WOMADelaide and All About Women: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend

We may be a ransacked shell of ourselves, but we made it. The weekend is here good folks and we're here to hold your hand through it. Given that most of you are too damn busy during the week to line up a coffee date let alone a trip to Hello Kitty Town, we've rounded up a list of what's on this weekend across Australia.

Whether you're in the mood for a festival like WOMADelaide, with acts such as Barkaa and Courtney Barnett, or simply want to wind down and watch the sunset as Biennale of Sydney and Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain light up the sails of The Sydney Opera House, we've got you covered. Below, find a curated state-by-state guide on what's hot this weekend in March.



The Sydney Opera House is hosting a series of talks in line with it's event All About WomenHear from Grace Tame, Bri Lee, Nakkiah Lui, Flex Mami, Jamaica Moana, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Roxane Gay, Clementine Ford, Saxon Mullins, Amia Srinivasan, Rosie Batty, Larissa Behrendt, plus many more powerful voices.

The Biennale of Sydney and Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain are lighting up the sails of The Sydney Opera House this weekend from 7:30pm to 9:30pm with a site-specific version of The Great Animal Orchestra. 

This That Festival is taking over Newcastle. See performances from Budjerah, Sycco, Hayden James, Wafia, San Cisco, Jack River and more.

Rīvus, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney opens this weekend.

Book a table at the newly opened Pellegrino 2000, an Italian trattoria in the heart of Surry Hills.

Find yourself at Granville Centre Art Gallery for a powerful exhibition titled Destiny Disrupted

Make your way over to Darling Square to immerse yourself in Hello Kitty Town. What joy!

Kirsty Marillier's play Orange Thrower is on this weekend at SBW Stables Theatre in Darlinghurst.

All Purpose Bakery has kicked off its takeover of the rooftop at Paramount House Hotel. Get your fill of delicious bomboloni and bacon sandwiches.

It's your last chance to catch the Matisse: Life and Spirit exhibition at Art Gallery of New South Wales this weekend.



Melbourne Fashion Festival is in its final days. Outside of attending shows there are plenty of exhibits and talks to attend like the opening night of exhibition Common Clash at Error404 store, the body diversity and size inclusion panel, along with the inaugural Mob in Fashion panel.

Sharp comedy Stay Woke is showing for its last weekend at The Malthouse Theatre.

Brunswick Music Festival is lived for one more weekend. Explore the schedule, which includes Ziggy Ramo and Didirri here.

QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection is on at the National Gallery of Victoria. Why not check it out at NGV Friday Nights as the late night event returns once more. Tonight Afrodisiac and Beth Grace are set to play.

If all else fails, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is still showing...



Sizzling and searing hit Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner has made its way to La Boite theatre.

Spring Loaded Festival has hit its Brisbane leg. See Grinspoon, Frenzal Rhomb, Regurgitator and more, live.

Get to The Tivoli this weekend. Rapper Lisi will perform on Friday eve, while Genesis Owusu is set to perform on Saturday.

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.

Assist those in Brisbane and surrounds who have been affected by the floods with this guide. 



Canberra lights up as Enlighten takes over the nation's capital.

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

Score yourself tickets to see Tyne James Organ perform at ANU this Saturday.

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

WOMADelaide is here. Hear Paul Kelly, Barkaa, Courtney Barnett, A.B Original among others perform live.

Dive into one of the many events taking place at Adelaide Festival. This weekend Client Liaison is set to perform while Patricia Piccinini's famous Skywhales are set to take flight.

Adelaide Fringe Festival has arrived back to its usual slot for 2022, with a trove of events and shows waiting to be discovered.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Spend Sunday long-lunching at Africola.


Western Australia

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Get your dose of laughs in at Oasis Comedy Club.


Northern Territory

Immerse yourself in a warehouse of circus performers, light shows and confetti cannons at the Circus of Light Warehouse Party.

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.



Golden Features and Hermitude are putting on a concert this weekend in Hobart.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Kallidad and The Prickly Grapes 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.

Planning to spend your weekend devouring art instead? Here is a non-exhaustive list of all the exhibitions happening across Australia this March.

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