Blacktown Block Party and CUT N POLISH: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend

Well, that sure went by quick. Four days in and the weekend is here. As we acclimatise to two days of freedom after a fortnight of public holidays, we're back to cramming as much as possible in in short period of time. If you're looking to stack up your weekend, we suggest rolling into Blacktown Block Party where B Wise and Becca Hatch are headlining. CUT N POLISH the artist-run car boot sale is taking over Carriageworks for one day, so if you've been eyeing off the paintings of Luca Blasonato, now is the time to claim one. For a complete list of recommendations for the weekend ahead, read on. Below, we present what's on this weekend across Australia. Enjoy!


B Wise and Becca Hatch are headlining Blacktown Block Party this Saturday. Swing by for market stalls, soulful sounds and good times.

Attend the opening of Joi Murugavell's solo art exhibition Finding Mikey at Peach Black Gallery in Chippendale this Saturday.

CUT N POLISH art boot sale is taking place this Sunday at Carriageworks. Secure yourself an art piece from a local Sydney artist like Luca Blasonato and Tully Arnot.

It's the last weekend to head to Lakemba once the sun sets for Ramadan Nights. A street festival for Ramadan that sees hoards of people gather together for Iftar – the period where fasting breaks and feasting begins.

Rīvus, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney is open at a variety of locations across Sydney.

It's the first weekend of Sydney Comedy Festival. Check out the lineup of the festival website.

Make your way over to Darling Square to immerse yourself in Hello Kitty Town. What joy!



The Jungle Collective is doing the rounds once more, with a stop planned for Melbourne this weekend. Pick up a leafy pal for your living spaces here.

Melbourne Theatre Company presents Slap. Kiss. Bang, a one hour long play exploring themes of activism, community and hope at Southbank Theatre.

Hamilton has made its way down south to Melbourne.

QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection is on at the National Gallery of Victoria. Why not check it out at NGV Friday Nights as the after hours event returns once more.

See our planet like never before with Gaia by Luke Jerram, an immersive 3D installation at St Paul’s Cathedral.



The Triple One Come Over tour continues to Brisbane. Find tickets for the Saturday evening show here.

Stella Donnelly is paying a visit to The Princess Theatre for one night only.

If you need an incentive to clean out your wardrobe, SWOP Brisbane is now buying Autumn clothes.

Get to The Tivoli this weekend to see Slumberjack.

The Asia Pacific Triennial is open at Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art.



I know where I would be in Canberra this weekend: living it up at the 11 year anniversary party for One Direction.

Grab your most gourmand friend and make your way to Taste Festival which kicks off this weekend.

Step into the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia to see Australians & Hollywood.

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

Turn of the Screw, Benjamin Britten’s iconic opera based on the Henry James gothic novel is being performed this Saturday evening.

Watch a mix of established and new comedians trying out new material at the Laugh Lab this Monday.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Spend Sunday long-lunching at Africola.


Western Australia

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there tonight for its Front Yard Sessions.

There are still tickets left to catch Flight Facilities in Perth.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Get your dose of laughs in at Oasis Comedy Club.


Northern Territory

In the way of theatre, HUSH a play about trauma, unlikely friendships and motherhood is showing at Brown's Mart this weekend.

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.



Odette is taking the stage in Hobart, joined by Liyah Knight, for a performance of her sophomore album Herald this weekend.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around One of Us is Lying and Nuha 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 April.

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Two: Tully Arnot, Nastic Gestures, Carved prickly pear (reclaimed invasive species), Courtesy the artist