Hello Kitty Town and ‘Orange Thrower’: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

Hello weekend, you're late. As we embrace our two days of respite with open arms, the inevitable question of "what to do" smacks us in the face. For those who have been too taken with the week just passed to even think about planning so much as a coffee date, then we've got you. Below, we've shared a non-exhaustive list of things to keep you occupied over the coming weekend. From Jordan Gogos x Glenfiddich, Adelaide Fringe Festival 2022, Melbourne Art Fair and so much more, here's what's on this weekend across Australia.


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

Headnoiz presents the first instalment of 'Insider' this Saturday at Hibernian House.

Kirsty Marillier's play Orange Thrower is set to open this weekend at SBW Stables Theatre in Darlinghurst.

All Purpose Bakery has kicked off its takeover of the rooftop at Paramount House Hotel. Get your fill of delicious bomboloni and bacon sandwiches.

Take a dip in the popular Figure Eight Pools, tides permitting.

Squabbalogic and Seymour Centre are proud to present a new interpretation of Alan Jay Lerner’s On A Clear Day You Can See

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

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.

The Magic Flute, directed by Peter Coleman-Wright AO, will be performed on Saturday 19 by Pacific Opera and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in the Concert Hall at The Concourse, Chatswood.

You can always lock in last minute tickets to see Hamilton.



Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto is on at the National Gallery of Victoria. Why not check it out at NGV Friday Nights as the late night event returns once more. Tonight DJ Jimmy James is set to play.

The City of Melbourne presents On the Road Again, an initiative that will see more than 700 buskers perform on the city streets.

It's the last weekend to submit to the chaos of The Comedy of Errors, a take on The Bard's earliest comedy at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

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

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



Buy, beg, steal your way into Xavier Rudd's sold out concert this weekend in Coolangatta.

Take a seat at Queensland Performing Arts Centre's performance of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf this weekend.

Moonlight Cinema is in its final week, book tickets now!

Get to the Fortitude Music Hall tonight to hear Allday live.

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.



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

Score yourself tickets to see Pist Idiots perform at ANU this Saturday.

Spend your afternoon hanging out at Capital Brewing Co.

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

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


South Australia

Adelaide Fringe Festival has arrived back to its usual slot for 2022, with a trove of events and shows waiting to be discovered.

Pacific Avenue is bringing its 'Easy Love' tour to Adelaide this weekend.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Spend Sunday long-lunching at Comida.

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


Western Australia

Perth Festival 2022 is here. Stella Donnelly will take the stage tonight and if you're seeking a slice of theatre, see if you can muster up tickets to Mary Stuart where Kate Walsh is set to lead.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Heatwave Mini Fest returns to Clancy’s Fish Pub in Fremantle this weekend.

Get your dose of laughs in at Oasis Comedy Club.

Dance Saturday night away at Freo. Social with Ra Ra Viper.


Northern Territory

The Victorian State Ballet is bringing Beauty and the Beast to the stage with their production at Darwin Entertainment Centre.

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

The Alice Springs World Chamber Orchestra is putting on a performance this Sunday.

Make your way over to Nightcliff Markets for Laksa, pastries, massages, and jewellery.



Bangarra Dance Theatre presents Wudjang: Not the Past at Theatre Royal this weekend.

Clarence Jazz Festival is back for 2022.

Mona Foma is taking place this weekend in Launceston with performances.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Nick Haywood and Madelena Ward 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.

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

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