What’s on in WA this weekend

WA fun: What's on this weekend.
WA fun: What's on this weekend.

PERTH is well into Spring based on this week’s weather forecast, leading to more outdoors activities popping up for the weekend.

After a string of sunny days, Saturday and Sunday has a forecast of partly cloudy with a slight chance of shower but still has a maximum of over 20 degrees.

The chance of showers is low, so make the best of the weather to hit up some of the upcoming events while keeping an eye out for swooping magpies.

Sport

Catch the inaugural Western Australian Women’s Football League Grand Final between East Fremantle and Swan Districts this Saturday at Mineral Resources Park in Lathlain.

Music

Head to Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club for the Radio Moosh music quiz on September 14.

The internet radio station is raising funds towards its start up costs with raffles, prizes and a silent auction during the quiz night.

It’s a quirky pick but Badlands bar will be playing The Killers’ “Mr Brightside” from 9pm – 12am on Saturday.

Mr.Brightside on Repeat for 3 Hours is part of the venue’s Indie Party – Perth! event. Get tickets here.

Picture: Nature Play WA

Kids

Thousands of people are expected to attend Cubby Town in Yanchep, which was postponed for a Spring launch instead of its usual April opening.

The annual Cubby Town event aims help connect families to WA’s national parks and promote the health and wellbeing benefits of unstructured play in the outdoors.

There will be free admission to Rottnest Island for kids aged 12 and under this weekend, in celebration of the Quokka’s inaugural birthday on September 15.

Watch

The popular TV series makes its return on a much bigger screen this week. Catch the Downton Abbey movie in participating cinemas this week.

For theatre-goers, Black is the New White is the latest play at Heath Ledger Theatre, which will be shown until September 22.

Adelaide film director Sophie Hyde’s film Animals featuring English actress Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat, of Arrested Development fame, is now showing at Luna Leederville.

Perth Upmarket at Winthrop Hall in UWA. Picture: Jason Thomas.

Shopping

Spudshed Thornlie opened its doors on Thursday morning, offering free spuds to customers for four days or until stocks last.

The latest store is Spud King Tony Galati’s 14th Spudshed.

Local handmade makers will be featured at Yagan Square on September 14 for the upcoming Perth Makers Market and at the Perth Upmarket at Winthrop Hall in UWA on September 15.

Both markets will be open from 10am – 4pm.

A plant sale will be held at Kings Park throughout the weekend.

Nature

Bring your four-legged best friends to the City of Canning’s first dog event Tails on the Trail, for 2km – 4km walks along the Shelley Foreshore at 9am this Sunday.

The Friends of Kings Park plant sale will be on for Saturday and Sunday for those wanting to spruce up their garden.

Plants are sold under the shade of the Tuart and Marri trees around the Exhibition Ground in Kings Park, starting at 9am.

Saturday marks the start of the Saku Blossom festival at S + R Orchard in Walliston, where the orchard is open to the public to enjoy the blossoms and traditional Japanese art.