From RUSSH Weekend to the Gabrielle Chanel exhibition: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

The weekend is almost upon us! And with the East Coast of Australia finally getting some well-deserved respite from the rain, we've rounded up a non-exhaustive list of activities to enjoy outside as well as indoors. For others who are using these two days as an opportunity to slide into bed, take this as a case for leaving the house.

Below, find a selection of things to do this weekend. From the Gabrielle Chanel exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Victoria to RUSSH Weekend, there's truly something for everyone this weekend. Enjoy!



The monumental Matisse: Life and Spirit exhibition presented by Oroton is on at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Moonlight Cinema is back with its annual program, book tickets now!

Dine at Chin Chin and immerse yourself in the Lovehoney Museum of Erotic Art with works by Jeff McCann, Bianca Beers, Sophie Tea, PinkBits and so many more. Bookings are open now.

Jamming with Strangers opens at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre this Saturday.

Secure yourself something special at the Wayside Chapel Op Shop in Bondi (42-44 Warners Avenue, North Bondi NSW 2026) and support people experiencing homelessness at the same time.

A multi-sensory immersive space experience is up for grabs with Neighbourhood Earth at the ICC.

Dancefloors are back! Boogie away those months in lockdown at Super OpenAir '21 at the Factory Theatre or at Club Inner West with Illict Undergound.

Don't forget to cast your vote at the local government elections this Saturday.



Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto opens at the National Gallery of Victoria on Saturday.

Wander over to Gertrude Street in Collingwood to shop textiles, furniture, artwork and homewares curated by Hattie Molloy, Nicole Lawrence, Sunday Salon and Curio Practice.

See the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Head on over to Hope St. Radio for dinner and music.

The Japanese Film Festival has reached its Melbourne leg, don't miss it.

If all else fails, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is still showing...



Triple A and Murri Radio present Brisbane Blacks Live Music Festival.

The holidays are upon us! Get into the spirit with A Christmas Carol at Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Immerse yourself in the Michelangelo Sistine Chapel exhibition at the Ice Cream Factory.

Begin your Christmas shopping at The Finders Keepers market pop-up in Brisbane this Saturday.

Sub Rosa is hosting its annual Kinkmas party at The Tivoli.



Spend your afternoon hanging out at Capital Brewing Co.

James Viles and Brendan Hill are opening the doors to their new Asian Barbecue venue, WILMA, today. Go say hi.

Music on the Greens is kicking off at Kambri Lawn this weekend.

Dig through the crates at Canberra Summer Daze Record Fair.

Hippo Co. are leading one of their famous whisky tastings on Saturday evening at 6pm.


South Australia

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Learn a new skill at AGSA with a weaving workshop led by Sonya Rankine.

Spend Sunday long-lunching at Comida.

Settle in for a night on the green and watch a new release film at Moonlight Cinema.

Experience the best in contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art with Tarnanthi at Art Gallery of South Australia.


Western Australia

Check out the best in Western Australian artists with the newly opened exhibition The View From Here at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Round up your last Christmas gifts at Festive Artisan Market.

Get your dose of laughs in at Oasis Comedy Club.

Bazaar Christmas Makers Market returns to Fremantle Arts Centre for another festive season.

A Neil Young Tribute is live tonight at Freo. Social.


Northern Territory

Challenge yourself with Life Drawing this Sunday in Darwin.

Warm up your vocal cords and head over to Carols by Candlelight hosted by the City of Darwin.

Sydney Comedy Festival are giving it their all this weekend.

Explore a side of the Territory you haven't seen before with this guide.



As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Brad Gillies, Teahouse and Nadira & Friends Quartet are set to perform.

Moonah Bazaar is taking place tomorrow, spotlighting arts and food from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Salamanca Market is open and calling your name this Saturday.

Take a walk through the bush and look out for edible native flora with an experienced guide.

Planning to spend your weekend devouring art instead? Here is a non-exhaustive list of all the exhibitions happening across Australia this December.

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