What to do this weekend across Australia

As the weekend slinks ever closer why not start planning for your two days of respite. We predict cool, crisp weather and an abundance of activities to partake in that'll be worth leaving your warm bed for. Whether that is enjoying a performance by The Australian Ballet, immersing yourself in a music performance or wandering through the Farmers Markets to snag some produce for your favourite comfort meal, there is something for everyone. Read on for our round-up of what to do this weekend across Australia.



Stock up on local, organic produce at Carriageworks Farmers Markets. This Saturday, 8am-1pm.

Catch the last days of Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden at Vaucluse House. Ends May 23

Tap into culture with tickets to Hamilton at Sydney Lyric Theatre. Tickets are currently available for both evening and matinee shows.

There are still a few tickets left to the Friday and Saturday evening previews of The 7 Stages of Grieving. Shari Sebbens, the same director that brought you 7 Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner, makes her directorial debut at The Sydney Theatre Co. with this play that ruminates on Aboriginal history and survival.

Take home a plant when you visit MECCA on George Street Sydney. On Sunday May 23 as MECCA dismantles its latest installation, it will be giving away a limited number of free potted plants from 10am on the ground floor.



Book your tickets to Anna Karenina by The Australian Ballet. Ends June 29

Indulge in some nostalgia and visit the new Disney animation exhibition at ACMI.

Witness performance artist Mike Parr in action at Anna Schwartz gallery for his exhibition Half Way House.



Attend MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture. Ends May 30

Hermès Brisbane has reopened in River City after its renovations. Head over to see the brand new and reimaginged store.

Set your eyes upon Ai Weiwei's installation Boomerang at QAGOMA.

It's the last weekend to immerse yourself in Anywhere Festival. 


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

Check out the wholesome National Portrait Gallery for their exhibition Australian Love Stories.

Get tickets to Melody Pool at Smith's Alternative. May 22


South Australia

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

Head over to Maybe Mae for Australian Cocktail month and choose from a secret menu of drinks created just for ticket holders.


Western Australia

Catch some live music at Freo Social. This weekend Babe Rainbow will be performing.

Dance at At Your Local festival.

See Asha Jefferies at the Aadvark.


Northern Territory

Soak up the culture at the Darwin International Film Festival.



Head to the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market for weekend produce.

Wind down on your Sunday by catching a late afternoon screening of Supernova, the new film starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci.


Images: Carriageworks, Sydney Living Museums, The Babe Rainbow

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