West Ball 3 and WAW Fest: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend

A juicy long weekend rolls out before us. The best thing about it? There's plenty of activities, festivals and concerts lined up for your viewing pleasure. It's that time of year when Hobart hosts crowds for Dark Mofo and Vivid puts on intimate talks and energetic gigs. Some of you will be headed to Casula Powerhouse for the annual West Ball, celebrating the real queens this weekend (sorry Lizzie). As for the rest of you? Take this guide to what's on this weekend across Australia and strap in for some good times.




Experience adidas x Gucci this weekend with a kaleidoscopic activation at Pitt Street Mall.

West Ball 3 is coming to you live this weekend at Casula Powerhouse, although tickets are sold out so it's time to start manifesting.

Triple One and Ziggy Ramo are playing at We Are Warriors Fest this Saturday. Hosted by Yuin hip-hop artists and radio presenter Nooky, the event will take place at Oxford Art Factory in a bid to encourage all Australians to be anti-racist.

This weekend artist Naomi Hobson presents her newly commissioned photography exhibition Adolescent Wonderland at Cement Fondu. Find more details at the gallery's website.

Ensemble Theatre presents its adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House this weekend.

Sydney Dance Company presents an encore season of Rafael Bonachela's ab [intra]

Vivid is here. With a long lineup of events planned across the next month, there's a wealth of things to get involved with. This weekend? Maina Doe, Ngaiire, Becca Hatch and Ms Thandi are set to perform.

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

The supremely joyful An American in Paris is being performed at Theatre Royal Sydney.



It's time to beg, borrow and steal (please don't actually) your way to see Miiesha perform at Northcote Social Club this weekend.

Rising Festival is here at last. See Masego and Becca Hatch perform this weekend.

Hamilton has made its way down south to Melbourne.

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

See our planet like never before with Gaia by Luke Jerram, an immersive 3D installation at St. Paul’s Cathedral.



The Jezabels are playing Fortitude Music Hall tonight as part of its 10 year anniversary tour.

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

Get to The Tivoli this weekend to see Boy & Bear.

The Asia Pacific Triennial is open at Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art.



In the spirit of the Kate Bush revival, it's that time of year to start preparing for a Very Wuthering Heights Day. Lucky for you, organisers behind the Canberra chapter are one step ahead.

Music on the Greens continues at ANU Kambri.

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

Antigone is on at the Odean Theatre. A play about the first heroine of Greek drama and her reincarnation into the pop princesses and feminist voices we recognise today.

Cabaret Fringe Festival is on for its final weekend.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.


Western Australia

Busselton Performing Arts Festival is on for its final weekend across a variety of locations.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there on Saturday night for live music and a boogie.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.


Northern Territory

There are still tickets to see Urzila Carlson perform her comedy set It's Personal.

Take part in a program of music, sport, traditional arts and cultural activities at Barunga Festival.

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.



It's Dark Mofo time everybody. Tonight House of Mince and Nasty Party are joining forces to throw a queer as f*ck party with acts like King Cxntessa and Lovertits set to perform. Meanwhile, tomorrow night The Kid LAROI is set to take the stage.

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 Raccoon Dog and Ben Salter 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 June.

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