OUR PICKS FOR THE WEEK AHEAD
THIS WEEKEND OPEN HOUSE HOBART
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 10AM-4PM Although many of the tours are booked out, there are still 35 interesting buildings and private homes to look through in this annual open-day event. If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind the facades of the Real Tennis Club and The Sepulchre, both on Davey St, or the Anglesea Barracks, this is your chance. Also open is the new flagship Lady Gowrie site on Macquarie St, cleverly housed within the skin of an old industrial building; the Bidencopes Building on Murray St (pictured) and St George’s Anglican Church at Battery Point. For the full program, visit openhousehobart.org
ECO FILM FESTIVAL
The Tasmanian eco Film Festival plays at various locations around Hobart. The
Gateway Bug screens today. See facebook. com/TasmanianEcoFilmFest for times.
TODAY REMEMBRANCE DAY
HOBART CENOTAPH, 10.30AM Pay your respects to the heroes who fought in World War I and reflect on their hardships at this year’s commemorative service, marking 99 years since the date the guns fell silent in 1918, officially ending hostilities in the Great War. Eleven am on the 11th day of the 11th month marks the time. Check with local RSL sub-branches for details or visit rsltas.org.au/remembrance-day
FESTIVAL OF FAILURES
86 MURRAY ST, HOBART 6PM-MIDNIGHT This inaugural event offers live seminars, film, performance and musical interludes celebrating our failures in a bid to release the anxiety of expectation and make ourselves feel good. Set in the subterranean Cinema One, proceedings reach a pinnacle at 8pm when an entire festival will be performed in 47 minutes. It features Iocal and international creatives. It is an 18-plus event. $10 presale and $15 on the door. Go to eventbrite.com.au and search for the Festival of Failures.
TOMORROW BRIGHTON SHOW
PONTVILLE RECREATION GROUNDS, PONTVILLE, 8AM-4PM This rural lifestyle show offers a full day of entertainment for the family. Brian Fish returns with his bullocks to demonstrate the power and skill of a bullock team, there’s a range of livestock and animal classes to appreciate, or head to the Hall of Industries for the art and craft displays. A must-see is the animal nursery by the Jordan River Learning Federation. Ticket prices are adults $10, children (aged 6-16) $5, family pass $25. For more information, visit brightonshow.com
TUESDAY FULLERS BOOKSHOP
COLLINS ST, 5.30PM Join authors Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano in the store as they discuss their book The Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson’s
Cancer Con, on the social media guru who built a global business based on her false claim that she cured her terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. The authors are award-winning journalists, so expect insights and investigations into how the lie was perpetuated.
FROM THURSDAY TO NEXT SUNDAY, VARIOUS TIMES AND LOCATIONS This four-day festival is a celebration of Tasmanian sparkling wine. It starts with a dinner with wine communicator Tyson Stelzer on Thursday, 6.30pm, at Stillwater Restaurant in Launceston, for $285 a head. On Saturday, it’s the grand tasting on the lawns of Josef Chromy Wines. There will also be a winery tour, a Bruny Island cheese masterclass, a Huon salmon caviar talk and a produce lunch. The event finishes with a tour of the vineyards of the Tamar Valley on Sunday. For the full program, go to effervescencetasmania.com
NEXT SATURDAY WILLIE SMITH’S CIDER FIFTH BIRTHDAY WILLIE SMITH APPLE SHED, GROVE, 10AM-9PM Willie Smith’s organic cider is turning five. Head along to the apple shed for $5 ciders all day and a line-up of fabulous local live acts including Ville Karvonen, The Stragglers and Cygnet Jazz Collective. Kick back and enjoy, with the kitchen open until 8pm. For more information, see williesmiths.com.au BICHENO FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
LIONS PARK, BICHENO, 10.30AM-6PM The best of the East Coast culinary and wine scene comes together for a day of feasting and imbibing. From the Bay of Fires Cheese, Tombolo Freycinet and The Pondering Frog to Ironhouse Brewery, Gillespie’s Ginger Beer and Craigie Knowe Vineyard, it’s a foodie extravaganza set to music by local bands. For more information, visit bichenofestivals.com.au
RANELAGH SHOWGROUND, RANELAGH 8AM-4.30PM Cheer on the wood-choppers or watch the parading sheep and alpacas at the 71st edition of this Huon Agricultural Society event. Along with show standards, such as showbags and food vans, expect a horticultural display, school exhibition and display of home industries. There will be plenty on offer for fans of farmyard animals with trophies up for grabs in a variety of categories for the best on show. Buy tickets at the gate: adults $10, child $5, family $25. For a schedule of the weekend’s events, visit huonshow.com.au
ON NOW AFFORDABLE ART EXHIBITION
HANDMARK GALLERY, SALAMANCA, UNTIL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 This multi-medium show displays the work of more than 40 Tasmanian artists at a price point that makes them more accessible to art lovers. Whether you already invest in local art or are a novice collector, these new works are all priced under $3000. For sale are paintings, works on paper and sculptures. This work by Alyce Bailey (pictured) and other popular artists are on offer. Make the most of the Collect Art Purchase Scheme, an initiative by Arts Tasmania which allows works to be purchased with interest-free loans. See collect-art.com.au for more details. For more information on the exhibition, visit handmark.com.au