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Whats on: Hobart Events in September 2023

by Hobart Magazine
Whats on: Hobart Events in September 2023

September

4 Belt some classic rhythm n blues with the Songs of Motown Singalong at Glee at Irish Murphy’s from 6:30pm.

5 Engage in some friendly trivia banter tonight (and every Tuesday) at The Crescent Hotel, downstairs bar. 6:30-8:30pm.

6  Find solace in the city at a Storytime session celebrating Nature Book Week, 10-11am, at the State Library. Tonight Holding Still is a regular gentle drawing session at Earthside Exchange in South Hobart from 6pm.

7 It’s National Threatened Species Day. Mark the day with a Tasmanian Land Conservancy conversation at Fullers from 5:30- 6:30pm then a Wildcare fundraiser from 7pm, Moonah Arts Centre.

8 Try some after dark silent yoga (with immersive headphones) at St. Luke’sHealth in the city from 7pm. Check their website for more details.

9 Spring has sprung at the Hobart Horticultural Society’s 185th Anniversary Floral Show, 1-5pm today and 10-4 tomorrow in the Town Hall Ballroom. Free.

10 Head to Judy’s Drag Ball from 12pm for a fabulous afternoon celebrating the Tassie drag scene in The Hanging Garden. A celebration of local and visiting drag talent. 18+, tix essential.

11 A five day Wilderness First Aid course starts today at the Lea Scout Centre, then it’s vegemite sandwiches and pav at Possum Magic on stage at the Theatre Royal, 5:30pm.

12 Meyers + Mc- Namara star in today’s Lunchbox Concert (an hour-long, affordable gig put on by Van Diemen’s Band), 1:05pm, Hobart Town Hall.

13 The unique Birdsongs, featuring Birds of Tokyo and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, is on tonight at Wrest Point, 7:30pm.

Twist on your gin

15 If you fancy a G&T, head down to the Hobart Gin Festival with 40 craft distillers on show at Princes Wharf No. 1 tonight from 5-8pm and tomorrow from 1pm. More info at Eventbrite.

16 Celebrate a decade of breaking down stigma and sparking mental health convos at the SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY Gala Ball at the Grand Chancellor, 6:30-11:30 pm.

17 Learn to make beautiful compost at a free council workshop at Mathers House today from 10am.

18 The 2023 Clarence Prize Exhibition is on now until 15 Oct at Rosny Barn. Check out some of Australia’s finest furniture design.

19 Men’s Table events offer a laid back opportunity for men to share a meal and a chat. Test the idea out at the Margate/Kingston Men’s Table Entree from 6pm. $27.50 includes a meal at the North West Bay Golf Club.

Pic: MADE

21 Local dance company MADE (Mature Artists Dance Experience) perform at the Theatre Royal 7pm tonight and tomorrow night.

22 The Stitching and Beyond biennial exhibition ‘Out of Hand’ starts at the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre. Vote for your fave fibre, paper or textile artwork. Open daily from 10-4pm til 2 Oct. Gold coin donation.

23 Menopause Yoga teacher Bonita Genaris is running a series of workshops about menopause this month. Today it’s about strength and empowerment. See eventbrite for all sessions.

24 The spring edition of the pop up CUCKoO Artisan Market is on at Shambles Brewery from 1-5pm. The Hobart Chamber Orchestra premieres Mountain, inspired by kunanyi, 2:30pm, Hobart Town Hall.

25 Explore the Voice to Parliament Referendum with commentators and experts at the free UTAS event Voice to Truth: Hope or hype, 6pm at the Sir Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre and online.

26 26TEN presents a free 3.5 hour business workshop to improve workplace literacy from 9:30am at the Glenorchy Library. Enrol on eventbrite.

27 The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is back for its 7th season with seven new short films at the Salamanca Arts Centre tonight from 9pm.

28 The popular Ornamental Garden Tours of the Government House gardens are back for the season. Today from 10:30am, Book on trybooking.

29 Help raise funds for women’s cancer research at the Cancer Council Tasmania’s ‘Unite in Yellow’ luncheon today at Crowne Plaza, Hobart from 11:30- 2:30pm. Tonight, head to the Brooke Street Pier Market, 4:30pm.

30 Folk Federation of Tasmania hosts an Old-Time Dance Party (with fiddle and banjo workshops) at St James Hall, New Town, 2-11:30pm. No dance experience needed!

October

1 Luca Brasi launch their new album at Deep South Brewing Co tonight from 6pm with an acoustic show.

2 John Ericson presents an exploration of the impact and understanding of colour in The Wonderful World of Colour, Stanley Burbury Theatre, 6pm.

3 The legends at Terrapin will teach kids to make puppets with recycled items at the Moonah Arts Centre today from 11am- 1pm. You can see their latest show The Paper Escaper from the 6th at the Theatre Royal too.

Pic: The Paper Escaper

5 Showcasing Tasmania’s natural environment (and those who protect it) will see Sea Shepherd, Hobart Rivulet Platypus, Bonorong and Bob Brown Foundation and other orgs exhibit at the Waterside Pavilion, 2-5pm.

 

FURTHER AFIELD

1 September – 8 October The CHArts Festival is on today until 8 October in Circular Head. The month-long art, culture and heritage festival boasts numerous art and film events, live performances, workshops and competitions.

8-17 September Fancy a glass or two? Head to the East Coast for the Great Eastern Wine Week and enjoy a host of wine events across the 10 days of the festival. Check out what’s on at www.eastcoastwinetrail.com.au/event.

In-tents-ly awesome caravans. Pic: Tasmanian Outdoor Boat and Caravan Show

8-10 September If you’re in the market for a caravan you should head to the Tasmanian Outdoor Caravan Show at the Silverdome in Prospect to find your new wheels.

17 September Historic Ross hosts the indoor village markets from 9am-3pm. Don’t forget to try the vanilla slice!

20-24 September Junction Arts Festival is back with a springtime celebration of Tassie art, music and performances in Launceston. Explore the program and venues at junctionartsfestival.com.au.

22-24 September Learn to make beautiful Turkish mosaic lamps at a workshop held in Latrobe this weekend. There will also be a Turkish tea service, with delicious treats and homemade Turkish shortbread cookies. More information at www.artmasterclass.com.au.

23 September – end of October It’s tulip time! Head to Stanley and visit the Table Cape Tulip Farm to frolic in hectares of different coloured tulips that flower for just one month every spring. The farm will be open every day from 9am-4:30pm, with tickets available at the door.

Trail of Tulips. Pic: FB

24 September Wine and Woofs is a fundraiser to provide free vet care for the pets of the homeless. Held at Wobbly Boot Vineyard, there will be food and – of course – great wine on offer to buy. Pets welcome! More info on Eventbrite.

 

AROUND THE ISLAND

September

4 Celebrate talented local artists, makers, performers and more at the CHArts Festival (formerly Art About Town) in Circular Head. Learn how to make ceramics or head along to the 80’s themed fashion parade, there’s events for everyone.

5 Get ready to strut your stuff. The Tasmanian Fashion Festival 2023 is back with the grand opening tonight at the Star Theatre, Invermay. Starts 6:30pm. Hobart events too.

Flaunting florals. Pic: TFF FB

6 The ParaQuad Association of Tasmania is hosting a free workshop, Wheelie Wellness, today at the Tramsheds, Launceston. Empowering people with spinal cord injury and physical disability to stay mentally and physically well. From 11-2pm.

8 Outdoor lovers can roll up to the Tasmanian Outdoor Boat and Caravan Show, on today at the Launceston Silverdome. Pick up your new wheels!

9 The Northern Midlands Community Expo is at the Longford Sports Centre Stadium today from 10-4pm. Head along to find out about volunteering, sporting, creative activities, community and fun things to do in the Northern Midlands area. Free entry.

10 Enjoy a wine among the vines at the Great Eastern Wine Week. Celebrate the best the region has to offer at events all along the East Coast from today until the 17th.

Great Eastern Wine Week festivities. Pic: FB

15 Rock out with Thirsty Merc, playing at Frankie J’s in Devonport tonight. Starts 8pm. In Launnie? Head to a free outdoor film event, Dinner and a Movie, from 4:30pm, Civic Square. BYO blanket and chairs.

16 Enjoy a day of food, fun and handmade arts and crafts at the Tassie Makers Spring Festival. Loads of live entertainment and activities. From 9-3pm at Launceston Conference Centre.

Sunny eats on the street. Pic: FB

17 Enjoy flavours from around the globe at World Street Eats. The cultural community market is from 11-3pm at Launceston Civic Square.

Junction Arts Festival

20 Shake off winter and celebrate spring at the Junction Arts Festival, on today until Sunday at Prince’s Square, Launceston. Packed with colourful art exhibits, dance and live music shows, and a feast of Tassie eats.

21 Our cover person, the talented Miss Kaninna, takes the stage tonight at Junction Arts Festival. Get your groove on from 9:30pm.

22 View Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers at the National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition, tonight from 6-7:30pm at Burnie Regional Art Gallery.

23 Fans of rapid chess can check out the Northern Champions Chess Competition, at Door Of Hope, Christian Church, Launceston, 9am-5pm. Checkmate!

24 Puppers and their owners can put their best paws forward for a good cause at RSPCA Paws for Peace walk. Starts 10am at Riverbend Park, Launceston.

29 Enjoy a fun and witty night out with MADE, a mature artists’ dance experience, tonight and tomorrow night at Burnie Arts Centre, Burnie. Starts 7:30pm. Book via www.burniearts.net.

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