Spin Off Festival and Mura Masa: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend Australia

We're always grateful when Friday rolls around. Our two days off are just about here and if you need help steering your weekend plans, we've got some ideas for you. Mura Masa is playing at the Enmore Theatre this weekend, while Blaqchella arrives in Brisbane for one night only. Head over to the Art Gallery of Western Australia to wander through its freshly opened design store, featuring wares from Broochella and Haus of Dizzy. Meanwhile, in Adelaide Spin Off Festival is on, for those who want live music without the torrential rain and wet feet of Splendour in the Grass.

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



If you're not averse to heavy rain and wet socks, Splendour in the Grass is on this weekend for the first time in two years.

It's opening night at Ensemble Theatre for playwright Vanessa Bates' play The One.

Tickets for Sydney WorldPride 2023 are now on sale. Be quick to avoid missing out, it's going to be huge!

Mura Masa is playing the Enmore Theatre this Saturday night.

Get cosy with your favourite show at the Nebula Streaming Cinema. Equipped with 4K screens and all the popcorn you could want, it's not a bad place to while away your time.

Explore Sydney's new dining centrepiece at 25 Martin Place.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor, Simone Young is taking us through Mahler’s mighty Second Symphony this weekend.

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

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.

If you're still hung up on the fact that One Direction split, celebrate the fivesome that was at the band's 12 year anniversary party with fellow like-minded Directioners.

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

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.



Come From Away is on its Gold Coast leg. See the theatre performance this weekend.

Blaqchella is on this weekend in Brisbane. Secure tickets here.

W Brisbane’s WET Deck has been transformed into a winter playground. Get amongst it.

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.



Strap yourself in for a performance of Urinetown. Set in a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets.

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

Scrounge up a ticket to Spin Off Festival to see Genesis Owusu, Spacey Jane, Glass Animals, G-Flip and more perform.

Nexus Arts presents Eishan Ensemble, a performance led by acclaimed Persian-Australian tar player and composer, Hamed Sadeghi.

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

Step in to the newly opened AGWA Design Store, featuring wares from Haus of Dizzy, Broochella and more.

Warm yourself up and wander through Scarborough Sunset Markets.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there on Sunday for its Front Yard Sessions with Michael Douglas.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.


Northern Territory

Sydney Dance Company is in Darwin this weekend for a performance of Impermanence.

Touring exhibition Drawn by stones is opening tonight at Watch This Space Gallery. See works from Dean Cross, Ray Chan, Wen-Hsi Harman, newly- commissioned pieces by Penny Evans, Ruth Ju-shih Li and Jody Rallah.

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.



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 Tash Zappala and Pete Ponders 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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