Your guide to what’s on across Australia this weekend

what to do this weekend australia

It's a good weekend to dance. All across Australia live acts are preparing to put down some of the best sets of our lives; from Yung Singh at Mary's Underground to The Veronicas at Summer Camp Festival in Melbourne to Donny Benét at Fat Controller, Adelaide. Feel like something more calm instead? Below find an answer to your question "what is there to do across Australia this weekend?"

For a list of what's to do this weekend across Australia, continue scrolling.



Young Henrys is taking over Manly's Steyne Hotel from Friday to Sunday, bringing a swathe of acts like DMA's, Ruby Fields and Pacific Avenue with them. Entry is free.

Yung Singh in Sydney? Snatch up tickets immediately.

Purchase a bubble tea from Gong Cha's Regent Place store in Sydney's CBD and receive free BONDS underwear.

Chiswick's spring collaboration with Hendricks Gin comes to a head Friday evening at the Woollahra restaurant, with cocktails and thoughtful snacks to be enjoyed as dusk falls on its lawn.

Want to know what the next generation of Australian art looks like? Wander over to the National Art School to see its annual postgraduate show this weekend.

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.

Vintage and bespoke furniture brand Alpha Modern is hosting an Open Day this Saturday in Alexandria.

Surry Hills is turning it up for the month of November. Make your way to participating venues and explore all the wonders this area can offer. More details at the City of Sydney website.

Donny Benét is wearing the hat of guest curator at Rekōdo, with DJs like Andy Webb, Edseven, Kali, Norm De Plume, Paul Jextra, Simon Caldwell and more, set to play across the month of October.

Laura Murphy has reimagined the well-trodden story of A Midsummer Night's Dream into The Lovers, now playing at the Sydney Opera House.

The Jewish International Film Festival is touring across Australia until December 7. Explore the program for its Sydney leg at the JIFF website.



The Veronicas, Years and Years, Cub Sport, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, JessB – these are just some of the acts you can catch at the inaugural Summer Camp festival this weekend.

To close its Spring Fling festival, The Wheeler Centre is hosting a night of storytelling entitled Queer Flings, where Benjamin Law and Ellen van Neerven are just some of the voices that will share personal tales of memorable flings.

Beloved one-woman show, Boys & Girls, has arrived in Melbourne fresh from seasons in London and New York. Book tickets now.

Manifest tickets to see Vera Blue at the Forum.

Olivier Award-winning stage show EMILIA makes its Australian debut at Arts Centre Melbourne from 10 – 27 November.

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.



MELT festival continues to bring some of the biggest acts to Brisbane this November. Stop by this weekend to see Big Freedia and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

<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.



Design Canberra Festival is here. Tune in for keynote speeches from Elizabeth Farrelly and Tony Fry, experience swathes of art and performances, or alternatively explore the program at your own leisure.

Bullying behaviour, tantrums and tough lessons are all part of a typical day at school – and that’s just in the staffroom! New play Chalkface is a scathing review of Australian schools, performing this weekend at Canberra Theatre Centre.

Sunday marks Capital Brewing Co.'s 5th birthday. To celebrate, the brewery is throwing a party at its Fyshwick site, with live music, delicious food and most importantly, a specially-brewed limited-edition anniversary ale.

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


South Australia

Dance your little heart away at Donny Benét this Friday night at Fat Controller.

Michelle Law's Single Asian Female is setting up shop at Dunstan Playhouse for a limited season this November. A comedy set in Golden Phoenix, a humble Chinese restaurant on the Sunshine Coast, the play follows two generations of Wong women as they arrive at a crossroads.

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

Flume is coming to Red Hill Auditorium this weekend. It's time to start searching for tickets now.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there Saturday night for the Makhadzi Energy tour.

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


Northern Territory

November is the best month in Darwin. Why, you ask? It's Darwin International Laksa Festival. Follow the Laksa trail to sample all the different bowls, before one vendor is crowned the winner at the end of the month.

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.



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 Aine Tyrrell and Libby Steel 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.

If art is on the menu this weekend then take this guide to Australian Art in November 2022.

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