Poor Man’s Pot event at St John’s Craft Beer Bar
Poor Man's Pot ambivalently presents three white men with microphones: gypsy Daniel J. Townsend, bushranger Storyteller Spinks and petty thief Reece Lyne. Come and experience the power. Sunday February 10, doors at 2pm for a 2:30pm start. What happens after that is anyone's guess. Tickets $10 from buytickets.at/danieltownsend/232282, or $15 at the door.
Launceston Country Music Festival at the Italian Club
This one-day country music party features Amber Joy Poulton, star of The Coal Miners Daughter, as well as a host of Tasmanian artists. Book your table by phoning the club on 63447332, with $20 entry, or $5 for under 16s.
Year of the Pig
Chinese New Year at Tsing Wah Asian Grocers
Crackers, a lion dance, a duck dance by women from the Scottsdale Chinese community, a wasabi sushi eating competition, and fluffy toy pigs being given away – ring in the first Saturday of the Chinese New Year at Tsing Wah, York Street. Held Saturday, February 9 from 2.30pm, free.
Bargain hunters heaven at My Closet Market
My Closet Market is Launceston's biggest fashion market for new and preloved clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories, more than 40 stalls, all in support of the Red Cross. Held at St Ailbe’s Hall, Saturday February 9, 12pm – 3pm, with $2 admission.
Mairi Ward exhibition opening at Handmark
Four time Glover Prize finalist Mairi Ward’s latest exhibition opens at Handmark Gallery, Evandale, on February 10. Ward is a painter and ceramic artist, living and working from her studio in Launceston, Tasmania. She has travelled in South East Asia, Nepal, China, North Africa, England, Ireland and Spain, with these experiences having a strong influence on her art practice.
Australia’s Wooden Boat Festival
Held across Hobart’s vibrant and bustling waterfront, this four-day festival brings together the largest and most beautiful collection of wooden boats in the southern hemisphere. Along with the exhibition of these beautiful boats, the festival delivers a lively combination of food, live entertainment, music, demonstrations and display, including the Maritime Marketplace at Princes Wharf No. 1, the exciting Children’s Circus School at Parliament House Lawns, the Tasmanian Fishing Industry display, the International Wooden Boat Symposium, and the Shipwright’s Village.