What’s on in Perth: What to do this weekend

Perth has a packed calendar of events suitable for all the family.
Perth has a packed calendar of events suitable for all the family.

WHETHER you’re into food or footy (or both) there’s still plenty to do in Perth over winter.

There’s no need to hibernate with a packed calendar of events suitable for all the family.

Just remember to grab your jacket and an umbrella — the weather forecast for this weekend looks to be cloudy with a high risk of showers and a top temperature of 21 degrees.

Scroll down to see our top picks for this weekend.

Footy 

The Fremantle Dockers face off against the Geelong Cats at Optus Stadium on Saturday.

Tickets are still available for the AFL Round 20 match, which kicks off at 2.35pm

Food

If you haven’t been to the Scarborough Sunset Markets Winter Edition yet, you have just two more weeks to make it along.

More than 40 foodie stalls and retailers with tasty treats from all over the world can be found at The Esplanade in Scarborough from 3-8pm on Saturday.

Or if you’re heading out for brunch, lunch or dinner this weekend, you could do a lot worse than Beaufort Street.

If you look past the closure of once popular haunts, a resilient group of businesses is digging in, and rallying to stem the tide.

Take a look at our list of local gems that could make you fall back in love with Beaufort Street.

It’s time to revisit Beaufort Street.

 

Music

Following their North American stadium tour with Ed Sheeran and appearances at Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil, Snow Patrol are touring Australia to perform as a three-piece in live and acoustic mode.

The trio will feature singer and guitarist Gary Lightbody, Johnny McDaid on ‎guitar, piano and vocals and Nathan Connolly also on guitar and vocals.

The band will be playing fan favourites from classic Snow Patrol albums including Run, Open Your Eyes and Chasing Cars, alongside songs from their 2018 release Wildness, which was their first studio album in seven years.

See them at Perth Concert Hall on Sunday.

Snow Patrol are back.

 

Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters offers audiences an unforgettable unique live music experience performed with depth, scale grandeur and orchestral magnificence.

Fronted by Zep Boys powerhouse vocalist Vince Contarino and bolstered by the breathtaking might of the Perth Symphony Orchestra, Stairway To Heaven features 20 Led Zeppelin classics performed by 35 musicians and singers showcasing one of the great rock catalogues of all times.

This Perth show follows packed houses across the recent UK and European tour.

Led Zeppelin Masters will be on stage at the Crown Theatre on Saturday night.

Led Zeppelin Masters will take to the stage in Perth.

 

Culture

Perth dancer Courtney Radford joined Sydney-based Bangarra Dance Theatre in January and is thrilled to be a part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation’s 30th year of bringing Indigenous storytelling to the stage, inspired by 65,000 years of culture.

Radford has returned home to bring Bangarra: 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand to the Heath Ledger Theatre. Saturday is your last night to catch this stunning performance.

To Make Fire from Bangarra: 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand with Courtney Radford (right).

 

Movies and TV

The Bachelor is back on our screens on Ten, with three WA ladies hoping to win the heart of Matt Agnew. The astrophysicist is technically from Melbourne, but went through high school, university and started work in Perth, so we’re claiming him as a local boy.

Meanwhile, on the big screen, the Fast and the Furious franchise continues with Hobbs and Shaw. 

The series turns to two characters largely responsible for breathing new life into the films: Dwayne Johnson’s hulking DSS agent Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham’s smooth criminal Deckard Shaw.

The plot is largely irrelevant, but somehow it largely works, combining the stars’ easy charm, amusing banter and high octane action scenes to maximum effect. Read our review here.

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Shopping

Customers at Coles are feeling right at home with the launch of a new budget homewares collection. 

For a limited time, the collection will include 101 homeware items from cushions and throw rugs in on-trend colours of grey, sage and coral, to lamps, vases and picture frames, all priced from $2 through to $30.

The Your Home Collection is in all Coles supermarkets until August 25, with 70 per cent of the range priced at $10 or less, and nothing more than $30.

Or if you’re off to do your weekly shop, it might be worth braving the crowds to get a look at one of the biggest ever Aldi stores ever to open its doors in Australia.

The new store at Stockland Baldivis opened this week, is one of the largest stores in Aldi’s Australian portfolio, and even includes an Aldi Liquor section.

Located in the centre between Kmart and Woolworths, the new Aldi will occupy more than 1900 square metres.

One of the biggest Aldis in Australia will open in Baldivis on Wednesday.

 

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