What’s On: Jan 23 – 29


Tabletop Gaming at ArcanaCon in Melbourne and CanCon in Canberra, Jurassic Park at the Rooftop Cinema, Dark Horse Comic Adaptions on Netflix and Pincadia returns from the Ashes in Brisbane… literally. All this and a lot more is in your guide to Everything happening this week in Geek across Australia.

1On Streaming/TV

If you plan to stay in this week to catch up on all your streaming and need a break from Star Trek Discovery or Season 2 of the Punisher (which has been excellent), then check out the Netflix exclusive film Polar. It’s based on the Dark Horse Comics Graphic Novel about a retired hitman who’s retirement plan only pays out if he lives to see it.

Also in Streaming on Saturday + Sunday is the $100,000 charity Fortnite event at the Australian Open. Pick up tickets to go see it in person if you are in Melbourne but if not the event will be streaming via Twitch


In cinemas this week if you missed any of the previews then Dragon Ball Super Broly goes into general release this Thursday for any fans of the Saiyan Saga.

If you are looking to beat the heat there are a TON of outdoor and rooftop cinemas going on this month for you to catch up on anything you might have missed but if you are in Perth get some tickets for the Jurassic Park screening at the Rooftop Cinema before it sells out.


Australia Day weekend is always a huge weekend for tabletop gamers with not one but two big events on. If you are in Melbourne you can check out ArcanaCon at the Melbourne Convention Centre with not only gaming but international guest speakers, or if you are closer to Canberra the Annual 3 Day CanCon is also happening this weekend.

We do have to give a special shout out if you are in Brisbane to make sure you stop by the newly reopened Pincadia this week who are having an all weekend long event to celebrate. Pincadia has been working hard to return after the fire and we are glad to see them return (and not just because they have tasty chilli hot dogs)

Or if markets are your thing the Mythical Markets are worth a look this Saturday for people in Victoria.

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16novAll Day10junSTAR WARS™ Identities: The ExhibitionStar Wars Exhibition at the Sydney Powerhouse

06dec(dec 6)1:00 am22apr(apr 22)1:00 amCleverman: The ExhibitionACMI Melbourne Presents

06dec(dec 6)1:00 am22apr(apr 22)1:00 amSuperheroes: Realities CollideACMI Melbourne Presents

15janAll Day17febPower to the Pixel

18janAll Day22febHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildStage Play Preview Performances

19janAll Day09febThe Empire Strips BackStar Wars Burlesque

19janAll Day09febThe Empire Strips BackStar Wars Burlesque

19janAll Day09febThe Empire Strips BackStar Wars Burlesque

19janAll Day28Lifeline Bookfest

20janAll Day19mayCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryStage Play Musical

23janAll Day26The SwitchLive Mystery Adventure Launceston

23janAll DayBumblebeeAmerican Express Open Air Cinema Canberra

23janAll DayBumblebeeAmerican Express Open Air Cinema Inner West Sydney

23janAll Day26The SwitchLive Mystery Adventure Canberra

23janAll Day26The SwitchLive Mystery Adventure Geelong

23janAll DayHarry Potter Family Fun DayTea Tree Gully Library

23janAll Day25How to Win Loot and Influence DragonsPerth Fringe Festival

23janAll Day27The Hilary Duff Film Re-Enactment FestivalPerth Fringe Festival

23janAll Day26The SwitchLive Mystery Adventure Sunshine Coast


24janAll Day27Pincadia ReturnsBrisbane Pinball Barcade

25janAll DayBumblebeeRooftop Movies Perth

25janAll Day27SlideapaloozaSlidapalooza Brisbane

25janAll DayMortal EnginesAmerican Express Open Air Cinema Canberra

25jan1:00 am1:00 am666 Fridays: The Blair Witch ProjectSydney Palace Cinemas

26janAll DayCluelessRooftop Cinema Melbourne

26janAll Day27Fortnite Summer Smash at the Australian OpeneSports Open at the Australian Open for Charity

26janAll DayFaery QuestTeam Adventure Game at the Mythical Markets

27janAll DayAquamanMoonlight Cinemas Melbourne

27janAll DayCruel IntentionsRooftop Cinema Melbourne

27janAll DayAquamanMoonlight Cinemas Adelaide

27janAll DayAquamanMoonlight Cinemas Brisbane

27janAll DayAquamanMoonlight Cinemas Perth

27janAll DayAquamanMoonlight Cinemas Sydney

27janAll DayJurassic ParkRooftop Movies Perth

28janAll Day30Steampunk CabaretPerth Fringe Festival


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