Parrtjima and Ramadan Nights: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend australia

A slice of serenity awaits you as Friday afternoon bleeds into the weekend. Some of us will be using these two days of respite to curl up in our beds, uninterrupted by the demands of the work week. Others have been lining up a medley of coffee dates and theatre performances as an exercise in warding off the mid-week blues. Either way, with the weekend laid out before us it's time to take what you need.

Maybe that's a late night feast in Lakemba surrounded by worshippers gathering for Iftar. Or perhaps it looks like an evening swaying to the gentle coo of Sarah Blasko. Whatever you're seeking, you're bound to find it below in our guide to what's on this weekend across Australia. Enjoy!



Attention all lovers of My General Store, the fashion destination is having a pop-up store at Chatswood Chase in case you needed another excuse to shop this weekend.

The Islamic holiday Ramadan is here. Head to Lakemba once the sun sets for Ramadan Nights, a street festival that sees hoards of people gather together for Iftar – the period where fasting breaks and feasting begins.

A is for Applea play about growing up as a Jewish woman, is on at the SBW Stables Theatre in Darlinghurst.

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

Find yourself at Granville Centre Art Gallery for the powerful exhibition of works at Destiny Disrupted

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

Take the kids to the Hunter Valley Gardens to visit Mega Creatures.

Settle in for a night of theatre with Heroes of the Fourth Turning at the Seymour Centre.



Wafia has her sights set of Fitzroy for a concert at The Night Cat.

Fill your cup and your bellies at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

Hamilton had made its way down south to Melbourne.

Catch legendary Australian outfit Crowded House perform at Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Release some tension and have a laugh at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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.



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

Get to The Tivoli this weekend to hear the voice of Sarah Blasko.

The supremely joyful and delicious Brisbane Ice Cream Festival is returning to the West End this weekend.

Wander over to Lefty's Music Hall for live music and good times.

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



Odette takes her tour to Canberra this Friday eve. Tickets are still available.

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

Sneaky Sound System is headlining Capital Food and Wine Festival.

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

Settle in for a moving performance of Girl From the North Country at Her Majesty's Theatre.

Jessica Mauboy's Boss Lady tour continues for one night in Adelaide.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Spend Sunday long-lunching at Africola.


Western Australia

The Jungle Collective is taking its leafy greens to Perth. So if you've been dreaming of a monstera deliciosa this is the place to grab one.

After a month long hiatus Freo.Social is back. Head down there on Sunday for its Front Yard Sessions.

Immerse yourself in First Nations art, culture and conversations at BlakLight hosted by the AGWA.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Get your dose of laughs in at Oasis Comedy Club.


Northern Territory

Parrtjima is bringing ten days of art to the Red Centre with festivities kicking off 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.



Echo Festival wants you to get back in touch with your surrounds and to find a sense of place. Let them steer you there this weekend.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Oh Reely? and Broken Girls Club 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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