What’s On In February
by Hobart Magazine
1 Bring your summer vibes and Hawaiian shirt for the Hobart Glee Club’s tribute to The Beach Boys – just rock up to Irish Murphys and sing along!
2 Ever wanted to try life drawing? Kingborough Council is running a beginner-friendly life drawing class at KIN Creative Space. BYO pen and paper.
3 Delve into yesterday with the State Library’s History Room Research Settings where you can look through original records and heritage materials. Don’t forget your library card!
4 Lock it in, Eddie! Harle-quiz is back at Harlequin Lenah Valley.
5 Trace your family roots with Sue at the Rosny Library. Due to Covid, you’ll need to make a booking.
6 Get out for your glitter for the TasPride Parade and Party In The Park. Register at the TasPride website.
7 Make your own garden sculpture at this mosaic workshop run by Moonah Arts Centre. The world is your mosaic oyster!
8 It’s Regatta Day! There will be a full day of come-and-try events on the water and around the regatta foreshore. Head to their website for details.
9 Find some mat time with the Hobart City Council’s yoga class in St David’s Park.
10 Get some hump-day laughs at Hobart’s only weekly comedy show Jokers Comedy Club. Currently in iso? Head online from some digital content.
11 Find your zen with the Hobart City Council’s lunchtime Tai Chi class, held in Franklin Square.
12 Make the most of those long summer nights with Street Eats @ Franko, but make sure you head online to book your spot.
13 Hang ten with the Disabled Surfers Association of Australia Hands-on Surfing Day. Participation is strictly limited – email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot.
14 Relive *that* scene from Ghost with a pottery class with a beginner-friendly workshop at Leap and Wonder Studio.
14 Help raise money for the McGrath Foundation at its inaugural cocktail event Bat for Boobs. Enjoy a drink while you take in a women’s cricket game to promote women in sport.
15 Learn to cook traditional Afghani dishes and street foods at a cooking class in Zafira Cafe in Moonah.
16 Australia’s first (and only) female PM Julia Gillard will be at The Theatre Royal for a lively analysis of gender and women’s access to positions of power.
17 The Clarence Jazz Festival starts today with events taking place over five days at the Rosny Farm Arts Centre. Head online for the lineup and tickets.
18Take an Antarctic expedition with a nip of single malt whisky a special screening of Iceman – 200 Years of Polar Exploration at Village Cinemas.
19 Richmond Tigers legend Matthew Richardson will be at the Hobart Football Club for a one-night event: Sportsman’s Night with Matthew ‘RICHO’ Richardson
20 Sip and stroll through Salamanca with a self-guided wine tour. With a great selection of local bars and restaurants, you’ll need to book your Urban Cellar Door tour quick!
21 The Hobart 5k Color Frenzy fun run is set to be the funniest run of 2021. Check out their website for event details and to register. And don’t forget to grab some snaps for the ‘gram.
22 Now in its third year, Vibrance Festival is Tasmania’s only street art festival. With markets, demos and a public spray wall, you’ll want to keep an eye on their Facebook page for tickets.
23 It’s the Brooke Street Pier’s open mic night – kinda! Their Mostly Acoustic Music Jam session will showcase some of Hobart’s up and coming easy listening and old-time tunes.
24 Get to know your brew with Cascade’s history tour. They’ll be unbottling their past and sharing stories from this iconic Tasmanian site.
25 Grab a cocktail and settle in for a night of vocal and instrumental jazz at Jazz Jams at Pablo’s from 7.15pm.
26 Bring the family – and the dog – to Hobart Twilight Market at Brook Street Pier. With a great selection of food, art and design, you’re sure to get your weekend off to a great start.
27 Pump up your tyres for round four of the TasGravity Enduro 20/21 series this weekend in Hobart.
6 – 10 February
Set inside the studios of southern Tasmania’s artists with this go-as-you-please Foreister Art Trail (FAT). Search for their Facebook page where you can access a map and more event information.
Take some quality canvas time with the Old Sunday School Art Group in Longford. Coming together on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, the group’s aim is to encourage, develop, and foster the love of art, provide a meeting place for artists and those wishing to learn how to draw and paint.
19 – 21 February
More than 40 vineyards across the region will welcome wine-lovers for the 20201 Southern Open Vineyards Weekend – even take a behind-the-scenes look at vineyards who normally don’t open to the public.
Situated in the green Meander Valley, the Mole Creek Markets run the third Saturday of every month selling the best of the region’s produce. Country bake sale, anyone?
Head up to Launceston for Variety Tasmania’s Variety of Gins event where they’ll offer you a guided tasting experience and serve some specially crafted gin-based cocktails on the Launceston Golf Course.
Make a road trip up the east coast to celebrate the end of summer with Craige Knowe’s Unwind in the Vines event. With stellar wine and food on offer, it’s a great way to see out the warmer weather.
Have a filthy mouth and a bad attitude? The Blues Brothers Revival are playing at the Huntington Tavern, Kempton for what’s sure to be a good-time afternoon.
Cast your fishing net out over the Furneaux Group group at the Flinders Island Fishing Competition. The competition will take place near the main town of Whitemark with events for both adults and children with profits going to the Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.