Chip in for Winter Relief
Mark July 17 in your calendars. That's when we'll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a double-movie night at the Star Theatre - and the best part is, $5 from every $30 ticket sold will go to The Examiner's Winter Relief Appeal. With a goal of $75,000 this year, every dollar raised will go to St Vincent de Paul, the Benevolent Society, Red Cross and City Mission. The movie night will screen Apollo 11, a documentary taking viewers to the heart of NASA's moon-landing mission, and larrikin Aussie comedy the Dish, a true story about thesatellite dish smack dab in the middle of an Australian sheep farm that was crucial to the moon landing's success.
Beyond Blue Ball
Frocks and Fundraising
On Saturday night the Launceston United Soccer Club will hold their inaugural Beyond Blue Ball, organised when the club was driven to action after losing a member to mental ill health. The ball will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor from 8pm, and will provide Goaty Hill wines, Pizza Pub Launceston food, and entertainment - if you can't make it, you can still donate at beyond-blue-in-memoriam.everydayhero.com/au/launceston-united-beyond-blue-ball
Tin Cup Country
Royal Oak Hoedown
After a bash in Bridport Friday night new country music series Tin Cup Country is heading to the Royal Oak, on Saturday night from 8pm. With 2019 Golden Guitar winner Andrew Swift, iconic country singer-songwriter Harmony James, and Tassie's own Blackstone Dukes, the line-up is sure to get people moving. Tickets are $25 through Oztix, the Tin Cup Country Facebook page, or the venue.
Love to learn?
East India Company talk
Dive into history with Vivienne Lawes, who will share her expertise on the East India Company - the powerful British firm that facilitated its monarchs' rule of much of the world prior to WWII, through trade and warfare. This ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society) lecture is on Tuesday, July 9, from 6.15pm at the School of Architecture Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania, Inveresk, costing $30 for non-members.
Punk at Gunners Arms
On Saturday night for $10, see three-piece dreamy folk/pop/soul outfit Isla Ka; rockers Bansheeland; self-described "Punk butter on a riot grrl! crumpet" in Meres, and Melbourne's Fiz Eustance.
Show tunes at Albert Hall
In the '40s and '50s, Rodgers and Hammerstein turned out one hit show after another, including Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. Listen to these gems performed by sterling artists, supported by the TSO, on Saturday night from 7.30pm. Tickets cost $53 - $79, through theatrenorth.com.au.