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Things to do this weekend across Australia

things to do this weekend september 2023

Ready to enjoy the weekend? You and me both. Maybe you're looking to pop into a gallery, snag a bargain at an archive sale, play with your dog, catch a gig or hug your family. Whatever it is that makes you happy, below, find a guide of things to do this weekend across Australia.



From 18-27 September, Yellamundie Festival returns to Carriageworks. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the festival will spotlight First Nations performance artists and artworks.

Arts & Cultural Exchange in Parramatta debuts its night series, ACE at Dusk, on September 16. Step in for works and performances by June Jones, Serwah Attafuah, Gillian Kayrooz and many more.

Astral People presents its annual Summer Dance festival on September 30.

Estée Lauder and their iconic Advanced Night Repair are taking over Bondi Beach for an interactive event from 29 September to 30 September 2023.

Running from 22 September to 8 October, Volume festival brings 86 trailblazing musicians to AGNSW, including Solange and Sampa the Great.

Ricos Tacos has a new home at The Norfolk and will be slinging tacos from September 23.

Sydney Fringe Festival is painting the town pink for the month of September. Explore the complete 2023 program here.

Co-directed by Shari Sebbens and Ursula Yovich, Blaque Showgirls is Nakkiah Lui’s masterpiece coming to Griffin Theatre this September.

Sydney Design Week 2023, featuring more than 60 events including tours, workshops and public architecture, will arrive at the Powerhouse from 15-24 September 2023.



The Australian Ballet will perform its new production of Swan Lake this September, debuting at Arts Centre Melbourne from 19-30 September.

Maroske Peech reopens its Melbourne pop-up this weekend, all the details here.

Bangarra Dance Theatre will be coming to the Arts Centre Melbourne this month to present their latest major work Yuldea from September 28 until October 7.

G-Flip, Teenage Dads, Boy & Bear, The Grogans and DZ Deathrays are just some of the live acts you catch in Victoria this month.



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

See Tex Perkins play the songs of Johnny Cash at Canberra Theatre Centre on September 24.



Hear Gretta Ray, The Cat Empire, Jet and more this month in Adelaide.

Adelaide Elvis festival, anyone?

Step into the AGSA to catch Frida & Diego: Love and Revolution.



The Waifs, Forest Claudette and Body Type are just some of the live acts you can catch in Perth this month.

Treat yourself to some international cinema at the Polish Film Festival.



Darwin International Film Festival is here. Catch movies like Shayda, Past Lives, Monster, Tiger Stripes, Joyland, and more.

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.



Get your tickets to SPRINGTIME Festival, hitting the Gold Coast on the first weekend of September. BENEE, bella amor, and Babe Rainbow are just some of the names on the lineup.

Groove Armada, Ladyhawke, The Avalanches, Cut Copy, Nina La Vegas and YO! Mafia are some of the acts you can catch at Sweet Relief Festival, Brisbane of September 16.

See Rainbow Serpent by Daniel Boyd at the Institute of Modern Art.

Catch Salamander or Stunt Double this weekend at Brisbane Festival.



Slowly Slowly, DMAs and more, are coming to Hobart to perform this September.

Bell Shakespeare presents Twelfth Night at Theatre Royal Hobart.

There's always Salamanca Market.

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