The Lockdown: Things to do this weekend

7 August 2020

Written by: Ellenie Case

Things to listen, watch and read from home this weekend.

Not sure what to do this weekend while venues and establishments remain closed to Victorians? We’re here to help. Check out our guided list to entertaining things to do this weekend, all from the comfort of your own home.


Check out these new music releases:

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Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s, WAP.

American rapper and songwriter Cardi B collaborated with fellow rapper, Megan Thee Stallion in their new song, WAP. It’s the first time this year Cardi B has released new music and she hasn’t disappointed.

Check it out here.


Ava Max’s, Kings and Queens Pt 2

Singer and songwriter Ava Max has just dropped a part two to her hit song, Kings and Queens. This time in collaboration with hit American singers, Lavu and Saweetie. If you liked the first pop hit then you’ll want to check this one out here.


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Podcast of the week: Shameless 

This one’s for those who love celebrity and pop culture. In their weekly podcast, Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews, two Melbourne journalists deliver interviews and discussions to “smart people who love dumb stuff”. Their podcast is available to stream on Spotify anytime and anywhere.



I’ll be Gone in the Dark, Binge.

This true-crime TV show based on the best seller by Michelle McNamara follows the search for the violent predator, the ‘Golden State Killer’. Check out the trailer here.  Season one of the series airs today on Australia’s newest streaming platform, Binge.

This new streaming service also has a range of award-worthy titles to chose from such as Game of Thrones, Euphoria, Chernobyl, Big Little Lies and Watchmen.

Little Birds, Stan.

This new Stan exclusive, Little birds is based on the short series of Anais Nin. It follows two women whose lives as well as their lovers, are intertwined during the early 1900s. The six episode series is now available to watch on Stan now. Check out the trailer here.

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Michelle Obama: Life after the White House, Stan.

Are you a fan of the Obama’s? Always wanted to know more about life after the White House? Well, this is for you. The incredible journey of this inspiring First Lady is available to watch on Stan on the 11/8. Check out the trailer here.



Essendon Bombers vs GWS Giants, Friday 7th of August.

Tonight the Giants and Bombers go head to head at Metricon Stadium. An interesting battle is set to take place as the Bombers have five former Giant players on their list. Will the Giants take out another win? Find out tonight at 7.50pm on Channel 7.

Salt, Friday 7th of August.

This 2010 action thriller is bound to cure your Friday night boredom. The hit movie follows CIA Agent Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) whose life changes dramatically when she’s accused of planning the assassination of the Russian president. You can check it out at 8:30pm on 7Flix.

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Jurassic World, Saturday 8th of August.

Are you a Jurassic Park fan? Or love a good action and adventure movie? Then you’ll want to watch the fourth film in the Jurassic series, Jurassic World. This time, genetically-engineered dinosaurs turn the tourism park into a murderous nightmare when one escapes. Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, the movie starts at 8:45pm on 9Go.


Brisbane Lions vs Western Bulldogs, Saturday 8th of August.

In the potential game of the round, the Lions and the Bulldogs will face off at the Gabba on Saturday night. To secure a spot in the top eight the Bulldogs will need to work hard to beat the Lions, who are currently 3rd on the ladder. Kick-off is at 7:30pm on Channel 7.

The Dressmaker, Sunday 9th of August.

This 2015 classic made in Australia, is a comedy-drama film based on the 2000 novel by Rosalie Ham. The film follows a dressmaker, who after being accused of murder as a child, comes back to her Australian hometown for revenge on the locals who did wrong by her. Starring Kate Winslet and Australia’s own, Liam Hemsworth, this gripping movie is worth a watch. Watch the trailer here or catch it on 7Flix at 8:30pm on Sunday.



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Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome.

This humorous novel provides a short read for the weekend. It follows three friends and one dog who set out on an adventure by boat that none of them are prepared for. This 1900 classic is a great, lighthearted and fun read for the weekend. Check it out here.



The Pisces by Melissa Broder.

The Pisces tells the tale of a heartbroken PhD student who falls into a dangerous love with a merman Lucy during the summer. This fascinating and bizarre novel by Broder will have on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Check it out here.



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