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Things To Do in Hobart this May 2022

by Hobart Magazine
Things To Do in Hobart this May 2022

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


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. 

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.


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


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. 


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

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


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



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.

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


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.


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.




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.


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.

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


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.


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


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

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

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. 


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. 



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




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




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.



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.



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.



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


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.


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.


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


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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