Sophie Gardiner, 12, and Taymah Harth, 12, both of Laidley, live it up at the show.
Sophie Gardiner, 12, and Taymah Harth, 12, both of Laidley, live it up at the show. David Nielsen

Your guide to what's on in Ipswich

FRIDAY

Laidley Show Bulls and Broncs, Laidley Showgrounds / 4pm.

The Laidley Show will kick off with a night of bucking bulls and broncs tonight. Band Loose Screws will play until midnight.

Tickets $15.

Babbling Trillbillys Presents Better Late Than Never, Studio 188 / 11am. The latest show from the Babbling Trillbillys is a musical comedy show designed for Ipswich seniors. The one-hour show features a positive attitude towards aging and features a number of songs and a great deal of comedy. Tickets $10.

Wizard Express, The Workshops Rail Museum / 9.30am to 5pm. Young wand-masters can be entertained by The Workshops Wizard with his fanciful tales and quirky tricks, then explore the Starlight Labyrinth. Enjoy movie magic with Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone in the Museum theatrette.

A Few Good Men, Incinerator Theatre / 8pm - 10.30pm.

The Ipswich Little Theatre will be performing Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. The cast of 12 men and two women will perform the courtroom drama where marines are accused a killing a fellow soldier.

Adult tickets $20, concession $16.

Dependable: Papercuts by Pamela See, Ipswich Art Gallery / 10am - 5pm. The latest exhibit at the Ipswich Art Gallery depicts a world in conflict, and conflicted, over oil. Exquisite Chinese papercuts portray oil as both an aid and a threat to our modern-day existence. The works are often inspired by real events including the 2009 oil spill in Moreton Bay.

Sci-Art: Creative Contraptions by John Coleman, Ipswich Art Gallery / 10am-5pm. Discover the art of invention through the use of everyday materials. Artist John Coleman has re-assembled items to produce imaginative, interactive moving sculptures combining science, art and sustainable technologies. The exhibit is a playful investigation into how things work and celebrates the idea that function is as important as an artwork's form.

Rosewood Youth Fest, Tom Lenihan Skate Park / 10am-3pm. The Rosewood Youth Festival will let Ipswich's youth enjoy live music and show off their dance, skate and music skills. The Festival is a day of music, skating, activities, food and fun. Entry is free, includes a barbecue lunch.

SATURDAY

Laidley Show, Laidley Showgrounds / 4pm. The Laidley Show proper will kick off from 8am Saturday. The day will feature the opening of the horse events and pavilions, as well as a circus show at 10am, and night time entertainment including monster trucks from 6pm and fireworks at 7pm.

Junior Ranger Community Day, Woodend Park / 1-5pm. The Ipswich Junior Rangers will be holding a community day with jumping castles, face painting and family fun on the rugby field before the senior teams take to the field in the Pegg and Barber Cups.

SUNDAY

Laidley Show, Laidley Showgrounds / 8am. See Saturday's listing.

Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway, Swanbank and Bundamba Racecourse, Swanbank Coal Rd. Ride the Swanbank Steam Train to discover the joys of vintage train travel. Adults tickets $20, concession and child $10, family tickets for two adults and three children $45.



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