Things to do in Ipswich this weekend
1 Imagine This ...
Ipswich Art Gallery Saturday, Sunday, 10am-5pm
LAST chance to check out this exhibition which closes this weekend. Use colourful and creative craft materials to imagine and make something... then take your creation home or display it in the gallery for others to see. Imagine this... is a hands-on studio space where children and families can imagine and make art together. For children under three years, explore the baby and toddler play space filled with stimulating toys and padded forms. It's a safe place for little ones to imagine.
2 Encore! Scenes and Show-stoppers
Ipswich Orpheus Chorale ComplexSaturday, 1.30pm, 7.30pm, Sunday, 1.30pm
COME and celebrate 40 years of Orpheus Musicals. Enjoy your favourite songs from Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma, Oliver, Spamalot and many more. Book online at ipswichorpheuschorale.org.au/
3 Australian Swimwear Model of the Year Search
Racehorse Hotel, BoovalSunday, Feb 21 2pm
MAXIM magazine's swimwear contest is on again with heat one on Sunday. The event offers a $50,000 prize pool including a feature shoot with MAXIM Magazine and calendar shoots for all national finalists plus international pageant opportunities with Fashion TV International.
4 Drive-In Movies and Markets
50 Coal Rd, ChuwarSaturday, 4pm-8pm
VISIT Tivoli Drive-In for a movie double featuring The Peanuts Movie at 7pm followed by Joy at 8.45pm. Admission is $10 per car. Gates open at 4pm with market stalls and the cafe open plus a free jumping castle.
5 Behind the Lines
Ipswich Art Gallery
A SELECTION of 80 of the best cartoons from 39 cartoonists. This exhibition displays some of Australia's most controversial cartoons that test the boundaries of free speech and the freedom of the press.
6 Ipswich Nature Centre
Queens Park, Goleby AveTuesday-Sunday, 9.30am-4pm
SEE an array of Australian wildlife including rock wallabies, bilbies, emus and wombats or check out the reptile area. Ipswich Nature Centre sits in the heart of Ipswich and has called Queens Park home for more than 80 years.
Entry is free but gold coin donations are appreciated. Phone 3810 6666 for more information.
7 Future Talks filming
USQ SpringfieldTuesday, 11.45am
HALF the jobs that exist today will disappear by 2030. Be part of the TV studio audience and hear about the future of law, nursing, teacher education and technology as 10 University of Southern Queensland academics share their vision in short talks. Members of the public are invited to attend at the TV Studio, Building B, USQ Springfield.