Your guide to what’s happening across Australia this spooky weekend

what to do this weekend australia

It's officially spooky SZN. Time to don your scariest garb and wander the streets texting everyone in your phone for a party to celebrate Halloween. Not in the mood for all the fanfare? There's still plenty of things to get behind that don't involve conjuring up a last minute Halloween costume. If all else fails, you can always stay in and watch our favourite scary movies instead.

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



See Amrita Hepi perform Rinse at Liveworks 2022 in Carriageworks tonight.

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

The final weekend of Pleasures Playhouse has sadly arrived. Snap up tickets this week to see Carolina Gasolina, Nai Palm and more.

Pray for tickets to see Moodymann and Omar S at Liberty Hall Car park. You won't want to miss it.

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.

Visit the Clinique Moisture Surge Hydration Station at Pitt St Mall this weekend. There's a claw machine and soft serve from Butterboy. Oh, and did we mention? Lots of Clinique up for grabs.

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.



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.

Love Harry Styles? Adore Halloween? Celebrate them both at Harryween this weekend.

If the creepy face of Luna Park was scary enough, the carnival site is getting a spooky makeover for Halloween. Learn more about Luna Dark here.

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



Step in to see Parcels perform at The Tivoli this weekend.

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.



Carhartt WIP presents MNDSGN & The Rare Pleasures at Sideway Bar, Canberra this 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

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

Teenage Joans is bringing its Big Kid tour to Lions Art Factory this Friday.

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

There's still time to secure tickets to see Tame Impala this Saturday at RAC Arena.

On October 31 (Halloween) join the Turvey family in remembering the life of 15-year-old Cassius Turvey, who was died after a brutal, racially motivated attack on Sunday.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there Saturday night for its Bingo Loco Halloween special.

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


Northern Territory

Crowded House is performing in Darwin this weekend. Tickets are available here.

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.



There are still tickets left to see Vance Joy perform at MyState Bank Arena 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 Warren Mason’s Tin Camp Studio 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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