What’s On: Hobart events in July 2023
by Hobart Magazine
July 3 No time to talk at the Bee Gees sing along at Irish Murphy’s tonight from 6:30pm.
4 Join singers from school and community youth choirs and the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra for Tasmania Sings, 7pm, Federation Concert Hall. There’s a new set of schools performing tomorrow night too.
5 Head to Fullers for the political discussion ‘Trump’s Australia’ with Bruce Wolpe in conversation with David Bartlett, 5:30pm.
6 Nathan Maynard’s play At What Cost? (starring Luke Carroll) hits the Theatre Royal stage til the 8th, 7:30pm.
7 Lcoepayrn how to blog your family history stories at Rosny Library today from 11am.
8 Hoist the mainsail and join the Festival of Voices Sea Shanty Singalong, The Hope & Anchor Hotel, 7:30pm.
9 The Festival of Voices’ Grand Finale Concert will raise the rooftop at the Federation Concert Hall, 1:30pm, then the Tasmanian Fashion Runway returns to Rosny Barn from 2pm today.
10 Prep for spring and summer at Composting Demystified at the Warrane Mornington Neighbourhood Centre, 2-3pm.
11 8-12 year olds can try circus with the incredible Rooke at the Moonah Arts Centre today from 10am, book online. View seafaring artist Ian Parry’s latest exhibition, Colville Gallery in Battery Point, 5:30pm.
12 It’s storytime with the bonus making of winter creations afterwards at the Hobart Library today from 10am.
13 Kids bouncing off the walls this holidays? Send them to Clarence City Council’s school holiday sesh for some circus and cake pops. Free!
14 Let’s eat, drink, burn stuff and be merry at the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival – today til Sunday, Willie Smith’s Apple Shed.
15 Flickerfest brings the best of Australian short films to the Peacock Theatre at Salamanca from 8pm. Vika and Linda are singing at the Theatre Royal tonight.
16 Can housekeeping be satisfying? Find out with Helen Hayward and interviewer Jane Longhust at this week’s winter workshop at Alceme, 6:30-8pm, $10.
18 Lecturer and Antarctic scholar John Williamson will talk about ‘Uncle Bill’: An assessment of E.A. Wilson and the Discovery Expedition to Antarctica, 1pm, Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.
19 The Clean Energy and Smart Technology Trade Show takes over the Boardwalk Room at Wrest Point today, 5:30-8pm.
20 Learn to weave a raffia basket with authors and artists Leanne Pelikan and Kylie Dickson, 10:30am-12pm at the Bridgewater Library.
21 It’s opening night of the Art From Trash exhibition (feat. artist in residence Aukje Boonstra). Salamanca Arts Centre, 6-8pm.
22 Hear some of this year’s Hadley’s Art Prize finalists talk about their works, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 10:30-11:30am. Take a trip to Port Huon for the Kermandie Hotel’s Christmas in July dinner. Book ahead.
23 Barbie Kjar reflects a preoccupation with the sea in Lion Tides, the current exhibition at the Maritime Museum until late August.
24 Lynn Uptin’s beautiful watercolour paintings celebrate the iconic flora found on kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Bett Gallery, until the 29th.
25 Warm up with lunchtime yoga with Shannon Copelin at the Rosny Library, 12:30pm.
26 Artists Anthea Boden and Micheila Petersfield open their new exhibition at Despard Gallery, 5:30pm, then the real John Cleese takes to the stage at Wrest Point tonight, 7-9pm.
27 Rosny Library are hosting free films for their Winter Film Fest and today’s is Days of the Bagnold Summer, 10:30am.
28 Eat, drink, eat some more and enjoy the entertainment at Hobart’s Twilight Market at Brooke Street Pier. 4:30-9pm. Also on this evening is the TSO’s Sibelius violin concerto performed by Benjamin Beilman. Starts 7:30pm.
29 Frenzal Rhomb and The Meanies take to the Uni Bar like old times from 7pm, whilst the Make A Wish Galaxy Gala is on at the MyState Bank Arena.
30 Katy Woodroffe’s striking prints are on the walls at Handmark Gallery for her Swan Lake exhibition, open 7 days, various hours.
31 Women in business are invited to network and learn from guest speaker Dr Kate Cashman at the Collective – Inspiring Women in Business event, 12pm, The Henry Jones Art Hotel.
August 1 TMAG’s major winter exhibition, Twist, brings together artwork by exceptional Australian and Irish artists to engage with Dickensian themes. Open from 10am-4pm.
1-22 July If you’re missing Dark Mofo’s Spectra, head to the East Coast’s version at Bicheno Beams. Back for the third year, the laser show (plus atmospheric music) is on from 5:30pm every night until July 22 at Lions Park. Free and family friendly.
15-16 July Take the lego lovers in your life on a road trip to Ulverstone for the Tasmanian Brick Enthusiast’s premier Lego exhibition, Brixhibition. Session times, prices and tickets available at brixhibition.com.
20 July Tasmanian Dean Yates is a mental health expert and author who has lived through numerous horrific events as a war zone correspondent in Iraq and as a reporter covering the Bali bombings and the Boxing Day Tsunami. He’s now written a memoir, Line in the Sand, and will launch it in conversation with Polly McGee at Du Cane Brewery and Dining Hall in Launceston, 6-9pm.
From July 27 Van Diemen’s Band have taken their popular lunchtime concert series on the road, with a bunch of affordable daytime gigs this month and next month at the Burnie Arts Centre. Head to www.burniearts.net for all the info.
27-30 July The Devonport Jazz Festival celebrates 21 years of featuring the best Australian and Tasmanian jazz musicians. As always, the festival will take place in a bunch of different venues across the city, from the Town Hall Theatre, to arts venues, cafes, restaurants, pubs, churches and community halls. Find out more at www. devonportjazz.com.au.
30 July If you like your runs to take you off road and feature waterfalls, moss and more, try the Russell Falls Trail Run at Mt Field National Park. At 6.2km and on a well-maintained track it’s an ideal beginner’s trail run. www. endorfun.com.au/trail-runs/russell-falls.