Prianka Sharma getting ready for Diwali at Indian Mehfil. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times
Prianka Sharma getting ready for Diwali at Indian Mehfil. Photo Inga Williams / The Queensland Times Inga Williams

What's on in Ipswich this weekend

A QT guide to the best events across the Ipswich region this weekend.

Holding an event? Email anna.hartley@qt.com.au

 

Be a Superhero

  • Ipswich Civic Centre
  • Sunday, 2pm-5pm

SEE Ipswich's star dance students perform at the upcoming Be a Superhero concert. Students from the Helen Clark School of Dance will unleash their inner super heroes on stage for a three hour performance with a 20 minute interval. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for children.

For more visit ipswichciviccentre.com.au or phone 3810 6100.
 

Johnny Cash The Concert

  • Ipswich Civic Centre
  • Saturday, 8pm-10pm

SINCE 2009, award-winning singer Daniel Thompson and Australian guitar master Stuie French have been wowing Australian audiences with Johnny Cash The Concert, keeping the spirit of the Man in Black alive with their authentic tribute to Johnny Cash and his music. See the act live when it hits Ipswich this weekend.

For more, phone the Civic Centre on 3810 6100.

 

Local Now

  • Ipswich Art Gallery
  • All weekend, 10am-4pm

SEE the stunning work of Ipswich's art community at this new exhibition. Local Now features the work of Gary Abkin, Merton Chambers, Mieke Den Otter, Sharon Harper-Greentree, Alinta Krauth, Kate Roberts, Christopher Trotter and LeAnne Vincent and offers painting, sculpture and multimedia installation work. The exhibition will be on display until November 27.

For more phone 3810 7222.

 

Stamp Fair

  • Ipswich Showgrounds
  • Sunday, 9am-4pm

COME along to the annual Ipswich Stamp Fair for a fun family day out. Other clubs will be visiting with their circuit books and the event will also include lucky door prizes, bargain tables, raffles, auction sales and dealers. Refreshments are available and admission is free.

For further details, phone 3288 7007.

 

Diwali Festival

  • Indian Mehfil, d'Arcy Doyle Pl
  • Sunday, 5.30pm-9.30pm

IPSWICH'S annual Diwali Festival is set to include an authentic three course Indian buffet, live cooking demonstrations, henna painting, Bollywood dancers, face painting as well as clothing and jewellery market stalls. Tickets cost $40 for adults and $20 for children.

For more information or to book phone 3281 8683.



Peak Crossing Dance

  • Peak Crossing Community Hall
  • Friday, from 7.30pm

DANCE to White Heather this Friday night in Peak Crossing. This popular event also includes a great supper, a raffle, a lucky spot, lucky door and monte carlo.

For more phone 5467 2240.



The City Slider

  • Griffith Rd,Ipswich
  • Saturday, 9am-8.30pm

PUT on your swimmers and take the family for some summer fun in the city. Try the City Slider - a 325m long waterslide for $35, or take the younger ones along to try the smaller 25m long mini-slider for free - 90-minute sessions start commence at 9am and end at 8.30pm.

Visit thecityslider.com.au for session times.



Rosewood Dinner Dance

  • Rosewood Show Hall
  • Saturday, from 6.30pm

COME along to the Rosewood Dinner Dance this weekend for great prizes, lucky doors, lucky spots and raffles. Tickets include entry to the dance and a beautiful two-course meal. Doors open at from 6.30pm with dinner to be served at 7.30pm. Dancing starts comences at 7pm with live music by Triple Beat. Tickets cost $30 for adults, $20 for students, $15 for primary school students, and under school age enter for free.

For more, phone 0408 754 092.



Back to Cooneana

  • Cooneana Heritage Society, 1041 Redbank Plains Rd, New Chum
  • Friday, from 5.30pm

ENJOY an evening of wine and cheese while admiring the city's history thanks to the Back to Cooneana event hosted by Ipswich Historical Society. The event includes a light supper, a short play, a presentation on the historic homestead, old-time dancing and prize draws. Participants are encouraged to dress in late 19th or early 20th century attire for the chance to win a prize. Gates open at 5.30pm with the meet and greet beginning at 6pm.

Admission $10 per person.



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