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What’s On: Hobart events in August 2023

by Hobart Magazine
What’s On: Hobart events in August 2023

August 7 Here’s cheers to Tasmanian Whisky Week which begins today. Heaps of events, tours, classes and drams at

8 Hobart’s awesome annual science and arts festival, Beaker Street is on from 4-13 August. Ricky Maynard’s body of work, No More Than What You See, is at Bett Gallery until the 26th.

9 Choose second hand at Hanging Garments, a clothing market at In The Hanging Garden on Murray Street, 4-8pm, free entry.

10 To coincide with Homelessness Week, the I Am Somebody exhibition is on show at the Waterside Pavilion 11-3pm today til the 14th. Tonight, enjoy the TSO’s Obscura, 6pm at The Odeon.

11 Warm up with the Winter Swing festival, including workshops and performances, 7pm and all weekend at the Italian Club.

12 You can catch contemporary flamenco dance and music from Bandaluzia Flamenco, on tonight at Salamanca Arts Centre. Doors open from 7:30pm.

13 Singers of Southern Tasmania perform Stabat Mater by Rossini with an orchestra from 2-4pm at The Farrall Centre, The Friends School (also on the 12th at 7:30pm).

Art from the Inside submission, Lanterns

15 Leanne Halls’ epic landscapes bring the Three Capes Track to life in a new exhibition at Colville Gallery, 5:30pm.

16 Celebrate Science Week with a special storytime session at the city library, 10-11am. 3 years and up. Tonight, kids fave author Andy Griffiths’ show JUST! is on at Theatre Royal, 5:30pm.

17 View the Art from the Inside – Grace, an art exhibit of inmate artwork at Waterside Pavilion, Mawson Place. Open until 20 Aug,10am-4pm. Free entry.

18 Celebrate 100 years of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society at the Tascal Winter Ball. Catch dance ensemble AGE by DRILL Perfor­mance Company Inc at Theatre Royal, various times from 17-19 Aug.

19 The Highland Pipe Band makes their monthly appearance at Salamanca Markets, 11:30am, and comedian Mel Buttle, aka the internet’s mum on TikTok, is at The Odeon from 6:30pm.

20 The Reclink Australia Com­munity Cup sees local musicians take on local media personalities in a game of Aussie Rules. Midday, Queenborough Oval.

21 Last chance to see Just Humans, a comedy about a young man’s first year at uni, 7pm, Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, Guilford Young College, Glenorchy.

22 Take the talk and tour of Dear Kate: The Vision of the Mitchell Women by Jane Giblin, 2pm Allport Gallery and Museum.

Mustard anyone? Pic:

24 Enjoy the spicy satire of The 63rd Annual Austra­lian Mustard Federation Symposium and Con­diment Expo with Dion Dijon, The Clubhouse at Hobart Brewing Co. 7:30-9pm.

25 Sip and paint a view of kunanyi/Mount Welling­ton from the Kingston Beach Arts Hub tonight from 6:30-8:30pm.

James Reyne. Pic: FB

26 The annual Burning and Crackers night is on at the Longley Hotel today from 2pm. Free for under 12s.

27 Vance Joy returns to Hobart, this time supported by Thelma Plum, Budjerah & Mia Wray at the Botanical Gardens. All ages.

29 Enjoy top-notch classical music performances for the price of a sandwich with today’s Lunchbox Concert: Baryton Trios at Hobart Town Hall, 1:05pm.

30 The Pride Choir Work­shop is for folks of all genders and sexuality, experienced singers and the very new, 11:30am- 4:30pm at Salamanca Arts Centre.

31 Chess lovers and novices alike can test their skills at Chess Club Thursdays at Kingston Library today from 4-6pm, Free.

September 1 James Reyne brings his Way Out West tour to the Theatre Royal, with guest Ella Hooper, 7:30pm. Soccer takes over the city with the Hobart Cup start­ing today and continuing at various sportsgrounds all weekend.

2 Will you choose Arj Barker at the Theatre Royal, Peter Hellier at Wrest Point, or perhaps the Tasmanian Pole Championships at the Playhouse Theatre tonight?

3 Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads! Celebrate at the Make-A-Wish Colour Splash fun run, Dominic College, Glenorchy. Or give pickleball a red hot go at the Badminton Centre in South Hobart, 10-11am, Free.

4 Discover the fluidity and simple grace at the Ink in Motion art exhibit at the Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Art Centre. Open 10-4pm, Free.

5 If international travel is on the cards for 2024, get some travel tips with independent agents at the Moonah Arts Centre today from 5:15pm.

Make a splash! Pic: Make-A-Wish Hobart Branch FB


4,5 and 11,12 August

All aboard the Wizarding Express for a theatrical journey through an evening of witchcraft and wizardry with cocktails, supper and more at the Don River Railway. Gates open at 6pm. For more info head to

Step back in time. Pic: Oatlands Heritage and Bullock Festival FB

12-13 August

Road trip (perhaps by horse and wagon?) to Oatlands to step back in time and celebrate history and ye olde skills at the Heritage & Bullock Festival this weekend.

13 August

In a two-set performance, the original members of Dave Graney and The Coral Snakes will perform Night of the Wolverine in full, plus classics and deep cuts from their mid 90’s album Window of Heat. 2-5:30pm, Palais Theatre, Franklin.

13 August

Chocoholics rejoice and race to Latrobe for the Chocolate Winterfest. Celebrating all things chocolate with various events and exhibitions including a chocolate high tea, smarties mosaics, a cupcake decorating competition and a wearable art trail. Heat to for the full program.

Chocoholics nightmare or dream at Chocolate Winterfest. Pic: FB

16-17 August

Space out, in a good way, with Tasmanian space expert and NASA Historian Scott Pooke at two sessions of TastroTalks at Devonport Library. In session one Scott will answer questions about daily life in space and session two is all about near misses in space beyond Apollo 13. Sessions start at midday.

26 August

The best of the island’s performance poets will take to the stage at the Tasmanian state final of the Australian Poetry Slam tonight from 7:30pm at the Australian Italian Club in Launceston.

26 August

West Coast Wilderness Railway has partnered with Linda Café for a series of weekend events held alongside train station platforms in Queenstown and Strahan throughout August. This one sees guest chef, tourism operator and fisherman Shane Wilson from Tasmanian Wild Seafood Adventures present a three course meal showcasing locally caught Strahan seafood. Regatta Point Station, 5:30-8pm. See all the Alongside events at

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