10 things to do in Ipswich on the weekend

1 Live Music Jazz Band

  • Browns Park, North Ipswich
  • Today 1.30-3.30pm

THE Ipswich City Big Band will perform its unique mix of Latin, swing, modern and traditional jazz arrangements with live vocalists. This is an event which has been organised by the band, in partnership with the Ipswich City Council's annual Music in the Parks program, which occurs each year during spring.

For more information visit icbb.org.au

2 Something old, something new fashion parade

  • 144 Brisbane St,Booval
  • Today 1.30-4.30pm

ALL Saints' Anglican Church at Booval is hosting a fashion parade with the theme of "something old, something new". The fashions will be a mix of new and old clothes from Lilee Fashion House at Yamanto and pre-loved clothes from St Paul's in Limestone St. Goodies for sales and raffles drawn throughout the day.

To find out more phone the church on 3282 1471.

3 Doll, Bear and Craft Fair

  • Ipswich Civic Centre,cnr Limestone and Nicholas Sts
  • Tomorrow 9am-3pm

A VARIETY of antique and modern dolls will be on sale at this year's Ipswich Doll, Bear and Craft Fair. See how much your old toys are worth at free doll valuations. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for concession cardholders and $2 for children. Those under school age enter for free.

For more information phone 3282 2434.

4 Live stand-up comedy

  • Studio 188, Brisbane St
  • Today 8-10pm

SEASONED comedians Fred Land and Mike van Acker are bringing their hilarious stand-up routines to Ipswich. Snacks and drinks are available at the bar. Tickets are $20 online or $20 at the door. Recommended for people aged 15 years and over.

To book tickets visit studio188.com.au.

5 Zoofari Film Festival

  • Limelight Cinemas,Riverlink Shopping Centre
  • Today, tomorrow 9am-midnight

EXPLORE some of the best family movies made these school holidays and head to a $5 Zoofari movie adventure. Classic movies such as Dumbo, Happy Feet, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar will show for kids and those young at heart to enjoy.

For showing times visit limelight cinemas.com.au.

6 Bright Sparks Inventors Workshop

  • The Workshops Rail Museum,North St
  • Today 9am-5pm

PLENTY of things to see and do for the kids. Ideal for ages three to 10 with activities available for under-threes. Let your imagination run wild in the hands-on Inventors Workshop. Using Gears, cogs and K'nex create a new invention at Activity Station. Enjoy a miniature train ride and see the expansive museum grounds (charges apply).

For more information phone 3432 5100.

7 Family, Kids and Babies Expo

  • Robelle Domain,Parklands
  • Today 10am-3pm

IF YOU would like to know what's available in the western corridor region for family, kids and babies come along to ICON's inaugural Family, Kids and Baby Expo. There will be food stalls, kids play zones and stage activities throughout the day. Free entry.

To book visit iconcreativesummit.com or phone 0481 178 533.

8 Student artistic demonstrations

  • Orion Shopping Centre,Springfield
  • Today and Tomorrow 10am-4pm

On Saturday, USQ Bachelor of Creative Arts graduate Cassandra Edney will demonstrate and showcase her specialisation in ceramics at Orion Shopping Centre, Springfield Central. Then on Sunday, Creative Arts graduate Katherine Appleby will demonstrate and showcase her specialisation in the art of illustration.

For more information visit usq.edu.au/creative-discovery

9 Tivoli Twilight Markets

  • Tivoli Drive-In, 50 Coal Road, Chuwar
  • Tonight 4-8pm

ENJOY a family and dog-friendly market that boasts a variety of local and family-run stalls, face-painting, party planners, jewellery, handmade craft and novelties, and a regular fruit and veggie vendor.

Come for the market and stay for the drive-in with a screening of classic children's movie How to Train Your Dragon 2, followed by a special tribute to Robin Williams with a showing of Mrs Doubtfire at 8.45pm.

For more information visit TivoliTwilightMarket.



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