Halloween and Tarnanthi: here’s what’s happening across Australia this weekend

After a brief hiatus, our RUSSH weekend round ups are back and true to form they're brimming with a variety of activities to tempt you out of bed. What's in store as we farewell October? Well, the much-adored All Hallows Eve falls on Sunday and thus, we've included plenty of local Halloween raves to get you in the spooky mood. Prefer to ring in scary season with a suspense-filled move night? Here are 20 of the RUSSH editors favourite Halloween films. As for the 411 of what's happening across Australia this weekend, continue below.


Shake off the stresses of the past week with a studio class at Sydney Dance Company.

Wander over to China Heights Gallery to see Gabriella Lo Presti & Clare Wigney's joint exhibition.

Secure yourself a piece of luxury at the Christopher Esber sample sale this Saturday, 9am-3pm.

Attend the Jungle Collective's famous warehouse plant sale this Saturday, and add another monstera to your household plant collection.

Take a dip in the recently reopened Dawn Fraser baths.

Spend your afternoon overlooking Sydney Harbour at Fellr's Garden of Fizz.

Halloscream is back for its ninth year at Luna Park.

Frankie's Pizza is having its annual Halloween party. As usual, there are plenty of prizes for worst dressed.

Settle in for a free late night drive-in screening of The Lost Boys at Georges River.



Try your hand at scoring tickets to Play on Victoria and see performances from Baker Boy, Amyl and the Sniffers and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

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

Indulge in $10 margarita's at Hotel Jesus.

Immerse yourself in these Victorian art exhibitions.

Ahead of the Melbourne Cup, read up on why people are turning away from the race.

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



Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel exhibition opens this week at the Ice Cream Factory.

Attend Brisbane Pride Fair Day.

Settle in for ST. ALi film festival, running across this weekend.

Dance your Halloween away at the 'Til Death Do Us Party at Robina Pavilion.

Have a night at the theatre and get tickets to Return to the Dirt at Queensland Theatre.



How does a Sunday spent in the Park with cheese platters and champagne sound?

Head to the Cottage Markets for food, trinkets and local designer wares.

Gather your closest pals and head to Akiba for a long lunch.


South Australia

Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, starting with these 5 beaches.

Make a booking at Africola.

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

Get down and spooky at Cry Baby's Halloween party this Sunday.


Western Australia

Check out the Lester Prize winners for 2021 at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Coterie are performing tonight at Freo. Social.

Attend the Edison's Saints and Sinners Party on Saturday evening.

Joe's Juice Joint is hosting its' own Halloween raver, with $5 red ales until midnight.

Ghost Care are on the lineup this Sunday afternoon at Fremantle Arts Centre.


Northern Territory

Don't miss the Darwin Fringe Festival which is running all weekend with zine fairs, live theatre performances and so much more.

Arnhem Archie's exhibition opens this weekend in Nhulunbuy.

Do your bit for the environment and join a community cleaning up the local beaches in East Arnhem.

ARIA-nominated Melbourne pianist Nat Bartsch is performing a communal lullaby at Araluen Arts Centre. So bring yourself and someone who could do with her soporific sounds.



As always, Music at Mona is on this weekend. This time around the lineup includes C-Silk Ensemble brings the East, Yesterday's Gentlemen and Brendon Siemsen Quartet.

Salamanca Market is open and calling your name this Saturday.

It's the last week of Sally Rees' exhibition Crone at MONA. Be sure not to miss it.


Stuck on what spooky creature to dress up as this weekend? Look no further than these 20 Halloween costume ideas.

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