What to do tonight instead of watch the Origin!

This evening is footy’s night of nights – State of Origin – where Queensland and New South Wales go head to head to find out when is the greatest team of them all: the Maroons or the Blues.

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It’s a riveting game, if you love footy, but if you’re not too keen on watching it, then never fear – we have you covered.

Here’s a list of what’s on tonight around Australia that caters for those who would much rather do something else:

In the major cities showing State of Origin

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage
Lyric Theatre – QPAC, Brisbane – 8pm
Art of Meditation
Wooloowin State School, Wooloowin – 6:30pm
Judith Lucy – Ask No Questions Of The Moth
Brisbane Powerhouse – 7:30pm
A Very Special Evening With Neil Finn
Melbourne Recital Centre – 7:00pm
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Her Majesty’s Theatre
219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne – 1pm – 4pm, 7pm – 10pm
Audi Festival of German Films
Kino Cinema
45 Collins Street, Melbourne – all day
The festival will also take place at Palace Cinema Como in South Yarra.
Old Fashion’d & Jazz Wednesdays
Tatlers, Sydney – 6:00pm
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Sydney Lyric Theatre – 8pm
Vivid Sydney
Check out the bright lights around Sydney for the Vivid Festival – all day
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8pm – QI
8.33pm – The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9.03pm – The Agony of Life: Family Final


7.30pm – Doctor Who [Partners in Crime]
7.30pm – MasterChef Australia
8.30pm – Madam Secretary [Standoff]
9.30pm – Law & Order: S.V.U. [Totem]
8.30pm – Inspector Morse [Who Killed Harry Field?]
What will you be doing tomorrow night?