Kerri Gay - of The Gloaming and the Launceston theatre scene - and Gabe Adkins - of Rosehaven and other TV and radio shows - are two funny women. They teamed up for show Man v Dog, in which they compare the benefits of each in a wide-ranging, eyebrow-raising live comedy show. It won 'Best Line-up Ensemble' at Hobart fringe festival, Fringe at the Edge of the World, and is off to the Melbourne Comedy Festival soon. See Man v Dog at the Royal Oak on Saturday, February 15 at 8.30pm, $20.
Caveside folk and blues
Two acts are playing at Marakoopa Cafe, past Mole Creek, this Sunday. The Ocelots are Irish twins Brandon and Ashley, crafting their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk. Their music perfectly embodies the breezy effortlessness of early Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel. Jenny Biddle plays indie folk music with a twist of blues. Returning to her home country of Australia, Jenny will be launching her seventh album Live in Scotland: an acoustic live album of her latest original tunes. They play from 1pm, tickets $20.
World Street Eats
International food in CBD
World Street Eats is back in 2020, ready to serve up more delicious international street snacks to the public. It's back in Civic Square on Sunday, February 16, from 10am to 2pm, bringing favourites from Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Thailand, and more. There are 22 stalls booked plus live music from Pete Westy, Fiddle Stix, and Clare Munnings plus dancing from the salsa club and children's activities like balloon animals and face painting. Free.
City Baptist Church concert
Three accomplished musicians will play at one of Launceston's finest venues for acoustics on Saturday. Alexandra Harris on violin, Clare Corban-Banks on viola, and Sarah Cabrol-Douat on piano will play the works of Scarlatti, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Martinu and Halvorsen from 3pm to 4pm: entry is free but donations welcome.
Pete Hay - Forgotten Corners
Join Petrarch's Bookshop as we welcome Pete Hay with his new book, Forgotten Corners: Essays in Search of an Island's Soul, to be launched by Cameron Hindrum. Hay is described by James Boyce as "pre-eminent among the guardians of Tasmania's island's spirit". It's on from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, February 21, free.
We've Got a Story to Tell
We've Got a Story to Tell returns after a lengthy summer break at Kingsway Bar on Thursday, February 20 from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Poets, comedians and musicians will combine to tell tales and showcase their talent. The night features a poetry open mic - sign ups can be completed on the night - plus comedy and music. Free.