Things To Do in Hobart this April 2022
by Hobart Magazine
6 Get spontaneous at Hobart’s Festival of Improvised Theatre – it’s on tonight at the Peacock Theatre, 8pm to 10pm.
7 Australian electronic producer duo Flight Facilities bring their Forever Tour to Hobart. They’re at Hobart City Hall from 7pm. Learn how to use Fimo clay to create fun colourful things today at YouthARC. Free! From 4pm – 5pm.
8 The first ever kunanyi Mountain Run is on this weekend – beginning with the run hub for registrations, briefing, food and drinks today from 4pm.
Hip hoppers Bliss N Eso are in Hobart for their The Sun Tour, playing at The Goods Shed tonight from 8pm. It’s also Bhangra Night at Altar, as part of the Vaisakhi Festival celebrating Punjabi solar new year.
9 The Fresh Hop Beer Festival is on at the New Norfolk Distillery today from midday to 9pm. Celebrate the local harvest and taste beers from around the state. Eventbrite has the deets.
And tonight Aussie legends the Hoodoo Gurus are on their 40th Anniversary Tour (!!) and play the Hobart City Hall from 7pm.
10 Firstly, it’s National Hug Your Dog Day. But also, there’s Hobart Youth Market at the Youth Arts & Recreation Centre from 10am for Youth Week, and Indian New Year and Easter Celebrations at the Polish Hall in Newtown from 10am.
11 Get crafty at the Teacup & Saucer Colouring Workshop at Picrnicr Studio & Gallery in the city, from 10-1pm. Book on Eventbrite.
12 Kita Mean keeps things Delightfully Camp in Hobart at The Grand Poobah from 6pm.
13 Schools out for term 1, and for the big kids (actually, the adults) there’s an Easter Party with the Southern Lights Band at the Polish Club from 6:30pm.
14 Aussie twin pop sensations The Veronicas play Tolosa St Park from 6:00pm
15 Good Friday Plan some family fun in the fresh air with the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation’s Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic Day at the Botanical Gardens. Tickets to this fun fundraiser event are on sale until the 14th so get hopping to rhhresearchfoundation.org for all the info.
16 Easter Saturday. The Page and Cup are hosting an Introduction to Herbal Brews today to teach you how various herbs and plants can be used to make a tea. You’ll take your own brew home. Head to www.thepageandcup.com.au to book.
17 –Easter Sunday. Need more Easter eggs in your life? The Old Kempton Distillery and hosting an easter egg hunt event with prizes for best dressed, live music, face painting and more. From 10am, bookings essential 6259 3082.
Spend the morning in the Campo de Flori olive orchard for their tasting event from 10:30am. More info on Eventbrite.
18 Easter Monday
19 Sing along to your favourites from kiwi wonders Crowded House as they play the MyState Bank Arena tonight from 6pm. Book on the usual ticket sites!
20 It’s opening day of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and his Friend at The Playhouse Theatre. Or check out The Invitation, Caroline McGregor’s exhibition of her sculptures and painting, at Salamanca Arts Centre. Ends on the 23rd.
21 The wonderful Jen Fricker brings the funnies to the Clubhouse at the Hobart Brewing Co tonight from 8pm.
22 It’s Earth Day. One way to mark the occasion is to take the kids to the South Hobart Resource Tip Shop to learn about decomposition and use reclaimed materials to make their own to take hom. For ages 5+, from 10am.
23 Mallika Naguran will read the story Mossy Mess from her most recent book, She Never Looks Quite Back, at a special Earth Day outdoor event at the Waterworks Reserve. Meet at the car park at 3pm, rain or shine!
24 The National Trust’s Autumn Plant Sale at Runnymede in New Town is today! There are plants, compost, produce, books, coffee and bric a brac plus strolls around the garden. From 9:30am – 2pm. North Melbourne play Geelong Cats at the Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, from 1pm.
25 It’s ANZAC Day. Check your local RSL club for details of memorial services.
26 Today might be the day you get along to the Australian Design Centre’s touring exhibition Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery. It’s on display at TMAG’s Argyle Gallery until May 15.
27 There’s a very cool kids’ blacksmithing workshop today at Mattila Studio – it’s down by the water on Napoleon St, Battery Pt. 9am-5pm, and for ages 5-15. Info at www.petemattila.com
28 Australian acoustic duo The Dreggs bring their stomping fun music to Altar tonight from 7pm.
29 Enter The Quiet Zone at Hobart Breathing Space for a bit of time out from the intensity of everyday life. Think harp, singing bowls, gentle percussion, meditation, mindfulness and breath work. 7pm start. Book on trybooking.com
30 Esther Hannaford brings Carole King’s classic Tapestry album to life for its 50th anniversary in this special concert at Wrest Point. All the details are at livenation.com.au
Custard – aka that fun 90s band that Bluey’s Dad is in – play The Republic from 8pm too.
1 Songstresses Wendy Matthews and Grace Knight play their ‘We’re Going to Graceland’ Elvis show at The International Longley Hotel from 2pm. Getting hitched? Isle Weddings Expo is on today at MAC02 from 10-3pm.
3 Kingston Library is hosting a ‘Protect yourself against scams’ session with the Office of e-Safety today from 9:45am. Register on Eventbrite.
4 Catch Nerida Stockley’s From the Desert to the Sea exhibition featuring various mediums including painting, drawing, ceramics and collage, at Bett Gallery until May 7. Open 10-4 Tues-Fri and 10-2 Saturdays.
5 The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson is a reimagining of Leah Purcell’s acclaimed play and Henry Lawson’s classic short story. A searing Australian western thriller, screening this week www.statecinema.com.au
The East Coast Harvest Odyssey (ECHO Festival) is back for 2022. The theme each year is something very east-coast-ish – Kelp Forests. You can expect to even eat and drink kelp (in the form of a delicious festival cocktail. Enjoy food, wine, art, music, stories, science and more on the fringes of Swansea. echofestival.com.au for more.
Raise money and awareness for the Devil Facial Tumour Disease by taking part in the Devil of a Swim at Bicheno. Hosted by the Bicheno Surf Life Saving Club, it’s on from 8:30am-2:30pm.
Head across the Channel for the Nayri Niara Good Spirit Festival – a three-day gathering of music, ceremony, knowledge sharing and arts on lunawunna alonnah, Bruny Island. The Festival is a chance for Indigenous and non-indigenous people to share knowledge and ceremony, music, food and more. www.nayriniaragoodspirit.com
23 and 24 April 2022
TrailGraze is a new kind of food festival, being held in the North West. Prior to the event event, each chef spent four days ‘grazing the trail’ to prepare special recipes utilising the local produce. TrailGraze will feature some of our most highly regarded chefs and culinary professionals including Analiese Gregory, Kobi Ruzicka, Massimo Mele, Alex Prichard, Craig Will, Palisa Anderson, Luke Burgess and Clayton Wells. An eating road trip…yes please!
24 April – 8 May
Autumn is the time of year to spot the turning of the Fagus, our stunning deciduous native alpine birch. The annual Festival of the Fagus is back at the Cradle Mountain Hotel this year, including a free Kids’ Fagus Forage event, workshops, classes, tours and special menus. www.cradlemountainhotel.com.au/festival-of-fagus
It’s International Jazz Day – celebrate with three sessions of jazz in one day in Launceston.
Three Boathouse sessions are on at various times at The Boathouse Centre. Presented by the Launceston Jazz Club. www.trybooking.com for more.