Replay Festival and ‘Golden Blood’: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend

With winter temperatures well and truly here, it can be tempting to spend the weekend indoors. Take this as a case to leave your house. Unless of course, you don't want to then just simply ignore us.

From the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW to Darwin Pride Festival, there's plenty of things to do that don't involve your couch and Netflix. Below, find a non-exhaustive list of what's on across Australia this weekend.



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

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

See Didirri perform at Mary's Underground this Friday eve.

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

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.



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.

The historic meets the cutting edge at CRFT* WRK, a celebration of contemporary locally-made craft under the iconic open-air sheds at the Queen Victoria Market.

Hamilton has made its way down south to Melbourne.

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



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

Remember Short Stack? They're playing Fortitude Music Hall this weekend.

Take yourself to the Night Noodle Markets and fill up on delicious food across a variety of Asian cuisines.

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

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



Boy & Bear are playing Canberra UC Refectory this Saturday night.

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

Catch Ben Lee on his Parents Get High tour this Friday night at Lion Arts Factory.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.


Western Australia

Rug up and take part in Fremantle Winter Music Festival this Saturday evening.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there on Saturday night for its Front Yard Sessions.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.


Northern Territory

Darwin Pride Festival is arriving in all its rainbow glory this weekend.

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.



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 Damien Kingston Trio and Belle's Boys 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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