It's the eve of the long weekend and the sun is definitely showing up for this one! Here's our plan for Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Freo.
Kick off the long weekend watching the sun set into the Indian Ocean from Bathers Beach House. If you get there early enough you might be able to nab a deckchair on the beach.
Music lovers head over to the Oddfellow (the basement of the Norfolk Hotel) for acclaimed folk duo Tinpan Orange. Fans of world music (and Freo’s Kulcha) shouldn’t miss Hemispheres #3 at PS Art Space featuring The Zagoria Trio and Village Vibe Trio (doors open 7 pm).
Summer’s nights we look for something fresh, hot and spicy. Thai ticks the taste bud box so head to Freo’s best kept secret, The Loft Café on Adelaide Street.
AM–time to get centred, calm and fall into the deepest relaxation you’ve ever experienced at Eat, Fit, Live. Join the 11 am heart breath meditation or book in for a Lucia No. 3 light experience (reported to put you in state equivalent to that of a Buddhist Monk). Ladies can relax while your skin is rejuvenated with a non sun sensitive peel at Flirty Gertie, you’ll leave the salon glowing and ready to spend the day enjoying this weather.
PM–what to do with two whole days stretching ahead of you? Head into Fremantle for brunch at The Attic on Bannister Street and pick up a book from Elizabeth’s, Bill Campbell’s Secondhand Books or dust off your library card.
If you’re not too engrossed in your book and think you can make it out tonight try comedy at Little Creatures Next Door (make sure you book early as it often sells out) or catch the all–girl line up of Galz Who Are Killin’ It at Mojo’s in North Fremantle.
AM–beach day! Have kids, dogs or love art? There’s a Fremantle beach just for you this weekend. South Beach does the grass, shady trees, BBQ’s and a huge playground (Leighton and South Beach have areas to take the dog for a run) and Bathers Beach is filled with sculptures for the Sculptures at Bathers show on until 12 March.
What’s a long weekend without a project? Head to the Fremantle Men’s Shed Open Day to grab a bargain in their giant community tool auction (there’s a BBQ, live music and vintage motorcycles) or for the creative types, learn to use your digital camera properly with a walk around Freo photography lesson with Natural Light Photography Gallery in Pakenham Street.
PM–jazz aficionados are spoilt for choice this afternoon from 4 pm at Marine Lounge Bar at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle-by Rydges, Little Creatures Next Door or the Navy Club (upstairs on the corner of High and Pakenham Streets–the view from their Skybar Deck has to be seen to be believed).
Meet up with the family at the last La Barbacoa session at Propeller in North Fremantle. Wash it down with an ice cream sandwich (home baked double–choc biccies sandwiched with an ever changing array of ice cream combo’s) from Piggy Food Co.
AM–start the day with a yoga class or massage (jump onto the Fremantle story website and search yoga or massage for heaps of options). If you’re a swimmer it’s time for a challenge! Join the Open Water Swimming Series at Leighton Beach–there’s a choice of 500 m, 1.25 km, 2.5 km or 5 km swim.
Breakfast in Wray Ave this morning; try Lenny and the Ox or The Little Concept. We hate to break it to you but we brought you here for a reason….. it’s work tomorrow so now would be a good time to pick up your groceries from Galati & Sons.
That’s it all the hard work done! Now for an afternoon of chill at the Fremantle Arts Centre ‘Live for the Wetlands Concert’ or in town, the Federal Hotel’s Monday Funday offers cheap parmy’s, jugs of beer, ping pong and darts.