Revolution Renegade and March4Justice: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend

A downpour of rain may be threatening our weekend plans but it cannot dampen our spirits. For those who are planning to use this wet weather as an excuse to lounge in bed and read for the next two days, to you we say enjoy! For the rest of us looking to escape our homes for some excitement and entertainment, then boy do we have plenty in store for you. Whether you're planning to hit up Aesop Paddington ahead of Mardi Gras for a piece of queer literature or wish to lend your voice to a good cause at a March4Justice protest near you this Sunday, you're sure to find something to keep your busy this weekend.

From Revolution Renegade, talks from Helen Garner and Bri Lee, Sugar Mountain Festival, and so much more. Here's what's on this weekend across Australia.


This Saturday eve, get tickets to Revolution Renegade at Darlinghurst Theatre where queer and Pasifika artists like SPVRROW and CG Fez are set to perform. The event organisers will be raising funds for communities in Tonga affected by the recent tsunami and earthquake.

Book a table at the newly opened Pellegrino 2000, an Italian trattoria in the heart of Surry Hills.

Select a book from a queer Australian author at Aesop Paddington's Queer Library in the lead up to Mardi Gras.

Find yourself at Granville Centre Art Gallery for a powerful exhibition titled Destiny Disrupted

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

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.

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



Secure yourself tickets to Colour Open Air Vol.2 this Saturday. Dameeeela, Ruby Savage and a handful of other artists are set to play.

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 Morgan Wright and Pjenne are set to play.

Catch Dameeeela, Bertie, HAAi, James James James, C.FRIM, Darcy Justice, Kelly Lee Owens and Lucy Hansom at Sugar Mountain Festival this Saturday, 26 February.

The annual Wine & Cheese Fest returns to Port Melbourne this Saturday.

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

Dance the weekend away at 524 Flinders as New World presents a showcase of the best up and coming DJ's.



Catch Violent Femmes play a live set at Miami Marketta this Sunday.

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

Get to The Tivoli tonight to hear Polaris 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.

Get your fill of Asian fare at The Canberra Times Night Noodle Markets this weekend.

Score yourself tickets to see Hollow Coves 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

There are still some tickets left to see Ocean Alley play at Thebarton Theatre this weekend.

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

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Spend Sunday long-lunching at Africola.


Western Australia

Perth Festival 2022 is here. Methyl Ethel 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. Otherwise, tune into writer's talks with Bri Lee, Helen Garner and Lech Blaine.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Get your dose of laughs in at Oasis Comedy Club.

Dance Saturday night away at Freo. Social for Tone City Records' label launch.


Northern Territory

The Travelling Film Festival has landed in Alice Springs. Find a seat and settle in for Wash My Soul in the River's Flow a loving tribute to the relationship shared between Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter.

Spend your Saturday night watching Babe Rainbow play live.

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.



Squeeze some laughs in at MONO, a comedy performance from John Wood, Max Gillies and Noeline Brown at The Theatre Royal.

Mona Foma is taking place this weekend in Hobart with myriad performances.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Babylon Howl and Jay Jarome 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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Image: One, Two, ThreeDo Not Rush by Omar Sakr at 'Destiny Disrupted', Granville Centre Art Gallery