Mofo Sessions: Jason Whatley Quintet
Original tunes inspired by golden age jazz, early gospel and blues from some of Tassie's finest. This performance is part of the Mofo Sessions—an ongoing program of fabulous Sunday arvo gigs at Design Tasmania, and a drum roll to the northern relocation of Mofo, Mona's summer festival, in Launceston.
Mofo Sessions: Mystery Session
A classical musician, a jazz musician and a traditional musician walk into a gallery... Mystery session is part of the Mofo Sessions—an ongoing program of fabulous Sunday arvo gigs at Design Tasmania, and a drum roll to the northern relocation of Mofo, Mona's summer festival, in Launceston.
My Friend the Chocolate Cake in Hobart
After a successful tour last year, 2018 will see My Friend the Chocolate Cake's latest album 'The Revival Meeting' back on the road by popular demand for the Winter Revival Tour. My Friend the Chocolate Cake will be playing on Saturday 14 July at the Melbourne Recital Centre. The band have decided to put their music on the back burner for a few years in order to pursue solo projects, travel the world, and eat more cake. So this will be the last chance to see them for at least this decade. The song writing genius of David Bridie combined with the glorious strings of Helen Mountfort’s cello and Hope Csutoros’ violin are high in the curious collision of elements that have made My Friend the Chocolate Cake a big concert draw, triple ARIA winners and a vivid presence on countless film and television soundtracks for more than two and a half decades....They will be performing at the Salamanca Arts Centre on Sat 28 July.
National Science Week
National Science Week is Australia's annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation. Tasmania boasts the most events per capita and there's truly something for everyone, including the Festival of Bright Ideas, TastroFest and more!
Party in the Paddock
Tassie’s biggest little festival is back after a ridiculously massive fifth birthday celebration in 2017! With a growing reputation for bringing some of the biggest names in Australian music to the little island; the sixth edition of Party in the Paddock is set to take it up another notch. This year the festival has officially landed their first international headliner and added a whole other night to the festival but there’s still more surprises to come. With it’s biggest line-up to date, from all corners of the country, we can’t wait to see this ecstatic party army back together again!
Rektango is a free live music event held every Friday evening in the Courtyard (weather pending). Kick-started by Tania Bosak in 2000, Rektango has become a Hobart Institution. This family friendly is the perfect way to finish the week: a chat with friends, great music and a good dance! Bands rotate weekly and span many genres, including funk, reggae, soul, blues, rock and much much more!
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
The Rolex Sydney Hobart is a 628 nautical mile yacht race that is described as one of the most gruelling ocean races in the world. The annual race begins in Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day and finishes in Hobart. Each year thousands line Sydney Harbour or form farewell flotillas to cheer the departing yachties as they charge through Sydney Heads before turning south, knowing they are casting their fate to the might of the great Southern Ocean and the winds of the Roaring Forties. Days later, in Hobart, the excitement builds as news of who will be the first boat to arrive comes through. Be part of the scene at one of the world's great blue water classics that has been thrilling Australian's since 1945, and the first to welcome the brave and weary competitors as they return to dry land at the Hobart Race Village on Constitution Dock, December 27th - 31st.
Royal Opera House Cinema Season: Swan Lake
A brand new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classic Swan Lake will screen exclusively across 19 cinemas nationally as part of Royal Opera House 2017/18 Live Cinema Season. Presented in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing, the 2018 production includes additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett to perfectly close to the season. Featuring filmed performances from the world-renowned Royal Opera House in London, the program showcases the very best opera and ballet from the iconic venue, captured in jaw-dropping detail for Australian audiences to enjoy as if they were there themselves.
Royal Opera House Cinema Season: Swan Lake
A brand new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classic Swan Lake will screen exclusively across 19 cinemas nationally as part of Royal Opera House 2017/18 Live Cinema season. Presented in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing, the 2018 production includes additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett to perfectly close to the season. Featuring filmed performances from the world-renowned Royal Opera House in London, the program showcases the very best opera and ballet from the iconic venue, captured in jaw-dropping detail for Australian audiences to enjoy as if they were there themselves.
Salamanca Market is one of Australia’s most vibrant and loved outdoor markets. It's a new adventure every Saturday. The Salamanca Market is located at historic Salamanca Place, next to the Hobart waterfront and with over 300 stallholders it’s an experience that’s hard to beat. The Salamanca Market operates every Saturday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, except for Christmas Day or Anzac Day when the market is held on Sunday. There is no entry fee, making it free to enjoy. Tasmanian producers and designers make Salamanca Market memorable and unique. Tasmania's biggest selection of locally made products can be explored every Saturday including hand-worked glass, innovative design in Tasmanian timbers, stylish clothing, bespoke jewellery, organic produce, artworks, bath and body care, ceramics and leather goods, handcrafted cheeses, breads, wines and spirits, and delicious hot foods. Salamanca Market is Tasmania's most visited tourist attraction and has won many awards for excellence. In 2016 and 2017 the market was a winner in the Major Festivals and Events category at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards and a finalist in the Australian Tourism Awards. It is proudly owned and operated by the City of Hobart.