Girl From the North Country and Moonlight Cinema: Here’s what is happening across Australia this weekend

It's the first weekend of 2022 already and we're intent on keeping up the optimism. That's why we've trawled the internet, rung up our pals, and tuned our ears to pick up the best things to do this weekend. With the weather looking a little damp across the country, we've made sure to include a round of indoor activities alongside the usual outdoor events.

As for those in NSW, with restrictions slowly creeping back in we've had to farewell dance floors for now, as per the state governments instructions. But this doesn't mean there's less activities to immerse yourself in. Between the opening weekend of Girl From the North Country at Theatre Royal Sydney, the AGNSW's Matisse exhibition, and the soothing presence of Moonlight Cinema, there's much joy to be found this weekend.

So for a non-exhaustive list of things to do this weekend across Australia, look no further. Happy Weekend!



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

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.



Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto is on at the National Gallery of Victoria. Why not check it out tonight as NGV Friday Nights returns once more. Tonight Renee Delay and Simona Castricum 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.

It's the last weekend to see the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

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.

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.

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

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

The Summernats are tearing up eardrums this weekend, if that's more your speed.


South Australia

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.

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 Mind Warp Pavillion 6: A celebration of David Bowie.


Northern Territory

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

Start the weekend off with a glow yoga flow.

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



As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Clayton Thomas and Kelly Ottaway are 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.

Take a walk through the bush and look out for edible native flora with an experienced guide.

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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