Hobart may be small but there are big things happening this June!
Date: 4 June
Location: Masonic Temple, 3 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart
Everyone has that one friend who wears a new outfit every time you see them and makes you wonder how they can afford to eat and pay rent with all the clothes they buy. Well, luckily for the rest of the population, the fashion-addicted are clearing house, and that means lots of great finds ready to be snapped up. Stallholders will be selling a selection of new and pre-loved women’s clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories, and there will even be some free clothes up for grabs. The market starts at 12pm, but be sure to get there early so you don’t miss out on the designer goodies.
Date: 8 – 21 June
Dark Mofo is once again lurking in shadowy corners across the city, tempting you to indulge your inner hedonist. This year, the gothic celebration of all things weird and wonderful will be hosting controversial feminist punk group Pussy Riot as well as post-rock gods Mogwai, German industrial act Einstürzende Neubauten, and a nude solstice swim in the freezing River Derwent. Still not weird enough for you? How about a traditional Indonesian ogoh-ogoh monster procession, where you scribble your deepest secrets onto a sculpture and then watch it be ritualistically burned? Yep, we thought that would do the trick.
Date: 9 – 11 & 15 – 18 June
Location: Princes Wharf Shed
We had to give Dark Mofo’s Winter Feast its own mention because it really is a thing of extraordinary wintry beauty. Held inside a transformed shipping warehouse, this year’s feast will be dishing up the biggest helping of food and libations yet. The centrepiece of the event, a huge glowing fire pit, isn’t just there to help patrons stay warm: it will also be used by Mona executive chef Vince Trim and other renowned chefs to cook up locally sourced dishes each night. Plus, there will be a whiskey bar and gin bar to help you stay warm inside and out. It’s a gothic banquet of epic proportions, and it’s not to be missed.
Date: 17 June
Location: Farrall Centre, The Friends School, 395 Argyle St, North Hobart
Lace up your hiking boots and clip on your safety rope, because it’s time to go mountain climbing… metaphorically speaking. The Banff Mountain Film Festival organisers have curated some of the best short films about mountain culture, sport and the environment, and they’re bringing them all to Hobart. Experiencing the adrenaline-pumping thrill of some of the world’s most remote and spectacular mountain ranges from the comfort of a movie seat? We like the sound of that!
Image credit: Dark Mofo