Celebrate Subi, a festival of live arts, laneway activations, pop-up spaces, and delicious food and drink, is landing in Subiaco on Friday, April 9. The festival, designed to celebrate Subiaco’s uniqueness and amazing local talent, will include over 20 free and ticketed events for visitors of all ages. From free yoga to heritage walking tours, here is a rundown of what you can expect at Celebrate Subi festival this season.
Doggo’s Day Out
Calling all furry friends! Pet-lovers come on down to a special pooch-friendly day at Market Square Park. Meet up with other pet owners while your four-legged besties get to know each other, and wander through the markets, with stalls for pet education, nutritious pet treats and local superstars, Shenton Park Dogs’ Refuge Home. Catch local pet-friendly favourites like Frankie Loves Barkery, Mog & Bone, Coopers Kingdom and Collar & Ruff, or enjoy some delicious human treats from vendors like Top Dog in Town and Jaffle Shack. Entry is free, so bring along your dogs or drop by to see some furry pals as Subiaco celebrates man’s best friend.
Market Square Park Subiaco
10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 10
Roberts Rd, Subiaco
Subi Block Party
Party the afternoon away in the Jus Burgers carpark with tropical tunes and afro-inspired beats, played live by amazing WA local musicians. Enjoy free family-friendly entertainment, with delicious bites and a fully licensed bar provided by local eatery, Jus Burgers.
Think you know your Disney movies? Maybe you’re an expert when it comes to the Marvel cinematic universe. Put your minds to the test at the Disney and Marvel Quiz Nights at Subiaco Library. Hosted by the Subiaco Voice of Youth, the City’s youth advisory council, this is a quiz designed to challenge young minds between 12 and 25 years, with questions about your favourite films, characters and movie scores. There will be plenty of sweets, pizza and over $500 in prizes up for grabs, so assemble your teams and best costumes. Entry is free, but bookings are essential so make sure that you assemble your trivia teams ASAP. Book in your team here.
5.30pm to 9pm on Saturday, April 17
237 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
(08) 9237 9216
Arts and Performance
Subiaco’s historic Hiddlestone Lane is lighting up for Celebrate Subi with live music, art and light projections. Wander down the laneway and take in the beautiful artworks and images depicting Subiaco’s prominent past and the history of the Hiddleston family.
7pm to 9pm on Friday April 9
Theatre Gardens Live by Otherside Brewing Co.
Gather in the Theatre Gardens for an evening of WA’s most talented musicians and artists, including live music from Grace Sanders and Farraday’s Cage. Bring your picnic rugs and grab a drink from the bar, courtesy of Otherside Brewing Company, as you settle in for a night of rising stars and stellar set-lists.
Corner Gallery Does Comedy
Sink into comfy armchairs with a drink from Corner Gallery and get ready for a night of laughter. With acts from local and international professionals, like award-winning UK comedian David Callan, enjoy raucous, experimental and alternative performances that will tickle your funny bone. This is an intimate gig in a unique art gallery venue that will keep the spirits high and the jokes rolling.
Book your tickets here.
Art in the Park
Join internationally reknowned artist Carollyn Rhodes-Thompson for a relaxing and creative art class in Subiaco’s beautiful Rankin Gardens. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, everyone is welcome to enjoy the art of painting landscapes as Carollyn shares pearls of wisdom to help guide your unique pieces. Tickets include all art supplies, including paints, brushes, paper and take-home paint kit.
138L Hamersley Rd, Subiaco
2pm to 4pm on Sunday April 11
Corner Gallery Cinema
Head over to the Corner Gallery for the second installment of HOMEGROWN, a showing of 6 short films from WA and Australian filmmakers. This viewing will be followed by a panel discussion with the directors of the films, moderated by Cody Cameron-Brown. Tickets include a complimentary drink to enjoy during the films.
Art in April
Have you ever dreamed of bringing storied to life with your own illustrations? Join professional illustrator and award-winning artist Kelly Canby, for a workshop using watercolour paints and pencils to invent your unique characters on the page. This is a workshop suitable for artists as young as 5 years to adults.
237 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
11am to 1pm, Tuesday April 13
Food and Drink
Subi Cocktail Trail
Embark on a self-guided journey to discover some of Subiaco’s finest establishments with this walking trail. With a detailed list of the signature cocktail on offer around town, you can try timeless classics and creative mixology inventions in spots like Subi Hotel, The Village Br, Old Values, Dilly Dally and Juanitas, as well as the limited-time-only pop-up bar at Blacklist Concept Store. Sip a refreshing Subi Spritz or a Passionfruit Desire while you design your own bar-hopping route through the streets of Subiaco.
All night on Saturday April 17
Blacklist Pop-Up Bar
Pop down Hay Street to Blacklist Coffee Roasters Concept Store to see the coffee house transform into a contemporary pop-up bar for two nights only. Brought about by their Bali-based crew, the bar will be sharing coffee-inspired drinks and cocktails infused with the flavours of the tropics.
Blacklist Coffee Roasters Concept Store
439 Hay St, Subiaco
From 5pm Friday April 16 & Saturday April 17
Gnocchi Making Workshop
Learn to make your own authentic Italian gnocchi from scratch with Chef Caleb from Restaurant Caleb. Learn techniques for perfecting your dishes, and taste your creations afterwards. With a glass of sparkling wine in hand while you cook, Chef Caleb will also be teaching you to make his delicious baked tomato sauce to accompany your gnocchi.
The Subi Hotel will be slinging gin and tonics all night as live local music keep you entertained with great tunes. Tickets include 2 hours of endless gin and tonic refills, a small platter of nibbles and an opportunity to make your own cocktail.
Rooftop Ride – LA Fit X Storehouse
This is more than just a spin class, it’s a disco on wheels! Subiaco’s boutique fitness studio LA Fit will be setting up at Storehouse at Vibe Hotel for a Rhythm Ride class. This cardio workout includes supportive instructors, awesome beats, and amazing views.
Regal Theatre Immersive Tour
Explore the jewel of Hay St, the Regal Theatre, with an immersive tour of the stage and behind-the-scenes. In this 40-minute tour, you will enjoy stories about the history of the building and the stage while you sip on a complimentary glass of sparkling wine (or similar beverage). Settle in and see the stage in action with an exclusive private performance from the Perth Academy of Performing Arts.
Subi Walking Tour and Bar Hop
This tour will immerse you in the history of Subiaco and see the area as they did decades ago. Venture through the streets with talented storytellers Two Feet and a Heartbeat Walking Tours and hear tales from Subiaco’s past with rest stops at three of Subiaco’s beloved drinking holes along the way – Bistro Felix, Refuge Small Bar and Storehouse Subiaco. End the tour at Storehouse for sweeping sunset views of the City.
Meet at the Rokeby Rd entrance of Crossways Shopping Centre
227 Bagot Rd, Subiaco
3pm to 6pm on Saturday April 17
Performing Arts Workshop Series
Kids can join with experts from Perth Academy of Performing Arts this school holidays to for singing, dancing and acting fun. Make new friends and learn techniques for singing, dancing and acting as you rehearse for performances for friends and family at the end of the session. Kids aged 8 – 15 are welcome. Workshops range from a couple of hours to 3 day experiences. See here to find more on workshop times and venues.
Sheree Dornan Art Exhibition
Filled with colour and light, local artist Sheree Dornan is exhibiting her stunning semi-abstract artworks at Home Base Subiaco. With art pieces exploring multiple mediums, including painting, textiles, digital surface design and garments, her work is full of texture, golden accents and motifs of nature, land and space. The exhibition is on show throughout the Celebrate Subi Festival, from April 9 to April 18, with opportunities to Meet The Artist available during that time.
Home Base Subiaco
55 Salvado Rd, Subiaco
Exhibition from April 9 to April 18
Gallery hours are 9am to 5pm Mondays – Fridays; 8.30am to 5pm Saturdays; 10am to 4pm Sundays
(08) 9388 1088
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