Your guide to what’s on this weekend across Australia

what's on this weekend australia

It's time to kick back and bliss out. The weekend is here. These specific two days away from the office come with their own soundtrack. Listen Out is coming to Melbourne, and with its return we're reminded that festival season will soon be upon us. For more music, head to Pleasures Playhouse in Chinatown to see Broods and Touch Sensitive get behind the decks. And if you're in Brisbane, it's the last weekend to catch Anita Heiss's play Tiddas at La Boite Theatre. As for the rest? Find a list of what's on this weekend across Australia, below.



Broods and Touch Sensitive are hitting the decks at Pleasures Playhouse tonight. Get amongst it.

Check out the rotation of DJs playing at newly minted vinyl bar Rekōdo this weekend. Catch us dancing to Ayebatonye.

Presented from August 16 until September 30, Sydney Fringe Festival is bringing six weeks of theatre, comedy, music, dance to inner city hubs and Greater Sydney venues. Explore the program now.

Sigrid Thornton leads The Lifespan of a Fact, as a magazine editor who is roped into a dialogue about truth when she assigns a job to her eager intern. Now playing at Roslyn Packer Theatre.



See AJ Tracey, Barkaa, JessB, Miesha and more at Listen Out this weekend.

Snatch up tickets to see Snoee Badman perform his first gig at The Laundry on Saturday night.

Eat some freshly-peeled broad beans at Hope St Radio this weekend.

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



It's the last weekend to see Anita Heiss's play Tiddas at La Boite Theatre.

Take advantage of the swathes of arts, theatre, live music and culture lighting up the city during Brisbane Festival.

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

The Soul Trembles highlights twenty-five years of Chiharu Shiota’s artistic practice. Open at QAGOMA this weekend.

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



If you fancy a delicious martini, head over to Bar Rochford where the Bar Planet team are planning a galactic takeover.

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

The Chats are playing Hindley Street Musical Hall tonight.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.


Western Australia

Jonathan Van Ness is back in Australia to perform his Imaginary Living Room Olympian tour.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there Saturday night for an ABBA tribute bonanza.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.


Northern Territory

The annual Desert Festival is back in Mparntwe. See Frank Yamma perform this Sunday, or alternatively explore the festival program 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.



See Amy's Tattoo performed at Theatre Royal Hobart for its final 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 The Raccoons and Two Drunken Swordsmen 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 September.

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