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Things To Do in Hobart this May 2022

by Hobart Magazine
Things To Do in Hobart this May 2022


9th
Enjoy the Red Thread Charity Gala at Flamingos tonight from 7-9pm. Funds go to the Andrew Shaw Foundation for Tasmanians living with HIV.


10th

Dodgeball drop-ins at the Hobart PCYC on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30pm. The ethics, values and social licence of aquaculture will be discussed at the Tasmanian Salmon Symposium at Wrest Point, bookings required. 


11th
Climb every mountain (vicariously) at the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Village Cinemas. Catch Z.E.N Trio from 7:30pm at the Hobart Town Hall.


12th

It’s International Nurses Day! Also Baby & Child First Aid session is on at West Moonah Neighbourhood House, by Families Tasmania.


13th

TMAG serves as a fitting background for Robert Jarman’s version of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, from 7pm-9:30pm, plus other dates. 


14th 

See the Japanese art of Kokedama, make your own to take home, learn how to keep it thriving, with complimentary bubbles. 10am, SOHO Arts.


15th
Stretch those hammies for the City to Casino Fun Run, Hobart’s longest running fun run. From Hobart Showground to Wrest Point. 8am start.


16th 

It’s Volunteers Week. The theme for 2022 is “Better Together”. Head to www.volunteeringtas.org.au to find a volunteer opportunity. 


17th 

CUT THIS DAY


18th
It’s International Museums Day – a wonderful day to visit a local museum. Sing along with Guy Sebastian on his T.R.U.T.H Tour to Mystate Bank Arena tonight.

19th
Need giggles? See comedian Damien Power at The ClubHouse at Hobart Brewing Co. from 8pm, doors open 7:45pm.


20th

The winning films for the 2022 Very Short Film Festival are announced tonight at the premiere from 5.30pm at Spring Bay Mill. Also Friends! The Musical Parody is on at Wrest Point, 7:30pm.

21st

It’s Federal Election day. Grab a democracy sausage and cast your vote. Meg Mac is here on her ‘On Your Mind’ tour, playing at The Odeon tonight from 7:30pm.

 

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22nd

Have you tried ParkRun? It’s a fun, free, encouraging, weekly 5km fun run (or walk!), various locations. Urzila Carlson will get the belly laughs going at Wrest Point tonight from 7:30pm.


23rd

Got an anxious kiddo? Learn how to reduce anxiety and build resilience in children 2-12 years old in The No Scaredy Cats program today from 10am-12:30.

24th
Stencilled Productions presents The Taming of the Shrew, one of William Shakespeare’s most problematic comedies. Salamanca Arts Centre.


25th 

In the lunchtime presentation ‘A pakana “victory”! The 1985 repatriation of the Crowther collection’, Zoe Rimmer (pakana curator and writer) is in conversation with Rebe Taylor (UTAS). Allport Library, 1-2pm.

 

26th
Today is National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week begins tomorrow. Later, comedian Nazeem Hussain performs at Altar in the city from 7pm.


27th 

Elizabeth College presents ‘Pippin’, 7:30-9:30pm at the Elizabeth College Theatre tonight.


28th
Gold Pen bring funky, jazzy, cosmic music to the mountain tonight, from 7-10pm at the Fern Tree Tavern. 


29th
Enjoy an afternoon of fun, bubbles, guest speakers and fundraising to end period poverty with DigniTea at Crowne Plaza from 12:30pm. Celeste Barber performs at MyState Bank Arena tonight. 


30th

Settle in for winter with an array of new online word games after attending the Coffee, Cake and Computers event at Glenorchy Library today from 9:30am. 

 

31st

The Derwent Sailing Squadron host a weekly InnQUIZitive Trivia Quiz – and it’s on tonight. The Quiz starts at 7pm.

 

JUNE

1st 

Reconciliation Tasmania hosts a National Reconciliation Week Breakfast this morning from 7-9am at Wrest Point, with special guests Thomas Mayor and Kaytlyn Johnson.

2nd

 

3rd

Join artist, maker, ecologist and science communicator, Bindi, for a skill sharing workshop into coiled basket making at the Resource Tip Shop Education Centre in South Hobart, from 9:30am.

 

4th 

Stardust + The Mission features two personal stories of ancestry and identity, Theatre Royal today at 2pm or 7:30pm. Aussie muso legends Spiderbait play the Uni Bar tonight from 7pm.

 

5th

Paint a portrait of a beloved furry family member at The Pet Project, a free painting workshop run by UTAS and Rosny Farm Arts Centre. 10am-4pm, School of Art, 37 Hunter Street.

 

6th

Sing for joy at the Hobart Glee Club – the singalong choir that everyone can join. No auditions, no commitments. 21 Salamanca Place, Battery Point, 6:30pm. 

 

Further Afield

 

14-15 May

The wonderful blues muso Mia Dyson is in Tassie for her Parking Lots 15th Anniversary Tour. She’s playing at a series of venues, including the Meander Hall (14th) and The Palais Theatre in Franklin (15th). Tickets and info at miadyson.com.

 

18 May

The annual Australian Musical Theatre Festival is on in Launceston today with a program including workshops, collaborations and of course performances. There are elements for everyone who loves musical theatre, from those working in the industry to those who love to sit in the audience. www.amtf.org.au

 

22 May

The breathtaking – in more ways than one – 18km Tasman Run is on today in the Tasman National Park. From Tasman Arch to Fortescue Bay, with views over Eaglehawk Neck, Cape Hauy and the Candlestick, it’s a special one. www.endorfun.com.au/trail-runs/tasman

 

28 May

Curringa Farm at Hamilton are hosting their family-friendly Cracker Night event again. Gates open at 5pm, food and drinks will be available from 5:30-7:30pm. Grab tickets at www.curringafarm.com.au

 

29 May 

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission perform at the Port Cygnet Cannery today, and the event is a Short of a Sheet charity fundraiser. Doors open 12:30pm and a casual lunch will be served throughout the show, which begins at 2:30pm.  

 

3-4 June

Get agricultural at the 2022 Campbell Town Show at the local showground. It’s an authentic ag show, with a popular fashion parade, shearing, wood shipping, horse and dog events (including dog high jump and a sausage dog race!). Plus the exhibition hall, sideshow alley, rides, games, food and more.

4 June

Get creatively tactile and learn to make your own big bowl or large vase at a special workshop at Leap And Wander in Magra. 10am-12pm. Book via eventbrite. 

 

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