We are nearly halfway through August and spring is just around the corner. In the meantime, we have found some good gigs, exhibitions, markets and trivia events to keep you entertained as the cool days and nights continue in most parts of the country. Here are a few ideas for nice things to do- whether that be a stroll around an art gallery, a beverage enjoyed in a cosy pub, or an adventure in the great outdoors with lots of local food, wine and produce at your fingertips- there is sure to be something fun to do in your city this week. Enjoy.

Melbourne:

finding isla

Tuesday August 12
Freedom
Cherry Bar
AC/DC Lane, City
Freedomresidency@CherryBar

lunanightmarket

Wednesday August 13
Finding Isla
Open Studio, Northcote
OpenStudioGigs

w/ Elliot Friend, Alex Buxton, Robert Phillips, Chris Booroff, Alex Morton – See more at: http://www.beat.com.au/gig/selki#sthash.M9gpHpEP.dpufWednesday August Open Studio, Northcote

Wednesday August 13
Melbourne’s Luna 1878 Winter Night Market

Victoria Markets 5-10pm
Winter Night Market

 Thursday August 14
Johnny Can’t Dance Cajun Trio
Drunket Poet

the twoks

Friday August 15
Cherrybomb
European Bier Cafe
EuropeanBierEvents

Friday August 15
Seven Ups
Spotted Mallard, Brunswick

Friday August 15
The Twoks
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave

thepublic

Saturday August 16
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra
The Espy, St.Kilda

Sunday August 17
Unplugged Live: Portrait of an Artist
Glenn Richards (Augie March)

NGV
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Canberra:

anzac voices

Exhibition: Anzac Voices (featuring treasures from the Australian War Memorial Archives)
Daily 10am-5pm

Ranamok 2014
From 13 August 2014 to 18 September 2014
10am – 4pm Wednesday to Sunday
Ranamok Glass Prize 2014

trufffestival

The Truffle Festival, Canberra & Capital Region
There are a few free events as Canberra embraces all things truffles. You are able to have a look on theirwebsite

Wednesday August 13
IQ Trivia Fun
Polit Bar & Lounge

Thursday August 15-October 19
Exhibition- Arcadia: Sound of the Sea
National Portrait Gallery

Fireside Festival
Canberra hosts a whole array of events to celebrate winter
Some activities are free- have a peek at the website for more details

Sydney:

whatsonsydney

Exhibition- Tabaimo: Mekurumeku
Japanese artist Tabaimo’s multi-screen video works
Museum of Contemporary Art, George St The Rocks
Open 7 days a week
whatsonSydney

Tuesday 12th August
Innersoul live 6pm
Play Bar, Surry Hills

Wednesday August 13
Cosmo’s Midnight
John Steele Singers
The Owls
Beach Road Hotel, Bondi

Sunday August 17
Heavy Metal HooHa
with Darker Half, Whiskey Smile, Flaming Wreckage, ResonancE, Before Ciada, Thrashed, Disintegrator
Frankies Pizza, Surry Hills

Cosmos-web

Brisbane:

mythologies

Exhibition- Mythographies: Spiritscapes by Mik Shida
(beginning tomorrow and goes until September 7)
Opening times: Mon 9am–5pm Tue–Sun 9am–9pm
Mosquito Foyer, Brisbane Powerhouse

Friday August 15
Comedy Friday
Turbine Platform @ Brisbane Powerhouse

Saturday August 13
Turing 101: Learning from Las Vegas
Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse

Sunday August 14
Lifespark Live Music featuring Charles Jenkins
Beginning at 3.30pm
LifesparkSundays
charlies jenkins

Adelaide:

Everyday in the city
What’s in the box?
Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga
Grab some equipment from the new recreation box in the Square and enjoy your backyard in the City.

The Microscope Project
All week long event
Flinders University City Gallery Adelaide

Exhibition: ‘The Sea Inside’ by Chris De Rosa
All week long event
Art Pod

Thursday August 14
The First Third, Thomas Redwood band +The Rememberz
The Metro

Friday August 15
Fresh Kills, Crypt and Scum Vegas
+ DJ Mega nutz
From 9pm
The Metro

Saturday August 16
N. Peacock, Blast Rhombus + Dan Heath
From 9pm
The Metro

Sunday August 17
DJ Glans
From 4pm
The Metro

Sunday August 17
Flinders Street Market

Perth:

Monday August 11
Comedy Trivia
Rosemount Hotel
8.30pm

Thursday August 14
Never Answer + Ultra Sound
The Mustang Bar

wa

Exhibition: What I See When I Look at Sound (On now until August 31)
Artists: Lyndon Blue, Lauren Brown, Matthew Gingold, Cat Hope, Kynan Tan
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts – Central Gallaries

The works are each systems unto themselves, often manipulating the creative process of improvisation while relying on graphic notations, code, algorithms and applications to generate or imagine new compositions.