There’s a thing I have been hearing quite frequently over the past couple of years, “Perth is a ghost town over the winter.” Well! It is time this changes because there are so many exciting things happening around this great city and here’s a list of just a few things to check out.
So read up, get that cute winter coat out and embrace the stellar vibes and entertainment that await.
- Farm 2 Fork
Sunday 23 July
Presbyterian Ladies College
Similar to a gourmet food village, you will have the opportunity to sample ‘tastes’ and ‘feasts’ curated to showcase some of WA’s finest food produce grown, foraged and produced, here in our very own WA! Live music and bar facilities will be available featuring craft beers and wines from across WA. Here’s a little sneak peek of what you can expect on the menu on the evening.
Left – Gimlet Grove slow roasted lamb, covered with red wine and fig jus, honey roasted carrots, thyme and Three Farmers quinoa salad.
Right – Deconstructed fig and vanilla cheesecake with milk crumbs and lemon and thyme curd.
Tickets to Farm2Fork
Image via Brookfield Place
- Brookfield Winter Lights Festival 2017
19 July – 29 July
A perfect way to enjoy the city as this is the highlight of the Winter Lights Festival as projections on the heritage buildings along St Georges Terrace. Brookfield Place offers an array of award winning bars and restaurants. Make it a date night or an after work catch up with the squad and check out the lights after a feast or some drinks. May be even check out Perth’s chocolate cafe addition Guylian a block up from Brookfield Place.
Find out more about the #LightUpBrookfield
- Scandinavian Film Festival
20 July – 2 August
#scandifilmfestNothing better than a cosy night at the movies with a loved one. The festival takes place at Cinema Paradiso and features some great stuff.I suggest a walk to Pretzel Perth a few blocks up from the cinema after the session for a delish treat and coffee to accompany the chat after the movie.
17 July – 6 August
Hybrid is an exhibition by Perth artist Sioux Tempsett that combines and examines two contemporary art movements including abstract expressionism and street art.
Through the use acrylic paint and aerosol cans, Sioux has compiled an energetic and colourful series of works that create unconscious emotive responses.
I absolutely loved this exhibition on the opening night. The Bird is a great space. Grab a friend for a catch up at this great city spot, check out the art and enjoy a cool night out in Northbridge.
- The Rise of Sneaker Culture
11 June – August 14
FreeI still can’t believe I haven’t checked this out yet! But what better time than a rainy weekend to rendezvous to the gallery where there is an exhibition of 155 sneakers and one that showcases “the evolution of the sneaker from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century to its role in the present day as a status symbol of urban culture and marker of masculine identity.”You best believe I am pulling the latest Adidas drop from my collection and checking this out this weekend.
Images via SO Perth
- The Lodge at 140 Perth
Ends 22 JulyJust as famous as the millennial pink workspace from earlier this year, The Lodge is a winter take on the perfect chill out space. Mega kudos to the City of Perth and their team for utilising such a beautiful space (140Perth) and transforming it throughout the year for different occasions.
Grab a coffee, pastry, fresh juice or takeaway meal from the 140Perth restaurants and enjoy this cosy space with a book pick it has as part of its interior.
The last thing I was going to mention was The Merry Widow by the WA Opera but just as I was about to press publish on this post it sold out. Just goes to show how amazing this show is. However, if you do follow me on Instagram and saw my mid-week adventure to His Majesty’s Theatre you’d know how much in awe I was over this spectacular. I am a hopeless romantic and love anything that involves song, dance and a relish on the simple things in life.
Even though the show is sold out, you can still enjoy some of the magic. In celebration of its 50 years, WA Opera has collaborated with Chi Cho Gelato on a new flavour, the Opera Cake Gelato. I had a little taste at the preview and it was on point. Create your own little romantic moment over gelato, you never know you might break into song and dance.
Also, the Winter Arts Season is in full swing and the city is completely transforming. So there is a lot to see, eat and enjoy.
Have a wonderful weekend DYNAMICS,