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What's on this weekend | 12th – 14th July

Sat 20 Jul 2019 05:51 pm to 05:51 pm

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What's on this weekend | 12th – 14th July


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

Friday Fright Night at Star Theatre
Where: The Star Theatre
When: Friday at 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Details: Star Theatre Launceston are holding a monthly Friday night fright night, Held on the second Friday of each month.
Cost: Adults $20, Students $18

Family Trivia Night
Where: Kid's Paradise - 1 Waterfront Drive, Launceston
When: Friday 6:00pm – 8.30pm
Details: Family Trivia Night
School Holiday Fun for the entire family.
Games, Pizza and Prizes all included in the Family Price.
Cost: $5 - $20

Dance Tribe - weekly event FRIDAYS 7-9pm, St Ailbes Hall
Where: St Ailbes Hall, 46 Margaret St Launceston
When: Friday, 5th June from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Details: Freestyle dance, high vibrational music, drumming, sound healing, community, Alcohol & Drug Free event, Kids Dance for Free.
Cost: $20 - proceeds to CORES Australia for Suicide Prevention
Contact: Laura McCaughey – Ph: 0405 799 068 | E: [email protected]

Launceston Psychic Expo
Where: BEST WESTERN PLUS Launceston - 3 Earl Street, Launceston
When: Friday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Pay at event

The Saxons and Chase City - Launceston
Where: The Gunners Arms Tavern
When: Friday 12th July from 8:00pm
Details: The Saxons and Chase City are linking up for a couple of Tasmanian shows with special guests this July. Come and join the party in Launceston at The Gunners Arms Tavern on July 12th!
Featuring special guests Baby Dave and Pat Broxton (The Sleepyheads)
Cost: Tickets: $10+bf

Launceston Night Market - Winter Series
Where: Civic Sq, Launceston
When: Saturday at 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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 is not your traditional market - the emphasis is more on night” than “market”.
Aligning our Winter Markets with the AFL games at UTAS Stadium for Winter 2019.
Cost: Free

Legion 10 - Muay Thai and MMA
Where: Elphin Sports Centre
When: Saturday at 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Details: Tasmania's Martial Artists do battle in Legion 10
Cost: Free

Newstead Athletics Weekly Cross-Country Run
Where: In and around Launceston Area.
When: Saturday, 30th March – Saturday, 14th September 2019
Details: Newstead Athletics hold weekly cross-country events every Saturday in and around the Launceston area commencing on Saturday 30 March, 2019. There are three divisions to choose from with different distances - Div. 3 1.5-2km, Div. 2 3-4km, Div. 1 5-12km. Races are handicapped depending on performance potential so everyone has a chance to win. Further information and full program available at
Cost: Annual Membership $40 ($21 5-9yr old’s) plus $3 weekly per event
Contact: Michael Halaby – Ph: 0401 367 770 | E: [email protected]

AFL Hawks vs Fremantle
Where: University of Tasmania Stadium
When: Saturday 13th July from 1:00pm
Details: Come along and watch Hawthorn vs Fremantle Dockers at the UTAS Stadium
Cost: $25 - $35

Winter Breakfast Cookery Workshop
Where: Windmill Hill Memorial Hall
When: Saturday 13th July 2019 09:30 am to 11:30 am
Details: Skip the packaging and cook a delicious breakfast from scratch.
Plastic Free Launceston invites you to join us at this wonderful Plastic Free July event. Numbers are limited to 10, so don't leave it too late to get in touch.
Alison will share her favourite ways to kickstart your day. Get creative as we cook gluten free pikelets, LSA, carob banana bread, 5 types of porridge + yummy add ons- Quinoa, barley, semolina, chocolaty oat & rice porridge. Learn easy additive free almond, rice & oat milks, and create a gourmet porridge blend that cooks in under 2 minutes.
Cost: $40
Contact: Trish Haeusler - Plastic Free Launceston – Ph: 0402503324 | E: [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. 

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

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 | Ph: 0408 487 154

Plastic free and Waste free Lunchbox Snacks
Where: Windmill Hill Memorial Hall
When: Sunday 14th July 2019 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm
Details: Plastic Free Launceston invites you to this very special Plastic Free July event.
Please contact us via messenger if you are keen to join us. We have 10 places available, so get in touch soon.
Session Description: Alison will share her favourite recipes to bypass a range of packaged foods. Get creative as we cook barley or quinoa flatbreads, lima bean skordalia, salsa verde, wholemeal crackers, muesli slice, green veggie cakes & cacao pumpkin nut brownie- Gluten free options available. Also learn to rework your leftovers and reduce food waste with quick & easy food storage tips.
Bring a hearty appetite as we'll sit down & taste test the dishes after cookery.
Take home: Printed recipes & Easy Waste Free lunch ideas
Bring: Apron, Hair tie (For long hair), Closed shoes & a Pen for note taking
About the teacher: Alison Gandy is a passionate waste-free chef & educator committed to reducing food waste & single use plastics. Her website is or follow her at
Cost: $40
Contact: Trish Haeusler - Plastic Free Launceston – Ph: 0402503324 | E: [email protected]

Bonorong Wildlife Rescue Training
Where: University of Tasmania -Newnham Drive Lecture Theatre 9 - Arts, Launceston
When: Sunday at 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Details: Help Tasmania's wildlife in your spare time - become a Wildlife Rescuer today!
Did you know Bonorong operates Tasmania’s largest 24-hour wildlife rescue service? This program provides safety and care to thousands of animals every year - and we need your help.
We operate with the assistance of trained community rescuers and the devotion of hundreds of wildlife carers, all of whom donate considerable time, money and energy to helping wildlife in need.
If you're interested in being a Wildlife Rescuer in your spare time, then you're invited to our free Wildlife Rescuer Training.
There is absolutely no obligation to sign up to our rescue service afterwards, and you'll come away with skills that you can use in the event of a wildlife emergency.
This is also the first step if you're interested in learning about becoming a wildlife carer, transporter - or more.
Cost: Free – But need to register

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:

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…


The Saxons and Chase City
Where: The Gunners Arms Tavern, 23 Lawrence St, Launceston
When: Friday from 8:00PM
Entry: $10.76

Boom Boom Room
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street
When: Friday 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Entry: $5.00

Upstairs / Live in July
Where: The Gunners Arms Tavern, 23 Lawrence St, Launceston
When: Saturday from 7:30PM
Entry: $10.76

Alfanant at Kingsway Bar
Where: Kingsway Bar - 33 Kingsway, Launceston
When: Saturday 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Cost: Free 

Heavy Rollers Rock the Horse
Where: Iron Horse Bar & Grill - 468a Westbury Road, Prospect, Launceston
When: Saturday from 8:30pm
Entry: Free

Racoon Dog
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street
When: Saturday from 8:00 PM – late
Entry: $10 

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