What to do this weekend across Australia

The weekend offers up another one of life's many balancing acts. Do too much and come Monday you'll feel like you never left the office. Do too little and you'll be vainly wishing it was Friday again. To strike the right balance, we've compiled a list of activities, events and places to help plan your weekend. And for the more spontaneous types, take this as your very own on-a-whim list of options.

Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in the annual Archibald, Wynn and Sulman Prizes at AGNSW. Don russian red to sit in the stands at Anna Karenina. Or wander through your local farmers' market, there's something here for everyone.



American Psycho the musical is showing at the Playhouse theatre at Sydney Opera House.

Get yourself a $1 slice of pizza at Frankie's to chew down while you listen to some heavy metal.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Archibald Prize at its opening this week at The Art Gallery of NSW.


Many of our friends in Victoria are still stuck in a circuit breaker lockdown. If you live in Victoria, follow the Government advice. Stay safe, stay home and we'll be back with more things to do next week.


Go relive the noughties and watch The Veronicas sing 'Untouched' at The Kings Theatre. June 5.

Budjerah is playing at The Triffid in Brisbane. June 6.

Get a rare look into the studio space of artist Abdul Abdullah.



There is still time to catch Boticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, LondonEnds June 14.

Celebrate love at the exhibition Australian Love Stories. 

South Australia

Head over to the Art Gallery of South Australia and see the Ramsay Art Prize winner Kate Bohunnis winning sculpture. 

Western Australia

Run don't walk to Genesis Owusu's show at Freo.Social this Friday.

Check out the sensory experience that is Darkfield Presents Coma and Flight.

Get a group together and zoom over to Pinjarra this weekend for the 2021 LiveLighter Pinjarra Festival.

Northern Territory

Get cultured at the Darwin International Film Festival.



As always, head to the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market for weekend produce.


Images: Kitty Callaghan, American Psycho, Frankie's Pizza


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