What’s On: Hobart events in November 2023
by Hobart Magazine
7 Prep for Christmas at the Fused Glass Christmas Ornament Workshop, 10:30am, at a private garage in Moonah. More info Eventbrite. Enjoy a luncheon for World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 11am.
8 Reimagine the future at the OnTrack Tasmania exhibition at Salamanca’s Long Gallery, as artists look to the future of technology, society and the environment. Until the 13th.
9 Queer Momentum is on tonight at Town Hall from 6pm-7:30pm with yarns, poetry and jazz from non-binary composer, Stevie McEntee.
10 Tassie’s own Monique Brumby plays the Fern Tree Tavern tonight from 7:30pm.
11 Open House Hobart is on all weekend across the city. Do The Propeller at the Wiggly Big Day Out at the MyState Bank Arena, 10am and 12:30pm. Jazz combo ThylaSwing’s vintage show ‘1923’, at Rosny Barn today.
12 Salamanca’s Becker Minty is hosting a new exhibition by Debbie Mackinnon and Mike Staniford. ‘Encounter’ is on until the 24th. Head out for a day of fun at the Brighton Show. Rides, showbags and more await.
13 Introduce the kids to a new artist’s style each Monday after school at Art History Kids classes at Kingston Beach Arts Hub. More info on the Kingborough Council website.
14 Up for some Grapevines and Electric Slides? Join Boots and All Line Dancing at St Lukes Headquarters on Liverpool St. 5:30-6:30pm, free.
15 Environment Tasmania host a free film night tonight, with short films about Tasmania’s giant kelp forests and the impact of seismic blasting on the Southern Sea. Kingston Community Hub, 6pm. www.et.org.au/events.
16 Lifeline is celebrating 50 years in Tasmania with a birthday party at their Argyle Street Op Shop from 10-4pm.
17 Biennial exhibition Hobart Current: Epoch is now on at TMAG. View works from ten contemporary artists from Tasmania and around the world as they explore the theme Epoch through a variety of media.
18 Get festive! The Hobart Christmas Pageant is on today. The TSO with conductor Eivind Aadland present Brahms Piano Concerto #2 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #5, Federation Concert Hall, 7:30pm.
19 It’s Point to Pinnacle day, where runners and walkers make their way from Wrest Point to kunanyi. Singers of Southern Tasmania and the Pillinger Quartet present Haydn’s Seven Last Words, St David’s, 2pm.
20 Want to learn to take great photos of architecture and real estate? There’s a course for that and it’s on today in Hobart, more info photomojo.au.
22 The Moonah Nature Mates talk and mini bioblitz is on at Jim Bacon Reserve, details on their Facebook page. Acclaimed guitarists (and brothers) Slava and Leonard Grigoryan perform ‘This Is Us’ at TMAG from 7pm.
23 The Hobart Hurricanes Women take on the Melbourne Renegades at the Blundstone Arena today at 7:10pm.
24 HoboFopo, Hobart’s folk and punk event starts at Simple Cider, feat Paddy McHugh, The Dead Peasants and Crusty Fox, 5-9pm then on to The Republic. The Derwent Regency Festival celebrates with 4 days of events.
25 Tap into some childhood recorder memories as the Hobart Society of Recorder Players present their 50th Anniversary Concert at the Town Hall, 2pm.
26 Playhouse Pantomime presents the classic Sleeping Beauty, from today until 3 December at The Playhouse Theatre. Ages 3+
27 A Room of One’s Own – Women in Still Life is Bett Gallery’s latest exhibition. It’s on until 16 Dec.
29 Hop along to Rock and Rhyme at Glenorchy Library, 10:30am. Revered Portland singer-songwriter M.Ward is in town, at Altar tonight from 7pm.
30 Devotion – An Ode to Oceans sees four artists honouring the ocean with individual perspectives. At the Schoolhouse Gallery at Rosny, 11am- 5pm, Wed-Sun til 17 December.
1 Street Eats @ Franko season #8 launches tonight and is on every Friday from now on! Also, St David’s fills with Christmas music with the Jessa Christmas Sing concert from 7pm.
2 The 44th Annual Motorcycle Riders Association Toy Run is on today in support of the Salvation Army. In Tubular Bells for Two, two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live on the Theatre Royal stage, 7:30pm.
3 Van Diemen’s Band presents Arcangelo & Co, including the ‘Christmas Concerto’, 3pm at St Canice Sandy Bay. The Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum 10th birthday party is on today, 10am- 3pm.
4 It’s time to get on your trivia on at Quiz Meisters at Hobart Brewing Co. Grab your mates and head along for a night cross-generation fun and wacky antics. Bookings are essential, 6pm-8pm.
5 Fans of Australian rural romcoms can head to First Tuesday Book Chat with guest author, Eva Scott. The Chat is a regular monthly meet up held at Glenorchy Library. From 2pm-3:30pm.
12 November The hard core runners of Tassie are taking on 19.7km of course with over 1,100m of elevation today in the Triple Top Mountain Run. Starting on Round Mountain and including Mt Claude, Mt Van Dyke and Mt Roland before finishing at the Claude Road Hall near Sheffield.
17-19 November The Mount Roland Folk Festival is back, this time set in various venues in Sheffield. It’s a weekend of music, dance, culture, poetry and learning with musos including Marcia Howard, Claire Anne Taylor, Lucy Wise and more. www.mountrolandfolkfest.org.
18-19 November It’s a veritable festive season for professional and amateur lapidarists at the annual Launceston Gem and Mineral Show, held over two days at the Elphin Sports Centre. Close to 100 trade tables will be set up, and last year around 3000 people came through the doors.
24 November The Faerie Shop at The Margate Train is holding a Mermaid Tea Story with stories, singing and food today 10:30am-11:30am. Bookings essential on TryBooking.com.
25 November Celebrate the opening of lobster season with Cray Bake, the first ever Food and Wine Festival held at River Run Lodge. With food trucks, a bar, live music, games and freshly caught and cooked lobster. Midday to 6pm.
25-26 November Picturesque Evandale’s Verandah Music Festival transforms verandahs into intimate stage settings for the weekend. Featuring Montz and Luke Plumb, Halfway to Forth, Emily Sanzaro with her harp, The Clementines and many more, plus banjo and drumming workshops. Find more info on the Northern Midlands Council page.
AROUND THE ISLAND
4 Cygnet Cycling Festival is on today. Heaps of cycling events for riders of all ages and skill levels. Enter at cygnetcyclingfestival.com. Also The Corrs play their only Tassie show at UTAS Stadium in Invermay from 6pm.
6 Looking for a flaming good time? Launceston Fire Spin Jam is on at QVMAG. Starts 4pm. Head to eventbrite for details.
10 Grab your bike, helmet and drink bottle, Back On Your Bike is on today in Burnie. Build skills and confidence and get healthy while doing it. From 5:30pm-7pm, deets at humanitix.
11 Celebrate spring at the Launceston Horticultural Society Seasonal Flower Show, from 2pm-4pm. Also on Sunday 12 Nov, 9am-4pm.
12 Head along to the Brighton Show, one of the oldest shows in Tasmania, for agricultural exhibits, rides, showbags and more. www.brightonshow.com.au.
15 View the Silk Stockings at the Babel Island Store exhibition at Design Tasmania in Launceston. Showcasing traditional and contemporary Tasmanian First Nations fashion and textile designs. On until 3 Dec.
17 The Tassie Tenor is playing tonight at Alive After 5 in Civic Square, Launceston. Afterwards, grab some eats and drinks and stick around for outdoor film, Ghostbusters, Afterlife. 4:30pm-9pm. Free.
18 Head to the East Coast for The Bicheno Food and Wine Festival 2023. Enjoy live music and entertainment, delicious food and wine. Check out bichenofestivals.com.au for details.
19 Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham from The Waifs play at Wilder Tasmania, Gowrie Park. From 11:30am- 4:30pm. Also, the Launceston Gem & Mineral Show is on today from 9am.
24 On your marks, get set, go! The Harcourts Burnie 321-GO Kids’ Race is on today for kids 13 years and under. Register at 321go.com.au.
25 Talented musicians take to the verandas in Evandale this Sat and Sun at the Verandah Music Festival. Also, the Rugged Race is on today at Redbanks for those keen to tackle the muddy challenge. Entries via eventbite.
26 Car enthusiasts from far and wide can check out The Holden & GM Car Show 2023. From 10am-3pm, entry $5. Find out more at allevents.
2 The Launceston Christmas Parade gets its jingle on today from 11am. Also, the Tassie Makers Christmas Festival is on at the Launceston Conference Centre from 10am-4pm. On again tomorrow.