With the last month of summer upon us, our social calendars are still enjoying the perks of early sunrises and balmy nights. Here are a few of the best things in Perth to add to your February hit list.
Dome Date Night at Scitech
If you’re a science enthusiast or astronomy buff, grab your star-crossed lover and head to the Scitech Planetarium for a dome-shaped date night. This brand new FRINGE WORLD show, The Ripples of Romance is a daring and enchanting exploration into the similarities of our relationships, and the universe. You’ll venture through space and time, reminiscing on your first date and comparing it to the ancient romances written in the stars.
When: 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th February, 2024
Nextdoor 79 x Stone Axe Wagyu
It’s the culinary collaboration we’ve all been waiting for, and you’ll want to don the stretchy pants for this one! Delight in a six-course gastronomic experience meticulously crafted by head chef, Elliot Sawiris, showcasing the extraordinary flavours and textures of Stone Axe full-blood Wagyu beef. Think Wagyu tenderloin tartare with green olives and sun-dried tomato, tenderloin carpaccio with parmesan crema and pickled enoki, and striploin with baby onion. If that doesn’t make your mouth water, we’re not sure what will.
When: Thursday 8th February, 2024
Bottomless Lunch at Long Chim
Embark on a foodie adventure in the basement of Long Chim for their free-flowing Saturday lunch. Inspired by the markets and street food of Thailand and housed in Perth’s historic State Buildings, you can expect their lip-smacking banquet menu alongside a hefty two-hour drinks package including the likes of sparkling wine, rosé, red, and beer.
When: every Saturday until 28th April, 2024
Perth Festival 2024
Perth Festival has been raising a toast to Perth, its people, and its culture on the shores of the Swan River for the last 70 years — cementing itself as the country’s longest-running arts festival. Its 2024 edition is set to commence on the 9th of February and will run until early March in celebration of our shared humanity and Ngaangk’s (which means both “sun” and “mother” in Noongar) effect on Earth. Punters can expect a warm and welcoming selection of performances, film, fine and contemporary music, literature, and visual arts.
When: Friday, 9th February to Saturday, 3rd March, 2024
Le Fraghe Dinner with Matilde Poggi at POST
Settle in and savour the magic at POST for a delectable three-course meal, paired perfectly with the finest drops from Italian winery, Le Fraghe. The evening will be guided by passionate and dynamic winemaker Matilde Poggi, who also doubles as the President of the Italian Federation of Independent Vine growers. Delizioso!
When: Thursday 8th February, 2024
Summer X Salt Markets
Trigg’s sweeping coastline has something for all with spots to surf, swim, and snorkel, and our personal favourite, beach markets. If you’re partial to a little ocean-inspired creativity and sustainability, spend a wholesome morning at Clarko Reserve where you’ll support local creatives and artisans. The Summer X Salt markets are definitely worth a gander before they pack up shop for the season at the end of March.
When: Saturday 3rd and 17th February, 2024
Adventure World Nights
If you’re down to explore the park after dark, AW Nights are held every Saturday night in February from 6:30 pm. Get the adrenaline-pumping, heart-stopping thrill and combine it with a tasty feed from one of the many food trucks, entertainment from roving performers and a live rumba band. That’s a big yes from us! Just keep in mind that the kid-friendly Dragon’s Kingdom isn’t open for the event.
When: Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th February, 2024
South32 Rottnest Channel Swim
Whether you’re swimming, spectating, or soaking up all the good vibes with a beer in hand, don’t miss one of WA’s most iconic events. Conquering the 19.7-kilometre open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rotto is no easy feat, so you’ll want to be there as the bathers, budgie smugglers and support crews cross the finish line and celebrate at Thomson Bay. Not that we need another excuse to visit our favourite island paradise, though. The best viewing points include South Thomson Bay, the grassed area in front of the Salt Store building and the mezzanine area above the Visitor Centre.
When: Saturday 24th February, 2024
Headed by the likes of Stormzy, Dominic Fike, and Steve Lacy, the 19th edition of Laneway Festival is set to light up Wellington Square with a stellar lineup of acts both old, new, and dripping with talent.
When: Sunday, 11th February, 2024
Quiz Night at Bark Subiaco (Taylor’s Version)
Call it what you want, but we’re calling Tuesdays in February Quiz Night (Taylor’s Version). Gather the masterminds, speak now and leave no blank space as you take on 50 questions about the woman herself. If you have champagne problems, there’ll be a dedicated cocktail menu for the night as the room reverberates in the musical genius of Taylor Swift. Even better, the door prize is a painting of Queen Tay herself! Are you ready for it?
When: Tuesday, 6th, and 13th February, 2024