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What's on this weekend | 11th – 13th January

Tue 16 Jul 2019 03:58 pm to 03:58 pm

  • Launceston, Tasmania


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

Music in the Park 2019
Where: City Park, Launceston
When: Sunday, 6th January to Saturday, 2nd March 2019 from 12:30pm
Details: Music in the Park 2019 is a City of Launceston initiative in the beautiful surrounds of the City Park Band Rotunda featuring live music performances by local acts, a jumping castle and free City Park train rides for the Launceston community.
The event is perfect to bring along a picnic, catch up with friends and family and enjoy the beautiful park on Sunday afternoons and Australia Day in January.
City Park Band Rotunda Program of Events:
• Sunday, 6th January 2019 - Evan Carydakis Trio
• Sunday, 13th January 2019 - St Andrews Caledonian Pipe Band and West Tamar Band
• Sunday, 20th January 2019 - The Tassie Tenor
• Saturday, 26th January 2019 - Australia Day - City of Launceston RSL Band
• Sunday, 27th January 2019 - The Fergusons

Cost: Free

Exeter Art Studios
Where: Parking off the Frankford highway in the Exeter Show grounds.
When: Sunday, 11th November 2018 – Tuesday, 30th April 2019
Details: A new working arts centre is opening in Exeter. As of 11th November, there is going to be a working community arts studio. Members of the public and tourists are encouraged to visit the various artisans as they work on their own specialised medium in the Exeter Show Hall. The studios are open Wednesday through to Sunday from 9am to 5pm and will continue through to April 2019.
Cost: Free
Contact: For any further information contact Hilary on 0438944725 or email [email protected]  

Fashion Parade
Where: The Village - 20 Melbourne Street, Triabunna
When: Friday, 11th January at 5.00pm for 5.30pm start
Details: Seascape Boutique will be holding a Fashion Show all welcome.
Cost: Tickets $10.00 – includes a complementary glass of wine and nibbles
Contact: RSVP – Email Jane Teniswood [email protected] 

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.

Two/4 Festival 2019
Where: Sledge Trak, Springfield TAS 7260
When: Saturday, January 12th at 11.00am – January, 13th at 3.00pm
Details: A 24-hour journey into the depths of electronic music, enveloping you in a unique musical and sensory experience.
Situated in picturesque Springfield, nestled within the Tasmanian highlands. Appealing to like-minded individuals with appreciation and love for electronic music.
Treated with love, respect and good vibes.
Cost: Tickets $60 - $80

Wish Upon A Star
Where: Summerhill Baptist church carpark (not affiliated with the church)
When: Saturday, 12th January at 9:00am to 3:00pm
Details: Wish Upon a Star fundraising committee are holding a car boot sale and market, there will be lots on offer including food vendors, come along and have a look around!
Cost: $5 for stall holders free entry for patrons
Contact: Wish Upon A Star – Ph: 0477651616 | E: [email protected]  

St Helens Markets
Where: Cecilia Street located in the St Helens Town Centre
When: Saturday, 12th January at 9:00am – 1:00pm
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

Behind Closed Draws
Where: The Salvation Army, 111 Elizabeth Street, Launceston
When: Saturday, 12th January at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Details: Behind Closed Drawers is a pop-up fashion market with stalls filled with great quality pre-loved, handmade, vintage, up-cycled and brand-new women's and men's clothing and accessories. Sizes range from petite to plus and everything in between.
Our number one aim is to provide an opportunity where the local community can get fashion at a bargain price, and reduce the amount of clothing that ends up in landfill.
Cost: Free entry
Contact: Facebook – for more information or to book a stall.

Summer Sessions at Sharmans
Where: Sharmans Wines, 175 Glenwood Road, Launceston
When: Saturday, 12th January at 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Details: Summer is here! What better way to spend it than a Saturday afternoon session at Sharmans?! We have Two Steps returning to play an acoustic set from 12-3pm, and we are extending our opening hours until 6pm.
* No Bookings
* No BYO
Cost: Free

Cranes Combined Carrick Speedway
Where: East Street, Carrick, Tasmania, 7291
When: Saturday, 12th January at 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Details: Fun for everyone!
Super Sedans, Street Stocks Tasmanian Title, AMCA’s, Tassie Sixes, Speedcars Tasmanian Title.
Gates open at 2:00pm, Racing from 5:00pm & Pit Walk from 3.30 to 4:00pm.
Cost: Adults $26, Concession $21, Family (2 adults & 3 children) $65, 10 - 16 years $10 & Under 10 free.

Page Transport Carrick Bull Ride and Rodeo Spectacular
Where: Quercus Rural Youth Park - Oaks Road, Carrick
When: Saturday, 12th January - Gates Open 3pm, Events Start 4pm
Details: Main Event Bull Ride kicks off at 6pm!
Live Band “Zack Walsh & The Young Guns” till late, Entertainment for the kids, Full Bar and Food facilities - No BYO or Glass - Alcohol will be confiscated and not returned by order of licensing.
Designated Camping area is available at the event.
Cost: Admission Prices:
$25 Adults
$10 Under 16
$5 Under 10 (Under 6 free)
$50 Family (2 adults, 3 children U16)
Pensioner and Senior card holder concession $20

Mona Foma 2019 | Launceston, Tasmania
Where: Launceston, Tasmania
When: Sunday, 13th January
Details: A garden of mortal delights and divine corruption.
Mona Foma takes over Launceston this January. The main Mofo action will take place from 18–20 January, but there’ll be other festival events popping up around Launceston from Sunday 13 January.

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, 13th January at 9:00am to 3:00pm
Details: The Tunbridge Country Market is a great rural market experience. Held on the second Sunday of each month at the Tunbridge hall, in Main Street, find a treasure, souvenir, craft, bric-a-brac.
Cost: Free
Contact: 03 6255 2008

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:  

Van Diemens All Makes Car Show
Where: University of Tasmania Stadium, Invermay Rd, Launceston
When: Sunday, 13th January at 10:00am – 2:00pm
Details: Hot Rods, Street Rods, all things custom plus bikes & Trikes!
Cost: Adults $10 & Kids under 14 FREE

Max Market
Where: Max Fry Hall, 60 Gorge Road, Trevallyn
When: Sunday, 13th January from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Details: Come all to the Max Market. This indoor market showcases some of the region’s 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] 

Summer Workshop – Making a Flax Basket
Where: The Village, 20 Melbourne Street, Triabunna
When: Sunday, 13th January at 10:00am – 3:30pm
Details: Artists Toni Rogers and Jude Walker are running a workshop making traditional style flax baskets. Morning and afternoon tea provided. BYO Lunch or purchase locally.
Cost: $50.00 – materials included
Contact: To register contact - Ph: Jane Teniswood:0458 631 689 | E: [email protected]  

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…

Obsidian Festival Launch - Rooftop Party w/ Marcel Fengler
Where: O’Keefes Rooftop, 124 George Street, Launceston
When: Friday, 11th January at 8.00pm – 4.00am
Details: It is with great excitement to be launching Tasmania's first techno festival, OBSIDIAN! A celebration of music, arts, and connection featuring some of the biggest techno acts from across the globe, the country, and the state! Inner-city festival vibes with a dark and intimate atmosphere.
Cost: Tickets $25 - $30

Matt Gibson
Where: Kingsway Bar, 33 Kingsway, Launceston
When: Friday at 8:30 PM
Entry: Free

Dave Adams Band
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street
When: Friday from 9:00pm
Entry: Free

Where: Country Club Launceston – Watergarden Bar
When: Friday from 8:00pm– 11pm
Entry: Free

SuperNova DJ
Where: Country Club Launceston – Tonic Bar
When: Friday 9pm ‘til late
Entry: Free

Have/Hold Album Launch Tour - Launceston
Where: The Gunners Arms Tavern, 23 Lawrence St, Launceston
When: Friday from 8:00PM

Mumbo Jumbo
Where: Iron Horse Bar & Grill, 468a Westbury Road, Prospect, Launceston
When: Saturday from 8:30pm
Entry: Free

The Sign
Where: The Greenwood Bar, 23 George st,
When: Saturday from 9:00pm to late
Entry: Free

The Tassie Tenor
Where: Old Tudor Hotel, Prospect
When: Saturday from 7:30pm
Entry: Free

Pink Gorilla presents ERIC SIDEY
Where: MODE Bar & Niteclub
When: Saturday from 10:00PM
Entry: $10.00

Past Present / Josh Sadkowski / Paper Souls
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street
When: Saturday from 9:00pm
Entry: Free

Where: Country Club Launceston – Tonic Bar
When: Saturday from 9:00pm – late
Entry: Free

Raj Sinha
Where: Country Club Casino – Water Garden Bar
When: Saturday from 8:00pm – 11.00pm
Entry: Free

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

Live and Acoustic by Scott Lewis
Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St, Launceston
When: Sunday from 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Entry: $5.00