Community Chest and Out Here in the Field: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend

You've laughed, you've cried, responded to a couple thousand emails and now the weekend is here. It's time to kick your feet up, slow down and lean into joy. Even if that means taking a trip to Hello Kitty town.

Whether you're in the mood for a festival like Out Here in the Field with acts such as Didirri and Angie McMahon, or simply want to wind down and watch the sunset with Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe Beach, we've got you covered. Below, find a curated state-by-state guide on what's hot this weekend in March.


Secure your tickets this Sunday to a live cooking class with O Tama Carey from Lankan Filling Station on March 25.

There are still tickets left to Community Chest, a 14 hour dance party at The Bridge Hotel in Rozelle.

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

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.



Arnsdorf is having a sample sale this Friday and Saturday at the Arnsdorf Atelier, 18-20 Dight Street Collingwood.

Courtney Barnett is playing at The Forum tonight. Tickets are still available.

Roll out your picnic blankets for Peninsula Picnic. Boy & Bear and Bernard Fanning are lined up to play.

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 a special edition Melbourne Art Book Fair is on the cards.

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



Sizzling and searing hit Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner in on for its final weekend at La Boite theatre.

Get to The Tivoli this weekend. DZ Deathrays is set to perform on Saturday.

Tiny Little Houses performs its latest single I’m Doing Just The Best That I Can at The Brightside in Brisbane.

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.



Canberra lights up for one more weekend as Enlighten takes over the nation's capital.

Wine Machine kicks of this weekend, beginning its tour in Canberra. Gracing the lineup is Spacey Jane and Art vs. Science.

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

Summer Salt Festival is stopping in Glenelg for live music by the beach. Get your tickets to catch The Teskey Brothers, Kacey Chambers, Xavier Rudd and Holy Holy perform.

Dive into one of the many events taking place at Adelaide Festival. This weekend settle in for a performance of The Picture of Dorian Gray with Eryn Jean Norvill.

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

Sculpture by the Sea is staging its exhibition along Cottesloe Beach. Perfect for date night.

Cosy in for a night of film under the stars with Moonlight Cinema, Perth.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Get your dose of laughs in at Oasis Comedy Club.


Northern Territory

Some of Darwin’s best and emerging punk bands are coming together for Top End Punk.

Araluen Arts Centre is hosting Australia's largest short film festival, Flickerfest 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.



Round up your friends and head to Cascade Brewery for Out Here in the Field. The lineup includes Didirri, Angie McMahon, Middle Kids, The Teskey Brothers and Andy Golledge.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Liquid Nails and The Pits 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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