Parramatta Nights and Courtney Barnett: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

Let the weekend wash over you. Now is the time to take whatever you need. Whether that's dancing the weekend away at a festival like Strawberry Fields or indulging in some retail therapy at the Em on Holiday warehouse sale, we've got you covered. Below, find a curated state-by-state guide on what's hot this weekend in March.


Calling all Em on Holiday lovers, the designer is having a much anticipated warehouse this weekend at 17 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021.

The first weekend of Strawberry Fields Festival is kicking of this Saturday. See if you can manifest a ticket.

Gather your pals for live music, delicious food and performances at Parramatta Nights.

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

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!

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



Fill your cup and your bellies at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival which opens this weekend.

Hear Flight Facilities perform this weekend with opening sets by Cosmo's Midnight and Sycco.

Summer Salt Festival has reached its' St Kilda leg. Listen to music from Xavier Rudd, The Teskey Brothers, John Butler and more.

Hamilton had made its way down south to Melbourne. Secure tickets 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 a special edition Melbourne Art Book Fair is on the cards.



If you need an incentive to clean out your wardrobe, SWOP Brisbane is now buying Autumn clothes.

Travel to France through film at the Alliance Française Film Festival.

Get to The Tivoli this weekend to hear Courtney Barnett play.

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.



King Stingray is performing at Kambri Precinct with RUSSH purist Ziggy Ramo.

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

Frenzal Rhomb is taking over Lion Arts Factory this Friday night.

Settle in for a moving performance of Girl From the North Country at Her Majesty's Theatre.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Spend Sunday long-lunching at Africola.


Western Australia

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

Araluen Arts Centre is hosting Australia's largest short film festival, Flickerfest. See The Card Counter starring Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish.

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.



Visit Cascades Female Factory this Saturday for the opening of its History and Interpretation Centre and learn about First Nations and women's history.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Grace Chia and Carlos Ferreira 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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