The Lockdown: Things to do this weekend

28 August 2020

Written by: Ellenie Case

Things to listen, watch, read and do 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 of entertaining things to do this weekend all from the comfort of your own home.


Calvin Harris’ new single, Over Now.

Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, known for his singles, We found love and Summer is back this year with a new track called, Over Now. This time he’s collaborating with Canadian singer, The Weekend. It may not be the usual club-banger we expect from Harris but rather a smooth and soulful jam to brighten your weekend. Check out the single here.

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Selena Gomez and Blackpink, Ice Cream.

That’s right, pop star, Selena Gomez is bringing out fresh music in collaborating with South Korean Girl band, Blackpink. On top of the new single, Gomez and Blackpink will also release a music video, both dropping tomorrow. Check out the teaser trailer here.


Disclosure’s new album, Energy.

Electronic music duo, Disclosure is back after five years with a new album called, Energy. In collaborating with a range of artists this party playlist will make your weekend much more enjoyable. You can listen to it here or listen on Spotify or Apple Music.



Cobra Kai, Netflix.

The sequel to the Karate Kid films is here exclusively available on Netflix from today. The action, comedy-drama TV series tells the story of Karate Kid stars, Johnny and Daniel, decades after the tournament that changes their lives. Find out what’s happening in their futures on Netflix now. Watch the trailer here. 

I Am Women, Stan.

This Stan original follows the inspiring life of Helen Reddy, a passionate and fearless singer who writes and sings, I Am Women. The song that later became the anthem for the women’s movement in the 1970’s. Watch the trailer here or start streaming on Stan now.


The one and only Ivan, Disney+

This is one for the whole family. Based on the awarding-winning book, this movie tells the unforgettable story of a very special gorilla, Ivan who lives in a cage and desires a place to call home. Check out the trailer here or watch it now on Disney+.


DC’s Star Girl, Binge.

Looking for a new superhero show to stream? Well, don’t worry because Binge has you covered with the first season of DC’s Star Girl. The series follows the journey of Country Whitemore, who’s life turns upside down when she becomes Star Girl and it’s available to watch exclusively on Binge. You can check out the trailer here. 


Looking for something to watch on TV this weekend? Check out some awesome options below.


Chicken Little, Friday 28th of August.

Friday is family movie night and this weekend 7Flix has you covered with the classic animation, Chicken Little. The 2008 family film is about Chicken Little, a young chick who must save his world after a piece of the sky falls. It starts at 6:45pm on Friday. Check out the trailer here.


Western Bulldogs vs Geelong Cats, Friday 28th of August.

It’s a fight between the Cats and Dogs tonight at Metricon Stadium. Geelong needs the win to secure their spot in the top four while the Bulldogs need the win to hold their spot in the top eight. But only one can take the four points. It all starts at 7:30pm on Channel 7.

The Dark Knight, Friday 28th of August. 

With a 9/10 rating on IMDb, this action, drama movie is one you need to watch. The Dark Knight follows the DC universe of Batman (Christian Bale), as he tries to save Gotham from his rival, the Joker, played by beloved Aussie actor, Health Ledger. It’s streaming on 9Go at 8:30pm tonight. Check out the trailer here. 

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Saturday 29th of August.

Who doesn’t love a classic, fun movie for a Saturday night in? Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the third movie in the film series Ice Age, follows Manny, Diego and their new crew as they venture to save Sid in the unknown world of Dinosaurs. It airs at 7pm on 7Flix this Saturday. Check out the trailer here.

Melbourne vs St Kilda, Saturday 29th of August.

In an exciting midfield battle, the Saints and the Demons will face off this Saturday at TIO Traeger Park. It’s expected to be a great night of footy that you won’t want to miss, all starting at 7:30pm on Channel 7.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Saturday 29th of August.

Are you a fan of the classic 1995 movie, Jumanji? Then you’ll want to check this movie out. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a crowd-pleasing reboot on the classic adventure film starring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gilan, Jack Black and Kevin Hart. This time the game, in electronic form, sucks four students into the world of Jumanji. In order to leave the mysterious world, they must save Jumanji and finish the game. You can watch it on channel 9 at 7:30pm this Saturday evening. Check out the trailer here. 

Plate of Origin, Sunday 30th of August.

Do you enjoy watching cooking shows? Well the new Australian cooking show, Plate of Origin, might just be for you. It’s a competitive cooking show hosted by celebrity chefs, Manu Feildel, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston. It all starts at 7pm on channel 7.

Back to the Future, Sunday 30th of August.

Who doesn’t love a classic Sci-fi, adventure film to finish off their weekend? Back to the Future (1985) tells the story of Marty, who travels back in time using scientist, Doc’s time machine. In order to return to the present, he must make his high-school parents fall in love. It’s on 9Go at 7pm this Sunday night. Check out the trailer here. 


When All is Said & Done by Neale Daniher.

Winning the Australian Book Industry Awards biography of the year 2020, this incredible novel by AFL great, Neale Daniher is a selection of stories and wisdom from Daniher himself. In the book, he discusses his beliefs on the Bunsen burner of life, reminding everyone that, we all have the power to choose how to make our time on this earth matter. Find out more here.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

In her debut novel, Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age, tells the story of a young black woman who is wrongfully accused of kidnapping while babysitting. Dealing with themes of privilege, millennial anxiety and wealth it’s definitely worth a read. Find out more here.


Paint by numbers.

Are you over watching movies or TV shows and looking for something hands-on to do? Well why not try paint by numbers? With kits that tell you what colour to paint and where it’s makes painting easy and fun! There are a range of drawings to choose from as well as a range of places to buy them from. Find out more here and get creating today.

Zoom Trivia.

Trivia is a great game for the whole family, so why not try Zoom Trivia? Streaming online, you can gather a team to play against others and take home a win! Why not try Quiz Meister’s The Quarantine Quiz on tonight at 8pm? Check it out and find out more here.

Pilates Classes.

Don’t enjoy working out or going for runs? Then Pilates might be your thing. Pilates is a form of exercise that consists of low-impact muscular strength and flexibility as well as endurance movements. Core-plus Connected provide Pilates and yoga classes for every body type, everywhere. With a 7-day free trail, there’s never been a better time to try. Find out more here.

Game of the week: The Alto Collection.

The bestselling mobile app, Alto’s Odyssey and Alto’s Adventure are now available to play on PC. With beautiful surrounding and a relaxing soundtrack, this endless snowboarding and sand-boarding game will keep you entertained for hours. Find out more here.



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