadtest their new bottomless, and it’s quickly become our new fave. Pick your brunch main of choice, then choose to add on bottomless mimosas ($28) or go all in on the bottomless mimosas and endless cocktails ($63). The spicy passionfruit margs are up there with our fave cocktail in Perth and the frozen mango margarita is an absolute dream, so trust us there’ll be no regrets by the time you’ve slammed your third or fourth cocktail down.

Smoked At The Beaufort

Every Sunday The Beaufort is cranking out epic American BBQ platters piled hire with smoked ‘n succulent delights for a very reasonable $38pp. Think Wagyu brisket, sticky pork ribs, spicy wings and jalapeno cheddar sausages paired with classic BBQ sides like mac and cheese, corn bread, fresh slaw and corn ribs. Thirsty? You can wash it down with $10 bloody marys or spicy margs. 

All Weekend

To The Moon: WA Exhibition

Of all the planets, stars and satellites that twinkle above the night sky, Earth’s closest neighbour seems to captivate us the most. Now you’re invited to explore the importance, impact and future of this enigmatic celestial body with To The Moon, the large-scale exhibition now showing at the WA Museum Boola Bardip. Running until Monday 7 October, the exhibition delves into our enduring fascination with the Moon, interweaving lunar art, pop culture, planetary science, historical insights, and the perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Polarity: Ice And Fire

As part of Perth Festival’s 2024 program of arts and events, Fremantle Arts Centre is hosting a major new immersive exhibition led and narrated by Indigenous artists. Polarity: Ice And Fire is a powerful look at the climate crisis through the eyes of First People and settler artists collaborating with remote communities around the world to showcase the interconnected catastrophe facing all corners of our planet. Described as ‘an exercise in contemporary truth telling’, there are 12 audio visual works on display—taking you from the melting ice caps to the devastating summer fires. 

Perth Comedy Festival

The annual Perth Comedy Festival is back for another season of laughs, with a mix of global and local comedians all locked, loaded and guaranteed to leave you in stitches. From international faves like David O’Doherty, Adam Kay and Stephen K Amos to Aussie legends such as Wil Anderson, Wankernomics, Pete Helliar, Nat’s What I Reckon, Nazeem Hussain, and Annabel Crabb. If you’re not sure where to start, you can always grab a ticket to Best Of The Fest, a variety show featuring a rotating list of all-stars two nights a week at The Rechabite.

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