22 things to do this weekend in Australia if you’re looking to make plans

things to do weekend in Australia

An end to another busy week in April and as the weekend fast approaches, you might find yourself at a loss for plans. Luckily, here at RUSSH we too are constantly on the lookout for new ways to spend our downtime and have curated an extensive list of things to do this weekend across Australia that is sure to keep you busy.

From delicious pop-ups, to one-of-a-kind exhibitions and a few spots where you can dance the night away. Here's our guide to the 22 best things to do this weekend in Australia.

New South Wales

Whet your appetite at the Messina x Hoy Pinoy pop-up. April 16 - April 17.

Remember the joy of dancing at the YCK Laneways Block Party. Ends May 22.

Visit Camille Olsen-Ormandy's exhibition, Face to Face, at Olsen Gallery. Ends May 1.

Indulge in a lamington or two at Netwon's latest dessert shop, Tokyo Lamingtons.


Spice up your life at the Hot Sauce and Chilli Festival. April 17.

Let out a giggle or two at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Ends April 18.

See Australia's most famous impressionist paintings in one place, at She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism. Ends August 22.

Relive the golden days at Pixar Putt. Ends April 25.


Settle in for Flickerfest at the Palace Electric Cinema. April 16.

Don't miss Season: David Lynch Restorations at the National Film and Sound Archive. April 17.

Groove along at Canberra International Music Festival. Ends April 19.

South Australia

Enjoy a weekend of live music, excellent food and wine and fun at the Barossa Vintage Festival. Ends April 18.

Art, Innovation, Culture, Environment, Science, Wellbeing at SALT Festival. April 26.

Experience We Don't Question The Muse by Wendy Dixon-Whiley. Ends May 30.


Be the dancing queen at this ABBA appreciation night. April 17.

Get thrifty with 50% off all Vinnies stores Brisbane-wide. April 16-17.

Check out Howard Smith Wharves' new Italian pop-up bar. From 5pm, every Friday and Saturday.

Western Australia

Swing by the Blacklist pop-up bar to start the weekend off right. April 16-17.

An indulgent afternoon of gin and oysters with Price Lane and Archie Rose Distilling Co. April 17.

A party for all ages, head down to the Subi block party. April 17.


Step back in time this weekend with Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties. Ends May 30.

Northern Territory

Listen to Ziggy Ramo speak at Parrtijma Talks. April 18.

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