Five things to do in Ipswich this week
1. Murder Mystery Train
- Saturday, 4pm-8.30pm
- Racehorse Hotel
JOIN the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway and Inside Outside Theatre Company for a night of good food, good drink, laughs, steam and murder as they take passengers on a murder mystery experience. Set in the 1930's, the passengers will get the chance to decide whodunnit as the action takes place both at the Racehorse Hotel and on board the steam hauled timber carriages as it makes an evening trip through the West Moreton coal mining region. The trip goes between 4pm and 8.30pm. Tickets are $80 a head and include a two-course meal at the Racehorse Hotel, entertainment and the train trip. For more information go to qpsr.net or phone 3103 0871 or 0439 767 837.
2. Cocktail Hour with Tara Moss
- Friday, 6pm
- Ipswich Central Library, level 2, South St
TARA Moss will speak at Ipswich Central Library's inaugural Cocktail Hour event. The author, journalist and women's rights advocate will discuss her latest book, Speaking Out. Book sales and signings will be available. For bookings visit library.ipswich.qld.gov.au or phone 3810 6815.
3. Wine and song at Studio 188
- Friday, 8pm-10pm
- Studio 188
GROOVE and Grape returns to Studio 188. Enjoy an evening of live jazz and local wine and food with tickets from $18. A regular on the Studio 188 calendar, Groove and Grape will also be held on July 1 and August 5. For bookings visit studio188.com.au or phone 3810 6100.
4. Morning Melodies: A Tribute to Cash, Monroe and Presley
- Thursday, 10am
- Ipswich Civic Centre
WHEN Mark Caliguri and Joanne Evangelia portray these three prodigies of the legendary Sun Records recording sessions, it's a recipe of dynamic showmanship. Mark, who is striking in resemblance to Johnny Cash, is joined by Joanne as June Carter-Cash and together they deliver the great songs of the Man in Black including Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Jackson, and Ring of Fire. Joanne then transforms into the late and great Marilyn Monroe, performing Monroe's greats which include I Want to be Loved by You and Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend. Mark returns to the stage with an unforgettable performance as The King. For further information go to ipswichciviccentre.com.au.
5. National Photographic Portrait Prize
- Daily, 10am-5pm
- Ipswich Art Gallery
THE National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 exhibition showcases 44 portraits that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. The exhibition runs until June 5.