Your guide to what’s on across Australia this weekend

what to do this weekend australia

Word of warning, this weekend is shaping up to be massive. Whether you're after music or stinging for some discounted shopping, you'll find it in abundance this weekend. Find a list of things to do this weekend across Australia, below. Happy days ahead!



Wondering what the future of Australian art looks like? Step in the National Art School for its Grad Show from 6-10pm.

Brave the line and step into Frankie's Pizza for its final weekend after a decade slinging pizza, heavy music and good times.

IN BED is hosting its annual Christmas holiday market this Saturday at its flagship store. There'll be curated gift ideas, fresh flowers and a selection of pastries from Iggy’s, coffee from Artificer, gingerbread from Flour and Stone, as well as a range of gourmet preserves and pantry items from Jam Lady, Church Farm, Chappies Chips, Loco Love and NON.

See Lachlan Parry's play How to Win a Plebiscite (and Tennis) at NIDA this Saturday.

Young Henrys is celebrating a decade of the Newtowner with a street party this Saturday. There'll be pop-ups from Mary's and Continental Deli, along with live music from The Preatures, Andy Golledge and more.

From Azealia Banks at the Enmore, Kendrick Lamar at Qudos Bank Arena, and Meg Mac, Ellie Goulding and Electric Fields at the Domain for the opening of Sydney Modern, music is abundant this weekend.

If you're in Byron, wander over to Soko Space on Friday for its annual Block Party. There'll be discounts at St Agni and Ziah, beers from Yulli's, a show by Jesse Dolman at Yeah, Nice. Gallery, live music and delicious snacks.

While you're in the area, why not make a booking at the newly opened venue, Pixie, from the minds of Byron institutions Light Years and Moonlight.

Aunty Jenny Munro and Paul Silva are just some of the voices you can hear from at Red Rattler Theatre's International Human Rights Day panel on Saturday night.

Incu has just opened its first footwear and accessories store in the Galeries at shop 19-20/500 George St, Sydney. Explore brands like Coperni, Marni and Acne Studios, along with homewares and beauty from Maison Balzac and LESSE.

Bring your friends and take advantage of the bubbly Aalia x Perrier-Jouët champagne pop-up bar at 25 Martin Place.

Sydney Theatre Company presents RBG: Of Many, Onea play about influential US supreme court judge Ruth bader Ginsburg.

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

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.



Arnsdorf if hosting a warehouse sale with up to 80% off from Friday to Sunday this weekend. Pop in to pick up something for Christmas, or just yourself, at 18-20 Dight St, Collingwood 3066.

There are still tickets to hear Caribou play the Forum.

IN BED is hosting its annual Christmas holiday market this Saturday at its flagship store. There'll be curated gift ideas, fresh flowers and a selection of pastries from Wildlife Bakery, coffee from Market Lane, as well as a range of gourmet preserves and pantry items from Jam Lady, Church Farm, Chappies Chips, Loco Love and NON.

Sunup Space will open its doors for people to explore its Melbourne/Naarm Makers Summer Pop-up. Paintings from Lill Desormeaux will be available, as will jewelry from Sabi the label.

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.



Nick Cave? Performing in Brisbane and Broadbeach? You're kidding me. Get tickets immediately.

Queensland Performing Arts Centre is putting on The Nutcracker for anyone in the mood for the holidays.

<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.

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

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



Triple One are hitting up Kambri Precinct at ANU and there's still tickets available.

A self-referential play about musical theatre entitled Winging It is in session at Canberra Theatre Centre.

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


South Australia

RÜFÜS DU SOL are bringing their larger-than-life show to Ellis Park, and there's still tickets up for grabs.

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.


Western Australia

From King Parrot at Amplifier Bar, Hayden James at the Ice Cream Factory, the Pixies at Fremantle Arts Centre and Daryl Braithwaite playing someplace else, feel the music this weekend.

Vance Joy in the Margaret River is a deal sweetened when you learn Budjerah is set to support.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there Friday night to see C.W Stoneking.

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


Northern Territory

There's always the FIFA World Cup!

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.



Pick up a ticket to see Boy and Bear at Uni Bar Hobart or see Luca Brasi at Altar instead.

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 Gold Pen and Hinsby 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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