ab [intra] and Rising festival: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend

We made it by the skin of our teeth but hey, we're here. Welcome weekend, you sure took your time. Personally, I'll be zonked out on the couch for most of it, but to those looking to leave their homes and join the land of the living than this guide is for you. From Rising Festival in Melbourne to Queensland Poetry Festival, take this lineup of what's on this weekend across Australia.




There are still tickets left to catch Meyne Wyatt's powerful stage drama City of GoldUnder 30s are eligible for half-price tickets.

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? Hiatus Kaiyote, Yussef Dayes, Dameeeela, YoungnLipz and Barkaa 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.

Rīvus, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney is open at a variety of locations across Sydney.



Malthouse Theatre presents The Returna macabre look at the colonial fascination with keeping First Nations remains locked up in museums.

Rising Festival is here at last. See Tkay Maidza and Yussef Dayes 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.



Queensland Poetry Festival is bringing together some of Australia's best poets including Lorna Munro, Jazz Money and Bella Li.

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

See Ball Park Music tonight at Fortitude Music Hall.

Get to The Tivoli this weekend to see Joan As Police Woman.

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



Lisa Mitchell is performing in Canberra for her A Place to Fall Apart tour.

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 has made its way to Adelaide.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Spend Sunday long-lunching at Africola.


Western Australia

The Wombats are playing this Sunday at HBF Park, Perth.

Freo.Social is your reliable source for a good time. Head down there on Saturday night to catch Daniel Champagne.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.


Northern Territory

There are still a handful of tickets left to see comedian Becky Lucas perform.

See the beloved film The Sapphires adapted for the stage in Darwin.

Darwin Hindu Society is putting on its annual Harmony Food 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.



As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Raccoon Dog and Madelena 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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