Side-splitting comedy festival
Laughs of Launnie
This new event for Launceston is bringing 30 solo shows, comedy festival favourites like a gala and a great debate, and unique ideas like a pub crawl - with a comedian waiting at each location - a picturesque daytime bus tour - with a comedian waiting at each location - and 'the Ashes' - English comedians take on the Aussies. Launching Monday and continuing for the next week, see laughsoflaunnie.com.au for tickets and more information.
Triple billing at Saint John's
Australian soul legend Jo Jo Smith, new young Tassie talent Claire Anne Taylor, and critical darling (and Launcestonian) Lucie Thorne will co-headline an intimate performance at Saint John Craft Beer Bar on Saturday, March 16 from 8pm. Pre-sale tickets $19.50 through trybooking.
Go forth and get down to the blues
Forth Valley Blues Festival
The 22nd Forth Valley Blues Festival will take place on March 15 and 16 and will see 13 Blues and Roots acts perform over the two day festival. On the Saturday the music will return to the Forth Recreation Ground, just across the river, headlined by iconic blues band Chain, and also featuring Pierce Brothers, Backsliders, Caravana Sun, Toby Beard, Labrass Banda, and Minnie Marks.
Three days of Ten Days on the Island
Arts and culture festival
The prestigious culture festival's northern outing includes children's theatre production, and critical hit, Baba Yaga, opera in the vineyard, and heart-warming film-meets-theatre experience Super Night Shot, among thirteen events in total from Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17. Tickets and program through tendays.org.au, or The Examiner's online guide.
Pay what you wish at Charles St cafe
VegOut celebrates birthday
From 8am to 8pm on Saturday, March 16, patrons can choose what they pay for their meals at VegOut, with the money donated to charity Just Cats.
Eat, drink, and be charitable
Hungry for History Clarendon House Gala
In one of Tasmania’s most spectacular dining rooms, guests will enjoy a crafted menu accompanied by Tasmania wine and beer, at this fundraising dinner for the conservation of Clarendon House. Start the evening with canapes and drinks on the portico from 6pm, take part in a guided bus tour through the park lands and a walking tour of the garden and Fly Fishing Museum. Get dressed in your best - but no spiked heels. Held Thursday, March 29 from 5.45pm, tickets $160 through nationaltrusttas.rezdy.com/300495/hungry-for-history.