Deborah Frances-White and ONEFOUR: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend Australia

As we slink towards the weekend it's time to consider making plans – or none at all. If you're in the former camp, we've done the internet trawling for you to bring you the best of what's on this weekend across Australia. For all the podcats out there, Deborah Frances-White is doing a live recording in Canberra this weekend – but you probably knew that already. A week out from Splendour in the Grass, there's an abundance of sideshows to attend; from Amyl and The Sniffers, Duke Dumont, Muna Sib, Glass Animals and more, this one's for those who missed out on festival tickets. And if you're lucky enough to have snapped up tickets to ONEFOUR, enjoy.

As for the rest? Continue below to find a non-exhaustive guide on what's on this weekend.



Basjia Almaan is hosting a hybrid gallery and performance event entitled Monroe at Join the Dots in Marrickville. There will be an exhibition from photographer Alessandro Zotti, with a performance from Almaan, and a DJ set from Muna Sib. BYO alcohol.

Ensemble Orchestra are bringing their performance, Time As A Revelator to Carriageworks this Saturday. The musicians with present a blend of original works and others from composers like Tania León and Iannis Xenakis.

Andy Garvey is guiding us deep into Saturday night with a set from 11pm to 5am at The Lansdowne.

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will be led by international Baroque violinist Shunske Sato for their concert series The Bachs at City Recital Hall this weekend.

Fujifilm is bringing Australia's first House of Photography to Sydney. Explore it this weekend.

After a two year hiatus Bondi Festival is back with one more weekend of music, comedy, conversations and an ice skating rink.

Friday nights are staying spooky at Golden Age Cinema, so pop down tonight to see a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes are open for your viewing pleasure at the Art Gallery of NSW.



Lune Selects is open again this weekend in Carlton. Sort through racks of thoughtfully curated 90s and Y2K vintage.

Malthouse Theatre is bringing Looking for Alibrandi to the stage at Merlyn Theatre. There are still tickets left to catch its opening weekend.

Bell Shakespeare is bringing The Bard's Comedy of Errors to Arts Centre Melbourne.

Comedy Republic is revisiting the best shows from Melbourne International Comedy Festival this July, with it Replay Festival program.

Saké is firing up the robata for winter, introducing a new menu of smokey dishes to get your mouth around.

QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection is on at the National Gallery of Victoria.



Amyl and the Sniffers are playing the Triffid this Friday night in Brisbane.

Come From Away is on its Gold Coast leg. See the theatre performance on Saturday evening.

Three Blue Ducks at Brisbane's W Hotel has launched a new winter menu. Need I say more?

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.



Deborah Frances-White is bringing her The Guilty Feminist live podcast to Canberra this weekend.

Manifest a ticket to see ONEFOUR perform at Fiction 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

Skegss and The Smith Street Band are playing at Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival this weekend. Not a bad way to enjoy a Philter XPA and Huxtaburger.

Illuminate Adelaide is bringing a month's worth of bright lights, music, art and ideas to the city centre. Explore the full program here.

Umbrella Festival is taking over Adelaide for the month of July. Check out what's on at the website.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.


Western Australia

Catch Duke Dumont this weekend at Metro City.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there on Friday night for a Fleetwood Mac tribute show.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.


Northern Territory

Join Holly Macdonald and Rosslyn Wythes at Tamara Date Farm for a workshop that explores the intersections of dance and ceramics.

Darwin Fringe Festival is on, explore what's on for its final weekend 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.



Huon Valley is having its annual Mid Winter Festival. Drink cider, listen to music and join in on the storytelling fun.

Unyoked has added two new off-the-grid accommodation sites to its portfolio, this time in Hobart. Book your next weekend getaway now.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Eleanor Meredith and Hannah Price 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 July.

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