What’s on this weekend across Australia

With the weekend fast approaching we've laid out some stellar ways to spend your time off in each state. And if you're stumped on how to celebrate Mother's Day we've got a few suggestions down below.


New South Wales

Sydney's Spice Alley will be turning up the heat in May with a number of bookable Johnnie Highball experiences - including a masterclass, to step up your Aperitivo game.

Get boozy at the Prince of York's Drag Queen Bottomless Brunch.

Visit the blindingly brilliant Lumen Exhibition at White Rabbit Gallery, end August 2021.

Head to the MCA late on Friday nights.

Wander over to Terrain, the Leif + Bec Smith exhibition at Saint Cloche Gallery and grab a last minute mother's day gift while you're there. 5 – 9 May 2021

If the theatre is more your thing, Hamilton is still showing at Sydney Lyric Theatre. Tickets are currently available for both evening and matinee shows.

Steal yourself some laughs at the Sydney Comedy Festival. 

Take mum out to Bare Island this mothers day to explore the jewellery, art and craft stands at the Blak Markets.



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

Shake things up and head over to the alcohol-free Brunswick Aces bar for a night out with friends sans the hangover.

See Stanislava Pinchuk's Terra Data. Ends June 20.

Take a Korean cooking class.

Shop some of the best New Zealand designers from across the ditch at Discover New at Chadstone Shopping Centre. Ends May 23.

And of course Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is still running...



Don't miss Boticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, LondonEnds June 14.

Explore the Canberra International Music Festival.

Witness love in all its forms at the National Portrait Gallery for their exhibition Australian Love Stories.

Head over to Haig Park Village Markets this Mother's Day where there will be crafts, jewellery, beauty and fashion vendors.


South Australia

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

Tasting Australia is on until May 9

Visit the Town Square Kitchen until May 9.

See the Aboriginal Art Exhibition Connection at Red Poles McLaren Vale.

Check out Fugazzi Bar & Dining Room, the latest addition to Leigh streets dining scene.



Get creative at the Brisbane Street Art Festival.

Visit Get Up, Stand Up at QAGOMA. Ends November 20, 2022.

Brisbane Writers Festival is in full swing with talks from the likes of Anita Heiss, Carly Findlay, Evelyn Araluen & Allison Whittaker.


Western Australia

Check out Coffee & Characters in Broome.

If you're looking for live music The Rubens will be playing two shows at Freo.Social in Fremantle.

For a dinner under the stars check out Dinner at Dusk in Wireless Hill for Perths best food trucks.



Watch the leaves turn orange at the Festival of Fagus.

Head over to Mona for live jazz this Friday 7 May by band D7.


Northern Territory

Explore the markets at the Malak Marketplace.

Soak up the culture at the Darwin International Film Festival.

Lay out a picnic blanket and enjoy the Northern Territory Travelling Film Festival in Nitmiluk.


Images: National Gallery of Australia, Prince of York, Saint Cloche

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