No Money Weekend Guide
Fun for everyone with minimum funds.
Just cause your bank account’s in the negative doesn’t mean your weekend’s gotta be a drag. Here’s some no money weekend options for you. You can thank us later. Or now. Or never. We don't mind.
Fremantle Youth Plaza, The Esplanade. Sun Oct 26, 12pm – 7pm. Free.
Fremantle’s (semi) new Youth Plaza / Skate Park is set to get a workout this weekend thanks to the Norfolk Lanes Youth Festival. This event has slowly built from a small gathering in the laneways of Fremantle to a strong, mini music and cultural festival, featuring some of the city’s best independent music acts. This year, Hideous Sun Demon, Koi Child, Elli Schoen, Kings Justice, Indecision, 3 Minutes of Kaos, Current Mood, Children Under 3, In Denial, and more are all set to play under the Norfolk Pines. There’s also skating and parkour workshops, skate contests (with prizes) Dismantle’s annual bicycle Tweed Run (actually hilarious and mostly self explanatory, everyone wears tweeds and rides bicycles, feel free to join in yourself details here), food stalls, a silent disco and more.
Swan Festival of Lights
Perth Swan River foreshore. Friday Oct 24 – Sun Oct 26. 4.30pm, performances from 6.30pm.
Does a free event with vibrant, Bollywood-style Indian dance, Ukrainian Cossack dance, and music performances, next-level amazing vegetarian food prepared by Annalakshmi on the Swan, awesome large scale candlelight displays, fireworks, stalls of traditional Indian saris and sarongs, flowers, sweets, Henna tattooing stations, Reiki workshops and Indian cooking classes sound pretty good to you? Because it sounds bloody amazing to us.
Twilight Hawkers Market
Friday nights, 4.30pm – 9pm, Forrest Chase, Murray Street, Perth.
Street food market every Friday night in Forrest Chase with food trucks from around the globe, Macedonian stuffed cabbage rolls; Indian doughnuts; Polish potato pancakes, Turkish gozlemes, Moroccan tagines. You can definitely get a meal here for under $10. (Image: rose claw)
Corduroy Club EP Launch
Sat Oct 25, The Odd Fellow, 9 Norfolk St, Fremantle. $5.
Local electronic producer Leon Osborn has teamed up with MC Strangelove to form Corduroy Club, where they plan to make weird raps that they don’t care if you like or not. As a solo act Leon has opened for JonWayne, Tokimonsta and more, and recently dropped this bubblin’, Teebs’ esque remix of Pilerats’ Records artists Willow Beats. The duo dropped an EP Great Display of Schmukery this week, and they’re launching it at The Odd Fellow, alongside local bands Girlfriend Material, Bax Davis, Henry Kissinger and Barksdale. That’s $1 per act! Bargain basement bands.
Sunset BBQ & Beers at City Beach
Challenger Parade, City Beach.
Loads of BBQs available for public use, and maximum grass to human ratio for picnicking and uninterrupted sunset views. Plus, easiest and quickest beach location for everyone to get to from the city after work. Get everyone to bring something, that way you can consume a maximum variety of foods (meats, salads, breads, desserts) but you only have to bring one item, with minimum effort ie ten minute max IGA stop off for some pre-cut carrot sticks and some pre-made guac and a tray of pre-marinated BBQ chicken wings. Bonus: you get to enjoy gourmet organic home made shit your friends with more time and less demanding jobs than you have prepared for the BBQ. Bonus: Clancy’s Bar is a stones’ throw away once the sun goes down and shit gets chilly. (Image: Milica Kolaric)
Saturday October 25. All day, all states.
This is an annual event that kicked off three years ago, it’s basically a national day that encourages everyone to have garage sales (maybe with bonus add ons, like lemonade and cupcakes etc) on the same day and to list them on a map, then gives the public access to the map, and thus access to garage sales that might have otherwise been too out of the way. It’s a great chance to get to know your neighbours and take home some treasures. Head here to get a map of sales in your area.
(Header Image: Lukasz Wierzbowski)