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What’s On: Hobart events in March 2023

by James Marten
What’s On: Hobart events in March 2023

March

6 Get nutbush ready for tonight’s Tina Turner singalong at Irish Murphy’s, from 6:30pm. Tonight head along to try Contra Dancing at St James Hall, North Hobart, 7:15pm for a 7:30pm kick off.

8 Happy International Women’s Day! The Movenpick Hotel is hosting a special breakfast to celebrate from 7:15am. Or head along to Tasmania’s longest-running IWD breakfast, fundraising for the RHH Foundation, from 7:30am.

9 Beloved string quartet Kronos are in town, playing Federation Concert Hall from 7:30pm for Ten Days on the Island.

10 Enjoy delicious local food and music at the Hobart Twilight Market Brooke Street Pier, 4:30-9pm.

11 Moonah Sounds of the World is back, 7:30pm, info at humanitix. Also, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour comes to the Friends’ School, 7pm.

12 Make your own fairy garden in a pot in the beautiful Cascade Gardens, South Hobart. Various sessions. Or, explore the history of Mornington and Warrane on a public walk from Warrane Community Garden. 11am-1pm,

13 Enjoy live music, market stalls, facepainting and of course the amazing play equipment at A Day at the Park, Kingborough Community Hub. Or head along to the Underground Cinema at Wide Angle in South Hobart tonight.

14 Tassie take on Queensland in the cricket at Blundstone Arena today from 10:30am.

15 Hide The Dog, a cheeky yet deep kids play by palawa writer Nathan Maynard, is on for one night only, Theatre Royal, 6:30pm.

16 Unwind at a 1.5hr free-dance session led by Marjolein at Moonah’s Multicultural Council of Tas, 6:30pm.

17 Hobart Town Hall will host a riot of colour for the Dahlia Show, today 1-5pm and tomorrow 10-4. Later, pop partway up the mountain to see Israeli performer Schmone at the Fern Tree Tav, 7:30pm.

18 The Tasmanian Wine Festival is on all weekend at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, plus The Gesualdo Six – award-winning British vocal ensemble – perform at the Nolan Gallery tonight from 7:30pm.

19 The Let’s Go Surfing, Pure Joy event for kids and adults with disability is on at Carlton Beach today, hosted by Disabled Surfers Association Tasmania.

20 Tassie writer Meg Bignell is the guest author at New Norfolk Library today, 10:30am, with morning tea. Tonight Balfolk Dancing is on at St James Hall, North Hobart, 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.

21 Kate Vermey gives a talk on The Jane Austen-esque diaries of Mary Morton Allport’s Mother at the Allport Library and Museum, 1-2pm.

22 Opening tonight, Velvet Rewired fuses disco, burlesque and circus, featuring Marcia Hines and other stars at the Theatre Royal, until April 9.

23 The 2023 Tasmanian Festival of Bridge starts today at MyState Bank Arena.

The Tasmanian Wine Festival. Pic: FB

25 The Big Weekend of Sustainable Living Ideas goes all weekend at the Brighton Civic Centre and the Botanical Institute in Bridgewater. CarnaTassie – The Brazilian Carnaval – is also on today at Town Hall.

26  Raise awareness and funds at the tenth ‘Put Your Foot Down’ walk for Pancreatic Cancer today. Or, learn the fundamentals of Mountain Biking with the Healthy Hobart program, at Tolman’s Hill.

27 Behind the Layers: Authenticating the Stories of Paintings showcases conservation treatments at TMAG, open every day til April 30.

Marcia Hines in Velvet Rewired. Pete Wallis Photography

29 Class Clowns, the national stand-up comedy comp for 14-18 year olds, is on today. Workshop: 4pm, show: 7pm at The Polish Corner.

30 The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s Obscura 1 is on tonight at The Odeon, 6-7pm.

31 Car lovers, get to the Automotive Obsession Car Show And Shine, 6-8:30pm, Legacy Park Community Hub, Queens Domain.

 

April

1 Catch Tones And I and others at a Day on the Lawn at the Botanical Gardens from 2pm. Tix via Oztix. Warm up the hammies for the Hobart Airport Marathon Festival (with shorter events too!), at the waterfront.

2 Learn to make pysanky, traditional Ukrainian dyed Easter eggs, with botanical artist Dr Tanya Scharaschkin. Ukrainian Catholic Church, Moonah, 10-2pm.

3 Take the littles to Bush Play in Collinsvale and meet some new friends. 10-12pm, more on tasmania.events.

4 Catch the last days of Pat Brassington’s Strike photo-media exhibition at Bett Gallery, open 10-5:30pm.

5 Lego lovers get along to the Lego Club at Rosny Library this afternoon after school, 3:15pm. Alternatively the Simple Complex is hosting Life Drawing, 6-8pm, 189 Elizabeth St.

Further Afield

12-13 March

Happy Birthday to A Taste of The Huon, 30 years old this year. Celebrate delicious local produce, fine food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley and Channel region. There’s always heaps for the kids too. BYO picnic rug or chairs and settle in at the Ranelagh Recreation Grounds. From 10am.

19 March

Celebrate all things fishy and delishy at Dover Seafest: a community festival with a particular emphasis on seafood local to the area. Music, free kids activities, makers and growers and lots of local food and drink will all be on offer. Situated on the foreshore on Kent Beach Road from 11am-4pm.

Dover Seafest. Pic: FB

19 March

Explore two of our most delicious seasonal foods at the Tasmanian Garlic and Tomato Festival, with tastings, produce, guest speakers, competitions and more. 9:30am-4pm at Four Springs Rd, Selbourne

31 March – 2 April

The East Coast Harvest Odyssey, known as ECHO Festival, celebrates all the senses in picturesque wine country on the fringes of Swansea. Featuring chefs, winemakers and producers, along with artists, musicians, storytellers, scientists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. See echofestival.com.au for tickets and info.

Echo Festival. Pic: FB

1 April

Cross the state to experience the beauty of the cosmos at Table Cape. Stargazing plus incredible food by Chef Simon Bold, with Tassie wines and local whisky and a talk by astronomer Dr Martin George titled Great Discoveries in Astronomy. 6:30pm-10:30pm, Table House Farm overlooking Bass Strait. More info on Humanitix.

31 March – 2 April

Ukulele enthusiasts: head to Launceston for the Launceston Ukulele Jamboree, 2023. There’ll be performances from folk favourites – including The Thin White Ukes with their David Bowie show – and workshops. Held at the historic Pilgrim Church in Paterson Street. Find them on Facebook for more.

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