Are Perth’s biggest beer snob? Do you know everything about craft beer? What year did Nail form? Can you name Rocky Ridge’s mascot dog? What the hell is a hop and why are they so tasty?
Well show us what you got at Bark’s Ultimate Beer Snobs Quiz! Test your knowledge and impress your friends all while getting your craft buzz on. The taps will be taken over by Golden West Brewing, and everyone receives a complimentary beer on arrival.
Convince your friends to give in to beer pressure and create the ultimate team of craft snobs (groups of 4-6 recommended). Win bragging rights and a bunch of prizes.
This one-of-kind event is on 10 October from 7pm. Entry is $10 per person, including a Golden West brew on arrival – unbeerlievable! Spaces are limited so reserve your tickets now and share the Facebook event to your crew.
After a sell-out success at Perth Fringe World 2019, Dan Willis is coming back to Perth for one more show!
A Whinging Pom’s Guide is an insight into the funny side of Australia – through the eyes of a pom. Dan Willis shares his hilarious take on the weather, our fantastic sayings, the size of our spiders and of course, how well (or not) we are doing in the cricket! Prepare for side-splitting laughs every minute as he delves into Australian culture and compares it to English traditions. This show is enjoyed by Australian and English audiences alike!
‘Unpretentious, informal, belly laughs a minute stand-up. ★★★★’ ThreeWeeks (UK) ’55 minutes of side-splitting laughter. ★★★★★’ Plains Producer
This once-off performance is on at the Comedy Lounge at 4pm on 26 October. For more information, visit the Facebook event here or purchase tickets here.
Join Bar Bizu and Colonial Brewing Co. as they team up to bring you the ultimate beer and food matching dinner!
Enjoy six delicious courses of street style food, each carefully matched to Colonial Brewery’s famous brews. You will receive seven 185ml tasters including Draught Kolsch Ale, South West Sour, Small Ale, Pale Ale, IPA, Porter and Bertie Cider. View the mouth-watering menu below!
Don’t miss this once-off dinner! Tickets are $60 per person, and can be booked here.
To receive further updates on this event, you can follow it on Facebook.
Want to treat your mum for Mother’s Day, but haven’t quite decided what to do yet? Want to do something which is not your usual brunch or breakfast? Need some inspiration? Check out this list of awesome things to do!
Perth Zoo 9:00am – 5:00pm Mums receive free entry into Perth Zoo on Mother’s Day, so why not take the family for a day out? Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens and of course view the many unique animals on display. You could even prepare a delicious picnic to graze on while relaxing in one of the many park areas.
Swan River High Tea Cruise 2:00pm – 4:00pm Imagine enjoying all the usual high tea treats, but while cruising along the beautiful Swan River! Tea and coffee is included and mum receives a complimentary glass of bubbly so you really can’t go wrong!
Mother’s Day Breakfast – with Koalas! 8:00am – 9:00am and 9:30am – 10:30am The Maze Family Fun Park is offering a buffet style breakfast and a chance to meet their cute and cuddly koalas! You could also spend the rest of the day at the park playing mini golf and getting lost in the mazes.
Mother’s Day Jazz Cruise 2:00pm – 5:00pm Does your mum love jazz? The Paddle Steamer Decoy is hosting a 3 hour cruise around the Swan River with live music from the Gumnut Stompers. Their musical preferences include the jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Jellyroll Morton, but they have a vast repertoire of old favourites.
Mother’s Day Mini Yoga Retreat @ Restful Waters 10:00am – 12:00pm Prefer to do something relaxing? Treat yourself and your mum to a 2 hour session of relaxing Vishrant yoga, gentle movement and guided meditation followed by tea and light refreshments.
Fremantle Grazing Cruise 11:00am – 2:00pm Treat mum to a fantastic 3 hour cruise around Fremantle. Relax while taking in the spectacular views and indulging in treats from the grazing table. Entry also includes a glass of bubbles, so what are you waiting for?
It feels like everyone goes away for the annual four day break, but why would you when there is so much fun stuff happening in Perth over Easter? And it’s not all about the kiddies – here are some things for the adults to enjoy.
While this is technically a family event, it is good fun for all ages – – -> PLUS there are pop-up bars on the street for when you need to kick back with an adult refreshment. The main streets in the centre of Freo are transformed into an open-air street theatre featuring buskers from around the world.
The conclusion of the 2019 Autumn Racing Carnival is celebrated well with a free entry raceday on Good Friday. Enjoy live music, visit the bars and eat too much from their large selection of food trucks.
West Coast Eagles v Port Adelaide
Does it even need to be said that there is a footy game on? In a first for Perth, Optus Stadium and The Camfield are both able to serve drinks on Good Friday without the purchase of a meal.
Funked Up Brass are bringing their award-winning Fringe show to the Sewing Room for one night only! With 11 brass instruments and 2 drummers, plus vocals by Matilda Simcock, you know this will be a hell of a funky gig!
A little party never killed nobody! The Paddle Steamer Decoy is hosting another twilight jazz cruise with Swinging’ at the Savoy. Swing dance your heart out to the best jazz tunes of the 1930’s and 40’s, plus a few of the band’s originals. They will keep you entertained and up on the dance floor all night!
The Mustang is pretty well known for the manic tailgate parties they hold every long weekend. Peter Busher and the Lone Rangers are playing from 6pm, followed by Kaskayde taking the stage from 10pm. It is guaranteed to be a late night, and with free entry you really can’t go wrong!
Quirky Events presents their first ever live music dance party on a boat! You can enjoy the sights of Perth on a balmy evening, while dancing along to all your favourite party songs!
Monty Cotton will engage and entertain you with his brilliant guitar skills and musical versatility which have made him one of the most sought after entertainers in Perth. He will cover a broad range of music styles including rock and roll, country, R&B and modern pop – guaranteed to get you to hitting the deck and dancing all night long!
This Quirky Event takes place on the West Australian built Paddle Steamer Decoy. It is a unique entertainment venue that has been steaming along the Swan River for over 30 years, and has a licensed bar with a great selection of reasonably priced drinks to keep you afloat.
Tickets are $32 per person, or only $28 per person for a group of six – so get your crew together for a night to remember! Tickets can be purchased here or you can view and share the Facebook event here. Boarding from Mends Street jetty starts at 6pm, with departure at 6:15pm. If you prefer, you can choose to board at Barrack Street jetty from 6:40 – 7pm. We will return to Barrack Street jetty at 9pm, and Mends Street jetty at 9:45pm.
Experience the absolute best boat party entertainer, Monty Cotton, on Quirky Events first ever boat shindig!
Quirky Events, Bar Bizu and Black Brewing Co have teamed up to bring you an epic degustation dinner.
Chef Marcello will create six delicious courses, prepared with local produce and each carefully matched to a tasty brew by Black Brewing Co. The beers will be presented by Matt, Black Brewing’s self-professed “booze slinger” and will include the Lager, Bao Bao Milk Stout and Apple Cider from their core range, plus three new, not-yet-released beers; Double IPA, Hefeweizen and Rosewater Lemonade Sour!
Bar Bizu is a recent addition to the West Perth small bar scene. Their mantra is to “keep it simple” and they do exactly that with their chilled vibes, friendly service and modern tapas menu. This long table dinner will be in keeping with their theme as they will provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Black Brewing Co is located in Wilyabrup in the Margaret River region. Their brews are inspired by their beautiful surroundings and created using fresh, local produce. Every season they make new and exciting beers and you will be able to taste the latest ones at this dego dinner!
Tickets are $70 per person, and bookings are essential. Please contact Bar Bizu on firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 9226 4666.
This year I ran the front of house for Adam Hall’s series of events at Fringe World 2019. Not only did two events get nominated for the Music and Musicals Award, but we won it for the Great American Songbook! Huge congratulations to the massively talented musicians Adam Hall, Adrian Galante and Bronton Ainsworth, and thanks to The Sewing Room for being such an accommodating venue. Once again Maree Laffan provided us with her exceptional photography skills and Greg Hall and Kylie Stirk assisted with putting together the sets. It was a crazy experience, but definitely a lot of fun! We will be working together again for Fringe 2020!
Best of British Productions is bringing their most talented comedians to Perth for a series of stand-up shows during the Fringe World Festival.
Best of British is a showcase of the finest British comedians, many of whom appear regularly at the top comedy clubs in the UK. This year’s exclusive line-up includes Mandy Knight (recent winner of UK Comedy’s “Comedians Comedian- MC of the Year”), Carey Marx (two-time winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival), Milo McCabe (two-time nominee for Best show at the Edinburgh Festival) and Dan Willis (comedy world record holder as the first comedian to perform six one hour shows a day at the Edinburgh festival without repeating material).
PLUS… there will be a different surprise guest every day (previous years have included Sarah Millican, Jimeoin, Russell Kane and Jimmy Carr!)
Dan Willis is also performing his own solo show, Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide. He moved here a few years ago and it took him a while to adjust to our laid-back way of life; therefore he has many hilarious and unique stories to share. This will be a favourite amongst all the ex-pats as I’m sure they will be able to relate! Tickets can be purchased here: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/australia-a-whinging-poms-guide-fw2019
For something a bit different, try The Ashes: Comedy Showdown. A bunch of Australian and British comedians go head to head in a test series to prove which country is funnier. You don’t need a knowledge of cricket to watch this, you just need to enjoy a bit of healthy competition! This was nominated for Best Comedy Show at Fringe World in 2016 and is sure to be a hit again! Tickets to all five parts are available here: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/the-ashes-comedy-showdown-fw2019
Milo McCabe is making his debut in Perth with his critically-acclaimed character stand-up show 1001 Moments with Troy Hawke! Troy is on a quest to understand the simplest of things and shares his own conspiracy theories – including the Scrabble theory (you have to hear this!) He was awarded the British Fringe Guide Top Recommended Shows of 2017 and 2018 so you know this will be an un-missable show! Get your tickets here: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/milo-mccabe-1001-moments-with-troy-hawke-fw2019
I know that’s a lot of options, so if you aren’t sure what to see, Best of Fringe: Early Show is perfect as it showcases several fantastic comedians in a mini-gala. As it is on early, you will still have time to buy a ticket to see your favourite act in full that evening! This has been a sellout at Adelaide Fringe & Melbourne Comedy Festival from 2008 – 2017, so don’t wait too long to get your tickets from here: https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/best-of-fringe-early-show-fw2019
Last Friday, 10 wonderful beer loving people joined me for a sensational dinner at Bright Tank Brewing Co in East Perth.
Shortly after arrival, we were treated to a tasting paddle of three of Bright Tank’s finest beers including the Urban Farmer French Saison. We were lucky to try two new beers; Chalk Face Killa NEIPA and Clifford Red IIPA. Matt and Josh, the very passionate and knowledgeable brewers, talked us through the beers and explained the process of how they achieved such distinct flavour profiles.
Soon after, we enjoyed our starters which consisted of warmed olives, manchego, squid ink chorizo, pickles and olive tapenade. Everything was perfectly prepared, but the stand out was the chicken liver parfait served with house made bread.
The main meal was more than plentiful with an alternate drop of Smoked Beef Cheek with creamed cauliflower and salsa verde and BBQ Chicken with blood orange and chicory. They were served with sides of grilled broccoli and asparagus with the best béarnaise sauce I have ever had the pleasure to taste. Also included was a TEKU (300ml glass) of our choice of beer.
Dinner was followed by a tasting of Bright Tank’s not-yet-released collab beer brewed with Rocky Ridge, another sensational local brewery. It is a sour saison; a style of beer which I do not normally enjoy, but I found this was the perfect way to end a delicious meal.
What really made this night special was the exclusive tour of the brewery with Matt and Josh. They are wonderful hosts, who joined us for beers and showed us around the facility while adding in their own hilarious anecdotes. We were able to ask questions and generally banter about the WA craft beer industry in a very casual fashion.
Many of my guests have given me feedback that they thoroughly enjoyed the evening and have even sent me their photos! I am working with Bright Tank to put together another similar event in the next few months, so make sure you are following my Facebook page or join my mailing list to hear about any updates.