Your guide to what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what to do this weekend Australia

Look alive people, the weekend is almost here. Granted, most of you will have already made plans of your own, but if you're looking of ways to busy yourself then keep scrolling for a list of what's on this weekend across Australia.



A decade in the making, secure tickets to The Demon at the Sydney Opera House for its short run. Written by Michael Mohammed Ahmad and directed by Rachael Swain, it digs into Australia's muddy past drawing on the style of David Lynch and the vernacular of Western Sydney.

Jack Ladder is taking over The House of Music & Booze in St Peters to present 9 new songs, and some old favourites too.

IRVRSBL is bringing its archival designer vintage collection to Sydney this weekend for two days only.

Looking for Alibrandi is coming to Sydney - finally! Book tickets to the Belvoir St Theatre production, now.

Kiln, a new restaurant helmed by Mitch Orr, has opened its doors at the top of Ace Hotel, Sydney.

Food, music and art wed at Parramatta Lanes. See Liyah Knight and dance at Club Chrome's queer party. Explore the complete program here.

There's still time to head on over to 11 Little Burton St Darlinghurst between October 6-16 for thoughtful archival pieces from Qurated.

Victoria State Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Riverside Theatre. Get tickets to its final performance, here.

Immerse yourself in Story Week 2022. Find the full program, here.



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.

The Australian Ballet brings Romeo and Juliet to the stage at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Melbourne Fashion Week is in its final days, but there are still plenty of fashion-adjacent events to get behind.

Guess what? Melbourne Fringe Festival has arrived. Explore the program in full, online at the event website.

Come From Away has finally reached its Melbourne leg. Snatch up a seat this weekend.



Alta Falls will play the Tivoli on Sunday evening.

Brisbane Music Festival is bringing the joy of sound to the city this weekend.

Prepare yourself for Wolfmother as the band takes over The Triffid on Sunday night.

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



Celebrate the return of spring at Floriade Festival for its final weekend.

Spend your afternoon hanging out at Capital Brewing Co.

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


South Australia

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

Celebrate the great outdoors on Kaurna Country with Adelaide's Nature Festival. Taking place until October 16, 2022.

Turn up at Dunstan Playhouse to see The Normal Heart by writer and activist Larry Kramer. It's a dynamite semi-autobiographical play about the AIDS epidemic in New York.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.


Western Australia

The inaugural Fremantle Design Week launched on October 14, and will continue through to October 21. There are creative workshops, conversations and artist exhibitions to see, so explore the program here.

Manifest a ticket to see The Darkness perform in Perth.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there Saturday and Sunday night to see King Stingray in full swing.

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


Northern Territory

Pop by Laundry Gallery to explore its September exhibition, MAMURRKBIJINUNGKWA by master craftsfolk Joshua Mamarika and Leanne Lippo.

The Hilton is hosting its dinner series once more, and this evening Archie Rose will be the centre of table conversation.

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.



Please, for the love of God see Beckah Amani support Big Scary in Hobart tonight. You won't regret it.

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 Gin & Tonic and Emily Sanzaro 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 October 2022.

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