Community Diary

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Croon and Matt Ives Big band

Date: November 17, 2019

CROON is three mates who enjoy the music of the big band era of the ’30s and ’40s.

Supported by Matthew Ives and his Big Band, CROON will take you on a trip to Vegas with their dazzling cabaret of live music supported by guest artists and the amazing CROONETTE dancers.

Matthew Ives Big Band
Formed in 2010, Matthew Ives Big Band regularly performs at Wrest Point Hotel Casino Showroom and Theatre Royal, as well as other events.

Dylan and Dan

Dylan Burgos is a 19-year-old Singer-songwriter from Tasmania. He began playing music at the age of 10, and now he writes and produces his material.


Feel The beat Concert

Date: November 23, 2019

FEEL THE BEAT: An evening of spectacular song and dance presented by Hobart Harmony Chorus.

An evening of spectacular song and dance presented by Hobart Harmony Chorus.
Special guests include: Nicole Farrow and Betty Davidson: two ladies of music theatre. Nicole will beguile you with her Jazz numbers and Betty with classic comedy songs. Enjoy contemporary dance as well as Latin and Ballroom dance performances; upcoming classical song and music theatre performers and it goes without saying that Hobart Harmony Chorus will delight you with four part harmony Barbershop style songs and modern A Capella tunes that will have you dancing in your seats!
A smorgasbord of entertainment not to be missed! One night only!
Saturday 23rd November 7:30pm.
Farrall Centre, The Friends’ School. Entry via 395 Argyle Street North Hobart.
Tickets: $35 and $30 concession. Under 12 years $20. Family (2 adults, 2 kids) $90 and $20 per person of groups of 10 or more from or phone Yvonne on 0448826412 for group bookings.

Red Thread Charity Gala

Date: November 29, 2019

Red Thread Charity Gala

The Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis, and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD) is hosting a World AIDS Day charity gala to raise money for the Andrew Shaw Foundation, which provides material, emotional, and social support to people living with or directly affected by HIV.

Venue: Flamingos Dance Bar, 201 Liverpool Street Hobart
Date: Friday 29 November 2019
Time: 7-9 pm (dance till late)
Cost: $49, $39 Early Bird Tickets Available if purchased before 1 November

Tickets can be purchased at:


Start date: November 15, 2019

End date: November 29, 2019


“Unplanned” depicts the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counselled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.

The movie will be screened on Fridays 15th, 22ndth and 29th November at 7pm. Click on the links below to purchase your tickets (on the website, you will see “Buy a ticket NOW” on the left hand side in orange).


These are the dates and links for the screenings:


Fri 15th Nov – Village Cinemas, Eastlands @ 7pm


Fri 22nd Nov – Village Cinemas, Eastlands @ 7pm


Fri 29th Nov – Village Cinemas, Eastlands @ 7pm

Tickets are $22

Christmas concert Meli Melo Choir

Date: November 30, 2019

The Meli Melo Choir present a Christmas concert with something for everyone –
choral and solo items, French horns, Alpen horns and even a harp! So come along with
a friend – or two –or three at 2.0pm. to St. John the Baptist, Bowden St, Glenorchy on
30 November and enjoy an afternoon of music to lift your spirits. Entry is by donation
and includes afternoon tea with all proceeds going to support students at Don Bosco
Technical School, Biratnagar, Nepal. Contact Jo 0419 510 014

Multicultural Carols

Date: November 30, 2019

Multicultural carols is an annual event where people from different countries sing carols in their traditional language / culture.

Come along to a special carol night Nov 30th to celebrate diversity in Tasmania

185 Main Road  Moonah, TAS 7009

Christmas Market

Date: December 1, 2019

Hobart City Church of Christ, is having a Christmas market on 1st December 2019 from 2pm to 5pm at Goulburn Street.

New Norfolk Christmas Parade & Rotary Christmas Fair

Date: December 14, 2019

New Norfolk Christmas Parade & Rotary Christmas Fair

Santa returns to New Norfolk on December 14!

His little helpers are busy putting together an even bigger and better parade and fair to celebrate the Christmas season.

New Norfolk’s Rotary Christmas Fair will run from 10am – 3pm, featuring market stalls and free activities for kids.

The parade will run from 12 noon – 1pm.

Handel’s MESSIAH

Date: December 18, 2019


Argyle Orchestra & Choir present Handel’s MESSIAH

Wednesday 18th December 2019
7pm St Davids Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania

tickets available from / BGJEF
$30 / $25 (con/ student)

Info 0478526489 / 0411128244

Taste of Tasmania

Start date: December 28, 2019

End date: January 3, 2020

The Taste of Tasmania is excited to announce the first 26 vendors to be featured at Australia’s biggest and longest running food and wine Festival on Saturday 28 December 2019 – Friday 3 January 2020.


The first round of vendors announced for The Taste are:


A dynamic space for new businesses to introduce themselves to Tasmania, The Marketplace features a wonderful and eclectic mix of vendors, including:

Chill Out Here: Brand new business serving creative cold drinks, snow cones and icy treats utilising fresh Tasmanian fruits and flavours.

Eliza’s Restaurant: Launceston-based vegan food stall selling Eliza’s famous signature smoked paprika and coconut crumbed Tassie mushrooms with aioli – finally available in Hobart! Delicious and incidentally cruelty free.

Harissa: Fresh and innovative plant-based ethical eating, serving up a nourishing menu bursting with colour, with a dash of Middle Eastern-inspired flavours.

Iris Lane Espresso: A Salamanca market favourite!  Locally roasted coffee, refreshing cold drinks, espresso martinis and chocolate brownie s’mores.

Lake Barrington Estate: Sparkling wine producers from the northwest of the state, serving their wine alongside some deliciously fizzy cocktails. At The Taste from 31 Dec – 3 Jan.

Soyoyoy: Protein-packed plant-based deliciousness from Tasmania’s only tofu producer, showcasing a range of soy products including tempeh, a decadent chocolate mousse, and some creative savoury dishes.

Taiwan Way: Authentic Taiwanese street food, including Chicken and Chips using free range Tasmanian chicken and  traditional recipes, accompanied by refreshing iced teas.

Tasmania Sea Urchin Dumplings: Innovative Launceston-based seafood exporters, turning Tasmania’s long-spined sea urchin problem into delicious ‘pestatarian’ Chinese dumplings.

Tasmanian Fruit Pies: Using all Tasmanian ingredients to create a range of delicious little fruit pies, perfectly handheld and packed with apple, rhubarb, blueberries and apricots.

Tasmanian Spirits Bar: The Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association showcasing a range of small batch distillers and their products from across the state with a menu of delicious cocktails, whiskies and liqueurs.

Taylor & Smith Distilling Co.: An independently owned local micro-distillery serving cocktails crafted from their carefully made small batch gin, plus tasty nonalcoholic options, and bottle sales.


Dotted across the Festival site, these new stallholders promise to take taste-buds on a journey of discovery.

Danphe Nepalese: Authentic Nepalese food using quality local ingredients. Serving juicy momos (Nepalese dumplings), and rich goat thali among other specialty dishes.

Eden Pantry: Apple pies and creatively flavoured coconut ice cream using homegrown and locally sourced organic fruit from within the Huon Valley. Naturally dairy free/ vegan friendly.

Ko mi and Hobart Beverage Co.: Collaborative stall with Korean-Japanese street food using traditional fermented condiments, plus an array of delicious liquid refreshments.

Manneken Eats: Legit Belgian fries with a selection of indulgent sauces and freshly made plant-based burgers, served from their brand spanking new food van.

Monsoon Tapas: Delectable fusion dishes that merge Thai influences with excellent local produce, from local Hobart favourites Monsoon Thai Fusion and Thai Veggie Hutt.

Plenty Cider: Tasmania’s newest cider producer, from the heart of the Derwent Valley, premiering their business at The Taste. Try their unique Blueberry or ‘Apple and Rizza’ (riesling) cider varieties.

TummyThai: Authentic Thai menu from a local chef, including a spicy Thai northern sausage, and classic street food snacks, perfect for sharing.

Indonesian Flavours: A new concept from a festival favourite, serving delicious Mie Goreng (fried noodles), and Nasi Goreng (fried rice) with Tassie grown vegetables, as well as noodle making demonstrations on site.


Some of last year’s emerging vendors are back at The Taste this year after a successful first outing at the Festival.

Absinthe Friends: Huon Valley-based producer of absinthe made from homegrown garden herbs and served in ice glasses, and a lush crème de cassis made from locally-sourced fruit.

Formosa Bites: A small family business with a passion and commitment to homegrown, high quality produce and Taiwanese cuisine. Serving delicious sesame noodle salad and their famous sustainably fished squidlipops!

Iraqi Cuisine: Family run stall selling delicious and authentic Iraqi beef kubba with garlic sauce made from a treasured recipe amongst other delights.

Kaki Lima Indonesian Street Food: Authentic, mouth-watering Indonesian street food using fresh local produce, served with a smile.

palawa kipli: Tasmania’s only Aboriginal street food business, offering innovative, tasty and sustainable dishes using native produce, from wallaby and local indigenous herbs to crickets.

Tassie Can Bar: Developed for the Taste last year, the Tassie Can Bar concept showcases canned beers and ciders from all across the state, with a focus on indie breweries. Enjoy daily tastings and Meet the Brewer sessions.

Yeastie Beastie Doughnuts: Freshly cooked and super tasty sourdough donuts generously topped with local jams and sauces, lemon drizzle or classic cinnamon sugar.

The Taste of Tasmania is Australia’s biggest and longest running food and wine Festival. With stunning waterfront views, awe-inspiring performances, live music and local gourmet offerings The Taste is summer’s not-to-be-missed community celebration.

Entry to The Taste of Tasmania is FREE, with premium events (New Year’s Eve and reserved seating) being ticketed.