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What's on this weekend |10th – 12th August

Mon 20 May 2019 10:37 am to 10:37 am

  • Launceston, Tasmania


Where: Launceston City
When: Now until the 31st August
Details: Winterlicious is about encouraging and sustaining activity within and around Central Launceston in the cooler months of the year. There are so many beautiful things about Winter: crisp air, evening lights, rugging-up, hot chocolate and puppies in colourful sweaters.
Embrace the cooler months; there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong jacket! This is everyone's opportunity to create a vibrant winter city.
The City of Launceston and local businesses will be holding loads of sales, community events and activities 'til the 31st of August!
For a full list of participating businesses and events, visit 

The Star Theatre, Launceston
Where: 217b Invermay Road, Launceston
When: Wednesday – Sunday: 9.30am – late & Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Details: Built in 1937, the Star Theatre is an iconic Art Deco cinema in Launceston, Tasmania. It ceased operation as a cinema in 1969 but it was re-opened on the 24 February 2018. Come and see the beautiful Art Modern (late 1930s Art Deco) cinema that has been restored. You are welcome to wander through and have a look at the building, enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine at the cafe/bar, and of course watch a movie!
Please click the link to see session times and ticket links below. The café and doors open each day at 9.30am.
Contact: If you have any difficulty booking via the links please contact us on 03 6333 1190

Spiders Exhibition at QVMAG
Where: Queen Victoria Museum, Inveresk
When: On display from 30th June – 28th October 2018
Details: Spiders exhibition is a joint project between the Australian Museum and Questacon – The National Science & Technology Centre. QVMAG is excited to host this hair-raising exhibition in 2018.
This is a face-to-face interactive encounter with real spider specimens including live Australian Tarantulas, Giant Water Spiders and deadly Funnel-webs and Redbacks.
Questacon-engineered interactives will allow the visitor to engage in full body experiences that involve competing in a mating ritual with a dancing Peacock Spider using Kinect gaming technology; hold a virtual spider in your hand; test the strength of silk; feel web vibrations and experience the jaws of a spider.
This combination of immersion and information showcases the latest science that allows the visitor an up-close glimpse into the fascinating world of spiders.
Come face-to-face with some of the world’s most deadly, colourful and fascinating real live spiders and their webs. Get closer than ever to hundreds of immaculately presented dried spider specimens.
Cost: $5 admission (free admission for children aged under two) Please purchase tickets from the Museum's front counter.

Dorset Community Men’s Shed
When: Friday, 10th August from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: 2 Christopher Street, Scottsdale
Details: We create items to sell to the public from our gallery. We repair and build what is required by customers. You can be guided by our members if you wish to build something for yourself. Maybe you have a project you wish to do, but just need some help to complete it? Maybe just come and have a coffee and a chat, you decide what you would like to do!
Cost: $5 donation for electricity, consumables etc.
Contact: Merv 0417 542 152

Launceston Night Market
Where: Civic Square, Launceston
When: Friday, 10th August at 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Details: Inspired by night markets from around the world, the Launceston Night Market looks to celebrate local food, beverages producers and musicians from within our community.
This won't be your traditional market - the emphasis will be more on “night” than “market”
Enjoying the fact that it's Friday you arrive at our free open-air location at Civic Square after work. Listening to some great music, you grab a bite to eat with your friends and family. It's the place where your look around and recognise familiar faces. It’s the place where you appreciate where you live and you feel part of a wonderful community.
Wouldn’t this be the best way to start the weekend?
Cost: Free entry

The Winter Relief Appeal cocktail party!
Where: Penny Royal Restaurant
When: Friday, 10th August at 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Details: The Examiner in partnership with the Launceston Chamber of Commerce presents -The Winter Relief Appeal cocktail party!
For 60 years The Examiner has facilitated the Winter Relief Appeal to help four local charities provide much needed services and support to those in need. In that time more than $3.5 million has been raised. The appeal is just as relevant today as it was 60 years ago.
For the first time, The Examiner will host a cocktail party to fundraise for the appeal. Every single dollar from ticket sales will go directly to the Winter Relief Appeal.
Please join us for a wonderful evening that will bring our community together and directly support those doing it tough this winter.
Over than $6000 in raffle prizes up for grabs!
Main Prize: Blue Derby Pods Ride For 2 people, three day/two-night Blue Derby Pods Ride experience to the value of $4,300.
Supplementary prizes including: Cradle Mountain Canyons, Hollybank Treetops Adventures, Stillwater Restaurant and Providore, Hawthorn, Penny Royal, and Cradle Coast Tasting Trail and Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Café.
Cost: One ticket for $50, or buy two for $90. Nibbles and a drink on arrival.  
Contact: Launceston Chamber of Commerce - PH: 63319364 | E: [email protected] 

Where: Princess Theatre Launceston
When: Friday, 10th August, 7.30pm | Saturday, 11th August, 1pm | Saturday, 11th August,7.30pm
Details: Following the success of Rock of Ages in 2016 and In the Heights in 2017, Launceston College is proud to present Jesus Christ Superstar as their 2018 musical at the Princess Theatre, continuing their tradition of large-scale LC productions.
Jesus Christ Superstar follows the last week in the life of Jesus and is loosely told through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. In the 2018 Launceston College production tensions are at flash point in the streets of Jerusalem. The youth have taken to the streets to protest corporate control of governments, spiraling inequality and ever-growing gap between the haves and have nots. “Enter Jesus Christ” the leader of the movement and along with his followers, The Twelve, they are demanding change. The Twelve lead their followers in pursuit of equality in the face of an all-powerful corporation, a debaucherous matriarch and a toothless government, who all are fated to collide in events that may just change the world.
All of this happens within Webber and Rice’s iconic 1970 Rock Opera - this will be an exciting, uplifting and technologically spectacular show.
Contact: Princess Theatre: Ph: 6323 3270

2018 Tasmanian Open DanceSport Championship
Where: Silverdome, Launceston, 55 Oakden Rd Prospect, Launceston
When: Saturday, 11th August from 8:00am
Details: Labelled as Australia's Competition of the Year, where the crowds are 'alive', the dancers are the best from across the country, the adjudicators are from across the globe and the prize purse is the richest in Australia.
This is Australia's premier boutique ballroom event and it's in the heart of Tasmania - Australia's hottest tourism destination.

Epping Forest Market
Where: Epping Forest Hall, 13515 Midland Highway
When: Saturday, 11th August from 8.00am – 2.00pm
Details: Held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, starting at 8 am and going to 2 pm. These markets are held in the grounds of the Epping Forest Hall with something for everyone. Stop for lunch at the café or browse the many stalls which stock local produce, homemade cakes, books, jewellery, plants and bric-a-brac.
Cost: Free
Contact: 0439 433 679

Launceston Harvest Market
Where: Cimitiere Street Carpark, 71 Cimitiere Street, Launceston
When: Every Saturday from 8:30am-12:30pm
Details: Harvest Market brightens a quiet inner-city car park and brings the farm gate to you. Meet the farmers, connect with locals and feast your eyes on Tasmania’s freshest seasonal produce, ethical meat and fish, local dairy, artisan bread and pastries, Fruit and Vegetables. Try the locally roasted coffee and taste your way around our foodie State at this vibrant weekly event before collecting a myriad of premium produce, cool-climate wines, artisan ciders and home-made preserves.

Car & Bike Swap Meet
Where: Richardson's Harley-Davidson, 468 Westbury Road, Prospect, Launceston
When: Saturday, 11th August at 9:00am – 3:00pm
Details: Bring your old bike or car parts to sell, sell you motorcycle or car! BBQ lunch on the day from 11:45am - 12:45pm.
Cost: FREE to come along and check out what's for sale!
$15 for a table for car and bike parts, or apparel, $30 for a space to sell your motorcycle.
Contact: Have some motorcycle clothing to sell? Book a table on 63444524 or email mark at [email protected]  

St Helens Markets
Where: Cecilia Street located in the St Helens Town Centre
When: Saturday, 11th from 9am – 12pm
Details: The St Helens Market takes place every Saturday morning (every second Saturday in winter). There is something for everyone including: Homemade biscuits, cakes, jams and sauces, Fresh local produce and plants, Clothing and jewellery, Arts and crafts, Bric-a-brac, including second hand tools, furniture, crockery and books.
Cost: Free entry

Swansea Community Market
Where: Town Hall, Swansea
When: Held every month, on the second Saturday from 9:30am-1:00pm
Details: Showcasing local art, craft and seasonal fresh produce.
We also have a morning tea room with tasty treats, tea and coffee.
New stallholders always welcome.
Cost: Free Entry

My Gym Closet Market
Where: My Gym, 66-68 Melbourne St, Launceston
When: Saturday, 11th August at 11:00am – 2:00pm
Details: My Gym are hosting a Closet Market to raise money in support of the Women's 5km walk/run and The Cancer Council. Join us and find yourself the perfect outfit, shoes or accessories!
Cost: Free entry

Footy Cards Swap
Where: Balls n Bumpers Launceston, 171 Charles Street, Launceston
When: Saturday, 11th August at 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Details: Missing that last Footy Card. Come along and swap your extras to complete your set.
Cost: Free to attend

SEABL Preliminary FINAL - Launceston Tornadoes
Where: Elphin Sport Centre, Racecourse Cres, Launceston
When: Saturday, 11th August at 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Details: The Bellamy's Launceston Tornadoes have reached the Preliminary Final of the 2018 SEABL Season. This is the only Home Final we will play this year and a win will see us play for the 2018 SEABl Championship on Saturday 18 August in Melbourne.
Contact: Bellamy's Launceston Tornadoes – Ph: 0417037337 | E: [email protected]  

The second annual Harvey Gibbons Memorial Quiz Night
Where: George Town Soccer Club Rooms, Blue Gum Park
When: Saturday, 11th August, from 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start
Details: On August 11, the George Town junior Soccer Club are hosting the second annual Harvey Gibbons Memorial Quiz Night. In addition to being the best grandfather a person could ask for, Harvey was such a kind-hearted person who would do anything for his community. He was well known for being the “quiz master” for any community organisation that asked him to. Last year we had our quiz night planned for August 12 and Harvey (being diagnosed terminal in January 2017) kindly offered to write our questions for us. Unfortunately, we lost him on August 8. During the setup of the quiz night, the committee of the GTJSC decided that the least they could do to honour this great man was to name the quiz night in his memory as well as our cake smash: We have 5 community identities who have agreed to take a cake on the night Mayor Bridget Archer, Councillor Greg Dawson, George Town Cricket Club past president Dean Gibbons, real estate agent Andrew Michieletto and Dr Ikechi Gbenimacho and we have set the target at a huge $10000! The idea being that we can keep $5000 for ourselves and $5000 will be donated to the Cancer Council Tasmania. Even if we don’t reach our target we are still donating 50% of all money raised from the cake smash. We are hoping that you may share our event so that we can help get a little more money for both organisations. To donate go to:  
With the money raised from the quiz night we will be aiming to upgrade our change rooms so that our players can utilise the facilities after training. This would also mean we are able to host more events as we would have adequate facilities to do so. We would also be using the money to complete a concrete slab at the front of the building and a path leading to the playing grounds.
Cost: $10 Per Person, 8 people to a table
Contact: If you require any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0408923140 or [email protected]  

Women of the World Launceston
Where: City Baptist Church, 11 Fredrick Street, Launceston
When: Saturday, 11th August at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Details: Women of the World Launceston, Women only cultural night.
A celebration of culture through storytelling, dance, music, fashion and food.
Come and join our celebration of the social fabric of Launceston. The evening will feature a sprinkling of global dances, costume, stories and supper, so we can enjoy and gain a deeper understanding of each other in this fabulous women's cultural night.
Cost: $5.00
Contact: Robyn Flittner: [email protected] 

D.I.Y Workshops at Bunnings – North Launceston
Where: Bunnings, Corner Lindsay Street & Goderich Street, North Launceston
When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday – see times below
Details: Come along to Bunnings, North Launceston and make the most of the D.I.Y Workshops!
Friday, 10th August
9:00am – 4:00pm: Supporting Rural Aid – Drought relief fundraising sausage sizzle #BuyABale
Saturday 11th August
10:00am: Game Makers Workshops | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
11:00am: How to Assemble a Space Saver Storage Unit - Learn how to prepare for and build handy, lockable space-saving storage.
12:30pm: Project Advice - If you are stuck in the midst of a project and need some advice, come in and speak with our D.I.Y. presenter to get some expert advice and tips to help finish your project
2:00pm: How to Assemble a Space Saver Storage Unit - Learn how to prepare for and build handy, lockable space-saving storage.
Sunday 12th August
10:00am: Game Makers Workshops | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
11:00am: How to Assemble a Space Saver Storage Unit - Learn how to prepare for and build handy, lockable space-saving storage.
12:30pm: Project Advice - If you are stuck in the midst of a project and need some advice, come in and speak with our D.I.Y. presenter to get some expert advice and tips to help finish your project
2:00pm: How to Assemble a Space Saver Storage Unit - Learn how to prepare for and build handy, lockable space-saving storage.
To book:  

D.I.Y Workshops at Bunnings – Kings Meadows
Where: Bunnings, 90 Connector Park Drive, Kings Meadows
When: Saturday & Sunday
Details: Come along to Bunnings, Kings Meadows and make the most of the D.I.Y Workshops!
Friday, 10th August
9:00am – 4:00pm: Supporting Rural Aid – Drought relief fundraising sausage sizzle #BuyABale
Saturday 11th August
10:30am - 1:30pm: Game Makers Workshops | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
Sunday 12th August
10:30am - 1:30pm: Game Makers Workshops | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
To book: 

Evandale Sunday Market
Where: Falls Park, on Logan Road, Evandale
When: Every Sunday from around 8:00am until around 1:30pm.
Details: Evandale hosts a regular country market. There's a great variety of stalls, including fantastic local produce, second-hand books, food vans, general bric-a-brac and local crafts. There are also rides for the kids, including the Evandale Light Rail and pony rides.
Cost: Free entry
Contact: For all enquiries about the Markets (including holding a stall), please call 03 6391 9191.

Launceston Esk Market at Inveresk
Where: Launceston Showgrounds, Forster Street, Launceston
When: Every Sunday from 9:00am-2:00pm
Details: The Launceston Esk Market has a range of products on offer including refreshments, bric-a-brac, pre-loved items, clothing, books, tools, collectable tools, antique and craft items, knitting, sewing, beads, wooden and rustic furniture, novelties and toys. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the supermarkets and visit the market for the freshest and the best of local vegetables and seasonal fruits. Pick up some great bargains in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The market has over 150 stalls all of which are undercover.
Cost: Free parking and free entry.
Contact: Phillip LeFevere | P: 0408 487 154

Tunbridge Country Market
Where: Tunbridge Hall, 99 Main Road, Tunbridge
When: Sunday, 12th August from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Details: The Tunbridge Country Market is a great rural market experience. Held on the second Sunday of each month from 9am to 3pm at the Tunbridge hall, in Main Street, find a treasure, souvenir, craft, bric-a-brac.
Cost: Free
Contact: 03 6255 2008

Iceberg Swim
Where: Launceston Aquatic, Launceston
When: Sunday, 12th August at 9am – 11:00pm
Details: Launceston can enjoy the ultimate winter wakeup, while raising funds for New Horizons Club!
Between 9am and 11am Join Chilli FM as the Launceston Aquatic Centre opens its freezing cold outdoor pool in the middle of winter, for the first time ever...
Dive in for a few seconds, or get in to some lap action; stay submerged as long as you can bare :)
There will be great prizes up for grabs throughout the morning, and most of all a whole heap of fun.
New Horizons say a big Thank You for your support!
Cost: Tickets · $10 - $20.

Tasmanian Dog Training Classes
Where: Churchill Park, Invermay
When: Sundays - Beginners: 9:30am, Puppies: 9:30am, Grades: 10:45am
Details: We are a Non-Profit community minded volunteer organisation that provides dog training, education and a path to a variety of dog sport activities in Launceston Tasmania. We can assist you to get involved in training your dog or getting involved in dog sports such as Agility and Jumping, Obedience, Rally-O, Tracking and Endurance. We strictly believe in positive reinforcement for our training!
Contact: For more information email [email protected] or call the clubs mobile phone on 0474 225 192 Website:  

Max Market
Where: Max Fry Hall, 60 Gorge Road, Trevallyn
When: Sunday, 12th August from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Details: Come all to the Max Market. This warm heated indoor market showcases some of the regions finest arts, craft, sweets & treats. With now over 20 stalls I'm sure you'll find a little something for everyone.
Want to have your own stall? Contact Mike on 0427 151 150.
Cost: Free entry
Contact: Mike – PH: 0427151150 | E: [email protected] 

Rueda In the Square
Where: Prince's Square, Charles St, Launceston
When: Sunday, 12th August from 10:30am – 12:00pm
Details: Let's dance Cuban salsa! We dance 'Rueda de Casino' at Harvest Market every month and we are practising it in Prince's Square. Beginners are very welcome and no partner is required! Come to dance or see us at Prince's Square (at the rotunda in City Park (not in Civic Square) if it rains)!
*Beginner Lesson: 10.30 am - 11.00 am (FREE, no partner required)
*Rueda Social: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm (for beginners & experienced dancers)
Please come over before 10.30 am if you want to learn Rueda from the basic steps.
Rueda means "wheel" in Spanish. Rueda is a shorter name of "Rueda de Casino" which means a wheel of Cuban salsa and a group of people dance in a wheel (circle) with a number of moves. It's fun to dance and watch and easy to learn. What you do is follow what a caller says next. Watch the following YouTube video to find out what Rueda is like. 
We dance on the bitumen so you are recommended to wear comfortable shoes (not high heels).
See you in the Square!
Cost: Free

Mofo Sessions | Launceston
Where: 45-55 Tamar Street, Launceston, Tasmania
When: Sunday, 12th August from 2:00pm
Details: Last January, we had such a cracker of a time in Launceston that we’ve decided to come back. We’re carting Mofo up north, in fact. It’s our summer festival, and it’s coming to solicit your discord and exploit your sense of fun.
The Mofo Sessions are a drum roll to all this—and an invitation to you, the people, to join us for an ongoing program of fabulous Sunday arvo gigs in Design Tasmania’s fabulous courtyard (or inside if the weather’s crap). Did we mention there’ll be a bar? Just turn up. For a session.
Cost: Free

Free Learn to Bowl Program
Where: Launceston Lanes, 20 Innocent Street, Kingsmeadows
When: Ongoing
Details: Learn to bowl with your friends over four easy lessons! Launceston Lanes is running FREE learn to bowl programs for people 16 and over. Each program runs for 4 weeks and includes 1 x 90-minute lesson per week with a qualified coach. Ball and shoes provided. Numbers are limited and bookings are essential.
Cost: Free
Contact: For more information, or to check times of next available sessions, phone Launceston Lanes on 03 6344 9933. Or visit 

Some of the local gigs…

FREE Eight Ball games
Where: Olde Tudor Hotel, Prospect
When: Friday evenings from 7.30pm
Entry: Free Admission

Scott Haigh Bare Bones
Where: Olde Tudor Hotel, Prospect
When: Saturday from 7.30pm
Entry: Free Admission

Live Acoustic Entertainment
Where: Alchemy
When: Friday & Saturday, from 9pm till late
Entry: Free

Darren Lloyd will Rock the Horse
Where: Iron Horse Bar & Grill, Prospect
When: Saturday from 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Entry: Free

Electric Vue
Where: Country Club Launceston – Tonic bar
When: Saturday from 9:00pm
Entry: Free

Jerome Hillier
Where: Country Club Launceston – Watergarden
When: Friday from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Entry: Free

Von Rock
Where: Country Club Launceston – Watergarden
When: Saturday from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Entry: Free

Havana Fair
Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St, Launceston
When: Friday from 11:00pm
Entry: Free

Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St, Launceston
When: Saturday from 11:00pm
Entry: $5.00

Scott Lewis
Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St, Launceston
When: Saturday from 9:00pm
Entry: Free

Chris Meek Rockin' It Up!!!
Where: Rockin' Hot Pizza - Shop 8, Quadrant Plaza, 94 York Street, Launceston
When: Saturday from 7:30pm – 11:00pm
Details: The amazingly talented Chris Meek will be pumping out the tunes at RHP. Crowd pleasing, toe tapping, booty jiggling beats to please ages 20 to 120! He's got it all going on!
Cost: Free entry
Contact: PH: 6776 1170

Seth Henderson + Band // First Floor Tour //
Where: The Gunners Arms Tavern,23 Lawrence St, Launceston
When: Saturday from 8:00pm – 11:45pm
Cost: Tickets at the door
Contact: 6331 3891

Three Legged Dog and Co
Where: Greenwood Bar, 23 George St, Launceston
When: Saturday from 9:00pm
Details: Three Legged Dog "3LD" is a four-piece rock band from Sheffield, Tasmania. Formed in 2008
The music they write is heavily influenced by bands; Nirvana, 3 Days Grace, Foo Fighters & Tool
joining 3LD will be Dream Sister who have just came of a successful mini tour ( Miasma tour) who are keen to get the tunes flowing (hopefully some Paramore ;) )
and Launceston’s own solo acoustic artist Matt Gibson
Cost: $10 entry
Contact: Greenwood Bar- Ph: 6331 4966

Miss Katy
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street – Public bar
When: Friday from 9:00pm
Entry: Free

AlfanAnt and Cotton Pony
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street
When: Saturday from 8:30pm
Entry: $5.00

Open Folk Session
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street St – Public bar
When: Sunday from 5:00pm
Entry: Free