Ahh February! We love you… literally! But this is not a What’s on this Valentine’s Day (but you can read that here)… this is a round up of the cool events for the month for you to share with your mates, colleagues, kids and all your loved ones. It’s a leap year this month too, so more chances to get out and about in our great city!
2020 Cott Film Fest
The 4th annual Cott Film Fest is back and serving up a feast of laid back evenings, sunsets, food, entertainment and movies! The program features a mix of new releases and favourites. Gates open 5.30pm and you can BYO picnic (no alcohol) or buy from the food trucks and bar. No reserved seating either, so BYO chair or beanbag.
More info: http://cottfilmfest.com/
Summerthing at Hawaiian’s Mezz
Hawaiian’s Mezz has a fun and exciting range of events to take part in this summer… like we say: there’s summerthing for everyone! Chill out, sit back or get involved – there’s heaps to choose from including outdoor movies, roaming magic with Adam and Selina, live music, quiz nights, community art mural, kids art workshops and Chinese New Year celebrations.
Chinese New Year
Celebrate Perth Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat with this free community fair by Chung Wah Association. There’s heaps to see between midday and 9pm including lighting of fire-crackers and a street parade with lion and dragon dances and live performances at Northbridge Piazza, along James Street and at Perth Cultural Centre.
It’s all about showcasing Chinese culture through visual arts, traditional and contemporary performing arts, Chinese pop music, sports, martial arts, games and workshops. Be sure to check out the local eateries, bars and the pop up vendor stalls offering food and beverages day and night.
A festival of footy is coming! All 16 NRL and 4 NRLW teams are heading to Perth for the first time ever. All the superstars of Rugby League will be playing for pre-season bragging rights and $1,000,000 in prize money. Modified Rugby League rules will create non-stop action on the field and a range of food, drinks and live entertainment will provide plenty of fun in the sun for you and the family!
Tickets start from $20 for club members or $25 for general public.
More info: https://tickets.nrl.com/nrl-nines
Sculpture at Bathers
Freo’s family friendly beach will once again be transformed into an artists paradise with sculptures entirely from WA creatives. The festival runs until March 2 and the cool thing is that you can help make a sculpture for others to enjoy in this year’s exhibition!
Every Saturday and Sunday morning during the exhibition (so three consecutive weekends) pop into Kidogo Arthouse to join the sculpture workshop fun, learn a new skill and chat to the exhibitors. If you’ve always wanted to channel your inner artist, what are you waiting for?!
More info: https://sculptureatbathers.com.au/
Au Revoir Summer
Discover a European-feel pop-up in Walt Drabble Lane to farewell our summer season in style!
As the sun dips on one of the final nights of summer, the ‘chilled’ street party will transform the laneway with a pop-up bar by The Claremont as well as food trucks, music and a whole lot of ooh la la!
Make the most of this month guys and remember to share the love by tagging us on social at #perthhappenings so we can see what you get up to!