Midsumma Carnival and Mona Foma: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

Like clockwork, the weekend is upon us once more. Thank god. But what is there to do on your blessed two days off?

Here at RUSSH we've compiled a non-exhaustive list of activities and ways to spend your weekend across Australia. With Omicron rearing its ugly head, a great deal of us are choosing to stay home and that's okay too. For you we say take this list of ways to spend your weekend at home.

As for the rest of you restless whippersnappers, below you'll find a string of things to keep you occupied and away from your endless list of household chores. From Summer Streets, An American in Paris, Mona Foma and more, here's what's on this weekend across Australia.



Lorna Munro, Leah House and Jack Latimore will take part in an Instagram live stream this evening to discuss the latest news in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Rights and the recent incidents taking place at the Tent Embassy.

Sunday service is taking place this weekend at The Lord Gladstone Ho--sorry, *checks notes*, The Lord Gladsong in Chippendale. Drink some holy water and register your protest in support of the Thrillsong movement.

NAS is putting on display the works of its incredible Post Grad students. The exhibition opens tonight.

Summer Streets is taking over Potts Point and Kings Cross this Saturday.

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

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

Studio A has partnered with Cement Fondu for Magical Putt Putt.

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!

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.



Hear Skegss and Pist Idiots play live at the Forum.

The queer Midsumma Carnival is kicking off this Sunday.

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 James Tom and Banoffee 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 is on at Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Hiatus Kaiyote are playing at The Tivoli this Saturday night.

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

Get to the Fortitude Music Hall to hear Bliss n Esso 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.



Spend your afternoon hanging out at Capital Brewing Co.

Smiths Alternative are launching its Summer Series starting with live music from Muesli.

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 Youth Theatre is putting on a performance of West Side Story 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.

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.

Strap yourself in for a hottest 100 party this weekend at Henry Summer Bar.

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 with The Velvet Playboys Orchestra.


Northern Territory

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.

Enrol in Darwin Dance Summer School.



Mona Foma is taking place this weekend with performances from Mo'Ju and Midnight Oil.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Sasha & Maddie and SRKO 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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