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What’s On: Hobart events in January 2022

by James Marten
What’s On: Hobart events in January 2022

3: Today is the last day of the Taste of Summer! Get amongst it before winter is upon us. 

 

4: Sail off to Treasure Island this summer with Big Monkey Theatre’s production of the classic. Running for most of January at the Botanical Gardens, book through the Theatre Royal. 

 

5: Five interstate choreographers have landed to lead a three-day summer dance school at Jenina’s Dance Workshop in Glenorchy. Find Jenina’s on facebook for more info. 

 

6: Inspired by the Sydney to Hobart? You might enjoy the Post-Xmas Twilight Series with the Derwent Sailing Squadron.  5:30-8:30pm. Dssinc.org.au for all the deets.

 

7: Soak up the local market vibes by the water at the Hobart Twilight Market at Long Beach, Sandy Bay. Grab some delicious food and nab a spot on the grass for a picnic. This super family friendly event is on the first and third Friday of the month until the end of March. 

 

7-15 Go green with everyone’s favourite ogre at the Musical Theatre Crew’s production of Shrek Jr, The Musical. At the Playhouse Theatre from 7-15 January, book at playhouse.org.au. 

 

8: Get the strawberries and cream ready, the Hobart International Women’s Tennis Competition is on from today (until the 15th). 

 

ALSO: Gin-uary, the Tasmanian Gin Festival, shines a light on our local distillery industry today and tomorrow at The Goods Shed in Hobart. Info at ginuaryhobart.com.au.

 

9: Bluey’s Big Play – The Stage Show is finally, after some covid cancellations, coming to Hobart! Today’s the last chance to see all the kids’ (and parents’) favourites on stage at Wrest Point. Book through ticketmaster. 

 

10: Need a new hobby? Always wanted to learn Latin? The Medieval Latin Summer School is for you. It’s a general introduction to Latin with an emphasis on medieval and ecclesiastical literature. Jane Franklin Hall, South Hobart. Tickets on Eventbrite.

 

11: Is today the day you finally learn to scuba dive? The PADI Open Water Dive Course starts today – you’ll learn to dive to a depth of 18m and see another world under the water around our magnificent island. Godivetas.com.au 

 

12: Wide Angle Tasmania presents Audition Ready! A 3-day youth workshop for 9-13 year old budding actors, with Brett Rogers. www.wideangle.org.au for all the info. 

 

13: You’re invited to tango all weekend with Summer Tango in Hobart and Richmond. Fill your days with social dancing, top tango DJs and food and wine. See sidewalktango.com.au for more. 

 

14: It’s the ASHES! In Hobart! Be part of cricket history in Tasmania at The Blundstone Arena until the 18th. www.cricket.com.au 

 

ALSO

The Migrant Resource Centre are hosting a summer picnic at Tolosa Park today from 11-3pm. Bring some food to share, enjoy a simple, provided bbq lunch, meet some new people and join in some fun and games. 

 

15: DJ Timmy Trumpet headlines the Party In The Yard at The Goods Shed today – see eventbrite for tickets and info.

 

16: Experience ‘the finest guitar player of this generation’, Daniel Champagne, at The Longley International Hotel tonight from 8pm. Book via moshtix.com

 

17: Catch the Hobart Hurricanes take on the Brisbane Renegades as part of the Big Bash League this summer. The game starts at 7:40pm at Blundstone Arena. hobarthurricanes.com.au.

 

18: Got a kiddo who loves a bit of drama? Book them in for ExitLeft’s Fairytale Theatre Holiday Workshops this week. Each day they’ll perform a different fairytale, including Cinderella, Aladdin and Oliver Twist. They run from 9-3pm in the CBD. Exitleft.com.au 

 

19: Take your pick of Cricket or Basketball three-day holiday camps for the kids this week – both at Hutchins School, Sandy Bay. See australiansportscamps.com.au for more. 

 

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21: See one of our fav chefs – Yottam Ottolenghi – as he tours his latest book, ‘Flavour of Life’ at Wrest Point (and at Mona Foma in Launceston 21-23). 

 

22: Congratulations to all involved with the Salamanca Market as they celebrate their 50th anniversary today – what a day to get along to support our biggest local market. 

 

and:

Love a cocktail? Get along to the Urban Cocktail Trail today and visit eight of our finest bars from 1-5pm. Enjoy signature cocktails from Aura, Grinners Dive Bar, Tesoro and La Sardina Loca. Book at urbancocktailtrail.com

 

23: Spend your Sunday relaxing with live music and food at The Den Serenades from midday at The Den, Salamanca. More info on Facebook. 

 

24: Vision of a Palawa is an exhibition showcasing contemporary artworks by Tasmanian Aborignal artist Rodney Gardner and the newly uncovered drawings of 19th century French artist Nicolas-Martin Petit of the Baudin voyage of 1802. Free, at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, until early March.

 

25: Pub Choir – the uplifting group performance that encourages a healthy dose of audience participation – is hitting Hobart after their TV debut in ‘Australia’s Biggest Singalong’. At The Odeon Theatre, opens at 6pm. 

 

26: Enjoy the public holiday today! You might want to head to the annual Wrest Point Sandy Bay Regatta for a mix of competitive races and family-friendly activities with windsurfing, kayaking, rowing, sailing, sack races and even pie-eating competitions. From 8am, sandybayregatta.com.au

 

27: Coil is a new performance that pays homage to the video shops of our past and blurs the boundaries between theatre, film and ceremony. Created by re:group performance collective, it’s on at the Salamanca Arts Centre today until the 29th. https://mofo.net.au/program/coil

 

And: 

 

27:  Learn how to provide therapeutic and supportive rhythmic and musical activities at the Rhythm2Recovery facilitator training, today and tomorrow, 9-4:30pm, Soho Arts Community Hall, South Hobart. 

 

28: Mona Foma comes to town – see Midnight Oil plus a host of incredible local artists (think TasDance, Terrapin, Theresa Sainty and Julie Gough). Check out mofo.net.au for the full program. Until the 30th. 

 

29: After many cancelled gigs, Melbourne rockers Press Club are coming to Hobart. They’re playing Altar tonight from 7pm. 

 

30: Anyone interested in electronics, radio or technology is invited to learn and have fun at the Radio and Electronics Association of Southern Tasmania (REAST) public open day today from 11-3pm at the Wireless Station in the Queens Domain. 

 

31: Amble through bush tracks and paddocks at the Art Farm, Birchs Bay. Check out the 24 new sculptures that temporarily join the 25 permanent ones in the open air gallery. The kids will love it, as will your dog! (on lead only) artfarmbirchsbay.org.au.

 

FEB

 

1: Even little kinder-aged kiddos can get immersed in robotics these holidays at the Coder College’s Kinder Robotics half day course for 5-7 year olds. 10am-12:30pm in Patrick Street, book via codercollege.com.au.

 

2: See Australia take on New Zealand in the cricket’s second one dayer at the Blundstone Arena today from 2pm. 

 

3:  Aussie rock royalty Jon Stevens brings his Noiseworks and INXS collections tour to the Odeon tonight at 7:30pm. 

 

4: See Killing Heidi, James Reyne and Icehouse – plus more – at music festival By the C’s Tassie debut at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Tickets via ticketmaster. 

 

5: Queen’s back catalogue of hits will be belted out tonight at the Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack Live at the Theatre Royal. Rescheduled to tonight, 8pm, theatreroyal.com.au. 

AND

Hiatus Kaiyote play the Odeon tonight too.  

Further afield:

15 – 16 January

Head to Huon Valley for the Castle Forbes Bay recreation club’s Art Exhibition will showcase local artists’ and makers’ works. The themes this year are “nests” (for kids and teens) and “use your imagination!” for those over 19, and visitors are invited to bring along a natural item to add to the community art installation – a huge nest! There will also be live music, art activities, free morning tea, drinks for sale and opportunities to meet the artists.  10am-4pm both days, gold coin donation, at Meredith Street, Castle Forbes Bay.

28-29 January

The Festival of King Island runs from the 26th to the 29th this year. Fill up on the island’s famous cheese, beef, seafood, incredible scenery and fantastic music – including Claire Anne Taylor, The Dead Maggies and more. There’ll also be a soapy plastic sheet water slide weaving through the scrub on site, a raft race and a pie-eating competition. http://foki.com.au for all the details. 

28 – 30 January 

The Tamar Valley Folk Festival is back for another year, with three days of concerts and community fun in George Town. Featuring performances by Emily Sanzaro, Martin Flanagan, Alan Gogoll, the Bass and Flinders Shanty Singers and the Kiribati Farm Singers plus many more. For more info head to: tamarvalleyfolkfestival.com 

31 January – 7 February

Hop on a gourmet tour of Tassie with champagne expert (um, new career alert, yes please) Amanda Reboul. Effervescence Escapes includes stories and tastes of wine making, artisan food production and the good life on the island. You’ll take in Hobart, Bruny Island, Port Arthur, Coles Bay, Freycinet and Launceston. For more information go to nicolebeasleytravel.com

 

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