Magical Putt Putt and Art Simone: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

Out damned Omicron! We're two weeks deep into 2022 and our shiny new optimism is being tested already. But you know what Omicron can't stop? The blessed weekend, that's what.

Keeping with tradition, here at RUSSH we're bringing you a non-exhaustive list of the best things to do this weekend across Australia. While the health advice varies depending on what state you're in, we thought we'd offer you a gentle reminder that it's also okay to stay indoors this weekend. That's why we've also created a handy list of ways to spend your two days off inside.

As for the rest of you young whippersnappers, below you'll find a slew of activities to keep you occupied and away from the dreaded tower of washing calling your name. From Girl From the North Country at Theatre Royal Sydney and Art Simone at Mary's Poppin in Adelaide, here's what's on this weekend. Enjoy!



Girl From the North Country is now playing at the Theatre Royal Sydney.

Take a dip in the popular Figure Eight Pools.

Studio A has partnered with Cement Fondu for Magical Putt Putt. Catch the opening night of the exhibition on Saturday evening.

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!

Boogie away those months in lockdown at Pavolvabar's 7th Birthday.

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.

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 Kalyani and Andras are set to play.

Submit to the chaos of The Comedy of Errors a take on the bards 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...



An American in Paris opens this weekend at Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

There are still tickets left to catch Alpha Wolf at the Tivoli this Saturday night.

It's the last weekend to immerse yourself in the Michelangelo Sistine Chapel exhibition at the Ice Cream Factory.

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

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.



Spend your afternoon hanging out at Capital Brewing Co.

The Jungle Giants are in town this weekend, see if you can scrounge up a ticket.

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

Get a few laughs in as iconic comedy act Sooshi Mango perform their Off the Boat live show.

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.

Art Simone is gracing Mary's Poppin with her presence this weekend.

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.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Snack is finally happening and Kevin Parker and Slumberjack will be there to see it through.

Get your dose of laughs in at Oasis Comedy Club.

Dance Saturday night away at Freo. Social with The Velvet Playboys Orchestra.


Northern Territory

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

Join other like-minded folk to celebrate the birthday of living legend Dolly Parton.

Start the weekend off with a session of Gentle Yoga For Terrible Times.

Dance away those lockdown blues at the Blackout RnB Friday's Festival.



As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Optimus Crime and Jesus Darwin 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 January.

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Images: Instagram: Annette Galstaun, Tropical Bird with Glowing House - Putt Putt course #1 (2021) Acrylic, Glitter foam & Astro turf on plywood.