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 for a sweet treat (in the form of a party, performance or play) then keep scrolling for a list of what's on this weekend across Australia.



Liveworks 2022 kicks off at Carriageworks tonight, with Rainbow Chan, Sui Zhen and DJ Krystel Diola manning the decks.

House of Mince is having its 11th birthday party at Kings Cross Hotel this Sunday.

Tiva, a new late-night lounge and live music venue, opens its doors for the first time, tonight.

Hope St Radio is hosting a one-time residency at Paramount House Hotel – flexing their produce-driven menus, DJ expertise and natural wine know-how from October 20 to 21.

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.

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.



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.

Bangarra, Sydney Dance Company, Lucy Guerin Inc and The Australian Ballet will each perform at Arts Centre Melbourne for Dance X Part One.

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



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

Pnau and Boo Seeka are playing The Grass Is Greener Festival on the Gold Coast this weekend.

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



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

Adelaide Film Festival is here. Explore the program now, online.

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

AGWA presents Heavens Spot featuring Sedgwick Ave. Social, a celebratory night of street life and art, with inclusive workshops and interactive activities from 1pm on the AGWA Rooftop.

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.

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

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


Northern Territory

Bell Shakespeare is bringing its Comedy of Errors to Araluen Arts Centre for one night only this Friday.

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

King Stingray is playing in Darwin this weekend. There are still tickets to be snatched up.

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



See Mall Grab perform at Altar in Hobart this weekend.

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 Astrophe and Isobel Knight 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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