What’s On Hobart

Scroll down to see our list of current events, and what’s coming up.

 

What’s on at the moment:

Anzac Day

Date: April 25, 2019

Anzac Day April 25 goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.

It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service.

 

http://www.rsltas.org.au/hobart-anzac-day-commemorations/

Autumn Holidays

Start date: April 13, 2019

End date: April 28, 2019

School Holidays Starts Finishes
Autumn Holidays 13 Apr 2019 (Sat) 28 Apr 2019 (Sun)
Winter Holidays 6 Jul 2019 (Sat) 21 Jul 2019 (Sun)
Spring Holidays 28 Sep 2019 (Sat) 13 Oct 2019 (Sun)
Summer Holidays 20 Dec 2019 (Fri) Feb 2020 (Tue)

Secret Garden

Start date: April 12, 2019

End date: April 28, 2019

Secret Garden – presented by John X

Directed by Ben Armitage and Ellen Roe, written by Thomas W. Olson

12 – 28 April 2019

John X Presents are bringing Thomas Olsen’s adaptation of Francis Hodgson Burnett’s classic masterpiece ‘The Secret Garden’ to the Playhouse stage.

Directed by, award winning director Ben Armitage, whossold out season of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe thrilled audiences young and old.

Now come with us on the journey to Misselthwaite manor and unlock the mystery of The Secret Garden’.

With a cast of our brightest new stars as well as some familiar favourites to Hobart theatre lovers, the Secret Garden is suitable for children (6+) and adults alike.

Brickman Awesome

Start date: April 13, 2019

End date: April 28, 2019

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught is bringing his interactive LEGO® exhibition, Brickman Awesome to Hobart.

Built from more than 450,000 bricks and standing a towering 7.5 metres tall, a replica NASA SLS rocket is the centrepiece attraction of Brickman Awesome and is just one of 37 awe-inspiring creations set to amaze children and adults these Easter school holidays.

A cutaway replica showing the inner workings of Australia’s new icebreaker, the RSV Nuyina—which will become a familiar sight in Hobart when it replaces the Aurora Australis in 2020—will also be on display.

The diverse array of models on show at Brickman Awesome offers something for everyone, including the only life-sized LEGO® Harley Davidson ever made, and the largest ever LEGO® Caterpillar 797 dump truck.

Visitors to Brickman Awesome will be forgiven for thinking they have stepped inside a zoo, as they find themselves surrounded by a LEGO® kangaroo, koala, giant orca whale and even a full-sized LEGO® Australian saltwater crocodile, weighing over 60kgs and built using more than 40,000 LEGO® bricks

Brickman Awesome marks McNaught’s third exhibition made entirely of LEGO® bricks and has been a smash-hit across other Australian cities and now it’s Tasmania’s turn! The 37 models are made from more than two million LEGO® bricks, taking over 5,000 hours of build.

Sat 13 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sun 14 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Mon 15 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Wed 17 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Thu 18 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Good Friday 19 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sat 20 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sun 21 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Easter Monday  22 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Tue 23 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10:00am

ANZAC Day Thu 25 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Fri 26 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sat 27 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sun 28 Apr 2019, 10:00am

What:             Brickman Awesome

When:            Saturday, 13 April – Sunday, 28 April 2019

Where:           Mac2, 18 Hunter Street, Hobart

Tickets:          https://m.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=BRICKAWE19

 

 

What’s coming up:

Anzac Day

Date: April 25, 2019

Anzac Day April 25 goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.

It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service.

 

http://www.rsltas.org.au/hobart-anzac-day-commemorations/

Secret Garden

Start date: April 12, 2019

End date: April 28, 2019

Secret Garden – presented by John X

Directed by Ben Armitage and Ellen Roe, written by Thomas W. Olson

12 – 28 April 2019

John X Presents are bringing Thomas Olsen’s adaptation of Francis Hodgson Burnett’s classic masterpiece ‘The Secret Garden’ to the Playhouse stage.

Directed by, award winning director Ben Armitage, whossold out season of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe thrilled audiences young and old.

Now come with us on the journey to Misselthwaite manor and unlock the mystery of The Secret Garden’.

With a cast of our brightest new stars as well as some familiar favourites to Hobart theatre lovers, the Secret Garden is suitable for children (6+) and adults alike.

Brickman Awesome

Start date: April 13, 2019

End date: April 28, 2019

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught is bringing his interactive LEGO® exhibition, Brickman Awesome to Hobart.

Built from more than 450,000 bricks and standing a towering 7.5 metres tall, a replica NASA SLS rocket is the centrepiece attraction of Brickman Awesome and is just one of 37 awe-inspiring creations set to amaze children and adults these Easter school holidays.

A cutaway replica showing the inner workings of Australia’s new icebreaker, the RSV Nuyina—which will become a familiar sight in Hobart when it replaces the Aurora Australis in 2020—will also be on display.

The diverse array of models on show at Brickman Awesome offers something for everyone, including the only life-sized LEGO® Harley Davidson ever made, and the largest ever LEGO® Caterpillar 797 dump truck.

Visitors to Brickman Awesome will be forgiven for thinking they have stepped inside a zoo, as they find themselves surrounded by a LEGO® kangaroo, koala, giant orca whale and even a full-sized LEGO® Australian saltwater crocodile, weighing over 60kgs and built using more than 40,000 LEGO® bricks

Brickman Awesome marks McNaught’s third exhibition made entirely of LEGO® bricks and has been a smash-hit across other Australian cities and now it’s Tasmania’s turn! The 37 models are made from more than two million LEGO® bricks, taking over 5,000 hours of build.

Sat 13 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sun 14 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Mon 15 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Tue 16 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Wed 17 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Thu 18 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Good Friday 19 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sat 20 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sun 21 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Easter Monday  22 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Tue 23 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Wed 24 Apr 2019, 10:00am

ANZAC Day Thu 25 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Fri 26 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sat 27 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sun 28 Apr 2019, 10:00am

What:             Brickman Awesome

When:            Saturday, 13 April – Sunday, 28 April 2019

Where:           Mac2, 18 Hunter Street, Hobart

Tickets:          https://m.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=BRICKAWE19

 

Roguery English Country Dance and Music Weekend

Start date: April 26, 2019

End date: April 28, 2019

 

Roguery English Country Dance and Music Weekend, including the Rogue’s Ball

Fri 26th-Sun 28th April, 2019, Hobart Tasmania

A whole weekend of roguery, with a concert, world class singing, music and dance workshops and dances.

Session, day and weekend tickets: trybooking.com/BADSB

Discounted day, weekend and early bird tickets available.

From the USA via the National Folk Festival, for the first time in Australia, the Roguery trio is composed of three highly versatile veteran musicians who have come together to enchant dancers and listeners alike. Their arrangements range from strictly traditional to soaring flights of imagination and improvisation. They have recorded 6 CDs, and have become favourites at events throughout the USA and England. The band’s varied influences include English, contra, early music, classical, Breton, Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, Galician, French, Balkan, jazz-fusion, Greek, and a variety of song traditions.  See: rogueryband.com.

See (and hear) Roguery in concert, learn from them in singing or music workshops, or dance to their inspiring music and the calling of Brooke Friendly, an energetic and highly experienced dance teacher popular throughout North America and England.

Venues: Moonah house concert (Friday), the magnificent Hobart Town Hall ballroom (Saturday), Lenah Valley Community Hall and neighbouring buildings (Sunday)

Friday 26th April

Roguery in concert 7:30pm at a house in Moonah – venue advised on booking

The Roguery trio are: Dave Bartley (mandolin, guitar, cittern, and numerous other plucked string instruments), Shira Kammen (multi-instrumentalist (primarily violin and vielle) and vocalist) and Jim Oakden (an absurd number of instruments, from accordion to zurna (to name a few)).  See full bio below or at rogueryband.com.

Together, their arrangements range from strictly traditional to soaring flights of imagination and improvisation. They have recorded 6 CDs, and have become favourites at events throughout the USA and England. The band’s varied influences include English, contra, early music, classical, Breton, Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, Galician, French, Balkan, jazz-fusion, Greek, and a variety of song traditions.

Tickets: trybooking.com/BADSB or cash at the door if available: $25/ $22 concession. Limited seats. Booking advised.   Discounted day, weekend and early bird tickets available.

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/483805548832713

Saturday 27th April

English Country Dancing: Lyrical to Boisterous, Silly to Sublime 11:00-1:00 Brooke Friendly and Roguery

Experience the variety of texture and mood as well as the qualities of movement and phrasing distinct to English country dances old and new.  No dancing experience or partner required.

Impropriety – the dances of Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett 2:30-5:00 Brooke Friendly and Roguery Enjoy a whole session focusing on the dances of Brooke Friendly and Chris Sackett, published in Impropriety volumes 1-6, and perhaps some new, unpublished dances. Come dance to the great tunes—old and new—that have inspired the figures, phrasing, progressions, and nuances that are the signature of this duo’s work.  No dancing experience or partner required.

Rogue’s Ball  7:30-11:30pm Brooke Friendly and Roguery

Raucous to serene trad-inspired music by Roguery (USA).  A dance party with English country dance, contra, and ceilidh style dances.  All dances taught.  No dancing experience or partner required.

Venue: the magnificent Hobart Town Hall ballroom, 50 Macquarie St, Hobart

Tickets: https://trybooking.com/BADSB or cash at the door: $25/ $22 concession/ $20 member/ $15 f/t student.   Discounted day, weekend and early bird tickets available.

Please bring a plate of supper and dress as your favourite rogue

Supported by City of Hobart

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/338717230190143

Sunday 28th April

Singing in a Circle 10:00-11:30 Shira Kammen Sing rounds, canons, catches, and other forms using musical imitation from the 12th to 17th centuries. The pieces will range from the simple and sweet to the complex and rich. For anyone who likes to sing, experienced and otherwise.  Shira is one of a rare class of musicians that elevate the musicianship of those around her with her astonishing virtuosity and imagination. She is constantly performing and teaching nationally and internationally with the elite of the music world.

Beyond Boom Chuck: Accompaniment 10:00-11:30 Dave Bartley Expanding the kinds of backup done by rhythm players, for dances and other settings.  It is difficult to count the number of bands of which Dave Bartley is a member.  He plays mandolin, guitar, cittern, and numerous other plucked string instruments.  He can provide a quiet foundation, inject a fiery driving rhythm, or pull wicked licks out of thin air

Galician music 10:00-11:30 Jim Oakden Learn some wonderful tunes from Celtic Spain with some cultural background, including some commentary on playing them for dances.  Jim is a master multi-instrumentalist.

Dancing the Whole Dance 10:00-11:30 Brooke Friendly and  Deanna Devers Experience dancing all roles in a dance. Enjoy a variety of fun, accessible English country dances while we play with global/positional terminology — a great way to build community and learn (and dance) the whole dance.   No dancing experience or partner required.

Popular Music of the English Renaissance 12:00-1:30 Shira Kammen Explore the wit, humour and melancholy of the High Renaissance in England. We’ll look at dance melodies, ballads, madrigals, rounds, drinking, love, and newsworthy songs from a number of different sources: ‘Pills to Purge Melancholy’, Ravenscroft, Playford, Shakespeare’s plays, among others.

The Broad Church of Contra Music 12:00-1:30 Dave Bartley To its Celtic base, modern contra dance music adds inspiration from all sorts of genres – Quebecois, Cape Breton, rock and roll, jazz, techno and even TV theme songs and symphonic music.  Dave Bartley has written hundreds of tunes and played with numerous bands in various genres.  He’ll use this workshop as an excuse to indulge in an eclectic menu of tunes and influences.  All musicians welcome, with no intent to play for dances required.

Not Everything in 3 is a Waltz 12:00-1:30 Jim Oakden Explore the mysterious world of mazurkas, hambos, bourees and more.  Jim started playing piano and clarinet at an early age and stumbled into early music from the classical music scene, from whence he discovered the world of traditional and ethnic music. Having diverse tastes (or a short attention span), he performs on an absurd number of instruments, from accordion to zurna (to name a few). A dancer himself, he specializes in playing for dancers in a bunch of bands and genres.  This workshop is best for music readers.

Dance Here Now 12:00-1:30 Brooke Friendly and Deanna Devers Dance, laugh, and experiment as we focus on dancing rather than dances. Build learning, helping, and partnering skills.  Be ready to accept mistakes as an opportunity to get better at recovering. Dance more, worry less. No dancing experience or partner required.

Rogue’s Farewell 3:00-5:00 Brooke Friendly and Roguery A final chance to dance to the raucous to sublime music of Roguery, featuring the English / American connection – exploring the blurred area between what is defined as English Country Dance and Contra (American) dance (and a little dash of Scottish) — figures and styling that have crossed genres.  No dancing experience or partner required.

Tickets: trybooking.com/BADSB

Discounted day, weekend and early bird tickets available.

Details: folktas.org/roguery

Singing and Music Workshops Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2194008107379274/

Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc

folkdancetas@gmail.com

03 6273 2127

Facebook/Meetup: Dance Folk Tasmania

#hobartfolkdances

Autumn Holidays

Start date: April 13, 2019

End date: April 28, 2019

School Holidays Starts Finishes
Autumn Holidays 13 Apr 2019 (Sat) 28 Apr 2019 (Sun)
Winter Holidays 6 Jul 2019 (Sat) 21 Jul 2019 (Sun)
Spring Holidays 28 Sep 2019 (Sat) 13 Oct 2019 (Sun)
Summer Holidays 20 Dec 2019 (Fri) Feb 2020 (Tue)

Elvis To The T

Date: June 29, 2019

Elvis To The T

Elvis Presley
$40
Granada Tavern
Elvis To The T
AN ABSOLUTE HUGE SHOW
ONE NIGHT ONLY IN TASMANIA
Peter Triantis is Elvis With Vegas Show Girls And The Fantastic Tcb Band . He has the look, he has the body and he definitely has the voice, Host of the popular TV Show, EPTV and Multi award winning Elvis bringing a magical display of “The King” on stage. Bringing you all Elvis biggest hits, Burning Love, Suspicious Minds, The Wonder of You, Return to Sender, Always On My Mind and many more. at The Granada Tavern 29th Of June A must See Show Direct From Melbourne https://www.facebook.com/events/807101626288992/

Winter School Holidays

Start date: July 6, 2019

End date: July 21, 2019

School Holidays Starts Finishes
Autumn Holidays 13 Apr 2019 (Sat) 28 Apr 2019 (Sun)
Winter Holidays 6 Jul 2019 (Sat) 21 Jul 2019 (Sun)
Spring Holidays 28 Sep 2019 (Sat) 13 Oct 2019 (Sun)
Summer Holidays 20 Dec 2019 (Fri) Feb 2020 (Tue)

Spring Holidays

Start date: September 28, 2019

End date: October 13, 2019

School Holidays Starts Finishes
Autumn Holidays 13 Apr 2019 (Sat) 28 Apr 2019 (Sun)
Winter Holidays 6 Jul 2019 (Sat) 21 Jul 2019 (Sun)
Spring Holidays 28 Sep 2019 (Sat) 13 Oct 2019 (Sun)
Summer Holidays 20 Dec 2019 (Fri) Feb 2020 (Tue)

Summer Holidays

Start date: December 20, 2019

End date: February 5, 2020

Summer Holidays 20 Dec 2019
(Thu)
5 Feb 2020
(Wed)