What’s On: Get among these Hobart events in May/June
by James Marten
Australia was shocked by the 2018 death of 14-year-old bullying victim Dolly Everett. Wear blue today for Do It For Dolly Day and help create a safe and kinder world for our kids. More info: dollysdream.org.au
The Uni Revue is back for its 74th year with Tool Story, a glimpse into Trump’s time as president. At the Theatre Royal from 7-22 May, 7:30pm.
The winners of the national Very Short Film Festival will be announced tonight at Spring Bay Mill today at 5:30pm. This is no ordinary film festival. This national competition sprung out of the world we’re currently living in, encouraging all sorts of stories to be told and shared – particularly from those who are not usually. Cash prizes will be awarded and mentorships given. Award-winning writer, musician and radio broadcaster, Casey Bennetto will MC, and Jay Jarome Trio will provide the music at our after party. Jarome, an up-and-coming Djindubari artist born and raised on Bribie Island, Queensland, is now based in Tasmania. Tickets, from $15.
From 4pm – 6.30pm today you can learn more about how to effectively share stories connected to your business by attending a Brand Tasmania storytelling workshop. It’s being held at the Pickled Pear/University Club at 38a Dobson Road, Sandy Bay. Register with Brand Tasmania.
Did you know you can apply for free permits to hunt antlerless deer at various conservation areas across the state? It’s managed by Game Services Tasmania and DPIPWE, bookings through eventbrite.
Local transgender comedian Chloe Black brings her new stand-up show Switch Hitter (a term referring to an ambidextrous baseball player and/or a bisexual person) to The Clubhouse at Hobart Brewing Co.
On the first Friday of every month, Source Community Wholefoods in Sandy Bay opens it’s doors for their regular evening event – drinks, dinner, music.
Everyone is welcome to join the only Tasmanian tennis club dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies, Hobart Out Tennis (HOT) for a Winter doubles tournament in early June. Created in 2016 HOT have run summer tournaments as part of the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) World Tour. For the last two years this annual event has played alongside the Hobart International, and now, having affiliated with Tennis Tasmania and being awarded a grant supported by Primary Health Tasmania under the Australian Government’s primary health networks program, Hobart Out Tennis Club is hosting its first Winter Tournament on Saturday 5 June at the Domain Tennis Centre. HOT have partnered with Working It Out Inc, who will assist in providing psychological support and preventative mental health information for the LGBTQIA+ members and their supporters and allies who attend the event. Cost to enter is $20 per player and you can register as an individual as HOT can match you with a doubles partner for the day.
To The North one day pop up market is on today from 8am – 2pm at Albert Road, Moona. More information is here.