What’s happening in Hobart in August?

If July left you stunned with Huon Valley’s Burning Man festival and more August will leave you enchanted with Tasmanian Whisky Week and Hot August Jazz. There is definitely nothing better than being able to enjoy delicious Tassi produce, but when that is coupled with some of the world’s finest brews, it’s serious rock and roll. Here are some of the events happening in August to get you excited.

An evening in Andalusia

An evening of music and poetry celebrating Andalusia and the great Andalusian poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Popular Tasmanian poet Pete Hay pay’s homage to Lorca and the haunted landscape of Andalusia. Poetry enmeshed in a web of music by thrilling composer and guitarist Paul Gerard

When: 3 Aug

Where: Peacock Theatre

#Music #PeacockTheatre #ArtAndCulture

Tasmania Whisky Week

The Tasmanian Whisky Week spans 10 days and promotes local distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels.  Visitors get a sneak-peek into the businesses by meeting the distillers in person and accessing some award winning or previously unreleased whiskies.

When: 4-13 Aug

Where: various venues, see below

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Colours of the East

Just as painters work with a varied palette, composers utilise a whole range of tone colours when writing for orchestra. Rimsky-Korsakov was one of the most brilliant orchestrators of all and in Scheherazade, a symphonic suite based upon tales from The Arabian Nights, he applies colour, light, shade, depth and texture with the proficiency of an Old Master. Peter Sculthorpe turned to the traditional music of Bali when seeking inspiration for Sun Music II. Like Scheherazade, Sun Music II inhabits a world of sight and sound, colour and imagination.

When: 4 Aug

Where: Federation Concert Hall

#classical #concerts #FederationConcertHall #violin

Jam Night at The Con

A great opportunity to have some fun, play with musicians in a fun and relaxed environment, and make some new friends! Bring along your instrument (pianists are excused- the drummers still need to bring cymbals though!), mics, amps and leads are accounted for. Free entry.

When: 4 Aug

Where: Conservatorium of Music

#Music #Free

Derwent Estate Wine Dinner

Enjoy an evening of wonderful Tasmanian wine and food in a picturesque Tasmanian venue. Your ticket includes a three course dinner matched with wines by the Derwent Estate vineyard, tasting notes and a Q and A with the winemakers, musical entertainment and a lucky door prize.

When: 4 Aug

Where: Glass House

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Jed Appleton Live

Jed Appleton is a force to be reckoned with writing infectious and pensive lyrics, with soft, delicate whispers carried by intricate guitar plucking to the cries that would melt your heart. The troubadour has been lapping the world playing beautifully intimate and large capacity shows with artists such as Passenger, The Cat Empire, Stu Larsen, Matt Corby & Husky.

When: 5 Aug

Where: The Peacock Theatre

#Music #guitar #ArtAndCulture

McHenry, Cheese & Charcuterie

William McHenry presents a diverse tasting of two single malt whisky releases, a new make spirit and barrel aged gin. All created at his Port Arthur distillery using pure spring water sourced on the property. These unique and wonderful drams will be accompanied by individual cheese and charcuterie plates highlighting the excellence of Tasmanian produce.

When: 5 Aug
Where: Society Bar, Salamanca

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Heartwood Whisky — An Independent Journey

Destination Cellars invites you to an evening with one of Australia’s most innovative and awarded whisky producers, Tim Duckett of Heartwood. From its inception in 1999 through to today, hear the stories that have shaped Heartwood’s unique style and taste five of his high octane drams.

When: 6 Aug

Where: Hadley’s Orient Hotel

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Grain & Cane

An exciting opportunity to try a range of much-loved spirits side by side, meet their makers and experience crafty cocktails using some of the distilleries delicious products. The event will be both fun and educational — showcasing flights of Tasmanian whisky (Belgrove Distillery and Mchenry Distillery) and Australian Rum from Black Gate Distillery (NSW).

When: 7 Aug

Where: Rude Boy Bar

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Destination Cellars Hosts: An Evening with Fannys Bay Distillery

You are invited to Hobart’s first peak at the newest Tasmanian single malt whisky on the market. Fannys Bay Distillery is situated in the north of the state at Tam O’Shanter and produces a boutique whisky of excellent quality.

When: 7 Aug

Where: Destination Cellars

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Belgrove & T-Bone Boilermakers

Join father and son, distiller and brewer, as Peter Bignell matches his Belgrove Rye whisky, spirits and other concoctions* to his son Tom Bignell’s T-Bone beers.

When: 8 Aug

Where: T-Bone Brewery, North Hobart

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Overeem Whisky at Robbie Brown’s

Beginning life as a family distillery in Blackmans Bay, Overeem is returning home to Hobart’s southern beaches with a take-over at Kingston Beach artisan spirit bar Robbie Brown’s.

When: 9 Aug

Where: Robbie Brown’s, Kingston Beach

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Coonawarra Wine Tasting Roadshow

Taste the best that Coonawarra has to offer and meet owners and winemakers

When: 10 Aug

Where: Wrest Point

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Antigone Hobart Tour

A Grecian tragedy, Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’ is a timeless classic. Adapted and directed by Stephanie Francis, this captivating young cast will enthral you as they take you on a fairy-tale-esque journey exploring the ideas of power, love and fate.

When: 9-10 Aug

Where: The Peacock Theatre


#PeacockTheatre #ArtAndCulture

The Tasmanian Whisky Founders Dinner

a unique opportunity to spend an intimate evening with the founding distilleries and both celebrate the past twenty-five years and consider what is in store for the next quarter of a century.

When: 10 Aug

Where: Ettie’s

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Bollywood Funk – Dinner & Show

Rhythmz dancers and live music by Teahouse create a vibrant engaging evening show. Accompanied by a delicious Indian inspired 3 course banquet.

When: 11 Aug

Where: Pear Ridge – Gardens & Reception Centre

#ArtAndCulture #Dance #Music

No Felix & The Backstick Agenda

No Felix, drummer and vocalist/guitarist duo Cassandra O’Keefe and Josh Troy, perform original soft acoustic and rock compositions. And, high-energy acoustic duo, The Backstick Agenda, who write and perform their original compositions.

When: 11 Aug

Where: Moonah Arts Centre

#MAC #ArtAndCulture #guitar


Tarkine Tales

Your stories of wild takayna / Tarkine re-enacted through music & theatre

When: 11 Aug

Where: Peacock Theatre

#Music #ArtAndCulture #PeacockTheatre

Pooley Joins Restaurant Tasman

The chefs at Restaurant Tasman have created a delicious five-course menu to accompany a selection of Pooley’s drops including their award winning Riesling and pinot noir. Pooley Wines is a family run business and Tasmania’s only third generation wine producer. Specialising in premium cool climate wines, they’ve been awarded numerous trophies and gold medals at both Australian and international wine shows.

When: 11 Aug

Where: Restaurant Tasman & The Atrium, Hobart Grand Chancellor

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Southern Distillers Dinner

The Tasmanian Whisky Producers Association (TWPA) is hosting a regional dinner where younger, lesser known distilleries, many of which are yet to release officially whisky, will have the chance to tell the stories of how they got to where they are and where they see themselves and the broader industry going

When: 11 Aug

Where: Frogmore Creek

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Festival of Bright Ideas

A fun festival celebrating science and the International Year of Light. Featuring science stars and tons of activities and info booths for people of all ages, FOBI aims to make science accessible to all Tasmanians.

When: 12 Aug

Where: Princess Wharf 1

#science #HobartFestivals #kids #Family-friendly

Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic

Recreating Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert and featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls’. Painstaking attention has been paid to all the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the groundbreaking Rock harmonies.

When: 12 Aug

Where: Derwent Entertainment Centre

#Queen #Music #Live #guitar #RockAndRoll


The dusty backstreets of Seville, the smugglers’ hideaway, the boisterous bullring…Carmen comes to life in this concert performance of Bizet’s gritty and powerful opera. Packed with incredibly popular set pieces – Carmen’s hot-blooded “Habanera”, Don José’s sensitive “Flower Song”, Escamillo’s swaggering “Toreador Song” – Carmen is an opera that remains as fresh and vital today as when it was first written.

When: 12 Aug

Where: Federation Concert Hall

#Concert #ArtAndCulture #Opera

The Sound Project Hobart

Last year it was a packed room of people dancing right through to 6am, this time it should be even bigger

When: 12 Aug

Where: The Grand Poobah

#Dance #Party #Performance #Music

Tasmania’s Largest Cruise Sale Day

Experts from OVER 40 of the world’s top cruise lines present to inspire you, answer your questions and help you find the perfect cruise! With FREE entry, a range of new features in 2017, exclusive offers and savings available and a range of new features for 2017

When: 13 Aug

Where: Grand Chancellor Hotel

#Cruise #Travel

Tas Whisky Week 2017 Closing Party

Celebrate the end of a huge week of whisky

When: 13 Aug

Where: Lark Distillery

#whisky #TasWhiskyWeek #WineAndDine

Bach + the Frenchmen

With three soloists – violin, flute and harpsichord – Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 5 is a stunner, particularly when the harpsichord breaks away from the pack and delivers a cadenza of unprecedented length and complexity. Bach at his trailblazing best! Making his first appearance with the TSO is Baroque specialist, conductor and harpsichordist, Matthew Halls.

When: 17 Aug

Where: Federation Concert Hall

#concert #artandculture

Around the world in 80 days

Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant Passepartout as they set out to win an outrageous wager by circling the globe in 80 days.

When: 18-19 Aug

Where: Theatre Royal

#Adventure #Romance #Comedy #TheatreRoyal #ArtAndCulture

Defiant Lives

This film screening introduces the world to the most impressive activists you’ve never heard of and tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia.

When: 21 Aug

Where: State Cinema

#ArtAndCulture #Films

Diary of a Wombat

Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her.

When: 22-23 Aug

Where: Theatre Royal

#Puppetry #Music #Kids #TheatreRoyal #ArtAndCulture

The Snowman

A young child can’t believe his eyes when the snowman he has created comes to life. One of the best-selling children’s books of modern times, The Snowman is even more enchanting when it’s experienced in this big-screen, animated version with live music soundtrack.

When: 24 Aug

Where: Federation Concert Hall


#kids #ArtAndCulture #FederationConcertHall #Family-friendly

The Merchant of Venice

This uncompromising and dark production explores the tense relationship and prejudices between those that have, and those that don’t. Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks.

When: 24-26 Aug

Where: Theatre Royal

#Shakespeare #TheatreRoyal #ArtAndCulture

Duo Cantabile

Allan Badalassi and Lynne Mitchell combine musical movement to create a unique mystical sound, both well-known composers in their own right they are looking forward to presenting to you.

When: 26 Aug

Where: Brookfield Margate House

#Music #ArtAndCulture

Oxfam at All Saints Market

Oxfam will be selling Fairtrade goods. So come along to buy some delicious tea, coffee and chocolate, and have a great time

When: 26 Aug

Where: All Saints Market in South Hobart

#HobartMarkets #Free #Family-friendly

Hot August Jazz

Hot August Jazz features hours of free live music spread across multiple venues, which are all within easy walking distance. Don’t like what you’re hearing, just walk to the next one

When: 25-27 August

Where: Elizabeth Street, various North Hobart venues

#Jazz #Music #Live


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