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What’s On: Hobart events in June 2023

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

June 6 The Rosny Library hosts lunchtime yoga today from 12:30pm. Then, Katie Yap and Emily Sheppard perform Night Herons as part of the Lunchbox Concerts series, Hobart Town Hall, 1:05pm.

7 Nab one of the last tickets to the near-sold-out Hobart Women’s Shelter fundraiser at Government House – with music and a roaming dinner. Tickets via TryBooking. Missed out? You can still donate at

8 The 10th Dark Mofo kicks off tonight until 22 June. For an evening of sass and debauchery, Dark Drag Trivia is on tonight at Rude Boy, 6-10pm.

9 Music, dance, visuals, poetry and more at SHE, Moonah Arts Centre, 7pm. Voices and Decomposed, Max Richter’s orchestra, with readings from the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, Fed Concert Hall, 7:30pm.

10 Dark Fringe has kicked off with The Emergency Dollhouse, in which 200-year old 53 Collins St is transformed into a multi-level demented dollhouse experience! 6-10pm til 25 June.

Dark Fringe: The Emergency Dollhouse

11 Enjoy Timothy Hodge’s collection of experimental drawings, Filaments, Schoolhouse Gallery at Rosny Park. Free. Open Wed-Sun, 11-5pm. The Queen’s Ball is back with the theme Resurrection. 9pm til 4am.

12 It’s the King’s Birthday public holiday. Big Brother meets art at Exposed Transaction today at Bickerstaff Blizzard Gallery. The artist will live on display in the space for 48hrs. Open for public scrutiny from 12-6pm.

13 The ZERO PIXEL Film Festival showcases some of Australia’s foremost analogue film artists with a Q&A to follow. TopSpace StudioGallery, 5:30pm.

14 Experience inaudible melodies at Dark Mofo’s Silent Symphony tonight (and various other dates) from 4pm-10pm Dark Park, Evans St.

15 Head to TMAG after dark for The Salon, where audio artists perform over the next three nights. You can also explore Twist, the multi-gallery exhibition now on until October.

16 Hobart Twilight Market Brooke Street Pier is on tonight from 4:30pm. ‘Dark. Sexy. Full of surprises’. Dark Homo is back from 9pm till 5am at Observatory Bar / Post Street Social, tix via humanitix.

17 Learn to needle-felt an adorable wool fleece fish at a 3.5 hour workshop at Soho Arts from 1pm. Tonight a mesmerising night of sound, art and performance at Hobart’s State Library is on from 5 till 10pm. Free, all ages.

18 Quadball, inspired by Harry Potter’s Quidditch, combines rugby, dodgeball, and tag. Try it at 10am at Parliament Lawns today.

19 The Kingston Death Cafe is on today at the Kingborough Community Hub – demystify death and share or just listen to others’ stories from 10:30am.

20 Time to warm up those vocal chords. Open Mic Night is on at the Republic Bar. Starts 7pm. La la la la LAAA!

21 Late Tassie artist Susan Lester’s bird paintings have become a book, Birds of Tasmania, launching at 5:30pm at Fullers. Or board the replica Lady Nelson in red for a midwinter sailing, music by River Bigby, 6pm.

22 Learn to turn your photos into a video with Canva at Rosny Library today from 10am.

23 The Sunshine Club is an optimistic and joyful musical set in 1946, in a club created by an Aboriginal soldier who has just returned from the war. Theatre Royal, 8pm.

24 Pankind Destashin’ Fashion with Compassion is raising funds for pancreatic cancer. 11am-3pm, Lenah Valley Community Hall. Elena Schwarz conducts the TSO playing Cherubini Requiem, 7:30pm.

25 Country-folk-pop singer songwriter Ange Boxall performs at The Longley Hotel from 2:30pm. Catch the best LGBTIQ+ short films at Rainbow Shorts, Kingborough Community Hub, 2pm.

26 Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine perform the Ukrainian showpiece Forest Song and Spanish Don Quixote at the Theatre Royal, 7:30pm.

Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine

28 The monthly Dementia Cafe, for those experiencing it and those caring for someone living with it, is on at Mathers Place at 10am.

29 Show off your smarts at trivia night at New Norfolk’s Welcome Swallow Brewery from 6pm.

30 Australia’s First Lady of Comedy, Julia Morris, performs at The Odeon tonight 7:30pm. Shane Howard (of Goanna) then plays at the Republic Bar at 9pm.

July 1 The Festival of Voices’ free Big Sing Bonfire is back, 5pm at Salamanca, before Tasmanian Songbook: Volume 3, 8pm at Theatre Royal.

2 Hear harmonies in the haunting Cascades Female Factory as Hannah May and Nourish Women’s Choir sing women’s stories throughout history. 2pm.

3 Punk rocker slash author Henry Rollins brings his Good To See You spoken word tour to Hobes, 8pm at the Odeon.

4 The Ten Tenors will perform their greatest hits from opera to pop and rock (including Bohemian Rhapsody) at Wrest Point tonight, 7pm.


8 June

The Giants, the new documentary about Bob Brown and the forests of Tasmania, is screening at Big hART’s Watershed in Wynyard. 6:30pm.

9-12 June

The Winter Arts Festival returns to the Bay of Fires, including the Bay of Fires Art Prize 2023 exhibition opening gala tonight from 6pm at the Panorama Hotel.

11 June

The biggest running event in Launceston – the McGrath Launceston Running Festival – is on today, with a half marathon, a 10km, a 5km run or walk and 1 mile options. They say the 10km is a particularly speedy course.

Mcgrath Launceston Running Festival

14 June

The Victorian State Ballet presents The Snow Queen at the Burnie Arts Centre, 7:30pm.

18 June

If you need an excuse to spend some time wandering the historic streets of Ross, today the Ross Village Markets can be that for you. It’s indoors, so weather is no issue, with food and various items on offer. 9am-3pm, Ross Town Hall.

24 June

Up for a chilly, evening dip in the Bass? The Winter Solstice Splash is on tonight at Freers Beach in front of the Port Sorell Surf Club. Bring your swimmers, beanie and a gold coin donation. There will be hot showers, fire pits, food vans and live music to help you thaw out. From 4:30pm-9:30pm

Winter Solstice Splash. Pic: Port Sorell Surf Club

25 June

The Spooky Men’s Chorale are back on the island with their mansinging and excellent beards. Longford Town Hall, 3-5pm.

All month

QVMAG is hosting a display of works from the The Launceston Urban Sketchers group – a community of local sketch artists linked to a wider global movement. On now until August 20.

Launceston Urban Sketches. Pic: QVMAG

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