Sydney Film Festival 2021 and Summer 1967: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

Usher in November on your terms. Whether that be slow and cruisy or at one hundred kilometres an hour, the choice is yours. In the spirit of the weekend ahead, we've compiled a non-exhaustive list of events, activities and openings to keep your eye open for. Whatever your weekend MO is, there is something to suit everyone.

For the 411 of what's happening across Australia this weekend, continue below.



Check out the latest venue from Swillhouse at the old Phillips Foote site in the Rocks before it gets its French makeover midway through 2022.

Flock to your local cinema for Sydney Film Festival 2021 and take this guide with you.

Be sure not to miss Years by the Sydney Dance Company, a free performance happening online this weekend with Bianca Spender's keen eye onboard as costumer designer.

Wander over to Public Figure's summer pop-up store in Paddington to see designs from the likes of Auor, Anna Quan, Peony Swim, Wynn Hamlyn, Jillian Boustred and Autark.

For all who have missed it, Pier One reopens on November 5.



The National Gallery of Victoria has reopened just in time for you to catch, Camille Henrot's show Is Today Tomorrow.

Wander past Harrolds for its' whimsical Spring Art Fair.

See the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Indulge in $10 margarita's at Hotel Jesus.

Get in the festive spirit and select your Christmas tree.

If all else fails, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is still showing...



Immerse yourself Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel exhibition at the Ice Cream Factory.

Secure tickets to La Boite Theatre's play Summer 1967

Strap in for a multi-sensory experience at Van Gogh Alive.

Robina Pavilion and Tanqueray are teaming up for a boozy pop-up.



Head to the Cottage Markets for food, trinkets and local designer wares.

Slurp your way through the grand opening of Tenkomori Ramen House.

The Jungle Collective is making its way to Canberra with another one of its huge plant warehouse sales. Pick up a Monstera to join the rest of your houseplants.


South Australia

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Take a trip to Adelaide Zoo.

Spend your Saturday evening tasting your way through a variety of Asian cuisines at Lucky Dumpling Market.

Experience the best in contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art with Tarnanthi at Art Gallery of South Australia.

On Sunday make your way over to the monthly vintage market in Port Adelaide. You never know what you might unearth.


Western Australia

Check out the Lester Prize winners for 2021 at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

The Witchy Djypsies are performing tonight at Freo. Social.

Fling yourself into Perth International Jazz Festival this weekend.

Rooftop movies is back and this weekends schedule is continuing on with Halloween's spooky theme.


Northern Territory

Get tickets to The Wedding Singer and watch the musical this weekend in Alice Springs.

Celebrate the Northern Territories best short films with its' Fist Full of Films Festival awards evening.

Arnhem Archie's exhibition opens this weekend in Nhulunbuy.

Do your bit for the environment and join a community cleaning up the local beaches in East Arnhem.



As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around the lineup includes Rebeka Hren Dragolic, Peter Lawrence and The Pillinger String Quartet performing Sea Pictures.

Salamanca Market is open and calling your name this Saturday.

Take a walk through the bush and look out for edible native flora with an experienced guide.


Planning to spend your weekend devouring art instead? Here is a non-exhaustive list of all the exhibitions happening across Australia this November. 

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