Round She Goes Market and ‘Looking for Alibrandi’: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend

At the tail end of NAIDOC Week, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate. Be it at Leaps and Bounds Festival settling in for an evening of storytelling with Uncle Jack Charles or by visiting the Sydney Opera House for its free photography exhibition ALWAYS HERE. Whatever you do, know that uplifting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and voices must continue long after NAIDOC Week finishes. In Marrickville, Round She Goes market is arriving once more with a trove of vintage fashion to explore. Meanwhile Watch This Space is hosting its annual Zine Fair in Alice Springs. As for the rest of what's on this weekend across Australia? Find out below.


Calling all lovers of vintage, Round She Goes market is coming to Marrickville this weekend.

In honour of the 50th anniversary of Redfern's National Black Theatre, the Sydney Opera House presents ALWAYS HERE – 50 Years of Black Theatre, a free photographic exhibition spotlighting the actors at its helm. See it this weekend.

Fujifilm is bringing Australia's first House of Photography to Sydney. Explore it this weekend.

Book tickets to see SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert at Bangarra.

After a two year hiatus Bondi Festival is back with music, comedy, conversations and an ice skating rink.

Friday nights are staying spooky at Golden Age Cinema, so pop down tonight to see a screening of The Exorcist.

Griffin Theatre Company presents the long-awaited season of Golden Blood by Merlynn Tong at SBW Stables Theatre this weekend.

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes are open for your viewing pleasure at the Art Gallery of NSW.



Malthouse Theatre is bringing Looking for Alibrandi to the stage at Merlyn Theatre. There are still tickets left to catch its opening weekend.

Leaps and Bounds Festival is here. Spend a night with Uncle Jack Charles for an evening of laughter, truth and storytelling.

Comedy Republic is revisiting the best shows from Melbourne International Comedy Festival this July, with it Replay Festival program.

Saké is firing up the robata for winter, introducing a new menu of smokey dishes to get your mouth around.

QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection is on at the National Gallery of Victoria.



Come From Away is on its Gold Coast leg. See the theatre performance on Saturday evening.

The inaugural Juicy Beer Festival is taking place at Fortitude Music Hall this Saturday. See Winston Surfshirt and Sampology on the decks and sample beers fro Grifter, Garage Project, Wildflower Brewery and more.

It's the last weekend to see a performance of Jane Eyre at QPAC.

Three Blue Ducks at Brisbane's W Hotel has launched a new winter menu. Need I say more?

Brisbane Music Festival is bringing the joy of sound to the city this weekend.

The Soul Trembles highlights twenty-five years of Chiharu Shiota’s artistic practice. Open at QAGOMA this weekend.

Brisbane's best local comedians come together for After Hours at Brisbane Powerhouse.



See Amy Shark at Canberra Theatre for her See U Somewhere Australian tour.

Ball Park Music is playing at UC Refectory this weekend.

Step into the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia to see Australians & Hollywood.

Spend your afternoon hanging out at Capital Brewing Co.

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


South Australia

Illuminate Adelaide is bringing a month's worth of bright lights, music, art and ideas to the city centre. Explore the full program here.

While She Sleeps is performing at Lion Arts Factory this Friday night.

Umbrella Festival is taking over Adelaide for the month of July. Check out what's on at the website.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.


Western Australia

Skegss are having a concert at Astor Theatre on Friday night.

Angus Stone or Dope Lemon is taking over the Metropolis Fremantle for an evening of music supported by Sloane Peterson.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there on Saturday night for techno, psytrance and bass.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.


Northern Territory

The annual Zine Fair returns at Watch This Space Gallery. Don't miss it.

Darwin Fringe Festival opens this weekend. Explore the full program here.

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.



Kate Miller-Heidke is performing at the Odeon Theatre this weekend.

Unyoked has added two new off-the-grid accommodation sites to its portfolio, this time in Hobart. Book your next weekend getaway now.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Damon Smith and MT Blues Music 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.

If art is on the menu this weekend then take this guide to Australian art in July.

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