Your guide to what’s on across Australia this weekend

what to do this weekend australia

We're officially sitting in the ass end of 2022. December is here, which means we've entered summer and the most roaring time of the year. For this reason, I doubt you'll be short on things to do. But in the odd case that your schedule is looking thin, find a list of things to do this weekend across Australia, below. Happy days ahead!



Sydney Modern will open its doors to the public on December 3. Step in to experience the imposing Tank room, Dreamhome exhibit, as well as participatory work from Kimsooja, among many others.

Moët & Chandon have decided to follow up its inaugural Effervescence Series with another activation at Mrs. Macquarie's Chair (Yurong Point) this Friday and Saturday. Free-flowing champagne with a view? Sign us up immediately.

RTTS Land is celebrating its first birthday. To mark the occasion, Niamh Galea is throwing a party at the Chinatown store, where guests can shop independent designers, snag an anniversary tee, and dance along to DJ sets from Bastafino, DJ Sniffles and Angie Osman.

On Friday, George St is closing to make way for a country-style hoedown. Porteño crew, Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz, will preside over the food, Route 66 will bring the southern threads and Nashville country musicians Joshua Hedley and Emily Nenni, the tunes. Find tickets, here.

M’ap Boulé is Haitian Krèole for “I’m on fire” and it's also the name for a play at Eternity Playhouse this weekend. The performance is set during the first Black-led republic of Haiti when Black Haitian slaves successfully revolted against British and French colonisers, sending the country ablaze.

Pop past Cement Fondu Gift Shop to complete all your last bits of Christmas shopping.

Dior is hosting a pop-up at Westfield Bondi Junction until December 29 to celebrate the launch of its Cruise 2023 collection.

Hop from Dior's pop-up to Paddington to experience premium unisex label Charlton's first retail space. Located at 20 William St.

There's plenty of good music to catch this weekend too, from the Pixies at Sydney Opera House or whatever the hell they're playing at Frankie's Pizza.

Zampatti Powerhouse is open, so why not take some time this weekend to explore the legacy of one of Australia's most iconic designers. While you're there, step into Gucci Archetypes and Unpopular.

SEE LV has arrived in Sydney. Step into the travelling exhibition this weekend and discover its 160-year legacy of innovation, craftsmanship and imaginative design.



Get your butt over to Sidney Myer Music Bowl to see Khruangbin perform.

If you're feeling festive, snag a seat to see A Christmas Carol starring David Wenham at Comedy Theatre, Melbourne.

The weekly drop from Lune Selects is quickly becoming our favourite part of the week. Explore the latest selection of vintage at the brick-and-mortar store in Carlton.

Phantom of the Opera, anyone? Find tickets here.



There's only one place for Queenslanders to be this weekend, and it's at Spilt Milk festival dancing to A Girl, Genesis Owusu and Steve Lacy and 1300.

Conrad Sewell is set to play the Triffid stage tonight.

<play/ground> celebrates the city of Brisbane as a concrete playground, with hosts of artists revealing visual stories of their personal relationship to the city.

Make your way through the winners of Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award at Home of the Arts, Gold Coast.

Brisbane's best local comedians come together for After Hours at Brisbane Powerhouse.

Experience the limited season of Mary Poppins at QPAC this month.



Canberra REP Theatre is putting on a production of Sense & Sensibility, for those who want a dash of Austen's Dashwood sisters this weekend.

Hippo Co. are leading one of its famous whisky tastings on Saturday evening at 6pm.

Olivier Award-winning stage show EMILIA kicks off at Canberra Theatre Centre this weekend.


South Australia

Plan a spring escape at the newly opened Ukiyo House, a pillar of Japandi design, at Port Willunga.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Like Jacob Collier? The musician is playing Thebarton Theatre tonight.


Western Australia

Hello! Kendrick Lamar is playing tonight. Where else would you be?

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there Saturday night to see Art Vs. Science.

Make sure to catch the Scarborough Sunset Markets for food, live music and overall good vibes.


Northern Territory

Explore a side of the Territory you haven't seen before with this guide.

Make your way over to Nightcliff Markets for Laksa, pastries, massages, and jewellery.



There are still tickets available to see Flume in Hobart this Friday, supported by Vera Blue.

Put on your hiking boots and spend the day exploring Kunanyi. Make sure you leave yourself enough time and check the weather conditions on the day.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Thus Far... and Glitchcraft are just some of the acts set to perform.

Salamanca Market is open and calling your name this Saturday.

Road trip your way to any of these magical stays in Tasmania.

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