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What's on this weekend | 7th – 9th December

Mon 27 May 2019 03:38 pm to 03:38 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

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]  

Pop Up Playgroup at Waverley Lake
Where: Waverley Lake
When: Friday the 7th December, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Details: If you are a Waverley family with children from Birth to 4, you are invited to
come and join the Early Years team from Waverley Primary School and find out about all the great programs we run for children from birth to 4 years.
Join us at the BBQ area at Waverley Lake for a free sausage and a cuppa and a play with some great toys!
Cost: Free
Contact: Laura Allen- Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 0427507453

Launceston Night Market
Where: Yorktown Square, Launceston
When: Friday, 7th December at 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Details: Inspired by night markets from around the world, the renamed ‘Launceston Night Market’ will look to transform Yorktown Square this summer. Bringing together creative people from Launceston’s food, music and beverage sectors our market will celebrate our community and showcase many wonderful local producers. As locals, we appreciate that during the summer months, we are looking for outdoor events to enjoy the weather. Not to mention the opportunity to enjoy a glass of your favourite local cider or wine with something delicious to eat on a Friday night. The French refer to it as an “apero” (after work drink) with friends, family and colleagues. At our night market the emphasis is more on "night" than “market”. Listen to some great music, grab a bite to eat with your friends and family. 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

Ridges on Royal
Where: Royal park
When: Friday, 16th November at 5:00pm. Every Friday, until December, 14th
Details: Ridges on Royal is a go! Friday nights through November and December this summer!
For those of you who haven’t heard, this new FREE summer event will include Launceston’s newest outdoor bar, a range of wonderful food vendors, live musical entertainment and kids’ entertainment.
Cost: Free
Contact: Ridges Beer Company 0439 201 914

Italian Festa - A taste of Napoli
Where: Josef Chromy Wines
When: Friday 7th December at 5:30pm– 8:30pm
Details: Napoli (Naples) is a city in southern Italy rich in food and cultural history and our Festa will pay homage to the everyday dishes that local Neapolitans enjoy.
We’re looking forward to our first Summer dinner of the Italian Festa series, with authentic dishes cooked using fresh, seasonal vegetables and locally acquired meats.
Bookings for each Festa are essential as we expect to sell out. You can choose your booking time to suit your friends or family between 5:30pm and 8pm.
Cost: 2 courses for $60 and 3 courses $70 served as individual and shared plates.
Contact: Ph: 6335 8700 | E: [email protected]  

Waverley Community Carols
Where: Waverley Primary School, Waverley
When: Friday, 7th December at 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Details: Christmas Carols in our Community Garden. Fun for the whole family!
Cost: Free entry
Contact: Lisa Sutton – Ph: 0418990149 | E: [email protected] 

Niche Market Bazaar
Where: Albert Hall, Launceston
When: Friday, 7th – Saturday, 8th December
Details: NICHE Market is turning 10 with a very special, 2-day Christmas Market
Friday, 7th December at 2:00pm - 7:00pm: Niche Champagne Birthday Bar, live music and Launceston's Best Beard Competition. Loads of prizes, including a diamond from F&W Stewart.
Saturday, 8th December 8:00am-3:00pm: Christmas shopping continues with 60-plus exceptional Tasmanian artists and designers and Sing Australia (Tas) choir singing carols.
A unique European-style Christmas market of only the very best Tasmanian made, where stallholders donate back to children's disability service StGiles.
Cost: Free entry
Contact: Victoria Bayes - Ph: 63457333 | 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, 8th December 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

Blackstone Community News Association Christmas Market Day
Where: Blackstone Park off Kelsey Road, Blackstone Heights Tasmania
When: Saturday, 8th December at 9:30am - 1:30pm
Details: Market Day packed with stalls of things to buy. Entertainment for everyone. Multicultural food and drinks. Giant Raffle and more...
Cost: Free entry
Contact: Melissa Page - Email: [email protected] | Phone: 0439364704

Christmas Celebration & Santa Visit
Where: Prospect Vale Marketplace
When: Saturday 8th December at 10:00am – 1:00pm
Details: Join us for a fun-filled Christmas activity day including a visit by Santa, Christmas craft activities, face painting, balloon twisting and Christmas music.
Cost: Free

Swansea Community Market
Where: Swansea Town Hall.
When: Saturday, 8th December at 10:00am – 1:00pm
Details: Held every month, on the second Saturday from 10am-1pm at the Town Hall 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

Santa Days at Richardson's Harley-Davidson
Where: Richardson's Harley-Davidson, 468 Westbury Road, Prospect, Launceston
When: Saturday, 8th December from 11:00am
Details: Join us Richardson's Harley-Davidson every Saturday in December for Santa Days!
Get your FREE photo with Santa in store.
Cost: Free

Buskers on the deck
Where: Cataract Gorge
When: Saturday 8th December at 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Details: Come on up to the Cataract Gorge Cliff Grounds Lower Deck and listen to some music or enjoy some food!
Cost: Free

VIP Night
Where: H.2.O cafe
When: Saturday 8th December at 5:30pm
We are having VIP night specials each Friday and Saturday nights only starting as of 8th of Dec 2018 from 5 pm. VIP nights are reserved for booking only. Call us on 03 6334 6430, book through Facebook or send us a message online to reserve your seating.
Cost: Two course $ 60 | Three course $ 65

TCW's Revolution
Where: Elphin Sports Centre
When: Saturday, 8th December at 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Details: Tasmanian Championship Wrestling present "REVOLUTION"
Live Professional Wrestling for all ages. Family Friendly action right here in Launceston.
Featuring some of the best Professional Wrestlers from every state across Australia.
Cost: General Admission Tickets: $15 each or 4 for $50

Adam Brand - Milestones 20 Year Anniversary Tour
Where: Forth Pub Tas
When: Saturday 8th December at 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Details: Adam Brand is bringing his 20 Year Anniversary Tour to the Forth Pub Tasmania this December - a gig not to be missed! Supported by Matt Cornell and Damien from the Viper Creek Band.
Cost: Tickets $38.80

One Day 15
Where: Earl Arts Centre
When: Saturday, 8th December at 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Details: The challenge is to write, cast, rehearse and perform seven new plays in 24 adrenalin filled hours.
Here's how it works: eight writers, eight directors, and a group of actors, plus production staff, assemble at the Earl Arts Centre on Friday December 7 at 6.30 pm. You are welcome to come along too!
We assign the writers with directors and casts and provide them with stimuli, not to help them stay awake, but to inform the creative process. This might be an object, a metaphor or something random that they need to weave into the script. This will be revealed on the night.
Writers then get writing, while directors and cast sleep anxiously awaiting an early start and the prospect of an unknown new script that must be rehearsed ready for an 8.00 pm show on Saturday 8 December.
It is a daunting challenge, and a white-knuckle ride, but we haven't failed yet!
Contact: Mudlark Theatre Ph: 0439862363 | E: [email protected] 

Tasmanian Tractor Pull Challenge Deloraine
Where: Redhills Apex Memorial Park, 525 Molecreek Road, Deloraine
When: Saturday, 8th & Sunday, 9th December at 11:00am – 4:30pm
Details: The Apex Club of Deloraine in conjunction with the Tasmanian Tractor Pulling, Vintage Tractor Association and Australian Tractor Pullers Association, are hosting an action-packed weekend of tractor pulling featuring V8 mini modified and super modified tractors from Victoria plus local modifieds and vintage tractors.
There will be kids’ entertainment which will include the famous Apex train, jumping castle, and a pedal pull, the Apex foodvan, coffee, ice cream, popcorn, pancake vans and bar are all on site.
Pre-purchase your tickets for a chance to win a family Cataract Gorge Cruise for 2 adults and 2 children.
Gates open at 9.30 am with Tractor Pulling from 11.00 am. Bar opens at 1.30 pm daily. Strictly no BYO or Pets.
Cost: Children under 16 years are free and don't require a ticket.
Contact: Tractor Pull Ph: 0409965712 | E: [email protected] 

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.

Lietinna Market
Where: Lietinna
When: Sunday, from 8:30am until 1:30pm
Details: The Lietinna Market is held on the second Sunday of every third month (March, June, September, December) and can accommodate 22 stalls undercover. Stalls range from bric-a-brac, craft and embroidery, to fresh local fruit and vegetables when in season, home-made jams, preserves and confectionery. Warm yourself by the open fire and enjoy one of Lietinna Market's famous hamburgers.
Cost: Free entry

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, 9th December 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 at the Tunbridge hall, in Main Street, find a treasure, souvenir, craft, bric-a-brac.
Cost: Free
Contact: 03 6255 2008

Max Market
Where: Max Fry Hall. 60 Gorge Road, Trevallyn
When: Sunday, 9th December at 10:00am to 2:00pm
The Max Market showcases some of Tassie’s best Arts, Crafts, Treats & Much more. There is sure to be something there for everyone.
This month market is likely to have stalls both indoor & outdoors.
Cost: FREE to enter. $20 for a stall site.
Contact: Mike Ph: 0427151150 | E: [email protected] 

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:  

Carols & Cake at Franklin House
Where: 413 Hobart Road, Franklin Village
When: Sunday, 9th December at 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Details: Carols and Cake in the garden of Franklin House at 2.00pm. Sing along with the Tamar Valley Voices. Fruit mince pies and Christmas Cake will be served with tea or coffee.
Cost: $10 per person - Bookings essential for catering purposes on 63447824
Contact: Julie Dineen – Ph: 0407448663 | Email: [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…

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

SCOTT LEWIS - Rocking the "Tudes"
Where: Old Tudor Hotel, Prospect
When: Saturday, from 7.30pm till late
Entry: Free

DJ Randall Foxx
Where: Country Club Launceston – Tonic Bar
When: Friday from 8pm – 11pm
Entry: Free

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

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

Agent 99
Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St, Launceston
When: Friday from 11:00pm
Entry: $5.00

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

Tim Gambles
Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St, Launceston
When: Sunday from 9:00pm
Entry: $5.00

Mick Ahard
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street
When: Friday from 9:00pm
Entry: Free

Cody Gunton
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street
When: Saturday from 9:00pm
Entry: Free

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

Take 2 Party Duo
Where: Rosevears Hotel, 215 Rosevears Drive, Rosevears
When: Friday evenings from 7.30pm
Entry: Free