Your guide to what’s on across Australia this weekend

what to do this weekend australia

As we inch further towards the holidays, our weekends are filled with activities that favour good weather and the great outdoors. Find a host of gigs, galleries, shopping and theatre to catch this weekend, below.

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



From Thursday through to Sunday, Fazeek will be having a pop-up in Darlinghurst at Rainbow Studios. Explore the new dining collection and even pick up a couple of Christmas gifts while you're at it.

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.

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.

Looking for Alibrandi has arrived in Sydney – finally! Book tickets to the final production at Belvoir St Theatre, now.

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.

An actor quits his day job and begins working at a legal office where he mines his own criminal past in the service of making others laugh. End of is showing at SBW Stables Theatre now.



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 Parcels at the Forum.

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.



<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.

Make your way over to Kambri Cultural Centre to see Alex Lahey.

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

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

Banjo Lucia is playing Mojo's Bar in North Fremantle this Sunday night.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there Saturday night for RTRFM's Springtime Social.

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.

Muster up a ticket to see Australian icons The Veronicas in Hobart tonight.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Sam and the 78s and Tapir 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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