Your guide to what’s on across Australia this month

things to do this weekend

The weekend is here. It's time to throw off the shackles (read: close your laptop) and see your friends, go to a gallery, attend an archive sale, play with your dog, catch a gig, hug your family. Whatever it is that makes you happy. Below, find a guide of things to do this weekend across Australia.



Song for the Mute is hosting an archive sale at 17 Oxford St Paddington from August 25-27.

Maybe Sammy is taking up residence at Icebergs Bondi for its Iceberg Winter Sundays from 4pm on August 6. Come August 26, and it will be Earl's Juke Joint turn to stage a takeover.

Glenmorangie is offering a degustation in celebration of its newest whisky, A Tale of The Forest, at Sydney’s Bar M on August 24.

Paramount House Hotel is collaborating with The CALMM and Jardan on A Winter Residence. Experience any of THE CALMM's heavenly treatments at the hotel until August 31.

Exploratory music and arts festival Essential Tremors returns for a second year at Sydney's Phoenix Central Park on August 17 and 18.

Beat Entertainment and Riverside Theatres present Reckōninga multi-art form exploration into the intertwining Indigenous cultures of Australia and New Zealand, at Riverside Theatres Parramatta on Thursday 24 August

Barangaroo House is set to turn up the volume with Rekōdo restaurant and vinyl bar welcoming a new DJ Series, taking over the decks every Wednesday throughout August.

Perrier-Jouët invites Sydneysiders to celebrate a fusion of food, champagne and culture at Shell House for its Champagne Moments winter program.

There are still tickets left to see Jailbaby! at SBW Stables Theatre this month.



Melbourne Film Festival returns from August 3 until August 20. Catch the best in homegrown and international cinema here, with screenings of Fairplay, Past Lives, Fairyland, The Eternal Daughter and so much more.

Experience a host of talks, conferences and panels at Never Permanent on August 24.

The Australian Ballet will be hitting the road for a regional tour through Warragul, Geelong, Shepparton and Mooroopna. Find tickets here.

From 17 August to 2 September, Now Or Never makes its debut in Melbourne. The festival, which spans art, music, performance, ideas and locations, will bring together more than 300 local and internationally-renowned artists, composers, change makers and innovators. Explore the program here.

Glenmorangie is offering a degustation in celebration of its newest whisky, A Tale of The Forest, at Jayda Melbourne on August 16.

Daniel O'Toole presents his exhibition Luminous Unknown at Modern Times, Fitzroy from August 3 until August 15.

AC by Marriott Southbank is hosting a once-off dog portrait event with photographer Kristoffer Paulsen. Doggies will be required to sit super still for their close up and will be rewarded with lots of treats, don't worry.

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne will take place from August 11 until August 20 and will open with the world premiere of the much-anticipated Hindi film, Ghoomer. Explore the program here.



Teenage Dads, The Presets and Body Type are just some of the live music acts you can catch in Canberra this August.

Catch a performance of The Simon & Garfunkel Story at Canberra Theatre Centre on August 25.

Step into the National Gallery of Australia and experience the photographs of Nan Goldin.



Resonate at Adelaide Botanic Garden has been extended until August 6.

Evanescence, G Flip, Cub Sport, Alex Lahey and Ballpark Music are just some of the live acts you can catch in Adelaide this August.



Golden Features, G Flip, Cub Sport and You Am I are just some of the live music acts you can catch in Perth this August.

10 Nights in Port Fremantle Festival is on until August 20.



Pick up your cup of coffee from DuYu Coffee Roasters' new spot at 9 Hele Crescent, Alice Springs.

If you're itching to go vintage shopping, step into Alice Texas secondhand shop and rifle through its racks.



Experience Brisbane Fashion Festival from August 21-25.



Catch Teenage Dads, Vance Joy, The Waifs and more music acts this month in Hobart.

There's always Salamanca Market.

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