The clouds are clearing, the days are warming up, and Perth is really bringing its best with a whole bunch of awesome things on the radar as we head into summer. From a beer degustation and kustom culture celebration, to theatre, a moving historical exhibition and the city’s most stylish market, I’ve got the lowdown on the best things to see, eat and do in Perth this week.
Let Me Be Myself – Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition
On until Tuesday 31 October
This is your chance to go beyond the words of her book and see the story of Anne Frank in the historical context of her time. On at the Fremantle Woolstores, the exhibition was compiled in Amsterdam and highlights the relevance of Anne Frank’s story in contemporary society, particularly in relation to prejudice, discrimination, and exclusion.
I Am My Own Wife
Thursday 12 October – Sunday 29 October
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife – at the State Theatre Centre – is an examination of the life of German antiquarian Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, born Lothar Berfelde, who killed her father when she was 12, survived the Nazi and Communist regimes in plain sight as a transvestite, and later curated a museum with a secret cabaret bar that became an LGBTI community hotspot.
Homestead Brewery Beer Degustation Dinner
Friday 13 October
Homestead Brewery’s head brewer has joined forces with executive chef Michael Hartnell for a five course food and beer pairing at Mandoon Estate that will impress even the most ardent beer nerd.
West Coast Lowdown
Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 October
The West Coast Lowdown is taking over the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre to bring together all the elements of modern kustom kulture in one killer event. Part car show, tattoo expo, skate party, lowbrow art jam and punk rock gig, you can expect traditional hot rodding, tattooing, lowriders, custom bikes, skate, art and pin striping – this is definitely not the traditional old man’s car show!
Insta Style Market
Sunday 15 October
Shop up a storm at the super ‘gramable Insta Style Market, held in the Astral Ballroom at Crown Casino. Find everything from women’s and children’s fashion, to skincare homecare and home décor – think contemporary, bohemian, vintage and street styles.