Darwin's balmy nights invite late-night exploration and while there's only a handful of nightclubs, you'll find something on every night. There's also a thriving arts and entertainment scene: theatre, films and concerts.
Off the Leash (www.offtheleash.net.au) magazine lists events happening around town. Keep an eye out for bills posted on noticeboards and electricity poles that advertise dance and full-moon parties.
Just about every pub/bar in town puts on some form of live music, mostly on Friday and Saturday nights, and sometimes filling the midweek void with karaoke and DJs.