When She Believes
Live at Sawtooth
The first all-ages gig from When She Believes, a regular night for female musicians, will be held at Sawtooth ARI gallery on Saturday night at 6pm. EWAH & The Vision of Paradise will launch their new single, Arcadia; Great Aunt, a folk/Americana duo from Melbourne, will bring tales of joy and grief, whiskey and wine, gratitude and purpose-seeking; Den. blends elements of blues, folk and pop with heartfelt storytelling to create a style all her own; and Clare Munnings is an entertainer who creates joy with her ukulele and positive songs. Tickets cost $20 or $15 concession.
Exposing domestic abuse
There will be a film screening of This Could Be Anywhere in the World at the Tramsheds function centre on Thursday, December 5, at 5.45pm, with proceeds going to Launceston women's services: Karinya Young Women's Service, and Magnolia Place. This award-winning director's second short film takes us behind closed doors, exposing the psychological impact of domestic abuse - and how the beauty of community and support can shine a light for those feeling broken and alone. Tickets cost $40 through Humanitix, and include a music, speakers, the film, and a silent auction.
Marakoopa Cafe festival
Marakoopa Cafe at Mole Creek will greet the start of summer with a music festival, on December 1 from 1pm to 6pm. Acts include Avalanche Duo, Great Aunt, from Melbourne, Halfway to Forth, and Buddy Knox, from NSW, and there will also be food, wines, beer and cider. Tickets cost $40 adult, $35 concession, $20 under 12s.
Gingerbread house making
Get ready for Christmas by making a gingerbread house at the Salvation Army, 111 Elizabeth Street, on Saturday at 1pm or Monday at 7pm. The $25 cost includes the gingerbread house, board, icing, cellophane and ribbon - BYO decorations in the form of lollies and other treats. This activity is for ages 9 and up, and proceeds will be used to support the work of the Launceston Salvation Army in the Launceston community.
Quivers with 'When It Breaks'
Hobart band Quivers' latest song, 'When It Breaks', is a song for people who want their guitar pop to glow in the dark and to have choruses you can shout along to. They will be joined by Meres and Full Collapse at Saint John Craft Beer. They have a NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds) policy but otherwise, the show costs $10.
Niche shopping at Albert Hall
About 65 stallholders from around Tasmania will showcase their products at Niche market on Saturday, which raises money for children's disability group StGiles. It's on at Albert Hall from 8am - 3pm, and will highlight carefully made and sustainable products, with the condition to stallholders that their products must be Tasmanian and handmade.
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