You can feel Perth’s social scene is slowing down now that the colder weather is in — what can I say, we’re a city full of hibernating sloths who only show during summer sunshine. Still, with the much loved Groovin the Moo hitting Bunbury this week (plus all the lil side shows it brings along with it), all is not lost. Plus, now is the time for smaller, more local events to enjoy the social spotlight.


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2nd May, 7pm | Young Henry’s “Young at Heart” Beer Dinner | Amani Bar, Leederville | $30

Squeezed in amongst the lively community of Leederville is the classy yet quirky Amani Bar. To kick start the beginning of another week, they’re holding a glorious night, complete with a four course meal, four beers, a cider, a gin and the guys from Young Henrys who’ll guide you through their amazing craft brews. While satisfying taste buds and bellies is the number one priority, the Young Henrys crew are putting on quizzes, giveaways and gift bags for the beer brainiacs in this world.


LWCC 3rd -6th May, 6pm | Little Wing Collective // May Creative Conference | Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco | $5-$10

Nothing’s more delightful than the unison of likeminded people. The beauty of Little Wing’s conferences is its infectious inspirational vibe, which stems from its creative origin. This month they have a range of creative industry professional, including artists, directors, photographers, radio presenters and music managers and directors. Each night there’ll be three guest speakers sharing the successes and challenges experienced throughout their professional and creative journeys, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A, plus the opportunity to network. To top of the sensational week, the “Photo Bomb” after party is kicking off on Friday with a live art battle and live music from Oakland, Ah Trees and Marlinspike.


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4th May, 7pm | May the 4th (Be With You) Wicked Wednesday | Curtin Tav, Bentley | FREE

Nobody should need an excuse to dress up as a Jedi, but just incase you do, the Curtin Tav is holding its very own Star Wars themes Wicked Wednesday. It’s the same routine: free entry, drink prices that won’t break the bank plus the kitchen will be open for your snack menu cravings. Keep in mind, if you’re a non-Curtin student or staff member, you’ll have to buddy up with someone who is and ask if you can be their glorious plus one.


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5th May, 7pm | Matt Corby | Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth | $70

Mmmm… Matt Corby; the Australian Idol dreamboat turned hipster dreamboat. Honestly not too much can be said about Matt Corby, and nor should there be. Even if you’re not a committed fan, he creates easy listening tunes that make for a great night out, whether it’s planned or improvised. Having said that, seeing as BOTH his gigs in Melbourne have sold out, I’d secure your spot now for what’s undoubtedly going to be an awesome performance.


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5th May, 7pm | Recycled Rainbow #5 | Mojo’s Bar, North Fremantle | $5

Originally a humble vintage clothing market, Recycled Rainbow has blossomed into a creative agency full of “happiness, glitter and creative freedom” and surrounded by good company and live music. This time around they have Red Engine Caves, Spaceman, The Durongs, The Kramers, and Leon Osborn hitting the stage to make sure your glittery and magical night has the best sound track to go with it.



7th May, 11am | Groovin The Moo | Hay Park, Bunbury | $130

All hail one of the last remaining Aussie festivals. After losing so many classics over the last few years, GTM has easily become an absolute must on everyone’s social calendar and has always been a highlight for festival-goers. This year we’ve got Aussie legends, Alison Wonderland and Boy & Bear, local Perth talent, Mosquito Coast and International sensations, Twenty One Pilots and MS MR coming down to good old Bunbury for a weekend everyone will forget (cheers alcohol) and wished they didn’t.


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For a creative writing student, I suck at writing witty author bios.