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Jazz Concert

Come to a Jazz filled evening! The Longford Jazz Club performs. Music presented by a 6 piece band, plus guest vocalists. Come along on on the third Wednesday each month until September, when on the 14-16 September is our wonderful Jazz Festival.

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Jokers Comedy Club

Jokers Comedy Club is Hobart's only weekly comedy club. Every Wednesday night Jokers presents a brilliant line-up of stand-up comedians to keep you laughing through the week. Regularly featuring famous-name headline comedians and hilarious support acts from Tasmania, interstate and overseas - you are guaranteed a great night out! The venue is located at the Polish Corner. The room is comfortable, the drinks are cheap and the laughs will be huge. Why not try one of the extensive range of excellent Polish beers? Be welcomed by our friendly staff then sit back, relax and prepare to be entertained. The venue is wheelchair accessible and parking near the door is available.

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Junction Arts Festival

Now in its eighth year, Launceston’s Junction Arts Festival is an intimate festival of ‘extraordinary experiences in unusual spaces’, which under Creative Director Greg Clarke and the Junction team, has a new focus on presenting and celebrating the incredible talent of Tasmania’s amazing artists. Junction’s festival hub in and around the stunning 19th century Prince’s Square, features the Fountain Bar showcasing Tasmania’s finest musicians and bands, delicious Tasmanian food and award winning wines and the Prince’s Palace featuring children’s shows and award winning cabaret.

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Latrobe Lilium Show

The 2017 Latrobe Lilium Show will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall. Doors are open from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday 26th January and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday 27th January. Latrobe Lilium Show is the later of our two annual shows and features large and impressive Oriental Lilium Hybrids, along with a range of later Hybrid and Species Liliums. An amazing feast of colour and perfume! This will be our 3rd annual show at this excellent venue and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Floral Art is a major feature at these shows. We have some very experienced and capable floral artists as well as some highly talented, relative newcomers. This provides a dynamic mix with some amazing floral artistry on show. A well-stocked trade table with lilies and other plants, cut-flowers, and selected lilium seed. Demonstrations are always available on a range of lilium-related subjects, from growing from seed to the art of hybridizing, and floral art with lilies. Morning and Afternoon Teas, as well as Light Lunches are available at a modest cost. Entry: Adults $4. Accompanied children admitted free of charge.

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Longford Jazz Festival

The Longford Jazz festival brings together talented musicians, all kinds of instruments, various types of Jazz. Join hundreds of other Jazz lovers for a weekend of music. Save the date! Venue and further details to be advised.

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Madame Butterfly

An Opera Australia Production A man enchanted by the beauty of the East. A woman in love with the promise of the West. Separated by a vast ocean and many years, what will become of their love? Madame Butterfly is a love story that reaches across cultures, across oceans, across time. U.S. Naval officer B.F. Pinkerton is ashore in Japan, and enchanted with its beauty and freedoms. He decides to take a wife, and when the gorgeous geisha Butterfly arrives, he is transfixed by her charms. She falls hopelessly in love, and a passionate marriage begins. Years later, Pinkerton has returned home. Abandoned by her family, Butterfly waits faithfully for her husband to return. Dawn breaks on a ship in the harbour. What will become of her great hope? Puccini’s popular opera inspired the musical Miss Saigon. It is filled with gorgeous music, from the lovers’ first rapturous embrace to the intense finale. It features the famous aria One Fine Day and the Humming Chorus. One of Australia’s greatest theatrical minds, John Bell, directs this English-language production, complete with beautiful costumes and sets. Hear Opera Australia’s singers perform with a chamber orchestra, alongside a local children’s chorus.

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Model Citizens

THE THEATRE ROYAL PRESENTS A CIRCUS OZ PRODUCTION Circus Oz explodes back on stage, audaciously unpacking the myths of modern Australia in their latest high octane circus show Model Citizens. Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk and beauty of breath-taking physical improbability with theatricality, choreography and Circus Oz’s distinct brand of Australian humour. Stunningly lit and driven by a sensational live music soundtrack, Model Citizens unfolds within a cleverly designed model-kit world that challenges perspectives, scale and concepts of normality. Exposing circus skills in unconventional ways, Model Citizens presents stunning group acrobatics with a twist and is a visually and emotionally charged journey by the multi-talented Circus Oz ensemble, which explores what it really means to be a model citizen in today’s ‘model kit’ society.

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Mofo Sessions: Alex South + Ros Dunlop + the Tasmanian Clarinet Quartet

Clarinets a gogo. Three new experimental works and a collaboration spanning Launceston to Sydney to Scotland. 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.

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Mofo Sessions: Brian Ritchie and Yyan Ng

Shotgun Wedding #1 Zen and shinto meet jazz. Modern tunes played with traditional instruments. Taiko and shakuhachi, performed in a blasphemous manner. There will be gongs. Brian Ritchie and Yyan Ng: Shotgun Wedding #1 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.

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Mofo Sessions: Emily Sanzaro

Concert harp and violin, plugged in and off the leash. Punk and rock covers, originals, looping and improvisation. Emily Sanzaro performs as 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.

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