What’s On Hobart

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


What’s on at the moment:

10 Days on the Island

Start date: March 8, 2017

End date: April 1, 2017

Ten days

10 Days on the Island Tasmania’s Arts Festival


All details at   http://tendays.org.au/event/


What’s coming up:

Endomarch High Tea Hobart Hadley’s Orient Hotel

Date: March 25, 2017

High Tea

Hobart Hadley’s Orient Hotel

MC: Ambassador Olivia Hicks
Guest: Endometriosis Australia Director, Donna Ciccia
Educational Speaker: Dr Kirsten Connan



Raw Challenge

Date: March 25, 2017

Raw Challenge
Organisers hope to raise up to $5000 for each of the three charities during the Raw Challenge Tasmania event on 25 March and attract 2000 contestants from across the State.
Baskerville Race Course, 473 Baskerville Road, Old Beach, TAS 7017.


Earth Hour

Date: March 25, 2017

Time: 8.30-9.30pm


Saturday March 25 , millions of Australians will take part in Earth Hour from 8:30-9.30pm to show their support a low pollution, clean energy future, one in which we can continue to enjoy the best of nature and our great Aussie outdoor lifestyle

Earth Hour is a great home-grown success story: an Aussie campaign designed to draw attention to tackling climate change and get people talking about what we can do to help. What started as a one-city, one-year campaign grew into the world’s largest mass participation event for the planet with over 7,000 cities in 162 countries taking part. In Australia, Earth Hour is something that brings communities together to demonstrate their support for action to tackle climate change, with one in every three Aussies taking part in 2014.

Earth hour involves turn off your lights for one hour between  8.30PM and 9.30PM on Saturday 25 March.

Earth Hour supporters are encouraged to visit earthhour.org.au to register their participation in this year’s Earth Hour, and get active on social media by taking part in Earth Hour’s national “Places We Love” photo competition. More information: https://earthhour.org.au/placeswelove/

7th annual Moonah Taste of the World Festival.

Date: March 26, 2017

Moonah-Taste of the World

Glenorchy is gearing up for a global celebration later this month — the 7th annual Moonah Taste of the World Festival.

Food, music and entertainment from around the world will again be on offer at the festival at Benjafield Park, Moonah, from 11am to 4 pm on Sunday, March 26.

Families are encouraged to head along  and celebrate on the day, with free entry and two performance stages offering great entertainment and activities. The event is smoke and alcohol-free and there will be a free, all-day shuttle service to and from the Festival from the major Hopkins Street car park.

The Festival will also celebrate Harmony Day and the Glenorchy Cultural Diversity Committee will present a range of activities, crafts and giveaways. Glenorchy On The Go Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyle program ambassadors will offer healthy food options and activities and local schools, Cosgrove High and Moonah Primary will provide cooking demonstrations and other activities. There’ll also be face painting, African hair braiding, childrens’ games, a watermelon eating contest and attendees can even learn the art of grape crushing.


Beauty & the Beast Movie Event – Hosted by Ultimate High Tea for Hope

Date: March 26, 2017


Beauty & the Beast Movie Event – Hosted by Ultimate High Tea for Hope

To help launch our 2017 fundraising year we are holding a movie event to help kick start our year on Sunday 26 March at Village Cinemas Hobart. As we are all mothers and all love our Disney movies we saw it very fitting to have the brand new Beauty & the Beast movie as our movie of choice. To date we have sold over 100 tickets to our event and are hoping for a sell out which will mean there are 218 people in attendance.

There will be lucky door prizes, a raffle and not to mention the amazing brand new Beauty & the Beast movie. Your ticket purchase will include the entry into the movie, small popcorn, small drink, choc top and booking fee.

Our group has this year aligned with Ovarian Cancer Australia to help raise much needed funds for support services and research into Ovarian Cancer.

Ovarian Cancer has a survival rate of 45% and with over 1500 women set to be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer this year is an astonishing number and think 1,000 of those women will not survive.

The proceeds from the event will go to Ovarian Cancer Australia to support their research into Ovarian Cancer and their support services they provide for current Ovarian Cancer suffers.

To book head to www.highteaforhope.com make sure you head to https://www.facebook.com/events/316258268761234/ to be kept up to date.

The Art for Epilepsy auction

Date: March 26, 2017


The Art for Epilepsy auction, facilitated by Epilepsy Action Australia, has been live since mid-February, and closes for bidding at 9pm this coming Sunday 26 March (which is International Epilepsy Awareness Day, aka Purple Day).

With less than one week to go until the auction closes for bids, we are very keen to get the word out to more people about the incredible artwork up for grabs by an amazing group of Australian artists. We have around 180 pieces listed on the site, with some starting from under $50, and others with current bids in the thousands of dollars. We have artworks of all shapes and sizes available, some framed, some traditional paintings, and others in more contemporary mediums like beeswax (‘encaustic’) and spray paint. There is truly something to suit all styles, tastes and budgets. All proceeds from the auction will go directly towards the delivery of programs and services by Epilepsy Action.

Check out the auction website www.ArtForEpilepsy.com.au

there is also a video available on the Epilepsy Action Facebook page that showcases some of the amazing pieces available for auction: https://www.facebook.com/epilepsyactionaustralia/videos/10155223674657048/

John Farnham with Jon Stevens Sunday Mar 26

Date: March 26, 2017

Location: DEC

John Farnham

John Farnham with Jon Stevens  with the Wolfe brothers originally scheduled for Sunday Feb 12 at the Regatta Grounds but  has been Postponed til March and will now be held at the DEC on Sunday March 26.

Sophia’s Ride/Drive

Date: March 26, 2017

Location: Bridgewater

motorbike riders

Sophia’s Ride/Drive

26 March 10.00-18.30
The Veterans Memorial Centre , Old Main Road Bridgewater

Contact Anita –0428446662

The Sneetches and Tubby the Tuba

Date: March 30, 2017

Time: 18.00

TSO The Sneetches and Tubby the Tuba

Sneetches are curious two-legged creatures from the fecund imagination of Dr Seuss. In this witty and wise tale – accompanied here by a specially written orchestral score – prejudices within the Sneetch community are shown to be based upon shallow preconceptions. There’s a message here for us humans! Your children will be captivated by the music and uplifted by the storytelling. In a similar vein, Tubby the Tuba, which also combines music and narration, reminds us that each individual has a unique role to play. It’s just a question of discovering what that role is!

Hobart actor Jeff Michel narrates these heart-warming and witty fables of diversity, tolerance and acceptance. The music, it goes without saying, is entrancing.

Recommended for children aged 6 and above.

Black Bear Duo

Start date: March 25, 2017

End date: March 31, 2017

Black bear Duo folk music
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc presents
in Hobart
Wonderful Scottish music from
Iain McKenzie &
Emma Nixon
Sat 25 March, 2017 – Wild Ceilidh Dance, 7:30pm, Tickets $17/ $15 conc/ $14 member/ $8 student
Sun 26 March – Scottish Music Workshop, 2pm-4pm, $25, limited spaces
Fri 31 March – Concert, Hobart, 7:30pm, $20/$18 concession/member
All events: Wesley Hall, 58 Melville St Hobart
Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/NVEX or at the door
Contact details:
Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc
6273 2127
Facebook: dance folk tasmania
Spirits soar and feet fly when Iain Mckenzie and Emma Nixon join forces to play fabulous Scottish music for balls and country dances, ceilidhs and concerts. They bring together a deep love of Scottish music and years of experience playing for dances. Their combined passion for performing traditional and contemporary Scottish music creates their signature exciting and individual style.
Emma Nixon and Iain Mckenzie teamed up some years ago to fuse the powerful mix of box and fiddle, forming Black Bear Duo. Their combined passion in performing traditional and contemporary Scottish music has created an exciting and individual style. The versatility and musical ability of the duo means Iain and Emma are well established on the music scene and known by audiences in Australia and around the world playing for Scottish dances, ceilidhs and concerts and hosting musical workshops.
Emma is a star of the fiddle scene in Australia, both as a musician and teacher. Her first solo album, Chasing the Sunset, won a Golden Fiddle Award in 2012, and she has received two Golden Fiddle Awards for Best Teacher (2010, 2011). Emma combines the strength of both classical and traditional music in her inspiring fiddle playing, while remaining true to the soul of the music.
Iain was brought up surrounded by Scottish music and dance, and through his Scottish origins is a natural box player. He has travelled extensively and has a strong interest in music from around the world, drawing on other traditional influences to provide a uniqueness in his music. Iain is also a composer of traditional tunes – including lead tunes for dances – some of which have been recorded by others or feature on the new CD.
The recently recorded album, Black Bear, is a true reflection of the Black Bear Duo and their passionate interpretation of the music. The CD brings out the best of the duo and highlights their combined musical energy. Traditional foot-tapping sets are intertwined with the emotional delivery of Scottish airs, applying individual arrangements that keep the music interesting.
Black Bear Duo are truly a force in traditional Scottish and celtic music.
Ceilidh info:
Ceilidh (“kaylee”) dancing is the Scottish equivalent of Australian bush dancing — vigorous and fun.  Originally the word Ceilidh (“kay-lee”) descended from the Gaelic word for ‘gathering’ or ‘party’… However, these days when people think of a Ceilidh, they think of a fun filled night of wild dancing, good music and great company!
Everyone can take part in a ceilidh, young or old, beginners or experienced dancers and even those with two left feet!
You don’t need to bring a partner.  All ages are welcome.
No experience is necessary! The dance caller will be with you every step of the way – walking you through the moves before each dance and continuing to call out helpful hints throughout the rest of the dances.
Please bring some supper to share.  Light refreshments available.
See you on the dance floor!