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What’s On: Hobart events in May 2023

by Stephanie Williams
What’s On: Hobart events in May 2023

May 2 Managing Technology Use in Kids and Teens – a workshop for parents – is on tonight 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Archer Street Health.

3 Head to Wild Island in Salamanca where Bob Brown opens Lathamus, an exhibition about the critically endangered Swift Parrot. Exhibition on until 31 May.

4 Towards Takayna, by Nigel Westlake, inspired by the natural beauty of Tassie’s north-west and composed specifically for guitarist brothers Leonard and Slava Grigoryan. 6pm, Federation Concert Hall.

5 Light Up The Lane is an all ages, family friendly event with large scale projections of art, live music, dance, creative goods and fashion plus fun interactive activities. Mathers and Criterion Lanes, 6-9:30pm.

Light Up The Lane. Pic: FB

6 Paint your Pet with Archaica Schola, from 9am and later enjoy C.W. Stoneking and His Primitive Horn Orchestra at Hobart City Hall, 7:30pm.

7 Climate Action Hobart hosts a short film collection called ‘From Tas Forests to Torres Strait’ at Kickstart Arts, New Town, 3:30pm. Or check out local band the Wolfe Brothers at The Longley Hotel.

8 Mates & Dates: The Art of Connection is an 8 week course to master the skills for moving beyond small talk. 6pm, Black Buffalo Hotel, North Hobart.

9 Rob Giudici’s exhibition In The Middle Of The Air, inspired by time immersed outdoors, is on from 4-20 May at Bickerstaff Blizzard gallery in North Hobart.

10 Learn how to dress for the body you’ve been blessed with, with an exclusive styling workshop hosted by award-winning stylist Tanya Ellis. 6pm, Yeltour in Liverpool St.

11 Learn to quilt in a 6 week course at Quarter Inch in North Hobart. Perfect for winter by the fire. Or learn to forage and enjoy the fruits with Sirocco South Forage and Feast, fortnightly at Dodges Ferry.

12 One of the original Aussie hip hoppers, Urthboy plays Altar at 7pm, whilst The Blue Water Bandits play at Hobart Brewing Co from 7pm.

13 Learn how to upcycle textiles into your own fave clothes at the two day workshop Cutting with Courage at the South Hobart Tip. Or learn to make fused glass mushrooms at Fuse with Friends in Moonah.

14 It’s Mother’s Day! The Mother’s Day Classic fun run is on, 8:45am, Bellerive Beach Playground.

15 Take the rare chance to view the Hermannsburg Potters’ work ‘Thepa Ntjaarra Inthurra’ (Too Many Birds) Bett Gallery til 3 June. Tour the Supreme Court building today, 5:30pm, as part of Law Week Tasmania.

16 Get together to talk death and dying over a cuppa and cake at the Kingston Death Café at Kingborough Community Hub, 10:30am – 12:30pm.

17 Working It Out invites you to IDAHOBIT 2023 and the Dorothies Awards Breakfast celebrating excellence in LGBTIQ+ inclusion in local government, 7am, Hobart Function and Conference Centre.

18 TSO presents Obscura II – where music, light and vision come together – at the Odeon from 6pm tonight.

19 The Hobart Stamp Show is on from midday today and all weekend at the Hobart Town Hall Ballroom. It includes a display about Tassie postal history.

20 Sad-ish Irish singer Damien Rice plays the Odeon, 7:30 pm. Alternatively, happy music will set the scene for Dancing In The Shadows Of Motown at Wrest Point 6:30pm.

21 Try archery (bookings required) with Van Diemen Archers at 10am or 11am. This afternoon, French classical guitarist Ingrid Riollot is hosted by the Hobart Guitar Society at Bellerive Uniting Church Hall, 2pm.

22 Rug up for ‘Ice in the Rigging’, an exhibition exploring the vessels that have made the perilous journey south towards Antarctica, at the Maritime Museum. Open 9-5pm, 7 days.

23 Hear about the extraordinary life of a famous local dancer, choreographer and teacher in a curator talk; Fancy Dress: The Brilliant Career of Beattie Jordan. Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, 1-2pm.

24 Have a Cuppa with a Cop at Claremont Plaza Shopping Centre today and chat with Neighbourhood Watch while you’re there. 11am.

26 The Hobart Twilight Market is on tonight at Brooke Street Pier. Too delicious! 4:30pm-9pm. Later, enjoy all the Australian Crawl hits with James Reyne (and Ella Hooper) at the Theatre Royal, 7:30pm.

27 Glen Derwent is hosting a Cracker Night in New Norfolk from 4-9pm. Food and drinks vans, and fireworks. Meanwhile, Ignite the Night is a free community fireworks display, Scenic Hill, Huonville, 7:30pm.

Glen Derwent Cracker Night. Pic: Glen Derwent

28 Blind & Low Vision Golf Come and Try Day is a free all-ages, all-abilities and gender inclusive event at Royal Hobart Golf Club, 10-11am. 30 26TEN presents a free business workshop to improve workplace literacy today at Moonah Arts Centre, 9-12:30am.

31 Check out the exhibition ‘You Weigh More When You Hold A Book’ by Simon Spain and Eugene Ball at the Schoolhouse Gallery at Rosny, til 4 June.

June 1 Head along to hear Ray Martin speak at the annual Reconciliation Tasmania breakfast, MyState Bank Arena. The Gift is a play about a generational battle with a big twist. Peacock Theatre, 7pm tonight.

Further Afield

12-14 May Van Diemen’s Fiddles (Julia Fredersdorff, Emily Sheppard and Rachel Meyers) present Whispering Walls: A Tasmanian Musical Landscape, a curated program of original Tasmanian compositions and traditional music from Tasmanian songbooks. Accompanied by breathtaking landscapes by videographer Caleb Miller and enhanced with poetry and recollections from Tasmanian storytellers and poets. Playing at Wynyard’s Watershed 12 May, 6pm, Queenstown’s Paragon Theatre 13 May, 2pm and The Barn at Rosny Farm, 14 May, 3pm. the chance to get together, share and celebrate the genre. www. amtf.org.au.

17-21 May Pack the lapel mics and the stage makeup and get yourself to Launnie for the Australian Musical Theatre Festival. Headlined by Todd McKenney, Elenoa Rokobaro and featuring heaps of locals, AMTF is back to give musical theatre lovers, makers and industry professionals

Pic: Australian Musical Theatre Festival website

26 May The Very Short Film Festival takes over Spring Bay Mill tonight. Great excuse for a little East Coast getaway? 5:30-11:30pm.

26 May The Hobart Jazz Club is putting on a weekend of jazz, food, views and company for Taz JazzFest 2023. Held at the Lufra Resort at Eaglehawk Neck, the event is free, with food and drinks available to buy.

28 May Run Narawntapu is a trail running event through pristine beaches, by sea cliffs and amongst a whole lot of native flora and fauna at Greens Beach near George Town. There’s a mix of distances from 12km to 50km and all runs are out and back. www.facebook. com/RunNarawntapu.

Run Narawntapu. Pic: FB

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