FRIDAY NIGHTS AT MAC

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.

MOONAH MOVES

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>>)

JUDITH’S RETURN

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. 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. More>>

SILENT DISCO

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. 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. More>>

KATIE WILSON + CARY LEWINCAMP

6pm, Fri 29 Jun

7 string guitarist Cary and folk singer/songwriter Katie bring you sounds unique to Tasmania. More>>

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). More>>

ILK

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

HYBRID ELEMENTS

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 freerunning.

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. More>>

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!

SECRET SANTA

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!)

 
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