The 7 Best Things To Do In Perth This July

A pop-up bar in a tunnel, a winter supper club and an ode to crap music.

From crap music rave parties to winter supper clubs, here are the best winter-warming events in Perth this July.

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Freo’s hidden treasure

Gather your groupies and head to Fremantle’s West End to celebrate Freo’s longstanding commitment to supporting live music and local acts. The Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a series of live shows performed across multiple venues and takes place on every Thursday throughout July. A ticket will grant you access to all venues, including PS Art Space, The Buffalo Club and Navy Club, where you’ll be able to rub shoulders with the best and brightest – past and present – on Fremantle’s diverse and talented music scene. Don’t miss the live music photography exhibition curated by local music personality Bob Gordon. The Winter Music Series kicks off on July 7. 

Photo: Hidden Treasures/Facebook

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Goodbye summer food markets, hello Winter Supper Club! The crème de la crème of Perth’s food vendors have teamed up to deliver a wide array of hearty street food from all around the globe at the Perth Town Hall. Nestled underneath the impressive undercroft, the Supper Club echoes the charm of European winter markets with a band of roving ukulele and accordion musicians, and a pop-up bar serving mulled wine and winter-warming cocktails. The Supper Club takes place on the last Friday of July and August.

Photo: Visit Perth City

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An ode to crap music

It’s baaack! Tomás Ford, aka the worst DJ in the world, returns to the West Coast to spin the worst tunes that we all secretly love. This is the one chance where you can revel in listening to bad music without FOBJ (Fear Of Being Judged). Hit the dance floor with your glowsticks and most embarrassing disco moves and sing along at the top of your lungs – we know you’ve memorised all of the lyrics to every Justin Bieber song (don’t deny it). The action takes place on the Rosemount Hotel on July 16. Book in advance and just remember: it’s crap music that unites us all.

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A pop-up bar in a tunnel 

As part of Perth’s Winter Arts Festival, a decommissioned tunnel under St Georges Terrace will be converted into a pop-up Winter ArtsBar. If the venue itself isn’t enough to pique your interest, there will also be live performances, LED installations and multimedia projections to keep you entertained and promising a tonne-nel of fun (see what we did there?). The Winter ArtsBar is on every Friday in July and August.

Photo: Visit Perth City

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Don’t miss Hip Hop Kara”yo!”ke

Think you could give Drake or Kanye a run for their money? Can you work it like Missy Elliot? Imma let you finish but…why not show off your lyrical prowess at Hip Hop Kara’yo!’ke! Roll up with your OG fam in your finest bling and get ready to spit some gangsta rhymes to those oh-so fat beats. Hip Hop Kara”YO!”ke runs on the second Thursday of every month at The Bird. It’s fo’ shizzle my nizzle.

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The Scandis do it better

Fancy watching beautiful blond-haired, blue-eyed Scandinavians frolicking around on the silver screen? Now’s your chance because the Scandinavian Film Festival is rolling into P-town this month. The festival program features more than 20 critically acclaimed Nordic films ranging from heartwarming coming-of-age dramas to dark comedies with political overtones depending on what mood you’re in. The festival is on at the Cinema Paradiso from July 21 to August 3.

Photo: Comeback/Scandinavian Film Festival

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Stimulate your mind

If you’re craving some stimulating intellectual debate and discussion: look no further than the 2016 Disrupted – Festival of Ideas. This year’s theme is ‘Subject to change’, and the festival will host big thinkers, such as keynote speakers Waleed Aly and Liam Young, who will be exploring the idea of positive change and the way in which small actions can fuel greater, long-term changes. With more than 30 speakers participating in over 30 events over two days, Disrupted promises to ignite thought-provoking conversations about topical issues that affect each and every one of us. The festival takes place at the State Library on the weekend of July 30 and 31.

(Lead image: Hidden Treasures/Facebook)