Pondering how to spend your two days of respite? This weekend, there are plentiful options for how to spend your weekend, whether you're a foodie, arts lover or looking to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Across Australia there are a range of events happening sure to please anyone looking for something fresh to engage in. So, what will it be: bottomless brunch, an open air film or a trip to see baby turtles hatch? We've rounded up what's on this weekend across the nation.
New South Wales
The Alicia Bilyara Bennett ‘Barkindji ngunngkuapa’ exhibition is now open at Jerico Contemporary in Woolloomooloo, so head down to take in the artist’s debut with the gallery and their inaugural exhibition for the year.
Gather your friends and pop down to the Summer Streets event, this weekend taking over Surry Hills.
Enjoy art after dark with the Museum of Contemporary Art Late event, taking in priceless pieces with a harbourside view.
Saunter through the Lunar Markets at The Rocks in celebration of the New Year.
Sometimes simple is the best, and taking in a film at the Open Air cinema is a classic weekend event.
Engage in Lunar New Year festivities at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Wander the arts centre markets on Sunday morning.
Enjoy an open air film at the Summer Cinema at the Melbourne Zoo.
Explore the Gabrielle Chanel Fashion Manifesto exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.
And if all else fails, there’s always Moulin Rouge: The Musical to keep you occupied over the weekend.
North Terrace’s MOD museum is showcasing its Invisibility exhibition, shining a spotlight on the unseen to help us better understand the world around us and how we can all fit in.
Perhaps theatre is more your speed? Take in a showing of An American in Paris at the newly renovated Her Majesty’s theatre is the perfect way to welcome in the weekend or as an early Valentine’s Day date night.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with celebrations happening in Adelaide’s Rundle Mall.
Enjoy a bottomless brunch at the Sol Restaurant in the EOS precinct.
Head down to Moreton Bay and bask in the Lunar New Year festivities.
Take in the food, atmosphere and culture of the BrisAsia Festival.
Enjoy the sunny weather and head down to the seaside.
And, since it’s the prime time of year to do so, why not see the baby turtles hatch at Mon Repos?
Watch House of Gucci at the Sunset Cinema this Saturday.
Indulge in at Tuscan–themed lunch in celebration of the Jeffrey Smart exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.
Attend the Twisted Nature ceramics exhibition.
See Tigerlilly perform her groovy tunes at the Fiction Club.
Sip on a cool drink or two with friends at the new Armada Outdoor bar.
Sample some of the best wine in Australia at the Southern Open Vineyards Festival.
Bag a bargain under the setting sun at the Hobart Twilight Market.
Head into the city and enjoy food and drink at Street Eats at Franko.
Enjoy sewing and miniature art exhibitions? Explore the Sewing Room Exhibition of tiny machines.
Stock up your fresh fruit and vegetables for the week ahead at the Tasmanian Produce Market.
Stroll under twinkling lights with sand under foot at the Scarborough Sunset Markets.
Cool off at the Cabana Pool Bar.
Catch a Rooftop film in the heart of Perth’s CBD.
Savour lunch at Sail Away Sundays on The Raft, a luxurious floating barge.
Or if the above aren’t quite to your liking, there’s something for everyone in the Margaret River Region.
If you’re comedy fan, why not see Joel Creasey at the Darwin Entertainment Centre Playhouse?
Head south to Alice Springs to explore the outback.
Go for a swim at one of the plentiful watering holes across the state.