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What’s On: Hobart events in February 2024

by Hobart Magazine
What’s On: Hobart events in February 2024

February

5 Singing group Hobart Glee sings the songs of Billy Joel tonight from 6:30pm-7:30pm at Irish Murphy’s.

6 Billy Whitton takes the stage at The Republic from 7:30pm, or the Silent Art and Sharing Circle is on at the Ceremonial Heal­ing Art Centre, Molle St, 7pm-8:30pm.

7 Hobart Library hosts Auslan Sto­rytime from 10am this morning. Hobart City Council hosts a reception to mark the 186th Royal Hobart Regatta, at the Hobart Town Hall from 5:30pm.

8 Jack Braudis’ exhibition 2023, A Year In Paint, opens tonight 6pm-8pm at the Salamanca Arts Centre, finishing on 11 March.

9 TasPride’s Festival opens with a special event tonight at the Waterside Pavillion from 6pm. The Black Sea Carnys also play Altar from 7pm.

10 Explore local wines alongside food and entertainment at the Tasmanian Wine Festival, today and tomorrow at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Tix via taswinefest.com.au.

Year of the Dragon. Pic: Chinese Community Association Of Tasmania FB

11 Celebrate the 2024 Lunar New Year Festival with the Chinese Community Association of Tasmania, Parliament House Lawns, 10am-4pm. Also, catch Grinspoon frontman, Phil Jamieson on stage at the Longley Hotel, 2pm.

12 It’s a public hol­iday in southern Tasmania for the Hobart Royal Regatta.

13 Australia’s big­gest open mic comedy competition is back: it’s RAW Comedy Hobart’s Heat #1, 7:30pm at the Polish Club.

14 Don’t forget Valentine’s Day! Pack a picnic and take your love or friends somewhere special.

15 Mona Foma begins, with heaps of events until 2 March. monafoma.net.au

16 Comedian and honorary Tasmanian Celia Pacquo­la (Rosehaven, Utopia, Thank God You’re Here!) performs at the Theatre Royal from 6:15pm. Hobart Twilight Market at Brooke Street Pier, tonight from 4:30pm.

17 Collegiate alumni Court­ney Barnett comes home for a mixed gig – partly instrumental – at The Odeon tonight, 6pm.

18 Stretch the hammies and pop on the sweatbands cos Run The Bridge is back for its 15th go. Reg­ister via raceroster.com. Check for road closures

Gear up to run the Tasman. Pic: Run The Bridge FB

19 This week’s Monday Night Folk Dance is Balfolk, a lively French dance, at St James Hall, New Town, from 7:15pm.

20 Catch artist Dai Li’s ex­quisite capturings of the everyday in her ceramics on show at Bett Gallery, open 10am-5:30pm today.

21 Lego Club is on at Rosny Library, 3:15pm-4:15pm.

22 Cook Ban­gladeshi food with Tajrin Jahan in an Around the World Cook­ing Class at Darcy’s Cafe in Moonah. Book via Eventbrite.

23 Bob Log the Third plays at The Grand Poobah tonight from 7:30pm, or there’s a Neil Diamond tribute show at Huon Ex Servicemen and Service­women’s Club.

24 Drunk Richmond – A Walk Through Time is a historical tour from the Old Richmond Courthouse following the lives and debauch­ery of former citizens. 2pm-4pm.

25 It’s country and folk music night at Pablo’s Cocktails and Dreams. Wild Country features Woody and Farrell, from 7pm-10pm.

27 Canadian rapper Mad­child hits the Hanging Garden from 7pm

28 Clarence Jazz Festival is back at various venues in Clarence from today un­til Sunday 3 March. It’s opening night tonight at Rosny Farm, 5pm-9pm. Get more info at www.clarenceartsandevents.net.

29 Join the fully guided garden produce tour at Government House to­day from 10:30am. Later, Josh Thomas returns to the stand up stage at the Theatre Royal from 7:30pm.

March

1 The 2024 Tas­mania Pickleball Championships are on at the Kingborough Sports Centre from today until Sunday.

2 The Clarence Jazz Festival Big Day Out is on from 11am- 11pm. Today’s tours on The Lady Nelson include a bonus performance by the Stranded Wailers. 11am and 1pm, Elizabeth St Pier, head to ladynel­son.rezgo.com to book.

3 Hobart’s Greek community cel­ebrates the annual Estia Greek Street Festival to­day, and all are welcome to join at 67 Federal Street, all day.

5 An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation – a four-week course – starts tonight at Kickstart Arts in New Town, 7-8pm.


FURTHER AFIELD

8-12 February

Party in the Paddock takes over Quercus Park again. Featuring big names like G Flip, Lime Cordiale and Rudimental, alongside a tonne of local artists and other entertainment. Head to www.partyinthepaddockfestival. com.au for the full lineup.

Party in the Paddock. Pic: @cameronjonesvisuals

17 February

Comedy festival Grapes of Mirth brings six hours of funny performances, wine, and music at Josef Chromy Wines in the Tamar Valley. Featuring Celia Pacquola, Anne Edmonds, Lehmo, Rhys Nicholson, Dane Simpson, Merrick Watts and DJ Pedro Moshman. From midday to 6pm, and 18+.

17 February

Step back in time at Evandale’s Pioneer Park for the annual Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships, with food and stalls from 10am-4pm.

18 February

New NorFUNK is holding a TasPride Festival edition – a Sunday filled with iconic Tassie drag performance, burlesque, dance, food and drinks at the indoor beer garden at the Welcome Swallow Brewery. Note: New NorFUNK drag and burlesque performances are for a mature audience and contain adult themes. 1pm-7pm.

23-24 February

The first ever Tasmanian Highlands Gathering is set to be a grand celebration of Gaelic, Celtic, and Scottish heritage at Miena. There will be music (including bagpipes, obvs), dancing (including highland, obvs) and entertainment, food and drink/whisky. Check out Tasmanian Highlands Gathering on Facebook for more info.

23-24 February

Check out the thrilling action at the Red Bull Hardline in Maydena. Mountain bikers from around the world will carve up the tracks in the toughest downhill mountain bike event in the world. For deets, head to www.redbull.com/in-en/events/red-bull-hard-line-australia.

24 February

If a summer of music hasn’t been enough for you yet, head to the North West for Concert in the Vines. This year it features Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), The Bad Loves, Ella Hooper Trio, Pete Cornelius and more.


AROUND THE ISLAND

February

6 Make it Place, a free crafting event for the whole family, is on today at Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Launceston from 10:30am-12pm.

8 Party in the Paddock is back, with four stacked days of music, art and culture. Enjoy performances from 150 artists across five stages scattered across Quercus Park, Carrick. Tickets via Oztix.

Celebrate summer at Party in the Paddock. Pic: mitchlowephoto

9 Head out to Haines Park for Splendour by the Mersey, a free music event featuring Jada-Li Crossey. Starts 5pm.

10 Pull on your boots and grab your Akubra! The Scottsdale Rodeo is on at Santarena Park, Jetsonville, from 1pm. Also, golf fans can head to the Strahan Open at Strahan Golf Club. Today and tomorrow.

14  It’s time to get your hands dirty at the Grassroots Festival 2024 hosted by Gun­ningham Family Farms. Enjoy demonstrations, info sessions, a farmers feast and more. Tickets via Eventbrite.

15 Roll up, roll up! The Great Moscow Circus is back in Launceston. Check out thrilling BMX, scooter and acrobatic performances, including death-defying motorbike cage riders. Multiple nights. 7pm.

16 Head out to Blues Night, hosted by Alive After 5 at Civic Square, Launceston. From 4:30pm-9:30pm.

17 Launnie’s QVMAG are celebrating the 2024 Lunar Year of the Dragon with guided tours of the Guan Di Temple. Sessions start from 11am. Register at Eventbrite.

18 Take the kids out for barrels of fun at Kemp­ton Festival with sheep racing, barrel rolling races, helicopter rides, market stalls and more. From 9am-4pm.

Ready, set, ROLL. Pic Kempton Festival FB

21 Grab your mates and head to a trivia night at the Devonport Football Club. Lucky door and table prizes are up for grabs. Starts 6pm.

22 Consider yourself an artsy person? Gather, Greet & Grow is on at Little Sun Gallery, Beauty Point. Meet, greet and talk the evening away about all things art. From 4:30pm-6:30pm.

23 Love It Music and Camping Festival starts today in Lovetts Flats, Sassafras. Camp under the stars for three days of live music and good vibes.

24 Cheer on the athletes competing in the eighth season of IronOcean, today at Burnie Life­saving Club. Also, the Alternative Market Launceston is on from 10am-3pm at Max Fry Hall.

Braving the swell at IronOcean. Pic: FB

25 Take the kids to Young­town Rotary’s Soggy Bottom Regatta, on today at Cataract Gorge. If you’re in Devonport, check out the Bass Strait Maritime Centre’s The First 50 Years exhibi­tion. 10am-3pm.

29 Avid reader? Silent Book Club is on at Quixotic Books. Join fellow book lovers and discuss all things liter­ary over a quiet tea or coffee. From 4pm-6pm.

March

1 If you’re on the East Coast, head to Swansea for the SPOKE Motorcy­cle Festival. Celebrate everything motorcycle with racing, food, wine, beer, music and art. Starts 3pm.

1 Cult icons TISM, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks and more hit the stage at the Gorge, Mona Foma’s free mu­sic day out in Cataract Gorge, Launceston.

2 Get your summer on at SummerFest, today at Shorewell Park, Burnie. The free festival boasts live performances, cultural dances and delicious eats from 24 Carrot Gardens chef, Vladimir Panevin.

3 Maggie Dent shares insights, tips and common-sense wisdom on teen boys in her nationwide seminar, From Boys to Men. On tonight at The Tramsheds Function Centre from 10am- 12pm.

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