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?
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 email@example.com 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.
Friday’s whiskey tour and tasting was the first in a series of premium liquor experiences presented by Quirky Events. Whipper Snapper is a small-batch urban distillery located in East Perth. They produce Australia’s first moonshine and are trend-setters in local whiskey production.
Upon arrival at the distillery, guests were greeted by Barry who presented them with a Crazy Apple Jack; a cocktail containing a refreshing mix of Crazy Uncle Moonshine and cold pressed apple juice. Everyone then enjoyed a pre-tour beer and met the other tour participants.
Barry, the distillery operator and our guide for the night, showed everyone around the distillery. We were given a tour of the machinery and the process of milling and fermenting the grains, before being shown the still and given a sample of Crazy Uncle Moonshine, their signature product.
Barry then took us to view the Southern American White Oak barrels where the spirit matures and develops its unique flavour. This was followed by tastings of the barrel-aged moonshine and Upshot Whiskey.
The next stop on the tour was the bottling room where we were shown how the bottles are labelled and capped. This was followed by a quick Q&A session.
After the tour concluded, guests who wished to could sample further products in the tasting room. This included Babooshka American Style Barleywine and whiskey honey. Bottles were available for purchase to take home and enjoy.
The night then ended with a few casual beers and some cheese and meat platters for everyone to enjoy.
The next Quirky Events experience is in the works and will be announced soon! Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for more fun things to do in Perth.
I have always had an interest in large events and festivals. I am drawn to the atmosphere and the good vibes – everyone is there to have a good time. This, I find is unique when compared to other areas of life. I feel it is important to enjoy life; and I make it my personal mission to do so. By creating awesomely amazing events, I can share my good vibes with you!
Quirky Events comes from my dream to produce unique and fun social events and it is my passion to one day manage my own festivals. I started Quirky Events as an outlet to run my own smaller social events while I build up to that. My background in hospitality management has given me my drive to always produce an excellent customer experience.
I also do PR, online marketing and event management for local bands, and had an involvement in Fringe Festival this year. I have also planned and styled private events including engagement parties, bridal showers and milestone birthdays.