Here’s what’s on this weekend across Australia

The weekend is nigh. With it, it brings the opportunity to cocoon yourself in bed, if you so choose, or brave the great outdoors for some social action. It's also NAIDOC week, a time to uplift, honour and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture. If you're looking for ways to get involved, we've got you. 

And for a further round-up of things to do this weekend, continue on. Enjoy your time off!



Restrictions are still in place for NSW and while we're hopeful they might ease soon, we're not out of the woods yet. Hang tight and we'll be back next week with ideas on how to spend your weekend.



Head over to Backwoods Gallery in Collingwood to bare witness to Mimi Elashiry's photographs and Lochlan Sutherland's resin skateboards in their joint exhibition Of Earth and Insects. July 10

NGV Friday Nights is back on for a night of art, live music and food. This week Husky will be performing. July 9

Hear Australian author Alice Pung talk about her newest book 'One Hundred Days'. 

As always Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is playing at The Princess Theatre



The European Masterpieces exhibition from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC is open and calling your name. Go check it out.

Catch Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins & Alex the Astronaut at the Sandstone Point Hotel. July 10

It's the last week to watch White Pearl at Queensland Theatre. July 10



Get to the opening night of Wiradjuri artist Duncan Smith's show Reflections of my Country. July 9

Discover the origins of the Didjeridu or 'Yidaki' as it's known among the Yolngu people. 

South Australia

Be sure to see the Ramsay Art Prize at AGSA and take a look at Kate Bohunnis' winning work.

Lock lips with some wine at the Cellar Door Winter Edit this weekend.

Get to Godlands gig this Friday at Lion Arts Factory. July 9


Western Australia

Pull up a chair for some Chicago style-comedy at Lyric's Underground.

Wander through the Indigenous Olympians Outdoor Exhibition that opens this Sunday. July 11


Northern Territory

Head over to Wagait Arts Festival spanning the whole weekend for live music, artworks and an art fair. July 9-11

Celebrate with the Official NAIDOC Week Afterparty in Darwin. July 11

Darwin River Festival takes place this Saturday. July 10



Head over to the Paradise Lost exhibition and explore the works of convict artist Thomas Griffiths Wainewright

Put on your hiking boots, rug up and spend the day exploring Kunanyi. Make sure you leave yourself enough time and check the weather conditions on the day.

Warm up your vocal chords for the Festival of Voices.

Catch the inimitable Anne Edmonds perform her comedy show 'Business with Pleasure' alongside Lloyd Langford.

Image: Day at the River by Duncan Smith

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