Reggae and retrospectives, here’s whats happening across Australia this weekend

what's on this weekend

Greeting the weekend without so much as a coffee date in sight? Leave it up to us. Here at RUSSH, we've got the insight on some of the best ways to spend your time this weekend. From art exhibition openings, live music, Christmas preparations, theatre, and so much more. Here is a non-exhaustive list detailing what's on this weekend. See for yourself, below.



The monumental Matisse: Life and Spirit exhibition opens this Saturday at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Parramatta Lanes is delivering live music every night of the week from artists like Barkaa, Youngn Lipz, Kwame and Milan Ring.

A multi-sensory immersive space experience is up for grabs with Neighbourhood Earth's first weekend at the ICC.

Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival is back for its tenth year with artists like Mahalia Barnes and Elana Stone set to play.

For lovers of art, Maps by Max Berry opens tonight at China Heights Gallery.

The Hunter Valley Gardens have received a Christmas makeover. Head on over to see their Christmas Lights Spectacular.

Modus Operandi Brewing have opened the doors to their 100% green energy run brewery in Merewether...what are you waiting for?

Dancefloors are back! Dance away those months in lockdown at The Cliff Dive and Club 77.



The National Gallery of Victoria has reopened just in time for you to catch, Camille Henrot's show Is Today Tomorrow.

See the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Head on over to Hope St. Radio for dinner and music.

Get your heavy band fix at Aftermath this weekend.

The Japanese Film Festival has reached its Melbourne leg, don't miss it.

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



Immerse yourself in the performing arts at Wynnum Fringe Festival 2021.

Tuck into $16 lobster rolls at Motto Motto

Catch a radiating production of Aida at Queensland Performing Arts Centre this weekend.

While away the hours at Meanjin Reggae Festival.

Immerse yourself Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel exhibition at the Ice Cream Factory.

Watch your way through the Japanese Film Festival

Brisbane's West Village will be unrecognisable as a French Christmas Christmas Market.


Spend your afternoon hanging out at Capital Brewing Co.

Music on the Greens is kicking off at Kambri Lawn this weekend.

Hippo Co. are leading one of their famous whisky tastings on Saturday evening at 6pm.

Bring along all your pre-loved clothes and take part in a LGBTIQA+ clothing swap this afternoon.


South Australia

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Experience the best in contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art with Tarnanthi at Art Gallery of South Australia.

Strap in for a night at the theatre with The Barber of Seville at Her Majesty's Theatre.

Feast - Adelaide's Queer Arts and Performing Festival is up and running.

Nonna's Big Day Out is on the agenda this weekend. Mangia!


Western Australia

Check out the best in Western Australian artists with the newly opened exhibition The View From Here at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Get your dose of laughs in at Oasis Comedy Club.

Supathick are living tonight at Freo. Social.

Odette Mercy is delivering a soulful performance at Fremantle Arts Centre this Sunday afternoon.


Northern Territory

Step into Araluen Arts Centre for the Desert Mob Retrospective.

Listen to a chamber music performance from Arafura Music Collective, a group of the Territory's most prominent and respected musicians.

If you're searching for theatre this weekend, head over to Darwin Entertainment Centre for Collide.

Explore a side of the Territory you haven't seen before with this guide.

Gear up for Darwin International Laksa Festival by tasting your way through each bowl ahead of the festivities.



As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around they're serving 'space-age bachelor pad music' on Saturday.

Tasmanian Malay Cultural Festival is here to celebrate all the best in Malay cuisine, art, dance, games and fashion.

Salamanca Market is open and calling your name this Saturday.

For punk and folk fusion get amongst HOBOFOPO 2021.

Take a walk through the bush and look out for edible native flora with an experienced guide.

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

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