MAC has got your Friday Nights covered! This year, we expand our much loved Friday Nights Live program of live music to include live dance performances and workshops, and film screenings.
FRIDAY NIGHTS LIVE
Escape the winter cold with our warm and cosy program of intimate live performances.
Move and be moved – Moonah MOVES is a contemporary dance program for all ages and abilities.
REAL TO REEL
Discover our series of films and shorts exploring our world through the screen.
All shows start at 6pm, doors and bar open from 5pm
$5 on the door, kids under 12 free
A LUTA CONTINUA
6pm, Fri 13 Apr
A Luta Continua – the struggle continues! Screening short films about some of Tasmania’s iconic protest movements.
DANCE STRONG/A LUTA
6pm, Fri 20 Apr
Renowned Tasmanian protest musicians young and old perform with a dance protest from the Dance Strong workshops. (Find out more about the workshops here…)
6pm, Fri 27 Apr
Direct from Poland’s largest detention centre… an evening of experimental documentary and opera created by director and composer J R Brennan. Find out more…
HANK WILLIAMS AND ME
6pm, Fri 4 May
Dougie and Codie Mansell celebrate of the importance of Hank William’s songs in Aboriginal music. Find out more…
6pm, Fri 25 May
Put on your dancing shoes and get set for an hour like no other! Dance like nobody is watching. Our immersive sound experience will fill your earholes and loosen your limbs.
EWAH & THE VISION OF PARADISE
6pm, Fri 1 Jun
Atmospheric, cinematic and epic – songs with a scope as wide as the Australian horizon. Find out more…
LAUREN O’KEEFE + THE SUFFRAJETTES
6pm, Fri 15 Jun
Raw and honest folk-rock from Lauren; then sing-a-long, dance and remember a time when life was less complicated with The Suffrajettes.
KATIE WILSON + CARY LEWINCAMP
6pm, Fri 29 Jun
7 string guitarist Cary and folk singer/songwriter Katie bring you sounds unique to Tasmania.
ZACH SPINKS + GREG WELLS AND FRIENDS
6pm, Fri 13 Jul
Instrumental fingertapping and percussive guitar from Zack; and folk-style storytelling from Greg Wells and Friends (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, percussion and vocals).
6pm, Fri 20 Jul
Ilk is an improvised performance that will round out a week of workshops with Philip Channells as part of Moonah MOVES.
PHIL SMITH + THE SIGN
6pm, Fri 27 Jul
Cosy, warming narratives with Hobart based Americana singer-songwriter Phil, and electro-acoustic folk/rock band The Sign.
ALFANANT + MEYERS & MCNAMARA
6pm, Fri 10 Aug
Having toured the county top to bottom, AlfanAnt are back in TAS; then Meyers & McNamara combine classical folkloric melodies with achingly intricate chamber arrangements.
IN THE MAKING I
6pm, Fri 17 Aug
Exploring the idea of the body as a site, choreographer Emma Porteus works with the Mature Artist Dance Ensemble (MADE) to create a new dance.
IN THE MAKING II + VIOLA LOOP + XYRIS SAXOPHONE QUARTET
6pm, Fri 24 Aug
The TYCBC join forces with Israeli choreographer Neta Pulvermacher to create a new work for Moonah MOVES. They have only a week to make it – catch this sneak peek preview only at MAC. The work will be performed with live music from Charlie McCarthy and the Xyris Saxophone Quartet.
6pm, Fri 7 Sep
A team of young movers take over the MAC in a collision of forms from contemporary dance to hip hop and free running.
HARRY EDWARDS QUARTET
6pm, Fri 21 Sep
Original jazz compositions written especially for this ensemble – Harry Edwards on Lead Guitar, Felicity Lovett on Rhythm Guitar, Charlie McCarthy on Violin and Isaac Gee on Double Bass.
BLACK WOMEN SING
6pm, Fri 5 Oct
Featuring the voices of Tasmania’s Aboriginal and Refugee Women – acknowledging inspiring women past and present in song.
BEST OF BECS BACKYARD
6pm, Fri 2 Nov
Twice a year Rebecca Thompson’s backyard is taken over by a big and boisterous party, where all the guests are challenged to make a short film. See some of the crackers they’ve come up with!
6pm, Fri 7 Dec
Join us for the last film screening of the season at MAC – (The film title is still a secret, but it’ll be great!)