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What's on this weekend | 14th – 16th September

Tue 18 Sep 2018 11:10 pm to 11:10 pm

  • Launceston, Tasmania

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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.
Cost: https://www.startheatre.com.au/movies/   
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.
Contact: https://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/Home  

Dorset Community Men’s Shed
When: Friday, 14th September 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 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.

Westbury Market
Where: Lonsdale Promenade, opposite the Village Green, Westbury
When: Saturday, 15th September at 9:00am until 1:00pm.
Details: Fresh Vegetables, Cakes, Biscuits, Jams, Pickles, Relishes. Plants, books galore, picture postcards, jewellery, haberdashery, bric a brac, something for everyone. Come along and enjoy browsing the stalls while enjoying the open fire to keep warm.
Weather permitting BBQ as well as a wonderful array of sandwiches, and delicacies available along with soup and tea and coffee from the cafe in the hall.
Goods are sold on commission and more stall holders always welcome. Proceeds to the Anglican Parish of Quamby.
Cost: FREE
Contact: contact Margaret 6393 1417 or Rob at [email protected]

Mole Creek Market
Where: Mole Creek Memorial Hall – 2 Caveside Road, Mole Creek.
When: Saturday, 15th September from 9.00am – 1.00pm
Details: Mole Creek Market has everything a country market has to offer. Featuring many different stall holders from around the area with fresh produce, plants crafts and bric a brac.
Contact: For more information or any enquiries, phone Ross on 0413 681 252

Franklin House Spring High Tea
Where: 413 Hobart Road, Youngtown, Launceston
When: Saturday, 15th September from 2:00pm
Details: Bookings essential for catering purposes.
Cost: $20.00 per person
Contact: Ph: 6344 7824 | E: [email protected]  

Villages of Life Gala Ball
Where: Tailrace Centre, Waterfront Drive, Riverside
When: Saturday, 15th September at 6:00pm – 11:45pm
Details: Villages of Life Gala Ball is being held on September 15, at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
Ticket price is $90 including Sparkling on Arrival, 2 Course Meal, Silent and Live Auctions, Dessert Auction and Live Entertainment. Drinks available at Bar prices.
Villages of Life is a Non-For-Profit Organisation founded by Ted and Lorraine Bosveld from Launceston, Tasmania.
We are currently working in Burundi Africa to build a Village consisting of 15 houses that will house 15 widows and 90 orphans, a school for 400 students, a TAFE workshop, a community centre and agricultural sustainable projects.
Cost: https://www.launcestontickets.com.au/event/villages-of-life-gala-ball-7051  
Contact: Ted and Lorraine Bosveld on 0417546473 or email [email protected]

DSDL Roller DISCO
Where: 1C Georgetown Rd, Newnham, Launceston
When: Saturday, 15th September from 9:00pm
Details: DSDL are hosting a fundraising ROLLER DISCO at the Mowbray Sport n Skate from 9pm till late. This is a 16+ year’s event. Gear available to borrow if needed or bring your own. DRESS UP as your favourite comic book character and win best dressed prize, there will be raffles, games and prizes, A night not to be missed.
Cost: $15 entry
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/468071637024047/  

D.I.Y Workshops at Bunnings – North Launceston
Where: Bunnings, Corner Lindsay Street & Goderich Street, North Launceston
When: Saturday & Sunday – see times below
Details: Come along to Bunnings, North Launceston and make the most of the D.I.Y Workshops!
Saturday 15th September
11:00am - 11:30am: How to Select & Install the Right Clothesline - Learn about the choices for determining the appropriate clothes line for your use, as well as how to safely install your own clothes line at home.
12:30pm - 1:00pm: 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 - 2:30pm: How to Select & Install the Right Clothesline - Learn about the choices for determining the appropriate clothes line for your use, as well as how to safely install your own clothes line at home.
Sunday 16th September
11:00am - 11:30am: How to Select & Install the Right Clothesline - Learn about the choices for determining the appropriate clothes line for your use, as well as how to safely install your own clothes line at home.
12:30pm - 1:00pm: 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 - 2:30pm: How to Select & Install the Right Clothesline - Learn about the choices for determining the appropriate clothes line for your use, as well as how to safely install your own clothes line at home.
To book: http://www.bunnings.com.au/stores/tas/north-launceston  

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!
Saturday 15th September
10:30am - 1:30pm: Dress Ups Workshop | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
Sunday 16th September
10:30am - 1:30pm: Dress Ups Workshop | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
To book: https://www.bunnings.com.au/stores/tas/kings-meadows 


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.

Designer Market at Penny Royal
Where: Penny Royal Adventures, 1 Bridge Road, Launceston
When: Sunday, 16th September from 8:30am - 1:30pm
Details: On the first and third Sunday of each month, Penny Royal plays host to some of Tasmania's most talented niche designers. Find uniquely Tasmanian craft items and stroll around the village. The Designer Market at Penny Royal is perfect for families, with Brady's Tavern at Penny Royal and Penny Royal Wine Bar and Restaurant open for business.
Cost: Entry to The Designer Market at Penny Royal is free.
Contact: For stallholder applications please email; [email protected] 

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

Derby Make, Bake & Grow Market
Where: Derby Town Hall, Main Street, derby, Tasmania
When: Sunday 16th September from 9:00am until 1:00pm
Details: Locally made, baked or grown. This popular market features niche local products at great prices and always with a smile.
Cost: Entry to the market is free
Contact: Dorset.tas.gov.au  

Ross Market
Where: Church Street, Ross Tasmania
When: Sunday, 16th September from 9:00am
Details: The historic village of Ross hosts a country market on the third Sunday of each month. The market includes local handicrafts, produce and a ‘home baked’ section where you can buy licenced home-made speciality pies, cakes and preserves.
You can also enjoy a home-made breakfast, lunch, tea and coffee at the Market Kitchen.
Cost: Free entry
Contact: For more information please call (03) 6381 5444

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: http://www.tdtc.org.au/  

2018 Women's 5km
Where: Starting at City Park, Launceston
When: Sunday, 16th September 2018 from 10:00am
Details: One of Tasmania's largest women's events. This event is designed to support and encourage health awareness, raise vital funds for Cancer Council Tasmania and bring the community together in a celebration and remembrance of life. Anyone can enter on the day to walk/run or just come to encourage and cheer for all the walkers & runners competing for a great cause!
The funds raised stay in Tasmania to support ALL CANCER.
Cost: $25 seniors/students $35 regular, $20 u/16 and u/6 free
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/Womens5k/  

Tassie Drum Circle
Where: We mostly meet in the Cataract Gorge, sometimes in City Park, and other venues by arrangement.
When: Sunday 16th September from 10:00am onwards.
Details: Tassie Drum Circle is a Free Community Drum Circle. We get together and drum. All types of drum and skill levels welcome. New friends are welcome. We are a mix of skill levels. Come and learn some beats, how to tune and maintain your drum, or share your knowledge. We are all about having fun. BYO chair and drum (spare drums and percussion available).
Cost: Free
Contact: Diane Hayes | P: 0439 189 886 | E: [email protected] 
| F: www.facebook.com/TassieDrumCircle  

Big Shed Market
Where: 21837 Tasman Highway, St Helens, Tasmania
When: Sunday, 16th September at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Details: Big Shed Studios are hosting a monthly winter market every 3rd Sunday of the Month.
Our focus is on make it, bake it, produce it, and our aim is to showcase local talent. Artists, crafts people, entertainers, Foodies & small business Entrepreneurs.
Cost: Free entry
Contact: https://eastcoasttasmania.com/event/big-shed-market/2018-07-15/  

Rueda In the Square
Where: Prince's Square, Charles St, Launceston
When: Sunday, 16th September 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. https://youtu.be/6s2IVHrPNCc
We dance on the bitumen so you are recommended to wear comfortable shoes (not high heels).
See you in the Square!
Cost: Free
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/RuedaInTheSquare/  

Launceston Historical Society, Tasmania
Where: Meeting Room, Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk
When: Sunday, 16th September at 2:00pm
Details: Evan Livingstone-Thomas: "On Doing Archaeology in Tasmania: Deep Time, Stone Tools, and Directions for the Future".
PhD Candidate in Archaeology, La Trobe University.
In the quest to understand and reconstruct the lifeways of Aboriginal people in Tasmania, archaeologists are confronted by several major obstacles. The absence of reliable, first-hand ethnography of the Tasmanian Aborigines; the extreme level of disturbance of archaeological sites during two centuries of western development; and the resultant culture of heightened sensitivity among Aboriginal groups toward archaeological tampering with their heritage.
The fact is that, in the past, many archaeologists have practiced their discipline without consultation and participation from the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. Conversely, archaeology itself has become misunderstood, partly because of the activities of those archaeologists, and partly because of the narrow way archaeology is conducted in popular television shows.
In this lecture, Evan begins with the broad question ‘what is archaeology, really?’ The talk will then cover a brief history of Australian archaeology, and then more specifically Tasmanian archaeology; why archaeology is vital in Tasmania, with insights into current research; and what archaeology might hold for public education and reconciliation in Tasmania.
All welcome. Afternoon tea will be served.
Cost: Free for LHS members, $4 for visitors
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/702717096729033/  
 
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 launcestonlanes.com.au 


Some of the local gigs…


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

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

Rooftop Session - The Masquerade
Where: Star Bar, 113 Charles St, Launceston
When: Saturday from 9:00pm
Entry: $5.00

‘Nothin But A Glam Time
Where: Iron Horse Bar & Grill, 468a Westbury Road, Prospect, Launceston
When: Saturday from 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Entry: Free

Monique
Where: Plough Inn - 170 Brisbane Street, Launceston
When: Friday from 7-9:00pm
Entry: Free

Groove FX
Where: Country Club Launceston – Tonic bar
When: Friday from 9:00pm
Entry: Free

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

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

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

Agent 99
Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St, Launceston
When: Friday from 11:00pm
Entry: Free

Candy Feet
Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St, Launceston
When: Saturday from 9:00pm -11:00pm
Entry: Free

Nannageddon w/ Bansheeland + Cotton Pony
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street
When: Saturday from 9:00pm
Details: A fully sick costume party gig featuring:
Bansheeland and Cotton Pony
$5 entry if you dress as a grandparent
$10 if you don't
$0 if you're actually a grandparent IRL
Entry: Tickets · Free - $10

Emma Anglesey Launceston Album Launch
Where: Earthy Eats, 19 Kingsway, Launceston
When: Saturday from 9:00pm
Details: I'm launching my album.
Entry: Tickets · $15 - $20 go to: www.emmaanglesey.com