Vivid Sydney and ‘City of Gold’: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend

With the Federal Election out of the way, the joy begins. Culture is popping off this weekend, what with the return of Vivid Sydney after two years of cancellations and Meyne Wyatt's electrifying stage drama City of Gold being performed by a host of Sydney Theatre Company stalwarts. National Reconciliation Week is here too, bringing with it new theme Be Brave. Make Change and a wealth of events to show up to and learn from. As for the rest of activities to jump on? See below, our guide to what's on this weekend across Australia. Enjoy.



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

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? See Flex Mami speak to Troye Sivan about beauty, art and fluidity. Or catch Sampa the Great for an 'Afro Future'.

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.

Alt-House are having a slow-fashion pop-up market this Saturday from 10am-4pm at 1/108 Moor St, Fitzroy.

Hamilton has made its way down south to Melbourne.

RawAssembly presents its latest textile event at Hanover House this weekend.

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.



Teneriffe Festival is making it way to Brisbane this weekend for the city's biggest street party.

Brisbane will be bathed in colour thanks to Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside. Head down this weekend for live music, delicious food and a pop-up bar.

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

Get to The Tivoli this weekend to see Judith Lucy and Denise Scott.

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



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 opens this weekend at Odean Theatre. A play about the first heroine of Greek drama and her reincarnation into the pop princesses and feminist voices we recognise today.

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Spend Sunday long-lunching at Africola.


Western Australia

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

Ocean Alley is doing a live set at Fremantle Arts Centre for your listening pleasure.

Catch some live music this Sunday at Fremantle Arts Centre.


Northern Territory

A night among the stars. Turn up to Night Skies Festival and admire the stars from Alice Springs.

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.



Get involved with the Urban Wine Walk this weekend in Launceston.

As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around Cathy Diver and RABBIT 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 May.

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