Your gig guide to a great night out in Ipswich
Ipswich Civic Centre, cnr Limestone and Nicholas Sts / Dance concert, from 7pm.
Watch performances by Allstar Dance Academy students.
Tickets cost $25 for adults, and $23 for students and concession. Phone 3810 6100 or visit ipswichciviccentre.com.au to book.
Cocktails Nightclub / Ladies Night, 9pm-3am. DJ Erik Kane will play a set, and the night will feature giveaways, raffles and prizes. Entry $10 or free for women. Strictly 18 plus.
Springlake Hotel, Springfield Lakes Blvd / Uni night, 8pm-late. Enjoy a cheap night out with fellow students at the Spring Lake Hotel. Free entry, DJs and free bar snacks.
Sutton Park, Workshops St, Brassall / Christmas in the Park, 6pm-9pm. Join in free community Christmas celebrations and carols led by Billy Elliott musical star Thomas Doherty and other local singers and choirs. A three-hour program of on-stage entertainment will be complement by free rides, with food available for purchase. Free entry.
The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane St / Exhibition opening, from 6.30pm. Join Patena Moesker at the opening of her textiles and fabric show Abstracts from the Negative. The opening will feature guest speaker Janet de Boer, managing editor of the Textile Fibre Forum Magazine. The event is open to the general public, but bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 5540 5050. Free entry.
Ipswich Civic Centre, cnr Limestone and Nicholas Sts / Dance concert, from 7pm. Miss Renae and Unique Dance Studio students will present their 2012 showcase concert. Tickets cost $22.50 for adults, $17.50 for school students and $15 concession. Phone 3810 6100 or visit ipswichciviccentre.com.au to book.
Boonah Cultural Centre, 3 High St / Hope Springs movie, from 7pm. Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell, this romantic comedy follows a mature-aged couple through relationship issues. Rated M for mature audiences. Tickets cost $10.50 for adults and $7.20 concession and must be purchased from the centre on the day of screening.
Royal Mail Hotel, 90 Brisbane Tce, Goodna / Live music, from 6.30pm. Mojo Webb Band (left) will play a full set. Free entry.
Coronation Hotel / I Heart Fridays, from 7pm. Sets from local DJs until midnight.
Brothers Leagues Club / Live music, from 8.30pm. Free music from 8.30pm in the O Bar and from 9pm in the Sports Bar.
Ipswich RSL Club, Lowry St, Nth Ipswich / Live music, from 7.45pm. Monkey Business will provide live music to fill the dance floor. Entry as per RSL policy.
Hotel Metropole / R'n'B Central, free before 10pm. Entertainment divided into a dance zone with electric and dance, and an urban zone with R'n'B, hip hop and US Top 40 tracks.
Springlake Hotel / Live DJ, 8.30pm-1.30am. Enjoy a DJ set, meat tray raffle and nibble on free bar snacks. Free entry.
Lobley Park, cnr Warwick Rd and Lobb St, Churchill / Christmas carols, 5.30pm-9pm. This free community event will kick off with a sausage sizzle from 5.30pm, and the official program featuring choirs will run from 6.30pm. There will be fireworks at 8.30pm.
Ipswich Civic Centre, cnr Limestone and Nicholas Sts / Dance concert, from 6pm. Celebrate 25 years of The Wallace Academy dance studio with students and principal Margaret Wallace. Tickets cost $22.50 for adults, $17.50 for students and concession, and $15 for primary school students. Phone 3810 6100 or visit ipswichciviccentre.com.au to book.
Royal Mail Hotel, 90 Brisbane Tce, Goodna / Live music, 12pm-6pm. Anarchist Duck will perform a set, followed by the Dillion James Band at 3pm.
Boonah Cultural Centre, 3 High St / Hope Springs movie, from 7pm. See Friday's listing.
Ipswich RSL Club, Lowry St, Nth Ipswich / Live music from 7.30pm. Dance the night away with live music provided by Craig Taylor. Entry as per RSL policy.
Brothers Leagues Club / Bands from 8.30pm. Live music in the O Bar from 8.30pm and in the Sports Bar from 9pm.
Cocktails Nightclub / Saturday Night Fever, 9pm-4am. DJ Freq-E will play Top 40, R'n'B and Dance hits from 9pm. Free entry until 11pm, $10 cover charge after.
Springlake Hotel / Urban Saturdays, 8.30pm-1.30am. Dance to beats mixed by hip hop and R'n'B DJs. The event is free entry, a courtesy bus is provided and you can win on a raffle.
Ipswich Civic Centre, cnr Limestone and Nicholas Sts / Dance concert, from 2.30pm. The Watkins Academy of Irish Dance presents An Irish Encore - a celebration of the local Irish dance school's 20th anniversary. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 students, children and concession. Phone 3810 6100 or visit ipswichciviccentre.com.au to book tickets.
Queens Park / Fire dancing, 6pm-8.30pm. Watch an Ipswich-based troupe perform fire dancing routines. Bring a blanket or picnic chair to the free event.
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Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St, Ipswich / X-Train bluegrass, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7.30pm. United States band X-Train will provide Ipswich attendees with a taste of authentic bluegrass music. Pre-purchased tickets cost $25 for adults, $22 for students and concession. All tickets cost $30 at the door. Pre-book by phoning 3810 6100 or online at ipswichciviccentre.com.au.
Ipswich RSL Club, Lowry St, Nth Ipswich / Country and Western night, Wednesday from 6.30pm. Performer Shane Teinaki will sing country tunes. Entry as per RSL policy.