community pageheader

What's on this weekend | 18th - 20th May

Mon 19 Aug 2019 04:24 am to 04:24 am

  • 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

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]

Launceston Tornadoes Round 7 v Albury-Wodonga Bandits
Where: Elphin Sport Centre
When: Friday, 17th May at 6:30pm
Details: The Launceston Tornadoes are a women's basketball team competing in Australia's Premier Winter League, Basketball Victoria's Elite League. They have been a part of the Launceston sporting landscape for 25 years and have strong community support, with crowds of 600+. It's a great night's entertainment, a wonderful activity for all the family to enjoy. Join in the fun and book your tickets now!
Contact: St. LukesHealth Launceston Tornadoes – Ph: 0417037337 | [email protected]

Dance Tribe - weekly event FRIDAYS 7-9pm, St Ailbes Hall
Where: St Ailbes Hall, 46 Margaret St Launceston
When: Friday, 10th May 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 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 18th May 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: Cnr Pioneer Drive and Caveside Road, Mole Creek
When: Saturday, 18th May at 9:00am to 1:00pm
Details: The Mole Creek Market will be on again. It is also election day so come and join us for a democracy sausage and see all the market has to offer. Hopefully the weather will be kind but regardless we will have the fire roaring to keep us all warm. We look forward to seeing you there supporting our wonderful stall holders. We are always on the lookout for additional stalls so if you know anyone who might be interested please let us know.
Cost: Free
Contact: Ross Quick – Ph: 0363896030 | E: [email protected]

The Haven Market
Where: 391 Invermay Road
When: Saturday 18th May at 9:00am to 2:00pm
Details: The Haven Market is on again! Drop by the Mowbray Parish Centre right near the Coles in Mowbray and browse the stalls ranging from clothes, handmade craft, fudge, general goods and kiddies food kutters. We hope to see you there
Cost: free
Contact: Melanie Morris – Ph: 03 6326 5928 | E: [email protected]

West Launceston Primary School Election day
Where: West Launceston Primary School, 24-38 Basin Rd, West Launceston
When: Saturday, 18th May at 10:00am – 2:00pm
Details: The West Launceston Primary School Fundraising Committee are holding a sausage sizzle and cake stall this Election Day Saturday. Come along and vote and grab something yummy at the same time. The funds raised will go towards new equipment and resources for our kids at WLPS.

Election Day BBQ and Cake Stall at Kelso on the Tamar River
Where: Kelso Community Centre, Foreshore Road, Kelso
When: Saturday, 18th May
Details: Bring your family and enjoy at a day at the beach, when you cast your vote at Australia's most picturesque polling place. Grab something delicious from the Kelso Community Centre's election day BBQ and cake stall.
We will have bacon and egg rolls, hamburgers with or without the lot, vegie burgers and of course your traditional democracy sausage in bread. Onions and home-made relish free! Plenty of cold drinks including juice boxes. Raising funds for the Kelso Community Centre. Tables for you to sit at and public toilets will be open.
Cost: Free
Contact: Kellie Brandenburg – Ph: 0416 077 137 |E: [email protected]

Norwood Primary School Election Day BBQ
Where: Norwood Avenue, Norwood
When: Saturday 18th May 2019
Details: The Norwood Primary School Parents Association are holding a BBQ fundraiser in the school grounds on the upcoming election day, Saturday 18th of May from 8am. Come along and grab a sausage or egg and bacon roll. Hot and cold drinks as well as icy poles will be available. We will also be selling bags of kindling and raffle tickets for a trailer load of wood at $2 each or 3 for $5. Please come along and support our wonderful school.
Cost: Sausages $2.50, Egg and Bacon Rolls $3.50, Hot drinks $1.50, soft drinks $2.00, icy poles $1.00, raffle tickets $2 ea or 3 for $5
Contact: Savanna Moore – Ph: 0438774669 | E: [email protected]

Fairy’s Whitelion Bailout Bash
Where: The Star Bar Launceston
When: Saturday 18th May from 7:30 pm
Details: It’s time to dust off the stone wash denim, get out those shoulder pads and big hair and get ready for Fairsy’s Tamar Hire 80’s Bailout Bash.
It’s on again at the Star Bar, Saturday May 18th from 7.30pm and the Rock Pigs will be pumping out all your 80’s favs.
If you buy an early bird ticket now from, you go into the draw to win a $2,500 voucher thanks to Harvey Norman Bedding and Furniture.
There’s free food and prizes for best dressed and awesome raffle prizes including a TV worth $2000 thanks to Harvey Norman Electrical.
So come on, head back to the 80’s and help support Tasmania’s disadvantaged youth through Whitelion.
Fairsy’s Tamar Hire 80’s Bailout Bash Proudly supported by:
Cost: Early bird $15 - or at the Door $20
Contact: LAFM | 6331 4844

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.

Penny Royal Designer Market
Where: Penny Royal Adventures, 1 Bridge Road, Launceston
When: Sunday, 19th May from 8:30am - 1:30pm
Details: On the 3rd Sunday of the month Penny Royal Launceston plays host to unique Tasmanian design stalls from local creators.
With everything from handmade clothes, jewellery, candles, home decor and plants, to local art and wood carvings.
Cost: Entry to the market is FREE
Contact: For stall enquiries: Email: [email protected] | Call: 63321055

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

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:

Triabunna Village Community Market
Where: Triabunna Village, 20 Melbourne Street, Triabunna
When: Sunday, 19th May at 10:00am – 1:00pm
Details: The Triabunna Village Community Market is held on the Third Sunday in each month. As well as a range of stalls (available for a small fee) including second hand books, bric a brac and seasonal produce, refreshments (BBQ snags & ‘Bunna burgers and cold drinks or coffee & tea) are available. All proceeds from these activities go to the Village. The Village is an East Coast Regional Development Organisation Inc project.
Cost: Free entry
Contact: Ph: 6257 7583 | E:

Big Shed Market
Where: 21837 Tasman Highway, St Helens
When: Sunday, 19th May at 10:00am – 2:00pm
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

RSPCA Tasmania Million Paws
Where: Inveresk Precinct, Invermay
When: Sunday 19th May at 10:00am to 2:00pm
Details: The animal welfare charity’s largest annual fundraiser will take place in 75 locations across Australia to raise funds to help end animal cruelty. Once again, Tasmanian dog lovers have a choice of three convenient and picturesque Million Paws Walk locations at each corner of the state. A unique and beautiful walk event will be held in Ulverstone, Launceston and Hobart. “The Million Paws Walk brings people and pups together to raise money to help end animal cruelty,” says RSPCA Tasmania Chief Executive Officer Dr. Andrew Byrne. “It’s also a fantastic day out filled with colour, dogs of every shape, breed and size imaginable, plenty of fun activities and prizes, and wonderful people who are all there to support an incredibly worthy mission – saving the lives of injured, sick and neglected animals. “All events offer a range of food as well as activities, entertainment and great prizes for pooches and people. The money raised will keep RSPCA rescue shelters operating and inspectors on the road investigating cruelty cases. It will provide for community education programs and services to break cycles of abuse and neglect. Million Paws Walk is the RSPCA’s biggest annual fundraising event, raising critical funds to fight animal cruelty. We’re looking forward to having you join us for a great day out!
Cost: Donation
Contact: RSPCA Tasmania – Ph: 0499921906 | E: [email protected]

Devil Eggs-travaganza Brunch
Where: Marjories at Woolmers Estate
When: Sunday, 19th May from 10:00am
Details: Join us for a charity brunch celebrating and supporting the Tasmanian Devil.
You will be warmly welcomed and taste the delights of an executive chef who has extensive knowledge of Tasmanian produce. The brunch will focus on local produce, much of which will be sourced from the Pure Foods Eggs farm in Longford.
An authentic and intimate experience with the farmer, chef and devil researcher.
The Devil Eggstravaganza is an exclusive offer with limited tickets available.
Contact: Pure Foods Eggs – Ph: 0457749975 | E: [email protected]

Tassie Drum Circle
Where: We mostly meet in the Cataract Gorge, sometimes in City Park, and other venues by arrangement.
When: Every first and third Sunday of the month 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: 

A Day on The Kingsway
Where: The Kingsway Launceston
When: Sunday at 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Details: We are back.... Bigger and Better!
A Day on The Kingsway
THE street party for all things local
• Live local music all day long - come and celebrate our amazing local performers
• Fresh vibrant cuisine from the norths best independent kitchens
• Interactive activities and children's entertainment - something for all!
• Northern Tasmania's best Beer Wine and Spirits- plus fresh kombucha and drinks
• Artisan coffee and tea from Launceston's most progressive cafés
• Your centre for watching the myriad of films at The BOFA film festival
• All of your favourite shops on The Kingsway ready to inspire you
And entry is free!
So, put it in your diary! This will be EPIC
Cost: Free entry

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…

Scott Haigh
Where: Olde Tudor Hotel, 229 Westbury Road, Launceston
When: Saturday at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Entry: Free

Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St, Launceston
When: Friday from 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Entry: free

The Suffrajettes
Where: Country Club Launceston – Water garden
When: Friday 9pm ‘til late
Entry: Free

DJ Randall Foxx
Where: Country Club Launceston – Tonic Bar
When: Friday from 10:00pm – late
Entry: Free

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

Darren Lloyd
Where: Iron Horse Bar & Grill, 468a Westbury Road, Prospect, Launceston
When: Saturday from 8:00pm
Entry: Free

Mental as Anything
Where: The Greenwood Bar, Launceston
When: Saturday from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Entry: $37.75

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

Gypsy Rose
Where: Country Club Launceston – Tonic Bar
When: Saturday from 10:00pm – late
Entry: Free

Sista Hipsta
Where: The Irish, 211 Brisbane St, Launceston
When: Saturday from 9:00pm
Entry: Free

Art of Surviving "Secret Psycho EP Launch" w/ Hudson Cartel
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street
When: Saturday from 8:00pm
Entry: $5.00

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

The Suffrajettes
Where: Country Club Casino – Water Garden Bar
When: Sunday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Entry: Free