Your guide to what’s happening across Australia this month

things to do this weekend

It's time to unclench your jaw, close your laptops and allow yourself to romanticise your next two days off. The weekend is here and below, we're bringing your a non-exhaustive list of exhibitions, parties, sales and performances happening across Australia in April 2023.


There are still tickets left to catch the Liberty A-League Women's 2023 Grand Final at Commbank Stadium this Sunday. See Sydney FC play Western United and support women's sport!

Ruel is bringing his 4th Wall tour to Aware Super Theatre on April 28, with support from Forest Claudette.

Kicking off every Sunday from April 2, The Abercrombie presents Channel, a party to experience electronic music from global and local artists.

At 3pm April 29, make your way to Terrific Effort, a new art gallery in St Peters for Aura Huntingan exhibition curated by Chloe Nour.

Deepa, Jhassic, Ayebatonye and more, are here to create a prom to remember with Honey Point, taking place at a secret location from 10pm on April 29.

Alemais will host its first ever warehouse sale, with archive and vintage pieces available from April 27-29 at 17 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2011.

In dialogue with its current exhibition Linger, Dash, Talk, Cement Fondu is hosting an afternoon of performances from musicians and sound-artists Shoeb Ahmad (Sia Ahmad), and Enter (Nadeem Tiafau Eshraghi).

Parramatta's Arts & Culture Exchange will play host to the first-ever SWANA Film Festival on April 28-30, with three days of films hailing from Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Armenia, and Syria.

Sydney Comedy Festival returns from April 24 to May 21, with a huge lineup of local and international acts including the likes of Joe Lycett, Sara Pascoe, Kitty Flanagan and Nemr.



Mirasia, C.Frim and Kalyani are helming the decks at Bloom, Geelong on April 29.

The life, career and political landscape that led Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard to make her famous misogyny speech will be examined and brought to life by Justine Clarke in Julia at Sydney Opera House from 30 March.

Bare Boutique is hosting a pop-up at Other Goods & Services in Brunswick East. Roll through on April 29-30.

There are still tickets available to see Laurel perform at Max Watts on April 28.

Take your time to peruse the stalls at Melbourne Craft Fair this weekend.



It's Groovin the Moo month, which means artists like Barkaa, Fatboy Slim, Genesis Owusu and more will be road-tripping to the Sunshine Coast on April 30.

Brisbane Comedy Festival kicks off this weekend with its opening gala. Explore the program to see what performances and personalities are scheduled over the coming month.

Holy Holy is taking to the stage at The Princess Theatre on April 28.



Moonlight Cinema is currently showing a host of movies, new and old, at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth. Bring a picnic blanket, the girlies and some snacks.

The Murlocs are performing at Freo.Social on April 29.

Be in the presence of a living legend and get tickets to Tina Arena live at Fremantle Prison.



Experience the photographs of Catherine Opie in the flesh at Heide Museum of Modern Art for the first survey of the artist's work in Australia.

Adelaide Jazz Fest brings it's two-day-long program to the city this weekend. Get amongst it.

Hear Peach PRC for her solo show at Hindley Street Music Hall.

The Rocky Horror Show is now showing at Adelaide Festival Centre.



Artist Bruce Munro has unveiled his Light-Towers installation at Kings Canyon. Be sure to head to Discovery Parks to see it in the flesh.

Head to Happy Yess this weekend for your fill of comedy and dancing.

Rhys Nicholson is dropping a piping hot dispatch of gags on April 28 at Darwin Entertainment Centre.



Bring your appetites to Taste Festival this weekend, where you can sample all kings of spirits, wine and homemade treats.



Step into Altar on April 28 for Gidi Vibes. Meanwhile, Pussay Poppins DJ and TMcGee will host Justice for Art Pop on April 29.

Laura Jackson and Mina Asfour star in The Culture, taking place at Salamanca Arts Centre until April 29.


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